Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It's been fun, but it's time to move on, so visit my NEW BLOG!

Please visit my new blog, That's SO Martha! There you will see my explanation for moving on! Thanks for stopping by, I will leave this blog open to share my old creations!

Friday, May 8, 2009

It doesn't get much easier than this!

I made a couple of Mother's Day cards today (and a miss you card) that were quick and easy. I used Stampin' Up's new printed window sheets. The first one ended up a toned down purple & gold (Arrr!) and I sent it to my grandmother. I adhered the window sheet to a piece of textured cardstock, under the sentiment tag, with a couple of small pieces of sticky strip. Nothing special about the sentiment tag, just used a scallop punch, couple of brads, sponged the edges of the white for depth.

On the Thank You For Being You card, inside it reads Happy Mother's Day, I adhered this one to a sage colored textured cardstock, behind the sentiment. I used my scallop circle punch and some Crystal Effects for a little fun along the scalloped edges.
The Missing You card is for a mom who I mailed it to, I miss seeing her, she has been a special part of my life. I also mailed a couple of other surprises with it. On that one I used my scallop oval punch with vellum, a regular oval punch, and a couple of brads. I included a sweet sentiment about friendship inside.

Lastly, a quick project that I've been procrastinating on, some hair bow hanger things for my girls. I bought the letters from somewhere a while back, and the ribbon yards, and on the bottom I sewed on these tiny little frames from Maya Road. They have been in my craft stash for quite some time and I think they look kinda cool on these. On the 'V' I did a DTP (direct to paper) technique using craft ink (a pigment type ink, more like paint). Note: The "P" in DTP is not paper in this case, it's the letter.
These all (cards and hangers) took me maybe a total of an hour or so to work on. It doesn't get much easier than this! Hope everyone has a great weekend, gets lots of rest and sunshine, and time with family and friends!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

yummy popsicles for a birthday invite...

I can't believe that our younger daughter will be having a birthday, it just seems like she was born not that long ago. I'm so glad one of the girls has a birthday during the warm weather, and as you can see, I'm taking full advantage. I saw this idea on Splitcoaststampers and thought it was the perfect birthday invite. I did several versions.

Details of what I used/did: I thought the Tart & Tangy stamp set from Stampin' Up was so cute, so I used 2 of the 4 stamps from it. I used my JustRite stamper to stamp the word ONE on the front, and one of my oval punches and my new scalloped oval punch (also SU) that I now LOVE!
I used vellum for the scalloped oval and for the inside of the card, which I ran through the printer with the details of the party (some details covered up for obvious reasons). I used a single eyelet to hold the vellum on, because I have tried many types of adhesive for vellum on cardstock, and I've found none that don't show through, not even the vellum adhesive.
I used Crystal Effects (SU) to make the popsicle drip by the bite (punched with SU scallop circle punch). To stick on the popsicle stick, I used sticky strip adhesive.

Can't wait to deliver these invites, and for the party! Thanks for stopping by!