Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What's Black and White and Red All Over? .... A Thank You Card!

It was my husband's idea for the post title, but I think it's perfect :)
So this is a new card design than I've ever used before. I wanted to try something other than just a normal creased in the middle card. I'm trying to step outside of my comfort zone and grow a little. I've been trying to get an idea for this card for a few weeks now. All I knew was that I wanted to use my black doted paper with some sort of red. Finally I just sat down and tried to figure it out as I went. This is what I came up with. I also have this other picture to show you how it opens. I really love how it turned out!
Sorry this is such a short post, but it's way past my bedtime and I need my sleep :) Have a wonderful rest of the week! Take care!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

*Under Construction*

Well I changed the look of my blog and in doing so I forgot to save my links....oops:) So I'm in the process of getting all my links back on. Don't feel bad if your link is no longer there...I'll get it :) I was going to do a little card making tonight, but it seems that I have to spend my time getting my blog back up to date, but that's ok. Have a wonderful night!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Keep on Truckin'....

So I did this card about two weeks ago, and I was not happy on how it turned out. It had a cute concept, but it just didn't look right to me. I pulled it out again today and I still don't know how I feel about it, but I decided to post it anyway. The truck stamp is part of the Stampin' Up Loads of Love Stamp set. I had been wanting this stamp set for such a long time and I finally got them. However, they are harder to use than I thought. What I mean, is that a flower stamp can go with anything as long as the colors are right, but a truck..... it's just different from any stamping I've done. It's nice to get out of my comfort zone, but I'm hoping I won't keep coming up with ugly cards :) Well, I hope your week is going well!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's been awhile....

So I can't tell you how relieved I am to finally have a little time to relax and do a little card making. I can't believe my last post was more than two months ago!!! Work has been very hectic especially this past week with the new iphone coming out (I work for AT&T). It's also been hard to find time to post because now that my husband is out of school for the summer, we've been doing things away from home now that we have free time to spend with each other.
Yesterday was mine and my husband's first anniversary and neither one of us can believe it! We have had so much fun growing and opening a new chapter in our lives together. I love my husband so much! For our anniversary we went to Brian head, which is normally a ski resort in the winter about 20 miles from us in Cedar City, Utah. It was nice to get out of the city(even if it was 20 miles) and just relax, watch our wedding dvd, and eat our year old cake ... yummm....actually it was pretty good to be honest :) We stayed in one of the lodges and it was SO nice. Then this morning, we got up.....well....I got up first because I wanted to enjoy the jacuzzi tub before we had to leave:) We then drove into Cedar Breaks National Monument. The scenery was just spectacular and the wildflowers were in bloom - what a sight!! I can't believe that something like that is literally right in our backyard from Cedar City. We enjoyed our day together!
When we got home, I realized I actually had free time to do a little card making, so this is what I came up with. My sister in law - Jill from Inkgenious, gave me this card for my birthday with a Gift Card in it, and I was just amazed how cute it was. Here's a picture of the front and the inside. ( I had to take a different gift card to demonstrate what it looks like with a gift card in it )

Later that night, I had to look at it a little closer to figure out how to make one. Surprisingly, it's very easy to make! So today I tried it for the first time and turned out pretty good! I had this really cute paper that I specifically bought to use with my owl stamps that I have. After I folded it I realized that it worked out perfectly and just looked like a little tree on the front. I took the ribbon and tied it first, then I glued my stamped and colored owl just straight on the ribbon. It gives it a little bit more dimension having the owl kinda just floating on the ribbon. Also here is the inside and pictures to show you with a Gift Card.

I hope that you all are well and enjoying the summer! I hope to get around here more than I have. I have some new stamps from SU I just got last week, so I'm sure it won't be too long :)

Take care!!