Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Save the Rhino!

For Bombshell Stamps May Blog Hop we were supposed to create a project with one of the many holidays in May.  You could use any holiday no matter how main stream or how strange.  While looking at the list of holidays I decided to go with the more obscure and chose Save the Rhino Day.  In case you are wondering for future celebrations Save the Rhino Day falls annually on May 1st.  I chose Save the Rhino Day because the Rhino is part  of an inside joke as well as the unofficial mascot for a group of my friends.  When I saw it on the list I just couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Here is the blog hop line up: 

Make sure you start at the bombshell stamps blog and work in order.  You should have made it here through Susie's blog and your next stop should be Jodi's blog

For this card I used Basic Gray's Out of Print Line along with Copic Markers, Stickles, Tim Holtz Distress in and Bombshell Stamps' Geisha digital stamp.  The rhino is just some clip art that I found online.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Birthday Card

Just stopping in to share a quick birthday card I made.  I used Basic Gray's line Out of Print along with Tim Holtz Distress ink and some Stickles. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Altered Letter Block Tray

I have a friend that has been going through some medical treatment lately.  She has, understandably, been a little blue during this time so I wanted to make her a gift to help brighten her spirits.  I decided to make alter a 7 Gypsies Letter Block Tray for her so she could add photos of her son to it.  He is the light of her life and always brings a smile to her face so I figured being able to look at his adorable little face would help her brighten any day.  I used October Afternoon's Rocket Age line for this as well as a healthy dose of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I am pretty pleased with the result.  

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

First, I want to wish all the mothers and grandmothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day!  It is my first Mother's Day and I must say that being a Mother is one of the hardest and amazing things I have ever done.  It has given me a new appreciation for my mother and every other mother out there.  You are all rockstars.  I never knew I could love a person so wholly.  I hope you all have a wonderful day. 

Second I wanted to share a few cards I made.  Two are Mother's Day cards and one is a Birthday card for my dad.  I used scraps for all three of these.  Admittedly cards are not my strength.  They turn out OK, but I think my layouts and other projects are usually much stronger than my cards.  I guess I just feel too constrained by the size.  Especially since I only have envelopes big enough for 5x3 1/2 inch cards right now.  So here they are.