Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Leaping Leprechauns

It's pretty sad when you have to type the "L" word in a word document so it will spell check it for you. Those little green people at the end of the rainbow only are seen once a year so it is probably a commonly misspelled word. Anyway, this card is based on Jen Del Muro's sketch this week. I really like the way it turned out. I used the wintergreen paper from stampin up last year since I have a ton left. I love this St. Patty's day set. I even made my friends cards but I won't post them till they receive them so they don't get a sneak peek. It ruins all the fun. Anyway, this week has been super busy with work so I don't have much time to play. Hopefully this weekend I will get some time in to play. I just got my Stampin up order with the afternoon tea paper and all the double stitched ribbons and also the She's all that set from the mini which I can't wait to try out.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Fun with Sketches

This weekend I wanted to try my hand at some sketches. I selected Jen Del Muro's sketch which I will upload tomorrow and Beate's sketch #38 (http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/). I had a lot of fun trying to work with this layout. I used the boho blossoms and the bali breeze paper. I have a bunch more things I made this weekend to upload so stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Just a small creative spurt...

Hello everyone! I have two cards to share with you today before I go to surf the web. I created these cards around the two stamps I wanted to use.

The first is for my sister in law's birthday. I wanted something simple but cute. I used the cuttlebug pin dot folder and then used the colored glitter from the catalog on the cherry. I love the way this turned out and I really love the blue bayou and soft sky colors used in conjunction with the purely pomegranate.

The second was a card for a mentor of mine. I really love the saying. It reminds me that all along the way we learn not just when we reach the goal we were shooting for. This card was made using the pin dot again. I tried to make the colors a little more masculine.

Hope everyone is having a great week. My Favorite things (http://www.mftstamps.com/) has a new release tomorrow night and Kitchen Sink Stamps (www.kitchensinkstamps.com) released three new sets yesterday. Check out Paula's site for a cute bunny card using the Kitchen Sink Stamps (http://www.prbloom.typepad.net/). Also if you check out the my mothers helper under the blog list on the right of my blog you will see previews of the my favorite things stamps.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

One a Bella Two a Bella Three a Bella and I'm done!

Last night my friend Kim (www.sewstampscrapbook.blogspot.com) came over the hang out and make cards. I wanted to make her a little gift before she came over so I used some paper I bought from Hobby Lobby that morning and went to work. I made one for me first so I could see if I liked the color combo's together before creating hers. By the time I was done with mine she had gotten here. I hid mine and asked my wonderful husband if he could go get me some more of the paper b/c I only bought one sheet of it and it was only enough to cover one book. I wanted to replicate my sample for her with the same paper. When she got here I showed her the book and she loved it! So I went to work coloring her Bella for the front with blond hair. Every time I attempted to finish I would color something the wrong color and have to start over. After three Bella's with paper pieced dresses I was done.

I love the way this notebook turned out. I used the notebook from Target (6x6) and then covered it with some paper from Hobby Lobby. I used the regal rose ribbon from Stampin up and then the Bella (www.stampingbella.com). I paper pieced her dress using the paper from last years spring mini and then made some dividers with my punch. I stamped the top of the tabs with my fancy flexible set. There are some flourishes on the sides of a couple of the words so I just used those. Hope you like it! I have got to find some more of those books...

I am going to breakfast and then on the hunt for a few things. Hope you all have a wonderful day!