Monday, June 29, 2009

A Couple of Cards...

Happy Monday to you! I hope you enjoyed a lovely summer's day. It was close to 90 here and not a storm in sight for the past few days. Yippeee! I guess we were on track for having the wettest June on record, but with no severe weather slated for the next few days, we might not break the record afterall.

Thanks so much for your lovely comments about the birthday goodies. I'm glad you liked what I shared. You can see the evidence of why I love blogs so much in the discovery of the brownie hamburgers and fries. LOL

Here's the card I just finished making today that we will use for Amy's thank yous.
The flip flops are an EK Success punch and it actually punches out one sandal part and one thong part. Then I glued the pieces together using a quickie glue pen. I had thoughts of putting some glitter or something on the thong part, but it's pretty small and my fingers are pretty fat, so I figured I'd mess it up for sure if I did that. The rest of it is pretty straightforward. The only thing you might not be able to tell is that I used pop dots on the circle piece and the crocheted flower. The cardstock is CTMH's Orange and Watermelon. The pattern paper is from K&Co's Berry Sweet pack. The "thanks" is from PTI's Mixed Messages set. I inked the edges with Watermelon and stamped the thanks with Topiary ink (CTMH). I used Swiss Dots and D'Vine embossing folders in my Cuttlebug.
Here's a sweet shot of Amy working on a beading project (after slip 'n sliding with Jessica just before she sat down. One of her gifts was a set of 10,000 beads. Yes, 10,000 and most of them are small. Yes, she's spilled some of them already and enlisted my help in picking them up...those babies can roll! LOL She made some bracelets and anklets (extra large bracelets that we discovered fit the ankle area perfectly) and thoroughly enjoyed herself. If you look in the lower right corner of the shot, you'll see part of another birthday gift. It was a Barbie Top Chef set. It comes with a sink area that has studio lights, a fridge (with food for the fridge) a camera and a Barbie. Both girls have been having a ton of imaginitive fun with this set, too.

Finally, here's another card I worked on yesterday, but didn't finish until today.
The image is a digi stamp from Squigglefly called Floral Frenzy. I was inspired by this first card on Holly's Hog Wild About Stamping blog. Actually, I really like the second card, too. *Ü* Anyway, I colored it yesterday and then ran out of time to finish it. I am not 100% convinced the paper I used (from DCWV's Citrus stack) is the right choice, but it sure beats the first paper I selected. LOL. The ribbon is CTMH's Orange organdy. Simple, but sweet, no?

Steve picked up a used bike trailer (the things you hook on the back of your bike and pull little kids in) over the weekend. He found it on Craig's List, I guess. Anyway, Amy has been having a blast pulling Jessica around in it. Today they wanted to ride bikes to swim class and lunch, so we did. Jessica rode in the trailer and Amy pulled her on her bike. She did a GREAT job! I was impressed at her endurance. We took a different route home and while it was an easier, less hilly, ride, the sidewalks were pretty narrow and I was afraid the trailer would tip over. So I took over the pulling and we made it home in fine fashion. I'm not sure we'll do that again with Jess in the trailer. We'll see.

Not much else to report today, so I will close for now. Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great start to your week.



Sarah said...

How bright and cute is that flip flop thank you card!!!
Sweet pic of Amy...yikes on the beads. That's a sound you don't wanna hear...the sound of a thousand beads hitting the floor.
I LOVE the image and the coloring on the second pretty.
Thanks for sharing's always a pleasure to read your posts.
BTW..I have tried and tried to make me a crocheted flower..sigh...I have undone I don't know how many. I used Nicole Heady (sp?) blog books and You Tube..but I have come to the conclusion I need someone to show me in real life....SOOO frustrating...When can you pop over? LOL

Kathi Carlson said...

So, this is what you've been up to - making beautiful cards and chasing beads! Love both cards. That punch is cute, and the digital image is awesome. Your coloring blows me away. You make me love orange, too!

Sweet photo of Amy! Thanks for sharing your cards and your life, friend!

P.S. Tomorrow night, I'm showing my wedding invitation prototypes (can you tell I write for engineers? LOL) to the bride and groom-to-be. My fingers are crossed that they like one of them...

Barb said...

Really sweet cards, Jeanne. I like how you kept the flip flop theme going on Amy's thank you's. VERY cute. And I know all too well about 'bead chase', those little puppies really can roll! LOL! Sounds like you all had quite the fun day...thanks for sharing!


I am Maricar said...

That flip flop thank you card is so cute.

Alanna said...

Your cards are fantastic Jeanne. The thank you one is so fun and cheery. Perfect to send out in these warm months. The second card is so beautiful. I think the papers you chose rock.

Amy looks like she's having a ball. 10,000 beads sure is a lot. Reynna got something like that once. The beads do tend to get everywhere, for some reason.

Have a super Tuesday.

Kim Burmeister said...

Great cards, Jeanne! My favorite! Cute idea for the thank yous. Your second card is so cute.

stampmonkey said...

Jeanne, your cards are so summery and wonderful! I love them both! If you hadn't said the flip flops were a punch, I'd have sworn they were from PTI's new 'Day at the Beach' set, and very creative to continue with the beach/tropical theme for Amy's thank-you cards. And I really like your choice of dp on the Floral Frenzy card --it looks great! Nice coloring on that card too. ;)

Glad Amy is enjoying her beads (you're one nice mama to let her have them without using some sort of tray or something to catch the spills). And how sweet that she wants to tow Jessica behind her bike (having been there, I know that can be a LOT of work). Good exercise though. ;)

Hope you're enjoying this beautiful weather (without the storms)...I sure am!

big hugs to ya!

Heather said...

Love the super happy summer colors, Jeanne!

Kariberry said...

Cute cards! Chasing beads.. hehehe too funny. You'll have to post some of the stuff she makes. Another crafter in the family! :)

Laurel said...

Wow, fabulous! Love the brightness and the crocheted flower! You are so lucky you can crochet those yourself!