Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Can you even stand it???

Back again!!!! I guess I have been making a few cards lately even though I haven't been blogging much, so I'm finally getting around to posting some of my creations. Today's card is one of those creations that I made and thought it was okay, and now when I go back and look at it again, I REALLY like it. We made this in our club last month and I thought it was a great masculine graduation card. I find it really easy to whip together a feminine card for any occasion, but cards for guys always stump me. I'm really excited because there is a FABULOUS designer series paper set coming out in the new Stampin'Up! catalog next month . . . so stay tuned! That paper set, along with some much-anticipated new masculine sets, will be on my first order!

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Sail away(?, from the summer mini), Word play, Grunge rock
Cardstock: Real red, sahara sand, very vanilla, not quite navy
Ink:Not quite navy, real red
Other Stuff: Early espresso bakers twine, square lattice EF, sahara sand marker and blender pen

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Don't fall out of your chairs . . . but here I am again, back in less than a week!!! It is HOT here in Texas already and we have been making good use of my mom's pool lately, which is supposed to wear the kids out so they sleep well at night. This is working, but it is also wearing mama and daddy out so our whole house is sleeping well these days :-)
I'm hoping to have some more time for 'fun' stamping in the next month or so as stamp club is winding down for the summer. This card is one that is purely fun: who doesn't love a bunch of nice fresh pairs of brightly colored flip-flops??? You know, before they get all grungy from wearing them all day, every day for 3 months. I stepped out of my comfort zone and used a color that I don't think I've used all year: Poppy parade. It looks so nice paired with some of the other 2010-2012 in colors, Pear pizzazz and Peach parfait!!

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps:Sunny fun (from the Summer Mini)
Cardstock: Poppy parade, Whisper white, Daffodil delight, Poppy parade, peach parfait and Pear pizzazz DSP (from hostess set)
Ink:Basic black
Other Stuff: Assorted markers, Daffodil delight taffeta ribbon, tiny colored rhinestones (of unknown origin)