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Monday, April 18, 2011

What's Your Phone Number?

This was a fun card to make. I love humorous cards. Since I never use the phone book any more, I thought I would find some ways to use parts of it. As I was making these, I happened to notice some familiar names and then it struck me that I could really personalize some of these cards. I found a co-workers name, made her an Un-Birthday card (didn't know when her birthday was). I used the page with her phone number on the inside of the card and circled it in red. Maybe all my friends will be getting something similar.

Here is another card I made for my oldest son. He often loses his phone (he is over 30 years old). I had sent a text message to both my son that read 'Since neither of my children can take the time to call their mother, I am changing my will and leaving everything the the neighbor girl.' My youngest called me within two minutes. I didn't hear from my oldest for another couple of weeks so I sent the card below. The whited out part of the arrow was our home phone number. He did call when he received the card.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easter Card

I made card similar to this for family members for Easter. I stamped these images at my friend, Val's home several weeks ago using her stamps. Don't hold me to this: I think the stamps were from Stampin' Up and that the stamps (the branches are one stamp and the girl another) were a set. I thought the images were vintage looking and tried to find small prints that looked vintage to go with it. I used a Martha Stewart border Punch on the first card and a Fiskars Boarder punch on the second.

I could just play with paper all day long...if I didn't have to go to work!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Card for a Co-Worker

A Just-Because card for the best co-worker ever. She keeps my appointments on her calendar, helps me out when I get bogged down, is kind, understanding, and a great friend. There is a story about the card I made for Bobbie, but I am not going to tell it. If you know her, ask Her! When I saw the digi stamp I thought of Bobbie right away.
I used a digi stamp from TLC (free...YAY!) and Copic markers, which I recently purchased. I had only used these markers once before at my friend Valorie's home. I fell in love with the markers because the do not rough up the paper and the overlap marks are not as apparent as with other markers. I only bought 9 markers (they are a little pricey). Hobby Lobby has them on sale for 30% off this week, so...I am going back tomorrow to buy a couple more.
Anyway, Back To The Card.

I cut the stamped image out by hand and used foam tape to pop it up.
The light blue background paper was embossed with the Sizzix Textured Impressions Flower A2 Embossing Folder. The sentiment I typed on my computer with the Bookman Font.