Friday, March 28, 2008

Hello Spring!

I don't know about you, but I am SO ready for spring! This simple card uses the flower from the Always set. I just stamped it in Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and So Saffron. Then I added brads. The hardware is the new Styled Silver in the Occasions mini. Love that hardware. The little "hello" is from the Fundamental Phrases ... a set I use probably most often for my sentiments. Most of them fit in the word window too, which makes them nice.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday Moments!

Hello again ... good grief at this rate you'll give up on me sharing any ideas, since it's been a week between posts. Sorry ... just a bit occupied around here with "life" and my upcoming SAS. And since that's about all I've accomplished, I had to dig to find something to share with you today.

This is a card I just did in bulk for my aunt's recent order for the Stamp a Child Home project. My "rules" for her generally are "hearts and glitter". I thought I'd used up all of my heart options until I remembered that the Priceless set has a heart in it! ... and it can be glittered! So there ya have it. This one is in Rose Red and I did another batch for her in Amethyst. The prints papers came in very handy for quick backgrounds. The inside of the card is lined with whisper white, then a heart stamped on the lower left corner. I used Tombo glue to adhere the glitter as I wanted it raised just a bit. Worked out very well.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday Moments!

Happy Monday!, and a special hello to my "Moments in the Making" gals. Hope you're enjoying working with some of the great goodies in the new All Occasions Mini! I love the little "onesie" stamp out of the "By Ones & By Twos" set. I stamped the onesie twice. First on the white cardstock, then on a piece of prints level 1 hostess pack paper. Just cut out and adhere on to the first image. The Polka Dot background is done with versamark. Don't forget about my upcoming Spring Stamp-a-Stack. You may come for a special price, being in my group. This will be my last event for awhile as we get our growing family all settled in together.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Always Soft Sky Card

I've sure enjoyed working with this Always set. It is so versatile! I used the "twig" type image with soft sky to make the background paper. Then the heart image is actually stamped twice. Where you see the dotted part, that was stamped with black staz-on. Then I embossed the heart on another piece of black paper, cut out and mounted to this soft sky piece. This would not be considered a "fast & easy" card but I was happen with the end result. Some black grosgrain and brads finishes it off.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Flowers for Family

Yet another card with the Live Your Dream set! This features the new Afternoon Tea paper, which includes some great prints! Since the papers uses the In-Colors that have no markers, I just used re-inkers with my blender pens to ink the images. Worked great. Aged Copper hodgepodge goes so well with the chocolate chip. Just a bit of stitched Soft Sky ribbon finishes it off. I love the Fundamental Phrases set for sentiments. So many of them work with word window punch as well.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday Moments!

Oops!, I didn't realize it had been several days since posting anything here. Guess I've been a bit pre-occupied. Let's see .... 75 designs for a gal in IL, 46 cards for my aunt in CA, a baby shower, normal family life ... oh and I had a class in the mix of all that! Hhmmm, makes me wanna take a nap thinking about it. Ha. Since it's also a Monday!, it's time for "Monday Moments" as well. So for you Moments in the Making gals ... be sure to check your email for my upcoming Stamp-a-Stack info. And since you're a member of my group, note that there is a special price for you ($10), so come join in on the fun!

Anyway! ... here is a little card from my last class. We used the Pretty Amazing set along with the Pretty Petals coordinating background stamp. It's a must have!! This background goes with so many of SU's sets. The little hummingbird is just colored with chalks. Pink taffeta ribbon and rhinestone circle brads are the accents.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Live Your Dream set - again!

Another card with the new Live Your Dream set from the All Occasions mini! Love all the things you can do with this flower set! Notice the new "chunky sprinkles" from the mini as well. FUN stuff! I just used some Tombo glue. This card also shows the new Styled Silver hodgepodge hardware. I have found the perfect ribbon for all you "ribbon weary souls" out there! .... taffeta! You HAVE to try some. It is SO EASY to tie!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Clean & Simple

Perhaps you've caught on to my theme lately ... Clean and SIMPLE! Sometimes less is more. I must confess, I purchased this new Live Your Dream set in the All Occasions mini purely because of that flower duo in it! I could just imagine a little ribbon glue-dotted to the center.

Again, I pulled the color combo from the Spring Fling DS papers. There was a little white space on the two corners, so I used the ticket punch and added soft subtle brads there.

On the layout, I just cut off 3/4 " of the saffron and then used a 1" piece of the DS papers. I especially like using this kind of layout with striped papers.

OH!, the flowers ... they are markered with pretty and pink, saffron, and celery markers. After you color with the markers, "huff" on it to moisten and stamp. Then just a bit of the pink gingham ribbon is tied for the center.

More to come with this same stamp set tomorrow!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Monday Moments!

Hello Moments in the Making gals. I have not forgotten about you, as I did promise a post just for you on Mondays. Today my "Monday Moment" was not so much stamp related, although I was meeting a friend to pick up swaps! But other moments included doing a little shoppin' for my new babe coming home. It just won't happen nearly soon enough. This is what I learned ..... Stampin' Up! clearly knows what trends are out there. Do you realize HOW many little girl's clothes have strawberries or apples on them for spring???? All I could think was ... gee that would make a good scrapbook page! :)

It's going to be a fun quarter now that we can all order out of the new All Occasions Mini! These papers are so fun and fresh for summer.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Simple is good!

Simple layout today! I always reach for my punches whenever I can. So much faster than cutting everything out. This flower is from the Always set. I am realizing just how versatile that set is! I liked how the Berry Bliss papers worked with this flower. That's it for now ... I'm still working on a ton of designs to be shipping out this next week. Thanks for stopping by.