Monday, August 15, 2011

Birthday Owl, Pair-a-Phrase Stamp Set

There is a new special being offered with Close to my Heart! that runs now (starting today Aug 15th) and runs until September 30th 2011. When you spend $75 on an order you qualify to receive this first ever DOUBLE stamp set in honor of National Stamping Month. The stamp set is titled "Pair-a-Phrase". It contains images and sentiments that cover a wide range of card and scrapbook needs. Plus, it is SO cute!

I created this Birthday card for a crafty friend of mine, whom I knew had a love for owls. The timing of the occasion worked out perfectly for me to also be able to submit the card as an entry for Diana's Color Dare. This weeks' dare was to make something with the colors Cocoa, Smoothie, Black, and Vanilla Cream.

Card Recipe:
-Vanilla Cream Card Base
-Pair-a-Phrase Stamp Set
-Cocoa, Smoothie, Black, and Vanilla Cream card stock and ink pads

Please let me know if you are interested in making this stamp set your own!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"We (heart) Daddy!" Pennant Frame

I have already been excited for my Hubby and his NEW job, but the excitement went to a whole new level when we found out he would get his own office too! My brain immediately checked out of the conversation and was dreaming up all of the things I could create for him to use to decorate his desk! (LOL) I wanted to focus first on a cute frame for him to display our family photo in. Something simple and cute, yet "manly".

Recipe for frame:

-Double layer mat in 8x10 frame
-5x7 photo
-Pennant Alphabet stamp set
-Bird from Sophia Workshop Kit
-Colonial White Hemp
-Pacifica Blue Card stock for scallops
-Garden Green Card Stock for grass
-Pacifica Ink
-Garden Green Ink
-Olive Green Ink
-Paintbrush for grass texture
-Napkin for texture dabbing

I entered this frame in Diana's Stamping Challenge, challenge #5 was to create something using pennants! Follow the link above to see what other artists created as their entry.