***Please note that after switching from several different hosts before settling on Blogger, the formatting of my pictures may not be as it was originally intended. I simply don't have the time to go back through years of posts in order to fix the orientation of the pictures. Sometimes a picture just shows a box of text in its place, but clicking on it will allow you to see the picture. Others, there may be no picture at all. I apologize.***

March 31, 2009

Yes, another one!!! :)


If you haven't figured it out, I LOVE Friends 24-7, PLUS it's the stamp set I am concentrating on with my Stamps in the Mail participants.  So...you will be seeing a lot of it through May (the last month of SIM).  I got this sketch from Karen over at The Sweetest Thing, and you can see her sketch and the post about it HERE.  I loved this sketch and I am sure that the gals taking part in SIM will become fans of her sketches too.  Go on over there and check it out and be sure to leave Karen a comment if you do to let her know you've stopped by!


So, I hope you like my card.  I even did a little stamping on the inside.  Nothing to compare with the inside of the cards some of my fellow stampers create, but it's baby steps here... :)

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friends 24-7, Friendly Words jumbo wheel
Paper:  Bordering Blue, So Saffron and Whisper White CS, Bella Birds DSP
Ink:  Bordering Blue, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories:  Scallop Edge punch, blender pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

March 28, 2009

CP Sketch #8 with some Pizzazz

Make sure to head on over to Card Patterns to check out the great prize being offered by Leah from her Etsy store Paper Blooms.  She has some really cute flowers that would make a great embellishment on any craft!!  Also, CP will have the weekly contest going for earning a spot as a Guest DT member by submitting your card.  So - that's 2 prizes that you have a chance to win just by submitting your take on the sketch!!  What are you waiting for???  I hope you'll play along with us, it is a really fun sketch this week.  Go to CP to check it out, and here's my own interpretation of it below.  If you click on the picture you can see a nice full-size version of it.


For the first time ever, my husband actually gave me some input on a card.  I told him I was a little stumped as to what kind of card to make.  I knew I needed a thank you card, but not the "theme".  I've been using Friends 24-7 so much that I really wanted to NOT use it.  He said to do something "springy" and the first thing I thought of was flowers, then this Petal Pizzazz set I hadn't ever used yet, and then I thought of this paper from the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog called Walk in the Park. I loved the color combo in the paper pack, so this is how I came up with it.  I also decided to use a little piece of the Bojo Designer Hardware that my pal Carmen sent me in my little "Friend to Friend" swap.  I will have to get some more of this hardware - it's so fun!!!  Anyway, I hadn't used my little Martha Stewart butterflies punch yet and really wanted to and so I decided to add some butterflies to the Scallop Oval layered sentiment.  That Scallop Oval punch is quickly becoming a favorite punch of mine.  I bet you can't wait for the Occasions Mini to become available April 1st to get it, huh?!?!  It's super fun to use!!!  So...that's it.  The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory.  I hope you like it!!!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Petal Pizzazz, Short & Sweet
Paper:  Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Baja Breeze and Whisper White CS, Walk in the Park DSP (Occasions Mini April '09 Sneak Peek)
Ink: So Saffron, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories:  Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Scallop Oval punch (Occasions Mini April '09 Sneak Peek), Large Oval punch, Bojo Designer Hardware, butterflies punch by Martha Stewart, clear adhesive rhinestones from Michael's, Stampin' Dimensionals

March 26, 2009

Quick Post


DSCN6252This is a card that is in my Stamps in the Mail kit for the month of March.  It was a very simple layout, but I think that in real life this card is very beautiful.  The photo doesn't quite do it justice.  I liked the So Saffron layer on top of the other So Saffron layer for some subtle depth.  I just love the Friendly Words jumbo wheel that coordinates with the Friends 24-7 stamp set.  I know that my SIM participants will love it too.  I used the rock n' roll technique to get the edges of the damask inked in Chocolate Chip ink.  I'm referring my SIM participants to THIS link on Splitcoast Stampers to see a tutorial on the technique.  As many of you know, I'm not one much for re-creating the wheel...no time for that!!!  :)  Thanks for stopping by! 


