Friday, July 30, 2010

I made this card for this weeks Layout Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. This is the first time I have done this. I always look, but decided to get off my butt and start making more!
I hope you like it.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up. The stamp is from a retired set I found at a yard sale last week and the paper is various colors and designs that I believe many of to be retired. I am trying to use up my stash!
The card was quick and easy and got my creative juices flowing so I am totally in card making mode! I made 7 cards in the last 2 days, I hope to post more soon.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Simple Birthday Card

I love this card and it was so easy to make with clean simple design. Sometimes I remind myself it doesn't need to be complicated! The layout was simple and it probably took me about 5 minutes to make this card! Great if you need a last minute birthday card!

All Supplies Stampin' Up!:
Cardstock - Brilliant Blue, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink- Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise
Accessories - 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in so saffron
Stamps - Party Hearty

I know that some of these colors are retired, but I admit this is not a new card! Last weekend I spent 5 hours in my craft room (located in my basement) using new stamps and using new colors. I went back down a few days later and found a puddle on my craft table with my cards directly in the middle! We could not locate the source at the time, but there are pipes running across the roof of my room and we are guessing there was condensation due to the warm weather. That really stinks! I wanted to cry at the time. So hopefully since I am on vacation from work this week I will be able to get ALOT of crafting done!

Hope to share more soon!

~melanie :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Oh, my poor neglected blog! I have been so bad to you.

Well, did you know that for the last year I have not had a camera? It makes it awfully hard to share my projects! Finally, last weekend I decided I NEEDED to get one! Summer is here, we had our family reunion coming up and my vacation from work. So I am happy to announce that I will now be able to stop neglecting my blog and post more! Yay!

Well, right now I am getting ready for my kids party. It is a playdate that I have had planned for a while and I invited all the kids from my 2 girls classes at school. I have not had many replies (I realize that it is a Saturday in the middle of the summer, so I am not too surprised) but we plan to have a good time. The sun i starting to come out and the girls are getting excited.

I PROMISE, my blog, not to ignore you anymore. I will be back later today to share on you.

I hope everyone is having a great summer and I will be back later :)

~ melanie :)