Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Our Pippi Dog

We had to put our little cockapoo to sleep this week.  What a hard thing to do. She's been a part of our family for almost 17 years.  She was such a good dog and we loved her very much.  It got me to thinking and to looking on google for animal obituraries.  I found some different sites where they are posted but I wanted it posted where I could see it.  So "My Digital Studio" is a real gem for creating a page of whatever you want.  All I wanted was some background paper and the words I'd written along with a picture of my Pippi.  So here is what I've come up with.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

PPA 38: Sketch

  This is the sketch for the PPA38 Challenge for this week.  It is a design by Margaret Moody of the PPA Design Team.   When I saw this challenge I was kind of excited because I'd been working on a card with a similar design!  So I modified my card just a little by adding the #2 piece along with two strips of ribbon.  Perfect fit!  So here is my take on the challenge this week:
          It reminds me of summertime and children and just plain fun!  And it seems that all the colors I've used except for Tempting Turquoise, are retiring at the end of May.  I hate to see them go but the colors they are bringing in are beautiful and they are bringing back some of my favorite IN Colors from the last couple of years!  That will be in my next post for you to see the retired and the new or you can go to my website and see them immediatly!  Well thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all soon.
Happy Stamping!

Items used for this Birthday Card:
Cardstock:Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Green Galore, Gable Green
Designer Series Papers:  A retired set of Rainbow Sherbet (even sounds like summer)
Stamp Sets used:  Circle Circus, Fox & Friends and Well Scripted
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Turquoise - Stampin' Up! 
Scalloped edge punch

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's been a long time.........

I can't believe it's April already.  Easter has come and gone again.  Where does the time go?
I've been taking an on line class and I love it!  I bought this little machine called the "Zutter Bind It All".  What fun!  I can use all my Stampin' Up! things when making these books.  We first made a Guide book to remind us how to figure the amount of holes you would put in a project depending on it's size.
Here it is!  I used Stampin' Up! "Sweet Pea" Designer Paper and Embellishments on this guide.  Didn't it turn out cute! 
Then we made a 4 x 4 album which I used a retired set called "Hoppy Memories" from a Stampin' Up! Simply Scrapin Kit.  I'm saving for when we babysit for Brady in May and I can put his pictures in it! 

It's just right for a little boy playing outside, with frogs and turtles.  Although by May I hope he's not afraid to  play in the grass! (He was doing a whole lot better with the grass thing by the time we left on Sunday though.  He's a tough little guy!)   It even has some pockets with pages that pull out.  What fun!
Then I made a 6 x 6 book, this one had photos in it and I gave it to Brady's mom so she would have some baby pictures of herself.  Plus some pics that were just laying in a box out of order from everything else.  Now I have to make Sara a book which will be a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to it!  Then you ask, "How did you get all of those pictures on one page like that?"
Well of course. I used my "My Digital Studio" from Stampin' Up!  On the cover of this book I did a two step stamping technique with a brand new set from Stampin' Up! called "Awash with Flowers".   It's a "Sneak Peak" from the new catalog coming out July 1. 
We also have a NEW MINI coming out for the summer it begins May 1.  If you'd like a copy of the new mini send me an email with your name and address and I'll send you a copy.  If you'd like to order any of the dsp papers or embelishments from the Sweet Pea collection you can do so by clicking on the order now button at the top of the page.  Thanks for stopping by!