Saturday, March 30, 2013
The Rain or Shine set has the sentiment for a bridal shower also, so it's very versatile.
For the shower today, I made the card horizontal and added another umbrella. I stamped the adorable potted baby image from the Hostess set Happy You on the envelope, and it looks really cute to add the drops of water or hearts over the baby.
In addition to Jessica's 4 month old twin girls, she has 2 young boys also and I didn't want to leave them out. I made Andrew a name frame using Polka Dot Parade and Storytime DSP. I used Whisper White, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party and Riding Hood Red Cardstock, and Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi ink.
I used a Brights Brad and Linen Thread to string the banner together.
I used the Chevron, Stripes and Argyle Embossing Folders. I added a Naturals Button and threaded it with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine. I used a stapler on some of the pennants.
Well I still got some baking to do and cleaning, ugh! It's so pointless with a 15 month old on the loose, but I guess I'd better get to it. I'm singing at church in the morning and have caught Quinten's cold-I pray that I don't sound like Kermit the Frog in the morning! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Easter!
Friday, March 29, 2013
I got a visit from My Paper Pumpkin this month. I wasn't sure if I really needed to sign up for it, but the thought of being left out got the better of me! If you're not familiar with My Paper Pumpkin, it's a subscription for a fun little box of creativity that comes right to your door every month. This is one monthly gift you'll WANT to get! All the stamps, ink, paper and accessories are included to create cards, journals, decor and more! And what's most exciting is that it's a surprise every month! This is what came this month-enough supplies to make 4 of these cards, including envelopes. The card bases are really cool-Basic Grey on the front, but white on the inside. Like I said, the kit comes with the stamps and a Clear Block D. It also came with the stickers shown, buttons and a Basic Grey Stampin' Spot.
I juggled things around a little and stepped it up a bit with a strip of Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, a couple extra circles punched in Basic Grey and So Saffron, and some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine. I love the splatter image and the fun sentiment. Another reason I wanted to sign up is that the stamps and accessories are exclusive and limited to that month's kit only-meaning the only way to get them is by joining the Paper Pumpkin craze!
firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.lauramellinger.stampinup.net and check out all the details about My Paper Pumpkin. Remember, you need to sign up by April 10th to get the next kit, whatever it might be??? Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
threaded with Primrose Petals floss and attached it with Glue Dots. Finally, I tied a tiny bow out of the floss and glued it to the flower.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
For the background, I used a Sponge Dauber in Baja Breeze. I also added a couple of Baja clouds punched with the Cupcake Builder Punch.
I finished it off with a couple of Brights Buttons and Whisper White Baker's Twine.
For the envelope, I duplicated the same detail that I used on the bag. Here's the bag and gift card easel that this card coordinates with:
I hope you like these bright and cheery cards that I have for you today. Stop back tomorrow for a couple more fun projects. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Again, I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp his cap exactly where I wanted it. Next, I stamped Henry in Midnight Muse DSP from the 2012-2014 In Color Paper Stack, cut him out and adhered him with SNAIL. I stamped the cap in Riding Hood Red Cardstock twice and cut them both out, one only the top of the cap. I adhered the cap with SNAIL, and for the top of the cap, I added a Regals Brad and attached it to the cap with a Dimensional.
Next, I stamped the pennant image 3 times on Whisper White-once in Summer Starfruit, once in Baja Breeze, and once in Midnight Muse. I cut each of the pennants out and adhered them onto the stamped pennants with Glue Dots. Finally, I threaded a Naturals Button with Linen Thread and attached it with Glue Dots.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The next morning I woke up to the sound of our daughter hurling her little guts out, on her birthday of all days! I gotta say, I was glad to be getting out of there! I picked up Jamie and we were on our way. About an hour into the drive, I started feeling like I was back on the Tilt-A-Whirl again, but figured it was just nerves and that I hadn't eaten anything. Every time I laughed, I felt like I was going to puke, and Jamie is one funny gal, so I was feeling really crappy! We arrived in St. Louis with no problems, thanks to her wonderful navigating skills and got settled into our room. We were really looking forward to a nice peaceful dinner, maybe meeting up with some fellow stampers and breaking open a bottle of Harvest Apple wine that Jamie brought along. Welp, we got to the restaurant and when I smelled the wings from the next table over, I knew I was in trouble. But I thought, maybe if I eat something, it will help. It didn't. After 3 attempts to eat, I thought I'd better find out where the bathroom was. I got there just in time!
So Jamie, being the trooper she is, walked several blocks to the drug store to get me some Pepto, crackers and 7-Up. I was hoping I could get back to the room without having to hurl in the bushes or over a trashcan along the streets of downtown St. Loius. Even though I had to walk through a fog of sewer stench, as a crew of guys were working in the street, I made it back to the room without incident. Again, I was able to get to the bathroom in time! The Pepto was not up to the task and I was back in the bathroom-can you say Mt. St. Helen's? I went ahead and got a wake-up call for 5am, which is enough to make anyone sick, and thought maybe I'd be feeling better in the morning. Nope!
Again, Jamie came to the rescue and took my projects over to the Convention Center for me. She was even considering going on stage for me to show my projects! She got to meet Andrea Withers, Carrie Cudney and Bonnie Thurber! How exciting!!! Jamie filled me in on everything I missed, including a Comic Book Convention going on at the same time. Apparently I missed out on alot! I was happy that I got to meet Minders as we were leaving, but I was not looking my best-still in my jammies...and my boots...that's how I drove home! I was relieved that the Zombie Apocolypse slayers didn't see me on the street, because I looked like the Night of the Living Dead! Even though I spent the majority of my time on bathroom floors and in my hotel bed, I felt extremely blessed and honored to be asked to be a presenter. I hope that I will be offered the opportunity again sometime, I think??? Okay, on to the projects...
I realize not everyone might want to get out their sewing kit, so here's a way you could simplify things a bit:
I hope you enjoyed my projects. I wish I could have gone into a little more detail with this last group, but I'm really tired-and you probably are too, if you're still with me! Oh, I wanted to share a couple more things with you before I go...
And this is a sweet little gift bag that Jamie made for me filled with my fave Junior Mints! The good Lord blessed me with a wonderful friend and opened my eyes to how important that is! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure to come back tomorrow...for a MUCH shorter post...I need a nap...