Sunday, January 31, 2010

Robot Birthday

Always needing birthday cards, this month I decided to do a few for little boys....or young boys. My son is 9 and would have a fit if I called him "little". It seems that I never have a enough great "boy" here is Robbie Robot, Gary Gizmo and Sammy Sprocket. And continuing with the theme of completing the inside of the card, I took the patterned paper there too!
You'll notice that I did not use a stamp. Instead, I used the computer to print out the binary code that "spells out" HI.

Paper: Cardstock-Brazzil, Designer paper-"Rockets & Sprocket" by Recollections @Michael's.
Buttons and ribbon from stash.
Font: LED downloaded from internet.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stepping Outside

of my comfort zone, that is. I am a pastel girl down deep. But last year, found this fun paper. Yeap, a year. Sat in my drawer for a long time. Then, on one of my candy orange slice binges, I had an idea. Purple and orange for Valentines. I've been working with a lot of traditional pink, white and red, but this was so much fun. And of course, have to share my candy favorites with the card. And yes, more clips, with paper and {sing along with me} "Moooodge Poooodge".
All in all, guaranteed to cause cavities!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Today's card was created for my dear friend. Her mother suddenly passed away and I wanted to send her a card with my love, thoughts and prayers. These types of cards are so difficult. Here are three different versions. Still not sure which I like best.

The other difficult thing is the sentiment. What do you write in a sympathy card? I struggle to say the right thing..something comforting. Any ideas?
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Big Fluffy Love

Another card for Valentine's. This one features a sweet, fluffy bow. I just love it! I think it's probably been "snatched" from my mom's house. She is a floral designer and bow crazy gal. Whenever she sends gifts, they always have beautiful wrapping paper and lovely ribbon. I have boxes of bows ready to be reused in way or another.

Let me know what you think!
Designer Paper: Chatterbox "Adore"
Cardstock: Red- Bazill, cream & pink from my stash
Ribbon: French wired ribbon repurposed :)
Punch: Fiskar Apron Lace border
Scissors: Small scallop Back Street
Stamp: Inkadinkado by EK Success
Ink: a la Mode White embossing powder by Hampton Art

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Be Mine

Today's card is the first of the Valentine's selection. I have been so excited to use a couple of stamps I purchased last year. I am determined to have all of my Valentine's completed BEFORE Feb 14th, unlike Christmas this year. Sheesh! One down...several to go.
Designer Paper: Chatterbox "Adore"
Cardstock: Red, cream and pink from Bazzill paper
Embellishments: ribbon and button from stash
Stamp Sentiments: G studio & Inkado; heart Penny Black
Ink: White embossing powder WHITE a la Mode by Hampton Art, Ruby Red Stampin Up.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Disney Note Set

This note set was created with my Disney friend in mind.Who ever came up with the Disney color theme: Bravo! Red, yellow, white and black. Love it!!!
Same layout as the previous sets. I hope she enjoys it.
I think the clips turned out so cute.

Fonts: Pharmacy from internet
Designer Paper: Mickey Paper Red Polka Dot, Mickey Balloons Blue, Sandy Lion; Yellow Gingham.
Punch: Marvy 3" scallop circle.
Stickers: Mickey, EK Success.
Ribbons and Buttons: Stash

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pretty Birthday Floral

Pretty florals were the inspiration for this card. I love the way the banner turned out. I made this to go along with one of my note sets for one of my dear friends.
On this card I used one of my new tools, the Fiskar apron border punch. It is soooo lovely. Be prepared to see it on everything for the next little bit ...{cheesy smile}
Paper: Anna Griffin Purple solid, Purple Victorian, Purple floral
Ribbon: Anna Griffin lavender
Punch: Fiskar Apron Lace Border punch
Cardstock: Bazzil paper- "Guacamole"
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Photo Vintage, Stampin Up Old Olive

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year Note Set

I am fortunate to have several good friends. Indeed! However, 4 of them have birthdays this week. Yikes! I have been trolling my blogroll and found some fabulous ideas I put together to make a gift set. It includes a notepad, bookmark, 12 month calendar, reminder clips and a pen.

Shout Out! to those who shared their ideas.
Michelle @ Mish Mash for the notebook and clips
and Nancy @ Paper Smiles for the calendar

The notepad has a 4 1/2 x 11 inch lined notepad.

Clever calendar has 3 months on each side to correlate with each season. Just untie the ribbon and flip it over.

Clips to remind and hold important stuff together.

