Friday, April 29, 2011

Graduation Cards

Look at these great ideas for graduation cards! Susan P was getting so creative making her daughters announcements for her graduation from Tulane! Thanks so much for sharing with us Susan and congratulations to you and Jerry!

Pool Party Invite

I'm working on Pool Party Invitations for my 2 Great Nieces out in California, Sam & Carley! I used copic markers to color, and  Su's dazzling diamonds and crystal effects.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thought I would share some of the lovely Easter cards I received this year! The top left is from Laura, the flowers are painted with Crystal Effects and then cut out and layered! Patti's is next on the right with the rabbit being stamped,sponged and then cut out with deckeled scissors. Diana's is on the bottom, stamped and colored with some clear Jelly Roll ink used on the lamb and bunny tail! THEY ARE ALL SO BEAUTIFUL AND EACH ONE UNIQUE!
Thank you for thinking of me!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Scrapbook Pages

These are a few more of the pages from the baby boy scrapbook!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Baby Boy Scrapbook

I'm working on a scrapbook for my niece. She's having a boy this summer so I thought I'd share a few of the pages!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to each of you!

This is a picture of our lamb cake my DH always  likes at easter. I find I really enjoy making cards over cakes especially when the  girls come home and say what a cute Bishon puppy it is!

Oh well! Have a wonderful day with your families!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

3 way Punch Card!

I was playing with the punches again! This is just a really quick card I made with some of the pieces I had punched for the board I made. I simply embossed the white cardstock and punched out a pink border and added the punched flowers. Clean and simple!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sneak Peek

I love the two new punches that are in the SummerMini Catalog! They both punch 3 ways! I created a canvas board which would look adorable in a little girls room and it was quick and easy to do!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bella & Whipper Snapper Easter Cards

These are the two other cards made at SYAO in KathyMarshalls class. Fun cards to do when you want some down time to color and relax! I used Copics to color these but I'm going to do some with the oil color pencils and Gamsol to get a different look.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

May 13th Class Card

This is the "Masculine" card for the May 13th class. You can see the other two card designs in an earlier post this week!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Anniversary Card

Our friends Mike and Laura sent this for our anniversay! Love the colors!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stamping Bella

I took a class at Stamp Your Art Out in Cincinnati  (513-793-4558) last night, Kathy Marshall taught it. Kathy is so talented I'm really glad to see that she decided to teach. The Bella girls were stamped twice then cut and layered and glittered! We also used the Nestabilities and Cuttlebug for the frames. I have boxes of those  I've never used! Now maybe I will get them out and try them! Kathy will be teaching another class May 5th with similar techniques, I'm signed up and can't wait! We made two other cards as well but my glitter is still drying, check back soon for another post!

Baby Shower Invitation

The baby shower invitation was done the "old fashion" way of tracing and cutting! I couldn't find a cricut  cartridge to fit my needs, but this certainly made me love my Cricut even more!

Baby Shower Invitation

This is for a baby shower I'm giving in June. So cute! Love Copics to color with!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring is in the air!

Thought I'd share a couple of spring cards with you today! The fabric flower was made from the Bigz L Die "Fun Flowers" and I use some of the Designer Fabric "Springtime Vintage" from the SU Occasions catalog. The flower is called "Adornments" from the catalog as well. I think they look like the  icing decorations for cakes in the store!
Your Sew Sweet card stamps and paper and pom pom ribbon is from the Mini Occasions. Love the pom pom embellishment.
And finally our "How thoughtful" card is from the set " Clearly for you", this was a quickie!

Have a great day and enjoy the sun!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New SU Summer Mini Punches

Wanted to share a sneak peek of the punches in the SU Summer Mini. There are 2 new punches, each one punches 3 designs! So much fun and boy does it save space - 6 punches in just the space it takes for 2!
One is called  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and the other one is Doily Triple Punch. Can't wait to start crafting with these. They will be available for purchase May 1st -August 31st and run $23.95 each.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

birthday card entry

 Big News! My baby  is in the National Honor Society! What an honor for her! And she turns 16 on the 28th! What a month she's having and of course she thinks she'll be getting her license soon!
I can't believe she is going to be 16! We worked on her "Sweet 16" birthday invites this weekend.  I thought she'd want something more sophisticated, but she still wanted the cupcake theme! ( just maybe she's not growing up too fast! yeah!)We used the Big Shot for cutting all of those scallops and embossing the dotted swiss back ground. How easy does the Big Shot make our lives? Gotta LOVE it!

 this is one I sent in to Create with Bubbe for her contest

May Class Cards

For May 13th s class we will be doing three designs, 2 of each design so you will leave with 6 cards- Class fee $15.  The pictures show 2 of the designs. Laura made me a Birthday card this year using this birthday layout and the new Stampin up cupcake set and matching create a cupcake punch! I changed up the colors for the class. I love getting ideas from others, it makes life much easier! The Father's Day card is part of my many requests to do masucline cards, I figured you can change the sentiment in class to Happy Birthday, Thinking of you, thank you, whatever fits your need.
Did you notice how clear these pictures are compared to  Katie's invitation post! I just figured out this Scan button of the printer so I don't have to download the pictures from my cameras. I'm so excited! 
Well off to my real job :( Have a great day and I think I'll re post Katies invite because they are so cute!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Memory Board Class

Our upcoming Memory Board Class is  April 29th either 9:30 am or 6 :30 pm You can pick either cream or black background, then we'll use DSP , antique it and embellish it to fit your needs. The example on top is from my dear  friend Patti and it tells a story of my life and loves. The board below is one I'm working on for my Mom for Mothers Day! The are so much fun once you get started and look for your own charms and embellishments to tell your story!