All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel
Paper:  So Saffron and Whisper White CS
Ink:  So Saffron and Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories:  Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, stampin' dimensionals

March 24, 2009

Fresh, Oval Thank You

Well, I wanted to let everyone know that I will be posting a lot less frequently for at least the next 6 months.  When I get a chance to stamp, the best you'll probably see is a new post about every other day.  This is because we are getting ready to say goodbye to my DH for 4+ months when he gets to go "over there" for the Air Force on a deployment.  As most of you know I have three kids under age 6, so my hands are full.  Kindergarten here is only 1/2 day, so that's the only point in time - for 2.5 hours in the morning - where my hands are a little less full, but my littlest one, my baby boy, is the one who keeps me on my toes the most and obviously he's still here even when my eldest is away at school.  It's VERY hard to stamp when he just wants to help mommy do it.  When he's a little older it will be fine, but now, it's a little difficult to stamp with him ;)  So...we're enjoying as much family time as possible before Daddy leaves and then when he is gone I don't see it getting much easier to stamp.  So...yet ANOTHER plug to subscribe to my blog.  I've got a link in my sidebar, or you can always use Google Reader.

Now, on to what you're HERE for!!!  Today's card is one I made as soon as I got my 2-day-shipped SU! pre-order that had this fun little Oval All stamp set in it.  It's for a blogging friend and I'm posting it even though I haven't sent it yet to get myself up off my behind to MAIL IT along with the little goody I also made.  I'll post that one later after she gets it. To make the brad-in-a-button, I simply took one of the middle-sized Circle Rhinestone brads and pushed each prong through one of the holes in the center of the button.  Using my wire cutters that are on the pliers from the Crafter's Tool Kit, I clipped the ends of the prongs shorter and folded them each in towards the middle so that the would keep the brad "put" and not stick out past the flower in the center of the button (or the edge of the button itself).  Easy peasy!!!

The other little thing I'm sending her is nothing monumental, but I wanted to send more than a card to say thanks to her.  So...hope you like the card, and have a great day!!!


All products are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Oval All, Fresh Cuts
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White CS, Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise classic ink 
Accessories:  Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Fine Stampin' Cosmo Glitter, clear adhesive rhinestones (Michael's), Latte SU! Designer Buttons, Scallop Oval punch, Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive glue, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Large Oval punch, Turquoise Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, Stampin' Sponges, ScorPal

March 21, 2009

Bella Pocket Card


So, Card Patterns sketch #7 is here!!!  You can go check it out here and this is my take on the sketch.   

HEAD OVER TO CARD PATTERNS to check out the sketch and enter by linking to your own card for a chance to win a spot as a Guest DT member, or even to be named as one of the top 5 submissions.  Then, HEAD OVER TO Scrap My Memories, the sponsor of this week's prize give-away for those who submit their links.  They have some fabulous kits and other wonderful scrapbooking/paper-crafting items in their Boutique.  Check them out and come play along with us!!!


I immediately thought of a pocket card, and so that's what I made.  To the left is the pull-out card that's inside my pocket card.  I usedmy super-dusty Giga Scalloped Oval punch (by Marvy Uchida??? It's been so long I don't even remember, they were a craze about 2 years ago) and Mega Oval punch because I was too lazy to go grab my Nestabilities and run them through the Big Shot (horrible, aren't I?).  I used my new Eyelet Border punch from SU! and of course, the stamp set you're all probably sick and tired of seeing - Friends 24-7.  I also have an upcoming "Stamps in the Mail" kit to get in the mail next week and we're using the Bella Birds DSP from SU! so I was in the mood to pull that out and play with it some before I have to get cranking on all of the kits.  Anyway, I dyed the ribbon with some Bordering Blue ink and a stampin' sponge and I used buttons from Fresh Favorites II (So Saffron) and Button Bouquet (Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze) assortments.  It was crazy - the Baja Breeze one I thought matched pretty well when layered with the others on the card.  Close enough for me, anyway!  I tied some Linen Thread into little bows on each button and stuck them on with mini glue dots.  I did a lot of paper piercing around the ovals and on the top and bottom of the pull-out card.  This was a really fun card to make - I used to make pocket cards all the time and think I need to make some more!!  I would love to see what you make and submit over at CP, so please leave a comment letting me know you played along so I can give you some raves in a comment on your card!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friends 24-7
Paper:  Pink Pirouette and Whisper White CS, Bella Birds DSP
Ink:  Pirouette Pink, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Bordering Blue classic ink
Accessories:  Giga Scalloped Oval punch and Mega Oval punch (by Marvy Uchida), Fresh Favorites II buttons, Button Bouquet buttons, Linen Thread, Piercing Tool and Template, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Eyelet Border punch, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, mini glue dots, White Taffeta ribbon

