Wednesday, October 31, 2012

no card

No card.
All is well here at my house. No power or cable for about 2 1/2 days.  But is back now.  We had no significant damage. 

I really wish I could say the same for so many others.  My thoughts and prayers are going out for family, friends, and strangers.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bridal Shower

Niece #2's bridal shower was today. She loves the expression, "You need to kiss a lot of frogs before finding your prince." She collects frogs also. Her wedding colors are purple and green. So this is for her.
I followed the sketch from Fab Friday - I really liked this sketch -it can be so simple or not, as you'd like.

I also found the colors from Colour Q worked really well for me, and it's not even a Halloween card!
I am also putting this on the 52 Card Pick Up challenge!  I am trying to do one a week - not always sucessful, but trying!
stamps -frogs: Outlines; umbrella and sentiment: PTI
papers - purple and patterned: Basic Grey; white: PTI
other - diecuts: PTI; copics, mini pearls
Hurricane Sandy is supposed to be impacting the east coast of the US tonight through Tuesday.  My job has closed for Monday and Tuesday due to expected flooding and power outages.  I am just hoping it has been over-hyped, and all will be well.
Thanks so much for looking.  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Big - Oh's

My oldest son will be 30 this week, and my brother-in-law is turning 50.  This is for them.

I used the sketch from Addicted to Stamps and More blog.  I wasn't sure if I wanted the numbers to be inside the box, or pop out of the box.  So I made one of each. What do you think?

Product information:
Papers - black and white: Stampin Up; color: Heidi Grace
Number dies: Paper Trey Ink
I inked the edges of the numbers with a bit of red ink.  You can't really tell from the pix, but the numbers have a bit of glitter on them.

This was very fast and easy to do - which I love right now.  I am also submitting this t0 52 card pick up at the Old Back Porch

Hope you are enjoying a great fall weekend.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Old Chap

This is for my husband's and my good friend's 70th birthday.  He has a great big mustach, like the one in the card.  When I saw the Less is More Silver color challenge today, I thought . . .  PERFECT! 
Hubby bought him a card, but I know Vin's wife would love to see a handmade card - after all . . . we became friends through our husbands; but very good friends through our crafting hobbies!

So I was able to pull this together fairly quickly (I am a slow creator).

School (work) has been crazy - So card making has taken a back seat (so has housework, but that is a different story :)  So this card will go into the Old Back Porch 52 Card Pick Up challenge (which I need now!)

I know it is Card-Making weekend, but it also family weekend in my life . . . birthdays and anniversaries galore inside of one week!!  So we had several days of family visits, celebrating and eating some yummy faves. 

stamps: Pink by Desing
Paper: black - PTI; silver - unknown; pattern - Momenta
other: versamark, silver embossing powder, corner rounder

I embossed the mustache, and swiped Versamark around the paper, and embossed that too.  You can't tell, but I distressed the edges of the paper too.

Anyway, thanks for looking!!  I hope you are enjoying a great fall weekend.