Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Show me the Music

I made this for Barb's Show Me the Music Swap.  My stamp is from Penny Black "12 Days of Christmas" set

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Calendar Girls

Kelly was our host last month for the Calendar Girls.  Her challenge was to make a card with fabric on it for the focal point.  I'll be honest, my life has been unbelievably crazy lately, and I didn't even realize when I put this baby gift together last week, that it worked with Kelly's theme.  I made blankets, burp cloths and bibs for a friend's first baby.  I bought the fabric and the baby toys months (and months ago).  When I got the call last week from her mom that the baby was here, I was a little bit in panic mode.  Somehow I managed to quickly get everything stitched up and enlisted my 4 year old nephew for some help wrapping it up (he and little brother hang out with me during the week while mom and dad are at work).  In my quick effort to make a homemade tag, and my lack of finding my stash of "critter" paper in a timely fashion, I grabbed a swatch of leftover blanket fabric so it would match my theme and took out my spellbinders dies until I found something that went together.  So Kelly, here is my "fabric" card, better late than never.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Unidentified Image - Snoopy

I just love Snoopy (and all his friends too).  We even had a dog named Snoopy as a kid.  He was a beagle, not the black and white typical Snoopy.  I was so excited when I got Jody's image.  First, so easy to color and second, he goes with everything.

I found this bright cheery background paper in my We R Memory Keepers stack.  Matched it up with a little SU Round Array saying and a heart paperclip.  Thanks for being our hostess this round Jody.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Firetruck cake

and here is my birthday boy!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Firetruck, firetruck

So my nephew just turned 4 last Friday.  It's been a whirlwind and not so much celebration yet.  He was very sick for his birthday, and the day before, and the day after and the day after that.  Baby brother has had a bad cold most of the week, but has two shiny little teeth to show for all his stuffiness.  His Daddy got sick over the weekend and is still recovering today.  So birthday festivities will happen this weekend, hopefully.  It did give me some extra time to work on a very special birthday card for my special birthday boy.  I'm his caregiver while mom and dad work and I have been since he was 3 months old.  It's an honor I am happy to have.  I have made all his birthday cakes so far so when I asked him what kind of birthday he was having this year, he asked me if I knew how to make a firetruck cake.  Of course I told him I could.  Well, I haven't gotten the cake made yet, that will be this weekend, but I did get the card made.  Austin loves to draw/color so I thought a coloring fire themed card would be ideal. I don't own any fire themed stamps, so I headed to the internet for coloring pages.  I came across Fireman Sam.  I thought he fit perfectly for my preschooler's card.  I'm not very computer savvy and my computer guru was at school (dd14) so I played around and ended up printing my coloring pages as 5x7 black and white prints.  So here is my card

I colored it in with my copics and add a SU Happy Birthday sign to the truck.  Then I made these coloring pages and made my card accordion style.

My little guy prefers markers to crayons and truthfully, they don't break nearly as easily and I picked these up at Kohl's during Christmas for a buck a pack.  So I added the pack of markers to the back page.

Now I'm just waiting for the weekend so I can make his cake, give him his card, and his new Thomas drawbridge and Salty train.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mystery Dino

I'm in a group of "mystery swappers".  Every other month the hostess for the round sends us an image to turn into a card.  This round was Kate's turn to host.  She sent this adorable little dinosaur.  I wasn't sure what to do with him so I hit the store for some designer paper.  I was thinking dinosaur tracks when I went but I could only find different styles of dinosaurs in the background.  When I got home I realized I have the Basic Grey dinosaurs, so I added the tracks and the words from that set.    I kept my card simple so the background paper could show.  I hated cutting up those cute little dinos and tried to make their faces show as much as I could.