Friday, May 21, 2010

2 New cards

Last night I made 2 new cards, the Birthday card is for my sister and the thinking of you is for my Aunt who was just diagnosed with cancer.

For this card I used SU big Bold Birthdays, the paper is also SU, the brown is Soft Suede, the green is Gable green and then the white is Very Vanilla. The Cup cake bottoms are stamped with Basic Brown, and the tops are Bermuda Blue and Pink Passion.

The paper for this one is all SU to, the brown around the circle is also soft sued, and then the patterned paper is from the sweat pea stack. I cut the flowers using the gable green and melon mambo, the cut is from the sweet heats cart.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mothers day gift - for my MIL.

Here is the gift I made for my MIL.

Here is the card I made, The lady bug is from Create a critter, I cut the boarder with a MS PATP set, and then used some lace and a stamp to spice it up, the paper is SU:

A box of candy. The paper stamp is embossed and cut with the cuttlebug:

The word book I made for my Mil, Its very similar to the one I made for my mom, just different colors.

The front
The Ribbon on the side:
The 1st page:
The back of O:
The M page:
The back

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Graduation Cards

Today I've been busy working on graduation cards for our social work intern who graduates next Saturday. A bunch of us are going out to dinner with her Friday night to celebrate! Two of the cards are for my co-workers to sign as they are all giving me money to get her a gift card with, the other one I'm going to write something sappy in to and give it to her from me.

This one I got my inspiration from a card paperflowers posted on the cricut MB. She used wildcard for hers. I used create a critter for the owl and branch, and cut the graduation cap from everyday paper dolls. The the saying I used nestabilities- labels 3. For the back ground of this card I used 3 SU ink colors, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, and Brilliant Blue I had a little sponge dabber thing (no idea what they are called) and I would dab in one color then on the paper, then the next color, etc until it was covered.

I did a little strip of paper the same way I did the background to put on the envelope and inside of the card. (you can see the envelope in the back.)

The inside:

The next 2 cards I got the inspiration for from the CradMaker mag zine issue May '10.  

For the background on this one I used Pewter Liquid pearls to make the silver lines and then stamped a congrats stamp all over. For the little envelope for the gift card I used a pattern that was in the magazine. For the caps, can you believe I don't have a cap stamp? So I cut a little cap using SCAL and then used it as a stencil with those little sponge dabber things again. I then put 3D crystal Lacquer over the hats and sprinkled a little glitter on top. I did the envelope the same as the card.

For the inside, I found this really cute svg file on the SCAL forum.

For the background on the last one I wanted to play with the shaving cream technique. I found directions for this here: I recommend using gloves when doing this because I know have green figures. For the saying I printed it out and then actually burned the edges. The hat and scroll are also from Everyday paper dolls.

The inside:

Mothers day gift - mom word book

For mothers day this year I made my mom my first word book. 

Heres the front of the book.

A close up of the sides, I don't have a bind it all so I used a couple of rings I had and covered them with some ribbon.
The back of the m, its hard to read but I wrote a few quotes about being a mom, and then wrote a little note telling her all the reasons I love her.
The front of the O page
The back of the O page and M
Close up of the back of the o
Close up of the M page, sorry this picture is so fuzzy, I didn't realize it was so bad until after I gave my mom her book. The little typed sections are the words Friend, Love, and support along with their definitions.

Last page:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Survival kits.

Well this is going to be a long post. Its been a busy "gift" week with it being nurses week, teacher appreciation week and our social work intern graduates next week so as a little gift to everyone I decided to do survival kits.

I did 15 Nurses survival kits for Nurse's week:

Here are the little nurses I made for them. (I Love Every Day Paper Dolls)

These were made to look like our 2 mail nurses Steve and Ed.

Here are the 15 kits:

Here's a close up of one of them:

The Magic Wands I made to go inside, I used pencils, shortened them, removed the easer's, and painted them black. I then used white ribbon on the ends.

Here is the list of things that was inside:

Nurses Survival Kit:

Lifesavers: Because you are one.
Snicker's Bar: To remind you that laughter is the best medicine.
Starbursts: For that burst of energy at the end of the day.
Marbles: To replace the ones you lose.
Tooth- pick: to “pick-out” the good qualities in everyone.
Paper clip: To help you hold things together.
Rubber band: To Stretch yourself beyond your limits.
100 Grand Bar: Because that’s what you should really be paid.
Peppermint: To thank you for your commit “mint” to your profession
Hugs & Kisses: For when you really need one.
Pens: For your endless charting
Lollipop: To help you lick everyone's problems
Tissue: To dry tears, your own and someone else's.
Magic wand: In case all else fails.

Here is the graduation survival kit for our intern:

Here is the list of things in this survival kit:

Graduation Survival Kit
Glitter: To sparkle all night long
Battery: So you can keep going & going
Chapstick: To keep your lips kissable
Starburst: For a burst of energy
Nuts: To remind you to get a little nutty
Mirror, Comb & Gum: To stay ready!
Fan: To cool down when you're too hot to handle
Hugs & Kisses: To remind you how special you are to me!!

Here are the 2 I made for Teachers appreciation day, one is for the teacher on our in patient unit and the other is for her assistant. With close ups of the dolls:

Here is the list for the Teachers survival kit:

Teachers survival kit:
Band-Aid - For when things get a little rough.

Eraser - To remind you everyone makes mistakes and they can be erased.
Hugs and Kisses - For when you need a hug.
Jewel - Because you are so precious.
Lifesaver - For when you've had one of those days.
Marbles - To replace the ones you've lost.
Mint - To remind you that you are worth a "mint".
Mounds Bar - For the mounds of confidence you give your students.
Paperclip - To hold it all together.
Rubber band - To remind you to be flexible.
Shiny Penny - To remind you, each will shine in their own special way.
Sponge - To soak up the overflow, when your brain is too full.
Starburst - To give you a "burst" of energy when you need it.
Tissues - To wipe away the tears...yours and theirs.
Teachers prayer - For you to say at the start of each day
The teachers prayer that was put inside:
Teacher's Prayer
Spirits, Please help me,
To strengthen their voices,
bodies and minds,
To express their feelings and
control them sometimes,
To explore what's near
and venture afar,
But most important to love
who they are.