Monday, February 22, 2010

Simple Cards with Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper

Why oh why did I think I didn't need the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper? It's got such a broad range of papers in one pack.  I love it!  I whipped out a couple of cards last night using one of the patterns.  The first card is quick and easy and the second one was also supposed to be, but,  I let it get complicated. Oh well.  The pumpkin pie patterned paper is the back of the main image paper. 

I had a little strip of the pumpkin pie patterned paper left over so decorated the inside too. That seems to be the trend lately, and it's one I want to copy. I may not be original, but I can copy with the best of them.

The second card also uses the wonderful border punch that you can get FREE with a $50 purchase as a Sale-A-Bration item through March 31.

I was blurfing yesterday and saw these adorable circle flowers made from various sizes of circle punches. I can't remember which blog I found them on, but if I find them again, I'll post the link. Or if you know, let me know. 


Sunday, February 21, 2010

St. Patrick's with My Digital Studio

I've been MIA for a few days due to a nasty cold and the kids being on mid-Winter break.  We've had a fabulous time, even went for a 5 mile hike on Thursday.  Sadly, it's back to reality tomorrow morning :-( 

Anyhoo, my other glitch is that we changed our phone & internet provider, which meant the network in our house had to be reconfigured and for some reason, my wireless scanner isn't happy.  So, I can only take photos to post until we (aka, DH), get the scanner situation figured out. So, in lieu of a real card, I'm posting a St. Patrick's Day card made with My Digital Studio. I guess I literally went green with this one.


The "stamps" that I used are from the Calendar Basics set that you can download.  I got it free from Stampin' Up! as a Christmas present for being a demonstrator.  You can order My Digital Studio or any of the downloads via my website. 

Well, stampin' fans, I'd better get crackin' on some new samples to post this week.  But first, I'd better go investigate the eerie quiet in my house.  That's never a good sign!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Abundant Hope

Am I the only geeky one who thinks it's cool that it's 2-10-2010? Sigh.  On to the stamping project of the day which actually happened a couple weeks ago.

The daffodil is from the Abundant Hope set in the Occasions Mini catalog.  The butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings embosslit.  I went a little crazy with my Big Shot on this card with the aforementioned embosslit, the scallop square die, the Perfect Polka Dots  and  Finial Press impressions folders. Yes, I did cut my Finial Press apart to get just part of the impression. I think it adds a nice accent without being too overwhelming.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Instead of Vacuuming...

These are some of the projects I've been working on lately when I should have been doing some chores.  The gift bag features a scrunch flower which I learned from Carrie. It's just a white lunch sack that I spiffed up a bit.

The notebook is covered in the gorgeous Sending Love specialty paper.  It's glittery :-)  I started using this notebook a couple weeks ago to track what I'm eating.  There's nothing like writing it down to make you face your eating habits!

The butterfly mini card would be perfect to put in or on a gift.  It fits in one of Stampin' Up!'s mini envelopes.  Cute huh?  Again, I copied it...why be original when you can copy from the best? I think I'll make another one to coordinate with the gift bag. 

The little flower card uses the Happy Moments stamp set that you can get FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.  The designer paper is from the Sweet Pea paper pack which I vowed I wouldn't get, but resistance was futile. 

OK, the one chore that I shouldn't neglect is paying the bills. I need electricity to keep posting on my blog LOL.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vintage Vogue Friends

This soft and feminine card made with Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Vogue stamp set uses a layout featuring a square focal point on a rectangular card.  I cut about an inch off the right side of the card (front only) and then stamped the beautiful border stamp on some Very Vanilla inside the card.

The card is pretty simple to make. The colors are Perfect and Pale Plum, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla.  Green and purple is one of my favorite color combinations.  Fortunately, SU has a boatload of greens and purples to choose from. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

T-Shirt Inspiration

I got this fun t-shirt at a high-end store (aka Target) last Spring and really love it. When I was playing around with the stencils recently, I realized that I could kind of replicate it.  The colors are a bit different, but the concept of stenciling on a patterned design is the same. What do you think?

The stencil is part of Elegant Trio set of stencils in the Definitely Decorative Spring insert.    It's a set of three (it's called a "Trio" so you probably already figured that out!) and it sells for $9.95. The stencil set also has a Fleur de lis, so you New Orleans Saints fans could make some Superbowl cards :-)  I suppose I should be cheering for the Saints since I went to grad school at LSU.  And, in all honesty, watching football's not my thing.