Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Beate's WSC #36

Another sketch challenge! Because I didn't have time to work on the challenge until today, I was glad that it was a simple one. But I knew that I wanted to use the set A Good Egg. It is so cute! I used some designer paper from last year's SAB Simply Scrappin' kit that I thought looked very springy.
Hope everyone is having a good week!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Love this layout!!!

I saw this card today and loved it!!! So then I decided it was the perfect layout to use for my workshop next week. You read that right - I have a workshop next week. In the 2 and a half years I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, this will be my first actual workshop. Can you believe it? It will be small - only 4 ladies and since I really have no idea what I am doing, I decided to have each lady make a card and scrapbook page (they are not new to stamping). And I am going to be super generous because when I say scrapbook page, I mean a 12"X12" page (since the hostess told me that they all have the "big" scrapbooks).

Anyway - the theme is Spring. I have decided that the scrapbook page will be an Easter page and I will use the set A Good Egg, that Cambria used on her card with this layout. Then I decided that I wanted the card to focus on the Sale-a-bration sets and I also wanted to use the Flower Fusion felt flowers that I got last week and haven't touched yet. For my first draft, I used Bali Breeze DP.
I like how it turned out, but I think that I cut my DP too big and I decided that it wasn't "Spring"-y enough. So I tried it again with Berry Bliss DP instead.
I have decided that the one with Berry Bliss DP is the winner! With the Pretty in Pink it is more spring-like and I think it looks simpler. Now to design the scrapbook page!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Onesie card

I was doing some surfing the other day looking for cute card ideas and I stumbled across this blog with oh-so-cute cards that looked like onesies. I told a friend that I would make her birth announcement for her, so I decided that I had to try it out.
I have to admit - it was a lot more work than the tutorial made it sound like it would be. But that may be because my circle punch had a lot of trouble punching through 2 layers of cardstock at once. And I like how on the other blog, the onesies are all white, but I used Bashful Blue because I had already chosen to make the birth announcements out of Bashful Blue and Barely Banana so I have plenty of those. But since this onesie is blue, I had to stamp my image on white cardstock, then color and cut it out - which is another thing that make it a little tedious.

Don't get me wrong though - I love the result! I think that it turned out super cute - I'm just not sure how many of these I would want to make in the future.

WSC #35

I'm not sure if I really stuck to the sketch very well on this one. I had an idea in my head and this is what I ended up with. I am pretty happy with it. My brother's birthday is today so I needed something that wasn't too girly and I hope this fits the bill. :)
I got a new order in on Thursday and used a few of my new things on this card. I love the set Wonderful Favorites! And since I only have one brother I don't feel bad at all about making him a card to my "favorite" brother. :) I also used one of the Sale-a-bration sets, Birthday Whimsy, for the cake and the happy birthday greeting. The other thing on this card that I just got is the Striped Bashful Blue Ribbon - love it!

I hope that everyone has a good weekend and gets some stamping done!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Beate's WSC #34

Today I finished grading exams (I gave 3 exams this past week) and even though I need to write a statistics exam for this coming week - I knew that if I didn't do the sketch challenge today, I wouldn't be able to do it.

I've been thinking a lot lately about getting rid of some of my stamps that I don't use very much. I just need the time to go through them! I was inspired by Beate's own creation for this week's challenge to pull out my retired Petals & Paisley DP. It wasn't until just now that I realized just how inspired I was by her card - I used one of the same patterns of paper and I did the scalloped edge the same way. I am such a copy-cat sometimes! Anyway - I used a stamp on here that is also retired, from the Tag Time stamp set. I really like this set and don't use it much but I think when I am ready to start clearing some stuff out I will keep this one around for a bit longer.
This next week is the last week that I am subbing for an instructor on another campus - so I hope to have more time to be creative and clean out my space!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

WSC #33

Just made it in time. And I really should be grading exams instead of stamping. :( Oh well!
Even though I no longer go to baby showers (if you haven't been able to have a baby for 2 and half years, you understand) I still believe in giving gifts. There is a baby shower tomorrow night, and I needed a card to stick a giftcard in, so I used the sketch challenge as my template for the baby card I needed to make.
Hope everyone is having a good week!

Friday, February 1, 2008

It's time to Sale-a-brate!

It is many stampers favorite time of year - time to get free stuff! Now through March 17th, for every $50 worth of merchandise you purchase from Stampin' Up!, you can choose one Sale-a-bration item for free. To download the pdf version of the Sale-a-bration catalog, follow this link. To see the current catalog for Spring Summer online, click here.