Monday, May 27, 2013

1st Mother's Day Card

So I realized that I never shared my Mother's Day cards on here. This year I made three which is usually the same amount I make every year. One for my mom (duh), one for my boyfriend's mom and one for my friend Kevin's mom who was like my stand-in mom in college. These three ladies are very important to me and each card is very different.

For my own mom, I found the cutest Penny Black stamp of a kitty that I knew I could make look like my own cat, Balthazar. And since the card was going to be from the both of us, I decided he should make an appearance on the card as well.

After I colored in the stamp with Copics, I used a special scissor cutter to trim the edges. I embossed the red background and cut the sentiment from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. It was quick and simple. Hope you like it! The other two are yet to come. =)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Power of Thank You Cards

Life has been nuts lately! I'm sorry for this long absence, but thankfully the craziness has not stopped me from creating. Today, I have two more thank you cards to showcase and these are two special cards because they were sent to my new employers! I got a new job!! I will be working for Penguin Publishing in the city and I am SO excited because I have always wanted to break into the publishing business and it has finally happened!

I made these quick thank you cards the same afternoon of my interview. Within a day they were out the door and I really think they helped because I interviewed on a Monday morning and by Friday morning I had the job. So while I do believe one has to actually be qualified and show some experience to land a dream job, it also helps when you show some creativity and gratitude with personal notes!

I had bought these beautiful stamps from Inkadinkado and I used clear embossing powder on a piece of card stock. I decided to take my Distress inks and instead of blending all over, I decided to try something new and make color blocks. I really liked how it came out. I ended with a Martha Stewart paper trimmer. Simple.

This adorable puppy was also from an Inkadinkado stamp set. I decided to color him in with Copics and used a scalloped paper puncher to cut him out.  I wanted the sentiment font to be as playful as the puppy. Again, simple but pretty. =)

I was so happy when I found out I got the job! It also had perfect timing because my birthday was the week after. I ended up spending the day in the city with my boyfriend going to the Central Park Zoo and then to the Museum of Natural History (my fav place!)

Teddy R. and I go waaaaay back.

My boyfriend and I are silly. <3

So now that I am back in the swing of things, I'm looking forward to checking out everyone's sites!!

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