March 19, 2009

Last Post until Saturday

Saturday I will post the Card Patterns week #7 sketch.  It's a FUN one, so make sure to come check it out and swing by CP to play along and leave a link so that you can enter in for a chance to win not only a prize, but also a spot as a guest DT member!!  I've been thrilled when my readers/friends (aren't you one and the same??) have played along with us over at CP!!!!


Today's card was another assignment for my Friend to Friend swap.  This one was to be made using items we would normally hoard.  Well, I have not used my Carousel Notes yet, and I like to hang on to my bling - like the Clear Rhinestone brads.  So, I used my handy dandy new Circle Scissors Plus and Glass Mat to cut some circles to mount on the Carousel note card.  I added a circle "card" that I cut out with my Circle Scissors Plus and adhered to the back of the card so that it would "open" instead of being a post card-style card.  I also used my never-before used Pick a Petal Classy Brass Template to do the circle shaped paper piercing (yes...more!! he he LOL) and the dry embossing of the circles in each scallop. 

Of course I had to pull out my current favorite set, Friends 24-7.  I used my blender pen to put Baja Breeze ink only on the flowers on the stamp and my Old Olive SU! marker to ink the stems and leaves.  I stamped it and then water-colored the image with the Baja Breeze and Old Olive ink and a blender pen with both.  I like this effect of an image with no black or single-colored outline.  Rather, the flowers are one color with a lighter shade filling them and the same for the leaves/stems. 

It was a fun card to make and I hope you (and Carmen of course!) like it!!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friends 24-7
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Kraft and Whisper White CS, Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP
Ink:  Old Olive, Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand classic ink, Old Olive SU! marker
Accessories:  Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Classy Brass Pick a Petal Template, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Embossing Stylus, Light Table, Stampin' Dimensionals

March 18, 2009

Workshop Cards


These little cards could be used either as a thank you for a hostess as a little gift set for her, or as cards that the guests at a workshop could make as one of the make and takes.  Why do I have these?  Well...I haven't had a workshop in the last 1+ year since moving from Texas (anybody want to hostess one?????  I can't see to find stampers in Dover or even the surrounding area that don't either already have a demo or like to stamp - don't people out here love to stamp like me?!?!) but one of the assignments in my previously mentioned Friend to Friend swap was to send something related to a workshop.  This is what I came up with - it was a set of 4 little cards and envies to go with them.  Yes...more paper piercing :)

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Sweet Stems, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper:  Regal Rose and Whisper White CS
Ink:  Black StazOn, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana and Certainly Celery SU! markers
Accessories:  Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Barely Banana brad, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Stampin' Dimensionals

March 17, 2009

Is it Halloween Already???


No, it's not Halloween - it's St. Patrick's Day!  Happy St. Patrick's day to you all.  This card is definitely not "in season" but it was one of the assignments in the Friend to Friend swap that I was in (I mentioned it yesterday) and the assignment was to make a card for our friend for their favorite holiday.  My pal Carmen said that Halloween was her favorite holiday so I got to dust this set off (mount it too - I hadn't used it yet!!!) and use it!  It was fun - the moon was made by masking the glossy white CS with a 1" circle I punched.  The cat and the bats are actually embossed with black embossing powder, and the Frightful Fence jumbo wheel is what I used to make the super cute, cobwebby fence.  The sentiment comes form the All Holidays stamp set.  The distressed edges that you see (mostly at the top of the Night of Navy sponged color in the sky) were actually just "there".  After I sponged the flaws in the paper where maybe it was scuffed in storage or something didn't absorb the ink.  I thought it added to the card so I left it there rather than trimming them off or trying to hide them somehow.  Hmmm...sometimes I wonder if I should admit my mistakes - maybe you would think I do all of these "cool" things on purpose? ;)  Usually I mention them though to let those of you out there who think you're the only ones that have flubbs now and then know that you're not the only ones!!! :)  Anyway, the rest of the card is pretty self explanatory...more paper piercing, of course ;)

