Saturday, February 27, 2010

Keith's Birthday Cards

My kids each made a birthday card for Daddy all by themselves. :D I was pretty impressed!

Dustin was ready to start his when I got in the shower. When I came out, he had it all done. He drew the picture, and sounded out the words he wanted to spell - and never asked for any help. I'm so proud of my little guy!
Dustin's card
Cody's card for Daddy
Ali's card
Ali used the SU Party Hearty stamp set for this card. It has a pacific point card base, with a chocolate chip layer behind the whisper white. She used pacific point, chocolate chip, tempting turquoise, garden green, and yoyo yellow SU inks and markers for the images.
Here is my card

I used SU's retired Born to ride stamp set, as well as the current SU On Your Birthday set for the bithday sentiment. I used a whisper white card base, a textrued (non SU) black layer, and SU's brushed silver and pacific point cardstock behind my focal image. The motorcyle and birthday sentiment is stamped in basic black, and a little bit of color added with a blender pen and pacific point ink. The Born to ride sentiment is stamped in encore silver ink. I also knotted a piece of basic gray taffeta ribbon.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Card Swap

Sue arranged a card swap for us to take part in. She decided on a them for masculine cards, either for men or boys. Ali and I came home with some great cards! I already posted my card, as well as Ali's, so I will share everyone else's creations
Becky's card
Brooke's card

Lisa's card

Lois's card

Sharon's card

Shelly's card

Sonja's card

Sue's card

Tammy's card

Tanya's card

Thanks girls, for a fun afternoon full of friends and stamping! :D

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ready for the card swap :)

Ali knew what stamp set she wanted to use for the card swap card. We went downstairs today, she picked out some colors, designed her layout, and stamped and colored in her image in no time at all. I was pretty impressed. :)
She used the retired Stampin' Up set When I Grow Up. Her card base is bashful blue, with close to cocoa, chocolate chip, bashful blue, and very vanilla layers. She used the bashful blue, night of navy, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, creamy caramel, mellow moss, and always artichoke markers to color in her image.
Way to go Ali!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Card Swap

Sue has arranged a group card swap this weekend, and it's all about masculine cards. So here's what I came up with.

I pulled out the retired SU stamp set, Computer Quips, for the focal image as well as the inside sentiment. The happy birthday sentiment is from the retired set Big Bold Birthday, and the circle images are from the retired sets Big Pieces and Little Pieces. I made the card as an easel card.

I used Stampin' Up's chocolate chip and new in- colors, dusty durango and soft suede inks and markers, as well as creamy caramel marker. I used chocolate chip, dusty durango, soft suede, naturals ivory and very vanilla cardstocks.

I used the distressing tool around the focal image as well as the bottom inside layer.

my Valentine :)

I have to share my Valentine card with all of you! Keith went downstairs to my stamping room and MADE me a card! :) I'm so proud of him! He said "I used scissors and your tape-thing and everything" LOL

This is the front. He even hand-cut his heart :)

and here's the inside. He found an image I had stamped and cut it out. :)