Sunday, December 4, 2011

Stocking Gift Card Holder

Well...again, so sorry for being slightly MIA.  I just sent off 200 of my parent's Christmas cards to send to their clients.  I do them every year, but this year, they snuck up on me.  I have to do 50 more still, but that's nothing compared to what I've already done.  I had my December stamp club this afternoon and this was one of the projects.  It uses the adorable stocking die.  It's very simple to create as well.  After cutting the stocking out, you run the front through an embossing folder to give it a little texture.  Even though the entire stocking doesn't fit, the tip of the toe is covered by the polka dots!  The greatest thing that transforms this into a gift card holder is the flap and punch.
You simply punch the word window (1 1/2 times) so it is large enough to fit a gift card into it.  The you create the flap by cutting a 4 X 4 1/4 piece of cardstock and scoring it at the 2 in mark.  Then you line it up so the scored line comes just shy of the line on the die so it doesn't cut through.  Voila!  You have a gift card holder!  Isn't it cute?  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Family Photos

First off, let me say that I am so sorry I've been MIA for a while.  We've all had a bout with the stomach bug and I'm sure you don't want ANY details.  We barely made it to our family photo shoot this Saturday, but still a little under the weather, we were able to at least fake feeling well for about an hour.  This is our youngest and I can't believe she's already 8 months old.  In this picture, she's actually under a blanket because it was quite chilly.  I lifted up the blanket to sneak a peek and the photographer took a quick shot of her.  Isn't she a cutie?
This is one of my favorites, even though Corinne was taking a bottle.  I saw something similar to this done before, so we brought a mirror along, just in case.  Isn't it a cool shot? I can't wait to do a little MDSing with these photos.
Here's another fun shot we wanted to try.  Our photographer was amazing and just loved experimenting with us.  This is something called "forced perspective" I believe.  I'm just a novice, so correct me if I'm wrong.  Matt and Hannah were probably 25 yards away from us when this picture was taken.  Fun??

These last two shots are probably the most genuine of our family.  With three kids, it's difficult to get a good posed shot without looking hokey.  I LOVE candid shots.  By this point in the photo shoot, Corinne was fast asleep being held by a friend of ours.  Thanks, Kim!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monogrammed Aprons with SU! Fabric

First off, I need to apologize for the lighting in the photo.  I assure you that these aprons are MUCH cuter in person.  As soon as I get a model, I'll take photos for you to see.  I wanted to do something nice for the cafeteria ladies at our school this year, and since they always wear aprons, this seemed like an obvious choice.  Both aprons are made using SU! fabric.  I just love them!  Here's a quick tutorial so you can make your own.
You will need an apron (any color of your choosing, I got mine at WalMart for around $6), a sewing machine with a 4 X 4 embroidery hoop, tear away backing, tape measure, scissors, fabric, and spray adhesive.
1. Measure your apron from the top and sides to find the center. (mine was 7 in from the top and 7 1/2 in from the side)
2. Place your backing within your hoop and spray with the spray adhesive.
3. Line up your apron so the center is in the center of the hoop (you may use a grid if it is helpful, but you don't have to have one)
4. Place your hoop in your sewing machine and let it do the outline stitch.
5. Cut your fabric big enough to cover the outline stitch.  Spray with adhesive and stick on your apron.  Put it back in the sewing machine for another outline stitch.
6. Pull your hoop out and cut the excess fabric as closely as you can to the stitch.  This is tedious, but the closer you get, the better it looks.
7. Put your hoop back in the machine and watch in awe.  In about 10 short minutes, you will have your very own monogrammed apron!  

These make wonderful Christmas gifts and are very inexpensive!  Enjoy, and please comment if you have any questions.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Treat Card

This is a card and a treat box all in one.  Don't you just love the cards that can double as a gift as well?  I found this tutorial HERE and modified it a little to better fit my needs.  I HATE to waste anything...especially current SU product.  I changed the measurement of the width of the card to 6 inches.  This way, I could get two out of one sheet of 12X12!  Smart, eh?  The only thing I will warn you about though is that the chocolates fit better if you leave the measurements the same.  I put the same number in mine though and they are just a little scrunched!  Do as you wish, it's your card!

