Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Celebrating 40 years - Ruby Anniversary

So there are many ways to create a card, but when it is something special a whole lot of time and effort go into making that perfect card that you hope will become a keepsake.

The Keal-side of my family are celebrating 40 years of married life together this coming weekend! What a wonderful occassion to celebrate and we are lucky to be spending it together!

Now, I am sure you can imagine how this went..."Linda, you are in charge of the card." I am sure many of you cardmakers are given the same types of orders...oops I mean requests by your family and friends. LOL!

This card took me almost 4 hours - contemplating what would be perfect for this creation. So don't feel bad if it takes you a bit of time to create that perfect creation when it is for a special event. Easy cards are fun to create...but it is also fun to put the love and time into your card when it is for someone special.


Stamps: Flores Suaves (Celebrando Creatividad), Matchbox Messages, Simple Serif Numbers and Letters (Retired), Woodgrain background stamp, Teeny Tiny Wishes See why it is important to have lots of stamp sets? HeeHee

Paper: Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Suede, Ruby Red

Accessories: Paper Snips, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Soft Suede Polk Dot Ribbon, sponge daubers, build-a-brad, Ruby Red Marker, Ruby Red Reinker, Wire Works (Retired), Paper Piercer, 1/2" Circle Punch, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals

I made the butterfly bodies by wrapping the wire around the end of the paper piercer and feeding one end back through the body to create the antenae.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

One Hot Summer Day

I know it has been some time since I have been here, but with a crazy schedule, Noah being home from school and vacation...I have been caught up in family fun! These past few days I have been busy designing for my upcoming classes and clubs. I am giving you a sneak peak of one of my upcoming club projects for my July and August gem clubs. If you like what you see and you are not a member of one of my hostess clubs then contact me today. I have some current openings that are sure to fit your schedule!

This project is a cute little 3D treat holder that I used for this project. I saw the ice cream cone idea at Theresa Momber's blog, Crafting The Web. This project can easily accomodate 3 x 3 mini cards too! A cello bag is all you'll need to package up your little gift. (Don't get any ideas about putting ice cream in it!) LOL! I hope you like this project as much as I do!