Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fanciful Silver Mambo birthday

A friend for whom I made this birthday card, gave me Blossoms & Butterflies printed paper stack by DCWV which has some scrumptious designs so right for summer. I decided that the printed silver and deep pink went perfectly with Stampin'Up Melon Mambo cardstock. With the silver swirls, flowers & butterflies, I didn't need to add much embellishments. I mounted the patterned paper on a piece of textured silver I had as a scrap, stamped Happy Birthday on it and punched out the ovals which were mounted with demensionals. A very quick and easy card. My friend had forgotten she had given me the paper so she is happy to have a reminder of her gift to me. She was also happy to receive the retiring cardstock I had ordered for her and some surprise stamp sets that she didn't have. I really like to give my friends gifts that I know will make them happy, don't you?

Have a wonderful weekend and always remember to thank God for the friendships He has provided!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Birthday card

Today is my son-in-law Sam's birthday so I thought this would be the perfect image for him...he is an excellent cook using a grill and smoker for many of his meat dishes. An avid deer hunter, he can use venison in many adventurous recipes that even I will eat....

The stamp set "King of the Grill" is from the Stampin'Up Summer Mini Catalog which is available through August 31st. There are some really cool items and the new Clear Mount stamps are so easy to store; I am loving them! This stamp set has a Happy Father's Day stamp in it as well so it's also a great stamp for any occasion that a masculine card is needed.

Recipe: CS- Naturals Ivory and retired patterned paper from 2006
Ink- Basic Brown & Close to Cocoa
Accessories- Watercolor Pencils, sponge for distressing and brads