Monday, April 20, 2009

Paper Share!

Who doesn't LOVE Stampin Up! Designer Series paper? I adore it, but can't seem to justify buying every single pack I really want! Lets face it, I would own them all if I could! So I thought, lets do a cardstock share, you can some of each design without breaking the bank! Please email me at by May 1 with the number of shares you would like. Orders will be sent May 1 and you should recieve your shares by May 15. The cost for each share is $18 and you will recieve 1 double sided sheet of EACH design from the following sets of Stampin Up! designer series paper:

Pink Flamingo

Urban Garden

Parisian Breeze


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beaded Cupcake

So, I am finally getting around to doing some updating! It seems like I have just been running and running! Every day I have off from work I try to go spend time with people I don't get to see too often and then I realize its been a month since I've been on the blog! I really like to update a couple of times a week ideally, so its been a LONG time!

Here is a little birthday card I made for a workshop this weekend. To be honest, I cased this from somebody, but I don't remember where I saw it at! I know the sentiment is different from the original and I think the original used the bigger SU cupcake......

Stamps: Part Hearty
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue
Accessories: SU Red Bead Duo

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fun Bella

So, I totally wasn't feeling this card while I was working on it- but I LOVE the way it turned out! My sisters' (twins) birthday is next week and I didn't want to make them both the same card, but they both like Bella a lot. So one will get this and the other will get a previous bella card I made and set aside for her. I can't get enough of this DP and I only know that its Imaginisce! I will have to head back to the scrapbook store to see if they still have it!

Stamp: GardenBella
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Imaginisce DP
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Only Orange, Summer Sun, Pink Skin tone Copic
Accessories: only orange brads, Tangerine Tango striped grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Engagement Card

I am in love with this color combo right now! My friend Kim is getting married to a great guy and she is very chic and sophisticated.... so I had to think for a bit for her card. She had a party at a wine bar for their engagement and I knew we couldn't truck in some sub-par creation to a place like that! She is a Stampin Up demo and she knows a last minute card when she sees it! Of course I did my hand sewing on this one too- I am just loving the way it looks! Other than the sewing the worktime on this on isn't too much! The Joy stamp is The Angel Company and then I took another swirl from a different Angel Company set and filled in the top and bottom with it. Enjoy!

Stamps: The Angel Company
Cardstock: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, scrap DP (from a year and half ago!)
Accessories: green rhinestones, Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon, nestabilities large scallop circle

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hand Sewn Goodness

How much fun is this card?!?! Super simple (as far as bling and layout) but not really when it comes to time- it was SO worth it though! I am veru into sewing on cards right now, but currently I do all of my sewing by hand (for fear of tearing the paper) even though we have 3 sewing machines at our house! I'm sure someday I trust the machine but for now I like to pierce my projects and then hand sew while I watch TV reruns and relax a bit after work. I stamped the center image in versamark, then pierced it with my paper piercer, and then sewed it! The centers of the smaller flowers are sewn with brown thread as well to bring it all together.

Stamps: Really Retro (sentiment), Garden Greetings

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue

Ink: Soft Sky

Accessories: chocolate brown satin ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Bloom Dots, brown thread, baby blue thread

Monday, February 16, 2009

On to the Next Holiday!

Ok, so we are done with Valentines day and its time to move on to St. Patrick's Day right? This is another DogGoneStamps stamp ( I love this guy! He looks so grumpy, but in such a fun way! I definitely have some friends who will get this card next month because this is what they look like with their beers when we get together! For an extra touch I used my white gel pen to make a couple of layers of "foam" on the beer :o)

Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Green Galore, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Brads: Making Memories Green
Ribbon: white satin, Ribbon Trends
CB Folder: Spots and Dots

Friday, February 13, 2009

Baby Ellie's Mailbox

My husband's sister had a little baby girl two weeks ago last Tuesday: Elizabeth Clare McCullough. She is super sweet and snuggly (even though she got tired of being passed around and I had to give her back to her Momma after awhile :o) ) Since these little mailboxes are all the rage right now I decided to do a little keepsake box for her: the tag says "Its the little things that matter".... which is true right? I covered it in Baja Breeze and then used EK Success borders (some of which are layered with chocolate chip cardstock) to make the "stripes". The E is chipboard covered in Tiara Stickles. The sentiment on the flag is A Muse and the flower sticker is EK success, but I'm not sure which line (I've been saving it awhile!) Lastly I lined the lids with taffeta brown ribbon and viola! Mailbox!