Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cards for Cancer

Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a nice day so far! It's a nice temperature here, but rainy (bleh!). I don't know if I have ever wanted Spring to come more than this year. I have a serious itch to get my garden started and move some more of our chickies outside. I'm also ready to get a stinkin' tan! I am so Casper right now it's not even funny. Okay, so here is where the weather complaining stops. I'm just glad there's no snow!

So, today's card has a special significance because next Thursday I will be visiting the Foster J Boyd Cancer Center here in Ohio to do a card making class. The staff (including my sweet sweet sister!) at the Center have a wonderful relationship with their patients and want to make every little thing extra special and personal. So, my sister talked to me about the idea of the staff making their cards personally. I jumped at the chance to help out and am now coming up with ideas for several cards that they can put together and assemble next week, along with ideas for future cards to make when I'm not around. Now I know most of you out there have a ginormous card making stash and have trouble choosing what stamp set, paper, ink, embellies, and whatnot to use. I was given $100 and asked if I could get the basics. Huh!? My idea of 'the basics' are so twisted that to me, a 'basic' need is my Sizzix, embossing folders, my Nestabilities dies, and my pricey Copic markers! So, I had to get back to real basics. Paper, ink, brads, adhesive, some stamps, ribbon, and a few other 'fancy' things. It was tough, but I did it!

Now onto my first and super simple Thinking of You card.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Paper: kraft, white, My Minds Eye Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Other: corner rounder, Nestabilities Labels 1 dies, Fiskars scallop edge punch, pop dots

I have to come up with several more that they can just cut and put together for mass making. I'm going to be pulling out some of my Stampin' Up sets that haven't seen the light of day for years! It should be fun!

I just had to share a pic of the new addition to our family! Her name is Katie and we got her last week from friends of ours. She is just the sweetest goat! She loves playing outside with the kids but when she is in the barn seems kind of lonely. That of course means we'll probably be getting a buddy for her! Heaven help me!

Oh, and I took the kids to the circus last night! They had a blast! It was Clinton's first time so he was completely amazed! I think we'll make this an annual trip!

Well, hope all of you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, March 09, 2009


Morning all! Today on 2sketches4you Starving Artistamps is sponsoring, so if you try your hand at the sketch (which is super cute!) then you have a chance to win the new Doodle Factory Easter set!

Here is my take on the sketch. I have been wanting to use this knight for such a long time! I thought he fit perfectly for the sketch.

Stamps: Sir Silimus (DF Fairytale) Paper: kraft, Mellow Moss, white Ink: Palette Hybrid black Other: Copic markers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, pop dots

Make sure you get over to the SA blog so you can check out all of the other designers cards! Just a reminder, if you'd like to save 10% on your SA order just use the code savetenhk . Have a fantastic day!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sweet and Simple

Good morning all! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was packed full of fun stuff for my sweet Ava who's birthday was yesterday. I did dit down and make this 5 minute card for her. I just got my new Nestabilities dies in the mail on Saturday so I had to use them immediately! Then I ran that piece through the swiss dots embossing folder and slapped it on with pop dots. The glitter heart is from the clearance Valentine's section and Walmart along with the 'just for you' sticker. She loved it!

Stamps: none! Paper: DCWV pink, Marcella paper stack (Target) Ink: none! Other: Nestabilities dies, Cuttlebug emossing folder, button, K&Co sticker, glitter heart

An here is my pretty birthday girl! She turned 5 yesterday. This was the dress she picked out the day before while shopping with mamaw, so of course she waned to wear it to church the next morning! We went out to eat afterward and then she got to open her presents when daddy got home from work (7:30pm). It almost killed her! She did get a pink DS along with a few games and a DS case. She said it was better than the best present ever. I guess we did good. :0)

Hope everyone has a delightful day!