Thursday, May 27, 2010

Last week's cards

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Ok, so I was really busy getting some cards made last week. I know they are all sympathy cards, but I made them to be used at work (I work at an animal hospital) and I'm so happy I was asked to do them because it's so much nicer than getting a stock card from a company don't you think! Those butterflies are from my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The dog on the card is from the cart Nursery Rhymes (yes, that is something I cut with my cricut!) I love the Nursery Rhymes much I had to pre-order it right when it was announced LOL! Anyway hope you enjoy these and let me know if you'd like to see the ones that got rejected. (I made ten but only posted half because I was rushing to get the first ones to work.)

I hope to be showing you all some even better stuff soon because today I am 35! Yes, it's my birthday and my wonderful husband got me a Gypsy! I'm so excited!!! I also won a Gypsy A-Z dvd from Tammy Skinner (and of course Above Rubies Studio)! I am so hoping my dvd gets here before I go to visit the AL family tomorrow (is that asking too much? LOL) anyway I have my G all synced (it came yesterday so yes, I got it a little early). Can't wait to put this baby through it's paces so you guys can see what's spinning in my noodle!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Giveaway including Gypsy...

Over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking. If I don't win, I want you to!! I should have another project to post for you all by tomorrow so happy crafting and don't forget to be at UnKit Live at 8:30 central tonight!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hello Thursday came early???

So I was just bloggy hopping around and saw a post about the new pre-order carts at Custom Crops...can't believe these previews are up ahead of the official announcement, or did I not get mine? Anyway just click on the names to preview the images. Not sure which ones  I need yet (other than Mini Monsters) LOL! The funny thing is I was just catching up on google reader and thanks so much Capadia.

Cindy Loo
Freshly Picked
Mini Monsters
Wall Decor and More

Not sure how long these will be up, but if you're like me and need to start saving...check them out now!
Sorry that I haven't posted anything this week. Got some more projects done for others and made my own Mother's Day card and mailed it to Mom. I'll share if she wants it posted, but I didn't want to chance a post getting pubbed early and ruining her surprize. I hope she liked it, she was out of town yesterday and as of right now so she hasn't seen it yet, but it should be sitting in her mailbox. (I've already told her Happy Mother's Day!)

Also wanted to share that I have confirmed Carpal Tunnel in both arms and am being treated right now with NSAIDS and orthopedic splints so bear with me. It's like learning to type all over again. Good news is, I can craft in splints!
Hugs everyone and Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Finishing up Mother's Day Cards...

I think I am finally finished with all the cards for my work peeps, LOL! Never knew I would be making so many but the money went into my scrap fund (I want a G...) anyway here are some I have been saving for you (my own mom's isn't included for two reasons: 1. I haven't made it yet and 2. she reads my blog ...of course!).

This paper is from the Penny Lane Collection by My Minds Eye, Flowers from a giant assortment that I got free at Archivers (you know one of those coupon freebies...they actually had some of the tubes for sale after the freebie day) and assorted bling, ribbon and  tulle from my stash. the butterfly is from Petaloo and it was also free from an Archiver's coupon giveaway.I used Glue Dots for both the flowers and butterfly. I use TONS of mini Glue Dots on my projects. If I ever have a doubt about what will stick, I default to glue dots. I wrote on the front of the card: For you, Mom in my black Sakura Souffle pen (LOVE THESE). It shows up much better in person than in my photo (sorry about that!)

This one is not really my colors but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The flower is made by hand, just me gluing down some ruffles that I got from the fabric store (Hancock's...the ruffles were attached to the same color pink background and I just cut them off) The lettering is felt alphas by Making Memories and the trim is from the Poolside collection from Doodlebug Designs. The Bling here is from Kaisercraft and the Fozz Felt looks to be Kaiser as well! (I had to go look at the packaging LOL!) The background paper is a "b" side from Crate Paper Orbitz collection. Love the Crate Paper. 

The colors on these cards are so bright and sunny. They make me smile. I got the Summer Vacation Limited edition Cricut Cartridge last Thursday (I had pre-ordered this at my LSS). Can't wait to go back and do some 12x12 stuff SOON!! Hugs and thanks for really makes my day!!