Wednesday, May 30, 2007

carte postale

Kathy just called to get the info on this card, so I thought I better upload it write it all down before I do use it!

The card is sage shadow (I believe), and we used choc chip ink (as well as white craft w/ white embossing powder). We didn't have any choc chip paper, so we just inked some white. The border at the bottom is 1" of sage (stamped w/ white) on top of 1 1/4" "choc chip".

I loved making this card. It took a while, but Kathy, mom & I had a fun afternoon doing it. I love being able to stamp w/ other people!

Monday, May 28, 2007

wedding cards 2

Inspiration finally struck! I spotted this card by yvette on splitcoast. Woo-hoo! I even have the POP paper too!

I changed the color to almost amethyst, just because I prefered to use "purple". And I made the stripes vertical. But overall I'm very pleased with my CASE!

wedding cards

I have three weddings to go to this summer, so three wedding cards to make. Not sure what I want yet, but wedding #1 is this Saturday. All my shower cards are done, & were done with Blooming with Happiness. This set is Fairy Tale Wedding, & I plan on using it, just not sure how! I have the stuff so I can do the sample in the 06-07 idea book, or I can be creative. This is attempt #1. And it's not bad. Just not exactly what I want. At least I have another 2 shots this summer!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Beate's challenge (& thank you for Brandon's Sunday School Teachers)

I made these two cards for Brandon's Sunday School teachers. Tomorrow is his last day in the 18-24 month class (they move everyone up as a class). We love Miss Destiny & his other teacher (I wish I could remember her name!), so we'll all be sad.

I used a sketch Beate posted on her blog, so I'm also submitting them to her blog candy contest. Yee-hah!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

new amuse stamps :)

I just got these new stamps from A muse yesterday. Fabulous! I discovered a very cool stamping/paper store (The Paper Garden) in Town & Country yesterday & wow! I went in for a margarita stamp which she didn't have, but I thought the flip-flops were a close second. I had fun with these small cards last night & can't wait to play with them some more. I used stickles for the first time on these too (on flower centers).

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My favorite layout, right now

I love this! I knew I wanted to get some pictures of Brandon in his hat, and when I saw this layout in Creating Keepsakes, I knew I had to scraplift it. And then when I learned how to do the grunge mask in!

Olivia's album, thus far

2006 layouts I'm finally finishing

I can't believe this was almost a year ago! Look how young Brandon is! Wow. I actually finished this one a couple of months ago....but I hadn't really shared it yet. I need to get my butt in gear & actually upload my current projects more often. I'd like to set up this blog for friends & family to check out. Well, someday baby....

My latest pages, from 2007

I've gotten all of these pages done for our 2007 photo album, but no album yet! I think I've settled on the violet suede from Chatterbox, so now I just have to buy it. I just hate spending $30 on an album (boring!). I'd much rather spend it on stamps or scrapbook supplies!

More cards

I just realized I have a couple of cards that I made & scanned, but never posted. So here we go:

I made this card as a thank you for Olivia's birthday. I copied an idea from one of the card sets in the SU spring mini.

stamps used: Very Punny & All Year Cheer II

I made this one for Beate's challenge over a week ago:

Stamps used: Paris in the Spring & Delight in Life

Friday, May 11, 2007

Living Large flowers

I made this for a challenge from Beate's blog, but I didn't like the flowers in the upper left (as per the sketch), so I moved them to the bottom right & I'm much happier.