Wednesday, June 23, 2010

another Watercolor Trio

Hi! I just can't get enough of this stamp set!!!! If you don't have it, we need to chat! LOL!! The idea to create this card came to me when I saw Susan's card HERE. She has a very clean & simple style. She even made a comment about how her card was even a little busy for her clean & simple style. So that will tell you how clean & simple she is! I visit her blog every day for inspiration!
Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Ink: Basic Black, Markers: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DSP
Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Clean & Simple FTL#95

Hi! I played in my stamp area last night and made a couple of cards. This card was created for the Clean & Simple Fall-to-Layout #95. I love that Stampin' Up! brought Pink Pirouette back!!! It's such a pretty pink! I even had some retired Pink Pirouette DSP in my stash!! So glad I didn't get rid of my Pink Pirouette stash!!

Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Kraft (soon to be Crumb Cake), Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DSP
Accessories: 5 Petal Punch, Little Leaves Die, Big Shot, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Kraft Corduroy Buttons, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Hope you are having a great day!!!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Hi! Hope you had a great day today on this Father's Day!! We had a fun day!! We went out for lunch at Outback Steakhouse, then to my parents to spend some time with my dad. It's a hot one in St. Louis today!

Here is my Father's Day card that I created for my Dad! I was inspired by Jennifer Timko's card shown HERE. I love the simple design and layout. I just changed the words, colors, and ribbon.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, All Year Cheer II (retired)
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Alpine Ribbon Originals (retired), Horizontal Slot Punch (retired), Dimensionals

Here are a couple of pictures from Father's Day today. The first one is of me and my wonderful Dad!! And the second picture is of RJ and his Daddy!

Can't believe the weekend is about over! It's going to be a busy week! We have out of town relatives coming in town for a family reunion that will take place on Saturday! It's going to be fun to see my cousins that I have not seen in about 18 years!!!

Take care and have a great week!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Simple & Pretty!

Hi! Just wanted to stop in and share a card with you. I created this card for my June Day-Time Stampin' Class. It's very simple, but so pretty!! I saw a similar card by Sandi McDonald on Stampin' Connection (a community for SU! Demonstrators only). Sandi used the stamp set Embrace Life on her card with different colors. I was going for a softer look, so I paired So Saffron with Kraft.

Stamps: Of the Earth, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: So Saffron, Basic Brown
Paper: Kraft, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Big Shot, Eyelet Border Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Have a great weekend!! I'm starting my weekend by stamping with some of my stampin' buddies tonight. I will be going to convention with Mary & Sally this year! I'm so excited! They are coming over tonight to work on our swaps to bring along to convention!!! I hope to bring back some great ideas with me!!!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sweet Scoops!

Hi! What a great day it has been!! We started off the day by picking up my parents and meeting my sister, niece & nephew at a Lavender Farm this morning. It was a beautiful day!! I packed a picnic lunch, we spread out blankets and ate our lunch overlooking some lavender fields. It was great to be outside with no rain!!! We enjoyed some frozed custard and did a little shopping, then I took a little nap at my parents house while RJ played with his Grandma!! Life was pretty good today, huh??

Here is a card that we created at my stamp club and Day-Time Stampin' class this month. The Sweet Scoops stamp set is so cute!!!

Stamps: Sweet Scoops, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Ribbon, Dimensionals

The "Kissing" Technique was done on the ice cream scoops.
I leave you today with a couple of pictures from the Lavender Farm.

Have a great one!!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Soft Summer Swap Card

Hi! Sorry about the quietness on my blog! Sometimes a little break is needed! So I apologize for the lack of postings, but I do appreciate you sticking with me and visiting me! I have a few projects to share with you this week. My stamp club and Day-Time Class got together to stamp this past Friday and again this morning. Thanks for all who joined me!

Following is a card that I created to swap with my stamp club. I was a HUGE procrastinator last week, so I needed something simple and not too involved. So even though I inked up the image with markers and then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the 2-step image, it wasn't too bad to crank out 10 of these cards! I used a retired stamp set, Soft Summer, from a previous mini catalog.

Stamps: Soft Summer, Thank You Kindly

Ink: Brocade Blue, Markers: Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by! I have a few more projects to share with you this week, so be sure to stop by! I promise I won't be gone for too long!! ;)