Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cards, Cards, Cards...

Lately I felt I've made so many cards that I couldn't keep up with posting them. But in reality, it was just a few. It just takes me long to get one finished! LOL! I've had birthdays, graduations, and Father's Day. If I was better organized I would have finished the one for my DH first, but I didn't =(  so I owe him one!
I was so caught up in making the graduation cards, that for the birthday cards I needed, I used some of the ones I already made...uh, I guess that what they're for! Then I had 3 cards to make for Father's Day (that would be my DH, my dad, and FIL-just to make it clear LOL!), but I only ended up with one...and it didn't turned out so good. First it was supposed to be an easel card, but it ended up being a tent card. But when I glued down everything and stood up the card, the inside image was NOT right! I guess cuz I glued it to the back, it was "looking" down. Don't know if you can understand what I'm trying to describe, but I can tell you it was so odd, I didn't even take a pic of it!! LOL!

I did have better luck with my grad cards - all three of them!!

First one is for my nephew's high school graduation. The cute grad owl is from a website that I can't remember.  I was searching thru so many, I forgot to get the link for it. Anyway, I made the "congratulations" background paper using MS Word. Then just popped on the shiny grad owl, and of course used the school colors. Kept it pretty simple since it was for my nephew, can't be too cute! hehee!

I had a lot fun making these two cards for my nieces. They are sisters and both are graduating this year, one from middle school and the other from elementary.
For the older sister, I used the adorable monkey from ATS Flower Power set, which also comes with the single flower with l'il ladybug atop! I used copics, stickles and glossy accents to make it shiny! Again I made the Happy Graduation circle from MS Word, and even had to handcut this circle! Boy that was nerve wrackin! I had to fill-in lots of red around the black border with a black sharpie. I think I need to get a round nestie! DP is from Creative Imaginations which my dd helped pick out at Michael's. Finished it with a piece of cardstock stamped with stars and a few dew drops!

Next up is the card for the younger sister, she's going to start middle school next fall! I love this adorable star bugg fairy from Tiddly Inks. Her school colors are maroon and white, so that's what I went with. Copics, stickles are glossy accents are here again to make the sweet fairy shine! I found this cute DP from Basic Grey at the local Beverly's craft store. Didn't want to cut it up, but I did...very sparingly! Ooh, and the sentiment is from AmyR's Big Words set. I love this set, and of course the Handy Additions set too!

Pheww...that was long! Thanks for stopping by and to read my ramblings...
Have a great day! ;)


WickedPixie said...

Wonderful cards! Congrats on getting so many done on time!! I got Father's Day cards to my FIL and Stepdad in the mail the day before Father's Day and had to call to tell them I hadn't forgotten - they were in the mail! :-)Traci

Unknown said...

these cards turned out great, Mimi! All the images are super cute!

Jodi said...

These are just adorable cards! All of them have turned out wonderful!! Great that you were able to get so much done!! Hope all is well!!
Jodi =)

Amy said...

These are all fantastic! I love how different they are and just perfect for each of the recipients! Love all the cute images, you've colored them beautifully!