Thursday, August 26, 2010

Little Lunch Time Love

Its lunch time kids!!! Back to school came all too soon if you ask me, but hey its yet another reason {excuse} to make some cute little notes from your favorite papers, stamps, and ribbons! I used the everyday cards cartridge to make these bitty slider cards. The sweet little container is one of the purses from forever young that was altered by cutting the top flaps off.
ETA the cartridge is "just because" cards...not everyday cards {oops}

Each note was embossed, and embellished to coordinate with the stamped image. The inner slider card is blank and just big enough for a message of cheer, or encouragement. No matter how old they get, a surprise note from Mom is a welcome sight! {Although they may not admit it} *wink*
The classic apple icon associated with school gets a french makeover on this olive and red note. My youngest is in french 2, so this is sure to be her favorite. All the sentiments were punched with the SU modern label punch, and lightly inked.

A teeny weeny felt flower, and hand cut cloud may seem like a lot of extra detail for a little lunch note that may see the bottom of public school trash can rather than a scrapbook, but I just bet you will find those notes safely tucked away in a backpack pocket! Life is all about the details, big or small :)

This is my favorite of the four notes, I just love chocolate and red together, and I have long called my daughter my star. so this will have a super special meaning to her, and I can just imaging the smile on her face when she finds this hiding under a turkey sandwich!!!  hee hee!!

So if you find yourself looking for a weekend project, why not make a stack of lunch time love?
Happy creating,

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ice cream and Presents and cake, Oh My!

My darling Nephew just turned one, My how quickly time has gone! I can hardly believe he is walking talking and sneaking out of his crib already, he must get his sense of adventure from his Aunt :) I knew this favorite cupcake stamp {SU simple birthday thanks} would be darling paper pieced into a blue and green confection!

Brads fashioned into sprinkles are dotted across the cupcake "frosting" and a giant clear button adorned with my minds eye paper on the back is a fitting cherry on top! I have mixed up several patterns from Stampin up and My Minds Eye for a winning combination.

These pennants were cut with the new cricut cartridge country life,{You still have a chance to win this cartridge on Cindy Royals blog}  and sponged along the edges. I added the stickers with dimensionals, rubbing a bit of powder around the rest of the sticker to remove the chance of any sticky residue getting stuck to the pennant. The best ingredient in this sweet recipe is the sketch by Jana Eubank, and her fabulous sketch blog can be found here.

I Love working with Jana's sketches, she is very talented!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Welcome New Baby

Please help me Congratulate my brother and his beautiful wife on the arrival of their new baby boy! Little guy decided to show up a month early, to the surprise of his parents! He was perfectly healthy and ready to go home in just a few days! I'm a proud and happy Aunt!!!
 Chella decided giraffes are cuter than monkeys, so that is the theme of my gift set. I used the mojo monday sketch 150 to map out my card in bold hues of pumpkin, kiwi, chocolate and saffron. 

The precious giraffe was cut with the create a critter cricut cartridge, and was layered on dimensionals. Welcome baby was stamped and cut out by hand to fit on a kraft star. We found a sweet little preemie outfit with a giraffe bib and polka dots in these colors, when we spyed the precious musical animal I just knew this was the perfect gift! Thanks Chella, no monkeys this time! She picked a winning combo if you ask me!

To see the mojo monday sketch click here, it was easy to work with, and really made this card special!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

i love your smile

Pennants are HOT! Everywhere you look they are a favorite element from paper crafts to parties. I love the idea of such a quaint decoration making such a strong comeback! This tall card is just as feminine as can be with sparkly swirls, flowers, and lace. Its a twist of Victorian and contemporary that I really love. I have marvelled at so many designers that can really pull off that style.I can honestly say that I don't have a specific style,  I so enjoy being a "Jill of all trades" so to speak.  

Layers of scalloped circle cuts spritzed and scrunched make these wonderfully distressed flowers. To watch the tutorial click HERE . The leaves are actually petals from the cuttlebug petal dies and cut a little shorter to appear more like a leaf.The pennants were hand cut, but you can use the pennat from the nest cartridge as well

I cut a set of these swirls and layered them for more depth, I couldn't resist the urge to add a few silver pearls, after all you know me~ I never miss the chance to embellish! The background paper was scalloped with a border punch, and a pretty white floral rub on is just visible under the swirls. I love that I get to try new things, and have fun when I do.....I highly recommend it!
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