Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad

My dad's birthday was on the 25th.  I made this card for him with paper my MIL had given me from HSN or QVC.  It's textured, but I was not happy with it at all.  It's not Stampin' Up!, that's for sure.  The brown c/s, when I folded it, it cracked and the white showed through. So I had to cut it down to a front, but now all of the edges show white.  All of the c/s you see, the dark red, dark green and brown are all that way.  Tsk... tsk... not everyone can be SU!... I guess that's why I love their c/s so much.  Now the patterned paper is The Angel Co.  A friend had given me a paper pack, which I have to say is quite nice.  It's not double sided, and it does not offer as many sheets as SU does, but I liked the pattern. And on the bottom of their 12x12, they have a detachable piece that shows the color groups that the paper goes with. This is on EACH sheet of paper, which is awesome, because I just looked at that and knew which it would go with.

Anywhoo... Happy Birthday Dad!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Look what I found...

When I was cleaning my stamp room, I found a ziplock baggy full of these daffodils, already colored, glittered and cut.  I remembered that I had done this for cards I wanted to make LAST spring!  Good grief!!!  So now that SU has the new tulip border embossing folder, i thought this would look pretty with it.  I wanted something simple, but I wanted the daffodils to POP.  I put layered this onto Barely Banana just to give it the softness in the back. 

This is using SU's retired Beautiful Life set and the greeting is from the current Easter Blossoms set.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More stampin' fun at Brandy's house

What a super great night last night!!!!  Stamping was at Brandy Boccia's house.  She is so funny and a good friend and is quite ingenious with her cards.  If you are ever interested in taking on of Brandy's classes, you can reach her at 

First, I have to say we didn't make this card.  She made this card for her husband for Valentines day and I saw it on the counter.  I thought this was AMAZING!!!!  Can you tell he's a Trekkie????  Man, what a great punch art card!!!

And her birthday was this past Friday, and I saw this card on her mante.  How pretty!  I'm a paisley nut, as she is as well, and I went crazy for this card.

Now... ONTO the cards from the class.  When Brandy showed us this on, my first saying was... what set is this from? DUH!!!  One of the first sets I purchased getting back into stamping, Baroque Motif.  The colors are great too!
And then we made this fun card.  The jar is darker than it looks in the pic, and the honey has crystal effects on it.  This is from the Just Buzzin' By set.

And this cutie is from Animal Stories.    I put Happy Birthday on it, but others put Hello Baby.  Great card for many different occassions.

And this pretty card was fun too.  She was super organized with the butterflies and had 2 cards made that we could choose from to make.    The "white" in the words Happy Birthday, is actually shimmer paint.  Just to give it some pop.

Brandy chick... loved the cards!! Can't wait until your next class.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stamping with Lynn

Today was a pretty good day. Started out a bit on the slow side. Rich left for St. Louis... got up at 4am (YUCK *~*) because his flight to Georgia was early, then a layover and onward to St. Louie.  The pups were wired and took a wee nap.  My friend Lynn Haase, who lives about 5 miles from me, is always UBER busy, but today, alas, we were able to get in some stamping time.

Lynn made this beer card with Stampin' Up Cheers To You set.  The pretty ribbon type of scallopy border, she made with a Martha Steward border punch.  She just did it on both sides of the paper. My friends are so ingenious this way!!!!  But she had made this before I had gotten there.  While I was there, she was working on something for her father's 80th birthday.  Happy Early Birthday dad!!!

I, on the other hand, made 12 birthday cards, in 3 different colors, using the Stampin Up Pocket Sillhouettes set and Well Scripted set, and 2 different Stampin Up embossing folders.

Here they are in Riding Hood Red and River Rock; 

Here they are in Marina Mist and Bashful Blue;

And here are the final four in Perfect Plum and Pale Plum.

As Lynn mentioned while I was stamping these, hahahaha... these are going to have to go to all my "gal" friends... I don't think a fella is going to want this card. 

Now that gives me something to look forward to doing with her on our next stamping adventure.  Manly birthday cards.

Thanks for checkin' them out.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

April's card class

Last night was another terrific stamp night with my gal pals.  April held a Stampin' Up Occassions Mini class.  Here are the fabulous cards we made;

Happy Birthday Brandy!

Tomorrow is my friend Brandy's birthday.  She loves bright colors and paisley, so I hope she likes this card.  I was inspired by the paisley ribbon I found.

Happy Birthday Brandy!!!!