Saturday, May 30, 2009

Football Player Graduation

It's definitely that time of year. I made this for a friend to give to her nephew. He's into football so I used that for the background...and of course personalized it with the Just Rite Stamps :) This card is also a money holder. It's a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 CS scored at 4" and 8". The inside flap is punched with the scallop punch and attached with sticky strip.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Graduation!

Congratulations, Lindsay! We're so proud of you and all that you've accomplished. This is the announcement I made for her to send out. I'm glad I could do something fun for her :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Teacher Thank You

On a lot of the stampin' blogs I visit, I've seen thank you cards for teachers. Here's my "chalkboard" version. It was a super easy card to make. The "chalkboard" was made with Basic Black CS. I sponged/rubbed Whisper White Craft ink on it. I then stamped the greeting in Whisper White Craft. The bottom of the board was created using a strip of Chocolate Chip CS that I ran through the crimper. The chalk and eraser are just scrap pieces from my desk. I scored the side of the card and inserted brads. Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 25, 2009


More catch-up scrapbooking :) I should be back to stamping more this week!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Super Star

Took some time to scrapbook last week. I really needed it! I love to make cards...but I find I'm so much more relaxed when I scrap :) It's definitely my stress relief. I know I need to make more time for it.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Anniversary Trees

My hubby called me the other day on his way home from work. His co-worker who was riding with him was also on the phone...someone needed a card for their anniversary the next day. Wife's favorite color is green, and she loves nature. So I set to work quickly. I used a layout I've used multiple times but I love the effect. It looks different when you use it on a colored sheet of CS. She loved it!
Card Recipe: CS: Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand; Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip; Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Hugs & Wishes; Accessories: Coluzzle (to create oval template for sponging & stamping), sponge, Wide Oval, Scallop Oval, 1/16" hand punch

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Canvas Cuts Love

I used Rub-ons on this canvas cut. The rub-ons go on so smoothly!!! I think this is my favorite "surface" to put them on.
Card Recipe: Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Urban Oasis DSP
Other: Canvas Cuts, Dimensionals, Very Vanilla Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Curly Label Punch, Eastern Blooms Rub-Ons (retired)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Canvas Cuts--Birthday Wishes

I tried out the canvas cuts on some quick cards last week. WOW!!! I don't know why I haven't used these before! They are so easy to stamp on and create with. Watch for more posts this week of how to use the canvas cuts in your projects.

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Urban Oasis DSP
Sets: Hugs & Wishes
Inks: Basic Brown
Other: Crafter’s Tool Kit, Jumbo Brads 5/16” Neutrals Asst., Canvas Cuts, Dimensionals

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

This card was made from scraps already on my desk. I had cut too many "triangle" cuts so I thought it would be fun to try using this as a card! I just backed it with the Close to Cocoa. Stamp the flower stem and added crystal effects to make the flowers pop :) Fun card!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Prom Pages

My sister needed some pages for her Prom pictures. I matched her pages to her dress.

Scrapbook Pages: CS: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet, 5-petal flower punch, 3/4" circle punch, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Black & White Wedding Card

Here's a quick card I made for my cousin that's getting married. It was so fun to make a black & white card. I love the Fifth Avenue stamp set...AND if you know me, flowers are so not my thing...but this is one flower set I LOVE!

Card Recipe: CS: Basic Black, Whisper White; Stamps: Fifth Avenue, Oval All; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Dimensionals

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today my parents are celebrating 33 years of marriage! Love you both!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Thank You Cards

Here are the "dressers" I made for teacher appreciation day with the 3x3 thank you cards included :) I can't get enough of the new scallop oval punch...I find I reach for it constantly!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Day

I'm so thankful for my kids' teachers. We've been so blessed to have such positive influences on our kids. I actually got some time to stamp and paper craft last night. Here's what I whipped up using the Big Shot (man, I LOVE that thing!!!!):

Each "drawer" has a pair of earrings. I had thought about candy, but one of the teachers is diabetic and just recently got her ears pierced so I decided that would be a fun "treat" inside.

Recipe: CS: Chocolate Chip OR Basic Black, Whisper White; Stamps/Ink: None...although I made a quick 3x3 card using the "Thank You Kindly" stamp set w/ the large oval punch, the scallop oval punch, and the matching ink pad; Accessories: Big Shot, Matchbox Die, Extended Cutting Pads, Top Note Die, Standard Cutting Pads, 1/16" punch, Metallic Brads, Sticky Strip, Bone Folder

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Newsletter

The kitchen is moving right fact most of our cabinets were installed today :) Hopefully, only about three more weeks until the kitchen is fully functioning again! (check out the "Mommy Moments" blog for the latest pics :)

Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month?? To help celebrate, Stampin' Up! is offering three promotions this month.

DSP Promotion: Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE! This promotion was SO popular last time they offered it...I'm so excited they've added the textured CS to this promotion this time!

Sneak Peek Promotion: Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount...for just $35.16. Check out this fun stamp set here.

Recruit Promotion: Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $75 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. Contact me TODAY for more information!

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, I'm giving away TWO Big Shot Dies on May 31!!! How do you qualify? For each $40 of merchandise you order this month, your name will be entered in the drawing. The two winners will choose a Big Shot die of their choice (or a stamp set).

Stamp Club orders are due May 10 for Stamp Club C (hostess: Dionne) and Stamp Club D (hostess: Adriana M.).

Happy May Day!