Monday, May 30, 2011

Nautical Birthday

I saw this knot on a card made by mnfroggie on Splitcoaststampers. Here is the Link on Trina's blog for her tutorial on how to make the knot. The sticker in my card is from Karen Foster Designs. The map was simply torn out of a map book and inked up. The anchor, wheel and lifebouy were recycled from a miniature ship that had seen better days. Note: a little boy may promise not to break a decorative ship, but that doesn't mean it won't get beat up! lol
Here's another masculine card I made by layering a map on kraft cardstock, inking it up and adding more Karen Foster Design stickers. I think it looks like the stickers were always meant to be there.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Locks Of Love

I just cut 13 inches of my hair off to donate to Locks Of Love. The last time I donated my hair was in December 2009 and I donated 16 inches. I knew my hair grew fast I just did not realize how fast until this time! This was the 3rd time I've been able to do so.  Locks of Love's Mission Statement is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.

Here is their contact information....

Locks of Love
234 Southern Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561-833-7962 (fax)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Pirate Mother's Day

My "Pirate Happy Mother's Day" couldn't be any more perfect!

Mother's Day Cake

Happy Mother's Day!

Yesterday my husband Chad took our son Parker to the store. Parker decided for Mother's Day that he wanted to help mommy make a cake. So he picked out a confetti cake and confetti frosting. We baked it together last night. He really just wanted to eat all the confetti! ;)    After the cake cooled I frosted it. I have been wanting to decorate another cake since I took that Wilton cake decorating class last month. I still need to work on my handwriting and flowers. I am pretty tickled with the out come though, after all this is only the second cake I've ever decorated with flowers and writing. I'm still pretty amazed that frosting can be totally smooth. I am looking forward to taking the fondant class and flowers. I'd love to learn how to make those beautiful roses and basket weave pattern. I guess you can tell I'm not a pink kinda girl. Considering the colors I've picked for the flowers.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

I think the cameo on my Mother's Day card is so pretty. I used kraft cardstock layered with a piece of patterned paper from Pink Paislee. The sentiment came from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

DIY Wedding Crafts

On TapeSwell's blog today you can see this picture of the Damask DIY wedding place cards I made.
Hehehe! So tickled :)
Check out the blog....
I made several wedding ensembles that will be posted over the few weeks. I can hardly wait to follow along and see everything posted!!!
I just love TapeSwell! You really won't believe how many fabulous projects you can make with just one roll.
Some of the credit must to go to Eleanor at E.M. Papers. She makes printable DIY cards and paper goods. I added TapeSwell to some of her fabulous wedding sets that will be posted soon.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

You Mean The Whirl To Me

I just had to have this pin wheel die and stamp set as soon as I saw it. It's from Lil' Inker Designs
I think it is so fun, The paper is from Stampin' Up! This card was inspired by the photo for

Papercraft Star challenge 43

 and Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger.

With Gratitude

I used a new stamp set I won in a blog candy giveaway from Niki Estes. The set is from Waltzingmouse Stamps called Very Vintage Labels No 18. The with gratitude stamp came from Stampin' Up!

The base is kraft card stock layered with a pretty sheer ribbon with gold embossing. I added another piece on white cardstock. The bow is made from cream seam binding ribbon. I stamped the label with white craft ink, then heat embossed on white cardstock. I sponged  creme brulee ink over it to make it pop.

The creme brulee ink reminds me of the beautiful yellows that are found in daffodils. My daffodils have already come and gone for this year. Weren't they pretty!