Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day card

Happy Saturday to you! The weather is perfect here. Bright and sunny with a nice breeze, so that it doesn't seem as hot as it is out. We are scraping and painting the side of our garage today. YUCK! but thankfully the weather is nice and it's the side of the house that's out of the sun, so I am counting my blessings.
Today I have my husbands father day card to share with you. It's super simple, but gets the point across.
I used a stamp set from the summer mini catalog. The set is called Tropical Party. I think that pretty much sums up the entire stamp set with those 2 words! I also used matching designer paper from the Island Oasis pack. I stamped a coconut drink and cut it out and threw it up on a couple dimensionals. I quickly added a library clip (retiring by the end of June, get yours now before they run out!) and tied a piece of soft suede polka dotted ribbon around it. (Also retiring by the end of June).

It's fun to use letters as the focal point of a card. And what I love about alphabet stamps is that you never run out of the most important letters like you do with stickers and  you can also make your letters in any color you want!
 Give  it a try! If you do decide to give it a try email me a pic of your project and I'll post it here on my blog.
That's it for today. MY husband should be home any minute with the primer for the garage so I've got to get off the computer before he see's his card a day early.

Have a fantastic day, enjoy your family and happy stampin!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

monkeying around

Today's sample is silly. We had a little boys birthday party a while back. He was turning 2!
We went and got him a gift and then I had to pick out a gift bag to put the gift in and when I saw this bag, I knew that I could recreate it onto a card no problem. So I made a very simple 3x3 gift card to match the bag.

I recreated the monkey out of Stampin Up punches. Various sized circles and ovals made the monkey. I used carmel, chocolate chip, white, black and ruby red cardstock.I drew in a mouth with my chocolate chip marker and that's pretty much it.
Only 13 more days to order from the retiring lists! If there is anything you want to order you can call me, email me or order right on line on my website.

Have a fantastic day and happy stampin!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Baby Shower card #2

So yesterday I told you that I had 2 baby showers to go to on Mother's day. Well here is a card that I made for the 2nd baby shower. This was made for the great-grandma to be to give with her gift. I also made a card for my gift, but I forgot to take a picture of that card. I wanted to make this card extra special for the great -grandma. So this is what I came up with.

I tried to add all sorts of bells and whistles to this card and really go over the top. I really like the way this card came out. I used designer paper, buttons, ribbon, brads, and the big shot!

I used one of my favorite color combos for little boy cards; bashful blue, celery, and not quite navy. The boat is cut out and popped up on dimensionals. The scallop circle part is also up on dimensionals as well as the not quite navy striped designer paper layer is also up on dimensionals. Do you see my perfectly matched "thread" in my buttons? Yup that's tiny strips of cardstock to match the card! I also stamped a matching boat on the envelope.
I hope you enjoyed the project today, if you did feel free to leave a comment!
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baby Shower card

Back in May I had 2 baby showers to go to, both on Mother's day! Can you believe it. I made it to 1 of the 2 showers. Here is the card for the shower that I did make it to.
This card is very similar to baby shower invites I did about a year ago. I love this little bear, so super cute. I used a piece of designer paper from one of the hostess 6x6 designer paper packs from a few years ago. I added 3 half back pearls which I feel really add to the card.

I used our chocolate satin ribbon. Love this ribbon. I think that pretty in pink, chocolate chip and whisper white makes a great color combination for baby girl projects.

I think if you click on the picture it should enlarge enough that you can see that I cut out the belly and nose of the bear and popped it up on dimensionals. I also used the scallop trim punch at the bottom of the card.
That's it for today, enjoy the sunshine!
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Monday, June 14, 2010

What a busy weekend!

Wow what a busy weened it was! We picked 2 flats of strawberries on Saturday. Made 4 batches of strawberry jam, de-stemmed, washed and froze 8 gallon bags of strawberries. Sunday was my nephews birthday and father's day and I had the opportunity to meet my great neice as well!
Today's card is my nephews birthday card! I got this idea from the new catalog! Wait till you see this catalog, it is truely amazing! If you aren't part of stamp club, believe me you are going to want to be this year! I have a stamp club starting in July. If your interested give me a call or email me.
Anyway as I was saying this card came right out of the new catalog. I just changed up the colors and the size of the card. I love how they used the party hats from the set party hearty as a banner. Super creative idea!

