Thursday, August 26, 2010

For My Teacher

Here's the great big Kindergarten boy. . .
and here's the card for his teacher!

I stamped the Spot On Background stamp on white cardstock, and trimmed it to be the size I wanted. (Just slightly smaller than the actual stamp size) Don't feel limited by background stamps, just because they aren't quite the shape or size you need! I've been known to stamp a square background and punch circles or flowers out of it. The possibilities are endless!

I stamped the apples (from You're So Sweet), and cut them out (Kiwi or Pear are both perfect shades for this card!) I think I used Clover Meadow for the leaves, and the sentiment, but any of the darker shades of green will work! The sentiment came from the Family Ties - Adults set. And three red buttons finished it off!

If you have kiddos back to school, I hope their year is off to a great start! Bryce is doing FANTASTIC, and he loves it! Hooray!
EDT: I just realized, I used Citrus Leaf on this card. . .so, in addition to Pear or Kiwi being perfect, Citrus Leaf works perfectly too!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

more blue skies!

Happy Thursday! Two days until Tanner's first birthday party (but thankfully another week before the ACTUAL day. I'm not ready to have a one-year-old!!! I've been working on some fun decorations, using Close To My Heart products, that I can't wait to share with you next week!

I've also been working on a cute teacher card for Bryce's Kindergarten teacher! I'll have that to share with you soon too!

But in the meantime, I couldn't resist heading back to my favorite stamp set, Over the Rainbow. I was thinking that this card would be really cute in a primary color scheme, of red, blue, and yellow too. Or what about something a little different, like pink, purple, and yellow?

I am off to enjoy the last few days of summer vacation. We're heading out this morning for one last morning playgroup day, with Bryce's pals. Then home to decorate cookies for the birthday party! Have a great day!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

You're Sweet!

Happy Thursday! I have a summery, fruity card to share with you today!I used Clover Meadow and Kiwi ink on this card, and raided my stash of miscellaneous buttons and ribbon (I think both were from JoAnn's) to pull this together. The stamps are all from the You're Sweet set.
I'll tell you a secret. . . in retrospect, I sort of wish I hadn't put the ricrack all the way across. I wish it was only across the green cardstock. But I couldn't get it off the card without having to start over. . .
so it is what it is. ;)
Sometimes cards don't come together just as we want them too - and other times we think a card is coming along terribly, but somehow it ends up perfect.
Have a wonderful weekend! I'll see you back here next Thursday!