Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! I wanted to write a quick post today to show you the card I made for my mom. (I hope she doesn't read this before she sees the actual card!) I saw a card very similar to this on splitcoast and wanted to make my own. The original was made by Cindy Major. I think it was the color combination that drew me to this card. I did change it up a little bit by using Concord Crush in place of the usual Perfect Plum, but it's still the same idea. I promise that I will post some cards that use a different color combination soon.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! If you are a mom, I hope that your kids will be extra sweet and appreciative of you today. If you have a mom, I hope that you will get the chance to tell her how much she is loved!

Take care!


Supplies Used:

Stamps: Something to Celebrate (retired hostess), Love and Care (level 2 hostess- Summer Mini)

Paper: In Color DSP (level 1 hostess), Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Ink: Concord Crush, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Scallop Trim Border punch, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Basic Rhinestones, Baja Breeze seam binding, shimmer spray

Techniques: Marker to Stamp

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

Hello! Were you beginning to wonder if I would ever post again? April was an exceptionally busy and crazy month at our house and blogging, stamping, and a whole lot of other things had to get pushed to the back burner. I don't like it, but it's life. We are all back to normal now, so I hope to be posting a little more often.

Did you know that it is Teacher Appreciation Week? I am a former teacher and I just don't think it is possible to thank teachers enough for all that they do for our kids. I made a couple of little handmade gifts to kick off the week and thought I would share them with you. The picture above is a set of ten thank you cards that I made for my son's Kindergarten teacher and aid. I used five different color combinations (two cards of each combo) and the one shown is one of my all time favorites- Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, and Pear Pizzazz. If you look back through my blog posts, you will find this combo used more than once! I used the marker to stamp technique to get the different colors on the stamped image. Don't you just love Stampin' Up's markers? They are so versatile!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: So Many Thanks
Ink: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz markers
Paper: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Cello Bags, Big Shot, Top Note die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 1 3/4" circle punch, 2 3/8" scalloped circle punch, 2 1/2" circle punch
Techniques: Marker to Stamp

This is the gift that I made for my son's specialist teachers. I know that they sometimes get forgotten so I always try to do a little something for them as well. I made this bag topper using the Petal Cone die in my Big Shot. The white circle layer was punched using the 2 1/2" circle punch. The sentiment is from "Thank You Kindly" set. I filled the bag with M&M's and put a little poem that I found on splitcoast on a slip of paper inside the bag. Here is the poem:

Green is for the inspiration you give each day.
Blue is for your patience in showing the way.
Orange is for your warmth and caring style.
Yellow is for the way you always smile.
Red is for the lives you have touched this year.
You're a very special teacher, that is clear.
You place knowledge into our children's hands
And melt into their heas and lives forever.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Cello Bags, Big Shot, Petal Cone die, 2 1/2" circle punch

Have a great evening! I'm so glad that spring weather has finally arrived! Hope you're enjoying it too!

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