Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Vicki

And yet another birthday at the firm. Vicki is our newest employee, and started just in time to celebrate her birthday! You know how much I love the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp set! Also maybe because I also love love love cupcakes!!

Close up of the sentiment....this is a hostess set that you can earn and has all kinds of cute little sayings...

And a close up of the cupcake. I just love the gold cherry on top. I know that cherrys aren't usually gold, but somehow a red cherry just seemed out of place. Always gotta have a little bling going on!!!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Simple Birthday Thanks, Sweet Little Sentiments
Ink: Shara Sand, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Delicate Dots Designer Paper (SAB), Hemp Twine, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals, So Saffron Ribbon (SAB), Gold Glitter (non SU!), Eyelets (non SU!)

Hope Vicki has a happy birthday! Hope there are cupcakes for treats....

Monthly Swap

I am involved in a monthly demonstrator swap, and here are the swaps I did this month. We are supposed to be meeting tonight in RED LODGE, and with the winter weather advisory, I'm not going. Good thing I sent my swaps ahead of time.

The first swap was to do a card that used our favorite new stamp set. I knew right away that I wanted to use Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. The first card that did turned out a little too much like the 4th of July...what do you think?

The top layer of the card is a piece of transparency paper. Remember the overhead projector that teachers used when we were kids? Same stuff! Stamp on it with Stayz-on and that ink isn't going anywhere!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic Gray, Black Stayz-on
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Transparency Paper, Real Red Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch

This is the card I ended up swapping with...colors are a little softer and not so like fireworks! A little like Valentine's, but who doesn't love pink and red together?

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Black Stayz-on
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Transparency Paper, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch

The second swap was a little more difficult to wrap my head around. We were supposed to do a "punch art" swap, either a card or 3-d. In other words, create an image only using the Stampin' Up! punches...I searched and searched the internet for ideas. I don't think my brain works quite like that, and even the samples that I found were a little too "cartoonish". I love flowers, and this is what I came up with using 3 different layers of the scallop circle punch. I used my scissors and snipped every other scallop almost to the center to make the petal. Do a little sponging around the edges to give it some depth, and layer it up.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Family Phrases
Ink: Regal Rose
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories: Dimensionals
Punches: Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Word Window Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

Thanks for stopping by! Sorry I have been missing for so long....long week!