Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wedding Invite Sample

Well, I've finally finished the save the date cards for my aunt's wedding which I've been working on all week. With those done, I decided to play around with wedding invitation ideas as this will be my next project for her. This is the sample I made this morning. I'm very happy with it, but she hasn't seen it yet. I actually just mailed it out to her. My friend and fellow stamper Quinn is using this swirl pattern on her wedding invites and I loved it so much I had to try it on my sample.

My aunt wants to use the theme of ocean and beach for the invitation color scheme. I chose to use Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, and Mellow Moss. I think this is my new favorite color combo! The vanilla is embossed with the swirl folder and the Cuttlebug. This swirl reminds me of the waves in the ocean. The stamp set is Baroque Motifs. I used gold eyelets and Mellow Moss Taffeta ribbon as accents. The invite is a tri-fold which uses two pieces of cardstock, adhered on the back to get the length I needed.

This is the inside view. I used the Cuttlebug and swirl folder again with the Baroque Motif swirl as the focal point under the vellum. I haven't printed the wording yet, but it will be printed on the vellum.

The right hand side has a pocket to hold the RSVP card and return envelope. I need to get vanilla cards and envelopes. I didn't have them for this sample. The ribbon is threaded through gold eyelets like on the front closure piece.

I'd love to hear what you think. Have a super weekend. Happy Stamping! :)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hippo Love

This post is a bit late in the day for me, but I just had to share my new Gina K Designs stamps. This is the hippo from the Just So Hippy set. Ain't she cute! :)

This card is 5x5 Blue Bayou with sponged edges and a flower stamped border. Then I layered on Black with white gel pen faux stitching, then Soft Sky DSP. The final layer is Bayou with the main image stamped on watercolor paper. I have to say, I really like my coloring better on this paper. Much easier to blend than on regular cardstock. I added photo corners, ribbon and a flower slide, and the circle sentiment as the final accents. The Rose Red felt flower was for a splash of color. The main image is water colored with an aquapainter and re-inkers. For the grass, I used a black marker and hand drew the blades and then water colored the green area.

Thanks for looking, hope you all had a great Thursday. Happy Stamping! :)

You Make MY Day...

Isn't this the cutest! I just received this award from my good friend Jo. It really put a smile on my face. How could it not with that sweet little bunny! Thanks for this Jo, right back at you. :)

I'd like to pass this on to some other blogging friends. First, too all the wonderful people who take the time to visit my blog and leave me comments, YOU ALL make my day! To Maren, my SBS3 sister, who posts tons of beautifully creative artwork and inspires me to post daily. She's always got something new to share. And to Cindy, another SBS3 sister who post gorgeous cards and great stamping tips. I've enjoyed getting to know both of you through our blogging sisterhood.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Weekly Challenge - Something New

Happy Wednesday!

It's weekly challenge time again. I recently received a Stampin' Up! order which included a few new things. I thought this would make for a perfect challenge, "Something New." For this challenge, try a new color combination or use a new stamp set. Is there a technique you've been wanting to try or a fancy fold? Give it a go and try something new!

My card uses a new color, at least for me anyway, Sahara Sand. I also used the new Occasions Mini set Essence of Love and some new Taffeta ribbon. I was inspired by a beautiful book I saw on my SBS3 sister, Lynn W's blog, where she used the cracked glass technique. So I gave that a whirl too. I need a little more practice with that technique as I cracked a bit too hard and almost lost part of my "glass." It was fun though and I love the effect. Lynn also has a quick "how-to" posted if anyone is interesting in trying this technique.

In keeping with the theme of "Something New," I will be adding a new twist to my weekly challenges. Anyone who chooses to take part in the challenge will have the chance to win a little something. You will need to post your finished project on your blog or in a gallery, link up here by posting a comment, and have your entry finished by 9am on Tuesday mornings. I will draw the winner at random and showcase her card on my blog that day. Hope you'll give this challenge a try. Happy Stamping! :)

Recipe: Stamps: Essence of Love Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, White Ink: Moss, Bayou, Sky, Sand Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Glassy Glaze, Heat Tool, Sponges.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Weekly Tutorial - Card Folders

It's weekly tutorial time! I posted a project on Friday with card folders and I promised that today I would post the tutorial for how to make them. I got this creative idea from Jo and I believe she found the idea from Katharina. These are great for sending stamped images in the mail without having to worry about them getting ruined or falling out of the envelope when opened. Give them a try, I think you'll like them as much as I do!

