wooo hooo It's been a while since my last post. OMGosh, life just gets in the way of crafting. But, I'm on some new psych meds now and hopefully will start feeling better soon.
Over the last few months I've been crafting a LOT (as you can see in a blog post, 2 posts back). I've done TONS of cards, more than 50 I'd say. But, this month in April, both my mom, dad and little big brother (he's younger than me, but WAY taller than me. lol) had a birthday.
So, here are 2 of the birthday cards I made, my mom and dad's. follow the link below to see pics!
Here's the card for my dad. I love how it turned out. so fun.
For the little bear guy and sentiment I used the Inkadinkado set Humorous Birthday. It's no secret to anyone in the family that my daddy LOVESSSSSSSSS cakes and ice cream. he likes ice cream so much, he literally eats a big bowl of it every single night. I'm not talking a regular bowl, I'm talking a country crock butter bowl filled with ice cream, cookies, cake etc. basically, whatever sweets he can find in the house. LOL we always tease him, but he's healthy as a horse, for right now, at least!
For his b-day I made a yummmmmy oreo cream cheese layer cake. it was good, but man was it sweet. right up dad's alley!
So anyhow, dad really liked his card. :) it was fun and still 'guy-ish'.
For my mom's b-day card, this one was a really fun one to make! My mom is an avid quilter. she makes some awesome quilts. She has won 1st place and 2nd place in some crafting/quilting boutique shows.
I thought it would be fun to make a quilt card for her. She really loved this card and was surprised I finished it before just giving up. But, really, it wasn't all that difficult to do. just some strips of deco paper and some squares cut in half, and it was done in about 30 mins.
First, I have to give credit to the demo gals over at Photo Scraps Blog. It is one of their older posts of which I saw a card "similar" to this one I made. I just followed the basic layout of it and change up how the card was arranged and the supplies used. so consider this a CASE card (copy and slightly edit).
I started out by selecting the deco card stock and paper. Paper and Cardstock as follows:
Pink hearts and purple dots : Recollections "All Girl" 6x6 paper Stack
Green flowers: Authentique "Cherish" 6x6 cardstock pad
Blue: Bo Bunny "Country Garden" 6x6 cardstock pad
Tan with purple flowers and green vines: DCWV "The Chateau Lavender" matstack
aren't my scissors cool, too? they are fiskars non-stick. and I LOVE the design on them. :) peace and love, man, peace and love!!! (LOL)
a couple of prima pearls in the bottom corner just finished this card off nicely!
The sentiments at top is the CTMH set "Wonderful Season" and the celebrate stamp is a studio g stamp.
Viva Las Vegas Stamps. it's a HUGEEEEE stamp store here in Vegas. They have some pretty awesome stamps, and they custom make stamps, as well.
Well, those are the 2 cards I'm sharing for now. I hope you like them, and thank you for stopping by.
Keep on Craftin'
P.S. I have 26 more creations of cards I've done over the last couple of months, so please check back soon, I have a few blog posts already in "draft" progress. Just trying to take care of my home life in between my posts. I REALLY need to get caught up!! :) give me some encouragement...come back to visit me, and please leave me comments!!