Wednesday, August 24, 2011

*thanks so much* butterfly card

I found a little time to play with my new Stampin' Up goodies this afternoon. I mixed in some eucalyptus cardstock and ink from A Muse Studio along with their chocolate pearls, and then I found some chocolate seam binding by Martha Stewart that I bought ages ago but for some reason never used. I'm really happy with this color combination. It would be great for a guy card too.

Here are a few close-ups:

I colored in a portion of the flowers with colored pencils and then added some glitter glue. Don't ya just love this polka dotted butterfly?

I must have a thing for butterflies, because I love this swirly one, too! I thought I'd attach the sentiment to it and try to make the linen thread looks like it's antennae.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

*kindness matters*

It's not often that I almost completely CASE a card, but when I saw this amazing sample for the Kindness Matters set in the new Stampin' Up catalog (on page 121, in case your wondering), I knew I wanted to copy it! I *love* this stamp set, and at $8.95 for the cling set, it's a bargain!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

*baby girl*

I was digging around in my messy stamping nook the other day and found some stamps I completely forgot I had. I know.... it's borderline ridiculous. But on the other hand, it was a happy little discovery. Usually when I find something I forgot about, I find myself wondering why in the world I bought it in the first place! So I mixed the old with my brand new PaperTrey goodies and a set of cling stamps I recently bought at Michaels and came up with a baby card.

My kids went back to school today. Here's a funny little story for ya. I drop my son off at the high school only to get a call from him minutes later. Apparently, only the freshman class started school today. Oops.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

*another rooster thank you*

I made this for my friend, Pam. So Pam, if you're looking, and you haven't already got this in the mail, try to act surprised when it comes.

I seem to be in a collage making mood these days. One reason being that collages are so forgiving. You can mess up and no one really even notices!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

*chocolat and flowers* anniversary card

Can you believe I'm back again today with another card? It just so happens that I've needed to send out several thank you's and an anniversary card all in the same week, so I've been a busy girl.

This card is for my in-laws. They celebrated their anniversary on Monday, so it looks as if I'm late yet AGAIN, but better late than never I always say.

It's been a beautiful week here in Iowa. Hope you're enjoying the weather in your neck of the woods! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

*thanks so much*

Here's a card I made for my mom. She donated a generous sum to the Rusher Kids Go Back to School Fund AND took us to Biaggi's for lunch! How's that for an awesome mom? She loves roosters, (something I could never quite figure out as a kid but have grown to appreciate as an adult) so I figured I couldn't go wrong giving her a rooster thank you card.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

*for you*

Here's something pink and girly card that I whipped up to include in a package for my husband's mom. It's been a while since I've made a collage card. I tried to make it as old and tattered as I possibly could. I love to create things with a vintage flair.

Have you tried the new a muse studio inks yet? I finally got my hands on them, and they are positively delish! I also love their yummy chocolate-y brown pearls. They make lovely flower centers.

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