Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Birthday....

A quick and easy birthday card using the new Hostess Set from the IBC.

Stamps: Birthday Bakery
Paper and Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Concord Crush DSP, Naturals Ivory
Other: Scalloped and Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Concord Crush Ribbon

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Best of Cluck

Made a cute little 'good-bye and good luck' card for a friend at work who's leaving for a new job.  This is such a cute and versatile stamp set -- one of my favorites.

Stamp: Best of Cluck
Paper and Ink: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, DSP Patterns\
Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon and Hodgepodge Hardware

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wellness Wishes...

We made this card for a friend of my sisters dauschand, Scooter.  He has been poorly since getting neutered, but good today he's home from the vet and doing much better.  I'm sure he loved the card!

Stamps: Wellness Wishes
Paper and Ink: Not Quiet Navy, Old Olive and Bashful Blue, DSP Patterns
Other: Bashful Blue Ribbon, Pencils to color the dog, sponged edges of scallop

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Make A Monster

My sister made my day -- she wanted to go down and make some cards....yeah! I didn't even have to ask, beg and plead.... so we ended up making 4 cards which I'll share in the next few days.  One of my favorite new sets is Make A Monster -- so cute, so easy and practically mistake-proof.

Stamps: Make A Monster
Paper and Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzaaz, Black Ink
Other: Scalloped Edge Punch, Pear Pizzaaz Ribbon and a hardware(?) I used the circles from Make A Monster to stamp on the Rich Razzleberry.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Playing with blog design

I wanted to try something a little different -- what do you think?

Paper Craft Case

I saw this lay out in Paper Craft magazine and I decided I'd give it a try. I changed up all the colors -- I used some retired DSP - Georgia Peach I bought on the clearance rack at SU.  Love to get a bargain -- especially DSP!!!

No stamping..... Georgia Peach DSP -- So Saffron base layer and petals. Old Olive Ribbon and Silver Brads.
I used 2 punches to create the flowers -- they used a book -- I just couldn't bring myself to cut up a book -- even though I had bought one for a dollar at Target -- so I found a puzzle magazine and stamped out the flowers in the 'answer' section.  I then used a Bubblegum Color Spritz Spray and jewel brad for the center.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My favorite owl....

I really love the new Owl Punch -- using it makes is so simple to put together a very cute card very quickly.

Hope you like it...

Supplies: Owl Punch
Paper: Cajun Craze, So Saffon, DSP, Pear Pizzaaz
Other: Embossed DSP with the Square Lattice, Espresso Ribbon and the Bird punch for the branch

My order...

arrived yesterday. I'm so excited -- most of it is from the Mini -- and for the first time I actually prepped the stamps - that's something my sister always does -- but she's out running around getting ready for her cruise in 11 days.

7 new stamp sets, the new pastels, DSP, the candy die and more -- where to start?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pretty flowers...

I found this stamp set (non SU) and just had to have it -- so here you go.

Supplies: Non SU Stamp
Ink and Paper: So Saffron, Early Espresso, Natural Ivory
Other: Brads and Stickles

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Country Morning....

Here's another card I made using the Country Morning Stamp Set.  Not a favorite -- something is missing....

Stamp Set: Country Morning
Paper and Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze, Naturals White
Other: New buttons, Tim Holtz die cut and a weathered texture plate.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pretty in Pink...

This card is much more my style -- pretty colors, not too much distressing and clean lines....

Stamps: Happy Together
Paper and Ink:  Certainly Celery, Eggplant, Pink Piourette and DSP in Celery Patterns, Pastels
Other Accessories: Celery Ribbon and Jewels

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thank you card

My sister, Jennifer and I made thank you cards to send from Grandma's funeral.  Here is one of the cards....

Stamps: Non SU Stamp Urban Chic
Paper and Inks: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and DSP Elegant Soiree
Other: Very Vanilla Blue and Brown striped Ribbon and Butterflies cut using the Butterfly Embosslit

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Back to business....

Well things have certainly been hectic and sad for me. As many of you know, my Grandma died on July 26th and even though I know she had a wonderful 93 years I think of her and miss her every day.  So, once I was back at work I had to finish up a project before switching to a new team and that included a trip to Cleveland.  This is the first weekend I've been home for about 3 weeks and I have been stamping today. I'll take pictures tomorrow during the daylight hours -- going to try to get a better image.  I'm happy with some and not so with others. I have been exploring a couple local scrapbook stores -- which means I've been playing with some non SU products! I'll post tomorrow.... it's good to be back!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Home at last...

Finally, back at  home after a business trip to Cleveland.  So glad to be home!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Morning Cup....

I really like this stamp cute.

Stamp Set: Morning Cup
Paper and Ink: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Naturals White
Other: Brads, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cards at last...

I actually made these last night, but forgot to take a picture -- and the ones I have here are not great pictures -- still can't figure out how to get the best picture -- any suggestions?

Stamp Set: Morning Cup
Paper and Ink: Poppy Parade, Night of Navy, Naturals White and Pear Pizzazz. DSP In Color Pack
Extras: Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon

Monday, August 2, 2010

Still no time for's an MDS scrapbook page...

First day back to work, after the death of my Grandma....I haven't had a chance to create any cards yet, but I'm trying to get back into a routine, so I thought I'd share a digital scrapbook page I made with MDS.

This is my friend, Nick and his baby daughter, Audrey....