Inspiration from Melissa

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

more fun to share!

made by: katie engelbert
made by: dana dunn
two more adorable cards that we recieved in celebrating Chase's birth! Bot are super cute and love the color combos!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Circle Circus

another fun color combo from Leah! enjoy!

tart n tangy

a card of 'scraps'.... so i really wanted to play with this stamp set as i havn't i quite some time. however was not really feeling the stampin vibe persay. so i just sat down, grabbed some scraps on my table that i liked the combo of and this is what i came up with! I really like how it turned out and came together!
like that gathered ribbon? all u do is 'rough' up one end of the ribbon and pull one thread from the center of it and keep pulling and gathering to look like above!

then i stamped 4 lemons and punched them out w/ my circle punch adding dazzling diamonds to the one and popping it up on a dimensional. Textured tangerine tango gives me my pop of color here and i think the daffodil delight leaves just tie it all together.

paper: marina mist, tangerine tango, daffodil delight, whisper white, daffodil delight
ink: daffodil delight, marina mist
stamps: tart n tangy,
tools: circle punch, big shot, top note die, leaf sizzlit
accessories: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, very vanilla satin ribbon, stampin dimensional

Sunday, August 29, 2010

inspired by nature

by: Leah Baas
Hello all! what a treat to feel a bit of fall in the air huh? I LOVE fall! we had our bible study kick off last night and it was fun....a bit on the crazy side w/ all our children here, but oh well, they had a ball! this card makes me think of saying goodbye to our summer months. I love having the color blue in my flower garden but that's hard to acheive! Not to many options for flowers to pick from!
This card was designed and made by leah again...nice work girl!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Blissful Bride

designed by: Jess Gesink
this set is out of the Summer Mini (good till August 31). I love how simple and delicate it is. By adding some dazzling diamonds and teeny little pearls this dress is fit for the runway! Take note of all the little details that make this card POP!

paper:blushing bride, very vanilla, sahara sand
ink: choc chip, blushing bride
stamps: Blissful Bride
tools: big shot, scallop circle die, vintage wallpaper, punches:large,small ovals, boho blossoms, designer label large
accessories: pearls, pretty in pink satin ribbon, sponges, matte pack

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Under the Stars

designed by: Karel Dekkers

Karel was thinking of the new school year about to start here and came up with this cute design! I stamped the bear 2x once on choc chip and then again on very vanilla and cut his tummy and nose out and then pasted on top of his body for the two tone.

paper: tangerine tango, pacific point, very vanilla, choc chip
ink: versamark, pacific point
stamps: first day, under the stars
tools: curly label punch, large oval, cutter kit(for roughing the edges of the pac point paper)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Printed Petals

designed by: Shari Fedders
As a demonstrator we try to get together about every quarter and do some stamping together. I was able to do this last week and this was one of the cards we got to make! Super simple and oh so cute. With some punches, bling and ta da! you've got a snazzy thank you card!

paper: concord crush, whisper white, cherry cobbler
ink: cherry cobbler, concord crush, daffodil delight
stamps: printed petals, oval all
tools: punches: scallop oval, large oval, scallop circle, 1"circle, big shot, petals a plenty impression folder
accessories: rhinstones

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Absolutely Fabulous

i just love the words of this set...they are retired but they still come in handy all the time! After last week we found out of a friend that is expecting so i wanted to make something special for her! I used the NEW smooch spritz a similar look to the color spirtzer tool w/o using the stampin write markers. However if you see this up close is has a smidge of sparkle to it! Very dazzling!

those new little rhinestones add just the perfect amount of bling as well. tip: using your paper piercer or an exacto knife works slick for picking them off the sheet and sticking them to your papercraft w/o getting them stuck to your fingers...

want to 'gather' your ribbon? super easy, here i just used my mini glue dots and did a messy layer look...

paper:choc chip, whisper white, melon mambo, blushing bride
ink: choc chip
stamps: absolutely fabulous(retired)
tools: punches, fancy flower extra-large(2X and then i crumpled it up a bit), 1"circle, itty bitty shape punch pack
accessories: old olive satin ribbon, mini glue dots, log cabin smooch spritz, rhinestone

Monday, August 23, 2010

more to share!

given by Jess (made by either Dana Dunn or Sara Yesda!) ;)
by: Shari Fedders(my upline) ;)
by: Tori Driesen

More beautiful work done by friends celebrating the birth of lil' Chase! I just love the little monkey from the set Fox & Friends.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Trendy Trees

Think "masculine" and trees, wood grain ect come to mind for me. So with that inspiration i created this card for a dear friend of my hubby's who is going through a rough time. The little snippit of dsp is actually from a simply scrappin kit that is now retired from the last caty. Super nice for the manly touch.

