Showing posts from August, 2008


I'm a Great-Aunt! My nephew's wife had a girl =) Her name is Isabelle...after my mother-in-law, and it's also my first daughter's middle name. She's so cute! Pictures are below...    Go ahead and scroll down, but then come back up here so I can tell you about this card!! lol. I decided to check today's Inspiration Challenge over on SCS and it was a FANASTIC one! There's a hotel online that has a different artistic theme in every room--there's a ton of inspiration to draw from there! SO, I went with # 506 , which was designed by a Swiss Illustrator, Benjamin Gudel . His theme is "Heidi." The colors were perfect for a baby card. This card will fit into a regular 'letter-size' envelope and measures 6.5"x3.5" STAMPS: (all stamps from ATS): Olivia's Birdies & Scenery Set (Sugarplum); Bear Hugs (Itzie Inkies by CC Designs) PAPER: SU! Soft Sky; Celery; White; CTMH Pink ACCESSORIES: 1/16" hole punch; white gel pen;

A 2,4,6,8 Acetate Box

Happy Saturday!! Well, it's taken me all week to finally post this--a masculine acetate gift box. We found out that my girls both will have female teachers, but I already had this male box in mind, so I decided to go with a theme for my boss as a "welcome back" gift--he's away for 2 weeks, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail here in Oregon.       While the girls and I were at the store, we stood in front of the huge array of gourmet coffee beans, trying to decide which one to fill his box with. After about 15 minutes and half a dozen "sniffings" we finally decided to go check out the sugar-free candies instead (he's diabetic).  I made my box taller than the instructions said, in case I decided to put beef jerky sticks in there ;) so I cut the acetate at 6" tall. The base and top are normal, 2" square. I used copper cardstock (SU!) and paper pierced holes all the way around and then added some rustic brads. Wasn't sure to go with a bow for a guy,

Faith is Healing

Just found out today that my Brother-in-law had a heart attack when he was out pulling weeds. I didn't have a card on hand, but I came across Julie's Color Concoction #21 today which was: Not Quite Navy Baja Breeze (new In-Color) Garden Green I don't have any of the In-Colors yet, but it's okay to substitute something that's close, so I used Soft Sky for that middle color. This was really pretty easy to make, although the first one I threw in the circular file. I stamped the trees with NQN onto the Soft Sky cardstock. Then I masked the trees and sponged on the GG for grass and NQN for the sky. I left the middle of the trees plain, so it looks like light behind the trees (somewhat?). Then, I used a water pen and just went over the trees slightely to make the blue darker and bleed just a tad. The brads are actually green and shiny, which is why (I think?) the light shone on them weird, but they are green! For the sentiment...well, I don't have a lot of sentimen