Thursday, January 9, 2014

January Birthdays

Everyone this month will get a variation on a theme … candles and cakes.



Sunday, December 8, 2013

Alvin's Birthday!

Alvin's' birthday is tomorrow.
This is the card I am sending him.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013







Somebody's birthday is coming up ... and somebody needs a thank you ... both cards will be late!
 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thank you card of the day

  This new floral embossing folder is gorgeous, don't you think? I am contemplating adding a teensy embroidery floss bow right next to the thank you.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Flora Needle Book




I have been going crazy making these Flora Needle books for my etsy shop.

 It started when I bought the Larissa Holland pattern to make one for myself but I really got carried away ... they are such fun to sew!

Then of course I get to play with how to take a picture of them.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Amanda's birthday

This card needs to get to New York by Sunday or once again I will be officially late!

Oh well.  Surely it isn't the first time! But we DID visit last weekend and took Amanda and Alvin out to eat and to the musical CINDERELLA on Broadway.   What a treat!

Please visit my new etsy shop and help get the word out. I am posting custom cards and the proceeds from them will go to my local Humane Society.   They asked for my help and it was that or bring home 20+ cats... selling cards seemed like the best choice.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CathysArtCart

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Amanda needed a card

Pink card
Inside of pink card




So I made her two ... so she can choose.



 I am really into embossing these days.


Inside says Congratulations

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Birthday David!



Love this new embossing folder!  I was very lazy and just ran a black marker around the oval to edge it instead of layering it.   Nice manly card.

BUT .... today I found a cute oak leaf punch. Planning a fall card using this folder and some teensy leaves. Cute cute cute.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's your birthday whether you like it or not!

That's what this card says on the inside.

I am making these as a donation to the Midland County Humane Society.  I will give them some to sell, plus have some on my new etsy site and donate any monty I make on them.

I plan to make several different kinds and give them a collection.

Here's my etsy link:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/160879337/birthday-card-whether-you-like-it-or-not

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Two fer

I always make my sister's anniversary card and my neighbor's birthday card the same day. One is in Wisconsin and one is in Florida, so they will probably never compare.


These are their cards this year.









I really like the embossing folder I ended up using ... long story short, I planned another one and went to the basement to make the cards. I was too lazy to come back upstairs to get the intended folder.  This one has an owl on it ... behind the texts.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Catch those happy tears

Amanda found a Martha Stewart tutorial on tissue holders and thought they would be cute for the happy tears at her wedding.

Here's the link: http://www.marthastewart.com/270705/hankie-holder?czone=crafts/sewing-cnt/sewing-projects&center=326405&gallery=275664&slide=270705
or click here







It seemed each evening when I sat to sew, I did a slightly different design.
The first 50

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Guestbook

In place of a guestbook, we will have a huge magnetic white board with butterflies for people to sign. Of course that means cutting a LOT of butterflies in pastel colors, and putting a stick-on magnet on each.   I couldn't resist spreading them across my refrigerator when I finished

The plan is to create a rainbow of butterflies and frame it for their apartment after the wedding.

So sweet!!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pretty papers




Got inspired by some pretty papers at the scrapbook store.























They don't photograph well because of the sparkle, but the paper is patterned with butterflies.







Wednesday, June 19, 2013

thank you pack

Been working on stuff for my daughter's wedding and keeping it all a secret from my blogging world till after the day.  But these thank you cards will go to her for right now, so I guess I can share them in advance!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine for my sweetie








Actually the colors look much better in real life!

Used this video to help with the drawing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs7Zz5E9uzQ

Friday, February 8, 2013

paint chip punchies




Mike was looking for some thing-a-ma-bob in the hardware section of Walmart and I was bored ... so I started choosing paint chips for some flower punchies.

I think I like the outline better than the fill in!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Birthday cards

Some birthday cards I made a week ago but had to wait till they arrived in mailboxes before I posted them.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thinking of you

Some generic cards I made for some not-so-generic friends.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Piano case

No, not a case for a piano. 
A copied and stolen card from Splitcoast ... with changes to make it my own.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Cat in the window



This card was based on a card I saw on pinterest ... here is the link  As you can see, it was a blatant steal!

But I think if people post their cards, they are probably aware that they will be copied!  I hope so anyway!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Mickey Wedding

Card with be with a gift, so I could make the bow 3D and not worry about mailing it.

Inside of the card


David is going to a wedding this month.

He asked for a Mickey themed card --- the couple got engaged at Disneyland. This is the card I came up with.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waiting for a sentiment

Just noticed the bottom is crooked ... oops!

I like the flowers spilling over

Which do you prefer, top or bottom?

Kind of a fun look
These are generic cards waiting for a sentiment ... 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

gift tags



These were really fun to make ... but I got a bit carried away and started striping the string with copic markers in pink and green.





Then I started decorating the backs with my scraps.

Spent about 4 hours making 15 gift tags.

Now to wrap presents and put up the tree!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Birthday Cards

Happy Birthday!

It's your Birthday whether you like it or not!
I have to admit, I dug in my stash for these cards. One is for Alvin, my future son-in-law ... and the other for my sister, Sue.