Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It's been a wild couple of weeks!

It's been a wild three weeks! So sorry I have been missing in action! Things have been a little crazy lately and I've fallen behind with lots of things, like my NEW blog! Uh oh!!! That is one reason I thought a long time about whether to even start one! I knew there would be times that life would get in the way but I didn't expect it to be so soon!! Well, I'm back and I hope to keep up better in the future!!!

That being said, here is a picture of the projects we did last night at Hostess Club!

The center project is a sack purse made from a 6" paper sack with Sahara Sand cardstock front and back! You can't tell from this picture but we used the Sanded Background on the Sahara Sand and the Linen Background on the Bashful Blue layer! The Mother's Day card is a simple, but elegant, one layer card with a Bashful Blue backing! We used the Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set from the Occasions Mini!!
I just love this adorable little dress card! Isn't it cute?? I can see using this as an invitation to a little girl's first birthday (or any birthday for that matter), a first communion card, a bridal shower, or any feminine occasion!
I love having my Hostess Club over! The girls are all so much fun to be around! I am going to miss Kelly and Becky a lot, they are both graduating KU and moving out of state! Good luck with your new adventures Kelly and Becky!!
Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Getting Punchy!!!

Here is a card front that I just completed for a Utah Divas Swap! The swap rules were to use our punches to make art for our cardfront! I used ALOT of punches for this one! I used the 1 3/8" punch then cut the circle into fourths for the sun, the rays are from a flower on the Spring Flowers punch (retired, oops). I used the 3/4" circle punch for the wings on the ladybug, the 1/2" circle punch for the ladbug's body, the 1/4" circle punch for the ladybug's head, and the double cicle punch for the the ladybug's spots. I used the 1/2" circle punch for the caterpiller's body parts, and the Spring Flowers punch again for the antenna! I used my paper piercer for the ladybug tracks and cut slits in the "grass" with my scissors! This was a fun swap but very time consuming! I spent 7 hours on 14 card fronts! YIKES!
So now you know what I did with my Saturday! Sorry the picture isn't so great! I'm a stamper not a photographer! The only stamp used on this card was the verse from Stampin' Up!'s(c) Bugs & Kisses set! It was a great challenge! Give it a try yourself and e-mail me a picture of what you come up with!

Friday, April 4, 2008

The First of Many Things!!!

Thanks for visiting my new Blog! This is my first attempt at blogging so please bare with me! I hope to share my love of stamping with you as well as a few cards and projects as I have time to create something new!

This is a fun project that I did for the Utah Divas International blog last weekend! It uses an ordinary 9 x 13" manila envelope to create a great shopping list with a place to keep your coupons! You can make a similar one at my "It's a Girl Thing" Stamp Camp on April 20th! Watch for more sneak previews in the days ahead! Call or e-mail me before 4/10 to sign up for the stamp camp!!