Thursday, April 24, 2008

I know I've been absent

So sorry for being absent lately! Things have just been out of hand. First my MIL came to visit, then my grandmother with my sister. After they left, my oldest daughter caught a virus, then I came down with it! Then work got really crazy (still is), my grandfather passed away, and now my youngest has the bug! I'll be absent a little while longer too because I am flying this weekend for my grandfather's funeral on Monday. See, my grandparents raised my sister and me so they are like my mom and dad. Grandpa was in the late stages of Alzheimer's too so I have mixed emotions about his death.

The only project I have had time to finish were 35 baby shower invitations! When the girls and I were talking about throwing a shower, I KNEW I wanted to make the invites! I had the perfect stamp (Stampingbella's Teddybella) for them. I think I should have just made them a little simpler, but she LOVED them as did most of the guests so for that it was worth it. I used stickles for the bow on her belly and bear, glitter pen for the blue bag and copics for all over coloring. Paper is Paper Studio and Bazzil.

Thanks for looking! I hope to be back creating next week.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Live Signature and new blog banner

I've gotten a couple inquires about my new signature (I love it!). It is from It's really very simple to do. Try it out and let me know how it turned out for you.

I also created my own blog banner in Photoshop. What do you think? I think I still may tweak it some more but at least now I know how to do it. I wish I could remember the link that was given to me to make it but alas, I didn't bookmark it. If I find it I'll post it here!


Hanna Stamps

Have you seen Riley and Sophie? I absolutely LOVE them! I haven't had much time to play with them (working on 35+ baby shower invitations!) But I couldn't resists inking up two of them!

I made this card for a little girl we met up in NY at the Ronald McDonald House while Emily was recovering from surgery. Her birthday was this past weekend and I couldn't resist sending her a card with Sophie G! I used my DCWV Glitter paper, Copics and even added a little glitter to her swimsuit.

Riley I just wanted to color! Of course after I colored I HAD to put him on a card, right? I tried the tutorial for Reverse Topper (Melanie's Blog) and I'm pretty happy how it turned out. I don't have a Coluzzle so I used my CM cutting system instead. I still have to work on the patterned paper fitting correctly but I'm not picky since it was my first one! I do wish I had taken a picture of the INSIDE before I mailed it. Oh well. Live and learn, right? Again, I colored Riley with Copics, paper is CM.

I might be a little AWOL for a couple weeks. I've got to finish these baby shower invitations tonight and then clean house as my MIL is coming to visit. Of course the day she leaves my grandmother and sister are coming so I may not get to post for a couple weeks. Depends on if I can sneak some crafting/stamping time away from them!

Have a great week!


Smiles abundant!

So the cards have been coming in for E (and S - thank you!) and they are excited as a children on Christmas morning when they opens their cards. I think E has a lot of me in her as she says, "Awww... " most times when she opens it or "That's cute!" LOL

Anywho, I one package in particular came last week that I must share. It wasn't just a card, it was ART! Here is a picture of her holding it:

An amazing woman, Ahilim, sent this amazing piece of art to E. She immediately asked me if we could put it up in her room! I am so amazed at the amount of work that must have gone into this! Here is a closer picture:

If you haven't seen her blog, please check it out and leave a comment. She has some awesome creations!

I do want to say thank you to everyone who has sent a card or package. It truly warms my heart that folks that we've not even met have taken time out of their day to send cards to my girls to brighten their day.