Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mona!

Welcome to the Studio!

I just re-connected with some family I haven't seen in a really long time.  I didn't even know it, but my cousin Mona's birthday is the day before mine.  Since we haven't been in contact for so long, I wanted to make a special and cutesy card for her.  Even though it will be a few weeks late, it is being hand-delivered when my mom and I go down to Louisiana to visit next week.  We'll be having "Thanksgiving early" because we all have so much to be thankful for this year!

This card was based on Mojo Monday Sketch 260.  It's just so stinkin' cute...both the sketch and the card!

I used a BoBunny 6x6 paper pack that's been sitting in the bin screaming, "Use Me!  I'm Pretty!"  The cardstock and ink is from Close to my Heart as well as the mini rhinestones.

Happy Birthday, Mona!  Love and Miss You!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Women Are Like Teabags...

Welcome to the Studio!

I want to invite each and every one of you to visit the Link Up For Pink website.  Not only visit, but join the linking party and post a card or project.  The only must be pink, of course.  Also, there's tons of awesome prizes to win, but that isn't the best part.  Let's all work together and find a cure for Breast Cancer!

My mom, Joanie, of Joanie's Classy Card Corner, is a DT member over at Link Up For Pink.  My mom is a cardmaking dynamo!  She's amazing and is giving away blog candy, so stop over and leave her some love.  She has been asking me to make a "pink card" for several months now.  I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with a good idea and it finally hit me...

So while I was sipping a cup of tea (no kidding) at my scrap desk, I found some lovely pink paper.  It's definitely a "stash" item.  I purchased two packs of this Making Memories paper on clearance at Target, like five years ago.  The stamps, die, and embossing folder are all new...well, at least newer than the paper.  I've been itching to use this teacup stamp set since I got it and everything just came together perfectly.
I fussy-cut the teacup after I stamped it and used a real coffee filter to make my teabag so it would look and feel authentic;)  Here is a closeup of my teabag and tag...
I wanted to make a breast cancer card for someone who is fighting the battle and encourage them not to give up.  I'm extremely fortunate that I'm making this card for someone I don't even know.  It will be given to our friend, Meg, who volunteers at our local cancer center.  For any of you who have been touched by this disease, my prayers are with you!
The quote on the inside of the card is by Eleanor Roosevelt and reads, "A woman is like a teabag...You never know how strong it is until it's in hot water."
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy and PINK!
Enabler List:
Stamps:  Stampin Up, Tea Shoppe
Die:  Spellbinders
Button: (pearl flower) Jesse James
Pearls:  Michaels/Recollections
Ink:  Stampin Up, Pretty In Pink
Close to my Heart, Slate
Seam binding:  from stash
Embossing Folder:  Hobby Lobby/Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Close to my Heart, Colonial White
Bazzill, Raven
Pattern Paper:  Making Memories (really old)