Thursday, March 22, 2012

Simple Thank You Cards

My little Brother got married this summer and asked for tons of thank you cards.  They chose the colors, and she loved this tree so I made a few samples for them to choose from. 

I actually love the white background and the simplicity of these cards. 

Doesn't the big shot make such a difference? 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Kites

Who is ready for spring?  Man I know I am.  It was so warm for a week that my spring flowers bloomed! (just in time for it to snow last night... ugh!)  Well these cards make me excited for spring, the kites are so fun!  This is one of those stamp sets that I will keep around forever, especially since my kids like them.
 A lot of inspiration from this card came from Stampin Connection (a website full of ideas for Stampin' Up! demonstrators).  Can you believe that those clouds are from the cupcake punch?  Love the white on white...  I also love the green hill, it was just cut with the big shot edgelits! 
Ok so at my card class this month I offered 2 options, basically one card used the big shot and the other did not.  So this next card used the cloud stamps instead of using the cupcake punch and embossing folders, and it used the scallop punch instead of the big shot edgelit. 
Here's a closer look... 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Lets Go Fly a Kite

I recently realized that I love all the papercrafts I see on pinterest that have clouds!  I made these pages for March's stamp club, and they make me happy. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

For Baby!

Love this baby card!  Enjoy

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fruit & Flowers Pages

We made these pages last year at stamp club, sorry it took me so long to show them to you!  I will also share the card we made soon. 
We used the Fruit and Flowers stamp set and focused on the Stampin Write Markers and used the ruffled Calypso Coral ribbon.  We used the markers to color the fruit images (so they have more than one color) and used the markers with the spritzer to splatter the white polka dotted background.

We just hand wrote out the silly with the Stampin Write Markers... I love when the pages have hand written journaling.  It just seems to make it more personal.
These pages make me so excited for warm weather again!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wedding Card Class

I had A LOT of requests lately for wedding cards from a group of ladies, so last month we got together and made a bunch.  I told them to stock up for a year :)  I gave them 6 choices of cards and let them make as many as they wanted of each one.   I will share with you the cards we made, if any of you would like to make some of these with a group of your friends, I am happy to help!

This Card was Cased from Shelli Gardner herself.  (she is the founder of Stampin' Up!)  She demonstrated to us at leadership and showed us a card that was super similar to this... I just changed the stamps and DSP.  The Designer Series paper I used is the Sale-a-bration paper pack that is available through this month.

This card I cased from one of the demonstrators in our group... I don't remember who made the origional card but it was a swap from one of our group meetings.  I just changed it up by adding the new FABULOUS Pleated Satin Ribbon. 
ok this ribbon deserves a close up... I had some people not sign up for this card because they thought they would have to ruffle the ribbon... but it comes already ruffled for you!

This wedding wishes card was the favorite!  I just love those birds and the pool party color is one of my favorites right now, it just screams spring to me.  This card was cased from the Stampin Success Magazine (the one that demonstrators get every month).  I loved the card and just changed the image and size of the framelit.

Love that doily!  I also had a lot of questions about the white flowers... I just punched them with the Boho Blossoms punch.  (I only used the 2 smallest flowers)

This card was their second favorite.  I loved it too.  I was inspired on this card layout by pinterest (yep love that website!)

This card you have seen... I already posted about it but wanted to keep it with the class post :)  I have been seeing a ton of bold wedding colors lately... Orange is the color of the year right?
Hope you enjoyed these cards, which one is your favorite?

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Last month my mom and I made cookies, and we were able to stamp on them!  One thing about me is that I am NOT a baker.  I CAN cook and make yummy things but I don't like to do it.  (I do like cooking with my mom though :)  So I was super suprised at how much I liked making these cookies, and I am actually looking forward to making more!  Ok so here is how we did it...

 We first rolled the dough into balls and then stamped on them with one of the sweet pressed cookie stamps! 
The set comes with 3 stamps and 1 wooden handle.  The stamp is soft and is super easy to change.
Here you can see the shamrocks before cooking...  some with sprinkles, some without. 

Shamrocks after...
The shamrocks were our favorite, so we decided to make it an annual tradition to make these every year! 

Flowers and Bunnies before baking... (we just added some food coloring to the dough)

After, all ready to eat!
When making cookies with these stamps you need to use a shortbread dough so it doesn't rise too much.  The cookie stamps come with a recipe, I haven't tried it yet.  The recipe I used was from Janice who is one of my demonstrator friends.  One thing I love about this recipe is that the cookies are soft... and stay soft for a long time. 

Anyone want to come make some more with me?