Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oh, Baby!

This is the card I made for Linda's daughter's new baby boy THOMAS! Welcome to the world little one!...and the second pic shows my inspiration...
a card I saw on Pinterest:

...and my inspiration:

I love cards with plenty of white space...and I had a happy little opportunity when I stamped the saying too high up from the bottom. To fix it, I used my new SU edgelit embossing folder to balance the white space!

Stamp: A Word for You SU
Ink: Blue Bliss SU, Basic Black
Clouds: Cricut with Blue Bliss sponged onto edges

Monday, August 20, 2012

Brenda's Make n' Take Today

My very talented friend and SU Demonstrator, Brenda Keenan, is offering this Make n' Take at Cottage Crafts in San Jose today from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm!

Stamps:  Pleasant PoppiesPetite PairsPapillon Potpourri
Ink:  Black Stazon, Primrose Petals
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, First Edition Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Birthday to Alice!

This is the birthday card I made for a wonderful friend's birthday using my Blossom Petals Builder punch and the Tulip Frame embossing folder both from Stampin' Up. (The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Create a Cupcake SU set.) I cased this card from a Pinterest post shown below:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Treat Holder for Halloween

Here's a quick treat holder for
a Ghirardelli chocolate square or 3 Hershey Nuggets:

Start with a 3 1/4" by 8 3/4" piece of DSP

Score along the length at 3/4", 4 1/4", 4 3/4" and 5 1/4"

Use a bone folder along each score line 
(The 4 3/4" score line is the only valley fold)

Add the candy using glue dots, close the folder
like a matchbook then
punch each side with a rectangle punch

Add a ribbon, tie in a bow and add a label!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Stamping with Acrylic Blocks

Here's a terrific technique with video to try! Watch the video below and create cards like these created by Andrea Hayes:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cased Card!

Thank you, Marcia, for sharing this cased card you made after reading my post HEREYour card is beeeeeeautiful and I'm so happy you sent this to me!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

My Triple Time Stamping Card

I tried the triple time stamping technique shown on my blog HERE and made this card for my mom. She just returned from a month-long trip to China where she taught English to students at Jiangnan University in Wuxi, China. Her students loved her so much and she let me read their wonderful thank you and goodbye notes written to her! My mom said the trip really made her appreciate the things we take for granted every day. Glad you're home, Mom!

Stamp Set: Best Blossoms (Retired, SU)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Indigo Island, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry