Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift

Here's another card I made over the weekend.  I was in a stamping mood and cranked out quite a few!  I made this one for a friend and it's already in the mail.  :)   It was inspired by the catalog sample for this set.   It's such a pretty flower stamp and I recommend it if you haven't purchased it yet.  I love coloring it!

Stamps:  And Many More, Indescribable Gift, Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Neenah Solar White 80lb, Typeset DSP
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Memento Black, Copics
Accessories:  scrap of lace

Monday, May 4, 2015

Use Your Stuff Monday: Die Edition

Today I'm joining my friends Lisa and Holly as we attempt to use up some things we've bought and haven't used.   For this one, we are using a die from our stash.  I had purchased this coffee cup die a while back and while I love the look of it, I found it a bit intimidating and put it away.   I pulled it out for this challenge and while it did take a bit of work to piece it together, it wasn't as bad as I thought.  :)  Yay!  I went with some bright, cheerful colors in hopes of it brightening someone's day when they get it in the mail.

Stamps:  NONE
Ink:  NONE
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Other:  Misc twine, Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Dies:   Poppy Stamps Teacup Stack die, MFT Blueprints 20, MFT Stitched Scallop Edges Dies, MFT Stitched Traditional Tags STAX

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Apothecary Art

Today I thought I'd share one of the cards we made at my event last Sunday.  I wanted everyone to have cards for their parents for Mother's and Father's Day, so we made those along with a teacher appreciation card.  This is the card for the moms.   I also had a birthday option because several of my ladies have lost their moms already.  :(

We used the retiring Apothecary Art set and colored it with stamp pads and blender pens.  They really enjoyed that.  I'll be sending my sample off to my mom who is for sure the best mother ever.  :)

Laila got to plant her own little pot of flowers yesterday.  We had some flower seeds and got her some dirt and a pot.  I hope they will grow!   She likes to dig in it and keeps wanting to water them, so we'll see.  lol

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics

I haven't been feeling very inspired lately, so I decided to try looking through my Stampin' Up! catalog for inspiration.  I loved the card on page 10 of the Occasions catalog and worked on making my own version of it.   I used some of the retiring in colors to play along with Fab Friday.   The Butterfly Basics set and Buterfly dies are so gorgeous!   I wasn't sure I could really use the big butterfly, but I love how it turned out on this card.  :)

The challenge is to use as many of the colors as you wish.  I used Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar for my card.   

We had quite the bad adventure yesterday.   We tried to go to a new park to feed some turtles and ended up being swarmed by mosquitoes before we even go to the pond.   We quickly made our way back to the car and went to the duck pond to feed the ducks.   Those guys weren't hungry, so it was a bit of a letdown too.   Laila did insist on throwing some food to EVERY SINGLE DUCK of course.  We can't have anyone go hungry.  lol  

Seeing these sweet little guys made the trip out all worth it.  So much cuteness!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

TPD Life's Simple Pleasures

So sorry I haven't posted any this week.   The weather changed and I have pretty much kept a headache.  I am still not sure how I made it through three days alone with Laila feeling like that.   Jason is home now thank goodness, so I at least have backup if I need to lay down.   I did finally feel like doing a little stamping last night and made this card for Two Paper Divas.  I love this stamp set called Life's Simple Pleasures so much.  It is fun to color and so beautiful.   You can't really tell from the photo, but I added Glossy Accents to the water in the vase and it gives it a fun look.  

I was at a friend's house on Sunday doing a stamping class and got this picture on my phone.  I guess they had dress up day while I was gone.  :)    She also needed BOTH hairbows my cousin made her to match the dress.  So silly.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Chillin' with the Divas

Howdy!   It's been a few days.   I've been a bit busy answering 5,235,345 toddler questions.  lol   I did want to share my card for Two Paper Divas today.   It's been hot and humid the few days it hasn't rained, so I went for a fun summer card using this new set called Summer Chillin'.  It has a lot of fun images and my favorite is this popsicle!  So much fun to color.  I did add some Wink of Stella to them so they are glittery in person.  I left it simple because I loved the pops of color against the white!

Laila and Jason did a bit of stamping with me yesterday.   We have to work on their technique a bit.  Well, Laila's.  She was all about pushing the stamp down into the ink pad as hard as she could.  She was a bit pink at the end of her stamping session.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Freshly Made Monsters

Oops!  I forgot to do my Freshly Made Sketches post.  I had my card made early, so something had go to wrong, right?  lol  Linda has a fabulously fun sketch this week and I had a great time working with it.   I just love these Lawn Fawn monsters and paired them with some Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Coastal Cabana.  

There's a lot of ways to interpret this one and I thought the team did a great job of showing that!