Monday, August 30, 2010

The Birthday Ambassador

It's official!  Today I was dubbed the 'Birthday Ambassador' on my job! Yay me! lol   And while I wish I could say that it's because everyone wants a card from lil' ole me- I think it's more because no one else wants the job!  And since this now gives me an excuse to craft (like I actually need one!)- it's perfectly okay with me!

With that being said, I found out that the next birthday on the calendar is THIS WEEK *&* it's a GUY!  So that meant I had to come up with a masculine card quick!  For someone who has only made 1 masculine card before, I was pretty much shaking in my boots!  In the end, I decided to hunker down and knock it out!  Here's what I came up with!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Diva-fied Birthday

This weekend, I created a birthday card for a co-worker.  She is definitely a diva, so I wanted to create a card that I felt reflected her personality...and I wanted a chance to use the Forever Young cart that I finally bought last week... :o)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thank You Cards

We made it through the baby shower - and it was a great success!  I was really pleased with the turn out, and so was the Mommy-to-be!  Now that the main event is over, thank you cards were in order. So keeping with the giraffe theme- I created this set with a box to match!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Producitive Weekend

What a great weekend!  Still working on catching up on all of my projects- but this weekend I took a quick detour to do a couple of (belated) birthday cards.  One of my best friends is coming for a quick this upcoming weekend and her birthday is right around the corner, along with her mom's *and* her boyfriend's!  Guess that means that everybody needs a card! LOL  So here's what I came up with...

The inside features a phrase cut from Wild Card.  I sure hope she likes it!

The inside features a cut from the George cart.
For her mom, I created this "cupcake in black and (off)white".  Since the colors were so simple, I broke out the Cuttlebug and a Versa Magic Dew Drop to add some dimension to the elements.  This card pulled me out of my comfort zone a little bit, but I think it came out pretty well.  Her mom will definitely tell me if it didn't! LOL
Oh- I almost forgot these little bags!  My final contribution to my co-worker's baby shower are decorative bags that will be used around the room to anchor balloons and spruce up the buffet tables.  Once again, using the super-cute giraffe cut from New Arrival, to tie them in with the baby bottle invitations.  The bag itself was cut from Plantin Schoolbook, which had truly got to be one of my favorite carts *ever*!  There are so many hidden gems on it.

 So all in all, I was able to get a lot accomplished!  Can't wait for the weekend to get here!  Thanks for stopping by & have a great week!

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's A Baby Shower!

Ubber-cute invitations, anyone?  LOL  My co-worker is having a baby and we're giving her a shower in a couple of weeks, so we needed an invitation for the occasion!  I starting thinking about what I could do, when it occurred to me that I hadn't done a 'spin-off of the flower pot' card in *forever*!  So here's what I came up with!

Invitation when closed...

Back In My Crafting Groove!

It's official! I'm back in my Crafting Groove! Yaaay!  LOL  After last week's Crafty Weekend, I really wanted to get back at it this weekend- so I did! :o)

I have several projects that I've been neglecting, but now I can say that I am well on my way to 'clearing out my backlog'.  Thank you cards, birthday cards, graduation cards, invitations...the list goes on and on.  So much to do- so little time- but soooo much fun to be had!  

Here are some pics of what I've accomplished so far! 

You guys know I love Joy Fold cards!  I used the Green Stack from DCWV to pull this card together.  The 1 1/2" Circle Punch from Fiskars was just what I needed to make the corresponding closure.