I would like to introduce to to Madelyn Cecelia Horr (also known as Pancakes)! She was born April 29th at 12:26 AM weighing 6 lbs 14 oz. She has a head full of light brown hair but every time you take her hat off she cries so you will have to wait to see that. It was the saddest face ever I can’t become a brand new grandmother and make her cry already!
I can’t wait to spoil this child rotten. “Pancakes, what would you like for breakfast?” “Can I have ice cream?” “Yes you may!” It will be so much fun!
Just be warned that you will see a lot of pictures of Madelyn from now now!
Today is Karin’s birthday. If you pay attention to my blog at all you would notice that she is makes the most comments on my blog. It is so awesome that she takes the time to say such nice things about my cards. She is an awesome friend and a great cheerleader!
Not only is Karin a good friend, she is also in my Stamp Club. The only thing is, this year she will not be joining. I am very disappointed that she is leaving for such a silly reason! Turns out she got a job. In Italy. For 3 years. Yes, Italy! Can you believe she would want to leave my Club in order to go live in Italy? I will have to figure out a way to have her be a virtual member!
In any case, Happy Birthday Karin. I hope you have an awesome day and the most amazing time in Italy!
As you know, Stampin’ Up! has discontinued their line of alcohol markers called Blendabilities due to manufacturing issues. Don’t despair. There are still lots of ways to add color to your cards. Here are a few videos showing different techniques. I am sure one will become your favorite!
One of the sad things about the retirement list that came out last week is that all of the Designer Series Paper from this year’s catalog is on it. I especially loved the paper called Gold Soiree. Some of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Specialty Paper because it is usually thicker or has “more oomph” (as the catalog says) and Gold Soiree is one of them. Usually I am a DSP paper hoarder but last year I vowed to start using it. I managed to do a pretty good job at it. I think it is so pretty that I hate to see it gone so I “save” it. I forget I can always buy some more. That is until it retires. So if you like this year’s DSP buy it before it is gone for good!
By now you should realize that I really love the look of Sahara Sand and Crisp Cantaloupe or Calypso Coral. I have posted a few cards using this color combination lately. I just think they go so well together. For this card, I used Calypso Coral. Unfortunately, Crisp Cantaloupe is one of the In Colors that is retiring. I sure will miss that one!
I used the stamp set called World of Dreams to stamp the flowers. I stamped each one twice before re-inking the stamp which creates the light and dark flowers. It does kind of look like Crisp Cantaloupe but it isn’t. Then I stamped the leaves in Sahara Sand.
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Oh My Goodies. The stamps in this set match the Deco Label Framelits so there was no fussy cutting.
It is always hard for me to come up with masculine birthday cards. You would think I would be able to figure it out pretty quickly since I have three boys (men), but I still have a hard time. The stamp set called Amazing Birthday is one of those sets you can use for a masculine or feminine card. You just change the colors depending on the receiver. Black and red is perfect for a card for a man (versus pink and purple). I am not trying to be sexist but I do know if I gave one of my sons a pink and purple card, they might look at me cross eyed! Of course they look at me cross eyed a lot. Good thing I am starting to get more female members in the family! I am way out numbered!
I made this very simple one layer card using the stamp set called Kinda Eclectic. When this set first came out, I used it so much but then I kind of forgot about it until recently. Now you will probably see lots of cards using it!
I stamped the leaves in Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Crisp Cantaloupe. I think it turned out to be a very pretty color combination (although a little odd too). The sentiment is from the Photopolymer Stamp Set called Lovely Amazing You. It is not in any catalog but you can still order it. Remember, there is a link above that shows all the merchandise that is available to purchase that is not in any catalog.
Make sure you stop by tomorrow to see the Retirement List. I am so sad that Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana are leaving us. They are two of my all time favorite colors.