Sunday, July 11, 2010

My daughter's high school graduation

Congratulations to Lindsey! This post is a sampling of the graduation party I hosted for my lovely daughter, designed in her school colors of burnt orange,white, and black. I've always wanted to order custom M&Ms and this was just the reason (or excuse) I was looking for.
The little tins were darling in and of themselves, but slightly boring for my preferences, so I had to add a bit of ribbon, a couple of coordinating cardstock colors, cut with two just-right punches.
All those extra details just seem to make something good, even better.
We chose a line from "Wicked," to accent the party favors, "Because I knew you, I have been changed for the better."
I've also always wanted to try making one of these lovely banners and give complete credit to Kelly for her excellent tutorial. I'm a huge fan of her card making style and overall creativity--she is my muse! It was in the middle of the night when I spotted the step by step instructions on her blog, and all I had was Halloween cardstock in my daughter's school colors, and I was bound and determined to make a banner right then and there, so I went with it. Now I have a jazzy new banner to hang up in October as well.
Here's a closer shot of my banner. I seriously need either a new camera or photography lessons, or both, but you get the idea.
I'm extremely proud of my girl and will miss her when she heads out of state to attend college at BYU-Idaho in the fall.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy grad and more

T's the season! I just received this new Happy Grad stamp from Stampin' Up! and quickly put this simply layout together. Here's another quickie design that I came up with recently using a sentiment from Whimsical Words that turned out okay. I did a couple of alternate versions that I'll post later too.
Got these next two from a card swap a long time ago and think they are both lovely.The wires on this butterfly make this card.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Crazy for Cupcakes

Stamp sets used: Crazy for Cupcakes, A Little Birthday Cheer, and Wonderful Words.
Cardstock used: Confetti White, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point
Ink: Regal Rose, Pacific Point
Accessories: Grosgrain Striped Ribbon-Kiwi Kiss, white brads, all products are from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Charming wedding

Here's a quick wedding card that I whipped up a few days ago. The stamped images are from Wedding Elegance and Charming sets by Stampin' Up! and the cardstock colors I used are Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, and Going Gray, all by Stampin' Up. The eyelet border punch is also by SU.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


My niece, Madison, is dedicating eighteen months of her life to be a full-time missionary, so each time I write her a letter, I make a cute card to go with it. This creation is something quick and simple, hoping to put a smile on her face.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Simple Delights

After making a bajillion cards for a recent women's conference that I helped plan, I had some remaining cardstock and whipped up a few more creations using the same layout. The featured image on this little 3" x 3" note card is from the Simple Delights stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the happy birthday sentiment is from a set called A Little Birthday Cheer. The cardstock colors I used are Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, and Very Vanilla. In case you're curious, I'm adding photos from my original design of the conference invitations. I had a stamp made at Office Depot for about ten bucks that says, "by small & simple things" and on the inside of the card, completed the scripture, "...are great things brought to pass." I printed the inserts on my color printer.
Here's the actual batch of cards I made, there were ONE THOUSAND of them. Yikes! It took a while.
I took the invitation to Party City to color coordinate with the paper plates that I selected. I adore this floral print, which matches perfectly.
Now that my conference is over, I feel like I have free time to create again! I've made dozens of cards in the last few day and am anxious to come up with some new things soon. What a fun hobby!