Thursday, May 27, 2010

Card Swap

Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I wanted to share some cards I made for a card swap. I'm not happy with how my pictures turned out. It was dark when I took the pics. I tried to lighten them with photoshop but then the colors turned weird. Trust me, these cards are a lot cuter in person! I used purple and green patterned paper from Lasting Impressions and dry embossed the word "Thanks" on each card. Hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Iron Chef Recipe Card

After about an 8 month hiatus, I am swapping with the Iron Chef gals again! I am so excited to have the time to commit to swapping again. I had to take a break from swapping with them because I was just too busy trying to finish my brother's wedding invites and save the date cards. Now that I have those projects behind me, I can devote some time to swapping. I love the Iron Chef recipe swap. It's a swap for 6x6 recipe cards. Our hostess, Jess, is wonderful! I couldn't ask for a better hostess. She's organized and always provides us with great sketches and challenges. She provided the patterned paper to all the swappers and our challenge was to use the patterned paper and this sketch. The theme was salads. I chose a broccoli salad recipe. The tag has the recipe for the dressing on it. I wish I had taken a picture of the tag before I sent my pages off to the hostess, oh well. We're always looking for more people to join our little group of recipe page swappers, so if you're interested please let me know!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Perpetual Birthday Calendar

I made this perpetual birthday calendar a LONG time ago. Probably 2 years ago. I just found it in my stash of cards and gifts that I've made, and decided I guess I can part with it. I gave it to a friend of mine last week. She loved it. It's the perfect size to keep in your purse. The dates were printed on my computer and just layered with cardstock to make it a little rigid. Everything else (flowers, words) are die cut. I hand wrote the word calendar on the front. Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spring Flowers

Hi, Just a quick post to share another dry embossed card. I used a Lasting Impressions template to emboss the flowers and the scalloped edge on this card. All the paper I used is from Lasting Impressions. Hope you're having a great week!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Last week, I took a class at Angela's Happy Stamper taught by Laura, on how to Zentangle. It was so much fun. I love this technique. You can find out more about what Zentangle is here on their website, (sorry, can't get blogger to post the link correctly). Everyone in the class was commenting on how relaxing making Zentangles is. I'm not sure I agree with that. Even though I enjoyed it, the perfectionist in me was struggling with all the free hand drawing. I left the class with stiff fingers and a tense neck. I will do it again, for sure, as I love, love, love the look of this. For the top card, Laura stamped the flower stamp and we drew our Zentangles inside the petals of the flowers. OH! Wedding invitations are DONE!!! I am so pleased with how they turned out. So glad to be done with that project!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day

This is the gift I sent to my Mom for Mother's Day this year. I found the pattern for the wheelbarrow at this blog. The wheelbarrow is bigger than I thought it would be. I was planning to put a gift card in it, but it just looked silly with all the empty space. I found some large flower seed packets at Home Depot and put them in the wheelbarrow instead. I made a card to go along with it that looks like flowers in a flower pot. I put the gift card in that instead. There are lots of blogs that have directions to make the flower pot card, but I can't remember which blog I got the directions from. The flowers are dry embossed using a Lasting Impressions template. Hope you have a great Mother's Day weekend!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Spring!

It's been awhile since I sat down and made any cards. I've been slaving away at the wedding invitations and haven't had time. Spring's kind of passing me by but I guess it's not too late for this card. I used Lasting Impressions brass templates for the embossing, and all the paper I used is by Lasting Impressions too. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wedding Shower Gift

I made this recipe card spinner for my brother's fiance for her wedding shower gift. I made it using a Seven Gypsies Spinner. I love the look of this and hated to give it up! I guess I'll have to make one for myself now. I can't take credit for this idea. I took a class at Angela's Happy Stamper on how to make it and added some more to it after the class. I used the Seven Gypsies ATC punch to punch the pockets so they attached to the spinner. Then I used various recipe themed papers and ribbons to decorate the pockets and tags. The Recipe topper is a separate piece that attaches to the spinner, it's sold by Seven Gypsies too. I really think it completes it. I hope my brother's finace likes this!