Sunday, April 29, 2012

Girly cards, cards, cards!! 1 of 7

Hi all
Well I'm still stumping around on this dumb boot ...hopefully, I will get rid of it in about two weeks.  But it hasn't kept me from working or playing with my favorite stamps and my big shot.  So after a weekend of rest (dragging this boot around has proven to be more exhausting than I would have expected) we had stamp class today.  But the projects I am starting to share today are from a couple of week ago!!

This particular die cut is not from Stampin' Up! but the designer series paper is.  Stampin' Up! has released the Retiring stamp and accessories list.  It will be sad to see some great products go.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Birthday #7 of 8

Hi all
Today I want to share a cute and simple card that was inspired by one made by Dawn Olchefske.

I switched up the greeting and added the pom pom bangle at the top. Fun!!
This card is so simple but cheerful ...would be great for any joyful celebration, but especially for birthdays!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Birthday #6 of 8

Hi all
Sometimes, I try to make a point of including cards that use minimal supplies.

As a stamp lover, I enjoy all the many items available in my stamp room, colors, papers,accessories and tools, but I know that some others are less passionate about stampin or are working from a tighter budget, so today I am sharing a card inspired by Dawn Olchefske.  Monochromatic, for the most part.  The splash of color in the ribbon takes it up an notch in interest I think.

PS  Several of yo'al at my last stampin class expressed disappointment that you could not get some of the bigger buttons SU previously sold.  Although I do not see the large flat buttons, there are new listings on the clearance rack (which you can access from my SU site  which include some of the buttons from recent minis...check it out!!

Please note I had to postpone the class originally scheduled for today until Sunday.  We'd be happy to have you with us.  Great cards!!!  You must register by Thursday evening.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Birthday #5 of 8

Hi all
Today I have a fun card for you that is focused on the guys in your life.  This card could easily be used for any guy occasion, including birthdays or father's day.

The plaid screams guy for me. 

 In my house, if something is mechanical, it definitely catches the eye of my guys so I decided to do the peek a boo window on this card.  With the window on the front, this card didn't really need an inside so instead of putting a back on it (hinged), I left it just a front ...but look what I did on the back....

The envelope is perfect to hold the gift card for your guy!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Birthday #4 of 8

Hi all
Today I want to show you my interpretation of a card made by Lee Ann Greff.  The Paisley Petal DSP reminds me of Williamsburg; regal colors.  With that in mind, I went with the Bravo Burgundy and threw in the neutral river rock and popped it out with the retired color, Barely Banana.  I love it.

 There is lots of dimension in this card with the multiple layers and the impressed tulips around the edges.  Nice!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Birthday #3 of 8

Hi Stampers!
Even if you are not a seamstress, using the luscious Stampin Up! fabric is such fun! 

My sewing machine is buried in my garage...but I turned to my Big Shot to make use of the Twitterpated fabric for this card.  I put a stiffener behind the fabric before I die cut it with my Big Shot.  The fabric button is perfect on this card and the color is echoed in the pleated ribbon.  This card is tweaked from one made by Mary Brown, a wonderful stamper whose work always catches my eye!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Birthday #2 of 8

Hi all
The Pool Party color is such a fresh look it!!!!

This card was inspired by some I had seen on the internet.  It is such a simple design to have the vertical lines of the card expressed through the border on the left, the ribbon, the repeating design in the middle and the border trim on the right.  Because of these vertical lines, I chose to use an oval in the bottom right corner for the greeting.  Fun!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

birthday cards #1 of 8

Well, I am a bit behind in my posting so I am going back to March to begin to show you my Happy Birthday projects.  Hope you are inspired!!

The first project is a variation of MANY cards that have been posted on blogs.  I think the blushing bride and pear pizzazz combination is yummy!  The coloring was done with the aqua painter, such a great way to accomplish watercoloring!  Have you tried it?

This card uses the Apothecary Art stamp set is from the current mini catalog which expires at the end of April.  It makes fabulous cards, especially when you pair it with the Label Collection Framelits and Big Shot.  SOOO easy to use.  Hope Stampin' Up! comes up with another set of Framelits that are staggered with the ones in this set for tighter layers.  I always find the Textured Impressions Elegant Lines Folders add such an element of class to any card.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

St Patick's Day treat

Hi all
Well spring break is flying by - not a big vacation time for me but I am getting important things done and peppering each day with visits with good favorite way to spend vacation.  Had a yummy lunch yesterday with two lovely ladies.  Hi, Peggy and Terry!!  Enjoyed our visit... even if Friday's wished that we had not stayed so long.  Terry even did a little paper crafting while there!  See that, you can do it anywhere!  Come to think of it, that lunch lasted REALLY long as I ate the left overs today for lunch!!  Yummy AGAIN!  Thank you Terry for treating sweet!  Your company really was treat enough.

Here is the St Patrick's Day treat I made for my coworkers at my two schools - also gave some to my book club ladies and to the ladies at the retreat we did on Saturday.

Wanted to mention that my book club graciously accepted my recommendation to read (or re-read) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.  Wonderful book....Such a lovely story even though it was about a desperately poor Irish family scraping by in the early 1900's.  Read it!!  Thanks to the club ladies for helping me "lead" the discussion.