Saturday, July 24, 2010

So I've relocated back to my hometown of California for the time being since all my siblings are back here at my parents home for the summer (after our family Caribbean cruise).  One of my friends Josh is out here playing for a minor league team out here, the Inland Empire 66ers.  As the season draws to an end, I made him a card to give to his host parents who were kind enough to let him and his teammate live in their house all season.  It's a cabin up in the mountains and is decorated with a moose what better way to say thanks then with a Riley stamp?  I wish they had a baseball Riley stamp.  Instead I went with the Fishing Riley and accidently colored a bit too much on one side of his face.

I used the color scheme of the 66ers, red, blue and white.  I used a strip of baseball paper, and I used a versamark ink pad and tiny leaf stamps from the dollar bin to make a watermark background on the grey.  Sentiment was from Papertrey Inks and I used brads to emphasize the statement (and I feel like hardware masculinizes cards hahah!)  Nice little tiny card.

Here's Josh before one of his starts

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I made these thank you cards for Topher's brother Dan.  He just graduated from Lemoyne college and he wanted some cards to thank some of the staff members and teachers for all they've done while he's been in college.

I decided to make these cards completely Lemoyne theme so I used their school logo and colors.  I downloaded a jpg of the logo online and converted it into an svg file, breaking it down to two colors.  I then cut them out, as well as the Thank You using Sure Cuts A Lotand cutting it out on my Cricut.

Nice and simple matting so as not to distract from the awesome college logo.  Here's the original logo.

Not bad I must say so myself!  I'm definitely proud of myself for this card!

My first RILEY THE MOOSE card.  I love love love love these stamps, and have been dying to getmy hands on them!  I purchased some when I was in Dallas and have been waiting for a chance to use them!  I finally felt secure enough with my stamping and copic coloring ability to make this card for one of my best guy friends Justin.

Now Justin loves to work out.  He'd probably rather work out than celebrate his birthday, let alone eat cake.  So I made this card to celebrate his quirky personality.  I used both the aerobic Riley and Birthday Riley for this card.  I paperpieced more presents into the card and stamped the sentiment using the papertrey ink stamp from the birthday basics stamp set. Some ribbon trim from the dollar bin and round all the edges and my card is done!  I love these stamps because I love moose!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Topher and I made a little trip to Saratoga recently and we saw this cute little doggy bakery boutique.  I bought some treats for my brother's dog, Brimley, and decided to make him a little card to go with it.

The dog was made to look like him and the all those cuts came from the Create a Critter cartridge.  The bue background was cuttlebugged with the spots and dots folder and trimmed with ribbon from the dollar bin.  In return, I got this lovely pic of Brimley enjoying his gift!

Cute little doggy huh?  Too bad the I fell off in Brimley en route.  Oh well, if it was perfect it would have Hallmark on the back!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A little belated birthday card I made for my Bestie, Sarah!  We call each other turtles so I decided it would be an appropriate card to make for her.  The turtles are cut from Create a cricut and so is the pond and grass.  The oval is a label off of the Heritage cartridge I believe and the sentiment is from papertrey ink, Birthday Basics!