Sunday, August 26, 2012

August Technique Class- Card 2

This is the card that we made this month during Technique Cards.  This card is called a Double Gate Fold Card.  It is so simple to make and makes such a statement.  I decided to use Neutral DSP for these cards.  Some were made using the darker DSP, Early Espresso and also a lighter DSP, Crumb Cake.  After choosing my main colors, I thought I would make the flower using Fall colors.  The supplies that I used for these cards were:

STAMP SET: Blooming with Kindness
PAPER:  Neutral DSP ( I used Crumb Cake & Early Espresso, Whisper White
INK:  Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
ACCESSORIES:  Old Olive Marker, Simply Scored, Sponge, Sponge Daubers, Apothecary Label Framelits, Dimensionals

I finally got to use this stamp set.  From the minute I saw this set, I liked it.  I am very happy how this card came out.  Today is another busy day.  All the kids and their families are coming over today to celebrate my daughter's birthday and my new son-in-laws birthday which was last week.  So I have food to make and get a present yet.  But I love it when everyone is home.  Enjoy the day!

Friday, August 24, 2012

August Technique Class- Card 1

I am finally back after an unintentional break.  I guess I was so exhausted after planning the Baby Shower, putting together the Baptism after meal, and organizing my husband's family reunion the week after, I just could not get myself to do much.  But I was not relaxing after all those events, I started to babysit for Eli and Emmett the day after the reunion.  I like to think I just did not get to post not because I was exhausted but that I needed to get organized with a new routine.  I hope you all understand the small break in posting.

But today I am posting one of the cards from this month's Technique Class.  This card is using the TRIPLE TIME STAMPING technique.  This technique seems to be very popular right now.  When I saw it, I thought it would be perfect for a Fall card using my favorite stamp set, FRENCH FOLIAGE.  I just love the colors of Fall.  The supplies that I used for this card were:

STAMP SETS:  French Foliage,  Friendly Phrases
PAPER:  Cajun Craze, Whisper White
INK:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
ACCESSORIES:  Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons, Hemp Twine (retired)

The Brushed Bronze buttons are found in the Holiday Mini.  They make the perfect embellishment for a Fall project.  I should not have used the Hemp Twine since it is retired but I could not find my Linen Thread which is still available for sale.  

I am off and running again today.  I have both of the boys.  Emmett just settled down for a nap and Eli is off doing errands with Grandpop.  So it gave me a few minutes to get this posted.  Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Last Pics from the Shower

This is the last day that I will torture you with pictures from the shower.   This is a diaper cake that my daughter made for her sister.  I thought it was very cute.  You can see that we got wrapped up with the rubber ducky theme.

This is a tag that I made for the prizes.  The prize for the games was a bottle of shower gel.  I saw someone else doing the "From our shower to yours" sentiment on their tag.  I thought the duck from the EASY EVENTS stamp set was perfect to stamp on the tag with that sentiment.  I used Blender Pens and Ink Pads to adhere the color to the tag.  Isn't it cute?

 These cookies were adorable!  Andria's sister-in-law made them for the shower and we used them as part of the favors.  If you look closely, you will see little ducks and onesies.  I gave her the medium sized Cello Bags that SU has and our Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon to package the cookies so they looked fantastic to give those people attending the shower.

Here is the soon to be mom, opening the gifts.  I chose this picture because I love this baby quilt that one of her husband's aunts made.  It has cute little monkeys all over it and the colors will match their nursery colors and theme perfectly.  What a wonderful gift to give!

This is a picture of all the wonderful food that we had.  Andria's mother-in-law made most of this food and she basically came up with the menu for the shower.  We had a really nice variety of food to choose from and it all was fantastic!  Check out the rubber ducky in the back corner.  He was filled with ice and held the water bottles.  

And finally I had to add these pictures of Eli who was mesmerized by how big those balloons were.  And I know he loved the rubber duck at the top of all the balloons..  These were taken when we started to clean up.  He also decided he would try to ride the rubber ducky that held the water at the shower.  

The last 2 posts, I have had trouble getting the pictures and text where I wanted it.  But today I finally figured it out.  So this post should be easier to read.

I hope you enjoyed these pics.  There were so many other things I wanted to make or stamp but my daughter reined me in.  Once I got going it was hard to stop.  But I hope she enjoyed her shower.   I know I had a blast putting it together for her.  Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More Pics from Baby Shower

Here is a close up of one of the food cards  that we used.  This is a close up  of one of the candy jars at the buffet.  The food card tells everyone what type of candy is in the jar.

This is one of the centerpieces that I put together.  I saw something similar on Pinterest.  It was a cute idea and very easy to make.
This was the cake that we had for the shower.  You can see the Rubber Duck theme continued throughout the whole shower even to the cake.
I posted just a few things from the shower.  Tomorrow I will post a few more pictures.  Enjoy the day!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Baby Shower was Great!

Well the baby shower is finally over and all went well.  I can now show you some of the things I have been working on.  We had a Candy Buffet for the favors.  I made the Candy Buffet sign using the Rosette Die and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock.  The letters were made using the retired Alphabet and Daffodil Delight cardstock.  After making the rosettes, I adhered them to dowels and stuck them in bud vases I had and filled them with white rice.  I then stuck the dowels into the vases at various heights to create more interest.  The colors were various shades of turquiose and yellow.  I choose different candies that were blue and yellow.  I had Blue Gummi Bears, Dove chocolate wrapped in blue, yellow sweet tart ducks, Vanilla flavored Tootsie Rolls wrapped in blue and yellow salt water taffy.  

Of course I needed a favor box to put the candy in.   I used the Favor Box Die to create the box.  Then I used the Daffodil Striped Ribbon which is now retired around the box.  The Embellished Events stamp set to decorate the front.  I took the Rubber Duck Toy stamp and markers to color the stamp and stamped the image on the Apothecary Labels Framelits.  I placed Cello Bags into the boxes so that they could put their candy in the box to take it home.  I made 60 of them.  There were 50 people at the shower but it always better if you make extra just in case.  That is enough for today.  I will be posting more pictures tomorrow.  Enjoy the day!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Great Digital Deals in August

31 Deals for you during 31 days in August!

What's on sale? 
ALL cards, photobooks, individual pages, and tags. That's right: print any photobook, board book, swatchbook, individual pages, greeting card, postcard, trifold card, or tag-all for 31% off.
Some of our best digital content. 30 downloads and 1 content disc. Yup, that equals 31.
Here's the list of content:

ItemDigital ContentRetail Price31% Off Price
Floral District Collection Disc $  23.95 $ 16.53
Night and Day Designer Series Paper $    4.95 $   3.42
Candid Frames $    2.95 $   2.04
Check This Out Page Templates $    4.95 $   3.42
Blossom Builders Embellishments $    5.95 $   4.11
It's All Me Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Whimsical Note Journal Template $    1.95 $   1.35
Pinwheel Daily Calendar Template $    9.95 $   6.87
Party Animal Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Autumn Traditions Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble $  14.95 $ 10.32
Playful Polka Dots Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
World Traveler Photobook Template $  17.95 $ 12.39
Storybook Specialty Designer Series Paper $    4.95 $   3.42
Joyful Times Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
One Great Year Digital Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Limited Edition Embellishments $    2.95 $   2.04
Walk in the Park II Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
#HASHTHIS Stamp Brush Set $    7.95 $   5.49
Book of Birthdays Swatchbook Template $  12.95 $   8.94
Travel Journal Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
Get it Done Kit $    5.95 $   4.11
Sweetly Nested Framable $    4.95 $   3.42
Delight in the Day Photobook Template $  19.95 $ 13.77
Blast Off Ensemble $  19.95 $ 13.77
Little Milestone Birthdays Greeting Card $    7.95 $   5.49
Designer Gift Cards $    4.95 $   3.42
And a Happy New Year Photocard Template $    1.95 $   1.35
Thanks Tons Greeting Card Template Set $    2.95 $   2.04
Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $    7.95 $   5.49
Gratitude Framable Designer Template $    1.95 $   1.35

You can contact me to place an order or you can order online at my online store.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Holiday Catalog

Exciting News!  You can start ordering from the Holiday Catalog today.  The catalog is full of new exciting products.  If you have not received yours yet, please contact me and I will get one to you.  If you just want to check out some of the new products, click on the link in the right hand column.

Another busy day.  I am finishing up all of the stamping and crafting projects that I am making for my daughter's shower which is on Sunday.  I also have to go out and get groceries for the Baptism on Saturday and the shower on Sunday.  So if you do not hear from me until Monday do not worry.  I will be posting pictures of the shower and the projects that I made for the shower.  Enjoy your day!