April 1, 2010


Hi all!! WHEW!!! It has been busy around here with the end of the month, but what fun I have been having stamping up a storm!! I just love my job!!!! Stamping, creating, teaching, sharing, and making new friends - where is the downside to that??!! LOVE IT!!!  Speaking of new friends, I met someone at a workshop last month who has become quite a regular in my stamp room and so we have formed a really nice friendship. She has asked me to do the invites and party favors for her little girls birthday at the end of this month and of course I said yes - I love bdays and she is a little girl turning one, what could be more fun?!!  So, I have been making some samples for her to choose from and I thought I would share another one with you (she chose the one I did yesterday because she loves purple but really liked this one too). This one was more subtle in its pinks and I left out purple all together (not my fave) to see what she thought *wink* So, the first pic is the front of the card which is made using the giant cupcake stamp called Simple Birthday Thanks.  I paperpieced it on the bottom with DSP from the Sweet Pea paper pack, then used Frost White shimmerz with some microbeads to make the frosting.  Yummy right?? 
I also added the embossing in the background using my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder because I thought it went so well with the whole cupcake theme!  Here is the inside of the card that shows the actual invitation piece using stamps from the set called Introducing and the balloons from Bitty Bithday.  And, of course I had to make the matching cupcake box to go with, so here it is!!

I used my scallop envelope die for my Big Shot for the box and stamps from the Crazy for Cupcakes set.  I matched the paper with the same dsp I used for the card and added some yummy whisper white satin ribbon. I also added iridescent ice to the cupcakes so the frosting looked nice and good enough to eat!
Here is the side view of the box so you can see how pretty the ribbon is - I just love it, I think it adds a lot to the box!!!   I also have a confession to make:  I made cupcakes to match these sets when my friend and her sister plus two little ones came over to check them out. I had fully intended to get some pics with the cupcakes, but, well, by the time they all left, there were none left, LOL!!! So, I guess those turned out pretty good too, heeehee!!!  I think I am done with cupcakes for a little while until we all get together to make the invites and such, so you are safe from another cupcake post for a few days anyway *wink*  Now, I am off to work on some class projects, finish taxes (blech) and spend some time with the kids! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by, I love all your comments and read every one of them!
Card and Box Recipe:
Paper - Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White card stock, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pnk stampin' write markers
Stamps - Simple Birthday Thanks, Bitty Birthdays, Crazy for Cupcakes
Accessories - Rose Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White Satin ribbon, Iridescent Ice, Versamark, heat gun, ticket corner punch, scallop envelope die for Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, pink microbeads, frost white shimmerz, scalloped circle punch, eyelet border punch, liquid glue

March 30, 2010


Good morning all! It is cold and nasty here and supposed to rain all week....and my kids are on Spring Break!! Uggghh...doesn't leave many activities for us!!! So, I will be getting creative, LOL!! I wanted to share a project today that one of my customers asked me for. Her daughter is getting ready to turn one and she wanted me to make invites and something for cupcakes. Her color requests were pink and purples....so this is one sample I came up with. This is the front of the invite and since there will be 40 of them, I kept it fairly simple. I used the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set as I thought the one candle on the cupcake was perfect for the occasion. The DSP is from the Shades of Spring collection in the occasions mini since it is really the only purple set I have (purple is soooo not my color). I decided to make these like card fronts with the invite piece on the back - it will be easier for her to mail and well, easier to make and save her on paper,lol!! Again, I kept it pretty simple and used my Introducing stamp set for the actual invite piece while adding some stamped balloons from the Bitty Birthday set. I am pretty happy with this invite, although I did make her a couple of samples that I am showing her tomorrow and will also share here. Since she wanted a cupcake box as well I decided that making a cute little box using the scalloped envelope die for my Big Shot was the way to go. It will allow me to cut lots at a time, and they go together fairly quickly. Here is a pic of the front and as you can see, I matched the colors to the card - pretty cute, right? I paper pieced my balloons and used my Crazy for Cupcakes set on this one as well, then added some pink satin ribbon to the sides - here is a pic so you can see more of the whole box!! And, of course I added some Iridescent Ice with Versamark and my heat gun to all the icing on my cupcakes because all cupcakes need to have bling *wink* I am taking these all to her this afternoon to let her decide on what ones she wants so we can get to ordering the supplies and getting them put together!! I will share another set tomorrow and then you all can tell me which one you like best, lol!!! Don't forget, I have a sketch challenge going on right now where a random name will be drawn to win a stamp set from me so make sure you upload your card and play along!! Now, off to finish up my samples, pack them up, and head on out!! I hope you all have a wonderful day, thanks so much for stopping by!
Card and Box Recipe:
Paper - Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Whisper White card stock, Shades of spring Designer Series paper
Inks - Basic Black and Orchid Opulence classic inks, Stampin' write markers
Stamps - Crazy for Cupcakes, Introducing, Itty Bitty Birthday
Accessories - Pink Satin Ribbon, Elegant Eggplant narrow grosgrain ribbon, versamark pen, iridescent ice, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Scalloped Envelope Bigz Die, Big Shot, Modern label punch, ticket corner punch

March 29, 2010


Hi all!! Here it is, Monday again, time is just flyin' by!!!  It is my turn to do the sketch at Stampin' Connection today so this is the card I did for it.  Since I did the sketch, I am also going to post it here - if you want to do the sketch and link it here to my blog, go for it!! There will be a RAK for the person I draw at random next Monday!! Too fun, right??  Although Stampin' Connection is just for demonstrators and therefore all of the cards are SU! only, you do not have the same restriction here (although it would be GREAT to see some SU! only cards, lol!)  If you ARE a demo, feel free to link here as well, but please upload to SC so everyone can enjoy your card.  You can link your card using Mr. Linky here!  I will show you the RAK once I draw the winner, I want it to be a surprise BUT it will fabulous and it WILL involve some stamps *wink*  And, I will give you a hint:  they are really really fun to play with, LOL!!!!
So, come on, let's see what you can do with this sketch - here it is!  I hope you play along because I really do think this is a fun sketch!!!  And, I would love to see all the beautiful cards I just know you can all make *wink*  So, now on to the deets of my card!! I chose to use the In-Colors - I just love how they all go together so beautifully and I am especially attached to the Soft Suede, which I paired here with Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry.  The stamps set is called With All My Heart and is available in the Occasions Mini Catty.  This catalog is good until April 30th, but then it's gone so if you want this set  or the Sweet Pea paper that I used on this card, order it now.  Also, Sale-A-Bration will be over for another year on Wednesday, March 31st so if you have some things on your wish list, why not get something for free while you are it?  Every $50 order earns you something FREE - so don't miss out!!! You can order from my online store here!  Okay, so now I am off to meet with one of my downline and then take my daughter shopping since they are on Spring Break!! Have a wonderful day and thanks sooo much for stopping by, your comments always make my day!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Whisper White card stock, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
Inks - Rich Razzleberry classic ink, Soft Suede stampin' write marker (stitching)
Stamps - With All My Heart
Accessories - Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, ticket corner punch, scalloped edge border punch, scalloped edge corner punch, wide oval punch, scalloped oval punch, 3/4 and 1/2 inch circle punches, mat pack and paper piercer, brads