Friday, March 21, 2008

Little Boy

I always have a tough time coming up with boy cards. This one was actually pretty easy using the TAC papers. I stamped the lion in light blue, then again in dark blue... cut the mane out of the dark blue and attached. You could get the same effect by just coloring your stamp with markers.

This is another Sympathy Card we made at the last workshop. I love this design because it's SO SO simple. Stamp some swirls with white ink on black cardstock, add any sentiment, and then attach the flower with a brad. Perfect for Birthdays, Sympathy, Thinking of You, Anniversaries... anything, really.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Stephen has officially left Afghanyland. He is in Kuwait and will be turning in gear, attending debriefing seminars, etc and then will head home late next week.


I am working on only a couple more card designs before packing up my crafting stuff. I'll post when I can.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


This is just a space-filler so that you have the opportunity to not look at the possibly-offensive card if you don't want to :-)


The next post could be considered offensive to some, so please don't say I didn't warn you! Don't look unless you're prepared to be shocked, because it's pretty twisted! However, with that being said, I laughed my way through the entire card-making process from the very first thought that popped into my head up until I put it into the mail box! You have to understand that the majority of cards I'd been making lately were serious Sympathy Cards, so this was some much-needed comic relief. Please don't think less of me :-)

Vasectomy Card

So my friend's hubby is having the big snip-snip today. How could I not mark the occassion with a card? What resulted was thinking WAY outside of the box using the Seasonal Cuties set from TAC. I used the acorn (which is sort of obvious) and also the pumpkin stamp, but upside down and with some masking. The inside says "Hang in there!"

It would also be cute in baby colors with "It's a boy!" on the inside, don't you think? You'd just have to have the right friend to send it to :-)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Not Stamping Related

But how could I not post about this? Stephen was awarded the Bronze Star earlier in the week, which is a pretty big deal. He wasn't expecting it, so it came as a very pleasant surprise. Can't wait to have him home!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sympathy cards

What fun we had on Friday night! For those of you who couldn't make it, here are some of the cards we made! All of the pattern papers are from TAC. I am loving the new Juliette papers, and the colors are perfect for Sympathy... very muted purple/mauve/browns.