Friday, February 12, 2010

Olive Juice.

Over the past weekend I became inspired and pumped out 11 (yep, that’s right, E-LEV-EN) Valentine’s Day cards for my family and friends. That number, by the way, is a major record for me since I usually use up a full day making each card (I’m a slow and careful crafter). Considering the amount of Valentine’s Day cards I made and the amount of time it took me, I am pretty darn proud of myself. And this is because some of these cards can be lumped in the category of my all-time-favorite cards that I have ever made. So, on to the cards…

Such A Sweetheart Puppy LoveYou Are Sew Sweet Mwah!Owl Always Love You I'm Nuts For YouLove Is So Sweet Honey BunchI Love You A Latte Sugar Is Sweet DSC06407 DSC06414

From top left:

(1) “Such A Sweetheart” for my niece Riley, (2) “Puppy Love” for my best friend Stephanie, (3) “You Are Sew Sweet” for my mom, (4) “Mwah!” for my sister Kelsey, (5) “Owl Always Love You” for my uncle Bob and my aunt Mary Beth, (6) “I’m Nuts For You” for my cousin Sarah and her husband Chad, and (7) “Love Is So Sweet” for my cousin Emma, (8) “Honey Bunch” for my dad, (9) “I Love You A Latte” for my sister Ashley, (10) “Sugar Is Sweet” for my cousin Molly, (11) “Valentine’s Riddle” for my friend Jessica, and the inside of (12) “Valentine’s Riddle”.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Let Them Eat Cupcakes!

I took a theme of "Let Them Eat Cupcakes"
for February and ran with it. From my brainstorming came 2 different designs revolving around yummy yummy cupcakes. Let's be honest, cupcakes are a much cuter version of cake, and therefore, perfect for a birthday card theme.

My first "Let Them Eat Cupcakes" birthday card was made on 1/22/2010 for my mom. I made it early and it was burning a hole in my pocket holding on to it, so I couldn't resist on throwing it in the mail a tad early...unfortunately it made it to Wisconsin about a week too early...oops! This card took me FOR-EV-ER, let me tell you. It may not look it, but there are a ton of little pieces that had to be measured AND cut AND glued down using a tweezers. Definitely not as tedious as my "Many Thanks" octopus thank you card of a few months back that I vow to never make again, but still very tedious. Registered & Protected Registered & Protected

My second "Let Them Eat Cupcakes" birthday card was made on 2/1/2010 for my boyfriend Chris's mom's birthday. In the case of this card, I could think of no better combination than cupcakes and dogs, so I made a puppy leaving a bakery carrying a birthday cupcake home to its owner. More little pieces on this card (like usual), but for some reason it didn't take nearly as long. Maybe I was a little more focused...or perhaps growing more accustomed to the new glue I recently purchased (and am still hating by the way). Registered & Protected Registered & Protected

I think these are the only birthday cards for February, which means I can now fully focus my attention to Valentine's Day cards!!! And upcoming March birthdays too if I really get ahead of schedule (but we'll see about that).