Wednesday, May 28, 2008

First Communion Thank You

Here is the last of the First Communion Card set. I started with the invitation and then some cards to send with gifts for close friends. I finally ended with thank you cards that my daughter sent with a picture of herself. If you look at the earlier postings for these sets of cards, they were made with the same elements. The embossing of the gold ink added a nice and elegant touch. I want to thank my friend Joanne B. for lending me the God is Love SU stamp set. I thought this image was perfect.

Birthday Girl

My daughter was invited to a birthday party. It was a glamour party and the girls looked so stunning with hair, makeup and evening gowns. It was a glympse of what these 4 and 5 year olds would look in years to come. Here is the very special birthday card I made using my retired SU set Pretty Princess. I just love this set. I used my Cuttle Bug D' Vine Swirls embossing folder on Pink Passion CS. I stamped the image in black ink and then colored in using SU markers. Other CS used was Lavender Lace and Yo-Yo yellow along with my corner punch and slot punch. I wrapped the ribbon around and tied to link the separate pieces together. I added Dazzling Diamonds to create a sparkle effect for the princess.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

11 Step Program to Kids

My friend Joanne B. put this on her blog and I thought it was a hoot. Visit her blog and check it out.

Want some Candy?

My Sister Sammi has posted some candy to celebrate for 1000 hits on her blog. Be sure to check it out here. Congrats to Sammi!

Stay At Home Moms - Tips to get your point across

I found this on my Sister Lisa's blog and thought I had to share. Thanks for the tip...

A man came home from work and found his three children outside,
still in theirpyjamas,
playing in the mud,
with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn allaround the front yard.
The door of his wife's car was open,
as was the front door to the house andthere was no sign of the dog.
Proceeding into the entry,
he found an evenbigger mess.
A lamp had been knocked over,
and the throw rug was waddedagainst one wall.
In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel,
and the familyroom was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink,
breakfast food was spilled on thecounter,
the fridge door was open wide,
dog food was spilled on the floor,
a broken glass lay under the table,
and a small pile of sand wasspread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs,
stepping over toys and more piles of clothes,
looking for his wife.
He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as he made his way out the bathroomdoor.
As he peered inside he found wet towels,
scummy soap and more toysstrewn over the floor.
Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste hadbeen smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom,
he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel.
She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"
She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?"
"Yes," was his incredulous reply.
She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."Send this page to another woman.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Card Club #2 - Sweeter Than Apple Pie

I liked this card so much that I decided to CASE my own card and add another layer. I used Wild Wasabi and WW CS. I added a layer of WW under the DS Summer Picnic Paper to make the apples pop. I decided in this version that I would omit the Dazzling Diamonds (ok it is my signature to add sparkle to every card but the ink ran with the glue and made it look sloppy). You can check out the older version on 2/28/08 to see the changes.

Monday, May 12, 2008

First Communion #2

Here is another card I made for First Communion. These cards were given with a few gifts I had for a few of my daughters friends. This card used the God Is Love SU stamp set. I have two versions shown here. Both cards were stamped in Gold and then embossed. I cut the edges of the card with either the scallop or zig-zag scissors. I then used some post-it notes to line off the edges to ink them (direct to paper technique). I embossed the edges as well. In the first card, I used my scallop circle punch with my 1 1/4 circle punch to layer the cross on top to make the image pop. I am not use to doing a clean and simple card but these were appropriate for the occassion.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I just wanted to wish all my stamping friends, neighbors, friends and Sisters (SBS15) a Happy Mother's Day! Hope it was relaxing and enjoyable for all!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to You

I needed a birthday card and I wanted to use my cuttlebug embossing folder so I came up with this idea. I used Pink Passion, Green Galore and WW CS. I embossed the WW with my cuttlebug embossing folder Happy Birthday. I used my SU So Many Scallops stamp set with my SU markers (Pink Passion, Yo Yo Yellow and Green Galore) to color in the middle of the stamp. I added some sparkle with my Spica Glitter pen to the flames on the candles. I punched it out using my 1 3/8 circle punch. I took the Green Galore CS and punched the 1 3/8 circle and then the scallop punch around it. I used my white gel pen for the dots in the scallop. I attached the scallop over the birthday using the dimensionals. I purchased this Green Polka dot ribbon at Walmart. This was a cute card that I used for my daughter's friend.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Monochromatic Mother's Day Card

This is a card that I CASED from my friend Ann V. She is my upline at SU. She had given me a similar card that was a thank you with the same color scheme and stamp set. I just modified it with ribbon, stamped the background and used my punches to highlight the image. The card used Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and WW CS. I stamped the image with Balck ink and then watercolored in slightly using blender pen with the Pale Plum ink. I used my Mega Oval and Giga Scalloped Oval punches to highlight the image. The scallop oval was dotted using my white gel pen. Next, I used the corner rounder to round the edges on the frame. I tamped the background using Pale Plum in and Itty Bitty background SU stamp set. Lastly, I stamped the saying in Perfect Plum which I received in my new stamp set from Paper Pretties "Made with Love".

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Card Club #1 - Orange You Cute

This card was CASED from a fellow Demonstrator Robin J. She came up with the layout and color scheme I just added some Dazzling Diamonds on the orange and the saying stamp. So for this card I used WW, Old Olive, Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie for CS. DS was the Summer Picnic paper. I used the Pumpkin Pie ink pad. For ribbon, I used the wide Old Olive Grosgrain. Its a cute card and easy to do. One could try making the orange a scratch -n- sniff element as well.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Show and Tell

Eventhough I haven't published much lately, I have been working a lot on several different projects. Here is one of them. I was asked by my daughter's teacher if I could design some Show -n-Tell boxes for her. I was given these boxes and off I went. I knew I had a doodling design book somewhere and I found it in the depths of my closet. I took some Sharpie markers and went to work with my design team (my daughters). I had my daughters choose images and colors and then I drew them. I desgned both front and back of each box with images of children and fun images of toys and such. The teachers were impressed and loved the boxes!

More Show and Tell

Here are the other boxes I made for Show and Tell. I used a book called "The 123's of Creative Doodling" by Lindsay Ostrom & Friends

Monday, May 5, 2008

First Communion Invites

This past weekend my daughter made her First Communion. She was so excited about it. I made these invitaitons for her party afterwards and invited all of her friends. She had such a great time.
These invitations were one of my clean and simple design. I simply used WW CS, trimmed the edge with my scalloped scissors. Then I took my gld ink pad and did a Direct to Paper technique along the edge and then embossed the gold with the embossing powder and heat gun. I stamped using gold ink with a $1 stamp that I bought at Michaels and a stamp from the retired Brides and Babies stamp set on the inside. Again, I embossed the images. They came out simple and elegant which is what I was looking for.