Friday, August 17, 2012

No Peeking!

I finally had time to sit down today and play with one of my new stamp sets.  It is in the 2012-2013 Catalog and it is oh so cute!  I have a feeling I'll be playing around a lot with this set because there are so many cuties in it.  Here it is...
I also got to use my new embossing folder.  It is found in the Holiday catalog.  When I started the card I had the background plain but it just needed something more.  This embossing folder did exactly what I wanted it to do - gave it a pop!  The patterned paper is retired but it is one of my favorites.

If you'd like to order any of the items used to make this card you can do so by clicking here.

stamps:  No Peeking
paper:  chocolate chip, very vanilla, cherry cobbler, retired DSP
ink:  chocolate chip
accessories:  baker's twine, neutral buttons, lacy brocade embossing folder, 3/8" taffeta ribbon, photo corner punch

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

are you angry?

I had to share with you this fun Angry Birds replica card that I made for a birthday party my son attended last week.  With the Stampin' Up! punches they are super easy to create.
The card looks a little crooked in the picture... I just noticed that!

Anyway, I used basic black for my base card and then layered with whisper white and finally island indigo which is a current In Color.  I used the cloud images from the Send Me Soaring set and the birthday greeting is from Happiest Birthday Wishes which was a hostess set in the last catalog.

Now, for our Angry Bird!  I honestly punched him out quite some time ago and finally decided to use him.  I know that I used the 5-petal punch for his "hair" and nose.  The eyes were 1/2 and 3/4 inch punches I believe.  My eyebrows came from a retired punch called photo corners but you could always use a square punch to get that part of it.  Looking at it now I wish I would have written down all the punches I used!  Oh well.

I've been busy over the last week and haven't gotten to play with any of my new goodies yet.  My son, Owen, turned 9 today so I have been getting ready for his party and we had wonderful company over the weekend.

Now we're off to the big birthday bash!  Nine 9 year old boys... aaaagh!

As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me.  Thanks for checking out my site!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Well, the idea that I had to make a pirate out of punches didn't work out so I just came up with a new idea for a card...
I thought it was simple yet gets the point across!  I used black for my base and then cut out two strips of paper for the stripes and sponged them with some soft suede ink. I just tore around my pirate image and tore the red paper to put behind it.

I got some new goodies in the mail today and I'm hoping to post some fun new cards soon!  I got a Halloween set and a Christmas set.  I can't wait to play around with them.  Keep checking back for some new cards!

paper: basic black, real red, whisper white
stamps:  Ahoy Matey
Ink:  basic black, soft suede, real red marker, pacific point marker

Monday, August 6, 2012

Christmas page

I've been trying to get caught up in my kids' scrapbooks.  I'm not doing too hot!  I did finish up Owen's 5th birthday so I'm only 4 years behind now (not too bad considering I didn't start scrapbooking until he was probably 4 years old).

I just wanted to share the pages I just finished.  I used some things that I have had sitting around since the last time I went scrapbooking in Detroit Lakes with some girl friends.  My title for the pages "Holly Jolly Christmas" has been sitting on my stamping desk for a couple years.  I couldn't bear to throw it away because it took so much work to stamp the letters, punch them out, glue them together, and put on the brads.  I'm glad I saved it because the colors and the space worked out perfectly on these pages!

My patterned paper is not Stampin' Up! paper.  The other colors I used were Stampin' Up! and included Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Creamy Caramel (retired) and Garden Green.  The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler and it is the seam binding ribbon.  I love this ribbon because you can ruffle it and it looks so neat!  For my journaling I cut out a 3x5 piece of whisper white paper and then used the big shot to emboss and used one of the newer edgelits from Adorning Accents to create the design on the bottom.

Check back soon for another post!  Of course if you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me.  You can check out the ribbon and the edgelits on my website by clicking here.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ahoy Matey!

Owen is turning 9 in less than two weeks!  I thought he was going to have an angry birds birthday party theme because I had found the cutest idea for making some of the birds using Stampin' Up! punches.  (I didn't tell him that I thought it was cute - "cool" was the word we used)  Anyway, he decided against angry birds and wanted to go with a pirate theme.  It isn't the first time he has had a pirate themed birthday.

I really wanted to get his invitations out in the mail and found some invitations I had never used from 4 years ago so I decided to re-purpose them!  I think the invitation turned out really "cool."
I had the base card already made.  You can see the "x" marks the spot somewhat on the background color and I also sponged the card.  The new part of my card is the white part.  I used my Simply Scored to create the squares on the card and then I used a retired stamp set titled Ahoy Matey to create the images.  Then I tore around the edges to make it looked like an old, worn map.

I didn't want the card to be too childish because he is turning "9" and that is a big deal and he isn't a little boy anymore!  I tried to keep it pretty simple.  I had the neatest idea for another pirate card with punches.  I'm actually working on it today so you'll have to check back tomorrow or Tuesday to see that post.  :)

stamps:  Ahoy Matey
paper:  creamy caramel (retired), whisper white
ink:  basic black, soft suede, real red marker
accessories:  Simply Scored