I have a new weapon in my crafting arsenal-Modge Podge! Awesome! I was singing "I love Modge Podge" for an hour after I finished these. My husband doesn't hear that stuff anymore. He just tunes me out!
I printed out the labels on the compy using the font "Pharmacy" and attached to clothes pin with Modge Podge. After they dried, they have a nice, matte coat that will wipe off, just in case.

This was also fun because I used all kinds of trinkets, including the "shrinky dinks" I made. I stamp the images, cut out and shrink in the oven. Be sure to punch holes in the center to thread ribbon. Then hot glue in place.

Finally, the bookmark. Stamped images and added coordinating papers. My favorite part is a place to write down the books to be read or what to read. I always forget when I hear of a good book. So, at least it will be written down for a year! I have a bunch of the plastic bookmarkcases, sorry I don't know where they are from. I got them as part of my last "multilevel marketing adventure". Ha!
Oh Fragglerock! (That's my swear word) I forgot to take a picture, but there is also a pen. I used an ink pen with a clear barrel to slip in a piece of the stripped paper. Everyone needs a matching pen!
Paper: Deja View-Blue Raspberry "Collage", "Striped", and "Paisley", cardstock-violet.
Stamps: Stampin Up "Love without End"
Ink: g studio, Joann's.
Ribbon: "Dashes, dots and checks"- Michael's
Buttons and trinkets: My stash
Shrink Film: Grafix
Clothes Pins: Walmart

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wintery Snowman

Today's card is really about a month late. Oh well. He is just so smiley I couldn't resist. Mr. Snowman lives in a very cold place, probably next door to my sister-in-law freezing her toosh off in Minnesota. While I, on the other hand, had to turn on the air conditioner so I didn't bake in my car this morning. Beautiful, sunny and 73 degrees. That's how we do winter here. Oh, but still longing for a snowman. Maybe I'll make one out of lemons from my tree!

This card is a Re-Deux- meaning the base was from something else. I think it was an invitation to a women's auxillary Christmas dinner last year. I added Mr. Snowman, "Happy Holidays" sentiment (on a velum pocket) , and Let it Snow!- all heat embossed in white. There are also some clear, crystal embossed snowflakes on the blue background, but they are difficult to see in the photo.
Happy Winter- Enjoy!

Mr. Lemon Man

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mojo Monday 120

Happy Monday!
Today's card design comes courtesy of Mojo Monday . It's the finishing touch on a gift set that I have put together for a dear friend's birthday. Keep your eyes will be posted in a day or two.

Stamps are a mix of Stampin Up "Love without End" and some other clear pack. The coordinating paper is Deja Views Blue Raspberry Paisley and Stripe. Assorted brad, ribbon and button from my stash.

Sweet Cherries

I finally broke down and opened up my Cosmo Cricket Early Bird mini deck. Wow! What a mouthful. I bought this paper a few months ago and have been waiting until after the holidays to bust out something sweet and vintage. I love the colors and patterns. I especially enjoy the mini decks because the patterns are smaller. They don't get lost on a card.
Anyways, a super shout out to an influential blogger, Tosh. She has a lovely style of distressing the edges of the paper. I have completely CASE'd that technique from her. Thanks Tosh!

The paper is Cherry Pie (of course) and Brunch. The cherry stamp is $1 g Studio, and red bias tape from Joann's. Oh, and don't forget the distress ink by Ranger in vintage photo.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

The current trend in snacks is cupcakes. I love this trend! There is a fantastic little cafe in St. George Utah that make the most delicious cuppies. It's called Twentyfive Main Cafe and Cupcake. My favorite flavors are coconut and vanilla raspberry. They are delightful! I could eat 2 or 3 at a sitting. My sister lives there and I need to think of excuses to visit. I can't just say "I'm here for the cupcakes". How rude!
Well, now that I am craving fluffy, sweet frostings, I'll leave you with these little cupcake cards.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

For Emma

My little friend and neighbor Emma is turning 5. Here is the gift bag I created to hold her little poodle Webkins. If you don't know what a Webkins is, see a 2nd grader. I wanted to make it special for her. She is a girlie girl and loves pink.

Christmas Card 1

I know...don't look at the date. I am still pretending it is December just go with me on this.
This is one of the Christmas cards I sent out this year. I wanted to try and use the traditional colors that coordinated with the designer paper that I have had....forever. Seems I have a lot of that stuff. I am still sending cards out this week...yep, New Year's and all.

What a darling family! This picture was taken at my brother's wedding this past August. I knew it would be the perfect time for the family snappy. Notice the little boy in the front. He will forever be truly represented in the Anderson Family history as "grumpy pants". He thinks it is funny. Urrrgh!

Happy Holidays! ( I'm thinking MLK, Jr. Day?)