Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Baby Shower Invites!

I helped throw a baby shower for a friend, expecting her first little boy. Since I needed to make a bunch of these, I pulled out my retired card stocks and DP and used some things up!
This first variation (top, center) is my favorite. I have Bashful Blue card stock with some old Banbury DP.
Then (top right) I have Marina Mist card stock with some retired Wild Wasabi DP from a hostess 6x6 pack.
Finally, the three across the bottom, I have some very old Bayou Blue card stock with some old Pear Pizazz DP from a different hostess 6x6 pack!
They all have the same cute Elebration stamp, in Basic Gray ink, on Whisper White DP. I typed up the information, printed it off and attached it to the back, all using a darling free font I got HERE. (on her sidebar, under 25 favorite fonts - Little Days)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Final Birthday Class Sample

This card was also almost completely inspired by another demonstrator's design. I added the striped paper at the bottom, changed the place of the bakers twine, and have a Lucky Limeade layer where she used Soft Suede. Also I stamped the Pool Party flowers onto the squares, and she had them done a little differently. But I really love how this card turned out, soft colors, pretty, and ready to be mailed off to a special someone!
Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party
Paper: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade & Whisper White card stocks, Everyday Elegance DP (Sale-A-Bration!)
Accessories: White Bakers Twine, Word Window Punch, 1/4 inch circle punch

Monday, February 27, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

This card is great for a guy, but could really work for any teenager and any older boy. I found the inspiration HERE and just changed up the colors and stuck to one stamp set. It has a lot of fun detail but it's a pretty simple card. I think its a really fun one!
Stamps: Grunge Rock
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Silver Brads, Mat Pack, Decorative Label Punch

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Kid Birthday Cards

These two birthday cards cards I created on my own.
This first one is bright and fun, and fairly easy...
Stamps: Patterned Party (gifts), Grunge Rock (words)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait markers
Paper: So Saffron & Whisper White card stocks, Just Add Cake DP
Accessories: Peach Parfait Twill Ribbon, Pennant Punch

And this second one is super quick and simple.
Stamps: Patterned Party
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White card stocks, Big Top Birthday DP
Accessories: Real Red thin ribbon, Brights Buttons, Glue Dots

Friday, February 24, 2012

A pretty birthday card

Today was my birthday card class! Since there are 5 cards I now have a few blog posts ready to inspire you! hee hee. It is often said that one great thing about being a demonstrator is that there are SO MANY ideas available to us and we don't have to think up our own. This class was certainly one time I needed that! Most of the time I create my own design, and many times I use sketches as a jumping off point. While I did have ideas swimming around in my head, I had a very hard time finding the creative energy to create cards for this I turned to the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website for ideas. I searched for an idea to use the Upsy Daisy stamp set and tweaked a card I found to make this:
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Sale-A-Bration Ribbon & Brads, Scallop Edge Punch

Monday, February 20, 2012

Baptism Cards

A week ago we had the chance to watch some young friends be baptized as members of our church. Our family gave them each a small gift and I wanted a card to go with it. The girl card was much easier to think up, but my son helped me with a good idea for the boy too! Here's what we created...
Stamps: Fresh Vintage
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade markers
Paper: Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White card stocks, Presto Patterns DP (RETIRED)
Accessories: White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stamping Sponge (to turn the pattered paper Wisteria)

Stamps: The Open Sea
Ink: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze card stocks, Nautical Expedition DP (retired!)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Snowy Day!

Here is the final layout from my scrapbook class last week! Can't do a "winter" scrapbooking class and not have at least one layout involve snow!
Last winter the snow just dumped for a full day and well into the next morning. It was wet, heavy snow that knocked power out, which is why school was cancelled - the day before Christmas break began! Of course all the kids got bundled up to play outside, and of course I had to get pictures of the deep snow too! I haven't come up with a title yet, because it wasn't "record" snow, but it was a LOT!
Stamps: Delightful Decorations (falling snow), Welcome Christmas
Ink: Versamark, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Whisper White & Not Quite Navy
Accessories: White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals (to pop up square of sledding kids image)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Another Valentine!

