Friday, September 25, 2009

Birthday Bookmark

I found this lovely card on the Splitcoast Stamping website and just love it, with a few alterations, I have the perfect birthday card. And when you open the card, you have a bookmark! I found the instructions and have been looking for a reason to make a birthday card so that I could give it a try!
For the front of the card, I used Stampin' Up! Mambo Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Barely Bananna Cardstock. Ink was Stampin' Up! Regal Rose and Bermuda Bay. A crystal brad for the center of the card, I ran the Mambo Mambo cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Happy Birthday folder.
The bookmark was so easy, all you have to do is take a 4x4 or 5x5 piece of cardstock. Fold it in half horizonatally and then fold it in half vertically. Cut one of the squares out, you will have a "L" shaped cardstock of 3 squares. Fold each square towards the center, adhere with adhesive and decorate. I attached a ribbon with a crystal brad at the end for alittle weight.
So easy, but a really nice bookmark. Now I have to make some more and definitely make one for myself. I read alot and the bookmark that I have is an old and decriptive looking half a matchbook cover. How bad is that?!
Hope you enjoyed my card, let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Here is my scrapbook page that I just made, well really made about two weeks ago but haven't had the time to blog it!
I spelt out "Hollywood" and used pictures of me taken when I visited Universal Studios with my sister a few years ago. I am very behind on my scrapbook pages and am trying to do a few now and then. I think I better pick up the pace if I ever want to get caught up!
The cardstock that I used is Stampin' Up! retired Cool Caribean. Then I used silver glitter glue to make the swirls.
I thought it was pretty cute, one more page to add to the book. I was looking at my scrapbook tonight and was thinking I am going to have to get another book pretty soon, this one is getting filled up pretty fast!
Have a great day, enjoy the weather wherever you happen to be.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Together

For some reason Embossed Images on Very Vanilla cardstock really don't turn out all that great.
Maybe I should have just scanned these cards, but anyway.
These are the cards that I made in different shades for a few weddings that we have this fall.
It uses the Happy Everything Stampin' Up! stamp set. Sissix Top Note which I also embosed using the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch. The middle section was embossed using the Cuttlebug Fancy Corners.
Copper brads finishes the card. The inside sentiment says:
Welcome to the Wedded Bliss Club!
I thought that was appropriate as my husband and I have been married for 29 years and still counting!
Thanks again for stopping in, tomorrow I have a scrapbook page to show you.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fun Cards I Have Received!!

Now that I am finally, yes finally done canning vegetables from our garden and canning applesauce from our wonderful McIntosh apple tree, its time to do alittle stamping. I also am trying to organize my stamping room. Which at this time of year is looking alittle crowded. Not only do I have my stamping desk, portable television, my treadmill; but now I also have my hunting tote and bow case taking up space. For two people living in a three bedroom house, we certainly seem to have enough stuff!

Anyway, here are two cards that I received from my Secret Stamper. In August I joined a Secret Stamper group, hosted by my friend, Kelly. Our names were put into a hat and Kelly signed us up to a different person and we became their Secret Stamper. Every month we receive two cards from our Secret Stamper and I send two cards to my Secret Stamper person. Its really alot of fun getting cards in the mail and trying to create two new cards every month. Which for me because of everything I am doing, was quite the challenge.

So here are the two cards that I received in August.

This card features the new stamp set from Stampin' Up! 2009 catolog. Its called Autumn Days.

The card stock is Really Rust, Close to Cocoa and the new color for this Soft Suede.

The Very Vanilla piece was cut out using the Sissix Top Note Die.

Its really a very pretty card in peson.

The second card is also featuring a stamp set from Stampin' Up! for the love of me I couldn't figure out the name of the stamp set from the catolog. But its still a great card, love the colors.

I made some cards tonight for a couple of weddings that we have coming up and I will post them in tomorrows post. So until then, take care and thanks for stopping by.