Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New projects

Well it's been a while since I've posted anything.  IT's not because I haven't been making anything...I've just been too lazy to take pictures!  So once again, I'll work on being better.

We recently found out that Daron and Angie are having a little girl.  I was feeling very domestic and offered to make the blanket.  Well the fabric was so stinking cute that we had to make curtains (not pictured) and then of course the bumper.  Angie had no idea I was making the bumpers so she was very surprised when I whipped them out of the bag to show her!  It was a really fun project and It really didn't take that long to do.
This was one of the projects for our March club.  I used the big shot and the Stampin Up! exclusive die called Baskets and Blooms to cut it out and we assembled it.  The paper was the free paper from Sale-a-Bration, as well as the flower stamp set.  It was so simple to create!  The ladies loved it!
I had 9 birthdays this month.  And I'm starting a new thing where I will actually make and mail birthday cards (novel idea huh LOL).  So here's my card for Melody (my neice). I used Stampin UP!'s Flight of the butterfly set, with pretty in pink, rose red, and certainly celery card stock.  The ribbon is from the free ribbon bundle for Sale-a-bration.  There's nothing like using up FREE SUPPLIES!
This is another of my many cards.  I used a new set that being released April 1st called Great Friend.  it's so darling! I love the butterfly!
This was a simple box I have seen floating around the web and wanted to give it a try.  I used Close to Cocoa CS with the Sweet always designer paper with Regal Rose ribbon.  The set is yet another of the free Sale-a-bration sets and it says "A little yummy for your tummy".  I used the stampin up markers to color the image in two different colors.
This is the another stamp in the same Sale-a-Bration set as above.  It fits perfect with the Stampin Up exclusive big shot die called "Top Note".  I just cut the tope not in half long ways and stamped.  This is the perfect size for a gift card. I used Baja Breeze ink and designer paper, and then a So Saffron Marker for the words and then so saffron ribbon (which is the other ribbon that came in the Sale-a-Bration bundle)
This was our card for Februrary's club.  I wanted to show how easy it was to "watercolor" with inks and blender pens.  The ladies who hadn't known of this technique were thrilled with learning how simple it was!  And it really is.  I used Pretty in Pink and Old Olive Card stock with the Raspberry Tart Designer paper and Pretty in Pink Ribbon.  It was so easy to create!
This was our other project for March.  We showed using the Stamp a ma jig to create perfect 2 step stamping.  And the ribbon was a fun way of "frilling" up the card.  It was very simple.  Because I'm hoping for spring soon, I chose colors from Stampin Up!'s new paper called "Tea Party".  I gave a challenge to my club members this month to pick a card layout in the catalog and recreate it using stamps and paper that they already had.  So this was my take on the card layout too.  It's from page 58 of the Spring/Summer Idea Book.  
My dear sweet brother's birthday is on St. Patty's day.  So of course I had to make him a shamrock card!  I used a heart stamp with the new full heart punch to make it, and then free handed the stem and added a square green brad.  Turned out pretty cute if you ask me!

Hopefully I'll be a little better at updating this website.  I have a bunch of scrapbooking layouts as well.  

As always you can check out the latest products on my Stampin Up website at annaRblack.stampinup.net and chose "Shop Now" and it will bring up the shopping page.