Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sympathy Card - masculine or feminine

A neighbor friend of my son's mother passed away so I made this card for my son to give to him.  It's a very sad and long story about this 12 year old boy who has experienced more in life that any one person should have to endure, especially an innocent child.  Thank the good Lord though that he's now in a loving home and living a somewhat normal life.

Goodies used ~
  • PTI Ripe Avocado base cardstock
  • Misc white cardstock, Hero Arts Silhouette Grass stamp, embossed with clear embossing powder
  • Ranger Distressed Inks used in background - Old Paper, Weathered Wood, and Scattered Straw
  • PTI Background Basics text stamp used in Ranger DI Antique Linen - the picture doesn't really show the text as it's very subtle.  I've since made some cards and used the DI Pumice Stone with a different Script stamp and think it looks WAY better  :)
  • Ribbon used is PTI Enchanted Evening
  • Martha Stewart Butterflies punched from PTI Enchanted Evening cardstock and copper pearls added
  • Inside stamp is from Unity "with sympathy"  - I LOVE this stamp set and sentiment! Inside cardstock is PTI Rustic Cream
  • I also distressed the edges of the outside layer.
Thanks for stopping by.
Toodles,   Jude

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Frame with vinyl "DAD" using SCAL

Hello All,

I'm SOOOO happy it's Friday - it's been a crazy and hectic two weeks!  I won't bore you with all the details, but we had some house renos going on the last two weeks, plus the last couple weeks of school is always chaotic as I volunteer at school events, and then soccer tryouts and soccer camp started this week too.  Yada, yada, yada !!!

Today I finally had a chance to work on a Father's Day gift using vinyl.  Denise over at has done several projects using vinyl and picture frames and I love how they looked so I wanted to do something to give to my DH from our son.

I had some trouble with the small vinyl detailed pieces, likely because I was working with too small of a font, which was due to the smaller size of my picture frame (8"x10").  Also, the words "dedicated, awesome & dependable" were near impossible to use (too small of a font used) and were frustrating me so I decided just to write on the glass with a blue Sharpie!  I also had my son sign his name to personalize it.

Behind the glass I used white cardstock as my husband will likely hang it in our unfinished basement, which is where is office is.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Toodles, Jude