Sunday, May 29, 2011

Graduation Cards

I made some graduation cards today and here is a sample. I modified a tutorial I found on You Tube and made these cute money/gift card cards--several cousins graduating this year!

...and inside

One of my cropping friends is moving to Florida. I will so miss her. I saw a card with this sentiment in Card Trends magazine and thought it would be the perfect use for my owl flourish Cuttlebug embossing folder. Copic markers provided the color, with a few stamping up markers (the yellow and the orange). I love how the ink flows out of Copic markers! I used Sizzix alphabets--Round-a-Bout and Girls are Weird for the sentiment. I hope she likes it!

Swaps Completed!

Here are pics of two swaps I just completed. The first is the Flower swap over Texas Scrappin' Chicks. We each had to make 12 flowers to send to our partner. I got to make flowers for Mandy. I hope she likes these!

This is the 4 X 6 card for our Lickety Slip class at Scrapp'n Savvy. We make five and get five back (not our own). This one has a pocket in which to insert one or more photos. The brown is Bazzill--mudpie, red is Bazzill--barkley; stripe is Fancy Pants--hot chocolate series; the gear-embossed paper is from DCWV Tattered Time matstack; I stamped the label with a CTMH "Annotations" stamp in brown ink then further embellished it with a crystal glaze pen. The two gears are cut with an Ellison die from the mudpie cardstock and brushed with crystal glaze (actually in orange but it doesn't show--I just wanted them to be "shiny"!). It is always such a surprise to see what wonderful work everyone has done!

School's out on June 3. But before then, I have to finish inventory and get the summer reading packets together!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May--busy, busy, busy!

I have been working later hours trying to read the shelves and get inventory going at the library. I am working on a flower swap due at the end of the month and have taken on the task of getting a mini scrapbook and a set of thank you notes ready for the LOY winner's basket--yikes! The luncheon is this Sat! I will post pics when I get it all done!