Sunday, September 27, 2009

Welcome Little One

Our new addition!
Caetlin Marie
6 lbs 8 oz
18 3/4 inches

We are all home, and except for a little jaundice, are all doing well, just tired!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Relaxing Riley

I can't remember what I made these cards from. I think they were from a card kit. I do really like this stamp. Makes me want to go get my toes done:)

Sorry this is so short tonight, but thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Stamping and Wood

I cleaned up my craft area the other day and found these two wooden pieces (unfinished) so I decided now would be a good time to finish them!

This was a plain unfinished wooden switchplate cover. I sealed it with a clear acrylic sealer and then added a few coats of white acrylic craft paint. Once that dried, I put dabs of the purple and pink acrylic paints on a paper plate and then laid a small piece of plain muslin over top, then dabbed the stamps on top. The muslin allows only a little paint through so you can get a cleaner image. I took the back end of a paint brush to make the flower centers. When all was dry, I sprayed a satin clear coat over top.

While I did not stamp on this second piece, I did use some stamp supplies! It was a plain wooded flower with the hook attached, prepared same as the switchplate. The paint is just brushed on though. The center of the flower is accented with clear Stickles, and again the whole thing was sprayed with the satin sealer when dried.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cute Little Basket

I saw this basket on AnnMarie's blog, and I just had to make one! Isn't is cute? Check out her link for the instructions.

I made this for a birthday present and thought I could maybe fill it with some chocolates or something. It was made from an 8x8 piece of cardstock (SU Mellow Moss, So Saffron). I used the flower stamp from SU Something to celebrate and the birthday sentiment from a SU birthday set. Ink is chocolate chip, colored in with watercolor pencils. Flowers are highlighted with clear Stickles.

I am working on a 12x12 sized on for Christmas goodies for my neighbors.
Thanks for the great idea AnnMarie!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Simply Sweet

Just waiting for this baby to come! Although, if the tech was wrong and it's not a girl....what can you do?

I made this simple and sweet 12x12 layout for a baby pages swap on SCS. I decided to go general for the girl theme, and pulled the "Sweet Pea" from the New Arrival Cricut cartridge. The background papers, dots, and flower cut outs are all DCWV. The rest is SU Certainly Celery and Barely Banana. Buttons are misc, flowers with the white centers are punches and the sentiment is SU.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A2 Card Box

Hello all! A while back I found a tutorial for an adorable little "pizza" box on SCS. It was SO easy to put together - my kind of thing. So one night, while I was bemoaning my overloaded card stash (I seem to make way more than I use lately!) I went searching for a nice little box that was easier to make than my earlier stationery project and I found this little tutorial on someone's blog to make the pizza boxes in card size!

Materials are SU cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum and Perfectly Plum. Ink is SU, same colors. Stamps are SU for the sentiment (I can't remember the name!) and Out on a Limb from Papertrey Ink. Blossoms are highlighted with crystal Stickles. Ribbon is just misc from my supply.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

From A Secret Sister

I'm participating in a secret sister swap on SCS, and each month we get 2 card kits (which I love if you can't tell) with the supplies to make a couple cards from each.

I couldn't wait to dig into this month's kits - love the colors and all the embellishments, and especially appreciate the coffee images!

I actually didn't even use all the supplies, so I can make more cards still from them, but here are three cards I did get put together. I did use some of my own scrap paper for the solids.

Thanks Secret Sister!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fall Recipes

I can't believe fall is just around the corner! August is gone, September is rolling along so quickly. I do like fall, except for the impending doom of winter, and my favorite fall thing (well, second to making anything pumpkin) is making soup! Here are two soup 6x6 recipe cards I put together for a soup swap on SCS.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Simple Cards

I am all about simple cards! These are two put together from the same card kit; they were both quick and easy but turned out different. I think they are neutral enough to be for a man or woman.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Animals Galore

Good morning! The only reason I am up and about so early this morning is because I can't sleep. So here we are:)

These are two more cards put together from card kits. I hope they brighten your day!