Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mr. Fix It Birthday Card

We all have one of those guys in our families who can fix anything. You know who he is. He is the one you call for every problem, and he usually knows the answer. If not, then he knows someone who knows the answer.

Last week was our Mr. Fix It's birthday, and what better card could I make for him? We had a paper piecing challenge at ScrappyFrogs. After completing a layout using paper piecing, I got the idea for this card for Mr. Fix It. I layered cardstock for his clothing hair, and shoes. I used the Sizzix Die cuts for this project. I modified the "shorts" from the summer set to make the tool belt. The screwdriver is a sticker from Jolee's. The stamps are from Stampin' Up and the Word Poetry stamp set.

I hope you like my second inspiration for paper piecing.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Tweety Bird Layout

I know I shared the story of the baby bird we rescued a few months ago. I finally got around to making a layout featuring "Tweety Bird".

Here is what I came up with:

The journaling slides in and hides behind the photos. The papers are from We R Memory Keepers. The chipboard accents are from DCWV Spring collection. I added doodling and faux stitching to the paper the change up the background using a white gel pen. The arrow and accents are also from We R Memory Keepers. The journaling paper I made out of cardstock, and I used my markers to mimic the grid pattern on the arrow and then inked it using a ColorBox Cat's eye.

Let me know what you think~

Hubby's Birthday Card.

For hubby's birthday this year, I made two cards.

This first one was for my mom and dad to give him. I used some great chipboard letters from DCWV and some rub-ons I found in my stash. In the picture you can see the glue that I used to glue down the balloon strings, but it isn't noticeable in person.

The second one is the one from me. There is a little more to this card than it appears. We have a standing joke regarding my "porn" and his "porn". He calls scrapbooking and crafting my form or pornography. It is so bad of an inside joke, that now the entire family refers to it that way. I tease him about his "porn", because he loves watching "Cathouse" on HBO. I tease him that he dreams of growing up to be Dennis (the manager of the Bunny Ranch in Reno that is featured on the show). I couldn't decide what to make for his card, but I wanted something funny. I was looking through my stamps, and I found a bunny stamp --

Here is what I came up with:

I don't remember who was kind enough to share this Bella image with me, but thank you! It was perfect for this card! I colored her using watercolor pencils. I used my Creative Memories cutter for the ovals, and the cardstock is from a DCWV cardstock pack. I used my new Stampin' Up embossing plates to make the polka dots on the yellow cardstock, and then sanded them using my hand sanding block with fine sandpaper to let the white core show through.

The inside of the card:

The sentiment is stamped using an old set from Stampin' Up.

And then of course, we couldn't have a bunny ranch without the bunnies. This is from an old Stampin' Up stamp set. I colored the bunnies using watercolor pencils and crayons. Their tails are colored cotton balls that I found at the Dollar Store. The fence is made of Popsicle sticks and jewelry wire. The grass is made from mullberry paper.

So now you know the story behind the Bunny Ranch birthday card! LOL My family sure got a good laugh out of it. I have to give credit to my mom for telling me to find something to do with bunnies and the Bunny Ranch! She gave me the inspiration to start looking.

Birthday Card

My auntie just LOVES frilly and girly cards. I decided that was exactly what she was getting for her birthday.

I created this card using some K & Company papers I have had since the late 90's. LOL -- Yes, that isn't a typo! The vellum from that collection already had the glitter on it. I loved it so much. I just saved and saved it. I combined it with new cardstock from DCWV. The lace is from my sewing box, and the pearl button came from my great-granny's button collection. The ribbon is from the Walmart cheapie ribbon box.

Hope you enjoyed taking a look~

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