Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I am going to finally try this...

So I have been enjoying reading blogs from fellow SCS'ers and thought I would give it a shot, too. I will start by introducing myself. Hi, I am Sandy. I am a stay at home mom to 2 little knights (5 and 3 months) and one little princess (3). I have a fabulous husband who works very hard to support his family and my crafting addictions. Oops!, I mean hobbies. I am currently a Stampin Up! demonstrator- my mom and I are my only customers so I only do it for the discount. I love making cards and scrapbooking my family's lives. Since having my 3rd child I haven't really had much time to do either so I have made sort of a challenge to myself to get back to it- making time for it. I am a better wife and mom when I have had an opportunity to do something little for myself. I am sure you can relate.

I will post a few of the cards I have made over the last couple of weeks... if you enjoy them, please let me know. Or if you are reading this post a message so I know someone is reading this...

I made this card after challenging myself to use a wheel and my wheel guide... I really liked how simple this card was to make. We all need a basic card that we can make in a pinch- this will be mine.

I wanted use my small open-end envelope so my card is 6 1/2" x 3 1/4". I inked up my So Swirly jumbo roller with Purely Pomegranate classic ink and rolled across the bottom using the wheel guide to make sure it was straight. I then used the same color to stamp the large flower from Office Accoutrement and then cut it out. The small flower is from the same set (also cut out) using Wild Wasabi ink. I had a nail head brad that I used to attach the two together. The Happy Birthday is stamped using Happy Everything. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to make "birthday" straight. I can't stamp without that thing!


I cased this layout from a lovely card on SCS but when I went back to find it to give the original artist credit, I couldn't find it. Sorry! I used the new One of a Kind set and the new Berry Bliss designer series paper. I love the Double- Stitched Ribbon in Purely Pomegranate. I also used Whisper White and Close to Cocoa paper, Purely Pomegranate and Close to Cocoa classic ink and Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware. There is a small rhinestone in the center of the flower. You can't tell by the picture but the top P.P. flower is popped up. The base card I used Pretty in Pink cardstock.

All images are Stampin UP!


I will post more cards later- I've got some kidlets to take care of! Bye for now.

3 comments:

Jailbird said...

I love both cards! beautiful papers and layouts! It was great getting to hear about your little family!

Lorraine said...

Hi Sandy! It's great to meet you! Love the look of your blog. Both cards that you have shared are beautiful. Great job with the wheel. Isn't that tool fantastic? I love using it. feel free to give me a visit! i'll be back!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty layouts!!!