Monday, May 10, 2010

This seems to be a hard one for me.....

When my daughter turned was a big deal to me, don't get me wrong.  I didn't have much trouble with her turning 2,3, or even 4.  But for some reason this year, things have really hit me with her.  When I registered her for preschool, I didn't really think much about it.  Then, the day came to register her for kindergarten....K.I.N.D.E.R.G.A.R.T.E.N.!  Really????  I am not an emotional mess or anything....but thisngs really make me go hmmmm......this year with her. 

Her actual birthday isn't until July, but her special school birthday is today.  She is sooooo excited.  She gets to be first for everything today.  She will wear a paper crown today.  She will take her birthday treats in today.  It will be all about!  fitting!

Anyway, which leads me to today's picture......
It isn't stamp related at all, but my hubby doesn't get it so I thought there might be a mom out there in blog land that would get "this" right with!

When I asked her what she wanted to bring for school on her birthday (months ago) she said five cookies.
The conversation went a bit like this:

mom: Oh, you mean cookies with a 5 on them?
her: no
mom: oh, you want each kid to get 5 cookies.....
her: No
mom: what are you talking about then??
her: I want my cookies to be shaped like a 5.
her: I want my cookies to look like a number 5 - I am going to be 5!!!
mom:  but I make about a cake?
her: no
mom: what about love cupckase!
her: No!
mom:  you can pick out little toys to put on the cupcakes - (hey!  I am grabbing at straws here!!)
her: mommmmmm.....I want cookies!
mom: ok......

So, the next time I went to the cake supply store, I looked for a 5 cookie cutter....found it and brought that baby home.

Earlier last week....knowing these cokies were coming......I asked her again what she wanted to bring for her school snack......she will forget about the cookies, right????


So, here we are to school with these-

What a peanut!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, May 7, 2010

And Two become.......


After I leave the wedding with my gift in hand......I find out my happy couple have decided to have a baby!!  They are expecting a girl!!!!  So, what is a girl to do?????

Make this!

Did you know that you can still order tiny tags and the tag punch from the last mini catalog????  You can!

And check out these babies!!!!  - pun intended ;)

This is a bitty button from the Summer Mini!!  how awesome are these????
I stamped the flower with itty bitty bits and then punched it out with the coordinatingitty bitty shapes punch and adhered it to a bitty button!!!!!  Oh my......these are sooooo exciting!

And did you notice the square lattice embossing???  I accented it with pale plum ink rubbed on with a stampin' sponge.
card stock: whisper white, old olive, certainly celery, pale plum, perfect plum, commatge wall ds
ink: pale plum, whisper white, old olive, perfect plum
stamps: nursery neccessities, tiny tags, itty bitty bits
accessories: big shot, timeless type alphabet, scallop square punch, 1 1/4 square punch, white taffeta ribbon, itty bitty punches,  jewelry tag punch, stampin dimensionals, square lattice embossing folder

make sure to head on to the rest os the tour!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What is the next step??

Well.......We made a card to attend a we are at the wedding and we need to give.receive favors, right????  Or ..... We need to make a gift holder to hold gifts from the bride and groom to their wedding, cuff links, gift certificates, small perfume/colone bottles as gifts....etc......
There are so many uses for these little babies :)
Wanna see them????

do ya???? YOU?!??!?! they are:

The happy couple returns again today!
They are both constructed with the pillow box die and the big, huh?  {nothing like tooting my own horn.....LOL!!!}

Here Comes the Bride.......

All dressed in Shimmer Card Stock.......embossed with the manhattan flower embossing folder!  She is accented with her clear rhinestone brads and a bow of white organza ribbon!!

And her groom.....he is so handsome!

His tux started with a pillow box of striped bride specialty paper - gorgeous in itself!!  The he was suited with a basic black, double breasted tuxedo jacket.  His buttons are black brads from the vintage collection of brads.  His tie.....well, 1/4 inch basic black grosgrain ribbon, of course ;)  He also has his boutinier (sp!???!)
on today! 

It is cut with the big shot and the Build a Bear Stampin' Up! Beary Lovely sizzlet.  Yum!!!  I put the side petal on a stampin' dimensional to give his rose a boost! all were quiet yesterday, leave me some lovin' before you move on to the next stop.  Wonder what day three will bring????  hhmmmmm.........

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wishing you happiness......

Hi Stampers!!!

