Thursday, May 14, 2009

graduation card and some paper shares

This is a graduation card I did for our intern at work. She says she's not a "girly-girl", so I didn't want to go to frilly with this card. I've had this starving artist animal since last year's stamp expo and I don't think I've used him yet. The grad cap is a clear stamp from a MSE set that I found on clearance. I just masked the little cap and stamped the monkey underneath. I also used coal shimmerz on the cap for something special. See that chalkboard background on the orange paper? I love, love, love this stamp.... another I've had in my collection for a while, but never used. It's from River City Rubber Works. I just stamped in white craft ink, then embossed ... cool, huh? Her school colors are orange and blue. Congrats Nikki!

Now - to swith gears.... Those of you on my mailing list now that I put together some paper shares to take advantage of the current Stampin' Up! Special of buy 3 packs of designer paper or 12 x 12 textured cardstock and get 1 free. The first round of shares filled very quickly and the order arrived yesterday (except for one pack of paper which is why there are only 3 papers shown in the rockabilly share. Anyway, here they are all packaged up and ready to go when the backordered pack gets here. If you ordred the Bella Share or the Combo Pack, they are all ready! The deets... get a 6 x 12 piece of each double sided paper included in the 4 selected paper packs - that's 24 pieces per share for only $10!! ($12 for the speciality paper share). email me if you'd like the flyer with all the details to sign up for a spot or two. It's a great way to get a taste of lots of paper without breaking the bank.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Hope all you mom's out there have a great day doing whatever makes you happiest. My kids are especially wound up today, so I am relaxing in my rubber room cleaning up after a full day of crafting for others yesterday. I made some really cool mother's day and teacher projects, but didn't get any pics before they went out the door as I can't find the cord to charge my camera. Guess I need to keep cleaning, lol! Have a great day all!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hambo Stamps - Cool Cat Digi Download

While blurfing (blog surfing) today, I hit the jackpot with this free digi download from Hambo Stamps. There was a challenge on the Hambo blog to make a card using the downloaded image, so I printed it out and got to work. After printing out the image on a piece of white cardstock, I then printed it again on some designer paper from Stampin' Up! I cut out the inner tube from the designer paper and after I colored in the cool cat, I popped the inner tube back on using dimensionals. (SU dimensionals are the BEST for this as they are nice and thin). I then added some fishies and the sun from the SU set Just Beachy. Not sure if you can tell by the picture, but Cool Cat's glasses are covered in coal shimmerz (from, completing his too cool for school look! Thanks for stoppin' in - hope you enjoy!