Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chocolate Easter Bunny

Our Easter card for dear daughters (dd) who are away at college. {I made two identical cards- one for each daughter.} Brian and I also prepared Easter basket contents and boxed with Easter grass & shipped to 'the girls'. Adult children Easter baskets are fun to prepare; we always include a little candy, some fun things and a few useful items that are usually needed or an extravagance on a college student's budget. This year with the card was a real Dove Milk chocolate bunny, Starburst jelly beans, a miniature egg carton filled with little bubble gum eggs, a wind up toy (you're never too old for fun), dental white strips, a jeweled bracelet and a package of mechanical pencils.

The card was cased from Kay- aka Speedy Stamper. Kay did a fancy fold; I cut my top layer and 'overhung' my bunny panel. Other than that it is nearly identical. I just love this stamp from SU!

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, White, DSP- retired Berry Bliss (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories: Felt flower (Fancy Pants), small oval punch (SU!), edge punch (MS), corner punch (SU!)

Easter Daffodils

Daffodils are blooming in St. Louis~ and they are gorgeous! So today for the Inspirational Challenge (IC225), I chose the Wild Ginger from Thymes as it reminded me of the colors of daffodils. Earlier this week, I received my Stampin' Up order with this new Abundant Hope stamp set and the designer paper called Shades of Spring. I colored with SU! markers. I would have liked to have used my copics but since I am still learning, I opted for the sure thing as I needed to get cards done for relatives. I purchased the new clear mount stamps & I really like them.

Have a great Sunday! Marilyn

Supplies: All SU!
Stamps: Abundant Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black; Markers- So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Old Olive, More Mustard
Paper: Certainly Celery (textured & cardstock), So Saffron, White, DSP- Shades of Spring
Ribbon: Apricot Appeal
(which looks like So Saffron at least to me)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Best Wishes

HAP-Hap-Happy~ that's what I am today! Why you might ask? Well, it's because I got to make a card and play the SCS Free for All challenge - F4A5. I have had to travel for work so I was away from my stamps & studio until Wednesday. {No need to send a sympathy card- I am not permanently damaged now that I am re-united with my stash}

Anyway, the challenge was to make a card based upon your favorite Broadway show & the size had to be anything but A2 (4.25 x 5.5). My favorite Broadway show is Mama Mia. It's not that I am a big ABBA fan, but I do love the soundtrack. But there are two reasons that Mama Mia is my favorite. First, it is a great show- upbeat, fun, great costumes & great music. And the second reason is why I know this; we took a family vacation t0 New York City a few years ago & we got to see the show on Broadway. We all dressed up, had a fancy dinner and went to the show. It was so much fun. During the show I found myself taking secret glances at my husband and daughters. If you could have seen the smiles of enjoyment, it would have been your favorite Broadway show too.

Have a great Friday evening & I sure hope to be posting a little more often!

Paper: Night of Navy, White, K and Company DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Cricut- Wedding solutions- couple and flourish, Nestabilities- Label 3, Bling- Studio 18
Size: 4X4

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Grettings! Here are some fun cards I made for friends and family for St. Patty's day. My maternal grandmother's parents were Irish & she was 1st generation American, so I enjoy celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

The images are from the Stampin' Up set- Pinch Proof. I'm glad I purchased that set even though it has limited use because most every year I make St. Patty's day cards. Except for a few pieces, I used up all of my remaining, retired Wild Wasabi cardstock. (I love that color!). Unfortunately, I don't recall the company who made the Designer Paper. I added green glitter to the leprechan and green jewels to the card on the left. As you can see, both cards are square which is quite different for me.

Enjoy your weekend! Marilyn

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Caseing Vera

Sunday is the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS; another one of my favorite challenges. Today, Vera was choosen. (FS161) She was one of my first friends on SCS. I love her style and when I am in a slump, her gallery is one of the firsts I visit for inspiration. Her ideas are so creative. In addition to being a great artist, she is a wonderfully nice person~ commenting frequently on others' cards.

In addition to the FS challenge, this card was made for the Ways to Use It challenge (WT260) to make a card around the word 'play' and making sure it's game or puzzle orientated.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great Sunday!

Stamps: Game Night (SU!)
Paper: Real Red, Black, White, DSP- Jackpot
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, Clips, Spritzer tool

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bunny Love

I love the weekends...well, who doesn't right? Seriously, I do relish the weekends as I have not had much time in the evenings after work to stamp or create. I often stay up late on Friday nights & this card was another late night Friday creation. I used some of my remaining Cutie Pie DSP which retired from SU! several years ago. The stamp is a new one in a set from Close to My Heart called Bunny Love. I used the sketch from the SCS challenge this week. (SC270).

Stamps: Bunny Love (CTMH)
Paper: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, White, DSP-Cutie Pie Retired (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Rose Red (SU!)
Accessories: Blender Pen, Certainly Celery brads, So Saffron brads, 1/4 circle punch (used to make ticket corners) (all SU!)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy Friday! A quick masculine b-day card. The chipboard star is covered with retired SU! DSP and the edges are lined with marker. I used my ScorePal to create the sentiment panel. SU! Punches were used for the red stars. The DSP paper is from the Paper Studio; cardstock SU! Have a great day!