Saturday, June 25, 2011

8th Birthday

The little girl that lives two doors down turns eight today.  She's such a sweet girl - the kind that when she rings your doorbell selling Girl Scout cookies you can't resist and end up buying six boxes from her!!  Many times when we see her she is out playing with friends or looking for bugs, so I thought this ladybug would be great for her birthday card.  The theme of her party is the Wizards of Waverly Place and I just didn't know what I could do for a card to match that theme!  I hope she likes her card and has a great eighth birthday!!
Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Patterned cardstock from DCWV
Ladybug from Birthday Bash cut at 3 3/4 inches
8 from Birthday Bash cut at 4.25 inches
Sentiment from TPC Studio
Scallop 3-dot Martha Stewart border punch
American Crafts ribbon
Google eyes, Stickles and white Sakura gel pen

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Belated Father's Day (again!)

I wanted to share one more Father's Day card that I made for my grandpa.  It's a pretty simple card that came together fairly quick, but I was happy with the way it turned out - and it's a non-themed card for a man!  Perhaps I'm getting better at them?!?
Solid cardstock from Bazzill
Patterned cardstock from DCWV
Photo Crop-A-Dile corner chomper
Buttons and twine from my stash
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments set

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Belated Happy Father's Day!

What a weekend!  I was hoping to be able to spend some time making cards and working on layouts, but apparently mother nature had something else in mind.  We had really heavy rain and strong winds early Saturday morning - winds strong enough to blow over a very large tree in our backyard.  Might not have been too bad if our house hadn't gotten in the way of the falling tree!  Yes, the tree landed on the roof and part of it even made its way inside the house.  So in the wee early hours of Saturday morning, my sweetie and I were scrambling to try to find bins to catch all of the rain coming in to the house and trying to figure out what we were supposed to do in this situation!  We did sit down about an hour after it happened and say our thanks that we were okay, that our animals were okay and that our house was still standing.  We thought of all the people in Joplin who lost their homes, friends and/or family members to the devastating tornado and reminded ourselves that we were lucky and that it could have been so much worse.

So, needless to say, my weekend plans changed just a bit and crafting and blogging didn't make it too high on the to-do list.  These are the Father's Day cards I made for my dad and for my sweetie's dad.  My dad is a big golfer and was a big part of my coming to love the game as well, so the golf card was of course for him.  My sweetie is taking his dad to a baseball game this week for Father's Day, so we decided to make the card themed toward that.  Thanks for coming by to check them out!

Cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Golf bag from Wrap It Up cut at 3 3/4 inches
Baseball diamond from Everyday Paper Dolls cut at 3 1/4 inches
Baker's twine from My Craft Spot
Glossy Accents on bases
White Sakura gel pen
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments set

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Man Birthday Cards

As you may already know from previous posts, I have a hard time with birthday cards for guys.  I seem to want to keep adding to the cards, and before I know it they're pretty 'girly' for a guy.  Well, I tried again tonight.  I ended up making 3 of essentially the same card (I have 3 guy birthdays in the next 3-4 weeks and took the easy/uncreative way out this time.  Plus I'm pretty sure they won't see each other's cards so they'll never know!).  I'm not real sure what I think of them - they seem awfully plain.  But they're simple and to the point and they get the message across!!  Thanks for checking them out, and if anyone has any comments/ideas for me for manly birthday cards I'd love to hear them!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill
Patterned cardstock from Deja Views
Scallop frame from Create a Critter cut at 4 inches
Happy Birthday rub-ons
Ribbon from American Crafts

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Golf Thank You

I had a lot of fun playing in the golf tournament the past few days with my mom and a couple other ladies.  We had a lot of fun decorating the carts, participating in various games they had at the pre-tournament party and of course playing golf!  This is a card I made for the lady who invited me to play on her team with my mom.  I was very excited to have the opportunity to play in the tournament with them and wanted to make her a card to say thanks.  Of course I had to keep with the 'Golf's a Beach' theme!!
Cardstock from Bazzill and DCWV
Golfer and accessories from Everyday Paper Dolls cut at 3 1/2 inches
Palm tree from Life's a Beach cut at 4 1/2 inches
Peachy Keen Stamps Wide Eyed Kids Face
Sentiment from TPS Studio
Baker's twine from My Craft Spot

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More Golf Cart Decorations!

I got a couple more cart decorations made for the golf tournament I'm playing in with my mom this weekend.  These two are pretty simple images, but fitting for the 'Golf's a Beach' theme!

Cardstock from Bazzill
Palm tree from Life's a Beach cut at 11 1/2 inches
Sun from H2O cut at 8 inches
Brown chalk ink on coconuts and sand
Glitter on orange swirl on sun

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Golf Cart Decorations

My parents are back in town for a while and this weekend I am playing in a golf tournament with my mom.  I used to be in the golf business, which kept me from being able to play in member-guest tournaments like this one.  Now I am out of the business and am excited to play in this tournament with her!  This tournament has a theme every year and the ladies decorate their golf carts accordingly.  This year the theme is 'Golf's a Beach' and when I saw that I knew I had a number of Cricut images to choose from that would work.  The hard part was deciding which images to use!  One of the other ladies in our group already has some decorations for the carts, so I am cutting out a few images for us to put on the windshields.  Here are the first two images I chose - thanks for checking them out!

Cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Flip flops, sand bucket and shovel all from Life's a Beach cut at 8 inches
Prima flowers
i-Rock gems
Brown chalk ink
White Sakura gel pen

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Moo-chas Gracias!

What a great weekend!  My sweetie and I went down to the lake, where we enjoyed time on the water, in the pool, on the golf course and even a little shopping.  One of my sweetie's aunts has a condo down at the lake and she was gracious enough to let us use it for the weekend.  It was a great place right on the water and we are so thankful that she allowed us to use it.  This is a card that I made for her that we're going to put with a gift bag filled with sunscreen, aloe and a few other goodies that will certainly come in handy for his aunt and her family when they are down at the lake.  I put the cow on an action wobble - I have had them for a while, but this is the first time that I have used one and I must say that I love them!!
Solid cardstock from DCWV and Recollections
Patterned cardstock from DCWV
Cow from Create a Critter cut at 3 inches
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Even More Punny-licious set
Scallop Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Google eyes, jewels and an action wobble

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cupcake and Crossbones!

Long time, little scrapping!  It seems summer has officially arrived here in the Midwest and along with the warmer weather has come a number of reasons to be outside - yard work, golf, grilling out....  I've been enjoying it all, but unfortunately it's kept me from scrapping much lately.  I actually made this card a couple of weeks ago, I just haven't gotten around to sharing it.  This card is for my step-niece, whose birthday is this weekend.  I was a bit hesitant about putting crossbones on a birthday card and actually had a discussion about it with my friend Missy during a long run one weekend.  I decided to go ahead and do it because it seems to fit my step-niece's personality and I figured that if anyone would appreciate crossbones on a birthday card it would be her!!
Patterned cardstock from EK Success
Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Cupcake and Crossbones from Rock Princess cut at 2 1/2 inches
Brown chalk ink for crossbones
Ribbon from my stash
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments set
Stickles and pop dots