Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Baby & Birthday Cards

I  made this baby card for last Sunday's lovely shower for dear friend's  new baby: 
Stampin' Up-A slice of life
Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder
Zig marker pen

Here is a gate fold card I made for my son-in-law:
Materials used;
Printed paper from my stash
Stamp: Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Up! Ink

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Making some progress...

...I was in a muddle, unable to get started with stamping projects...my stamping area a mess...until last night when a dear friend stopped by. After our nice visit, I had a burst of energy. Here are my cards:
This was inspired by a card on Pinterest  that another stamping friend pinned.
I used Cuttlebug Leafy Branch embossing folder, sponging with Distress Shabby Shutters green ink. The butterflies were punched from printed paper from my stash, with Martha Stewart's Monarch Butterfly punch. I added a some nylon ribbon.

I also made a birthday card for my daughter. It's a twisted card. The pocket inside is nice for a gift card or money. I made a little insert for the front.

I used a piece of 4-1/4 x 11 inches card stock and some printed paper from my stash. I chose these colors because my daughter loves orange. There are many Twisted Card tutorials online. I used this one by Kelly Gettelfinger.
The heart was cut with my brand new set of Sizzix scalloped heart dies.
Stamps used: Hero Arts, Stampendous
Inks: Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black
Marker:  Zig Black permanent pigment ink

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Baby Ripple Afghan

I have been working on a baby afghan since before Thanksgiving. Was hoping that this would be a quick project. However, after switching patterns, this took longer than expected. It is for my daughter's friend, who likes yellow and gray.
These online instructions were my inspiration. However, I used all single crochet, instead of alternating double with single crochet stitches as the pattern shows. I used a size "H" crochet hook with Bernat Softee Baby acrylic yarn, as suggested in the pattern.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Valentine Stampfest with Lynette-Jan. 8, 2013

Lynette and I started with an Archiver's 2013 Valentine kit that included 4 Tim Holtz Valentine blueprint stamps, Lost & Found 3 Ruby 6 x 6 paper by My Minds Eye, red twine and red stickles. (We didn't get stickles on our cards... yet.

We made the standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" cards instead of the mini cards suggested in the instructions. 

Below are a few more creations...
Inspired by Pinterest

Found this cute baby card stamp in Lynette's stash. Inspired Pinterest. Here is the website.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

In Memory of Antoinette Eck

My mom passed away December 22, 2012. We were blessed that she lived to be 89 years old. I miss her so much, but I know she is in perfect peace and happiness now and for all time in heaven.
I really like this photo of her from Christmas 2009. It seems like she is telling me that everything is going to be alright. She seems so happy here. I like to remember her this way.

Dad and Mom on their wedding day, Feb. 14, 1953

My Grandpa John walking up the aisle with mom.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Lynette's New Stamp Room

Lynette has a new stamping room!
You will notice that my stamping area is not shown...because it's a mess!