Monday, April 13, 2009

I {Heart} This Stamp Set!

I recently did a card workshop and I have yet to put it all away. It's all been sitting on my desk just calling my name to come and play. I've been so busy with work that I've had little time but tonight I sat down to make a thank you card for a family that had us over for Easter dinner.

This card was so easy to make and I didn't even have any of what I call "sloppy copies". The first one I made was the one I paper waste! How did I do it? I grabbed my Originals Card Confidence book and just opened up to a spot. Seriously, all the card patterns in this book are so cute and yet so easy to follow. This pattern is called Diamond Duo.

The stamp set is called Aspirations and really has become one of my favorites. You'll be seeing more of it in upcoming posts. The paper is from a pack called "Perfect Day". I love the colors! They are Cocoa, Juniper and Sorbet. Everything is from Close to My heart except for the ribbon which is from Wal-Mart. The little pearls in the center of the flowers are from the Target Dollar Spot. Thank you for stopping by.

You are Close to My Heart,

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hey There Cupcake!

Well, after a long hiatus I am back to stamping. I had so many things going on right at the holidays that I just had to take a break. Then after that I was gone for three weeks to the Philippines. Then, it took me another month to catch up. Boy, jet lag is a killer! Anyway, I finally got a workshop on the calendar and it happened this last weekend. I'll have four posts for sure coming up :0)

Here's the first one. It uses the appropriately named set called Cupcake Sprinkles. I used Spring Iris, Hollyhock, Blush, Creme Brule' and Sweet Leaf. The adorable paper is from a pack called Daydream. I took this card straight from the Card Confidence program which made getting ready for this workshop so easy! I added some stickles to the cupcake to give it a little pop. I'm not exactly sure where the brads came from, but I do know it was on one of the shopping trips that my sistah Stacy and I went on. Aren't they the cutest? Check out my Close to My Heart website for these fun supplies. Thanks for stopping by.

You are Close to My Heart,