All supplies used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Frightful Fence jumbo wheel, Halloween Frights, All Holidays
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black and Glossy White cs
Ink:  Black StazOn, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Pink Passion, Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy classic ink, VersaMark
Accessories:  Black embossing powder, heat tool, 1" circle punch, paper piercing tool and template, Scallop Oval Punch, stampin' sponges, stampin' dimensionals

March 16, 2009

Another 2-5-7-10 Box


You all probably saw the little box I posted earlier here, and this is one I made recently for a "Friend to Friend" swap that I was in.  We had a different assignment each week for 6 weeks and then boxed up what we made and sent it to our friend.  The next several posts will show you what I made her.  She likes the little juice mixes that are just the right size for adding to a water bottle, so that's what I stuffed (and I mean stuffed!) the inside of this box with.  She said she's not a huge flower fan (she likes them, but doesn't prefer them) and so I thought of the little owls in the Owl Together Now stamp set.  I figured I could make a cute box out of them and this is what I came up with.  I am absolutely addicted to paper piercing lately.  I can't seem to do a card or other project without it!  I did do some stamping on the Pacific Point CS with my Seeing Spots set - I liked that look for a background.  Anyway, I hope you like it!

All supplies used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Owl Together Now, Seeing Spots
Paper:  Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White CS
Ink:  Brown StazOn, Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss classic ink, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel SU! markers
Accessories: Blender Pen, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Eyelet Border punch, Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

March 14, 2009

Sketch #6 and CC209


This is my card for the Card Patterns Sketch #6 that goes live today.  As always, go to CP and play along (leave a link to the post/gallery containing your card via the Mr. Linky box) for your chance to win a spot as a Guest Designer at Card Patterns and also for your chance to win a stamp set from this week's sponsor, My  Favorite Things.  That's 2 winners!!!  Make sure you go on over to CP and check out the stamp set, the sketch, and the rest of the cards that the amazing DT came up with.  Also, check out the great stamps and other products that MFT has on their website while you're at it!

I was TOTALLY inspired by this project by Diana Gibbs that she posted on her blog a while back.  I also used this past week's color challenge over at SCS, which you can see here.  The combo was Basic Black, Rose Red and Always Artichoke.  I had a lot of fun making this card and playing with the sketch.  The patterned paper behind the circle element is from an old hostess package of 6x6 SU! papers and the Rose Red button is also retired SU!, but other than that everything else used is current and from SU!.  The card is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Hope you like it and I hope you'll play along and let me know!  Have a great weekend!

ETA - Sometimes the CP post with the sketch doesn't go "live" at the 8:00 am time that it is supposed to do to kinks that Michelle has to iron out, so if it's not live yet, please continue to keep checking back until it's there.  You won't want to miss it!!!

Stamps:  Friends 24-7, Friendly Words jumbo wheel
Paper:  Whisper White and Always Artichoke CS, Rose Red Prints DSP (retired SU!)
Ink:  Black StazOn ink, Rose Red, Always Artichoke and So Saffron classic ink
Accessories:  Circle Scissor Plus, Glass Cutting Mat, Blender Pens, White Taffeta ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Rose Red button (retired), Hemp Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black marker (to ink sentiment)

March 13, 2009

2-5-7-10 Treat Box


Happy Friday the 13th!  For the most part I pre-schedule all of my posts, and we have been really sick in my house.  Every single one of us has had the stomach flu along with a few of the kids having ear infections and my middle DD having strep throat.  The two littlest ones (I have 3) had croup too.  Fun stuff!!  So, my posts have kept with the every other day frequency because I haven't gotten a lot of stamping time.