For supplies you will need...
8 1/2" X 11" cardstock
scoring tool
sticky strip tape or another strong tape
embellishments to finish the folder

First you need to score your cardstock at 5 1/2" as shown in the photo. Then slide your paper and score at 1/2" on the left and 1/2" on the right. These will make the tabs for adhering your folder together.

Next, turn you cardstock and score at 2 1/5" as shown in the photo. Now you are finished the scoring.

Fold your cardstock in half along the 5 1/2" score and cut off a triangular section at the bottom. Make the cut from the 2 1/5" score line and cut down at an angle as shown in photo.

Then cut the 1/2" scores from the top of your cardstock to the 2 1/2" score line. Cut this section completely off from your cardstock as shown in the photo. Do this to both the 1/2" score lines.

*Be sure NOT to cut off the 1/2" X 2 1/2" area. These will be the tabs used to adhere the folder together.
This is how your folder should look before you adhere it together.

Fold the 1/2" tabs down over the 2 1/2" area and place sticky strip or tape on both tabs.

Now, fold the 2 1/2" section up and adhere your tabs.

Fold in half to close and embellish if desired.

This is my completed folder. I used Bloomin' Beautiful for the image and watercolored that with an aquapainter and Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa ink. The cardstock under that is Bashful Blue stamped with Canvas BG. I distressed the top corners on the white cardstock and tore the bottom. For final touches I added some brads to the corners, some sponging to the white, and ribbon to close the folder.
*For the ribbon closure, I punched holes on both the left and right sides of the folder while it was closed. Then threaded the ribbon through the holes and tied in a bow. This folder is filled with stamped Bloomin' Beautiful images and some embellishments. It was one of the PIF blog candies that I sent out this past weekend.
Hope you have a chance to try making one of these folders. Sorry the photos don't match up with the wording perfectly, Blogger is giving me a hard time this morning. Happy Stamping! :)

An Award

Happy Monday Morning,

I received this award from my good friend and very talented crafter Jo, over on Only Joking. It is the Arte Y Pico (Art & More) Award and is given to bloggers who share their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogging world. Thanks for this Jo! What an honor! I love sharing my creativity and I hope that it helps to inspire others to create.

The rules!
1. You have to pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. To show these rules.

Now it's my turn to pass on this fabulous award! I visit many wonderful blogs each day so choosing only 5 is going to be difficult. The 5 that come to mind are Alex, Catherine, Samantha, Tina, and Erin. These girls have beautiful creations and their blogs are fun to read. They are also always supportive and super nice when they visit my blog.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Card Folders

Happy Friday, finally!

I just wanted to share my latest project with you. These are a couple of the card folders that I made to send out some PIF candy. I got this idea from my friend Jo, on Only Joking. These are really a great way to send images without having to worry about them getting ruined in the mail. For the ladies that won this PIF, they'll be in the mail tomorrow. :)

I'll post a tutorial for how to make these next week, probably on Monday. I'm a little short on time this afternoon. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter. Happy Stamping! :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter Cupcakes

This is just a quick post to show an idea for jazzing up a plain old cupcake. I made these cupcakes this morning with my kids, it was our little way of celebrating Spring! After we frosted and decorated them with the sprinkles, I thought they needed something else, just a little something. So I made this little flag.

I made the flag with just a couple of pieces of scrap cardstock, layered together and taped to a lollipop stick. I love this Easter chick so I want to get the most use out of him while I still can. Now I just need to make 11 more and our cupcakes will be ready to eat!

For a really awesome Easter idea, check out my friend Jo's blog, Only Joking. She just posted the cutest Easter basket/gift idea, A Carrot Garden! They are beautiful, almost too beautiful to eat.

New Image Fun

There's a fun new challenge blog called Cute Card Thursday. Every Thursday they post a challenge theme and you make a cute card that works with the theme. This blog has only been up for a couple weeks now, but I've seen some really cute cards out there. I've wanted to take the challenge myself, but haven't had a lot of time. So today, I made some time.

