Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Happy Weekend everyone! I hope you have a nice extra day off, but don't forget what the Memorial Day is all about. Let's take some time to remember all of those who gave their all for our freedoms!
In our town, we have a Strawberry Festival and Parade every Memorial Day weekend. There is a parade that is very close to our home, so we usually walk on over and check out the celebrities and the local groups that march, play music and entertain the crowds. There is the World's Largest Strawberry Cake cutting, carnival rides, a Red-Head Roundup, Seniors Strawberry Ball, vendors, crafters and lots of great food, all fund raisers for local groups. It's a tradition and we love it! I will be walking over to the festival grounds to have my Strawberry Royale-mmmmmmm!
I thought I'd celebrate by making this strawberry card. My friend, Diana, made me a card with a strawberry like this, and I gave it my own twist. It's so easy! I had been neglecting my rhinestone brads, thinking they were retired and I shouldn't be using them, but they are not!! I have so many, so you will be seeing more of them on my blog.
This card was so very quick and easy. Enjoy!
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Pawsitively Prints
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red
Extras: Word Window, Modern Label, Scallop Edge and Boho Blossoms Punches, Birds and Blooms and Heart of Hearts Sizzlits Dies, Big Shot, Square Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots
For your Stampin' Up! supplies, I hope you will use my Website to order.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I needed a masculine birthday card, and what helps this card be masculine? Brads! Even the name is masculine--get it? BRADS!! I'm so funny.
Also, I just received Nautical Expedition designer series paper and I love how it caters to the explorer in all of us!
I began with a base of Naturals Ivory card stock, cutting my 8-1/2" x 11" sheet in half lengthwise. I sponged the edges with a dauber using Soft Suede ink. Then I folded it in half and cut the stripe 1/4" smaller than the front of my card.
I punched photo corners from Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray card stock and attached the small ones to the striped paper and the larger ones behind the paper so it looks like I slipped the paper between them like an old photo.
I added three Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets in the top right corner. I tore a rectangle-shaped corner off a page of the designer paper that looks like a ship's log. I sponged all of the edges with Soft Suede ink and my sponge dauber.
On top of the log page, centered, I layered a Cherry Cobbler 2" x 1-3/8" Oval, and then an anchor print (also from Nautical Expedition) 1-3/4" x 7/8" oval. The top layer is my Cherry Cobbler inked sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on a Word Window punch in Very Vanilla with two Vintage Trinket brads.
I hope you are inspired to play along with us at Pals Paper Arts. Please leave your comments on my entry--I love reading all of them.
To place your Stampin' Up! order with me, please use my website.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Will YOU play along this week? Tomorrow we will reveal our challenge for the week. I encourage you to stretch your creativity and accept the Pals Paper Arts challenge! Who knows, you could be a Pals Pick of the week! You can use any supplies you like to create your entry, upload your direct link and play along. See you there!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Here is a little surprise inside!!
Here is what I used:
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1. Joanna Munster, www.inspiredbystampin.com
2. Joan Norris, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlycreative/blog,
3. Mary Fish, http://www.stampinpretty.com/
4. Sandie Conner, http://prettyprovisions.blogspot.com/
5. Nina Dee, www.deesignsbyninadee.blogspot.com
6. Rae Harper, www.wildweststampin.com
7. Mike Funke, www.stampin-style.com
8. Barbara Chatzkel, www.takeoutpaperarts.com
9. Barbara Furlong, http://www.theloveofstamping.com
10. Carmen Sublasky, http://www.creativestamptuary.com
11. Linda Fisher, http://lindas-stampinloft.blogspot.com/