Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday cards

Hi all!

Here's a few birthday cards I've thrown together.  Hope you like  :)

Ok I just LOVE this card!  Love the colors  :)  The paper is from We R Memory Keepers the stripes is called "Classy" and the heels/saying is from one sheet that I cut up called "Stiletto".  I used a MS border punch then inked all edges with black.  Then on each of the heels I heat set a Jolee's Swarovski element/crystal. 

close up...the sentiment inside reads: May all your birthday wishes come true!
This is one of those pre-made pack of 8 cards from Michael's for $1.50.   I added the scalloped oval (an SVG) with the Verve bday phrase.  I used VersaMark on the edges then "painted" #680 Duo Red-Blue Pearl Ex powder on it.  The pic doesn't show what a beautiful iridescent shine it has.   I used foam dots underneath for dimension and added 2 Jolee's crystals for the eyes.
And here's a card for my brother who loves the Greenbay Packers (don't know why...we live in New England!!)  This was a MTC file I found in the gallery and didn't write down who made it but there were a couple in there. 
That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)      Kathi

Monday, August 8, 2011

Operation: Sticker Therapy

Hi All...another quick note tonight.  I just found this at Sassy Sites blog about a toddler with cancer and how stickers help her through the various invasive therapies she has to endure.  This brought tears to my eyes because I can't imagine my 20 month him having to go through that and he loves stickers too!  We use them all the time when we have to wait somewhere and he gets ancy.  So if anyone is interested in sending stickers or sticker books or if you would just like to check it out here is the link  Here in Providence we have Hasbro Children's Hospital...I wonder if they have different chapters of this organization?  I'll have to look into that  :)

Good Night...I'm going to kiss my healthy sleeping toddler and be thankful...


Another caddy, photo album & bday card

Ok...sorry if you're tired of seeing these but I just love making them and the recipients haven't complained  :) 

Sprayed black & covered the outside with black paper, the "A" is an SVG alphabet called Delilah Alpha and I didn't label who made it (possibly Lettering Delights?)  if anyone knows please let me know!  
I chalked the swirls in teal, pink and yellow.  I sprayed with Tsukineko "Sparkle" Shimmer Spritz then added my new fav - Jolee's hotfix jewels.  These are the Swarovski crystallized elements.
Here is one of the cheap 4x6 photo albums, I replaced the cover with a teal CS that I used a MS corner punch (I don't think the punches have identifying "names"), friends was cut from the Walk In My Garden cart and chalked in the same colors as above and sprayed with Shimmer Spritz, the flip flops are from the Car Decals cart and the flowers were chalked and sprayed with the Jolee's crystals.
And this is the bday card...she just got her 1st car so this was perfect!  Stamp set by Autumn Leaves.  Scalloped border punch on the bottom and sprayed with the Shimmer Spritz which is hard to see. 
You can see my post and many other crafty ideas at Skip to My Lou's Made by You Mondays, Sumo's Sweet Stuff and The Girl Creative.   Thanks for reading  :)   Kathi

Monday, August 1, 2011

A few cards

Hi all...a few projects to post.  If only we could craft all many ideas so little time  :)

Simple thank you card for a friend.   Verve heart die and stamp.
The candles are actually a piece of pewter with red paper behind then I squeezed some stickles in the openings.  Verve stamp and tied with red hemp.

A quick Stampin' Up! card...can't remember the name of the set but I know it's a much older one!  :)
I have a birthday gift I'll try to post this week!  Happy crafting!