Thursday, January 15, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You ~ Week of 1/12/09

This week it was Laura's turn to do the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I've really been into making shaker boxes so I immediately saw a shaker box in the square on the right side! I'm still making valentines for the food drive at work so I made a couple here!

The first 2 cards use a black and white embossed paper that I got at Michael's on clearance. The ribbon and the love charm are also from Michaels! I used a sizzix frame to make the shaker box (see splitcoaststampers.com for a great tutorial!). The Valentine words in the backgroud are from reginascutterdesigns.blogspot.com - I've used them several times and they are so cool! Especially as backgrounds for shadow boxes. For the card with the

black frame I used some embellishments that I had actually cut out last year when I was on a roll make valentine cards. They came in handy. For the card with the red frame, I used some felt and cut out flowers with the sizzix! I'm really liking the felt thing!










I had cut out a lot of little quickutz owls a couple weeks ago and found this cut "who loves you" stamp at Craft Warehouse. They just seemed to go together! The background paper was also on clearance at Michaels. I had originally thought I would use the paper for my dad's birthday card but it makes a cute non-traditional colored valentine! I don't know what it is about owls but they are so stinkin' cute!






The last card I made (I can't believe I made 4 but I was on a roll!) is for my dad's birthday! The paper is Bohemian and is 2 sided so the frame and the background are from the same paper. I made the background of the shaker box myself. I just put in all kinds of 77's in wordprocessing software and changed the fonts and sizes. The 77 candles are from the quickutz release. Wish is also a quickutz from awhile back. The white flourish is a quicktutz revolution. My dad's birthday is in February so it is cool I have it done. The only problem I have is I don't know when he will get it because they are traveling to warm climates right now and don't know where they will be!


My sister, Teresa (tsscrappinblog.blogspot.com) did her card for dad last week with the sketch! It's totally cool we are both done!




It is has been quite a busy and exciting week! My boss is leaving and I was asked to do his job in an "acting" capacity until about the end of June. I'm very excited! Been busy at work making lists of stuff to deal with before he leaves and after he leaves and all kinds of stuff! It was so nice tonight to relax and do some cards!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great time till I see you again!




















15 comments:

rae said...

Oh WOW... AWESOME cards! All are fabulous interpretations of Laura's 2s4y sketch!!

Laura Davis said...

Wow you have been a busy girl! These are all just darling! I love them:)
Thanks for playing!
Laura

Marley said...

great cards! what a wonderful idea (to make the box part a shaker)! beautiful!

Scrappin' T said...

Tami:

These are so beautiful. The Valentine's with Shaker Boxes are really awesome!! You are very creative! And somebody is going to be extremely lucky to be on the receiving end of these cards.

I'm having the same problem with where to send the birthday card?

Teresa

Lea L. said...

Wow! Lots of fun cards!! Great use of Laura's sketch this week...you were a busy little cardmaking bee!

~Lea

Pam said...

All your creations are wonderful!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, you've been busy! These are just wonderful!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Oh my... All I can say is FABULOUS!!! I love every single card...

Krista B. said...

Awesome cards! I love them all especially the card with the shaker box that is a great idea :)

Savitri said...

So so pretty!!! Love your cards!

Peet said...

oh, these are so beautiful!!!

Terrie B x said...

These are `gorgeous` cards:)~X~

Lyn S said...

Great job with getting 4 cards done with the sketch, they're all fab!

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Jess said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love those shaker boxes.

Ann said...

Totally gorgeous creations! I love each and every one of them! Great idea to make shaker cards. ;)