This card uses my favorite DSP (Spice Cake) and the Gently Falling stamp set in More Mustard and Pool Party!  The base is 12X12 Pool Party textured card stock.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shotgun Wedding Card

Well, it's not really a "Shotgun Wedding" Card, it's more like a really fast card to whip up...somewhat like a shotgun wedding.  My husband and I dated for 6 weeks and then just decided to get married on a Monday morning.  Ha!  Talk about fast!  It makes for a great story though.  

About the card...I needed a VERY quick and easy card for a girl at work who is having a shower on Thursday.  I LOVE being in charge of that, but it seems like it's always at the worst time when I am busiest.  I got the inspiration for this card from The Village Stamper  I just loved it's simplicity and thought it would make a beautiful wedding shower card.  I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Flower Child MDS

Here are some pages that I've done in the last month or so.  I've been getting behind on my scrapbooking since school started back.  Hopefully, around Christmas break, I can catch back up again!  I'm sure all of you working moms know exactly what I'm talking about!  The first page was inspired by one of Heather Summers' pages.  I love looking to her for inspiration.  The second one is straight from the Downtown Grunge templates.  There are two VERY simple pages to recreate.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Christmas Lodge Hybrid

Okay...I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  I've been busy creating.  I've just finished making 180 Thanksgiving cards for my parents to send out to their clients.  It has consumed a lot of my time.
Here is a hybrid card I created using MDS. Can I just say...I LOVE MDS for card making!!!  I used the Christmas Lodge stamp set on MDS and made it slightly bigger so it would fit in the oval that I embossed around.  I took my Very Vanilla card stock to Copy Max and had them printed 4 to a page.  Then I off-centered an oval mat (for a 4 x 6 picture frame) that I bought at hobby lobby and stuck it to the embossing folder.  I ran some Champagne shimmer paint across the embossing folder, ran it through the Big Shot and voila!  Though you can't really see the shimmer paint in the picture, it DOES make a difference in person.  I'm sad to say another element that does not show up in the photo is the amazing Dazzling Details that I ran across the snowy rooftops.  Again, it's simply beautiful in person.

The sentiment is from the same set.  I cut a 1 x 4 in piece and stamped the sentiment in soft suede.  I punched the corners and daubed the sides.  Then I ran some soft suede ribbon behind and attached.  I just love the clean and simple look of it.  Please, let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Christmas CASE

This is a CASE from a card I first saw on Stampin' Connection.  I've since seen it virtually everywhere.  It is such a clean and simple, yet gorgeous card, I couldn't resist.  This stamp set lends itself beautifully to layering one sentiment on top of another.  Both of the bigger stamps in the set look wonderful on top of the star.  For those of you who don't already own the set, the star is filled with the lyrics of "Joy to the World". the nitty gritty...I stamped the star in Crumb Cake and then embossed the "Joy" in Cherry Cobbler.  The embossed portion at the bottom is done by painting the embossing folder (very gently) with champagne shimmer paint.  The effect is not apparent in the picture, but in person, it is just beautiful.  The two Very Vanilla pieces are divided with a piece of Cherry Cobbler punched out and then covered up with the NEW quilted ribbon.  Ahh!  I just love the way it adds such elegance to the card.  I hope you enjoy the card (if you haven't already seen a version of it elsewhere)  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Leaves

Well, this is a card inspired by one I saw on Stampin' Connection.  I changed it up quite a bit to suit my likings.  My parents have an insurance business in Las Vegas and I am responsible for making their greeting cards that they send out to their clients every year.  In years past, we haven't sent out Thanksgiving cards, but this year, that's what they wanted.  The card they are getting, doesn't have the sentiment on the front.  It has a personalized one inside that I custom ordered.  This one, however, has the sentiment from the same set as the leaves.
I love the look the two different embossing folders give this card.  I think it adds a touch of elegance to the card.  I am responsible for making 200, and I think I can.  Although it's quite a few steps.  The leaved are punched using the 1 inch square punch, so that makes it a little easier ;)  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Iced Coffee Pouches

