Monday, July 25, 2011

All in the Family thank you card

Here's a thank you card that I made for some friends that took care of our dog while we were away on vacation. We have a dog that happens to be very needy and not friendly with other dogs. We found out the hard way that we shouldn't leave her in a kennel, as we did that once just for the weekend, and the poor thing was just shaking so much when we got her back. She just can't handle all the barking. Ever since that day we always try to find someone to stay at our house (and they must spend the night here, or she'll poop everywhere!). This time we couldn't find anyone, and luckily some friends agreed to take her to their house (and they have a dog, which was challenging at first, but after fighting once they figured out some sort of understanding).
I love the All in the Family set, but it can be challenging when trying to stamp three people in a card. The stamp-a-ma-jig is a must with this set! The flowers used are from the retired pretties kit, and I just pressed them directly onto the ink pads. The same thing can be done with the paper daisies found in the current catalog. They are on my wish list. :)

Stamp sets: All in the Family and Family Phrases (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise.
Ink: Staz On Black, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango.
Markers: Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake.
Other: Patterns Designer Series paper stack - Brights, Certainly Celery Taffeta ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig, pretties kit.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Swaps received

I forgot that I had a blog! LOL! Life has been just incredibly busy around here! I haven't worked on new things for a while, but I do have pictures from the swaps that I received back a long time ago... I know that some of the stamp sets used are gone, since they were from the Sale-a-bration and Occasions Mini catalogs, but I hope that you might still be able to case some of them. Thanks for vising, and have a great day!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Valentine's day treats

I know that Valentine's day was a few weeks ago, but I wanted to share what I made for my kids' teachers and classmates.

I LOVED making these nugget bags. I cased the idea from Heidi and they were just so cute. I used the designer series paper from last year's sale-a-bration and melon mambo and regal rose cardstock.

For the kids I created a wrapper to go around some organic lollipops. I stamped the heart from the stamp set I {heart} Hearts on Whisper White cardstock with Real Red ink, then punched the image using the full heart punch.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Swap card

Here's the card that I made for the swap. I used the Create a Cupcake stamp set and the cupcake punch that are available in the Occasions Mini catalog. One thing I like about clear mount stamps is that you can mount more than one stamp to the block. On the card above I mounted both cupcake liners and the birthday sentiment to my block at the same time. That allowed me to make 30 cards lined up the same way (and also in less time than if I had to stamp everything individually). I also used the Color Coach to come up with the color combination. I LOVE the Color Coach! It's a must have tool for anyone who has trouble matching colors (that would be me!).

Stamp set: Create a Cupcake
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Regal Rose
Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Regal Rose
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Color Coach, Dimensionals, Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon

Friday, December 31, 2010

Anniversary Card

Stampin Up is doing a challenge where new demonstrators have to create a card using only items from their starter kit. Unfortunately for me, most of the items in my starter kit ended up being discontinued (I joined before the color renovation). So, I was very limited in what I could use... The I {Heart} Hearts was the best stamp set from my kit, so I decided to make an anniversary card. It was very hard for me not to be allowed to use any ribbon or punches...My kit also didn't come with any black cardstock, so I just rubbed my whisper white cardstock on my basic black ink pad and made my own black paper (and now I need to order a basic black reinker...). Some of the newer demonstrators did receive some ribbon and buttons in their starter kits so I know I don't stand much of a chance. But it was still fun to be challenged and have to come up with something new. I'm glad that SU changed the starter kit this past July. Anyone joining now gets a better variety of products than I did when I joined (not that I'm complaining, I got lots of great products too!).
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year!

Stamp sets: I {Heart} Hearts and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White and Real Red
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Versamark

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Another Christmas card

Wow, I have really been MIA, haven't I? Here is another Christmas card that I made. I was trying to come up with a card that didn't use any ribbon (it's kind of hard for me to do that!).

Stamp sets: Jolly Bingo Bits and Christmas Punch (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Scallop Square Extra-Large, 2" x 1-3/8" Oval Extra-Large, 1" Square punch (non SU)
Other: Petals-a-Plenty big shot embossing folder, dimensionals.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Birthday Card

This week was my husband's 30th birthday, and I wanted to make a special card for him. I knew that I wanted to make a pop up with three levels and put 30 candles in it. I wasn't really sure how to go about it, though. I searched the internet but could not find instructions for a pop up like I was picturing , so I ended up creating 3 "steps" for the inside of the card and glued them in. There are 5 candles on the top step, 10 on the second, and 15 on the 3rd, for a total of 30. The candles were cut using the celebrations cricut cartridge; the "30" on the inside was cut using the designer's calendar cartridge, and the balloons on the front were made with two stamps from Stampin Up's Playful Pieces stamp set. I could have done a better job on the front of the card, but I didn't have much time, since the inside took so long! (And the reason for the envelope in the picture is to cover up my personal message to him - I forgot to take a picture before I wrote in it!)
Thanks for looking!