Saturday, November 29, 2008

Slowly but surely

I'm getting back into it. My 4 yo has been invited to several birthday parties and making the birthday cards is getting me back into the swing of things. I didn't get a good pic of the one from last weekend and while I'm not thrilled with these pics, I decided to share with you all anyway so you don't think I've vanished.

Today's card is for one of her classmates who celebrated his 5th birthday at Chuck E Cheese's. Man, it was crazy there today but all the kids seemed to enjoy themselves and dd and my 6 yo have decided they want their next party at Chuck E Cheese's--we'll see :-)

Here's the deets! The card base is River Rock which is a retired SU In Color. I had it put to the side since I'm deciding if I want to sell off my retired In Colors right now or not but had to use it since it goes so great with the BasicGrey Archaic paper which is a perfect match for the SU Prehistoric Pals set. I rounded the corners of the patterned paper and the cardbase with the SU small corner rounded. The dino is inked up in Versamagic Sahara Sand and then I went around him a little with Versamagic Gingerbread for a little more depth. He's stamped on Very Vanilla and cut and embossed with a circle Nestability and mounted on a Close to Cocoa circle. I lightly sponged some Memento New Sprout and Summer Sky over him and then mounted the whole piece to the front of the card on dimensionals. The sentiment uses the same cardstocks and is from PTI's Mixed Messages which is stamped with Brilliance Coffee Bean and then lightly sponged with Memento New Sprout. I added a few dew drops and tied some Taupe Grosgrain ribbon on the side.

Since I've been seeing how people are also doing the inside of the cards, I decided I'd have to give it a try as well. I added some Very Vanilla cardstock with another strip of the BasicGrey Archaic paper to the inside. The dino is stamped with Memento Desert Sand. I actually think it turned out cute and plan to do this more often since it really doesn't take much more time to do it.

Thanks for visiting! I think I'm going to go play a little more tonight since dh decided to go to the gym and play basketball for most of the day and is now paying for it "resting" on the couch. I think he's realizing his body can't do the same things he was able to have it do when he was younger without having to give it some recovery time.


  1. Great card, Kathy! I'm glad to see you getting back into stamping! The inside of your card looks fab too!!

  2. Yea!!! You're back!

    So glad to see you back on line. Your dino card is adorable.

    I'm sitting on the couch "resting" to tonight as I am in quite a bit of pain from the trip to the dentist... and I go back again tomorrow.

  3. Glad to see you back stamping! Cute card!

  4. Hey girl!! I thought you were gone until I seen you on Lynn's blog!! Great to see you creating again!! ;) BTW... my blog now has the "blogspot" on the end: it's if you'd like to change the link you have for me!! THANKS!! I also have you on my "Smiling & Inspiring" list of bloggers!!! :) Hope to see you again soon!!


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