Friday, January 22, 2010

Just Because card for Hubby!!

Well I'm amazed and proud!! I'm actually posting twice in one week!! I made this card last night for my husband. I actually could have saved it for Valentines day, but he surprised me yesterday by bringing home a new Martha Stewart punch!! So, I wanted to do something for him since he contributed to my "crapbooking" as he calls it. ;)

The card base is an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of black cardstock folded in half. I layered the front with a piece of red cut at 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, then the red and black striped paper cut at 8 x 5 inches. I cut a piece of white carstock at 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and embossed it with my new Queen of Hearts cuttlebug folder then inked it with black and red. Using my Indie Art cricut cartridge I cut out the dice at 1 3/4 inches in red foil paper with a white background and the word Lucky the same size out of red foil shadowed in black. On the inside I matted the card with a piece of white cut at 8 x5 inches inked in black and added another pair of dice cut the same size. I wrote "because I have you" on the inside.

I was really proud of this card because, as you all know, cards for guys are really tough! I hope you enjoy!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Years Resolution!!

So one of my New Years resolutions (I like to call them goals) is to post on my blog at least once a week. Thanks to stomach flu and other things, this is the first post of what I hope will become an at least weekly event.

I made this card for last weeks challenge at the House Mouse Monday Challenge blog. The challenge was to do a beach theme card. That was kind of a nice thought with all the cold weather we've been having. I used the House Mouse stamp "Friendly Breeze" and colored the image with prismacolor pencils. My background was purple cardstock from The Paper Studio, and the striped paper was from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy stack. (My husband would never let me use that paper on one of my boy's layouts anyway!!) I cut a contrasting strip of sand colored paper that I embossed in my cuttlebug using the mesh texture folder and then inked. I pop dotted some sea shells that I cut on my cricut from the Stretch Your Imagination cart. I have become addicted to decorating the inside of my cards as well. The inside I matted with purple then sand colored cardstock. The sentiment was stamped in purple and says "You are a fan-tastic friend!" It is the sentiment stamp from House Mouse called "Fan-tastic Friend" and was released with the image stamp. As an accent inside I cut the beach cut from A Child's Year on my cricut in purple and shadowed in lilac.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed the card and I plan to post again soon!!