Saturday, May 31, 2008

Saturday Suzi

Ahhh, Saturdays.

We're getting close to the end of the school year (my dd's last day is Monday!), and the weather is finally getting better, so when I woke up today to sunshine and warmish temperatures, I was feeling ready for a great day! What does that include?? Stamping, of course!!

I made a few things, and you'll get to see them over the next few days... but this is the first one. I did this for the CC167 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I actually really like this color combo, and while it didn't scream Sassy Suzi to me, I took it as a personal challenge because I wanted so badly to use my new set that just arrived yesterday! Can I get a "whoot whoot"??

So here's the card:

Whadya think??

Here's what I used:

Sets: Sassy Suzi, Smarty Pants, Priceless (flowers)
Colors: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery
Other: Paper piercing tool/template, blender pen

If you are interested in knowing any of the inkpad colors I used to color Suzi with, just let me know and I'll elaborate for you on this post.

Well, I hope you're all going to enjoy the weather you're having, wherever you live! Have a great Saturday~

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Hello friends! today's card was so much fun to make! For this project, I needed to use some of my punches. I love using punches, and since I have so many of them I wanted to incorporate more than one in my card. Next I had to decide what set I was in the mood to use. Yep, my mood frequently affects what style of stamps I use at any given time. It's true, sometimes the reason you're making a card affects it (masculine, anniversary, etc) but even within that type there are sometimes choices between fun and cute or fancy and formal. I usually go cute, cuz I'm more inspired by things like that most of the time, but I definitely have sets that I get a craving to use, and I'll do just about anything to make use of it no matter what project I'm "required" to make.

Does anyone know what I am talking about, or am I just a creative freak?? lol
Anyway, here's the card: The elephant and the bird were stamped in Versamark to make them more subtle on the card, and not to overwhelm the fun images in the middle.

NOW, here's your challenge, can you tell me which image from this stamp is NOT featured on this card??
Set: Wild About You
Colors: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, More Mustard, Old Olive
Punches: Spiral, 1 3/8" circle, Scalloped circle, ALL SU!
Have a great day everyone~

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fairy Thank You

So today I had to make some quick thank you cards to go to the girls who attended my daughter's birthday party. This is what I came up with for them, and though it uses long-retired sets and paper, I couldn't resist sharing it anyway, because there's just something about this fairy set that I will never be tired of. How about you?

Set: Fairy Nice (retired)
Paper: Tickles (SU!, retired)
Colors: Lavender Lace, Pretty In Pink
Other: 2Way Glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, blending pen, white gel pen (for dots under sentiment)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pink Birthday Fun

This is the last of the birthday stuff for the moment.... this is the card I made for my daughter who is turning 7 on Sunday! It had to be pink and bright and fun because of course, she's my princess, so here's the card:

Used some old designer paper (again!) for this one, and the bright pink organdy ribbon we don't sell anymore at SU! (boo! hiss!), but the rest of the stuff is current. Pixie Pink and Pretty in Pink are the feature colors, and of course there's glitter and dimensionals everywhere! I hope you like it, and that you have a great rest of the week, because I am not sure if I'll be able to put anything else up for a few days. I have school snacks to deal with tomorrow, her birthday party tomorrow night, some traveling on Saturday and then her actual birthday is on Sunday, so we're gonna be pretty busy. We'll see though, you never know when I might surprise ya!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Easy Birthday

Yep, another birthday card! Like I said, there are 4 birthdays in May so I had lots of cards to make. Today is a simple one - SUPER simple. I'm usually a lots-of-layers kind of girl, but this particular stamp is bold on its own. That, and I didn't have time to cut out and pop up everything I wanted to. Oh well! Here's the card:
Set: Bon Appetit
Colors: Soft Sky, Black White
Other: 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, SU! Markers

To get the curve on the side, I used regular paper snips and freehand cut the curve on the white layer. Then I attached the white layer to the black layer and then freehand cut the black layer to the correct width. Super simple.

Isn't that chef just the cutest thing??

Saturday, May 10, 2008

More Birthdays

I have another birthday card to share with you from my stamping session on Thursday. This card is the one I designed for the two boys in our family that turn 5 this month. What I like is that it can work for both little boys and for adults, too. Making it for a girl? Mix up the colors and you can work this one for anyone. Here's the card:
Colors: Cool Caribbean (I MISS that one!!), Gable Green.
There's glitter on the candles, which of course I love, and the big "B" has some piercing on it and is popped up. The size of this card is a regular half-sheet of cardstock that is simply folded the "other" way. I put these cards in a regular business sized envelope, but it just leaves space on the width. Until they make envelopes for this size card, a regular size 10 will have to do. lol

Enjoy your Saturday~

Friday, May 9, 2008

DH's Birthday

Oh my goodness, I had to laugh at myself after I posted yesterday... I realized after I had made all those cards (you'll see the rest of them over the next few days), that I had not yet made the more important and more necessary card - my husband's birthday! His birthday is today and so before I run around with all his celebrations and the work I have to do around the house, I thought I'd post his card for you to see, and as a way for me to celebrate his birthday in my own way, too - by sharing it with you! So here's the card:
I had to make is masculine for him, but I couldn't resist just a little glitter for those candles. I mean, what's a candle without sparkle?! Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky, and River Rock are the colors on this card, and I think they blended well to pull this card off. I just hope he likes it.
I hope you do, too!
Okay, until tomorrow, then~

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mothers Day

Long time no see, friends! Sorry for the long time between... I've had major family drama going on and quite honestly haven't had the energy to post or even stamp (can you believe it?!). But thankfully we have a family gathering coming up on Saturday, and I had a need to get some cards made, so I thought I'd share them with you. Today's post will be the mothers day card I made, cuz I thought it was not only cute, but perfect to give you a last-minute idea if you're still struggling to come up with something for your mom or the moms you know (cuz by the way, it's THIS Sunday!!).

OH, and GET THIS - I had another family project that came up which required me to purchase some media software to transform audio tapes to cds, and so I did some research (aka- asked the engineer/techies at work for their expert opinions) and purchased Easy Media Creator 10. Let me just tell you - I am soooo excited to have this software!!! It's great for not only converting audio and video so you can made cds/dvds out of your tapes/videotapes, but you can make movies from your photos, edit and enhance your photos, and TONS of other things that I have yet to explore! So this first card I'm sharing is actually my first time using this software for photo editing, so I hope it looks okay. I was able to make a watermark, too - which was SUPER exciting for me, too...

Okay, enough rambling, on to the pic:

The words under the cow say "like no udder." So essentially it reads "mother like no udder." I almost put "mudder" instead of "mother" but I don't have a stamp for that. lol

The stamp set is Very Punny from SU!, and the paper is Pretty in Pink cardstock and some old designer paper from SU! as well. Highlighted with black and some flat-sided gems from the local craft store, this card kinda turned out cute if I do say so myself!

I hope you like it, and I'm sorry it took so long for me to post. Thanks for those of you who are continuing to visit me. I will do my best to try and keep things going!