Saturday, July 31, 2010

SC 285

So, as usual, here is my sketch:And here is my card:
Sorry about the background! It really didn't seem so bad until I uploaded it here, and of course it is too late to get another picture. :(

But... I love how it turned out! The New Cherry Cobbler looks great with the Regal Rose! I used a Sizzix texture plate and sponged it with the Cherry Cobbler to help it pop.

SU Materials: Stamps: Mini Mates; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Regal Rose, Regal Rose DP; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Regal Rose; Other: Sizzix Eyelet texture plate.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Story...

So for those of you who don't already know, here is my Stampin' Up! Story. ;)

I fell in love with stamps at a very young age when my Grannie bought me a heart, a star and a Santa Claus stamp. I Loved them! Well, in 1998, my Mom was invited to a Stampin' Up! Workshop and I *loved* it. Unfortunately, the demo was several states away so I purchased a few sets and they sadly sat in my closet.

Fast forward a couple of years. The dust bunnies were collecting on my stamps and out of the blue my friend, Heather, invited me to a workshop. I was amazed by the Stampin' Scrub! and was once again sucked into the SU world. Heather quickly became a Demo, so I got my stamp 'fix' through her. I would hold a workshop during Sale-A-Bration and one once the retired list was released and that worked well for a few years.

Well, in 2006 my family moved across country and I was without a Demo nearby. My sister's friend talked me into becoming my own demo and the rest is history. I love having friends over to stamp with and of course, the discount I get on my Stampin' Stuff. ;)

Well, hopefully my story hasn't bored you too much. Look at it this way, at least it keeps me out of trouble. ;)

Rachel's Card

Ethan's friend Rachel was kind enough to invite him to her birthday party. I just *LOVE* the Build a Bear Set for little girls, don't you. Honestly, I bought this set thinking I would never use it and it is my go to set for the little girl crowd. I am in love with how it looks when you piece the clothes. I mean, have you ever seen anything that screams *CUTE* like this?
I even used a pink glitter pen on the bears shoes. A-Dor-a-ble, even if I do say so myself. ;)

SU Materials Used: Stamps: Beary Best Friends;
Paper: Pretty in Pink DP, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Pink Passion
Ink: Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mrs. Rohler's Card (SC 284)

Here's the sketch:
And here is the card:
Magdalena's teacher, Mrs. Rohler, likes sunflowers so this is the class card for her.
I used the same trick for the gift card holder, isn't it a great trick?

SU Materials Used: Stamps: Button Bear, Hello Again, Thank You Kindly
Paper:Garden Green, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla,
Ink: Basic Brown, Summer Sun, Garden Green, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red
Other: Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Dimensionals

As Always, thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a kind word or two. :-)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mrs. Carter's Card (SC 283)

So, Here is yet another sketch:And here is the card made for Magdalena's teacher, Mrs Carter:
Here is the inside:
I used the same technique as on the bus drivers card and made a
gift card holder in the card center.

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Circle Circus, Hello Again, Thank You Kindly;
Paper: Very Vanilla, Lovely Lilac, Garden Green;
Ink: Garden Green, Almost Amethyst, Basic Brown, Lovely Lilac, Garden Green;
Other: Eyelet Texture Plate, 1/4" Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon

As Always, Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bus Driver Card

So rewind to about a month ago and I was deep in the end of year card making craziness. I have no idea who came up with the brilliant idea of modifying the loads of love truck into a school bus, but my sister (the school bus driver oddly enough) was the one who showed it to me.
Seriously isn't it the cutest?

I even wrote our school name on the side. I paper pieced the windows and tires ( I just think it looks better that way and I am sure I saw it on someones blog/gallery but I have no idea where since it has been awhile.)
Fortunately, I do remember where the idea of the gift card pocket came from. Roxy showed it as a stand alone card on her blog, found here. I adapted it to sit inside a standard invitation sized card. We collected at the bus stop and put in a Panera Card. I hope she enjoyed it.

SU Materials Used: Stamps: Loads of Love; Ink: Basic Gray, YoYo Yellow; Paper: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, YoYo Yellow, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Brown

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Why

So I have been invited to join the Stampin' Up! Recruit Crew. As part of the first challenge I was asked to come up with 'My Why'....why I accepted the recruit crew challenge. Well, I used My Digital Studio to whip up My Why statement. I thought I would share so that you know where I am coming from. ;)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

SC 282

Hi! I am bag to blogging. Did you notice? Did you miss me? :-)

So...Here is the sketch:
And here is my card:
I actually made ten of them for Magdalena and I to send to all the wonderful people who sponsored us for the JDRF walk last month. I added the circle of thank you's because it *needed* something. ;)

SU Materials Used: Stamps: Seeing Spots, Much Appreciated; Paper: Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss; Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose.

Thanks Again for all your support!!!