Sunday, June 28

Alphalicious Birthday

Here's a simple card and decorated gift bag I made for one of Micaela's little friends Haley. Micaela and Haley have known each other since they were just a few months old and they attend preschool at the church school together.

First of all I have to say that I did not have my head on straight when I started to make this stuff. I meant for the card & bag to match but did not make sure the gift which was two Fancy Nancy Books fit in the Purple and Pink gift bag first! I discovered this 15 minutes before we were leaving for the party. In a state of panic I decorated another "larger" pink & green gift bag instead. I hope Little Haley can forgive us for our mismatched gift.

This card is 5 1/2 inches square. I made it using the Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge using the crest card feature . The cricut actually cuts out the frame and the letter to size for you. I used some Lovely Lilac cardstock on the inside so the cut out would show through.
I did double layers on the inside. The "4" was also done with the Alphalicious cartridge using the Short Stack & Short Stack Shadow features. The Celebrate & Happy Birthday sentiments were stamped in Lovely Lilac and fairy is a painted wood embellishment I picked up at JoAnn. The clear rhinestones on the front were adhered with glue dots.

The Non-Matching gift bag was decorated with a simple H monogram in Pink Passion & Gable Green-- the H was done with the Short Stack & Short Stack Shadow feature on the Alphalicous cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Birthday Haley!

CASEing Tulips

This is one of the other cards from my June Stamp Club. This is almost a complete CASE of this card by Flowerbug's Inkspot. The only things I changed were stitched ribbon and the green background paper. This card seems so summery to me, my ladies really liked it. The tulips were done with the Wide Oval Punch and the 5 Petal Flower Punch, see the tutorial when you click on the Flowerbug's link.

Sunday, June 21

Father's Day

Here's a picture of my two favorite people. This was Sunday morning before we headed out for breakfast and church.
Afterwards we came home and napped because we had tickets to see the local baseball team the Frisco Rough Riders play a double header. This baseball park is just 10 miles from our house and we had never been there (we usually go to see the major leagues teams play the "Texas Rangers" more than an hour away). We arrived a little early so Micaela got to watch the stadium fill up with people. It was HOT (like over 100 degrees) and we learned the seats behind home plate aren't shaded until about 7!Hope your Father's Day is wonderful!

Monday, June 15

Traveling Texas!

Well since the last post on June 6th, just 10 days ago, we've made two family trips to San Antonio and I made a business trip to Houston. I've seen more of the Texas Interstates this month, than I have in a while. All three trips were fast & furious, and I am glad that the next two weekends we'll actually be home.

We had a great time in San Antonio visiting with my parents. We stayed at the Hilton Palacio del Rio which is right in the heart of the San Antonio River Walk. Micaela's favorite part of the hotel was the rooftop pool, here she is fearlessly diving to Daddy!
While in Houston I stopped by a scrapbook store that I had not visited in more than 6 years, the Lone Star Scrapbook Company. I was so glad it was still open, (so many privately owned scrapbook stores don't make it). They were loaded with great paper, wonderful accessories and tools. I had to restrain myself but I did purchase a couple of Quik Kutz embossing Folders and some specialty Texas 12x12 paper. If you are ever traveling North on I45 out of Houston, they are right on the service road off The Woodlands exit-- stop, you won't regret it!

That's the last ten days, we'll go back to regular programming. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 6

Just a quick post before we leave for the weekend. This is one of the cards we made at stamp club this week. I got the idea of using the reverse side of the embossed from from Patty Bennett's blog, when I read this post. I absolutely love this look.

I followed the instructions in Patty's tutorial....using the brayer, Regal Rose and So Saffron classic ink. The cut out roses are mounted on Barely Banana that has been scored every half inch. The leaves (from retired Roses in Winter set) are stamped in Mellow Moss. The card base is Mellow Moss.

Gotta finish packing, we're headed to San Antonio for the weekend.... Ya'll have a good one!