Sunday, February 21, 2010

PPA Challenge# 30 - KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetie)

My Great Niece Anna's Baptism is today! Congratulations little Anna!

I made her a card for her Baptism and decided to enter the PPA Challenge, KISS.

It's been a while. This is a new technique for me so I was pleased with the way it turned out. I used the "Finial Press" embossing folder from "Stampin' Up!" and I learned how to put a flat oval in the center of it. It was very simple and when I first saw one made this way I thought they bought the folders like this. I found a tutorial on Tammi White's Blog that showed me how to do it. You can find her blog on the left side under Blogs I follow. I used some embossing powder and one of the new punches (I love the new punches!), the "Scallop trim border" punch. You can find this punch in our "Sale-A-Bration" Catalog. *Remember, spend $50 and get a free item from this catalog until March 31st! Just click on the "Follow Me" button at the right and ORDER NOW!
This card was very easy to make and took very little time. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think. Thanks for looking!

Supplies I used:
Stamp Set: Special Blessings
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
Ink: Versa Mark
Other Supplies: Finial Press embossing folder, Scallop Trim punch, Silver embossing powder, Filigree Designer Brad, Crop a dile Punch, Stampin' Up! heat gun and the Big Shot
Non Stampin' Up! supplies: Ribbon, Stamped verse

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birthday Card and Thinking of you......

I've posted a couple of cards I made recently. These are two cards from a set I've made to give as a gift. My only problem.....I put on to many layers and the container I made that should hold eight cards now only holds four cards and four envelopes! :0)

Items Used:
Stamp Sets: "Well Scripted", "Heard From the Heart", "Circle Circus"
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Shimmer White, Almost Amethyst
DSP : Tea Party
Classic Ink: Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst
Ribbon: Pretty In Pink Satin, Elegant Eggplant Ric Rack from Ribbon Originals
Other: Pretty In Pink "Sending Love Epoxy Brads" and "Circle Ice" Brads
Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Dimensionals and paper snips.
All items were "Stampin' Up!".
Thanks for stopping by

Under Construction!

Please excuse my mess while I'm under construction. Brady's come by with his new Hummer to help Grandma out. Online orders can still be placed while I'm learning how to do this through "My Digital Studio". Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like what you see and come back again!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day!!!!

Wow, Thanksgiving was the last time I posted anything. Time sure does fly when you're working! I've taken some pictures today that I'll post of Valentines Day Cards that I've made. And of course they are for my two very special guys!
Mike gets this card...It's a Tri Fold Shutter Card we did in club. I found the pattern on Split Coast and there is a tutorial by Bonnie Szwalkiewicz. Thank you Bonnie! We used the new paper from the mini called "Sending Love". Beautiful paper, it sparkles and shimmers so pretty. It's hard to make a card you don't like when you use this paper. I also used several stamp sets on this card for the flowers. I used stamp sets "With all my heart" from the new mini, "Love you much" from the big catalog, and I used "Greenhouse Garden" for the third flower. The inside was made with the heart punch and cutting a square for the sentiment.

My next card is for my little grandson Brady. I used the new set "I {Heart}Hearts". By the way if you buy this set Stampin' Up! is donating a portion of the sales to the Haiti Disaster Relief. Just click on the "Follow Me" button at the right to shop from my website. Your order will be delivered right to your door! I also used the Wheel that goes along with this stamp set for an edging to my red background.
I then used the build a bear stamp set and "Sending Love" specialty paper and the build a bear paper for the little guys pants. I used the "Pinking hearts boarder" punch on this card which is a new punch from the Mini Catalog also. I made them valentine cookies to go along with their cards. I hope they liked them and I hope you do too! Leave me a comment or two and let me know what you think!