Monday, January 31, 2011

Cute Club Cards

Hello again!

Last time I shared with you one of the cute cards my club would be making.  Today, I wanted to share with you the other two cards they made.

This first one was inspired by a card that all the demonstrators who went to leadership made.  I used my Color Coach to help me pick colors that were out my usual color choice box, and I have to say, I LOVE IT!

This second card was inspired by my friend Lisa, but I know there are a few different versions out there on the net.  It always reminds me of the old (80's) Faberge Shampoo commercials when something like this happens.  You know, "I told 2 friends, and they told 2 friends, and so on and so on."  If you are too young to know what I am talking about, don't tell me.  Just watch this:

But, enough of that!  Here is the card that got me off topic.

I used the petal cone die to make this cute Ice Cream card.  I also smoohed the Pretty in Pink pieces with the Vanilla Smooch for some extra shimmer.  Here is a better look.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get Crafty!

Hi again!

On the weekend I had a great opportunity to go and stamp with a local group of Girl Guides, Sparks , and Brownies.  It was a full afternoon, but I had so much fun.  Lisa joined me and together we made some great projects for the girls to enjoy.

One of the projects was this cute and simple Valentine's Card.

The girls all loved them.  They loved using the heart punch and then we got into a discussion about which were hugs and which were kisses( x or o), and who to give their card to.  I told on egirl she could give it to her boyfriend, and her response had me laughing so hard.  She said, "I can't give it to him, then he'll know I am his girlfriend!"  It was priceless!

Now, I had an idea in my head for a more "grown up" version of this card.  Something that incorporated a few more elements and made the card a little more sophisticated.  This is what I came up with.

It has all the elements that make a stepped up card.  It has pattern, texture, dimension and shine.  I really like it.  I love the way the glimmer paper and the satin ribbon jazz up a really cute card.

This stepped up card is going to be one of the projects that my stamp club will be doing this month.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Digital Downloads!

Hi everyone!

Stampin Up! has some great new digital downloads available.  I cannot get over how cute these things are.  I love the idea of a bright little desktop calendar, and how quick and easy will it be to just make an album with the 11 x 8 1/2 template.  And all the different sentiments!  I am going to be playing at My Digital Studio for a while longer now!

Item  Description  Image  Price  Content   
124030  Tempting Turquoise Patterns
Designer Series Paper     
  $2.50  Four Tempting Turquoise Designer Series Paper Patterns
124031  Old Olive Patterns
Designer Series Paper 
  $2.50    Four Old Olive Designer Series Paper Patterns
124033  Pretty in Pink Patterns
Designer Series Paper      
  $2.50  Four Pretty in Pink Designer Series Paper Patterns 
124022  Sweet Stitches Designer Buttons          $3.75   Three button styles in Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, and Daffodil Delight. Total of 12 buttons. 
124028  Pattern Pieces Stamp Brush        $2.50  One oversized fabric pattern. Coordinates with the "Oh Sew Suite" product line.
124018  Blossom Petals Punch       $1.25    Four-piece stamp brush set and one 5" x 7" greeting card designer template.
124019  Build a Blossom Stamp Brush Set        $7.95  Twelve-piece stamp brush set. Coordinates with the digital Blossom Petals Punch.  
124027  Eat Chocolate Stamp Brush Set        $4.95  Four-piece stamp brush set.
125161  Top 10 Photo Book Template        $18.50    This 24-page designer template (11" x 8-1/2") was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler.
125162  2011 Pennant Desktop Calendar        $18.50     This 25-page calendar template (5-1/2" x 6-1/2" calendar with easel) was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler.
125623  Baja Breeze Flower Bouquet Birth Announcement        $2.50     Double-sided baby boy announcement postcard designer template. Colors are Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and Basic Gray.
125163  Regal Rose Flower Bouquet Birth Announcement        $2.50     Double-sided baby girl announcement postcard designer template. Colors are Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, and So Saffron.  This template was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler.
125164  Play Date Invitation Designer Template        $2.50    Birthday greeting card invitation template. Front and inside of card are pre-designed. Template includes nine embellishment pieces and was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler.
125165  Snowflake Flurry Holiday Trifold Card Designer Template        $2.50     This 4" x 9-1/4" trifold card designer template was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler.
124542  Chat Room Rock Star Stamp Brush Set    $7.95  Ten-piece stamp brush set.
124543  Chat Room Friend Stamp Brush Set         $7.95  Ten-piece stamp brush set.
124486  Chat Room Baby Stamp Brush Set         $7.95  Ten-piece stamp brush set.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

What I Love

Hello again.

This week my hubby and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary.  I love him and the life that we have created together.  He has always been nothing but supportive, and he works so hard to help me enjoy whatI do.  He is truly the reason why I am able to create. 

I wanted to share with him how important he is to me and the best way I know how is to paper craft.  I made this beautiful photo block for him.

I took 4 photos (and did some nice editing to make everything but my bouquet black and white.  I adhered them around the sides of the block.

Then, I really jazzed up the top with some Cherry Cobbler cardstock that stamped and sponged.  I also added some of the organza ribbon and some of the  newly retired black lace ribbon. 

Of course, the best part of the top is the rose and the punched sentiment.  I made the rose using the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch and stuck a basic pearl in the center of it.

He was really touched by this and loves it.  I do too.

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Back from the trenches

Wow!  So the Countdown to Christmas stopped a little short.  Sorry.  Funny thing is . . .it came anyway.  I ended up with less time in the days than I had planned for so something had to get put to the side.  Unfortunately, it was my blog.  Secretly, I was hoping that oyu were all just as busy as me and wouldn't notice.  However, I know I few of you did.  Sorry again.

But now, Christmas is done, leftovers are long gone, the Christmas baking is dwindling, kids are back in school, and my crafting space is new cleaned and organized.  I feel rejuvenated and remojoified (new word).

So, I am going to start the New Year fresh (if a little late) and get back to sharing what I love.

Thanks for stopping by.