Sunday, December 5, 2010

Simple Saturday …

Party Pennants_Dec 2010

…on Sunday, because I was too pooped to post last night. Actually, I have four cards to show you but will save a couple until tomorrow. If you have Google Reader, you might have noticed my unsuccessful attempt to put all of the cards into a SmileBox slideshow. While I might have eventually figured out how to upload the darned thing into my post, I was frustrated as heck and decided to give up before frustration turned into a seriously bad mood. Back to my cards – they are the result of my realization that for all the cards I have sitting around here, I don’t have very many birthday cards for young people . I seem to make what I feel like making and don’t pay a lot of attention to what I actually need. A New Year’s Resolution: Stamp with a Plan. We’ll see how that goes. LOL.

All for of the cards I made use the same bright, fun color scheme, and none of them were made using any patterned paper. Instead, I used the Cuttlebug and embossing folders to add texture on all but one.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Lagoon, and Pear cardstock; Lagoon, Pear, and Sunny Yellow ink pads;  Party Pennants stamp set; White mini brads; Cuttlebug w/Happy Birthday embossing folder.



Candlelight_Dec 2010This second card is my adaptation of Unscripted Sketches #84 and was pretty much as design-as-you go thing. The strips along the side are cardstock and were looking a bit boring before I added a couple of rows of piercing. For continuity, I carried the piercing over to the upper left hand corner. The circle element needed some pattern behind the candles, but not too much, which is why I stamped the confetti with second generation ink. The flames were inked up with Sunny Yellow and rolled in Sunset. Yellow Stickles make them glow.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Lagoon, Pear, and Sunny Yellow cardstock; Lagoon, Pear, Sunny Yellow, and Sunset ink pads; Happy Birthday, Party Pennants, and Candlelight stamp sets; Lagoon Mini Medley Accents; Yellow Stickles; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide & Mat; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

A Slice of Life: The party yesterday for my 10-year-old niece and 17-year-old nephew was fun. It was held at a huge waterpark that is part of a casino/resort, which is located about seven miles from town. Watching the kids have so much fun, I have decided that I am going to buy a new swimsuit and join the fun next time, which may very well be for Bjorn’s 7th party birthday next month.

As for today, there is not a lot to say. I puttered around with a few things but didn’t accomplish much. Our Christmas decorations have been brought out of storage, and thus, there are totes stacked to the ceiling in the living room. It will be a works in progress over the course of the next two evenings, unless, that is, I get lucky, and Husband takes care of the tree while I am at work tomorrow. I thought about suggesting as much but then thought again. He’s a man. It’s got to be his idea. I’ll just cross my fingers.

What has everyone got on their agendas for the week? For me, there is work, of course, and Christmas to prepare for – decorating, shopping, addressing cards, menu planning, and a thousand little things. It will be fun.

For now, I am off to fix the hem on a couple of pairs of pants – glad that the seams hold up better than the hems on what seems like everything I buy these days. Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by. Your visits, friendship, and comments are what make it all worthwhile.


Sheila H said...

Your cards are so bright and cheery!

Jeanne said...

I think these two cards are fabulous, Kathi! The colors are so bright and cheery. I like the banner and the texture on the first card. And the candles along with the stripes (the pierced ones too) look terrific. Great work!

Personally, I'm kind of glad you didn't figure out the slide show as I much prefer to be able to really look at the cards. You can not do that as well if they are in slideshow. Although, I am sorry the procedure didn't go smoothly for you to attempt it.

That indoor waterpark sounds like fun. Must have been if you want to get in on the action next time. *Ü*

Hope you have a great start to your week!

Carolyn said...

Cute cards!! So glad you had a great time at the BD party.
Loved your comment about the seams/hems. I can sure relate!
I hate putting on swimsuits. I bought a black coverup to wear over my suite when we went to the Dells last winter. It was a life saver! ;)

Hope you're having a great day!

Marcy said...

Both cards are wonderful! I especially love the birthday candles. Thank you for playing along with US this week.

Ruthieann said...

Love your cards. The colors are eye catching and they are just plain cute! Love your work. Have a great week!

Linda Beeson said...

That candles are entirely too cute! LOVING how great you used the Unscripted sketch for that card.

Angy said...

Love the bright colors (green and blue are my favorite). Those candles are perfect. Thanks for creating with us at Unscripted.

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards - love the embossing! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!