Thursday, June 24, 2010


Hey everyone!

This is my second post for the day! Just wanted to let you know that there is an awesome giveaway going on over at "My Insanely Sweet Life". It's a gift certificate to a great place! Hop on over and find out! Just click on the link! I will also give you a link to her other great blog. It's called 62 Cards. It's another blog of hers, and I am SURE you will LOVE her creations over there :) Hop on over to My Insanely Sweet life for the giveaway and then if you have time, go on over to 62 Cards to check out her awesome craftiness! I guess that's all!


A Big Ole Birthday Post! :)

Hello everyone!

Today is my mom's birthday. I made her a card, and a hanging frame. I combined a chipboard flower background frame, from American Girl, and an American Girl chipboard picture frame. I found some old ribbon and made a bow at the top so she can hang it up wherever she wants, to make the space bright and cheery. I decorated it with 3D cubes, and some rhinestones and old letters and butterfly/flower/heart accents that I got for Christmas. I stacked 2 different flowers on top of each other in the top left corner, to give it a cool look, and make the colors pop. I always make gifts and card homemade, when I have the chance to, because I believe that people treasure things more when they know someone has really put their effort in it for them, personally :) Also, sorry for the crooked photos. I am still trying to figure out how to work my mom's new camera! :)

Here is the frame:

For her card, I used some old cardstock I found in my stash, and made the card. Then I dug around and found the music paper I got from Hobby Lobby last month and never used :) This seemed like the perfect time to use it. I used 3d poster mounts to put the paper on the card, so it would pop out more. I got a new sentiment stamo set on Saturday, and I was dying to use it! I popped the stamp and border stamp onto my acrylic block, and used my back stampabilites ink. Then I just cut the stamp out, put a 3D mount on the back, dug around some more for some old black ribbon, adhered it, and popped my stamp cutout onto the ribbon, and voila! My card was finished in record time!

Here it is:

Hee hee, the card isn't crooked, the picture is! Sorry about that! If you have any feedback on how I can improve next time, I would LOVE for you to give me tips in your comments. Thanks!

Happy Birthday Mommy!