Good morning.  We are finally getting into the swing of things.  My youngest has had an ear infection for a week, so sleeping, eating, and all else has been de-scheduled.  We are trying to get back into a routine, but it's almost impossible to push a 6 month old into anything she doesn't want to do.  Oh well.  
Here are some adorable pouches that I found.  I cannot remember where I got the inspiration, but I've changed them quite a bit since then.  The one on the left uses Soft Suede and Spice Cake DSP.  The one on the right uses Early Espresso and Pocketful of Posies DSP.  Quick dimensions:  The base is cut at 2 3/4 X 10 and scored at 7.  I ran the top part through the striped embossing folder (you can't see it in the picture, but it adds a lot to the pouch).  I used sticky strip to create the pouch and then wrapped the DSP around it.  The DSP is cut at 3X6.  I ran them through the Big Shot Ovals die to avoid having to cut them out and then used the new frames to create the ovals.  The inner oval is punched with the Extra Large Oval Punch (formerly known as the Wide Oval)  Both stamped images are from Morning Cup and they are stuck to the Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon with a safety pin from one of the embellishment kits...something Trinkets, perhaps.  Just the perfect size to stick a little iced coffee in and give as a little "happy" to someone!  Have a great day!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Retired Swap

As you all know, there's an abundance of retired product still out there.  For a demonstrator, the amount of retired merchandise is enormous.  Because we don't use it in any of our meetings or workshops, we are left with piles and stacks of leftovers.  I joined a swap on the Stampin' Connection where retired products are welcome.  I've been so busy creating...trying to make use of some of this stuff. The card stock is all current, the DSP and ribbon are just retired.  To create the image of the little girl (Greeting Card Kids), I stamped the image in StazOn ink on watercolor paper.  I used my watercolor pencils and a blender pen to create the watercolored look.  I hope you enjoy, and perhaps can make this card if you have stacks of old DSP!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The NEW Mini

Ladies and Gents, the new mini catalog is officially live!!!  You can go to my website and place your order now.  There are so many fun things to look at and play with, you won't be disappointed.  Don't delay!!! Click here for my SU! Site

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 206

This is my take on this week's fun round or square challenge.  I know that a 4 1/4 in card will fit in a regular A2 envelope, but I opted to make mine a 5 in square card.  I just love the new buttons that coordinate with the Spice Cake DSP (available Sep 1)  Here I used the Paisley Prints stamp set along with the new DSP.  I stamped the image in Soft Suede and then More Mustard after stamping off once.  The one leaf just looked too lonely on the card.   Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mojo 205

It seems as if Mojo is the only stamping I have time for since school started back.  Pretty soon, I'll get back into the swing of things.  I've been working on some really cool ideas for my stamp club, so I'll show those soon!  Although I didn't adhere to all of the elements of this week's sketch, I got pretty close.  I used the Frightful Sight DSP for the main rectangle.  Then I used cajun craze and basic black for the card base and layers.  It's a very simple take on the sketch, but I like it.  The sentiment is from Got Treats.  I looped  a skinny piece of cajun craze through the black button holes.  I hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 204

Well, can you tell I'm back at work?  Ha!  It's going to take some adjusting to get back into the swing of things.  I've been on maternity leave since March!  Waking up at 5:30 is a difficult thing.  Here is my take on the Mojo challenge this week.  Although I didn't include all of the elements, I'm pretty happy with the outcome.  This uses SU's new Frightful Sight DSP.  It has a lot of fun patterns that could go for things other than Halloween as well.  The stamp is from Greeting Card Kids.  I always hesitate to get stamps that need to be colored in, but this one came together pretty quickly.  I tried first with pastels, but decided I liked the look of the markers better.  I used SU's new striped embossing folder on the piece of Old Olive card stock.  I really like the depth of the texture.  I cut my circle with the Circle Scissors Plus in order to get one the perfect size.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 203

So I'm a little late this week for my Mojo challenge, but the kids went back to school today, so my priorities were with them this morning.  I'm pleased to say that they both had a wonderful first day.  I've got one more day before I go back to work, so I'm going to spend it with my youngest and love her up before sending her to daycare on Wednesday :(.

