Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sweet Thank You

This past weekend some of our family from out of state drove down to visit us. What a treat it was to see them! Last time we were able to be together was at Christmas. Now that Grandma is living with us it is harder for us to travel. I wanted to make a card to thank them for their "sweet" visit so I pieced together some of the collection from Webster's Petite Papers - Postcards from Paris. I guess you could say this card was "Easy as pie!" The sentiment reads "The secret ingredient in life is family." You can click on the picture for a closer look. Thanks for stopping by and I hope something sweet comes your way!

Challenge: Stamp Simply #142

Friday, June 4, 2010


Our second daughter is graduating from high school on June 14th. There is a whole group of kids who hang out together guys and girls so I thought this might make a great card for one of the guys. I was happy because I thought this is definitely one that could be reproduced! I think I may need to practice with this fine line sentiment because it was giving me a little bit of a fit : ) Ever have a stamp like that? If I can't master it I may go to a computer generated sentiment. I used the Inchie Inklings Sketch #7 for my layout. Sentiment and numbers are from My Sentiments Exactly. The graduation cap die is from QuicKutz. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Note of Thanks

Yes, I am still working on teacher thank you cards! Unlike some parts of the U.S., when snow comes our way things pretty much shut down. The last official day of school around here is June 21st. On another note, I have finally come to the conclusion sewing on a card is not difficult as long as your machine is handy and threaded with the right color thread : ) I used an image from Crafty Secrets Childhood Images and Journal Notes paired up with DP from October Afternoon. I distressed the my papers and cotton embellishments with Antique Linen. Due to the various layers I mounted my image with foam tape. The cursive strips were added to the DP base for a little extra zip. This card is based on this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and SCS Crafty Secrets Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and I hope a bright ray of sunshine comes your way!

Paper: Fly A Kite 12x12, Report Card 8x8 - October Afternoon; Kraft -PTI
Image: Childhood Images and Journal Notes - Crafty Secrets/Stamp Simply
Ink: Antique Linen
Other: Twill and Jute String - Stamp Simply, Flower - Imagenisce, Button, Foam Tape, Sewing Machine