Monday, June 27, 2011

School Time!

Hello all!

Just wanted to share a few school time cards I made recently using the Recess set from the Summer Mini Catalog with the NEW 2011-2013 In Colors!

Don't you just LOVE them!

They are:

Calypso Coral
Island Indigo
Pool Party
Wisteria Wonder
Lucky Limeade

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Caiden's 2!

Caiden turned 2 on June 6th!!

I can't believe he's already 2! Or maybe it's the fact that I'm a mother to a 2 year old? LOL

We held his birthday party at a park near us, don't ask what we were thinking having a party at a park in Phoenix's 100 degree weather in mid June... because we weren't!

No... it actually wasn't too bad since we did it in the evening. Everyone had a really good time and Caiden had a smile on his face 99.9% of the time!

We spent Saturday afternoon filling 400 water ballons, and my parents filled 225 (thanks Mom, Dad & Caitlyn!). I knew they would go fast... but I didn't think they'd go through 625 water balloons in 10 minutes! In addition to the water balloons we had pizza delivered to the park and had cupcakes (that's where the Lightning McQueen and Mater came from). The kids enjoyed playing on the playground with their party favors (sand bucket, shovel, beach ball, squirt gun & sand molds) once all the eating was out of the way.

Caiden had TONS of fun opening all his gifts too! He lucked out this year! He got a few new movies, puzzles, books, cars, a Mr. Potato Head, his own texting toy (VTech Text n' Go), a Cars couch that folds out for him to sleep on and a whole new wardrobe! I think there was more, but that's all I can remember off the top of my head...

ANYWAYS... I am hoping to have pictures developed soon and I'll be sharing more of the party over the next month or so... I'm a little slow with scrapbooking... I LOVE it, but I'm much more focused on my card making... LOL

Thanks for listening to me ramble! Here's the page finally!

Stamps: Introducing, Look Who's Turning
Ink: StazOn Black, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue
Paper: Celebrations DP, Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 2 1/2 Circle Punch, Top Note Die, Blossom Bouquet Triple Punch, Dimensionals, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Scallop Square Punch, Daubers

Melon Wasabi Delight!

Finally had a chance to do a card with the color combo at The Paper Players this week!!
The color combo is Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi.

I love love LOVE this Love & Care hostess set!!

I wasn't sure about it at first but after using it a couple times it's grown on me!!

Stamps: Love & Care, Occasional Quotes
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: 1/4 Vanilla Grossgrain, Rhinestones

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 207

I had a chance to sit down this evening and make a birthday card for my friend Chandra. Her birthday is this coming Friday so I used the RETIRING Birthday Bliss stamp set and created my card based on the Stamping 411 Sketch challenge.

Stamps: Birthday Bliss
Ink: StazOn Black, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Paper: Sunny Garden DP, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Polka Dots EF, Big Shot, 2 1/2 in Circle,
1 3/4 in Circle, Dimensionals, Blender Pens, Rhinestones

Monday Lunchtime Sketch #178

Hi All!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Our son turned 2 on the 6th so we celebrated his birthday this weekend! It was a blast!!! I hope to have some pictures soon to share with you all.

Today I have my take on the Monday Lunchtime Sketch over at Techno Stamper. This is a blog hop, so be sure to check out everyones cards below!! There are some great cards to inspire ya!

Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new project!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sketch Time at GAB

Today brings us a new sketch challenge at Gimme a Break Stamp Challenges!

Here is my take on the sketch. I am frantically trying to use up some of my retiring paper as I just end up stashing what I don't use by July every year and then it's never pulled out again! (Sad I know)

I made this card using the Blueberry Crisp designer paper and Kind Thanks stamp set. I added a little blossom bouquet triple layer punched flower to my card and used a dimensional to pop it up!

Be sure to stop by GAB and share your take on the sketch by Thursday June 16th!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Watercoloring with Blender Pens

Have you checked out Technique Thursday over at Stamping 411 yet?!

I was SOOO excited to see watercoloring with blender pens this week! I have been obsessed with watercoloring lately but too scared to use the blender pens LOL

So... without further ado here's my card!!

Stamps: Loads of Love, Something to Celebrate
Ink: Black StazOn, Early Espresso
Paper: Woodland Walk DP, Watercolor Paper, Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Accessories: Silver Brads, Blender Pens

Challenges I submitted this to:

Thanks for looking everyone!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June Club Cards

Just wanted to share a couple cards we made for the June Hostess club meeting this past weekend. We used a couple of my favorite retiring sets, since they will probably be put on my closeout rack once they retire July 1st. I wanted to get some more use out of them at least one more time!

Stamps: Simply Said, Occassional Quotes
Ink: Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Paper: Elegant Soiree DP, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories: 5/8" Marina Mist Grossgrain Ribbon, Fancy Flower Punch,
Curly Label Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Paper: BABWII DP, Whisper White
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, 1/4 White Grossgrain

For All You Do

Here is a card I made recently using the For All You Do stamp set.

I got this set almost 2 years ago when I became a demo and have only used it a few times so I decided it was time to dust it off and put it to use!!

Stamps: For All You Do
Ink: StazOn Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Love Letter DP, Basic Black
Accessories: Victoria Lace Ribbon, 1/8" Black Taffeta, Square Scallop Punch, Dimensionals

Non-SU: Silver Micro Beads

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge - Last Chance Faves!

Hey Everyone!

As some of you know, I had to import my blog and start over so things are under construction right now but I will still be doing my best to post as often as possible!

Be sure to follow me as the blog address is no longer the same!

Today's share is a card I made using the JUGS sketch. I used a coupleof the last chance favorites on my card. They are the Sunny Garden DP and Occassional Quotes.

Stamps: Occasional Quotes
Ink: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Paper: Sunny Garden DP, Whisper White, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch, Brights Buttons, Polka Dot EF,
 Brayer, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, 2 1/2 Circle Punch, White Bakers Twine

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Double Embossing

Today's post brings a technique I've just recently tried out!

The technique is called double embossing. If you'd like to give it a try yourself, scroll down for directions!

Stamps: Occasional Quotes
Ink: StazOn Black, VersaMark
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DP
Accessories: Glimmer Brads, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Black EP,
3/8" Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon

Double Embossing

  • Ink rubber brayer with VersaMark ink.
  • Cover one side of your EF with VersaMark. (The raised portion of what's covered is what you will emboss with powder. Also, works best with BOLD embossing folders.)
  • Put your paper into embossing folder and emboss.
  • Remove and pour embossing powder over paper, dump excess and emboss!


Monday, June 6, 2011

SUPER Simple!

Hey Everyone!

I've got a SUPER simple card for you all today!
From time to time I find myself in need of a last minute card so I took a sketch challenge from SUDSOL and created this super easy card with limited stamping!

Hope ya'll like it!

Stamps: Because I care
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Greenhouse Gala DP
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Color Time at GAB!

Hey everyone!

It's time for a color challenge over at GAB this week!

This week's color combination is Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze. My son Caiden will be 2 on Monday so I thought I'd take this color combo and make him a birthday card using on of my favorite stamp sets on the Last Chance list, Greetings, Earthlings.

Be sure to post your creation on the GAB site by Midnight on Thursday June 9th! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!! ALSO, we are currently looking for some new Design Team members to start in August, so if you'd like to be on our DT check out the post HERE!