Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tie One On!

"It's your birthday, tie one on!" I need to find a sentiment stamp like that one to go with these cards! I needed some more masculine birthday cards and I thought these would "fit the bill!" (I don't know what's going on with all these puns, I must be slap happy!!) I first found the big "ties" stamp a few years back and then found the little ties at the spring stamping convention and thought it was the perfect size to use on the envelopes to match the card. For these two cards, I went with a black and cream theme with a touch of gold. (I used gold embossing powder and then just a little gold glitter glue.) Hope you like them. Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Froggie Card

Just playing around with my sizzix and my cuddlebug embossing folder. There are so many possibilites with these toys! I liked the colors of this card together. The polka dot pattern paper and the polka dot ribbon add just the right amount of design to this simple card. TFL!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to two of my very dear friends (Sherry and Teresa)! Hope your day was special - I was thinking of you both! For these cards, I used the Cricut to cut the scallop circle and the cupcake stamp is from Michaels. The black polka dots were made with a jumbo black marker.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Welcome Back!

I'm back!!(Thank you to the people asking about where I have been!) Well, I've been right here, but I got caught up in all the "back to school" stuff. Not only setting up and preparing a classroom for a new grade, but all the shopping for two teenage "high school" girls (and myself). We also had a family wedding (my nephew) and out of town relatives. But... I am starting to get into the swing of going back to work and organizing my time again. Plus I had some fun craft projects that I couldn't post before hand (because I knew some of the receivers would be checking out my blog and didn't want to ruin the surprise!) So now that they have all received their "welcome back" gifts, I can share the story and the pics! It all began last spring at a staff luncheon when someone saw the empty drink holder on the table and tossed it at me and said "I bet you can make something out of this! The joke was sort of "from trash to treasure"! I said "Don't be surprised to find this on your desk the first day back to school." All of a sudden, two more people ran for the trash and threw two more drink holders at me! Well, I saved them all summer and this is what I did to "fix" them up! I cut the letters from my Cricut (Mickey Font)and covered the boxes with pattern paper. One holder has an M&M theme (found at Michaels), another has a school theme (pencil die cut is from my sizzix), and the last one just had kind of a "any occassion" theme. I think they were a big hit (and a big laugh) the first day. One person even said she was going to go home and find other things for me to "re-decorate"! Keep checking back - even though I didn't post for a while, I was busy creating! Thanks for looking!