Monday, July 29, 2013

Birthday Gift Stack

Well I'm back after a week+ away from home.  I really think vacations are more than just the time you're away....there's the few days of prep to get ready to leave and then the few days once you're home to get settled back into the routine.  A week of vacation is really like 2 weeks!  So needless to say there hasn't been any stamping lately.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Nova Scotia.  What a beautiful place and such friendly people wherever we went.  We saw lots of beautiful scenery and some amazing natural wonders, took fabulous hikes and ate way more than our share of good food.  I look forward to going back again someday to see the parts we didn't have time for this visit.

  I do have one quick card to show that I made for a birthday party that Alex was invited to a while back.  It's a great way to use up some scraps of DSP!


  I used some leftovers from Sale-a-Bration 2 years ago as I thought these fun bright colors were perfect for a little girl.  I made a fork bow for the top and just used 3 lengths of ribbon to make the bow fuller.  I added a rhinestone to the center of the bow for a little glam.

  I promise to be back this week with some new projects.  I have stamp club tomorrow so I want to share the fun projects my ladies are making this month.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: none

Ink: none

Paper: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment DSP (retired SAB)

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dot e.f., Calypso Coral ribbon (retired SAB)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In Color Mosaic

  Check out this sweet and simple card that showcases all of the new In Colors.  My stamping ladies made this one last month at my new catalog party.  There's nothing like seeing new colors in person! 

 And thanks to some demonstrator friends who participated in a ribbon share I had a sampling of all the new In Color ribbons for my ladies to choose from to use on their cards. 

  The stamp sets on this card are also new as is the embossing folder.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Lots of Thanks

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush

Paper: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories: Mosaic Madness e.f., In Color ruffled trim, rhinestones, mosaic punch, dimensionals

Friday, July 12, 2013

Grungey 5th Birthday

  So are all of you ready to jump ship as Did You Stamp Today? readers??  I've been gone a long time haven't I?  So much for the summer of relaxation and free time!  =)  We've pretty much been going non-stop since school got out.  Camps, out of state trips to visit family, anniversaries, birthdays oh my!  Next summer I'll know better I promise.

  But for now I do have a card to share for the new Fab Friday challenge.  This time around it's a color challenge.  Woo-Hoo!  Are these great colors for a guy card or what? 

  And as luck would have it I needed to make a card for my little guy's 5th birthday which was yesterday.  Here he is all ready to get the party started at 7am.  It would have been earlier but we told him not to come out of his room until his clock said 7:00 at the earliest!  He was excited for sure!

  To explain my "grungey" card so it makes sense, you need to know that Alex is the child who doesn't care if he's got food all over him, his clothes on backwards or inside out (notice the pj's inside out!) and will walk around the grocery store with his party hat on (yes he did all that on his birthday!).  He is a hot mess most of the time but he can be super sweet, gives great hugs and has a smile that makes me smile.  My grungey card is in his honor!

  I've got some fun new goodies on this card.  Most notably is the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I knew this one would be perfect for backgrounds, guy and boy cards.  Another new item is the washi tape.  This stuff is so fun because you just rip it and go with measuring, no scissors and if you want to reposition it just peel it up and try again.  It's a very freeing accessory!  =)  And do you see those red "brads"??  Well they aren't really brads.  They are the new candy dots that you just stick down like the rhinestones and pearls.  And they come in ALL the colors!  You can make them real brads by adhering them to the new brad bases or just use them without.  A great double duty accessory!  My last item you might not even notice but I was super excited to see them when I first got the new catalog.  Circle Framelits!!  Woo-Hoo!  It's awesome to have circles in so many sizes that nest so neatly and fit in a small little sleeve!

  Dig into your stamping supplies and play along with us and our fun colors for Fab Friday Challenge 22!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Bring on the Cake, Blast Off ('birthday')

Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red - marker

Paper: Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Accessories: candy dots, washi tape, Circle framelits, dimensionals