Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy 18th Birthday to My "Baby"!

Hard to believe that 18 years ago I was in the hospital having my baby boy!  Time flies so quickly.  Tyler has grown into such a wonderful young man.  I am so very proud of him!  Trying to get a picture of him is like nailing Jello to a tree, but I do have a pic of him in my sidebar. :)  Below are some cards I made for him...from me, my mom and my daughter. 
I have been wanting to try the reflection technique, and I've seen it used many times in blogland with this set from Stampin Up.  I couldn't find a piece of the plastic packaging - and I have a stack of it somewhere, so I stamped the "reflected" part onto a plastic baggie.  Colored the grass with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, and the water with the pencils.  Clouds sponged on with Distress Inks.  I flubbed the right edge of the image, so cut it off and scooched it over to the edge.   Embossed the card base with the Tim Holtz folder.  Stamped the sentiment from Crafty Secrets and cut out with Spellbinders Labels Trio tag.    
Challenges
Cards for Men - Clean and Simple.
Paper Sundaes - Clouds and Sky.
Desert Islands Crafts Challenge - Itinerary.

Stamps: Stampin Up "Lovely as a Tree", Crafty Secrets "Glamour Girls" (sentiment).
Paper: The Paper Studio, Neenah Solar White.
Ink: Memento.
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Trios and Labels Eight, Tim Holtz woodgrain EF, Dew Drops.

This next card was made with the "Open Sea" set from Stampin Up.  Compass was stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold EP.  All other images stamped with Memento sepia ink.  Sentiment printed from computer, torn and inserted into the Tim Holtz eye pin.

Challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes.
Creative Card Crew - Best Foot Forward (encouragement). 

Stamps:  Stampin Up "Open Sea".
Paper:  The Paper Studio, scraps.
Ink:  Memento.
Accessories:  Tim Holtz large eye pin, gold EP, foam tape.

Last but not least for Tyler's birthday cards is this one using Stampin Up's Sense of Time set.  Clock was stamped on the crackled looking DP scrap.  The smaller second hand was stamped on another scrap, inked and attached over the clot with a the clock hand.  The clock face was then attached to Spellbinders Labels Three.  I used a couple other scraps for the background, embossing the one with Tim Holtz Clock EF. Added the gears from Tim Holtz. 

Stamps:  Stampin Up "Sense of Time".
Paper:  HOTP DP.
Ink: Memento.
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Three, Tim Holtz Clocks EF, Tim Holtz gears and second hand. 

On another note, my daughter finally came back from her Navy training cruise, having spent 60 days on a submarine.  She's one of the first females to be allowed on subs. That was the longest period of time we have gone with no contact, and I have to admit...I almost went bonkers.  But she is back home for a few more days, before having to go back to school in Vermont.  Her fiance is here as well, and we sat down and did these Save-The-Date notices for their wedding.  I had gotten this Marianne D Frame die while Shelbie was under the water and thought it would make a nice background for the notice.  I had a mock-up ready when she got here, she liked it, and I put her to work on getting 160 of these made up.  After showing her how to do sponging, I did most of the die cuts, printed out the center portion, Shelbie did all the sponging, her fiance pitched in by cutting all the corners, and I added the Liquid Pearls.  They are very pretty IRL!  Here is a close up of each...one has blue, the other lavender.

Stamps:  None.
Paper:  The Paper Studio.
Ink:  Distress Inks, computer.
Accessories:  Marianne D LR0111 Frame, Liquid Pearls, corner rounder.

4 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love that scene very tranquil. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

CraftinGranny said...

Wow Nancy, you have been one busy lady lately. I love the Save the Date notices and the unique design. So much when family participates in a project and I'll bet you all had a great time.

Your cards are gorgeous and so beautifully detailed. Haven't tried a reflection card yet but this so beautiful I may have to give it a try. Give that son of yours another big hug and tell him Happy Birthday for me. They grow up way too fast. Have a wonderful weekend! "Love & Hugs" Carol

alicaz said...

wow, that's a lot of fabulous cards!
They all look great!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card scenes. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men Challenge. You did a great job making your card Clean and Simple. I love seeing you creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugz, Patricia