Thursday, July 28, 2011

H2H66 Heart To Heart Sketch Challenge

Yeah! I'm so excited to be participating in this weeks sketch challenge. What a fun sketch! I used all CTMH product, except the little lady bug. I picked up that little cutie at a scrapbook convention last year.

This is my first time to use this stamp set, Baby Love. It is so cute and it's been sitting here by my desk just asking sweetly to be used for some months now. ;)

To see more examples with this sketch, please visit the Heart to Heart blog.

My camera is still missing, but my sweet Aunt is letting me borrow hers for a little while so I can still post cards and keep up on my etsy site. So that is a nice blessing.

Thanks for stopping by today! Now go bless someone with a card! ;)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Camera is missing!

Just want everyone to know, I haven't forgotten about my blog. My camera has been missing since last Thursday so I have no way of uploading anything I've been working on lately. I'll post everything as soon as I can borrow a camera or afford a new one.

Please pray for me! It's a little thing but a big thing too. ;) Our house is being painted today and my hubby is home and was having so much fun playing Star Wars with our three kiddo's and I am just so bummed I can't take any pictures of it! ;)

Blessings to you all!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

TESC142 Taylor Expressions Sketch Challenge

I used almost ALL Taylored Expressions product on this baby. The paper is Echo Park from a previous Key Ingredients kit I got some months back and the stamps are from their Much Appreciated set. So cute!

The pendents for the banner I made with my Cricut and my Tie The Knot cartridge. And the smaller banner I made with a Stampin' Up! Bigz Die, Petal Cone.

I think it turned out pretty darn cute! Loved this Sketch challenge! I think this is the first I've gotten into the new 'banner trend' and I do like it. ;)

Of course I had to stamp the inside as well. ;)

Thanks for looking today! ;)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fun Flowers Birthday Card

Oh, I just LOVE these flower dies! They are so versatile. And this color scheme is one of my favorites. This is a super simple and easy card to assemble and packs a major punch! ;) lol!

I cased this card from this scs example. I love to start with an idea and then make it my own.

Supplies used:

Big Shot Die-cutting machine 113439
Fun Flowers Bigz Dies 121812
Little Leaves Sizzlits Dies 114511
Subtles Paper Stack 117152
Daffodil Delight Card stock 119683
Scallop Trim Border Punch 118402
Word Window Punch 119857
Modern Label Punch 119849

CTMH Annotations (happy birthday) stamp set

Thanks so much for stopping by today! ;)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Baby Girl is 3 Today

Happy Birthday to my sweet Dalaina. 3 years ago I was in labor, hard to believe sometimes. What a joy she is, and a challenge. Our sweet little 'package of personality' we like to call her. This picture was taken last week at Yaquina Head Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.

Here she is having fun at our local water park. She is such a little sparkler. I love how she giggles and gets excited about things. And she is such a tiny little peanut, this swimsuit is a 2T! And look how big the bottoms still are on her. Petite little package, but she doesn't let anything get in her way.

Here are my three little loves. So now, I have a 7 1/2 year old, a 5 1/2 year old and a 3 year old. How blessed my little girl is too, to have a loving Daddy and two big brothers. And even though she bosses her brothers around, they totally adore her and always watch out for her, love to teach her things and include her in all their games. They are all amazing.

Happy Birthday Lainie~Bug! Mommy loves you! xoxo

Friday, July 15, 2011

Life is like a Bowl of Cherries

I don't know WHY I haven't used this stamp set before!! It is seriously SO stinkin' cute! ;) I bought this I think last year from CTMH and I can't understand why it's taken me so long to use.

I was in a card making mood yesterday and had so much fun with this stamp set and the paper. One of my little neighbor girls was over and watching while I was making them and just laughed at me as my silly side came out. ;)

And to you I say...Have a Happy Day! Thanks for checking in with me today! Blessings to you!

CTMH stamp set: Bowl of Cherries
Paper : CTMH Cherry-O

Thursday, July 14, 2011

CIC #31 Punches, Die Cuts, Cut Outs

I am entering this fun little number in the Clear Dollar Stamps Clearly Inspired Challenge. It's been a LONG time since I have entered any challenges. But I'm planning to do it more often.

For this card I used 3 different punches, all from Stampin' Up! The new Triple Layer Punch, Blossom Bouquet is fun to play with and layer colors.

Then I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Boarder instead of ribbon. Fun and a different touch for me. And finally I used the now discontinued Designer Label.

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you today!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Birthday

I love the simplicity and classiness of this card. I stamped the background with pumpkin pie ink using the Always Elegant stamp set.

Thanks for checking in with me today! Blessings to you!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thanks ...

I've been trying to rebuild my inventory a bit lately. I am sorely short on Birthday, Thank you's and Baby cards! I'm NOT complaining! I've been blessed with a couple wedding orders here lately and though that is awesome, it cuts in on my time to make cards. ;)

So I've been trying to work on that lately. I have a couple of neighbors who like to come over and purchase cards and I always feel so bad when they only have one or two choices to pick from. ;) I want to be able to give them variety ya know. ;) I mean we do have a Hallmark store just a couple blocks from us. Yikes!

This 'thank you' is simple yet fun. I love this color combo and it's an easy choice for any recipient.

Have a blessed day and thanks for checking in! ;)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cheery Summery Happy Birthday Card

The new Beyond the Garden Designer series paper from Stampin' Up! is so beautiful! It's just bright and cheery and happy. Lovely for making birthday cards! Almost makes me wish I had a summer birthday ~ but I wouldn't trade my September Sapphire birthstone for anything! ;)

The flower and sentiment are from two older sets of Close To My Heart stamps that I have in my stash. I hand cut out the flower after I also stamped it onto the card. Love layered looks. And the ribbon is also something I've had in my stash for a while.

I've listed this card in my etsy shop and hope someone will be very blessed by it.

Thanks for stopping by today! Now go bless someone with a card today! ~ Amanda

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

You Always Do The Nicest Things

This is one of the new stamp sets in the Summer Mini catalog ~ Happy Greetings. I really like this set. The sentiment sizes are great for making a focal point on your cards.

I also used one of my favorite punches ~ Decorative Label. See, look how great these sentiments work with this punch! That's my favorite thing about Stampin' UP! ~ stamps and coordinating punches! Sooo Fun! ;)

Now, this paper is discontinued, sorry. But I still have some left and I love these color combo's. And of course you can copy this layout with any color scheme!

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you! And as always you can leave me love by leaving a comment! ;)