Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm behind!

And that's no more than usual - LOL! Have played some, but mainly for deadlines (again!!). When my DH proposed to me, he also proposed that we get married on his birthday (smart man!!), which was April 2. to be made, altho I didn't get them finished until the afternoon of his birthday/our anniversary. Luckily, he worked, so that gave me time to work on them. Our grandson's birthday was the day before, but we celebrated it on the weekend with a barbeque, so had a little bit of breathing room there. Without further ado, here are the cards!

Hubby's anniversary card: The background was run through the Cuttlebug, then brayered with SU's Real Red. The rose, from Stampin' Up's Fifth Avenue Floral, was actually stamped three times, then colored first with a Really Red marker, then gone over with colored pencils. The rose is in three layers. The leaves were cut out of Handsome Hunter paper from a template I made. The word, "Love" is from SU's Wonderful Words set (retired). Paper is Whisper White and Real Red from SU.

His birthday card was done with a Technique Junkie's technique called mono montage. Since fishing is one of his favorite hobbies, I thought it was rather appropriate!! And yes, that's a real hook that I took out of my tackle box!

Stamps: On the Fly
Paper: Stampin' Up - Kraft, Close to Cocoa and
Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Feathers: Wal-Mart, most likely

Grandson was 10 on April 1 and that is a hard age to know what to buy or what to do for a card. He's no longer a little boy, but not yet a teenager. I would have done a card with a skateboard, since that was what we got him for his birthday, but did that card last year!! A dollar short and a day late, definitely! The glasses on Snoopy were rather important, too - he was just fitted for glasses right after his birthday and has been rather self-conscious about them - but does enjoy being able to read things again!! It does make a difference!
Stamp: Rock Star Snoopy byStampabilities
Paper: Whisper White, Handsome Hunter, DCWV The Glitter Stack & The Glitter Cardstock Stack
Colored with Shimmerz paints

Monday was the birthday of a very good friend with whom we normally lunch at the Senior Center here in Delta. The background is called "chalk lines" from the latest Technique Junkies newsletter. I was afraid it wouldn't show up very well, but it does better than I thought for. Hope she likes it! All supplies by Stampin' Up.

Stamps: Two-Step Stamping Wonderful Watercolors and Sincere Salutations
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Whispering White and Bordering Blue
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Opulent Orchid and Lovely Lilac