Sunday, January 30, 2011

Card Collections and Corgi + Camera

Last weekend I spent some time making a set of cards for my mom's birthday gift.  I started by CASEing two cards I listed in my 2010 favorites post on Splitcoast that both used the Stampin' Up Manhattan Flower embossing folder: this one by hskelly and this one by jovialjudy. I made a couple more with the same embossing folder to round out the set, but I admittedly do not like them as much as the CASE'd ones.  Here's the whole set:

(Ha, sorry for the random background.  Were you wondering what my pantry door looks like?  Mystery solved!).  Here are some single shots of the two cased cards:

(watercolored with SU markers and aquapainter, PTI Fillable Frames sentiment)

(Embossed and sanded pre-patterned Core'dinations cardstock, Waltzingmouse sentiment, white pearls colored black with copic)

I also made her the OH-EM-GEE-CUTEST mini composition notebook.

I mean, check out that one bird reading her name!  This is some Cosmo Cricket paper, Sage Shadow modern label punch, and PTI bitty dot ribbon.

Now, I hate to brag, but I know many, many of you will be very jealous of my next statement: we hit seventy degrees yesterday!  So after taking Addison to the v-e-t (all clear!), I had a photo session with her in the backyard.  Here a few favorites:

Happy Sun-dog, everyone!


Angela said...

Ok, before I even get to the cards, those photos of Addie are abso-stinkin-lutely adorable! And if you could send that weather up here, that would be great.
Now, the cards: I love all 4 equally! The embossed, trimmed images are nifty.
And the notebook is great too. What a fun post!

Lindsey said...

Seventy degrees. Shut.Up. But since Addie enjoyed it so much, I'll forgive you. ;)
As for the cards, I'm with Ang... all four are beautiful. And I love the notebook!

Crafty Creations said...

Well, I think those cards are GORGEOUS!! I love the watercolored one the most, but the embossed and sanded one is great too! I did you emboss it with powder and then sand it off, or is it an embossing folder?

OMG - the pictures are just TOO cute!! And yes, you CAN brag!!! Glad she got the all clear at the vet.
I won't be too mad at you for the 70 degree comment....I'll be in FL Thurs-Monday so hopefully we'll have the same down there!!

Lisa Lara said...

I am so happy Addison is a healthy dog. Cute pics Meg. Love love love your to die for rose creations. That bird one is awesome.

Emily Leiphart said...

Awwww, LOVE the photos of Addie! The second and fourth shots are my fave, especially the second. She is SOOOO cute and I'm happy she's healthy! Your cards are wonderful and the notebook is the cutest. Your mom is going to love them all!

Emily Keaton said...

What a stunning collection of cards for your mom, Meg!! These are so beautiful. And that notebook is totally cute! You are SO lucky to have seen 70 degrees. We have mountains of {mostly dirty} snow everywhere, and there's more on the way: snow tomorrow, followed by what could turn into an ice storm on Wednesday. We while never {whine} see 70 degrees again, and it's no fair . . . (Thanks for a fun post, though! It's nice to live vicariously.)

Karin said...

Great cards, great pup and soo jealous of those temps :)

Cheryl said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I bet your mom loved them.

Thanks for sharing the pictures! She is lovely. I am glad you got to enjoy a gorgeous day. We are in the middle of a blizzard here. Ugh!

Harriet Skelly said...

Meg this is a fabulous collection of cards! They are beautifully done!! I also love your dog - so cute! Hugs, Harriet

Ruby said...

Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing.
I love you Addie...