Thursday, January 24, 2008

Good Morning!

See, I knew you guys were out there! I guess it just takes bribing you with goodies to get you to talk to me lol! If you have not done so already, check yesterday's post and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize!

So I finally slept last night. Whew. My insomnia (and my sleepless 4 year old) have been getting the better of me, and by yesterday I was really feeling it and getting a "tad" on the grouchy and whiney side. I don't like me when I am that irritable, so thank goodness sleep has come! I took a muscle relaxant last night, went to bed at 9:30 and never heard my husband come home from school last night or leave for work this morning, slept through the alarm and dragged myself out of bed after 7am. Which means that my son missed his zero period, but it was worth it - obviously I needed the sleep. I have the day off today, and plan to make it a restful one. Maybe I will get some scrapping in too.

I have not done any scrapping this week. I have been working on getting the cards done for my upcoming Stamp a Stack. Since I took off a couple of months from my Stampin' Up! classes, it was a little hard for me to get back into the swing of designing cards for a class - I am so glad they are finally done - designed, prepped and ready to go! I am going to share what I made for the class -- NOTE, if you are a customer and are coming to the Stamp a Stack and prefer to be surprised, QUICK - SHUT YOUR EYES! lol

When I design for a Stamp a Stack, I have to plan cards that are simple enough that we can get them all done int he 4-5 hours we have available (we are making 21 cards - 3 each of 7 designs) and cards that stampers of any skill level can complete -- but they have to be CUTE and be something that everyone can use! I am hoping that my customers like my choices this time - here they are:

This first card was made using the new sets One of a Kind and Boho Backgrounds, Berry Bliss desgner series paper, Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon, the Key Tag punch, Horizontal Slot punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1/2" Circle punch and Ticket Corner punch, and sponge daubers.

This card was completed using the new set Pun Fun, and Seeing Spots. I used watercolor crayons, watercolor paper, and cardstock in Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. Ribbon is Pumpkin Pie grosgrain and I used the ne My Way (arrow) punch.

This SUPER simple card uses the new From the Garden background (hostess) stamp, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, and sentiment from One of a Kind. I used Confetti Cream, Bordering Blue, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip inks and cardstock, Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain, brayer and sponge daubers.

This one is made with the new Embrace Life set (my new favorite of course!). I used Ginger Blossom designer series paper, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, River Rock and shimmery white cardstock, Stazon and watercolor crayons with blender pens, Groovy Guava stitched grosgrain, the Ticket Corner punch and the Word Window Punch, and sponge daubers.

I love these new Felt Flowers!! And this new background stamp too! This card was made using the background stamps Pretty Petals and Paisley, and the new Celebrate Everything set. I used the 5 petal flower punch, NEW felt flowers, and silver brads. Cardstock and ink are Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate and Pumpkin Pie, and ribbon is Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain.

This card uses the new set Big Birthday Candle, Happy Happy Birthday wheel, and Dotted Background. I also used the hostess "prints pack" of prints designer paper. Prints papers used on this one are in Real Red, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. (Cardstock and ink in these colors as well) Ribbon is Bashful Blue grosgrain.

This card was completed using the new (and completely adorable) set A little Birdie, and the flowers from Time Well Spent. I used the print patters papers (for paper piecing) in Pretty in Pink and Apricot Appeal. Cardstock is Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White - ink in Basic Black and Regal Rose, stampin write markers in Tempting Turquoise and Regal Rose, small and large oval punch, Turquoise grosgrain and silver cording.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


CindyL said...

Your cards for your SAS are beautiful!! Sure wish I lived a lot closer to you. I'd love to join in the fun this weekend.

Andra said...

I just saw your One of a Kind card for your SAS on splitcoast and had to come to your blog to see the others. What amazing cards to do at a SAS! Fabulous and inspiring work. :)


Anonymous said...

Wow! love the cards.. Wish that I was coming:o( Have fun!

Nicole said...

KP those cards rock! I am so sad that I won't be able to come and make me some!

bettybetty said...

Those are just great! Lots of variety, lots of designs, sure to please and promote orders!