Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Card for my mom

I got to have mothers' day with my mom this past weekend so I can finally share the card that I made for her. I might have gone a little overboard but it is for my mom so I couldn't help myself.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Always stamp set; Soft Sky, Close to Coco and very vanilla card stock; Soft Sky and Close to Coco classic ink pad; 3/8" chocolate chip taffeta; pretties kit; styled silver HPH.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Camera and crazy week!

I got a new camera!!! I think that I am getting used to it but it has taken a little time. I am finally getting around to uploading some pictures. I had to show you the treats I made for the coach pitch baseball team that we sponsor.
I take them a special treat to every game and it usually something I bake and always something that I decorate. I think that these treats turned out really cute. I made the baseball sugar cookies and then I did cello bag and topper with each players name on it. The team colors are always artichoke and whisper white. Okay so they are really green and white but I always refer to colors by the SU! name.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Just Baseball and Sporting stamp sets; Pure & Simple Upper alphabet set; Real Red, Always Artichoke and whisper card stock; Real Red and Always Artichoke classic ink pads.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mothers Day

I spent time at the end of last week working on cards for moms. I didn't want to post them to early and let the "cat out of the bag" in case they checked here which they do from time to time. I love the clean look of a white card. I am also really in love in with the always set, it is just so beautiful. This is that card I did for my mother-in-law. I can't post the card I did for my mom yet because I am having a late mothers day with her this year.
All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Always stamp set; Rough Edges alphabet set; Soft Sky, Close to Coco and whisper card stock; Soft Sky and Close to Coco classic ink pad; 3/8" white taffeta; pretties kit.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


My husband asked me to make a graduation card for him. This seems like a simple request. The only problem was that when I started looking at my supplies I realized that the only graduation stamp that I have was one from the retired All Year Cheer III set. So I had to think outside of the box and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. It is very simple but I liked the results.
All Supplies Stampin' Up!: All Year Cheer III stamp set; Brilliant Blue Card stock; Basic Black Textured Card stock; Brilliant Blue classic ink pad; 1 1/4" Square punch; Vintage brads and retired gold cord.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

You asked for it!

I have had several request for some pictures of my trip to Paris. I took about 350 so I picked just a few. (You will really love the last one!!)

This is me in a garden across from the Musee Marmaton. Don't those flowers just make you want to sing "I love Paris in the springtime....."
This is my husband, Matt, and I with that famous tower in the background. Matt and I in front of a fountain at Versailles.
Matt and I on the bank on the Seine waiting to get on our dinner cruise. You can see a glass top boat in the background and we took a cruise on a boat similar to that and got to see Paris at sunset and all light up for the evening from the river.
Matt and I getting ready to go and see the Louvre and yes we did see the Mona Lisa.
The famous Notre Dame de Paris. I didn't have a picture of us outside here...
This is just a little flower shop on the Ile de Saint Louis and I just had to take a picture because it just looks like what you expect a flower shop to look like in Paris.
Me on the step leading up to Sacra Coeur. Matt and I did climb all the steps to view the city from the top dome and I have to say that gets my vote for the best view in Paris.
And finally - the picture that all of you will really appreciate........
Yes, I really did have to go and find a scrapbook store in Paris. They really have much of the same stuff that we have and most of their supplies were imported from the US but I did pick up a couple of scrapbook magazines in French.

I hope you like the photos. We had a wonderful time in Paris and if Matt would let me I would go back tomorrow.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sorry it took me so long!

I thought that I was being so clever having posts ready before I left for vacation. If I had been really clever I would have had done them for at least the week I was gone and the week I got back.
I had a wonderful trip to Paris and between the jet lag and all of the little things that you have to catch up on when you are out of the country for a week it has taken me forever to get back to posting. I finally got a chance to stamps last night!
We received a gift from a couple that we met on the trip and I had to get a Thank you note out to them. I had a color challenge that I hadn't worked on from a friend so here is what I came up with:

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Carte Postale and Much Appreciated stamp sets; Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise; Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise classic ink pads; 3/4" and 1" circle punches; Fresh Favorites I buttons.