Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Color/Sketch Challenge

Here's the color and sketch challenge for this week. I really like the color combination - Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, and Blue Bayou. The Pun Fun stamp set is very cute too!

Stamp Sets - Pun Fun
Cardstock - Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery DS
Ink - Blue Bayou, Staz-On Black
Accessories - Blue Bayou Double Stitch Ribbon, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painter

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Final Club Meeting for 2007-08

Tonight was our final club meeting for 2007-08. I really enjoyed this past year creating cards and scrapbook layouts. I look forward to an even better year to come!

Here are a couple of door prizes that I had for our last meeting.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Fun in Sea World

Last year, my niece and nephew from Atlanta and my nieces from New Jersey came to visit me over their Spring Breaks. That meant two trips to Sea World! We had a great time.

I love this layout. I'm going to tweak it just a little and use it for layout for the Stampin' and Scrappin' Club. I used the Summer Fun Simply Scrappin' kit. Those kits are wonderful. The color scheme is already put together for you and you get tons of stickers to use as embellishments.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Graduation Card

The student worker in my office is graduating on Saturday. I love the In the Stars stamp set from the Occasions Mini. I found this cute idea on Split Coast. It's hard for me to make masculine cards so this one gave me some practice!

Stamp Sets - In the Stars
Card Stock - More Mustard, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, East Coast Prep DS
Ink - More Mustard, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - Large and Small Star Punches, Real Red Ribbon

May Club Meeting - Cards

We're going to do Thank You cards this month. Let me just say, that I LOVE the ladybug card! I was going through my stamp sets and came across Pick a Petal at the bottom of the stack. I realized that it was one of the first sets I bought when I became a demonstrator but we've never used it within our club. So I went out to Split Coast Stampers to get some ideas. Those ladies are SO creative. Several people had cards in which they fashioned lady bugs, bunnies, turkeys, and funny faces out of the petals!

Stamp Sets - Pick a Petal, Absolutely Fabulous
Card Stock - Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Cutie Pie DS
Inks - Rose Red, Basic Black
Accessories - 1" Circle Punch, Brads

Stamp Sets - Much Appreciated
Card Stock - Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Jersey Shore DS
Accessories - Build a Brad, Blue Brads, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Flower Fusion, Die-Cut Blooms

May Club Meeting - Scrapbook

So, I've been had this idea for a layout for several months. I finally got it together in my head and worked on this weekend. I really liked how it came it out - the "patchwork" is my favorite part! I intentionally did not add any title to the layout. This is one that will be up to you. It can be used for Easter, Mother's Day, Spring time or Summer time. Whatever you need (and have pictures for!)

Stamps: One of a Kind, Alphabet of your choice
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa
Inks: Apricot Appeal
Acessories: 1-1/4" Square Punch, Spiral Punch

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Color & Sketch Challenge

I combined the color and sketch challenge this week (it just seems easier that way!) This wasn't one of my favorite sketches, but I really liked the color combination - Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, and Lovely Lilac.

Stamp Sets - Pun Fun, Boho Backgrounds
Cardstock - Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink DS, Whisper White
Inks - Certainly Celery, Brown Staz-On
Accessories - Pink & Celery Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals, Coluzzle

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Place Cards

A friend of mind co-hosted a baby shower this weekend. She asked me to put together a couple of placecards to identify the baskets that held the envelopes for the thank you cards. It was fun to get the creative juices flowing again.

Stamp Sets: In the Stars
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Apricot Appeal, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, DS from the Baby Boy Simply Scrapping Kit
Inks: Soft Sky, Apricot Appeal, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Star Punch, Safety Pin, Ribbon

She's Alive !!

Wow! I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last posted on the blog. I've been absolutely overwhelmed at work. However, I did manage to fit in a vacation to Northern California. I went with my sister, sister-in-law, nieces, and a couple of friends. The eight of us visited my cousin, Google, San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous (as you can see in the pictures). Unfortunately, it was back to reality all too soon. I've got a lot of catching up to do with my scrapbooking and card making. I plan to make alot of headway this week on some projects.