Monday, August 31, 2009

*happy anniversary*

I'm having a hard time figuring out where the month of August has gone! Getting the kids ready to head back to school and settling back into the school year routine has left me little time for stamping.... but hopefully I'll be back in the swing of things soon.

I have a bin of wood mounted stamps next to my desk that's full of stamps I've collected here and there. Sadly, most of them have rarely seen ink. I decided to pull a few of them out storage and actually use them. Imagine that!

A big *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY* to my friend and fellow A Muse sistah, Michelle and her husband, Corey! Hope you have a wonderful day! ;)
A Muse natural and green gingham cardstocks. Rich cocoa Memento Ink. Background stamp by Savvy. Hot air balloon by Just Johanna's Odd Bird Planet. Sentiment by Melissa Frances. Butterfly, watercolor paper, blender pen, markers, chocolate chip cardstock, sanding block, and dimensionals by Stampin' Up. Pistachio grosgrain ribbon by JoAnn's Craft Essentials. Clear spica glitter pen. The Robin's Nest poinsetta dew drops.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

*owly anniversary*

Aren't these owls cute? I love their little heart shaped eyes. They're just perfect for an anniversary card. I've been eyeing this tree image and finally broke down and bought the Pendant Park set along with a few others from the new Stampin' Up catalog. I think the owls are pretty sweet perched up there in that tree, and A Muse's new woodgrain cardstock adds a nice warm and woodsy touch.
A Muse woodgrain cardstock and tiny party hat. Melissa Frances "happy anniversary" sentiment. Stampin' Up Whoo's Your Valentine?, Pendant Park, and Look Who's Turning stamp sets, sanding block, linen thread, dimensionals, and kiwi kiss cardstock. Marvy punches. October Afternoon pink polka dot designer paper. Karen Foster snap stamps. Fiskars mini scalloped scissors. Tea leaves VersaMagic chalk ink.

Friday, August 7, 2009

*sparkles and sunshine*

I was planning on sharing a card I made yesterday with some new goodies I got recently, but it's stormy here today and my chances of getting a good photo aren't looking too good. So instead, I'm sharing yet another *Mandy* card that you might have seen over at the A Muse blog last week. I love bubble girl! She's another innocently sweet image from the new Mandy's World collection. She reminds me of my little girl, Livi, who loves blowing bubbles. It looks like it's going to be a quiet day around here. We don't have much planned, and I always enjoy days like this. Have a wonderful Friday... and be sure to sneak in a little stamping!
A Muse notecard, papers, ribbon, sentiment, and images. Canson watercolor paper. Stampin' Up sanding block, blender pen, and markers. Rich cocoa Memento ink.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

*more Mandy's World*

I'm back today with another card featuring Mandy's World. She's sweet and girly and so fun to watercolor! I'm absolutely smitten! It's been a while since I made a square card, so I thought I'd switch gears a little today and do something different. Change is good, right?
Amuse natural and palm papers, ribbon, twinkle stickers, images, and sentiment. Pink polk dot paper by October Afternoon (Ducks in a Row collection). Marvy punches. Stampin' Up watercolor paper, blender pen, markers, and sanding block. Tattered Angels pearl glimmer mist.

Monday, August 3, 2009

*everyday fun with Mandy's World* amuse-bouche

How about some more girly goodness from the ever-so-cute Mandy's World collection? Is that
really *nine* scoops of ice cream on top of that cone? Now that's my kind of ice cream cone! I love A Muse twinkle stickers, and they add just the perfect little something to the sentiment, don't ya think? I hope you're enjoying all the fun sneak peeks! What's on your wish list?
A Muse notecard, papers, image, sentiment, ribbon, and twinkle stickers. Stampin' Up sanding block, dimensionals, blender pen, markers, and watercolor paper. Marvy oval scalloped punch. Rich cocoa Memento ink. Tattered Angels pearl glitter mist.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

*summer fun* amuse-bouche

I'm thrilled to introduce you to Mandy's World, a sweet new collection of the cutest little girl images ever! Hawaiian girl is just one of seven little girls in this new release, and I simply adore her! The release also includes eight fun new sentiments... and you're gonna want 'em all!
A Muse notecard, papers, ribbon, images, and sentiment. Stampin' Up watercolor paper, blender pen, markers, sanding block, and dimensionals. Rich cocoa Memento ink. Spica glitter pens. Scalloped deco scissors.