Saturday, February 9, 2013

MFT Kid's Valentine Project

Every year is different and this year I was able to make some Valentine gifts for our 9 year old's classmates. I covered 8 x 5 scratch pads from Office Depot with cardstock and decorated them with this fun plane and cloud from MFT. The pilot is the school mascot which is made with a SU! punch.

 When I made my initial draft it looked a little bland and I thought what can I do to liven up the background? Then I remembered this pack of 24 acetate sheets (12 x 12) I purchased at one of those bargain outlets. Now when I bought them did I know what I was going to do with 24? Heaven's no - but I thought I can't pass this up because it was only $2.99 for the whole pack! Well the Lord knew and almost a year later they had found a home and to think I almost gave them away two weeks before when I started to clean out my supplies.

When I showed our son he gave it his stamp of approval and added this sweet little tag note  "Mom it needs a suitcase in the back." In my heart I couldn't agree more but I thought 24 more pieces to stamp and cut out??? 
Well I guess you can see how things turned out! As you can tell I'm not one to think with my head when it comes to things like this but isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about?
Thanks for stopping by and may your heart be touched with love today!

Challenge: Word Art Wednesday
                      Simon Says Stamp Have A Heart

Monday, February 4, 2013

Thinking of You on a Snowy Day

Last week we saw our first snowfall  of the season!  It inspired me to make a quick set of note cards. I took one of the 12 x 12 papers from Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas Papers and 

printed it out as a 6 x 6. Then I folded it in half to create a sweet 3 x 6 card. What I love about this project is the rest of the snowy field created a beautiful back and there was no need to mount it on cardstock.  I just added some fine glitter, Flower Soft, and ribbon trim and I was done. In an hour or less I made six cards. This card fits nicely in one of those fun 3.5 x 6.5 envelopes. I was on a mission to send out some "Thinking of You" cards and this paper was  perfect for getting the job  done!

I told you this was our first snowfall of the season and it might be our only one so when our little guy came home from school he headed straight outside for some trampoline fun! We ended up with 3- 4 inches which was exciting for the kids. The only bad thing was the snow started after school on a Friday so  no snow day from school! I know those of you who are north of the Mason Dixon Line are probably laughing, but it is what it is : ) 
Thanks for stopping by and may you enjoy the moments you are given!

             Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Envelope Please...

I was recently blessed by some friends with a new laptop and wanted to make them a special thank you. I paired up some fun Crafty Secrets products, MME paper and PTI die to make this card. Lisa's card was a springboard for this creation. Like the lady in this picture the thought of a computer - was on the drawing board but know where in the near future. There is a cute little flying pig with this stamp set that I am going to incorporate in my note. The definition of Imagination is on the Tom Holtz tape.

I had the opportunity to view a great tutorial on PTI's  Make It Monday about packaging cards which inspired the  envelope above using one of their special issued stamps.  The focus was dealing with cards larger then A2 or those with embellishments. This card qualified on both accounts.

I also needed to make a wedding card which is past due. My card was inspired by this card on SCS .

And the envelope please....
 You know it's a good day when I  get to stamp on an envelope and then get it in the mail too - WOW! So needless to say I enjoyed playing dress up with these envelopes. Now grant it I won't be placing these in the mail but I will be able to deliver them with a smile : )
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can find the extraordinary in the ordinary of your day!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thanks Again!!

Another quick thank you using just one of the borders from the Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas CD that I used in my previous post. I love the fact that even though it is a page of Christmas borders you can use many of the borders individually for occasions other than Christmas!  It is  paired up with a special issued Papertrey Ink stamp that I picked up on Etsy. Once again thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Christmas Notes and Gift Idea

I was excited to receive as a gift Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas images! When I saw the page of borders I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I printed the sheet onto cardstock and then cut it into four pieces and mounted it  on vanilla cardstock.

I printed out two sheets and had a set of eight notecards. I made a small vanilla border on the bottom of these cards and a gold border on the cards above.

I then placed them in a clear box with a bow and some small die cut glittered snowflakes. I am a happy stamper - I now have some thank you notes and a quick and easy gift idea for next Christmas! Sorry for the not so great photo of the boxed cards as they say - it looks much better in person : )  For some reason I just couldn't justify spending more time on the photo then the cards - LOL! If you have time come and join the fun at Crafty Secrets Linky Party!
  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!