Saturday, August 31, 2019

Baby Shower Time

Today is actually baby shower #2.  I haven't posted the card from shower #1 yet because I'm still writing the instructions.  It was easy to do, but harder to give details.  You'll love it when you see it, I promise!

Two of Brittney's colors for Lovelia's room are Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate so here's a card with those colors.

Whisper White Thick cardstock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Smoky Slate - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Mint Macaron - 4" x 5 1/4" - embossed with Subtle Embossing Folder

Smoky Slate - die cut with largest scallop from Layering Squares
Whisper White - 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Stamps:  Little Elephant
Inks: Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate
Punch:  Elephant Builder

Before I ran the Mint Macaron through the Big Shot with the Subtle Folder, I spritzed it with a bit of Shimmer Paint to give the paper a sparkle as well as making the embossing more defined.

Thank you for looking in today!  It's going to be a long weekend of crafting and baby shower preparation!

Happy Saturday!

~ Donna Product List

Friday, August 30, 2019

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A Little Thanks

Another "little" thank you note for Mommy-to-Be.  I really like this one.  So simple and just cute!

Whisper White Note Cards - pre-cut / pre-folded - folded size 3 1/2" x 5"
Calypso Coral - 3 1/4" x  4 3/4"
Whisper White - 3" x 4 1/2"
Calypso Coral - Subtles Designer Series Paper - Elephant Punch

Stamps: One Big Meaning (retired - but perfect for this card)
Ink: Calypso Coral

Thank you for looking in today!  It's Hump Day!!


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Headstart on Thank You

On Sunday Brittney and I whipped out 18 quick thank you note cards.  Yes, 18 is an odd number, but that was how many "thank you"'s we were able to get out of the paper we found.  Normally I wouldn't post anything that is retired or not "SU" stuff, but these were the stamps that the Momma-to-be wanted to use and we did use SU colors that match her baby's room.  Calypso Coral, Night of Navy and Mint Macaron.  Also Smoky Slate, but we didn't do cards with that color.

Recipe:  Whisper White Note cards and Envelopes
Stamps:  Flower Shop (retired)
Inks:  Calypso Coral, Night of Navy and Mint Macaron

I stamped the lined flower with full ink and the solid flower by stamping off once.  

Brittney cut and poked out all the little pieces of the "Thank You" and we both attached them with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The gold foil actually came from a store nearby, we won't say where... LOL.  That's what happens when you have every color of foil cardstock in the catalog, except for the gold when I need it!

They really came out nicely, don't you think?

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna

Monday, August 26, 2019

Here I Am!

Sorry to have been missing in action the last few days, but we've been doing some serious deep cleaning and purging and by the time midnight came, I was too tired to even think about making and posting something!

The good news is I've found my workspace again and have room to craft again and even had room for Brittney to come over and craft with me.  She was in need of some early thank you notes so we worked on those today.   It's been far too long since the two of us had a day of crafting together!

I'll post those cards later, but here's another quick one for us to make at the shower we're having in early September.

This is note card size, so 3 1/2" x 5"

Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (not shown)
Smoky Slate - 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
Calypso Coral from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack - Die cut with the next to largest Stitched Shapes Circle
Whisper White - Animal Outing Kangaroo and Koala

Stamps:  Animal Outing
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin' Blends: Crumb Cake Combo, Petal Pink Combo, Smoky Slate Combo

The colors are color choices that match the baby's room.  She's using Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate.

Thank you for looking in today.  I hope to be more together now that I have a space to actually work in again.  Still a lot of purging to do, but the trash cans are as full as they can go.  Thankfully pick up is Monday (today)!

Happy Monday (which I'm grateful to go back to work and rest - Thursday through Saturday were exhausting!  LOL).

~ Donna

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Baby Thank You Notes

Only two months to go until my office daughter Brittney has her baby girl!  I'm so excited because this will be my granddaughter!  Brittney is the closest thing I have to a real daughter, so baby will be a real granddaughter.

So, it's time to make some thank you notes that she can use.  We're having a cardmaking Baby Shower in early September and this is just one of the quick cards we will probably be making. 

Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes - 3 1/2" x 5" (pre-cut and scored folded size)
Subtles Designer Series Paper (Blushing Bride) - 3" x 4 1/2"
Whisper White - 2" x 3 1/4"

Stamps:  Little Elephant
Ink:  Blushing Bride

Put these stamps on the Stamparatus and stamp, stamp, stamp!

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Wednesday!

~ Donna

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Three Small Changes

Working on some birthday cards this weekend and you know how much I love the Magnolia Suite!  These were very simple and I made each one a little different.

Mossy Meadow - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (yes, that's all, just a flat, no fold Mossy Meadow)
Petal Pink - 3 1/4" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper - 3" x 4"
Whisper White - 3" x 4" (inside panel)

Whisper White - Die Cut with Stitched Shapes Die
Petal Pink - Die Cut with Layering Ovals Scallop

Good Morning Magnolia and Beautiful Bouquet
Ink:  Memento Black
Blends: Petal Pink Combo, Old Olive Combo

Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon
Magnolia Lane Combo Pack (the small green twine)

Inside Whisper White 3" x 4" for a small message or greeting.

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a great week, it's Monday, again! 

~ Donna

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