Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thank You's

The United Programs Committee of the Federal Executive Board is hosting a presentation for Women's History Month on March 26, 2009, at the Jackson Federal Building (downtown Seattle). I made the thank you cards below for the two speakers of the presentation.

Ingredients: Kiwi Kiss cardstock, Pink Pirouette cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink, Riding Hood Red ink, Pacific Point ink, Basic Black ink, Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set, Button Latte, silver brads, Soft Summer stamp set

Ingredients: Soft Summer stamp set, Riding Hood Red ink, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Pretty in Pink cardstock, Pretty in Pink ink, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper, Top Note Die

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Choo Choo!!!

I finally bought some stamp sets that are geared toward males. The Choo Choo stamp set and Right on Track wheel are from the Occasions Mini Catalog that will officially be released on April 1st. I didn't want to get these items at first, but I knew I needed to try designs other than "girly" designs. Below is my first attempt. I stamped the train cars first and then cut them out because I didn't want the tracks to show through the train cars. Then I adhered the cars using stampin' dimensionals.

Ingredients: Kiwi Kiss cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Baja Breeze ink, Tango Tangerine ink, Pacific Point ink, Basic Black ink, Pacific Point grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, Choo Choo stamp set, Right on Track wheel, And Many Mower stamp set, stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

365 Cards, Day 17

I wasn't planning on submitting anything for today's challenge but I forgot I ordered some buttons from Stampin' Up! Since I received the buttons today, I thought I may as well go ahead and use them. I also had a few of the Top Note negatives, so I thought I should stop collecting them and just put them to some use. See for other entries.

Ingredients: Baja Breeze cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Kiwi Kiss cardstock, Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set, Pacific Pointe ink, Riding Hood Red ink, Congrats stamp set, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Button Latte, Top Note die (for the negative or 'frame')

Meet Petey!

My best friend, the UPS man, visited today and delivered my new favorite stamp set, Cheep Talk! I started playing with the set immediately and below is the fruit of my 5-minute madness. I'm in love!

Ingredients: Kiwi Kiss cardstock, Cheep Talk stamp set, Pacific Point ribbon, Button Latte, Top Note Die, Pacific Point ink, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, Glorious Green ink, Close to Cocoa ink

Monday, March 16, 2009

365 Cards, Day 16

So I've been watching the challenges on, and today's challenge sparked my interest. I don't have any sun-related stamping items, but I do have some cheery saffron Designer Series Paper. I think the design on the paper is natural as well as freeing (is that a word?).

For this card, I used the Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Baa Breeze cardstock, Riding Hood Red cardstock and Bella Birds Designer Series Paper.

It's never too early...

Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the freshness of Spring, the bright colors and the hopefulness of warm weather.

Below is a card I made using scraps of cardstock and Designer Series Paper. The stamp is from a retired Stampin' Up! set I acquired some time ago. I just love it!

The following are 3x3 inch cards using the An Egg-cellent Easter wheel from the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog. Yes, I'm celebrating Easter a bit early!