Saturday, June 26, 2010

Animal Cracker Birthday Card

Hi Stampers! Today's card is the last of the set of birthday cards I made this past holiday season for family and friends. This one is a bit more feminine than the others, but it is still one of those quick and easy cards to make. I used the designer paper to develop my color scheme from again. When I started stamping many years ago I never thought to use designer paper in any of my cards. I thought fancy papers were just for scrapbooking. Oh how wrong was I!!! I have seen the error in my ways. I also admit that the designer papers produced by Stampin' Up! are some of the best I have seen. The colors are all so vivid and bright. I am very excited to see what new papers will be coming out in the new catalog in just a short time. So far, from the sneak peek of items I have seen I am sure everyone will be pleasantly surprised.
Happy Stamping~

Friday, June 25, 2010

More Birthday Crads

Hi Stampers! Once again I am showing you some of the birthday cards I made as gifts this past Christmas. I tried to focus on making birthday cards as that is what all my friends and family members seem to need most. These cards were based on several cards I saw online, but unfortunately I can not find the link to them any more so if these are your original design please let me know so I can give you the proper credit you deserve.
Once again the stamp images match the designer paper so well that it makes these cards quick and easy to assemble. It even takes the guess work out of deciding what color scheme to go with. One the 2nd card I decided to brighten it up a little bit by adding the red twine to the stamped image. Love how this brightened up the card and added such nice texture.
Happy Stamping~

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's a whale of a birthday!

Hi Stampers! Today's card is another birthday card I mentioned in my previous post. One of the things I love about Stampin' Up! is that the stamp sets, card stock and designer papers all match! It really does make card making so quick and easy. I based my card colors on designer paper and love how the stamped image matches the image in the designer paper. This card could be given to a child or adult, male or female. I love versatile cards!!!

Happy Stamping~

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Owl Birthday

Every year for Christmas and birthdays I always make friends and family members a set or two of cards to be used throughout the year. Birthday cards are always a huge request so this year I decided to make an extra set of just birthday cards which could be used for male or female birthdays. Over the next few posts I will show you some of the cards I included in that set. These cards would make great workshop cards too since they are all simple to make but create a big "wow" factor in life. They are also simple and eay enough to make that switching up the color schemes in them makes it even more versatile.

Happy Stamping~

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Teen Boy Card

If you are like me then creating masculine cards is always a challenge. Teen age boy cards are even harder to come up with. I was so happy with the last catalog release when I saw the skateboarder image along with a few other single image stamps. I knew that these would make great teen boy cards. I was right!
When I was done with this card I couldn't wait to show it to my 2 boys to see what they both thought of it. I was delighted when they both agreed that it was a really cool card. I plan to create a bunch of these cards in various color schemes to keep on hand for the variety of teenage birthdays I know will be coming soon.
Hope you are having a fantastic day!
Happy Stamping~

Monday, June 21, 2010

Baby Shower

Hi everyone! I know it has been ages since my last post here. So much has changed in my life since last October. I admit stamping has taken a backseat in my life over the past few months, but I am happy to say that I am back!! A few months ago I hosted a baby shower for my sister Jenny who is expecting in July. (Hi Jenny!!) She actually was blessed with having 2 showers. One of them was hosted by her close friend Roxanne in her hometown so all her friends and co-workers could come. The one I hosted was mostly for family. Above is one of the shower invitations I made. I loved how they all turned out. She has chosen the colors of pink and brown to decorate the baby's room in so I tried to keep with that color scheme. Both baby showers were a huge success and I am happy to say she received almost everything she needed for my niece!
One of the things I did for her shower was to make a diaper cake as the centerpiece for one of the tables. I love how this came out. Jenny has this sitting in the baby's room now and it matches her decor perfectly. This was only the 2nd diaper cake I have ever made and was so pleased at how quickly it came together.
Happy Stamping~