Lots of dimensionals where used on this project! I used them on each banner and behind the "....and many more!" part. I also used one behind the red candle!

I drew in the line for the banners. I think I would do something different next time! Maybe the hemp twine or somthing.

Can you believe that I didn't use my big shot or any designer paper on this card! Just stamps, ink and cardstock. Wow!

I thought I would share a few pictures of our strawberry picking weekend.

The girls had so much fun. They both where very helpful in their own way.

Here they where posing with their precious loot! We picked 25 pounds of strawberries!
And here is what all our hard work acomplished, 29 jars of jam!

That's it for today. Hopefully the sun peeks out for a little bit today.
Have a great day and happy stampin!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Teacher appreciation gift!

Happy Sunday morning to you! Today I have a project to show you that I did way back for teacher appreciation week! I've done this project before at one of my hostess appreciation events, but I thought it would be the perfect gift to finish off teacher appreciation week. Kayla's teacher is simply amazing! We are going to miss her next year. For teacher appreciation week I gave her a little gift everyday. Luckily she LOVES Stampin Up and she makes a scrapbook for each of the kids in her class every year. So everyday I gave her a Stampin Up product as her gift. Then on the last day I gave her this card folder, filled with thank you cards.

This is what it looks like when it's open. You can put either 4 or 5 cards with envelopes in here. I managed to cram 7 in but it was a really tight fit and I don't recommend it.

Here is a side view so you can see how each card has it's own slot in the card folder. I used the traditional apple for teacher and some left over designer paper that i had laying around. This paper is one of our 6x6 hostess level 1 print packs from a few years ago.

Here is the what the cards looked like. Each card had different designer paper on the bottom, but this is the general look of each of them. I used a simple Thank you stamp and my apple from tart and tangy stamp set.   My husband even helped me make this project! He's so good to me.  He cut out all the layers of cardstock and scored all the cardstock for the card folder.
Retiring Lists are here!  

(anything with a red x next to it is not available any more)

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Alright, that's it for today. Have a great day and happy stampin!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's been a loooooooooong time!

Hi everyone, it's been quite a while sense I last posted. Had some things to take care of in my personal life, so blogging wasn't on the list for a while. But I'm back!
Today I have a card to show you that uses a new product from the summer mini catalog! Our smooch spritz! The smooch spritz is super easy and really fun to use and it adds so much to your project!
On this card I used it on my white layers of cardstock to give it a nice shimmer.
This card was a thank you card for Kayla's teacher this year. I had everybody in the class sign it. As you can probably see from the photo someone had dirty hands when they touched it! Oh well, what are you going to do!
I used the big shot to add texture to the card and I also used the lots of tags die for the focal point of the card. I love my big shot!
 This is the first time I used my pendant park stamp set, and I have to tell you, I LOVE IT! I added a half back pearl and a small punched out flower. Both in white to give the card a bit of elegance.
I also did some paper piercing on the bottom of the tree, just for fun! If you click on the pictures you should be able to see close up, to see how shimmery the smooch spritz really is.

I used the thank you from the stamp set teeny tiny wishes! If you don't have this set, you really should. I use it all the time.

What you need to purchase to make this card:
Pendant park stamp set
teeny tiny wishes stamp set
Mellow moss ink pad (retiring at the end of June)
Chocolate chip ink pad
Whisper white, chocolate chip, kraft cardstock
Big shot, Big shot texture plate of choice, Lots of Tags die
Trio flower punch
pretties kit (retiring soon!)
Paper piercing kit
snail adhesive
Smooch Spritz (summer mini catalog)
mini glue dots

That's my sample for the day. I hope that you enjoy it and that it gives you some inspiration of your own.
Happy Stampin! and have a great day,