Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Cards Aplenty!

I hope you all had a happy holiday.  Mine was good although it seemed to go by fast.  I intended to post some of my Christmas cards in the days leading up to Christmas but better late than never!


Doodlepop elf!  Also, this one is a pop up of sorts with the xmas present trim that I folded up.  The card does open up with a xmas message on the inside.  

Doodlepop reindeer!

I, unfortunately, did not send cards to everyone on my list.  I ran out of time and energy.  It happens.  I hope I have more time next year to get things under control.  

I hope Santa brought you everything on your list.  I, for one, am one happy camper with my xmas gifts.  I think my favorite is the cupcake shaped Scentsy pot.  

"Who you callin' a ho?"

Friday, December 21, 2012

Birthday Present Birthday Card

I got to enjoy a rare day off this week.  And that day happened to be my mom's birthday!  We decided to spend the day finishing up the last of our Christmas shopping.  It's days like these that I wish I had an unlimited amount of money and I could just shop all the live long day.  I got so many good deals.

And I made Mom a birthday card, of course.

The glittery paper is from Recollections.  The color reminded me of the Tiffany box.  So pretty!  Then I found some gift ribbon and made up a tag.  Simple!  

My mom, with the birthday card

Thanks for stopping!  I hope you're getting all of your holiday stuff done.  I just got back from the store where I bought a bunch of stuff to make Christmas treats.  

Much love, 
Pumpkin Cupcake

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mario & Luigi Birthday Card

Hi, guys!  I hope your day is going well.  We are in the middle of a "blizzard" here in Iowa.  I wish I could say that I got to stay home and craft all day but sadly, I had to be to work by 7am.  :(    But I did get to leave at 2:30 which allowed me to finish up the last of my Christmas cards.  Yes, I'm really late on sending them.  I just mailed the first round today so hopefully people will get them on time.  I will be posting some of them on here soon.

Okay, so on to the card I made.  My nephew Jackson turned 11 years old on the 16th.  I was fortunate enough to find some Super Mario Bros. images online.  Jackson and his brother are playing Mario Kart just about every time I go to their house.

The picture of Mario & Luigi is actually supposed to be a coloring book page but I resized it. 

The first thing Jack asked me when I arrived to his birthday dinner at Red Robin was "Did you make me a homemade card?"  

Happy Birthday, Jackson!  I hope you liked your card!

The soundtrack to making this card.

Red Robin...yuuuuummmmm!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Skate Card

My friend Aniyah turned 8 years old the other day.  I've been going skating with Aniyah every month for the past year and a half.  We have so much fun!  We have formed a skate crew with a couple of other friends.  We each have roller derby names.  Aniyah's derby name is "The Aniyahlator".  We call our skate crew "Team Aniyahlation".  

Another friend of mine brought this skating digi stamp to my attention earlier this year and I'd been waiting to use it on Aniyah's card for so long.  The stamp came from Some Odd Girl.  She is "Roller Mae".  

This card did not turn out quite like I wanted it to.  I was attempting to make the color above Mae look like the lights in the skating rink, shining down on her face.  I'm a little bummed about that but I think it still turned out okay.  And I think Aniyah liked it.  
The star paper is from Moxie "Showstopper". 

The skating rink we go to gives you a ticket stub when you pay to get in.  I was able to find this ticket stub here  wickdyscreations.blogspot.  I personalized it with her derby name.  

I found this roller skate at Clear Dollar Stamps.  The quote, which I love, is from Fiskars"Make A Wish" Quotes.  

Here's the Aniyahlator with her card!  

The Aniyahlator in action.  

The Aniyahlator playing Limbo.  She is getting better every time she goes skating.  

The moment she lost Limbo. Her face cracks me up!   

I will probably incorporate this "Roller Mae" into one of my scrapbooks.  She was so adorable!  

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sorry for party rockin', 
Family Jules