Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thank You!

Just a quick shout out to the operators at Stamping 411 for choosing my card for their Showcase for the Saturday Sketch Challenge #247.  The entries were all so beautiful and I am truly honored to have made the Showcase.  Here are the Operator Picks:
For all of you who take the time to visit my site...THANK YOU!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lots of Purple for Mojo Monday

As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to make some cards for friends who are expecting.  One is expecting her 3rd - she clearly didn't take my warnings about the 3rd kid pushing you over the edge - the other is expecting her 5th!

The Mojo Monday sketch challenge was just what I needed to keep the creativity flowing this morning.  Check out this simple sketch:

I already had my butterfly embosslits die out, so I knew I wanted a large butterfly to be the accent in the upper left.  I also came across lots of Concord Crush paper which will be discontinued soon, so I felt the need to use it.  Here's my card:

Since my Sneaky Stampin' time is up (my 2 year old is calling from his crib) no time left for the details!  Let me know if you need them.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Back to Stampin' for SSC247

Wow.  It's been quite a while since my last post.  For anyone who works in a school, you know how crazy report card season is.  As a therapist I'm lucky in that I don't have to do report cards for a classroom of 20 something kids. Instead I have the pleasure of writing progress notes on the 20 something kids that I work with.  Sprinkle in a couple of evaluations, and voila....a recipe for lots of paperwork at home and no time for fun.  But it all ended on Friday!  :)

My first stop this morning was at Stamping 411 to see what the Saturday Sketch Challenge was.  This is what I found:

I just found out that a couple of friends are expecting, so I thought my cards today would be for them.  Here's what I came up with:

I originally just had the flower but was feeling like it needed a little something in the top left to balance out the button in the bottom right.  I decided to add the butterfly.  Not sure that the placement was quite what I was looking for.  Thoughts, anyone?

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Because I Care (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment dp (SAB)
Punches: Modern Label, Scallop Oval
Big Shot: Butterflies Embosslits die
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Neutrals Buttons