Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter sweeties


My sister loves to sew. Every time I see her she has sewn something new and wonderful. For Easter she 'whipped out' these skirts for her and her daughter. The other daughter has one too....so cute! I had to snap a picture of them going through the eggs after the egg hunt on Easter. They were too cute.
I used My Digital Studio for the scrap page. Most of the elements are from the new Cheerful Treat hostess CD that will be available next month. The pink background paper is from the SweetPea collection. I love the soft pinks and yellows. The leaves and flowers are one "stamp" so they show up all in pink. I simply layered a green leaf over them from the same Cheerful treat set. It was quick and easy!
I love the ease of the digital scrapping but I'm itching to get my hands on some good old paper soon! School is almost out and I am going to do some scrapping!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

manly scraps


Every now and then I challenge myself to make a card or project with only the materials that are lying on my desk. That is what happened with this card. I had been working on the previous card with the bird and these are some of the left over pieces. The DSP is the other side of the pretty floral and the newsprint DSP was a left over piece from the bird card as well. The black rhinestones are from Halloween...I keep all my pearls and rhinestones on my desk in case of emergency....you never know when you will need to add some bling! I like how this card turned out. It has a patriotic, manly feel to me. Manly is not my strong suit so....yay me!
Working on a mass amount of cards for my amazing downline today. Love those ladies!!
happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

triple punch



I am so excited about this new item Stampin' Up! is carrying! It is a three step Punch! Yes, you read that right....it is a punch that punches out three separate shapes. It is SO cool! If you look close you can see all three shapes on my flowers. The light pink outside, the full flower base, and the lightest pink pinwheel center. All you do is slide the little button to get three different punches. Making super cute multi-layer flowers is totally easy! Sarah and I had fun playing with these flowers. There are two punches like this....just wait til you see the other one!
Get punchy!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

little things



I'm feeling inspired being in my new stamp room. I love being able to get to everything so easily! I'm not quite ready for pictures, but stay tuned!
I made a few of these cards for people I needed to thank. The base is Bravo Burgundy with a piece of the new Paisly Petals DSP. This paper is really mature and has beautiful colors in it! I layered a piece of Artichoke under a scrap of newsprint and put my greeting on there. The bird is from Punch Potpourri (fits in the bird punch!) and stamped with Night of Navy. Can you see the tiny pearl for the eye?
Hope you feel inspired to stamp today too....and find the time! I am home with two sick boys so....I'm taking advantage of it!

Monday, April 11, 2011

like mother like daughter




I got so spend some time stamping with my daughter Sarah yesterday. It was a rare treat cuz she is such a busy girl! I had made this card for my class Wednesday so she made one as well. I think it turned out great! Can you tell which one belongs to who?