Thursday, August 21, 2014

SSS Back to School

When I saw the new Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp, I just had to play along!  My best buddy just went back to work teaching, so I thought I'd make a little card of encouragement for her.   I used some of the awesome Typeset designer paper and some scraps, so that part was super easy.  The stamps are from Clearly Besotted.  

My little stamper.  :)    She had to put a couple stickers on her before we could put them on the cards we made yesterday.  lol  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Laila's First Card

I saw that Simon Says Stamp was running a stamping challenge for kids, so I decided to be brave and let Laila stamp.   I grabbed some old ink pads and stamps and here's what she made.  :)    We had to ask some Hello Kitty stickers because we LOVE Hello Kitty.   (and we have a lot of stickers)

She actually did a lot better than I thought she would and we have a couple cards that we can send to Grammy now.  I'm not going to tell Mom, just pop one in the mail. I think she will be super surprised.

FMS Double Fun

Linda has a super fun sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.   I had so much fun with it that I ended up making 3 cards!   I know...more ice cream, Rita?! Really?  I promise I'll put it away and use a different set tomorrow.   Promise!    It's just so darn cute though.

Isn't Linda's sketch fabulous?   There are so many ways to interpret it and our team highlighted quite a few of them.  I know the gallery will be amazing this week.  

Here's my second card.  Cute, huh?   This did make me think though...  I need a stamp that says I love  you more than coffee.  Or even better, more than Starbucks!   Now THAT's a lot.  lol  

Her hair and attitude are both out of control lately.  lol  I don't think she got a long enough nap on Monday and you can see from the picture how that went.   Yikes.  The attitude, whining, and fake crying are wearing me out.  It's a good thing she's so darn cute and likes to help put away the dishes.  ;)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Poppy Sketches Ice Cream

I found a few new challenge at Poppy Sketches and decided to play along today!   I had these colors on my desk, so it just seemed like perfect timing to do it.  :)   I am *slowly* using up my SSS card kit, so maybe I'll be ready to put it up and dig into the new one once it arrives.  I am becoming a bit addicited to these ice cream stamps though.   So yummy!

Isn't that a fun challenge?   I normally think cards using red, white, and blue look too patriotic, but I think I managed to avoid that?  I hope anyway.  

My little helper.  She comes running to check out every card now.  She'll feel all the embellishments, comment on the stamps, and then tell me it's a cute card.  :o)    Every cardmaker needs a helper like that!   It sounds like she's awake, so I finished just in time.  See you tomorrow for a new Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

All You Need Is...

Happy Saturday!   It feels like a bit of a long day here.  I had a headache earlier and ended up sleeping it off and then working on some fundraiser cards that are on my to-do list.   I needed a bit of a fun break after dinner, so I grabbed my SSS August kit and did a bit of stamping.  I keep looking at it and hate to use the paper, but there's really no point in getting it if I need to save everything, right?!   So, tonight I cut it.  *gasp*  Just a simple card, but I am finally embracing the white and enjoy simple.   

Now I want some ice cream.  Sigh.   I keep hearing from my northern friends about them being cold and I just sit here sweating and being jealous.  I do miss being a bit north where there are seasons.  Texas is just hot, hotter, and then less humid.  

Laila's most favorite thing in the world right now is unpacking the grocery bags.   Her eyes light up and she hops up in the chair to dig in.  It's funny, but now she's learning what everything is and wants this or that immediately.  She found the granola bars today and oh man!  lol   She usually eats pretty well, like salmon, risotto, and broccoli last night, so we do let her have granola bars and trail mix as a treat sometimes.  I figure it's better than straight up candy.   I feel lucky that she eats as well as she does because I hear some horror stories from my friends about their food battles with their kids.   We have enough battles without adding another one.  Ha!  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! Endless Wishes

I had a total "work day" today and managed to finish up my samples for my class and get all the supplies ordered.  Now I just need to finish up a set fo cards I'm donating to a silent auction and do birthday cards for my sister-in-law and my niece.   So much stamping!   This one was CASEd from a sample that Stampin' Up! posted back last year when this set was released.  It's such an awesome set and I am so glad it's going to be available again.  Just a couple more weeks to wait.

And here's my final version of this one we are making.   The last design still needs some things that are coming in my order, so I'll share it with you later.  

My little helper was having lunch when I took my pictures today, but she gave me some smiles to share.  :)  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

AEIHeartU Kraft

I took a little break from "work stamping" to play along with the AEIHeartU Challenge and CAS(E) this Sketch.  I love kraft, so it was a perfect challenge for me; I think I also managed the sketch even though my sentiment is a bit different?  I wasn't sure and didn't originally link it because of that, but I decided to go back and do it since I did start out with the sketch.  I used the stars and sentiment from the AE Party Animal set.  The rest is just die cutting.   Easy, peasy!

Challenge 13

Red is so perfect with kraft.  I think I would be happy to just stamp with those two colors forever.   Do you have a favorite color combination?   I normally like stamping with blues, so this has been a nice change for me.  Something different to mix things up.  :o) 

She just had to have me take her picture when she saw the camera.   We have had the best day today and I am so thankful.  We went out to lunch and then to Whole Foods.   I put her in the shopping cart that looks like a car and she "drove" all around the store.   Long nap, woke up happy, and is still laughing and playing. It hasn't been too bad of a week so far, so I hope this trend continues for a while.