November 22, 2011

Happy 40th Rich!

Posted in Cards at 12:33 pm by Michelle

A month ago today my “younger” brother turned the big 4-0!! πŸ™‚

He gave me a hard time a couple years ago when I turned 40, so I felt that it was only right that I reciprocate the favour & give him a hard time in return… Even the card I made him was a reminder of just how OLD he now was!! πŸ™‚ It might look nice & innocent on the outside but the message inside… well see for yourself…

Sure it could have been a lot worse but really, I felt this said it all!!

Happy 40th Rich!!

August 8, 2011

Happy 18th Birthday!

Posted in Cards at 8:13 pm by Michelle

My “Baby” turned 18 today… I know, I shouldn’t really call him a “baby” anymore as he has grown into a very handsome young man! But he is my youngest, and as I’ve discovered, no matter how old we get, as parents we still see our children as our little children…

OK – so before I start getting all sentimental here & start misting up, (Yes – I have something in my eyes…) let me show you the card I made for him…

The paper I used was called “Bits A Bella” from the “Man of the House” collection by Bella Blvd. I first inked the paper using ColourBox HarborΒ ink before matting it to a Bazzill Cardstock Β – Bahama (turquoise paper). I matted it a second time using Bazzill Cardstock Β – Kraft before mounting it to the Bazzill Cardstock Β – Pinecone base.Β I also used 3 brads to add some dimension.

As you can see, I used the same 2 cardstock colours on the inside, that I used on the outside, but this time I reversed the order, placing the Kraft cardstock on top of the Bahama cardstock in order to see the inside note more clearly.

Don’t you just love the “lacy” corners! Not to long ago, I came across this old EK Success punch I picked up when we were in Oregon a couple of years ago, but for some reason just never seemed to use… until recently!! This has become my new favour punch, especially when making cards! So don’t be surprised if you see it again soon!!!

Well I’ve rambled on enough for one day, so till next time… Happy Scrapping!! πŸ™‚

July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Posted in Cards at 2:33 pm by Michelle

In one of my 1st posts, I said that cards are something that I have just started doing. Well, I’ve found a very easy card design that I just love and here’s a Birthday Card I made this afternoon…

This card is called a “Center Step Card” and the instructions/tutorial can be found at “Splitcoaststampers“. Trust me, it might look like a difficult card to make but it’s not!! πŸ˜‰ Your imagination is the only thing holding you back when you make this card!!

Normally I would have put the paper through my printer in order to print the message on the front of the card, but I’ve been having trouble locating ink for my new printer… so I thought that I would use some of the sticker letters from my stash!!

When I first spelt out “Happy Birthday!” it was too long for the card, so I staggered them in order to get them all in & I think it turned out pretty well!! πŸ™‚

I hope that you have a great rest of your weekend!

Till next time… Happy Scrapping!! πŸ™‚

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted in Cards at 6:30 pm by Michelle

I created this blog back in 2008 but just never did anything with it… Between school & moving twice, I guess life just got in the way of me ever really doing anything on here!! Well hopefully that will change! I won’t be posting every day… maybe not even every week, but I hope to get some of my creations posted on here.

Up until recently all I’ve ever done is scrapbook pages, but now I’ve started making cards. Maybe it’s because I find it easier to complete a card, than complete a double page layout! As it is, I have so many pages that are just waiting for pictures to eventually get added… but it never seems to happen. 😦

Well last month I made 2 cards but forgot to take pictures of them before mailing them out! Oh well, here is the one I made yesterday afternoon for my Mom.

I don’t have many stamps… like I said, I have just started making cards, so instead of stamping a sentiment on the front of the card, as well as inside, I just use my printer. As you can see with a coloured printer I was able to get pretty close to the colour of the cardstock used!

It’s nothing fancy but it lets Mom know how much I love her!

Till next time… Happy Scrapping!! πŸ™‚