This is my take on this week's sketch.  I used Just Add Cake DSP and So Saffron and Peach Parfait card stock.  I love the bright colors.  It's just an all around happy card.  The stamp set I used for the hot air balloon was Up, Up, and Away.  The sentiment was from Under the Big top.  Though I love the elephant on the stamp, I colored it in with markers because I only wanted the words.  The ribbon is retired So Saffron from a ribbon bundle from SAB years ago!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tea with a Domestic Goddess

Well, well, well...who wouldn't love to have nothing better to do all day than create that many dishes drinking tea?  Ha!  I am in love with this Domestic Goddess DSP and I couldn't wait to find an appropriate time to use it.  My stamp club is doing a sketch challenge each month.  I send them the sketch, and then they create something wonderful and bring it to the next meeting.  I came up with this idea instead of doing swaps.  Many of us are way to busy to make 10 of the same card each month.  This way, they can all share their take on the very same sketch.  Everyone will be bringing their cameras on Sunday to see everybody else's ideas.  Isn't that fun?  Well, this is my take on the sketch.  Everything on this card is current including the adorable little oval punch at the bottom. (It made it over from one of the minis, and I'm so happy).  
On to the card...I used Domestic Goddess DSP and the Morning Cup stamp set.  I colored the tea cups in with Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  I used the Petal Card double punch for the little envelope which holds a 1 inch square "popping" out with a mini clothespin.  Very easy to re-create!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 202

Wow...sorry I've been a little MIA.  This is our last week of summer and it's like we are going in hyper speed ALL the time to get everything done we've been putting off all summer long.  My two oldest go back to school Monday, but I don't have to go back until the 10th!  So I'll have two days alone with the baby of the bunch before she starts daycare!  I'm so sad, but it's for the best!  She's been giving the poor ladies at church a run for their money all summer. the card.  This is my take on this week's challenge.  This card features one of the new DSPs in the catalog which I simply love.  It's called Big Top Birthday and it lends itself to perfectly coincide with stamp sets such as Under the Big Top, Pennant Parade, and Up, Up, and Away (which is the one I used for the sentiment).  It's so cheery and perfect for a birthday card or any card for a child!  I used Tempting Turquoise grosgrain (which WAS retired, but came back)  and Real Red grosgrain (which is newly retired) I just love it and I hope you do too!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 201

This is my take on this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  I never made it back to complete last week's sketch.  I think sometimes, everyone can be a little stumped.  I used Stampin' Up! Mocha Specialty DSP for this card.  There's very little stamping.  I thought the colors and the brushed gold would be perfect for a wedding card.  I just love the way it turned out.  The sentiment is from Tiny Tags.  I stamped the vine in soft suede by stamping it off once to lighten the color.  The "Mr. and Mrs." is in Early Espresso.  I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just Add Everything here's my accident of the day.  (I'm sure it won't be the only one).  I started making this card on Monday attempting the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for the week. However, I didn't like what I was creating AT ALL.  So I just said to myself that I don't have to stick to the sketch, I just need to go with it!  So this is what I ended up with, and it's nowhere near the sketch.  Maybe later this week, I'll come back to it with fresh eyes and create something marvelous.  But alas, until then, this is what I've got.  I actually love the way it turned out.  I used the Just Add Cake DSP and then punched a circle out from the same paper (opposite side).  I daubed the edges in Early Espresso and tore the corner.  The sentiment comes from the Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess set.  The sentiment is clipped on with a clip from the Clips Assortment.  I also have a piece of Early Espresso ribbon wrapped around to finish it off.  I hope you enjoy...maybe I'll get back to Mojo!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Doily Waterfall

Have you ever seen a Doily Waterfall?  Ha!  Sometimes I'm so delirious, I think I'm much funnier than I really am.  For those of you who don't know, this is called a waterfall card. 

The reason it's called that is because it cascades much like a waterfall like these pictures here.  I did not come up with this at all.  Here's a tutorial if you'd like to recreate a card similar to this one.  It looks a lot more difficult than it really is.  It's a lot of cutting and scoring, but other than that, it's simple.  Okay, so back to the card.  I made it using the new Doily set and two of the new In Colors.  Here we have Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I really love how they compliment each other.  I also used Vintage brads and Very Vanilla ribbon.  I love how it turned out!  Don't you?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pennant Birthday is another card from my stamp club last week.  I apologize for the quality of the card in the photo.  It got a little wear and tear from my meeting on Sunday.  This, I confess is a CASE from Dacia Smith.  Thank you Dacia.  It's a very simple card to create, the only pain is the cleaning of the stamps between stamping.  This shows 3 of the new in colors. Every year it takes me a little while to get used to the new colors, but every year, I grow to love them.  Thanks for looking...and hop over to Dacia's blog.  It's great!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Motorcycle Love

Fun title, eh? Okay, okay...corny, but nonetheless appropriate.  I used the now retired Love Letter DSP, and there's obviously a motorcycle.  Hence, "Motorcycle Love".  Hey, I bet Tami White would appreciate it!  Back to the card, I used an OLD Mojo sketch to get me started and off I went.  My husband has a motorcycle that he doesn't get to ride often, so this is dedicated to him.  The "wish big" is for him to get a little more riding time.  I embossed the motorcycle and I think the rest speaks for itself.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Paisley Thanks

Here is a VERY simple card using the Paisley Petals DSP.  I used this card for my stamp club on Sunday.  I can honestly say, I don't think I've ever used Bravo Burgundy or Always Artichoke for one of my stamp clubs.  Neither color was one that I readily used EVER.  However, I've found a new love for those colors in a card such as this one.  I used the Wonderfully Worn background stamp and punched the Fancy Flower out of Bravo Burgundy that's been run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  All is daubed with Bravo Burgundy.  The sentiment is stamped inside one of the frames from Four Frames and punched with the Decorative Label.  I think typing the description actually took longer than creating the card ;)  I hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 11, 2011

MOJO Monday Challenge 190

This is my take on this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  This uses the new Flirtatious Specialty DSP.  I cut out the doilies from the paper, and voila!  The white one at the top is the back side of the DSP.  And guess what else I did??  I colored the pearl in the top right corner with a pink sharpie.  It's so close to Melon Mambo, I just had to go with it.  I used the tulip border embossing folder and whisper white satin ribbon.  The stamp is from Pendant Park!  I hope you enjoy it!  

Friday, July 8, 2011

MDS Updates and FREE Template

Ladies and Gentlemen...Have I got some news for you.  Digital Studio is offering some great things now that the new catalog has come out.  There are so many wonderful new downloads available for all of you digital scrappers.  Simply go to this link to get your FREE color updates.  This includes all of the wonderful new in colors.  Follow the instructions on the page and you'll have your new colors in no time.  If you scroll down a little further, there are the update for 2010 in colors as well (in case you're a little behind) Another wonderful thing that Stampin' Up! is offering is the template for this adorable card...for FREE!!!  Click here to download your template immediately!  If you don't have MDS, click go to my Stampin' Up! website and order it now.

Love Letter Thank You

This entire card is RETIRED and I am so sad.  I always try to create as many cards as I can using retired paper after the new catalog comes out.  Wast not, Want not.  It's funny that while products are current, I don't want to use them up because I may need them someday (ha ha).  As soon as they retire, I throw my hands up in the air and get creative.  I'm less afraid of "wasting" any of it.  I know some of you can relate.  This is using up some of my Love Letter DSP and an old sentiment.  I also used a now retired background stamp.  Once again, you could change the sentiment to almost anything and it would work on this card.  My next post will be current...I promise.  I'm having my July meeting on Sunday and I'll post those projects soon.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Soft Flower Sorry

Hello everyone...sorry for the delay in posts.  Summer is tough for me.  The two older kids have been away at camp for two weeks and then the whole family spent time with my in-laws for the 4th!  Now we're back and we're trying to get in all of the doctors appointments done before school starts.  My youngest is getting her 4 month shots tomorrow.  I'm going to be a wreck!  
Ok, about the card...This is a CASE from Melissa O.  I just love going to her for inspiration.  I needed a card for my grandma whose sister passed away.  I wanted something soft and elegant.  I made several and changed up the sentiment.  I just love the versatility of this card.  This card uses the Bigz flower die.  It's so simple to create something beautiful (even if it's monochromatic).  I used the Blushing Bride DSP, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, and Very Vanilla.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

