Easter Cards

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Each Month I send out cards to a few girls who are away at college and really miss seeing them at church each week. I usually write them a note with a post-it note so they can reuse the card. I place it in a regular invitation size envelope and then in a larger envelope – kind of like when you receive a wedding invitation. That way they have an envelope to send the card if they choose. These are a few of the cards I sent them for Easter…

103 Doesn’t this just make you crave your favorite chocolate bunny? Thank you to Connie Babbert for this fun idea . 101

I think little bunnies are so cute, but I like the chocolate bunnies best of all because chocolate bunnies don’t get into your garden and eat all your veggies.
This idea came from the Stampin’ Connection but I do not know the name of the gal who submitted it – sorry. Stampin’ Connection is a great way for demonstrators to share their projects with other demonstrators. If you would like to become a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator there is still time to get in on the 15% off deal for signing up. You can see how much fun we have, wouldn’t you like to join our team too?

100 Thanks to Dawn Griffiths for this cute idea. I love how she had the little bird flying off with the picnic basket.

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Happy Easter!!

Christi

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Razzleberry Easter

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How Elegant the Rich Razzleberry looks against the Whisper White. Simple card to make

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MENU:

SS: Abundant Hope

CS: Rich Razzleberry, WW

INK: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Big Shot, Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Flower Ribbon Slide from Hodgepodge Hardware, Modern Label Punch, Mover’s and Shapers Punch Windows, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

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Blessed Easter!

Christi

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My Inspiration

Monday, March 29, 2010

When Charlie came dressed in this cute little one piece outfit I KNEW I had an inspiration for a card. So this is Charlie… Charlie

And this is the card I made … inspired by his cute outfit

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What a sweet inspiration!!!

MENU:
SS: Fox and Friends, In My Thoughts, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Wild About You
CS: WW, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Bashful Blue DSP
INK: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Top Note Die, Big Shot, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals

So For Now …
Happy Stamping!

Christi

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Good Neighbor

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wouldn’t this be a great card to send to a neighbor who did a kind deed for you? You know…you can never say “thank you” enough.
And a big thank you goes out to Lynn Put for her idea and layout for this card.

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MENU:
SS: Good Neighbor, Whimsical Words
CS: Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, WW, Old Olive, Welcome Neighbor DSP
INK: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise Marker
Accessories: 1 1/4” and 1 3/8” circle punches, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Border Punch for the grass then just off set it to make the grassy points, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Tempting Turquoise 1/4” ribbon, Dimensionals (to pop up the roof), Paper Piercer and mat

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Easter Cards

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Each month I send out cards to the shut-ins at our church. Several of them are aunties on Dale’s side of the family and I miss seeing them at church. Thought I would share some of the cards I am sending out to them this year for Easter.

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I always try to give credit where credit is due and these card ideas came from itsallaboutstamping blog and Robin Merriman on the Stampin' Connection.

I love the name of this stamp set…Abundant Hope…because that is what we have when we have trusted Jesus Christ as our Savior. I am not ashamed to tell you how much I love Him!!

102 Thank you to Shabbyhorse blogspot for this beautiful card.

I am sure it is extra hard to be stuck at home on Easter Sunday, knowing how much they all love to be fellowshipping with other Believers. I hope these help to brighten their day.

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Have a Blessed Easter

Christi

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STAMP 10

Friday, March 26, 2010

These are the last four cards we made this week at our STAMP 10 class. The ladies are so fun and our time together is so much fun. Won’t you join us some time?! March '10 10

So simple and elegant – the ladies really liked this one the best. Thank you to Sbaker for her idea on Split coast.

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A few more layers to this one, but what would class be without a little challenge?! Fos and Friends SS can be ordered through April 30th in the Occasions Mini catalog. Thanks to Stephanie Sullivan at Stampin’ Connection for this idea.

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This is a new fold style which just gives the ladies another option for when they are making cards at home. The inside sentiment “but most of all … YOU!” is hidden by the front panel when the card is closed. Thanks to Peggy Sue at Stampin’ Connection for this idea.

March '10 9 Last, but not least, a card using the masking technique. This could be Get Well (like here) or any sentiment you choose. I just need more Get Well cards right now so that is why I stamped it with Get Well. Thank you to mrsbozblogspot for this idea.

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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STAMP 10

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Here are 4 more cards that we made for our March STAMP 10 Class.

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This card shows how you can institute our beautiful Designer Paper into your card fronts. The heart is heat embossed on Chocolate Chip CS with WW craft ink and White EP. Thank you to pcgaynor at Splitcoast for this easy card idea.

