Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Graduate

Our family was invited to the graduation party of a neighbor of ours. He is now a graduate of St. Joseph's University. That's a great accomplishment. He also is very lucky enough to have a job in place as an accountant. He did a smart thing and did internships for a firm and the firm, in turn, hired him for a full time position.

I stamped this card for him to celebrate his big accomplishment. A couple of years ago I saw this layout on Beate's Fresh & Fun blog and LOVED it! As I sat thinking of creating a cool card, yet quick card, her layout came to mind. It employs the crayon resist technique by stamping the diplomas in black ink onto the glossy white card stock, after letting the ink of the diplomas dry, I traced around the image using a white crayon. Last, I used a sponge to rub red ink onto the glossy white card stock over the crayon outlined diplomas. I love the way the crayon resists the ink making the finished product awesome! Forgive me for taking the snap shop after I put it in the plastic. Poor planning on my part. I sealed it and then remembered that I neglected to take the picture before hand. I have done this more times than I can count. I had to go with the clear envie because I didn't have anymore 6 X 6 clear envelopes:-( I wish Stampin' Up! still sold them.

I chose to use red since St. Joe's colors are red and white. I hope he likes it... and you too!

Card Recipe:
Card stock: real red, whisper white, basic black, glossy white card stock
ink: real red and basic black
stamp set: Tassel Time
Accessories: Black gingham ribbon, white crayons

Thanks for stopping by, now go stamp something!

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Birthday Boy...He's Amazing!

My baby boy has turned four! I can't believe that time has breezed by so quickly. It seems that just yesterday I was trying to get him to sleep through the night. Funny how I do miss those nights of hearing him and just bringing him to bed with us for the sake of getting a good night's sleep.

Here is the card that I quickly made to celebrate the big 4! I used the Tall Tales designer paper. I love this paper!

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Chocolate chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Tall Tales designer series paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp set: Family Phrases
Accessories: Chip board letters

Thanks for stopping go stamp something!