July 17, 2011

A Weekend of Celebration & Summer Card Camp! - Part Deux :)

After "Grandma's" party, we switched gears and headed to my dear friend and co-worker's house for her daughter's high school graduation party.  Lots and lots of teenagers, gave me an idea of what's to come! (and I just might be a wee bit scared, lol) Seriously though -- I've watched Leslie grow from a sweet little girl, into a beautiful young woman, and I'm so happy for her, and look forward to seeing her grow even more in this next chapter in her life.

Here's Leslie's card:
Lots of bold bright colors.  For this one, I used Kraft for a base, then some Raspberry Fizz, and Hawaiian Shores CS, and then Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Royal Velvet and Orange Zest felt for the flowers.
I stamped a background with Turning a New Leaf in Versamark, and then embossed with clear EP.  The flowers are topped off with some gems from Doodlebug (I LOVE their gems with all of those lovely facets!)  This card also uses Wonderful Words dies and the Wonderful Words Additions stamp set.

Today -- I'm off to a retirement party for my Mom!  But that will be a post for another day...Thanks for stopping by!!! :)

All Supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted

Hooray for You:
Stamps: Wonderful Words Additions, Turning a New Leaf
Ink: Fresh Snow, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores
Accessories: Wonderful Words Dies, Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies, Felt in Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Hawaiian Shores and Orange Zest, Clear EP, Gems (Doodlebug)

A Weekend of Celebration & Summer Card Camp!


What a weekend!  Friday happened to be my birthday, I was greeted after work with a family of balloon people my daughters made with my sister-in-law, and a BIG banner that they decorated for me :).  That night, my older daughter (7 years old) earned her orange belt at Taekwondo.  I'm so proud of her!! However, my post today is more about our celebrations yesterday.

The first party is for a close family friend, who recently celebrated her 90th Birthday.  Yep - she's an amazing lady, and I'm glad she is part of my life!  To make her card, I looked to the extra color combos from the Friday part of the online Summer Card Camp, being held by Jennifer McGuire, and Kristina Werner.  Here's what I made:

This card uses the Wonderful Words dies from PTI, as well as the By The Numbers dies, and the Wonderful Words Additions stamp set.  Though the middle 'happy' looks black in my photo, I used PTI's Royal Velvet...such a rich purple color -- it's gorgeous!  A few pearls scattered here and there kind of remind me of confetti.

All Supplies PTI unless otherwise noted

Happy 90th:
Stamps: Wonderful Words Additions
Ink: Plum Pudding
Paper: Stampers Select White, Plum Pudding, Simply Chartreuse, Kraft, Royal Velvet
Accessories: Wonderful Words Dies, Pearls (Basic Gray, Recollections)

July 7, 2011

Summer Card Camp!!

I don't seem to have time to breathe this Summer, always running here or there, BUT -- I decided to go ahead and participate in the Summer Card Camp, being held by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.  I needed something to jump start my mojo, as it's been in it's dormant stage for a while, lol.  This week, the colors are warm and summery, oranges, reds, and greens...gorgeous. 
I was short on time, and went completely simple, but, mission accomplished.  I used a Kraft base, and just layered torn pieces of CS up the front.  The colors I used are Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, and New Leaf.  The sentiment (from Think Big Favorites #4) was stamped in fresh snow ink.

I'm certainly hoping to get to give this color combo another whirl, maybe a little more creatively this time!  all of the inspiration with the card camp has been AWESOME to say the least.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Think Big Favorites #4
Ink: Fresh Snow
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf
All supplies are from Papertrey Ink