A few weeks ago I was at my mom's and she participated in my Valentine stamp class. She made all the samples, and made lots of duplicates too using a variety of colors or other slight twists! After I left, she made a unique cards and sent that to me as my Valentine card! Here is her creation:
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, retired word set I forget the name of...
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Paper: Flirtatious DP, Rose Red & Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Heat Tool

Thanks Mom! *grin

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Valentine Craft

I know we're past Valentines now, so store this away in your mental file for next year! :) Or cut out a different shape for a different holiday! LOL!
I am the room mother in my son's school class. They needed a party type activity, but since more and more mom's work (like, as the year has progressed, and that includes me!), its harder and harder to get help. Also, its kind of a challenge to think up activities that aren't lame in their eyes! LOL! So when I saw this craft idea I knew it would be something I could do alone, especially if I had other mom's donate supplies! It took up the "party" time, and kept their hands and minds busy in a good way, and most of the class had a lot of fun with it! Score!
We made paper plate wreaths! I asked mom's to donate old scrapbooking paper that was in valentine colors or themes. Then I cut those papers into roughly 3x3 squares and gave the kids 14 random squares to cut into heart shapes (my wreath used 11). We cut the center out of the paper plate, and glued the hearts on however we liked!
Here is my cutting & bagging process....(huge and super fun variety!)
And here, you can see my daughters (I let her make one after school on Valentines with the left over supplies), my son's that he made in class is the top of this triangle, and mine, the all-pink sample, at the bottom. My son's is rather full, compared to his classmates. It cracked me up how many kids folded their 3x3 square in half and cut out an inch-sized tiny heart! LOL!
It would be fun to use flower punches or dies in the spring and make more of these.....!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine Cards!

Here are the cards I put together for my kiddos, just before midnight, Valentines-Eve. Like I didn't know the day was coming and couldn't put something together before that...? LOL!

For my daughter I used Stamping 411's sketch and my new Candy Conversations stamp set, and a whole lotta pink!
Stamps: Candy Conversations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo card stocks
Accessories: Word Windo Punch

And for my son, I gave him all the colors of candy hearts, and some black to make it more masculine. *wink
Stamps: Candy Conversations
Ink: Peach Parfait, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Real Red markers
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black & Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: retired black button, Mini Glue Dots

and here's a close up to show that the colors really do show up..... lol!
Did you have a fun Valentine's Day?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Scrapbook a Valentine!

It isn't that I haven't made anything, its that I haven't had time to blog! I'm stealing time right now as it is, lol!

So last week I had a scrapbook class with a winter theme. We used THIS Christmas themed page, today's Valentine themed page, and a snowy page I'll share later this week. This isn't exactly the page we made in the class, but it shows how to adapt it for 8x11 books, and it uses up these sweet photos that needed scrapped from so long ago! It also gave me a chance to play with my Pennant Punch again!

Stamps: none
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White card stocks, Real Red Glitter Paper
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Pennant Punch

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pennant Punch!

By now you should know that Stampin' Up! demonstrators get to pre-order from the new catalogs. (doesn't that make you want to sign up? How about the offer for a free package of DP or a free digital download every month this year, if you join? ohhh yes, I digress...) When the current Idea Book & Catalog came out last summer I had the opportunity to purchase this punch. I was interested but I needed other things more... It took until about a week ago for me to finally get it here! Yeay!

And since I had a friend's birthday to make a card for, I had to put it to use!
Stamps: Patterned Party
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip Marker
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron & Baja Breeze card stocks, Just Add Cake DP
Accessories: Pennant Punch, White Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Conversation Hearts

Here is the fourth card we made at my Valentine card class. This one is only for February 14th! LOL! Its another quick simple card, but I like it a lot!
I happen to love conversation hearts. Which is why this is the first item I ordered from the Occasions Mini. As a kid I loved reading them and choosing the right words for whoever, lol. Now I just really like to eat them. haha! So when I was choosing which markers to use on this stamp set, I made my selection and asked my husband if he thought they were accurate.... haha, he had no idea, its my treat, not his. I had to google conversation hearts and found a picture that proved...I eat too many of these every February, hahaha! I chose the right colors, btw.
Stamps: Candy Conversations
Ink: Real Red, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron Markers
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Real Red card stocks
Accessories: thin Real Red taffeta ribbon

If you were curious, Card #5 can be found HERE. Handy that the people attending the Valentine card class did not attend that wedding/baby card class! LOL!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Masculine Valentine

mm...that title might be a little misleading.
I wanted to offer a valentine card that wouldn't bug a guy, lol, so no pink. I used this image on an anniversary card for my husband, with the words that it comes with and thought it would work for any husband.... Or by covering the inked words with tape (or using a marker to color the little guy), I cut out that message and had room to simply stamp "happy Valentines day", and now its great for any guy you know! Of course I colored this one to look like my son, hee hee
Stamps: Lean On Me, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Cherry Cobbler Twine

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sweet, simple Valentine!

Here is a quick and cute Valentine card from tomorrow's class. I don't see what else you could use this one for, unless you swap out the image, lol! But I like it! I also feature the fun Sale-A-Bration ribbon! Its thin organza and very easy to use. You might want to choose that as your FREE gift with your $50 order!
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Calypso Coral Marker, So Saffron Marker
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Accessories: Sale-A-Bration ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayon (for skin tone), Blender Pen,
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