Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hello There!

Hello there Friends! I hope you're having a great week! We've been busy, busy, busy...and our house is full of boxes! They finished packing up this afternoon, so tomorrow is a few items outside and then the loading of the huge sea container that will come across the ocean! Yep, it's offical, we're moving! Tomorrow is the last day of class for my kids and saying goodbye to all the people we love at the school...I've been dreading this day....but knew it would come...

So, on to some exciting news!! The Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini is avaliable online now! If you'd like to download it, you can click on the photo of it in the right hand sidebar. Or if you're like me and would like to hold one in your hands, drop me an email and I'll get one in the mail!:) (Mine is paitiently waiting at our temporary house for me...yea!!!) You'll LOVE the products in this mini...I can't wait to finish my order...very soon you'll see what I mean!

Speaking of new things, I was so excited to receive my new Circle Scissor Plus...from Stampin' Up! last week...can you say DELIGHT?! (Can we just call it the CSP from now on?!) Of course, I had lots of circles to cut...and am very excited to get to use this awesome tool more! It is really a fun one!

I love this "Cheep Talk" set from SU, also...the birds are just too fun!! I'm a bit stuck on Pink Passion...isn't it a great color!? My colors today, Pink Passion, Old Olive, and So Saffron.

I actually started this card with cutting some circles. I was just trying out my new CSP, and had several different circles on my desk. I wanted to use this little bird, so I stamped the branch with Old Olive and added the birdie with Pink Passion and So Saffron stampin' wite markers. **You can bird the bird exactly where you want her if you use your stamp-a-ma-jig!! Use it! It is your friend!**I just noticed that my birdie's tail looks kind of's been glitified with some pink glitter--from my glitter pack! It looks beautiful in real life.

For the flowers on my branch, I used my 3 flower and 1/4" circle punches. I added the flowers with mini glue dots and then added their centers with mini glue dots too.**I LOVE mini glue dots!!* I made a few extra to add to my sentiment too!

I made my card base from Pink Passion. The first layer is a beautiful Saffron pattern from the Washington Apple dsp set. My next layer,is a large Old Olive Circle. The next circle is Pink Passion, and then Whisper White. I added some "faux" Pink Passion brads (just punched from my 1/4" circle punch)to each corner. **1/4" circles are perfect sizes for brads and if you use your punch, you can have any color you want!:)**

My sentiment was inked in Pink Passion ink, then punched out with my 1 1/4" circle punch. I layered it on a 1 3/8" circle punch of Pink Passion. The last piece I added to my card was the So Saffron circle frame that I made with my CSP! It was such a snap...I really am excited to get to play more with that!!

I had a question from Rose about my nestabilities. I have several shapes, and have the regular shapes, as well as the scallops. I have lare and small sizes of rectangles, ovals, circle, and squares. Many of them do work well with SU punches...and they are wonderful! If you have any further questions Rose, let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you have a great day!! See you soon!:)

1 comment:

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful!! Love the bright, springy look! Very cool how you used the bird and the new circle scissor cutter, guess I better add those to my *wish list*!