Father's Day Cards (Day 2)

June 13, 2008 - 6:00am

Happy Friday the 13th! :) I'm not a superstitious person, so this is just any other Friday for me. May your day be uneventful if you are superstitious!

Here is another set of the cards. I found out what I put on the inside..."any man can be a father, it takes someone special to be a dad. Happy Father's Day!" And the sentiment was from the same set as the tree. Also, notice that the bottom of the card is embossed. Each set of cards uses a different embossing folder. I know it's a little hard to see in the picture, so I wanted to point it out. Enjoy!

Father's Day Card

Father's Day Cards



Father's Day Cards (Day 1)

June 12, 2008 - 6:00am

Here is the first of the Father's Day cards I made. The layout isn't very crazy, but I think simple is better when it comes to guy cards. They don't care as much about the details as they do the thought. So I tried to keep that in mind. All of the cards used the set "Father Knows Best from PaperTrey Ink. I don't have this set, but Katie does and I was at her house for some stamping fun and made these! I stamped a sentiment from the set inside, but I can't remember what it says off the top of my head. So I will check before I seal them up and post it with tomorrow's card. (I am writing this a day ahead of time so I am not THAT behind in sending them off...just a little behind!) Enjoy!

Father's Day Card

Father's Day Cards



My Black Purse

June 11, 2008 - 12:50pm

This is the purse I use almost everyday. It's much bigger than I need for everyday use, but I love it. I was so excited when I found black placemats. It's something you don't see everyday. Now I wish I would have bought more of them to make more purses...I might still have one set stashed away somewhere. I should really make a pink one! :) Enjoy!




Another Tree Option

June 10, 2008 - 7:20pm

Here is another option for a tree set to get. This one is from Inkadinkado and can be purchased through Target.com. Let me know what you think about this one!


*NOTE* I did order this set. I thought it did exactly what I wanted "Out on a Limb" by PaperTrey Ink to do and maybe even more! I loved all the options and the versatility of this set. I will be sure to show you some creations with it as soon as I get it!



Three Vases

June 10, 2008 - 9:58am

This is a card I made a long time ago. I was looking through photos and saw that I hadn't posted this one. I used a really simple layout and focused on the images. This vase was from a clear stamp set I have and I stamped it three times and colored it with different colors. I added a little Crystal Effects to the vase and glitter to the flowers. Enjoy!

Flower Card

Flower Card

I have four different cards to show you for Father's Day. They are mostly the same, but I thought it might be fun to do a countdown to it with the four different cards. So I will start that on Thursday and show a different card each day. I am going to be making a few more cards tonight, so I will hopefully get some pictures taken to show you! :)




June 9, 2008 - 9:49pm

Since I am not going to get the PaperTrey Ink set I talked about yesterday, I want to find something else to replace it with. Since my best friend, Katie is an SU demo, I thought I would help her out and get something from her! So the two sets I am thinking about are "Artfully Asian" and "Embrace Life". (*Note* You can browse the galleries for these two by clicking the title above the image.)

I thought you could give me some input as to which one of these I should choose. They both have branches which I could use for something more masculine if I wanted to (although "Artfully Asian" seems to have some suspicious looking leaves in the set). But they both seem very versatile. I have been looking at the galleries for both sets on SplitCoast Stampers and still haven't made my choice. So if you have strong feelings either way, let me know! :)



A Little Rant

June 8, 2008 - 6:00am

If I might...I would like to post a little rant. Being that it is my site, I am going to even if you protest a little. :) With the upcoming PaperTrey Ink monthly release coming up, it comes with a bit of a disappointment on my part.

I have been hoping for one of their sets called Out On A Limb set. (Note that this link may not work after their Re-Design). This Re-Design is what I am bummed about. They are splitting the set into two sets. Now I am on a craft budget and don't have the means to buy sets as often as I might like. So I try to buy in stages. I was going to order this set along with one for a friend for her birthday. Well, that is how I found out it wasn't available to buy right now. I was bummed. Ok, I thought. They are just doing minor changes. Nope! They are splitting the set. So now you can't get the set for $24, you have to buy two sets for $24 to get virtually the same thing. Yes, they added a couple new stamps and a few new sentiments, but now I can't get them. I guess I wish I was more on the ball and bought them before. (Maybe there is someone out there who is buying both and wants to sell me theirs for cheap!) But I don't want/need it badly enough to spend $48 on it, but I really wanted it for $24.

Since I do own my own business, I understand that this is better for them. If it were me, I would probably do it, too. I am just bummed from my perspective because I won't get it now. I am sure you are thinking...just get one this month and one next month. Yes, I have thought of that. But really, I probably won't. I'll just find something else to get that is similar to it and hold a grudge. I just wish the $24 for one set was still an option. (Maybe they have over-stock I could buy from them...hmm.)

So, if you read all the way down to here, i commend your strength! And thank you for letting me get that out. I just wanted to be selfish for a minute! :)



Another Gorgeous Gift

June 7, 2008 - 6:00am

This is an adorable card from Colleen. Isn't she great!? I sent her a couple of these images along with the Funky Flowers image that I posted the other day. She sent back this gorgeous card and a bunch of images that I don't have. She's so very sweet! Thanks Colleen!

RAK Card




June 6, 2008 - 7:00am

I love Spring. I love seeing all the flowers that are blooming and I get so exited when mine bloom for the year! I love how colorful they make the yard!

These flowers are no exception. I wanted to make a card with this Stamping Bella image using bright, Spring colors. I think I succeeded. I used this paper that a friend had when I was at her house a couple weeks ago and it was perfect for this image. After coloring the flowers, I added glitter to each of them. I think it's so cute. I do see that I will have to stamp the image straighter or possibly cut straighter! But I still think it's cute. And I am happy to have a couple more cards to use for a variety of occasions. Enjoy!

Flower Card



I Am A Bad Blogger....

June 6, 2008 - 6:00am

At least for some of you. I have to admit that I have not even contacted someone about being a Featured Crafter for this week. I know I said I was going to do it the first Friday of the month, but I didn't get to it. So I am sorry. I will get back into it. I will have some one for July for sure. I may also have to consider changing the name of "Featured Crafter Friday" if I am not going to do it every Friday. So that is still to be determined. But I wanted to send my apologies to those of you who may have been eagerly waiting. Have a good day.