Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Beate's weekend sketch challenge

Have I told you how much I love to visit Beate's blog? She really puts me to shame - she has such cute stuff and makes things daily, as opposed to me since I am now lucky to stamp once a week. :(

The challenge for this past weekend was to make a card following this template:

Here is my entry:

As you can tell - I am all about the designer paper lately! This uses paper from Petals & Paisley and the stamp set Doodle That. Both of these items are from the Spring mini and I really hope they make it into the catalog that comes out in just days! I love them both.

Anyway - Happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

more chocolate and pink

A friend of mine recently had a little girl and wouldn't you know it - the only baby card I had made was for a boy!

So I threw this together about a week ago - but haven't seen my friend yet to give it to her. :(
I used the retiring set Baby Firsts and the Baby Time wheel and my favorite paper Au Chocolat. The cute ribbon is the stuff from Michael's - gotta love it.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Father's Day

I saw this same card last year - just with different colors. Can you believe it took me a whole year to get around to making it?

This uses the All-Year Cheer II stamp set (which is retiring in 2 weeks!), as well as the Monogram "F", Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Everyday Flexible Phrases. My papers were Brocade Blue and Au Chocolate (as well as Vanilla to stamp the "F" on).

Hope everyone has a great Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What a cute little crab!

So - I love to check out Beate's blog - once you check it out, you won't visit mine anymore! Anyway - she posted a challenge to make a gate card a few days ao and here is mine. My sister got the Crab and Company stamp set from the Spring mini and that is what I used for this.

I actually thought that making the gate card was a lot of fun and I was really wishing that I got this stamp set for myself, but considering that I bought 4 other stamp sets from the Spring mini - I just couldn't do it. I guess I will be borrowing it from my sister a lot!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

This week is killing me!!!

So - I started to write all about how I am super swamped this week with the summer classes that I am teaching, but I changed my mind. I am too excited to post the card that I somehow managed to make this week. I do have to warn you though - I think that my posts over the next 5 weeks will be few and far between. However, after July 11th I will have plenty of time for stamping!

So - I have noticed a trend in the last few things I have made. I must have a thing for big flower images lately. I really need to find the time to make cards that have something besides flowers on them.

For part of my birthday present, my mom had given me some little chipboard puchouts that she got at Michael's. Ok - who am I kidding - that I picked out at Michael's for her to give me. :) I got two packs and they both have the same images in them - various flower and heart shapes - but one pack has colors and patterns, the other doesn't so that I can color them anyway I want. I looked through the colored and patterned ones and thought about how the lavender color that they used was so close to Almost Amethyst.

So - when I finally sat down to make something with it, I pulled out some of my designer prints that will be in the next catalog (July 1st is too far away!). I really htink it matches so well - it is hard to believe that the flower image isn't Stampin' Up!'s!

Anyway - until my life calms down and I have more time to stamp - enjoy yet another flower card!