Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Welcome Little One!

I'm starting to feel like I live in the Jungle! But, I love the wild life so that is fine by me! Ha! A friend and customer is helping with a baby shower and they ordered 35 of these wonderful little animal baby shower invites. I LOVE the Stampin Up set, Animal Stories, but they decided to discontinue the adorable little set. I can't part with it so it's still in my stash of stamps. The sentiments are from an old old set from Stampin Up too. Some sets are just too valuable to part with. The patterned paper and animal ribbon is from a local hobby store. What a find! They match perfectly with the theme of the baby shower. The brown bow is made with Stampin Up's Chocolate Chip ribbon and Baja Breeze is the lovely blue accent paper that matches the peacocks on the patterned paper. This card came together beautifully and I hope the parents to be will thoroughly enjoy these cards for the shower and will have a safe and wonderful delivery.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Hubby!!

Today is my hubby's birthday! The boys and I had a great time making a few cards this afternoon. They always enjoy getting into my stamps..but they sure do make a mess of them! LOL! It's worth it though.

I pulled out an old set, Pines, that I wish SU had not retired. I just can't give up my bear! I hope my hubby likes his bear and enjoys the pun inside: Happy Bearthday!" I know, I know...bad pun but I just couldn't resist. Do you think people would buy a card with a corny pun like that inside? I made 3 more! LOL! I hope someone else appreciates my dorkiness!

The boys used a Sweet N Sassy stamp set for their knights in shining armor. They are the 'protectors of the cake!'. I'm sure Doug will get a kick out of the card.

Happy Birthday, Doug!!! We love you!!

Water Color Fun

My stamping ladies and I had fun practicing our watercoloring this past week. We watercolored the floral image from Elements of Style (SU) and practiced on three different types of paper: water color paper, confetti vanilla and shimery white. We liked the three different looks the paper gave. We used SU's water color crayons and the aqua painters found in the Idea Book and Catalog.

If you'd like to order any of these items to give it a try yourself, just click on my store link or go to http://www.bethhartley.stampinup.net/

Here are the cards I made using the images we colored.