ps. notice the 'stacked' look using SU's fabulous punches for my sentiment! I just love it and it goes together in a snap. I'm starting to do this more and more it seems! less cutting makes a happier me ;)

paper: old olive, whisper white, not quite navy
ink: choc chip, old olive
stamps: trendy trees, wood grain
tools: curly label punch, modern label punch
accessories: star brad, hemp twine, stampin dimensionals, sponge

Friday, August 20, 2010

On a pedastal

another bright version of on a pedestal w/ the added touch of rhinestones on the cake stand! This pix does no justice to the sparkly bling! ;)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

On a pedastal

Here Leah did a little different version of how you open the card. Turned out super cute. Using pear pizzaz, rich razz and temp turq for a soft blend of color!
paper:pear pizzaz, rich razzleberry, tempting turqouise, whisper white
ink:choc chip, temp turq, rich razz, pear pizzaz
stamps: on a pedestal
tools: boho blossoms punch, scallop punch,
accessories: sponge, silver brad

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Circle Circus

What a bright and fun color combination! Fabulous treat for that fabulous friend! by:leah baas

paper: rich razzleberry, old olive, melon mambo, whisper white, retired dsp(forget the name)
ink: rich razz, old olive, so saffron, melon mambo
stamps: really retro, circle circus
tools: modern lable punch
accessories: melon mambo polka dot ribbon, old olive button, mini glue dot

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Circle Circus

Leah Baas is going to be my guest stamper here for a bit, so i have something to share with you while i don't have the time to do the stamping myself! ;) Thanks Leah!

paper: tangerine tango, tempting turqouise, whisper white
ink: tangerine tango, tmepting turqouise
stamps: circle circus, thank you kindly
tools:circle punches, square punches, matte pack(for piercing)
accessories: brads, stampin dimensionals

Friday, August 13, 2010

2 more recieved...

by: Rachelle Warner

by:Kim Doughan
i'm having fun sharing all the cute handmade cards that we've recieved over the past few weeks. These were two that we got this week! Super fun! Makes me feel special when i know they made it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Apple Blossom (hostess level 2)

Yeah my FIRST afternoon back in the stamp room!!!!!
Isn't this just a dashing stamp set!? You can earn this one for FREE with a qualifying workshop! Schedule yours today!
It was my MIL birthday this week tues and i wanted to make her a little stack of cards to accompany her gift. The top one was her birthday card and then the little stack was her matching gift. I just love how it all came together and very simply too! Do you notice the little 'bling' on the flowers? Those are the new selfadheasive rhinstones in the big caty.... they ROCK! so no messin' w/ mini glue dots! yeah! I will be buying the pearls next! the cards just sparkle w/ that little stone!
This is the new in color poppy parade paired w/ wild wasabi. You can see the new 1/2" stiched poly (poppy parade)ribbon and the 1/8" daffodil delight being used as well. Very nice to work with and soft too!
paper: poppy parade, wild wasabi, whisper white
ink: poppy parade, wild wasabi
stamps: apple blossom
tools: circle punches, scallop edge punch
accessories: linen thread, white gel pen, ribbons, rhinestones

Monday, August 9, 2010

More 'handmade' excitement!

our little man! Chase Lucas....being 'loved' by big sister Hannah
Leah Baas

Jennifer Sheahan

Teresa Dekkers

Tyra Hulstein(age 9)

Kay DeBoom

So now Chase and i will have birthday's back to back! Me on the 20th and Chase on the 21st of July! These are the super cute cards to celebrate his birth!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Happy birthday to me!!

Leah Baas
Katie Engelbert

My dear Mom

my dear sis Maria

My dear sis Esther

ok so i love giving handmade things, especially cards whenever possible...but it makes my day when i am on the recieving end as well! (i've been known to squeal when i see it in the mail box if there is stamping on the outside!)) These are the 'hand made' cards i got for my special day this year!yeah!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

pick a petal

so this is the first stamping i got to play with since chase has been born. My friend Rachel and i were due approx 1 week apart and she had a little girl! So i wanted to make a little stack of thank you's to give to her in the hospital along w/ a bit of bling of course!

Using that textured cardstock gives you a flashy card very quickly! Here i used pink pourette and early espresso. Love them together!
paper: pink pourette, early espresso
ink: pretty in pink, early espresso
stamps: pick a petal, thank you kindly
tools: circle punch
accessories: green buttons, mini glue dots

Monday, August 2, 2010

'toad'ally crazy

one more double 12X12 layout here documenting how important toads/frogs are in the lives of my girls @ this stage in their life! They adore them! i try my best to show excitment as long as they are no where near me and i don't have to touch thme! ;)