Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Couldn't let 2011 come to a close without at least ONE blog post! Ha! So I grabbed the first thing I saw on my stamp table that I had made and snapped a photo. As usual, bad lighting. (New Year's resolution No. 87 -- use better lighting for blog pix!)

This is a card I made at one of our monthly stamp clubs earlier this year. Looking at it now, I see it needs some bling, so I'll have to take care of that and come back and post an "after" photo in 2012.

We made our own "ink pads" with Distress reinkers and baby wipes. I used Broken China and Peeled Paint and I think also a little Tumbled Glass. The butterfly stamp is from a retired Stampin Up set (Bold Butterfly, maybe?) and the "thanks" is from a current SU set. The scallop card base was cut with a Sizzix die.

I'm moving out of the closet in 2012 and into my own stamp room at long, long last, and I'm VERY excited about it! Hopefully this will translate into lots more stamping in the coming year!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe new year!!

Supplies: Butterfly and thanks stamps, Stampin Up; Distress reinkers in Broken China, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bazzill cardstock; baby wipes; dimensionals

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

My favorite day of the year! Hope everyone has a fun-filled holiday!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Endless Summer

Well it always seems like summer is endless in the South, but we were in the upper 60s last night, so that was definitely a nice treat. We had a swap at the LSS for summer-themed cards, and this is what I came up with. Actually very little stamping involved, since the patterned paper is the real star here. I used Tangerine Tango c/s, ink and ribbon, paired with Summer Sun c/s. The sentiment is by A Muse.

And on the inside I used a flower punch and circle punch to make a little coordinating sun. The 'happy summer' inside is also by A Muse.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Here is a Father's Day card I made for a swap at my LSS. The stamps and cardstock are all by Papertrey Ink. I love that tree stamp and how it's designed to work with a small circle punch so you can pop up various sections of the tree.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

We made these cute plates at our monthly stamp club a few weeks ago. The circle pops out so you can change the image in the plate for each holiday or season. The large hearts were die cut with the Cricut, as was the "love" sentiment. The smaller hearts are from the new Stampin Up small heart punch. The stamped heart images are from the SU I Heart Hearts set and the brad is also SU, from the new mini catalog. Plate from the dollar store. I have it displayed on the table in our foyer.

Happy Valentine's Day to all!!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Joy To The World

Here's a card we did as a make-n-take at a recent CTMH party I attended. Kind of hard to tell in the picture but the snowflake has been sprayed with a shimmery paint. Adhesive pearls were added at each point and in the center of the snowflake. Very festive!

Supplies: all from CTMH

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

It is MUCH too warm here tonight to feel like Halloween, but it's always my favorite day of the year! My oldest (12) had been saying all week that he thinks he's too old to go trick-or-treating this year, but as his younger brother was getting into costume shortly before sunset, he had a change of heart. Ha! So he pulled together a costume with pieces from his last 3 costumes and it turned out pretty good. They both got huge amounts of candy and began trading like mad once they got home. Hope everyone had a great Halloween!