Thursday, August 6, 2009


It is my daughter's 15th birthday today. In my mind I can still see the way she looked up at me the first time, all wide eyed and yawning. She was so tiny, now she is taller than I am. Love Ya Lindsey!

Scroll all the way down to the bottom if you want to see Lindsey's wicked birthday card.


Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is giving away another freebie this week and I have it. It is this wonderful
GARDEN TOOL stamp (just click on garden tool to get the download).

This card was made for my sister's birthday. She is an avid gardener and her house is a floral showcase. I wanted the card to be very pretty on the outside in contrast to the sentiment on the inside. Outside it says "Gardeners never grow old". On the inside it says "They just soil their plants". I can't remember where I got the sentiment but it was last year sometime, probably on SCS. It cracked me up so I tucked it away in my brain knowing it would be perfect for sis.

My new and super sweet, super talented cyber friend Penny Duncan created - yes created (go ahead and gasp, I did) the floral, oval frame that I used for the front of the card. She does some magic to make something called an SVG file which will work with my Sure Cuts Alot software (SCAL) and my Cricut. Peggy is a genius and generous to boot, the frame file is free and her blog is gorgeous.

Lindsay has decided to keep the get a free stamp when you spend $5 special going for a while so if you haven't yet checked out her designs it is a great time to try them. Meanwhile, check out the other design team's blogs for some inspiration.

Diana,August Guest DT Member


Traci Porter AKA The Wicked Pixie, changed graduate Ian into Harry Potter and included the owl, another Greeting Farm stamp as Hedwig. As I told her, in HP's words it was bloody brilliant! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make one for my daughter's birthday card. I made the base a sorting hat by cutting out an oval and a triangle. I scrunched it up in a ball to get a wrinkled effect and then pinched the face into the hat. I glued it onto a black cardstock base trying to keep the wrinkles and creases intact. Although it is covered by the whomping willow and Harry, the face looks sorta like the one in the movie. Instead of making a card that opened, I just printed a Marauder's Map from the internet and put it on the back writing the inscription on it.

Mischief Managed!


JenRaff said...

I loved the Harry Potter idea, too when I saw it on Traci's blog!!
Your make the greatest stuff -- between HP and Twilight, you really rock!!!
Amazing stuff! Thank you so much for sharing!

Margie said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! I love the blue and white! And it gave me a laugh, too! Great job!

Lindsay Weirich said...

The quote on the garden card is too funny! AND I love the HP card, I'm almost done reading the goblet of fire...I'm such a geek!

Karen said...

Isn't Penny just Wonderful??!!! I love visiting her! And thank yous to you and Lindsay for the free digi stamp...I know just who I will use it for (my Mom)! And oh my, you have one lucky daughter to be getting an unbelievably creative and fantatic birthday card a la Harry Potter! :>

Sandie said...

What wonderful cards and your DD is so pretty :)

Sorry you missed this week's deadline, we do hope you'll join us for our new challenge on PaperPlay.

Cheri said...

Penny and Lindsay, two of my favorite blogers (able to work magic with a computer).

And you've got some good ideas too. Great items you made today.

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my word Kim - both cards are awesome!! I love the Harry Potter card. I am so going to have to case that. The blue and while card is very lovely. I'm going to have to start crocheting my own embellishments - they look so fabulous.

Mrs. Fence said...

Wow! What a lovely card! And what a surprise sentiment on the inside! Hee hee...made me laugh. Sure wish I knew the magic of the svg file and the computer. sigh...

PS The HP card is great too! You are soooo talented!

Leanne said...

Oh Kim both of these cards are just fantastic!! You are one talented lady!! Love seeing all your work!! TFS!!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Eeeep! That Harry Potter is fabulous. I love the versatility of TGF stamps and you really know how to work them. Love the soft blues and whites in the first card. I see you got your award too. {{{hugs}}} and Happy Birthday Lindsey.

Anonymous said...

That is a "stinkin " cute Harry Potter card Kim! Happy Birthday Lindsey! These darn kids just grow up too fast!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great HP card! Love the digi image and your pretty card! Happy b-day to Lindsey!

Angie said...

OMGoodness I love your HP card! SO COOL!

Becky said...

Great HP card, it is just fabulous.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What wonderful creations. Love the layout and adorable picture of your daughter. Her birthday card rocks. TFS the tip about the free digi from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff!

my5bratz said...

how brilliant is that!! bet she loved it :0)

Katt said...
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Katt said...

Love the saying on the Gardeners card very cute!
LOVE that HP card!! So creative, and bloody brilliant is right!

de said...

OMG! So creative and amazing! I love it!