Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kids Day Out Class

During my last Kids Day Out class I had a great group of girls over! They made 3 birthday cards great for giving to their friends. We also made an altered notebook. The girls just LOVED this project and all did a great job! I put "me @ 34" with On Board chip board letters on mine. The girls wrote dfferent things on theirs; their initials, their age, just whatever! We added a ribbon page marker with a filigree brad and it turned out just darling! Wait until you girls see what we are doing next time! The next class is August 23, 1-3 p.m. Contact me to let me know that you will be coming!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Welcome Baby!

I had made this card for a wonderful couple that I know who just adopted a beautiful baby boy! They are already parents to a fabulous little girl and I just know that this little guy will be equally as loved.
I love the new stamp set Animal Stories. It is a great set to use for baby cards or even zoo inspired scrapbook pages. It is just SOOO darling!
I love this little elephant and how he turned out almost 'fuzzy' when I heat embossed him with White embossing powder. So cute! I just love how his little trunk fits perfectly in one of the little 'scallops' of the Scallop Circle punch. I used one of the Texturz Plates on the piece of Whisper White CS to give it a raised tiny dot surface. Perfect for this baby card. And don't you just think that Bermuda Bay and So Saffron go so cute together? I just love it! I hope you like this card as much as I do!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Medallion Stamp

I am just LOVING this new stamp! It is such a great background stamp and is great as a focal point in your projects!

I wish I was able to get a better picture of this, because I just LOVE this card! And the best part, is it was SOOOOO easy to make! Since this was the first time I used this stamp, I grabbed a 'scrap' piece of the retired Baja Breeze to practice on. Since it turned out so good I decided to use it for todays post! I am not sure if you can see it in the picture or not, but I used Dazzling Diamonds on it and it looks so nice! I think I might even do something like this for one of my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack classes! I think it looks like a sparkly snowflake! What do you think?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sympathy Card

I needed to create a sympathy card for someone who lost a loved one. Since I didn't have any on hand I had to make one. I find sympathy cards really difficult to make when they are needed. I find that I just can't get into the creative mood after I have just heard about some sad news. I am a sap like that! While I was busy stamping my sympathy card, I decided on 2 things:
1. I need to make some sympathy cards to have on hand just in case. Most of the time when I need one, I don't have any in stock.

2. I need a good stamp set for sympathy cards. I have lots of stamp sets, but I don't have one that has any 'sympathy' type wording that is appropriate for sympathy cards.

For this reason, I have decided to purchase the ' Thoughts and Prayers' stamp set (113252) on page 52 of the Idea Book & Catalogue. It is a great set with appropriate sentiments such as "Thinking of You", Get Well Soon", "Sharing in your Sorrow" and more. This is a must have!

I thought this card turned out quite nice. Simple, and nice. I wrote a nice sentiment on the inside as well. I know the card was very much appreciated! I hope you enjoyed it as well (especially since it is my first posted card!)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Just for Kids and the Kid in You!

During August and September, Stampin' Up! is celebrating kids, and we've got two great deals for the young and the young at heart.

1. From August 1- September 30 only, get the exclusive Decor Elements Growth Chart - plus, receive a free applicator tool! This fantastic Growth Chart comes in Taken with Teal, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.
#117519 Growth Chart $33.95

2. From August 1-31, spend $45.00 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue (pages 74-90), and choose a Free Package of Designer buttons - a $10.95 value! you can choose one of the following three packages of buttons.

116313 Playground Buttons
Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, More Mustard and Old Olive

116312 Sherbet Buttons
Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Pumpkin Pie

114333 Button Latte
Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White

You can order directly from my Stampin' Up! site. Click here or call me directly!
Happy Stamping!