Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Another Happy Birthday Card - I'm on a Roll


I made this birthday card yesterday for my boyfriend's brother, David. He's like a brother to me, so even though I've been working like a mad-lady this week, I wanted to make him a card. He always comments on how great my cards and projects are, so I juuust couldnt bring myself to give him a store bought card for his birthday.

The skull is grungeboard covered in Crackle Paint, Walnut Distress Ink, and Crackle Accents. I threw in a lot of staples, one of Tim's journaling tickets, and whole lotta distressing to make it a little more manly.

He liked it. Mission Accomplished :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Shabby Chic Birthday Card

In my spare time this week, I made this super cute (if I do say so myself) birthday card for my new boss. I added lots of hand stitching (because I am seriously lacking in the having a sewing machine department), gem stones, Enamel Accents, Tattered Rose Crackle Paint, aaand Rock Candy Distress Stickles. The butterfly base is Grunge Board.

I know 'Best Wishes' isn't the best birthday card greeting, but all of my Happy Birthday stamps were a little too...cheesy :) This was the first card that I've given to a non-family member, and actually received a sincere 'thank you' and acknowledgement that it was handmade. Best feeling evar :)

Also, on a side note...I received a huge tote full of new Tim Holtz product that will soon be out on the shelves at JoAnn - SO EXCITED!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day Dads

I made three Father's Day cards this year for the various men in my life (the third was too anxious to be mailed to be photographed). I had a hard time getting these to photograph correctly. The bronze rectangles and the two vehicles that are pop-dotted up are super shimmery and bronzey :)

I used some DCWV papers, mixed with cardstock that was painted bronze with acrylic paint and some old dictionary paper that I inked with Distress Inks.

I hope all of you dad's out there have a fantastic Father's Day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wedding Card for Dad

Tomorrow, my dad is getting remarried to his long time girlfriend. Given that I moved to Michigan, where he lives, a few months ago, I only have to drive a couple of hours to his wedding :)

Work at JoAnn has been absolutely taking over my life. We've had our yearly inventory, our yearly audit, and the loss of all of our managers (with the exception of myself and one other) in the last two weeks or so. It's been crazy, therefore, it seems that when I do have a spare hour or so to craft, I have NO creative juices flowing.

Looking through my Google Reader the other night in search of some inspiration to make a wedding card, I came upon a great card, here!


Sadly, I don't have any of the Tim Holtz Distress Stains that she used, so I improvised by stamping with my Distress Inks. I loved the rolled flower, so I found an SVG set that I liked over at 2peas.

 Congratulations to my dad and his new bride, and may they have a fantastic life together!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Core'dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection

I finally did it!

I got my hands on the new Tim Holtz Distress Collection with Core'dinations! Sunday night, I was helping one of the members on my stocking crew to finish a HUGE cart of open stock scrapbooking paper, and as we were opening the packages of paper, Tim's signature (you know that one...) caught my eye. After freaking out a little that JoAnn was catching up with the times, and carrying some more of Tim's distress products, I went on to tell my team member my history with Tim's products. She opened a package of dark brown paper from the new line, and I said, "I bet that one is Walnut Stain." After turning the paper over and reading the label, I got "wow, you are good..." in response :)

JoAnn is having a big sale this week, and all of their open stock paper is 5 for $1, including the new Core'dinations Distress Collection. The large format stores are carrying 30 of the 36 colors that are available. I picked up one of each.

I actually have a day off tomorrow, so I can't wait to play with my new paper!