Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Decor Elements Tree

I finally got my Decor Elements tree up on the wall today and I love it! It was a bit finicky to put up but well worth it. This is the largest tree in Chocolate, that measures 52 1/8" x 36 1/8" and I placed it on a blank wall in our rec room in our basement. What do you think?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another vehicle card

Here is another card that I made for Ethan's second birthday. It is using a retired stamp set that I had borrowed but I love this layout with the filmstrip look. The cardstock is Brilliant Blue

and the filmstrip is in Basic Black - I used the spiral punch along each of the sides. Each vehicle is stamped in Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango. Cars, trains and trucks are his favourites!

Choo Choo

This is what Ethan always says when he sees a train so it was fitting to make him this birthday card for his 2nd birthday today!

I CASED this card from Lori McCarthy. I used the Choo Choo stamp set in Real Red and Night of Navy and the Tracks wheel in Basic Black. I cut out each piece of the train and adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals. The steam is stamped in Basic Gray, stamping off each time to give it the fading out look. The sentiment is from the Family Phrases stamp set and the "2nd" is from Calendar Alphabets and Numbers.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ribbon of Hope

I love that Stampin' Up! now sells some individual stamps (see page 208 in the Idea book and catalogue). I used the Ribbon of Hope stamp and stamped it in Pretty in Pink as I am participating in the run for the cure on October 4th. However, you could stamp the ribbon in the colour that represents your cause.

I wanted to keep the card fairly simple. I stamped the ribbon in Pretty in Pink on Whisper White cardstock. I then layered it on Pretty in Pink and Basic Black cardstock and tied 1/4" Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon around it.

If you would like to support me on my run, please follow this link to make a donation.

thanks! Adrienne

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

All in the Family

I am so excited! I received my delivery late yesterday and couldn't decide what to do first today - play with My Digital Studio or put the All in the Family Decor Elements on the van. So, I loaded up the software and while my (ancient) computer was rebooting I put our family on the back of the van. It was so unbelievably easy and fast to do! I've got the All in the Family Father, Mother, Big Sister, Big/Little Sister combo and Little Brother . To represent my younger daughter, I took the head of the Big Sister, the body of the Little Sister and the legs of the Big Sister and shortened them. So with the exception of my combo, each person comes as one piece - just rub, pull off the backing and place on your cleaned surface. I love how it turned out.

Now, off to play with My Digital Studio....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy 60th Anniversary!

Well here it is. My very first blog posting! I have been thinking about starting my blog for sometime now and I have been slowing working on getting things set up. There is lots to learn and I'm just going to start with what I have here and I will plan to update my "look" as I go along.

This is a card that I made tonight for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary this weekend. I needed to get it in the mail by tomorrow to ensure that they receive it on time.

I used the Baroque Motif stamp set with Very Vanilla craft ink and clear embossing powder. The top of the card is Bravo Burgundy and I stamped Happy Anniversary in Bravo Burgundy as well. The ribbon is Bravo Burgundy 1/4" grosgrain with ivory organdy retired ribbon. This is a Free Standing Pop Up card - the instructions are from