Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sassy Stems Card

I love this Sassy Stems stamp set from Stampin' Up! In this card I colored in my image with my SU watercolor crayons. The patterned paper is from DCWV. I added some Prima flowers with little swarovski crystals, some ribbons, and hodgepodge hardware. The sentiment is from my SU Warm Words set.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bundle Of Joy Card

First of all I have to say . . . I'm not having a baby . . . and I don't know anyone having a baby . . . but I just couldn't resist buying this darling little Bundle Of Joy stamp set from Stamping Up! Maybe it's my love for sweet little bears . . . but this stamp set was just way too cute not to buy. The little giraffe that comes in the set is pretty darn cute too.

So here is my card. I stepped out of my box on this one and made a 9 1/4 x 4 inch card . . . just the right size to fit in a legal sized envelope. The patterned paper is from the Tres Jolie collection by My Mind's Eye. I colored in my sweet little bear using the watercolor crayons from SU and I added Tres Jolie buttons, brown zig zag rub ons, brown ribbon from American Crafts, and little pewter brads. Click on the picture and you can see the detail of the card much better.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Bella, Bella, Bella

Bella Bella Bella . . . the most talked about stamps around right now. And to think . . . a few months ago I had no idea what a Bella stamp was . . . and now I can't seem to get enough of these cute little stamps.

This is my first Bella card and I want to thank my wonderful Divine Secret Sister from Splitcoast Stampers for sending the stamp to me so I could make this card. I have a wonderful "big sis" that has been spoiling me rotten with her e mails, cards, and beautiful gifts. She sent me four "Bella" stamps that I am so excited to use. I would love to be able to thank her personally, but then that would take the fun out of the whole "secret sister" thing. So I will patiently wait another three months until she decides to reveal herself. I only know that she lives in Alabama, she is a teacher, she is married, she has a cute little dog named Bandit, she makes beautiful cards, and she spoils me rotten.

So here she is . . . my very first Bella card . . . made especially for my secret sis as a thank you for all the wonderful things she has done for me. I can't wait to find out who you are because I want to be able to send cards and goodies to you too.

I made this card using my Flowahbella stamp from Stamping Bella. I colored her in using my SU watercolor crayons. The background paper is from Heidi Grace and Basic Grey. I added red SU ribbon, a tiny Prima Flower in her hair with a Swarovski Crystal, a big red button, some zig zag rub ons, and some red rain dots from Cloud9 Design.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Doodle This Card

First of all I want to say how nervous I was to finally take that blog plunge. I have been reading and enjoying many other fantastic blogs over the past few months and decided I would like to give it a try too. Blog candy is so much fun and who can resist a game of blog tag *wink*!!

I want to thank you all for coming back to my blog and for the positive responses to my first blog entry ever. I especially want to thank Jami Sibley for teaching me this great card layout. I loved her square card and the three bows across the top that I saw last month in the Dirty Dozen Gallery over at Splitcoaststampers. I have been making the traditional 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards for all these years and it was definitely time for a change . . . so thank you Jami for helping me change my style. Jami is very talented and I am really excited to have been able to create a card based on one of her beautiful creations. You should really go check out Jami's blog . . . you will love it!!!

So here is my card using the Doodle This stamp set from Stampin Up! I used my watercolor crayons on the flower. The patterned paper is from one of those cute little 6 x 6 pads of Basic Grey paper that I purchased from Joy and Daisy at Eclectic Paperie. Eclectic Paperie is my new favorite place to shop besides my local Archivers store. I also used some of that "drool worthy" ribbon that I found at Michaels. Drool worthy is a Taylor VanBruggen term to describe something absolutely awesome . . . and Taylor's blog is absolutely awesome!!! Taylor is so talented and one of the sweetest people I know. She has been so good to me and Willow and Izzy . . . and we just love her!! I also used some brown SU ribbon, SU hodgepodge hardware and Prima flowers with little Swarovski crystals in the center. The leaves are made with my new Quickcutz Revolution machine and the Sentiment is from Fancy Flexible Phrases by Stampin Up!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Button Bear Journal

Since Button Bear was my very first stamp set ever . . . I found it only fitting that he appear in my very first blog entry ever. I dug out my sweet little Button Bear and gave him an updated look by using Basic Grey papers and some really cool ribbon that I found at Michaels. I borrowed the SU ticket punch from Paris of Inky Art (you should check out her blog . . . it's awesome!!) and now I gotta have one of those cute little ticket punches too.

I made a bunch of journals for a craft show and couldn't believe how well they sold . . . but I just didn't have the heart to sell this one. I think I'll just tuck him away for safe keeping.

Thanks for looking!!