Monday, April 7, 2008

Gettin' My Mojo Back...

After a nice nap yesterday afternoon, DS was content to "be busy" with me in my craft room. He got to work on the computer and then did some painting, and worked on his math fun book. I know, math and fun should not be in the same sentence, but he had a great time practicing his numbers! I noticed that at his pre-k they spend LOTS of time on literacy, but not so much on numbers. Maybe that will come with time (he is only 4yo)?

While he was busy, here's what I was busy with. The first is a birthday Bella card. My SIL is having a birthday next week and I will be sending this off to her. I used the convex square punch for the presents, and made the bows with Primas, attached with a Sprinkle brad from Queen & Co. The sentiment is Verve Visual. The rhinestones are Hero Arts, and the dp is from my stash. I've had it forever, but cut the name off. The solid color panels are also from the scrap pile. It's huge, and I'm determined to shrink it down before getting more paper (well, after my latest SU! order comes, that is).
I like this second card because it is very cheery IRL. The flowers were embossed with the Cuttlebug, then colored with chalks. I do wish the yellow was a little more vibrant. The centers of the flowers are microbeads, which I applied to Diamond Glaze. The dots across the bottom are Cotton Candy Stickles. The dp is K & Co, and the ribbon is Ribbons and Bows, Oh My. The sentiment is from So Many Sayings, punched with the Word Window punch.

So, did you see who today's Prima winner is?????????? YES - that's ME!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited :) Ok, just had to get that out of my system, since DH wouldn't understand the joy.

Have a great night - Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Those are both gorgeous! I have that Bella and may just have to scraplift from you for a birthday card (if that's okay of course).

Congrats on winning the primas! My DH would have said something like, "oooo-kay." LOL

Denise... said...

Adorable cards. Love the embossed gifts!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

I love both of these cards. I just finished up a swap where we had to use 1 stamp 3 times on the card. Wish I had seen yours first!

Annapurna said...

Congratulations!!! I wanted to win that :-)

Lovely cards! I love what you did with the bows on the gifts too.

Dawn said...

Congrats on the primas - woo hoo!
Wonderful job on the cards!

Diane said...

Lucky you to have won the prima prize!!! Your cards are awesome!!

Heather said...

Pretty cards. Congrats on winning the Primas!

They definitely spend more time on letters and reading then on numbers/ math.

My DD has hung out with me in my craft area since birth. She is 7 now and respects my tools and stuff. She knows that if she asks first she can usually get what she wants or an acceptable substitute. A few things- like Fiskars edgers are ok for her to use at any time.

Miss Moon said...

Ooh I love both of these cards equally! Congratulations on winning the Primas too :D

Liz x

Allison said...

These are darling...love the sweet colors and glitter!