Thursday, August 26, 2010

Memory Tin

This little photo tin has brought smiles to all the faces that have seen it - it's filled with wonderful photos of our identical twin grandsons! The photos that feature both of them are on one side of the fold out pieces of c/s and individual photos are on the back side. I plan to make lots more of these - I'm thinking Christmas gifts.....I'm also planning on teaching some classes - anyone interested? Let me know!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Shine On, Harvest Moon

Found my inspiration for this creation online - I just took it a few steps further by adding the moon and using Autumn colors. I love easel cards, and my new square lattice embossing folder, which I used. I made 3 of these today - this is the first and it's for a friend who lost both her parents yesterday in a very tragic car accident. Please pray for Janet and her family as they go through the coming days. Thanks for looking and praying for our friends.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fifth Avenue with a Twist!

I was inspired by France Martin - Stamping With Frenchie - to make this card. I stamped the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral with Versamark on Melon Mambo, then embossed it in black. I took a small paint brush and applied bleach to the edges of each petal. When the bleach had dried, I applied Two Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds. The rose, once cut out, was then mounted to the Very Vanilla, which had been embossed using Elegant Bouquest ef from SU. I applied glitter to the centers of the flowers on the VVc/s as well. The sentiment was stamped in Melon Mambo and mounted on Certainly Celery, as was the rest of the card.
I love this new technique - thanks for looking!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Here we are!

Okay, for all of you who think I've totally lost it, I figured out what I did regarding my double post of Bryan's Graduation Card. I had already written my blog entry and thought I had scheduled it to post but found out that it had only been saved as a draft. Unfortunately, I didn't find this out until after I had already posted the revised version. So, when I went back to post the original, it was already too late. Sorry about that! Anyway, here's the family photo from Tallahassee following Bryan's graduation. Alison, Keith and I are all so proud of Bryan - he really worked hard to achieve his degree. This was taken in one of the many beautiful parks in Tally.
Thanks for reading my story and sharing this family photo with me.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

We're so proud of our son!

This is the card that I made for our son, Bryan, who graduated from Florida State University last Saturday. (I thought I had already posted it but found out that I had not yet. Oops - my bad.) Anyway, I printed out some sayings from The Quote on vellum and used those on his card. I also used some great graduation stickers. His favorite part was the contents (not shown here) of the small vellum envelope! He did love the card too and wants me to start offering my cards for sale. He's encouraging me to "set up shop" on the internet - what do you think?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

For Olivia

This is the card I made today for Olivia, the sister of Bailey, my friend, Kathy's grandson who had the emergency appendectomy last Sunday. I posted the card I made for Bailey and was thinking that it might be nice to do one for his sister, since her brother is getting so much attention at the moment! I used the flourish from Elements of Style, stamped in Rose Red. I had been given the dp by their Memaw so it was a great chance to use it for this card. I used my new Martha Stewart punch for the edge, weaving ribbon through the edge to give color to the punched flowers. Tied a ribbon around some small silk flowers, attached them with a glue dot, and added some girly bling - just for Olivia! Hope she likes it!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Congratulations, Bryan!

Here's my 3rd Tri Shutter card - a Graduation card for a Very Special Person - our son, Bryan! He will be graduating from Florida State University this Saturday, August 7! We are so proud of him and all that he has been able to accomplish! His sister, Alison, graduated from the University of Central Florida, in 2001, and will be joining us in Tallahassee for the weekend. Even though her husband and twin sons can't join us, we are so excited about our mini Family Reunion!!! Keith and I are both so thankful that God has chosen us to be Alison and Bryan's parents. They are such awesome blessings in our life and we are so very proud of both of them
So, more about the card: I really personalized this one. I picked out several wonderful graduation quotes from The Quote - a fabulous website, devoted to quotes for all occasions. They have an awesome assortment - be sure to check it out. Then I chose the layouts, fonts, sizes, etc. for each and printed them all out on vellum. I added them in various spots on the card. I printed Bryan's info on vellum as well, attached all the vellum with 2 Way Glue, applied behind the text so it wouldn't show. I added faux brads, punched from dp, put on glue dots, and then covered with Glossy Effects. I used some EK Success stickers and added a vellum envelope, which will hold a surprise of either a gift card or cash.
Thanks for letting me share this card and some thoughts with you today!   Hugs, Amy   =D

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bugs & Wishes, Bailey

"Bugs and Wishes, Bailey" was designed and made for my friend's 11 year old grandson, Bailey, who is recovering from a ruptured appendix and subsequent surgery. Having grandsons, I can only imagine what a tough time this is for the whole family. My friend, Kathy, thought it would be fun for friends to put him in the middle of a "Card Shower", so this is my contribution. Hope he enjoys all the positive attention and that it helps his recovery! We are praying for him every day and hope he'll soon feel good enough to "bug" everyone again! (This is my 2nd Tri Shutter card - 3rd posting will be tomorrow so be sure to check back!)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Trifold Flowers for a VSF!

I've been wanting to try my hand at making one of these cards and before I could even get the first one posted, I have created 3! This is my first and one of my top 3 favorites - once I figured it out, I just wanted to keep on going! Each one is so unique! I hope the VSF who receives this one will be pleased with my attempt - if not, I'll just have to keep trying! I'll be posting another one tomorrow!
Until then, keep your eyes to Heaven and never stop praying! Hugs, Amy

Monday, August 2, 2010

I love our FAMILY!

I found this great site this morning and decided to create our family to share with you. (Sorry Spencer, the dog just didn't look anything like you - he wasn't nearly cute enough!). Anyway, you might want to check it out and make your families part of your blogs too! Have fun! Will be back later with some new card creations! I've been busy at my table again and can hardly wait to share! See you later!