Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Moving Forward Easel Style

This is another card we made in my most recent Easel Card Fun class.  It was a great evening with some brand new stampers, which is always a lot of fun.  I love this card for its bright colors and almost childlike innocence, it seemed to be a hit with my stampers as well. We used the soon to be retired stamp set Moving Forward which is a Ronald McDonald House stamp set created by Stampin' Up! For everyone of these stamp sets that are sold, $3 goes to RMHC, how awesome!!!!  My favorite part of the card is the punched circles with both the salutation and inside sentiment.  Hope you like it!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's a Pool Party Birthday

I made this card for my friend Kat for her birthday last week.  I used the color combo from this years Sale A Bration DSP.  I love these colors together, so glad none of them are leaving us.  Have I mentioned how much I am going to miss Baha Breeze?  It is killing me...just killing me...LOL
I am however, using a stamp set that will be retiring in 4 short days, Elements of Style.  I really like that set for it's shabby chic feel.  Well, it is a rainy, dreary day here in Maryland so off to my craft room I go.  I have a few more thank you cards to make for a friend as well as a farewell gift for a friend who will no longer be working with me.
Hope your day is filled with stampin!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Betsy's Blossoms Easel Card

I find it very difficult to take good pictures of easel cards...who am I kidding, I find it difficult to take good pics of any cards.....LOL
This card we made last night at my Easel Card Fun class.  I think everyone liked it for the bright colors and the combination of these colors together.  I was able to share the color coach with everyone so they can see how they can get a little help with color combos when they are in a rut.  I had two new stampers last night as well, that is always fun!!!  I hope you are having a safe Memorial Day Weekend.  Stay tuned for some exciting news about my newest stampin' adventure!!
Happy Stampin'

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sorry, Postage Due

I love the stamp set Postage Due, it has quickly become one of my go to stamp sets.  This card was designed for a recent card buffet.  We used it with the Everything Eleanor stamp set and the So Sorry stamp set.  I like how versatile the So Sorry stamp set is, it contains everything from the loss of a pet to being sorry for something you might have said wrong.  I hope you are not so sorry you stopped by today.  Happy Stampin!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Top Note Die Business Card Holder

I can't take credit for the idea, saw it somewhere on SC - so thanks so much to the creative demonstrator that came up with this idea.  I did manage to do my own color scheme etc, so I should get some credit for that...LOL.  I love being able to take a simple piece of cardstock and turn it into something  that has a purpose; whether it's a card, scrapbook page, or something awesome like this.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is filled with stampin'. I am off to make some thank you cards for recent on-line orders as well as some get well soon cards. 
Good stampin news is coming....

Sunday, May 19, 2013

1st Commissioned Work

I was asked to do my first piece of commissioned work earlier this month.  I made these table thank you notes as well as matching invites to a little girls 1st birthday party.  The little girls favorite colors are pink, yellow, and purple, I sure hope they like how they turned out.  I hope this opens a door for me to have the opportunity to do more projects like this. If I could live in my craft room full time, I would be happy forever :).  Happy Stampin' today!!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Regional Swap

Taking a straight picture eludes me, can you tell.  I am no photographer that is for sure!  Here is one of the three different swaps I made for Baltimore Regionals back in April.  I had a great time with my sidelines and upline, for many of them it was their first Stampin' Up! event.  I will surely miss the shabby chic look of this set, so thankful we did not loose En Francis, it is a favorite background stamp of mine.  Also extremely thankful Crumb Cake did not get left behind too, another go to for me lately. 
Hoping you have a great weekend with some stampin' time thrown in!  Once I get my mulching done, I will be in the craft room.  I have some exciting stampin' news to share with you very soon!!!
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In celebration of the dearly departing stamp set Circle Circus :( I used this set at my last card buffet.  I will truly miss this set because it is one of my favorite go-to masculine stamp sets.  As you can see I am using more masculine colors on this card for it's bon voyage as well.  Circle Circus you will be missed.

Monday, May 13, 2013

I met Stampin' Royalty!!!

I was super lucky enough to meet Shelli a few weeks ago at a Baltimore Regional Convention.  I was lucky because this was only the second opportunity I had to get my picture taken with her and I was able to do so.  My downline had waited many years for the same opportunity and thank goodness she was able to meet her too!!!!  It was a great day full of stampin' fun and some awesome sneak peeks.

Happy Stampin