Friday, September 16, 2011

September Stampin Up!

That's right!!  It's that time again, already!  The third Thursday of this month happily snuck up on me!!
Here are the cards and one project I made last night.  A big thanks to my friend and demonstrator Louise!!  Awesome projects again!!

The book mark!  Isn't that just the cutest little owl?!!  I though this was such a fun way to to mark the pages of your favorite book.  Right now, it's holding my place in my Smash Book.  That little owl was nothing more than the Stampin Up Owl punch in different colors.  Super easy!!

Using a hair band on the back will allow your ribbon to stretch, keeping a tight hold on your pages of your book.  Pretty cool!!  I'll be making more of these for sure!!

I love cards with these little sleeves.  Such a fun way of holding it all together.  We used the Delicate Doilies stamp set.  The pink stamps in the corner are embossed using VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder.

I don't emboss much at home but I always love the look and am inspired to emboss more things after I leave from Stampin Up night!  The flower on the is card is from the Awash with Flowers stamp set. We used the craft white ink and white embossing powder for the outline of the flower.  I inked my edges with  Early Espresso ink to tie it all together.  The white embossing powder on the brown flower was kind of mistake but I kink of like the look of the bits of white over the brown.  Even accidents can turn out pretty!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Quick and Easy Cards

I had a few Birthdays that I needed cards for so I whipped up these quick cards. 
All these cars were made with Stampin Up stamps and ink.  This first one is a new stamp set from the SU catalog that just came out in July.  I love this set but sure wish there was a punch to go with the balloons!!

These banners were also SU stamps but there IS a punch that matches and I LOVE it.  Banners are all the rage right now and I think they are so cute!  The blue and purple triangles have the center popped up for some added dimension.

Again, SU stamps.  I also decided to get out my little air puffer thing to use with SU pens.  I can't remember the "official" name of the tool.  Love the added look of the splatter on this card.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Cub Scout troup lined a local street here with small flags.  One for every life lost on 9-11.   It was an incredible sight I coudn't help but to go back later and take pictures!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Birthday Time!!!

We had fun evening at Chuck E. Cheese last night for my nephew's Birthday.  We were very happy that it wasn't very crowded at all!  It was a nice evening!

First Day of School

Love getting first day of school pictures!!! Even if my kids roll their eyes, LOL. Cierra if you read this, just be grateful I don't follow you into school anymore to take pictures! :)