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Hi and welcome to my blog! I'm a stay-at-home mom of four amazing little girls. I have so much fun making various projects with all of my Stampin supplies, and I hope you enjoy them too!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Summer Smooches Thank You

On Saturday we had my beautiful daughter Sofia's 1st birthday party.  30 of our wonderful relatives joined us in celebrating.  Above is the Thank You card I whipped up to thank everyone for the amazing gifts they gave her.  Below that is a picture of my four girls getting ready to help Sofia blow out the candles on her birthday cupcakes.  She had so much fun with all of her cousins.  I hope you like the card!
Stamps: Easy Events
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Summer Smooches
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sweet Sunday Graduation Card

Happy Wednesday! Today's a busy day in our house.  All three girls have school, the two middles have swim lessons, and then Taryn has T Ball practice.  Not sure how everything is going to get accomplished, but I'll give it my best : )).  This card is for a nursing grad that has worked for my mom at her college for the last two years.  She's a wonderful, sweet girl who my mother wanted a special card for.  I loved the Sweet Sunday sketch so I taylored the card around the sketch.  The dark blue and white are UCONN's colors, and I think it fit the card perfectly.  I hope you like it!
Stamps: Word Play
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Glitter Paper

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mixed Bunch of Colors

Here is this week's sketch from Try Stampin on Tuesday and the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge. I absolutely love this color combo.  Mixed Bunch just came in my last SU order, so I decided to use that as my center of the card.  I missed the deadline for CCMC but there is still time to enter TSOT with this awesome sketch! I hope you like it!
Stamps: Mixed Bunch
Ink: Concord Crush, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Concord Crush, Marina Mist, In Color DSP, Subtles DSP

Sympathy SSC 251

I know this sketch was from a couple weeks ago, but I keep forgetting to post it to my blog.  My mom had asked for a few sympathy cards for her stockpile and I've been putting it off to make other things that are more up-beat.  I found the sketch on the Stamping 411 blog.  They have such clean sketches, and I thought this would be perfect for a sympathy themed card.  I used Wild Wasabi and Soft Suede for my colors.  I hope you like it!
Stamps: Close as a Memory, Just Believe
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Subtles DSP

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Try Stampin on Tuesday #61

Good Sunday Morning!! The sketch from Try Stampin on Tuesday got my interest this week so I gave it a go for a Birthday card I needed to make for my Dad.  I used my small frame emboslit folder to frame around the cupcake.  I'm going to need to use these more often, because they really give the card some extra dimmension.  The glitter inside the cupcake gave it a much-needed finishing touch.  I hope you like it!
Stamps: Easy Events
Ink: Real Red, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Twitterpated DSP, Whisper White

Friday, April 13, 2012

A La Card Monkey Cupcake

I had this post scheduled for Saturday morning and for some odd reason it posted as a blank post.  I'm sorry if this caused any confusion.  I was picked on A La Card Monkey to be a guest designer as my card was picked as a Princess Card the previous week.  It's my second time being picked and I am so honored and thankful.  It's such a fun blog, always with so many great challenges! I hope you'll hop on over to their blog and give this wonderful sketch a try! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Stamps: Easy Events, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party
Paper: Summer Smooches, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Friday Mashup #53!

The Friday Mashup is one of my favorite challenge blogs.  They come up with such different ideas for cards. For me, it really gets my wheels turning.  This particular challenge, Tic Tac Toe Challenge #53,  was so much fun.  I chose a side step card, baby theme, ribbons, and brights.  I used Daffodil Delight as my bright.  I know it's kind of a boring color alone, but I wanted to have a card that could be for a boy or a girl.  My neutral is Whisper White and I used a tiny bit of Real Red marker in the T and the rattle.  Hop on over to their blog and check out the other amazing submissions!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Double Challenge

As usual, it's been forever since I've posted.  I've been working on some various projects for my Secret Sister through Stampin Up and it's been hard to post any of them for fear that she'll see one of these posts and then I won't be so "secret" any more.  This is a double challenge I wanted to try out.  I love the Easter colors from the Color Q and I love the sketch challenge from A La Card Monkey.  So, here they are together!! I know that the Easter Blossom stamp set is retired, but I just love it and had to use it here.  I hope you like it!