Thursday, January 19, 2017

Birthday Balloons

I usually don't like to mix so many patterns on a card as I did in this one but I got a little carried away with the Party animal DSP.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Moroccan Birthday

The Moroccan DSP is my favorite from the Annual Catalog and my go to for masculine cards.  This was one of the cards we made in class this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 13, 2017

From My Heart to Yours

Today's card is a simple Valentine that was quick and easy to make, which is what I need these days.  I am so busy with my kiddos, there is hardly any time for anything but driving them from place to place.  We have had somewhere to be every evening this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy Birthday

While I had everything out from the last card, I decided to make another one using the same stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Carousel Birthday

Today I have a birthday card for a friends little girl who loves carousel horses, she even has a full size one in her bedroom.  This stamp set is called Carousel Birthday and is in the Occasions catalog.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Here For You

This is one of the cards we made in class this week.  The die cut image is from the Window Box die set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hello Love

Today I have a Valentine card to share made with the Sent with Love stamp set. Love the lipstick kiss that's in this set.  I remember when I was young writing love letters to whoever I had a crush on and sealing them with a lipstick kiss and then never actually giving them to him because I was totally the shyest kid in school.  I thought it would be fun to stamp it on the cards I give to my kiddos as well.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Roy and Martha

Today I have another card from the SAB stamp set Hey, Chick!  If you are wondering about the title of my post, there is a little story to go with it.  My mom had an aunt and uncle named Roy and Martha and they were quite the pair.  Roy was a drinker and Martha did not like it and she let him know it.  The more she complained, the more he drank and the funnier he got as far as us kids were concerned.  We loved him dearly because he played with us and always had a funny joke to tell.  He gave us two baby chickens once and of course we had to name them Roy and Martha.  They were so tame that they would allow us to carry them around and we would  put Roy in a sand bucket and he was so fat he couldn't get out.  But one day it started to rain and we ran in the house and left Roy in the sand bucket and he drowned.  A short time later a  fox got Martha.  I knew when I saw this stamp set that I had to put this story with it, just had to!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Little Pun Intended

My favorite Sale a Bration stamp set is the Hey, Chick and so far it has also been a favorite of my customers.  I specially love the little cracked egg with feet in this set so I combined it with the dozen of eggs from the Perfect Mix stamp set.  Love it, and know exactly who I am sending this card to.  My son Seth is dyslexic and all through school he had teachers describe him as "floats his own boat",
"sings to a different tune", "unique",  "different","a genius in math but can't read", and many, many more. He even had one teacher who must have thought he was an alien because he asked him to levitate a pencil!  It was very frustrating for him during his grade school years but when he got to high school he finally had a teacher who totally understood him and he taught him to read.  Now we laugh about it so I know he will find this card amusing although he is probably more like one in a million.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Balloon Adventures

Today I have a birthday card to share, the front is clean and simple but open it up and there is a WOW factor for sure.

Most of my cards are fairly simple but this one not so much.  I used the Balloon Adventures stamp set and the Balloon pop-Up Thinlet dies that are on page 5 of the Occasions catalog.  The DSP is from Party Animal. 

I did struggle at first making it but then I found a Stampin' Up video that really helped.  The Thinlet die cuts, scores and embosses!  I got  a little cracking on one of my score lines but I may try a different sandwich the next time I cut one out.

Here is  the video from Stampin' Up! And, today is the day that YOU can order from the Occasions catalog and even earn FREE merchandise from the Sale a Bration catalog.  Thanks for stopping by!