Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Cards

Yep, I have been a stampin fool, off and on, but always madly trying to catch up with all the birthdays, anniversaries, swaps, and sadly, sympathy cards that have to be done! I have about 50 or so "guy" birthdays to do each year, and this IS a challenge, because I love the floral, and cutesy animals images so much! I don't know very many men who celebrate their "feminine side" along with their birthday! So one gentleman on my list received this card (whether he golfs or not!). ;-) For the stampers visiting - this is the "And Many Mower" stamp set from the 2009 SU Occasions Mini....
Two sympathy cards, both partially case'd (sorry, don't remember who, but someone on SUDSOL). Bloomin Beautiful on the left and Fifth Ave. Floral on the right. Simple and Elegant.

This "Boatloads of Love" card was designed for a "manly swap" challenge, and WOW, was that a challenge - I had to do 10 (yikes!) then did 2 more, one an actual birthday card for another lucky guy on my list, and one for my "sample album". Then I found out the the extra one (#11 actually) was supposed to go to the swap mom! Silly me! Making multiples is DEFINITELY not my thing! Phew!
Finally, I just love this card! Another "CASE", at least most of one, and the Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow colors just ROCK together! This is the Tree from the Thoughts and Prayers set, embossed in Gold. Very Elegant - and for my parents 65th wedding anniversary.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Stampin' Up Blog Tour!!!

Finally! Back to blogging and, most importantly, a stop on the Stampin' Up Blog Tour! If you have been linked to this blog, you are now on stop # 16 "Right On Track". Our tour features all the stamps, paper, punches and other accessories that are available in the new Occasions Mini Catalog only thru June 30, 2009!

The first card sample below features the wheel "Right on Track" in a little different way than you might expect...as a "fence" of flowers!

Stamps: Right On Track (wheel), Itty Bitty Buds (Hostess Level II), Elegant Cheer
Paper: So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Wide Oval Punch

Card #2: Wild About You

I just can't resist the "To The Nines" DSP, with my new favorite color, "Sage Shadow"! Once again, using the "Right on Track" wheel in a different setting, as a fence for the "Wild About You" Giraffe! Easy, Peasy, as they say...
Stamps: Right on Track (wheel), Wild About You
Paper: Sage Shadow, Kraft, Choc. Chip, To the Nines DSP
Ribbon: Sage Shadow 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Key Tag Punch
Stampin Up also has a special to go along with the new mini. It is called Get Connected. Spend $40.00 on items from the Occasions Mini Catalog and choose any one item from the "Under $10.00 on page 208 of the large catalog for Free!
Hope you have enjoyed this stop on the tour! Next stop - #17 - Mary Campbell & "Forest Friends"! Mary Campbell's Blog