Monday, August 29, 2011

Is it Monday already?

Why does the weekend go by so quickly?

Today's card is a very feminine card but full of so many textures I think a guy would find it interesting or at least I hope so. I used the "wrong" side of the Elegant Lines Embossing folder and on top of the white panel on the front used butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, popped up on dimensionals. A couple rhinestones and it really sparkles in real life.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to my favorite Aunt.

Last week my favorite aunt had a BIG birthday and we surprised her by driving up to Columbus and meeting her whole family at their favorite restaurant. She was definitely surprised and we loved surprising her and getting to see everyone. This was the card I made to send to her so she wouldn't suspect anything. Inside I wrote I was sorry I wouldn't get to see her on her BIG day but I would see her soon at our family reunion. Icing on the cake for the best surprise I have pulled off in a long time.

The base of this card is Stampin' Up! 's Natural Ivory, it is a heavier weight card stock and makes for a card that will hold up better.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Busy, busy week

Such a busy week but there is always time for a little stampin'. We had a great time last night at Stampin' at the Bookstore, stay tuned for our new location as the bookstore has now officially closed. This card is another monochromatic card using the beautiful In Color, Wondering Wisteria.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Butterfly Thank You

I recently dabbled in making monochromatic cards and using my new favorite set, Creative Elements I quickly made this card. It uses my favorite color Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lovely As A Tree

I think Lovely As A Tree may be my favorite all time stamp set. No matter what I do with this stamp it always makes my cards beautiful. This one is stamped with River Rock and distressed around the edges with the same ink color. See the ripped part on the upper left? Yep, big boo boo there just hidden by making this card a vintage type card. No mistake here only room for improvements. The background is from the First Editions Speciality Paper and the strip behind the stamped image is from the Neutrals Paper Pack.

Don't forget you still have time to take advantage of Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper sale. buy 3 get one free!!! Contact me to place your order today or click on the right hand side of this blog to order online.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hello Kitty

Kaylee's roomie, Angela, just had a birthday and I found out she likes Hello Kitty stuff so I set out to find out a way to make a Hello Kitty card just for her. This card uses all SU! punches and is set under an awning made with another punch. Enjoy!

Thanks to Lynn Pratt for the inspiration for this card.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hired an assistant

In hopes that I can keep up with this blog and my Stampin' business I have hired an assistant. She will come in one day a week and take photos for this blog and hopefully straighten up my always chaotic stampin' sanctuary. Of course if she finds a real job I will once again be on my own.

Today's post is a mini cupcake stand ( or mini brownie in this case ) that I have seen posted in all sorts of places. It is made using the Butterfly Embosslit folded in half and glued together. I punched out the scallop top and attached with mini glue dots. The stamp used is one of the single stamps in the front of the catalog. And because I think almost everything I make is worthy of keeping forever, I punched out a circle from a window sheet to protect the top.

Technique Club meets tomorrow night and I am making each of the club members one with a brownie on top. See, membership has its privileges.