Sunday, January 29, 2012

January Stamp Camp

January Stamp Camp Cards

 The hot air balloon card was one of the cards I made Lauren for her birthday and we both loved it so much we thought it would be a good idea to show everyone how to make it. Unfortunately I did not write down which blog I got this fantastic idea from, if you happen to know, please let me know so I can edit this post to give appropriate credit.

Same with the Elebration card, can't remember where I got the idea, so if you know, please let me know asap. I LOVE this card, it was definitely my favorite of the month and I wish I knew a whole bunch of people to give this to cause I'd love to make it over and over again, lol. I love elephants, they are so underrated and mistreated by so many people. 

 The last 2 cards were cased  with a few tweaks added from the January edition of the Stampin' Success mag. Such terrific ideas in there! The new Sale A Bration Elementary Elegance stamp set was used for the baby card (I LOVE this set so you'll probably be seeing a lot of it, lol), and the Occasions Mini Candy Conversations stamp was used for the Valentine.


I finally hung the frames I made last month! So glad to be done with them so I can move on to the next project. The lighting in the kitchen is terrible for pictures but the Domestic Goddess DSP goes great with the light yellow walls. All in all I was pretty happy with how they turned out. 
 I used the black Decor Elements 'Eat' for the wording, with only two color choices, I was glad one of them at least sorta matched the DSP. I love the Decor Elements line & I will be sorry to see it go, I think they would have done better to offer more colors and it probably wouldn't have hurt to make them a little cheaper, too. If you have any of the Decor Elements on your wish list, order them asap as they will not be brought back in the new catalog.
 For the little side frames, I used another piece of Domestic Goddess DSP and the Now You're Cooking stamp set. I love the Domestic Goddess Product Suite and they chose great colors for the DSP.
Thanks Lauren for sending this hilarious picture to me. If you haven't seen Drive, it's a great movie, Lauren and I debate over whether it's Oscar worthy but the music is fantastic in my opinion. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

I think I need to frame and hang this one in the house, although my book area keeps getting smaller as my crafting area grows, lol.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Elementary Elegance Birthday Card

My baby brother Michael turns 22 on January 19th & this is the card I made for him. I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out and I am very excited to find a use for Island Indigo which is not a color I'm very fond of. Lauren thinks it looks just like Taken With Teal, I have always disagreed with that but I will admit, it definitely looks good WITH Taken With Teal, lol.

This super simple card is made with Taken With Teal and Island Indigo Cardstock, Island Indigo Ink, the Elementary Elegance SAB Stamp Set and Pewter Brads.
I cased this card from one I saw at Thanks to Debra Currier for the awesome idea!! I see alot of these cards in different colors in my future, lol. Good male cards are hard to find!