Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall is in the air

What a beautiful fall day we are having today - finally the rain has stopped and the sun actually popped out today.
I started some halloween cards - finally! Here are a couple I made ~ this first one I made with my godson in mind - for some odd reason, he likes the skull and crossbones!!

 I used the Lost & Found Halloween line by My Mind's Eye along with some of the layered stickers that go with this line.
This next card uses some pattern paper from Little Yellow Bicycle's halloween line - BooVille, along with a Crafty Secret image from their Halloween Images & Journal Notes.

The black and purple cardstock, halloween ribbon, seam binding ribbon and gems are from my stash.

And my last card for tonight uses pattern papers from Graphic 45, die cuts from Papertrey Ink's Spider Webs and Limitless Layers 2 1/2 circle collection. And a Martha Stewart pumpkin cardstock sticker.

Tonight it's just me and my daughter spending a Saturday night together, doing our nails, giving ourselves facials, and a movie!
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October birthdays

What a gloomy, wet and rainy day it is here in Chicagoland - perfect day to stay in your jammies and play in your craft space which is what I have been doing this morning.
I have 2 birthday cards to show you -

This first one uses the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan pattern papers along with a coordinating ephemera flower. The ribbon and button are from my stash. This card was sent to my friend out east whom I made the baby mini album for that I posted about last week.

This card was made for my baby sister - she is celebrating her birthday today. The cardstock is from Stampin Up, patter paper is from the Graphic 45's  Little Darling line. The flower sticker is from Dear Lizzy which I sprinkled some glitter from Stampin Up on the edges. The tag punch is from Stampin Up and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink. Ribbon, button and gem are from my stash.

Now it's time to clean up the craft space and pull out my halloween supplies! Can't wait to get started - some ideas are swimming around in my head...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Baby boy...

Happy Sunday! It has been quite some time since I last posted. I haven't really done much card making these past few weeks. But that has not prevented me from ordering lots of new goodies from all my favorite online stores.

Most of what I have been stocking up on is for Halloween which is but 2-3 weeks away! I love Halloween but unfortunately I don't make alot of cards but 2 or 3. I do make treat bags for the people I work with and for my nephews. I can't wait to get started. What I have been working on is a mini album for a friend of mine who is going to be a grandma for the first time. As soon as she told me it was a boy, I started gathering all my supplies and went to work creating this mini album to send her!

I pulled out my Graphic 45's "Little Darlings" 8x8 paper pad and all my ribbons, lace, buttons, and gems from my stash and started mixing and matching.

I added some Crafty Secrets, Melissa Frances and Heidi Swapp embellishments along with a doily and some pompom trim I found in my ribbon drawer!

I went light on the layering and the double bows since I have to pack it and mail it to the east coast where my friend lives. I hate when I make the perfect bow only for it to get smashed when you slide a card into an envelope. In this case, layering chipboard over chipboard. By the way, it pays off to save your cereal and oatmeal boxes!
All in all, this 8x8 mini album turned out to be 10 pages thick. I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it. Once her daughter has the baby, and sends pictures, she'll be able to fill up the album!

That is it for me. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!