Sunday, April 11, 2010

Who loves stamping?? I DO! I DO!!!

It seems like forever since I've been crafting!! But it's amazing how much energy you have when you can breathe at night and get some decent sleep!! After we got a bit of rain, the pollen seemed a bit easier to handle. Here's what I've been working on...

I love this card! So simple but very elegant. I used white heat embossing on the card front, and layered the flowers from the Boho flowers punch. This lovely color, Bordering Blue, is about to be discontinued. BUT! A new, upcoming blue color, Marina Mist, is similar and looks lovely too!

Annie demonstrated this Cuttlebug folder on her blog and I was on the lookout for it at Hobby Lobby! They had it!!!! I also made up some shimmer mist to spray the entire card front. If you're holding this's VERY sparkly!!!
There is regular glitter on this too, but if you click to enlarge this picture, you might be able to see the shimmer on the purple cardstock!

I wanted to make up some spring cards and used Flower Soft to give it a 3D look. LOVED how both turned out!! This card has the "Spring" colors from Flower Soft.
For this card I used the "Sweet Pea" colors of Flower Soft. This card looks so much better in person, lol!

This card was designed by Rachel and I made it at her Stamp Club last month. I don't have this flower stamp set but it's REALLY growing on me. I did just get the "Happy Everything" set that the sentiment is from. She always gets me hooked on new stuff!!! The base color, So Saffron, is such a gorgeous shade of yellow!

For this card I got to use a new stamp set and new label die. I LOVE how Apricot Appeal and Pumpkin Pie colors go together!!! I paired them up by "accident" and they are amazing together. A nice clean and simple (CAS) card!


Big Box O'Goodies!!!

Buttons - ON CLEARANCE!!! Love it!! 70% off!!!
To use on the buttons, lol!
Yummy gingham ribbon - ON CLEARANCE!!!Button die and mini Build A Bear die. I've been wanting this for awhile so I added them to my order. Now I can cut out paper to make "designer" button for any project!!! And having a "baby" bear is going to be awesome with my larger bear dies!
I've been seeing these fancy labels everywhere on crafty blogs and had to get it for myself. Love 'em!! The Bigshot rocks!!!
I originally didn't want this punch. It makes a rather large flower and it wasn't my cup of tea. Then...everyone started using it and creating things with it and ohmygosh, it's a must have!
These are from the upcoming Summer mini catalog! They are the Itty Bitty Punch collection and the name totally fits! They are teeny, tiny!! I also got the matching stamp set and they are just so much fun to use!!! The coordinating buttons are on there way and will be here on Thursday!
Punch fronts
Happy Everything stamp set.
Buying this was ALL Rachel's fault, lol!
Country Morning
This was a "freebie" with my order.
Free stamps always rock!!!
With All My Heart
Another set I wasn't initially crazy about, but it's EVERYWHERE and totally delicious!
Go, Graduate
I didn't have any graduate stamps and this is so cute!
First Day
Lots of cute uses for this set!!
Favorite Thoughts
Perfect in every way!! LOTS of cards will be made with this!
Blissful Bride
Another set that grew on me. Not just for weddings!!
Itty Bitty Bits
Having this set in a DVD case by itself seems so strange!!
TINY! But so much fun too!!!
A Little Bit of Magic
Who doesn't love fairies???
Smooch sprays: white, gold, silver and brown
I will either need lots of practice, or a tutorial on these because ohmygosh, what a mess I've made with them so far!!! LOL!
Stocking up on some cardstock
Doesn't matter if some are being discontinued...I LOVE COLOR!!
Maine Blueberry designer paper!!!
I missed getting this out of the catalog and wound up getting it on CLEARANCE just now!! So awesome and I love, love, love it!!!!

Now.......heading upstairs to play with the new goodies so more!!!


otin said...

Very nice work, although crafting is definitely not my strong point, unless you are talking about making a pizza or something!

Ann On and On... said...

Fun,Fun, Fun! Your are very talented. I can't wait to see more.

Kristina P. said...

My favorites are the tree ones!

Lynnette said...

Very nice! I need to get back into the swing of stamping!

Christina said...

Jealousy here! LOl how did I know you'd get the favorite thoughts??...oh ya it gad a queen sentiment in it! LOL I love it! I am so awed by the pink tree. I really want to go see the cherry blossoms in bloom in DC and that's what it reminded me of!

Mary said...

I love the blue card, the first one you posted, it's beautiful...and everything else as well :o)

Mighty M said...

Your cards are always so beautiful! I love the work you do!!

AliceKay said...

Who would have thought someone would get so excited over buttons. *winks*

Loved the tree cards. That last card was really nice, too. :)

Hope you have fun with all your new goodies.

Deanna said...

How in the world are you going to pack all of your craft stuff? I am truly wondering!

I need to get my wish list for cards together and send it to you. I'll add that to my list of "things to do". You do amazing work.



You talent never ceases to amaze me. The cards are to die for...but then they always are. I loved all the crafty goodies...I love to get that kind of stuff...either at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, through the mail....I just love to open a box and find creative stuff in it. How fun is that. Hugs to you today!

Dee Crowe said...

Ohhhh I want!

foxy said...

I just love the soft blooms on the trees... just beautiful!!

Intense Guy said...

Those guys at customs will be "inundated" with all this stuff once the moving boxes get there!

How many cards worth of "stuff" do you think you have now? If you did nothing but make cards from now until moving day, how many could you make? :)

Heatherlyn said...

I love love love LOVE the spring trees! So beautiful! That might work for fall trees too with different colors! Soooo pretty!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I love all of your goodies, it makes me wanna make cards but i dont mind would ever look that good, you are wonderful...I just love getting goodies just makes ya feel so good and ready to play glad you finally got your stash girl happy card making!!

Annie said...

My gosh, girlfriend! Can't belive I missed this post :) LOVE! LOVE! LOOOOOOVE your cards - totally stunning. Glad you got the CB folder :)