Happy Sunday everyone!
I hope you are having a great weekend and had a good Valentine's Day! Izzy, Jason and I went out to dinner last night and then just had a quiet evening at home. We caught up on our favorite TV show The Office. It is one of the few shows both Jason and I love. He tends to like sports and I love home improvement shows. I really think he would like the home improvement ones if I didn't get so many ideas for our house and then con him into doing them here! LOL! Anywhoo, it was just nice and relaxing! Today, I think I am heading to Michael's later to use my coupon and then do a little stamping. Pretty laid back day today too! Poor Jason is cleaning out the garage though. Don't envy him at all! LOL!
So I have a couple of projects to share today! One is for a new sketch blog, my friend Cassie told me about. I can't imagine why she would think I like sketches. I mean I hardly ever do them! (Heavy, heavy sarcasm inserted here) LOL! And the other is something my friend Tracy and I created for a friend's baby shower.
So my first card I created is a masculine themed winter card. I hardly ever make masculine cards and I really wanted to make one. Well when I saw this sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches I knew that I had the perfect layout!
Okay, so this is one of those cards where the idea in my head was completely and totally awesome, but didn't quite come out that way. I don't know what it is, but if anyone has any ideas please let me know! Oh well. I started this card by stamping the mitten from January Journaling Spot 2 by 2redbananas on DP and brown and green card stock and then cut it out. Next I stamped Edwin Skating by Magnolia on white card stock and colored him using my copics. I then popped him off the background. Following the sketch, I layered on brown and green card stock along with some DP from SEI. The border was created with a Martha Stewart punch. I then added some snowflake buttons, brown twine, a ghost snowflake and a big green button. To finish the card off, I stamped the sentiment for the Journaling spot and mounted it on some DP. I just really wished it had turned out as cool as I thought it was going to, oh well. Better luck next time!
My next project I want to share is gift tags my friend Tracy and I made for a friend's baby shower. We went online to find out what kind of bedding she registered for and that is where we got the color scheme. We then searched for sentiments on the Internet and went through my stamps to pick the perfect image. And here they are!
All of them together
A close up of an individual tag
We actually made fifty of these! It was fun though because we chatted the whole time we made them. We started the tags off by cutting some pinkish red, metallic card stock and some taupe card stock from Bazzill. We then printed off the sentiment using Microsoft Word and stamped the little sheep and heart from Baby First by My Favorite things. We colored them in using copics and a white gel pen. We then attached the paper to some premade tags we found at Archivers in the hot spot. Quick and easy! The perfect shower tag!
Well, you didn't think that you were going to be able to escape today without an Izzy picture and story did you? Don't worry it is a quick one, I promise! So sometimes while Izzy is awake I chat on the phone with friends, my parents or my husband. Well when Mommy is talking she usually wants me to read her a story or play with her in her kitchen. Most of the time she only plays with her numerous phones when I am off the phone. Well the other day, I was hanging up the phone after talking to my mom when I look over and see her chatting on her pink cell phone! So I quickly grab the camera to take a picture. Seriously though, I was laughing so hard, I almost didn't get it!!! She was "talking" to Daddy! I kept hearing her say, "Daddy. Bye, bye fishes. Bye, bye, moose. Daddy work. Tuxy, Tuxy! Shoes, tights, socks. Shoes, Daddy." Not quite sure what "Daddy" was saying but it must have been one really random conversation based on her end of it! LOL! And here is a picture of my baby talking on the phone!
That is it for me today! I have to pretend to look busy so I don't get roped into cleaning out the garage! LOL! Thanks as always for stopping by! And lots of smiles!