Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Oh No, You're Sick?! Yay, I Get To Make A Card!

I love that making cards serves a purpose, but when it's for someone in the hospital I'd rather not have that reason for making a card... Hopefully I can a least bring some cheer to someone in an unfortunate circumstance.
I absolutely Love this little sour puss!
 In case you cant read the text easily it is a great quote I found by Terri Guillemets:
"Weather is a great metaphor for life- sometimes its good, sometimes its bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella."
I can't stop using Argus with his teddy, and the saying is so cute!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

More with Mom

Mom needed a couple of cards for upcoming events, so I insisted she come learn more about the cool things we could do, and we had so much fun in the craft room!  First we made a baby card for my cousin Rachel to congratulate her in the arrival of her 1st baby.
Next we made a card for her sister's upcoming birthday... I love the irony of this card!
Inside we stamped a happy saying to keep the irony going:  "I hope your birthday is filled with sunshine and laughter"

Monstrous Thanks

Well now that Adrienne's party is over and the thanks have been sent and received I wanted to post all the cards I made to support the cause!  I had so much fun making all of these with different color schemes and shapes!  Argus is definitely one of the best monsters!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Neon Green (PMSMO5) Jessica

I love these Makeover Challenges, and this one was no exception. But I was a little stumped in getting started as we don't have *too* much neon green lurking around our craft room.I do love how neon colors pair with zebra print, so I decided to use that as my card base. I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out:
I also decided on using Caliope because she is really cute, and I don't see much of her around. I love the quote about stars which reads: "If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand." I think it complements Caliope with Stars perfectly.

Neon Green (PMSMO5) Adrienne

I was so excited to get my Baby Boris stamp and sentiment in the mail, just in time for this challenge. I knew I would use him, the next thing to work out was how to incorporate the neon green...
I just love how he turned out in contrast to the neon green background. I decided to try paper piecing again on a more difficult subject. So far so good! I don't know if I'll use it as often as prisma colors, but I'm definitely getting the hang of this technique. Here's Boris again, he's such a little cutie!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Mash... The MONSTER Mash!

"We were working in our lab late one night, and suddenly, to our surprise, our PMS monster stamps came alive!!" Welcome to SSS and our monster mashing creations. We're so happy to participate in a blog hop for the VERY FIRST TIME!! You should have arrived from Rachel's blog, and if not, feel free to start on over at the Paper Makeup Stamp blog.

Here's Adrienne: I LOVE the monsters at PMS, and I will not rest until I have them all. I'm even having a monster themed birthday party for my oldest child this weekend, which was inspired by these stamps. I got ahead of the game by creating the thank you cards early, so I was able to get two birds with one stone on this one:
Here's Jessica:
I am so excited to be a part of this blog hop! The monsters are my favorite! I haven't seen many examples of Lois and Louie, so I went with them to start. I picked a shaped card, but it was white, so I scrubbed some pink ink around the edges with a cotton ball.
I cut up a pop can and sent it through my big kick in an embossing folder, then used my nestability for the shape. Inside I added the punch line:

"Now everything's cool, we're a part of the band, and our monster mash is the hit of the land. For you, the living, this mash was meant too, when you get to Ginger's Blog, tell them Argus sent you... Then you can mash, then you can monster mash!"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Yesterday I helped Mom make a card for her brother-in-law, Jeff, who makes these really great dish scrubbies out of tulle.  I love that it looks like watermelon!
She's sending him a card with supplies for him to make more so she can sell them for him.  I love how we customized the card to fit the circumstance!  Drek is holding a crochet hook we made out of wire and a scrubby!
PS- let me know if you want some of these fantastic scrubbies, they work great and can be made in seasonal colors!