March '10 3

This card I LOVE! – wouldn’t this make a beautiful thank you note for a Bridal Shower or Wedding? Thank you to Brandi Weinette on Stampin' Connection for this beautiful card.

March '10 4

I love the little deer from our Forest Friends SS. Combine it with our Tall Tales DSP and you have a fun and easy card for any age. Thank you to Patsy Waggoner for this idea.

March '10 5

This Stamp set can still be earned FREE until March 30th with a $50 or more order. It is called Good Neighbor and I combined it with the Welcome Neighbor DSP that you can also earn FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order. The great thing now with Stampin’ Up! is that they are offering the new stamp sets in wood block or clear. Using this stamp set in clear helps to line the pieces up just where you want them. Thank you to stampspaperscissors blog for this idea.

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Absolutely Fabulous

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This card was originally made for a challenge within our Red Hot Stampers group. This is an Embossing Resist Technique called Emerging Color. I thought I would use this Fabulous flower card for a Fabulous Friend! Happy Birthday Jan!!

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SS: Fabulous Flowers, Baroque Motifs

CS: Kiwi Kiss (retired), Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze (retired), WW

INK: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze (retired colors), Versa Mark

Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brayer, heat gun, clear embossing powder,Gemstone brads, Riding Hood Red striped ribbon (retired), dimensionals

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Spoiler Alert

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tonight is our STAMP 10 Class for March, I hope you are signed up to come. These are two of the cards that we will be making.

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SS: Chocolate Bunny, Well Scripted
CS: Crushed Curry, WW, Close to Cocoa
INK: Chocolate Chip Craft, Crushed Curry Marker and pad
Accessories: Clear EP, Heat Tool, Daisy #2 Die, Big Shot, Petals a Plenty EF, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, dimensionals

March '10 1

MENU:
SS: Abundant Hope
CS: Orchid Opulence, Basic Black, WW
INK: Staz On Jet Black, Garden Green and Orchid Opulence Markers
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, 1/2 Pearls, Photo Corner Punch

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Good Egg

Monday, March 22, 2010

Here is a good example of combining an old stamp set with one of our new stamp sets. Once again I am using the Chocolate Bunny set – it is just so much fun! Thank you to http://stampinginspiration.blogspot.com/ for this Easter card idea.

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MENU:

SS: Chocolate Bunny, A Good Egg, Inspired By Nature

CS: Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip, WW, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Shades of Spring DSP (Occasions Mini good through March 31st)

INK: Chocolate Chip Classic and Craft, StazOn Jet Black, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Only Orange Marker

Accessories: Sponge, Designer Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

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Happy Easter!!

Christi

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Easter Humor

Sunday, March 21, 2010

When I saw this card I KNEW that I just had to have the Chocolate Bunny Stamp Set that is in our new Occasions Mini and available through March 31st. I had to generate the words by computer but I thought it was So So Funny! Thank you to Diana Gibb for this funny card idea.

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MENU:

SS: Chocolate Bunny

CS: Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Pea DSP (Occasions Mini – available through March 31st)

INK: Chocolate Chip Craft

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

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Happy Easter!!

Christi

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You’re a Classic

Saturday, March 20, 2010

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I love this (retired) stamp set. It seems like it is so hard to come up with good guy cards without being corny. Recently I depleted my guy card supply and wanted to make more so I pulled out my trusty Classic Pickup Stamp Set and went to town, finding this idea on Splitcoaststampers – I am not sure who to give the credit to, but I loved how it turned out.

MENU:
SS: Classic Pickups
CS: Kraft, Real Red, WW
INK: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Mat Pack and Piercer, Sponge, Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Sketch challenge SCCSC7

Friday, March 19, 2010
I am really not into sketch callenges, but when I ran across this challenge it looked intriging to me and wanted to give it a whirl. Since I had to make a get well card for a guy at church who had 'open knee surgery' as he calls it (he broke his knee cap) I thought I would try it out for his card.

So this is what I came up with...How do you like it? I happened to have this truck already stamped and on my craft table when I was making other cards that you will see later. I didn't want it to go to waste so I decided my colors for the card around the colors I had used on the truck. Sorry but the cardstock, inks and the stamp set are all retired.

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Love You Much

Thursday, March 18, 2010

One of the most simple cards to make and yet how pretty. I can’t wait to try the same idea and make just a few changes.

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MENU:
SS: Thoughts and Prayers, Well Scripted
CS: Basic Black, WW, Real Red
INK: Basic Black
Accessories: Pinking Heart Border Punch, Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

OK – I bet you are all sick of seeing St. Patrick’s Day themed cards – but I just had a few more to share so I will put them on the same posting today.  I hope you like them.

