Friday, March 4, 2011

Country Life

Hi everyone! It's kinda been a long week. Sammy is getting her two year molars and her sleep schedule is way off. On Tuesday she was up at 11:30 PM and didn't go back to sleep until 4:30 AM. I still had to get the big girls up to get ready for school at 5:00 AM. When Sam isn't feeling well all of my craft plans move to the back burner :( I do feel really bad for her--I can only imagine how uncomfortable she is-poor baby!

On different note--my friend Jill came over last weekend and we did get to craft some cuteness. We started a card set with the Country Life cartridge, and I finally had a chance to finish the cards up today.
Standard A2 sized cards.
I cut the countryside at 3 3/4", so it would fill in the card front
and give room to stamp my sentiment. I centered the sun and
then I just trimmed the excess off with my paper trimmer. 
I chose to cut just three of the countryside layers-the handbook
gives the option of five layers, but I felt like five layers was kinda
*thick* and there really wouldn't be a big enough area for my
stamping. I dirtied up my little pig with Tim Holtz walnut ink and

added his eye with my Micron black pen.
I added some stitching and creamy brown Chalk ink to the edges
for a little depth. I popped up all of the animals with pop dots.
These little lambs with their black faces are so cute! Now the
handbook does have a cut layer for the face, but honestly the faces
didn't cut very well at this size, and they looked cuter left black.
I went back and added the horse's eyes with my black Micron pen. I
used the Swiss Dots embossing folder with my Cuttlebug for a
little texture on the sun.

  • Country Life cartridge pg.72
  • 3 3/4"  countryside and three layers 
  • CL cartridge pg.41
  • 2" lambs and layers 
  • CL cartridge pg.46
  • 2 1/4" horse
  • From My Kitchen cartridge pg.74
  • 1 3/4"  pig and layers 
  • FMK cartridge pg.77
  • 1 3/4" rooster and layers
The two stamps sets I used are both by Scrappy Moms Stamps--*Furry Friends* and *The Charmed Life*. I hope you all enjoy the cards and have a great weekend :) 

I'm really open to any helpful tips on dealing with teething...we need sleep!


  1. Ally these cards are super cute! I love the embossed suns..and the farm animals are so sweet! ...good luck with the daughter likes those teething tablets and teething gel always helps. She also likes tho vibrating teething toys...hope that helps!

  2. Why am I just seeing these now? This set is soooooo Stinkin' cute! I love it! :)

  3. These are so cute!! My daughter is 18 months almost so I'm sure on tips for teething....sorry. :) Mine I think is getting her I-teeth....but luckily is sleeping fine! Whew! :)