Monday, March 8, 2010

Cards: Birthday and Thank you

Finally, I have some cards to share.  A birthday card I made for my nephew Aaron's birthday, a thank you card, and a just because card.

So my nephew Aaron has turned 17.  He's going for his road test on Friday.  I wonder how it is that my nephews and niece get older and yet I remain so youthful?  Sheah, right.

My brother has four boys (of which Aaron is one) and Charlie's sister has a boy and a girl but Aaron is my favourite.  I don't think its a secret to anyone, including Aaron and his brothers.  Anyways, we're celebrating Aaron's birthday this Saturday and I made him a card.  Still no idea what to get him by way of a present but I'm toying with the idea of taking him for his first-ever spa experience.  I think it would be a lot of fun and, more importantly, I get to go to the spa too.  I hope he likes his card.

I've had the same Stampin' Up Demonstrator for a few years now, Alison.  I met Alison through my stamping buddy, Helen.  Alison is totally the best demo ever and she's a wonderful lady too.  I think its a testament to Alison's talent and personality that her clubs are always made up of the nicest ladies you'll ever meet.  How I end up in the mix, I'll never know...seriously.  We're in the middle of our Big Shot club right now and this month was my month to host.  It was a doozy - I got sooo much stuff I still can't believe it.  I was so overwhelmed and shocked I felt compelled to make thank you cards for all the ladies of the club.  The thank you card (below) and just-because card (above) I made were inspired by a card that Alison shared with us.

I don't know if the technique has a name but it was a lot of fun.  Just grab a bunch of punches or die cuts and cut out the shapes and then back with either stamping, design paper or glitter.  I swear I don't have a thing for glitter but am constantly surprised at how often it turns up in my cards. 

Anyways, maybe when my club stuff arrives I'll take a picture and post it...before the husband person sees it of course.  Insert evil laugh....

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Hee hee, somehow glitter ends up on my cards a lot too ;) I love the foil technique on the first card, very cool! Also love the use of vellum with the butterfly, all of these cards are beautiful!

  2. Your cards are beautiful Sonya!