Sunday, June 26, 2011

Birthday Bonanza

Hi Again Everyone!

LOT'S of birthdays this time of year!! I used to make a bunch of birthday cards a few times a year and send them out as a birthday rolled around. This year my interest in cards has really taken off so I wanted to start making cards that suit the individual wherever I could. I have two that I want to share. The first is for my husband who turned 40 today!

Most of the card stock on this card is from Stampin' Up and my scrap stash. The golfer was done on the Imagine using the All Sports cartridge.  The curvy background behind the golfer is from the Nifty Fifties cartridge (part of the Flamingo cut) and then run through the Swiss Dots Cuttle Bug folder.  The pattern layer is actually left over wrapping paper from his present!  I just loved the texture of this particular wrapping paper.

The second card is one of the most fun cards I ever made. Might be a bit, uh, "riske" for some, but I knew when I came across the picture on the front that I had the inspiration for this card for my friend Brandy. The card stock is from Stampin Up. The picture is from the Internet. There is another color photo on the inside of the card. I do not know the manufacturer of the bling on both sides of this center step card. The sentiment is from PTI's Birthday Bash. The layers behind the photo are from the stock shapes on the Imagine.  In case it is not obvious, the man on the front is Jon Bon Jovi.

Hope you enjoyed these!

Take Care!
Kim G.

Time Flies!

WOW!  It's almost the end of June!!  Happy Sunday Everyone!
I have a few things to post, and I'm so far behind!  I finished a major project today (with a lot of help from my mom, sister and cousins) - so I should be able to get to some challenges over the next week or two.

The first card is - believe it or not - a wedding invitation! I got a call from a woman I met at a birthday party for a friend of the family asking if I could put together something for her and her new husband's upcoming wedding. Actually, it was a blessing of the vows as they had a small ceremony earlier in the year. The event was to be for their immediate families and would include an afternoon at a water park. They wanted the invites to be something light an fun with a "join us for a big splash" type theme. This was a challenge for me because I had about a week and a half to design, get approval, and make the invites!  I like this one as it could easily be used for a birthday pool party too!

The card stock is all Stampin' Up and Bazill.  The waves, sun, and diver are from the Life's A Beach Cricut Cartridge.  The sentiment is printed directly on the card stock from my computer. Of course, the face on the sun is from PKS.

The next card was for my friend's baby shower.  The same friend whose invites, favors, and banner were posted last month. Her colors were pink, ivory, and chocolate, so I wanted to continue that theme. I am SO in love with silver mirror paper!! This paper is from World View - and it cuts like butter on the Cricut. The cuts on this card are from the New Arrival cartridge. The rest of the paper is from my scrap stash.  The pink ribbon is from a "by the yard" roll at my favorite local craft store (Memories and Beyond).

Thanks for joining me!

Kim G.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Shiny Happy Birthday!


Can you believe it's June already?  I can't believe how fast time goes now. It's also hard to believe it's been half a month since my last post!

My God Daughter Taylor turned 14 over the weekend, and I knew I wanted to once again use her favorite colors in her card. I started to use the Forever Young cartridge as it has so many cool cuts for girls and women of all ages - but going through a paper storage folder I forgot I had, I found this great blue mirror paper. It reminded me of the guitar of one of my favorite musicians (story for another time). So I pulled out the HM cartridge and paired the blue with a silver mirror kalidoscope paper to make the guitar.  So shiny I almost made one to keep!  I just LOVE shiny things!!  LOL!

I also found this small collection of colored wire that I forgot I had. Ribbon didn't seem to cut it here, so I twisted the blue and green wire together to add in place of ribbon. I like the texture it added.  Once again, I don't really know the manufacturers of the supplies - except the sentiment which is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Bash collection, and the border punch is from Fiskars.


Kim G