Saturday, May 30, 2009

Whoo's three Page

Here are the scrapbook pages I made at Gail's. Gail is my second level upline. She has several scrapbook clubs going on in her home. She has an awesome studio where she shares her creative talents. Sometimes she has a spot open for a guest to attend and I jump in at the opportunity to get more scrapbooking done as well as get more ideas. For these pages we used the Owl Together Now stamp set, lots of punches and the Big Shot for the letters and numbers. It was such a fun adventure creating these pages. My son recently turned three and as luck would have it, his outfit matched perfectly to the colors used on these pages.

This was my first time using the thicker (To the Nines), Specialty textured Cover-weight card stock. They brought life to my owl. For the owl's wings, I sanded the edges of each of the wings. On the balloons we used a white gel pen to make an ordinary circle look like a balloon. The leaves are from the 5-petal flower punch. We just rounded it to make them look like leaves. The trees were cut out using a template made by Gail. I really like how these pages turned out.

Cardstock: Close to CoCoa, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Baja Breeze, and To the Nines, Specialty textured Cover weight card stock.
Accessories: Ribbon and googly eyes

Well, thanks for stopping go stamp something!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Flower Frame Project

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Day with family and friends. It's the perfect time to honor and remember those who worked to keep America safe and full of freedom for all who seek it.

I have embedded a video which features Spencer Willis, one of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous presenters. He is demonstrating a beautiful scrapbook page. He says it is for Mother's Day, but this idea can be used for a variety of occasions. I hope you enjoy it as I have. I will post a recent scrapbook page that I stamped at Gail's, my second level upline, scrapbook club class. It's a beauty. I can't wait to share it with you. I had so much fun stamping with her and her customers. In the meantime enjoy the video below.

Thanks for stopping go stamp something!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Baby Blue

Hope you all are having a wonderful day in your corner of the world. I've been busy here in my corner. I finally got a moment to stamp something and here it is...

A colleague at work is having a baby. I created this card to hold her gift. Three of us went in and got a gift card from The Picture People as her gift. Who doesn't like taking pictures of their new baby. I also made a 6X6 card that can hold pictures of the new little one that she can place on display either at home or on her desk at work once she returns.

I used the retired I'm Here stamp set. It's one of my favorites. It is probably hard to see but I lightly stamped the alphabet in the background and then stamped the little feet over the alphabet. I stamped off once with the alphabet and then stamped the image before inking up the cute little feet. For the inside I adhered some patterned paper and used the window punch to create a little opening to keep the gift card snug inside.

For this part of the card I stayed with the same colors: kiwi kiss, baja breeze, whisper white, and a splash of pumpkin pie. The simply scrappin' kit came in handy as accents for this 6X6 card. I also used the striped kiwi kiss ribbon.. It's pretty simple but I needed to finish it quickly.

We gave the gift and these two pieces to the momma to be today and she really liked it.

Well, thanks for stopping go stamp something!

Monday, May 11, 2009

My First Blog Award!

I am so excited and thankful. I was just given this fun blog award from Aimee. Aimee has a blog that I love visiting. She is a creative stamper, she's always inspires me to stamp a bit more and outside of my usual box. Thanks so much Aimee for sending this award my way. The Lemonade Stand Award is for showing great attitude and gratitude. It's so thoughtful of you. Aimee, you've made my day!

Now it's my turn to share this fabulous award with other bloggers that have visited my blog or inspired me through their creations while exhibiting great attitude and gratitude.

I'd like to nominate the following bloggers who are great and inspiring:
Jacki,Donna,Trisha,Laura, Richard, Jean, and Brandi

The rules of the award (To pick up the Lemonade Stand Award):- Comment on this blog.- Cut and paste the award logo and use it in your own blog.- Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.- Link to your nominees within your blog post.- Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.- Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day with family and friends. Mine was full of very cute moments with my husband and children and then a family dinner with extended family. I would like to share with you cards that I made for the mothers in my grandmother, mother, mother in-law, and sister. Each card uses the same sheets of raspberry tart designer series paper but is embellished in a slightly different way. The only stamping was the wording which came from a retired All Year Cheer set. I really love this paper!

I decided to make monogrammed note cards as gifts from my kids to their grandmothers. This was just part of the gift we gave them today. I made 6 of each set and placed them and envelopes in a cellophane bag with a topper. The grandmothers thought they were really cute. They were fun and easy to create. The only stamping involved was the initial for their first name. I used my favorite retired alpha set, the whimsical stamp set.

For the card bases I used either Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, or Pink Pirouette.
Additional Cardstock: whisper white
ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, or Pink Pirouette.
Accessories: ribbon and in style buttons

Thanks for stopping go stamp something!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Look Who's Three!

My baby turns three today. I can't believe it has been three years since since my 9lb.6oz. baby boy was born. He is one of the lights of my life and he continues to amaze me everyday. I love and enjoy him so much. We are off to the Please Touch Museum of Philadelphia to celebrate his special day as a family! I'll post details on his card later. I am showing the outside and then I decided to stamp palm trees on the inside.


Thanks for stopping go stamp something!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Invitations Galore...

Well, I've been busy cutting, punching and printing invitations for a co-worker of mine. A friend of hers is getting married and she asked me to create invites for the bridal shower. This got me thinking of how I could include my Big Shot with this project and here is what I came up with. I showed her a few samples and then she took them to the bridal party and this is what they agreed on. I had twenty cut when I decided I should find out just how many she would need. The magic number turned out to be 80!

For these invites I decided to make it like a card. The outside holds the poem and the inside has all of the information. I love the colors and how they turned out. I have a little more work to do on them before giving them to her this coming Friday. The kicker for me is that my husband just went out of town for work. He returns Friday night. This leaves me with a house full of young kids, busy schedules, and very limited free time. I guess I'll be burning the candle at both ends.

I would sneak away this Saturday for a breather once he returns...but it will be our youngest childs' birthday. Joshua will be three years old! I'll share more about him later.

For the invites I used:

Cardstock: Rose Red designer series prints paper, Regal Rose, and whisper white
Accessories and Extras: Bigz Dies top notes die, ribbon, flower punch and 3/4" circle punch.

These really were lots of fun to make. I am technically still making them but having fun doing it:-)

Well, thanks for stopping go stamp something!