Saturday, February 11, 2012

Another Sweet Cakes Birthday Card

Well, what do you know? I’m posting twice in one day! After Jessica’s open gym thing, and Amy’s basketball game (they won, yay!) I found myself looking for something to do. So, I snuck into my crafty corner and came up with another  birthday card using Doodlebug’s Sweet Cakes paper and the same cupcake.  I really liked this card from Cathy Martin on Card-Blanc.

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It was a bit more work than I originally thought to get the holes to line up on all the layers. Maybe there is an easy way to do it, but I was fumbling around trying to figure it out and the card probably took longer than it needed to to create. Ah well. I like the end result and hope you do, too. You should check out Kathy’s blog if you like Doodlebug Designs. She does great work!

The sun is shining, but it’s still well below freezing out there. Hopefully, it’ll warm up a bit tomorrow. I can’t complain, since we’ve had such a mild winter this year.

Hopefully you are enjoying your weekend! I’m off to work on a crochet project…Thanks again for stopping by!


Chit Chat and a Cupcake Birthday Card

Hello from frigid Colorado. You may have heard, we got dumped on snow-wise a week or so ago. I don’t remember what the final total was, but it was well over a foot of snow. Then it snowed again a few days later, about 4 inches. It snowed a little again last night. And this morning it’s really, really cold. We are more than making up for all the gloriously warm weather this winter has brought up to now. I knew we would. *Ü* Amy was supposed to do a Girl Scout Cookie Booth sale this morning. I was supposed to be the parent helper. I was quite relieved a few minutes ago when the troop leader called to say they cancelled the booth sale. I sure wasn’t looking forward to standing outside for 3 hours when it is well below freezing, even if it is for a good cause. So, instead, a little later this morning, I get to take Jessica and a friend to an open gym event at Jessica’s gymnastics place. At least that is indoors.

I’ve been fascinated by the icicles that are forming as the weather tries to warm up and the snow tries to melt off the roof. Thought I’d share this one…It’s even more impressive now, but I don’t relish standing outside at the moment…


What you can’t see is that the largest icicle stops just about a foot above the railing on the porch. Wow!

Steve has put the lower cabinets in place in the kitchen and it’s sporting a plywood counter top. Hey, at least it’s functional, right? I was trying to take some pictures of the kitchen and look what happened!

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I think this is what they call photo bombing? Silly girls! But we got a good giggle over it.

And now, for the real reason you probably stopped by…to see something crafty.

My friend Susi’s birthday is today and I crocheted her a scarf (but forgot to take a picture of it, darn) and a card. I did remember to take a picture of the card!

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I used a new Doodlebug paper pack called Sweet Cakes and I was really happy to find it in a 6x6 pad at Archiver’s. They sell the collection in 12 x 12 with some stickers, but I liked the smaller size. I bought a coordinating stamp set that was a.dor.a.ble. Unfortunately, the clear stamps were cheap, cheap, cheap and I took the set back for a refund a few hours later.  Darn. The stamp set had cake stands and an apothecary jar and lots of fun doodads. Oh well. I used this Cupcakes set  from Hero Arts instead. I colored the cupcake with Koh-i-noor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I even decorated the inside! My inspiration for this card is from this post on the Doodlebug blog. It’s the last card showcased. I added a glittery brad to the center of the flower. Ink colors are Holiday Red and Bubblegum from Close To My Heart.

Well, that’s it from me for now. Maybe now that football is done, I can spend some more time in my crafty corner. Hmmmm…

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!