Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Max!!!

Seven facts about Max:
1. He's the only blue-eyed, blonde out of my three children
2. He is very musically inclined and maybe someday his drumming, singing (especially in the shower), humming, whistling, beatboxing will bring him a lucrative career!
3. He is very, very sweet!
4. He looks up to his big sister & brother
5. He loves Spider Man, Superman, Iron Man, The Hulk, etc.
6. He still loves to snuggle
7. He has a wicked sense of humor
Happy 7th Birthday to one of the best kids I know! You completed our family Max and I couldn't imagine our lives without you. I love hanging out with you and am so blessed you are my son :-) Rock on little buddy!!!

Retiring Colors

For our club last week we used as many soon-to-be retired colors on our projects. In fact, I don't think I've ever used Green Galor or Pixie Pink! I had to open my packages of paper for the first time. I am kind of bummed because I really like then now! At least I have a stash to use and I can always buy more before they are gone. (You can too - just go to "online shopping" at the top of this blog and then click on "Shop Now" to place an order).

Now, I am not really too bummed about the retiring colors (just a few that I'll miss more than others) because I am very excited about the new colors SU is introducing! So many great colors coming - I can't wait to get my hands on them! You will love them too : )

Stamps: Le Jardin Botanique, Medallion (Background)
Ink: Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal
Paper: Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal, Naturals White
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Brads, Distressing Tool

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tempting Turquoise

I am not sure how tempting turquoise is....maybe tantilizing or tremendous or some other "t" adjective would have worked better. However, it is a really pretty, bold blue and I love it combined with the black & white on this card. Its nice, bold & crisp..... maybe even tantilizing?

Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB)
Ink: Black Classic Ink Pad
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White, Flock Together Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Turquoise Rhinestone Brad, Ticket Corner Punch

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Last One For Now

Are you liking the mini cards now too?! I promise that this is the last one for a little while. This birthday one took all of 5 minutes to make. Thats my kind of card when in a hurry! I find that I just dig into my pile of scraps to put them together and then use colors to coordinate. I have way too many scraps so its a good thing when you find a way that helps use them up.

STAMPS: Happy Moments (SAB)
INK: Black Classic Ink Pad, Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink & Barely Banana (markers)
PAPER: Whisper White, Melon Mambo (textured) & Lovely Lilac
ACCESSORIES: Brads, Scallop Border & Ticket Corner Punches

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pastel Mini

Ok, so like I said, I'm loving these mini cards! We made a bunch at one of my clubs and they were a big hit. Quick, easy, fun & pretty! This one used one of my fav Sale-a-bration stamp sets, Happy Moments. Really cute flowers that were stamped in Versamark onto Naturals White cardstock (which I like better than Whisper White because its heavier, thicker) and then we used sponges or cotton swabs to apply the Stampin' Pastels. Its fun watching the colors emerge. It gives a soft, muted image....pretty :)

Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB)
Ink: Stampin' Pastels
Paper: Certainly Celery, Naturals White, Regal Rose, Real Red
Accessories: Brads, Scallop Trim Bordrer (SAB), ribbon (retired)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mini Cards Rule!

I'm loving mini cards which are 3x3 and fit perfectly in Mini Square Envelopes (#107309 pg. 168). They are great cards to use with gift bags, presents, a bottle of wine or for sticking a gift card in. I am having so much fun making them because they take no time at all and give such satisfaction in creating something nice but quick! I especially enjoy using them when one of my children has a birthday party to go to and need one to go with a gift. Easy peasy!
Supplies Used
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink
Paper: Whisper White, C.Celery, P.I.Pink
Accessories: Word Window & Cirlce Punches, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Brad

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Summer Mini Catalog

Click on the picture to check it out :) To shop from this catalog go to my website and click on the Shop Now button on the top right.