Saturday, September 27, 2008

This card I made for my niece, Danette, who turned 34 earlier this month.

I used an old SU DSP that I forgot the name of. I think it's Sarah or something like that. The stamp set is Crazy for Cupcakes by SU. I watercolored the image and used Stickles on the frosting.

I think it came out cute. I stamped some cupcakes on the envelope and used Stickles on there too, but I didn't get a photo of that. I love putting glitter on my envelopes, mostly because I would love getting an envelope with glitter myself! :) The cupcake ovals were cut with my Nestabilities. The oval for the sentiment was cut using the SU large oval punch.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stazon Black
Paper: Watercolor, Whisper White, retired SU DSP, Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip
Extras: Lt Pink Grosgrain, Stickles, SU large oval, and slot punch, Nestabilities

Friday, September 26, 2008

Caregiver Thank You

Here is my card for Cammie's Alzheimer's Caregiver's Thank you. You can read about it here.

OK, so I'm reading my email, and I come across a post by my friend Juli, about a blog candy that Cammie is having. She deisigned a stamp set for Gina K, and is donating all of the profits to the Alzheimer's Association. She decided to have a blog candy giveaway and asked everyone to make a card to thank a caregiver. So I decided I had to make a card.

My Mom had Alzheimer's for years and my loving Dad took care of her until she died. Everyday he would bath her, change her, feed her. It was a beautiful expression of his deep love for her. She was both bowel and bladder incontinent, so this was no easy task for an 81 year old man. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June of 1991. My Mom died in August of that same year. My Dad followed her the following May. They obviously did not want to spend any of their anniversaries apart from one another. It has been many years, but I do still miss them both. I was in my early thirties when my Dad died and I was pregnant with my youngest son. I wish my children and I had been able to have more time with them.

So Cammie asked us to send a card to a caregiver we know. I would send mine to my Dad if I could. But since I can't, I will send mine to the home where Cammie's grandmother was living.

On to the details. There aren't many, as I made this card very quickly to get it in by the deadline. But I like how it turned out. The scalloped square is the new one by SU! The scallop lace is from Miss Elizabeth that I picked up at Dollar Tree the other day. It's a sticker type product that comes in a roll and there are 4 designs. Very fast and easy to use. The stamp set is SU's Ronald McDonald set where a portion of every sale goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Have a great weekend!

Stamps:Say It with Scallops and Floral, both by SU
Ink: River Rock, Chocolate Chip
Paper: River Rock, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
Extras: Scallop Square punch-SU, Soft Sky double stitched ribbon, Miss Elizabeth adhesive lace scallop trim.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Daniel's gift

Daniel wanted a photo printer for his birthday. His hobby is photography, and he takes most of his photos to get printed, but he wants to be able to print odd sized prints when he is working on a project. I was not about to buy him one, as I had no clue as to what he wanted. I made him this little gift card with a picture of a photo printer on the inside so that I had something to wrap.

This is simple, but I like how it turned out. I cut a top note from Always Artichoke, and a partial one from Perfect Plum. I lined them up and cut the plum one into a one inch strip and layered it on top of the artichoke.

A little Hodgepodge Hardware and ribbon, and she's done! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Weathered, On Your Birthday, both by SU!
Ink: Always Artichoke
Paper: Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum
Extras: Big Shot Top Note die, Hodgepodge Hardware, More Mustard Grosgrain ribbon

Friday, September 12, 2008

Daniel's 21st!

Sorry it's been so long since my last post! My second son turned 21 on the 8th. It's hard to believe I have two adult children now.

I used the Big Shot and SU's Top Note and Naturally Serif dies and the Wanted stamp set for his card. I first cut the letters from stamped card stock, but I thought they were too flat. I wanted more dimension, so I cut anIother set from chip board. I ran the card stock letters through my Xyron sticker maker and attached them to the chip board. Then I ran those through the Xyron again. The scallop is edged in Chocolate Chip. It didn't stand out enough with out it. I cut a second top note, then trimmed it at the perforations and used it to mask my first one. Then I sponged on Not Quite Navy to make a border.

I have a few other things to post, but I started my new job at the hospital as a massge therapist. I still have my old job as a medical technoligist in micro too. I am also working on finishing my massage room at Curves, so I've been pretty busy. Hopefully I'll be able to get some more posts up soon.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: SU Wanted
Ink: Chocolate Chip. Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Kraft, Confetti Cream, Not Quite Navy
Extras: Taupe and Chocolate Chip Narrow Grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Top Note and Naturaaly Serif dies, Hodgepodge Hardware, chip board, sponge

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Birthday Wishes for Melissa

My stamping/workout buddy Melissa celebrated a birthday last Saturday. This is the card I sent her.

I used some retired, but lovely SU sets. The main image is from Easy Elegance, with a background stamped with French Script. I stamped it on Confetti White and matted it with black and Lovely Lilac. I used my Spica clear glitter pen on the flower.

A spiral clip from Target, a rhinestone for the center of the flower, a thin strip of black card stock, and a bit of organdy ribbon finish the card.
Happy Birthday Melissa!

Stamps: Easy Elegance, Amazing to Zany, French Script, Rough Around the Edges Wheel.
Ink: Always Artichoke, Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Basic Black
Paper: Confetti White, Basic Black, Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss
Extras: Spiral clip from Target, White Organdy Ribbon, Spica Clear Glitter Pen, clear rhinestone

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Big Shot Fun

What fun the Big Shot is! I made these cute little thank you cards and envelopes using the Big Shot. The Scallop Envelope Bigz Die and the Birds and Blooms Sizzlits Die are exclusive to Stampin'Up.

I made these very quickly last night to add to a few orders. I die cut the envelope from Riding Hood Red, and the scallop flower from Pink Pirouette. After folding and adhering the envelope, I stamped the heart from Bitty Basics, which is a cute hostess set from the new Fall Winter Idea Book. Along with the heart, it comes with a leaf, flower, butterfly, star, coffee mug, cupcake and 3 sentiments: thanks, smile, and hello. I stamped the thanks onto a 2 x 3 inch card and tucked it in. A little strip of chocolate Bella Rose DSP finishes off the design. So simple, but I think they are cute. I left them blank so my customers can use them.

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. We've been busy. We visited our oldest son Scott in Pittsburgh in order to attend his lab's family day. We all went and it was fun seeing what he does. (Well, sort of,since most of his work is classified.) I will post a pic soon.

Thanks for visiting!

All supplies by Stampin'Up!
Stamps: Bitty Basics (hostess)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP
Extras: Scallop Envelope and Birds and Blooms dies, Big Shot