Thursday, April 23, 2009

May Special Preview


May is National Scrapbooking Month. To celebrate, Stampin' Up! will have two great promotions and I'm giving you a preview!

1) A new double-mounted alphabet called Jumble Alphabet will be available for 20% off during May only. It will be available again in the new catalog in July. It's cute!

2) Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper (including Specialty Designer Series Paper) or 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock, and get one FREE!

You know I'm taking advantage of this! :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Graduation Cards

I made these graduation cards for the monthly swap group I'm in. I used the Great Grads set. It is the only graduation set I have, but it sure comes in handy. I looked up the schools for everyone that was participating so I would know what their school colors were. Yeah - I'm a stalker!

I used the Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog (available thru June 30) on the bottom of each card. It is a great set of paper, with some spring designs, plus some that are more versatile for any occasion.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Special Thank You Card

I've been working for a couple of months on a project that is consuming my every thought! The kids at our church are inviting their favorite teacher to a Teacher Appreciation Night. I seriously go to sleep thinking about it and wake up thinking about it. It is still two more weeks away!

Anyway, things are *finally* starting to come together. It has been kind of a struggle, but last Wednesday, we had the night set aside to video each of the kids that chose to participate. They gave a short explanation of why they chose the teacher they did. They did such a good job! After that night, I finally felt like things were going to work out. The kids are excited about everything, so I really hope we have some teachers come. That is my biggest concern at this point. We have a few RSVP's, but not a ton. I made reminders to send out tomorrow, along with an agenda for the evening, so that may help. Teachers are just busy too, so that makes it hard.

This card is for the man that did the videoing for us. He was visiting our ward a couple of weeks ago and volunteered to do it. We had originally planned to do a video, and then it got cancelled (NOT happy = ME!). I said we really needed to find a way to make it work and I'm not sure how it came up, but this man ended up volunteering. He was so patient with the kids. The Primary President asked me to make a card for all them to sign at church tomorrow, so I came up with this. It is a full sheet of paper folded in half so there would be room for everyone.

Thanks to everyone who has helped with this project!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

God's Beauty Card

I made this card for a swap. Sometimes when I'm doing a swap, I try to get rid of paper or accessories that I know I won't be able to utilize in a class. This paper is some that I had been avoiding. I like it, but knew it wouldn't work for a class. It is from the Urban Garden Designer Series Paper. All of the Designer Series Paper comes in 12x12 sheets. This particular piece has the flowers on one end and the stems go all the way to the other end. I had opened the end of the paper packet with the stems, so I didn't realize it had the cute flowers on the other end of it. I was going to just "make do" with these odd stripes, but then saw the cute flowers and figured I could make something fun with my new butterfly from the God's Beauty set (see set below). It is a Level 1 Hostess Set in the Spring/Summer Catalog, if anyone is interested in trying to earn it.

For this card I stamped the butterfly in Black StazOn ink on card stock vellum and colored on back with an AquaPainter and Baja Breeze refill ink (since we don't have a coordinating marker). I attached the butterfly with the cute Rhinestone Brad. Super easy!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Cards for Next Class

I've got another class coming up on April 24th! For this one, we are using the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit to make *32* cards! Everyone who attends will make TWO of each of the cards pictured below. You can see details for the class on the right sidebar. These cards measure 4x4 when finished. The class includes a package of standard size envelopes to go with them.

I made all of these this morning. They are so fun and quick to put together! I didn't stamp any greetings on mine. You'll be able to add greetings if you'd like to, or you can take them home and add them as you need them. These colors are so nice and springy! I'm really looking forward to this class.