Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Today my oldest boy is turning 8 years old!! It is hard to believe that these last eight years have flown by so quickly. When you are getting up at night to feed the baby or in the midst of the toddler years, you think it will never end. But somehow time passes. He is totally psyched that it is his birthday today. He could hardly go to sleep last night. He opened his birthday presents this morning, and he chose to go to Wendy's for lunch today and hotdogs for supper (plus I said he didn't have to do any homework today). If I were 8, that sounds like a pretty good day!

Here are two birthday cards in celebration....


Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Scalloped Edge Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Cardboard Template (I hand-drew clouds on cardboard, cut it out, then traced on blue card stock)

4.25 x 5.5 card


Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Paper: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Background Texturz Plate, Big Shot, Aquapainter, Hemp Twine, Brad, Black Marker, 1/16" Hand-held Punch

4.25 x 5.5 card

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Color Renovation!!

Thought some of you might be interested in this.....

This week Stampin' Up! announced a Color Renovation! This means that they are retiring some of their current colors, bringing back some of the past In Colors, and introducing some BRAND NEW COLORS. There will also be five new In Colors as well. All in time for the new catalogue in July!! I love the colors and combinations they have come up with!

Here are the current colors that will retire in June:

Since it is hard to read the names, I will list them for you:

pink passion, pixie pink, pale plum, orchid opulence, lovely lilac, lavender lace,

almost amethyst, bordering blue, brocade blue, ballet blue, brilliant blue, taken with teal,

glorious green, handsome hunter, sage shadow, mellow moss, green galore, gable green,

barely banana, summer sun, yoyo yellow, apricot appeal, only orange really rust,

ruby red, cameo coral, blush blossom, creamy caramel, close to cocoa and going gray.

As of July, here are what the four new color collections will look like:

These color charts are a bit small but I couldn't get them any bigger. Sorry about that.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Simply Fifth Avenue

Two simple cards!

Happy Easter!


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Apricot Appeal,
Ink: Whisper White, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: White embossing powder (on flowers), White Signo Pen & Ruler (to draw the lines), Blender Pen

May all your wishes come true!


Stamps: Fifth AVenue Floral, Heard from the Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Sage Shadow
Ink: Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Accessories: White embossing powder (on flowers), White Signo Pen & Ruler (to draw the lines)
4.25 x 5.5 cards
Please note that I "cased" these cards from a blog I came across a while ago. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find where I got the idea from - whether it was from a specific card or a card sketch - so I cannot give credit to whom it belongs. Sorry about that.

Happy Easter! Thanks for stopping by.