Saturday, November 17, 2007

Basket No. 4

My fourth crocheted basket, and my favorite by far. I tightened this one up by using a smaller crochet hook. And I made it bigger around than my first, with a shorter side. I am very much enjoying having a little crochet back in my life....even if it is just one round around the basket on the good days!

Hoping one of my friends has a little boy soon so I can pass this on to their nursery! :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Cake Card

I am not in love with this card, but you can't love them all, right?? I stamped this cake (Stippled Celebrations) three times in black & Bashful Blue. The blue one is up on Stampin' Dimensionals, the blacks are adhered directly to the blue cardstock. Then I printed the sentiment on the computer in blue & black, matted it in black paper and adhered it all to the card. I feel like it needs a little something exciting on it, but that may be just because I am in a sparkle mood.....

Another Chocolate Card

This may look a little familiar because I cut these chocolates and the ones from a few days ago from the same card! I printed this sentiment on the computer and pasted this all together, and that is all I did! The color scheme was totally taken from the chocolates. The front reads, "Friends are like fine chocolates" - the inside "it's what inside that matters."

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Another funny card from tonight in the craft closet. Front reads "We may not be tadpoles anymore" Inside reads "but at least we haven't croaked!"

I printed the sentiment from the computer onto white paper and matted it with some dark blue scraps I had. Then I stamped the frogs from Very Punny in Always Artichoke onto white and cut around them. I punched some Artichoke circles to mount them on to define them. Then I took paper that matched the card and stamped it with the linen background in Artichoke and ran the upper & lower edges across the ink pad for definition. Pasted it all together and done! A funny, manly card - great for an aging spouse! :) Hee hee!

Glittery Birthday

This was SO FAST! I took part of a card someone gave me for my birthday last year and cut it out and mounted it on black cardstock. Then I added some pink flower eyelets to match, put a sliver cord through and pasted it to the white card. I stamped "Happy Birthday" on the inside. There is a squiggle of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the top and bottom - and it looks a lot better in real life! This card is very girly & glittery. And it encourages satisfaction of the sweet tooth....what woman wouldn't love it?!

Still Card-Making

For those of you who are wondering....I haven't completely quit card-making. I have been enjoying doing some other crafts, but I think I will always go back to making cards. They are so useful, fun, and a great thing to share!

I made this one today with inspiration from a thread on splitcoast stampers that has funny lines for cards. The front reads "Dance like no one is watching..." The inside reads "We could all use a good laugh."

I stamped the girl five times onto the peachy cardstock in Chocolate Chip and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to her skirt and ran my ink pad over the edges to soften them. Then I stamped the Crosshatch background onto white cardstock. I printed the sentiment off the computer in brown. Then I matted the girl and the sentiment in Chocolate Chip paper. I think it's simple, but fun.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Quilled Julianna

I made this for a baby shower last night. A friend from playgroup is having a little girl and chose flowers & butterflies on the sheets. I hope this will match her room, and that she likes it. I really like making these because they're personal and they can be used for years and years. They're not too terribly baby-ish.