Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bundle of Thank Yous

So, as usual for me, I made "Thank You" cards as my gift for a recent bridal shower. I had helped w/ the invites... so I knew the color theme. And color me happy --- because SU's new Riding Hood Red matched just perfectly!

First for the brides gift card... I just found these B-E-A-TIFULLY elaborate primas and I had to use one. So it's all hers.

I found these at Mike's... and snatched them right off the display, didn't I Debbie?! She almost insisted I put them back ... but I held out and bought them anyway. I had a plan for at least one of these gorgeous buds...

Now, on to her thank you cards... keeping in line w/ the theme of your wedding invites, I had to use Baroque Motifs again. (OH DARN!! Imagine my disdain!) ::: enter sarcastic tone here :::

All the best Jessi and Jeremiah... you two have many wonderful years ahead of you!


Monday, April 27, 2009

thank you, Sarah! you're an inspiration!

I got to stamp with cousin Sarah last weekend... and we collaborated on a design for this card. But when she was making it she added a few twists to it ... and I like it even better than I pictured it in my head.... fun idea, eh?

Not my typical color combo... and that's why I like it so much. We were limited on supplies (as we weren't at either of our homes)... so did what we could with what we had... and voila. The other ladies at our table wanted to make this card too. So we just kept making the card.

fun times...

Details, details...
Stamp set: Fresh Cuts
Colors: Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, Kraft and More Mustard
Other: Cuttlebug, "Textile" embossing folder, SU-exclusive Beautiful Butterflies die cut, satin vanilla ribbon, green ribbon was from Mike's and stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Long overdue THANK YOU!

My friend Zoey sent me a surprise in the mail several months ago... and I FINALLY got it up this past week... it's one of those fun vinyls. These vinyls are awesome! You can customize them and pick your own color.

While I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this new vinyl trend it bothers me that all of my walls are textured. So I had to find the least textured wall in the house to put up my vinyl... and it just so happens that wall is in my stamp room! How convenient!

I put this inspiring thought over the double doors ... I just love it. Simply... love it!

Thanks Zoey! Your gift really made my day!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

one last card for Creative Cafe....

The post below talks about cards for an upcoming stamp class at my church. Here is the 3rd card we made last weekend... and I have to say, it was my favorite of the day. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these colors together right now!

And since these stamp sets are so versatile, I put them out on the table and let the ladies chose which message and icon they wanted to use. It was fun mixing it up ...

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Darling Dots and Sweet Little Sentiments
Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White
Other: Square scallop punch, elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon and stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cards for an upcoming stamp class

On April 18th I'll be leading a class at an event at our Church. About twice a year we have a fun day planned for the crafty ladies of our church.

It's called Creative Cafe. Starts at 9 am... ends whenever you're done being crafty (or around 3 pm). The premise? Bring any crafty project to work on... it can be sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, a school project, card making, etc. And for those who don't have a project to work on they can attend my card making portion of the day. We'll be making 3 cards... these two and a birthday card (which can be used for either a female or male)...

Wanna come to Creative Cafe?! Come on... everyone's doin' it... it'll be fun!

Details, details...
Stamp set: All Holidays
Colors: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White
Other: Stampin' dimensionals and "Pigtails" ribbon bundle

Details, details... Stamp set: Eastern Blossoms and All Holidays
Colors: Sage Shadow, Bravo Burgundy and Whisper White
Other: stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, April 12, 2009

fun card for a friend...

One of my dedicated readers MAY be receiving this card in the mail this week... watch those post boxes!

Details, details...
Stamp set: my friend Kay sent me the freakin' adorable bird stamp (and i'm not sure who makes it or what set it came from) Upsy Daisy and Funky Forest wheel
Colors: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A recent baby shower gift...

As most of you know - when I'm invited to baby showers I already know what I'm giving the mother-to-be... personalized THANK YOU cards. I had also made the invites for this shower - so I had an idea what color scheme the family was going with for their first little girl... however, until she opened the present I had no idea she was also decorating with butterflies. So these cards were simply meant to be.

I hope she send me one! I love receiving my own cards in the mail! ;-D

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Great Friend and Fresh Cuts
Colors: Whisper White, Kraft, Pink Pirouetta, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip
Other: Bella Rose Designer Series Paper

Friday, April 3, 2009

Recent swap... my meager offering...

I decided to participate in a recent swap. However, I'm a total and complete slacker. The purpose of the swap was to use some of SU die cuts ... which I somehow interpreted into using anything that goes along w/ the Big Shot. So, I ordered some of the SU-exclusive Texturz Plates. However, they didn't arrive in time (backorder situations are so annoying) and I almost forgot about the swap. I was leaving town for a retreat and needed to get my envelope out in the mail so I wouldn't keep the rest of the group waiting.

So I threw up on my craft table... err, I mean, I sat down at my craft table and threw this together in no time. Ok, ok - it's kinda cute... but I had grander visions in my head for this swap. I apologized profusely to the other swap participants... but we'll see how long it takes for them to allow me to participate again. Hmph...

Details, details...
Stamp set: Cheep Talk
Colors: Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, So Saffron, Basic Gray and Whisper White
Other: Enamel flower brad and Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots embossing folder

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

5 minute card...

Again - catching up w/ some cards I haven't blogged. I don't know what happened to my blog burst. Maybe I can blame it on Facebook. I joined Facebook a few months back... and have been very close to addiction. In the meantime I've found lots of junior high and some high school friends, even an former boyfriend or two - catching up has been fun. Reconnecting with more recent friends has been even more inspiring... and I needed some quick cards to put in the mail.

I made about a dozen of these cards... with different sentiments inside. Some were "thank you's", some were for birthdays, others were just to say HI! Fun and quick card...

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Bitty Basics and Sweet Little Sentiments
Colors: Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Whisper White
Other: White grosgrain ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware flower ribbon slide, small Niji waterbrush, stampin' dimensionals, Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots embossing folder and Oval die cuts