Monday, May 14, 2007

Cute Mom's Day cards I got!

This is what my sweet mother-in-law sent me (with the Target gift card!) and my lil' sister, Julie, sent the other awesome card. My MIL purchased the card and I loved her is so dang cute. And my sister's card to me...well, she's amazing. Julie is so funny because she tells me that she's intimidated by my cards, but she has nothing to worry about, does she? Thank you to both of you! Also, my darling husband gave me a fabulous card, but I'm going to just keep that one to myself. I hope everyone had a wonderful M-day!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Beate's fresh and fun sketch challenge

This WAS fun (and fresh)! Finally feeling more energy after an icky past few days, Beate John's cute sketch challenge got me in gear to create. (Phew! Thank you!) This design I came up with features Stampin' Up's Favorite Teddy Bear set and Au Chocolat designer paper.
Papers: Au Chocolate, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Marigold Morning, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Inks: CC, RR, TT, MM, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Gold cord, Bold brights brads, red grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, large oval punch, 1/16" handheld punch
Stamps: Favorite Teddy Bear, D.O.T.S. balloon, happy birthday from retired SU set

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week, since I've been on my deathbed (at least that's how I've felt with a stomach virus) and have been lounging out for three days straight, I'm just digging up past projects to add to the blog for now. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at my son's school and we have done fun surprises for the teacher. I am the homeroom parent for his third grade class and for her birthday in October, I organized a group gift to her from the class, asking for gift card donations to restaurants and stores. I put them all inside this little bunch of cards that I made for her and she loved it. She's an incredible teacher so it was well worth it. I've used the same papers as the previous post from the s.e.i. Aunt Gertie's Garden set. Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Mother's Day stationery kits

My friend asked me last year to help her lead a group of young girls (ages 8 to 11) to make a little gift for their moms for Mother's Day. Using the beautiful s.e.i. Aunt Gertie's Garden designer paper sets, I came up with these stationary kits, each one was unique and fun. This is what they started off with. Here is the end result. I collected a variety of mom/mother sentiments that they could choose from.
Inside the jacket, they had a variety of papers and some envelopes for their moms. It was a great project and kind of makes me want to make something else in this layout. All I need is some time!

The stationery kits fit perfectly inside the velum square envelopes by Stampin' Up!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Diving into the Au Chocolat designer paper

Paper: Au Chocolat, Confetti White by Stampin' Up!, s.e.i. Aunt Gertie's Garden "plot of dots" and "garden gloves"

Ink: Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink (press lid, then use a blender pen for teacup) classic ink pads, Pixie Pink and Mellow Moss Stampin' Write markers, all by Stampin' Up!

Accessories/Tools: Silver eyelet, pink gingham ribbon, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches, slit punch, 1/8" handheld punch, 1/16" handheld punch to create quick-set eyelet, all by SU

Stamp: Love Notes "I'm so glad there is you!"

Happy birthday (in two days) to my sweet friend, Shauna!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Delight in color potpourri

This was a quick card with zero coloring using the larger floral image from Stampin Up's Delight in Life set, which is an easy flower to cut out, stamped in black ink on colored papers. The background paper is from s.e.i. Penelope's Potpourri.