Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guest Stamper: Jen W

Today's guest stamper is my down line and good friend Jen. She hand delivered me this card, it's a thank you from her baby shower. Her inspiration/case came from Mary Fish. Jen and I both love her work and find that we tend to pull great ideas from everything that she does or just plain case what she does. You can find Mary Fish's inspirational thank you card here. She made some minor changes either way this card is bright and cheery and turned out great. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day it looks like the weather will be nice today!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Love Life *** Live Life

Happy Saturday! I have to make my post quick today I have a fun filled day of Easter activities for my son Caleb toady. We are going to be making some Easter goodies as well as coloring Easter eggs {wish me luck} and we are taking Caleb out on a date to the movies to see HOP! I think I might be more excited about this than him! LOL =D I'd seen a lot of these altered cards around using the Simply Sent Medallion Kit and thought what a great idea to change it up a bit and make it a little more personal. So I gave it a try and this is what I came up with, I ended up using this card for my March swap. Hope you liked it ladies. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Easter weekend.


Paper: Baja Breeze Card Stock, Simply Sent Medallion Medley Kit

Ink: Soft Suede & Baja Breeze

Stamp Set: Clearly For You {occasions mini}, You're a Gem {occasions mini}, Tiny Tags

Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Vintage Trinkets and Jewelry Tag Medium Punch

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Choo Choo Thanks!

Here are the thank you cards that I made for my son's birthday. He loves Thomas and Friends trains and that is where I got the color inspiration for his thank yous. Thomas which is his favorite character is red, yellow and blue! I'm a bit embarrassed to say but these cards went out late, but I guess better late than never, right? I'm not sure why my picture came out so dark but this card looks a lot brighter in person. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday!


Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Whisper White

Stamp Sets: A word For You, Choo Choo & Right on Track Standard Wheel

Ink: Pacific Point, Early Espresso and Basic Gray

Accessories: Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Iridescent Embossing Powder and 1/8" Red Taffeta Ribbon

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bev my Upline

Bev my up line made this for our imprints meeting swap. I loved this hanging top note it's so pretty. She also used my favorite die that I'm obsessed with the Fun Flowers Die if you don't have this die just let me say it's definitely a gotta have! The DSP she used is a sneak peek from the upcoming IB&C that will be released in July. It's very pretty I was kicking myself that I didn't get it, so guess what now it's on it's way to me. Yay! This paper can be earned FREE when hosting a $350+ workshop or if you spend $20 {before t&s} for this month only. I love the look of the silver glass glitter and as I type this I'm asking myself and why don't I have glass glitter? I want it now and gotta have it thanks Bev! I've gotta run thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jen's Swap with a Sneak Peek

Here is another swap from our Imprints meeting, however this card was made by my good friend and down line Jen W. Great card Jen nice and bright! Jen used a DSP that is in the upcoming Summer Mini " Beyond the Garden" ! This DSP is nice and bright show casing wild wasabi, tangerine tango, melon mambo, daffodil delight and pacific point a great color combination to take us right into the Summer, BOLD and bright love the cheerfulness! I hope that you have a great Saturday the weather looks beautiful that is if you are in California! My son is still under the weather so I guess we will be staying inside today so it's a great excuse to stamp my Saturday away. =D

Paper: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point and Beyond the Garden DSP

Ink: Pacific Point

Stamp Set: A Word for You

Accessories: Top Note Die, Blossom Party Die and Shimmer Spritzer { you cant tell to great in the picture but the flower is shimmering}

Friday, April 15, 2011

IMPRINTS Swap Winners

Happy Friday, Whoo Hoo! At our imprints meeting we always have a card contest. This time we had a few of the girls make 3-D projects which also made it fun and changed it up a bit. We had a tie this time and these were the 2 winners. They are both really cute and fun and so completely different. Definately great samples to have at workshops and classes. Thank you again Bev for another fun filled Imprints meeting. Keeping it short today I have a little one that is sick and is wanting to play trains. Patients on a 3 year old only lasts so long. Thank you for stopping by!
Stamped by: Kelli Peterson Stamped by: Nicole Gunderson
I hope that I spelt your last name right if not let me know and I wil change it. =D

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Springtime Swap

Happy Wednesday we are almost half way through with our week! Today's post is a card that I made for my Imprints swap and my 6Th swap group. This last Saturday I had a Imprints meeting that my up line Bev puts together she gets all of us demo's together and gives us highlights, new techniques and we all do a swap and share something new, this round there were 23 of us! WOW, that is a lot of SU! girls in one room and all you here is "oh that's so cute" and a ton of laughter, especially at my table it seemed like we were sorta of the loud ones. What can I say we were just having so much fun and laughing is good for the soul rite? Some of us were also surprised by a award that Bev handed out it was the DIVA award and I was shocked and excited to hear I was one of those lucky girls, I felt like I won the lottery... whoo hoo!!! Thanks Bev!!! If you want to join my Stampin' UP team and join a awesome group of fun and talented ladies then send me a email and let's chat I hope to hear from you =D. OK, back to my post this is a 4x4 card. The theme was blooming so I thought why not use my springtime DSP, I love it, the colors and the prints those are some of my favorite colors all wrapped up for me in this awesome designer paper. If this is one of your favorites be sure to pick it up before month's end and the occasions mini catalog retires. Drop me a line and let me know what you think I always love to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Paper: Springtime Vintage DSP, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla and Night of Navy

