Friday, February 29, 2008

Give Thanks card


Here's yet another thank you card that I recently made. This was the first time that I've used the designer series paper "Le Jardin." The colors are soft and pretty. I was please with how this card turned out.
Stamps: True Friend + 1 of last year's SAB for verse (can't remember name)
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla
Paper: Le Jardin
Ink: Bordering Blue, Old Olive, More Mustard
Other: crystal brads, misc. ribbon

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Notepad Holders


Wow! I've really been in my "creative mode" the past few days! I've had so many cards to make and I guess they've inspired me to try some other projects too!
These are super easy notepad holders. The notepad inside is a jr legal pad cut in half. You can have this done at Staples or Office Maxx. The outside "book" is simply cardstock cut to 5.5x8.25 and scored at 2 5/8 x 2 7/8. I also used some paper on the inside to cover the notepad binding.
For the first holder, I used Tempting Turquoise cardstock + the pretty Petals & Paisley DS paper (now retired) & stamps (still available). Brads, ribbon, and the scallop circle punch complete the project.
For the second holder, I used paper from the Simply Scrappin' Summer Days kit and ribbon from Jersey Ribbon Originals. I also used the scallop circle punch + the 5 star flower punch and punched the tiny circle from "Make it Count" hostess set w/the 1/2" circle.
These are perfect for gifts or to brighten up your desk at home or work!

God is Love


Yes, He really is! I'm so thankful to be able to personally testify to the statement on this card! I love this little set because the images are so cute and sweet and the words below them are even better! I'm sending this card to someone who I'm really praying for; that she'll truly know and understand God's love.


Stamps: God is Love
Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: markers-in same colors as cardstock
Other: double stitched ribbon-Wild Wasabi

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sneak Peak-Easter Project!


Did you realize that Easter is March 23rd this year?? I can't believe it's so early!
Check out this adorable gift bag! It's made from a brown paper lunch sack! I got this idea from Beate's awesome blog. I used a flower from the Pretties kit, brads, and Prints Designer Series paper. What do you think? More Easter projects to follow...soon!

Some Projects Using Sale-A-Bration sets

Here's another simple card made with the Sale-A-Bration set, "Merci." This is a very pretty and feminine set, perfect for use with watercolors or blender pens. For this card, I simply stamped the image in Regal Rose onto Regal Rose cardstock. Very quick and super easy!
Stamps: Merci
Cardstock: River Rock, Regal Rose, Whisper White; Prints Designer Series Paper-River Rock
Ink: Regal Rose
Other: ticket corner punch, crystal brad, whisper white taffeta ribbon

Here's a treat slider made with the "Lots of Thoughts" Sale-A-Bration set. I love this set because it has lots of word greetings that are useful and versatile! If you'd like to make one of these for yourself, attend my class this Thursday. We'll be making this treat slider then!
Better yet, order $50 in merchandise and choose this set or another Sale-A-Bration set for yourself for FREE!
Details:
Stamps: Lots of Thoughts
Carstock: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper-Flowers for You
Other: turquoise grosgrain ribbon, scallop circle punch, slot punch

Sale-A-Bration is for a limited time only. These sets WILL NOT be available for purchase at a later time! Email me to order today!

Bitty Book Give-Away

Here's the On board bitty book that I'm giving away! This cute little book is embellished and ready to give as a gift or keep for yourself! Inside there's 20 mini scrapbook pages decorated and ready for your precious pictures. The outside sleeve coordinates and is included as well!
With every $20 in merchandise ordered from me by Friday, your name will be entered into a drawing for this album! Plus, through Friday, you'll receive 10% off your order (that's basically free shipping!). Email me at maliamarie20@yahoo.com to place your order today!
Details:
I used last year's SAB Simply Scrappin' kit: "Just Delightful"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Upcoming Card Class

As originally scheduled in my February newsletter, this card class will be held on Thursday, February 28, around 6pm. It features the cute set "A Little Birdie Told Me" which includes lots of great word phrases & of course cute little birds. We will make 4 cards, including the criss cross as pictured. We'll also make a pull treat (w/candy bar), a coaster sticky note holder (pictured), use stampin' pastels, & try paper piercing. This will be a fun class and you might just learn something new:)

Email me for more details and to reserve your place. Also, kits will be available past the class date.

Thank You's for Prayers, Meals, Support

These past couple of weeks we have received so many cards, emails, visitors, and meals. We are so blessed to have such loving family and friends. It's a pleasure to have such a long thank-you list to make and send cards to. I love the verse from Psalms on the 2nd card below. God has definitely been our refuge and strength through our recent trial.
God's Little Lamb-

Stamps: God is Love

Paper: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery

Other: Stampin' Pastels, Light Blue Gingham ribbon, paper piercing tool


God is our Refuge & Strength-

Stamps: Refuge and Strength

Paper: Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Certianly Celery

Other: Hodgepodge hardware, Light Blue Gingham ribbon, paper piercing tool

Bithday Thank-you's


Here are Gabriel's birthday thank-you cards that I will send out. Notice the continued coordinating theme! I love this set and have used it so much!
Stamps: Wild About You, Happy Heart Day (thank you)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Others: Natural Hemp Twine, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Fresh Favorites 1 buttons

Gabriel's Birthday Wrap-Up

As you can tell by the invites below, I used the "Wild About You" stamp set for Gabriel's one-year-old birthday theme. Melissa Sibert was kind enough to actually decorate his cake with Wild About You animals and my theme colors! As you can see, she did an excellent job!
Using the stamp set, I also stamped napkins and cute little lollipop holders. Instead of crepe paper streamers, I used SU double-sided paper to make paper chains! The party was great and Gabriel had alot of fun...especially eating his cake!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Basketball Treat Bags



These are treat bags that I made for Zeb's basketball game on Saturday. I used the "Sporting" stamp set. This is a super versatile set for any sport. I've used it for b-day cards, name frames, gift bags, etc.

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Basic Black, Only Orange

Other: cellophane bags, dimensionals

Note: the basketball is NOT part of the Sporting set. It's just a random stamp I had from somewhere! However, there is a current set called "Just Basketball" which includes a ball + more on p.79 in the catalog.

Some Cute Valentine's Cards




Here's a few Valentine's cards that I thought were cute, using various stamp sets. Don't forget to make one to send or give to someone you love next week!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Sale-a-Bration Time!

I love this set "Birthday Whimsy!"
Wanna know how to get it? Just purchase $50 now through March 17 and receive this set or another Sale-a-Bration product for FREE! Here's the link to download the brochure to check out the FREE products you can receive: http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/9754.asp
One of the things I love about Stampin' Up! is the great card designs and samples they show in their catalogs. I basically used one of their ideas for this card, but changed the color palette and a few other things.
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (from Sale-a-Bration brochure)
Ink: Taken with Teal, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal
Paper: Taken with Teal, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Other: Brads, Fresh Favorites 1 buttons, & natural hemp twine