Monday, May 31, 2010

OWH Bloghop!




I was viewing the Operation Write Home blog hop earlier today and was inspired to make a couple of cards to donate. Here's what I came up with-

The card on top was created with the Oval All stamp set, the small star punch, the scallop oval punch, Night of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White Card Stock from SU. The ribbon is 1/4" Night of Navy. The DSP is unknown, but was given to me by a good friend-so I put it to good use. I also pulled out my Burgundy Stickles.

The bottom card was created using my white gel pen, paper piercing tool and mat pack, Scallop Square Punch, Whisper White, Real Red and Night of Navy Card Stock, and the Elegant Thank You from SU.

I sure appreciate the sacrifice and hard work our troops do to keep us safe over here :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Flippin' Scrapbook Baby Boy







I have a pattern for this flip flop scrapbook, but unfortunately didn't save the link when I printed out the directions, and the tutorial does not have the name of the person who originally made it. If you know who's creation this is, please let me know so I can give them the credit! Everyone I show these to loves them. They are super easy to make using less than 5 sheets of card stock and scrapbook paper.

This one was created using Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White Card Stock, and Sweet Pea DSP.

Stamps used: Animal Crackers, Beautiful Baby, and Full of Life

Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Stayz-On Black

Stampin' Write Markers: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Soft Suede

Accessories: Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Small Star Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive Satin Ribbon

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Awash with Watercolors!



This card was inspired by one Sophia Landry posted on Andrea Walford's Blog. I love following their blog, they update so often and are an amazing source of inspiration.

This card was created with left over and retired Sweet Pea DSP, Stayz-On Black ink pad, Aqua Pens, Real Red and Old Olive ink.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Customer Appreciation Gifts




These started out with the idea that I would get a little prepared for the summer ahead of time, by making these for my co-workers now. They then evolved into Thank You's for the Cafeteria ladies at Emma's school and then into 'Thank You' Gifts I am handing out to my customers who placed orders with me last week. I am filling them with ribbon samples and punches that can be used to create Patriotic cards or scrapbook pages. Call me to place your order today - and you can have one too!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Shabby Chic



Now that I have my own "studio" set up, I have really been able to organize my supplies - including my pictures. Being this organized has made catching up on my scrapbooking a breeze.

The other day I was going through a box of retired DSP, and came across half a pack of Bella Rose. I loved this paper and I'm thrilled that Pink Pirouette is making a return. Today I realized that the pack of Shabby Chic style fabric I recently bought for Big Shot projects would coordinate perfectly with the Bella Rose and Pink Pirouette. I also picked up some pale pink crocheted ribbon at Joanne's the other day and that paired perfectly with my last bit of Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon. I normally try to use only SU products on my blog, but since Stampin' Up! doesn't carry crochet ribbon, I thought it would be okay to use it just this once...I am holding out hope that there will be some in the soon to be released 2010-2011 IBC.

But back to the Shabby Chic Big Shot flowers - aren't they darling? If I had to pick a favorite style, this would be it!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tons of Patterns






As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I have access to dozens of patterns and tutorials for FREE! All of these can be modified for shower favors, gifts, and random acts of kindness. If you are planning a special event call me and we can sit together to custom design something to fit your needs!

Basket Raffle



The Texas Roadhouse is allowing our school to host a fundraiser there. We are able to set up a table to raffle off items, and have been told that the schools who put the most effort into their items make a 'killing'. So not to be outdone - we have been working our tails off to gather some really great prizes! Here is the basket I created for the raffle!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cute As A Bug



What says Summer more than a red and black ladybug inspired card? I have had this set since last August - can you believe it was the first time I used it?

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Easel Desk Set



I needed a quick and fun project to do this morning - and decided to make this desk set for my office. Then I thought it would be a fun surprise for a coworker - so maybe it won't make it to my desk after all...

This project is Stampin' Up Only and was inspired by Kelly Mayou. To make it I modified an easel card based on the tutorial that can be found at SCS and used some of my left over Sweet Pea DSP, Sweet Pea Flowers, Flower Fusion, Pumpkin Pie ink, card stock and ribbon. The stamped image on the pad is from the Eastern Blooms Stamp Set, though I could easily have pictured Cheep Talk bird or whimsical owl like the one from the retired Love Bandit set.

Hang in there my bloggy friends the weekend is almost here!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Fur Baby



I know this is supposed to be my Stampin' Up! Blog, but since it's just about Mother's Day I had to share this picture from last fall of our newest baby. I just love this face!!

Congrats Grad



When you don't have what you absolutely need, it's sometimes easy to improvise! I don't currently own any Graduation Stamps, so for this card I used the Well Scripted stamp set that is now retired, and created my own hat using a 2 1/2" square of Basic Black Card Stock and an additional strip underneath to lift it from the page. I then attached a handmade tassel to the top using a glue dot, and stuck the whole thing on the front of the card with Sticky Strip. I finished it off with two crystal brads and a spray of Silver Shimmer Paint. Super Easy!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend Sketch Challenge


This weekend I chose to create a Scrapbook page using a sketch by Ingild Bolme. If you have never been to her webpage I would highly recommend visiting this weekend. Her work is amazing!

You can view her artwork at www.ingvildbolme.com or click on the link under blogs I follow.

A Little Card Candy



This past week I gave away some card candy to a fan on my Facebook page. Hannah will be receiving the Flower Lines Stamp Set, and some DSP samples. I added in a teeny bit of Card Candy to go with it all.

I also had a brainstorm while I was packaging this all up to send out. I included some pages from old Minis that I had left over just for inspiration. I can't wait to see what she creates with her samples!

Baby Card



This card was created for a baby shower. I used Animal Crackers from Stampin'Up!for the Image. This set is so versatile I have used the images to make Christmas Cards, Valentines, and Birthdays. I may even use it for a scrapbook camp project.

Paper:

Barely Banana
Bashful Blue
Whisper White
Sweet Pea DSP

Ink:

Barely Banana
Bashful Blue
Stayz On Black

Accessories:
1/2" circle punch
Large Oval Punch
Glue Dots
Scallop Trim Border
Stampin' Write Markers
Taffeta Ribbon