Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Create-Your-Own DSP

So my latest CASE involves 2 cards I recently saw!! The first is this one because I love the way he used the stamp set One of a Kind to create designer paper (plus I thought it was interesting to find a guy who's a demo!!) and the second is this one for the color combo. This card lends itself to just about any occasion and the color combinations are endless. Hope you'll try it out!! Have a great Wednesday, or perhaps a sleepy one if you went to see the midnight showing of "Eclipse" last night like I did!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The New SU! Catalog is in Da House!!

My dear, sweet friend, Mary Ann, recently set me up with the *NEW* SU! Idea Book & Catalog and I have been poring over the pages since I got it!! This is one of the projects pictured with the Tart & Tangy stamp set and I just love it!! I was surprised by how easy the fruits were to cut out and I love the paper piecing. The strawberry and the card base are Melon Mambo, which is a wonderful pinky-red color. I also used Tangerine Tango and PTI's Lemon Tart. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blog Hop Inspiration

As I was going through all of the 100+ entries for Papertrey's Blog Hop last night, this card caught my attention. It's very simple with only one layer, but it excited me! So, I dug out a few stamps that reminded me of the ones Steph used and went to work. I especially love the different fonts she used for the sentiment. PTI has really great sentiment stamps and I don't have nearly enough of them!! I always have a terrible time coming up with a project for my Tuesday Night Stamp Group, but I think this one is a winner! Hope they like it next month!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sophia!!

My social butterfly of a child is going to another birthday party tomorrow afternoon and I made this cute little tag using Sweet Scoops for the gift. It was super easy to make - a couple of scalloped circles, and a large circle punch and you're good to go! I have seen a similar idea done by stamping all the ice cream scoops, but I can neither mask well nor stamp the scoops in such a way that they fill in the space. So, stamping them and cutting them out is easiest for me. I hope Bailey's sweet friend likes her gift . . . and her tag!!

Thinking of You

This is another sympathy card that I recently made for a friend whose father passed away. I was inspired by a card I found on SCS, but I don't have the link - sorry!! I'm trying to get out some of the stamps I've had FOREVER and use them so I won't be tempted to buy *NEW* ones that I truly do not need. Thanks for stopping by and stay cool today!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kacie!!

I don't know about you, but sometimes I have a hard time making a birthday card for Bailey's little 9-year-old friends! It doesn't even matter that they might throw the card away (please don't!!), it's more that I don't want to make a card that's too mature. So, when I found this cute card in my favorite blogger, Chat's etsy store (Me, My Stamps and I), I knew it would be perfect for a little girl! Bailey was super impressed! In fact, she said SHE wanted this card for her birthday!! Yea!! I love it when a plan comes together!! Have a great weekend!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

With Sympathy

Isn't this a beautiful card?!?! I have a couple of sympathy cards to make and I wanted to use Kind & Caring Thoughts, a set I don't use nearly enough. So, I consulted our old fave, Splitcoast Stampers, and found lots of inspiration. I love the card I CASEd by Sandy Murphy because of its bright color scheme. I used Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, & Crushed Curry. The polka dot background paper is an old SU! Halloween pattern! The back has pumpkins on it, but the recipient doesn't have to know that!! :D I don't think that sympathy cards have to be dark and somber to be appreciated. I hope the family I send this one to enjoys receiving it as much as I enjoyed making it! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

PTI Anniversary Set

I met my friends, Cele and Rebekah the other day for lunch and guess what Cele gave me? The extra PTI anniversary stamp set, Round & Round, that she received!! Holy cow, was I ever excited!! I have already used it and I can promise that it is AWESOME!! Since I can't come up with an original thought to save my life :D I checked out the Internet to see what other talented peeps had made with this set. Debbie Olson of Thinking Inking blog has made lots of pretty cards, most of which I have already CASEd! Now, if I can just get my hands on Mat Stack 1 . . .

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Always inspired by Atomic Butterfly!!

With babies being on my brain constantly, I am drawn to baby cards and this is one of the prettiest ones I've seen! So, when a friend asked me to make a card for her sister whose baby is due this summer, I immediately thought of this one! I've said it lots of times, but I love PTI's Baby Button Bits!! It's really more versatile than you would expect a baby-centered set to be because of that beautiful cupcake. And speaking of cupcakes :D I found a stamp at Archiver's a few weeks ago that read "Seize the Cupcake" and I did - the stamp and a cupcake the next day! For this card, I was so lucky to find a piece of wide organza ribbon to use - I love the airiness it gives the card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Simply Said - Finally!!

Isn't this a lovely card?!?! I had wanted the set Simply Said forever and FINALLY bought it at an incredible price last year, but have I used it? I think you can guess the answer!! So, when I saw this card on My, My Stamps and I, I knew that I was destined to make it with my neglected little stamp set! I used Bermuda Bay ink and ribbon and my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the flowers just right. Inside, I'll stamp a sentiment on the inside that completes the phrase on the front. Have a COOL day!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Half Birthday Pool Party

Since the new baby is due in September and Bailey's birthday is December 27, we have decided to celebrate her half birthday in June with a party so I can maintain some semblance of sanity around the holidays!! I think it's a stroke of genius - Chris said he suggested that once before and I vetoed it. Po-ta-to, po-tah-to!! Anyway, I used PTI's Day at the Beach set and a mask that I tore from cardstock to do the sand. I used my favorite cloud technique that I showed you the other day and Voila!! Super beachy pool party invitation!! I hope we have a great turnout! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Inspired by Amy Sheffer

Isn't this a BEAUTIFUL card?!?!? I have found so many wonderfully inspirational cards lately that I have been compelled to CASE and this is one of them! Our Associate Pastor and his wife have been assigned to a church in Virginia (that's the Methodist way!) and I made this card for them and included a sweet note about how much they have meant to us and to our church. I LOVE the DSP focal point and the embossed layer. I'm definitely going to try this layout with different patterns of DSP. Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Butterfly Top Note Card

As I've often mentioned lately, Me, My Stamps and I is my new MOST FAVORITE blog!! I fell in love with this card when I saw it and I am thrilled that I have a reason to make it - for a friend's birthday!! When you check out her blog, be sure to scroll down and check out her many other amazing projects - you won't be disappointed! Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cloud Control

I was checking out Kristina Werner's blog the other day and came across this beautiful color challenge which led me to this amazing card by Lisa Harrolle. I just love the way the colors work together and her simple but striking bouquet of flowers. I have never been very proficient at sponging clouds so I did a Google search and found this video tutorial. It was very helpful and provided the visual I needed to create beautiful clouds of my own! That's my little template on the right. Thanks for stopping by tonight - have a great tomorrow!

Just Buzzin' By!

I was looking through some cards this week and found this cutie from my friend, Mary Ann. I haven't used this set in a long time, but I'm trying to do better about pulling out some of those old stamps that are stacked in the bookcase! Hopefully, this is just a start . . . !

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My First Baby Thank You Note!!

I was so surprised to receive a precious outfit and two cute bibs from my BIL and SIL, Jeff & Beth!! So, of course, I have to send them an adorable thank you card!! I found this card on SCS and couldn't wait to make it! As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I bought PTI's Baby Button Bits stamp set, which includes a super-cute rattle that I used for this card. I'm still loving the Wild Wasabi/Melon Mambo color combo, so I used it for this card, too. I'll try to branch out soon!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!