Monday, March 16, 2009

Catching up

Hello, Hello. It's a been a couple of weeks since I have had a chance to check in, so now I need to catch up and share all the cards that I have made in the last couple of weeks. It's been a busy time - I think it's definitely due to the fact that spring is in the air. :) Soooo happy about that. We're moving on to the next season sporting-wise, after having finished a very exciting basketball season yesterday. My oldest kiddo had his last game yesterday and the team finished with a victory in their tournament. We're starting to move into the competitive world of trophies that they earn, vs. the participation trophy. They were so excited. But I have to say, I was very proud at the the sportsmanship of the boys. The boys played awesome - they have come so far in a season and it was also wonderful to see what great team spirit they had as well. They won as a team yesterday, which made the win even better.
So onto the cards... these were for {of course} two birthday parties. This was for the parties the boys had last weekend. We had another 2 this past weekend, so I'll share those later this week. Moving onto spring sports in more ways than one... I used an IA Sporty Kids for these cards, colored in with prismas and gamsol. Sentiment is from CHF.

Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Comforting Polka Dots (and in less than 10 minutes!)

Hello, Hello!!

Tonight was one of those nights when I just wanted to get something done, but really not expend many brain cells. :) As a backdrop - I walked in the door well after 9pm tonight. Long day in the office. After eating a quick bite (I hadn't eaten dinner and was starving!), I decided to get creative as a means of just unwinding from the day. The kids were fast asleep already (I hate when I miss them before bed), but luckily, I saw them for longer than usual this morning because I started my day by volunteering at my middle guy's school. Today was the big community service day and we packed donated items for Operation Shoebox with the kids. FUN morning (that started at 7:45am) and it was all the better knowing that our packages were going to be heading to one of our soldiers.
So back to my late evening crafty endeavors... I decided I wanted to make a card, but I wanted to make a quick one. No long drawn out process/no agonizing over the layout to come up with something unique (well, at least for me)/no going and searching through all my stuff under drop cloths/and definitely looking through oodles of challenges on the internet... way tooo tired for that. So I just made a card - and in about 10 minutes I must add, from start to finish. Not only was it simple (which is all I usually do anyway), but quick. Very refreshing in a way (LOL). You wouldn't believe how long it can take me to make a "simple" one-layer card! And the bonus is that I like how it came out.
There's nothing earth shattering to tell about this card, other than it is for a dear friend that I have re-connected with after years of no contact for no other reason then we grew up and apart. Hey - just like my card - no drama!
I used this fun Kim Hughes/CHF set that I only got recently (took advantage of their recent Valentine's sale!).
Anyway, I'm pooped and I have to do it all over again tomorrow. Nite!

Deets: CHF Comforting Hugs; Paper: PTI Melon Berry and Stamper's Select White; Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Other: Paper Piercer, Copics, American Crafts ribbon

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Elegant Hello

Happy Sunday night! I'm still having fun with my new PTI stuff (mostly because I really like all the new stuff I got, but also because I only have access to a limited amount my stamping stash!). Here is another card I made today during some free time I had in the morning before the rest of my house woke up. I love the quiet of the mornings on the weekend. It's part of the reason that I get up early even on the days when I don't have to get up.
I made a pattern with one of the images from the Damask Designs set. I thought the buttons would give some division to the card, sort of like using a different PP. What do you think? I also decided not to put any kind of twine or thread in the button holes, instead turning it so that the holes mimic'd the background I made. Just thought this would add a little interest without adding another layer of paper.
I am really loving the pink and green combo. Since I am limited to the amount of stamping stuff I have, I must say that these are 2 great colors to be using over and over, especially given this time of the year.
Well, I'm off to finish the rest of my night and get to bed. There's {BIG} snow in the forecast for tomorrow. Soooo big that they cancelled school for tomorrow already ;) Crazy, if you ask me. I'm a bit torn... I definitely do not want snow. {Where is the spring time already!???}, but, it will definitely bother me if the kids are off and this blizzard turns out to be a big dud. Actually, who am I kidding - I hope the blizzard is a big dud... then I won't have such a horrible commute into work tomorrow. LOL.
Deets: Stamps - Damask Designs; Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White; Ink: PTI Melon Berry; SU Wild Wasabi (veerrry close to the new green color released this month); Other: PTI ribbon and buttons.Posted by Picasa