Thursday, January 22, 2009

Family Christmas Cards

Some where along the way I missed these two cards in my Christmas Cards Galore post.
These went to my two grandsons in Georgia, Jeremy and Stephen.

This looks just like Christmas morning when my kids were little. And the grandkids too!

Both images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The main images were hand torn, inked and attached to the card base and the edges were slightly bent up.

I remember one year when -----. Maybe that's why I love this image so much!

Their mom said they both enjoyed the cards and the checks that were inside :-). They took all their Christmas and birthday money and went shopping and got whatever they wanted. Sometimes that's best, especially when they live so far away.


Happy December Birthdays!

Our family seems to have a lot of December events. In addition to the obvious one - Christmas - there are several birthdays and anniversaries.

My grandson Stephen's is on the 11th.

He lives in Georgia so I could use a Crab and Company card for him. His mom said he laughed at the booglie eyes!

And really liked the check inside too:-)

My stepmother-in-law's b-day is on the 12th.

I made this card at a "stamp camp" last year, so I don't remember much about it.

One of our Adopt-A-Teen girls, Jodie, at Freedom Village has a birthday on the 16th (I forgot to take a picture of her card) and our newest AAT, Ravyn's birthday is on the 27th and no pic of her card either.

My granddaughter Paula's b-day is the 28th.
The House Mouse images are some of my favorites and Paula's too now! The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

The party hat paper is from a House Mouse set. The cupcake brad was something I came across on the internet. The ribbon was from AC Moore.

My DH's b-day is on the 30th.

He is a real car buff, so -- the antique car is from SU's Thoughts of Father. The bird and watering can is stamped in Versamark. The car is colored with pencils and Gamsol.

Then there are our SBS22 sisters birthdays and anniversaries in December - Chrissie, Nancy and Anne's anniversaries and Norma and Gwen's birthdays. I'm sorry I didn't get your cards done. But I hope all of you had happy days with many more to follow.

Other December birthdays that I don't normally send cards to are my sister-in-law Marion on the 10th, my niece Sarah Beth on the 20th, and a brother, Richard on the 23rd (talk about a bad b-day!).

Have a fantastic week!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Get Well Cards

While my daughter was in the hospital a while back, she was on a diet of IV's and popsicles.
I made her a card and had the ladies in our Bible study group sign a "popsicle" for her.

The image is House Mouse Brain Freeze and colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

The words were computer generated and the "freezer door" was held shut with a photo turn and crystal brad.

After the ladies signed the popsicles, I colored them with the pencils, but no Gamsol so the messages wouldn't smear.
Then all the "popsicles" were put in the freezer so Becky could choose which flavor she wanted.

She really liked the card!

This image was received in a WishRAK (Random Act of Kindness) and was perfect for a card for an older man in our church who fell this winter.

He is always kidding and joking around with my hubby and me, telling us he can't sit with us in the "Rowdy" section at church, so I couldn't resist some teasing back.

I used several alphabets from my $1.00 stamps to stamp the inside so it looked like it "fell down" too. I inked the letters with Kaleidacolor Berry Blaze ink.

He and his wife weren't in church Sunday, so I don't know his reaction.

Maybe that is a good thing!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

October Card Challenge

The October card challenge for my SBS 22 group was to use paper piecing on our cards. I had my card done in early November. But - you all know how life can get in the way.

Better late than never! Here's my card.

The snowman and sled were both paper pieced. I added Stickles to the snow flakes, around the snowman's body and under the sled.

The stamp at the top - Brrr...It's cold outside - was a $1 stamp from Joann's, AC Moore or Michael's.

The snowman on the sled is from Cornish Heritage Farms.

Until next time - Stay Warm!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Co-workers note cards

This year for Christmas I made each of the girls I work with a set of 4 note cards and personalized them.

The names were computer generated and printed first.

Then card designs were all done with my Cuttlebug folders and Scor-Pal using ideas from a website featuring similar cards.

There are small self-adhesive pearls on the Birds and Swirls card.

The Stylized Flowers card was colored with Stampin' Up markers using a very light touch with the marker so as to not flatten the embossing.

Each card was mounted on a different colored base and had matching colored envelopes.
The girls really liked their cards.
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!


Christmas Cards Galore!

Even though I've not been blogging much lately, I have been busy making cards.

The Merry Christmas cards are made with wide printed ribbons with glitter already on the ribbon. I posted one in a previous post with a plain scallop border. That one went to my son and daughter-in-law in Georgia. These two were "dressed up" a bit using the threading water punch and Martha Stewart's lacy scallops punch. Both are very nice.

These cards were made from a Card Class by Mail kit from my SBS22 sister Cindy Vernon. They use SU Real Red and Whipser White papers, Real Red and Craft White inks.
These went to my daughter and granddaughter in Virginia. They also received a Riley 2009 calendar and a House Mouse calendar (no pics to show on the HM one yet).

This is the third card in the kit from Cindy. I really like the way the embossing turned out. I stamped in SU Craft White and applied white embossing powder.
This image was received from a WishRAK (Random Act of Kindness) on Split Coast Stampers. It was colored using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol - my very favorite method of coloring! The papers are SU Always Artichoke, Real Red and Whisper White. The ribbon and brads were in my stash. I have forgotten who this card went to.
Blessings to all,

Monday, January 12, 2009

Riley Christmas card and calendar

I hope all of you had a very blessed Christmas and a happy New Year's Day.
Any day off from work has to be good, right?

Here is the Christmas card I made Nate from Riley. I didn't see any mention of the stuffed Riley on the Caring Bridge site, so I called my sister and asked if Nate had received the package. She was very surprised that I was "Riley Moose" and said Nate had indeed gotten the box with Riley. She told me that when she looked in to check on him before she went to bed that night, he was sleeping with Riley under his head like a pillow. Had she known that I was Riley, she would have taken a picture of him and sent it to me.

Very traditional Christmas card front.

The tree was cut from a Christmas stack paper. The "gifts" under the tree were a stamp from SU's Loads of Love set.

This page uses the "dream balloon" from Sugar Plum Fluffles. Sofa Riley has a heart shaped box on his lap - definately not Christmas - so I covered him with a blanket. His little bunny slippers are beside him on the floor!

This card was so much fun to make for Nate.

Along with Riley and the card was a 2009 calendar - "The Adventures of Riley Moose".

This was the perfect project to try out my new Bind-It-All - love it!

I tried to feature something each month a teen might be doing. Some of the months have a little embellishment, but nothing very heavy. January has Stickles, March has gold glitter pen on the pot of gold, and December has Stickles.

I wish all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2009!