Thursday, May 29, 2008

She's All That Birthday wishes

This is a card that I made for my Stampers Club for May. This is a suspension card. See tutorial on Split Coast Stampers ( I would include the link but I don't know how yet, I need to play around with it). I wanted to keep the front of the card simple, since this was mostly about how to design the suspension part of it. I think it turned out cute!


Stamps: She's all That, Circle of Friendship
C/S: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, WW, DSP Afternoon Tea
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Sponge, White Gel pen, Scallop and circle punches, dental floss, rhinestone from Pretties Kit.

Carousel Notes

This is a card that we did at our Luv2stamp meeting in April. These carousel notes are available in the Mini Occasions catalog, which has been extended through June. Yeah! There is still a bunch of things that I would like to order! The notes come with the scalloped edges and with envelopes. Pretty cool. Check them out!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pretty Peony Swap Card

I did this card for our Luv2Stamp group meeting in April. This is a meeting that my Upline (3rd up) holds every Quarter. There were about 35 cards swapped. We always have a vote for the top three cards and mine won 3rd. I was so excited. It's the first time I have ever had a card recognized! The flowers have glitter on them, which is really hard to see in this picture.

I have another post that I did a while back that was for a WSC challenge. That card is very similar to this one. I actually had this one done and then saw that challenge and realized I could change the layout fairly easy to join in that challenge. This is just an explanation if you are wondering why I posted two cards that look almost identical.

Recipe for this card below.

Stamp set: Pretty Peony
C/S: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Shimmery White and Reflections DSP
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon, 2 way glue pen & DD glitter.

Another Tart and Tangy

We saw a variation to this card done a regionals in Oakland by Jena Haux and then this card was done at our Luv2Stamp group meeting in April, also done by Jena. This is a really fun little card. The Bashful Blue piece flips up so that you can put a sentiment inside. I will be doing a variation of this card for club in the next few months.

The "other" invitation

This is the "other" invitation that I did for my Mother-in-Law for my baby shower. There was quite the commotion within my stamping friends as to who received what invite. The gals who got this invite, felt a bit "slighted" because they felt the Baby Onesie was truly the "one" to get. I made the mistake of showing it at club one night, so for those who saw it, I sent this invite instead. It is cute in it's own right. I saw it at the Oakland regionals and thought it would be a great card. At the regionals, they also showed a matching "thank you" card. EVERYONE will be receiving that one!!!

Stamp set: Wild about You
Paper: So Saffron, Ruby Red, Ruby Red Designer Paper, WW, Vellum
Inks: Ruby Red
Accessories: Brads, Circle & Scallop punches, Farmer John Font from SU! CD.

Just lovin Tart and Tangy!

What can I say? I just love this little stamp set and the matching Summer Picnic Designer Paper. This is a project we did in April at my Stamper's club meeting. I always do two projects and this was the smaller of the two. The gals got to choose one of these two. I think they turned out very cute!

More Club swaps

As promised, here are some more of the swaps from my Stamper's club. My ladies rock!

Deb Costa:

Sue Lightell:

Shara Hart:

Cristina Rios:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Baby Shower

These are some pictures from my Baby shower last weekend. My Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-law threw the shower for me. It was a great shower. There were about 25 people there and I got so many cool gifts. It was nice visiting with everyone and we all had a great time.

Me in all my pregnancy! 36 weeks:

My sisters, Beka & Stephanie, & Me:

My Mom's good friends, Doreen & Margi. And me too:

Diaper cake made my my dear Sister-in-Law, Kristin. Too Cute!

Baby carriage made with Watermelon rine. My mother-in-law made this. The first watermelon ended up rolling off the counter. It was not pretty, she had to get another!

Mia Pia in all her feathered glory:

Kristin (Sister-in-Law) and me: