Saturday, February 2, 2008

Does it upset you when.....

....you miss someone's birthday. Well, I missed my soon-to-be BIL's birthday. It was January 25th. In all fairness, my sister didn't tell me it was George's birthday until I saw a picture she sent me and there he was, cutting a birthday cake. So, I had to make a card lickety-split. I really liked the sketch for the Verve Visual: Honored Guest Designer Challenge Contest, and, I had an extra owl ATC left over from my swap, so I married the two together. Voila, almost instant birthday card. Please, hold the applause, I'm sure I'm not the first crafter to have thought of this idea, but man, was it quick.



Supplies:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Ballet Blue
Patterned Paper: Clouds, Stripes
Stamp: Carolyn King Collection, Autumn Leaves, CTMH
Ink: Palette Hybrid Black, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Silver brads, googlie eyes



If you noticed at the beginning of this post, I said "soon-to-be BIL". Yes, my sister, Shirley, and George are going to be married on February 17th. It's a huge day because it's her birthday, my daughter's birthday, and now, their Wedding Day. I'm really sorry that I'll miss the big party because of my surgery, but here is the card I made for them. I hope they like it. I tried to keep it elegant because my sister is just that sort! At least I think so.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Two Scoops
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Ink: Red StazOn
Accessories: Large Heart by Nestabilities, Hearts using CM punch

9 comments:

Alexandra said...

These are both awesome cards Barb! Love the googly eyes on your owl,makes me laugh!! And, the wedding card is beautiful, they will love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Shannon said...

Barb, Both cards look great. Love the simple wedding card for your sister. I have another card up for Monday's numbers, it used Beate's WSC #30 for a few weeks back.

http://livelovelaughandstamp.blogspot.com/2008/02/calendar-chick.html

Sarah said...

Congratulations to your Sister and soon to be BIL. My oldest will be 6 on the 15th and my dad and stepmom celebrate 7 years of marriage on the 14th. February seems to be a big month for us both :) I also missed my brother's bday last month and still need to get a card to him. For some reason I can't see the cards but I am sure they are great. I hope to have some cards up this weekend for Monday's round.

God bless
Sarah

mudmaven said...

Barb, both cards are really wonderful. The wedding card is very elegant and I'm sure they will just love it. Thanks for all your words of encouragement on my blog! ~chris

A Full House said...

I love the Heart card.

I made 4 cards for the Bingo game on monday.

http://cardssweetcards.blogspot.com/

Heather Grow said...

Great cards. Ooh, that gives me an idea. Maybe I should make something with my leftover tags.

Melissas said...

I really like the wedding card, how you put the words in the heart! Thanks for sharing. Here are 2 cards for Monday's Bingo. I'll be back with more tomorrow...
http://whatdoyouink.blogspot.com/2008/02/two-stamping-bella-challenges-completed.html

Alexandra said...

Hi Barb! I have some more cards for Bingo tomorrow - here they are!
*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

http://californiastampin.blogspot.com/2008/01/little-box-of-goodies.html

http://californiastampin.blogspot.com/2008/02/valentines-day-pocket-card.html

http://californiastampin.blogspot.com/2008/02/beates-weekend-sketch-challenge-and.html

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Great cards, Barb! I love those googlie eyes on the owl - makes me smile. And the wedding card is very elegant. Love it!