Are you enjoying our Special Occassion Blog Tour???  There are some mighty fine ideas, huh? 
Today, I want to share a wedding card with you.  I had a TON of fun dressing up my bride and groom!!!

Well?!?!??!??!  Sweet, isn't it?
The black main panel is embossed with the brand new embossing folder, square lattice.  I love that design!!!
All of the white shown here is shimmer white card is so beautiful, but is hard to capture with the camera.

The bride is made from cutting a scallop heart from the embosslit die, scalloped heart of hearts.  Her dress also consists of the full heart punch that has been embossed with the manhattan flower embossing folder.  She absolutley needed the clear rhinestone brads blinging up her gown.....accented with a white organza bow!!

The groom's attire was started with a shimmer white heart that was cut with the heart die in the movers and shapers die assortment.  He then was adornes with a tuxedo shirt that was punched with the full heart punch using the bride specialty paper, the striped pattern.  His tuxedo jacket was also constructed with the full heart punch, cut apart to make collars, with are mounted up on stampin' dimensionals.  His shirt was accented with black brads from the vintage collection brads and a bow tie of basic black 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon.  Don't they make an amazing couple together??

Take a closer look at the happy couple:

Don't they look happy???
I would absolutely love to know what you think of my happy couple :)

After you let me know how you feel about this this fine display of wedded bliss....make sure to click on the icon below to continue on the will NOT want to miss a singe stop :)

Like I said yesterday......

......I have been in need of way too many Sympathy cards.   And, from a phone call we received last night....I will probably be in need of more soon.  My hubby's aunt is in very bad shape.  There were already talks with the doctors about life support, or the lack there of.

The stamp set in the mini catalog, Watercolor Trio, is an absolute must!!  It lends itself to the most elegant cards as well as fresh, springy cards.  I pulled it out immediately when I needed to make a few more sympathy cards.

Here is a closer look:

The card base and main image panel is kraft - what will be called crumb cake in July.  I absolutely love kraft....and the name crumb cake makes me love it even more!!  ;)  The main image is two of the flowers from watercolor trio stamped in whisper white and pretty in pink craft ink.

you might figure I couldn't leave the inside!

Make sure you come back tomorrow for the RemARKable Blog Tour - we are focussing on Special Occassions.  :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I have needed too many of these....

Hi Stampers!!

I think one of the hardest cards to stamp is sympathy.   Everytime I need one, I think that I will make a bunch later to have on hand....and then I never seem to do it.  I love to I thought I would do a little of it on some recent sympathy cards I needed to send out.

The card base is perfect plum....I know it looks like elegant eggplant here, but I could not get my pictures to lighten up right today for some reason......I guess I am not in the mood to mess around too long with picture editing and I don't have the cards anymore to rephotograph.  lol!

I stamped the large rose from fifth avanue floral all over the card base and then again onto watercolor paper.  I used ink refills and an aquapainter to color in the roses.  The sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes.  I used my stap a ma jig to line up the words instead of stamping one straight line.  The ribbon is white taffeta.

The inside sentiment is from close as a memory.

One more thing before I go......make sure to keep coming back this week......we are having another RemARKable Blog Tour thursday, Friday and Saturday!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

National Scrapbooking Month

Hi Stampers!!
Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month????  Isn't it awesome to have anentire month dedicated to one of our favorite papercrafts???  wow!!!

But, in true "Regina" fashion......I don't know what I was thinking!!!!  I made this page last month and decided to save it for NSM - not taking into consideration that the products I used weren't going to be available this month.......ARGH!!!!!  But, I want to share them with you can still use the ideas I have here and apply them to the new Summer Mini products.

There is nothing like a slab of concrete and a box of sidewalk chalk at a campground to keep little girls busy!
The designer series paper is Sweat Pea - retired.  The white die cut under the title is Hugs - also retired from the Occassions Mini.  The ribbon is regal rose 5/8th inch grosgrain.  The title was die cut with my big shot and the Timeless Type alphabet set, cut in pumpkin pie.  The butterfly cut outs are actually cut from a sheet of paper in the sweat pea pack....but you could easily stamp the brand new single stamp, on page 31 in the Summer Mini, onto card stock and color it in with stampin' write markers.  As a matter of fact, I used that stamp on the background page for soem accent stamping.

Here is a closer look at the title letters:

If you take your white gel pen and accent the die cut letters - it gives them a whole new dimension!
The Good Times sentiment is from Celebrate Everything.

I did mount those butterflies up onto stampin' know I couldn't help that!!

Well.....what do you think?