Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm Sorry and Praying For You Class

On Tuesday, I am having a class where we will be making some cards that say, "I'm sorry and Praying for You." I decided "I'm Sorry" can be for apologizing or for sympathy, whichever one is needed at the time. If you are a praying person, of which I am, there are times the Lord lays someone on your heart. That would be a perfect time to send a "Praying for You" card.

I always try to make my cards different from each other. I know a lot of demonstrators tend to use the same colors or same designer series paper. I like to give a variety of colors. To be honest, my main customers love the color blue. I do try to always have a blue card for them.

I used the tropical party stamp set and the island oasis dsp to make the first card. These items can be ordered from the summer mini catalog. The stamp set (tropical party) is such a fun set to work with. I hope it will make it to the new catalog that will be coming out in July.

I love the nouveau chic dsp. I think it must have something to do with the colors used in it. I am trying to use up as much of my paper as possible that will be retiring soon.

I had to cheat a little bit and see how other people have used the stamp set "Three Little Words." Once I see other's ideas it was easy for me to come up with my own for this one. The dsp is pink flamingo.

Last of all, but certainly not the least is my blue card. I did use retired dsp on this one, everything else is current though. I used the stamp sets "Thoughts and Prayers" and "Itty Bitty Bits."
Please leave a comment telling me what you think of them. I always love to hear what you think.
I hope you are inspired by my cards to create some yourself. I always like to say, "If you can color, you CAN stamp."

Now go-n-stamp!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

I hope that you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. It isn't by mistake that I am just now posting these Mother's Day cards. I had to wait to make sure that the loved ones I sent them to did not see them before they got them.

The first card you see I made for my daughter's first Mother's Day. I wanted it to be special. I knew she loves the beach and even would like to go there. I thought that this fun and new stamp set would make a cute and unique mother's day card. I know it is not what you would think of for a mother's day card, but I also know that the recipient will love it. She isn't hard to please.

These are a list of supplies that I used to make this card. (Stampin' Up! only, of course :-) )

Cardstock: whisper white, so saffron, old olive, and island oasis dsp (summer mini catalog);
Stamp sets: tropical party (summer mini catalog) and all holidays; Ink: tempting turquoise, old olive, pumpkin pie, rose red, and always artichoke; Tools: ticket corner punch; Accessories: clear rhinestone brads, turquoise and yellow rhinestone brads, dazzling diamonds, and crystal effects

Now for my second card. I made this one for my mom. She loves flowers and always has since I can remember. There have been a lot of different ways of making flowers shown recently from other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. This one looked very simple to make, which is why I chose this one. Dawn Olchefske came up with the idea and you can watch a demonstration video of how it is done by going to her blog here. This technique is done by using re-inkers, the butterfly punch, shimmer paper, and a misting bottle. Remember if you do not have some of the supplies needed to make them you can always purchase them through me or come over and I will show you how.

These are the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make this card.

Cardstock: perfect plum, so saffron, shimmer paper, whisper white, and old olive; Stamp set: well scripted (occasion mini catalog, no longer available); Ink: perfect plum and so saffron; Tools: big shot, sizzlits die little leaves and lots of tags, wide oval punch, butterfly punch, 1/16" hole punch, texturz plates backgrounds 1 flourish; Accessories: silver brads, clear rhinestone brad

Below is a close-up of the flowers. I put it into a clear envelope. I knew if I tried to put it into a regular envelope it would have smashed the flowers. I hand delivered it to my mom.
I hope you like them, are inspired to create a card yourself, and leave me a comment. I would love to hear your thought on them.

Now go-n-stamp!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Still Here.

Hello. I wanted to let everyone know that I am still here and doing well. I have not posted in a while, I know. I will be posting some new things very soon though. I have a Mother's Day card to post, but it would be seen by the recipient. I want to wait until she has it to post it.

I am sorry I have not been posting as much as I would like. I am working and still adjusting to that, as well as, going through things here on the home front. Life has been very eventful.

My goal is to at least post one thing a week. I am going to try and keep that.

Thanks for stopping by.

Now go-n-stamp!!