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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Wishing you all a spooooky treat-filled evening!

I LOVED making this project so much, I actually made two of them. This design was created as an 8" hanging decoration by Donna at Custom Crops and it uses A Child's Year and Plantain Cricut cartridges. The witch is cut 3X and popped, the stars are folded for dimension and popped and I embossed the top layer in shiny black. Lovely vintage feel , don'tcha think? (Click photo for larger view)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Boo 2009 Style

Made cards for Rowan and Lily (inspired by some I saw at Splitcoast Stampers. I used the shield cut on SB Cricut cartridge. Simple but cute. The third one is all stamping and cuttlebug. I love the little bat stamps that came in 3 sizes. Reminds me of all the bats that live under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin. The first time I stayed at the Four Seasons in Austin on a business trip, one of the locals insisted I come down to sit on the river side patio at sunset to watch the nightly scene of thousands (millions maybe) of the little black critters swoop out from their daytime resting place to begin their nightly hunt. Spoooooooky!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jennifer's Birthday card

Three birthdays in October--lots of fun cardmaking. Graphic45 paper really was the inspiration with the threading water border punch, Prima flowers and marching Liquid Pearls. The ribbon is a beautiful suede-type that was the perfect color. Simple but I like it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy 14th Birthday!

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Paige turned 14 this month, so here's what I came up with for her card. She's growing up so fast and I thought something a little more sophisticated this year would be better but still fun and glitzy! This is a graduated tri-fold card with more than a little sparkle and shine for a very special teenager. Lots of orange stickling and some fun felt embellies and buttons.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fit for a Princess

Meleea is six years old next week and the sweetest little princess you'd ever want to meet. She deserved a very special card, so here's her Birthday castle. It's a zig zag fold card (tricky to photograph) but it's covered with bling and texture. It was one of the most fun cards I've created in a long while. The template for this card was very generously shared by Deneen at her blog A Path of Paper. Check out her beautiful work.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Queen of our Hearts

My mom-in-law is a treasure but birthday gifting for her is a challenge. She has 7 living children who over the years have bestowed upon her every conceivably imaginable gift. Hers is a game-loving family and the poker games at her dining room table are beyond memorable which is a long prelude to the idea for my gift this year. I'm sending her off a framed layout which I hope will tickle her fancy. So, Happy Birthday Mama Jean. We love you so!