Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stampendous Princess Crown

Hi there, Happy Sunday! I thought I would pop in and share some fun news and a pretty card! First the fun news...after my "Blog Star" gig was up for Stampendous, those wonderful folks asked me (and all the other "original" Blog Stars) to stay on and become their Michael's design team. That basically means that we use all the Stampendous product you will find at Michael's to make samples for the Michael's website. Super fun!! The card is one I just made with some recently released Stampendous images, I love them! Especially the postale background stamp, it will work with so many things! And look at that beautiful Princess Crown, perfect!!! Make sure to check out the What's New section on the Stampendous website for all of their newest released products. Have a wonderful day and be sure to come back this week for another fun announcement and project!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thinking of You

Hello there! Hope the week is going great, I am trying to finish up my sister's baby shower invites and it is taking me!! Hopefully tomorrow they will be done, maybe I'll even share one on the blog if I remember to take a picture! Anyhow, here is a card I made a while back for a call - obviously didn't get picked up. The doiles are a My Mind's Eye set designed to coordinate with their Stella & Rose paper. I just love this set of doilies, so so pretty! Anyhow, the frame was made with a couple of PTI dies and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The pretty crinkly ribbon is some I got from my friend Kate at i {heart} papers!

Thanks for stopping by today, I am off to try and finish these invites!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Personalized Cards + Sweet Stamp Shop

Happy Monday to all of you! Thank you for the warm welcome on my new blog, I am happy with it and am finding blogger a little easier from the set up standpoint, especially for a novice like me. Before I share a couple of fun cards today, I wanted to mention a super fun new stamp line coming in August. It's called Sweet Stamp Shop, maybe you've seen it...if not, I'll tell you that Nicole Rixon is the designer behind the incredibly adorable stamps. I think you will like 'em too! And if you "like" them on Facebook you could win all the stamps (8 sets!) that she is releasing in August plus a guest designer spot, awesome!!

Anyhow, today I have some fun cards to share with a concept that is fun to incorporate for a special occasion. Our family welcomed a new little niece to the family at the beginning of the month, and her name is Aubrey. My brother and SIL did not know if the baby would be a boy or a girl until she arrived so I waited to make a card for her. I thought it would be great to incorporate her name in the card, so I used PTI's Fresh Alphabet set to do so, easy and fun...the set works especially well when the name does not have any repeat letters.

I made another card for my brother when he graduated with his teaching credential this past spring, this time I used the computer to make the personalized greeting before stamping the apple and congratulations. I made the rest of the card super simple since it was for my brother! I love how it turned out though!

Thanks for visiting with me today, have a great start to the week!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hello and Welcome

Hi there! Welcome to my new blog! I am finally making the switch to blogger after much deliberation. The only problem is that I have spent far to much time trying to figure out how to import my typepad data to blogger. Frustrating!!! I have far too much data from typepad, it will import easily like 1MB which only represents about 1% of my data. So here I am...I did create a flickr album and have slowly been adding cards to it so anyone can go see that if they want to see some of my older stuff.

Anyhow, I am sharing just a simple little card to say hello and thank you for visiting my corner of the world. This card is a favorite of mine, I love the colors, the white space, the grid pattern and the twine. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink (leaf), Hero Arts (flower), and Technique Tuesday (sentiment).