Friday, June 29, 2007

I got it, I got it, I got it!!!

I got my new catty on Wednesday!! I have finally taken a break from staring at the pages long enough to post a new blog entry. It is be-yoo-tiful!! There are so many must haves, a few that I was able to pre-order as a demo. Baroque motiffs is a new set from the tapestry style. It makes fab cards that work for girls or guys. I don't know about you, but I have a hard time finding masculine style sets that I really like. I made this card for my Dad's 54th birthday. The card base is taken with teal and the baroque flourish is stamped in choc. chip. Baroque's flower/shape thing is stamped on choc. chip in white ink and is also popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the new hugs and wishes stamp set. Simple, easy, and I love it.

Friday, June 22, 2007

8 Days and a Wake Up.....

Until the new Stampin' Up! catalog is in our hands!! I can't wait! The new in-colors are awesome and the new accessories are exactly what I was wishing for. I want everything from the preview catalog, so I can't imagine what the big catty will be like.In the mean time, I've got some stamping to do. I haven't made a card in a week (gasp)!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Weekend Update

We spent last weekend in North Carolina with MK and the girls. It may sound hard to believe considering we had 4 kids in the back, but we had fun in the car. It was a great chance for us to spend 4 hours talking and laughing. While in NC we went mining for gem stones. After collecting a bag full of rubies and other stones, Evan wanted to know how much he was going to be paid for his finds! lol We also spent some time playing in the nearby creeks. The water was freezing, but the kids loved it.
Evan and Sam spent alot of time flirting with Sophie and Lilly. Lilly was fascinated by Evan. Sam caught Sophie's attention- I imagine the 2 of them will be a handful in a year or so! It was a fantastic weekend. I have a Stampin' Up party tomorrow night, so I'll finally have new stamping pics to post. Until then- Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 4, 2007

All Dressed Up!

We made these fun favors at my niece Mallory's birthday party. I pre-stamped the paisley background, but the girls did the rest. The dress and names are stamped in close to cocoa. We used crayola color pencils to shade the dress. Color pencils are an inexpensive choice for kids to use. They save your chalks and the kids can work better with them anyway. The girls tied the bottom of the acrylic frame with chocolate grosgrain and their choice of assorted pink ribbons.
This was a really fun and simple party project. It kept the girls busy and they took home something cute for their rooms. Sure beats the whoopee cushion Evan brought home in his last goody bag :)