Sunny Fun SSC #216

Sunny Fun

I made this card last night for  my dad’s birthday card using the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #216, http://stamping411.blogspot.com/2011/08/saturday-sketch-challenge-216.html.   I like starting with a layout to incorporate the ideas floating around in my head.  I used several new products on this card that will be available in the Holiday Mini Catalog beginning September 1st.  The new products are awesome.  The most obvious product used are the Mica Flakes in the shaker card- you are going to love this item.  The second item used was a Shaker Frame, they are so easy to use, although they are a little small.  The largest frame is 1 3/4 inches, so I used two frames together to make my circle a little larger.  The final product is the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  I scored the Poppy Parade cardstock at 1/8 inch intervals, you can see the score lines in the picture.  The score lines make the piece of Poppy Parade look like a piece of ribbon.  I have never had a scoring tool, and I can think of so many uses for this product.  I cannot wait to frame with the scoring tool.  The card features the stamp set, Sunny Fun available in the Summer Mini Catalog, DSP Just Add Cake, various Stampin’ Up! markers, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White card stock.

Although this is not your typical “man” card, I loved snow globes as a kid, and shaker cards allow me to revisit the excitement of getting a new snow globe.  My kids like the card, so I am sure “Pa” will like the card as well.  I was also hoping my dad would have cool thoughts.  We have had brutal heat in Florida, and little rain until last Friday.  Thankfully it rained last Friday night, and we have had some rain everyday the remainder of the weekend.  Actually my dad and mom moved to Florida from Connecticut about 45 years ago and my dad loves the heat and humidity.  Yuck! Yuck!

My birthday was on August 5th and my dad’s in on August 12th, so we are finished with the August birthday celebrations.  Guess what I got for my birthday?  New stamping supplies.  I got my big order on Friday and I had a great night during the rain storm unpacking it, and thinking about all the great projects.  We actually had asked some friends over to go swimming last Friday night, so of course we had a huge storm come through.  My neighbor thanked me for asking them over, since that was the key to actually getting some rain.

This week I have been looking at the blog with the Artisan Award Winners for 2011, these artists are awesome if you have some time to check out their blogs you will be amazed. http://hlkdownstairsdesigns.blogspot.com/

Have a great week.  Until next weekend.
Donna 🙂

Friday Mashup #9 Colorful Kids

Sunny Fun Friday Mashup #9

I made another version of the card I made on Sunday for the Friday Mashup #9 Colorful Kids Challenge, http://www.fridaymashup.com/, I have not entered this challenge before but I love the colors- Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise,  and Pacific Point.  I think this would be a perfect card for either a girl or boy.  I used the colors listed and Sunny Fun from the Stampin’Up Summer Mini, along with the postage stamp punch.  Thanks for letting me play along.  It has been a long week and it is only Wednesday.  Only 2 more days of school and then I get an extra hour of sleep on week days. 🙂

Sunny Fun and Postage Stamp Punch

Sunny Day

I like to post every Sunday on my blog but unfortunately my job is bleeding into my precious free time.  I was able to make these thank you notes for my children’s teachers using the Sunny Day Flip Flop, and I used the Postage Stamp Punch and Pretty Postage set for the sentiment in the upper right hand corner.  By putting the Pretty Postage stamp in the top righthand corner, it looks like a post card.  I must say I love this punch and stamp set by Stampin’ Up.   This is really a clean and simply card, with no bow,  and no brads, although I did use dimensions behind the postage stamp.   I ordered a bunch of new supplies in May and I am just now getting a chance to use them.

I  am hoping to take some time off at the end of the month, and although we will not be able to plan a trip, I should have some time to enjoy the new catalog, and maybe enhance my photography skills with my cards.

Only four more days of school-YEAH!  Less traffic in the mornings and I get to sleep later.

Take Care and hug the precious souls in your life whether they are your children, husbands, or pets 🙂