Thursday, March 10, 2011

Surprise Birthday Invitations

My Cousin Sherry will be turning 60 soon and her Duaghter is giving her a little suprise party and I had the pleasure of doing the invitations. I must say at first I was thinking "Oh No! What have I got myself into" But after I started on them and the ideas came to me , I really enjoyed making them, I made 20.
I bought the premade DCWV 5-1/2 X 5-1/2 card and envelope pack (in black) all the other paper uded is recollections form Michaels.The white flowers where stamped using a stamp from the dollar bin also at Mikes!

Here is a little peek at the inside , didn't want to show much for privacy reasons ;)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Time for a change!

I have been looking for a new mouse pad for about a year,mine was getting really gross! I could never find one that I really liked, it was either the wrong color, too cheesey,to cutsie.....although this guy was kinda cute, he was just getting worn out!  so this morning as I sat on the computer I looked over at it and thought ugh! this things gotta go!!!!

 so I thought I would try something...
I peeled off the front, traced the shape onto some printed cardstock, glues it on the pad with zip dry, trimmed it a bit, inked around the edges and cut a piece of peel and stick laminate to fit,

 applied that on top and volia!

Looks much better, don't you think? You could get really creative and do a digital layout and make a personalized mouse pad..give it a try!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thought I would share....

I hope this works... I thought I would share this coupon for 50% off at Michaels this weekend! What will you get?? I'm looking for storage solutions for my mess of ribbon..... If you don't believe me here's the proof.

I notice I don't use ribbon much at all when making cards and I think it's because I become overwhelmed when I pull out my stash. If you have a good solution , please share and post a link in your comment.
I have thought about these and have even seen a cut file for something similar .... Anyone use these?

I would love too see how you store your ribbon!!!
Have a blessed day!