Sunday, March 23, 2008

I Can Has Cheezburger?

I love this website! If you like cats (and other animals) you will too. People take interesting pictures of animals and then caption them. For example, this one:

funny pictures
see more crazy cat pics

I've got it bookmarked and am going to check it everyday for a laugh!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

With Sympathy Card for Nancy

I hadn't had the need to make a sympathy card since I started my card-making hobby, until recently when the husband of my friend Nancy passed away from cancer. I made this card a couple weeks ago.

It's a simple design, using Mellow Moss and Basic Black, with the fern stamp from the Stem Silhouettes set by Stampin' Up! stamped in Mellow Moss on Whisper White. I tied black gingham ribbon around the focal image and attached it with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Warmest Regards set stamped in Black Stazon ink.

I pray that Nancy and her family and close friends find comfort during this time. I never got to meet her husband Jacques but have been told that he was a joy to be around. God bless him and his family and friends!

Grandma's 90th Birthday!

Here is the third card in my Sketch 155 series, this time in Perfect Plum and Pale Plum with shiny silver brads. I made this tonight for my Grandma's 90th birthday on Thursday. I think I'm done with these cards for!

One cool new thing I tried for this card is dyeing white grosgrain ribbon! I used my Perfect Plum reinker so that it would match the cardstock, since we don't sell Plum grosgrain ribbon (too bad it's one of my favorite colors in our collection). It wasn't too bad, kept my fingers clean by swirling it around in the ink/water mixture with a paintbrush. Hope you like!

First Wonder Wallet!

Back in the sewing room once has been too long. I've been either sick, tired or too busy to get in there! But today I was all alone since Mom is expecting her brother and my cousin to come into town this evening to visit for my Grandma's 90th birthday on Thursday, and they are staying with her, so she wanted to be there to do some last minute cleanup of her house. So she came over Friday instead of the usual Saturday to help me out and left last night. Free Sunday! But I would rather she be here...

I've had the Wonder Wallet pattern by Joan Hawley (the Lazy Girl Designs DIVA!) for some time but it has intimidated me. Lish over at 25 Weeks Yahoo! group had as one of the February goals to make six (!!) of these things. Well needless to say I didnt meet that goal...I'm just now getting around to the first! Sigh.

They are pretty quick to make, and this first one I used leftover scraps from my Miranda Bag (see this post) to whip it up. Unfortunately I only had a 3 inch strip of the cool stripe fabric, and the pattern calls for larger strips than that. So I only used the floral print and the green leafy print. I had trouble with the bulk, and my velcro doesn't line up! Next time I will save the velcro on the cover until last, since I used the fusible velcro, which totally rules!

Maybe the next one will be even easier since I've got the steps down pretty well. It is so cute! I also plan on making a matching tissue holder since I have just enough of the pretty focal floral print left. Five more wallets to go...

Monday, March 10, 2008

I Cased Myself!

I was so happy with the way that my friend Carmela's birthday card came out I decided to repeat the joy for my best friend Patsy's 35th birthday which is this coming Saturday. The only difference is that instead of Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip I used Soft Sky and Basic Black (all colors from Stampin' Up!). Plus the ribbon is the narrow black gingham ribbon from SU!.

I love it when a plan comes together...Happy Birthday Pats! You'll always be older than me...heheehehe!

My grandma's 90th birthday is March 20th, and I'm thinking of this same card design in Pale Plum and Perfect Plum! I think it will be GORGEOUS so look for that in the next few days.