Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On the Move

All of my craft supplies are in a state of flux! We are in the middle of doing a major rearrange of our upstairs, which will be awesome when it is done, but right now, it's just one big mess. Anyway, while we are in the process of moving everything around, I'm going to have to take a short stamping and blogging break. Sorry about that, but there's not much I can do about it and I appreciate your understanding. :) I'm hoping to be back soon, with some creations from my new and improved craft room. I can't wait! Until then, happy stamping!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Frilly Valentine

Sometimes you gotta get frilly! That's exactly what I did with this card, which uses one of this year's Sale-a-Bration sets called Bliss.

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast by sleepyinseattle. We made it at this month's Stamp-a-Stack,and I lovingly called it my "froufrou" Valentine. It was one of my favorite creations from the class, and I hope you like it, too. I think that ruffled ribbon and vintage safety pin are so pretty and delicate - they go so well with the stamped flourish. Remember, you can get this stamp set for FREE when you place a $50 order. Want to start shopping? Visit my demo web site!

Stamps: Bliss, You're a Gem
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon, Small Heart punch, Vintage Trinkets, 3/4"x15/16" Oval punch

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Be My Valentine

Here's another Valentine from this month's Stamp-a-Stack. I love the classic colors and simple design. My downline, Stacey, put this card together for our class. She case'd it from the Occasions Mini (you can find it on page 43 of the catalog). This card uses one of the A la Carte stamps from the mini, called Be My Valentine.

A perfect Valentine for just about anyone on your list!

Stamps: Be My Valentine
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, 3" circle, die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Monday, February 7, 2011

Whooooo loves you, baby?

Today's card is from this month's Stamp-a-Stack, featuring one of the new sets in the Occasions Mini called Valentine Defined. I am in {love} with this set! The images are so cute, and I thought it would be fun to combine that thought bubble with the Two-Step Owl punch.

Wouldn't this make a great Valentine's Day card for a little (or even a big) guy? That little owl is so fun to put together, and the googly eyes make him look so animated. What fun! Stop by tomorrow to see another Valentine's Day offering. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: Valentine Defined, Short and Sweet
Ink: Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Pawsitively Prints II
Accessories: Two Step Owl punch, Pear Pizzazz stitched-poly ribbon, googly eyes

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Love Boat

It's been a bit of a crazy week. When you combine sick kids, a sore back, a blizzard and sub-zero temps, it's every man for himself! But, we have survived up to this point and we kept busy during our snow day making our Valentine's Day Love Boats. I totally stole this idea from this month's Family Fun magazine, but added my own little twist.The kids and I hunkered down at the kitchen table and got to work yesterday morning and I am not exaggerating when I say that these took us most of the day to complete. We did take a lunch break, but that was about it. We had lots of fun putting these together - the decorating was by far the most enjoyable. :) I wish that I had taken pictures of the kids working or of my kitchen table, which quickly became a disaster zone, but I was too busy decorating my boat!

The "boat" is made from a half-gallon orange juice (or in our case soy milk) carton. For more directions, go check out Family Fun magazine. The instructions include some measurements and tips. I personally LOVE my heart-shaped puffs of steam (that was my one original idea). Cute, huh?

Just in case you were curious about how the kiddos' boxes turned out, here's Jevin's box...

... and this is Enavi's box.

Too fun! Now we get to fill them with Valentine's Day goodies!