Sunday, January 29, 2012

Trying something new...

Happy Sunday friends!!  Sundays are happy and sad days for me.  Sad because it's the end of the weekend and I have to go back to work the next day but happy because it's always a good day to spend with my family!  We had such a good time tonight, we went to see the Padres vs the Knights of Columbus game and it was so exciting! 
A co-worker asked me to make a thank you card for her using black and white and a splash of another color.  Well, I love red with black and white so I put my thinking cap on about how I wanted to design this card.  I looked around online for some inspiration.  I knew that I wanted to use the flowers from the Verve Visual Good Friend set so I went out there to their site and look around.  They have such a great group of creative ladies on their site!  They are always giving me some inspiration and  in fact this design idea was inspired by Julee Tilman.  I had never tried a shaped card before and I am really excited about the way this one turned out!!
 I stamped all three of the outlined flowered stamps onto red card stock and bent the petals up a little bit then attached a large clear sticky jewel in the center. The base of the card is actually the largest Nestabilities scalloped circle that I have in that set.  The "Thanks SO MUCH" is from a Paper Trey Ink set called Out On A Limb Sentiments. What do you think?  I sure hope she likes it!
Well thanks for peekin' in on me friends.  Hope you have a fabulous week!  Take care of you!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wishing You...

Well how are you all doing tonight?  I have been busy making Valentine Cards that I will be sharing with you very soon.  I made a new years resolution of sorts that when I purchased any new stamp sets I would get the ink on them quickly and not let them sit for a few months before I used them.  So far so good!  These two cards here are from a nifty little set from Verve Visual called Wishing you.  There are 10 little stamps in this set and you can easily use them for various different occasions...gotta love that right?

 I love this card because I used scraps of other projects...doesn't that just make you feel so good?  The flowers are Prima and I have had them for so long and haven't found the right project to use them on until today!  Woot Woot!!

For this card pictured above the flourishes were from another Verve set called blessings.  I am not sure what kind of patterned paper this is because it was also from my scrap stash.

Thanks for peekin' in friend!  Hope all is well with you and yours!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

On My Couch

Hi friends!  How are you this fine January day?  We sure have been having a lot of ups and downs in the weather lately!  Today was beautiful and the best part was that my hubby didn't have to work today so we have had a great family day!  We watched a few movies and then I took some time out to play with my newest set of stamps from Papertrey Ink.  Check it out...these are what I made with a little inspiration from the Papertrey website.  This set is called On My Couch, isn't it just the cutest?

Each piece is a different stamp so you put your scene together like in the card above.

I purchased the die cut that goes with the couch so you stamp your image on patterned paper then put it through your die cut machine for easy cut out!  How great is that?

I had the floral pattered paper left over from a project I did on Angelina's book and the paper actually reminded me of couch fabric...don't you think? 

Well thanks for stopping in.  See you next week!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello 2012!!

Hi there my blogger friends!  What a crazy 2011!  I decided to take some time away from blogging for a while to catch up on some much needed family time.  My hubby was diagnosed with prostate cancer and thankfully we caught it in time and all is well now but I just needed to focus on our family and eliminate some things.  I would like to begin blogging again this year but I will probably only post once a week.  I have missed catching up on everything with you all but some of you I have kept in contact with through Facebook, others I have stalked your blogs!!

Any how, here is a little something that I worked on for a friend of mine at work.  She ordered a card for her mom's birthday.  I just loved the way this turned out.  The colors are so fun and cheery!

I really enjoy using baker's twine!  It is just the coolest thing!  The large flower is from a stamp set called  Great Friend from Verve Visual.  The Birthday Wishes stamp is also from a Verve set although I don't remember which one right off hand.

Thanks for lookin' in on me friend.  Hope you have a wonderful 2012!