Sunday, August 23, 2009

Friendly Advice

I was going to title this post "Simple Sunday, Too" but then realized that "simple" would be appropriate for all of my posts - regardless of the day of the week. LOL. There was no stamping after bedtime last night, but rather ,I made these cards in the midst of bedtime battle. And, I was chewed out by one little boy who showed up by my side when he should have been sleeping because I'd used the "cranker thing" (AKA Cuttlebug) without him. What nerve! Actually, there was no battle at bedtime - just a permissive grandma who told them they could "camp out" in the living room and watch TV until they fell asleep. At 11, however, I had to turn off the television. Mathias fell promptly asleep, and a few minutes later, Bjorn, who is long accustomed to falling asleep in grandpa's arms, fell asleep in mine. Grandpa arrived home a few minutes later to relocate Bjorn to the bed and, after hearing about our bedtime adventure, tell me I'm a "pushover." Imagine!

OK. About my cards. I've had Inkadinkado's "Friendly Advice" set for quite some time and have used a couple of the stamps previously. As for the rainbow sentiment, I've had my eye out for a rainbow stamp to go with it. I've never found one I like, however, which led me to finally make a card without one. For this one, I taped five 1 by 3-3/4 inch strips of cardstock to a 5 by 3-3/4 inch piece of cardstock and ran it through the Cuttlebug as one unit. The sentiment was attached with foam mounting tape.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black, Amethyst, Heavenly Blue, Key Lime, Baby Pink, and Sunkiss Yellow cardstock; White Daisy Textured cardstock; Black ink pad; Inkadinkado Friendly Advice stamp set; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Cuttlebug w/D'Vine Swirls embossing folder; 3M foam mounting tape.

My second card evolved after flipping through my embossing folders and realizing how little I use my "word" folders. In other words, it was inspired by guilt. LOL. Truly nothing to say about this one other than the fact that my "candle" was created with a stamp from "It's Your Day," the August SOTM, and the flame (inked with Sunny Yellow and then Orange) was made with a leaf from the "Angel Whispers" set. Very simple. Kinda cute.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Holiday Red, and Star Spangled Blue cardstock; Holiday Red, Clover Meadow, Sunny Yellow, and Orange stamp pads; Inkadinkado Friendly Advice, CTMH It's Your Day, and Angel Whispers stamp sets; Red mini brads; Stampin' Up Ticket punch; 3M foam mounting tape.

As I was long on the front end of this post, I'll keep it short on the end. Mathias is patiently (kind of) waiting to play a game of "Go Fish." It's all luck. I'll lose anyway. LOL.

I hope your day is wonderful. Thanks for all your sweet comments. While I'm pretty much a self-healing old broad, it's always nice to have a little understanding. Take care, friends! Later...


Alanna said...

These are so cute. I love how you did the cuttlebug folder on the first one and both sentiments are darling. I especially like the second one, "How many fingers are you?" Too cute.

Have fun with Go Fish. Maybe you'll win a round.

Leslie said...

love them. I don't use my cuddle bug near enough. that is such a neat idea to put the different card stock together and run them through the CB. Aren't grandmommy's supposed to be push overs? Mine were, I thought it was part of the job.

Jeanne said...

I like Leslie's comment about grandmothers. Follow it! hee hee

Great cards, love the advice and love the end results of your efforts.

You are sounding nice a chipper this morning and that's always a good thing. Have a super Sunday. May you win a game of Go Fish every once in a while...

Kariberry said...

Gorgeous cards Kathi! Love the sentiment.. How many fingers? Cute! loved the story about the "cranker thing". LOL
Have a great day!

Sarah said...

So are like my self healing work mat???? LOL...You are a HUGE pushover...but thats what Grandma's are for..It's their job!
I was about to ask how you lined up all those embossed papers and then I saw you ran them all through together! How inspired! I would never have thought of that. I have that SS too and it's too cute. Your candle is also wayy clever!
I certainly said a prayer for you last night, hope things are somewhat better.

Anonymous said...

I really like both of these cards. I saw those stamps at Paper Zone and was I want to go back and get them. I've been thinking I would leave a comment for some time. My youngest son is getting married next Sat. and I have enjoyed reading about your 'journey.' I also made all the invites, rehearsal dinner things, and programs. I also have two grandsons (middle boy married 5 years ago). The oldrest is 3 now and LOVES to 'tamp.'
I really love your blog and art work. Thank you so much -it's appreciated that you post every day. Wow!

Laurel said...

So cute. I love those sentinment stamps, have a few myself. I need to ink them up. Love the pastel card, it is so pretty.

Sparkle said...

I love your cards. And that's the best part of being grandma...someone's gotta have all the fun. :)