Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Flip Flops

Aren't these the most adorable flip flops you've ever seen? I saw them on Mamia's blog and couldn't wait to make a few pair. My daughter and granddaughter are arriving tonight for a long weekend visit and I thought it would be nice to have a pair for each of them sitting on the bed in their rooms. I made myself a pair too, but forgot to take a picture of mine. I'll post mine the next time.

They were made using light-weight foam from a craft store and Stampin' Up's Flower daisies #2 die. The Big Shot cut the foam easily. I cut 2 of the largest daisy then added one of the medium size and one of the smallest, hot glued everything together and glued them onto a pair of inexpensive flip flops (from either Walmart or Michael's Craft store). How much cuter could they be (don't tell me, I love 'em just the way they are). Hope you do to.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A thinking of you card

This is a card I made for a daughter-in-law and son of a dear friend in Michigan. It is a sad situation so I opted to send a "Thinking of You" card. The picture isn't too good as you can see when I photographed it some of my writing on the inside shows at the top of the card. I inked the inside of the embossing folder with Bashful Blue ink before running it through the big shot. I hadn't tried this technique before so I was pleased with my first time result. I decided to keep the card clean and simple and not add any other embellishments other than the ribbon and sentiment. I also ran the envelope flap through the Big Shot using the same embossing folder. I thought it turned out quite nice.
Supplies used: SU Embossing folder (newest one)
SU Whisper White Organza ribbon
SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
SU Bashful Blue ink
Small Brayer roller

Monday, April 12, 2010

Awash with PPA37

My daughter suggested I submit my latest card using the new "Awash with Flowers" SU stamp.

We love the way the flowers resemble a water color drawing. Using black CS, Mellon Mambo paper for the scallop trim on the top and bottom of a panel of Whisper white. Also stamped the flowers using Mellon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark and SU white embossing powder. Of course, had to include a flower or two on the inside card and finished it off with a black and white striped ribbon tied in a knot. Hope you like it as much as we do. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Real lookin' flowers!

Oh my gosh, while recently visiting my daughter I had the pleasure of accompanying her to her upline's (Mary's) monthly stamp club. Mary shared with us this absolutely gorgeous flower. Depending on your point of view, it could be a gardenia, camelia or any other beautiful flower. Don't they look real? Anyhow they look fabulous photographed out in the backyard at my daughter's. I just love them, Thank you Mary for showing us this wonderful flower. Can't you just visualize it as a "bow" on a present, you (almost) wouldn't care what the present was!
Oh, almost forgot one was made by my daughter and one was made by me. What fun!