Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hallowe'en 2013

Every Hallowe'en I send the kids cards -- and included with my own grandchildren, I also send to Kiera (my next door neighbour's granddaughter and this year at Kiera's request one for Hayley, her little sister; and to my friend Maria's daughter Sophia).  I usually put a toonie into occasion cards.  This year, the $2 coin is in the interior of the card.
For the most part, I have used Mo Manning and Kraftin' Kimmie images; and some Memory Box dies.  I'm posting the series of 7 cards and the interior here, rather than do 7 separate posts!  Call me lazy.

And the interior.  The $2 coin is under the cat!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jojo - for Jenny

My sister Jenny will be 57 this year - and frankly the fact that she's made it this long is reason enough to celebrate.  Jenny, over the past 3 years or so has had a series of medical disasters, 5 strokes; cereberal vasculitis; vasculitis in her lungs; heart problems and likely the underlying cause of everything probably has Lyme Disease.  Despite this all, she remains pretty stoic about it all.  I thought this little Mo Manning clown, Jojo would be just the ticket to raise her spirits.
Materials:  Mo Manning Digital Image - Jojo; Prima Flowers; CS: SU: Spellbinder Die; SU Embossing Folder; Colour by Copic

Monday, October 14, 2013

Danielle with Laptop - Happy Birthday Colette

My friend and colleague Colette spends a lot of time on the computer largely because of the nature of her job.  While I don't think a lot of her computer work is done lounging in a wing-back chair, perhaps this card will give her some ideas for when she's working at home! Regardless, I quite like this image so thought of Colette when I saw it.
Materials:  Mo Manning Digital; Spellbinder Dies; SU/Sizzix Embossing Folder; Colour by Copic

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Snorkle Boy - Mo Manning- for Rick's Birthday

My friend and colleague Rick turned 60 this year --- a momentus year on many counts -- he retires this year; turns 60; begins a whole new set to challenges as he learns to fill in his time while his lovely wife is still working. At one point he was thinking of becoming a cleaner because he's a clean-freak/germophobe extraordinaire! I just love Rick, he's funny, smart, conscientious, funny (I know I said that twice, but he's really funny) and caring. He's also a scuba diver, but try as I might, I can never find a scuba diver I like.  When Mo came out with this snorkle boy this year, I bought it instantly because I knew it would be perfect for Rick's card! You might not be able to see it in the picture, but I used some SU Crystal Effects on the goggles - looks pretty neat in real-life!
Materials:  Digital Image Mo Manning; Grass: Memory Box; Fish: Eyelet Outlet; DP: K&Company; CS: SU:  DP: SU: Colour by Copic

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Oddly Sweet Curiosities

My daughter Sarah has a friend (fellow teacher) who is going to be starting teaching at a new school this fall so she wanted to send her a little gift.  She'll be giving her a Starbucks gift card - and I'll be the first to agree this card does not scream coffee --- or even gift.  But it does demonstrate friendship so I think that will do the trick!  I absolutely love these Oddly Sweet Curiosities Images which, in the States are available from Susanas Custom Art and Design; elsewhere from Quixotic Paperie.  I used to order from Susana all the time, but postal rules and regulations made it prohibitive for to mail to the States. Now I have to wait for my friend ot go to Florida, order them delivered to her address then sent up to me here!  Government!!
Materials:  SCACD - Oddly Sweet Curiosities - Set #3; Sentiment (Same set); Colour by Copic

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Teacher Thank You - for Sarah

My daughter Sarah is a teacher so knows the kind of things that teachers like.  This year, she plans on giving Emily's (her #1 daughter) teacher a survival kit - which will include some hand wipes; aspirin; markers, and that type of thing.  I made this card so she can print on the blackboard - Survival Kit or something to that effect.  I figured Sarah's printing is likely much neater than mine!
Materials: Digital Image Tracey Malnofski (available from The Stamping Boutique; CP: K&Company; CS: SU: Colour by Copic

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Handyman Thank You

My friend Barb and her husband recently bought a winter home in Florida and have, for the past couple of years been sprucing it up over the summers.   Their handyman is worth his weight in gold, so Barb likes to give him a special thank you and a card when she returns every October. This year I decided to use some Stampin' Up images I don't often get to use.  I had bought them with my brother-in-law in mind (he does a lot of handy-work) but there are only so many occasions you can send a card for!  I found a blueprint image and printed it out for the background paper to keep with the handyman theme.
Materials:  Stamps:  SU: Sentiment: SU: CS: SU: Colour by Copic