November 19, 2008

EXCITING NEWS FOR STAMPIN' FRIENDS AND SOME SAMPLE CARDS TO SHARE!

Hey all!!! Well, I am feeling somewhat better today although now I feel like I am getting a stomach virus - which my son stayed home with yesterday, uggghhhh!!!! I tell ya, if it's not one thing, it's another!!! But, lots to do, so I am pressing on!! First, I want to share some exciting news about one of my friends! Denise is a wonderfully talented stamper who has decided to start her own stamp company called Whimsy Stamps!! I am super excited for her, and just know she will do well - head on over to her blog, and check out her really cute sneak peeks of her upcoming releases, they are totally adorable! Well, it seems like a lot of my friends are jumping off and starting their own stamp companies - I did receive some emails asking me if I am starting MY own, and the answer is a resounding NO! I am not, I am sticking with Stampin' Up! However, these gals are my friends, and I wish them well in their new business endeavor. And, on that note, remember when I told you about Cambria's new stamp company called Our Craft Lounge? Well, I have some cards to share using her adorable new stamp sets! I was lucky enough to receive some of her stamps, and they are really cute!! Here is the first one using a set called Lil' Peanut -isn't that elephant cute?! I made this card for my little niece's birthday, she will love it! I used this week's SFYTT from Jen del Muro, which is fabulous! I haven't played with her sketches in awhile, so I was happy to find time this week! I paper pieced the balloons ad the little presents, then water colored Lil' Peanut with my blender pen and stamp pads. And, I could not resist adding a touch of glitter to her ears and her toenails? can you see it?! Everything except the image is SU! This next card is made with a set called Tree-Mendous Love and I adore this darling little giraffe that is part of this set! I made this card for my daughter who is away at Science Camp for the whole week (all the 6th graders go!) so she knows I missed here while she was gone - and I do, terribly! That row of hearts and hugs is one of the stamps, isn't it cute? And, the large heart is a stamp that I cut out and popped up over the tail, then added some glitter!! Kayla loves glitter!!! Everything but the stamps on this card is also Stampin' Up! Lastly, I have a really cute card to share that features Pat the Dog - this is my favorite, I just love this little dog! Look how adorable he is!!! I made this card for the love of my life - I am going to slip it into his truck and place it on his front seat in the morning so he gets it on his way to work! See the tag? It says "Ruff U" using a dog collar, how cute is that?! I had fun with this one, and kept the colors masculine because I knew it was going to my DH. I used some dog paper from Cloud 9 Design, but everything else is Stampin' Up (except for one brad!) I did fold down the corner of the dsp, added a photo corner, and then stamped and cut out two little bones as embellishments. And, of course the cute little paw print brad was perfect for this card! The other brads are Ruby Red brads and the ribbon is all Chocolate Chip. I even sewed on this one - it just looked like it would fit!! So, there you have it - three new sets from Our Craft Lounge....very cute, doncha think? Now, don't go thinking I am leaving my roots- I LOVE Stampin' Up! and am very loyal to them BUT I am also all for helping out friends, and these two very talented women are trying to make a go of it!! So, if I can help, why not? In the meanwhile, stay tuned for tomorrow when I will be back to my Stampin' Up! roots and Tamara's sketch challenge!! Till then, SMOOCHES!!!

25 comments:

Manna said...

Oh, lucky you to be getting the stamps already! They are totally adorable! Your cards are too! Love 'em all!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So cute! Hope the stomach bug didn't happen!

Dana said...

How stinking adorable are those cards? You create more even being sick at one setting then I do in a whole week! You rock!!

Dawn Easton said...

Alex, these cards are all adorable! Can't wait to get my order from The Craft Lounge too!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Hi Alex! Thanks for the shout out and well wishes for Whimsy! It means a lot to have the support of my friends. :)

Love your cards and those images are super cute! Great layouts and colors, perfect accents too. Have fun with your new stamps! :)

Maureen said...

sorry to hear you've not been well sistah!! Here are some well wishes for you~*~*~*~*~*~

Just checked out your "passel" of cards and projects and as always - fabulous!! I too love that Home for Christmas set....

ok -gotta get back to work!
((()))reen

Melissa said...

I've been feeling yucky for the last few days myself sister, so I understand!

Isn't the news from Denise AWESOME?! I'm so excited to get the images because they are SOOOO cute!

And super cute cards from The Craft Lounge! You do girl!

Many Blessings,
M.

Dani said...

Super cute cards! Feel better, its no fun at all being sick! Hugs!

Lauren said...

Great cards lady - those images are super cute.

a portland granny said...

Each card is adorable. I can't imagine how much SU stuff you must have!! I love the way you use all of your stamp sets, as well as their DP. Always a pleasure to drop by!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous cards Alex and love the fun stamps and details, I have something for you on my blog.. I just recently found yours and I love it! Hugs, Nikki x

joslyn said...

cute cards. love those new stamps. hope you feel better soon.

Cindy Haffner said...

So so darling, I love those stamps.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very cute cards! Good luck to them!

Deborah said...

I have seen these darling stamps around made by few gals and they are just too cute! You did a great job with them too! I will keep my fingers crossed that no tummy flu comes your way! Take care Alex!Be by tomorrow! Hugs, Deb

Latisha said...

all of your cards are cute cute cute!
I will have to go check out your friends stamps.

Catherine said...

all your cards are just too cute :)

malieta said...

All three of your cards are too cute Alex!
I hope you get rid of that awful bug and start to feel better soon:)

Giulyana said...

Very cute cards,love the stamps too...great work:)

Nikki Bond said...

These are adorable...a congrats to your friends for their stamping ventures! Hope your not getting the "bug" too! {SMILES}

Courtney said...

OMW, Alex! These are too stinkin' cute! Adorable, I tell you, adorable!

Rose Ann said...

All of your Craft Lounge cards are totally adorable, Alex!! I love them all!! Congrats to your friend, Denise as well!!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...
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Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

I always enjoy seeing your cards, please keep them coming!

Diane said...

Hope you feel better soon Alex!!
Those stamps are too cute for words! Lovely cards! That doggy is adorable!!!