Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Purple Pretty Postage

Hello all!  I hope everyone out there is doing well.  I hope you have all seen the new Summer Mini and love it as much as I do!  My upline hosted a fantastic swap.  A bunch of us got together and we all designed different samples using 2 different sets.  I would like to share with you one of the projects that I made.

Pretty, right?  I am in love with this set.  It is called Pretty Postage and it matches perfectly with the new Postage Punch.  I have been having a lot of fun playing with this set and the punch too.  For this card, I colored the stamp with the markers (Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush) and then stamped the image on Whisper White cardstock.  I punched it out with the Postage punch and layered it on a punched scalloped square of Pear Pizzazz.  I used the Concord Crush DSP and cut strips of Whisper White using the Tasteful Trim die and my Big Shot.  I layered these with a strip of Pear Pizzazz and tied a bow of Organza around it.  I adhered this to a Concord Crush base and used dimensionals to pop up my postage piece.  Voila!  A super pretty, easy card.  Hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nursery Suite - It's not just for babies!

Finally I can breathe and get back to posting.  I have had a very busy few weeks, with birthdays, and parties, and the Diva Trade show, and Scrapfest 2011, and then the flu whisked through our home.  but now, everyone is well, my craft space looks like a hurricane ran through, the laundry is piled pretty high, but the is time on the horizon. 

Today I wanted to share with you some really cute things that I have made using the Nursery Suite Designer Series Specialty paper and the coordinating Nursery Suite Quick Accents adhesive die cuts.

My kids are no longs babies (as they like to remind me), but I Iiked these sets so much that I had to find a way to use them.

For my daughter (who just turned 9) I made a scrapbook that I can put her most adorable baby pictures in

It is done with paper bags!  Pretty fantastic!  There are pockets and flaps and spot for journalling.  I cannot wait to pick picture with her and tell all sorts of embarrassing stories.

I also made her a really cute butterfly mobile for her room.  She has hung it by her wondow so that the breeze makes them fly.

I used the butterfly and petal cone dies and my big shot (love it!) to cut out the shapes.  I added some ink and pearls (of course) and she loves it!
 For my youngest son, I made a really cute frame and photo block.  He was so happy to see them and immediately cleaned off the top of his dresser to have a "safe spot for them".  Had I known he would clean I would have made these sooner.

 Sorry about the glare from the flash.  Photography is not one of my strong suits.

I chose 4 pictures for this block.  Each one represent a different age group for him.  He is only 6 so really it is almost one picture from each year.  This one is one of my favorites.  He was loving his chocolate bunny so much, but when we couldn't stand the goo anymore, we took it away.  Man!  Was he cheese off!  So, naturally, I snapped a pic.

Anyway, even with all that I have made, I still have lots of the paper and die cuts left!  

Thanks for stopping by.