Thursday, May 26, 2011

There Be Pirix

My friend Maria's little girl, Sophia, turned 3 on the 26th, and she loves pirates, which she calls "Pirix" - hence the title.  So, I made her a girl pirate!  It was a lot of fun, and because she's a little girl, I included the obligatory $2 under the treasure chest.  Hope she likes it!
Materials:  Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie; DP: SU: Colour by Copic  - the little anchor eyelet is from the Eyelet Outlet

Sunday, May 22, 2011

With Sympathy

One of my friend's step-mother recently died, and I know that she had a good relationship with her, and is likely mourning her death.  I find sympathy cards kind of tough to do -- you can't be too fussy but you also can't be too boring!  I decided to use the Cute Card Thursday's  something Krafty challenge 165 as inspiration for the colour pallet.  Hopefully I won't go to hell using a sympathy card for a challenge!
Materials:  Stamp:  CTMH: DP: SU: CS: SU: Colour by Copic

Thank You Helen

My mother-in-law and I will be going spring plant shopping tomorrow and staying overnight at a friend of Sandy's - the Helen in the title!  I have never met this woman, but since she is kindly offering me hospitality, I thought a card was in order.  I'll also get a bunch of flowers to accompany it - hopefully that will do!
I'm also entering it into a couple of contests.  First Mojo Monday's Sketch 191; and second ABC Challenge's "U" for Unusual fold - hence the second shot of this card showing the fold - which is unusual for me at least!
Materials:  Elizabeth Bell - Peekers; DP: SU: Sentiment: CTMH: Colour by Copic

Spinning Lyse

I have a friend who spins and weaves.  At one time she even raised Angora rabbits for the fur for spinning and knitting --- she even met Martha Stewart who was impressed.  I'm impressed with her for many other reasons, but this stuff at least applies to the image - and is the reason I bought the stamp in the first place!  This time I'm making Lyse's birthday card early, and entering it into a few contests:  Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Birthdays; Paper Sundaes - Pop it Up; and Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge - "text me".
Materials:  Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie; Sentiment (one of a kind) - CTMH; DP: K&Company; Embossed Paper: Sizzix; Spellbinder dies; Punches; SU: Colour by Copic; Bow by Bow Easy.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Birthday Peeker

This card is for a friend of mine who retired from the ministry a few years back.  While I was home sick one year, Arlene never failed to send me cards and little missives every week.  I truly appreciated her thoughtfulness so, even though I never see her anymore, I continue to send her birthday cards.  Hope she likes them!
This card allowed me to use one of my new Elizabeth  Bell peekers!  They are sooooo cute I think.
Materials:  Stamp:  Elizabeth Bell; DP: SU: CS: SU: Colour by Copic; Spellbinders dies; Bow-Easy bow.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birthday Mice

Susan (quite possibly my best customer!) asked me to make a card for someone she works with -- the someone is actually the customer, ordering through Susan - if that matters!  This was a bit hard to make as it is for someone I don't know to give to a 1 year-old baby girl - who I also don't know --- So, since I do like these Miles and Mazie images, here they are!  I'm entering this card into the Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central contest and the Paper Sundaes  birthday card challenge.  Maybe if I enter more challenges I'll win?
Materials:  Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie; DP: Smirk; CU: SU; Colour by Copic; Spellbinders Die; Bow Easy bow

Kiera's Baby

My next door neighbour's daughter recently had a baby girl --as you'll see in another post...Kiera is a big sister now, so I made her a card to congratulate her on sisterhood.  She is apparently very much looking forward to having a little sister or brother.  I hope though she won't mind there's no money on this card!  I have entered this card in  Cute Card Thursdays Distressing Challenge--- I did destress the edges of the circle with blue ink!
Materials:  Stamp: Elizabeth Bell's Little Peekers; DP: SU: CS: SU: Spellbinders Die; Colour by Copic

