Friday, April 24, 2015

Cards for Shauna, Part 2

Hello and welcome back.  Today I am showing you the rest of the cards I made for Shauna. As mentioned before, she gave me a TON of paper, and I promised to make her some cards.  Here's the rest of them:
I like that this one looks like an envelope. A quick punch of coordinating paper for the flower and butterfly, and this card was quick and easy to make.
 The same here; using Stampin' Up! punches and coordinating paper.  I colored rhinestones for the flower centers.

That's the whole set of cards. She loved them and it gave me great pleasure to make these for her. She's a generous friend for sure.  Thanks for stopping by today.  

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cards for Shauna

Hello friends!
  Today I am starting a series of posts totally related to a friend, Shauna.  Shauna is a customer of our mailbox store and she is an avid paper crafter. A while back, she dropped off an entire portfolio of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and told my husband "give these to Bobbi because I don't use them anymore". There was so much paper in this package, that I shared it with 3 other friends! Of course I wanted to pay her but Shauna wouldn't accept anything. She said to just make her some cards.  Really?  I was totally blown away by her generosity, and I made these cards for her.  I left them blank without sentiments so that she could add her own, or write personal messages on the inside.
  I am a scrap keeper, so although I used my card stock, punches and embellishments, the designer paper is all from Shauna. Sometimes when I create cards, I have extra parts that I keep, and they were added to the design of these. Don't throw away your scraps as they come in handy sometimes. I put mine in a small plastic zip lock bag, and keep decent size scraps in larger bags, all color coordinated and in a bin. When I hold stamp camps and workshops, I visit that bin for decent size pieces that we can use for stamping images or sentiments.
  Here are the first 5 cards made for her. I will share the rest later in the week. Shaun, this post and these cards are dedicated to YOU!  Thank you for your wonderful generosity, and happy paper crafting my friend!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy Easter !

Hello and welcome!  It's been over a month since I posted last and I'm sorry about that. Time has a way of speeding past, and March was a very busy month for me. I want to post now, because in 12 short days, I will have a house full of out of town company. My brother, whom I haven't seen in years, is coming in from Minnesota.  And two dear friends from Chicago, are also coming...and they are both arriving within 1 day of each other. So our house will be filled with lots of laughter, and memories of my life back home.
Easter is this Sunday...can you believe it?  It seemed like I was just making Christmas cards. Here's my card:

One of the BEST designer series paper (in my humble opinion) is the Painted Blooms dsp from the Occasions catalog.  Every side of this paper is beautiful, so no matter what your project is, you're sure to find something suitable.  You still have plenty of time to get this gorgeous paper because the Occasions catalog is good through June 2.  There's even a matching stamp set called Painted Petals and the stamps mimic the paper perfectly!  

Supplies used for this project:  Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White Card Stock; Wild Wasabi Ink; Painted Blooms DSP; Oval Framelits; Decorated Dots Embossing Folder and some Candy Dots for interest.

Trail Tip: When my "mojo" isn't working and I can't decide on colors for my project, I let the designer paper guide me. On each package of paper, SU lists the coordinating colors that match the paper.  It's a win-win if you're stuck on colors like I often am.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I wish you and yours a "Eggcellent Easter" !  :-)

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