I've decided that Thursday's are going to be my day to make and post cards that use some non Stampin' Up! images. I've received so many awesome RAKs filled with stamped images and I want to put them to good use. I'll still stay true to my Stampin' Up! colors and accessories and maybe even throw in a few images too, but I want to make the main focus a different image.

Here's the card I made for Cute Card Thursday. I made it for last week's New Beginnings Theme and went to post a comment and the new theme for this week is All Creatures Great and Small. So, I guess my card actually works for both weeks! Yay!

This image was one I received from Katie. He's the cutest little turtle! I went with a baby theme and used my Stampin' Up! wheels for the backgrounds and the tag is from Bundled in Love. The colors are Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Barely Banana. I added some Bashful grosgrain ribbon for an accent accessory.

Thanks for looking, I'll post again later today, I have a cute little Easter treat to share. Happy Stamping! :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A RAK and A Goodbye

The mail just arrived and look what was in with the bills, a beautiful RAK from my friend Jo. This is the cutest folder card. I need to find out how she made this, great idea. I love the printed paper and the adorable bunny image. The best part was the inside, which was filled with Bella, Magnolia, and Sugar Nellie images. Thanks SO much Jo. I'm going to have lots of fun with these! :)

I also want to bid a fond farewell to Old Man Winter, see ya later buddy!

Can you tell that I'm thrilled that tomorrow is the first day of Spring! Yay! It's been a long snowy Winter here and hopefully things will be changing, SOON!

We had more snow here today, so when I got this image in with the Bella images from Jo, I thought she was the perfect way to kiss the winter season goodbye. The colors are Blue Bayou and Soft Sky with some Soft Sky DSP. I stamped a few snowflakes from Snow Flurries and used the new So Many Scallops for the sentiment. I added some snowflake stickers from Target and double stitched ribbon for the final touches.

Ok, off to relax with my hubby! Happy Stamping! :)

Weekly Challenge - Friendship

Happy Wednesday Stampers!

I have to say, I've been loving this whole blogging thing mostly because of the opportunities I've had to "meet" some truly wonderful people and make great friends! For the challenge this week, I propose an "honor our friends" challenge. Make a card or other project dedicated to all our friends, whether they be "in real life" friends, blogging buddies, old friends, new friends, friends we miss, anyone that fits the bill of FRIEND! Have fun and remember to link up here so we may all take a look at your dedications! Happy Stamping! :)

I'll post my card soon, promise! :)

Edited: to add photo
Ok, here's my card. I chose Embrace Life as the stamps for this card. I think these blooms are so beautiful. The "friends" sentiment is from the hostess set Make it Count. The colors here are Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, and Kraft. I've never used this combo before, but I think I love it! The accents are ribbon from the Sherbet Originals pack, glitter and crystal effects, and then paper piercing and a photo corners punch with dew drops. I used an aquapainter to color my images. This card is for all my wonderful friends, you know who you are! :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Another PIF Blog Candy

I received another PIF blog candy today so you know what that means....the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive PIF candy from me!

For those that don't know, PIF blog candy is "Pass it Forward" blog candy. Each person that receives a PIF, needs to then pass the kindness forward by sending PIF candy to others.

This PIF came from my upline's upline Stacy. Thanks Stacy, I love everything. Can't wait to use my new treats! :)

Look What I Got...

Just wanted to share an awesome RAK that I received from one of my fellow SBS3 sisters, Katie. Katie makes amazing cards with Stamping Bellas, check out her blog. She was kind enough to send me this too cute St. Paddy's Day card and a bunch of stamped Bella images. Sorry the photo isn't a bit better, I was trying to squeeze everything in. Can't wait to play with these. Thanks Katie!

Priceless Swappin'

Here are some cards I've made for a swap I'm doing with my upline/downline group. We agreed to each choose a set and make 3 different cards to swap. I chose Priceless because it seemed to be one that I had that the other ladies did not. It's also a set I like, but hardly ever use.

This first card is very simple, just the larger swirl stamp with the matching paper piercing from the Classy Brass Template. I added a few felt flowers from the Flower Fusion pack. I wanted them to look as though they were blowing in the wind. The colors here are Rose Red, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie.

