Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Adore-able...

My two little peanuts...they mean the world to me and make me so happy! I haven't shared pics of them in awhile, so here are a couple. I don't seem to take as many pics in the winter time. Kati is always happy, always loving and makes me smile with the cute things she says everyday!Taylor is doing awesome in school and is getting all A's and B's this year! She's such a beautiful, strong and happy girl. She was thrilled to recently get her braces off after 8 months! Their teeth move so fast when they are young. I just hope her teeth stay where they are supposed to now after all that hard work.
I can't wait to spoil them for Valentine's Day. The girls at CMK had some great ideas for fun things they do for their kids to make the day special! What kinds of things do you do? I'd love to hear your ideas.

In scrappy news, the next challenge is up at Card-a-licious! The challenge is to create a thank you card with something pink, felt and stitching. I misread the challenge and didn't see that it was supposed to be a thank you card...oops! But I think this would work anyhow.
Papers are October Afternoon Norm's News (houndstooth) and Making Memories Kraft Pillow Ticking Love Notes (stripe). Felt is Fancy Pants, rub ons are Doodlebug and cardstock scallops are Bazzill Strips.
This next set was done for Dream Street with their Hugs-n-Kisses line. The card base for the "Will You Be My Valentine?" card is actually a little envelope/postcard that you cut out from the patterned paper. The Dream Street chipboard letters were inked with black StazOn ink and the heart brad was previously gold, but also inked with StazOn to update it a bit. I sewed right onto the chipboard heart. You can use a regular sewing needle, but I recommend using one that is specifically made for jeans and heavy material, that way it will prevent breakage of your thread while stitching on chipboard.


This is the chipboard that I used and cut just a portion of it on the Love Ya! card, and then I painted it white and wrapped ribbon around it.

A quick pic of the postcard paper that I used for the Will You Be My Valentine card, isn't it cute?
To open this card, you would just slide the ribbon off of the top. The large heart is only adhered on one side, so the card isn't adhered shut. But you could make it into a pocket and put goodies inside as well. The chipboard heart is Cosmo Cricket and I backed it with some of the Hugs-n-Kisses paper. The rub on saying is Melissa Frances.
Phew! If you are still reading, thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon with preview pics of the next card kit at CMK.

24 comments:

Conibaer said...

Your girls are both adorable and I love your creations as always! TFS!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Danielle, your cards are fantastic! LEft you an award on my blog. Would love to see you play along

Marlou said...

oh your cards are amazing danielle :) I do love this paper from dream street, {which reminds me to use mine up, lol}
your girls are lovely Danielle, im sure you are very proud of them both :) x

Lea L. said...

Gorgeous cards Danielle!! Love them!


~Lea

Leigh said...

Great pictures of your girls! I just posted some pictures of my kids on my blog, too. I don't take nearly as many photos of them in winter either.
Love the cards you made, Dani, as always! :)

Daniela said...

Beautiful cards, love that postcard paper.
Your girls are adorable.

Charlene said...

Absolutely beautiful cards and great pics of your girls!! There's nothing better then when kids are doing well in school and happy and healthy !! Your doing a great job mom!!!

suezi said...

beautiful girls! my advice for your daughter Taylor...don't EVER stop wearing her retainer! EVER! I have had braces twice and I still didn't learn that lesson. If only she wears it at night when she is a grown up it will keep those teeth in place!
Great cards!

Kay Sibley said...

Your girls are so adorable! Beautiful pics of them! Once again, I'm blown away at the cuteness of your cards and projects! I love, love, love everything!

Audrey Pettit said...

Adorable is right! Your kiddos and all your wonderful projects. I always love coming to your blog, Dani!

whoistracy said...

You girls are gorgeous and so are your cards! Love how you added that frame to your postcard.

Shanna said...

Always so much eye-candy over here Dani! Love those cards! And photos of the girls! CUTENESS!!!

Leslie Ashe said...

Your girls are GORGEOUS!

Seriously need to learn how to be as creative in the cards as you are! You SHINE girl...:D

Congrats to your Taylor girl for getting her braces off! WOW! :D

Julie O. said...

Too, too, too cute!!
Your cards are gorgeous as well!

Joanie said...

Your daughters are gorgeous! Beautiful cards...you are so talented!

Miss Em said...

Great pics and beautiful work as usual!! Have a great one.

Raechelle said...

So glad to hear Taylor is doing so well. I have been thinking about her (and you). Your girls are adorable!
Beautiful cards, your details are fabulous.
Take care,
Rae

karen In Houston said...

Your cards are fantastic, I love cards and you make beautiful ones.

Meg Giroux said...

Danielle, Your little girls are so beautiful!!!
I love the cards you made here..such gorgeous work!
I won the dream street paper you used for one of the cards at a crop I was just at. You gave me some inspiration with your great card your made!
Have a great week.

~Nancy~ said...

Ooww.. your little girls are so beautiful! Love the cards so much.. especially the ones with the Dreamstreet papers.. totally my favorite line!! yum yum yum!!! XOXO

Ginger said...

your girls a sooo cute!!!

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