Friday, November 26, 2010

Breanna's Birthday Card

My five year-old daughter is going to her friend Breanna's birthday party/sleepover tomorrow.  The party starts at the roller skating rink, then they'll go back to Breanna's house for pizza and girly fun.

Dide wanted to make the card.  I helped her choose the sentiment, then she wanted to add "those pointy things" (brads).  I helped her with the placement of some items like the rhinestones.  She did all of the stamping.  Take a look:

And here's Dide proudly holding the card:

Stamps: Afterthoughts (level 1 hostess set)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, brights dsp, Whisper White
Accessories: 2 3/8" scallop circle punch,  1 3/4" circle punch, scallop edge punch, rhinestones, assorted brads

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Evelyn's workshop

Last summer  I did a "Christmas in July" craft show.  Didn't sell a lick of Stampin' Up!, but I got my name out there. A few of the people who stopped by my table signed up for my mailing list and attended my stamp camp.  The best thing that happened to me that day was that I was stationed beside my friend Evelyn Wheeler who is a Pampered Chef consultant.  I have hosted two Pampered Chef shows for Evelyn over the last few years, so it was only fitting that I ask her to host a Stampin' Up! workshop for me.

Recognize that stamped image?  It's the large pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  I got this idea from Sharon Field and simplified it up a bit for my friend Evelyn's make-n-take.

The colors I chose were Real Red and Always Artichoke. I stamped the tree on Whisper White, then added the stamped and punch ornament with some Stampin' Dimensionals and some retired gold cording. Then I matted it with Real Red and Always Artichoke card stock.

What I really loved about doing the workshop for Evelyn was that some of the ladies decided to personalize their envelopes with the pine cone stamp. They all turned out really cute.

Happy stamping!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wish Big

Yesterday I took my three daughters to a birthday party for Grace at a roller skating rink.  All of the kids had a lot of fun.  Grace is the daughter of my friend, Rhonda.  We went to the same high school many years ago, but didn't get to know each other until we had kids.  Grace is about six months older than my daughter, Dide (a Dutch name pronounced Dee-da.)  Rhonda and I have share parenting issues for a while now.

I wanted to make Grace a special birthday card, so here it is:

Dide helped me choose the size of the rhinestone. It is the smallest in the pack allowing for the points of the star to be visible.  The card has lots of pink and coordinated with Grace's princess theme : )

Stamp: Word Play
Paper:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, rhinestone, white gel pen, 2 3/8" punch, 1 3/4" punch

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Stamp Camp

I have to say that I've been neglecting my blog for a few weeks.  No excuse other than I've been busy with the kids.  As with other things, I need to discipline myself to regularly contribute to my blog...Over the last few months I've been designing cards for three different stamp camps.  This card is one of the cards that we're making at my Christmas Stamp Camp.

Inspiration for this card came from Sharon Field.  She designed a card last November that had a door for the focal point.  She gave credit to Rosemary Diehl.  I wanted to do something a little different, yet keep it simple.  I started with Real Red card stock for my door and used a sponge dauber to add Frost White shimmer paint to the edges of the trim.  My door handle is a jumbo brad.  The wreath stamp comes from the Welcome Christmas stamp set.  I inked the stamp with Always Artichoke and stamped it onto Old Olive card stock, then cut it out.  The wreath was finished off by coloring the berries with a Real Red marker then adding Dazzling Diamonds and a white taffeta bow.