Saturday, March 26, 2011

Last card from my adopted downline meeting

This is the last card I have to show you right now. Who knows, maybe I can get some stamping done again sometime soon. This was the second card we made at Jan's downline meeting. I finally got a chance to use Four Frames. Until my stamp stuff gets here, I'm pretty much out of luck. No point in ordering stamps when all my ink is in a box on a boat! Thank you Jan, and everyone else for adopting me into your group. It was so nice to meet all of you!

Friday, March 25, 2011

But wait....there is more!

Not only did I get to go to Jan's library class last week, but I was also adopted into her downline meetings. Talk about a great group of ladies. They welcomed me with open arms. It was a huge change from the downline meetings we had in Germany. Usually it was just Sara and I stamping into the middle of the night. This meeting had ten of us I think! (Jan did say that was bigger than usual, but anything more than two seems huge to me!). We made a couple of cards there. And Jan, being the ever respectful stamper that she is, made sure I knew who to give the design credit to. This first card we made was a case from Monika over at Add a Little Dazzle. Jan did change up the metal sheet colors though, so I think that makes it an adaptation instead of an out and out CASE, but I could be wrong! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Final library card

I don't know what it is about this card, but I absolutely love it. Maybe because it has the great color combination. You all know how much I love orange. This was suppose to have a sentiment on it, but I couldn't figure out which one to us, so I left it off. I still think this makes a great little note card. Now all I need to do is make some more friends (who weren't at the class) so I can send it to them!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another Library Card

This card was so pretty when Jan did it.....I'm not sure I'm as impressed with my attempt. I just haven't quite gotten down how to watercolor (and you would think after making 50 of those watercolored Christmas cards this past winter I would be a pro!). Oh well, I do love the stamp set. I can't remember if I have this one or not. I tell you, when I finally get my stuff and unpack it will be like Christmas all over again!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I got to stamp yet again!!!

How lucky am I? Last week, my stamping Angel Jan Hoyt invited me to stamp with her group at the library. We made some amazing cards! And of course, as always, I am going to share them here on my blog. This first card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the black and red combo. And of course that little butterfly makes it so cute. How could anyone say no, to that little guy? This card is going to Jay's new 1st grade teacher. I've never seen that boy so fired up about school before. He can't stop talking about Mrs. Prather, so I know it is all because of her. Now if we could just get him as excited about doing homework as he is about going to school!

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Final INKY Fingers card

Well folks, this is the last card I made at that card class Tuesday night. Considering my stamping stuff still isn't scheduled to be here for another month, it may be the last one for a while. (Of course, I'm hoping for an invite to stamp at one with one of my new friends before then!). This one uses wild wasabi ink. I wan't thrilled with this color at first, but it has definitely grown on me. If all my new friends hadn't been at that card class, I would send it to them. They made me feel so welcome and at home. While nothing can ever replace stupid hour stamping with Sara, this came close. Thank you again for the open arms. I really enjoyed myself.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

One more possibly birthday card

This card can be used for a birthday, or anything else worthy of celebrating (I may send it to myself if I ever find a day job! Now that would be worthy of celebrating!). It uses some of the new Sale-a-Bration ribbon and buttons collection. I hadn't gotten my hands on any of this stuff yet, but now that I have I want to get some more. These are awesome. Not only do I love the vibrant colors and that they all match, but they are FREE (with a $50 purchase). What more can I ask for?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My MOM's birthday card

It's a good thing that I was invited to this card class a couple days ago. My Mom's birthday is coming up the 25th of March, and after all the money I spent on a new car, washer and dryer, and furniture I barely had the money for a stamp, let alone a gift. Luckily this super cool melted ribbon flower card was one of our projects. I'm sure Mom will love it, and I can pretend that I was planning on giving it to her all along....Shhhhh, don't tell her :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Another Birthday Card

For some reason, birthdays must have been on my mind. Which is weird....I don't know anyone whose birthday is coming up (well, except my MOM, but I'll show you her card tomorrow.) This card uses the absolutely gorgeous Concord Crush ribbon from our In-Color collection. This stuff is so easy to use, and it really pops on a card. This card also uses my new favorite stuff, Crystal Effects. I love how shiny it makes the number 3. It really pops! Maybe now I'll stop using it only for bottle caps!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I got my Fingers Inky!!!!

Yes, you read that right. My fingers did get a bit inky today. No, it wasn't my ink, but my demo friend Jan invited me to a card class out in Lebanon, IL tonight. I met an amazing group of ladies who welcomed me into their stamping midst with open arms. So, not only did I make a few new friends, I came home armed with some awesome cards to show you all!

This first card I am going to share is probably my favorite. It uses punches (which of course you all know I love!) as well as this cute little pom pom garland that you can purchase in the Spring mini. (do you hear shopping in my voice? :)
) . How perfect is it for the icing on the cake.....quite literally!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

We've arrived, and a Stampy Surprise!

Yes folks, that's right. We are finally in Illinois. After much trial and tribulation we are getting settled in to the new location, new house, and even a new car. It's been a rough few days, but thanks to my wonderful parents, we have managed to acclimate quite well. Everyone needs a little bit of stress relief though, and Jan Hoyt came to my rescue. I came home today from running around picking up things for the house, setting up my cell phone, and buying groceries to find these delicious treats sitting on my porch. Not only did she give me chocolate, but she also invited me to stamp! Thank you Jan for everything! You are a life saver.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Punch Inspiration

You all know me and my punches......I love to use them to create new and different punch art. But Jonia over at Stampin for Me reminded me just how awesome our punches can be to create exactly what they were made for! This card is absolutely gorgeous! Oh, and for those that are following our moving saga....well today I'm on a plane headed to the states. We land around 6PM Central time and will finally get to see our new house this evening! I'm sure I'm going to be jet lagged and the kids and the pets will be whining, but I want you to know that my internet will be hooked up tomorrow. So, hopefully blog finds and the weekend stamper won't lag too far behind! Thank you for all your patience while my family and I try and get settled into our new life!