Sunday, August 31, 2008

TECC #31

Yahoo for a long weekend! It was good for some quality crafting time, and some relaxing! But couldn't let the weekend pass without participating in another one of Taylor's Cupcake Challenge! I didn't use a cupcake, but this cute hedgehog from Penny Black.

Here is the sketch, and my card:

Supplies: Hedge Delivery (Penny Black); Birthday Messages (Hero Arts)

I had a lot of fun with this sketch- keep them coming Taylor!

Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

COMPLETED: Baby shower invites!

They are DONE! I finished up both the baby shower invitations and the matching thank you cards last night! I am quite pleased with how they turned out :)

Supplies: Playful Animals (Hero Arts); Dot Invitation (Stampin' Up!); It's a Shower (Close to My Heart)

I was on a roll! I made a few minor changes from the original sample- but all to make it a little 'easier' on me. I decided to use eyelets instead of the the brads to hold it all together- I LOVE my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite- no more hammering! :)

For the thank yous, I got to test out my new 'threading water' border punch by Fiskars... let me just say how much of a time saver this was- I had been punching the scallop borders one scallop at at time with my corner rounder punch.

Supplies: Playful Animals; Thank You Messages (Hero Arts), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft, Cuttlebug), Threading Water border punch (Fiskars)

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to....

Just had to get back into the swing of things with some of my goodies from my previous post! I had gone to a small convention/stamp show a few weeks ago, my great find there = Spellbinders Nestabilities! These little die-cutters/embossers are so cool! As you can see from my recent entries for the Hero Arts birthday challenge, I went a little nuts and used them on each one!

Supplies: Zinna Style (Hero Arts); It's your birthday (Penny Black); Scallop circle diecut (Nestabilities)

Supplies: Sweet Bird (Hero Arts); Happy Bird-day (Stampin' Up!); Bird & Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Scallop circle die-cut (Nestabilities); Threading Water border punch (Fiskars)

Supplies: ClearDesign Playful Animals, Birthday Messages, Mixed Borders (all Hero Arts); Scallop circle die-cut (Nestabilities)

And there I go using greens and browns again... Next post, completed baby shower invites and matching thank you cards!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

I L-O-V-E finding a GREAT deal!

Last week I was in California visiting family. While I was there my sister's local scrapbook store was having a flea market sale- many of their customers had brought in their stamps and other crafting goodies to sell (think giant garage sale). We arrived at 9:15am to be about 20th in line waiting for the store to open at 10:00am! It was a TON of fun and I made out with some AWESOME bargains. Mostly retired Stampin' Up and Close to My Heart sets for just a couple of bucks!

Just looking at all those stamps makes me want to go home and play with them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Baby Shower

As mentioned a few posts ago, I made a few baby shower invitation samples, for someone to possibly order- finally finished them up and here they are!

Same card, with a giraffe instead of the elephant

Stamps: ClearDesign Designer Alphabet, ClearDesign Playful Animals (Hero Arts), Baby sentiment (Heidi Grace), You're Invited (Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: You're Invited (Stampin' Up!), Cuddles & Tickles (Stampin' Up!); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Provo Craft)

Stamps: Expecting (Penny Black), She's Expecting sentiment (Studio G, Hampton Arts), for/date/time... (Fiskars)

Stamps: You're Invited (Heidi Grace), Baby Love (Hero Arts); Bloom Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Provo Craft)


Monday, August 4, 2008

Brown & Green

While looking at some of my recent cards, I noticed these 3 had one thing in common. BROWN & GREEN! Such a great color combination...

Stamps: Solid Flowers Flourish (Hero Arts); Sentiments (Penny Black & Heidi Grace); Cuttlebug Bird & Swirls, Stylized Flowers embossing folders

Stamps: Clear Design Cupcake (Hero Arts); Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

TECC #27!

Another weekend, another cupcake challenge! After seeing this adorable chef on Taylored Expressions last week- I couldn't help to get one for myself and to use him for this week's card. I am having so much fun with all these challenges, I can't wait for the next one!

Here's the sketch, and here is my card:

Stamps: Cupcake Chef (Inky Antics), Hello sentiment (Heidi Grace)

Thanks for stopping by!