Sunday, June 08, 2008

Birthday Queen and a bunch of cards!

gives a shout out to Carolyn
on today, her birthday.

Yes I've been busy. I know I haven't posted in a while - a couple of weeks. We had the party for my f-i-l and I guess since then I've made an effort to do less online and more in life? I've actually made a few cards and am working on my Suzy ways (a post to come on there as well) among other things.

I've got a full house (meaning my son is home for the summer) at least for now. In a few weeks my daughter will be gone for a month to an exciting opportunity of her own. More on that to come. Before that, however, we've got a few things to do with her. Namely getting her braces off, taking senior pictures (why do they take them now? back in the day we took them when senior year was actually about to begin....) and finishing her junior year. It will be a busy week ahead. The school board in the county where she attends school decided to cut a few days off the end of the year as several snow days were never used so Friday is now her last day of school.
Okay - some cards to share
I made a birthday card for a friend - Let us eat Cake! (a motto I thoroughly endorse) - used another image from those that can be downloaded free on Stampington - see my previous post.

I needed to make a card for another friend. I came up with one I liked it but I wanted to try out a few more ideas I came up with during the process and ended up with 7 different versions.
I wish you could see the textured white cardstock for the main part of the card. It's pretty and really makes the whole thing. Regardless I used my Petite Circle Scalloped Nestabilities for the circle and the scallop behind it; some wide black ribbon from Walmart; SU stamps (Thinking of You is from retired All Year Cheer I and the flowery background is from a newish set called Together Forever). I decided I wanted to try making those little flowers into quasi embellishments so I stamped some and then painted them with Diamond Glaze after cutting them out.

So that's enough cards for today. I've got a bunch more to share. Some graduation and father'd day cards are up next.
Keep cool (the temps the last few days here have been in the 90's. yes, the AC is crankin)


June Houck said...

You know I think these are all wonderful... I am glad I was able to see them IRL! They are SO elegant.

Babsarella said...

Love your amazing cards!!! All the different versions are wonderful...could not pick a fav. Love the Marie card too!!! So glad to see you are lovin those images as much as me!! Can't wait to hear about Miss E's adventures!!!

cindy said...

Love the cards! Esp the MA one. I just made one with her too that said, Eat Cake. LOL. Great minds think alike.


Lisa Renéa said...

Tracy! As always your cards are terrific! Love the Marie cards you've posted!

lauren said...

of course i have a soft spot for the FAB marie cards (& for CAKE, as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) but i have to say those "thinking of you" cards are FABULOUS as well!

(ps: i was GONNA ask where you found those attractive "coasters" with the sentiment on...but you STAMPED THEM! alllllllllllll of 'em--that neatly! on *white*! without a smudge or speck or spot ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!! if you were not such an all round good egg and fellow TED-o-vite...i *might* start to feel just the TEENIEST bit envious of yer talent, my girl!!!) :)

Jean said...

I love all these cards and I have plenty of people I am thinking of!!!

I usually have around five just floating around the house!!!

lovely job and I love "cake" too!