Thursday, April 17, 2014

Coffee and Books

Coffee and books are two of my favorite things.  When I am not busy with other things I can read one or two books a week.   As a matter of fact my husband used to make fun of me for reading my books to by babies before they were old enough to understand the words.  I also read Reader's Digest and Good Housekeeping to them but I digress. 

I discovered Unity Stamp company and love their quirky stamps.  When I saw this book stamp I knew I had to have it to make a card for Madelyn.  The sentiment that came with it says "I love big books".  But I saw a meme on Pinterest that I thought would work better so I pulled out my Stampin' Up coffee wheel and an older coffee set and put them together with the sentiment from the meme.

The result is this card which will have to go to someone who loves coffee and books as much as I do.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Perfectly Penned~Graduation Card

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I can hardly believe that it is coming up on a year since my oldest graduated from high school and went off to college.  But we are in the midst of trying to find summer housing which keeps me grounded in that reality.  As I was thinking about the year flying by it dawned on me that I might need to start making a couple of graduation cards.

In an effort to cut down on waste, I have started to go into my card kits from previous months classes to try to purpose them.  This card was made using a card kit from a couple of months ago,  I used the Perfectly Penned stamp set and the Pure Gumption graduation set.  I added stars to give a little contrast to the hats.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spriral Flower

Whenever I get my new catalogs, I sit down and make a list of all the things I want. This die was at the top of my list as soon as I received my Occasions catalog in January.  Every time I placed an order other things bumped this die off the list.  I decided that it would stay on my order this month no matter what.  I am so glad that I finally ordered this die. 
Stampin' Up! Spiral Flower Die

The flowers are amazing!  I cannot wait to finish the centerpiece I am making with these.  The flowers above were made using one sheet of cardstock (top) for the other I used two pieces of cardstock stacked together.  There is a slight learning curve when you are rolling the flowers but it was not too difficult to catch on.

There is a slight downside to using the die, the question of what to do with the leftover part of the cardstock once you are done.  I figured there had to be suggestions on Pinterest or Youtube and I wasn't wrong. One suggestion was to use it as a stencil for the back ground of a card.

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I used the leftover as a stencil and sponged So Saffron ink as the background for this card.  The stamp set used here is Petite Petals. 

Happy Monday!