Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MOJO 157 - Happy 45th to my Hubby

Yesterday was my Husband's 45th Birthday.  In a rush to shop for dinner, bake a cake, wrap gifts and help the kid's make their birthday cards... I realized I hadn't made my card yet.  Sure... I could go buy one at the store... but NOPE... wasn't going to give in.  I saw this sketch from the http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ blog and an instant idea popped into my head.  I guess my Mojo was working for me.  :-)
Both of us are in our 40's and we say very often that "Life is Good."  It just keeps getting better.  Very appropriate. 
Recipe -  Mostly Stampin' Up products
Cardstock: Whisper white, Basic Black, Basic Gray & Concord Crush textured.
Ink: Perfect Plum
Stamps: Text & Texture
Embellishments:  Basic Gray satin 5/8" ribbon, Metal circle tag, 5/16" Neutral brads, 2 edge punches and silver cord
"45" done with Base Camp Cricut Cart at 1 inch.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back to School Cards

Hi everyone.  So glad to be back.  I haven't really been gone, just alot going on the past few weeks.  End of the summer festivities, back to school EVERYTHING and life's lemons here and there.
So... the back to school routine will hopefully turn into a crafting routine as well.

I was determined to put something a little special in each of the kid's backpacks/lunchbags for their first day of school.  Remembering at the lovely hour of 11:30pm had me whipping these babies up in a hurry.  Very simple!!  But I thought the colors, layout and idea worked out perfectly.  The kids loved them!
Most of the products used are Stampin' Up.  The Stamps are "Elementary Essentials", the stars are SU punches.
The card was made in a gatefold style.  The star side flaps on the inside of the pencil/scissor side.
I will be back soon with more goodies.  A few projects started.