Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fun Baby Card

Recently, I had a friend that needed to announce to her hubby that she was going to have baby #2. She asked me if I had any suggestions, and my first thought and response was - naturally - a card. :) We played around with the idea for a little while, and I came up with a fun poem to announce the event. That jump started the ideas, and here is what we came up with.

The base card is certainly celery and the layer is barely banana (I think). The hands are from the SU set called "I'm Here," and they were stamped in pink and blue (SU ink) on whisper white. Pink taffeta ribbon and blue gingham embellish the front. It is very simple on the front, but I believe that it has a very clean look.

The inside had the same layering, but the feet were used in place of the hands, and they were stamped off once before being used as the background. A black Sharpie was used to write the poem.

I've heard that the card was effective and that we now have 2 excited, expecting parents. :)

I hope today was awesome for you and that you have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cleaning Up and Creating

It has been a long time since I've really created. Last night, I had a chance to do just that. The Haven was calling.

At some point, two previously-created graduation cards were ... misplaced. Replacements had to be made, and that was my first task of the evening. It adds a special touch when the cards can be created using the graduate's school colors, but one of the invitations got lost in the mail on the way to our home. I have no idea what colors her high school used, but I do know that she's going to Auburn in the fall, so I used blue and orange. Hopefully, that will make her happy. :) The other graduation card is done in red and gray for that school's colors.

The main stamp used on both graduation cards was from Hobby Lobby. I really liked this stamp for the focal image. The background images were from a Studio G set bought at Michael's.

Two weeks ago, I had a hysterectomy (YIPPEE!!!!!), and so many wonderful friends brought us meals and sat with my dear hubby while I was in surgery. Thank you notes were in order. Before the surgery, I had created several cards, but I needed another one. That was my other 'creation' task for the night.

Cutting many layered shapes at one time with the Cricut makes putting simple cards together easy and quick. The focal layer and layer behind it were both cut in SCAL using the font shown here. At the same time, I cut scalloped circles, squares, and such of varying sizes. These are kept in a box with colored layers on one side and white, stamping layers on the other.

The flower images (SU) were colored with Copics and stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The organdy ribbon is SU, and the background images (SU) were stamped using Versamark.

I also managed to clean up my work area. I didn't want to do too much, but it was good to get that done.

Have an awesome day and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!! :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Pages with Cricut Titles

Wow. It's been so long since I've created. I apologize!

Things have been so busy in my world. My children's choir presented a musical on May 31st and did a most marvelous job on it. Wow. I am so proud of them. I've also been getting things together for my son's educational file that has to go into the Marines. I finally got all of that delivered last Tuesday, and on Wednesday, I had surgery. I was in the hospital until Friday, but came home for the weekend.

Our weekly bible study was last night, and I was actually able to create. It felt good, too!! :)

I will include both the study we did last night, as well as the one prior to that.

This layout was for "My Purpose." I have many things that I consider my purpose, and I tried to incorporate those into the pages. I put a question mark on there as I continue to discover the plans the Lord has for me.

This is the other page in the layout. My purposes include music and children.

This week's study was about "Children." That's a subject near and dear to my heart. I used pictures that were 2x2 squares to give a 'pixelated' feel to the arrangement. I'm pleased with it. The stamp was on sale at Hobby Lobby. Title cut using SCAL and the Cricut.

The stamped image was colored using Copics and was stamped on Neenah paper using Memento Black.

Background paper was gotten at Hobby Lobby in a Christian pack.

Would love to hear what you think!! Have a wonderful night and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!!