Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Card

Hope your Monday was great! I was so tired today. I couldn't sleep last night... hopefully I can get some good shut-eye tonight!
Thought that I would share my Easter card for this year. I made it for a swap - and received my swaps today. WOW!!! Those girls done good!!!
The purple and pink eggs were made by stamping with Versamark and then embossing on white CS with white EP. Then I squished an ink pad (Pallette) over the die cut egg (Quickutz - grass too). The yellow one I just used a stamp that had lots of fill. The stamps are from The Angel Company. The cute little lace border is a die from Sizzix - a Hello Kitty border one.
The last few photos that I have uploaded I have been lazy and taken with my iphone. The quality is totally awesome - but it works... Wish my Nikon camera had an email function... hmmm... maybe I need to email Nikon tomorrow! LOL
happy stamping!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Birthday Thank Yous

Well - I turned 35 this week. I keep telling myself it is just a number - but another milestone in life too! I have the terrific girlfriends here - and a very sweet hubby... He contacted my girlfriends before he left for his TDY and these girls - they rock! (so does hubby!) ... they planned this very fun surprise birthday for me and Saturday night. I sat with my friend Jen at the bazaar all day on Saturday and she was good... I didn't have a clue! Alysia brought over Mexican food for dinner and just as we were finishing up - Jen, Kara and Rori showed up with a yummmy chocolate cake, balloons, and fun birthday gifts! LOVING my new Lolita Margarita birthday wine glass -and the Moscato was yummy too. Anyway... that was fun - and then Monday Aleisa cooked birthday lunch for me (Jen & Robert and Christine joined in!) and this cake that was to die for! It was a yellow cake with vanilla pudding - two layers - and inbetween the layers was Nutella. Yumm! Chocolate frosting covered the cake too. So yummy! What a terrific Birthday - even with hubby out of the country... totally a day to remember! :) So with that - I just had to make the girls thank you cards. I received the You Rock stamp set from Taylored Expressions and was soo looking for a reason to use it. So - "You Rock" thank you cards it is! I pretty much cased a card that I found on the Taylored Expressions blog - but changed up the colors and a made mine a bit simpler - yet more distressed. The You Rock stamp actually has the saying in one line - but I cut it in half and made it two lines instead. I also made envelopes for the cards because I didn't have any to fit a 5 1/2" square card. So easy! LOVED it! Fun too!
Notice the blanket that I put these on? I thought that the colors matched nicely - AND wanted to share a pict of one of my winter crochet projects. I become a crocheting fool December and January! I crocheted three afghans and TONS of little flowers. I have been trying to use up my rather extensive yarn stash. Getting there!
Have fantastic week!