Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Swaps Swaps and more Swaps

I always procrastinate!!! These are going out tomorrow!! The new SU! spring mini is FABULOUS!!!! I could spend my entire commission (the very little it is) on this catty!! I wasn't thrilled with the winter mini, but this one certainly makes up for that!! This is largely inspired by Yvette on SCS. I love this color combo!! Not really "springy" but you know...shows versatility right?!?

Stamps: Doodle This, and Warm Words
Cardstock: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Choc. Chip
Ink: Stazon Black, Very Vanilla Craft
Accessories: WWC, Aqua painter, Cindy ribbon

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Baby Showers

Remeber a couple of posts back, I mentioned there are many babies being born around here? There are still more to come. My SIL is throwing a baby shower for her SIL. She is doing a sports theme shower. For some reason...sports theme baby shower invites are non existent!! Everything store bought she could find were for birthdays. Thankfully when you have a stamper in the family...they can save the day!! I am really pleased with the way this Waterfall Card turned out. There is a great tutorial on SCS for this type of card.

Friday, February 16, 2007

New Banner!!!!

OMG!!!! Beth Silaika!!!! You totally rock!! I swear girl, you need to go into business!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Does She Still Exist?

No I did not go extinct!! LOL!! That is what you call for lack of a better term...a "blog break", but make sure you read that as..."too much work and not enough time". Couple that with snow days all last week, and you have my life!! LOL!

So for some reason there seems to be a lot of babies being born around me. I have been at my job now for almost 8 years. In the 8 years that I have been there, there has not been a time where someone HAS NOT been pregnant. It must be something in the water. My dear friend Lynn had a little boy a few months back. Her nursery is aquatic theme, with blues and purples.

Stamp sets: Fishy Friends, Simply Circles, and Everyday Flexible Phrases

Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Cool Caribbean, Barely Banana, Natural white

Ink: Black Stazon and Versamark

Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Ribbon,sponge and eyelets

I made a matching framed art piece for her to put in the room. The picture isn't the best, but you get the idea. Do you see the little charm in between the first two photos. That is the same Starfish that is stamped on the card, but instead, I stamped in on Poly shrink.

This was a frame that I purchased at the dollar store. For the mat, I simply flipped it over. The reverse side had a somewhat glossy finish. I stamped the circles first in versamark, and then took my brayer and brayered ink over top the mat until I got the desired result. The versamark ink resits the colored ink, leaving behind "bubbles"!!! Easy Peasy!!