Tag Archive | So Many Sayings

Wonderful Friend’s Birthday

Yesterday it was one of my wonderful friend’s birthday – Michele.  Michele has been a wonderful friend for so long now, including being one of my bridesmaids, but Michele is also a fellow stamper!  A true kindred spirit!!  You can see her gorgeous creations here.  Michele and her husband put on a great family BBQ as always – it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon with them celebrating a special day.  Thanks, Michele & Dave!  And “Happy Birthday” again, Michele!

Naturally, I had to make an extra special birthday card for Michele and this was it …

And a close up is here too …

I’ve used the stamps En Francais, Wonderful Favourites, So Many Sayings and not so noticeable on the bottom of the card One of a Kind.  The colours are Sahara Sand and Bashful Blue (blue is a colour I always think suits Michele as she has lovely blue eyes!).  I also used the gorgeous styled silver hodgepodge from this months’ Spring Mini with white taffeta ribbon.  I coloured in each letter of the phrase “make a wish” with my marker pens … not sure I’m 100% happy with that, perhaps I should have stuck to neutral colours there.  What do you think?

Thanks for looking!

All Year Fun Baby Boy

One of my dearest friends recently gave birth to a baby boy, Brynn (I love and adore his name!). This is the card I made to welcome Brynn to the world and his special family. I hoped to create the image of a ball with a ribbon around it … although I’m not quite sure it really works.

I used the masking technique for the ball and the colours I sponged in are Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery. I stamped the rattle from All Year Fun and had to use my Dazzling Diamonds to make the rattle stand out more. Then I used the ever so clever So Many Sayings Hostess stamp set with my Ballet Blue marker pen to stamp the sayings “It’s a Boy” and “Welcome”. I couldn’t have lined these sayings up so well without my Stamp-a-ma-jig either.

I really love the colours Bashful Blue and Barely Banana for a Baby Boy card … they always look great together! This time I unintentionally used Ballet Blue too and I think these three colours look fabulous for a Baby Boy card! Give it a go yourself 🙂

This is a close up …

Thanks for looking 🙂

Kristina Werner’s Colour Challenge #9

Wow! I have just completed my first ever Kristina Werner colour challenge! Every week Kristina puts up a colour challenge and this week’s challenge was based upon the picture above. I love Kristina’s blog, she does the best videos! You really must visit Kristina here.

The colours we had to use for our colour challenge were real red, pumpkin pie, so saffron, old olive and tempting turquoise (have you ever noticed how Stampin’ Up! Colours always begin their colour name with the same letter?!!?)

This is the card I came up with … and it was a challenge! Although it was great to have a driving challenge behind a birthday card for a special friend living in London … now I have to get this card in the mail!

This is a close up of my Boho Backgrounds stamp … it is layered with dimensionals and looks lovely with the square red rhinestone centre. I really love the colour combo I’ve used on this part of my card – real red, pumpkin pie and old olive – they look great together, don’t you think?

I also used our our So Saffron DSP that you can only purchase until 31 May 2008 (in Australia, from me in Parklea!) with Stampin’ Up!’s Palette o’ Prints promotion. I love the spots!

Have a great day and thanks for looking 🙂

Baby Shower card

I had a baby shower on the weekend for a very special family member from my husband’s side of the family.  We are all very excited that Alison is pregnant (it has been a tough road) and we know she is also having a boy who is due in August.

This is the card I made for her Baby Shower … it only took about 15 minutes to put together and I was really happy with it.  I found inspiration for the card from SCS here.

I had the pleasure of using my textured card stock again which is just gorgeous and looks fabulous!  Plus, I played with my new Crop-a-dile again and the scallop circle punch.  I used Fun & Fast Notes for the pram and So Many Sayings for the words (with my Bashful Blue marker pen – stamp to rubber).  Of course, although the lighting is bad in the photo, you can’t really see the Dazzling Diamonds I have used.  The wide grosgrain ribbon really finishes the card off.  What do you think?

If you like the effect of the three Barely Banana brads you really should order a Crop-a-dile.  It makes adding an attractive embellishment easy and silent to do 🙂  Email me today!