Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Get Well Card

My nephew, Caleb, had surgery last Friday. He was born with a Cleft lip and Cleft palette. He is 10 years old and I believe this is his 4th surgery. This one was the big one, they take his hip bone and attach to the palette. He is doing great, recovering well. I made this card for him. It is supposed to look like a Band aid. My son, Bradley was playing around with my Big Shot one day and came up with this idea. I thought it was so cute, I kept it in the back of my mind for Caleb.

I cut the Band aid with a paper trimmer and used Swiss Dots. The "Get Well Soon" came from Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge. I don't think he has received it in the mail yet. I also sent a video game to help his recovery :) What a bummer summer for him!

Soccer Birthday Pull Card

My nephew is a really good soccer player,even though I have never seen him play...I have heard :) He turned 14 and is playing for a select soccer team...I am so proud of him. I decided to make this card for his birthday. It is a pull card and I got this idea when I went to the Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, Texas. Art Gone Wild had a booth at at the show and they were demonstrating this technique. I fell in love instantly and bought the template...sucker!!! The boy is cut out of EDPD at 3 1/2", face is Peachy Keen Stamps. The large soccer ball pull is cut out of Sports Mania at 2 ".

You pull the soccer ball which reveals another Sports Mania soccer ball cut at 1 1/2"...I know, I know...2 soccer balls. I origianally put everything together and was just going to use a square scrap of paper as the pull and then thought the soccer ball pull was cuter.

Pull yet again, and I cut the goal..he is a goalie :) out of EDPD at 1 1/2" along with the flag and cone, also 1 1/2". I did cut the flag and cone twice so I could make a white pole.

This is where I put the sentiment that I computer genterated...all about computer generating. Then on the back side (I did not make this a folded card, I made it a flip over card) I made a Gift Card holder pouch to slide money into.
Okay, so when I had this card in my hands and looking at how cute it turned out, I did not notice that you see the naked backside of the Paper Doll. I only noticed it in the pictures. I don't know if on my future ones I will try to make clothing or leave them naked!

Pool Door Sign

We have lived in Texas for 3 years now...I can't believe it. Dave and I decided we would not go another summer without a pool. In May our pool was finished...just in time!!!! When we invite friends over, I am constantly looking out the front door, so I thought I would make this sign.
I bought a wood frame from Michaels ($1), I found the pool paper at Hobby Lobby and Modge Podged it to the frame. This was my first attempt with Modge Podge and it stuck to the newspaper...thus...the buttons. I was so bummed, but I love the buttons now! I drilled 2 holes into the frame, attached the ribbon, hang it on the front door when we are outside...and voila...I can enjoy the pool while waiting for friends.

This little boy is a digi stamp from Tiddly Inks. This looks exactly like Wesley...the orange floaties in the pool. In fact all 3 of the boys wore these orange floaties. When I colored him, I used Glossy Accents on the goggles to give them a shiny affect. I then Modge Podged him to the frame. You can't even tell I did the Glossy Accents. The saying I did on the computer...nothing fancy!