Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Mother's Love...

Caroline, a friend a fellow stamper where I work, brought in a beautiful book of quotes one day and I glanced through it. I eventually got pulled into the book & read them all and then chose this quote as my favorite.

"Sweater, n. garment worn by a child when it's mother is feeling chilly."

As a surprise, Caroline had this quote made into a rubber stamp for me! I was so surprised and thrilled!! I'm not sure on what occasion I would use this for a greeting card, perhaps Mother's Day? Anyway, I thought it went well with Mo Manning's little girl bike rider.

And the inside...

Hope you are all managing this heat wave. I've got the fan on high stuck right in my face while making cards... I'm pretty sure I resemble one of those skydivers. I'll leave the visual up to you. =0)

Stamps: Mo Manning, Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Basic Grey Max & Whiskers, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa Accessories: sheer organza ribbons, glitter, adhesive pearls Tools: Copic Markers, Spellbinder Oval, EK Success edge punch, swiss dots embossing folder, sewing machine, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Friday, July 02, 2010

Doing THE RUMBA with Gabriella…

Ever hear of toddlers Rumba pants? Well, myself and my stamping buddy Gabriella… as in Gabi with an Eye… were admiring cards by different bloggers using a large scallop border to create a layered look and she said, “Hey these look like the Rumba pants that my daughter wore as a toddler.” So from that moment on… we refer to this as the Rumba Pants Design.

So! A challenge immediately ensued and we were off racing to our respective craft rooms to do a little Rumba Crafting…. here is a photo that we both used as inspiration to create our own Rumba Pants Card…

Sweet, eh? Well here's my card. I thought Mo Manning's image with all the ruffles would be a good match to this Rumba Pant inspired card.

This was so fun doing this challenge with you Gabriella!! Now, you've got to check out Gabi's Rumba Pant card here. It's ADOREABLE!!

Stamps: Mo Manning, Hero Arts Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Basic Grey Basic, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, dark brown Bazzel, Accessories: pale blue sheer organza ribbon, satin ribbon, brads, glitter, adhesive pearls Tools: Copic Markers, Spellbinder Rectangle & Oval, EK Success Double Embossed Dotted border punch, sewing machine, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, July 01, 2010

SFYTT - Butterfly

Well I finally got my lazy-blog-butt back to the computer. I stumbled across the newest sketch for SFYTT on Facebook and a notice that I had 3 hours to meet the deadline for a chance to win $30 in Verve product. Wouldn't that be something - I luvvvvv's Verve....!

So here's my card. I just fell in love with this Prima Flights of Fancy Collection paper so I followed along with the theme and used this Verve sentiment and MS butterfly punches.

Stamps: Verve, Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Prima Flights of Fancy, Whisper White, Bazzell brown Accessories: Sparkly chipboard thingies... not sure who makes them, adhestive pearls in brown & pink Tools: Spellbinder Fleur de Lis & EK Success edge, sewing machine, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black