Friday, September 18, 2009

Star Wars Invites and Christmas Cards already?

Hi everyone!  Yes, I am working on Christmas cards already.  It has been so hard to make them though.  I am not in the Christmas mood just yet.  But I really pleased with how these turned out that I may have inspired myself to make some more.  I made these 3 cards for the latest challenge at Basic Grey Challenges.  The challenge:  Use some embossing on your cards (and of course using some Basic Grey on it too).

Aren't those icicles fun?  I found a video tutorial on how to make them at Dawns Stamping Studio blog.  If you haven't checked out Dawn's blog then you need to hop on over there. Her work is amazing and she has the best video tutorials!

Now onto the Star Wars Clone trooper invites I made.  I made the SVGs for these invites for a co-birthday party we are having with my son, Garrett and his buddy Sam.  Their birthday's are 5 days apart and we thought that we could just have a fun Star Wars themed birthday party and do it together to save a little money as well.  Sam's mom, Heidi, is an excellent cake baker and just awesome all around cook, baker, chef...only her food is gluten-free.  I get to sample pretty much everything she makes and let me tell you, gluten free or not, the food she makes tastes delicious!!  My hubby will go on ranting and raving about how she doesn't even need to share the fact that here food is gluten free because it tastes so good.  She is going to attempt to make a Clone Trooper shaped cake for the birthday party.  I think she is going to try and make one like this one here.  I told her cupcakes would be good too but I think she can do it.  You should see the Hungry Caterpillar Cake she made for her son Luke's birthday and the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom cake and cupcakes she made for my daughter.  I hope you take look around her blog. 

So here are the invites we will be sending out soon.

We thought the girls would like the purple and pink Clone Troopers.

The Star Wars font is so cool!

If you would like to have a copy of the SVGs I made to create this card you can find them here:  6 x 6 Card Base, Clone Trooper top (White), clone trooper base (not a card), Clone Trooper base card (can size to whatever size you need). 

I just updated my Storm Trooper card SCUT file for the SCAL software if you use that.  You can find the download here.   Storm Trooper .scut2 

I also updated the SVG for this card.  It can be found at this link.   Storm Trooper SVG

Here is just the clone trooper SVG and SCUT files.  These are not cards.  

The above (crossed out) SVG links are no longer available.

I am going to use the Clone Trooper (not a card)  and make them as big as I possibly can and hang them around the house for the party.  I will post more pictures of the cake and all the decorations after the party.

Well that's all for now.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I hope everyone had...

... a nice Labor Day Weekend.  We hung around the house mostly.  Did a little bit of yard work.  Grilled some steaks and had corn on the cob.  It was a nice relaxing weekend.

I finally have a moment to share a layout that was inspired by this photo.

This photo is for the latest challenge (an inspiration challenge)at Basic Grey Challenges.

I decided to do a layout this week and I used a photo of my daughter and my niece, Brantley.  Brantley, my sister, and mother came to visit us in July for Caden's 4th birthday party.  This photo was taken during the party.  Aren't they the sweetest looking children.  Looks can be deceiving-LOL!  They get along fairly well but I'm not sure if they would if they lived close together. My cousin and I used to fight with each other all the time when we were kids.   Over a thousand miles separate these two, so when they can come for a visit it is nice to have a cousin to play with.

I also used a sketch from the Page Map Blog for there current sketch challenge.  You still have some time to submit a layout of your own.  The Basic Grey lines I used are Periphery and Marrakech. 

The prize pack is awesome, so check them out when you have a chance.

Well that's all for my brief post.  I wanted to wish my fellow teamie, Anthea, a belated happy birthday.  Keep an eye out in the next few weeks for a card from the States.

Have a great week!