Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Last Day for Sale-a-Bration!

Today is the last day for Sale-a-bration so I wanted to share my birthday cards that I made for a workshop 2 weeks ago. I used the Big Day Stamp Set from SAB and the Birthday Bash DSP from the Occasions catalog. This is such a fun stamp set. You can make so many cute birthday cards with it. It was fun to color in this set too. At the workshop we made the 2 cards in the back. The ladies had a great time making these cards. I don't have close ups of the individual cards right now (they are on my camera, these were taken with my phone), so I will have to come back and post the individual cards later. But in the meantime, you can get inspiration from these cards to make your own birthday cards. But you have to act now to get this stamp set, after today it will no longer be available. If you order $50 of product you can get this set for FREE!! Stock up on some DSP, buttons, sequins and the super cute bow builder punch. I didn't think I needed that punch until I got it. It is so stinkin cute! You will love it. That's it from me today. If you want to place an SAB order or set up a workshop of your own, please contact me!

Have a great Tuesday!

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Mini Treat Bag Easter cards

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We went to see the Easter bunny yesterday and it was not quite so successful. I did get a picture with both kids and the easter bunny but they were not too happy about it, haha! My son was excited to see the easter bunny until it was time to take the picture. Then he got scared and didn't want to go up there. I was able to get him to sit there. And since I was so focused on getting him to stay in the picture I wasn't able to make faces at my daughter to make her laugh. Even though the picture was less than successful, I still bought it anyway, haha! It was their first holiday picture together (their Santa picture was not great either) so I wanted to have a memory of it. Hopefully next year will be a little better. It was funny, as soon as the picture was done my son went running to my husband and with a smile on his face said "I saw the easter bunny". At least he didn't seem traumatized from it!

For your Monday entertainment:

Now on to today's crafty goodies. These are the Easter cards I was talking about in my post last week. I'm excited with how they came out. There are a couple of things that I could tweak and fix but since these are for my son and my 7 month old niece, I'm not fixing it - they won't notice! My idea was that I wanted to make cute little bunnies and then pull them out from the mini treat bags. And it worked. The tutorial for the bunny I found on pinterest. (You can follow me on Pinterest - I pin LOTS of things)! The bunny was made with the oval framelits, small oval punch and the owl punch (for the eyes and nose). I used the Birthday Bash dsp for the little egg and the Painted Blooms dsp for the bunny ears. I glued all of the pieces of the bunny to the decorative dots embossed cardstock. (I used dimensionals on parts of the bunny). Then I made the mini treat bags. These are so so cute! I love them. Pick up the mini treat framelit die now with 1 or 2 other items while SAB is still going on so you can get a free item!! I loved this when it first came out but wasn't sure how much use I would get out of it. Now that I have it I want to make so many more! I used this the other week for part of my hostess gift for a workshop and filled it with various trims, adorable! I will share those projects this week. Back to the easter cards. After I cut out the treat bags, I stamped them with the circle image from Hello Darling. I thought it added a cute little touch to the bags. For the Pistachio pudding bag, I added some Sahara Sand lace trim (this one will be going to my niece). For both bags, I used one of the dies from the From the Garden bundle and stamped it with "Hippity-Hpppity" from the And Many More set. And then I wrapped twine around the bags. For the bunny cards, I added chevron ribbon so you can pull out the cards from the bags with the ribbon. I may go back and add Happy Easter to the bunny somewhere but I'm not sure yet. Either way, I wanted to share these with you before Easter so you can make your own cute bunny cards!

Reminder: Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow!! If you need any items and want to earn some free products, contact me! I am close to getting an extra bonus so any little bit you can help is surely appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed these cards!!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Welcome Baby Card - From the Garden

Hello! I have another baby card to share today. Lots of babies all around!! This card is for a friend of ours that just had a baby girl. She was 2.5 weeks early so I had to quickly get my card together! :) I had the From the Garden set on my desk waiting to be used so I decided to try it out for a baby card. I think it came out pretty cute. I love these little flowers from the set. I did color them with Blendabilities just because I still want to use what I bought but these could easily be colored with regular markers. The colors I used were Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi. The "welcome baby" is from the And Many More set. I thought the sweet as can be from the From the Garden set worked well too. I stamped both of those in Coastal Cabana. Then I added some Wild Wasabi twine and pearls to finish it off. I think this was a good use of this stamp set for something other than gardening/spring. I love the little dies from this set. I have plans to use these dies for my easter cards that I want to make for my son and niece. I have some cute ideas in my head so lets hope they translate to paper well. Do any of you have that problem too? You have all of these fun ideas in your head and when you execute them it just does not turn out how you want it to. I hate when that happens. I go through all of the work to put a card, 3-d object together and it just doesn't look right. Well wish me luck in that my easter cards come out cute so I can post them here! Oh and also wish me luck that I have time to work on them! That seems to be my downfall too. And now we've decided to take on the project of painting our living room. So I feel like I should be spending my brief "free" time doing painting prep when I really want to craft. I hope to sneak some time in this weekend. Well I have to if I want to have Easter cards for next week!! Well I hope you liked today's card and stop back soon for some Easter eye candy!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baby Shower Card - Twins

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing the baby shower card I made for my friend's shower a couple of weeks ago. She is expecting twins (a boy and girl) so I had to make sure I included that on the card. This card is a hybrid card which uses some elements from My Digital Studio. Side note: I was just informed that MDS will be discontinued after May 31, 2015. While I understand that this was not as profitable, I am sad about it. I used MDS quite a bit to print out images that I didn't have stamps for. Plus I was able to make them any size that I wanted. The little shoes were printed from MDS as well as the sentiment. The Congratulations is from the "And Many More" set. I colored the shoes in with Blendabilities. Sigh, Another side note: These are discontinued as well. There were some manufacturing and quality issues that Stampin' Up! was not able to resolve so they have discontinued this line. I think this one hurts the most. I JUST bought a bunch of these markers and I love the way they color images. I guess I will just have to go back to the old markers or start using my colored pencils again. Anyway, after I colored the shoes I cut them out and added dazzling diamonds to the girl shoes (so cute!). I used the Birthday Bash DSP along with Bermuda Bay cardstock. I wanted to make sure it wasn't too girly or too boyish. And the finishing touches were Calypso Coral chevron ribbon and Bermuda Bay sequin trim. I told you I was going to use these sequins on everything!!! :) I think this card is super cute and I hope my friend liked it!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to be back later this week with my projects and hostess gift for a workshop this week.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Indescribable Flowers - Wedding Card

Happy Monday! Today I have a card to share with you that I made for a wedding we went to over the weekend. It was nice to get out for the evening without the kids and have a delicious meal. However, I was so tired on Sunday. Staying out late with young ones just does not work anymore! And I was even tired before the wedding considering that the kids were up at 4:30 am on Saturday morning!!!!!! I was able to get a nap in before the wedding but still, I needed way more sleep. I do not understand why my kids do not realize that Mommy LOVES her sleep and needs it to function. But that is a whole other topic that I could complain about all day long, haha! You came here for pretty cards so let's talk about pretty cards instead. I used the invitation as inspiration for my card. I always like to try to match the card to the invitation or theme (if there is one). My first thought when I saw those flowers on the invitation is that I wanted to use the Indescribable Gift set with the Blendabilities. (Note: Blendabilities are currently unavailable at this time due to a manufacturer quality issue). I used the Rich Razzleberry blendies for these flowers but you could easily use the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Up markers too. I also embossed the flower image with gold ink and clear embossing powder. Everything embossed looks so much nicer, plus it helps with the coloring so your ink doesn't bleed. The sentiment is also embossed. I added 2 pearls, colored with the blendies, to the Label Framelit. I added some Champagne glimmer punched banners for a little extra sparkle. And of course I had to add some gold sequins in there. I can't do a card now without sequins! I need to make a card for a baby shower this weekend and I'm already thinking about how I can add sequins to it, haha!! It's like an addiction at this point! Well stop back later on this week for more inspiration. I have a card that I haven't posted yet and I will have a baby shower card to share at some point in the next week.

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