Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Valentines inspired by Kristina!

Hi! I needed to get my stampin' mojo going last night, and this card has been on my mind for quite some time. I saw a similar card on Kristina Werner's blog HERE, and I had something in my mind to make it Stampin' Up! style!! I just needed to get it out of my mind and into a creation!! So this is what I came up with!! The only think I'm not crazy about, is the faux stitching. My White Gel Pen was not being my friend!! I should say "Pens", because I had 3 of them that I was trying to work with!!! I guess if you don't use them alot, they dry out??? Not sure, but I love the effect!!!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Glitter Paper, Love Patterns DSP
Accessories: Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die, Big Shot, Full Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Square Punch (for banner), Corner Rounder, White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots (to make the "wave" in the banner)

We still have a little snow coming down here in St. Louis today as I look out the window, but it's really light. Schools and some businesses were closed today! So it's another snow day! Hopefully my son will back in school on Friday!!

Stay warm!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

another Cupcake Birthday!

Hi!! Are you staying warm??? We have very frigid temperatures here in St. Louis, with a Winter Storm Advisory!!! Half of the city was shut down today, even including the shopping malls!! I guess there is nobody who wants to shop!! LOL!!!

I wanted to hop on here to share with you a little card that I created for my stamp club, who will be meeting next Friday! I know...I never plan this early!!! I'm a last minute kind of gal!! But I'm trying to change my ways. ;) Actually, my friend Kelly challenged me that I wouldn't have this card prepped when we went on our scrapbooking weekend a couple of weeks ago! I love challenges like that!! So I designed it and prepped it to bring along with me when we went scrapbooking. I knew a break from scrapbooking would be welcomed with a little stamping!! So I created 14 of these cards to swap with my stamp club. Check!!...that's me checking off one thing on a very long list!!
The banner has a little "wave" to it! So cute!

Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Curly Cute
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Real Red
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Real Red, Glitter Paper (love this!!), Whisper White
Accessories: Background I Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Create a Cupcake Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Square Punch (for banner), Ticket Corner Punch, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

My inspiration for this card came from Dawn McVey, and you can see her card HERE. It's her 3rd card in the post.

Lastly, here is a picture of my dear husband shoveling the driveway. You can see that it is very gloomy outside and the brunt of the storm is yet to come! It has been sleeting ALL day long, so he wanted to get the sleet shoveled before the snow comes. They are expecting up to 12 inches in our area tonight!! It will be another snow day tomorrow!! Great day to snuggle up with a warm blanket on the couch, wouldn't you say???

Stay warm!!! And enjoy the time off if you don't have to go anywhere!!