Wednesday, December 2, 2009

holly christmas

This is the Christmas card I made this year to match with our family photo card from Costco.
stamps: Stampin Up! best blossoms branch, Savvy "Merry Christmas"
ink: Brilliance rocket red, Impress olive green
other: chocolate Midori ribbon, Memory Box berry pearl stickers, Stampin' Up! curly label punch

Saturday, October 10, 2009

sesame street party

For my daughter's 2nd birthday, we threw her a Sesame Street party. These are the invitations I made for it. I couldn't pick just one, so I made all three!



Cookie Monster

other: permanent pen, circle punches (eyes & cookie), scalloped oval punch (cookie bite)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

golf bags

stamp: Savvy golf bag
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: Packaging Specialties thin wood tag, "happy birthday" printed by computer

Friday, August 28, 2009

baby matthew

My friend, Lisa, had her baby and it was a boy! So I whipped up this card for her in blue and as you know she likes giraffes so I threw that stamp in too.

stamp: Amuse Little Giraffe, Savvy "it's a boy!", Savvy dots
ink: Impress chocolate, VersaColor polar blue
other: Stickles diamond

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


These were thank you cards that I used for my son's 1st birthday party. A family friend made these as cupcake flags for his baby shower. She had extras so I saved them, cut off the toothpick sticking out of the bottom, and popped them up with mounting tape.

stamps: Stampin Up! "Thank you very much"
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: hand drawn sailboat

Monday, July 13, 2009

lisa's shower thank you

One of my favorite things to do when I throw a shower is to make thank you cards that match the invite to give the guest of honor. Since I already have the guests' addresses on mailing labels, I just print an extra set, affix them to an envelope, and add return address labels with the guest of honor's address. That way the wife/mom-to-be only has to write the thank you notes and stick stamps on the envelopes.

These are the matching thank you cards that I made for Lisa. They are very simple.
stamp: Amuse Little Giraffe, Stampin' Up! "thank you"
ink: Impress chocolate
other: Memory Box pearl stickers daffodil

Sunday, July 12, 2009

lisa's shower invite

I made this card for a baby shower I'm throwing for my friend, Lisa. She and her husband, Jon, are waiting to find out what gender their baby will be. Lisa has always loved giraffes and they make cute designs for babies. Plus the gorgeous crib bedding will have some accents of bright yellow.

stamps: Amuse Little Giraffe, Amuse background dots, Stampin' Up! "baby"
ink: Impress sunshine yellow and chocolate
other: Renaissance Ribbon 5mm chocolate brown gingham ribbon

Friday, July 10, 2009

birthday pack 6 of 6

I made this card in a variety, 6 pack set of birthday cards. I raised the flowers with foam mounting tape for a little pop.
stamp: Savvy "happy birthday"
ink: Impress chartreuse
other: Liquid Pearls lemon yellow

birthday pack 5 of 6

I made this card in a variety, 6 pack set of birthday cards.
stamps: Stampin' Up! "happy" and "birthday"
ink: Impress pale aqua
other: Amy Butler Sola Purses Grand Adhesions (I love these; so much detail for so little work on my part!)

birthday pack 4 of 6

I made this card in a variety, 6 pack set of birthday cards. It's hard to tell from this picture but I also stamped another gift, cut it out, and mounted it on the original so it is raised.

stamps: Stampin' Up! gift, Memory Box "happy birthday"
ink: VersaColor vanilla and pinecone

birthday pack 3 of 6

I made this card in a variety, 6 pack set of birthday cards.

stamps: Stampin' Up! cake, Savvy "Happy Birthday"
ink: Stampin' Up! bashful blue
other: Sparkles buttercup

Thursday, July 9, 2009

birthday pack 2 of 6

I made this card in a variety, 6 pack set of birthday cards.

stamps: Impress flower stamp, Savvy "Happy Birthday"
ink: ColorBox cranberry, Impress tangerine
other: Sparkles buttercup

birthday pack 1 of 6

I made this card in a variety, 6 pack set of birthday cards.
stamps: Savvy cake and "Happy Birthday"
ink: ColorBox parchment, Impress chocolate
other: Liquid Pearls lemon yellow, Savvy flower

Saturday, July 4, 2009

flip flops & lemon drops

Every year our friends, Carol & Leslie, throw a mother-daughter "flip flops & lemon drops" party. Carol mentioned that she might not have time to make invitations this year. So I thought I would make them for her as a hostess gift.
stamps: Savvy flip flops, Peddler's Pack drink
ink: Impress tangerine, VersaFine onyx black
pencils: Prismacolor pencils canary yellow, spanish orange, yellowed orange
other: Sparkles orange peel, Stickles star dust

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

sports party

My son turned 3, so we had a big sports birthday party for him. Here's the invitation:

stamps: Stampin' Up! football, soccer ball, and basketball; Amuse "a party!"
ink: VersaFine onyx black; Impress tangerine, chocolate, and navy

Sunday, June 14, 2009

mitten card

I made a 5 pack of these Christmas cards awhile back. They are definitely proof that I like simple. The holly leaf is raised with foam mounting tape.
mitten card: Memory Box

baseball card

I didn't make this card, but it was too cute not to share. Plus "manly" cards are few and far between. My brother got this card for his birthday, just days before his baseball themed house-warming and birthday party.