Monday, February 23

Birthday Deer

It is always a challenge to make birthday cards for guys.  Good thing the recipient likes to hunt, and I had a stamp that would work. I had to make it as simple as possible, and have enough room inside for a lot of people to sign.

~ Materials ~
cardstock/dp:  Paper Pizzaz, Bazzil, leftovers
image/sentiment:  TPC Studio
ink:  Tsukineko
tools:  Martha Stewart, Spellbinders, heat gun
embellishments:  brads
misc.:  Ranger embossing powder

This is one of my favorite birthday humor sentiments.  River City Rubber Works has a good collection of them.

sentiment:  River City Rubber Works

I got good feedback from this card.  I'm glad.

'Til next blog!

Monday, February 16


I made these invites for a cousin who's having her 50th birthday celebration.  It sure was a challenge because the colors she wanted were Apple Green and Fuschia.  I'm glad I have designer paper with these colors hiding in my stash.  I just had to maximize. Following one layout, I alternated the colors and the embellishments.  No two invitations are the same on this bunch.  I really liked this Spellbinders die from Anna Griffin's Lace Trimmings set.  The embossing right down the middle is also Anna Griffin's.  I wanted to have a whimsical feel to these invites, not trying to have the "perfect" look.  

It's been a while since I made invitations with this quantity.  I'm glad I was able to finish them on time.

I'd have to say these invitations are an accomplishment.  With my busy RL schedule, I'm surprised I was able to make these cards myself.

'Til next blog!

Monday, February 2

Who's Birthday

Yep.  I meant the title to be in the possessive form.  Well, I made this birthday card for this dear boy who likes Doctor Who.  I tried my best to achieve the look of the TV show on this card with what stamps I have.  This is what I came up with:

~ Materials ~
cardstock/dp:  Recollections, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Stampin' Up, Inkadinkado
ink:  Copic, Kodomo No Kao, Tsukineko
tools:  Fiskars edge punch, EBrush, heat gun
embellishments:  micro sticker
misc.:  embossing powder

It's also my first time to use the eBrush by Craftwell, as you can see on the background.  I'd like to play with this cool tool some more before I post a review.  I can say that I used my Copic markers with the eBrush.  Awesome, huh?

sentiment:  Technique Tuesday

That's it for now.  Hey, it's February!  Time to get ready for Valentines...