Monday, December 29, 2014

LucKey...

LucKey...I'm lucky to to be a Key Spouse and get to do the things that I do.  I'm thankful and grateful for the people I have met along the way, the opportunities that have been given to me, and for some of the challenges I have had to overcome too.  It's not always easy, but it is rewarding and I have made some lifelong friendship from being a Key Spouse.  The Key Spouses were given a luncheon in our honor to thank us for what we do. I made thank you cards for having the luncheon they had for us =)


LucKey...
I stamped ALM Key to my Heart in Memento Ink on Neenah, coloring her with Copics.  I colored in the key with a glaze pen.  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, and My Mind's Eye American Made Paper.  SU Square Punch and Sentiment from SU Noteworthy Set.

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I'm starting mine off with meeting my friends new baby girl, I'm so excited!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Kellye Kokopelli...

So, my BFF told me she wanted one thing for her birthday...a box.  I was like, "uh...a box???".  She told me she wanted a box to keep all the cards that I've made for her in. When I asked her what kind of box, she told me she didn't care, as long as it came from me that's all that mattered.  Jokingly I told her I was going to give her a cardboard box then, ha!  I was still on crutches at the time and unable to drive so shopping for this "box" was rather difficult.  I hunted pinterest, I hunted SCS...I couldn't find any ideas on how to make, design, or decorate this box...my hunt for this box was nearing impossible! Eventually I shared my frustration with her hubs and he suggested googling it (imagine that!).  Low and behold guess what came up???  Yes...all sorts of boxes.  I found the perfect box for their southwest decorated home...

Kellye Kokopelli...
This box also became my card inspiration =)



Kellye Kokopelli...
I found an image off of google (imagine that!), printed it and used the direct to paper ink technique in Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Pumpin Pie, Crushed Curry, and More Mustard. The image started to smear (even after setting for a day and a half) so I left it white around the edges.  Crumb Cake, Black, Crushed Curry, and Real Red Card Stock, Die-namics Chevron Stripes, and a CB Folder.

When her box arrived, it came wrapped in this plastic wrap and was placed inside of this white box.  When I told our hubs that it came inside of this cardboard box, they told me I should decorate it and pretend that is her birthday gift...so...I did =)  

Kellye Kokopelli...
I had some orange paint on hand so I got to work.  I gave the box two coats.  While it was drying, I printed another google image Kokopelli (giggle).  I fussy cut the Kokopelli out and gave it a nice thick coating of Modge Podge then sprinkled it with black glitter.  Die-namics High-Rise Alphabet in Cherry Cobbler, mounted on Crumb Cake cardstock, then on Black cardstock.

She opened it up and loved it.  I then gave her her real present that was in the cardboard box it was shipped in with a card that was just stamped with oops!  I wrote inside something like, "this is your real box, I hope you like it".  She thought it was the joke and that I was giving her her "cardboard box" I said I was going to give her and said, "I don't get it".  Lol...her hubs had to tell her, "no, you don't get it, keep opening the box".  She finally got to her real gift and loved it =)  She said she was keeping the other box too (which both our hubs said..."you know she's going to love the box that you made, right?...nice guys, huh?) =)


Kellye Kokopelli...
Who would've thought finding a box to put cards in would've been so difficult?  And of course after I got her box in the mail and I was able to walk/drive again...I found them all over the place!  I'd take pictures of them and send them to my hubs and he'd always reply with, "I still like your other two boxes better"...such a sweet guy!

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Shooting Stars...

For one of my hubs bosses who recently moved to North Carolina and got a job teaching at Duke University.  I will miss this particular boss as he's always been one of those people who always takes the time to sit and chat with me when I come to the office.  Just one of those people that you will always remember as they have touched your life in such a positive way.  I made him this card to thank him for all he's done for me and my hubs and wish him well on his new journey.


