Thursday, May 26, 2011

Letterpress Thanks

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a fabulous week.  I sure am!  I graduated from nursing school on Tuesday night, as one of four valedictorians of my class.  I am very proud of my accomplishment.  But my crazy life continues.  Now I start studying for the NCLEX (licensing exam for nurses) and start the hunt for a job!

After graduation, I realized I needed some thank you notes.  I really wasn't expecting gifts, but I got several.  Yesterday, when I filmed this, I had just a few minutes before I had to pick up my daughter from the bus stop, so I knew if I was going to get them all done, it was going to have to be a quick and easy card to mass produce.  I used my Letterpress tool by Lifestyle Crafts, because it is so easy to mass produce with the Letterpress tool.  I made thirteen cards in under an hour.  Not bad, huh?

I also decided that this card was going to be a slightly different size than I normally make.  This card ended up measuring 3.5 x 5.5 inches.  It's kind of a fun size.  I was inspired by a card I received for graduation that was this size.

As you'll see in the video, there are so many ways to add finishing touches to this card.  I topped mine off with rhinestones (no surprise there).

Hope you have a fabulous day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Congrats You Did It!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a great week.  I am in my last week of nursing school and I'm thrilled. I have a day of clinicals tomorrow...and then I'm leaving to go to Stanford to be with my mom.  She will be in the hospital there this week.

I have a quick card for you.  It came to me as a request.  This card is super simple and I think anyone can do it!

Hope you enjoy!  Have a fabulous week!

Monday, May 9, 2011

You're The Best

I know I've been gone for quite some time.  I have honestly been trying to get to the craft room and film a video, but life has a way of keeping me extremely busy right now!  Luckily, today I got out of class a bit early, so I raced home to film a video while my kids were still at school.  I actually ended up getting two filmed...so I have one ready for next week (great for me since I'll be with my mom at Stanford most of next week).

I was able to do some serious crafting this past weekend.  I actually was playing along with all the National Scrapbook Day challenges posted on My Pink Stamper's site.  She does a big blog party every year with tons of giveaways and challenges.  This year there were 12.  Since it was Mother's Day weekend, I didn't feel a bit guilty about holing up in my craft room to play for a while on Saturday and Sunday.  You can see all of my projects on my Flickr site (linked in the left sidebar of my blog).  I was keeping the projects simple in order to create something for every challenge.
Today's card is actually a card I used for a Mother's Day card.  I combined several tools, stamp sets and techniques to create this card.  I used my Lifestyle Crafts dies, my Cricut, stamps by Hero Arts and Stampin' Up, watercolor wonder crayons, a Sakura Gelly Roll pen, a Viva Decor Pearl Pen and paper by DCWV.  There's even a button!  Wow.  I think there's something for everyone!

I'd love to hear what you did for Mother's Day weekend.  Did you get spoiled?  Did you find some "me" time?  I hope you did!

Enjoy your day!  I'll be back soon with another card and video for you!

Just a note...I'm always open for suggestions.  Is there something you want to see?  Let me know.