Monday, February 23, 2009

bad bad blogger

wow . . . i have been a very bad blogger. it has been 7 months since my last post. i have been busy making cards lately and thought it would be a good time to start posting again. let's see if i can keep it up. so without further ado . . . on to my cards . . .

my dad's birthday is today . . . so i made this card for him. i'm a little late . . . but better late than never . . . he should get it in the mail by tomorrow! :-P

dad's bday card
by {pam}

  • inspiration from ftl#26
  • sorry for the bad photo . . . it is very rainy, cloudy and dark here so i had to use the best light i had in the house. the card is based on fall-to-layout #26. ya gotta check out the clean & simple stamping blog . . . she has some awesome sketches that are so simple but look like you put a lot into them!! hehehehe

    stamps: CTMH star struck, sassafrass lass stitched borders; ink: SU not quite navy, SU old olive; paper: scraps i had sittin' around . . . LOL

    for valentine's day . . . i made a card for patrick's girlfriend. he really liked the card. well . . . this weekend he came to me and said it was his girlfriend's bday last friday and that he wanted me to make a card for her . . . awwwwwwww! i know i'm a dork . . . but it made me feel really good that he actually WANTED me to do it! YAY!! splitcoaststampers was having a virtual stamp night this weekend and one of the challenges was to make an acetate card. i have always wanted to make one and this pushed me to step outta my oh-so-comfy box! hehe

    patrick's GF's bday card
    by {pam}

    inside of card from side
    by {pam}

    it's hard to tell from the photos . . . but the color combo is purple and lime green. those are the colors patrick wanted . . . i woulda never done them on my own. i was a little nervous making this card because all of the examples i saw used a white staz-on ink . . . and i only had black. i gotta say . . . i am awful danged proud of myself . . . i think this card turned out awesome . . . and so does patrick . . . a-hyuck . . . a-hyuck.

    i found an awesome tutorial for acetate cards over at splitcoaststampers. gotta love their rockin' tutorials!!!

    stamps: CTMH small pleasures, CTMH it's a party; ink: staz-on black; paper: transparency sheet and more scraps i had sittin' around; embellies: ribbon, clear jewels

    k . . . that's it for today! gotta go fight the on-going flea battle that we have been putting up a brave front against all weekend . . . poor kitties!!! also time to give ryan some more meds . . . both boys have had a horrible flu bug since a week ago saturday. patrick is over it but ryan's is hanging on . . . poor guy!