April 8, 2010

Blue and brown = guy cards!

A neighbor who has had so many family members deployed in the past 8 years and who knows of OWH mentioned that his unit never got anniversary and birthday cards for women to send home to husbands... so that is my mission for May. Lovely anniversary cards that aren't too frilly and feminine.

This color challenge was perfect for my "guy card" mentality ... brown and blue and a card for "any reason" in colors that are appropriate for guy cards... to cousins, brothers, sons who are grown. Easy and great for using up scraps..

Turnin' up the heat for challenge #11

Okay this isn't the card I might have done for OWH but since I needed a card for my niece Reagan's 6th birthday and she loves pink, purple and cupcakes, I just adapted this week's sketch. Used a DCWV scalloped notecard (2 of them actually) held together with a glittery brad, embossed some white cardstock with my Cuttlebug dotted swiss folder and then heat embossed the cupcake and centers for the purple silk flowers.... Happy Birthday, Reagan :) And, I think I will emboss some more cupcakes after vacation to use for birthday cards for OWH! Best things is these are non-fattening kind of course ;)

April 5, 2010

Busy, busy, busy...

So the closet's now a scrapbook storage room and now I'm in knee deep in trying to organize photos taken since we got married 4 years ago and being sure that all of them are on the PC and backed up.. Thanks, Walgreens, for all the photo offers! I must have printed 300 at least and more still to do. Even better it's cruising time in 6 days...5 days of no dishes to clean up, no beds to make and a guaranteed good time wasting away in Margaritaville where it's always 5:00 somewhere but it won't be there.

This week's sketch challenge is "perfect" for my new Stampin' Up stamps and one that is so adaptable.. thanks, Caryl, for a great sketch!