Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Card for A Craft Idol

American Idol is in full swing and it got me to thinking about how I actually got to meet and eventually become friends with one of my crafting idols, Susan Stringfellow. You see as I go go through my scrap and stamp magazines and find projects I REALLY like, I always check out who the designer is. More often than not the name was Susan Stringfellow. I was a huge, anonymous fan of her work so imagine my surprise when our worlds collided when designing for Inque Boutique. Susan and I have kept in touch and share projects and inspiration whenever we can via email and our blogs. Now the real dilmena...I wanted to send her a surprise along with a card. Talk about intimidating! I finally let go of trying to create the most fantastic Susan worthy card and sent one that reflected my style. Here is the card. I used papers from Me & My Big Ideas Sassy specialty CS pad, fiskars scallop heart punch an old hostess set of occasions verses for the greeting, flourish set from Autumn Leaves and this cool new wood mounted rubber stamp flourish from Inkadinkado that I used over top of the two side hearts. I used black and pixie pink ink from SU.

P.S. She liked the valentine surprise and the card!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Momentous Birthday

Lately, it seems like I have had many family momentous occasions...50th birthdays and anniversaries, 70th & 80th birthdays, sweet 16 birthdays, so I am getting pretty used to making cards to commemorate these special events. Here is the Flourishing at 70 card that I made for my Aunt Floss’ 70th birthday. I didn't get to post on that day since the big baby delivery was the main focus. Still waiting on precious photos to share with you. I will either post on my facebook page or on the blog if anyone ever sends one. The new mom is pretty busy but Kelly promises to get them edited and to send us one. I did get to peek at the ones taken at the hospital and she is such a cutie pie!