Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kick up your heels! ....60 th Birthday Card

This is a fun card that my mother made for her sister's birthday . She turned 60 in December but I just wanted to share this great card with you all.

The yellow base of the card was a precut 12" piece from the dollar store. She used Recollections shimmer cardstock for top and shoes and glitter paper for the skirt.

The Princess (aka my Auntie) is from Rock Princess,
I would have to say that this is my mother's favourite Cricut cartridge. The armchair is from Love You a Latte Cricut Lite cartridge.... I love the armchair and the way she put it through the Cuttlebug with the Divine Swirls folder.

The "Kick up your heels! " sentiment is from the Pink by Design Rock On stamp set . I like the little details that she added like her painted fingernails and the flower bling for a braclet.

Great job Mom !

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine's Day Layout

I've been busy reorganizing my craft room and saw these Heart shaped buttons in my stash and starting thinking what can I do with them....

So I made this Valentine's Day Layout.

I used my Pink Cat Studio - Lily and Billy Sweethearts  stamp set and coloured them with my Copics. The sentiment comes from Pink By Design's October SOTM - Friends to the end.  I stamped it onto a Spellbinders Label Die and then Embossed in black. The Happy Valentine's Day Stamp is a Martha Stewart stamp set.

I used Recollections Shimmer Red cardstock for the base and Making Memories - Heart Floral Love Struck cardstock for the background.

Then I added some Pink By Design Divine Twine in Cherry
and thread on the Heart shaped buttons that started this whole layout. A few sparkly heart shaped brads and voilà!

Monday, January 23, 2012

These Boots Are Made for Walking

Due to some recent schedule changes at work, my team has lost a member :(

With so many changes, she had to make a choice to stay in the line or to go casual. Unfortunately she had to give up her line and we are very sad to see her go. If we're lucky we will get to see her now and again.

So on her last day with the team, I made her this card. At first I wasn't sure what kind of card to make, so I started thumbing through my sentiment stamps and came along one of my Pink By Design sets.

It was perfect: "These boots are made for walking", from the Cowgirl Up Stamp set. I decided to emboss it with White Embossing Powder.

For the inside sentiment I choose "Hope you're back in the saddle real soon", also on the Cowgirl Up set. Hopefully we'll get to work with her soon.

Then I pulled out the Cricut and my 3 Birds on Parade cartridge and cut out some Cowboy Boots in 2 different sizes.

Out came the cuttle bug and I embossed the boots with the Mesh folder. A little Pink By Design Twine, some popdots and some bling.

Matching Envelope 

I decided to make a matching little envelope stamped with the boot image also from the Cowgirl Up set.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

More Sympathy Cards

Here are a couple of Sympathy cards that I made just recently for a friend. It's never easy losing someone but it is a part of life and doing the job I do it happens far too often.

That's why it is so important that you tell the people you love ... how much they mean to you. With that said for those near and dear to me and those afar I love and miss you all.

And here are some that were made digitally

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy New Year! 2012

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Year with family and friends.

I can't believe that it's 2012... time just goes by so fast these days. I've been working lots but thought that I'd post a few pictures.

So here's to a new year and a new start.