Thursday, March 31, 2011

A favor...

for a baby shower.

I just love the way these turned out, they are so adorable! It was perfect that pastel M&M's were available this time of year. I also adore how these look all standing in the little galvanized bucket. I usually keep my colored pencils in them, but if I can find some more I'll be using them at the shower.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Take your place...

Serendipity had a new release of stamps for the spring... so I decided to make up some place cards for Easter Dinner using the adorable bunny (1244E).
I used copics to color and added a tiny bit of white flocking for his tale so it's all fluffy! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quotable Quotes...

Serendipity Stamps second March challenge was to use one of the quotes from the line... and wow are there a few to choose from...yes! Made it hard but I finally narrowed it down to this one.

I took this side shot to get a better picture of the small rectangle, so you could see the pearly shimmer better, but it was not to be.

~More things stamp (027D)
~Dark green cardstock (card base is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" other square is 3 1/4" x 3 1/4")
~Green gingham cardstock
~White cardstock
~Brown Ink
~Antique Linen Distress Stain from Tim Holtz, brand new product, get some quick.
~Perfect Pearl mist
~Brown Thread
~Green Ribbon
~Sewing machine

1. Cut gingham smaller than green base. Use stain to age the gingham, then adhere to base. Stitch around gingham in brown.
2. Use stain to color white cardstock and stamp sentiment on top, adhere to green and stitch a border. Then attach the whole thing to the card front.
3. Tie ribbon around front in a pretty bow.

This card went together so quickly but has a real put together feel to it. And again I have tried at making and antique look, this is really becoming a habit for me, but a good one of course.

And so after looking at my email one more time I realized I was supposed to use the following sketch to make my card this month... so I started creating again, this challenge is a two for one.

So I used all the same supplies since they were all out, and came up with the following card... enjoy!

Now check out all the other wonderful quote creations from the design team.

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jenny's Blog

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Monday, March 21, 2011

A Perfect Pair...

A friend of mine is having twins... a boy and a girl. I'm throwing her shower for her. After surfing for a bit I chose the Perfect Pair theme... and these are the invites...
I wanted the colors to be a bit more subtle than the standard bright pink and blue. The first change I made was going with a sage green color instead of blue, and I'm glad I did, love how the green turned out.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Teacher pleaser...

Our first March challenge is to create something for a coach or teacher. When cruising through the stamps I found these adorable apples, and I knew that they were perfect for a teacher card.

733E--We Create Our Tomorrows
Green Cardstock
White cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Border Punch
Water color crayons
paint brush
Blue ink
Black Staz-on ink
whole punch
brown twine
blue and green beads

1. Cut green cardstock to 3"x6". Adhere to card base. Cut white cardstock to 2 3/4"x 5 3/4". Stamp apples on white with staz-on.
2. Use the water color crayons to color in the image and background. Adhere to front of card.
3. Punch border from brown and dots from brown and green. Adhere to front of card.
4. Stamp saying to the right of apples. Use a mask over the apples and stamp the saying once on scrap paper before stamping as the cards background.
5. Tie twine to the top of card and add beads.

I love the way the water color crayons add and antiqued look to the card.

Now check out all the other wonderful teacher and coach creations from the design team.

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jenny's Blog

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