Saturday, August 30, 2008

Yummy Cupcakes

Faith Ella's turning 1 next month. So for her invitations, I made cupcake cards. I got the template from Lindsey's Blog. Click here for the link.

This is the first card I tried. I just punched a couple of circles and heat embossed to "frost" the cupcake top.
These next cards I added rhinestone adhesives from Michael's to add some sparkles and bling! I also punched "You're Invited" tags so that people know it's an invitation, of course. That stamp is from the Tiny Talk (already retired) stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Inside, I typed a little poem...
Let's celebrate with treats and fill our tummies with all things sweet...
There'll be lots of cupcakes and ice cream, hooray!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekend Trip

We just came back from our weekend trip...went to Bryce Canyon, UT, almost 3 hours from Mesquite, NV where we stayed for 2 nights. And on our way back, we drove through Red Canyon (Dixie National Forest) and Zion National Park.

Hoodoos @ Bryce Canyon

Faith "claps" @ spectacular sights!

Red Canyon, Dixie National Forest

Zion National Park

Saturday, August 16, 2008

In Color Quarter Cards

Here are some cards we made using the new Stampin' Up! In Color and stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog:
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Wow Flowers (p. 138, $12.95)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze

Card Stock: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Stamp Set: A Flower for ALL Seasons (p. 87, $14.95)
Ink: Black
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pens

Card Stock: Riding Hood Red
Paper: Bella Rose
Stamp Set: Dreams du Jour (p. 103, $18.95)
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Dauber

Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly (p. 97, $31.95)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch

Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Set: Inspired By Nature (p. 100, $23.95)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: Cutter Kit
*In Color 2008-2009*

Friday, August 8, 2008

Recycled Containers

More babies due soon from work and so I finally used these cylinders that I've been saving for gifts. I think the containers are from the Oberto Beef Jerky that my co-teacher buys from Sam's Club. Thanks Kathy!

I punched a bunch of scallop flowers and cut the petals. Got the idea from Patty's Stamping Spot, click here for the link.

The leaves were punched using a circle punch. I used retired designer/patterned paper to wrap the cylinder. I think the blue paper might have been from Creative Memories and the pink/brown of course is from Stampin' Up! My 12 x 12 paper, however, was not long enough to cover all the way around. So I had to cut another piece to make sure everything that I wanted covered was covered.