Monday, January 25, 2010

Hello Again!

Wow! Time sure flies by when you're having fun! I've been enjoying a new member to our family- baby Seyla Aubry!

My sister gave birth almost two weeks ago and she is the sweetest little girl! Mama, Daddy, and big brothers Asher and Micah are loving her like crazy and doing really well! With a new baby comes lots of visitors, too! Hee! Being so far away from our home state of Washington, we don't get too many of them each year so it's been a real treat!

Since our weekend visitors left this morning for the airport, I decided to relax and spend a little time stamping this afternoon...

All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes set
Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Going Gray classic inks; Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay cardstock; watercolor paper
Accessories: Bermuda Bay polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, Aqua Painter, Scallop Edge punch, Signo White gel pen, paper piercer, Perfect Polka-dots texture plate, Dazzling Diamonds; White Embossing powder

Pretty, right? The colors were inspired by Just Add Ink's first challenge:

I changed them up a little but only because I am all out of Taken with Teal paper! Guess I'll have to order some more in my next box.

I also used a great icing technique straight out of January's Stampin' Success magazine- so cool! I'll be teaching it at my next workshop for sure!

Anyways, time for a little arts and crafts with my kiddos before I start dinner... enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for popping by!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Sweetheart Birdie

Good Morning!

I'm off to a great week so far! Had a quiet day yesterday and today I'm busy preparing for a fun couple of days with my nephews while their mama (my sister) and daddy are at the hospital. We should be welcoming my new niece tomorrow sometime! Hee! I can hardly wait- though I'm sure I'll be busy enough with my two girls and her two boys!

Over the weekend I made a fun card- a valentine for my honey:

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Stamps: Cheep Talk set, I {Heart} Hearts set
Ink: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Baja Breeze, Basic Black classic inks
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Kraft, Soft Suede cardstock; Sweet Pea DSP; Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: Two-step Bird punch, Scallop Edge punch, paper piercer, dimensionals

While peeking at all the fun creations at Two Peas in a Bucket last week, one design in particular caught my eye and I couldn't wait to try it out! Here is the original design I cased by Tanis: Lets Party Card I loved the simplicity of the paper strips and the dotted edges. So cute! Thanks Tanis for the inspiration! She's got more clean and simple cards and some great scrapbook designs on her blog: Card Confessions.

I am so glad I went through my stamps last week! The Cheep Talk set was another one I unearthed from underneath all of my new goodies. Doesn't the little bird make a cute little valentine? I love it!

Hope you enjoy your day and hopefully the next time I post, I can share cute pictures of my tiny new niece!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Vintage Kraftiness

With the new year comes inspiration to organize my craft area and purge out the older stuff I don't use any more. It also unearths old favorites, like the Chic Boutique set that I haven't used in ages! I also found a lonely little Sizzix flower die that hasn't gotten to play in awhile- poor guy! I think I only used it once! I paired these up with some pretty polka-dotted DSP and lots of Kraft cardstock to make this:

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Stamps: Chic Boutique set, Sprinkles set
Ink: Versamark; Soft Suede, Going Gray, Basic Black classic inks
Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede, Rose Red, Crushed Curry, Old Olive cardstock; The Write Stuff DSP; Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Paper Piercing Tool, White Signo gel pen, Circle Rhinestone Brad (Pretties Kit), Sponges, SU! Floral Fusion die, Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, dimensionals

I wanted to create a soft, vintage feel with some bright colors and I love how it turned out! I used the flower stamp from the Sprinkles to create a soft background and used my favorite Soft Suede ink to sponge around the edges. I think the textures of the felt and the torn edges also help with the vintage feel.

OK! I hope you are enjoying your day and if you have time, check out your old stash and pull out some of those favorites that haven't been used in a while!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tote-ally Tess Stamp Art

Good morning!

I've had a heck of a week trying to get back into the swing of our normal routine! Funny how that goes, isn't it? Hopefully by next week we'll be waking up on time and getting everything checked off the list each day...

I've been spending a little more time in my craft room lately making fun things like this:

All products by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Tote-ally Tess set
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede classic inks, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Markers
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Crushed Curry, Certainly Celery, Kraft, Whisper White cardstock; The Write Stuff DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, paper piercer, aqua painter; ribbon by May Arts

I was quite excited when I saw this set in the new mini catty... hello! Her name is Tess! Hee! I had to have her... my mom bought one, too, just because her name was Tess... I made this little frame for my craft room- I also want to create a little framed piece with the Stampin' Up! statement of the heart on it to go along side this. Hopefully it will help me to be more business minded with my Stampin' Up! stuff this year.

Hope you are all enjoing the week! I am going to try to play along with some of my favorite color challenges this week. Thanks for stopping by for a little peek!

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