This is the message you heard from the beginning. Love One Another. 1 John 3:11

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cupacake Card

This card was made by my downline, Stacy Wells.   So many times when I stamp, I have a hard time stepping out of the box....The cupcake image reminds me of cute, brighter, cheerful colors.   Stacy used So saffron and then embossed the cupcake image ind black.   Now suitable for any age....

ENJOY!

Carol

Stamp Room....messy desk and clean desk

I don't know about all you stampers out there, but when I start making a card, the desk is clear and by the end....you would think a bomb went off!!!   AND Then I put away some, ok none.... and then don't stamp because I look at the mess and turn around and head the other way......I am trying very very hard to break that habit.  First day was fine, then had a relapse.   SO tonight, I already have it cleaned off and I don't go to bed for another 2 hrs at least.....

When I started rearranging things the other day, here is what the desk looked like, before I had begun....

What a mess, and this is kinda clean for me, really!!!   I moved a couple of things around and this is what it looked like about an hr later....


Since that time, I have arranged a few things, brought my markers onto the desk on the left side.  No picture but I am creating so much more since I now have the space to create.

So clear your desk off and create!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Nature Walk Birthday Card

I love this stamp set....it is in the Occasions Mini Catalog which is only available til the end of April.   I have made several birthday cards with it as well as a few Thinking of You cards too.   Tonight I am posting this card as part of a  411 Sketch Challenge.  Entering a challenge, whether it is a color challenge, sketch or stamp set challenge is a great way to get your creativity going.  

I used Marina Mist cardstock for the card base and also for the layer behind the stamped flower image that I punched the edge with the Pinking Heart border punch.  The layer that has the bee, bird, eggs and Happy Birthday greeting is actually the Botanical Gazette designer series paper.  The paper looks aged and has no images on it, so I added those from the Nature Walk stamp set #121997 clear mount from the Occasions mini catalog  and the Happy Birthday is from the On Your Birthday set #111664 pg 153 of the Idea Book & Catalog.   I used the marvelous markers to ink the flower stamp...old olive and cherry cobbler and stamped several times without reinking.   The Crochet trim is from the catalog and I sponged marina mist ink onto it.   I put one of those Antique brads on the ribbon where I knotted it.   The card took only about 10 minutes to stamp and put together, but I kept trying different ribbons and brads, which added at least another half hr.....

ENJOY!

Carol

Spring is Blossoming Promotion

Stampin' Up! has a promotion going on right now.    I have tried...many times to post the flyer and information regarding that promotion in the design of this blog with no results.   After spending hrs, yes hrs trying to do this, I was able to put the picture of the promotion on the top left of this Blog, however when you click on the picture, nothing is there   SO, I am attaching the link to the flyer here:

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/SIB_flyer_April2011_US.pdf

The information regarding this promotion IS on the link above, just click on it and see the images, paper and details of the promotion.   ANY questions regarding this promotion, do not hesitate to contact me at sbjcarol@yahoo.com.   Anyone reading this post that knows how I can attach the link to the picture I have on the upper left corner of this blog...please contact me.

THANKS!!!!!

ENJOY!

Wedding Favors, friends, facebook and high school

About 2 months ago, I noticed on facebook that a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, actually one of my downline, Tami had a friend, Brian.....I asked her how she knew him, because another friend of mine, Kim, that I work with...well her son, is this Brian....She said, her cousin's daughter was marrying Brian.   Then 2 weeks ago, Kim asked me to come and help them all make wedding favors.   So, I gathered up my Big Shot, pillow box die and some other stampin' supplies and Kim and I headed to the Bride's Mom's house where they were already crankin' out some wedding favors.   When we pulled up to the house, I noticed the last name, thought it sounded familiar, somewhere, maybe from High School....a few years ago now.   After we were stamping, cutting, embossing, filling the favors with candies....and the Bride's Mom started talking about Pat...I said, who's Pat....she said my husband....I said, I knew it...he dated one of my girlfriends back in HS.  How is that for a small world....

Now for the picture of the Wedding Favor....




The colors are Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue.   It's hard to tell, but the scroll image is from Baroque Motifs and the H is from Lovely Letters Alphabet and they are embossed using a retired Bashful Blue embossing powder and the ribbon is a silver ribbon.

ENJOY!

Carol