Friday, December 4, 2009

Countdown to Christmas

This was so fun to make, putting little surprises in each carton to create a Twelve Days of Christmas gift. Lisa B, thanks for the fabulous idea! These little pouches remind me of the sour cream packets you get at fast food places.
I can't get enough of this gorgeous striped ribbon from Stampin Up!
I made this card last year at Kathy's house and never posted it. It's going in the mail to my aunt and uncle today, so I'm capturing the memory so I can recreate it some day.
My December is starting off with a lot of paper crafting and I'm loving it. I hope you and your family are enjoying this special season as much as I am.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

You make the world special

After making a couple of these cards, I added a scallop circle punch of chocolate chip cardstock and an image stamped from Wishing you the Best by SU in Cool Caribbean, popped up with Zots 3-D adhesive dots.
Yes, I have been making cards. No, I haven't been taking pictures and posting them. So here's one I just whipped up to prove that I'm still creating. The sentiment, "you make the world special just by being in it" is from the stamp set You Make Me Happy by Stampin' Up! and the polo button brads are by Making Memories. The designer paper is by The Angel Company and the ink is Garden Green by Stampin' Up! in case you're curious.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First day of fall, my favorite season

I just got this Falling Leaves stamp set and adore it and am pleased with how this card came out. I was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis. Bon Appetit is the inside sentiment. Compliments to the Chef was one of the first sets I ordered from the Stampin' Up! new line. The featured stamp matches my Michelangelo by Oneida flatware.
Got this set last year, but I paired it up with some new designer paper and striped ribbon.
Can't remember where I got this great haunted house stamp, but sure do like the shape of it. I used a rub-on for the sentiment. Spooky! It's fun to create some cards again after some time off.

Happy first day of fall!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sweetness Unlimited

Last week I hosted a baby shower and used the remnants from some decor for this card below. Thought I would include a couple of pictures from the event too. I used my Stampin' Up Sweetness Unlimited stamp (welcome baby) for the first time.
Sadly, this is the only picture of the dessert table below. But you can see how I made the little accents to go on top of my plate holders to add to the festivities and pink and brown color scheme.
My kids go back to school tomorrow, so after that, I will be creating and blogging more frequently than I have this summer.
Here's the card again. Nothing too fancy here, just transforming the plate holder decor into a baby card.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Women's Conference in color

We began with 160 pieces of cardstock, then cut them in half, to create 320 programs in five bold, bright colors.This "Polka Dot Punches" heart image was stamped and punched 320 times on whisper white, then placed on Kraft cardstock, six per page, then run through my printer with a scripture printed on it that references our Relief Society women's conference theme of "one heart, one mind."
Then came another 320 pieces of cardstock to keep an assembly line of four to six women busy...for four to six hours...cutting and folding matchbox gifts, lovingly filled with four assorted flavors of Hershey's Nuggets candies.
They look so festive and party-friendly.
Sorted. Let's try looking at them from this angle.
When you put this much work into them, you want to admire the outcome again and again.
Dreaming of bold, bright matchboxes.
Now in focus, two days before the big event.
Here are the 320 colorful programs, with gorgeous white cardstock printed inserts, not pictured.
Zoom in. You'll see "a little something" from Matchbox Messages stamp set.
Programs, programs.
Matching napkins for the luncheon, bundled with hemp twine.
Then last but not least, plates for our taco salad luncheon. It all looked great, thanks to our inspiration piece!
These Walmart plates, a package of 20 for $1, was what started this whole color scheme! Forty bucks and 400 plates and 400 napkins later, our colors were chosen. Luckily, Stampin' Ups' Bold Brights matched perfectly--Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Pixie Pink, and Green Galore.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A card from Julie

Thanks for this fabulous card with vibrant colors, Julie! I love it! Here's another fabulous card design that I cased from Melissa S. She is a rock star card creator, in my opinion. This lovely version is going to my friend, Barb, for her big 5-0!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy hearts Valentines

Here's what I used to make these valentines yesterday.
  • Ink: Almost Amethyst, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red all by Stampin' Up!
  • Cardstock: Same as inks, plus Whisper White, plus Pink Pirouette cardstock
  • Stamps: Happy Hearts, En Francais by SU, Stampabilities wood stamps Kids Play lower case and upper case
  • Accessories: hemp twine, self-adhesive gemstones by Paper Studio
  • Techniques/tips: each heart was stamped, then cut out; center of pink cardstock is torn out, then a layer of French background image appears through peep window