Monday, May 16, 2011

April Showers ... Bring May Flowers!

I don't know about all of you but I'm tired of all the rain! Here in the St. Louis area we had the April showers and May showers -- now bring on the sunshine!! I decided we need to see some flowers so this month's theme for my Stamp-a-Stack classes is "April Showers ... Bring May Flowers." Check it out.

This first card uses the new Fabulous Florets stamp set from the Summer Mini.  I wasn't sure about this set and now it's my favorite. Go figure!!  I cased the card here.  Supplies used: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Whisper White CS; Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Early Espresso ink; Old Olive satin ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals.

This next card uses the same stamp set.  It's very clean and simple and I love the crispness of the white with the bold melon color.  I cased the card here.  Supplies used:  Whisper White and Melon Mambo CS; Old Olive and Melon Mambo ink; Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder; Whisper White organza and Old Olive taffeta ribbon (I placed the two ribbons together with a little Snail adhesive and tied them together -- cute, uh?) and Stampin' Dimensionals.

This next card was a "buddy swap" card I received from one of my favorite demos, Rita Parker.  I always enjoy getting a card from Rita.  She didn't let me down this time ... check out this adorable flower pot card.

Supplies used:  Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy, Peach Parfait and Whisper White CS; Peach Parfait DSP, Not Quite Navy ink; Punches: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer (new in Summer Mini), Scallop Circle, 1/2" Circle, Scallop Oval XL and two smaller Oval punches; Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card uses my second favorite stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog -- "On the Grow."  It's so cute and fun to color.  I love the little scooter.  I'll have to make a card using the scooter.  I cased this card here.  Supplies used: Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Watercolor Paper CS; Elegant Soiree and Newsprint DSP; Stazon, Baja Breeze, Certain Celery and Basic Gray ink; Scallop Border and Modern Label punches; Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon; Aqua Painters and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at the May flowers!!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gracie & Mylah Bug

I've been enjoying my renewed hobby of knitting. I made many Christmas gifts for the family but I wanted to make some special items for my many grandchildren. Of the 12 grandchildren I have -- 8 of them are girls. It's easy to make cute little sweaters, dresses, hats, etc. for the little girls. I found a pattern for a 5-hour sweater. It looked easy so I gave it a try. I wanted to make it for Easter for my youngest granddaugher, Mylah, who is 20 months old. I actually would have got it done in about 6-7 hours but I found a mistake half-way through and I had to rip out a lot of it. That set me back and it actually took me 5 DAYS to finish the sweater!! Here is what my sweet little Mylah bug looked like wearing it:

Isn't she just the cutest little thing -- check out the little piggy tales!

After I was successful making Mylah's 5-hour sweater, I thought I would try a matching one for her big sister Grace who is 4 years old.  Unfortunately, I got busy with plans for our church's Easter Egg hunt and my monthly card classes so Grace's sweater took a little longer to make.  However, I got it done.  Isn't she a little ham!  She wanted to pose on my porch for her picture.   I think both the sweaters turned out adorable and, of course, so are the girls!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

May is National Scrapbooking Month ...

and Stampin' Up! is having a great promotion -- 30% off selected stamp sets, digital downloads and My Design Studio print products.  Click on the link here to see all that is on special for the month of May.  Consider trying something new during Stampin' Up!'s National Scrapbooking Month Promotion -- maybe purchase a stamp set designed to be used for scrapbooking or host a workshop with me and I'll be glad to show you and your friends ways to make preserving your memories fun and easy.  If working with paper and stamps doesn't appeal to you, give Stampin' Up!'s My Design Studio a try -- it's a digital designing software with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive designs, artwork, colors and templates.  You can purchase fresh, new designs for your software all the time.

 If you're not sure which way to go -- traditional paper or new digital scrapbooking -- give me a call and I can show you ease of both. 

Whatever you do, just enjoy the month of May and scrapbook some memories!

Thanks for stopping by.