Sunday, September 8, 2013

Request for Blue.....

I have had a request for another A5 card......this time for a blue lover.  I chose a set of retired DSP called Blueberry Crisp, and tried out a new technique.  I like it!!!
I tied all the DSP strips together by clear embossing the matching stamped image over the top of the DSP.  I hope you can see it in the close up image at the top of this post. 
Stamp Set: Express Yourself
Ink: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Other: Antique Brads, DSP and ribbon (retired), various punches
Happy Stamping......Manda

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Baby on the way......

No not me.....but one of the teachers at the school where I work.  This is a long awaited addition to the family, and we are all looking forward to meeting the new little lady when she arrives in late October. 
Anyway, this is a card that is A5, so there is lots of room for all the staff to sign.  I've borrowed the Ark stamp and sentiment from a friend, but the rest is all SU!
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White.
Ink: Versamark
Other: Melon Mambo embossing powder, Gingham Garden DSP, Daffodil Delight satin ribbon (retired), various punches and Big Shot dies. 
Happy Stamping......Manda 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A long time between posts.......

Being a teacher is very rewarding and a wonderful career.....but doesn't leave much time for oneself after looking after my own family as well.  Stamping, sadly, often comes last on the list.
This project was one of those times where I had to combine family and stamping.....YEAH!! 
DD 1 wanted a birthday gift for a friend, and found the present, but wanted Mum to make a gift box.  So 9.45pm on Friday night, Mum sat down and whipped up this little number. 
And on the inside.......

Yes, purple and pink were the colours of the evening!!  A little bit of retired ribbon, but the rest is all current......except the Rimmel nail polish.....which is actually really good and doesn't chip.  Hehe....not that I bought any for myself :-)
Stamp Set: Lacy and Lovely, Label Love
Card stock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Other:  Retired ribbon and brad, Artisan Label punch
Happy Stamping.....Manda