Thursday, April 23, 2009

getting hooked

I'm getting totally addicted to stampin and card making. I don't have much ideas or creativity when it comes to layout, so I usually end up copying or adapting something from the SU catalog or other idea book. But Julie and Bri have encouraged me to post. So here we go.
I've been trying to use my new stamp sets I got from the Sale-A-bration. Here is a few using the Congrats set. I was able to make a retirement card for my daughter's preschool teacher, a graduation card for my brother in law and while I was at it and had the supplies and ideas I made a wedding card as well.

These are from the Yummy set.
These 2 are copies from the SU idea book/catalog. They were a little more involved, but turned out OK I thought. I can't remember which stamps I used for the Thank You card on the left, but I used Happy Everything and Eastern Blooms on the card on the right.

Another layout I totally copied, but I really love these little owls(from the Owl Together Now set) and I finally started using my Stamp-a-ma-jig and I LOVE it. Why I haven't been using it sooner to get my stamped images to turn out all lined up properly.

Monday, April 20, 2009

SU regionals Seattle '09

So I went with my Stampin Up demonstrator Julie Alberda to the SU regionals here in Seattle. It was a lot of fun. We spent a whole day swapping card fronts, making new projects, learing techniques, and winning prizes. Below are pictures of the three cards I made to swap. This was a little tricky because you could only use current SU products and you had to have at least one embellishment like brads, eyelets, or ribbon. It was fun to have to follow rules and see what people came up with.

Ice cream cone card from the set "Party Hearty"

Beach card from the set "Lifes a Breeze"

Dino card from the set "Prehistoric Pals"

Below are all the cards I got in return. (Julie I added a ribbon and brad to that Christmas card, check it out)

And this next slide show is of the projects we made and the free stuff we got. :)

These final pictures are ideas posted at the convention. Inculding using the big shot to cut out fabric for quilting, and layering buttons and brads.

I had a lot of fun. Thanks so much Julie!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A couple of cards for ya...

~based on a sketch by Dawn Baty

Friday, April 10, 2009

Hi all!!!

Wow, I have not been here in a while and I apologize! I see some gorgeous work and new members!! Welcome to you all!!! Hi Deanne!!! It is great to see you here as well! I am on the DT at De's sketch site - she is so sweet and a fabulous designer! I've gotten quite a bit done lately but have been so busy with school (I returned to college last fall) that I haven't gotten here to share! I will be working on leaving you all love on your work but know I have seen it and it is all so great!!!

Here are my cards from my DT spot at De's sketch site:

And here are some cards that I've done for misc blog challenges and such:

I saw someone mention they were looking for challenge blogs. Well Deanne has a blog FULL of sketches and then if you go to my blog and scroll to the bottom right there is a listing of blog challenges - most are for cards but there are some LO challenges as well!

Thanks for looking and I'll try not to be a stranger!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Cute cards to try!!!

I have a tutorial HERE for you to make the flowers!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

birthday and birds cards

This first one is designed by my Stampin Up demonstrator Julie Alberda. I love it! You can't really tell with the scan but the birds are pink polka-dotted.

This one I made for my friend Julie V's Birthday. The little bird is cut out and on a dimentional.

This one is for my niece Ella. I basically copied this out of the Stampin' Up catalog.

And here is a birthday card I made with the idea of the first card I posted. The cool part is the scalloped edge is made with eight small circles that I punched out and glued on. Thanks for the cool tip Julie A!

Pirate Birthday

This was for an "older" friend's birthday. The red strips are satin ribbon. The pirate skull has a pewter star brad "earring".