This next card uses Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black as the color combo. It's quite bold, not something I usually do, but I like it. The accents here are the scalloped circle punch and rhinestone brad. Another simple card.

This last card is one I made months ago for a workshop make and take. I love the colors Soft Sky and Blue Bayou together. They're my favorite. The butterflies are each stamped in Bayou and then a Sky 3D butterfly is added to the middle for detail. I also used Soft Sky DSP.
Thanks for looking. Have a great Tuesday. Happy Stamping!! :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Paper Piecing

Happy Monday!

I've seen a lot of projects that use paper piecing lately, so I thought it would make a great tutorial for this week. Paper piecing is a quick and easy way to add detail to your stamped images.

The first thing you need to do is choose an image, preferably a line image. Then choose some designer printed paper. Stamp your main image on neutral cardstock and then stamp it again on your desinger paper. Here I used some left over paper from the Creative License Simply Scrappin' Kit. I cut the cracked egg from the DSP and pieced that over the cracked egg on my main image. To finish off my little chicky, I colored him yellow and added detail to his beak, feathers, and feet with an orange marker.

My finished card uses the weekend sketch challenge on Beate's blog, Fresh and Fun. My son's new favorite color is orange so I wanted his Easter card to be bold and bright. I'm happy to say that this card was made entirely by using scrap papers. Remember to keep them, they do come in handy sometimes. Happy Stamping!! :)

Recipe: Stamps: A Good Egg Cardstock: Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Creative License DSP. Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Photo Corners Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Brads, Ribbon, White Gel Pen.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Say What? Swap

Just a quick post. This is a card I made for the Say What? swap Erin is hosting on SCS. If you'd like to join this swap, click this link for more details.

I love this stamp set, Wonderful Favorites, but this is the first time I've ever actually used it. I think it works great for this swap. I saw a card in the catalog that was very similar to the one I've made. I just loved the color combination of Groovy Guava, Mellow Moss, and So Saffron together. The other stamps used here are from Simply Said. I added linen ribbon and an eyelet for my embellishments. Then used the circle punches and scalloped circle for the finishing touches.

Thanks for looking. Happy Stamping! :)

Blog Candy Winner

And the winner of the blog candy - designer paper book and goodies - is LUVCRAFTN. Tina, please contact me with your mailing info and I'll get that out to you this weekend. Thanks to all who played, it was fun to hear what designer printed papers everyone likes using. Stay tuned for another blog candy chance sometime this Spring! :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Whimsical Challenge - Edible Fun

Happy Wednesday! With Easter right around the corner, I've been working on different ideas for making yummy Easter treats look even yummier! These are some things I came up with this morning. First, is a small version of a pocket card with a mini chocolate bar as the insert. Then I used Designer Series Paper to cover an Easter Kit-Kat and lastly, I added some chocolate eggs to a cello bag with a little holiday tag.

My challenge this week is edible art! I'd love to see what other creative ideas you all have for dressing up yummy tasting goodies. Please post a comment with a link to your "Edible Fun." Happy Stamping! :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pocket Card Tutorial

I'm working on making save the date cards for my aunt's wedding. I think I've made about 4 different versions on this card now, all using different color combos. Her wedding is going to be this Fall and she likes a color combination that she saw in a wedding magazine. I think that these two colors, Ruby Red and Blush Blossom, are the closest I can get to the ones she likes. Of all the different combos I've tried, this one is by far my favorite. What do you think?

I also thought since I was working on these cards and making this pocket fold design, I would use this for the tutorial this week.

To make a pocket fold card, you will need...

For the card base: 1 piece of 4 1/4" X 11" cardstock, here I used the Blush color. 1 piece of 4" X 4" cardstock in a coordinating color, 1 piece of 3 3/4" X 3 3/4" neutral cardstock both of these pieces are for the front of the card.

For the insert: 1 piece of 3 1/5" X 5" cardstock in the same coordinating color as the front piece, 1 piece of 3 1/4" X 4 3/4" cardstock in the neutral. Here I used Ruby Red and Very Vanilla.

Lastly, some embellishments to dress up your card, sticky strip, scoring tool, punches.

1. Score your 4 1/4" X 11" cardstock at 5 1/2" and 1 1/4". Then fold along the score lines. I added some scalloped edging to the front flap of my card using the corner rounder punch.

2. Round the top 2 corners of the card base, this is optional.

3. Adhere the front piece to the back piece using sticky strip tape. Add the tape from the bottom score line to the top score line, fold and stick. Be sure to stay right along the edge of the card. This will be your pocket. Do not adhere the 1 1/4" flap at this time.

4. Add ribbon to the front flap. Embellish the flap to your liking.

5. Glue your two front pieces together. You can stamp images here or do as I did and dry emboss the neutral piece. Once they are finished the way you want them, glue them to the front of the card.

6. Glue the ribbon flap piece down to the finished front of your card. Set this finished card aside.

7. Corner round the two insert pieces (optional). Stamp and embellish you neutral insert piece and then glue to the colored cardstock insert.

8. Add a tab punch if desired. Embellish.

9. Finish your card by putting the insert in the card base.

Pretty simple and fun! Happy Stamping! :)
There's still time to enter for the blog candy, scroll down and post a comment!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Very First Bella

Well, here she is, my very first Bella! This is stamping bella. My upline and friend Erin, got her for me. Ain't she cute! Thanks Erin!

This card was made using all Stampin' Up! paper, ink, and accessories, of course, but the image is from I used some ribbon and a new flower ribbon slide with rub-ons for the accents on this card. Thanks for looking, off to play some more. Happy Stamping! :)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge - All Cracked Up

Here's my card for the weekend sketch challenge on Beate's blog, Fresh and Fun. This layout was great to work with. I was excited to be able to use some DSP for the background layer.

The papers I chose are from the hostess paper pack in the Spring/Summer Collection Catalog. The colors are Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, and Apricot Appeal with Whisper White for the neutral. The stamp set is A Good Egg, so cute and fun to use. I used some paper piercing to add detail to the background. I cut the main image on a zig-zag to imitate the cracked egg on the stamp. The final accents are a photo corner with brads, crystal effects on the egg, and the oval punch for the sentiment.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Check out Beate's blog for more great sketch layouts! Happy Stamping! :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Designer Paper Book - Blog Candy!

A few weeks back I received the cutest handmade book from my friend Jo, of Only Joking. She made the book with instructions she found on Pretty Pressings. The one Jo made was filled with Magnolia stamp images. They are so cute. Check out Jo's blog to see samples of Magnolia's. I posted her book a little while back on my blog. Click on the link and you can see the one she made.

I finally got around to making one of these books myself. This is my first attempt. Not perfect, but a good start. I didn't really do too much to the inside, yet. I'll work on that later.

Now to the blog candy....I'm planning to fill the pages with some newer stamped images, from the current Spring/Summer catalog, Sale-a-Bration mini, and the new Occasions Mini. If you would like a chance to win this booklet and some extra goodies, this is what you need to do. Seeing as this book is made with Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!, please leave a comment on this post, telling us your favorite designer printed paper, whether it's Stampin' Up! or some other brand. Please be sure to include your name and blog info, this way I can easily find the winner. I'll do a random drawing on Thursday, March 13th at 9am. The winner will be announced at that time. Have fun and thanks for playing! :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wednesday Challenge - Fairy Tale Wedding

Good Morning Stampers,

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a challenge. Today is my anniversary and I have weddings on the brain. I've got invitations to make for my brother's wedding and I'm helping to plan my aunt's wedding. So I thought, "yes, weddings." The perfect theme for this week's challenge.

To play, just make a card or alter a project with the theme of "fairy tale wedding." Be sure to post a comment here with the link to your project. I'll edit this post later when I've finished my creation. Now, what to make....

Edited: added photo

Here's my wedding card. I made this for my husband as an anniversary card. Not very masculine, I know, but I don't do masculine cards very well. I used a monochromatic color scheme. I think this choice adds elegance and romance. I love this wedding set, simple yet still beautiful. The background is French Script BG. I added some white taffeta ribbon and white organdy ribbon with a hat pin as accents. The flowers on the bouquet are real red. I had to add just a little splash of color.

Many Tags!

Happy Wednesday!

I have been tagged a few times this week, so I thought I would try to get to all of them in one post. Sorry about the length. Here goes...

