Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day Card for DH

Well, I did get a card made for DH for Father's Day. I was so excited about the new King of the Grill stamp set in the Summer Mini as my DH loves to grill and I knew that one of his presents was going to be the new grill cover he wanted for his gas grill (which he got some years back as a Father's Day present). I also used the metal sheets (silver not colored side) that I got from Monica.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Patrick's Memory Pail

Well, I finally put the finishing touches on my nephew's memory pail. It only took me almost a year - LOL! It kept getting put aside and then I'd forget that I hadn't finished it and then would come across it and do a little more. I'd only really needed to attach the train and put the ribbon on it, but could just never get myself to sit down and do it. I made myself do so last night and this afternoon I finally finished it. I am very pleased with how it came out. I had finished the one for his new little brother (see Aug. 30th, 2009 post for pics of it) and after awhile got started on his. He was the only nephew that did not have one as I started making them after he was born and I decided he needed to have his own. I didn't make him a gallon-sz. one, just the quart size pail, but I think that worked best with the size of the stamp set used. I used Stampin' Up's Choo Choo set, since he likes Thomas the Engine.

The poem I normally use for the Memory Cans wasn't quite right, so I wrote my own for his can. Thanks to Susan and Jan for their suggestions last year to fine tune it.

The ribbon is attached to a key for opening the lid (something I just started adding to them).

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Graduation Card

Well, I am late as usual, but I finally got a graduation card made for my niece, Reina, that graduated on May 20th and got it mailed off today (of course with a little something inside).

I used the green metal sheets that I won from Monica's blog. I absolutely LOVE them and will be using them more (and getting more). I won 5 sheets and got them in different colors to play with. I embossed them with the new Lattice embossing folder from Stampin' Up! in the Summer mini and then sanded it to bring out the design in silver. I layered it using Garden Green and Chocolate Chip cardstock. The stamp set used is "Go, Graduate" and "Happy Grad", both also from the Summer mini.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Last Chance List is HERE!

Check the sidebar for links to the lists of retiring stamps, Definitely Decorative items (25%off), and accessories. Remember, items on the accessories list are "while supplies last", so order now if you see something you want.

Summertime Splendor DSP on MDS

Stampin' Up! has a new DSP available on My Digital Studio Downloads. I absolutely love it. Here are some samples made with just a fw of the choices in it. Thanks to Patty Bennett for her tutorial on how to get just a segment of the 12x12 paper onto and 8-1/2"x11" cardstock in 4 sections, sized perfectly for card fronts. I will be making more in the future, for sure!