Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sarah Kay Birthday

First, I like to apologize for not leaving comments on your blogs as I usually do. It just seems that the day has only 4 hours anymore, instead of 24. The days just seem to go too fast. Between working, taking care of the house and keeping in contact with family and friends by email there is just enough time to quickly check out every bodies wonderful creations.

I made this card last weekend for a friend, who's birthday was last Monday and I haven't been able to create anything new this weekend because I was preparing to send a lot of genealogy information to a lady that just started out researching her family. Genealogy is my other obsession. At least I don't have to spend the money like I do for my craft stuff, just hours of research on the computer.

Now a bit about the card. She likes red and black but I had to add some white and gold. The red CS is my favorite red from SU and the white and gold is from a MS Christmas collection. The circles were cut and embossed with the round nestabilities and the hearts cut with PTI heart dies and PTI felt. The butterflies are made with MS punches and I added some pearly accents with Liquid Pearls. The cute Sarah Kay image is colored with Prisma Pencils.  Ohhhh... and the ribbon is from my stash.

The inside is pretty simple. I just continued with the same theme, circles and hearts.  I hope you like my little creation.

This week I received a few of the new LOTV stamps and a new watercolor paper that I like to try out and hopefully soon I will have a new birthday card to show.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment, if you like. Again, I want to apologize for not leaving my usual comments.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Get Well Soon

Today I made a Get Well card for a friend of mine, who is recovering from back surgery.  She is doing well and is able to sit at her computer again, after having had a very short recovery period.  I am so glad to hear some good news, because this past year brought a lot of sad news for friends and co-workers and it is continuing into the new year.

We are having springlike weather and I think that has influenced me to choose these soft colored papers from Pink Petticoat. As usual my pictures do not show the true colors, which are actually a bit brighter.

For the first time ever I have used doilies, which I originally had bought for placing homemade cookies, chocolates and such on top. I also used the Fleur de Lis Pendants and the Peony dies from Spellbinders for the first time, which I have had forever. The couch stamp and the sentiment are from a PTI set. The flowers are a MS punch, retro flower punch and another little punch from my stash. The flowers I believe are Prima and I used a MS punch for the leaves.

On the inside I again used the same DP and punches. I don't think I have ever used so many dies on one card. It sure took a long time getting them all cut out. 

I hope you like my little creation and I thank you all for dropping by.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Stempelglede Birthday Card

I have seen such beautiful creations this year and as always I have been so behind. Maybe if I would not spend as much time checking out everybodies blog I may be creating more.
There were at least 2 weeks that I wasn't able to craft. On the eve of Christmas Day my right hand swelled up and the pain was unbearable. Sunday I went to a clinic and the next day to my GP. On the 24th I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. At this time I don't have a diagnoses but I hope after he runs his tests I'll find out what is wrong. My middle finger is still numb but I at least can use my hand.

I finally finished my first birthday card for this year. I used a stamp from the Stempelglede set that I received from my good friend Christina for Christmas. Love those Stempelglede flourishes but I forgot to add them to this card...grrr.
The image is colored with distress inks. I added a lot of glitter to the image. I took a picture where the glitter shows up but the colors of the DP are totally off. The papers are all digital papers from "Pink Petticoat". The range of colors is amazing. The Fleur de Lis border stamp is from Fiskars. The large flower is from Magnolia but I can't remember if the 2 small ones are from Magnolia or Prima.

On the inside I used the same DP and on one side added a little heart with a ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy stamped on PTI Mat Stack 1 die and the flourish is from the PTI Mat Stack 1 stamp collection. The bottom 2 layers are Nestibilities Labels Four.

Thank you everybody for still checking my blog, even though it has been very quiet. I hope to get back into crafting on a more regular basis. All your lovely comments are so much appreciated.