Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pikachu for you, Jordan!!

Here's is my attempt at creating a punched out Pikachu. Next to trains, my child has discovered & become obsessed with Pokemon.

For those of you who do not know, it is not only cards that you collect & trade but also a card game that teaches strategy. It has also helped with reading comprehension, concentration & much much more! There is a local store here in Green Bay called GNOME GAMES that has time for Pokemon League play and tournaments. It is a great thing!! We have made this one of Jordan's weekly rewards/incentives for having a good week at school. It has been a huge success!

This week Jordan was invited to a birthday party for a friend from his classroom. His friend, Brandon is also a Pokemon player so Jordan asked if I would try to create a Pokemon for him. This is what I came up with!! Jordan said the card was a hit at the birthday party. We also took it over to the store where the kids were playing Pokemon to see what they thought. They went crazy!!! Later, on our way home, Jordan told me I was the best Mom in the whole world!! That was worth all the time I put into trying to make the card.

Supplies Used:

No Stamps or Ink for this one!!

Papers: Pacific Point, YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Basic Black & Whisper White

Accessories: Top Note Die & Alphabet Die all cut with the Big Shot (cut in half), Circle Punches: 1", 1/2" & 1/4", & Word Window Punch

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe Page

This is for my 6x6 recipe class for next week. I would love to hear what you think of it as I am not sure if I like it or not.
I typed out the recipe & printed it from the computer. Then I cut the Only Orange Cardstock to 5.5x6 and ran it through my Big Shot with Stampin Up Backgrounds I swirly texturz plate. Then I ran a sponge with Chocolate Chip Ink lightly over the swirls to bring them out a bit more. I stamped the piece of Creamy Caramel and then punch out the pancakes & also sponged the edges, layered them onto the plate that I punched out of Chocolate Chip Cardstock.


Stamps: Basic Backgrounds (retired)

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, YoYo Yellow Creamy Caramel & So Saffron
Accessories: 1/4" Square Punch, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch
Eyelet Border Punch

Friday, February 13, 2009

Shamrock Birthday

My aunt asked me to make a shamrock birthday card for a friend of her's that has a birthday in March. Here is what I came up with.

Made the shamrock by punching 3 hearts from the new Heart to Heart Punch.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Whisper White & Delicate Dots DSP (SAB)
Stamps: Warmest Regards
Ink: Garden Green Stampin Write Marker & Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Ticket Corner Punch

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Easter Wishes for Lisa

I have a workshop in a couple of weeks and she has requested a Easter Card for one that we will do at the workshop. I wanted to promote the Sale-A-Brations (SAB) products also.l So, here is the East card that I will be demonstrating at Lisa's workshop.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: All Holidays, Polka Dot Punches (SAB)

Paper: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper (SAB)

Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Basic Black

Accessories: Gold Brads, 5/8" So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (SAB), 5-Petal Flower

Would love to know what you think of it!!

Praying for You....

I wanted to try out my new stamp set "THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS". Recently I saw this layout on a card and thought it was great. So here is what I came up with. Hope you like it!!

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers

Ink: Basic Black, Almost Amethyst Stampin' Write Marker & Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker

Paper: Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White

Accessories: Large Oval Punch, 1/16" Handheld Punch, Silver Brads