Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Top of the Mornin' to You!

Happy St Patrick's Day! For those of you that are Irish...celebrate the green! My neighbor has been making and sending cards to each of her family members every month since the first of the year. For March, I found this St. Patrick's Day card and helped her make some.
The flowers and the shamrock were punched with the bird punch...who would have known! I found this sample on Pinterest and followed her directions for making it. (See, you really can find and make cool things from there! Don't just pin them to let them pile up! HA!)
On the inside of the card, Carolann printed an Irish blessing...
It reads:
May the light always find you on a dreary day.
When you need to be home may you find your way.
May you always find courage to take a chance.
And NEVER find frogs in your underpants!

So that's my Irish blessing for you today! Don't forget to wear your green!
Happy Stampin'!
Lauri

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

For the gals that joined our technique club, I made some note holders for them to keep track of their wish list, supplies needed, things to remember, etc. The clear stamp cases work wonderful for holding a junior legal pad, if you have about 3/4 of an inch cut off the bottom. I cut designer papers to cover the outside and slipped it into the plastic, dressed it up just a bit, and added a strip of paper to the top of the pad inside with sticky strip. They're just the right size to throw in a purse to be able write yourself little notes. I use mine for ideas that I see, lists of things I need to order, design ideas, reminders for this forgetful brain, etc. What a handy little notepad!


The inside shows off the other side of the pretty paper!


                            For thank you cards for my orders from the workshop, I made this card...


The idea came from another demonstrator on our Stampin' Up! web site. She said that her inspiration came from the movie "Pretty Woman" where she's at the polo game and wearing that polka dot dress.

It does kind of remind me of that dress! Too funny! I made one for each person that placed an order at club and put it in their bag. The centers are chunky gold glitter with the little dots of the Dazzling Details. The DSP is from the luscious Mocha Morning pack! Yummy paper!
The inside is finished with the same flower from the hostess set, Posy Punch, punched out with the Fancy Flower punch and the Dazzling Details added for some glitz.

Larry and I did spend the day fishing last Saturday ( I sat in the sun and read on my Kindle!). It was such a beautiful day and so fun to just get out! Larry didn't catch any fish. We're still trying to figure out where to go and where to find the big fish are around here. We're planning on hauling our canoe back with us this next trip if we can fit it on,so maybe then we can get where the fish are!
We have a new scrapbooking group starting tomorrow. We will meet once a month and work on scrapbooking using the same techniques that we do on cards. Join us if you want to get some scrapbooking done and learn some new techniques at the same time.
Only a couple of more weeks to take advantage of  Sale-a-bration! Going, going, gone on the free sale-a-bration products until next year! Don't miss out!

Happy Stampin'!
Lauri

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Birthday today to Collin!!

My Grandson, Collin turns two years old today!! I'm a little late in getting his card mailed to him, but I did find some time to get this put together after fishing on Saturday. Kim Score had this cute punch art elephant on her site that she shared. How cute is this?


It is a 5 x 5 card and mailed with extra postage. Punches are the ornament punch x 4, the extra large oval punch, the 2 1/2" circle punch, and the blossom punch. The trunk is cut from the blossom punch, the ears are the ornament punch, the head the extra large oval and the body the 2 1/2" circle. The feet are the ornament punch cut in half, then rounded to make the feet. I added toenails with the 1/4" circle punch (retired now, but you could use the cupcake punch circles). I also added two more feet to mine and made him look like he was dancing, so I punched 4 of the ornament punch pieces instead of the 3 that she recommended. Kim added a bobble head piece to hers, which would be really cool, but of course I didn't start soon enough to find any of those. She also used a stamp to stamp on her face, but I don't have that (non-Stampin' Up!) so just drew his face on. The background piece was embossed with the stripes embossing folder, then I used the VersaMark marker to darken every other stripe. He just makes me smile...just like my little Grandson!! Happy, happy birthday to you, dear Collin! Grandma loves you!
Happy stampin'! Make something today that makes you smile!
Lauri