Anyway, I love making these little boxes.  They're SO quick and easy to make.  If you click here, you will be taken to the tutorial over on SCS for how to make them (no re-inventing the wheel coming from me!!).  I needed a cute little container to send some treats to a good friend and this is what I came up with.  The little birdie just looked like he was singing happily so I thought he could sing some hearts ;)  Hope you like it!!

All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Cheep Talk
Paper:  Whisper White and Kiwi Kiss CS, Riding Hood Red Patterns DSP
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Breeze classic ink, Close to Cocoa and Summer Sun markers
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, blender pen, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Stampin' Dimensionals, Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon

March 11, 2009


I need to figure out why my pictures are cut off....Anyone have any idea?  I switched templates yesterday so obviously it's something there....

ETA - I fixed it!  :)

2nd Swap Card


Can you tell which two sets are my favorites from the new catalog?  It would have to be Trendy Trees, and this one.  Friends 24-7 is such a versatile stamp set - you don't have to just use it for "friend" cards.  I was super happy with how this card turned out.  My only regret was that I didn't have any Very Vanilla or Chocolate Chip buttons from the Designer Button assortment called Latte.  The reason I regret it is that after assembling my card, I realized I used RETIRED buttons!!  I told you I didn't pay much attention to the retiring list this last time around.  I prefer the Pale Plum buttons, but a Very Vanilla or Chocolate Chip larger round buttons would have looked great too.  Oh well, the ladies in the Great Swaps Girls group were very understanding and I'm so thankful that they didn't mind my oops.  It's hare dot tell, but the die-cut tag and ribbon are both Very Vanilla - not Whisper White.

I hope you like it!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friends 24-7, A Little Birthday Cheer
Paper:  Pale Plum, Basic Black, Kraft and Very Vanilla CS
Ink:  Basic Black classic ink
Accessories:  Big Shot, SU! "Lots of Tags" sizzlit die, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Pale Plum button (retired), Linen Thread, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig

March 10, 2009

I did it!!

Well, thanks to Michelle, I finally delved into digi scrapbooking.  Rather than scrapbooking though, I was inspired by her tutorial on creating your own header to make one myself.  I used Photoshop Elements because it's what I'm most familiar with, and it worked well for me.  She even gives you links to FREE digi scrapbooking kits, and a link to a FREE trial of Adobe Illustrator if you don't have it, or Photoshop Elements to create your layouts.

I know, my header is BUSY BUSY BUSY, but I was having so much fun and couldn't stop!!!  Anyway, check out her post and leave her some love!!  If I get the time, I might just try to mess around with the little labels you can make for your sidebars.  We shall see....

March 9, 2009

Great Swaps Girls swap


Well, I can't show you this card without telling you what I had wanted to do with it.  It was an evolution in progress as I made it.  I started out running the Basic Gray CS through my Big Shot using the Top Note die, and then I was going to stamp on it using the BG stamp called Polka Dot, but saw that it wasn't in the Catalog and figured since it's not a "seasonal" stamp in any way, that surely it wasn't on the Dormant List.  I hadn't been as good at paying attention to retiring sets this last go-around so I figured I must have not noticed it.  So...my plan to stamp the Polka Dots in VersaMark and then emboss them with clear embossing powder didn't work.  I was sad.  Then I thought, "well, I can use the polka dot Texturz platethat I have."  I pulled it out and decided to go with the larger polka dots in the Texturz plates set.  Then, I had to cut all of the Kiwi Kiss Top Notes in half and layer them on top of the Basic Gray ones.  After doing that, I was going to tie a ribbon around the "seam" where the Kiwi Kiss layer ended, but discovered that, unfortunately when you try and tie ribbon around this part of the Top Note, especially when you're dumb and cut the Top Note exactly in half, it just doesn't work.  So...plan B was to paper pierce to add a little horizontal element at the "joint" to draw the focus away at least a little from the "seam".  The rest of the card should be self-explanatory and went as planned.  I did later discover, much to my dismay, that the Polka Dot BG stamp is in fact DORMANT, not RETIRED!!!  Oh well....It think it's a cute card - it is very much "my style".  After getting the other gals' swap cards though, I really wish I could be more of a Shabby Chic/lots of layers/lots of textures kind of stamper, but I'm just not....

