Friday, May 28, 2010

Claire's Birthday Invitation

I've been a little busy here in Champaign helping my daughter but before Anna Rose was born, Julie & I collaborated on Claire's invitation for her upcoming 5th birthday. Claire picked the Sweet Scoops stamp set, and wanted Pretty in Pink as the main color. We used the Lattice Square embossing folder from the Summer Mini to give some texture to the card. Julie will add the important information to the inside of the invitation.
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

And Her Name Is...

Anna Rose Davison! We took the kids to meet her so thought I would post a few photos from that visit.

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Meet our Newest Grandbaby!

Isn't she beautiful??? Baby Girl (Julie & Jim haven't decided on a name yet) arrived on May 23 at 2:10 am weighing in at 8lbs, 13 1/2 oz and is 20 1/2 inches long! Mom, Dad and Baby are doing well!

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Thursday, May 20, 2010


The temperature is finally approaching normal highs for this time of year. As the weather gets warmer, the lines at the ice cream stands grows longer! Hmmm....maybe we need a trip to Bob-Jo's this evening!!!
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Supplies used: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock;Tea Party designer series paper; Pretty in Pink & Close to Cocoa Classic Ink; Sweet Scoops Stamp Set; Word Window, Scallop Edge Border & 1 3/4" Circle Punches; Dazzling Diamonds and 2-Way Glue Pen; Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Sizzix Big Shot

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

For You...

This card was inspired by one of Shelli Gardner's Workshop of a Lifetime projects. I just love the simplicity of this card!
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Supplies used: Whisper White & Lovely Lilac card stock; Essential Elements stamp set; Top Note Sizzix die; White organdy ribbon; Lovely Lilac Classic Ink

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Any Day Now...

Today is our daughter, Julie's due date. We are patiently (smile) waiting for "the call". We can't wait to meet our 8th grandchild! Baby Girl will join siblings Thomas, Claire & Elise!. In the meantime, here is a card that Julie designed. I just live this sketch! I've used it with snowflakes for Christmas cards, leaves for fall themed cards - it is a very versatile card!

Supplies used: Flower Fantasy & All Holidays stamp sets; Green Galore, Pixie Pink and Whisper White card stock; Pixie Pink, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore & Only Orange Classic Ink
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Watercolor Trio

We made this card at Hostess Club this week as well as a card class this weekend. I love the technique of using markers on stamps! The colors are Dusty Durango, Summer Sun, Garden Green and Whisper White.
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Friday, May 14, 2010

Another use for the Slit Punch

One of my hostesses showed this technique to me at her workshop a few weeks ago. Thanks, Beth!

  • Fold Bermuda Bay card stock in half.
  • Insert Slit Punch in as far as it will go and punch. Line up the edge of the punch with the edge of the punched slit. Continue punching along entire edge of card. This will leave even spacing between slits.
  • Fold card over exposing the half circles as shown. Apply Snail adhesive between each punched slit on the inside of the fold. Adhere a 1" strip of Whisper White card stock so that half of the circle is white and half is Bermuda Bay.
  • Adhere 5 1/2. x 4 1/4 " piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card.
  • Punch out Butterfly from Bermuda Bay Prints designer series paper and adhere to 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 " piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • Stamp butterfly trail from Flight of the Butterfly in Bermuda Bay ink under the butterfly and adhere this to the front of the card.
  • Stamp smaller butterflies on the inside of the card if desired.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Retiring Colors

Several weeks ago, Stampin' Up! announced the Color Renovation. This process will retire 27 colors, introduce 5 new Core Colors, and bring back several In-Colors from this current year and the past couple of years.

In a message posted on the Demonstrator Web site, the retiring colors are going fast! In fact, some colors are already gone! It was hoped that there was enough inventory to cover the month of May but that is not happening. So....if there are retiring colors you want, please order them now!

Here is a link to the pdf with the retiring colors

While we are talking about what is going to retire, the Last Chance List for retiring stamps will be out on June 1. For the past several years, I have held a contest. Send me a list of 10 stamps you think are going to retire. The stamper with the most correct answers will win a $25 gift certificate! The deadline to send me your list is May 31. In case of a tie, the stamper who sent their list first will win! You can e-mail your list to me at One final note: All of the hostess sets automatically retire every year so these sets do not count! Good Luck!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Printed Petals

This is the card we made on the cruise. The tiny stamped images are from a stamp set that will be in the new Idea Book & Catalog being released in July. The name of the stamp set is Printed Petals. The dark red images are the new Cherry Cobbler card stock. I don't know the name of the stamp set we used for the greeting but I sure do like the font!!!
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day gifts

This year I gave my mother and my mother-in-law a Simply Adorned charm and necklace along with 5 different images to put in the charm. These charm inserts were a lot of fun to make!
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Watercolor Trio

I saw this sample on the cruise. This stamp set is one of my favorites in the new Summer Mini catalog! The background is made using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, also in the Summer Mini Catalog!
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Simply Adorned Bracelet

Pam Morgan from Stampin' Up! had this Simply Adorned Charm Bracelet on display during the Cruise. She used the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set and the Itty Bits Shapes punch pack. The stamped images are just free floating in the charm! Simple and Cute!
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