Monday, November 24, 2014

Caelan's 16th Birthday Card

Caelan is another one of my best friends, who's birthday was November 21 (same as Drue). Caelan moved to a city near Seattle, Washington this summer, and I miss her a lot. 

Even thought she moved, she was still getting an birthday card from me, I mailed it out to her a few weeks ago. 

She loves music and she plays the flute, so i figured this circut cut out was appropriate for her card.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Drue's 16th Birthday Card

Drue is one of my best friends and she loves  to read, so i thought immediately of this Kraft 'n' Kimmy stamp. I coloured the image with these Copic makers: E35, BG05, BG07, N3, N5, N7, C4, C5, C6, C7, G05, RV09, E47, E44, E43, E00, Y04. 

I used Sn@p Life and Sn@p Just the Basics 6x6 paper packs, CTMH: Perfect Fit Birthday Occasions for "Birthday", CTMH: Banner Wishes Occasions for "Happy", CTMH: Chocolate Cardstock, And the paper bow is a cut out from CTMH's circut cartridge: Artist.

Yesterday was her birthday, and we had a PA day, so i took her to go see Mocking Jay Part 1.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ella's Birthday Card

Ella is my boyfriend's little sister. And I was invited over for dinner to celebrate Ella's 7th birthday. She is so cute and to me it's kinda like have a little sister of my own. I wasn't the "girliest" of girls when I was younger, so I never really went shopping for pretty dresses, had tea parties, etc. However, with Ella, I had my very first tea party and I got to go out shopping to get her a pretty dress for her birthday. I miss my days of being 7, but hanging out with Ella brings me back to those days of drawing, colouring and watching TV reruns. 

She is a little ray of sunshine, which was why I had to use the new CTMH Rain or Shine Occasions stamp set.  

Friday, November 14, 2014

6 Month Anniversary with Aiden

People might think I'm going over board for a 6 month anniversary gift, but to me, this means a lot. November 13th, 2014 marks the 6 month anniversary of me, Amy Jean Digby and my boyfriend, Edward Aiden Code. 

Aiden loves bikes and biking, so do I but not as much as him. He is part of the school cycling team and he volunteers regularly with Bicycles for Humanity (I've volunteered their with him a few times). And this summer, he built me a new bike. So, for his card and gift I knew that there was a bike on the CTMH "Artfully Sent" circut cartridge that i wanted to use. Then, I found out that there was a "two person bike" patterned paper in the paper pack I had just gotten, so I obviously I had to use that. 

In the same paper pack, there was a paper with "I just love you" repeated in rectangles. When I saw that I was so excited - it's kinda cheesy but Aiden and I get into "I love you more" fights, then one time one of us said "I just love you" and now if it get to the point where our "I love you more" fight is going nowhere, one of us says "I just love you". You can't really tell in the picture but the paper going around the tin with the "two person bike" patterned paper is the "i just love you" patterned paper.

The inside of the lid for the tin has the title and reason I made the tin. I cut out hearts and wrote things I love about Aiden on them, and put them all in the tin.

Finally, there is the basket that has individually wrapped mini banana loafs in it (normal and chocolate chip). In my house, I do the baking and whenever we get bananas there always seems to be 3 that kick around and no one eats them (hinting at me to make banana loaf - the recipe calls for 3 bananas). Well, one of the times Aiden was over, mommy had come downstairs to get a tea bag and made some kind of comment that she would like some banana loaf (again, hinting at me to make banana loaf). Then Aiden said: "I would love some banana loaf". (He of coarse did not know what my mom was trying to get at with her comment about banana loaf.) So, I did a face-palm, shook my head and laughed, while my mom looked at me, chuckled and said "see, even Aiden would like some banana loaf". Then, of coarse, mommy and I explained to Aiden that my mom was hinting at me that we had bananas ready to make banana loaf. And with mom reminding me of that moment, I made him banana loaf for part of my anniversary gift to him.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Donald's 16th Birthday Card

Donald has been one of my best friends for about 5-6 years and November 3rd was he's 16th Birthday.

For this card I used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up - Gorgeous Grunge - splatter
CTMH - You Are my Happy Icons & Sentiments - the 2 quotes
CTMH - Holiday Tags Occasions - "birthday"
CTMH - Framework Alphabet - "happy"
CTMH - Magical Days Holiday - "16"
CTMH - Countdown - "♥ ♥ ♥"
Paper: CTMH - Whisper, Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, Lagoon and Sunset
Ink: CTMH - Slate, Cranberry, Outdoor Denim
Cut outs: Spellbinder - oval
CTMH - Cricut Art Philosophy - flags
Other: Sizzix - embossing folder
CTMH - Lagoon Brads
Twine & Distressing tools

I knew that I wanted to use the flags on this card for the "happy", and when i found the quote that's on the front of the card, i thought that it fit the two of us perfectly. And of coarse, as many of my cards have, there ware some helpful ideas from mom that made it come together so perfectly.