Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Baby Gerri!

Today is my good friend Gerri's baby shower. She welcomed her first little one Ryan a few months ago and he is just the cutest thing! Her baby shower is today and I am going to miss it (gasp) because I have company in town. Hope she has a great shower!!

I copied this from a card on page 60 in the Catalog. I changed the colors and picture of a little bit! The Catalog is a great place to get ideas from, so use that as a resource! I colored the image with my new Watercolor crayons and then wet it with my watercolor pen. SOOO fun! I may get into this water color stuff!

Stamp Set: Greetings Galore (retired)
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie (water color crayon), Ruby Red (water color crayon)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Dimensionals, Real Red Playground Buttons
Technique: Paper Piercing

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thank you!

She really loves her . . . 1 1/4" punch! Do you ever see that in the magazines and they show a celebrity in a bunch of pictures with the same scarf or purse, or whatever? Well, I am on a kick with this punch, and it is SOO fun! A great way to add dimension to a card, and an easy way to use up a bunch of scraps of paper, whether it is cardstock or designer paper. So here is a card that does just that - uses up those itty bitty scraps of cardstock that you just can't bear to throw away. I also used some (non-SU!) brads that were in my stash that matched perfectly to SU! colors!!!

Stamp set:
Teeny Tiny Wishes, Simply Said
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Confetti White, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: 1 1/4" Square Punch, (non-SU!) brads, dimensionals
Technique: Sponging

And this is the second card I did with a little bit different color combination. Which one do you like best? I needed a handful of thank-yous for those dear friends that have given us house-warming gifts! These worked great! Each square is 'up on blocks' to give it added dimension and also sponged around the edges! :) The sentiment is from a fantastic stamp set in the new catalog called Teeny Tiny Wishes. If you are looking for a stamp set with all the phrases that you would EVER need, this is the one!!!

Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Simply Said
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Confetti White, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: 1 1/4" Square Punch, (non-SU!) brads, dimensionals
Technique: Sponging

Hope you like! They sure were fun to make!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Build a daisy

Hey again! This is a stamping challenge that I found here. Finding a layout challenge is a great way to get you out of your box and thinking about your layouts in a different way. This is the layout:

Now, you don't have to follow the colors and you can do whatever you want with the center section. But when I saw that it was a big daisy, I knew I had to use my Build a flower die for my Big Shot! I also threw in a few of the new In-colors. Three of them, actually!! Who else loves that the ribbon is double-sided? Great versatility!!!

Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Large vanilla brad, Soft Suede Ribbon, Dimensionals, (non-SU) brads

Thanks for stopping by!!! I challenge you all to try this layout! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Final deal of the week!

Okay, this is the last deal of the week! This is a great punch to have around Valentine's Day and goes great with the Love You Much Stamp set!

This great punch is on sale for $10.99. A great deal considering it is normally $15.95! So, let me know if you want to order it and add it to your collection of fabulous punches! I know I love my Heart to Heart Punch.

See ya tomorrow with some more inspiration!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm baaaaack!!!

Yep, that's right! I am back! My room is unpacked and organized enough to do cards, and so i sat down and did a few last night! I hope you like! I missed a few birthdays (the horror) in July, so I made a few of these to send and make up for all those who I missed.

I just LOVE how this card turned out! A little more time consuming that I would have liked, but well worth it in the end, don't you think? The cupcakes are from The More the Merrier and are just the cutest. I stamped them individually on the cardstock in Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder. Then cut them out and put them up on blocks on the 1 1/4" block of paper! I also broke out my sewing machine to do a little stitching! Super fun!

Stamp Set: The more the merrier, Party Hearty
Paper: Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Versa mark, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Dusty Durango Ribbon, White embossing powder, sewing machine
Technique: Sewing, embossing
Feels good to be back! Hope you enjoy!