August 12, 2011

Triple Layer Punch Display

I know I'm a thief - a thief of good ideas.  When I first bought the blossom bouquet triple layer punch I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. I have seen a lot of cute cards but as soon as I saw a display using the punches that Connie Stewart created, I had to copy it! I made this awhile back but still had to share. I used buttons and brads, ribbon and DSP. I used the triple layer punch and also a couple of circle punches. I added a little easel on the back so it can stand alone. It is pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.
Colors: Melon Mambo, pear pizzazz, daffodil delight
Accessories: brads (neutral, flowers, antique), brights buttons
flower punch, small circle punch, daffodil ribbon

 And, since I shared a picture of Zoe, I figured you needed one of Zaden too! This was his 2nd birthday party in May. I need to get a better pic of him for you so you can see his gorgeous eyes. He doesn't like to pose for the camera much!

August 10, 2011

Look Who's Turning...

Since I have children, having birthday cards on hand is so important. My own little 5 year old had Kindergarten orientation the other day. That is amazing. I started blogging about the time she was born and now she is starting school. I know she is going to love it. I just hope she doesn't get too bored. She can read really well and even does quite a bit of addition for a little gal. I'm sure she'll be fine. Don't all mom's think their kids are so "advanced"? LOL Of course she is. 
I love this set! It has a ton of possibilities. I know that this layout was borrowed from somewhere long ago but I have no idea from whom. I used the in-colors from 2010-2011 and pieced it together. Thanks for stopping by today! 
Stamps: Guess who's turning, Fox and friends
Paper: whisper white, poppy parade
Ink: poppy parade, pacific point, blusihing bride, concord crush, pear pizazz
accessories; sponge, markers
Zoe June 2011 at Granny's house with her hair curled and acting sassy.

August 8, 2011

Just in CASE

What is Just in CASE? Well a card that has been copied is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything). Generally in the stamping community there is a lot of inspiration gathering going on from others. I don't think of this as stealing. I think it is an important way for me to learn new techniques and get ideas for layouts. So this card is very similar to one by Kimberly Van Diepen, one amazing stamper and super star in the Stampin' Up world (at least to me). She moved across country and had a husband deployed to Iraq and still wound up in the list of top 100 demonstrators for Stampin' Up for this past business year. That just amazes me. 

I told you I would share the card for Jennifer's birthday that I made. I really loved the way it came out. The pink flowers were embossed on the dotted acetate (a transparency for you teacher's out there). That is a li tricky because the versamark slides easily. And, my snail adhesive wanted to not stick to the embossed areas and just pull off the powder when I tried to adhere the banner. I ended up using glue dots and making sure they weren't on the embossed areas. The little orange embossed flower is the same as the pink, just trimmed smaller. 

paper: melon mambo, tangerine tango, whisper white, day/night specialty acetate (retired), black
Ink: black, versamark
accessories: embossing power (melon and tangerine), bakers twine, a bright's collection button
stamps: rough type alphabet (retired), sayings and flower from the occasions mini catalog

Thanks for the inspiration Kimberly! Have a great SU year and I hope your prince is home soon!!

August 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Miss Jennifer

Although you may see cars in the background I promise I wasn't driving when I took this picture! We were parked in the lot of The Cheesecake Factory. Yummy!! My BFF had her birthday a couple of weeks ago. This is the card that Zoe made for her! (Zoe is 5). She stamped, sponged, glued and glittered with very little help from me. It was so much fun to stamp with her. I'll share the card I made for Jenn next time.
Zoe's card for Jennifer
Paper: sale-a-bration paper pack, naturals white
Stamps: Party Hearty (retired)
Ink: melon mambo, pumpkin pie, daffodil, garden green, not quite navy, baja breeze
accessories: baja breeze glass glitter

Zoe's hard workThis is Zoe working diligently on the card. You can't see her little tongue sticking out! They desk she is sitting in used to be mine when I was her age!

August 3, 2011

August Special

 There are so many great papers in the new catalog, which ones will you pick? Contact me to place an order!

August 1, 2011

I stepped up to the challenge

I create but I don't post! But I did a bloggers boot camp and decided to try again. It may not be daily but we'll see how I do. School starts in a couple weeks and my job status is up in the air. At least stamping keeps my mind of the drama with work. (I have a job but was offered a new one. My current principal has to release me from my contract before I can take the job I really want. He'll only release me if he can find a "suitable" replacement. That is the low down)
 So, in order to get started with my blog again, I decided to do a challenge from the Paper Players. Here is my card:
And this is the sketch:
The recipe: 
Paper: Cameo Coral, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Stamps: a clear block, hostess set, french script background
Accessory: cameo coral ruffled ribbon

I hope you like this!