Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summertime is Here!

FINALLY!  Summertime started for me this past Wednesday - woohoo!  It's been a long, tough year, so this summer is especially welcomed by me!  Summertime is always exceptionally special for me because I get to spend the most quality time with my boys - having this time with them is what keeps me pushing on with such a challenging job:)

So, on to craftier things, right?!  So, once again I am a little behind on my blogging, so this is a catch-up post of things I have made in the past few weeks!  First, I made a simple, yet oh-so-happy and cute birthday card I made for a swap I was in with my other fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators.  I used the new Garden Gingham washi tape to cover a piece of whisper white cardstock, then stamped the sentiment from the new Label Love set and punched it with the coordinating Artisan Label punch.  Then just tied a bow with seambinding ribbon in Daffodil Delight.  At the last minute I decided to add some pearls just for some extra bling!  (NOTE:  for some reason that I cannot figure out, my picture is posting distortedly - the card is actually 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, but it looks square in the picture:(  But you can still see the cuteness of it, right?!)

Next, are pictures of a banner-in-progress, that I am working on for my future banner workshop.  It is using Stampin' Up's canvas and the Feel Goods stamp set.  I will post pics of the completed project soon!

Next, I have a card I made for my sweet, youngest cousin's high school graduation.  I used paper from Simple Stories' Vintage Bliss and coordinating ribbon included in the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients monthly subscription kit and the sentiment is, again, from Stampin' Up's Feel Goods set.  I just love this saying and felt it was totally appropriate for my little cuz since she set a goal for herself of making Valedictorian of her graduating class, and she did it!  Way to go, Lani!  We couldn't be more proud of her!

And, finally LAST, but not LEAST!  I made this super-cute, quick card for the love of my life's 6th birthday!  I used paper and stickers from Simple Stories - just LOVE Simple Stories and you can never go wrong with them!  I always like to make cards for my sweet boys and hope that one day they will look back and see the care and love I took in making these cards for them:)

And there you have it!  Next post I will show pics of the finished banner, as well as Father's Day cards.  I hope to get many more projects done now that it's summer and I have a teeny bit of extra time to be crafty:) Happy Stampin'!