Monday, August 4, 2008

I'm Back!

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything, but last night was the first time I've been back in my craft room in a week. It's been crazy enough at my house, but add in my parent's house being broken into and robbed the day after my birthday and it makes for a stressful and busy week.

My mom had asked me to make a few birthday cards for her so I got to work and made a few last night. I hope that she likes them. She had requested cards for a 75-yr old woman, a 90-yr old woman, and 1-yr old boy.

I used Papertrey Ink's Out on a Limb set for the first card and added some flowers made with a punch from Target's $1 spot. I love adding sparkle so each flower got a gem in the center.

The next card uses the Quilter's Sampler set from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the quilt squares and colored them with my Copic markers then stamped the sentiment on some of PTI's new linen vellum and layered it over the top and tied it with some Lemon Tart twill tape.

I had absolutely no idea what sort of card to make for a 1-yr old boy, especially one I've never met, but I figured the turtles would be good. They are from Papertrey Ink's Pond Life set.

The last card is one that I received in the mail this weekend from Lynn at PTI for my birthday. She apologized for being late, but I think it is such a great card that I'm happy to have it, no matter when it came. It has the perfect sentiment inside for a belated b-day card. When I saw it on her blog ( I had no idea it was coming to me. It was a very nice surprise.

I hope you enjoyed the cards today. Hopefully I will be able to post more regularly now that things have settled down some. As always, thanks for visiting.


Kacey Elliott said...

So Sorry to hear about your parents home; I hope they were not home at the time? Your cards should bring a smile to what I am sure has been an anxious face this past week.

Kimberly said...

Love your cards and the one from Lynn just makes me laugh out loud! I hope that things are getting sorted out with your folks and that somewhere in there, you had a happy birthday!!!!!