Sunday, March 30, 2008
Can you believe I was asked to make a Giant cupcake AND cupcakes?!? Come on people!! Oh, oh and get this....they loved the Giant cupcake so much that it wasn't even cut until the day AFTER!!!! Luckily, it tasted amazing so I was happy....but I left the Easter festivities a little wounded. :( Ok last thing, these were probably over the top but stinkin cute none the less, eh?
I used a little Peep-shaped playdoh cutter to cut out little butter bunnies! Yes, I know, I'm WAY lame but I thought they'd be cute. ;)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
On the upside, be sure to check out all the other Prettie blogs as I know a few of them actually enjoy this hideous embellishment. Plus their creations are always fabulous and perfect for casing! (hint, hint)
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I needed a simple card for a friend who is going through a tough time right now. She loves pink and she loves polka dots so I decided to use them both! I adore the new Sassy Circles set from Paper Pretties (a total must-have), I used the background polka dots in Sweet Blush to create the background then I used the large oval to highlight the sentiment.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
The Tale of the Golden Egg....
As children, my sister and I would wake up extra early on Easter morning to see if we could catch the Easter Bunny in the act of hiding all our eggs and filling up our baskets. But every year it seemed we were just a few minutes too late.....he was gone. We would sit on the couch, staring out the window, each of us trying to secretly map out where the eggs were and how we could get them first. Once the door opened, we were off! We would always hunt in the front yard first, now that I'm grown I realize it's because there's no shade in the front yard and by 10am the chocolate candy in each egg would be soup! There were the typical small colored eggs (of course), plus the real eggs we had dyed and set out for the Easter Bunny the night before. And each year there were two giant white eggs (with REALLY good candy) and one silver egg. The silver egg always had money inside and you can bet the fight was on when one of us found it first. But our Mother told us every year that the Easter Bunny leaves behind only one Golden Egg containing a $100 bill. He leaves it for someone very special who had been extra good that year. (anyone else think the Easter Bunny has a deal with Santa??) So each year we would hunt....and hunt....and hunt, searching for that Golden Egg. Around 4pm we would give up, sit down for dinner and finally pass out from exhaustion once the sugar left our systems.
I'd like to tell you that my sister and I loved hunting eggs together and we were two sweet, little girls who loved each other very much...but I'd be lying. We were monsters!!! Competitive, conniving, sneaky little sh*ts (pardon my language, but we were). We would steal eggs from each others baskets, knock over chairs along our path just to trip the other one up, empty out the eggs into our baskets and then place them back as if they hadn't been found. HORRIBLE! And every year it gets worse....oh yes, we still hunt!! And our hubbies assist in the criminal acts!! The Golden Egg is still at large, but someday...it will be found.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
If you hadn't noticed, this weeks Prettie posting was missing from my blog. All the other Prettie girls were able to get theirs done and posted on Wednesday...but I'm far behind. So this weekend I shall be playing stamp-catch-up and post-office-catch-up. *lol* I've told the hubby there will be a "do not disturb" sign on the stamp room door this weekend....no house hunting, no shopping *gasp*, no going out to eat, no work, just stamping. Oh and Easter but that's only a few hours then I'll be back to work in my room with my sign up!!! ;)
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
At each club meeting I teach a new technique or card element and everyone has until the next club meeting to create their own card using what I taught. Those that do their "homework" and bring it to "class" (*lol*) get their name put into a jar and at the end of the meeting I draw one winner and they get some fun card-making goodies! So here are a few of the cards everyone made, aren't they just too cute!?! I adore my club gals and I SO look forward to each club meeting.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This gorgeous butterfly card is from Charlie, it held my Sophia bookmark from the Prettie challenge two weeks ago. There are two layers of colored vellum on the butterfly, it looks so amazing in real life!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I used the new Flutterbys & Sassy Circles stamp sets that were just released this past Sunday, they are just too cute. I haven't doodled in a while so I decided little miss Sophia was in need of a little doodling. I hope that Jana is a list maker like I am!
So there was a point to that tale, there was one song on there that was so flippin cute. It was sung by a little girl, maybe 3 or 4 and she fumbled all over the words while singing it, which of course made it even cuter. "You're my cupycake-uddlebear-sweetie-eetie-umkin..." So now, whenever we see a "cupycake" we sing the tune and reminisce.
I fell in love with this set when I saw it on Taylors blog. I loved the look of the three cupycakes all together so I used her card for inspiration. I used SU Petals & Paisleys retired DP along with Rose Red & Pretty in Pink cardstock. The ink colors used were Rose Red, Pretty in Pink & Certainly Celery. I used Joanne's little slot/ribbon/knot trick to add a final touch. Hope you likes!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
This is also a sneak peek of the fabulous large oval in Sassy Circles coming out this Sunday...(perfect for grounding Sophia and Bella images). I had so much fun with these colors, they are very springy and I can't wait for the weather to warm up and flowers to start blooming. Well, until my allergies kick in then I'll just be miserable but hey, at least it'll be pretty outside! ;) This was the card I featured for my new card tutorial over on Paper Pretties....are you a member yet? Each month I will be making a card tutorial and sharing some insider stamping tips. Want to learn how to make the perfect scallop border? Need help with masking so there is no gap in your images? You should head over to Paper Pretties and sign up as a member so you can have access to these tutorials AND Stampin in your Jammies!!!
Don't forget, this Sunday night at 8pm EST the fun begins and two new sets will be released!!!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Be sure to check out the other Prettie girls blogs to see their sneak peeks as well. There will be two brand new sets released during Stampin' In Your Jammies on Sunday, March 9th and the party starts at 8pm EST, so don't miss it!!!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Don't forget that also means another round of our Cutie Pie contest!!! Submit your cards made with either of our last two releases: Look Who's Perky, Sealed with a Kiss, Wade E. Bug, or Love Bugs to email@example.com by the 8th of March and YOU could be our next Cutie Pie. The Cutie Pie will receive all the stamp sets from this release FREE!
So ladies, pick out your favorite snugglies for Sunday night and get your stamp supplies ready! ;)