Saturday, August 30, 2008

Engagement card

This is a gift card holder for my hubby's cousin that is having an engagement party tonight. I have struggled with a gift idea all week because it's not a shower, it's an announcement type party. I decided at the last minute that instead of wine, I would bring a gift card for a restaurant. Who wouldn't want a dinner out while planning a wedding? I thought it was a good idea. As you can see, this card is multi-layered. As you open it, the gift card is inside the smaller card.
I stamped the greeting on the inside bottom flap.
It was hard to see so I bent it back to take the picture, opened it up so you can get a better look.
Here is a side view. This is not an original idea. I spotted it on a blog and I can not find it again. If this design layout belongs to you, please take credit for it because I will never find it again. Thank you.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Under the Stars

Here it is, the bear in the woods, under the stars, camping LOL. Attempt number one at making an animal card. You know I am not good with stamps that aren't floral. This is extremely difficult for me and I am really wondering why I needed another animal set I can't work with. Oh ya, I remember now...It was on sale *wink* Try to pretend its colored really well and my photo isn't blurry! I took 7 pictures and everyone was slightly blurry. I may have had too much caffeine today!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Archivers Ultimate Clear Card Class

On Friday I went to Archivers and took a class on clear, acetate card making. We made 4 cards while we were there. I was originally supposed to take the class with my friends from SCS Brenda and Rea Anne but life got in my way and I had to re-schedule during a different time. I was very sad about that because I love to take classes with my friends. Anyway, here are my samples from the class.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Essence of love

Playing with my SU stuff today. The sentiment is a new one from the SU level one hostess set: Best Yet. The New Toile background is stamped in Mustard ink on saffron toile, love love love it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Card for a friend

Here is a scrappy card I made for a dear friend of mine. I used the new Bella Rose paper from SU and Riding hood red paper. The flowers are punched from the Marvy Uchida Flower punch in the giga and mega sizes. The Trio of flowers is a SU punch. The trio flowers have dew drops in the centers. May Arts ribbon.

Friday, August 15, 2008

I am the winner!

I am the winner of this adorable little home made box of goodies. Hooray for me! Last night a group of the Austin A muse Addicts got together for a little Welcome To Texas Lexi party and shoebox swap. This box is home sewn by Kim Linley of Fresh air crafting fame.
Kim rocks! I also purchased the Martha Stewart halloween drippy goo punch today due to her enabling....way to go Kim.
I had a wonderful time last night at the shoebox swap. We stamped until close to midnight, ate some good food, had lots of caffeine and laughs. It was a rip roaring good time. I want to do it again.
*by the way i lifted this photo from Kim's blog. My batteries aren't charged right now on my camera.Thanks Kim

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My A Muse Doorprize

I thought that since tonight is the A Muse Austin shoebox swap, I could post my doorprize project. It is a tea tin decorated in the A Muse Kitchen collection papers. Inside holds a couple little prizes for the winner. After I made it and filled it with my prize I decided it wasn't enough so I dragged out my B-I-A and made a little notebook to go with it. Now I am satisfied! I haven't shown my swap card, its actually a card I have made before only slightly different in order to accomodate 20 duplicates, I discovered I didn't have enough paper to make 20 and it was too late to order more. OOps! Procrastination is never a good idea.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The New SU catty

Well it came today and its pretty good. I have been through it twice so far. I first stuck post it notes on the stuff I liked, then, I went back and looked at it all again. Looks like I can get it all in 2 hostess orders more or less. Thats really not bad. I am not sold on the new in-colors yet so that helps a lot. I love the pink and red, but not so much the orange and green and definately not the blues this time. I will have to adjust the second order next month and include supplies for the 2nd Austin SCS shoebox swap in October. No telling what I will want to make for that one but I know that I will need supplies. I really don't think my order is too crazy. I do love the new punches though.

So far my first order looks like this:

scallop punch
scallop square punch
Parisian Summer designer paper
curly label punch punch box
Pink pirouette ribbon
Red riding hood
Say it with scallops stamps
Full of Life stamps
Under the Stars stamps
Pocket Silhouettes stamps
Bella Toile backgrounder

My second order will look like this:

classic stripes backgrounder
Cheers to You stamps
cheers wheel
just jawing stamps
Prestwick designer paper
Red riding hood designer paper
Inspired by Nature stamps
Gratuitous Graffiti backgrounder

All of this is subject to change of course.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Seriously love this paper

Oh how pretty are these colors? LOVE THEM! I love this rose paper the most out of the whole pack but wow, this pink and red look great together! The butterfly was colored and then I went over it with a clear copic glitter pen, its hard to see in the photo. Then I popped it up on a tiny piece of foam deminsional.

Paper: Bella Rose, Red Riding hood, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Dreams Dijour, SU backgrounder Pretty Petals
May Arts ribbon

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Happy Birthday Hubby

Today is my hubby's birthday and of course I waited until the last minute to go buy him a gift and to make his card. Atleast it got me stamping again. My brads look uneven in my photo but I moved them back in line in real life, I was too lazy to retake the picture.

This card has several issues that bug me but it will have to be good enough. I think he will like it.

  • Paper: Ruby Red, Western Sky DS paper from SU
  • Inks: Ruby, Sky and Blue bayou, adirondak black
  • Stitched ribbon, mini brads, SU star punch