Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Great giveaway on Tea Rose Home!

One of my very most favorite blogs is Tea Rose Home -- her projects are so graceful and pretty, but she makes everything look so easy!  She's having a wonderful giveaway for Mother's Day, plus her post about the mothers in her life is very well worth the read.  Check it out here!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

2S4Y Kazan #50!

Just a quick post to share the card I made to celebrate Kazan's 50th sketch at 2S4Y!  I liked the doodling I did on the last card so much I decided to try it out again, with some pretty Fancy Pants ribbon to liven things up. 

Materials:  Ribbons -- Fancy Pants; Flower -- Prima; Pearls -- Hero Arts

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hang in there!

I've been wanting to participate in a challenge over at Cinema Saturday forever, and when the movie of the week was Up!, I knew I couldn't let another week pass me by.  I love this movie so very much -- Carl (the little old man) looks so much like my Grandpa Neves, who passed away about 12 years ago.  He was so special to me, so of course the opening sequence of the movie made me start crying right away.  The whole movie is just uplifting and wonderful, and I LOVE it!  Phew.  Okay, my love fest is over.  The challenge was to use balloons on a project inspired by the movie.  The inside of this card says "Hang in there!"  I think about how Carl kept the memory of his wife alive and never gave up on their dreams together, and how my grandpa -- a real-life hero to me -- worked for 30 years at a job he hated (he worked for the IRS) so that he could support my grandma and their large number of children and ensure her a good retirement.  He knew how to "hang in there," and I think we can all use that kind of encouragement from time to time!

For this card, I just punched hearts from scraps of paper, added a few more diecuts for clouds, trees, and a little house, then doodled all around the edges and added the little guy hanging on for dear life.  The clouds, balloons, and the big tree are popped up on 3D foam.  I cut the card base a little smaller than usual so that all the elements could come out from the edges to add to the 3D effect and still fit in a regular envelope.  The 3D is another little shout-out to the movie!

Materials:  PP -- Scenic Route; Punch (heart) -- EKSuccess; Diecuts (little circles, clouds) -- Cricut

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, friends!  I hope your day is wonderful and that you take a moment to consider the great blessings our Savior Jesus Christ has brought into our lives.

Here's a little Easter treat I made yesterday for a little gift swap we were having for our girls' night last night.  I was inspired by this cute project over at my friend Tonya's blog.  Since I'm not eating any chocolate this Easter , this little guy will have to satisfy my cravings.  I found a picture of a chocolate bunny online and then turned him into this shape for SCAL.  He turned out so cute I hated to give him up!  I think I may make another one for myself next year!

Materials:  PP -- Crate Paper; ribbon -- Stampin' Up (wide) and Bazzill (narrow); button -- Sassafrass Lass; Diecuts -- Cricut George cartridge (flower and tag), SCAL (Fontleroy Brown font and my bunny shape)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kazan's Sketch 49 at 2 Sketches 4 You, Caardvarks "Lacy Days" challenge

I love love love the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You this week -- it's simplicity really speaks to me, and I can tell this is one I'll come back to again and again.  I really love how this card turned out.  I think it always makes a difference when you have someone special in mind when you make a card -- this one is for my dh's grandma, who is going in for a major surgery in a few days.  I also had the Caardvarks "Lacy Days" challenge in mind when I made this card.

Materials:  PP -- Wild Asparagus; Stamps and corner punch -- Stampin' Up; pearls -- Hero Arts; label frame -- Joann's; lace -- Fancy Pants; brads -- Making Memories