Saturday, October 31, 2009

Two Cards for Twins

Here are two cards I made for a co-worker who's twins just turned three. I cut Ariel at 3 and 1/2" and the lettering was cut using Plantin Schoolbook at about 1", methinks, using the shadow option. I don't have the Disney Cars cartridge (yet) so I had to get creative. I found an image on Google, printed it out four times and layered certain parts with pop dots for a 3D effect. Notice the mouth is cut out on the topmost layer. I like how that turned. The colour didn't print out as vibrantly as it appeared on my monitor so I coloured it in with a red glitter pen to add a little pizzaz. The paper is DCWV.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

CPS Challenge #137 - Cinderella Birthday Card

Yes, it's a little too late to be entered in the challenge but I have been too busy to create this post. Three loads of laundry and about a dozen ironed shirts later, I can finally post my version of the sketch for last week's challenge while my husband puts my eldest to bed. I was asked by a colleague to make a personalized birthday card and when she saw it, her jaw dropped. I wish everyone would have the same reaction, it made me feel so good about it. She just loved that it had Emily's name on it, too, and she's put in a request for her twins' upcoming birthday.

I cut Cinderella using the shadow option with the Happily Ever After cart at 3 1/2" and Plantin Schoolbook for the name again using the shadow option at 1 1/4". The paper is from the DCWV Sweet stack.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A bunch of Thank You cards

It is with great sadness that I announce to my blogging friends that my father-in-law has recently succumbed to his illness. He died on September 17 to AML, an aggressive form of leukemia, at the age of 72. It has been a difficult time for my husband and his family, seeing as he was only diagnosed this past April. He was surrounded by his immediate family during his final moments, which were relatively peaceful. We must take some comfort in knowing that we now have a guardian angel watching over us from above.

I offered to make some thank you cards for my mother-in-law to send to the amazing hospital staff at Princess Margaret and to the wonderful funeral director. I just finished a batch of some other thank you cards to send to those who kindly sent flowers or donations to the Princess Margaret Foundation. These are a few that I came up with.

The large flowers were cut with my new Cricut Stamping Solutions cart at 1" and the little daisies were cut using a mini punch. The first sentiment was printed using my computer and the other two were cut using Beyond Birthdays. I also used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Argyle embossing folders for some texture and a Fiskars border punch.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Spreading the Word

And the word is full of sentiments! Suzette is celebrating her birthday by giving away this lovely set of stamps and you can win it by following the easy steps she has posted on her blog. The contest ends October 10 so be sure to enter before then.


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