Monday, December 31

Happy New Year & a Birthday!

Today was #2's 8th birthday! She wanted to eat at her favorite place, The Sandwich Spot & go play at Bounce a Rama. My hubby took the day off to be with her on her special day. I know that means alot to her. She loves to be with her dad!

Awww aren't they cute!=)
Ok now its almost time to usher in 2013! I can't believe it! To celebrate SU has this cute calendar page as a free download! You can get it by going here & adding item#132962 to your shopping cart.
Well I hope you are having a fun & safe New Years Eve! I hope to be back tomorrow with another sneak peek card.

Sunday, December 30

Black & Gray

I thought it was only fair to give my other favorite SAB stamp set, Vintage Verses a little love. So I inked it up with the big beauty, Swallowtail from the Spring 2013 catalog.

Basic Black, Basic Gray, & a little Summer Starfruit made for a winning combination! Simplicity was definitely my goal with this one. This stamp is so perfect for quick & beautiful cards! I have lots more cards to share so stay tuned...=)

Saturday, December 29

For a Dude

Making guy cards is always a little challenging. I wanted to use the "Feeling Sentimental" Sale-a-Bration set since that is my current favorite. Here is the card I came up with...
I went with a distressed grunge kind of look instead of the soft vintage style. I noticed when I sponged Soft Suede ink on Basic Gray cardstock it looked a little like rusted metal. I also sponged it on the Pool Party to grunge it up. Overall I think it had a pretty good guy vibe going on even with the little touch of ribbon. Hubby gave it his approval so I guess its manly enough. LOL!
Also just an FYI there will be a "His & Hers" Stamp a Stack coming (hopefully) in February! So if you need to stock up on your dude cards this will be a great time to do it! Details to come...
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 28

SAB 2013

The Christmas tree is down & the messes have tapered down a little so I finally had time to play with my new Sale-a-Bration stamps! I am always a sucker for anything with a vintage look so this stamp set is one of my favorites. Time was limited but I was able to create 2 simple cards with a bit of a vintage feel pretty quickly. I saw a beautiful card by Kerstin Szukala on Stampin Connection so I used that as inspiration.

 I may revisit these designs when I have more time but these will be on their way to bring a little love to a couple of friends. Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 24

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope your homes are filled with the love & laughter of family & friends as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Saturday, December 22

More Cute Punch Art!

Every year I think I will get better at getting my Christmas cards out early but so far no luck. Its always a mad dash to the post office at the last possible hour but it was funny watching all the other people doing the same thing. Anyway I thought I would share a couple of my favorite cards that went postal today...
Of course I sent out a ton of different cards because making too many of one is just no fun for me. I saw the cute dog on Ellen Kemper's blog & added the google eyes & santa hat.
Anyway thanks for taking the time from your busy holiday schedule to stop by!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Oh yeah before I forget, here is a peek at how the Ninja Turtle cake turned out...
So the closets design they had was an Incredible Hulk cake so we went with that. Then I cut the images from the wrapping paper, laminated them, & cut them out again. Stuck them on instead of the Hulk. It worked perfectly & #3 was surprised to see her turtle cake!

Thursday, December 20

Ninja Turtles & Punch Art

Well today we celebrate my baby, #3 turning 7!!! Oh my gosh time just passes way too fast! She wanted a Ninja Turtle birthday. No problem, right???? WRONG! Ninja Turtle party decorations were nowhere to be found but I was definitely not about to tell her that a turtle party was not going to happen. So like any crafty mom, we turned to Pinterest!I saw lots of cute ideas but actually I just decided to have my hubby draw the turtles on green balloons! We did find some wrapping paper so I used that as the table cover. Not too bad for improvising & my little girl was happy!

The cake was another challenge but I think it will be ok, I will share pictures of it later. Ok we have to go take the birthday girl out to lunch but I will leave you with a simple punch art snowman card I made yesterday...

Sunday, December 16

Beautiful Swallowtail

I'm back! Things have been crazy around here! Yesterday was my moms birthday & #2's Nutcracker performances. She looked so pretty in her angel costume. Now we have 4 days until #3's birthday, then Christmas, & #2's birthday! Then on to 2013! #4 will turn 3! =(
It will also be the start of my favorite time of the Stampin Up year SALE-A-BRATION! I have been busy creating a few fun projects with the products that will be available in January so here are a couple of them...
Uses Swallowtail from the Spring catalog & Vintage Verses from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

Uses the new Dressform framelits & a few other fun new things from the Spring catalog. This was the make n take I brought to our last Demo Stamp n Chat. We always have such a wonderful time together. Actually I have had such a great month at all my stamp meetings & I haven't had time to blog about all of it but I'll be back soon to do that! Hope you had a great weekend!

Saturday, December 8

2013 Sneak Peek!

I am so excited about all the beautiful products coming in January! I got a few of my pre-order things & just had to make something! December is full of birthdays for us so I went with that theme.
Can you spot all the newbies?
Here is the run down...from the 2013 Spring catalog I used the Collage Curios stamp set, Oval Framelits, & Paper Doilies! The yummy DSP & Button are Free items from the 2013 Sale-a-Bration promo! The Happy Birthday sentiment is a single stamp called Beautiful Birthday & its located in the current catalog. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a great weekend!