Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oh Pinterest...

I've done it. I have become hooked on yet another website. Someone help me! Here is my idea of what Pinterest know when you see something on the web that you think is yummy/pretty/creative/or crafty so you bookmark it in your favorites in the hopes of one day making it and then never look at it again because the bookmark tells you nothing? Pinterest is a way to bookmark things by using an image of the thing you liked and then this site saves them all for you. So one glance at your "board' and you recall all those wonderful things you wanted to remember. Just click on it and you are back to the original link. I have made a vow that I have to make at least one thing I bookmark a week or I am not allowed to pin anything new. That's what it is for right, to actually follow through and DO something? So this is my first project from Pinterest.

It's a Mommy/Daughter Journal. I bought a composition notebook from Walgreens and made it pretty with my scrapbook supplies.

I wrote a little letter in it explaining it to Millie so it will be where we are each others pen pals and we write back and forth to each other. I'm pretty fired up about it. It was going to be a Christmas present for her but I can't wait so she gets it today when she gets home from school.

Here is the link to where I got the idea.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Baby Shower

I have no excuse why it has been nearly a year since I have posted to this blog. So I will just jump right in and pretend I never took a break.

I am hosting a very casual baby shower and cookout this afternoon for a great friend who is having triplets - yikes! Despite the rain we are having today, the celebration shall go on.

I used 2 different stamps for this card. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes and the image is from A Muse Artstamps - Maternity Dress.

I love this set from Stampin' Up because they are so small and I can punch them out then pop them up on my cards. I could probably get rid of a lot of my other sets and just use this one. I can not remember the last time I made a card and didn't use this set of sentiments. They also work very well on their own without an image to go with them.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

March Madness

March Madness is here folks. Since I am now a resident of Tennessee, I have to say...Go Vols! These birthday cards will be great for your sport fans this season.

One for the Fishermen

With Father's Day around the corner, I need to be thinking about guys cards. This was a birthday card but could easily be made as a father's day card. This image is from Stampin' Up! Backwoods.

Monday, March 8, 2010

With Sympathy and Frugal Stamping Tips

You can never have too many sympathy cards on hand. One of my new sets is called Teeny Tiny Wishes and it works great with the new punch I got, both are from Stampin' Up!.

The card below has the same sentiment but without the punch. I needed to use my stamp-a-ma-jig with this one to make sure when I stamped the sentiment, it wasn't crooked. I also got to use a new toy...I mean tool...that was in my new batch of goodies from last week, a paper piercer. You can see the holes if you look to the bottom right of the sentiment. Nothing fancy, just a pointed tipped poker with a handle so you can poke holes in paper. I also bought a guide so that my holes would be straight. I found that some of my cards just needed a tiny bit of something and the little paper piercer does the trick. It is also handy to use when you need a hole to put in a small brad. You can even take a fine tip pen and draw lines between the holes to look like stitching. All things I will try when I have time.

Frugal Stamping Tip: It is much easier to stamp a sentiment on paper and then punch it out. That way you don't have to worry about stamping straight and you can use lots of small scraps. Just turn the punch over and punch upside down, this way you can see through the opening in the punch and see exactly what you are punching out.

Bonus Frugal Stamping Tip:
If you don't have a paper piercer, a thumb tack works just as well!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Out of the Box Thank You

Out of the Box is one of my new sets from Stampin' Up! that I got last week. I am so excited to use all my new goodies, I am like a kid at Christmas :-) The box, spring and flower are all separate stamps so you can do lots of neat things. I can not wait to see what all I can make pop out of this box. I also need to get more 3D tape so that my image popping out of the box also stands out from the page. I would like to have done that with this one but I am out of 3D tape.

The sentiment for this card is also from Stampin' Up's Pocket Silhouettes.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hoosier Time

My sister and husband are HUGE Indiana Hoosier fans. They along with their kids had the opportunity to go to Bloomington with their daughter's basketball team to watch the ladies play and to get a backstage tour of the place. It sounds like they had a great time and so my sister wanted a couple thank you cards to send to those people who organized the trip.

Of course, she needed the soon as possible...and I didn't have many supplies. Even if I had time, I am not sure I would have found many IU items in my scrapbook store down here in Knoxville, TN. So I used my Cricut to cut out the word Indiana and found some basketball paper in my stash. I had to use a larger card than I usually do to fit the word Indiana across the front. I still had to get creative and put it on a diagonal to get it all on there.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! and I used a new Stampin' Up! punch to punch it out.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My New Goodies

Look at all my new goodies! I have not ordered from Stampin' Up! for a while but when Sale-a-Bration is going on, I can not resist. 7 of these stamp sets were free as well as one of the punches. You can't beat that. I have used some of it already but I can not wait to get it all inked up.

If you are interested in getting in on all these free goodies, you have until the end of March. Check out my friend Kristen's Page at Stampin' Up!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Photos After Dark

I really need to stop trying to take photos at night. With 2 kids though, that is usually when I get time to work and I like to take the photo right away, especially if I am mailing it out the next day. But no matter how I try, I just can not get a good photo after the sun goes down.

Both of these cards turned out really well but the photos sure do not show it.

This one is for a baby shower invitation. No stamps but the letters and hat were cut out using my cricut.

This was a valentine card from a few weeks back. I used my JustRite small letters for the sentiment.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Big Belly

One of my very best friends is having a baby and so she asked me to make a few thank you cards for her. I found a neat paper stack that was kind of retro and funky so I decided to use my new paper for these cards. The image of the dress is new as well, it is from A Muse Stamps. The sentiments are from Stampin' Up! I used the same basic layout for all the cards but changed the paper and colors so she would have a little variety.

Need a card?

If you like any of the cards you see, let me know and I would be happy to make them for you. To see some, but not all, of the stamps I have available for your cards, click on 'Stamp Image Options' along the right side. If I don't have what you are looking for, just let me know, I love a reason to buy a new stamp!


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