Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cards for Grace

I came across a message on another site that sent me to Jennifer McGuire's site. Here I learned about two sisters that were born at the same time and were the best of friends. These twin girls rarely ever left each others side. Their names are Grace and Ellie. Two of the most precious faces you have ever laid eyes on. Ellie was diagnosed with cancer when she was only 6 years old. She fought for 2 years this ugly disease and at the end of June lost her battle. Grace is now without her best friend and twin sister.

My heart aches for this family and reading their story made me cry. To imagine one of my twins gone or any of my children would be devastating. Please make your way to Jennifer McGuire's site to learn how to make cards for Grace to lift her spirits and know that others do care.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Taylored Expressions

I just came across a blog that I had to share with everyone. The blog is ran by Taylor Van Bruggen and it is called Taylored Expressions. She has some amazing challenges and a ton of card layouts for you to collect or join in on.

I came across one of her post called Life as a Stamper's Spouse. This is so funny. You must go and read this. It made me laugh out loud. You can reach this post by clicking the above link.

A Few Cards

I wanted to apologize for neglecting my poor blog. I have been so busy with my kids now that my older 2 are out of school. Trying to keep 4 boys happy is not always so easy. I hope to make some new projects very soon to post, but until then here ya go. These are cards that I forgot to post and came across them this weekend.

I made this card for a dear friend of mine that needed some cheering up. This is my first card using a program called SCAL with my Cricut. I used one of Penny Duncan's files for the nestie looking file. I love these! I also used SU cardstock and inks. The stamp set is by Stephanie Barnard and I love how little chicks turned out.

This next card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday. It is so hard to make "boy" birthday cards, but here is my attempt at it. I used SU cardstock and some embellishments that I don't remember where I found them. The stamp set is from an Alaska themed set that I got off of Ebay and I believe their name was Prairie Peddlers if I remember right.
The inside of the card is very simple and I again used one of Stephanie Barnard's stamps.

This card I made for one of my son's friends birthday. I used SU cardstock and also stamped the Happy Birthday from SU. The cute moose stamp is from Riley and Comapny and you can visit their blog to get some very cute ideas. I also use the words let's party from one of Stephanie Barnard's sets. To make the card not so dark I used a combination of SU markers and colored pencils. Not a bad job I do say so myself since it only took me 10 minutes to do this whole card.(totally spaced til the last minute to make the card)