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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Hey Guys!  I'm here. It's been a busy week of card making for me.  I've got lots of stuff that I have been up to as I get ready for my daughter's birthday in a few days.  We are also making a trip to Michigan for another birthday party and next weekend is my sister's wedding.  Can I just tell you the bonehead thing that happened to me?  I decided to dye my hair last week.  Since last summer I have dyed it a few times because I notice that it starts to get really light and brassy.  So I have done just an at home thing every 3 months or so to cut down on the "highlights."  I know...what am I thinking?  Most people pay for highlights.  But it just makes me look washed out.  Well, this last dye job turned out REALLY RED.  My hubby keeps calling me "Lucy."  Which has been pretty fitting considering that I have her kind of luck, my hair is that color and curly and I've been wearing it up like that to try and hide the color.  Do you even know how bad that is going to look with this yellow dress?  UGH!  It is the last time I dye it.  Just going to go au natural from now on. Not to mention that if it is as humid in NC as it is here I'm going to look like a Brillo Pad is sitting on top of my head.  Oh the memories!  As my step dad pointed out, there will be lots of pictures to forever capture the moment.  GREAT!

To avoid any chance of catching my reflection I have been in the basement crafting and exercising.   My hubby asked me last week to make 2 baby cards for him.  Several guys he works with are having babies.  I decided to use Taylor's Sketch 110  and a bunch of scraps.  This card sketch is so great for using up scraps. In fact I had to make two cards with the sketch.

Baby card one:

 This card makes me giddy because I used a PTI set called Vintage Ornaments for the "rattle."  Yep, that's a Christmas ornament with the top cut off. This also uses the colors for Stacey's Curtain Call Act 27.  Apparently the guys at the Fire Department were really impressed with my card.  I think that is very cool when a guy likes your stuff....and says it:)
What's In It?
Stamps: Vintage Ornaments PTI, Practically Perfect Verve
Ink: Colorbox Pink, Warm Red, Cert Celery
Paper: White, scraps, Pink Pirouette
Other: Crinkle ribbon, glitter, oval and scalloped oval punch, 1 1/4" square punch

Here is my second card using this sketch:

 Again I used a bunch of scraps.  I also used a JustRite Stamper set.  It's my first one and I'm trying to get it all figured out:)  Do you see that big leaf behind my handmade flowers?  That is from Shawne's digital file called Modern Flowers.  You can find that under Nature at Studio 313 Exclusive Creations.  I will have another card this week showing you how to take those big leaves and make a masculine card.  Stay tuned for that.  I am also entering this into The Pink Elelphant Challenge  64~to use Aqua.
What's In It?
Stamps: Just Rite A Note
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Scraps
Other: Modern Flowers Digital File, Crinkle Ribbon, punch, dimensionals, scissors

Here's my last baby card.  It uses a CPS sketch from last week and some new paper I got at my LSS store.  October Afternoon is fast becoming one of my favorite lines.  I love it!  I wish I could have bought the whole Thrift Store collection.  Stamps, chipboard, rub ons.....oh!   I showed restraint and just got the paper...for now:)

 This card came together so quickly.  I paper pieced that little Teddy.  All the stamps are from Hampton Art.  All the crinkle ribbon you see on my cards today was made by me.  I'm thinking of putting some up for sale here on the blog.  Stay tuned for that.
What's In It?
Stamps: Hampton Art
Ink: Black Memento, antique linen
Paper: Thrift Shop Collection
Other: dimensionals, corner rounder, crinkle ribbon, PTI button

I'll be back tomorrow with a Card for PWCO and one other random post.  See you then!


Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous baby cards Nikki, no wonder 'the guys' were impressed! Jo x

Marisa said...

Great use of the Curtain Call colours and the sketch. Darling card. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call.

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Ooo loving all 3 cards they are just fab
Caroline x

Sally said...

Love the two cards and you will look wonderful in your yellow dress. Just hold your head up high and carry it off. It's all about the confidence.

KanataNewf said...

Lovely cards!

Justine said...

You are too funny. The cards are adorable and beautiful but I so wanted to see the hair. You could go purple like me!!!! Did I hear someone say FireMEN????? Hubba Hubba, I've always had a thing for them (well NOT the Sicilian ones)

Stacey Schafer said...

super cute creations, Nikki! love the way you've encorporated the Curtain Call colors:) thanks for playing along this week!

Shelley Germann said...

A sweet set of cards. Very clever with the ornament punch! I just love I can use up those scraps. Glad you could join the Curtain Crew this week!

Sue Kohler said...

what great cards, you have used the layout and the colours to perfection! thanks for playing along with us this week! :)

Sam said...

So sweet. They are all great cards but I have to say that the first one first one is my favorite. I love those colors and I love the design. Off to take a look at the sketch. TFS.

Julie said...

Great cards, fantastic job on all of them! Thanks for joining us this week at the Curtain Call!

Tammy said...

All great cards! Fantastic way of using the PTI ornament as a rattle!! You're super smart!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling cards, Nikki!! I love all three!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE this week!!
Sheri-TPE DT