One of my best friends is just now watching (read: bingeing) Game of Thrones, and she’s expressed how the Mother of Dragons is her favorite character. My husband and I are also big fans of the show, and both our kids love dragons, so me owning these dragon stamps was bound to happen. I literally had an alarm set on my phone and placed my order within 10 minutes of Mama Elephant’s release going live.
Our daughter – my sweet rainbow baby – just turned SIX, and this year she requested a candy theme for her birthday. I had recently purchased the Candy Land Kit from Queen & Co., so it took center stage in creating the invitations.
Our daughter was invited to a birthday tea party for one of her classmates, so we thought she’d like to receive a teapot shaker card. This Tea Time die set from Mama Elephant came out in their February 2018 release, and I just had to get it!
Happy holidays!! Despite the daily count downs to Christmas provided by my kids, I cannot believe that it’s almost the end of the year. I managed to get our cards in the mail just this week, so hopefully they will all arrive before the holiday. And now that the cards have been sent off, can I just say WOW. Was my last post really way back in July?? Even though I haven’t been posting, I swear I’ve been crafting like crazy. Hopefully soon I will get around to posting everything that I’ve made in the past 5 months. I mean, the kids started school in August – kindergarten & 2nd year of preschool, yet somehow having them in school each morning seems to have left me with less time than before.
My husband and I just celebrated our 9th anniversary yesterday – crazy to think that we’ve been together for 15 years, married for 9!! I always try to be a little crafty (or find hand-crafted things) when it comes to anniversary gifts, if time and talents allow. A quick Google search revealed that the traditional gifts for the 9th anniversary are pottery and willow, but that the modern gift is leather. Well, thank goodness for that since I don’t know how to do pottery (although I’d love to learn someday), and we don’t have a weeping willow tree to carve our initials into (although that was my favorite tree growing up).
I am so honored – one of my best friends, Jamie, asked me to make a set of 30 custom thank you cards for her sister’s bridal shower! So I made these cards to coordinate with Jen’s wedding colors of navy and gold. I chose to make the cards 4Bar size, which works well for a quick note of thanks.
Our good friends welcomed their second daughter, Leona, on Valentine’s Day! They were visiting in Colorado this week, so it was the perfect time to (finally) give them their card! I love the stork images from Avery Elle’s Special Delivery set & knew I wanted to use the flying stork against a blended sky background.
I made this card for one of my closest friends who is celebrating her birthday today. Happy birthday, Kristen!! I’ve seen videos where Nichol Spohr makes shakers and uses the same panel as both the shaker border and the background, so I decided to give it a try with this one.
I created this card for our neighbor’s daughter, who is expecting her second boy. It was a relatively quick card to make, as I already had a general idea of how I wanted it to look. (I also had a limited amount of time – my kids went down for naps and slept for about 1.5 hours.) The background was blended with Distress Oxide inks, and images from Lawn Fawn’s Plus One and Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut from Hero Arts were used.
I haven’t posted or created much lately because it’s been a little crazy around here, so what better way to get back into the swing of things than with 10 cards for our kids’ teachers? I used a bunch of floral stamp sets, and I was given the teachers’ favorite colors which helped guide me in making these cards.