Sunday, March 21, 2010

50th Birthday Card

Happy Sunday Evening! What a beautiful weekend we had. The weather was amazing yesterday, sunny and in the 70's. Today was supposed to be cloudy and rainy but it turned out to be nice, only partly cloudy and no rain! Yeah! It was much cooler today though, it only reached 50 degrees today. However the 70 degree weather is a nice reminder of what's to come.

During our beautiful weather yesterday my hubby and I attended a small party for a friends 50th Surprise Birthday. Here is the card I made her:

All of the papers are from PaperTrey Ink as well as the 'Happy Birthday' stamp I used to make the background paper. It's hard to see from the picture but the ink on the background paper has a nice silvery shine to it. I was going for a more sophisticated look as opposed to something cute or funny. Everyone goes for cute and funny on a milestone birthday so I wanted to be a bit different. Anyway she seemed to like it and several people took an interest in it once they heard it was hand made.

I'm still working on the chipboard album from BoBunny. Hopefully I'll be able to share some photos next time.

Until then, have a wonderful week!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Easter or Mother's Day?

Good Evening from the rainy state! LOL I can't believe it's raining and horribly windy yet again. I've just been very thankful we haven't lost power yet this weekend. Although I did hear that the southern part of our little town lost power earlier today. Thankfully after this storm passes we should have a nice long stretch of 50 degree weather! This is at least 10 degrees warmer than normal. Yippee!!

So since it was raining all weekend I was able to spend some quality time in the craft room. :) That always makes me happy. Yesterday I made a couple of cards. Now I just need to decide if I will use them for Easter or Mother's Day. The original intent was to make Easter cards but when I was finished I thought they were a bit too elegant for Easter and I started thinking Mother's Day. Anyway, here they are ...

The inspiration for these cards came from sketches by Mish Wooderson. I've really been enjoying her sketches. The purple and green cardstock are from my Bazzil stock and the pansy paper is from a booklet of Sarapapers which I picked up a while ago at Michael's. The pearls are by Studio G also from Michael's and the various green buttons are from my stash.

My time in the craft room today was spent working on the BoBunny Kit that I picked up last weekend at my LSS. Unfortunately I ran out of Tacky Strip so I didn't take any photos yet. But I promise to share as soon as I can!

Have a wonderful and sunny week!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

March Calendar Photo

Well it seems that Spring has decided to make an early appearance here in New England! Now I know it won't really stick around, this is just a taste of what is to come in another 6 weeks or so, but it sure is nice to be reminded that Winter won't last forever. LOL

After having our plans thwarted repeatedly for the last several weekends we finally had a very productive weekend. We spent some time at the NH Camping and RV Show yesterday and found a couple of new campgrounds we will try out this year. I'm happy to say that we didn't find any new campers that we couldn't live without! :) We finally found a place that sells the new refridgerator we've been looking for and it was on sale! WooHoo! So it was a good weekend overall.

Now you may have seen a February post where I showed pictures of four of our animals. My original intent had been to display a photo of all five animals but the calendar page simply wasn't large enough. So I decided to keep my favorite photo of our cat Luke for the March page. He gets a page all to himself! Isn't he just the cutest?

All of our cats are rescues but I think his story is the saddest. When he was less than a year old his family moved away and left him outside to fend for himself. Can you even imagine? I swear I just don't understand some people. Anyway he got into a bit of trouble, either with an animal trap or another animal, no one knows for sure but he had to have a couple of surgeries after he was rescued and he almost lost his back leg. He had to stay in foster care for 5 months before he could be put up for adoption. But he now has a happy home with a family who loves him whole-heartedly!

The stamp isn't positioned correctly (that's what I get for rushing and not paying attention) but it is an image from JustRite Stamps which states "May the luck of the Irish be with you". I colored the shamrocks with a Copic marker and the horseshoe is colored with a combination of a Prismacolor Pencil (Gray) and a black gel pen. The green striped paper is from a huge paper pack called Wild Asperagus which I picked up last year at A. C. Moore for $9.99.

Yesterday we stopped by the Scrapbook store on our way to the Camping Show and I picked up a kit by Bo Bunny which I'm hoping to get started on tonight. Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful week with Spring-like weather! :)