Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stamp, Snip, Stick!

Happy Thursday!

When I first started this blog it was my goal to post something new every day for a month, but life isn't always cooperative.  Before Caden was born in April, I was a high school English teacher, and now that I've turned in my Teacher hat for my Mommy hat, I'm left with a classroom full of years worth of accumulated papers and materials to go through, pack-up, and/or throw away.  Luckily, my mom is retired and enjoys driving two and a half hours to help me, or it would never get done!  She came up yesterday and we spent several hours taking down posters and packing things up.  I'm ecstatic with my new job, but I must admit that the experience was bittersweet and left me a little emotional. 

So on to the good stuff!  I've been focusing on ONLY using the items that came in my starter kit, since I don't have any other Stampin' Up! products in my craft room, and I want to be able to show you what you can do with just the basics.  I have to say it is strange for me not to adorn everything I make with ribbon at the very least, but I really like the way that both of these cards turned out.  Best of all, it was so easy--just stamp, snip, and stick!

Here's the first one:

For this card I used Elegant Eggplant cardstock for the base and Old Olive for the background.  The image and the sentiment are from the Trendy Trees stamp set, and are stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink. 

I love the way this card turned out!  I used Close to Cocoa for the base and Elegant Eggplant for the two and a quarter inch frames.  The flower, from the Eastern Blooms set, is stamped in Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, and Tempting Turquoise on two inch squares of Whisper White cardstock, and I popped the Chocolate Chip flower up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, and is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.

 I think that I may make a second version of each of these to jazz up, so that I can show you what you can do with just the basics AND what you can do with just a little more. 

I've had so much fun playing with my new goodies, and I hope that you are enjoying my blog!  Please leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by, and hit the Follow Me button before you leave!

Until next time,



Rita said...

Those are both beautiful! Great job!

Sarah said...

Love the cards! I'm making cards tonight with a group of ladies from church so this is good inspiration. :-)
That's a good idea to do the "basic" version vs the "jazzed" up version can't wait to see what you can do with a little more.

Sandy Hill said...

Love both of your cards. I am a follower of you. Can't wait to see more.

BeeBeebabs said...

Both card are very nice tfs

Tammy Clarke said...

Very nice cards, makes me want to get my Eastern Blooms stamp set out again. TFS

Karla said...

I'm following your blog! Karla c(:

Jill Hilliard said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm following you from SC. way Cute cards! Cant wait to see more SU!