Monday, August 11, 2008

Some cards, some news, and . . . blog candy for my blogaversary!!

First off, I wanted to show you the August SOTM card I created with my HM stamp (called Apple Delight). This was my first Z-fold card, too. I ran the front through the swiss dot cuttlebug folder to make the dots, and after it is folded, they show up on the inside, too! How cool is that?!

I just LOVE this photo corner punch, too! I have waited a LONG time for it, and I finally was able to get it as a hostess gift (so it was FREE)! Cool, huh?! I played around with some of that shrink plastic stuff that I haven't used since I was a kid (but this was made by Avery -- actually a sample piece about 4 x 5 was in with my photo paper another FREEBIE! can't beat that!) So I tried it out for the oval piece that covers the Z-fold. It worked great punched with the small oval punch from SU and a paper punch for the brad hole. Believe it or not, that stuff REALLY shrinks. LOL I punched it the first couple of times with the regular punch that I use for brads (what is that thing 1/16 of an inch or something). Needless to say, it will not work for the brad now. LOL Doh!

Here is the outside and the inside. When closed, it looks like the mouse is holding the outside oval, too. The image was colored with prismacolor pencils, Gamsoled, and then crystal effects was used on the apple to give a waxy shine.
stamps: Apple Delight from Stampabilities (see tell Dick Kelly Little sent ya) and the sentiment to match. cs: ruby red, white, black, summer sun, and olive green. dp: unknown stash, so it could be SU retired paper but not sure. tools: prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, CE, photo corner punch, shrink plastic, brads, coluzzle, white gel pen, and scalloped small oval nesties.Sadly, this card was needed for a family who is terrific friends with my family. They are The Clark's, and they are fellow alpaca owners. Dan's dog Missy was very ill, and she had to be put to sleep earlier this week. Bless his heart, he was very close to her, as she had been a part of their family for a long time. I found the sentiment on a card on SCS by Cherbear49908. The inside says . . . "That's why we miss them more than we could have imagined. With Sympathy and friendship, especially during this time of loss."

cs: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, vanilla, white and black. Tools: photo corner punch, 1/16" punch, vanilla brads, and linen cb folder for embossing, computer and printer for the sentiment.
Lastly, here is the package I came up with for the blogaversary. First, I was going to stick with a beach/picnic theme, but since summer is almost over . . . well, I have had:

  • this purple, orange, yellow, and black packet from 7Children'sCollegeFund (from Ebay for about 1 1/2 to 2 years now). It is cut to size for cards and layers with matching ribbon and halloween eyelets. So cute!! I just never get around to using it when it is halloween. I have had it stored out of the light, so there hasn't been any fading.
  • assortment of pieces of ribbon (grab bag from the store not shown).
  • picnic 3 D stickers by Sandylion
  • some sand and seashells
  • assortment of mulberry paper
  • some buttons and cuttlebugged word window punches (also not shown)
  • some cards created by me (only 3 shown the other one is a surprise)

Okay, the rules are you need to comment for 1 chance to win. If you link my blog you will get 2 more chances to win, and if you link my parent's farm blog as well as the other two options, you will get a total of 5 chances to win. The farm blog is here and we had a new addition to the farm as of last night, so you might want to see our cute little Naveah there anyway! (Her name is Heaven spelled backwards). I will draw the winner next Tuesday morning, Aug. 19th.

:) Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!!

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Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Kelly, I love your cute card and great design, the photo corners look really great too, The sympathy card is really special and so thoughtful of you to make this. I am sure it was really appreciated, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Bunny B said...

Happy Blogaversary!! Wheee!! :))
Love those cards!

Thank you for the chance at the blog candy!

I've blogged and linked! I even commented on your parents' farm blog :)

Hope I have the 5 chances! Thanks!


bunnybx at gmail . com

jlazarski said...

Happy blogaversary, Kelly! I can't believe it's been a whole year -- way to go, girl!

TinaJewel said...

Happy Blogaversary !!!
You make some cute cards and I loved your parent's blog... I signed up to read their's too!

I subscribed to you with my Google RSS feed reader and linked to you on my Giveaway Blog, too.

catt871 said...

Wheeee HOOOOOOO!!! Congrats Kel!!!! I've linked you up and your parent's Nevaeh is CUTE!!!!! I'm sorry to hear about your friends dog - it is never easy to lose part of your family!! You are so thoughtful to make a card for them!!They will treasure it always I'm sure (I know I would!)

Shelly said...

I love both cards Kelly. The dog one is very special, I am sure it will be appreciated!

Aliogator said...

Wow, your cards are so nice! I put links to both blogs on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

Ok, so Ive linked your blog as well as the Alpaca site.

Neveah is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!

Happy Blogaversary!!!!!

Monique said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I look forward to more great cards and inspiration. I am linking your blog on mine!

Yanitza Ramos said...

Hi Kelly,

What a cute card. Thanks for the inspiration! And Happy Blogaversary!

Donelda said...

Yeah, Congratulations on one year of blogging!! Hard to believe it has been that long :-) I am so glad I got home in time to see Chris' blog which sent me to your blog for candy (yummy!) I see there is some time so I'm putting my name in the draw!! Who doesn't love mulberry paper (and all the other goodies).

Your blog is already linked to my blog :-)

p.s. a friend of mine just had a baby girl (human LOL) and named her nevaeh! It is quickly becomming a common name!

Edys Gonçalves said...

Uuuhhhuuuuu!!! I want everything! So cute!!


Creso said...

So lovely!!!! Yours cards are so inspiring!!

Kathy said...

:) Love that little project and love what you did with the apple. Very cute! And the dog card is fabulous. Very eye-catching.

Thanks for the fun candy and happy belated! :) Have a great week.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Hey Kel! Adorable Mousie!!! I love that apple! I've still gotta make mine! And I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend's dog and is so much more difficult than we'll ever think it will be!! That card is just a beautiful tribute!!! Ohhh.......I'm headed to see the new lil one!!!!!!!!!! :)

Seleise said...

Hi Kelly,
Happy Blogaversary! I hope to get the link posted to my blog but in case I don't, here's a post to at least get 1 chance at the goodies! Love visiting your blog!

Ying Pang, said...

congratulations for your blogaversary!!Love your cards and thank you for drop by my blog always too:-)

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Woohoo, congrats on your blogaversary! Time flies!

Denise said...

Did I make the deadline? I love the card. Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy. Keep up the GREAT work.