Monday, June 25, 2007

Lots to share!

Wow! What a busy weekend! It seems like I have been here there and everywhere (including JoAnn's) {wink}! Thursday afternoon I went to visit Joe's aunt (my other mom!) because she and hubby got a new house. She used to live right next door to me but now she lives next door to her daughter Amy (my other sister!) about 40 minutes away from me. The move was bittersweet because I loved having her next door but I am so happy she can be right next to her daughter and grandkids!!!! And don't worry, she's one of those moms that you wouldn't mind living next door to!
After I visited a little Joe's cousin Tiffany and I went off to JoAnn's to shop a little. She had never been in a Super JoAnn's before! Well, poor girl I cured her of that! I'm sure I'll be getting a letter of complaint for her husband!!!! Uh Oh! We then took the kids to McDonald's and they had a great time! If I could only bottle all of those giggles!!!

Saturday morning was the community yard sales where my MIL lives. Bought not one thing for myself but I ended up getting Jolee about 39 pieces of clothes (mostly GAP and Children's Place) for $25! After that I had $5 left and ended up getting them each a little folding camp chair for when we go fishing. Man I love yard sales!!!! I also had a birthday party to go to and ended up staying there for about 2 1/2 hours. After that I was super tired! I came home and slept a little till Joe got home.

Sunday totally threw me off. Joe worked this weekend (the first in a while) so I kept feeling like it was Monday. It was a really good card day though! Got 5 done! And they are all in their envelopes with stamps ready to go to my mailbox! Now that is an accomplishment! To actually get them sent out on time! One of them really a week late though but we won't count that one! {wink}

So here they are!! All 5! I have to say I really like this batch!

The first one is for my sister. She swears she will never find another man (she's divorced) so I had to make her a card to remind her why doesn't doesn't need one! {giggle} The color of the paper is off a bit in this pic. It's really more of a light sage-y green.

  • Colorbok patterned paper
  • Close to Cocoa CS
  • Marvy Giga and Mega scalloped circle punches
  • Cosmobella stamp (Stamping Bella), Men's faults stamp (RiverCityRubberWorks)
  • sewing machine
  • aquapainter
  • Copic gray marker (for shadows)
  • eyelets, pop dots, ribbon
This next one is for a blogging friend who shall remain nameless so they don't know this card is coming to them. I think kraft is my new obsession. I just love how clean it looks!

  • BasicGrey Lilly Kate paper
  • kraft CS
  • Cuttlebug flowers die
  • Paper Studio big brad (LOVE these!)
  • For my Friend stamp (Studio G)
This card is the one that is a week late! Shame on me too! It's for my niece. I picked up this paper at JoAnn's when I was there the other day. I LOVE it! Especially these two together. I glued a piece of the polka dot paper onto a coaster I snuck from Outback, ran it through my Sizzix and viola! Super easy accent!

  • Flower paper (Sandyloin), polka dot paper (Hot off the Press)
  • Paper Tray stamp set (PaperTreyInk)
  • Cuttlebug flowers die
  • Chipboard frame (painted with black acrylic paint)
  • eyelets
  • ribbon, stickles
This is for a relative of a blogger friend who is ill. Just wanted to send well wishes to her. I did Lisa's card challenge on this one again. I just love this layout. So quick and easy to put together! And just for the record this card looks better IRL!

  • Happy Harmony (SU), Thoughts of You (Michael's $1 bin)
  • Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip CS
  • Mega scalloped circle punch
  • ZIG markers
  • sheer ribbon
  • corner rounder
  • pop dots
This is my favorite of them all. I found this cool paper at JoAnn's too. It's by Colorbok and it's called "Little People". It has a bunch of different little cute scenes all over it. I decided to punch out the people with the umbrellas. My sis's hubby just got laid off and she is stressing right now. Been there! Done that! Just wanted her to know I was thinking of her. I used my sewing machine to make the holes. And I swear I could not live without my snap stamps!
*outside reads "sometimes when it rains"
*inside reads "it pours"

  • BasicGrey Lilly Kate paper, Colorbok "Little People" paper
  • kraft, red CS
  • Karen Foster 1/8 inch snap stamps
  • Mega scalloped circle punch
  • Super Jumbo circle punch (finally invested, Wow! Love it!)
  • Sewing machine
  • pop dots
Whew! I think I'm done now! I am going to make blog candy post today! So check for it!!!! Thanks for stopping by!


Amy said...

morning Heidi! Wow, you got tons of cards made yesterday, yippee! Good for you. My favorite is the birthday card, I love it! And the raining/pouring card is adorable too. Hope all is well there, life is crazy here!


Liz said...

Love the cards! The sentiment on the Bella card cracks me up!

doverdi said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. I am also a yard sale fanatic and can't wait for Saturday mornings so I can go out and hunt down the next treasure. lol
Love the cards, they are all so pretty. Cute sentiment on the bella card. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Excellent sentiment on the Bella card!!

Julie Masse said...

All are great stamps!! Looks like you had sooo much fun!! great stamping! :)

Angel W said...

Love these cards. You've been busy!

Heather said...

Love that cosmo bella -- what a great saying!!! :) H

Rose Ann said...

Love all your cards...WOW!! You go girl!

The Bella one cracks me up (love the sentiment). I'm also loving the kraft paper look (love the die-cut flower). The birthday card is gorgeous (love the papers!) Your {thoughts of you} card will surely cheer up the receiver (love pink and chocolate, and the ribbon adds a nice touch). Your "little people" card is perfect...and so is your sentiment!

Awesome job, Heidi!!

domenica said...

Wow, are these ever adorable cards!!

Colleen Schaan said... were a busy bee! I just think your style is so darned cute!