Monday, August 27, 2012

Thanks So Much

I've been making thank you cards for all the gifts my little Sophie got for her 3rd birthday. This one is going to her Great Grandma. She's pretty lucky to have 3 Great Grandparents, though sadly we only see one (the other 2 live in Florida). Since I've been making so many thank you cards, I went clean and simple on this one.

I used the challenge colors (pink, cream and green) and the Little Flowers stamp set from Inspired by Stamping. They have some really adorable stamps and super reasonable shipping for being based out of Australia. You should shop...they are having a sale but it ends August 31!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper: Recollections Cardstock
Stamps: IBS Little Flowers, Stampin' Up (sentiment)
Ink: Studio G
Punch: Martha Stewart Triple Butterflies
Rhinestones & Adhesive: Recollections & Scotch ATG

Friday, August 24, 2012


Hi crafty friends! Goodness it's been quite a while. Just took a little time off to celebrate birthdays and enjoy the rest of summer with family and friends.

I recently won the Baby Basics stamp set from Market Street Stamps during their release party and I was so excited to ink it up. It is an adorable set and I can see many a cards being created from it!

I made this one for the CAS-ual Fridays Banner Card Challenge. The little ducky toy is from the Baby Basics Set. Isn't he just the cutest?

The banner gets some lift from foam adhesive. The posts are actually strips of scrap kraft paper!

Hope you are enjoying the rest of summer and cooling off. Have an amazing weekend!

Paper: Recollections White & Kraft Cardstock, JoAnn's Blue Striped Paper
Stamps & Ink: Market Street Stamps Baby Basics, Doodlebug Designs Alphabet, Clear Dollar Stamps Welcome Litlle One, Studio G Brown Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Twine & Embellishments: The Twinery & Recollections Pearls
Adhesive: Glue Art Foam Tape, Scotch ATG 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Birthday

August is a busy birthday month for us. We celebrate my mom's birthday, DH's birthday, an Aunt and Uncle birthdays, a nephew's birthday and my little Sophies's birthday. My sweet pea will be 3 this year and I don't even know where the time has gone. 

I've been busy trying to get everything together for our family BBQ birthday (we lump them all together) so I haven't had much time to create. I did manage to make this Happy Birthday card for my DH using the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger for my inspiration.

This card is very simple but the colors really make it pop. The balloons are all lifted with foam tape, like they are ready to fly away...

Here is the inspiration photo. I love the black with pops of bold colors, that's what inspired my card the most.

Have an amazing weekend, I know will!

Paper: Recollections Cardstock
Cricut: Celebrations & Alaphalicious
Adhesive: Scorch ATG & GlueArts Foam Adhesive

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Snowflakes in August

No it's not actually snowing...though as I type this we are having a very strange and unexpected summer storm complete with thunder! Very exciting since we generally have only sunny days here in Cali.

I had this card in my head for awhile and finally stamped it out. I used Stampin' Up's Serene Snowflakes and I think they are gorgeous. I stamped my sentiment, then masked it with a post it note and then stamped the snowflakes. This is my first time masking and I don't think I did too bad a job. LOL.

I added some bling with rhinestone centers on the large snowflakes and glitter glue on the small snowflakes. Now everything shines!

I am linking up to the following challenges:

Paper: Recollections Kraft and Cardstock
Stamps: Stampin' Up Serene Snowflakes and TPC Studios Christmas Sentiments
Ink: Studio G
Punch: Fiskers Round Edge
Rhinestones and Glitter Glue: Recollections & Studio G 
Adhesive: Scotch ATG

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sweet Pea

There seems to be an abundance of little baby boys coming this year and as cute as they are I am all about girls! Must be because I have such a darling little one to call my own =)

I started this card awhile ago and just couldn't figure out how to finish it. The paper was darling I didn't really want to cover it up so I compromised and only cover part of it.

The adorable little sweet pea is from Cricut's New Arrival cartridge. I outlined the eyes and smile with a black marker on the backside so it would only faintly show. I also added glitter glue to the centers of the flowers and the peas with hearts on them...

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Sweet Pea Paper from JoAnn's (I think it's Heidi Grace but I'm not sure)
Cricut: New Arrival, Sweethearts
Stamp: Clear Dollar Stamps 
Ink & Glitter Glue: Studio G
Adhesive: Scotch ATG