Monday, August 31, 2009

Sending Birthday Wishes

Happy Semptember!!! I live in Arizona- so September is still a really hot month. The high today is 110. Yuck!!!

Here is another simple card made using the Papertrey stamp set called Everyday Button Bits.....

I did a little sponging to make clouds- but that is kind of hard to see in the picture. The buttons and the ribbon are also from Papertrey Ink. The color is called New Leaf and I like it!!!! Probably because it looks VERY similar to Wild Wasabi!!! In fact I used Wild Wasabi ink for the sentiment!!!! The base of the card is Bashful Blue from SU. I think the 2 colors go together well. And I used the SU! Polka Dot Background stamp to add a little something to the bottom of the card.

I seem to be on a kick of making very simple cards. I love the nice clean look of them!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hey There, Chickadee!

Oh my gosh, I am in love with this stamp set that I just got from Papertrey Ink!!!! It's called Everyday Button Bits. And all the stamps are designed to be used with buttons!!! I think they made it for me! I LOVE LOVE buttons!!!!!

So here is one of the first cards that I made with it. It is super simple, but cute!

Do you see that button (also from Papertrey Ink)??? I stamped the legs and tail and beak first. Then I glued the button down. Finally I stamped the wing on white cardstock and cut it out. I attached it to the button with a some glue dots. Then I had to raid my kid's craft supplies for the googly eye!!! And I just love when a stamp set has sentiments to go along with the images! And there are so many stamps in the set- so you will be seeing a lo more of these button creations!!!!

Have a fabulous Monday!!!

Scrapbook Sunday!

More digi scrapping.....

I just love scrapbook page that document the fun, everyday details of my family's life!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Best Wishes for the Bride

I am going to my soon-to-be sisiter in law's wedding shower on Saturday. I HAD to make the card! I mean I haven't bought a card in like 3 years!!!! Bought it had to be quick since I only had a few minutes during kid nap time to stamp!

The wedding colors are Baby Blue (how dare them not know SU colors?!!!) and Chocolate Brown. So I went with Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip. Plus I added in some White because it seems like a wedding color! I usued Baraque Motifs stamp set and embossed the swirls with clear embossing powder. The sentiment came from some old SU rub ons. And the hat pin and pearls came from the Pretties kit.

It is pretty simple. But I think it is elegant and much better than store bought!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Getting in touch with my glitter side!

Thank you for the encouarging comments and emails! I appreciate those of you that have stuck with me these past several months.

Today I have a Christmas card to show you that I made last month at a class taught by my former up-upline, Amy Smith.

This is not a color combo that I would have picked on my own, but that's another great reason to keep going to classes- they stretch you. And you can't see it in the picture, by each of the snowflake has dazzling diamons in the center which gives the card a really nice twinkle. I almost never use glitter at my house. But I ws happy to use it at Amy's house!!!

I am not sure what stamp set the snowflakes came from.  What can I say?! I am not a demo anymore!!! But the sentiment comes from the hostess set Christmas Punch and the background pattern was made with the set Itty Bitty Backgrounds.

Hope you have a creative day!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happiness is a pedicure!

I actually have a card to show.....but it's not photographed! I am having a hard time getting used to our new school schedules! I feel like we get up too early and I am just exhausted the rest of the day! And I am starting to feel more and more like a taxy cab driver every day!!! Four kids with various activities is wearing me down!!! But I will get used to it and find my crafty time again VERY soon!

In the meantime, here is a quick digi layout for you using a cute kit called Hop Skip Jump. I like the fun and bright colors! The pictures were taken on my youngest's 3rd birthday...


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back To School Teacher Gift

My oldest just started Kindergarden this week. Where is the world has the time gone?! When we were shopping for school supplies, Kyler asked me if I would help him make a present for his teacher. Isn't that sweet?!! I just thought it was adorable. And of course I helped him!!! We made his Teacher, Mrs. Rivera, a folder full of Monogram stationary. (Sorry about the pictures. I forgot to take pics until we got to school that morning!)

Click HERE for instructions.

And here is a scrapbook page I made  with the pics of my little guy on his first day of school...

I am warning you that things are super crazy around here. We have a few health concerns to deal with. Plus my hubby and I both start school on Monday. So bear with me as I try and get used to a new schedule and so forth. I promise I will be back. I miss my stamping so much!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Scrappy Saturday

I have a layout for you today. I really hope to be back in the swing of things soon!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I am trying!!!!

Sorry for being a bad blogger AGAIN!!! It's so hard to get back in the roove of things after a vacation!!! Plus, I am getting my oldest ready to start Kindergarden on Monday and getting myself ready to go back to college in another week. And on top of all that, I have had a huge headache all week!!! Needless to say, I haven't had a chance to stamp : (

I do have some digi scrapbook pages that I just made with some pictures from our vacation. I know it's not stamping, but I hope it will hold you over : )

These pictures were taken on the twins' birthday! They got all made up like their favorite princesses. It was adorable!!!! And a birthday that I don't think they will soon forget!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Another SPACIAL Day and a card!!!!

Today is ANOTHER very special day in the Sears Family!!!! Today Laynee is turning 3!!!!! Where sis all my babies go?!!!! We celebrated Laynee's birthday along with the twins' when we were in Disney. And then we had a birthday party yesterday. So today will be a little low key. I am going to take the girls' for a pedicure! Fun!!!! Here is my gorgious birthday girl...

Happy Birthday, Laynee Bug!!!!!

Are you ready for some stamping?!!!!

Here is another thank you card that I made with this beautiful stamp from paper pretties.....

I colored her in with my copic markers and the paper is retired and call Sweet Slumper Specialty. Enjoy!