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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Celebrate Baby

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Hi guys. In January we were blessed with the birth of our little boy. It's been quite the busy two months since then...and yes...no matter what some people will try to tell you -- the baby really DOES control your lives!! But that's ok -- they're precious and worth it all!!! :)

A few weeks ago a cousin of mine was blessed with not just one, but two baby boys!!! I wanted to make a card to celebrate their arrival.

I won a few Stampin Up stamp sets in a blog candy....and one of them happened to have a cute rattle stamp. The set is called Button Buddies. I guess I could have added little buttons on top of my rattles, but I liked the plain stamped image look, so I decided to just leave it plain this time.



I had a sheet of cute designer paper in my stash perfect for a baby boy card...waiting for a special card or project. Today was the day. I added a few layers...and finished off the card with a golden ribbon. It definitely turned out sweet! :)



supplies:
Stampin Up "Button Buddies" stamp set
Ribbon from stash (RRR?)
"Celebrate" stamp from Dollar Store


challenges:

A fun challenge to try:
This card took a little over 8 mins to make. I love cards that come together so fast and end up looking exactly like I imagined :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hello Bloglovin'


Hi guys. Rumor has it that Google Reader is disappearing in July. There's this new great way of following blogs -- Bloglovin. It's very simple to use...and transfers all the blogs you follow with Google Reader in one easy step! So why not sign up today...so you can still follow your favorite blogs.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Stamping

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Hi guys. Today I'm showcasing a card I made for a challenge over at http://flourishes.org.


These colors are one of my favorite color combos. :) Plus, they remind me that spring is just around the corner...which with all the piles of snow outside my window seems to be an eternity away!!! Working with these colors was a reminder that this winter too shall pass... LOL

I decided to play with some more Stampin' Up stamps. This time I chose a lovely flower stamp from the "Button Buddies" set...and one of the circle stamps from "Circle Circus". Added a bit of black twine I won from Really Reasonable Ribbons to finish it off. Very simple, but the colors are so striking...it didn't need much! 



Thanks for dropping by today. I appreciate it...and the comments you leave behind. :)


supplies used:
Stampin Up Stamps:
Button Buddies
Circle Circus
Happy Greetings
Twine from RRR

Monday, March 11, 2013

Twig-y Ocassion


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Hi guys. I love punches!!!!!! They're awesome -- make card making so fast and easy when you can punch a pretty design or add detail to a card with a few simple "squeezes" instead of having to spend hours cutting little pieces like I used to do when I first got started scrapbooking and card making. Oh how things have changed...but I'm loving all the new supplies and techniques...so no complaining coming from me!!!!!!! LOL

So now that I've shared my punches obsession :p ...I guess I should move on to my card.

As you've probably already guesssed...the card features punches. LOL And here it is:



I was debating on whether to add a sentiment or not, but I couldn't decide where to put it, so I left it without. I like having cards that you can use any occasion....and this one is perfect for that. :)





supplies used:
Fiskars scalloped square punch
Martha Stewart twig punch

Friday, March 8, 2013

125 followers candy

Hi guys! I saw today that I've reached 125 followers!!! WOW! I'm impressed! :) I must be doing something right as far as my cards and projects go. :)

So I've decided to do a little candy to celebrate. I have this very sweet unmounted stamp  called "A Little Kiss" by Crafter's Companion that needs a new home. With the wedding season just around the corner...this would be perfect for your collection.




If you're interested in winning this stamp...do the following:
1. post a picture of my candy on your blog sidebar to let others know about it
2. leave me a comment on this post
3. you can become a follower of my blog, but it's not a requirement.

I'll run this candy until the end of March and announce the winner soon after. Good luck! :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

You're in my Prayers

Hi guys. I'm trying to get some of my scraps cleaned up. But how to go about making nice looking cards with scraps? It's always a challenge for me! Where do you go to for ideas and inspiration? I head to Pinterest -- it's a limitless supply of inspiration! Perfect to get the mojo flowing...

I found this great card sketch...and set out to use a bit of everything...
  • designer paper scraps
  • Cuttlebug embossed cardstock scraps
  • ribbon
  • bling
  • die cuts
  • & of course stamps
 First, I stamped a butterfly image with light gold ink. Then I stamped my sentiment with black ink. I layered the circle onto a purple die cut from my stash.



Then I layered all the cardstock, designer paper and added a bright yellow ribbon between the two different papers to kind of create a separation. Finally, I adhered my die cut with some foam stickers so it has a bit of dimension.


 ...and finished off with some black bling. :)


Not bad for a cleaning-up-scraps card!!! Too bad I haven't even made a dent in my scraps pile though! :p




supplies used:
Scalloped Edge Circle Spellbinder die
"Fanciful Butterflies" by Sweet Stamps 
Clear Stamp Sentiment
"Victorian" Cuttlebug Folder
various sizes black bling
ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbons



challenges: