Monday, May 30, 2011

Old Glory

This is a wreath that I made to hang on my front door during the summer months.  Our house sits back away from the road quite a bit so the size and color of this wreath really stand out.  Hope you like it!

Hope you have a fun and safe Memorial Day!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Pretty In Pink

This is a card I made using a technique I saw somewhere online.  The flower is made using a circle punch in two different sizes.  It made for a nifty embellishment!  I love how it turned out.  It is a tiny but sweet card, hope you like it.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Long May She Wave

This is another one of my punchneedle projects. I love the shape and design of this piece.  Also, I thought it would be fitting with Memorial Day and Fourth of July approaching.  It has a little patriotic flair to it.  Hope you enjoy it!

The pattern for this piece came from Country Stitches-By My Hand.  The pattern is called Long May She Wave and it is designed by Brenda Gervais from With Thy Needle & Thread Punchneedle Designs.  She is super talented.  I love, love, love her work!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

This is the card I made for my mother's birthday this month.  I had a lot of fun making this 5x5 card.  The colors are great together and I love how it turned out.  Enjoy!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! except the pattern paper.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

For My Mom

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.  My day was so nice!  I was served breakfast in bed (McDonald's breakfast sandwich, my favorite!) and in the afternoon we all went to my sister's house for dinner.  We all brought a side dish and dessert and got Kentucky Fried Chicken for the main entree, sweet!  I haven't had KFC in ages, it was such a nice change.  This is the card I made for my mother and sister for Mother's Day.  I wanted to try something a little different so I hope you like it!

I like the Victorian twist on this card.  The floral paper is non-SU! but everything else is SU!  I stamped the birdcage from Nature Walk on Very Vanilla cardstock first, but thought it looked a little richer on the floral paper.  I would have liked a bit less pattern on the birdcage, but I didn't have any other paper that coordinated.

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Happy Stamping!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Rough Type
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Non SU! DSP
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Die, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Sewing Machine
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Basic Pearls, Crochet Trim, Rhinestone Brad

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gift

This is the gift that Emma will be bringing to Preschool with her today.  Since it is Teacher Appreciation Week we wanted to do something sweet for her teachers!  I have seen this idea all over the blogging world lately.  This is my take on it, hope you like it.

Inside is a Starbuck's Gift Card!

I printed the sentiment on Crumb Cake cardstock. I also stamped the A to Z stamp in Basic Black on the tag to dress it up a bit.  I thought what better stamp to use for teachers than the alphabet!  I also used the tiny cup from the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set and popped up the cup after punching it out with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack circle punch.  The ribbon I used was the 1-1/4" Basic Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon.  I LOVE this ribbon.  I punched out the sentiment with the 1-3/8" Circle punch and attached it to a piece of Basic Black cardstock punched out with the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch.  I popped that up with dimensionals and attached it to the tag. 

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Monday, May 2, 2011

With Sympathy

I never have any sympathy cards on hand because well frankly, I don't want to have to give them out.  Giving them out means someone is going through unbearable pain and that just breaks my heart.  Therefore, I don't really have a "stash" of sympathy cards on hand so I usually have to make them on the spot, quickly.  This card was no exception.  I have not been able to stamp very much lately but I did get to go down in my stamp room and make this card yesterday.  I have to say, I like how it turned out and will probably use it again very soon, except I will change the sentiment.  Hope you like it!

The inside of this card is very simple.  I just cut out a flower from the paper I used on the front of the card and glued it to the Very Vanilla cardstock on the inside.  I was just going to leave it plain, but I thought why not give this a try.  I also sponged the cardstock with Early Espresso.

This card is one of my favorite sizes 4x4 which I seem to make quite often.  All supplies are Stampin' Up! except for the floral paper.  I had that in my stash from my pre-SU! days.  I like the soft, vintage feel of the paper. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Non SU! Floral Paper
Tools: Big Shot, Bigz Lattice Die
Embellishments:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, Linen Thread