Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sometimes simple is better!

I made this card for my Sister-in-law for the baby shower today. I LOVE this sentiment and image sooooo much and the best part is, I only paid $1 for it!!! I'm also finding that I love the look and simplicity of one layer cards. I really love the way this card turned out!!! When she went to open my gift she knew that it was from me just by looking at the card! Everyone loved the onesies too! I also made her a little jumbo binder clip photo holder that is pictured after the card. I loved the card so much I decided I would match the photo holder to it! I know the ribbons look a little funky in the picture, but I was in a hurry to get out the door and I just took a couple of quick photos without adjusting the ribbons the way I wanted them.>

Whisper White Cardstock, Jet Black Stazon, Green Galore Classic ink, Going Gray Classic Ink, Blender Pens, Dew Drops, Small Glue Dots, Apple Green 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Black and White ribbon source unknown.

Friday, February 15, 2008

A baby can never have too many onesies!

My sister-in-law is due to have a baby early in March and we are having a baby shower for her tomorrow. This is her third child, but her first girl!! We are all excited about that because my husband's family doesn't have many girls in it!! I decided as a gift I would stamp a set of onesies for her! I've seen several other examples of stamped onesies and it looked like it would be fairly easy to do! It really was easy too! I used apple barrel paints from the craft section of Wal-mart to stamp the images. I think my favorite one is the Sweet Pea one! It is such a sweet little image and it is a dollar stamp from either Michaels or JoAnns. They are thinking of naming the baby Ella, I don't know that this is set in stone, but I went with it anyway!! LOL If they change her name, it will be ok! She can just wear the onesies with the "E" at home or under other clothes!! I really love personalizing them with a monogram! It makes them a little more special I think. Anyway, take a look and let me know what you think!! I put a picture of all of them together and then close-ups of each image so you could get a better look! Enjoy!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Tute Tute!! Another video Tutorial!

I had a couple of questions sent to me that I thought I would address really quickly, then on to the video!!

Jackie asked.....Do you use a video or still camera that does video and what software do you use to edit your videos?

I use my digital camera that has video capabilities. I have a Kodak digital camera and it records in a quicktime format. I use a program called MOVtoAVI to convert the quicktime video to an MPEG first because the software I use doesn't recognize quicktime, then I use Windows Movie Maker to edit the video and add music, titles, and credits. Windows Movie Maker was already installed on my laptop from the factory! I don't think I know everything there is to know about it yet, but this only my 2nd video, so I think I'll get better at it as I go!

Do you have someone really patient to video you?

NOPE!!! If you saw the way I rigged up my camera you would probably die laughing!! I used the strap and lens cover that is attached to the camera and I hung it from the light fixture over my table!!! I moved my table until my workspace was lined up with the camera!!! I'll have to take a picture of my camera dangling up there!! Although for this tute, I used a tripod! I think I like the first way better though! The stupid tripod was in my way and I had to work from the side. The other way I could sit directly in front of my workspace without my head being in the video! I think I'll go back to the rigged up way!!

Now on to the good stuff!!
I have a birthday party to go to this afternoon for my husband's cousin that is turning 6 and I thought he would love a spinner card! If you don't know how to make one, then get ready to be astounded by how very easy they are to make!!! Using the Word Window Punch by Stampin Up makes these super fast and easy!! One tip I have for you is to make sure your cardstock is big enough so when you put it in the punch you can put it all the way in against the back of the punch so you don't have to try to line it up on your own! Let the punch do the work for you! I hope you enjoy it!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Baptism Invitations

My Sister-in-law called and asked me to make some invitations for her son's baptism. I don't have any sets really geared toward a young boys baptism, but I have the set All God's Children and we decided it would be fine! She told me she wanted them to be baby blue (I used soft sky) and white and if I felt creative I could change those colors. I stuck to those as the main colors but I added a punch of Wild Wasabi and Blue Bayou to help the image pop a little! Let me know what you think of the layout and if the ribbon looks alright for an 8 year old boy!!

Supplies: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou Cardstock, Basic Black Classic Ink, Stampin Write Markers, Blender Pens, All God's Children Stamp Set, Canvas Background Stamp, Black Gingham Ribbon

Monday, February 4, 2008

I'm so honored!!

I am the featured blogger of the day at Queen Kat's Blogger's club. They contacted me about a month ago about being featured on their website!! I was absolutely stunned that they wanted to feature my blog! Go check them out at !! How exciting!

Oh, and on another exciting note, remember the swap I was in? The hostess (hey Elisabeth) had her customers vote for their favorite cards and my card was runner up!!! How fun is that??? I was such a nervous wreck because it was my first swap ever and I was runner up!! I was thrilled, to say the least!! I figured I would place but I thought I would be in last place!! LOL This swap was with other demonstrators and has EXTREMELY fabulous work!! As soon as I receive them I will post all the cards here for you all to see!!

One more quick note. I am going to start making a video, hopefully weekly for you to watch! I know how much I love to watch videos on other blogs, so I figured you might too!! It may not be a tutorial everytime, it may just be me making a card but I think you will enjoy it all the same!! Thanks for stopping by!