Thursday, May 29, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

I found this beautiful card by darleenstamps on SCS and, while hers is more polished and detailed, I am happy with the way mine turned out!! This is a square card (5 1/2 inches); the stamp set I used is Fabulous Flowers by SU!; the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby; the Swirls embossing folder is by Cuttlebug; and I printed the sentiment from my computer. Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

All you need is love . . .

Well, friends, I have another new love of my life!
I am a little fickle! My stamping buddy (& enabler), Cele, let me borrow her JustRight Round Monogram Stamper while she's on vacation and after creating just one set of cards, I am HOOKED!! I found this design on Sharon Johnson's blog and thought it was amazing! I used SU!'s Paisley BG Stamp stamped in black craft ink on Basic Grey CS, which I then embossed in Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.I just LOVE the texture! And there is truly no limit to what you can create with the Monogram Stamper - I hope to post more projects this week!

Monday, May 26, 2008


It occurred to me earlier in the day that I would like to create a patriotic card for Memorial Day, but I have a very hard time putting together primary colors. So, when I found this card on stampingsherrie's blog, I thought it would be PERFECT to do in Real Red and Night of Navy. And I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Stampin' Up!'s Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware from the Occasions Mini Catalog (star brads). Wouldn't this be a wonderful card to send to a soldier you know? Or even one you don't know! So, even though Memorial Day only has about 2 1/2 hours left, take a moment to pray for our troops in the Middle East and, if you know someone who is serving in the military, make this card right now and send it to them so they will know how much they are loved and appreciated!! Have a great week!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My First Featured Stamper Challenge

This week's Featured Stamper on SCS is Dawnsing (Dawn McVey) and, since I have never done the Featured Stamper Challenge, I decided to give it a whirl. My stamping buddy, Leigh Ann, has inspired me with her amazing blog (check it out)! So, this is Dawn's card that I reworked. It took me FOREVER to do - I'm not sure why. Oh, well! I LOVE the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, especially the frame and flower brads I used on this card. As always, thanks to all those talented people who post on SCS for their inspiration!!! Have a great holiday weekend!!

If the Halo Fits . . .

This card was totally CASEd from Diane Gilbert's card on SCS. I thought it was such a sweet, Spring-y card! I don't have this set, "If the Halo Fits," but I had stamped the angel image at a demonstrator meeting and just had to use it for this card. Plus, I FINALLY got SU!'s photo corner punch and it's AWESOME, of course! I think I'll send this card to Bailey's first-grade teacher. Bailey had such a great year and we ABSOLUTELY LOVE Mrs. Bilbrey!! Thanks for the inspiration, Diane!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I made this cute composition book for my dear friend, Cele, for her birthday and she LOVED it! Of course, I got the idea from Angie Juda's blog - she has the BEST ideas!! And her video tutorial for this project is so easy to follow - just what I like! The Berry Bliss DSP and Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon are just so delicious!! Thanks for looking!


Tonight was Bailey's soccer party, so I made yummy devil's food cupcakes and cute little picks to go on them! Yes, that's frosting on top - note to self: Fluffy White frosting doesn't spread at all! (Stick to vanilla.) They are super easy to customize and quick as can be! I found the soccer ball in my clip art file and simply sized it to fit my 1 1/4 inch circle punch and layered in on a black scallop circle. Sandwich a toothpick between two scallops using a glue dot or sticky strip and voila! A deliciously fun treat!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A NEW LOVE . . .

Friends, I have found a new love! No, it's not Jeffrey Donovan (if you don't know who he his, watch "Burn Notice" on USA - YUM!!) or a new flavor of Frappuccino. It's SU's Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, which I just discovered even though the Spring Summer Collection has been out for MONTHS!!!! I used it to do the title for this scrapbook page and it was SO EASY!! Usually, alphabet stamps can be tricky to line up, but this one is a cinch! Also, I found a cool card sketch on Michelle Wooderson's blog (Mish Mash) that is AMAZING on scrapbook pages and, again, SO EASY! I used two patterns of paper and cut them into 3 x 6 inch pieces and lined them up along the bottom of a solid piece of 12 x 12 cardstock. You can use as many patterns as you like - just adjust the sizes accordingly. How neat is that? I may get caught up on my scrapbooking after all . . .

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I'm not sure why I've neglected my cyberpals! This is a fabulous Double-Pocket Card that I found on SCS. Pair this great design with SU!'s beautiful Summer Picnic Paper and gorgeous ribbon and it's a show-stopper! Hope you like! I'll try to do better about posting this week!