Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday Morning!

Usually on Monday mornings, I'm a little slower getting around and starting my day, but after being sick for almost a full week, and now fully recovered, I am ready to rock. I keep telling everyone I had an undiagnosed case of the H1N1 (swine) flu, but really, who knows what I had? I don't even care, now that its gone, and I managed to not give it to any of my kids, even L, who catches everything!

Today I am going to show a few things, starting with the invitations I made for R's birthday party. This year was the first year that she has gotten to invite anyone from school, usually she just has family and family friends. She turned 7 this year though, and we thought it might be time to let her try having friends over.
I am such a worrywart though, that I only let her invite three, so we could see how the kids act, and what their parents are like, because I'm sure soon she will be wanting to go to someone else's house, and that just scares me!

Okay, enough of my rambling, here it is:

I started with plain white cardstock, cut in half, then folded to make card front 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I cut about 3/8 in. of the side, so inside would show just a little. I used an ink sponger thingy from CTMH, with black ink all over to make the background. Inked the edge in Hot Pink (Excelsior ink pad, Hobby Lobby, I think 1.49 on half off sale). The funky 3D looking star was cut from Indi Art cricut cartridge (thanks Hayley, for letting me borrow that!), and popped up. Background square for that was from DCWV Rockstar stack. Butterfly also cut from Indi Art cartridge, two layers, tiny little rhinestones for antennae and wing attachment. "Lets Party!" stamp from Michaels ($1, what a deal!).

Now, for my favorite part, the pink and black backgound paper.....drumroll, please......I MADE THAT!  & I love it, if you couldn't tell. I started with some pink paper that I had laying around, has kind of an acid wash look to it or something, then stamped all over with this stamp:

This is another $1 goody I picked up at Michaels, when I got it I wasn't sure what I would do with it exactly, but I love the look of this kind of stuff, all stuffy looking and then you can make it funky, so I bought it.

Here is another of my recent creations, I made this for a good friend of ours, whose birthday was yesterday. He likes things that bling, and his favorite color is lime green, so I tried to keep that in mind as I worked on this. I knew that I wanted it to be personalized, with his name also. This standing accordian style card was actually an idea I got from a CTMH rep I know, who is extremely creative, so thank you to Nelly for her idea!

 The main thing that I wanted to show on this is the use of that $1 stamp. I stamped the lime green paper before running it through the cricut to cut out the letters for Jason. I also stamped it in white on the purple background, I am starting to love making my own designed paper, if you haven't tried this yet, what are you waiting for? Any stamp will work, and whatever color ink you want to match what you're working with.

Remember, green means money-saving deals!
JustRite stamps is having a sale for a few more days, 30% off their font sets. If you haven't seen JustRite stamps before, check out their blog at! While you're there check out their Font Blog Hop to see some amazing projects done with these stamps. I hadn't seen them before, but they are on my "gotta have it" list now!


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