Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #13

Just a quick post tonight as I am super busy doing some baby shower invitations for a friend, but I saw Dawn McVey's Color Challenge and just had to play along. I used Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Real Red, and Whisper White. Nothing too fancy, but I really like this one. It's going to double as my first in the "Triple Your Fun" Series. I will pick a stamp and use it on three different cards {hopefully} in three different ways. We'll see how it works out. ;)

As always, thanks for looking!

Edited 8/8: Wow! So honored to be spotlighted, thanks Dawn! BTW, be sure to check out and play in my Inspiration Challenge, I'd love to see what everyone comes up with.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Stampin' Away

This weekend was a crazy crafting weekend! I thought I would share with you guys (all 5 of you) what I was up to. LOL This first project combined my 3 loves:

  • Graphic Design
  • Paper Crafting
  • Photography

We just got back from Hawaii for my sister-in-law's wedding. She is such a great woman, and of course her new groom is awesome as well! They are both avid surfers, and LOVE the ocean. In that case, where do you have a destination wedding? Hawaii of course! Since it was not the most inexpensive wedding to attend, it was a small private affair. I decided to make her wedding announcements as a small gift. My first attempt was nice...but when she mentioned that she wanted to include a photo with them, well...sparks went off in this tiny head of mine. I get to combine all 3 of my FAVS!! So I started to dig through the hundreds of photos I took from the wedding and voila! this is what my table looked like Friday night:

I had so much fun creating these. I couldn't decide, so I finally settled on 4 different pictures in three different colors. Who says you can't have it all?! My mother-in-law suggested I include their address...ingenious! So I created matching little address cards to insert under the belly band. Here is a close-up of one:

And here is a shot of all 4 final designs:

As if that wasn't enough, I also made some fun stuff with my girlfriends on Sunday. Here's a peek at some of the stuff we made.

This layout was CASEd from the extremely talented Dawn McVey. It uses the new Stampin' Up Razzleberry Lemonade dsp and In Colors Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo. LOVE this paper. Let me tell you, it is sooo much prettier in picture than in the catalog. I've also used a new found favorite on this card, Papertrey Ink buttons! I CAN NOT get enough of them.

That cute little fellow up there is part of the new Stampin' Up Animal Stories stamp set. You might remember I used the giraffe from the same set here. This is another set I really like right now. It's so fun!

And last but not least, while trying to use up some retired paper, I created this little home decor project. So simple and fun. I used the Martha Stewart postage stamp punch and Stampin' Up's retired dsp Bella Rose.

If you got this far, congratulations, and a great big THANK YOU for reading. As always, I love reading your comments!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Color Inspiration #56

What a fun color combo! When I saw this vibrant combo, I immediately knew I wanted to ink up my new SU! stamp set Animal Stories for this one! Now that doesn't mean it came together quickly...just that I knew which stamp set I wanted to use. Isn't that giraffe the cutest? I just love silhouette images. Hope you like and thanks for looking!

PS. I know there are a lot of color challenges out there, but I wanted to see if there was any interest in starting another one. Be sure to take my poll on the left! Thanks in advance. :)

Lot's of fun stuff on this card, all products Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

Designer paper Cutie Pie and Summer Picnic (retired)
Certainly Celery cardstock
Ballet Blue cardstock
So Saffron cardstock

Animal Stories

Black Stayzon
Purely Pomegranite (retired)

Scallop Edge punch
Certainly Celery ribbon
Corner Rounder punch
Making Memories straight pins

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Surfs Up!

Warning! This post is totally non-stamping related. But I just had to share.

We got back from Maui yesterday and let me just say it was the most fun ever! One of my favorite things that we did was surfing in Lahaina. Now, don't get me wrong, surfing is hard work and extremely tiring, but we took lessons at the Royal Lahaina Surf and they were wonderful! Not to mention those boards were like 11 feet long, so getting up was much easier than on a short board. Staying up now...that was more difficult. Here are some pics of me, my oldest son Hunter and my hubby Jason.

As you can see we had a blast, and in the next coming weeks there will be plenty of scrapbook pages with pics from our trip. Thanks for looking!

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