Ink: Night of Navy

Stamp Set: Just Believe

Accessories: Fun Flowers Die, Scallop Circle #2, 3" Circle Die, Table Setting Die {flower leaves}Finial Press Embossing Folder, Springtime Big Designer Button, Linen Thread and Shimmer Paint Spritzer { I made this spritzer mixing rubbing alcohol and Frost shimmer paint}

Thursday, April 7, 2011

hello baby

Yes I know more baby shower but I promise I'm wrapping it up. =D This is the card that accompanied my gift to Jen. I cased this card from Carrie Gaskin from Artistic Avenger, I did however make some minor changes, here is her card. Carrie if you stop by thank you for the great card idea and layout. Gotta run but before I leave thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day.

Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Ice Cream Parlor DSP

Stamp Set: Slice of Life and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Peach Parfait & Melon Mambo

Accessories: Clearlits Scallop Rectangle, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Lattice Embossing Folder, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Jewels, 3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Bright Designer Buttons and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Continued Shower Prizes

Happy Hump Day! Be sure to scroll down this is the second post of the day more prizes are continued further down. This was a quick and simple gift to make. I love making these altered note pads. I used the Sweet Stitches DSP and the Island Floral Die.
Here is a closer view of the flower. I didn't take a pic of the back side but I did add a magnet strip to the back side of it.

Shower Prizes

Here is a altered compostion book using Ice Cream Parlor DSP that I did for one of the shower gifts. I also added a flower bookmark. Im sure all of you have been seeing these flower book marks all over cyber space. I had been wanting to make one so I thought this would be the perfect time to do so.
This is a hanging magnet board. I originally saw this idea at a imprints meeting that I had at my uplines house. Mercedes Weber had brought a hanging chalkboard which was abolutely adorable. Thank you for the inspiration Mercedes. I decided to make some magnets to go with my board so I cut off the tabs to our fabric brads { these can be found in the occasions mini} and just added some of our maget material to the back and voila. Note: the DSp used for this project is the Sweet Stitiches from the Occassions Mini
Here is a closer picture of those magnets. Let me know what you think. Thank you for stopping by.

BABY wants chocolate

These were the favors that I made for the shower. Jen wanted candy bars so that is what she got, big mistake though because I ended eating some of the chocolate bars as I was putting them together. =D Oh well at least I didn't eat them all right? We kept with the same DSP, we definitely got some use out of this fun Ice Cream Parlor DSP. These favors were quick and fun to make. Drop me a line and let me know what you think. I gotta run for now I have lots of little projects in the works right now that I need to finish up. Thanks for stopping by and if your wanting to see more baby shower goodies stop by tomorrow!

Paper: Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor DSP { SAB Catalog: retired}

Ink: Peach Parfait and Old Olive

Accessories: 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, April 4, 2011

BABY Banner

Happy Monday All, boy it sure seems like this weekend flew by and way too fast. I had a very busy weekend with friends and family. I love those kinds of weekends just spending time with my family. Here is the Banner I made for my good friend Jen's baby shower. I had a lot of fun making it and was pretty happy with the way it came out. What do you think? If you haven't seen my earlier post then you are probably wondering what is that suppose to be on the outsides. Jen loves sugar, baked goods, candy you name it if it's sweet she's gotta have it, so her baby shower was a confections theme so that is my punch art version of wrapped candy! Everything really did turn out cute.

Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Ice Cream Parlor DSP { SAB; retired}

Accessories: Pennant Die, 1 3/4 Extra Large Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Serif Essentials Alphabet Die, 1 1/4" Daffodil Delight Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8 " Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Jumbo Brads, Silver Brads and 5/16" Neutrals Brads

Here are a couple more closer views of the banner. Stay tuned for more baby shower goodies.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Something SWEET is on the Way!

This will have to be a quick post today. I have lots to do it's my really good friend and down line Jennifer's baby shower and I'm helping co host it. This was the invitation that was made for the shower, now I wish that I could take credit for it but I can't the only credit I can take is that I had the pleasure of putting together 25 of them. Jenn designed her invitation and I made them for her I couldn't have her making her own shower invites. Aren't they cute? Can you guess the theme? Yes it is going to be a sweet tooth shower Jen loves her sugar. Gotta run but stay tuned for more baby shower fun.

Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Ice Cream Parlor & Quick Accents DSP

Ink: Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand

Stamp Set: A Slice of Life {occasions mini level 1 hostess} and Birthday Bakery {idea book & catalog level 1 hostess}

Accessories: Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon, {retired}, Word Window Punch, Largo Oval Punch, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch