Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mini Valentine Cards

I made a couple of mini cards to help Nicole out with her fundraiser. They came out pretty cute and as a result, one of my coworkers wants to buy 10 of them, so yay! The craft paper has been pretty popular lately, so I wanted to play around with it. I really like it!

For these cards I used:
Card Stock - Kraft (base), Pirouette Pink, Candy Lane DSP and White
Stamps - Priceless (left) and Happy Heart Day (Right)

For the right card I used:
Card Stock - Kraft (base), Pirouette Pink, Candy Lane DSP and White
Stamps - SU! Love You Much, SU! Together Forever

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Crafty commissions

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my bosses needs a birthday card and Valentine's card for his wife, so here are a couple of little things I cooked up. I think they are cute, and hopefully they aren't too "simple". Although in some cases "simple" is a much better way to go, I still haven't determined when to say when - I imagine it will come to me as I make more cards and get better. It was fun making these cards, and I will probably make a few more to see if anyone else wants to get in the Valentine's spirit.

For this card I used:
Card Stock - Kraft, Candy Lane DSP, Red Riding Hood and White
Stamps - SU! Love You Much, SU! Short & Sweet

For this card I used:
Card Stock - Baja Breeze (base), Prints Pack DSP (retired, SU!), Indulgent DSP (retired, Sassafras) and White
Stamp - SU! For a Friend

More Bounty

Here are more pictures from my first visit to Felicia's Scrapbooks. I walked away with a ton of papers that I will be using very soon. One of my bosses asked for a Valentine's Day card and a birthday card for his wife, so yay! I like making cards for fun, but I also like the commissioning aspect for it as well. It's kind of like a game - I try and learn everything about the person the card is being made for, and try to create something that they would really like. I like seeing people's faces when they answer my questions, because they usually laugh quietly to themselves about something quirky and endearing about the person they love and seem happy. Well, that's been the theme so far, at least! heehee

It's been such a motivator to have a real workspace for crafting, I have to say. Everything is organized and accessible, but it's ok if I leave things out if I haven't quite finished. Maybe I will see about posting pics of that room soon, too. But first --! These papers are so cute and from a company called Imaginisce. I think they are from a series called Twitterpated.

This one is Hey Foxy, and the animals and trees are actually glossy.

This one is called Critter Chatter
And here is another one from Sassafras Lass called Indulgent (I think this is retired (or retiring)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Treasure Hunter

So today, I made out like a bandit! For Christmas I had received a gift certificate to Felicia's Scrapbooks and I finally had some time today after my errands to stop by, and I am so glad I did! I found some awesome, awesome, AWESOME papers today. These are just some of the ones I got, and they are from a company called Sassafras Lass. I absolutely cannot wait to use these, but a part of me really wants to hoard them as well, since they are so neat looking.

This first one is called 'Say Timber'.

This one is Fawnd of You

This one is called So In Love

There were even coordinating stamps, which I debated on getting but I bought tons more paper and embellishments, so I thought I would play around with these first before I got too carried away. (I'll probably be back really soon anyway! hehe) And a really nice part of the trip is that I was accompanied by my husband and he actually thought these papers were really cool, too. Usually he sighs heavily when we go anywhere crafty, but he liked helping me pick between all the Sassafras prints. More pics to come!