Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pam made me smile :)

Pam honored me today by giving me a blog award!

The Sunshine Award is given to you by other previous recipients of the blog award for having a blog that inspires them or that they admire. As I said this made me smile when Pam gave it to me because I admire her blog! Pam is always doing something creative on I was introduced to Pam by my friend Penny who is her sister. They are so sweet and caring. No wonder I like them both so much!

As part of the rules of the award, I must select a blog(s) I want to honor. I would like to give this award to Sue Lelli. Sue has a blog named Card Therapy and she is always trying new things and inspiring me. Please check out her creations they are beautiful!

Thank you Pam for making me smile!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Saturday was a fun day in more than one way. We had our "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Stamp Camp and my daughter went to her first prom. Here is a quick photo. I think she looked beautiful, but I may be biased. Below are a couple of projects that would be a perfect gift for Mother's Day. The first is a flower pot card, CASED from Splitcoaststampers and a matchbox filled with Hershey Nuggets to coordinate with the card.

As you can see, the flower pot card is a pocket card with a pullout. If you place the flowers just right it is hard to tell there is a pullout. The flowers were made from the birds and blooms die cut set run through the Big Shot. Each layer was set upon the other then pierced to put a brad in the center. The matchbox was also made with a Big Shot die. Stampin' Up has a great step by step tutorial on how to assemble. There is a bit of a learning curve, but the end product is worth it! The Hershey Nuggets are wrapped in designer paper to give it a finished look.

As I was browsing my favorie blogs, I found a card technique on Kimberly Van Diepen's blog that I had forgotten about. Crayon resist! It is such a fun and easy technique I just had to include it. I used an old Stampin' Up butterfly stamp inked in stazon black ink stamped on glossy cardstock. Once you have the image stamped, grab a white crayon and mark the image anywhere you want to highlight it. Take a sponge and sponge ink over the entire image and voila - you have a beautiful card! We used Melon Mambo ink and cardstock along with a little basic black to make this card pop.

We needed to throw in a card that would be suitable for the men in our lives, so we made this card. It uses the same colors and stamp sets as the birthday card in my post from March 31st, but a scaled down version. The Cheers to You stamp set is a fun one to use for celebrations of any kind. Some of the girls altered this card and used the champagne glasses to make an Anniversary card. Very cute!

Last but not least, we made this card using the "Sweet Scoops" stamp set that will be available on May 1st from the new Summer Mini catalog! Aren't the ice cream cones just the cutest? The set comes with swirl or scoop ice cream stamps, traditional or sugar cones, sprinkles, a cherry stamp for the top and a texture stamp to use with the ice cream stamps and the Kiss technique. This card was CASED from Lynn Put's blog "The Queen's Scene".

If you missed this stamp camp, but would like to attend my next stamp camp save the date for May 8th! I'll have details soon, but the camp is always from 2-5 and the cost for attending is $10. Hope to see you then!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Stamp Camp

Good morning! I just posted the details of my next stamp camp on my Stampin' Up website, but I also wanted to share it here. The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Stamp Camp will be held April 24th from 2-5 pm. We will be making 4 wonderful cards, which will include one Mother's Day card. We will also be making a matchbox gift filled with Hershey's nuggets wrapped in designer paper. The matchbox is made from a die cut using the Big Shot. How fun! As always if you are interested in coming and live in the Katy area, please contact me. A RSVP is required to attend this event so I can prepare the materials needed in advance. Please RSVP by April 19th.

Hope to see you there!