Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Some new cards

So I have been making some cards lately...partly because I needed some cards for specific purposes and partly because I can make them quickly. Sometimes it just feels good to get in my craft room and get something completed even if I only have 30 minutes, ya know?  Anyway, this card is a "thank you" card for my sister. My daughter, Kayla, just turned 5, so I needed to send out thank you's. I always make my sister a special one though, 'cause she is the best when it comes to parties at my house!  She comes over at least a day in advance to help clean (which is not my favorite thing to do!) and she helps throughout the party to put food/drinks out and clean up-- she won't leave a dish in the sink! Seriously! She makes entertaining SO much easier for me!

So I made this card with a picture of my sweet little birthday girl! (She tends to display her cards in her room, so I added a little extra cuteness!) The papers are from a doodlebug pack, the ribbon is american craft and the stamp is hampton art.

This second card is just to have for a quick card to have on hand, but I was inspired by the DCWV blog card sketch. I used the Whimsy paper pack for this card.  I just love the shimmer in this paper! I know you can't tell from this picture, but I popped up the "Hi" scroll (which was cut from the Cindy Loo cartridge on the Cricut) for added dimension.

Hope to finish writing out the thank you cards today...I never feel like the party work is done until the TY cards are in the mail....
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My 1st baby boy page!

So, amid the craziness that is life with three kids, I finally made time to scrap a page for Austin's book! I loved the pictures we took of the girls meeting him in the hospital, so these pictures made my decision of where to start pretty easy!  See how proud the big sisters are?!

Seeing their smiles just warmed my heart!

I used paper from a baby boy stack from Die Cuts With a View (I think it's only sold at Michaels) that I bought shortly after the ultrasound revealed that we were having a boy so I could buy more scrapbooking paper!! (I may have a paper hoarding problem, but I know I'm not the only one in the scrapbooking world with that problem! lol!) Anyway, I really liked this stack because the papers are all soft blues, browns and greens.  The primary colors may grow on my eventually for boy pages, but I'm definitely not there yet!

I hope to get in my scrap room more since Austin is starting to nap regularly...there's just always so much to do around this house that I've neglected that hobby a bit.  I really do miss it! I was looking through some pictures of pages and cards that I made over the years and really felt inspired.  I have been making some cute cards for a project I've been donating to for the past few years, but I've done very little besides that and this page...oh well, little by little, I'll make more time for scrapbooking!