Saturday, March 26, 2011

Clean and Simple

This card is one of my favorites! It is clean and simple and very easy to mass produce. I saw this card somewhere over a year ago, so I don't know who to give credit to. Sorry! I have re-made this card for various occasions. It has been a sympathy card, a manly birthday card, a thank you card, etc. 

The base of the card is Sahara Sand. Layered on top of that is Basic Black and then Very Vanilla. I stamped the Medallion image using Sahara Sand ink. I used a small black brad in the center and the Level 1 Hostess stamp set Afterthoughts. I think this card would be very pretty in many different color combinations also. TFL!

On a side note: Way to go Butler Bulldogs!! Great game tonight!  :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Posting Problems

I have been wanting to post a couple of MDS pages that I have done, but for some reason, I cannot get them to upload.  :(  I will continue to work on that. Looks like we'll be spending a lot of time indoors again!  :(  We are forecast to get 1 - 3 inches of snow tomorrow night! UGH! Earlier in the week it was sunny and in the upper 70's! I want that weather back! 

Since it is SO cold again, here is a Valentine card that I made.

I used scraps again of Real Red and Pretty In Pink. Most of the paper is from the Filled With Love bundle that was available in February. I also used: Heart to Heart punch, Jewelry Tag punch, Tiny Tags stamp set, hemp twine, and the Tasteful Trim die (was available in the Holiday Mini, but has been carried over!). I LOVE this die!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stamping 411 Sketches

Happy Tuesday all! My up-up line holds a monthly downline meeting that is always full of fun and information. Every month we are presented with a challenge to help us stretch our creativity and/or promote our business. This month our challenge was to participate in two creative challenges. I just LOVE sketches, so I decided to follow a couple of sketches posted on the Stamping 411 blog.

Here is the first sketch that I used: is the card I created:

The second sketch I used also came from the Stamping 411 blog. Here is the sketch:

Here is the card I created from this sketch:

I hope you like my interpretation of these sketches! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Thank you Coaches!

I posted a couple of days ago that my son had been playing a lot of basketball, which he loves! We are very blessed to have a couple of great coaches, so I wanted to make them a card to thank them for all of their hard work and patience this season.

This card uses Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, and Basic Black. I used the retired stamp set Just Basketball to create the 'background paper'. I used dimensionals to 'pop up' the net. The sentiment was stamped with the So Happy for You stamp set from the SAB catalog.

I hope they like their cards!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

I always think of that song when I hear someone talking about Stampin' Up's Sale-A-Bration! Sorry!! Anyway, this SUPER promotion ends March 31st! You don't want to miss out on this great opportunity to earn FREE product! You earn free products for every $50 you spend. There are tons of awesome items available that are exclusive to S-A-B, but.........if you check out the last page, you'll notice that you can also choose several awesome products from the IBC. Please contact me if you have any questions!

You can click here to see the products available through S-A-B. AND...... you can always shop my online store. I love that I can shop anytime and the stuff comes right to my door! WHOO HOO!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Very Vintage?

Long time no 'see'! I am sorry that it has been so long since I last posted! We have been very busy the past month with basketball. My son has been playing basketball; I think they played 18 games in the month of February. WHEW!

Anywho, here is a card I created for a birthday. It was an attempt at a vintage style card. Not sure if I got there but.........I really like the card!

This card uses the stamp set Notably Ornate; Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Perfect Plum cardstock. I also used some Chantilly Crochet Trim and an Antique Brad. Let me know if I 'hit' the vintage look. TFL!