Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cherry on Top

My oldest had her birthday party about 2 weeks ago and this is the thank you card. Her "theme" was cupcakes. The invites were pink and brown cupcakes but we were unable to find brown streamers (a must have at a party!). In addition, my brother's girlfriend had her baby shower over Easter weekend and the colors were pink and celery (isn't it funny how non stampers will say "green" but a stamper MUST get the shade just right.) There were balloons and tablecloths left over so I brought them home and we decorated with pink and celery.
I used some polka dotted paper that I found at Archivers, and some cute little gems my friend Nicole gave to me. I finally dusted off my crimper as well. The shape/image is the Stampin' Up! Simple Birthday Thanks. The idea of paper piecing with it came from a swap that I received at the SCS Michigan Mingle. The cheery is stamped onto white card stock and then colored with my Certainly Celery marker and Ruby Red marker. The top of the cupcake is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and stamped onto Pink Pirouette card stock. The sprinkles are colored with my white gel pen. The sentiment reads "You're the cherry on top" and is from Amuse. It was alot of work cutting this baby out! Thankfully I only need 7 of them!
Hope you have a great day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Stamp Club Project With Some SPRING!

This is a project that my current stamp clubs are doing. Why do I love it so much? Why do I think my customers love it so much? Because we live in Michigan and this has been the longest winter EVER! Yesterday was a beautiful day and this weekend is supposed to be wonderful as well, but I created this sample about 2 weeks ago when we had gotten more snow. I wanted something that reminded us Michiganian's that spring WOULD come....eventually. This uses some Prints Designer Paper from a couple of years ago, the new oval scallop punch from the current mini catalog (and matching stamp set) and the new set that I am really enjoying called Branch Out. I hope you are having wonderful weather where you live. I'm feeling pretty confident that we are all done with snow here in Michigan....I hope!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Raspberry Tart and Chipboard

Here is a VERY simple card that I will be showing to my stamp club tonight. The ladies wanted to see something using chipboard so I thought I would show them how you can take a piece of chipboard and use it to make a very blah card into something that makes a statement. The chipboard came from a pack that Stampin Up sold last year sometime but I believe there are new packs that have the same flower in it. I chose my Raspberry Tart DSP and turned the chipboard face down on the patterned paper, traced with a pencil and then cut it out. I used adhesive to adhere the paper to the chipboard and then using my crop-o-dile to add the clear rhinestone brad to the center. The only stamping on this is the sentiment, which comes from Three Little Words. The base of the card is made using my Top Note Die. Such a simple way to showcase the big impact that chipboard can have!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Turning 10?!?!

It never ceases to amaze me when one of the girls birthday's roll around. Megan will be having a birthday this weekend and she'll be 10! TEN?!?! I can hardly believe it. It really seems like yesterday that my husband and I were getting used to our new roll - parents. It has not always been easy and there are days I am one exhausted mother, but I would not change it for anything
Megan's favorite color combo is light pink and brown. As a matter a fact, her bedroom is painted light pink with dark brown accents so I knew she would love this birthday invitation. She is having a sleepover and the girls are going to decorate cupcakes together. I used Nestabilities for the rectangular pieces thanks to my pal Vicki and the cuttlebug Paisley embossing folder thanks to my pal Lorie. The adorable little sparkly bling next to the word "Party" is also from Vicki. Actually, I'm thinking, other than the cardstock and image, all of the goodies on this card were loaned from my pals while we were at the Splitcoaststampers Mini Mingle this past weekend. (I'll share some pictures from that soon!)
I really loved the way this turned out. I wonder if any of the cupcakes the 10 year olds make will look so cute?!?