Tuesday, September 24, 2013

::NEW PROJECT:: A Baby Book!

Okay so here's my disclaimer: I am *not* a scrapbooker!!  In any way, shape, or form!! 
But with that being said, I wanted to share the little baby book I made for a friend!

A Sweet Little Baby Shower!

Wow- I can't believe October is just around the corner!  The arrival of fall will bring a new arrival for one of my co-workers- a little baby girl!  So you know what that meant: a Baby Shower!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Two Cute and Simple Cards!

A couple of months ago, I was asked to create some thank you cards.  Since I've really been feeling my mojo lately (LOL) I figured I'd better harness some of this energy and come up with a design or two!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Administrative Professional's Day

Wednesday was Administrative Professional's day!  My office happens to have an absolutely fabulous admin professional --Regina!--so we took this opportunity to really celebrate her and her contributions!  After organizing a nice breakfast, I knew that I wanted to make her a card so she would know how much we appreciate her.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Anniversary By The Sea!

As the month of May approaches, so does the 2nd wedding anniversary of my other BFF!  Two years ago, she and her husband had a beautiful sunrise ceremony on the beach.  Time certainly has flown but I still remember that day with so much fondness and a huge smile- and their lovely wedding inspired this card!

A piece of patterned paper by Recollections was the starting point for this beachy 5X7 card.  Some sky blue cardstock and a little bit of inking around some edges got me half-way to the finish line.  Then I found a package of marriage-themed rub-ons that I've had for years-- but the sentiment was just what a I needed.

The final element that tied everything together for me were some brads in the shape of starfish!  What could be more perfect for an easy, breezy, beachy card?!  I also placed one of the brads on the inside of the card to finish it off.

I hope my BFF and her DH enjoy this card and feel all of the love I've poured into it!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you after my next Creative Daze!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Covered Notebook ::Inspired::

After sharing a picture of the anniversary card I posted yesterday, one of my friends asked me if it was a card or a notebook.  Her question sparked an idea and -subsequently- a Creative Daze!

Using an 80-page journal from Michael's as the base, I pulled out another sheet of the Recollections Black and Tan Damask to cover it.  Some black card stock was used for the binding.  

For the ribbon closure, I used a tag from the Gyspy Wanderings Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25" (Kraft paper) and 1" (damask) and then layered them.  I inked the edges of the book with Marcella black dye ink made by K & Company; I love the fact that the ink dries so quickly and doesn't smudge!

For an impromptu project- I think it came out beautifully- and I think I'm keeping it for myself!! LOL  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you guys next time!

Happy Second Anniversary!

Time is flying by and sometimes I feel like I can barely keep up! LOL  It's been two years since *both* of my BFFs got married (one in April, the other in May) and it's time to celebrate their anniversaries!  

Friday, March 1, 2013

A Birthday Wish for My Mom

Happy Friday!! It's been a busy couple of weeks and I'm so excited for the weekend…sleeping in, relaxing, and of course- some crafting!!

I wanted to stop in and share a birthday card I created for my mother. I made it back in January, but I had to wait until I gave it to her to post it. I love to create cards using simple shapes and patterned paper so I pulled out the Safari Chic stack by DCWV and got to work! I think it turned out nicely and my mom really liked it!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you after my next Creative Daze!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Butterflies, Rainbows, and Clouds!

It's February and *crafty goodness* is in the air!  Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday because I absolutely love the bright and airy designs that you see on Valentine's Day cards- especially on cards for kids.  I really wanted to whip up a fun design or two this year, so I persuaded one of my co-workers to allow me to create cards for two of his daughters to give to their classmates.  And let me tell you, that I had a *blast* creating these cards! 

First up is Friendly Butterflies!

Monday, February 11, 2013

A New Twist on an Old Fav!

I volunteered to create some baby shower invitations for my friend- because I'm *always* down for a crafty project!  I was so excited when she told me the color scheme was leopard print and corral with accents of gold! How much fun is that?!  As I was planning the design, I came across an old favorite: the New Arrival Cricut cartridge!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Hero Birthday Party!

Wow!  The last year has been absolutely *NUTS*!! New job, new city, and new demands!!  I didn't have the opportunity to do as much crafting as I usually do, and unfortunately blogging was off the table as well.  But 2013 is a new year and I'm ready to get back in the swing of things!!

First post of the year:  A Super Hero Party!  I created invites and decor for a co-worker's son and I had such a great time with this one!!

I created the invitation in Cricut Craft Room using the Super Dad father's day card.  I modified the design and created the 'M' logo (mimicking the infamous 'S') to carry throughout the designs.

The decor consisted of bright primary colors, the classic 'boom' 'pow' & 'crash'  signs, and lots of city buildings!

Each child who attended the party received a "Super Hero Transformation Pack" that held a cape so they could turn into their super hero alter ego!  I created the packs using the gable box from Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2.

The party bags I created also sported the birthday boy's super logo!  The smaller bags were for the classroom party and the larger bags were given at the end of the actual birthday party.

Last but *certainly* not least - the cake at the birthday party was Ah-Mazing!!  The talented Nikki with www.sweetladiesbakery.com created this awesome confection and  I wanted to make sure that it was featured in the post!  Isn't it fantastic?!?