Monday, April 19, 2010

April Scrapbook Club Layout

So this morning I remembered that I hadn't yet planned for my April Scrapbook Club, which meets tonight!  So in all the packing and mess of my house, I did the mad scramble to get it together!

I decided that the smartest thing to do would be to CASE someone else.  So I found this lovely Spring layout by "martat" on Splitcoast Stampers.  Here's my take on it (which is not very far off from the original!).

I love all the flowers!  It uses the Shades of Spring designer series paper from the Occasions mini catalogue (only available until the end of this month!) and I used the Blossom Party and Build a Flower dies with my Big Shot to make all the flowers (thanks, Treena, for loaning me your dies!).

The title is stamped with Lovely Letters in Orchid Opulence, and I added some Whisper White Organdy ribbon around the title piece.

I hope the ladies like it!

Blessings to you,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I know it's been awhile since I've posted... we've had a VERY busy month!  Our house sold at the end of March (finally)!  And, of course, the new family wanted a 30-day possession, so we've been crazily packing, sorting, storing, changing utilities, finding a place to rent, etc. for the past few weeks.  I really haven't had much time for anything else!

We're building our new house (which I am so excited about!), but it won't be ready for several months, so in the meantime, we'll be renting a condo.  I have a wonderful friend, Susan, who has volunteered to let me use her basement craft area to hold my clubs since the condo will be too small for classes.  THANK YOU SO MUCH, SUSAN!!! 

I've had to pack a lot of my crafting supplies for storage (the condo only has so much space! LOL!). So, I don't know how much extra crafting I'll be able to do in the next few months, besides preparing for my classes.  I'm hoping to get a few things posted after we move in two weeks, but until then, I'll be packing and stressing! 

Hopefully I'll "see" you all soon!

Blessings to you,

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Stamp Club Cards

How on the ball am I?  I actually have my Stamp Club cards planned and posted more than a week ahead of time!
I've been wanting to try an easel card for quite some time, so I figured I'd better just do it!  I started with Bella Bleu designer series paper and went from there.  It turned into a soft, semi-masculine card since I used the paper with Close to Cocoa in it!  I stamped the tree from Pendant Park in Close to Cocoa ink on the Bella Bleu paper and layered it on some Very Vanilla.  Then I used my mat pack and paper piercer and Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write marker to add some faux stitching around that piece.  For the base piece, I added a strip of dsp to a Close to Cocoa piece that I had punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  A Very Vanilla taffeta bow completes that piece.
I've posted this card before, but I had some requests from my ladies to do this one when they saw it on my display board!  You can check out the details here.
I've seen a few cards with these tulips, so I thought I'd give it a try as well!  Since it's the last month of the Occasions Mini Catalogue, I figured I'd better use as much from there as I could this month!  I've got the Sending Love designer series paper, edged with some Lavender Lace (punched with the Scallop Edge punch).  I also added a Very Vanilla layer, embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder using the Big Shot. 

The tulips are made from the wing of the Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch.  I used Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace and Barely Banana for the flowers and Certainly Celery for the stems.  The greeting is from Thank You Kindly, stamped in Lavender Lace.

Thanks for stopping in today!

Blessings to you,