Monday, May 30, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Graduation Girl

My dear Niece graduated last weekend, I made this card from a Sassy Cheryl's digital that I found. Here is a picture of it laying down, for some reason these seem to be better pictures... LOL (Less shake)

Here is the complete card. As you can see I kept this on the simple side not a lot of fluff if you will. This is generally more my style, I try to go past my simple style and some days have a very hard time with it. I believe these are the days I feel I have lost my "mojo". Is it because I am trying to go outside the box? I like challenges for this reason but do they help or just take us away from our comfort zone for a short while? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

I haven't had as much of a chance to create anything with my studio being used as a guest room, DH is still building our "tiny house" that our son and his girlfriend will be living in when it is completed. I will try to remember to post some pictures of this as it is quite the little house. For anyone interested in knowing more about these you can check some out at Tumbleweed Tiny House. Ours is a little larger than the ones that you will see at Tumbleweed, Hubby built it so we could have a bedroom on the main floor also. We originally were going to live in this ourselves but our move prompted us to buy something right away, so since we own a half acre, it will be our guest house instead. We really thought our guests would love to stay in a space just for them. Who knows I could possibly use it as a studio down the road too! :-O

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sympathy Card

I made this card a few weeks back and it wasn't my favorite, I haven't posted for a little over a week and it was sitting in my drafts so here it is... It maybe a little feminine for a sympathy card? Would love to hear feed back on how to make this one right. So give it to me ladies! LOL Anyway I am leaving on a short vacation to Colorado for my niece's graduation and knew I wouldn't be posting anything for another week or so. Hope you all have a wonderful week and terrific weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wee Stamps Birds on a Swing

Hello, so sorry I haven't posted in a little while, I had company come and spend a few days with us. Our Son and his girlfriend are moving to our little town! We are so excited to have at least one child very close to us. Eric got a job offer and will be here on Thursday this week to start. He will be staying in my craft room for a while however... I am not sure how it will work but I am hoping it will still give me a chance to craft when he is at work at least. Anyway this card was so fun to make, I coordinated the envelope, bookmark, card and the inside of the card all with matching digi's from Wee Stamps. This little stamp was so cute, I had to buy it! Of course while you are there you don't buy just one you silly... I bought only 2, which is pretty good for me.
These little bookmarks are very quick and easy to make, I wanted to give my recipient a little something extra.

So here is the finished card, just a simple little card. I did however just get my Elegant Edges cartridge for my Cricut and I used it to cut both the card front and the bookmark front (image area) and also got to play with my new copic airbrush! (I didn't use it on the bookmark and you can tell!) This was a fun little tool to use, if you have one of the Stampin' Up type you would love this one. You won't have one arm with a lot more muscle than the other. LOL Maybe mine just doesn't work as good but I really have to put out to get a little spray on my page. Anyway I have had a great week at the Post Office :) I love getting new items, I am still waiting to receive my first set of Magnolia's from the Club. I don't know when they will come but I am hoping the summer ones will be soon.
I don't usually finish the envelope as I did this one, but it really gives it a nice polished look don't you think? Copics do bleed on the envelope but it wasn't to bad. I put a piece of paper in the envie while coloring so not to bleed thru to the other side. I hope you all have a fantastic week and I hope to get a few more items done soon.