Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Evening

Hey everyone, how was your weekend? Mine was pretty good. Crafted with some girlfriends, enjoyed some overcast/cool weather while hanging with DH watching the Giants final game of the season and made 2 batches of jam, not to mention the various other chores. After everyone left on Saturday I thought I'd check out the new challenge over at Dynamic Duos. This week's challenge is to use pinks, Primrose Petals and Blushing Bride. Well, for me this screams BABY CARD!!! lol because did I tell you, I'm going to be a Nana?? lol

I used the Primrose Petals for the card base. The Blushing Bride was cut with the Large Scallop Edgelit and then embossed with the Delicate Designs folder. I had some left over Blushing Bride ruffled ribbon from when it was an In-Color and I thought was the perfect touch. The elephant stamp, stamped in Basic Gray, was from my stash, I think it was from Recollections. The sentiment stamps are from the Sweet Essentials stamp set stamped with Primrose Petals. Then I added some Dazzles and Rhinestone Basic Jewels, cute and blingy!!

So, can you tell I'm thinking "girl"?!? lol Although since we've never had any boys around, I'm thinking it could be fun except for there's so many more cute girly things to buy for babies!! ;) Either way, I know I'm going to have the cutest grandbaby ever!!

Well, that's about it for tonight. I hope you have a great week, and I thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall is Finally Here!

Hey everyone! How's your week going so far? I don't know how the weather is where you are, but it definitely feels like fall right now and I am just loving it! Fall is definitely my favorite time of year, the cooler weather, the warm colors of the leaves, and best of all, the family time. I love having my family at the house and cooking/baking for them. I don't cook much during the summer because of the heat, bbqing yes, but not a lot of baking. So for the next few months I'll be making up for lost time! ;)

Well, with fall in mind, I thought I'd share the cards from our workshop Friday night. The ladies had a good time and really enjoyed making these.
This card was made using the Regarding Dahlias stamp set that I received free for collecting 6 of the Best of stamp sets that SU! is releasing in celebration their 25th anniversary. The sentiment is from the Sweetly Framed stamp set that is available when you host a qualifying party.
This card was one I cased but tweaked a little bit. We used the September Best of Autumn stamp set and the Label Love stamp set with matching punch and the 3/4" scalloped circle punch for the sentiment. The ladies really loved the stretchy ruffle ribbon that is in the new in-colors. The leaf on the tiny clothes pin was punched with a punch from my stash, thought it coordinated well with the leaf stamps.
Then the third card was another I cased and tweaked some using the Papillion Potpourri stamps set and punches. The stamp set and bitty butterfly punch is on sale through the end of September for 15% off. The sentiment stamp is from the set called Four You.

I hope you liked the cards. If your are interested in any of the products on these cards, please feel free to contact me or you can go to my SU! website here and shop til you drop! lol

I hope you have a great week, and I thank you for stopping by my little blog!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Let the Cute Begin!

Happy Sunday everyone!!! We got some exciting news last night. I'm going to be a Nana! My DD #1 and her DH are expecting!! Woo hoo!!!! DH and I didn't think we'd ever be grandparents. I feel so very blessed! This year has been exceptionally hard for our family and this was just the happy news we needed!!

I wanted to participate in a couple of challenges, so what better theme than to celebrate our happy moment!! I am entering this in Dynamic Duos color challenge and Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge. And what stamp is more perfect than this image from the Best of Brides and Babies. This image is perfect and really says it all. I intend to do some serious baby shopping in the next few months, because after all, how cute are babies?? lol

Thank you so much for stopping by, I have to go make my shopping lists! I hope you have a good rest of your weekend!.

All Supplies used from Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede
Markers: Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron
Ribbon: Pistachio
Candy Dots: Soft Suede

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget!!!

With thoughts and prayers for everyone affected. We will never forget!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge #69

Hello everyone! Hope your weekend was a good one. DH and I spent the weekend in Medford, OR visiting his parents, who just moved up there, and celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. I have always loved Southern Oregon, and it was so much cooler than here in Redding. Came home today and it's 102! Yuck!! Come on fall!!!  :)

So while laundry was going I thought I'd create a card for the challenge over at Dynamic Duos which is to use Old Olive and Pacific Blue colors this week. Since I didn't clean my room from the last challenge and making anniversary cards (DD and DSIL's is tomorrow), I still had some Old Olive scraps on my desk.

I have seen some different folds on several different websites lately and thought I'd make one for a change. I cut the Pacific Blue card base at 4 1/4" by 11 and scored it at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4", which when the tabs are folded in, you have a perfect A2 size card. The Old Olive mat is cut at 5 1/4" x 4" and the Whisper White is cut at 3 3/4" x 5", all basic mat sizes for this card.
And here's the inside of the card. I used the Petite Pairs stamp set for the sentiments and the Papillon Potpourri which is part of the Butterfly Bundle that's on sale for 15% off through the end of September. And of course I had to add some Dazzles to the some of the butterflies. Gotta have some bling with butterflies!

Well, time to get dinner on the table. I hope what's left of your weekend is good and that you have a fantastic week! I thank you for stopping by.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Hello everyone, remember me? :) I know it's been a long time since my last post, but life got in the way again. At the end of June my sweet mama took a fall and ended up in the hospital. Her health had been failing for awhile and her little body just couldn't fight any more. She went home to the Lord in early July and we've been taking care of things ever since. For those of you that have older parents, you know how over whelming it all can be. Some days it's all you can do to get through the next minute, but knowing that she's pain-free now and with my daddy has helped me make it this far. Thank goodness for my scrap room! Paper crafting really is my therapy!

I wanted to share a thank you card I made for someone and to get back into the swing of things, I'm going to enter it into Challenge #68 over at Dynamic Duo. This week's challenge was to use Perfect Plum and the second color is  your choice. I chose Old Olive which just seems to go so well together. I used the Simply Sketched stamp set that you can get with your hostess dollars when you a qualifying party or online order. This set is so versatile, I've used it many, many times, in fact, I used it for the card made on my last post.

I used the Perfect Plum and Old Olive markers to color the flower image and used Old Olive ink on the sentiment stamp. I rounded the corners of the mats, added some pearls and ribbon, and voila! Clean and simple, easy peasy!! I'm hoping to be able to post a little more regularly, that is as much as time allows. So many balls balancing in the air right now, I have to be careful not drop one. ;) Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a good evening.