95 This one is made using all new items from Stampin’ Up! And I took a little liberty with some non-SU shamrock stamps for the others.  I computer generated the LUCKY ME because I didn’t have the retired stamp set called “Pinch Proof”.93 This little monkey card is going to my little Charlie for his first St. Patrick’s Day and the cute turtle card is going to Sammy.94 After I made them I was thinking they really didn’t need to be St. Patrick’s Day at all – they would be great to give your hubby for your anniversary – or just on a day you feel like telling him how blessed (isn’t that a much better word than ‘lucky’?) you are to have him in your life.

So here are the menu items for each card:

Card 1:
SS: Go Green
CS: Glorious Green, Green Galore, WW
INK: Glorious Green and Green Galore Markers
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Wide Oval Punch, WW Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Magnetic Movers and Shapers  Punch Windows, Perfect Dot EF, Finial Press EF, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die

Card #2 and #3
SS: Fox and Friends, Holiday Blitz (small shamrock)
CS: Always Artichoke, WW, Handsome Hunter, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
INK: Artichoke Marker, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Staz On Jet Black
Accessories: Always Artichoke 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Bearly Lovely BABW sizzlit (bow), Sponge, Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch

Thank you to http://stampinginspiration.blogspot.com for card #1 and to http://stampndesign.blogspot.com for cards #2 and 3

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Christi

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St Patrick’s Day Birthday Card #1

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It’s amazing how many birthday’s and even an Anniversary our family celebrates on St. Patrick’s Day. This is the card I made for our niece, Andrea. Andrea married our nephew Rob 14 years ago and we are thrilled to have her in our family. We love you Andrea!! I told you my little chef was going to pop up again.

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SS: Voila`, non SU for the shamrocks, On Your Birthday

CS: Very Vanilla, WW, Certainly Celery, Glorious Green

INK: StazOn Jet Black, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun and Going Gray markers

Accessories: Aqua painter

Technique: Watercolor

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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St Patty’s Day Birthday Card #2

Just want to say Happy Birthday to our nephew, Dr. Brad. Have a great Birthday Bradley!! We Love You!! Hope you enjoy your birthday and this card I made you!!

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SS: Wonderful Favorites, So Many Scallops

CS: Chocolate Chip, Brushed gold, Wild Wasabi (retired), WW, Watercolor, Wild Wasabi DSP (retired)

INK: Jet Black StazOn, Wild Wasabi, Summer Sun Marker

Accessories: 3/4” circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge, Aqua Painter

Technique: Watercolor

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Happy Stamping!!

(Auntie) Christi

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Friend

Monday, March 15, 2010

DSCF2019 A quick and easy card to send to my friends for St. Patrick’s Day.

MENU:
SS: I (Heart) Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS: WW, Glorious Green
INK: Glorious Green
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Full Heart Punch, Swiss Dot EF

Easy Peasy…you should give it a try!!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Christi

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You’ve Got Mail

Sunday, March 14, 2010

92c 92a 92b My friend, Melissa, has a friend with a St. Patrick’s Day birthday and she wanted something fun to put her gift in. After I made these cute Valentine mailboxes for her kids, she thought a fun leprechaun would do the trick. I think he turned out pretty cute. I cased the Leprechaun from the Stampin’ Connection, and the pot of gold is cased from the St. Patrick’s Day card I posted here. I hope she likes her little mailbox.

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Happy Crafting!!

Christi

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St. Patty’s Day Treat Box

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I know it is not “normal” to give gifts / treats at St. Patrick’s Day unless you are Irish, but the fun things that you can make just makes me love to treat the kids to something special.

DSCF2032 Isn’t this little leprechaun cute!!

MENU:

SS: Non SU Shamrock

CS: Really Rust, Blush Blossom, WW, Basic Black, Garden Green, Green Galore, Summer Sun

INK: Blush Blossom, Garden Green

Accessories: Big Shot, Bag w/ Scallop Die, Circle Scallop Die, Clear Circle Die, Top Note Die, Corner Rounder Punch, 1/2” and 1” circle punches, Small Oval Punch, Sponges, White Gel Pen

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Christi

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Red Hot Challenge

Friday, March 12, 2010
At February’s Red Hot Stamper’s Down line meeting, Glenda gave us a challenge. In the Occasions Mini (pg 34) they are selling Chipboard - On Board Books for $4.95. They have three choices: Heart (6” x 5 3/8”), Scallop Circle (6” diameter), and a Bird (8-1/4” x 3-3/8”). Glenda purchased the Bird On Board Book and after punching out the bird she was left with this86 (I took this picture against a black background so it would show up better)


She gave each of us one of these bird punch outs and said “now it’s your turn to make something from this.” Well, knowing that Rachel is the “Queen of Challenges” I knew I had to get on the ball and put my idea to work. Lately I have been making scrapbook pages for my daughter, Julie, to help her out and to get my scrapbook “fix” (since I am all caught up with my pictures) so I guess I had scrapbooking on the brain when Glenda gave us the Bird outline. Well… what do you think?



