Thursday, April 30, 2009

I Love Fifth Ave. Floral

So my "little" cousin turned 18 on Monday. She's a good 6" taller than me and not so little any more. Here's the birthday card I made for her. I'm totally crazy about Fifth Avenue Floral!! It so pretty & classy at the same time.


Urban Oasis DSP, Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze - paper; Basic Black - ink; Fifth Avenue Floral - stamp set; Designer Hardware Soho, Stampin' Dimensionals - accessories;

To make the flowers I just stamped with black ink on the colored card stock & cut them out. I popped up one of the Baja Breeze flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals. This card was really quick & easy to make - about 20 minutes.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Decor Elements

Well, I picked the "Home is Love" Decor Elements for my Level 2 hostess item a little while ago. Then there's this tree. As soon as I saw this tree I was in love! I order the large tree in chocolate to go with my "Home is Love" and went to work on my fireplace. This is just above the fireplace mantle. I love how it turned out! The tree comes in several pieces and must be put together. My little boys "helped" cut out the pieces and put it up.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Aren't Cards Fun?

Here's a really old Father's Day card I really like. I find the seaside set a very reasonable set to use for masculine cards. To created the striped background paper, I took three different colors of the same patterned paper and cut them into strips. By mixing up the width & the order of the paper, I made my own multi coloured background paper.


Bashful Blue Prints DSP, Real Red Prints DSP, Brilliant Blue Prints DSP, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White - paper; Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue - ink; Seaside, Everyday Flexible Phrases - stamp sets; Brilliant Blue brads, linen thread - accessories;

This is a birthday card for one of the girls in my son's class. I used some the April kit "Fawnd of You" from

Almond Dot (BoBunny), Bouquet of Bliss (Sassafrass Lass), Chai tea (Sassafrass Lass), Girl's Best Friend (Sassafrass Lass)- paper; Chocolate Holly Doodle stickers (Pink Paislee), Happy Pal Around - chipboard sticker shapes (Sassafrass Lass), Textured Corduroy Blossoms (Maya Road) - accessories;

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Card Bonanza!

So I got all excited the other day & made three cards. It's my mom's birthday today so two of the cards were for her. I'm crazy about the two flower ones & was pleased with the ice cream sundae one.

I was helping Mom with a card a week or so ago & was suddenly struck by the idea that the white flowers from the Pretties kit would make the best daisies if I added Summer Sun corduroy buttons. This card has almost no stamping *gasp* but I thought it turned out great!


Summer Sun textured cardstock, Whisper White - paper; Summer Sun - ink; All Holidays - stamp set; Summer Sun corduroy buttons, Pretties Kit, Styled Silver hodgepodge hardware, small oval punch, ticket corner punch, Laughter & Love white rub ons - accessories;

This next beauty uses my current favorite set: Fifth Avenue Floral!! The card was pretty but after I added the Stickles on the rose petals, the whole card came to life!


Parisian Breeze Speciality paper, Baja Breeze textured cardstock, Whipser White - paper; Chocolate Chip - ink; Fifth Avenue Floral, Circle of Friendship - stamp sets; Eyelet Boarder punch, Organza ribbon, Stickles, 1" circle punch, Button Bouquet, Button Latte - accessories;

And last but not least...

Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Whipser White, Pink Pirouette, Candy Lane DSP - paper; Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette - ink; Sassy Suzy, Goody, Goody Gumdrops - stamp sets: Button Bouquet, scallop circle, Stickles, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Close to Cocoa velvet ribbon, paper piercing template, pop-up dots, Stampin Pastels, blender pen - accessories;