Friday, February 25, 2011

A Bright card to chase the dreary away!!

Hi all welcome back! Well it is a rainy dreary Friday but I thought a bright and fun birthday card might cheer me up!! I love the brights family there is not a color in there I don't love, love, love.... I could say that about most of the families, he he. I do make the Brights my go to usually. March is such a busy month for birthdays my hubby, my father-in-law, 3 of my friends, my aunt, and two of our friends kid's. I think that is all, but I probably forgot someone.... Well with all those different birthdays I am going to need a lot of cards, so this was what I started with!! Not sure who if anyone will get it, but we shall see!! Here are the details on the card.
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Mellon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Stamp Set (s): Button, Button, Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffoil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Bigz Die Scallop Squares Duo, Large Scallop Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearls, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, and Dimensionals.
I hope you like the card and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I plan to be back on Monday with some cards I am making over the weekend!! Have a great day!!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Today, where were you one year ago??

Good Thursday Morning!!
Well I am back again with another card I made. Before I get to that I just wanted to announce that one year ago today I became a Stampin' Up demonstrator!! WOOOO HOOOO. Wow, I can hardly believe it has been that long. I have so much more I want to learn and do, but I am having so much fun!! It has been such a wonderful ride! I have met so many wonderful people and made some great new friends! Too many to mention here, but Frances and Becky and the SuPURR StamPurrs you know who you are! I actually got to stamp with some of them yesterday and celebrate a new friend's birthday!! Happy Birthday TJ, I hope it is as wonderful as you are!! We have such a great time getting together, and the ladies are so talented I learn so much from them! Thanks Julie, TJ, Cathleen, Joyce and Karin for letting be in your group!!! Ok so on to the card, it was made for my mother-in-law to give to a friend of hers so she wanted something pretty and happy and feminine! I love this! How do you think I did??

Paper: Whisper White, Concord Crush
Stamp Set(s): Elements of Style
Ink: Concord Crush Classic Ink
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Snail Adhesive.

I have recently come to love the concord crush, it is such a rich color and I can never choose a favorite color but the concord crush is right in the running with so many others. :) I hope you all have a great day and are able to stamp something!!! I will be back tomorrow with a birthday card!!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thinking Spring, please come back

Good Morning!

Well I knew it was too good to be true. Our lovely run of spring-like weather has gone away. It was 77 degrees here on Friday, and now we have a dusting of snow on the ground! WHAT??? Oh I can dream of warmer sunny weather and that is what inspired this card. I needed a thinking of you card and these colors seemed happy and sunny! Here is what I used on this card:

Stamps: Apple Blossoms (Level 2 Hostess), Kind and Caring Thoughts (retired, sorry)
Paper: Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz Cardstock, Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper.
Ink: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Pizazz Classic Ink
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Decorative Label Punch

Pretty basic and simple but I think it is really cute and fun!! I hope you enjoyed it, and I will be back Thursday with a card I made that is so bright you will want your sunglasses!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and stay warm and dry and lets all try and think and hope real hard for some warmer and sunny springtime weather!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Monday Everyone!

Happy President's Day and to those of you who have the day off I hope you enjoy it!! I hope everyone had a great weekend, ours was great here on the Mid-Atlantic coast, pretty windy on Saturday but the sun was shinning and it wasn't freezing cold so I will take it!! We had a nice weekend and had a great time at our friends' Daytona 500 party yesterday. I decided I needed to be done sharing the Valentine's Day cards and thought I would share this card I made for my hubby's aunt and uncle to celebrate their 55th Wedding Anniversary. They are such lovely people and a real testament to for better or worse and in sickness and in heath. So I thought they needed a pretty special card! I love the Baroque Motifs stamp set and use it on lots of stuff, including our friend's weeding invites ( I will share a sample later this week or next once I finish them for her). So here are the details on this card:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Versa Mark, Gold Encore Ink (I know it's retired, so I just used it n the sentiment :))
Accessories: Black Embossing powder, gold embossing powder, clear rhinestone brads, basic rhinestones, modern label punch, embossing buddy, dimensionals and snail adhesive.

I hope you liked this card, I was going for elegant yet simple, I didn't want to overdo it since it had to go through the US Mail and I didn't want stuff mangled and damaged. Do Happy 55th Aunt Jeanette and Uncle Bruce, I hope it was as wonderful as you two are!! I hope you all enjoyed the card and we will see you back tomorrow with a new card!! Have a great Monday!!!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Thursday!!

I am back with a card I made for my best friends! I wanted to give them a card for Valentine's Day and I saw something like this online (sorry I didn't note the name, if you know I will certainly give credit) and I changed it up a bit and this is what I came up with. I did the inlaid embossing technique and it turned out so cute!! They liked the card and that is ultimately what matters! I made a couple other different cards and I will share them here later this week.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Mambo Melon, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red

Ink: Mambo Melon

Stamp Sets: Valentine Defined from the Occasion's Mini Catalog

Accessories: Heart to Heart Extra Large Punch, Full Heart Extra Large Punch, Small Heart Punch, Pinking Hearts Border, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Vintage Brad, Sticky Strip, Snail and Dimensionals.

Well I will say bye for now but I will be back tomorrow with the Valentine's Day card I made for my hubby. Have a great day and see you tomorrow!!


Howdy!!!! How is everyone out in blog world doing??? I know I was MIA for about 2 months there but please forgive me. The holidays came and wet fast and furious, then January was crazy with work and family stuff, and I decided to go back and finish my degree and classes started late January, but all is well. I may not have been putting it on here, but I have found some time to make some great cards and projects I can't wait to share!! So I will get on with it. The project you see here was a gift card holder I made. I loved the colors and getting to use the beautiful DSP!! I saw a picture of one and wondered if I could make one and over all I think it turned out pretty great!! I was very happy with it. Here is what I used:

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings, Cute by the Inch (Hostess Set)
Accessories: Love Letters DSP, Eyelet Border, 1" Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Square Extra Large Punch, 1 3/8" Square Extra Large Punch, Very Vanilla and Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet, Sticky Strip, Snail and Dimensionals.

I hope you like it!!! I will be back tomorrow with a card I made for Valentine's Day!!