Friday, May 31, 2013

A little welcome to summer

Sorry I have been MIA, my kids are on summer break and visiting my parents and me- I was taking a little break!  We had a major milestone recently- a couple to be exact.  Devan and Cailynne both promoted this year.  Devan finished his first year of school and will be a first grader in a couple of months and Cay will be starting high school.  Both had promotion ceremonies on the same day and back-to-back!  It was so stressful!  However, we celebrated the next day by having a little gathering of family and close friends.

Of course I had to decorate just a little. lol

I absolutely love this Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP.   It just feels like summer to me.  I just might keep that cute little banner up for a while.  Hee hee

I mostly used my embossed sizzlets and regular sizzlets for the decorations.  I go in waves with those guys and love how quick you can embellish something with them.

Don't forget the cute little pinwheel that was the star of the show.  I made a ton of them.  

Look at those cuties!   I just have to share this one last pic of my kids all dressed up.

What an amazing time!  Can you see why I needed a break?  We are in for a fun summer break too.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Teacher card

Here is another teacher card.  I LOVE the colors of the DSP.  Okay, I couldn't help putting an apple on the card.  Yes, apple = classic teacher prop and I totally enjoy going with the apple theme.  Now teachers, maybe not so much.  I know that my friend is putting a gift card in the card and I KNOW that teachers love that!

Another thing I love?  The snazzy (yeah I wrote snazzy! lol) bottle cap.  I am going to miss these as they are retiring (and hopefully will re-appear at another time!). 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Graduation cards- Guest stamper Andrea

My sister made a slew of grad cards to sell and some for personal use.  Here are the green grad cards:

How cute are these cards?  Andrea says they are pinterest inspired.  I think the last one is my fav because I love banners. 

Have a great day!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Another teacher gift

Here is another insulated cup gift for Devan's Kindergarten teacher.  I love the 'Storytime' DSP.

I love the little paper clip arrow!  My new favorite embellishment.

Here is a card I made for a co-worker that uses the same Storytime paper. She ordered two masculine teacher cards. I swear this card took longer to make than the ones she ordered for the female teachers.  Stay tuned for the female version which I think is very cheery.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Y

My son goes to the YMCA and loves it!  They work hard and deserve a little end of the year gift.  Here is what I came up with:

I love these insulated cups with straws.  Fill them with candy and decorate.  Simple!  Stay tuned for more teacher gifts for Cay's teachers and Devan's teacher.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

What a fun crafty night!

I had a blast at my upline/ friend Niki's house.  Fun, food, and friends with a lot of of crafting.  I will be sharing all of these talented ladies projects of the next few weeks.  Check out my friend Julie she is the only one looking at the camera with her cute smile!

Check out all of these cards!!!!

 Here is one of my cards- it is my swap.  It is the new hostess stamp set 'Simply sketched' and I love it!  The images and sayings are very nice.  I sponged the back with SU's new in-colors strawberry slush, pistachio pudding, and crisp cantaloupe.  The bird is cute out and inked with pool party.  The buttons are also new 'Designer very vintage' with some linen thread.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sparkly Eyes! - Guest stamper Andrea Enns

Happy Birthday to my nephew Gavin!!!!  He is 7 years-old today!  Our family lovingly calls him sparkly eyes.  He doesn't like it so much though. lol  Here is a card my sister Andrea lovingly made for the sponge Bob fan.

Check out the details!  Punch art, inking, embossing, etc.  My nephew couldn't wait to open his card this morning and he totally loved it!  Add some baseball cards and you have one happy kid! 

Stay tuned for some more awesome cards Andrea has been making.  I will be posting them for her as she has been so busy with end-of-school year teaching, baseball tournaments, and two back-to-back children's birthday parties.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there!  Here is a picture of my two favorite mom's:  my mother and sister!  We had fun at tea together.

Here is a look at a gift I made my sister.  Check out the cute plants my mother gave my sister and I.  Little Owl tea cup planters??? Yes, please!

 It's hard to see with the planters but they are owl cups.  Hee hee!

 Hope you have a special day!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

This is a card for a co-worker that is a little late as she had surgery and is back to work.  However, she is on modified duty and doing another job.  We hope she feels better soon and hope this card with bright colors cheers her.  The DSP is so yummy and will be available June 1st in the new catalog.  How about the gingham?  LOVE it!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Superkid YMCA!

The YMCA gave us a questionnaire to fill out and asked us to add a picture of our superkid!  Devan didn't want to do any normal picture!  It had to have funny faces.  I added some extra little silly stuff because I knew Dev would love it.  Check it out!

I used MDS for the photo strip and added some embellishments. 

Add googly eyes and a stamped mustache, yes please!  I showed Dev the end result, and he totally cracked up!  Here is some interesting facts about Devan:

Devan's favorite food- spaghetti, drink- lemonade, dessert- popsicle

Devan's favorite color is blue.

Devan's favorite thing to do at the YMCA is coloring ( I know because he brings home so much artwork for us to hang on our fridge!)

Devan likes to watch shows about Disneyland- especially the one about the Disney cruise line.

The YMCA has 4 core values Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.  His favorite core value is Honesty.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Dream what you want to dream...

 A little gumball green with the hexagon emboss folder.  Sand it a little and the distressed parts add so much texture.  Add a few embellishments and I think it is a good guy card for a graduation.  My co-worker is order a few cards for grads and teachers.  Stay tuned for more cards...

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sending sympathy and prayers...

This card I made just because I don't have enough sympathy cards at work to sell.  I love primrose petals!  I took pieces of leftover stuff I had and came up with this: a simple card.

The Stippled Blossom stamp set has been sitting in my stash virtually unused.  I really like it for this card.

Anyway, as usual I am late for work...gotta go!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Does it seem a little early for a father's day card?  Probably...but I couldn't resist this card that I saw on Heather Summers blog.  It had little mustaches stamped on the polka dots and made me totally smile.  I love mustaches!!!

Here is my card:

You have to check out the inspiration for this card at Heather's blog here.  I had to change the paper up a bit, but the end result was still very fun.

Cute right??? Those little mustaches from 'A fitting occasion' stamp set.  They make me laugh.  My dad has a mustache and my husband too.  I think this would be a great card to give to one of them.  Who do you think should get it?  My hubby or my dad?