Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dad's out there!

Today I am thankful for Angel who is the best dad to our children that I could ever ask for, they are so very grateful for him and love him so much! I hope that he has a wonderful day :)

The girls and I woke up early to start a big breakfast for Angel. They made him their own father's day cards. I told them to pick out some stickers from my stash that they could use, and of course naturally they both wanted hearts and flowers and such, I had to remind them to pick out "boy" stickers, haha. This is what they came up with!

I also made these cards for Angel and his dad, they both work in a detail car shop, Angel had the idea of using the cars so I went with it for both cards. I don't have any "car" stamps, so I used some digital stamps that I found through Google. I used my Prismacolor markers to color them in, they look awesome! The first card is Angel's and the second is for his dad.

We are getting ready to head out for lunch and a movie, so I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend and has a peaceful sunday!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Cricut Lite Cartridge

So apparently Cricut has a new line coming out called the Cricut Lite. I saw the cartridges at Walmart last night and wanted to read more into it before I purchased any because I had not heard anything about them yet. So I looked online and apparently they are not supposed to be available until July 1st!!!! But I went back just to see if they still had them and THEY DID! AND THEY ARE ALL SOOOOO CUTE! And only $39!!!!! I looked on Ebay and people are bidding more than that already! I don't care if you made a mistake Walmart, I love you for being as impatient as I am and putting them out already :)

Angel would only let me get one for now so I went with the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge! Gonna start cutting out as soon as the kiddos go to sleep, I can't wait to try it, will post more later! :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Father's Day Cards

It's 2:00am here and I cannot seem to fall asleep! I hope everyone had a nice long, relaxing weekend and is ready for yet another work week!

Since I am already awake I thought I would share with you the first set of the Father's Day cards we put together this year.

This one is for my dad from the girls. All my dad's grandkids call him "Babu", it's a special name given to him from when he was younger and in the navy. I know he will appreciate that I added it on the card they are giving to him. I think the monster patterned paper is just too cute!

This one is from me to my dad. The best part is it didn't take me long at all! I love the colors and the crimped kraft cardstock.

I don't make masculine cards very often, so it was nice to opt out and do something for the men. I love how they all turned out, very simple. Hope to share more with you soon, happy monday everyone!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Custom Dora Candyland Invitations

Hello! How is everyone's weekend going? So far mine is good! I got out of work early yesterday, which I am not used to yet, I usually work until 10pm, so that was a treat! In fact, since so many of the girls at work are going to summer school and can only close, I am getting to open 8am to 4pm everyday for the next for weeks! I am excited!

The family and I went out to dinner at Ihop last night. Love being able to go somewhere for dinner and still have breakfast! This morning, I made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby with the girls and picked up a few things, including the June issue of Cards. I am loving all the wonderful father's day ideas, especially since it is so hard to design masculine projects! Can't wait to get started on my father's day cards tomorrow!

I have been working on a custom invitation order for my cousins' little one who is turning 2 in about a month. Angel brought home his "work" camera so I was able to get a few pics before I delivered them! The theme is Dora Candyland. I have to say this theme stumped me a bit, found some pictures through google image search for "lollipop" invitations, so many great ideas! So I came up with this design, and I think it turned out great!

I could not find a Dora stamp anywhere online! I printed out a couple Dora Images (3 different kinds) and Boots (2 different kinds). I ended up only using the Dora images on the actual invitations, I think I will save the Boots images for cupcake toppers. Anywho, I hand colored all the images using Prismacolor markers, if you would like to know which ones I used just email me for a list. I also used a couple of pattern papers from a valentines pack I bought at the Target Dollar Spot back in January. I used the Plantin' Schoolbook cricut cartridge to cut out all the cirles because its so much easier and faster! Then used brads from the paper studio to attach the pieces together so the invitations could "swing up". I attached some lollipop sticks and ribbon, and voila! My very own Dora Candyland Lollipop invites!

In addition to the invitations, I also made the cake and cupcakes. I used smaller printouts of Dora and Boots and attached them to smaller scallop circles for the cupcake toppers.

I love how they turned out! Anyways I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend, good night!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Waaaahhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh wahahhhhhhhh

In case you couldn't figure that out, I was crying. j/k. I should be though. Because I do not currently have a camera, and I am soooo mad at all the wonderful opportunities I am missing to take shots of my kiddos running around the house like crazy monkey babies. It is officially summer vaca and I am loving it. Not loving that I still gotta go to work. Blah.

So while everyone else is allowed to post oh-so-lovely pictures of their newest wonderful cards and paper crafts and such, you just get words. Yup. WORDS. Waahahaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh. Ok I will stop. Hurry up pay day, I need some cash!