Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stampin' Up Clearly for You

I've been wanting to create a card using Clearly for You.  It has so many wonderful little images.  I decided to make a card using inchies so that I could showcase the different elements.

Stampin' Up Clearly for You
Marvy Markers


Tuesday Throwdown #64

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is a punny sentiment.  We used images from Digis with Attitude.

I had some monkey paper from Recollections and I cut out the words "no monkey business" for the front.  Inside it says, "it's your birthday."

Paper by Recollections
Image by Digis with Attitude


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lasting Memories 53

Hopefully this will post, as I am in Hurricane Irene's path and I expect to be without power for at least a day or two.

My DT term is up and this is my last challenge at Lasting Memories.  I am really sad to go, but hopefully I will play along as much as possible in the coming months.  I've had so much fun the past 8 months!  A special thanks to Karen, our amazing DT leader!

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is "who/what inspires you."  This was easy for me.  My husband is such an inspiration to me because of his military service.   He's spent several years overseas in Germany and Afghanistan.  He is not longer on active duty, but he is still a member of the National Guard.  Yesterday, he was deployed to assist in PA's hurricane relief. 

This layout is of my husband's return from Germany at the end of his 4 years of active duty.  I was so happy to have him home.  We moved in together and were married a few months later.  All of these photos were taken at the airport.  I wore a shirt, given to me by a friend, that said "I {heart} my soldier."


Paper by Basic Gray
Circle Nestabilities
K&Co/Life's Little Occasions Embellishments


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blog Candy

Jessie's got Stampin' Up blog candy. Check it out!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #63

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is dimension and texture.  I used my new flower soft, felt, wet & dry embossing, glossy accents, buttons, rhinestones, pearls, and twine.  I hope that's enough dimension and texture for ya!

Image by My Grafico
Sentiment by Stampin Up
Paper by DCWV
Flower soft
Felt flower by Target
Gold Embossing Powder
Stampin Up Embossing Folder
Glossy accents
Buttons, rhinestones, pearls, from stash
Divine twine


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lasting Memories 52

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is "what's your secret." You have to put something hidden on your layout. Can you find mine?

This is a layout of our 24th birthdays.  I say "our" because my husband and I are 10 days apart (we were even baptized on the same day, in the same church!).  We celebrate our birthdays together usually.  For our 24th, since we were on our honeymoon for Mike's birthday, we celebrated both birthdays on my birthdate.

Here's my tag hidden behind the photo: (And I just love these Stampin' Up number candle stamps!

 Here's the tag:

Paper by TPC Studio
Tag by K&Co
Cricut Birthday Bash
Stampin Up Patterned Party (Number Candles on tag)
EK Success Facenator and Staples


Friday, August 19, 2011

The Twinery Blog Hops and Giveaways

There's 5 days worth of AWESOME giveaways at The Twinery. You definitely don't want to miss this, so head on over:


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stampin' Up Friends 24/7

Here's a quick and easy card I made using Stampin' Up Friends 24/7 Set.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stampin' Up Chic Boutique Bird Cage

A quick and easy card made with Stampin' Up's bird cage and hello sentiment from the Chic Boutique set.

Paper by Basic Gray & DCWV
SU Chic Boutique Set
Nestabilities Oval & Lacy Oval
SU Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches
White Ribbon from stash


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #62

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is non-stamped sentiments. I chose to use a Martha Stewart punch to create my sentiment. Our sponsor is McMahon 5 Designs, and I chose this adorable turtle image. 

Close up of my homemade crab brad, which I made using my iTop.  Then I covered it in glossy accents to make it shiny:

Paper by Miss Elizabeth
MS Happy Birthday Punch
MS Leaf Punch
iTop brad maker


Monday, August 15, 2011

An Announcement

I have exciting news! I've been invited to join the DT at Creative Vision Clear Stamp Store!  Be sure to check out the DT BLOG.

My term will begin Sept. 1st and I'm very excited! 


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lasting Memories 51

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is to try something new.  I was at a scrapbook convention a few weeks ago and got lots of new stuff, so this was a great time to test it out!

I bought some divine twine and couldn't wait to try it out!  I've seen people use it to create flowers, lollipops, and lots of other things. 

 Close up of my twine flowers

Papers from Target $1 bin
Divine twine
Letter stickers by Me & My Big Ideas


Friday, August 12, 2011

Stampin' Up Spring Song

This is a quick and easy card I made using some of my SU stuff.  Purple and teal is one of my favorite color combos. 

Stampin Up Spring Song
SU Clearly for You (hibiscus)
SU Plane & Simple (sentiment)
SU Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #61

This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is to create a card with a birthday theme. Our sponsor, Sweet & Sassy stamps gave us images to use.

Paper by DCWV
Image by Sweet & Sassy
Sentiment by Stampin' Up
Marvy Markers
Heart Buttons


Monday, August 8, 2011

Stampin Up Birds

Ok, so I have a slight obsession with birds. Any birds, but peacocks in particular. They are all over my home decor.  And I tend to buy stamp sets with birds.  I guess it runs in the family though, my grandfather is a bird watcher.  His 93rd birthday is coming up, so I made this card for him.

All papers and supplies by Stampin Up
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, Serene Spring, Friends 24/7, Punch Bunch


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lasting Memories 50

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is a sketch with a twist. You must use the sketch plus buttons on your layout.

I had this wonderful group photo from a sorority picnic a few years ago.  This sketch worked perfectly for it!  Plus, I love these bright colors!

Paper and chipboard from Target's $1 bin
K&Co letter stickers
Buttons from Michael's $1 bin


Friday, August 5, 2011

Two Cards Using Stampin' Up Elebration

I love this new stamp! It's perfect for a first birthday!  Since LOTS of my friends had babies last fall, I need to stock up on first birthday cards! 

Paper by DCWV (Nana's Nursery boy and girl sets)
Stampin Up Elebration Image Stamp, "1" from Patterned Party, Sentiment from Party this Way
Circle Nestabilities
Marvy Markers