Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sale-a-Bration in a nutshell: Spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise and receive a free stamp set, ribbon bundle or paper pack out of the Sale-a-Bration brochure! Super exciting! My mom and I were able to get all of the rewards and they're all great! You can read more about this promotion by clicking HERE or on the picture. From there you can order on Heidi's website by clicking on the "Shop Now" button.
Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today! I hope you have a good one! =)
Monday, March 30, 2009
Here's a card I made awhile back for one of our classes at the Tumbleweed Rec Center. I used an older stamp set, All the Best, because it had a nice solid image. I stamped the image with a Versamark and then chalked pastels over the image. I have a couple of other stamp sets I'd like to try this on along with some fun color combinations. Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I planted iris bulbs a few years ago and one of them popped up again this year with a bloom! What a nice surprise!! I just love flowers... here's a couple more.
This is a blossom on my lemon tree. My brother got this tree for me on my last birthday (last May) and I have been waiting and waiting and now there's tiny little baby lemons all over it! =) (And yes, I realize the blossom itself is not the baby lemon... this is just one of the blossoms left over that didn't actually get pollinated and did not become a baby lemon. *grin*)
Another flower from my potted aptenia (I guess I'm spelling that right).
I just love that bright pink!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Hope you all had a great weekend! What can I say? It went by way too fast... =(
We're looking forward to stamping with some of you this week at our SAS! The sponging technique is a great way to add more interest to your projects. I think you'll like the cards we'll be making and you're going to fall in love with the Sixth Avenue Floral set!
In the meantime, here's some gift tags to inspire you that we've made for spring and for our Etsy shop.
This set of tags is very simple and made with soft earth tones. We used the Sale-a-Bration set "Botanical Blooms" and the scallop edge punch as well as the eyelet border punch. The rounded corners add to the softness. Hemp cord finishes off these tags for an added earthiness!
This set of tags is made with bright pastels and the hostess set, "A Little Somethin'", which works great with various punches. By using the Stampin' Write markers, you can get a multi-colored image! Layered with other punched shapes and some marigold yellow ribbon, they make super cute tags!
This set of tags is sweet and girly, using primarily the curly label punch and the Boho Blossoms punch. The Boho Blossoms are the main focal point of the tag and rhinestones added to the centers make them extra special! White satin ribbon finishes them off for added girly-ness! =)
I hope we gave you some fresh ideas for making your own gift tags! Dress up those gifts you plan on giving or even your baked goods with a beautiful tag! =)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Just in case you haven't had enough of the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set yet, here's one more for you. I didn't come up with the paper-pieced and dimensionaled floral idea, I cased the idea form another card I saw on SCS, I love how this effect gives depth and dimension to this floral design. Adriel placed this card in our Etsy shop and gave it the triple-decker name...kind of a fun description of it. Thanks for taking time to look!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
This wedding guest book doubles as a memory album of sorts, as there are pocket pages inside for keeping the invitation and cards received, as well as some completed pages for putting photos on. The album stands on its own and makes a wonderful way to remember that special day! This was our first real custom order with a deadline and being such an important item, I felt the pressure while making it! I kept hoping the bride would like it! =)
Anyway, I wanted to share it with you! The couple was married on March 14th, so at this point, the lists are all filled up with the names of their guests along with all the wishes. Anyway, it was a challenge, but enjoyable! =)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! =)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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Monday, March 16, 2009
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Friday, March 13, 2009
I used the same supplies as the last card... same stamp sets (with the addition of Fresh Cuts), same ink (except for the curly sentiment where I used plain black ink), same card stock. I made this card based on the layout and design of THIS CARD I shared awhile ago. I love it in black and white, too! =)
Thanks for looking and let me know which of the cards is your favorite! =)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This set makes it easy to make your own beautiful decorative paper! I used a combination of four different punches to make the tag: Designer Label punch for the top, 1-3/8" circle punch for the middle, Round Tab punch for the bottom and Boho Blossoms for the little embellishment. It was super easy to make and it looks great!
I finished the inside with white cardstock, because this chocolate chip card stock is way too dark to write on.
I worked today on pictures of new projects (my mom made a couple of cards that I can't wait to share with you!), finishing up a couple of projects and working on cards for a class we have coming up next Tuesday at Tumbleweed Rec. for kids! My own kids, Kayla and Jacob, helped me out with putting together the samples for the class, so I think we are good to go. =) My kids want me to put the cards that they make up for sale in our Etsy shop! LOL! They're so cute! =)
Have a wonderful day!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Here's some little 3x3 Easter notecards I made last week. I used the "Live Like You Mean It" and "All Holidays" stamp sets; CS - Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Barely Banana; Ink - Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, and Perfect Plum; Punches - Scallop Edge, Boho Blossom, 1-3/8" square punch; Ribbon, brad and paper piercing. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The flowers, of course, are the focal point of the card, but I still needed to add some more to it before it was officially "done". I used very soft earthy colors and distressed the edges with a sponge and some Sahara Sand ink. If you're looking for a good color to distress with, I would highly recommend Sahara Sand. It's great! =) As I mentioned before, I had to try out our new eyelet border punch and I'm glad I used it on this card. It added the right amount of delicateness to it. I had some Kraft tafetta ribbon on hand and used that, which added a touch of elegance. I also had some adhesive half-pearls that worked beautifully in the corners! And BTW, did you know you can make those cute little bracket thingys with your curly label punch? Yes! It's true! Maybe we will do a little tutorial on that sometime! =D
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
We are being featured at krazycouponlady and that is also the blog to enter in our giveaway. There is no cost to enter the giveaway, simply follow this LINK and follow the directions! Here's what we're giving away!
Please remember, you have to go to krazycouponlady and enter there to be entered into the giveaway! I hope some of you hop on over there, because this is a great giveaway! These file folder organizers are awesome and look great! =)