Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Baby Bundle

A friend recently delivered her first child.  He arrived weighing nearly nine pounds.  May she be blessed with a healthy,  happy child.  I nearly created a card using the new Happy Whale Clearlits Die, but a new mother's emotions can be delicate.  Any mother would love this precious little card for her son.  Baby prints would be a great gift to give to that new mother so that she can start scrapbooking details of her new little wonder or stamp quick thank you cards for the thoughtful gifts she received.

All items used to create this card are exclusive products of Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baby Prints, Short and Sweet
Colors: pool party, night quite navy, so saffron and whisper white
Punches: modern label and word window
Big Shot wth tasteful trim die

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love Matters

Many people think of February as a month filled with love.  Some like to purchase extravagant gifts for loved ones on Valentine's Day.  Our family's tradition for Valentine's includes getting a heart shaped pizza from a local place.  What is your tradition?

I traded this cardfront at the Stampin' Up! Minneapolis Minnesota Regionals in 2011.  With six layers of cardstock, it took some time to cut and assemble these.  The finished creating was worth the time.  The music notes wheel that I used to create the background can be found in the current 2012-2013 catalog.  The saying was part of a hostess exclusive stamp set and this color of ribbon has retired; however, you can still order this striped ribbon in other Stampin' Up! exclusive colors.

All products used to create this card are exclusive products of Stampin' Up!
Stamp: occasional quotes
Wheel: music notes
Cardstock: basic black and very vanilla
Ribbon: 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon in basic black
Basic black classic ink pad

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Oh So Sweet!

Seeing a new couple in love makes me say "Oooooo so sweat."  Everything created with the Owl Builder punch seems to turn out so sweat, and this wedding card fits appropriately.  Another Stampin' Up! demonstrator inspired this layout, while I made a few customizations.

Excluse Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Petite Pairs Stamp Set
Cardstock: bashful blue, whisper white, brushed silver and basic black
Ink: basic black
Punches: owl builder, scallop oval, oval, boho blossoms, and circle
The Big Shot with the perfect polka dot embossing folder

Take a moment today to pause and recognize what is so sweat around you.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Beginings

Two couples that I know will start this new year with new goals, a new married life together and a new little one on the way.  In celebration of their new adventures, you will see some wedding cards and baby cards during the next few weeks.

One of the wedding cards that I created includes
"The best Love Story is the one you write Together" from Stampin' Up!'s One In a Million stamp set.  The layers and texture in this card show up splendid in person while this picture does no justice.

The exclusive Stampin' Up! products used to create this card include:
Cardstock: wisteria wonder, whisper white and brushed silver
Stamps: One In A Million
Ink: wisteria wonder
Accessories: rhinestones, whisper white 3/8" taffeta ribbon, Big Shot, adorning accents edgelits, and the adorning accents embossing folders.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Daring Adventure

"Life is a either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" quoted from Helen Keller.  What adventures have you taken this new year?  While preparing for upcoming craft shows, my adventures have traveled into fabric crafting.  Wallets, coin purses, purses, table runners, and pin cushions conclude my fabric adventure plans.  Look for a posting of the projects that I sewed with Stampin' Up!s exclusive fabric Comfort Cafe.

This past summer, I participated in a card swap with a gray and yellow theme.  This color combination instantly challenged my creativity, but I am happy with my final creation. 

The exclusive Stampin' Up! products used to create this card include:
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Whisper White
Stamps: Daring Adventure
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool and 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Daffodil Delight

I plan to give this card to every graduate along with a few friends that need some encouragement.  Doesn't everyone have a time in their life when they need to move forward.  Be brave and take that new adventure this year.

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