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Steph and John - New Baby

My next door neighbour's daughter and her husband greeted their new baby -- on May 9th -- a little girl.  I had made the card before I knew she was a girl, hence the gender neutral colours!   Steph had asked Barb to keep it secret --- at the beginning - and Barb carried it all the way through - I found out by accident 2 weeks before the due date that Stephanie was even pregnant!  Anyway, I'll forgive them because at least didn't have a long time to wait.  It also gave me a chance to use this cute new Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!
Materials:  Stamp and sentiment:  Kraftin' Kimmie; DP: SU: Colour by Copic: Glitter on blanket - Atyou Spica by Copic; on paper dots - Stickles

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Congratulations Megan

My lovely daughter Megan recently earned a promotion at work.  Not surprising because she is quite brilliant, but it always gratifying when others agree with the mother!  I really like this Whiff of Joy stamp for this type of celebration, so anybody who has followed my blog (thanks Jenn) will likely recognize the stamp!
Materials:  Stamp:  Whiff of Joy; DP: K&Company: Colour by Copic; New Spellbinder die

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Adam

My nephew Adam lives the life of Riley -- he works at a job he quite likes; has no living expenses because it's a travelling job so they house and feed him; and has no one to answer to --- he's a basic rolling stone who, on his off time loves to watch TV, and play games.  My husband when I first showed him this card said -- it looks like Adam --- and I hadn't told him who it was for yet!  So this is a good thing!!  Materials:  Stamp:  Mo Manning; DP: SU: Colour by Copic

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Congratulations on your Wedding

I've actually made 2 cards for this person's wedding --- one from me (the LOTV) one and one from my boss (the Magnolia one) --- My boss sends cards (made by me!) to staff who are celebrating or experiencing a life event - births, sickness, weddings, death -- that type of thing.  Lucky for me, he buys them from me!  For some staff who I really like, I also make a card for them from me!  So, this lucky lady in the Sault will get two cards for the same event, both made by me.  The first is the Magnolia one:  I am also entering this card into the Crazy Challenge - this week's #67 Pink and Green!
Materials:  Stamp:  Magnolia; Sentiment: SU: DP K&Company; Colour by Copic; Corner punch: Fiskars; Spellbinder dies

This next card is the one from me --- I feel a bit more comfortable putting flowers and stuff on cards from me, but not so much for cards I do for my boss to send, since he's a guy!  Regardless, I also had the challenge of making 2 different cards for the same theme and the same person.  Hope she doesn't notice it's the same Spellbinder die as the one on the other card!
Materials:  Stamps & Sentiment: Lily of the Valley; Flowers by Prima; Colour by Copic

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Mother's Day - Trio of Cards

Although I obviously make a mother's day card for my mom, I also make one for each of my daughters who are also mothers.  I do this to make sure they know that I think they are fabulous mothers and that I'm lucky to be their mother.  For my Mom this year I decided to get her an Amazon gift card so she can continue to load her Kindle with material.  Her card is featured first - in 2 parts.  The first one shows the card with the "book" closed; the second shot is what's on the inside of the book.
Materials:  Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie; Sentiment:  CTMH: Colour by Copic; Bow by Boweasy

This next card is for my daughter Sarah, my eldest.  She is a teacher, currently pregnant with her second child and feeling quite frazzled right now.  This image made me think of her!
Materials:  Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie; DP: K&Company: Colour by Copic

And last but not least, the card for my youngest daughter Megan.  Meg has 2 boys so these little bears are meant to represent Megan and her boys.
Materials:  Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie; DP: K&Company; Colour by Copic; bow by bow-easy

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Welcome Home Barb

My friend Barb, who I neglect terribly, is finally home (I'm pretty sure) from her winter vacation in Florida.  I figured since I'm a very delinquent type of friend, I'd ingratiate myself by sending her a welcome home card . she's probably prefer if I actually called her, but ..... what can I say? I've already confessed to being a delinquent friend!!  The box on the front is to be opened and displays some homey type furniture and scene (also CTMH)
Materials: Images and Sentiment:  CTMH: DP & CS: SU; Sizzix - corner decorations.