Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Kyle!

I made this card for my husband for his birthday. We celebrated his birthday yesterday with a nice backyard BBQ with some of our friends. For his birthday I gave my husband a gift certificate to get his tattoos done. After Rhylan was born my husband new he was ready to get the girls names done. He plans to get one on each forearm. He was very excited about his gift!

To make the card I started with some crumb cake cardstock for the base of the card. I then used some of my Stella Rose paper for the two pattern papers in the background. I matted one of the pattern papers with some Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze. I stitched around the outside with my sewing machine and some dark brown thread. I then stamped out Beerafella with some memento ink on some Very Vanilla cardstock. I then cut it out using my oval nestabilities. I used a technique my friend Shanna taught me to make sure I didn't cut off the beer case with the nestability. I added a scalloped oval cut from some crumb cake cardstock using the scalloped oval nestabilities. I coloured Beerafella with my copic markers and distressed the edges with some crumb cake ink. I added some of my new Early Espresso Scalloped ribbon from Stampin' Up to the left side and placed my image over top. The sentiment is from a 2011 Stampin' Up Sell-a-bration set called"Happy for You". I stamped it with Early Espresso Ink and distressed the edges again with Crumb Cake ink. I added a Baja Breeze corduroy button with some Whisper white and Early Espresso bake's twine. 

On the inside of the card I used some scraps from my Stella Rose paper to finish off the card. I used the "Occasional Quotes" and "Bring on the Cake" stamp sets for my sentiment. 


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rhylan is 2 Months Old!

Wow my baby is now 2 months old, where has the time gone. Rhylan now smiles and is very close to laughing, she is even trying to pull her self up to be sitting when you are holding her. She is getting big so fast, I wish I could slow down time!

Here is a comparison photo of my two girls at the same age. Both of the stuff animals behind the are the same hight and size!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Father's Day Again!

This is the Father's Day card that I made for my dad and my father-in-law. They both enjoy fishing so I thought the card was appropriate for both of them. The idea for the card came from on of the blogs I follow. She used this same design to make a motorcycle card. My dad is a avid biker so that is why her card caught my attention. 

I started by stamping three fish on some Crumb Cake cardstock in Blue Bayou, Cajun Craze and Close to Cocoa. I then matted that piece with some Cajun Craze and Blue Bayou cardstock. I mounted it on some Fishing pattern paper that I picked up last week at my LSS. I then stamped "Happy Father's Day" from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes set, onto some Crumb Cake cardstock and cut it out with the word window punch. I used the modern label punch to punch out some Soft Suede cardstock to mount my sentiment on. I then used some twine and two copper square brads to mount my sentiment at the bottom of the card. I distressed the edges of the papers with some Crumb Cake ink to give them a weathered, outdoor look. I finished the card off with three copper brads in the top right corner. 

On the inside of the card I used some Very Vanilla paper distressed with Crumb Cake ink. I then stamped "Happy Father's Day" from Stampendous with Close to Cocoa ink. I finished it off with two strips of stripped paper along the left side. I matted the Very Vanilla piece with some Cajun Craze cardstock to match the front of the card.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Aniversary Mom & Dad and Congratulations Jen & Chase!

I made these two cards during my massive card making time last Thursday and Friday. I usually don't make the same card but after talking with one of my girlfriend she reminded me "why reinvent the wheel". We all get so stressed trying to make a new card for each person when sometimes the same card could serve two purposes. This is a anniversary card for my parents and the I made another for a wedding reception I was attending. 

I used the recipe stamp from Stamping Bella. I then wrote on the a recipe for a perfect marriage. I believe my parents have perfected the recipe as they are celebrating 35 years of marriage. I used paper black and white pattern paper from Doodlebug for the anniversary card and wedding paper from DCWV for the wedding card. I used Bo Bunny ribbon for the bow on the anniversary card and some paper flower and red brads from my stash for the wedding card. Both cards have three pewter heart brads in the lower right corner to finish off the card.

On the inside I used my small scalloped border punch from EK Success along the far edge and then added a strip of Black and White pattern paper along the side. The sentiments on both cards are from a C.C Designs "Love" set. The "Happy Anniversary" & "Congratulations" is from a Stampin' Up Hostess set. 


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

This is the Father's Day Card I made for my husband from the girls. The inspiration came from one of the Blogs that I follow Stampin' Mom of Four. She has put a full tutorial with all the measurements on her blog that you can follow while making the card. It is very simple but has a nice finished quality to it. I used some pattern paper from my Masculine Stash. I am sorry I can't remember what company it is from. I then finished the shirt off with some small solid eyelets. I haven't used eyelets in so long that I almost forgot how to put them in.

I stamped the "Happy Father's Day" on the inside with Blue Bayou ink. The stamp is from a Fishing Set that I picked up at my local scarpbooking store.


Happy Birthday Hayden!

I am excited that for the last two days I have been able to hang out in my scrap space.  I really needed it this week as I have 2 birthday, a wedding, a anniversary, and 3 father's day cards to make. This is the first time I have been able to scrapbook since Rhylan was born. Now that she will hang out in her vibrating chair or on her playmat I am hoping that I will be able to get more done. I made this card for my cousin's baby who is turning one this week. 

I started with some Marina Mist cardstock. I then used my new texturzs plates from Stmapin' Up to add some texture to the Certainly Celery cardstock. The pattern paper is from my new 6x6 Jillian Bean Soup pack of paper. I matted it with some more Marina Mist. The Owl is created with the Owl Punch from Stampin' Up. His wings are made by cutting a Scalloped Oval in half. I used the Tiny Leaves sizzlet to give him a branch to sit on. His hat is a triangle cut from some of the Jillian Bean Soup paper. I cut off a small pom pom from the Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Ribbon from Stampin' Up and added it to the top of the hat. I mounted the owl and branch on a circle cut from Whisper White Cardstock with the circle nestabilities. I then mounted it on a Marina Mist scalloped circle cut with my nestabilities. The balloon is made from an oval Nestability and cutting a little of the sides to make it more like a balloon shape. I then attached a small bow and tail made out of baker's twine. I added some Marina Mist Ribbon across the bottom to finish it off.

For the inside of the card I used Marina Mist Ink and the new Birthday Set from Stampin' Up. I used a strip of Jillian Bean Soup paper across the top with a strip of Certainly Celery punched with the scalloped border punch. I matted the piece off whisper White cardstock with Certainly Celery to finish of the card.