Friday, September 17, 2010

Pretty Purses

Okay, are these not the cutest little purses you ever did see?
While I was blog hopping I came across this post Curtain Call over at It's a Stamp Thing and I had to CASE it!
Finally put ink to this Things I love stamp set by SU!
I made a couple of purses so then I had to make a couple of cards! I hope you enjoy these cute little cards as much as I do! But, I have a very busy day and must get off of my computer! Have a great one :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Circle circus

I had so much fun making this card. I made my own designer paper.

I used the Circle Circus stamp set and stamped 2 of the circles in a random pattern over whisper white paper. I used Real Red and Brilliant Blue ink. I also stamped the red circle on the edge of the cardstock inside the card.
I used a stamp from the Everything Nice set and used my Stampin' Write markers to color the stamp to get the alternating colors on the sentiment. Then I stamped happy birthday inside the card.
A corner rounder, a circle punch, some real red ribbon and my card was beautiful!

Well, ready to start another week. I am able to post this AM because I have been up since 3:30 and not able to sleep! Finally after laying there for 45 minutes, I decided to just get up and be productive. I was able to design a Christmas card last night, so I am hoping to finish the set and photograph for you later tonight!

Have a great day!
~melanie :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Punched Owl

I love the new 2 step punch from Stampin' Up! This one is like the 2 step bird, but is an owl! How adorable is this guy?

One punch has all the pieces to make this cutie. Just punch multiple times for whichever colors or DSP paper you want then glue it all together.

On this little guy, I used crystal effects on his eyes to help hold on his little pupils and to make his eyes shine! Isn't this just adorable?

Well, got to get to bed. This back to school week has worn me out! Getting myself to work and the kids to bed is exhausting!

Thanks for looking today!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge

These 2 cards I made using SSCC296 over at
Both are made using a retired SU set that I had bought at a yardsale during the summer. I forget the name right now (the problem of having a craft room in the basement and a computer in the living room and no laptop! Do you feel sorry for me? Just Kidding)
Both cards were made using all SU products: paper, DSP, stamps, ink and accessories. Much of it is retired,but I have lots of stuff to use up! I admit it when it comes to craft supplies, I am a hoarder!
Well, thanks for looking today, I hope you are having a super Labor Day Weekend!
~melanie :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to school week!

Well, it is that time of year again! I love that commercial on TV where the kids and dad are back to school shopping for supplies and the dad is cruising on the cart and the kids look horrified and the music is playing "It's the most wonderful time of the year...."

I am so glad that fall is coming. I like summer, but I love the cool weather of fall. Also, we really need some structure in our house right now. It has been so chaotic during the summer, staying up later, no routines. I am so looking forward to routine!

Above are my gorgeous daughters Allison and Lillian ready to go to the bus stop for the first day! Ally is in 2nd grade and Lily is entering Transition. Full days for both of them! :)

So, do you think I have gotten any stamping done this week? Of course not. I have spent the last 2 days doing errands and dragging along my 2 little ones. My husband thinks the house should be clean I bet, but it looks worse now than it did yesterday morning! I went to the grocery store this am and realized how tired I was, so I put half of the food away and left the non perishables all over and took a nap with the kids! That felt good! Now, waiting for the girls to get off the bus and then heading for a swim to my mom''s 95 degrees out today!
The house will get clean later :)
And, hopefully some stamping!
Thanks for stopping by, ~ melanie