Thursday, September 29, 2011


Saturday is a baby shower for my daughter-in-law, Joy. She and my son, Taylor, have a two year-old, Kaleigh, who is EXCITED about the new baby! Taylor and Joy opted NOT to learn the baby's gender before birth -- GO FIGURE!! -- and little Kaleigh refers to the baby in her mommy's tummy as "Baby Tiny." Cute, huh?

With that as background, hopefully the whimsy of my card will make sense. (Hmmm...I keep wanting my posts to make sense! Likely, an impossibility. :)

As usual, I will post a photo of the inside when I complete the card!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

As promised, inside the Bridal card

There's really NOT that much to see because I decided, since the card front is "busy," to keep the inside simple and uncluttered. But, I stated in my former post that I would photo and upload the inside, so that is my SOLE reason for this post.

I created a sentiment with PrintMaster software, using five fonts and three text boxes, and printed in gray for a softer-than-black look, then trimmed the panel, edged it with Pink Pirouette ink from S.U.! and adhered it to the card base.

I simply MUST tell you!! Jer and I took our gifts and card to his niece in Oooklahoma City, yesterday -- and she was DELIGHTED with her card!! (It is SOOOO nice being the ONLY one in the family who makes cards!! :)

Please excuse that the card photo contains our handwritten notes, but I presented the sentiment panel to Jer for signing BEFORE adhering it to the card. (He's been known to MESS UP a completed card even though all he needs to do is write a brief message and sign, so I decided NOT to take a chance.)

And, to help this post "make sense," here is the photo, again, of the card front:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pretty In Pink BRIDAL SHOWER Card

There's an upcoming wedding in our family and a bridal shower next week! The bride's mother informed me that the wedding colors are pastel and bright pink (and white, of course). Soooo, I used those colors on the card that will accompany our gift to the couple.

I really like the dp that I layered over the card base! It's from "The Sweet Stack" by DCWV. Atop that, I made a layered focal "stack" of my own using PTI's "Mega Mat Stack 1" die, MFT's "Dainty Doily" die, and PTI's "Limitless Layers" 2 1/2 inch and 1 3/4 inch dies. A Sizzix die & emboss folder cut the leaves, and I secured a rolled paper rose to a crinkle ribbon bow. Tucked-in among the paper layers is a section of twisted white glitter wire, but it doesn't show much in the photo.

I made use of some S.U.! supplies, stamping "Best Wishes" and punching two sizes of ovals.

As seems to be my custom lately, I am sending a photo of the front BEFORE completing the inside. I think it's because I can't WAIT to get something posted on my lil blog! I mean, I want to keep BOTH of my followers HAPPY, don't I? HAHAHA!! (I really DO appreciate you ladies -- honestly. :)

I haven't decided if I should add three half-pearls -- two on the left side of the sentiment oval -- and one on the right side. Hmmm...Maybe, one of you ladies has an opinion. Do share!

And, here's my Pretty Pink Bridal Shower Card:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Early Autumn Birthday Card

Next week is my sister's birthday, so I whipped up a card for her.

The base is a pre-printed card, which had manufacturer's info. on the bottom edge that I cut off and replaced with a bit of torn, brown cardstock.

Using my newly arrived PTI Mega Mat Stack 1 die (LOVE IT!), I cut some orange cardstock and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder, before edging it with Crumb Cake ink by S.U.

After swiping white paint on a segment of corrugated cardboard, I cross-wrapped and bow-tied it with suede colored "Ticker Tape," purchased at Hobby Lobby in the Yarn department. A Sizzix Embosslit was used twice to die-cut the brown cardstock leaves. And, the rolled rose was hand-cut from kraft "music note" paper by Paper Studio.

I think my sis will like her card! It has nice design elements, yet doesn't seem overly embellished and intended to WOW her with my skills. (I want to PLEASE her, not IMPRESS her, ya know?)

Hope I'm NOT ALONE in liking it! (grin)