Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stamp a Tag

Another challenge I am late posting was to stamp a tag. Again, I didn't really "stamp" anything on here, but my baby is now obsessed with Mickey Mouse. For the past year, he has been die hard Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean. He has been planning a Darth Vader bday party since his 3rd birthday. So, over the past year I have been collecting a lot of Star Wars things for his upcoming party. About a month ago, he decided it has to be Mickey Mouse. Now I'm starting over at square 1. Since Mickey Mouse is all I can think of right now, I decided to make Dominic a little Mickey Mouse book marker he can play with. It is so hard to believe the last "crafty" baby will be turning 4 next week.

Awash with Flowers

I am a little behind on my posting of cards. Our next challenge (on the stamp forum I belong to) is to make a "Spring" card. While, I didn't really use "springy colors", I did use flowers. I love this card. I saw the idea on Pineterest. That seems to be where I get all my ideas from lately. I used Awash with Flowers by Stampin' Up! for this card.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

You Grow Girl!

I am so excited to say that my sister-in-law and her husband are expecting their first baby!!! I'm going to be an Auntie again. What can be better than that? Here is a card I sent them to congratulate them on the news. I think I'm even more excited that I get to tell people now. When I find out about news like this, I always want to shout if from the rooftops. So, being able to say something to the public is exciting. Congrats to both of them!

For this card, I used the paper piecing technique for the girl's clothes. I just stamped the image onto the patterned paper and cut it out and then placed it over the original stamped imagine on plain white paper. Of course, if you are new to stamping/card making, you can find out all about paper piecing here.

Challenge #5 - Man card

Our 5th challenge card this year was to make a "manly" card. If you know me, you know I do not like to make "manly" cards. That is almost as hard as not using any black ink for me. There isn't one thing I like about this card, but here it is. I know, I should have put much, much more effort into it, but I just can't get into making manly cards. Maybe I will sit down soon and really try to make a decent man card. For now, this is what you get. And, yes, I am aware that somewhere along the way, I lost a challenge card. Oh well.