Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Teacher Gifts

It's hard to believe that another year of preschool comes to an end tomorrow. My daughter had awesome teachers again this year and this is a little gift that I made for them as a thank you.

Both of the cards were based on sketches from Sheet Load of Cards. (Can I just say that I was so sad to see that end!)

Materials for the cards are:
Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet (Stampin' Up!)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip and Taken with Teal (Stampin' Up!)
DSP: Sweet Pea and Cottage Wall (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Color Inspiration

Kristina Werner has started her Color Inspiration Challenges again, but this time her blog readers are submitting and voting on the inspiration photos. All of the photos submitted this time were so gorgeous, it was hard to pick just one to vote on!

I was so excited to see the colors in this challenge since they are some of my favorites. I love Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze and I am SO glad that Stampin' Up! is bringing them back! I also used the new bird punch from SU! I borrowed the punch from my mom forever ago to play with it and tonight was the first time I have used it. Love it! I'm going to have to use it some more before I return it!

Materials for this card are: Medallion and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Baja Breeze, Going Gray, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White card stock; Bird punch; Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon; I also used a retired SU! DSP and for the life of me I can't remember the name of it.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stamp a Stack card

I just wanted to share a card that we made at my last stamp a stack. The stamp a stack was actually back in January before things really got going on our house addition and I still had time to stamp! My stamp room was where we stored all of the things we had to move while addition was being built and it eventually got to where you could hardly get in the door.

Posting this card reminds me that it's time for another stamp a stack! I'll be holding my next stamp a stack on June 26th, so stay tuned for details!
Did you know that Stampin' Up! now offers clear mounted stamps? I had never tried them before, but now that I have, I love them! The monkey stamp is from Fox and Friends which is one of the new sets that is offered as clear mount stamps. I just love that little guy!

Materials for this card are: Fox and Friends, A to Z and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Kraft, Old Olive, Rose Red and Whisper White card stock; Sweet Pea DSP; Old Olive and Rose Red classic stamp pads; 1 3/4 inch and word window punches; silver brads.