Friday, November 14, 2008

My "Go To" Layout ...

Here we are again ... with my "go to" layout. I love, love, love this layout for quick, simple cards. The card base is 11" x 8", folded in half, to allow for the ribbon tab on the left. This is a great way to use up ribbon scraps. You know us paper crafters ....use every last bit of every last thing! haha!

My In-Laws are taking Jackie and I to New York City tomorrow for our birthdays!! Woohoo!! We are seeing a Christmas Show, going to the Wax Museum and then to my FIL's father's old neighborhood. We are so excited!! Except, of course, for the fact that we have to leave our house at 4:30AM!!! GULP!!!

Thanx so much for visiting! Hope to have some pics from NYC posted on Sunday.

What's In It?
  • Stamps: Bitty Basics (Level I Hostess Set ....LOVE THIS SET!!)
  • Paper: Kraft, WW, Close to Cocoa, Bella Rose, Retired Pretty in Pink DSP
  • Ink: Staz-On Brown
  • Acc: Pink Piroutte 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1" circle punch, MM bling, staple

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dude .... again?!?!

Edit: The "Dude" stamp actually says, "Dude That is So Cool". I stamped "Make a Wish" from a retired SU! set and used my Word Window Punch to punch it out. I then used dimensionals to pop it up over the "that is so cool" part of the sentiment. I do this all the time with this set. It allows me to customize the stamp for whatever I need!!

Hello! Yes, another DUDE card. This set (So Cool) is just perfect for teens and pre-teens! I grab it all the time when making cards for my kids' friends.

For this one, I embossed the "Dude" with Detail Black EP from Stampin' Up! I LOVE the detail EP. I also used my Creative Memories Circle Cutting System to cut the embossed "Dude" out. Love that thing, too!! The paper is from the Rock Star pack from DCWV ..at Michael's. Gotta run! Any questions, just ask!

Thanx for visiting!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Masculine Birthday

Hello! Please breathe deeply .... I know two posts in three days can be a bit overwhelming!! haha!

Whenever I am stuck or loose my mojo, this layout is my saving grace. It's clean and simple, something I can't always pull off. It can be adapted for any situation. Most importantly, you can create an adorable card in under 5 minutes!!This is also a great layout for using up scraps and tidbits of ribbon. The cupcake is from the Hostess Level 1 set called Bitty Basics. I leave this set on my stamping table b/c I grab it all the time. It's just one of those great sets that can be used for almost any occasion! This card uses Urban Garden and Bella Rose DSPs. LOVE them both!! Actually, I love all of the DSPs in SU!'s fall/winter 2008 catty!!

Thanx so much for visiting!

What's In It?
  • Stamps: Bitty Basics (Hostess Level 1)
  • Paper: Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, Urban Garden DSP, Bella Rose DSP
  • Ink: Staz-On Black
  • Acc: 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Kiwi Kiss, 1.25" square punch, staple

Monday, November 10, 2008

You're Invited....Dude!

Sorry I've been MIA.... again! Things have been busy, but I have some eye candy to post!

My friend/neighbor commissioned me to make some birthday party invites for her 12 year old step son, Mykee. He's a football player and our school colors are gold and black (Go Solanco Mules!!) Here's what I came up with....

Angela said that Mykee and his friends liked them. I guess that's a touch down for me! Woo Hoo!!

I also put together some treat bags as small birthday gifts for two co-workers. They were a big hit! I love these little "bags in a box" or whatever they are officially called. They are so easy to put together and a great way to acknowledge someone's special day! I filled these with candy. Yummy!!I don't have time to post recipes right now....so, if you need to know something, shoot me an email. Thanx so much for visiting! I will try to post more regularly, I promise!!!