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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Belated Birthday Card

It was my SIL's birthday in early August. All our family except him came and it was a crazy time. He had to stay home as he is a Pathologist and had a rotation in St. Louis he couldn't miss. So after everyone left I realized he didn't get a birthday card from us. The card was made from Mini Monsters. I am sorry you can't see the head is popped and the eyes are sunken. I used the MS drippy punch on the side and also inside. In our family we also like to put our arms out and say,"I love you this much". Our grandchildren are really good at it! So my dear SIL, I hope you know we love you "THIS MUCH"!

Here is the inside of the card. A little orange gave it a great pop!
The font is that bloody one. Pretty fun stuff!
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Thinking of You - Fruit

Sometimes we all need a "pick me up" card. I sent these to me DD's. They do so much and are so busy, I just wanted them to know there is sweetness at the end of the day with all their accomplishments. The card is simple with a SU stamp from "Fruit Stand" stamps. I used some Lasting Impressions paper and a bit of ribbon to tie it together.
For the inside of the card I was in a store and saw this saying. I just loved what it said.
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Get Well Soon

A friend in the neighborhood had surgery and this was a simple card I made for her. I used the Serenade cartridge for the flowers and leaves. A MS punch was used along the bottom of the card.

This is the inside. I used a SU stamp for the square and saying.
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Welcome Home

My MIL recently moved into an Assisted Living Facility. We are glad she has found a nice place to live after leaving her home in CA. We will be more excited when she come to live in UT and spend time with us! I did really well in the MIL department! She is a wonderful person and makes me laugh a lot! I love being around her. Home Decor cartridge had this fun Welcome sign. The paper is from American Crafts, Craft Fair. I thought the little houses in the back were just perfect for this house warming card. I used the SU scallop punch around the bottom.
Here is the inside of the card.

The inside "Home" is from Home Accents cartridge.

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Baby Boy Shower Card

I recently went to a baby shower for a good friend of mine. I came across this cute robot in the Robotz cartridge and thought is would make a unique baby boy card. I made the circle words with MS Word and gave the robot a couple of "eyes" on for a more fun effect. The corner punch is from SU.
Here is a close up shot.

Here is the inside of the card.
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Returned With Honor

My SIL's brother recently returned home from a mission. I wanted to make him a welcome home card. When I think of returned missionaries, as I have 5 of my own, they all come home with these treasured shoes. It represents hours and hours of service, love, dedication and sacrifice, to name a few. My only regret on this card is the shoes look to new. I should have roughed them up a bit so they would look like old shoes. Oh well, maybe next time!
The inside of the card said, "Welcome Home"

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Wedding Card

My cousin's son was married in August. This card was created by using Tie the Knot cartridge. I just think this cut is so elegant. I cut out the white and then the gold piece. I ran the cuttlebug - Swiss dots for the white piece. The card ended up being a 5x7 size. I printed their names in the middle of the heart using my computer. I got lucky on the placement!
Here is a close up if the heart.

The inside of the card uses the Cuddlebug embossing folder.
I just cut it down a bit with some gold paper behind to make it pop.
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Graduation Time

My nephew recently graduated from BYU. His claim to fame was he was the BYU mascot, Cosmo! At Sunday dinners we would always drill him on what Cosmo was up to. So now that he isn't it anymore we can tell people. It is very secretive, as no one is to know who is Cosmo.

I used my MS Word to create the round message and embossed with the cuttlebug for the congrats message. It was done with blue metallic paper so the Y really popped. Inside I found some quotes from famous people that were inspirational.

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Thinking Of You - Lime Card

I think this lime in the Preserves cart is so cute. I couldn't resist making a thinking of you card for me DD's. This one is good to make in two's because you have to cut out the wedges twice. You might as well make two while you are at it! The stamp is from SU Curly Cute stamp set.

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Squirls Aren't So Bad!

My DD hates squirrels! I found this cute one in the Cindy Loo cartridge. I made it into a shaped card and used a bit of cuttlebug swirl on the tail. How could someone not love this cute little soft animal? The mushrooms are popped out to give some dimension.
Here is the inside...
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My DD recently created herself a banking job. She is BRILLIANT! So her first week on the job I sent her this job to let her know how brilliant she is. I used my Gypsy to weld the word BRILLIANT to the back ground paper and then cut in green the word Brilliant with some pops for a 3 dimensional look. This was all created from the Forever Young cartridge.

On the inside it said, "Here's to wishing your first week on the job is fabulous!"
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Seasoned With Love

Here is a thank you card for a wonderful weekend and food with my DD and SIL. This was made with the Wall Decor cart. The red image is the boarder option and the inside is the pepper shaker.
In side of card.
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A debt paid

At the end of the school year last year the mom I carpool with and I were in the thick of talking one day when we should have been picking our children up from school.  We were not horribly late, but were definitely the last ones there. As my friend arrived, the teacher watching our kids simply said,

"Oatmeal chocolate chip" 

"what?" my friend didn't understand at first.

So she said it again.
"Oatmeal chocolate chip.  That's what you owe me for watching your kids."

Somehow the last few days of school got away from us....and then the summer flew by....before we knew it, school had started again. Each visit to school reminded me of those cookies we owed!  So with the first week of school already under our belts, I made good on our debt.  Along with it, I threw this card together.  (I'm embarrassed to say that all of the elements for this card came from my scrap bin.)

Here's the inside.

Sign up sheets

I made these sign up sheets to recruit some help for our women's meeting at church. This first one is for set up, take down, etc. All of the signs are from Graphically Speaking cart.  I just love all the attitude that cart has!

This next one is a sign up for food.

The last one is for help in our children's class.

Emma's apron

It must be little girl birthday time because it seems my daughter has had quite a few birthday parties to go to! I was itching to make each one an apron, so I found a picture of one online and ran with it. Here's Emma's!
For the "E" I used Storybook cart to cut out with, then I ironed it on with stitch witchery and finally hand stitched around the edges with black cro-sheen yarn to give it definition.

The style these days is so casual, and I new we'd blink and these girls will have outgrown these aprons, so I pulled out my hem foot on my serger and just did a serged edge. I used my gathering foot to make the pleats.  It was the first time I have had success with it and I just love how they turned out!

Birthday Thank You

Here's to all the dear family and friends who gave my son birthday gifts this year. His birthday is on the 4th of July, so you get a little of that theme in the card. "Satisfaction Guaranteed" just seemed to be the perfect phrase for my very active 6 year old!

Graphically Speaking cart and Cuttlebug embossing folder. The "thanks" on the inside is also a Cuttlebug die cut.


i saw this t-shirt on a teen-age friend of ours the other day. i'll be honest, i coveted. i love the simpleness of it. all lowercase letters. basic font. bold red and white contrast. i LOVE the message! inspiration hit and i knew i need to decorate with this. my kids need to see this on our wall, or towels, or something....i'm not sure where yet, but somewhere.