Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Friday, June 29, 2012

oh just one more...

I just had to share one more rosette! I made this one using lime green cardstock from amuse studio. I added a pink polka dot center with the word enjoy. A little ribbon and you have the perfect pick to add to a gift....wondering what that gift could be....tune in tomorrow!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

blue and gold

Graduation decorations can be made simple with the rosette dies from amuse studio. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

three cheers for rosettes!

I am loving the rosette dies from amuse studio. The 4th of July is just around the corner and I was in the holiday spirit. I used the "let freedom ring" stamp set along with the star dies to make these festive rosettes.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I did it!

I finally did it....I conquered the art of making rosettes....with a bit of help from amuse studio's rosette dies. They are fabulous! I will be posting several I made in the next few days. This particular one I made to dress up the envelope on a graduation card. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

cheery rainbow

My sister sent me this picture of a great rainbow card made with buttons. I am not sure where she saw this,  but what a fun card to make! It would brighten anyone's day!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

for the graduate

I give all the credit to Chelsea Comer for this card. She made a darling tag with the exact design you see above. I loved it so much I just had to make a card using her idea. I used cherry and onyx because of the school colors for the graduate. I absolutely love this set!

Friday, June 22, 2012

t-shirt quilt

My wonderful sister-in-law made this "awesome" t-shirt quilt to give to my son for graduation. These were some of his favorite t-shirts from when he was small right up through his high school days. He never noticed them missing until he saw his quilt and pointed to them saying "that's where that shirt went". What a keepsake of all his childhood memories...thank you so much Martha!

A personal touch on the back side of the quilt.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

enjoy the ride

I made these birthday cards using "enjoy the ride" stamp set from amuse studio. I stamped the little package in the basket from the set "itty bitty birthday". 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

You Da' Man!

I made these birthday cards for three of my nephews. "foiled again" is an old set from amuse studio. I really never thought I would be a fan of mustaches, but I can't help but love these!

amuse studio has a new set that has larger mustaches, but no words.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

thank you

Casey made this CAS card using just a few pearl embellishments for just a bit of zing. Thank you Casey for the card and letting me share it with everyone.
You rock girlfriend!

Monday, June 18, 2012

gift wrap

This is the gift I gave to my father-in-law yesterday for Father's Day. It was a framed picture and zipper tie for him. I decided to wrap the frame in brown paper and then use the actual tie for the front, creating the look of a shirt and tie. I did not go to too much trouble as he was going to tear it open to see the gift, however I thought it turned out cute. I even put a simple pocket on the front and slid his card inside...added a few sticker letters for DAD.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

yummy feel better treat!

My friend Casey, made this for a friend at work whose daughter just had foot surgery. It is just so darling and so could it not cheer anyone up! Not to mention all those yummy candies to munch on while recuperating on the couch watching movies! Great job Casey!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

decorative stars

I found this bag of red, white, and blue stars at Pier 1 Imports. They had a spectacular display of the red, white and blue. I might string them up, put them on a wreath, or just put them in a clear hurricane for display. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

three cheers....

This card was simple to make with the "let freedom ring" stamp set from amuse studio. I used navy, bermuda, and cherry ink on sugar cardstock. I layered on bermuda cardstock and adhered it to a cherry card. I love this set from amuse studio.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day!

Our "let freedom ring" stamp set would make some great cards for Flag day as well as our other red, white, and blue holidays! It is 10% off during the month of June. Contact me to get your set today!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

happy birthday

I made this card for my friend, Colleen's birthday. I love the look of the french roast ink on the kraft cardstock. I die cut a butterfly out of french roast cardstock and used glue dots for a bit of dimension on the card. I stamped the sentiment on sugar cardstock and inked the edges.

amuse studio products:

kraft, sugar, french roast cardstock
french roast ink
script bacground stamp set and say it with style

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

hats off to you

This graduation card was so easy to make and just as cute as can be!
I give all the credit to Karen can go to her blog for all the instructions.

Monday, June 11, 2012

nuggets of wisdom...

I took a small clear paint can and filled it with money wrapped nuggets. I saw the idea on Pintrest. I tied several ribbons on the one side of the handle and decorated the lid and had an instant graduation gift!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

a note of thanks...

I received this thank you card in the mail the other day.
I love the colors and how bright it is....very cheerful.
Lots of detail to the you can guess who made this one! :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jessie's artwork

Jessie's artwork was impressive for a soon to be second grader.
I love the little graduate she drew of Luke.

Friday, June 8, 2012

got you covered....

I found these elastic table covers at Hobby Lobby and they are the best invention for table cloths. I used them at Luke's graduation party and did not have to worry about the table cloths blowing off . They fit nicely on a 6' banquet table and you can wash them off and reuse them. They came in a variety of colors but since Luke's school colors were red and white that is what I used. They were $4.99 each but I bought them when they had a 40% off sale. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

cute table decorations

Are these darling or what?!
 My sister made these for the tables at their FFA banquet.
I would imagine most of the guests were happy to take one of these home.

Would love to have one of these on my table...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

go forth...

This detailed graduation card was made by my sister and given to Luke on his party day.
She used many amuse products...twine, pearls, venetian cardstock, and the congradulations stamp set.

Xavier bound...

Luke will be Xavier bound in the fall....and with him he will take this awesome valet box my sister painted for him. She is very talented and creative when it comes to a gift for someone.

This is the top/lid of the box.

This is the inside of the box.

A little closer look of the display inside of his box.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

happy birthday!

I made this card for my sister's birthday. I used the charming gardeners stamp set from amuse studio. I stamped the flower in versafine black and added a few onyx pearls to the center. A little sheer onyx ribbon on the stem sets the flower off.  Happy Birthday, Shari!

amuse studio products
charming gardeners stamp set
sugar, onyx, sage, and petite polka dot sage cardstock
onyx sheer ribbon
onyx pearls

Monday, June 4, 2012

winner winner chicken dinner....

Celebrating Luke's graduation with family, friends, good food and a whole lot of fun!
You did good Luke, we are so proud of you!
May you continue to shine at Xavier University in the fall.

We had the best fried chicken I have ever tasted....mmm delicious! Thanks to our chicken did a fantastic job and ALL enjoyed the chicken, fries, and biscuits!
Now that's a winner, winner, chicken dinner!

 A grad party would not be a party unless we had a cornhole tournament......bummer, Tom B. and Laura came in second place....our winners....Andy and Jim...way to go guys!
Look at those blue skies....the perfect day!!