Sunday, February 26, 2012

Early riser...

What a morning so far I've had! Never enough time in the day to complete one's chores, tasks, wish list, crafts...I truly hope to be able to enter a card in this weeks Card Pattern challenge. However, I am having my family over this afternoon for a lasagna dinner in celebration of my daughter's birthday and graduation which was earlier this month.
I have always been an early riser and this morning was no different! By 6:00 a.m. my pasta was boiling, and gravy was simmering. Finished reading James Patterson's "Private Games" as it is due back to my local library in 2 days! I have saved the chore of vacuuming for last - we have a hairy cat. Need I say more?

I do have a card to show you today. Another birthday in the family! I made several ahead of time! Here is the one I chose to give her:

This is the same pattern I followed when making my niece and nephew's birthday cards a few weeks ago. I love the sketch. I don't remember where I found it but I'm sure I'll use it over and over again.

My daughter's birthday was the 16th of this month. All her friends took her out to dinner and followed up with an evening of dancing and a few cocktails! Oh, to be 24 again!! Here is the card I made for her:

Again, same pattern I used for my sister's card above, and same patten papers and card stock. Just replaced the flowers with buttons and bling!
Thats all for this morning. I need to check on the 'gravy' that is simmering on the stove, vacuum, and hopefully get in my craft room to make the card for the challenge over at Card Patterns!
Have a great Sunday,

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Card Patterns - Sketch 153

Wow - can't believe I finally found time to make a card and enter a challenge! I've been super busy making birthday cards for family and friends! February alone has 5 birthdays and they all were within the last 2 weeks! I will show them later but first here is a picture of the sketch over at Card Patterns:

Looked pretty easy until I had to cut out 10 squares to fit along the width of the card. I am not good at measuring and fitting and piecing things together. But it's the attempt that counts, right?! Here is what I attempted to put together:

All ten of those tiny little images are from the Crafty Secrets Vintage images. Card stock and pattern paper are from Close To My Heart.

Ribbon, button and pearls are from my stash. Sentiment is also from Crafty Secrets, the tag and trim are die cuts from Papertrey Ink.

I'm off to post this card over at Card Patterns. I'll be back to show some of the birthday cards I made for the February birthdays!

Enjoy this beautiful Sunday!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Be Mine?

Happy Saturday! I was really looking forward to getting out this weekend to do some shopping for my vacation cruise. Did I say cruise? Yippee!! Never have been on a cruise before. My friend won a 3 night, 4 day cruise for two and asked me to go with! We set sail May 3rd to the Bahama's. Never been there either. I am so excited. But I'm getting off track here. As I was saying, I was looking forward to getting out this weekend but I have had the worse cold ever. I finally forced myself to call the doctor after 2 days of not being able to breathe through not just one nostril but both nostrils. I have not tasted food for 2 days either. Then I woke up yesterday to a very hacky cough. Come to find out I have a nasty sinus infection. The doctor put me on some strong antibiotics and cough medicine.

In addition to wanting to shop this weekend, I wanted to jump over to the Papertrey Ink blog and join in their festivities! They are celebrating their 5 year anniversary with lots of fun challenges. And the prizes are fantastic! Hopefully later tonight or tomorrow I'll feel more like a human being and get into the mood!

I was able to make a couple of valentine day cards last weekend

I love this ribbon - see how it sparkles and shimmers? I wish I knew where I got it from! I have a plastic bin that I keep scraps of ribbons, papers, and cardstock images for valentines day. It is here where I found the ribbon and these sweet images of the cute, little girl and boy.

That is it for today. I am working my way over to the couch, propped up with some pillows, a cup of hot tea, and a good book.....and a nap.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Double the Birthday...

Today is my great niece and nephew's birthday. They are officially teenagers today - woohoo! My late sister would be so proud today to share with the twins, her grandchildren!
I found a sketch of a card that I replicated for their birthday cards. One is geared toward the female gender, the other - male. This one I made for Camryn-lots of flowers, lace doily - very feminine!

And here is Brendan's card. I replaced the flowerrs with punched out stars and used an argyle print pattern paper and kraft card stock.

Any plans for the big day tomorrow? Super Bowl Sunday!! I do plan on going to my sisters house early afternoon to start making valentine cards and such. The men folk will be in another part of the house watching the game. Us women folk will be at the other end of the house!
I sure hope the team you are rooting for wins!
...night - Nancy