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It will look so much cuter with pictures of Tyler and Gracie on it, but you get the idea. Once again I was able to use up some retired paper. Dies I used are the Loopy Flower and Swirly Decorative Strips and the Scallop Circle #2 for the Wing. Her eyelashes are snipped and flared although it is hard to see from this picture. The wing is also snipped, and raised with dimensionals.



Here are the challenge results from the other gals… This is what Rachel came up with and she plans to hang it on her front door. Pretty!!

Glenda used hers as a stencil as well and stenciled two birds (facing each other) on her Stampin' Room wall. I couldn't get a good picture because the color was so light...she was testing a new color out for her wall. She even suggested how cute it would be to put a variety of colored birds around the room. Really the ideas are endless.

We had a real small group so these were the only ones who participated. Check in on next months challenge - it is a color challenge. We'll see if I can come up with something fun for that.

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Happy Stamping!!
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Lucky Me

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Here’s a fun card for St. Patrick’s Day. No, I don’t believe in LUCK, but it is fun when dealing with the little kids to tell them the legend of the leprechauns and give them gold foil wrapped coins to find.

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Thanks goes to http://stampingyearround.typepad.com for this fun St. Patrick's Day card.

MENU:

SS: Define Your Life

SC: Basic Black, glorious Green, WW, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Brushed Gold

INK: Black Classic Pad and Marker

Accessories: Punches: Small Tag, Word Window, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8” Circle, Trio Flower, 1/2” Circle, 1/4” Circle,White Gel Pen, Black Brad, Dimensionals, Stampin’ Pastels (chalk),

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Christi

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St. Patrick’s Day Treat Tin

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

After you do stamping for a while you learn to save things like tins, boxes and so forth that you can reuse for another project. That is exactly what this is. I had ordered a tin of mixed nuts from one of the kids selling to earn money for their school and when it was empty I thought for sure I would be able to use it again. It has been sitting in my closet for over a year, but this year it ‘clicked’ when I was looking for something to make my little Leprechaun Treat for Tyler and Gracie.

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SS: Computer Generated

CS: Retired DSP, Really Rust, Blush Blossom, Garden Green, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, WW

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, 1/2” Circle Punch, 1/4” Circle Punch, Key Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, 5 Petal Punch, 1/4” and 1/2” Square punches, Dimensionals,WW grosgrain ribbon, White Gel pen

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Happy St Patrick's Day!!

Christi

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Charlie and Friend

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just a break from sharing cards – I will show you how big Charlie is getting. It has been fun having a baby around the house again, but I forget how heavy they can get when they want you to carry them around all the time. I have tried a carrier, but I just cannot get used to them. I still can’t do extra stuff with them right in front of me, and he still wants me to interact with him so I might just as well sit on the floor or carry him, but these Gramma arms are not the same as they were 31 years ago when we started our family. At 4 months old Charlie really is still a wonderful baby and I love it how he lights up when you talk with him. DSCF2015 Charlie if full of smiles most of the time, however right now he is teething – tooth number 1 popped through a couple weeks ago, so that can sometimes makes for some fussy spells.DSCF2051 Charlie now has a friend that comes a couple days a week. Meet Sammy…DSCF2001DSCF2002 How could anyone resist those beautiful baby blues?!! I bet Charlie can’t wait until he can get right down there with Sammy to play with all the toys. I personally think that I take care of the cutest boys around!! That, of course, includes our grandson, Tyler.


So For Now…


Christi

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All In The Family

Monday, March 8, 2010

This card was taken originally from a card sketch challenge. There are many layers, but really not a difficult card once you figure the size to cut your paper. I plan to send this to some of my sweet little nieces for their birthdays this year.

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SS: All In The Family

CS: WW, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Washington Apple DSP

INK: Stazon jet black, Markers: Bsahful Blue, Blush Blossom, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron

Accessories: Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Soft Subtles Brads

So For Now…

Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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