Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Card . . . Made Easy!

Too much to do, so little time!  I often find myself saying that. You too?  I am quick to buy any card making products, particularly dies, that do all the work for me. The Happy Birthday Background die, from Memory Box, can give you a gorgeous handmade birthday card in no time!  I ran it twice through my Big Shot . . . once with the gray card stock and a second time with yellow. I layered the gray piece on a white card, popped in the yellow letters for "Happy Birthday", and added a cute Gerbera Daisy from MFT. Ta da!  Done!

Here is a little peek on the side as to what I put in the inside. Just keeping it simple, but pretty!  It is finally Spring you know!!!!! Whohoo!

Happy Birthday Card Supplies:
Dies: Memory Box Happy Birthday Background, MFT Gerbera Daisy
Stamps: Hero Arts May your Birthday be as Special as you are!
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Garden Green
Stampin Up Ink: Basic Black

Happy Spring and happy stamping!

Monday, March 16, 2015

just a NOTE

At the Office?  Need some Office Supplies? Well then, My Favorite Things will help you get the job done!  I'm sounding like an advertisement, but honestly I am in no way employed by MFT. I would love to be though!

I do work at an office Monday-Friday and thought this set would be perfect for making cards for my co-workers. I just adore the little clipboard you can assemble. I put pop-dots high up on the clip die-cut and then glued the very bottom down to make it dimensional. There are all kinds of sayings included in this set just perfect for the office. I think teachers could make good use of this as well!
just a NOTE Card Supplies:
My Favorite Things Stamps & Dies: At the Office, Office Supplies, Linen Background, Notebook Paper Background
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Basic Gray
Stampin Up Ink: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Stampin Up Punch: Spiral Border
Other: Stampin Up Dimensionals
Enjoy your day and happy stamping!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hello Sunshine

Hello my favorite blog readers!
A friend of mine recently had surgery. I've known her for about 20 years. I met her at work and just loved her personality. She is one of those people that tells it like it is.  You never have to wonder what she is thinking, because she'll tell you! When she would come into work and look in a not so good of a mood, I'd smile and say "hello sunshine". Although she didn't show it . . . I think she loved it! She never said anything and sometimes would smile back at me.  Years later . . . like maybe 5 years ago, she told me her Dad use to call her that. I was delighted to hear it was a fond memory for her and not something totally annoying.
Her surgery went well, and she is recovering now. I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking of her. So how perfect is the Lawn Fawn hello sunshine stamp set? PERFECTION all around! And of course, there are coordinating dies. I kept it simple and sponged Tim Holtz Distress Ink for a soft sky background that fades down to the sentiment. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I added a little glossy accents to the heart to shine and raise it off the card a little.
hello sunshine Card Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Stamps & Dies: hello sunshine
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White
Stampin Up Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Other: Ranger Glossy Accents, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers
Have sunshine filled day and happy stamping!