Faith in Nature Thank You

I have loved this hostess set since the moment I laid eyes on it in the new catalog--Faith in Nature. I'm normally not a huge fan of "realistic" stamp sets like these, but my opinion toward this genre are slowly changing with each new catalog (and maybe with my increasing age...) :)

I was inspired by the sample on page 13 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. I loved the watercoloring that was done on the pear image. I'm not a huge fan of watercoloring, so I just used a sponge dipped in the classic ink pad. I really like how this one turned out!

I used More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Suede, and River Rock. I found this beautiful color combination from the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper in the 2011 Holiday Mini. Love.

Happy Stamping!


Charlotte's First Year Scrapbook-Weeks 13-14

Here are the pages from Charlotte's 13th and 14th weeks of life. It's funny--I'm already losing track of how many weeks old she is. We've quickly turned to counting her age in months...and soon we'll just be counting years. I can't believe how quickly time passes!

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The Most Wonderful Time: Session 1

Join me next weekend for Session 1 of The Most Wonderful Time 2011 class series! We'll be making 10 Christmas cards, 5 each of these two designs:

The class will be on Saturday, October 22nd from 2-4p
The registration fee is $15
Click here to register by Monday, October 17th

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Get a head start on this year's Christmas cards! Can't make this session? Make plans to attend one of the other sessions on November 5, November 19, or December 3!

Happy Stamping!


Charlotte's First Year Scrapbook-Weeks 11-12

Charlotte is actually turning 4 MONTHS OLD tomorrow! Crazy! Here are weeks 11 & 12 from a few weeks ago:

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I LOVE this new Specialty Designer Series Paper! The colors are so fun: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, and Pretty in Pink. I saw a nice tutorial on paper quilling over on Mary Fish's blog, and I loved the card she made so I changed a few things and made one of my own!

Another great new accessory I used on this card is the Melon Mambo 1/2" Scalloped Dots Ribbon. I have it in several other colors as well, and I am LOVING it! The border punch I used was the Scallop Trim Border Punch, and the Basic Pearls were perfect centers for my rosettes. Such a fun card! Now I just have to decide who to send it to... :)

Happy Stamping!


It's was a Fabulous Social!

Note: I wrote this post over a week ago right after the social. All I had to do was to take pictures of the three projects we did and insert them into the post. I FINALLY got the pictures taken today. Wow. Life with a baby...

We had an incredible time! Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures taken during the party, but I have a few "before" pictures and a few pictures of the projects we completed. Enjoy!

The Place

The Projects

(this project started out as a 6x6 scrapbook page, but we all ended up changing it to this card instead...that's the beauty of paper--it can always be folded into a card! *smile*)

The Girl
(she was awesome by the way! she slept for most of the party, and after she woke up she was perfectly happy to hang out and get ready to cheer on the cats...who, by the way, are undefeated since she was born. yeah. we bleed purple.)

oh yeah, she loves this "taggies" dress with all the ribbons at the bottom :)

If you're interested in getting one of these dresses (she makes KU ones too...boo!), my mom got it from a lady who has a business called Homespun Crafts.

Happy Stamping!