Monday, June 30, 2014

Little Bear Blue

Happy Summer Everyone!  I've been absent from my lil' ole blog, but I have been busy with oooooodles. :) I am posting this from poolside in sunny LA today.  School has finally ended for the year (I have always liked snow days, but the last two school years ending in almost July is making me start to rethink that love!)

My DH had to go to LA for work (I know we are all thinking "poor baby" LOL) and since school is out I got to tag along.  I decided that rather than fight any Monday traffic or deal with car rental companies I'd hang poolside at the hotel today.  It is blissfully quiet and gives me time to get around to sharing lots of pretty things with y'all!

Today I thought I'd share one of the baby cards I made this spring.  I made a few since we had so many babies arriving in our school family and in my school family's real-life family. :)

The clouds are from Unity, the bear and sentiment are PTI, the card base is MB, the ink is a wicked old pad from SU that I'm pretty sure they discontinued, and the rest is scraps.  I'm not sure about the washi, I think I picked it up in a $1 bin somewhere.

I've also been sitting on some super cute news I think y'all will enjoy.  If you miss any other posts this week, make sure to come back on Saturday.  I've been swore to keep this out of social media until then, so no FB, no tweeting, no blogging about it until then...

Until then, I've bundled this bear and gone here:
A Gem of a Challenge: card for a child
Glitter and Sparkle: baby cards
Oldie But Goodie: baby (the bear was stamped/cut at last summer and the ink waaaaay old)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Purple Zebra Stripes?

My good friend texted me last weekend asking if I would make invites for her middle daughter. I leapt at the chance to make something girly!!! Then she mentioned purple zebra stripes.  I had to channel my inner 12 year-old.  The one who wanted a hot pink Trans Am (my mom had an 80's muscle version and my step-mom had a Kitts version no wonder I have a lead foot!).

Since my LSS closed, I stopped by M's and was rewarded with a sale on shimmer Bazzill & purple zebra paper!  Yay! I pulled out my purple Copies and the PTI mini birthday set.

The stars got a little yellow and a little Sticklers.  I figured it kept the invites from being too purple- my 12 year-old self would have been appalled.  I LOVED purple, it was my favorite- despite the want for a hot pink car- and I hated yellow with purple.  Alas, the older artist in my wanted contrast.

No "nekkid" envies!  The sentiment is from my all time favorite AveryElle set.  The font is gorgeous and they stamp like a dream.  My friends got their kiddos a pool for Christmas and this will be the first party.  "Oh Happy Day" totally sums up the feelings about the day. :)

I showed everything to DH when I finished and he wanted to know how I made stickers.  LOL!  I told him I stamped and colored all the birthday cakes.  A piece of cardboard placed inside the envies kept the Copies from bleeding through to the back.  Guess I did such a good job he thought I had done it on the computer. :)

This is the whole shebang together.  Little Miss texted me that she liked her invites. Yay!  I was on pins and needles.  12 year-old girly stuff is a tough balance between "I'm not a kid anymore" and "I'm not sure I really want to be a grown-up".  Fingers crossed that the weekend of her pool, bonfire, sleepover birthday party is as gorgeous as this past weekend.  Little Miss is an awesome kid (so are her sisters and parents!).  She deserves a fabulous day!

You deserve a fabulous Monday!  Fingers crossed for you too!