Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quick Card

Hi there, how can it be Friday tomorrow? This week has been busy, lots of work around here. We are all adjusting to the new school year, it is good though, Jacob likes his new class. Although I don't think he is a fan of having homework every night...more than last year for sure. Oh, well we will adjust. I thought I would quickly share a card I haven't shared yet that I made a while ago. I have hardly been creating this past week, working on a few things for my sister's baby shower but that's all. I need to get back into crafting but it is hard to find the time right now. Anyhow, my sweet friend Nerina gifted me with this years PTI anniversary set which I just love. Here is the first card I created with it...simple and pretty. I actually used my Nestabilities to create that little label reminiscent of PTI's new Half & Half set. I added just a little glitter to my flowers which I think is the perfect touch! Have a great weekend!! Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cool Scoop

Today I get the pleasure of sharing a new Sweet Stamp Shop creation, it is also featured over on their blog. I used the super cute Cool Scoop set to create a fun card with what I think is an unexpected color combo. I tend to see lots of ice cream themed cards in pastel colors - duh, like ice cream, right?! I thought it would be fun to create a card I could give to one of my boys and they wouldn't think it was too girly. I chose the background paper first, from My Mind's Eye (Lime Twist Fly a Kite collection) and then chose my scoop colors, nice and bright! I clear embossed everything to make it standout and make it easier to trim. I love how these images can be colored and used by people who don't really "color" like myself. Thanks for visiting today and checking out this "cool" card - have a great day!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So Many Birthdays!

This month is full of birthdays for our family...this past weekend we celebrated Jacob's 8th birthday and my hubby's 36th. Yep, Jacob was born on daddy's birthday and it was the best present ever for my hubby! Anyhow, thought I would share the cards I made them this year...first up is Jacob's, a cool card for a cool dude!!
Next up is my hubby's card, he likes embossing and dark blue so here we go...nothing earth shattering but I think it turned out fun!

Jacob starts 3rd grade tomorrow and we will get back into a routine, I don't know if I'm ready:)! I have enjoyed this summer so much! Thanks for stopping by as always!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Core Of It

Hey there, hope you all had a great weekend! Today I get to share a Sweet Stamp Shop card with all of you. I used "The Core of It" set to create a card with a slight vintage feel. I actually stamped the apple that is intended to be on the back of the cards, just masked the words. Then I colored my stamped apples with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and sponged some Distress inks around the edges and interior of the panel. I added a little scalloped border to the bottom and finished it off with some twine. When I put the panel on my brown card base, I thought it was a little boring so I added some apple slices to the right edge in Versamark ink. The sentiment is from the "Scootin' By" set, I wanted something simple to not overshadow the cute apples! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Simple Cards

Good Morning! I recently made a bunch of these simple thank you cards for my sister-in-law. Using Papertrey Ink's Flower Fusion #4, Think Big Favorites #4, and Polka Dot Basics II, I created a cute one layer design. I love that the Think Big series fills up the whole card, it is perfect for simple cards. I used Fresh Ink in Celery, Slate, and Red Currant to stamp everything and a tiny jewel for the center of the flower.
That's about it today, I have lots to get done. My son and hubby's birthdays are tomorrow so we are having a couple of Jacob's little friends over for a sleepover. He is so excited! Then next week school starts for us so I am trying to enjoy this slightly slower pace for a few more days! Thanks for stopping by and for all the nice comments about my Sweet Stamp Shop card last week. I will have another one for you Monday!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Grand Opening Blog Hop

Hello there and welcome to the Sweet Stamp Shop Grand Opening Blog Hop! It's a big one so settle in and enjoy the projects! Leave comments for chances to win some of these cute stamps sets for yourself. I am so happy for Nicole for getting this great stamp company started, she draws just the cutest images! She has also set up lots of places to follow all things Sweet Stamp Shop in addition to the blog and the shop itself...just take a look at the You Tube channel, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr pages, wow!!!

So before I get to the rest of the announcements and instructions, I would love to share the card I made for the hop. I used the new set Scootin' By which a fun collection of images with the main image being a cute scooter. I chose to use a few of the "supporting" images to create a little scene perfect for a birthday card. I used the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist paper (again;)) to paper piece the balloons and for the strip on the bottom edge, it is just so cute. I stamped the fun whimsical clouds and trimmed them out before adhering them to the sky type background I created. My favorite part though is the sun rays I created behind the main image using the road lines included in the set, I just love how it turned out.

Anyhow, if for some reason you are just starting with my blog...I recommend starting at the beginning:

Sweet Stamp Shop Blog

And if you are right on track, then the next place to visit is:

Tiffany Johnson

Let's see a few more things, you have until Monday to leave comments on all the blogs and winners will be announced on Wednesday, 8/10. Also, there are a few coupon codes sprinkled throughout the hop, mine just might be GOH05 ;) and you can use those for the following discounts in the store - buy 1-3 sets and get 5% off your order... buy 4-7 sets and get 10% off your order... buy all 8 sets and get 15% off your order, great deal! These coupon codes are good August 5th-8th. Thank you for visiting and reading all the way if you did!! Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sweet Tooth

Have you heard the news?? No, well let me be the first to tell you then that I am a "Sweet Tooth Girl"...meaning that I am on the design team for the new stamp company Sweet Stamp Shop! See the announcement here and take a look at some of the other "sweet" girls I get to work with. I am so lucky and excited about this opportunity!!

And take a look at the card I made to celebrate! I used The "Core" Of It set to create this simple fun card, I love paper piecing (used My Mind's Eye Lime Twist for this one) so I got a little excited about all the possibilities with Nicole's cute cute stamps!

Join me and the entire sweet team on Friday for a fun blog hop and the grand opening of the store!!! Hooray!