Wednesday, June 15, 2011

{friend to friend} card

Hello and happy Wednesday!

I have a card to share with you!  Yes, I indeed created a card! :)

I loved the Stamping 411 sketch this week, so I just had to break out my new SU! preorder goodies and play!  Here's my card:

Isn't that patterned paper just beautiful?  It's from the upcoming Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper pack.  I love the graphic feel of the papers, although I know I'm not usually a clean and graphic kind of person. :)

I cut a piece of the DSP and sewed it onto the Whisper White and textured Rich Razzleberry pieces.  I punched a strip of Whisper White using the upcoming Lace Ribbon Border Punch, and overlapped some Early Espresso Satin Ribbon along the top.  Some stamping for my main piece, and there you go!  Three pearls to the right of the stamped piece finish the card off nicely, I think.

Hope you liked my card!  Thanks for stopping by!

{friend to friend} card supplies:
Stamps:  Bliss (Sale-a-bration 2011), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper (available July 1st)
Accessories/Tools:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Lace Ribbon Border Punch (available July 1st), Scallop Circle, Word Window and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, sewing machine and white thread

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Memory Makers Magazine June Blog Bounce - It's a Guy Thing!

Hello there and welcome to my stop on the Memory Makers Magazine Blog Bounce!  Our theme this month is "It's a Guy Thing", honoring the guys in our life.

You should have just come from Susan's blog, but if not, don't worry!  You can continue on from my blog, and continue your way on through.  The Memory Makers Magazine blog has a list of all the participants as well.

So as some of you may know, my fiancĂ© Seth and I do not have any children yet, but we do have a furbaby, Fluffy. :)  She is definitely treated like she's our child!  I love watching the two of them interact and play - it's so sweet!

Something fun - this page uses a couple of items that will be in the new Idea Book & Catalog available on July 1st! See the fun new border punch?  Yay!  That's the Lace Ribbon Border Punch - it's a big one - and it's so pretty!  I trimmed the left side there to round out the doily.  I also used one of the new In Colors, Pool Party. My favorite color is blue, and it's the perfect shade of blue for me! :)

I stamped the background DSP with the flourish image from Elements of Style in VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with white Stampin' Emboss powder.  The piece of Pool Party cardstock was stamped with the ship log image from The Open Sea, then I distressed the edge using the tool in the Cutter Kit.  I then inked around the edge and sewed it to the background DSP, which is sewn onto the Crumb Cake textured cardstock.

I printed out a few of my favorite photos from a time when Seth and Fluffy were playing. :)  Lots of times we play around with her, taking in a deep breath, and acting like we're going to blow air at her fur.  She always tries to intercept that with a kiss. :D  Anyway, the small photos are about 2" x 3", and adhered to a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The little leaf stamped in Crumb Cake from the French Foliage set (which will be in the new catalog, yay!) makes a great "masculine" accent.

Here's a close-up of the left side of the page:

The journaling on the shipping tag reads:  "Watching you with Fluffy is so heartwarming.  I know that when the time comes, you will be such a great father. :)  Love you!  xoxo ♥".  I wanted to let the pictures and journaling take center stage, so I did not add a title.  Plus, I think it's better without one, although I rarely leave off a title.. this might even be the first time!

Hope you liked my page!  I had so much fun making it.. think it was all of the blues!  hehe

Your next stop is the Memory Makers Magazine blog!  Hope you enjoyed the bounce, and thanks for stopping by!

June blog hop page supplies:
Stamps:  French Foliage, The Open Sea, Elements of Style
Ink:  VersaMark ink, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
Paper:  Crumb Cake textured cardstock, Whisper White and Pool Party cardstock (available July 1st!), Autumn Meadows and Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Lace Ribbon Border Punch (available July 1st), Vintage Trinkets, Mini Library Clip, Neutral Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Sponges, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, sewing machine and thread, shipping tag