Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Birthday

This is a super quick and easy birthday card using Greetings Galore. Paper is Old Olive and Bali Breeze. I punched Whisper White cardstock and stamped the birthday greeting in Classic Black. The cake is colored with stampin' pastels and highlighted with my white gel pen. I don't know where I got the ribbon from? It's leftover ribbon from Christmas tags. I used my Versamark pen to create faux polka dots on the cardstock base since my mom has "borrowed" my mini-backgrounds set. I sort of "over sponged" the Pixie Pink ink on my scallop square - oops. Seems much more noticeable in the pic than in real life.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More Card Mojo

I've hit the wall in school. I'm so close to that end that I'm now finding it very difficult to be productive. Unfortunately, I have two big papers, classes and so much other stuff to do. I also have to prepare to move back down to Florida! Yikes. So stressed. Anyway, I allowed myself to be extra crafty the past couple of days (it's the best therapy). The new Stampin' Up! rub-ons gave me some crafty mojo. Here's a slideshow of several cards I've completed.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just checking in

I got some new mojo over the weekend thanks to my new Sale-A-Bration rubons and some Mucinex-D. I'll be posting some cards soon. In the meantime, I wanted to direct your attention to some very helpful blog posts that will save you money. I've provided a link to some money-saving alternatives for some really cool scrapping and stamping products.

Dew Drops - Lauren's super-cheap and readily available alternative.

Ticket Punch - My own alternative. You can use ANY size circle punch to get the same effect. In fact, if you use different size punches then you can achieve a variety of different "ticket" punch looks.

Homemade Prima - Using punches, a stylus and a ball-tipped tool. Awesome!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Chicago in 48 Hours

We spent the weekend in Chicago for some job search activities and saw Wicked and visited Dick Blick (those Copics, TDF!)