The first tag I received was from Tina, on LUVCRAFTN. Her blog is relatively new, but she's already got great stuff posted. Her tag was for the questions that I already answered in the February 28th post about where were you ten years ago, etc. So scroll down for those.

The next tag was by Danyelle, of Hangnailz n' Papercutz. Danyelle is a very talented stamper and her posts are always good for a laugh, she should do stand up! Her tag was to share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, and then tag 7 random blogs.

Here are my 7 facts...
1. I'm married and have been for 8 years, today! My husband and I met in college and have been together ever since. That's going on 13 years! Love him!
2. I have 2 children. A four year old son and a 2 year old daughter. They are the highlight of our lives. Even the rough days are a gift.
3. I'm a total animal lover! We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a fish. We might have more if I had my way.
4. I've been a Stampin' Up! demo for 1 year now and I'm still lovin' it!
5. I really enjoy blogging. It was one of those things that I just started up for fun and for customers, but it's taken on a life of it's own. I really enjoy the blogs I visit, I've met super nice people, and I get to share my passion for stamping with other passionate crafters.
6. I hate hate hate winter! We live in New England were it snows a lot and is cold for many months out of the year. Even with these super long months, I don't think I would want to live anywhere else.
7. I love interior design. Maybe someday I might even explore that as a new career.

Ok, I've tagged a lot of blogs recently so I'm not going to tag anyone else specifically. If you would like to tell 7 things about yourself, consider this your TAG!

Lastly, I was tagged by my SBS sister Lynn, on Craft and Waffle. I love Lynn's blog. She's the sweetest and she's super creative. She uses a lot of Magnolia stamps in her work. I'd never seen these stamps until I started blogging with my sisters. Really cute images. Lynn tagged me as one of her 10 favorite blogs. What an honor, thanks so much Lynn!

I can't possibly tag only 10 blogs, so I guess I'm breaking the rules. I LOVE all the ones I visit regularly. You are all so inspiring and creative. I love this world of blogging and stamping! Thanks for the the fun and motivation! :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Be Inspired Challenge

Over on Beate's blog, Fresh and Fun, there's a new weekly challenge. The challenge is to use an everyday object to inspire creative ideas in our stamping. Today's object is a little funky colored change purse. Check out her blog to see the photo of the purse and her awesome "inspired" card!

For my take on this challenge, I used the set Friendship Blooms from the Sale-a-bration mini. I chose to use this set because of the flower designs on the purse and because I really like these simple flowers. I wasn't all that crazy about this set when I first got it, but it's grown on me since then! It's just fun!

The cardstock choices here are Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White. The ink colors are Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, and Tempting Turquoise. I added a piece of Pumpkin ribbon and some flower brads from the new silver hodgepodge tin. There's some paper piercing accents around the edge of the Pomegranate piece. The "friend" is from the set For a Friend.

Hope you have the chance to be inspired today too. Happy Stamping!! :)

Wild Wasabi Blooms

Just a quick card for the Wild Wasabi Promo offer from Stampin' Up!. Now through April 30th, you can purchase a pre-cut, pre-scored pack of textured Wild Wasabi cardstock for only $3.95. Each pack contains 16 pieces of 4 1/2" X 11" cardstock. For more info, check out Stampin' Up!'s website.

This card was made using Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and Elegant Eggplant cardstock and the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Friendship Blooms.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A Great Way To End the Day...

I just got home from a day of visiting with family. It was a nice day, somewhat relaxing. But I'm not feeling all that well, I think it's a cold coming on. Anyway, I decided to check out the blog scene as that always seems to make me smile. Much to my surprise and delight, I found that I received the "You Make My Day" award from my wonderfully talented friend Jo. Thank you so much Jo, what a nice way to end a long day!

Now it's my turn to nominate some friends that make my day. First would be to give this right back to Jo. I've enjoyed our new friendship. It brightens my day when I receive word from her. To Alex, she has a great blog, which I'm happy to have found. Plus, she leaves sweet comments when she visits blogs. To Lynn, my SBS sister that always takes time to visit me and chat. To Lynn W, another SBS sister with great creativity and inspiration. And to Erin, my super supportive upline and good friend!