Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Although the temps here are still pretty chilly, the snow
has melted a lot and you can actually see the grass, the dakrats (prairie dogs for the non-locals) are out, so spring must definitely be here! I was feeling in the mood for just that with this card. I got the new Beautiful Wings embosslit die for the Big Shot and knew I HAD to use it! Plus, I've been seeing lots of projects with the ribbon all crinkled up and wanted to try my hand at that, so this is what I came up with! I used Barely Banana, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay. And my desk looks like spring! For the background I used one of my impressions templates, ran my brayer over it using Barely Banana, put it through the big shot and you get a very soft, lovely background! I am LOVING the butterflies - they are SO EASY and SO pretty, I can see myself using them quite a lot! My other favorite thing on this card is the new Well Scripted stamp set featured in the mini catalog. It is by far my favorite font verse set we have. The great thing about this card, too, is that it can be an Easter card (as I have shown) or birthday, Mother's day, you name it! I love versatile!

I hope you're enjoying your spring - wherever you are!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bundle of Joy

I've had quite a few friends having babies lately and I'm OUT of baby cards SO for my last rotating hostess meeting (this past Sunday) I decided one of the projects would guessed it - a baby card! While I was skimming through blogs one day I came across a fun project using the Medallion stamp to make "lace" on Patty's Stamping Spot. I decided I had to try it! Knowing those two things, I came up with this project.

The ladies seemed to really like it - even though it is a little more time - intense! Here's a close up:

Some of the ladies told me they really thought it was lace or ribbon when they first saw the project so I know it really accomplishes its design!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Friend Card

For my rotating hostess in February, I made a "Friend" card using the Vintage Vogue stamp set from the Spring mini that's out right now. I just got the Elegant Bouquet textured impression embossing folder and thought it was perfect to start getting into the mood for spring! The colors I decided on were Pale Plum and Rich Razzleberry - I LOVE those colors together!

The design is actually pretty simple but it comes out looking so elegant and pretty.

Here's a close up so you can see some details.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Friday, March 19, 2010

What I've Been Doing

The last week or so I've been BUSY making invitations for the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) tea that I am responsible for. The theme is "An Evening in Paris" and the colors are Black, White, and Melon Mambo (pink). I was really excited about the cards until I got a quarter of the way into making them and I thought "Why did I do this to myself?" BUT, I pushed through it and finallly got them (all 60) made and even out in the mail by 1 o'clock!

Here's a picture of them all together and ready to go:

Here's one up-close:
Here's a really up close look so you can see the details:

With the theme being Parisian, I had to add some bling both with the brads and the glitter. So girly and so fun!