Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Prom and Mother's Day....

Hello Everyone! Wow, things have been BUSY here in the O'Connell household. Jackie's prom was last weekend. She and Kyle looked AMAZING!!!! They had a great time, too! Soccer is coming to an end, graduation is around the corner and we've been running non-stop.

This is a card I made for my Premier Designs "Mom", Teresa. She has been an inspiration and an awesome friend!! I'm so glad to have her in my life!!

We are both fashion, shoe and accessory addicts. So, when I saw these purses all over Splitcoast I knew one would be perfect for Teresa's Mother's Day card. She loved it!! Woohoo....mission accomplished. ;o)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Another Belated Birthday card....

Yes, I'm sending yet another belated birthday card. It's the thought that counts, right? Please say, "yes". Please? I've been busy with soccer, my daughter's upcoming prom and graduation, and life in general!

At any rate, this card is for a friend of our family, Ali Jayne. She turned 17 back in the middle of April. Hope she had a great birthday ...and that this card puts a smile on her face!!

I originally made a bunch of these as thank you cards for my Hostesses.... see, I'm "The Jewelry Lady". I sell Premier Designs Jewelry. After I had them all bedazzled with SU!'s Dazzling Diamonds glitter, I thought they'd make good birthday cards for teen girls, too!! The photo doesn't show the glitter on the necklace, bracelet and earrings. It's very sparkly!!

The image is Jane by Rubber Romance. Shoot me an email if you have any questions about the other card ingredients. Thanx!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sweet Zima...

Dear friends of our recently lost their sweet golden retriever, Zima. She was a fabulous, cuddly girl! Zima lived a charmed life with her brothers and sister. Yes, they had four dogs!

Here's the sympathy card I sent to our friends. I used the Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 66 as my jumping off point.

Don't have time to post details right now. Shoot me an email if you have any questions. Thanx for visiting!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Every day dust....

Yesterday I was going through my Google Reader and came across this amazing card. I have a stamp with the same quote, although it looks a bit different. I immediately went into my craft room and made this card....

Thanx to Susan, a much neglected stamp got some inky love yesterday!! I love the outcome, too. It was so quick and easy. It's amazing how some people have such creative genius running through them. Susan's blog, Simplicity, is an amazing place for inspiration!! If you haven't been there, please check it out ....you'll be addicted just like me!! haha!!

Have a great day, everyone!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Who doesn't like a green beer?

Well, me for one! I'm not a beer drinker....I prefer more girlie drinks...a cosmo, malibu baybreeze, french martini. haha!! However, two of my favorite aunts are beer drinkers. So, what better card for St. Patty's Day?!? Yes, I know it was last week....but I didn't want to spoil the happy mail for them...in case they visit my blog.

For this card, I used Taylored Expression's "Chillax" set. A fav of mine!! This set is great for all sorts of occasions. Hang in there, Girls Night Out, Birthdays, Just for Fun, etc....

I've really been having fun decorating the inside of cards lately. I forgot to take the picture before I wrote inside...ooops!!

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!! A friend of mine and I are taking our sons to see "How To Train Your Dragon" in 3-D tomorrow! We're all really looking forward to it!!

What's In It?
Stamps: TE's Chillax, PTI Luck of the Irish (inside sentiment)
Paper: PTI Ripe Avocado, Bitty Boxes DSP, SU!'s Kraft & WW
Ink: Momento Black Ink
Acc: Nesties, Stardust Stickles, PTI Ripe Avocado Vintage Buttons & twine, SU! 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Holly hit the BIG 4-0!!!

A dear friend of mine, Holly, turned FORTY back in January. We used to work together when I lived in the York area back in 2002-2005. Even though I moved closer to "home" and am now living in Quarryville...a group of us still get together every month (which turns into every two or three months) for dinner. In fact, we are meeting for dinner tonight! Woohoo!!

This is the card I made for Holly's FORTIETH birthday! Cosmobella is the first Bella I purchased and remains one of my all time FAVS!!! She's just so adorable!!

The sentiment is computer generated. The inside has a pop-up "40" ...using Thickers. I forgot to take a picture before mailing the card....doh!!! The inside sentiment reads, "Forty's the new Thirty!" So perfect for Holly! Although, she's fabulous at any age!!

What's In It?
Paper: SU! Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise, WW, Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink: Staz-On Black, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, More Mustard, Saraha Sand, Going Grey, Old Olive
Acc: Aqua Painter, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Nesties, Stampin' Dimensionals, SU! punches, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Believe it!!

Yes, I am actually posting two days in a row!! Wonders never cease! haha!

This is a card I create for a friend of the family. Jena turned 13 at the end of January. She's a sweetie and I wanted to make her a special card. This is my first "pop-up" card and I'm so happy with how it turned out.

The Kettos (from Stamping Bella) have stolen my heart! They are so fun and carefree....and a blast to color. I used my SU! markers to color little Missmatch KETTO on this card. I purchased some COPICS yesterday in the PTI colors and can not WAIT to start using them.

Here is an inside shot of the card, with the 13 popped-up....

I used Thickers for the "13". I've had them for about a year and have been hoarding them. Sound familiar?!? I know, I know....I'm supposed to actually USE the products I buy. It's so hard, though!!! heehee!!

I've been experiencing some crazy insomnia since the clocks "sprung forward". Is anyone else going through this? Tonight, I'm taking Tylenol PM before going to bed ...or a strong night cap!! Hope everyone has a fabulous evening! Post you all soon!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wow....it's been a loooong time!

Hello there! I can't believe it's been soooo long since I've posted. Since my last post, a lot has happened. I'll bore you with the details later.

Here is a card I made for a couple of very dear friends of mine for St. Patrick's Day....

I used PTI's Ripe Avocado for the card base, as well as Ripe Avocado Vintage Buttons; SU's Barely Banana for the mat and various punched pieces; PTI's Holiday Cheer DSP; TE's twill. The stamp set is PTI's Luck of The Irish.

The front of the card base was run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I'm really happy with how this turned out. I typically case someone's design or use a sketch challenge....but this
was my own design. Woohoo!!

Here are some pics of the inside of the cards. I love when Nichole Heady uses a strip of Scor Tape to apply glitter. It's such a great look!! If you've never visited Nichole's blog....you have NO IDEA what you're missing!!

During my absence, I was laid-off from my job. BUMMER!! Once I got over the shock....which actually took a few weeks to set in...I decided that I'd like to go to school. I'm making a total change....from Human Resources to Graphic Design. I am soooo EXCITED!!!!! Everything happens for a reason. I truly believe that. I'm so excited for this next chapter in my life...doing something I really enjoy!!

Hope to be posting on a more regular basis! See ya soon!

What's In It?
Stamps: PTI Luck of The Irish
Paper: PTI Ripe Avocado, SU! Barley Banana PTI Holiday Cheer DSP
Ink: SU! Always Artichoke, PTI Vintage Touch Chai Ink
Acc: SU! Punches, PTI Vintage Buttons,
TE Twill ribbon, 3M Foam Mounting Tape to raise main panel