Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Crew Girl

I mentioned the Crew Kids Girl SS kit in the previous post, and after I posted, I was itching to make a layout with it. Here's my version of Valerie's Sketch. I love sketches because the first step is already done for me. All I have to do is follow it with my pictures and papers and VOILA! It's done in no time!!

Our blizzard from yesterday made quite a mess around here. We have huge drifts in our yard, and a neighbor got stuck in one right by our house this morning. Glad I don't have to get out with the girls today!

Papers: Basic Black 12x12, Regal Rose, Crew Kids Girl Designer papers
Accessories: Love & Happiness (SAB) Rub-ons, adhesive die cuts from crew kids SS Kit.

Stemming From

This is another sketch from Julee Tilman's blog.

Do you ever get some stamp set that you fell in love with when you first looked at it, but didn't know what the heck to do with it when you got it? Totally explains my feelings with this set. I love it, but have a hard time with it. I will just have to wait for more inspiration from SCS.

I love this color combo. Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi. Which are some of the colors out of the new SS kit: Crew Kids Girl. It's a great kit which you can see here
It was on my first catalog order, but I haven't played with it yet....I need some serious scrapping time soon!

Stamps: Stemming From, Hugs & wishes
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, WW
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Rhinestone brad, boho blossoms punch, pink taffeta ribbon, distressing tool

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Spring Solitude

I wasn't sure about my color choice here, but I guess it turned out ok. This is my first attempt at using this new level 2 hostess set from the spring/summer catalog. I like it because it's different than many of the sets that Stampin' UP makes.

The layout came from Julie Tilman's Mojo Monday sketches. Fun stuff there!

Stamps: Spring Solitude
Paper: Taken With Teal, So Saffron, Basic Gray, WW
Ink: Taken With Teal, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Accessories: yellow rhinestone brad, dimensionals, ribbon from District Ribbon Originals

Have a great day! We've got a blizzard here, supposed to last through the evening! YUK!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Stamps for Sale: LOWERED PRICES!!!!

Prices do not include shipping.

Alphabet Soup $6.00
Alphabits $6.00
Around the Block $3.00
Big Blossom $6.50
Bodacious Bouquet $12.00SOLD
Bundle Up (NEW UM) $10.00SOLD
Business Boosters $9.00
Cute Converse $6.00
Easy Elegance $8.00SOLD
Flowers & Flourish $8.50
Genuine Articles $6.00
Happy Harmony $5.00SOLD
Headline Alphabet $17.00SOLD
Island Blossoms $13.00
It's A Date $6.00
Monkey Business $10.00
Monogram T $6.50SOLD
Monogram & $6.50SOLD
Paint Prints $5.50
Perfect Ending $4.50
Phrase Starters II $6.00
Pocket Fun $7.00SOLD
Riveting $8.00
Sew Seasonal $8.00
So Very $4.00SOLD
Swell News $6.00SOLD
Too Terrific Tags $5.00

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lydia's Title Page

Took inspiration from: HERE
Adapted it to use SU Products. I love how it turned out. I bought THIS ALBUM in pink for her baby book.

I used my Cricut for the letters, SU papers & chipboard & Ribbons & build-a-brad.

Paper used: Basic Black, Mellow Moss, River Rock, Pretty in Pink.
Accessories: Chipboard flower, Build a brad, ribbon, crystal effects (for "L")

Have a great day!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

B Happy!

Finally, I got a chance to play with my new stuff! I think this set is so darn cute! It's called Just B and it has this large B, along with words that go with it: just, happy, mine, etc. and this flower and a little bee too! I can see myself using it a lot!
I got my inspiration for the layout from Carolyn King
and the color inspiration from my friend Becky.
Thanks for checking it out! Have a great day!

Stamps: Just B
Paper: Taken With Teal, Lavender Lace, Old Olive, WW
Ink: Taken With Teal, Lavender Lace, Old Olive
Accessories: Rhinestone brad, olive grosgrain
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Slit Punch (For scallop edge.)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Stamps for Sale


Here is a list of my retired stamps that I'm selling. Price does not include shipping. My stamps are in great shape & mounted closely. I am asking 50% off retail price for these (used) sets, some even more! Some have been used only 1-2 times! First come, First serve

Stamp Sets:

All About U $14.00
Alphabet Soup $8.00
Alphabits $8.00
Around the Block $5.00
Big Blossom $8.50
Bodacious Bouquet $14.00
Both Way Blossoms $11.50SOLD
Bundle Up (NEW UM) $12.00
Business Boosters $13.00
Cute Converse $ $8.00
Easy Elegance $10.00
Fine Frames $6.50
Fine Lace BG $9.00
Flowers & Flourish $9.50
Gently Falling $7.50
Genuine Articles $8.00
Happy Harmony $7.00
Headline Alphabet $20.00
Headline Numbers $11.00
Island Blossoms $15.00
It's A Date $8.00
Linen BG $9.00SOLD
Mon Ami $7.50SOLD
Monkey Business $12.00
Monogram L $8.50
Monogram S $8.50
Monogram T $8.50
Monogram & $8.50
Paint Prints $7.50
Perfect Ending $6.50
Phrase Starters II $9.00
Pocket Fun $10.00
Riveting $9.00
Serene Sunflower $15.00SOLD
Sew Seasonal $10.00
So Very $7.00
Swell News $8.00
Too Terrific Tags $7.00
Word By Word BG $9.00


Bouquet NEW $4.00SOLD
Bodacious NEW $4.00SOLD
Hot to Dot $3.00SOLD
Sew Sweet (jumbo) NEW $4.50SOLD

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I made something!!

Hello everyone! I have finally had a chance to create! I told my husband this evening that I wanted to stamp something tonight and being the great guy he is, he took the girls down in the basement and they've been playing for over an hour now! It's been really, really, really nice.......really.

So.....this is what I have come up with. I had plans to make a card...but for some reason I didn't feel like it and went the scrapbook route.

This is a 12x12 using Kraft, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, and Close to Cocoa prints dsp. I used the new hostess set that all of us demonstrators got for a Christmas gift "Time Well Spent" and just colored the flowers in with a white gel pen and close to cocoa marker. I added the "C" monogram cut with my Cricut and tied some ribbons onto it. I added some scallops using our scallop circle punch (this is the new technique I've been seeing everywhere the last few days)

I wasn't sure how it was going to come together, but I'm satisfied. (especially after being less than crafty these last few weeks)

Thanks for stopping by...have a great evening!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

She's Here!!

Lydia Grace
born on 12/27/07 @ 9:20 am, 8lbs 7oz, 19 1/4 in.

We're all doing well here. Big sister is so proud of her baby! You can see more pictures on our family blog:

It's been an interesting adjustment here at our house. Cassidy seems to be really moody and seems cranky and we think that it was because of Christmas last week and the fact that she was with grandma & grandpa (who don't know how to say "no"). My husband calls this time "deprogramming" because she has to get used to being at home again. Hopefully this phase only lasts a short time :)

Lydia has been a super baby! The last 2 nights she has only been up twice and sleeps very well in her crib. So now we're finally catching up on our sleep!

Have a Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by!