Thursday, May 27, 2010

More summer inspiration

I could really use some warm sun. Notice I added the word, 'warm.' Sometimes we get sun around here but it's not warm. I could really love an island vacation, too. I don't see that in my immediate future, though. I am, however, looking forward to the long weekend ahead. I hope it's filled with some warm sun.

For this card I played with my Slice and used the Under the Sea cartridge. I haven't had a chance to play with my Slice much, especially since I'm not having to design classes for it any more. I love these MS+ cartridges because you can cut a shadow around your image (in this case, sentiment) that fits perfectly! So cool!

For those of you traveling over the Memorial Day weekend, safe travels to you! Enjoy your extra day off and spend it with those you love.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunshine and Sparkles

Figured I'd kill two birds with one stone. I've got a new class called "Sparkles and Sunshine" scheduled for Wed, June 9th. This is one of the cards we'll be making. It's also got some of the stamps being highlighted at A Muse during Summer Fun week. I love this sailboat...such a great stamp for guy cards. Sometimes I leave out the little sun in the big sail, especially if I'm going for a more mature look. Also showcased today is the new Wheat 8.5" x 11" paper. I was surprised to see how much I like this color. Very nice neutral! You must add this to your paper collection! a

Summer Fun!

Kicking off Summer Fun with this great, new A Muse 8.5" x 11" paper called Cobalt. It's a vibrant blue, perfect for summer images (and a great primary for kids, too!). I used it as my starry night here with with the pine tree silhouette as my background. A few yellow Twinkle stars and I've got the perfect starry night for camping outdoors!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


A friend asked me for a thank you note. Believe it or not, I rarely make thank you notes.... I hope that doesn't mean I'm an ungrateful person! So I threw together this quickie card last night so she'd have a couple of options to choose from in my thank you card stash. I think this Wild Rose Branch and Rose have to be my two favorites from this last Everything's Rosy release. The images are great for any occasion.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

When life gives you lemons....

I'm such a sucker for those stupid dollar stamps and they hardly EVER see ink. I was determined this would not be the case with my latest dollar stamp purchase. There are a lot of "when life gives you lemons..." sentiments but this is the first I've seen that actually says to drink it, LOL. So I had to get it.

Now the question is.....will it ever see ink again?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Teacher Appreciation

I have been drowning in baseball over the past week and haven't had any time to share more Everything's Rosy creations. No time to stamp, take pictures, or get them edited to share. I created this card a while ago and since it's the start of Teacher Appreciation week, I finally get to share it! Used my handy, dandy Slice to cut the apple and threw in some patterned papers from Sassafras Lass and Cosmo Cricket.

I'm teaching my Ocean Beauties class on Wednesday and I think there are a couple of spots left. You don't want to miss this one! Call Stampin-In-The-Rain directly for details.