Friday, April 27, 2012

Other Crafting..

So lest you think I did nothing in April, here's a little look at some projects and life...

Handmade washcloths. This is only 6 of the 11 I ended up making, plus 7 scrubbies.
 Sewing some dresses for my daughters. (They are still not done.)
 Teaching the kids to ride bikes without training wheels! 
My son (age 7):
 My daughter (age 6):
 My Youngest Daughter (age 5):
I foresee a very active summer! 
A friend and I have even decided to take up running! We figure with the kids on bikes, it will be motivation to keep up!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Retired for Donation

This week I had the opportunity to donate some things for door prizes at the mom's group I've been attending for the last 6 years. (This was my last year.)
So of course, I chose some old stamp sets and made a couple sample cards.
Sorry I didn't take a picture of the set. I was pressed for time.
Very simple design. So Saffron cs and DSP. Limeade Baker's Twine.

The image was stamped in Black Stazon on Vanilla cs, then colored with markers and a Blender Pen. I used the marker end of Daffodil for the petals and the pen end of Limeade to outline the leaves, then blended the Limeade inward.

This one I had a lot of fun making, and after I was done, re-thought giving this set away. lol!

Card base is Espresso, with Espresso DSP, run through the Big Shot with the Manhattan EF, then sanded the embossed design and sponged the edges.

The sentiment is stamped in Suede, cut into a banner and sponged with Suede. I just got the Vintage Trinkets, and I'm wondering what took me so long! ;) Love them! This little button is a brad! 

I was going for a Sepia look, so the rose image is stamped in Espresso ink on Vanilla cs and colored with a blender pen using Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Artichoke inks. Don't forget to sponge! ;)
Linen Thread is wrapped twice and tied in a bow. 
Sorry it's been so long between posts. April was crazy busy! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Birthday girl!

Sorry about the absence. 
My 'baby' turned 5 years old last week and we had a big party full of family and friends! All totaled, we had 13 kids and 12 adults. But for once, I was prepared and organized and got to relax and have fun, knowing everything was done!
What do you think? Does she look like me?! Haha!

Lighting the candles... Well, actually the lighter wasn't working, so we had to get another! (too funny!)

So I'm a dork... (we've established that!:)... and forgot to take pictures of the invitations. 
They were Pumpkin Pie and Concord Crush. They had 5 balloons and a cupcake, with doubled ribbon on the bottom. Here's the card I made for her. It's got the same ribbon and colors.
I love these Framelits! How could you not?! And an Embossing Folder does wonders for extra texture.

I cut the twine extra long, so after I tied the first bow, I took the ends and tied another bow on top. You can't try to fidget with either bows, though, or it will come loose! 

Here's the inside. Note that the balloon is embossed with the Polka Dot EF, too! :)

Have a great Easter Weekend! I can't believe it's Friday night already!