I want to say I got my inspiration for this card on pinterest but I don't have it pinned to give credit to that person (I'm sorry!).  I'm one of those people who always gives a person credit if I've CASE'd their card and I feel terrible knowing I made this card and can't give credit to the person my inspiration came from...=(  Anyhow...I stamped SU's Musical Score in black ink on Crumb Cake.  I used Die-namics Star Stax partically off the Brilliant Blue Cardstock, then used a smaller Die-namics Star Stax  in Real Red to put in the middle of the Brilliant Blue cut out.  Sentiment from SU's Godspeed Set.  SU Square Punch used to make the tag.


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Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!


Ninja Disk...

Well, I guess that's what the stamp looks like...ha!  I made these for the gals in our spouse's who celebrated their birthday in November.

Ninja Disk...
My inspiration for my card came from this card I saw on pinterest.  I stamped SU's Medallion and Michael's $1 bin Sentiment in Purely Pomegranate on white cardstock. Finished it off with the last of the lush Purely Pomegranate ribbon I had and some rhinestones.



Ninja Disk...

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hot Hula...

I completely forgot to post this one while I was catching up on my 2013 card posts.  I made this for my Hot Hula Instructor.  Have any of yall taken a Hot Hula class before??? Omg, it's SO much fun and is quite the work out!!!

Hot Hula...
I stamped PI Hula Girl in Memento Ink on Neenah, coloring her in Copics then fussy cutting her out and mounting her on a Nestabilites in Crumb Cake.  Die-namics Hibiscus, with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive cardstock, SU Square Punch, Button, Linen Thread.  The layout is MFTWSC134.


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Warm Arizona Winters...

I made all the spouse's who came to the spouse's meeting at my house one of these ornaments.  I got the idea from Pinterest.  It took me a while to read through and decide which way I was going to try and make them.  But here was my inspiration...  I of course put my own twist/finishing touches to it.


Warm Arizona Winters...
I cleaned the ornaments with rubbing alcohol first, then set them upside down to dry out. I used mop & glo, twirling it inside, careful to not make bubbles, then used a small funnel to pour the liquid back into the bottle.  I used another funnel to pour glitter into the ornament and swirled it around to coat the ornament.  I had to play with the glitter, the clear/white/iridescent and size was tricky.  It was hard to coat the ornament.  Other colors and sizes coated the inside of the ornament just fine but I was going for this particular look and I was unable to walk/drive at the time I was making these so I was kind of stuck using what I bought and had on hand.  Anyhow, I used my cricut to cut out the Arizona shape on vinyl and stuck it to the outside of the ornament.  *Just a tip...in order to get my state shape to adhere without crinckles and lay flat on the ornament, I used my heat gun and a bone folder (my husbands fabulous idea!).  I finished it off with a big red ribbon =)


Warm Arizona Winters...
I put each ornament in a zebra bag (of course) with red tissue paper.  I clipped the spouse's name tag to the bags.


Warm Arizona Winters...
I made a few extra for a couple of my friends and neighbors.  One of my neighbors like the ornament so much she ended up making some for her friends but couldn't figure out how I did it so she came over to ask me for pointers, lol.  She said she didn't realize I put that much effort into making them, ha!

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Pregnant YoYo Girl...

Yah...I had to laugh when my friend gave this card it's title.  Really???  He said the picture on the phone was small and he thought it was a pregnant girl playing with a yoyo.  So, the title/name stuck, ha!  I made a bunch of these cards to invite all the ladies at my hubs work to my house for our holiday spouse's meeting.  Each year we do an ornament exchange, White Elephant Style.  When I host a spouse's meeting, I like to invite all the women at my hubs works and let them know they are always more than welcome to attend and do so by making them each a handmade invitation.


Pregnant YoYo Girl...
I kept the card and design very CAS.  I stamped MFT ALM Sparkling Season in black ink and left her that way to keep my card CAS.  I used Black, Soft Sky, and White Cardstock. Snowflake punch, button, and stickles.

Hope yall had a very Merry Christmas!
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