Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Kolton

Happy 1st Birthday Baby K!!

This is my mom's brother holding his great grandson. 
Well, trying to, he sure was squirmy, LOL. 
Had a great time with my family Saturday. 

I wanted the 1 to stand out more so once I had the papers glued together, I took the Old Olive marker and traced inside the 1.  I went around a couple of times to make it darker.  I used it on the edges of the initials also.  The edges of all paper and cardstock were inked.

(his intials are KWG)

Cute card for a cute little boy! 

Stampin UP! Supplies
Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla (inside)
Ink - Old Olive
Marker - Old Olive
Patterned Paper - Petals & Paisleys
Craft Store Supplies
green cardstock
Cricut and Platin Schoolbook cartridge.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Join me over at Not Just Paper and Glue

Today, I am guest posting at Tammy's blog Not Just Paper and Glue.  She has posts about internet stuffflower tutorials and homemade bread. Go check her out!! You will be glad you did!

Now, if you are visiting from Not Just Paper and Glue, thanks for stopping by!  So glad to have you here!  Please browse thru my past posts, and check out my cards.  I am all about simple, versatile layouts on my cards.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!

Friday, July 8, 2011


(hopefully I don't crash the internet by posting a picture of myself.)

Sometimes I need another set of hands. How about you?

Hubby snapped a pic of me the other night while he was helping me take pictures.


Don't look too closely.  Put your blinders on.  Forget you ever saw this.

(not very flattering)

What can I say? It was late. Yes, late. It was after nine.

Yes, I said nine. Don't judge. I like my sleep. 

(Are we still here. I didn't crash the World Wide Web did I?)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Challenge

Sympathy cards and masculine cards are difficult for me to make. How about you? What do you find challenging to the point of screaming in frustration?

(did I just admit to that?)

I like the layout and the colors on this card.  I think it fits well for a sympathy card. But, something was "off".

(Rough Draft)

So I changed the ribbon, and sponged the edges of the cardstock. 

*sigh* I do believe that is much better.

I started off stamping the sentiment and punching it out.  I wanted just a little color to define the edges of the patterned paper, so I just ran the edge of the paper over the ink pad.

I attached the patterned paper (3" x 3", then cut into 1" strips) onto a piece of Very Vanilla (3 1/4" x 4 1/2"). 

Then attached this layer to a piece of Soft Suede (4" x 5 1/4"), then finished it off by attaching the Soft Suede onto the card base of Very Vanilla (4 1/4"x5 1/2", which is an 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock cut in half).  

(I realized at 10 p.m. last night as I was writing this post, that I focused on the Thanks card and not the sympathy card. That's what I get for staying up past my bedtime. lol) 

Cardstock - Very Vanilla (card base 4 1/4"x51/2", Soft Suede
Ink - Soft Suede
Stamps - Thank You Kindly
(sympathy stamp is from a local craft store)
Patterned Paper - Spring Silhouettes (3"x3", then cut into 1" strips)
Ribbon - Beachfront
(ribbon in first picture was given to me)
Punch - Decorative Label, Corner Rounder