Tuesday, April 27, 2010

All Star Dad

The time is just flying by. My middle son, Cameron makes his First Communion this weekend. And summer will be here before we know it. I love all things summer: long days, warm nights, camping, and baseball. That was the inspiration for my Father's Day cards. I used several different stamps on this card, but most came from the Stampin' Up set, Sporting. My favorite part about the card is the inside! My husband is not really a baseball fan. I wish he were so we could get him tickets to a game (preferably the Yankees:) But since he isn't we will have to come up with something else! I should probably get to work on Mother's Day cards since that does come BEFORE Father's Day! lol

Inside of card

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Top Note Flag Box

I love being able to justify purchasing a new product when I'm able to use it in so many ways.
This die is not new to me, but I did dust it off and use it for a few projects recently. This box will be made at one of my upcoming workshops. I used a box template that I printed from the demonstrator website. It was a little taller than I wanted so I just cut it down to size and assembled it. Then I cut 2 top notes from Whisper White, 1 from Real Red, and 1 from Ballet Blue. I cut the red piece into 3/8" sections and adhered them accordingly to the white piece. Then I used 1/4 of the blue piece, added a star, and adhered it also. I then glued the flag to the front of the box and the other white piece to the back of the box. What do you think??

Monday, April 12, 2010

Top Note Zoo Album

Avery Rae


Recently I took Carter and my friend's daughter, Avery, to the zoo. I wanted to make an album for Avery of pictures from the day. She is 1 1/2, and so smart! I used the elephant from Animal Stories. The coordinating DSP is called Tall Tales. I took the thin cardboard that comes in the pack of DSP and ran it through the Cuttle Bug with the Top Note die to create the "pages" for the album. I did the same thing with the DSP, then adhered it to the cardboard. I'm also going to laminate the pages so she can actually look through the book without tearing the pages.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Loads Of Birthday Fun

This is the card I made for my nephew's birthday tomorrow. I used the 4 wheeler from Loads of Fun and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The ribbon and circle punches are from SU!. The buttons are from PTI and the scallop rectangle is a Nestie. Happy Friday!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

This is no April Fool's joke! I actually have a post for you today!! We hit 81 degrees here in Ohio today. It's supposed to be just as nice tomorrow so we will be heading to the zoo :)
I used A Good Egg stamp set, some old DSP, a few punches, and some ribbon this card. I'm ashamed to admit this is the first card I've made since the few Christmas cards I made way back when.