Monday, August 30, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy

I have been super busy getting the kids ready for back-to-school and last minute summer activities that my crafting time has been severely hampered.  We were lucky enough to take a trip to Tokyo and climb Mt. Fuji!  I will be doing at least one MDS page and will get that posted as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I was going through my pictures and have found some cards that I haven't shared yet.  A few months back I had to make a sympathy card for a family member.  I don't like sympathy cards or masculine cards.  They are just difficult for me.  I don't know if it's the subject matter or just that my creative eye is geared towards the feminine.  However, the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set is a perfect sympathy set.  Of course, it can be used for much more than sympathy, but it is definitely my go-to set for that particular genre.

I was pretty happy with how this card turned out.  I thought the Close to Cocoa (now retired) was a subdued enough color for the occasion.  I did not want the card to be too bright or cherry, but I also didn't want it to be dreary.  I think I did okay. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

I Do ...

have plenty to share, I just can't share it quite yet.  I will be able to share one of my projects after Saturday afternoon and a few more brand new projects shortly thereafter.  In the meantime, here's something from the archives that I don't think I've ever posted.

My kids went to a birthday party this summer and I needed a really quick and fun card for the birthday girl.  I saw this idea on someone's blog, but can't for the life of me remember where, so if this idea was yours, please let me know so I can give proper credit!  I used up some of my retired product as well as some current product. 

Current Product:
Sweet Treat Cups (116802)
Real Red Card Stock (102482)
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock (105117)
Tempting Turquoise Card Stock (102067)
Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109027)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Next ...

Unfortunately, I did not hear back from sherryd, so my son picked another winner out of the bowl.  And that winner is:

Carri said...
I love your blog of course I wanna be a follower and thanks fo the chance to win. You rock!!
August 6, 2010 4:56 AM
Thanks Carri!!!  Please contact me with your info so I can get it to the right people!

Monday, August 9, 2010

We Have a Winner!!!

I put the names of all of those ladies who commented on my Blog Candy post AND who became followers of my blog into a bowl and had my lovely daughter pick one out.  And the winner is ...

sherryd said...

I would love to get a chance to win a pass to the classes! You have lovely work on your page and can hardly wait to see what you have in store for the classes.

August 5, 2010 10:54 PM

Congratulations Sherry!  Please contact me ASAP so I can forward your information to the UStamp team.  You should receive your invitation email on or around August 20! 

If I don't hear from you by midnight tonight, I will have to draw a new winner as I have a deadline to get the winner's name in!

Thank you all for participating in this drawing and for following my blog.  Your comments were lovely and made me smile.  Hope everyone has a wonderful day!  I will be back to post a new project soon.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blog Candy!

It's again time for a new edition of UStamp with Dawn and Friends and I have once again been asked to be a Guest Designer.  With that honor comes the privilege of offering a FREE PASS to one lucky follower.  In order to be in the drawing for this free pass you must leave a comment on THIS post AND become a follower of my blog.  Entries will not be accepted after Midnight Central Standard Time on Monday, August 9.  The winner will be announced as soon as possible after that time.  Please be sure to leave me your contact information so I can notify you if you are the lucky winner of the free pass!  Good luck to you all! 

Here is a direct quote from Dawn Rapsas about the upcoming UStamp with Dawn and Friends Early Fall 2010 Edition:

"Here is what you can expect when you join us...

* 160 Cards with 8 Steps or less PDF Tutorials with photo's for you to download!! Each PDF is translated in French, German and Spanish.
* Designer hosted chats with prizes
* Open Chat Room 24x7
* Gallery to share your re-creations
* A cool blinkie for your website/blog
* Prizes, Prizes and MORE Prizes!!"
What are you waiting for?  Come on over and join us!!!  For only $25, this is a bargain!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Baby Boy Thank You

A friend of mine asked me to help her make thank you cards for her baby shower. She then got busy and asked if I could make them for her. I was more than happy to! This card layout is courtesy of Heather Summers. I made 25 of these.  I love this layout!  Super cute and really easy to make.  The finished card is 3x6 and fits in a No. 6 3/4 envelope for mailing. 

Supplies used:

Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
Marina Mist Card Stock (119682)
Bashful Blue Card Stock (105120)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Basic Black Classic Ink (101179)
Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker * (119679)
Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Marker * (105111)
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker * (100052)
Silver Brads (104336)
Baby Bundle Clear Mount Stamp Set (120576) OR, if you prefer, Wood Mount (118525)
(* Can be ordered individually or as a set - Many Marvelous Markers - Item No. 119806 - a savings of over $23.00)

Click on over to my Stampin' Up! website to place your order today!