Sunday, October 30, 2011

babies everywhere!

this weekend was another baby shower. i swear, everyone i know is having babies!!!! so, staying in the baby theme, here's a few cards i've made recently...

this one was for my brand spankin' new nephew (very first one, too!!!) & his mama, my older sister. she is a big reason i started scrapbooking in the first place, so she deserves more random cards than a lot of other people. i always fancy up the envelopes the cards go in (since almost all my cards are mailed - also why i don't embellish much). i used the same heart stamp on both the card & envelope and just masked off areas to get the look i wanted. the paper is one 12x12 double sided sheet. those make it easy to coordinate. i stamped the sentiment using my new Paper Smooches Chit Chat set and fussy cut the 'smooches' to add a smidge of dimension since it was on white.

this one was for a friend of mine that recently had their first child as well. they kept the name a secret until he was born, so i wanted to highlight that on the card. masculine cards are so difficult! i would rather girly everything up... but it's nice to have a challenge once in a while.

obviously, i need a better camera, so bear with me until santa brings me one. ;)

thanks for visiting!!!

materials used: Paper Smooches Chit Chat, AC double sided cardstock, stampabilites stamps, BasicGrey Oxford Collection & BasicGrey Life of the Party 6x6 .

Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Blog Post Ever

so, i'm pretty new to this whole 'blogging' thing, but i'm really excited to start showing off my creations. Typically, when i make a card, i have the recipient in mind & we are the only two that see the final product (unless, of course, i have the husband take a peek). But lately, i have had a hard time NOT thinking about papercrafting & figured it was time to take the next step. :)

i made this particular card for my little sister. she sent me the sweetest card for my birthday, and i wanted to say thanks in a bigger way than a text or facebook post. and the 'friend' part was perfect since there's a bit of an inside joke there. i had just bought myself the paper smooches stamp set and was super eager to try them, and LOVE that you can bend the sentiments into a curve.

thanks for stopping by!

materials used: Paper Smooches Chit Chat stamps, American Crafts Cardstock, Stampabilites Heart Stamp, Black Inkpad, American Crafts ZING embossing powder.