Saturday, February 21, 2009

boy cards

i seem to have a creative block when it comes to cards for boys. why is it so hard to not think about ruffles and bows when i'm not even a girly-girl? it should come easy for me! anyways, here are two cards geared for males that were needed recently...

the dino card was for my nephew who hasn't been feeling well and the 10 card was for a friend of brendan's who just turned 10. duh;)
both were cut out using illustrator and my silhouette. the dino card is a gatefold card with a zigzag edge. the 10 card i am really proud of because i welded the numbers together and made it a folded card by mirroring the numbers and scoring it along the top to fold it. i hope that makes sense;)
i really liked this line of paper from basic grey when it came out for the fact that brendan loveloveloved dinosaurs when he was little. now that he is 7, he doesn't talk about them much, but if i ever get around to scrapping all the dino pics i have, these papers will come in handy. for now, they make great boy cards:)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

last minute teacher gifts

i whipped these up today for brendan to give to his teachers at school. i made the bag template in illustrator and cut them out with my silhouette. i made the little crepe paper thingies and i really see myself putting them on everything! too cute!

valentine's day crafty goodness

i wanted to share what i made for my husband for valentine's day. he has already received his present because i suck at keeping stuff from him.

i made a little felt folder thingy after getting some inspiration from this post at the shabby chic blog.

my interpretation:
what's inside you ask?


a cd:

a card:

and coupons:
also the letter i ordered from the world's smallest postal service.

he liked it;)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

just getting back internet after the ice/snow storm we had here. kentucky is under a state of emergency with over 100,000 still without power. in some county's, they are under a boil water advisory or without water all together.

here is a (crappy) pic of the tree that barely missed our cars.

i'll be glad when this is all over!