Monday, April 27, 2009

Babies and Chocolate

I received my first real baby stamp set today. I don't have children of my own and never really stamped when my niece was a baby. So I never had a need for a baby set. But last week Gina K Designs came out with the cutest set ever. Melanie design this adorable Wee Tee set for GKD and it is fabulous. It is no secret that I absolutely adore her first two Tee sets. The Wee Tee set is just as fun. I had to have it. There are so many cute little images and words to go with the set. I think my favorite is the word "stinker". I need to use that on something very soon.

I stamped the onesie onto this adorable patterned paper. I decided to stamp baby and stitch it to make it look like an embroidered onesie. I also stitched the outline of the flower on the sleeve. Before I stitched it I reinforced the back with some clear tape. This made it study enough to stitch. I went a little crazy with the buttons. Very fun! LOL! I hope you enjoy it.

And then there is CHOCOLATE. The card base is NEW Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss 120# card stock. It is amazing. It is darker than chocolate chip and twice as thick. Absolutely love it!

Stamps: Wee Tees, Bold Flowers
Paper: Chocolate Kiss, Kraft, Real Red
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tea Dyed, Riding Hood Red

While I Was Camping...

I went camping this weekend and whipped up a few cards with my favorite stamps from Gina K Designs.

For this card I used my new flower shaped nestabilities dies. Very fun. The patterned paper with the clouds and the cute little owl look great on the Little Tee from Gina K Designs.

More fun with the cool patterned paper with the owls and clouds. I also love the white paper flowers from Gina K Designs. They are fun to color to match any project.

Isn't this guy just adorable. He is on a wild ride with a groovy background.

Stamping in the woods can be very inspiring. I was also able to share my supplies with my niece and she made some amazing cards for her family and friends. She even made one for me. :o)

Have a super week.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sugar Coated Flowers

Lee posted the Potluck Friday Challenge over at and asked us to glitter up our cards. She is the queen of all things blinged out. So this challenge was not a surprise. Here is my card:

I received my flower punches from Gina K Designs on Thursday and finally had a chance to try them out. I stamped flowers from the Bold Flowers set using various Memento ink colors onto Pure Luxury White card stock. I also stamped the scalloped rectangle background with smaller stamps from the same set. I punched out the flowers using my new punches. Very easy! I found some new embossing folders made by Sizzix. The 2-pack I bought contained the paisley background you see on the card base and there was a flower background that I used to emboss the centers of my flowers. Cool, huh? I sanded the flowers slightly so make the embossing more noticeable. I coated the flowers and scalloped rectangle with glitter using my Essential Glue Pad. I added some eyelets to the center of each. And used some cool ribbon I bought on clearance somewhere (can't remember where I found that). It matches Memento's Bahama Blue quite nicely. I hope you enjoy the card and have a super Saturday.

Stamps: Bold Flowers {Gina K Designs}
Ink: Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, & Dandelion {Memento}, Essential Glue Pad
Paper: Old Olive {SU}, Pure Luxury White {Gina K Designs}
Accessories: flower punches {Marvy}, small silver eyelets {SU}, large silver eyelet {sewing store}, blue ribbon {unknown}

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Birthday Card from My Sweetie

Yesterday was my 36th birthday. I decided to take a week off work to celebrate. The main man in my life took off from work on my birthday so he could take me to lunch and shopping. Not only did he wait patiently while I browsed at a few scrap/stamp stores on my birthday, he also stamped an adorable card for me. I usually go camping several times throughout the summer with my mom. Nathan comes to visit and spend time in the woods with me. So I think that is why he chose to use the boy and girl image from the Stampin' Up set Campout. They are making s'mores. I didn't have an appropriate tree stamp for him to use, so he drew his own. He was inspired by Kittie's trees in which she uses Stampin' Up's set Watercolor Minis to make the leaves and grass. He liked the girl owl from Penny Black's Fresh New Day. He even colored the images with shading. He was incredibly proud of the card he made for me, as you can see in the picture below. I am blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Exciting News

I am still pinching myself. One of my projects is being featured on this week along with nine other very talented stampers' projects in the Center Stage. What an awesome honor. Please make sure you stop by and browse all of the amazing projects. My project being featured is the card I sent to Gina for her birthday. And guess what? Tomorrow is my birthday. This is the best birthday present ever. I'll be back later to post a sweet card my boyfriend stamped for me yesterday. Another awesome birthday present.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Tres Chic White Flowers

SmilynStef over at SplitCoastStampers hosts the Inspiration Challenge every Saturday. This week she gave us a link to French Bull, an online store. I chose the Felix Pattern as my inspiration. I don't think I have ever done a black and white card before. I bought some white detail embossing powder yesterday (finally) and used that with this beautiful flower stamp from Great Impressions. I also pulled out an older background stamp from SU that I have not used in a while and I used some new clear buttons. I stamped the center of the flowers onto white circles with black ink and tied them to the back of the clear buttons with black DMC embroidery floss. The card base is the super sturdy Pure Luxury Base Weight card stock from Gina K Designs. I love this card stock for card bases. I hope you are having an amazing weekend. I am off work starting Tuesday, April 7th for my birthday; and I don't return until the 14th. I can't wait for some mental health days (aka stamp till my hands cramp days).

Stamps: Great Impressions - G298, Tres Chic {SU}
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Basic Black
Ink: VersaMark & black
Accessories: white embossing powder, clear buttons, black embroidery floss, gingham ribbon, white organdy ribbon