Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Card for Baby Alfie

A quick card today for my friend Cathy's new baby, Alfie. I used the Nursery Suite DSP (fabulous ... why haven't I used it before now?) and the Petal Punch. Love how this turned out.

Stamps : So Cute
Ink : Choc Chip
Cardstock : Nursery Suite DSP, Shimmery White
Accessories : Mini Safety Pin, White Taffeta Ribbon, Petal Card Punch, Tag Punch, Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Practice, Practice, Practice

While I was away this past weekend with my gal pals at Memories Manor, I took some time to practice my watercolouring. I just sent this little card down to my friend Robin in PA. We all missed her terribly, hope she likes it!

My daughter, Sarah, pointed out that my light source isn't correct .... WHAT-EVAH! More practice needed .....

Here are some of the best friends a girl could wish for .... what a fabulous weekend we had ~ love you girls :)

Stamps : On the Grow
Ink : StazOn
Cardstock : Watercolour, Shimmery White, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride
Accessories : Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Aquapainters, Baja Breeze Ribbon

Avery's Sew Suite Bear

I swore I'd never make another bear ... but when my dear friend Robin asked if I'd make one for her little girl, Avery's, 3rd birthday ~ well, I couldn't say no! Here she is ... Avery's Bear.

.... hope little Avery loves her ~ give her a squeeze from me, Robin :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Blue Engagement Card

A friend of mine asked me to make an engagement card using blues, so I put my thinking cap on and came up with this! Isn't the fold clever? I CASEd it from LeAnn Greff's blog and will be showcasing it in my June 11th class. I love how it turned out, it's actually quite simple, but SO effective!

Stamps : Occasional Quotes
Ink : Pacific Point
Cardstock : Pacific Point, Beyond the Garden DSP
Accessories : 1/2 Pearls, White Taffeta Ribbon, Heart Punch, Sponge

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Simple Summery Sketch

I love today's SCS sketch, isn't it easy and fun? I need a card for my friend Lisa, it was her birthday yesterday (oops!). I don't think she'll mind this being late.

This set is now available in the summer mini catalogue, I love its simplicity. Here's a close-up of the layering.

Stamps : Touch of Kindness, Dot Dot Dot
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Ink : Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories : Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Scallop Trim Punch, Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Birthday Tea

Once in a blue moon, I'll post something on my blog which uses a Non-Stampin' Up set ~ I know, shocking isn't it? But I did say once in a blue moon :)

I needed a card for my cousin Katy and thought this new little teapot set purchased last week at the MI Mega Meet would fit the bill perfectly, along with the colour challenge colours on SCS.

Here's a closer look at the lovely little images.

Stamps : Non SU
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride
Ink : Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, So Saffron
Accessories : Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary Richard & Sarah

I am the worst sister in the world. My lovely, big sister, Sarah, has been married for 25 years TODAY and lives across the Atlantic from me ... so post takes about a week. Guess where her 25th Anniversary card is? Yup, here on my desk :(

I thought I'd make amends by making a blog post in her and her husband's honour! Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary, Sarah & Richard, may the next 25 be EVEN happier for you both! Here's your card which you'll get next Tuesday (hee hee). Good job she really loves me, isn't it?

The card is quite simple, layers of shimmery white cardstock, embossed with the Big Shot & SU embossing folders, the 25 is from the Timeless Type Jr Sizzlit set, cut out in chipboard and inked up with Versamark, silver heat embossed and finished off with dazzling diamonds :) It's mounted onto Vellum punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. It's actually much more silvery and sparkly in real life ... so it's worth the wait, Sarah.

Love you both ~ Have a wonderful day!

Cardstock : Shimmery White, Basic Gray, Cardstock Vellum
Ink : Versamark
Accessories : Big Shot, Chipboard, Sizzlit Timeless Type Jr Alpha Dies, Polka Dot and Finial Press Embossing Folders, Top Note Die, Decorative Label Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds

Monday, May 2, 2011

A new Style of Card for MAY!

I'm so happy it's May ~ please may it bring SUNSHINE to Michigan? LOL. The technique today on Splitcoast is the 'Twisted Easel Card' ... how fun is that! It's SERIOUSLY simple!

I used the new 'Hello Blossoms' stamp set which is available now from Stampin' Up, inked up with SU Markers and then stamped again in green so that I could cut out the letters and pop them up on the original. Cute isn't it?

The stopper here is the triple layer punch outline which is also new in the mini, it's 'Blossom Bouquet' and I just used the outer shape and layered the 1" and 3/4' Circle Punches inside. I love how that looks!

Did you know I take orders online? I don't like to push my business on my blog, I know a lot of people who visit me already have their own demonstrators, but I thought it was worth mentioning that my Stampin' Up site, where you can place online orders, is at the side. There, that's all the 'selling' I'll do for now ~ I hope you're relieved :)

Stamps : Teeny Tiny Wishes, Hello Blossoms
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Shimmery White
Ink : SU Markers, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories : Peach Parfait In Colour Ribbon, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, SU Markers, dimensionals, twine, button, 1" & 3/4" circle punches