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Trendy Trees
Paper:  Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Kraft and Whisper White CS
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, SU! Backgrounds I Texturz Plate, Wide Oval punch, Clear Button, Linen Thread, needle, 5/8" Striped Kiwi Kiss Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool and Template

March 7, 2009

Sketch #5, Paper Popsicles and a Sneak Peek

Are you wondering what Paper Popsicles is?  If you click on their name, you can see their website and it's the company that's sponsoring this week's sketch over at Card Patterns, which you can check out HERE and also see the cards of the rest of the DT.  Paper Popsicles is giving away the goodies you see to the left to one lucky (random) winner who submits their take via Mr. Linky over on the Card Patterns blog for sketch #5.  As always, another winner will be chosen (not randomly, but rather by the DT) as the winner of this week's sketch and will get to be a Guest Designer for Sketch #7.  So...who doesn't want to win the goodies you see here, and who wouldn't want to be a Guest Designer for Card Patterns?!?!  Make sure you let me know if you play along, and be sure to leave a link via Mr. Linky on the CP blog that takes us to the post/gallery containing your card (straight to the card if it's not in a post that you can link to).  I would love to come and leave some love by commenting on your cards!!!

Here's mine for this week:


You can't tell, but I did run the Basic Gray layer through my Big Shot with the SU! Backgrounds I Texturz Plate with the big polka dots on it.  It looks nice in real life.  This was a really fun sketch to work with and I even dusted off my trusty Janome Sew-Mini and did some sewing!!  I also used a stamp set and punch that will be available in the Occasions Mini Catalog from SU! on April 1st.  I love them both - hope you like the sneak peek!!  I'm excited to see you over at CP this week!

All supplies used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friends 24-7, Oval All (Occasions Mini '09)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Basic Black and Whisper White CS, Basic Gray Textured CS
Ink: Basic Black and Baja Breeze Classic Ink
Accessories:  Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds I Texturz Plate, Scallop Oval Punch (Occasions Mini '09), Designer Brads (Filigree), Clear Rhinestone Brads, 1" Double Stitched Baja Breeze ribbon,  Basic Black ribbon from Valet Ribbon Originals pkg, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Blending Pen (to color flowers), Sewing Machine (Janome Sew-Mini) and white thread

March 4, 2009

Another One...


So, here's the other baby boy card I mentioned in THIS post.  I like this one the most of the two.  What do you think?

Definitely subscribe to my blog via Google Reader or via the Feedburner link in my left-hand sidebar.  My hubby got home from a 2 week "trip" to Africa for the Air Force this past Sunday and he leaves for another "trip" tomorrow morning.  My stamping time is sparse, but I do have some swaps to share with you.  For now I'll probably be posting every other day at most.  Thanks for bearing with me.  Lots of things going on with the kids - various issues that require trips to doctors, etc.  So, take care, and until the next post.... :)

All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Congrats (SAB 2009), Nursery Necessities
Paper:  Bashful Blue and Whisper White CS, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB 2009)
Ink:  Bashful Blue classic ink
Accessories:  Bashful Blue 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge punch

March 2, 2009

Baby Boy Card



I showed everyone the baby girl card I made for my husband's squadron to use for new baby girls that members of the squadron have.  Well, these are three of the six baby boy cards I made.  Again I used the monochromatic challenge from the Great Swaps Girls blog to come up with the colors.  You should check it out here.  I think it's cute.  I decided to change the LO of the elements a little for the last three and I'll show you that card later.  I also have some Great Swaps Girls cards to share, but I need to give those a few more days so that hopefully the gals have gotten them before I share them.  Anyway, life is still crazy for me and today we had a snow day so all three of my little munchkins are at home, I had some cards to make, I have an event for church tomorrow night that I'm heading up to get ready for, and I have a friend staying with me while her kiddo gets some surgery done here in the states (they are in the Air Force and are stationed overseas at a base where the surgery can't be performed).  So....posts will probably be spaced every other day for a while now.  Hope you're all doing well!!!

All supplies used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Congrats (SAB 2009), Nursery Necessities
Paper:  Bashful Blue and Whisper White CS, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB 2009)
Ink:  Bashful Blue classic ink
Accessories:  Bashful Blue 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge punch