Sunday, March 29, 2015

Card Assortment for February Occasions

February was a month full of birthdays and anniversaries.  A friend of mine came over one cold afternoon in February and we had a lot of fun stamping.  It looks like we were in the mood to use Gray in our creations!  Love the Gray and Pink as well as the Gray, Green and Purple color schemes.  My daughter even joined us.  She made her very own birthday invitations.  Check it out!

Here are some of the creations we made.

It's Your Birthday YAY card

Pistachio Wisteria Flower Power card

Quatro Heart Anniversary Card

Daughter's Birthday Invitation

Stampin Up! Supplies used:
It's Your Birthday Yay card
Stamp Sets: Fitting Occasions, Balloon Bash (Occasions Catalogue)
Card Stock:  Strawberry Slush (my fav), Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Pad, Basic Gray Stamping' Write Marker
Accessories:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Expressions Folder, Stamping Dimensions, Neutrals Buttons, 1-1/4" Square Punch (to make end of Whisper White Banner)

Pistachio Wisteria Flower Power card
Stamp Sets: Petite Petals
Card Stock: Pistachio Pudding, Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad, Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad, Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (my fav), Blossom Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (from Itty Bitty Trio Punch set), 1/8" silver brad

Quatro Heart Anniversary Card
Stamp Sets: Memorable Moments, 
Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Primrose Petals (Retired)
Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad, Strawberry SlushClassic Stampin' Pad, Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad (Retired), Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad, Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Small Heart Punch (Retired), Rhinestone Jewel

Daughter's Birthday Invitation 
Stamp Sets: Celebrate Today, Zoo Babies
Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Pad, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad, Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Pad (Retired)

Happy Stampin'!

Michelle B
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
inspire. create. share.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Finally......A new post!

I am almost embarrassed to post anything here as it has been so long.  (insert sad face).  But I guess that is the beauty about blogging, you get to do as much or (in my case) as little as you want to.  It's not like I don't think about posting my new, scrapbook pages, etc that I have made, I do think about it all of the time!  Is it just finding the time to post them.  I think I may have a solution to my "forgetful blog posting".

This year I have actually set aside time in the calendar on my iPhone and my computer to stamp.  Each month the calendar in my iPhone or computer will give me an alert with a reminder that I have set aside this time to stamp.  I thought it would be a good idea to count how many cards (i.e. birthday, anniversary, etc) cards I need to make of my family and friend each month and to also include that in my cell phone reminder/alert. So far it has worked!  Maybe I should do the same thing for blog posting.  I so enjoy making cards and mailing them to my family and friends.  Here are some of the cards I have made so far this year.  Well let's start off with a birthday card I received from a friend of mine.  Isn't it LOVELY!  I love the Baker's Twine tied in the blue button and the corner punched used on the actual card front and Whisper White layer.  Thank you Suzanne for the beautiful birthday card.  You made my day.

My January Creations

I was inspired to do my own version of the lovely birthday card I received and here it is below.

Then I got inspired to actually use the Butterfly Stamp set instead of the punch to see what kind of card would turn out.  Gives it a different look - doesn't it.  I couldn't help adding some bling to my butterflies.  Quite often when I stamp a card I usually always make more than one.  This is easy as if you cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" card stock in half you can make 2 cards.  I usually make 4 to 6 of the same card, leave the saying portion of the card blank so that I have cards on hand for when I need them.  By leaving them blank you can always add whatever saying you want at a later date.  Give it a try!

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri, Happy Birthday saying Grunge Rock (Retired)
Card Stock: Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Coastal Cabanan
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Costal Cabana
Accessories:  Bakers Twine, Button (Retired), Bitty Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Jewel

Happy Stamping!

Michelle B
Independent Stamping' Up! Demonstrator
inspire. create. share.