Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simple Birthday Card

The secretary at my school requested a birthday card for her daughter who was turning 40. She had kept a thank you card I had sent the school last year and liked the colours as well as the flowers so I decided to keep it simple. It was also a busy time with all the craziness that happens during the last week of school before the holidays. And I wasn't feeling so inspired by the colour scheme. In any case, this is how it turned out. The flowers are from the dollar store, the button brads and ribbon are from Michael's and the sentiment is computer generated. Not my favourite, but... oh, well...

Simple Happy Birthday Card

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Christmas Gift to Myself: A Scotch Advanced Tape Glider in Pink!

As soon as I saw this on one of Michael's Daily Deals, I knew I had to get my sticky hands on one. I missed out on the daily deal, so I used their 50% coupon towards my first ever advanced tape glider by Scotch. It's so pretty in pink! And 3M will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, too. So it's a win-win situation!

Before I sign off to wrap up some gifts and assemble some greeting cards using my new ATG gun (*squeal*), I just wanted to remind my Canadian readers that my giveaway for $50 worth of Scotch Tape products ends this Thursday. Be sure to get those entries in!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ornament Christmas Card - CPS 198

Ornament Christmas Card

The last day of school was Friday and I am happy to be on two weeks vacation. Not so happy that my 2-year-old son has had a fever for the last two days but I'm hoping he'll be better tomorrow. In the meantime, I've decided to get back on the card-making wagon and enjoy the ride while it lasts. So here I am entering a challenge for CPS sketch 198. I need to make some cards for the teachers at daycare so I used the ornament cut on the Cricut Christmas Cheer cartridge cut at 2 1/4". The ribbon and bling are both from the dollar store and I used a foam dot to pop up the middle ornament. I love the simplicity of this layout and I really like how the jewels make it a little more... merrier.

Here is the sketch:

And here is a close-up of the card:

Ornament Christmas Card

Pink and Blue Colour Challenge - My Pink Stamper

Pink and Blue Bird-day Card

The wonderful and uber-talented Robyn over at The Pink Stamper is running a series of giveaways on her blog as part of her 12 Days of Christmas event. For the challenge on day 2, you need to create something that has two shades of pink, two shades of blue and black. Seeing as we're celebrating my sister-in-law's birthday, my daughter wanted to create a critter in pink for her aunt's birthday card. I went with the bird from the crocodile cut (using the shift function). I cut it at 3 1/2" and inked the edges. The design paper is from the DCWV Glitter Sweet pack, the ribbon is a stitched grosgrain by Doodlebug Design and the bling is from the dollar store. I also used a Glue Dot to adhere the flower and foam dots from the dollar store to adhere the bird. The greeting is hand written.

Pink and Blue Bird-day Card

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Tips and Scotch Tape Giveaway

For any of my Canadian followers, I thought you might be interested in knowing that I have posted a giveaway on my other blog Toronto Teacher Mom for a Scotch Tape Holiday Prize Pack valued at $50. Included in the giveaway is their double-sided tape, magic tape and gift wrap tape along with their pop-up tape dispenser and a brand new pair of scissors. This contest will end on Thursday, December 23 so hurry to get those entries in. For more details, read my Scotch Tape review with holiday tips.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Polar Bear Christmas Card

This post will be kept pretty short for now and I will try to add another picture or two later. I used the polar bear cut from the Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge cut at 5". I cut it out twice in light blue to form the base of the card. It was so easy to put together and I really like how it turned out. What do you think?
Polar Bear Card