Monday, June 29, 2009

Completed Projects

This weekend was one of completing projects. Above are pictures of the baby announcements I made at my friend Julie's house this weekend. While at Julie's I saw this great little item from Stampin Up. It is with the Sizzlits Dies section and is entitled Little Leaves which Julie used with her card using a new stamp set by Stampin UP Circle Circus. Here is a picture of the card

If you are interested in having me create a baby announcement for you here is another example.

Also, this weekend, I completed some birthday cards for a friend. She will be receiving these cards in that beautiful box I made a few weeks ago.

I also made this Thinking of You card. It measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2

And finally another dishcloth that I am listing on Etsy. today.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Anniversary Card

I have a loyal customer who has made personal requests for birthday, thank you and recently Father's Day and Grandfather's Day cards. This week she needed an anniversary card and so the challenge was on for me to come up with something.

I found it a bit of challenge partly because I don't even have an anniversary stamp. And then I wasn't sure which way to go. I found this great Cuddlebug folder entitled "Allegro". I stamped a heart stamp a few times on it in VersaMark and then used clear embossing powder on top. It seemed to need a little extra so I added Stickles on some of the musical notes. I should mention that I snipped the ends of the ribbon so they are not hanging, but I gave it to my husband to take to work with him before I remembered to take another picture.
I printed out Happy Anniversary on the inside on Very Vanilla paper.
Happy Anniversary Stacy and Jase!
Next week -birth announcements I am making for a friend of mine.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Template Challenge

It's funny how life works. I've been thinking lately it would be nice to make boxes to store my cards. Then today I saw this blog with a template challenge. I went to and downloaded a template that I thought would work well with most of the cards that I make. This challenge originated from Lauren Mead's blog This is only the second time I've tried a challenge, and it just so happens that once again it goes back to Lauren. She sure has some great ideas!
Last week while my children were at VBS, I spent some of the time just playing with my stamps and inks and added a Stickle here and a Stickle there and I added with my gel pen a few blue dots here and there to and I came up with some really cute designed paper that I like. I have been thinking about how I might use this paper and then today this challenge came up and I thought I would try it out with my own designed paper. And here it is, my first non-card paper creation:

Products used were SU stamp set, SU paper, choc. chip and whisper white. I used choc. chip and pink passion inks. Stickles were placed in the middle of each stamp image. Blue dots were made using a gel pen. I hope you enjoy it!

I have been trying to keep the children busy so far with swimming, playdates, basketball camp and a visit to a museum. With all of the activities my hobbies are taking a back of a bus backseat. However, I do have some ideas and as soon as I can get them down on paper, I will once again be showing them to you. Also, coming soon will be my Christmas cards. I have seen some of the new SU colors and am very excited about all the fun projects. Thank you for visiting.