Sunday, February 27, 2011

More Teacup Pansies!

I am so in love with this digi stamp I just had to make another card with it!  I attended a fun Stamp-A-Stack yesterday at the home of one of our Maryland Stamper girls and was still in a stamping mood when I got home so I sat down and made another card with this cute teacup pansy image. 

Card Ingredients
Stamps:  Digi Image from Fred, She Said; Sentiment from SU Watercolor Trio
Cardstock:  SU Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo DSP;  GP 110 White
Tools:  SU Scallop Trim Border Punch,  Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Copics
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Teacup Pansies

Hello Again!  Those of you who know me are probably keeled over from shock right now!  2 posts in 2 days!  Woo! Hoo! 

Last night I printed out several digital images that I had saved on my computer and this one really caught my eye.  I love flowers of course and pansies are so pretty, and I also collect teacups and saucers.  I have a fairly decent collection that I started about ten years ago.  So when I saw this image I just had to use it.  I purchased it from Fred,She Said Digital Images.  Check out their site, they have some really awesome digi's!

Card Ingredients
Stamps:  Fred, She Said Digi Image; Sentiment from SU Watercolor Trio
Cardstock: SU More Mustard, More Mustard DSP, Elegant Eggplant,
Garden Green; GP 110 White
Accessories:  Dew Drops, Stickles, Ribbon from Offray Ribbon Outlet
Tools:  SU Modern Label Punch, Lg. Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch,
Scallop Trim Border Punch, Copics

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maryland Stampers Challenge Card

Hello Again!  Wow, can you believe I'm posting again after only 10 days!  LOL  I'm definitely going to try to keep my blog going this year after failing miserably last year.

My friend Amanda from our little Maryland Stampers group shared a free digital image with us and challenged us all to make a card with it.  It is a cute flower basket image that she downloaded from Karen's Doodles.  Since flowers are my most favorite images and I love to color I was happy to play along!  Check out Karen's website, she has lots of adorable digital images!  Here is my card:

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Digital Image from Karen's Doodles
Paper: SU Choc. Chip, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz DSP; GP110 White
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch (SU), Dew Drops, Daffodil Delight
1/8' Tafetta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copics

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Birthday Cards!

This post is a little belated since my birthday was about two weeks ago but I wanted to showcase the beautiful cards I received from my wonderful stamping friends.  They are all so talented and I was so honored to receive these! 
This first card was made by my 18 yr. old grandson Alan.  What a wonderful surprise that he made me a card for my birthday!  I think he did a fabulous job!

Amanda's Card

Gloria's Card

Mary's Card

Kathy Winland's  (ScrapKathy) Card

Rose's Card

Angie's Card

Jen's Card

DM's Card

Linda's Card (my SU Upline)

Cindy's Card

Jane's Card

Another Card from Amanda!

Card from SCS Brak Group

As you can see these are all fabulous cards and I am very blessed to have such wonderfully talented friends!  Thank you all for thinking of me on my birthday!

It's Been A While!

Wow! It's been quite a while since I posted!  I've been away from blogging for a while but on the encouragement of my stamping friends I am ready to start back up again! 

I am still very much involved with the Meade Girls and a few new ladies have joined our group!  Unfortunately we have also had to say goodbye to a few members who have moved away.  We continue to get together for swaps, trips to Amish country, shopping, lunch, and of course to stamp!

We have recently initiated our second "Secret Sister" swap, where those that want to participate are assigned a name and we anonomously send cards and little gifts throughout a specific time period to our "secret sister".  Our current swap is running from Feb. 1st to May 1st.  The swap will end the first week in May where we will get together for lunch and reveal who we are with a handmade gift for our secret sister.  My Secret Sister has already been busy sending me cards and goodies!  I received this adorable card about a week ago:

Isn't she just the cutest? Then today several of us got together for lunch and when I came back to the table after filling my plate at the buffet, I found a mysterious package on my chair!  My Secret Sister had apparently snuck in to the restaurant and left me some goodies!  What a wonderful surprise!  There was an assortment of pretty valentine colored ribbon in red, burgundy, pinks and whites, along with a bag of my favorite candy, M&M's in valentine colors no less!  And to top it all off she had made me the cutest Valentine card you would ever want to see!  It is absolutely adorable and I just love it!  Here is a pic of my goodies along with the card:

Thank you so much Secret Sister, whoever you are!  I am feeling very spoiled already!!

I'll be back tomorrow with another post of all the beautiful birthday cards I received!