Thursday, October 22, 2009

{a sympathy card}

Unfortunately we had a death in my husband's family last week, so I had a few sympathy cards to make. I wanted a simple card to make one night after I put my daughter to bed, so I based my design off of Laurie's card HERE. I just love her blog! I don't think my card is as pretty as hers, but I love going there for a little inspiration. I used a Basic Black base, along with some patterned paper from Graphic 45. I stitched around the edges with my sewing machine and black thread, then added some adhesive pearls from Hobby Lobby. I used a sentiment from Verve, embossed with black embossing powder and cut out with my Nestabilities Labels Nine. I believe I purchased the black ribbon from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. I finished the card off with some Sunflower Dew Drops and a few Prima flowers from my stash, as well as a button and thread.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

{cards from april}

It's been so long since I've sat down and did an SCS challenge! Well I decided I would post some cards I made back in April....my last month of freedom before Keira arrived! :) The above card uses some retired SU designer paper, along with the Soft Summer stamp set.
This card was actually an invitation to Mother's day brunch at our house....then it turned out that Keira was born the Friday before, so obviously I couldn't host the brunch :) I was busy in the hospital!
This card uses one of my Gina K stamp sets and my Copics...along with some of last year's SAB paper and ribbon.
My favorite one! This was for an SCS challenge. The thank you stamp is Hero Arts, and the paper and ribbon is Making Memories. Sorry I don't have specifics on all these but obviously they were made quite a few months ago. Hopefully I will get some crafting done this week, I finished my organization projects in my scraproom today. That always gives me a little extra motivation! And I'd like to get some Halloween cards done to send photos from the previous post out in also. Good night!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

{happy halloween!}

Well ever since Keira arrived, I have been finding all sorts of ways to make excuses to take pictures! It's so fun to get different outfits and then scrapbook these pictures. :) And it doesn't hurt that she's so stinkin' cute either.....
My plan is to print some of these out and send them along with Halloween cards to family. I have been.......gasp! Buying cards lately! Aaah! I know, I know.....I have no time any more! Right now I am in the process of re-organizing my scrap room. I have sorted through all my buttons and ribbon and am working on my paper today. Trying to find the stuff I don't use and sell it, so hopefully once I am done with this organization project I can sit down to create a lot easier. I am just trying to make everything more functional so I have access to all my tools.
Of course I have tomorrow off for Columbus day (isn't it great working for the Federal Govt??), so Keira and I are taking a trip to IC to have lunch with one of my friends. A little baby clothes shopping is in store also....she is growing out of everything so fast!

I hope to get some of my pages posted this week that I did in Rockford back in September. They are some of my favorite ones so far. I have finally become comfortable with sewing on my layouts, so I have a feeling that very few won't include it from now on. Good night!