Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More Club Cards

Hi Stamping Friends!!
I'm starting another round of my monthly stamp club.  It runs for 6 months, from July through December.  I was on the fence about offering another club, because I have such a crazy family schedule right now, it's hard to fit it all in.  But my gals are so good to me.  They signed up before I could even make up my mind!!  And now here it is, the last week of July and we haven't even met yet!!!  But this Sunday we will be stamping with each other, and I am looking forward to it.  I thought I better show off a couple of the other cards we've made in months past.  Could someone please slow down the clock?  Time is just flying by!!

Stamps: Bold Blossom
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories:  New Embossing Powders, Scallop Oval Punch, Pom pom trim, Circle Punches

Stamps: Strength and Hope
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP
Accessories:  Crocheted Lace, Top Note die, Scallop Square Punch

LOVE this stamp set!!  And best of all, when you order this set from the Summer Mini Catalog, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  How fabulous is that?!!

I can't believe it's almost August!!!  Only 3 more weeks of summer left.  (15yo man-child starts his sophomore year on August 11th!)  Maybe once we get back into the school rountine I'll feel like stamping again.  I hope I remember how!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pretty Postage

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Since I was sitting at my desktop paying bills anyway, I thought I would make another blog post.  Oh surprise!!  One of the stamp sets that I pre-ordered out of the Summer Mini Catalog was Pretty Postage.  I love it because it has a matching punch and I LOVE my punches!!  Here are a couple of cards I made using this set.

This first card was made for my Hostess Club last month.  I love my Hostess Club gals!!  Can't wait to stamp with them again soon.

Stamps:  Pretty Postage
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper EF, Lattice BS Die, Scallop Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Black Striped Grosgrain, Markers

This next card is a simple Thank You card I made for my 15yo man-child to send to all the people who have been donating funds to his upcoming mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

Stamps:  Pretty Postage
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Retired DSP (trying to get rid of some scraps!!)
Accessories:  Square Lattice EF, Postage Stamp Punch, Chocolate Baker's Twine

Hope you are all enjoying the new Stampin' Up! catalog!!  I LOVE it!!  I can't wait to actually order from it!!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wavin' Hi!!!

Hi Stamping Friends!!
It's been so longed since I've blogged, that I'm not even sure I remember how!!!  It's summertime, so that's means I've traded my stamping obession for my reading obession.  I've been doing nothing but reading and reading and reading!!!  Love it!!  Well that and driving my kiddos to and from the pool 12 million times a day!!  With 3 kids in swim and 2 of those kids also in water polo and everyone one of them with different practice times and game times, I spend the majority of my time driving to the pool, at the pool, or driving home from the pool.  Not to mention swim meets two nights a week that last until at least 10 pm!!!  No wonder I don't feel like stamping!!

But the good news is, I have stamped a few things but never had the time to blog about them.  I finally had time to take some pics of stuff, so I'll take the next couple of weeks to show them off.

Today I have two cards to show you today.  My youngest brother is getting married on Saturday and our family had the honor of helping throw a bridal shower for his wife-to-be.  And I had the job of creating the invitations.  Lucky me!!!

I had sooooo much fun making these!!!  I gussied them up as much as possible.  The colors of their wedding are Rich Razzleberry with black and silver accents.  I added so many layers and details to these that they ended up costing extra to mail!!  Thankfully my mom paid for the postage.  I ended having to make 36 of these beauties.

The shower turned out beautifully.  We had it in my brother and sister-in-laws backyard.  Just an all around gorgeous day.  One of the "shower games" my family likes to "play" is envelope addressing.  I use the term "shower game" very loosley, as it's really not a game at all.  Every attendee receives an envelope and they are to write their address on the front of it.  The envelopes are then collected and one envelope is pulled from the pile and that person gets a prize.  What's the point?  Now the bride-to-be as all her envelopes already addressed to send thank you notes for her shower gifts!!  Here's the thank you notes I made:

These are much simpler than the invitations.  I was tired after all that work!!  And I didn't want her to have to pay extra postage, so I kept them on the clean side.  Plus, I didn't have enough Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain for each card to tie in a bow.  I ended up making 40 of these.  I figured she could use the extras for whatever else she needs to send a thank you for.

Well this week will be filled up with last minute wedding stuff (making programs, picking up tuxes, rehearsal, finding hubby something to wear!!), work, and more pool duty.  Hopefully I'll remember to post again sometime soon.  Hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am!!

Happy Stamping!