Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Card for Valentine's Day

This card is easy to make. Start with a 6 x 12 inch piece of cardstock. Fold it in half so you have a 6 x 6 inch top-folding card. Next cut four strips from coorindating printed paper 1-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches. Arrange these strips around the edges of the card as shown in the illustration. Then embellish with ribbon, bling, brads, stamps, etc. Voila! A quick and inexpensive hand-made card to show someone how much you care.

I used products from Close To My Heart, of course: That's Amore paper (Item X7107B) and Because I Love You stamp set (Item C1259).

Monday, February 9, 2009

How Many Fat Grams?!

A few months ago our whole family ate out thanks to Grandpa treating us to dinner. My youngest son loved the baked macaroni and cheese so much I had to order a second helping for him. So I decided to look online for a recipe to make this at home. It was a big hit, but look at the "nutritional" information (I used the word loosely). I made a triple batch because I knew my family would like it.

Personalized Name Stamp - update

I'm so stinkin' excited to use the new personalized name stamp for our Valentine's cards this year. (see previous post in January 2009). But wouldn't you know it...there are two girls with this name in the same class (the other girl spells her name differently). I may have to pull out a 'W' from an alphabet stamp set and stamp it on the cards.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

25 years of Stamping

My daughter's birthday is coming up, and I created these party invitations using a new stamp set I got for FREE from Close To My Heart. Although this is a birthday invitation, the stamp set is virsatile enough to use for just about any celebration.

CTMH has been a leader in the craft stamping business for 25 years, and they're giving away a custom designed stamp set to commemorate the occassion. You can get your "Let The Good Times Roll" stamp set free when you purchase any two My Acrylix stamp sets. This offer is available through February 28th.