Saturday, April 21, 2012

congrats on your new bundle of joy

Inspired by the lovely and talented Cristina of My Paper Secret blog fame's confetti card, this one was made of all pinks and greens (a fav color combo) to welcome a new baby into the world! You just use whatever punches you have available to cut some tiny pieces, tape some Terrifically Tacky tape across the card, and let the chips fall where they may, so to speak! I then place some sporadically across the card, and left some to add to the inside of the envelope to surprise the recipient! Easy peasy!

stamps: n/a (sentiment's PC-generated); paper: BasicGrey's sugared 6x6" paper pad pieces, white AC Card Stock; ink: PC-generated; tools: assorted hand-held punches - star, two sizes of circles, and one ribbon runner to make straight lines

Friday, April 20, 2012

inauguration day arrives

Kettering's seventh president was formally sworn in during an inauguration ceremony today and his cabinet asked if I could make him a simple masculine card for the event. This one sports our seal and has a cut-out thru 2 layers that highlights the banner photo used for many of the day's materials. It reads, "CELEBRATING KETTERING," the date, and "The Inauguration of Robert K. McMahan." Easy peasy but elegant, eh?!

stamps: n/a; paper: white AC Card Stock; ink: PC-generated; tools: Cuttlebug w MFTstamps' Sweet Stack Die-namics

Sunday, April 15, 2012

SU clearance and retired list

Interested in knowing which SU stamps will be retiring the end of May? Look no further - the list is published! Click on the picture at left to view the 2-page PDF list.

And while we're at it, check out SU's Clearance Rack for some great deals on sale items too!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

playing w dies at CAM

The local paper craft store has shy of a gazillion but let's just say a LOT of dies, and most are free to use for all who enter the shop so long as you pick up your paper there. Others are reserved for those with memberships - it's cheap, and the benefits far outweigh the cost, IMHO. Two of our Saturday morning make-'n-take sessions are continuing series, and this one, led by the lovely and talented Karen, is one of those. We just completed a series where we made 2-pg 6x6" scrapbook pages. Now we're starting one where Karen's hoping to share new techniques some may not have ever tried.

Today's included a new-to-me die that she in advance used to cut out two pages of DP and two chipboard pieces. It would make a great ornament or small scrap book.

We assembled the birdcage using the distressed DP on both sides of the back solid piece. We stained the front cage portion, then added a chunkier style embossing powder than I'm used to using, and added embellishments. We used paint dabbers and/or distress inks on the butterfly and cage, painted a thin coat of Stickles on the flowers using paint brushes, and sprayed shimmer mist on our butterflies (mine was first painted using the dabber).

Thursday, April 12, 2012

stamp camp fav

Some months it's extremely hard to select a fav, and this was another such month. I ended up having my DH select from my top two selections, and isn't it a beauty?! Thanx, Angie, for another five great cards! Angie's in my blog's side bar, and if you're in the Flint MI area and looking for a great SU rep, look no further! Tell her Sue sent ya!

For this card we used circle, circle scallop, and heart punches. The 4 hearts punched out make the center of the flower, and we cut the leaf out using the circle punch.

Thanx for stopping by!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

My family get- together was delayed an hour and a half, and to me that meant the opp to upload an Easter greeting! This card's winging its way to my brother-in-law and his bride ... which one, I'm not certain! I pulled together similar (one landscape, one portrait version of the same) cards together ... one for my DH's local brother and one for his brother in New York, you see!

Hope you and yours have a t'riffic Easter!

stamps: studio g (thanx, Pat!); paper: Reminisce DP, Compatible Papers embossed crinkle in sage advise and Staples white card stocks; ink: Ranger's black soot distress ink; tools: Fiskar's grass border punch

blog candy at Northridge ... oh my!

Like it? Want to win one? I love my Cuttlebug but would still LOVE to win an electronic die cut machine and the Tim Holtz-inspired one here's the ultimate, IMHO! Visit Northridge either by clicking on the picture or link to enter ... but do it by midnight on Monday, Mountain Time!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

SWEET card from my stamping buddy Pat

This SWEET RAK card came in today's mail from my stamping buddy Pat, who's visiting w her daughter for Easter. We generally get together on Saturdays, have breakfast, and head to the local stamping store for their weekly make -'n- take. Not so this weekend!

I like everything about it ... from the cute chick to the basketweave embossing to the DP ... and yes, we BOTH purchased those butterfly dies. LOVE THEM! Anywho, I thought I'd share (and steal the sketch for a future card!) this card today, as I don't think today's make -'n- take project would photograph well.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Northridge's Signature Series debuts

I'm a fan of their mags, and here's a sneak peek at their latest, Signature Series, with Kristine McKay. For a chance to win the debut issue, click on the picture for addt'l information!

SB&CT's spring edition is available!

Switching gears from winter to spring colors ... and aren't these just what you needed to add a spring to your step?! I'm talking about one of my fav mags, and a freebie one, to boot! Check out their review of new items from CHA!

The spring edition of Scrapbook & Cards Today mag is now available. You can EITHER download the digi version by clicking on the picture at left OR view the entire mag online - thanx, S&CT!