Sunday, August 23, 2009


My sister, Manetta,
(you'll find her at Fun With Ink) has been hounding me relentless to become a blogger. It's out of my comfort zone so please be patient with me while I learn my way around. Computers and I have a love/hate relationship (mostly hate on my side). Thank God for Manetta and her knowledge of computers because I get myself into some real trouble at times and she has to bail me out.

Enough on my love/hate relationship. Let's talk about cards. Lately it seems I have been making 3 types of cards. Funerals, Babies, and trying to get my Christmas cards going. This week I'll start with my baby cards.

I work on the Graveyard shift at our local nursing home. We have a staff of 14 LNA's and 6 nurses. It's a very small crew. One of the girls on our shift decided to have a baby. As I love to knit, I made a round afghan for the baby and a card to go with it. Four other girls on my shift decided to have a baby and my nephew and his girlfriend are also expecting. I couldn't make one person a gift without doing the same for the others now could I. The babies are due--one in August(Already born--a boy), two in September (girl & boy) and 2 in October (boys). I have been a very busy girl trying to finish before the baby showers.

I only have one decent baby stamp to make the cards with. The stamp is from Impression Obsession called Baby Shoes. I used Nestability Classic & Scalloped Circles in my Cuttlebug to cut and mat around shoes. Inked around edges with appropriate colors for the cards. I also used Embossing A2 folder in my Cuttlebug called Baby. I dabbed ink on the background on the boys card and just used pink cardstock for the girl. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink because it doesn't bleed when I color and blend with woodless pencils. I love these pencils but wish there were more colors to choose from. I dressed up the image with stickles glitter glue and embossed the words with embossing powder. One of the cards I cut out the baby shoe image and used pop up dots to make it a 3-D look. I dressed the cards up with a little embellishments. Simple, Easy and Fun to make.

This is it for this week. Now, let me count up how many times I had to call Manetta for help. one...two...three... I'm determine to learn...