Friday, September 7, 2012

Hi-ya, Corn Poppy

It's getting to be that time of year again.  The temps are dropping, the fireplaces are coming on and my skin is begging for a regular moisturizing regimen.   The leaves changing, the pumpkin patches, Halloween decorating and celebrating, a sweater collection that would make Bill Cosby hard...I love the Fall!  

I'm going to try some new Halloween recipes and hope to do a blog series similar to my "12 Days Of Christmas" posts.  And another one of my goals is to compile some of my favorite soup recipes and put them in a scrap/cookbook.  Those are just a few things to look forward to in the next couple of months. 

But before we can get to the Fall, we must finish Summer.  And have I got a summery card for you all.  

This card went to my friend, Courtney.  It was a little late...oops!  It was a busy month for me.  But she is very understanding.  Courtney is another friend that I've had since 3rd grade and for anyone keeping count, that's 26 years!  It seems impossible that much time has passed.  

Okay, before you bust my chops, the sun is horrible!  I cut that out myself and it shows.  I may have to invest in a sun stamp.  

The cloud paper was a 12x12 double sided paper from Best Creation Inc in "California".  They have a bigger set of clouds with a bluer sky on the other side.  The sunglasses are a sticker from Echo Park Paper Co. in "Element Stickers".  The rainbow is another Doodlebug Design's Doodle-pop in "Rainbow".  The star was something a friend had left behind on our last craft day.  I used a no name ribbon with little suns on it. 

 I'm not sure if you can tell, but the Happy Birthday sentiment is fringed.  It's really easy.  You just stamp any print words on paper and cut slits in between each letter.  Then you feather the letters out.  

And I did use Stickles in "Frosted Lace' all over the clouds.  

I hope my card brought some sunshine to your day!

Sometimes the rainbow, baby, is better than the pot of gold, 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Another Boy Card...How About Monsters?

My youngest nephew, Max, has turned 8 years old!  These damn kids are growing up too fast!  

I've said it before, I'll say it again.  I struggle with boy cards so I follow one rule.  Keep it simple.  Straight lines and primary colors work for me.  8 years old is an age that I can still get away with cutesy but boyish designs.  

I got the monster digi stamp from Doodle Dragon Studios.  I can't remember where I got the word bubble (which is really a thought bubble but I didn't realize it until I printed it) from but you can find a lot of them online.  I just simply wrote in the "Happy Birthday!"

And I used Copic markers to color in the monster, of course.  

I got the Happy Birthday stamp from Michaels.  

And here's the birthday boy!

Happy birthday, Maxwell Joe!