Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday D!

Hello! Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? I did, although our guests left me with something to remember them by--a cold! Ugh, I hate being sick and thus I am the worst patient in the world. Reeeaaally cranky and whiny. You may have guessed that by now, LOL! The card I'm presenting today is one I made for my SIL's birthday. Her name starts with a "D," hence the ghost letter, and otherwise it's just strips of paper, stamps, and impression plates. I made the balloons by cutting small ovals with Nesties and then attaching little hand-snipped triangles to the bottoms. The tag is a punch. Please forgive the infamous kitty condo--I still haven't gotten the light box out again! :-D

PTI--Background Basics: Tin Types & I honestly can't remember the set the "Happy Birthday" is from, but it's PTI!
Paper: PTI--Dark Chocolate, Green Tea Leaves; stash
Ink: PTI--Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Melon Berry, Fresh Snow
Dies: Spellbinders--Classic Ovals
Impression Plates: PTI--Tin Types; Cuttlebug--Polka Dots
Misc.: Ghost Letter--Heidi Swapp; floss--DMC Ecru

Monday, November 22, 2010

Birthdays are the Best

Yes, that is my television, in all its dusty glory! I was in a hurry and didn't want to take the time to set up my photo thingee, so I just popped the card down in front of the TV, since it matched the color scheme. :-) This is a birthday card that came together quickly for me. I tend to be very spontaneous in card making (the only area of my life I'd call spontaneous, LOL), so all I knew going in to it was that I wanted a black, white, and hot pink color combo. (This was because the recipient, after seeing another card I'd done with a black base and bright color accents said, "Now this I like." LOL! I teased her mercilessly that she meant that she hadn't liked any of the cards I'd made for her before, and made sure to make this year's birthday card to her specifications!) After pulling the papers, I saw these rhinestones in my bling drawer, and they matched Raspberry Fizz exactly--woo hoo! So then Blooming Button Bits came to mind . . . check and see if there's an appropriate birthday sentiment in there . . . yep! Good to go!

Stamps: PTI--Blooming Button Bits
Paper: PTI--True Black, Raspberry Fizz, SS White, & Bitty Box; stash
Ink: Versacolor--Evergreen
Ribbon: Stash (it came off of a gift and matched R. Fizz exactly! Don't you love when that happens?)
Rhinestones: Kaisercraft & Stamper's Dream (teeny ones)
Dies: PTI--Mat Stack 4, Envelope Liner; Spellbinder's--Scrap-Mart custom design
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Super Fine Detail Clear; Stamp Diego--Ultra Detail White
Misc: Impression Plate--PTI Linen; Corner Chomper

Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello! Remember me? LOL! I'm back to blogging tonight with a card I made for a friend's 80th birthday. That's kind of a big deal birthday I'd say, and I wanted to make something special. My friend loves pink almost as much as I do, so it was a no brainer to choose it as the dominate color of the card! I tried a first for me--the cupcake liner flower/backing for a flower. I didn't really know what I was doing, I just distressed and folded the liner until I liked the look. I haven't made another one since. But I sure hope to as a LOT of liners came in the package, LOL! The cute crocheted flower is courtesy of Lisa V. (visit her blog here). I won a package of these lovely, almost Berry Sorbet colored flowers (she has them in an online store, although I think she is out right now) and am stretching them out for as many cards as possible! I also bought some basic crocheting supplies and intend to learn how to make them. It can't be that hard, right? Even for a complete crocheting novice? Yeah, I'm not going to hold my breath. :-D So, anyway, hopefully I'll be back soon to post a few more cards I made while I was busy letting life overwhelm me. It's nice to be back!

PTI--Birthday Bash Sentiments
Paper: PTI--Vintage Cream & Berry Sorbet; October Afternoon--Cherry Hill: Recipe Box; Mellissa Frances--Kitschy Kitchen
Ink: Ranger--Antique Linen & Tea Dye distress inks; Versacolor--Pink
Border Punch: Recollections
Tag Punch: McGill
Dies: Spellbinders--Labels 9
Ribbon: Etsy Shop
Cupcake Liner: Wilton
Crocheted Flower: Lisa V.
Other: Sewing Machine