MDS Country Style

I just love the Downtown Grunge download...I can always find a use for it, especially with outdoorsy pages.  Other downloads used in these two pages are Vintage Overlays, Rough Type Alphabet, Torn Edges, and Extreme Elements.  Don't you just love the mud splats on the page?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Birthday Celebrations

Here is a FUN birthday card using something old and something new.  This DSP is retiring at the end of this month.  I just loved using it for kids' birthday cards.  It's bright and fun...just like we were when we were kids ;)  The stamp used on this card is from one of the new hostess sets in the new catalog.  It's an 11 piece birthday set guaranteeing you the perfect sentiment for anyone's birthday.  The set is called Happiest Birthday Wishes.  This will be available July first.  Book a workshop after July 1 and it could be yours!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 196

This is my take on this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  I'm using Elegant Soiree DSP (Retires at the end of this month) which is one of my favorites.  It's one of those pack where I LOVE every side of every sheet in the package.  I've decided I need to use it up to make room for all of the new stuff!  In addition to the DSP, I only used Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.  Sympathy cards need to be simple and elegant, and I think I've achieved that!  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

CAS Thank You

So, here's a very clean and simple card that could be used for almost anything.  I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set from the summer mini that will also be in the new catalog.  The sentiment is from a SAB set that is no longer available.  The colors here are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.  Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Day At The Park


These are the two pages I did when we took the kids to the Dream Playground in Harlan, IA.  We had so much fun just playing around.  Again...I used the Woodland Walk DSP and tried to keep the pages similar so when they open, they look cohesive.  (Now that I'm back in town, my posts will include cards as well featuring some of the wonderful new products.)  Stay tuned for more MDS and Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 products!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Shelby Farms MDS

On a whim, we decided to go check out a trail  had never been on before in Shelby Farms.  These are the times I am so grateful my phone takes photos.  I created this page using Woodland Walk DSP.  It works so well for anything outdoorsy.  I hope you enjoy watching this scrapbook...and my expertise grow together ;)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Digital Studio I've done some experimenting in the past with MDS, but I never really had the time to play around with it.  I made a scrapbook last summer using one of the predesigned templates and loved it.  It was so user friendly.  Though I'd love to do that again, I am challenging myself to come up with a scrapbook BY MYSELF!  I'm creative, I can do it...right?  Well, here's the cover.  Hopefully, I'll get more detailed as I get more experience, but for right now, I really like this.  I don't want something that's too wild or modern that I look back on in ten years with the same attitude many have towards blue eye shadow and shoulder pads.  "Hey, it was cool at the time!"  Boy, are we smarter now!
About the MDS...though you can't see it well in the photo, there is a distressed background done in Baja Breeze.  I'm hoping that when it prints, it shows up much clearer.  Since this is the cover, I didn't want anything too busy.  I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Little Something CASEd

This card is NOT my creation at all.  This card I CASEd from Mary Fish!  I love her.  I just love her color combinations and her wonderful eye for creative cards.  Go visit her blog if you haven't before.  She's amazing.  For this, I used Basic Black, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White.  Don't you just love the new punch?  I can't stop using it!  Enjoy!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thanks Twelve Times

This card is so simple!  I got the color combination from the Build A Bear DSP.  The base is Poppy Parade, with a layer of So Saffron.  I used Pretty Postage and the coordinating punch from the summer mini.  Clean and Simple!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Flower Fest Thanks

The thing I love most about stamp sets like this one is that there's no need for DSP! It's so easy to create your own with ANY colors! For this, I used Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Basic Black! The sentiment is from the summer mini.  The ribbon is black satin that is scrunched by fraying the end and pulling one strand slowly.  It takes a little practice, but once you get it, it comes really easily. I adhered it on with sticky strip. So fun!