Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Graduations are over

Well, it's all behind us, now.  Both graduations are over and they were fantastic!!

There was a lot of running to do between the two graduations but I made the trip up and back to Washington state for the first graduation, safe and sound and then hit the pavement running to get stuff done for the second graduation.  :-)

But, it all came together like it was supposed to...thankfully!!

Here is the Graduation card I gave my Granddaughter for Graduation.


Here is a Graduation card a friend of mine made for her.  It is too stinkin cute!!!



She had a very enjoyable day with friends and family here to celebrate with her.  My hubby barbecued burgers and we had potato salad and baked beans among other things.  We got a cake with her school colors which happen to be the same as Halloween colors.



She doesn't like having her photos on any websites or Facebook so I will respect her wishes and not post them.

So, now with graduations and Father's Day over....I can get back to stamping once again.

Have a great day!!!

Char

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Orange and White cupcake card

Love this card!!!

We used the Cupcake Builder punch and the decorative label punch (from S.U.) on this card.

We punched the decorative label out of white card stock and layered a piece of polka dot paper behind it and adhered it to the orange card stock.

We used the Essentials Paper Piercing pack from SU and pierced around the decorative label punch out.

Adding some ribbon and a bow and a sentiment.... finishes it off.

HOW FUN!!!  Simple, yet so dang cute.

Have a fantastic day!!!

Char

Monday, June 10, 2013

Two step stamping

Love the two step stamping technique although I forget to do it a lot of the time and I don't always have the proper stamps TO do it.

Here we have a tulip stamp (not sure if it's discontinued or not) and we stamped it in shades of lavender and the stems in green.

We layered the Wisteria wonder card (?) (I keep planning on writing all these colors down while I am actually at stamp class....but get too busy yakking and making my cards) with white, green, Wisteria wonder and white again.

We added a green striped ribbon across the card between the actual card and the layers.

So simple.....and could be made for any occasion!!

Have a great day!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Yet one more Graduation

We will be attending yet another Graduation this afternoon for a friend, whose Son has been home schooled.  

I found out what his favorite candy bars were and made him a candy bouquet, too.

He really didn't have graduation colors, so I just used a Graduation cap like I used in my Granddaughter's bouquet.

Do you see all the PayDay bars in there?  That's one of my most favorite candy bars!!!
He is so fortunate that I am off sugar....cause I don't know if they would have survived :-)
Hope he likes it!!!

It is really fun to make these bouquets and I think I'll be trying to figure out other bouquets I can do using different items.

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Happy Graduation!!!!

Well, today IS the day we have been waiting for!!  Our youngest Granddaughter will be graduating, today.

I wanted to share what I made her for part of her celebration!!  It's a candy bouquet.  I found some star balloons in her school colors and made her a tiny Graduation cap (with Hershey Kisses inside) and added a lot of candy bars that she likes.  It is PACKED full of candy but the photo doesn't show it very well.
I also put in some little mints that said "Happy Graduation" on them.
I am sure she'll enjoy this bouquet :-)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Orange and Brown card

Another simple card that you can make for almost any occasion by just changing up the colors and maybe even adding different bling to the flowers.

I like quick cards as it seems I am always having to come up with a card for something and don't always have the MOJO going on....so having a variety of these simple cards in stock works just great!!

Today is the day before our Granddaughter's Graduation and there is a lot to do to get ready and I hope to have some fun things to share with you after Graduation is over.

Have a great day!!!


Char




Thursday, June 6, 2013

Another Graduation

Our oldest Granddaughter is graduating, tonight, from her special needs program.  She graduated from high school a couple of years ago and we had a graduation party for her here when she came to spend the summer.

This is a special program that special needs kids attend AFTER Graduation until they are 21 that helps them transition into the world.

Anyway, I made her a special Candy Bouquet to give to her that night.
I think she'll definitely enjoy it :-)

Then, we are coming home to decorate the house for her Cousin's graduation in two days!!!

Our other Granddaughter is so excited that she will be here for her Graduation as she was there for her High School Graduation.

Anyone feel led, I would appreciate prayers for safe travels as it's a 6 hour round trip drive.

Have a great day!!!!
Char

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Graduation Cap

Well, the day is coming soon and this is what I made for our Granddaughter on her special day.

They were super fun to create and I got the idea here.

This is what is on the underside.
Their colors are black and orange so how fun was it to find Hershey Kisses that had Orange foil?


Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Pencil Box

 I made my Granddaughter's little appreciation gifts for each of her teachers.  I know she is 18 and maybe they don't do that much any more but I wanted to thank them all for being a part of her life these past few years.

This is the box I decorated (it was the original box that came with an assortment of candy bars that I used to make some candy bouquets).

I used black card stock to decorate the sides and then orange for the top with some black card stock to outline the actual thank you.

Then, I just added some stickers and lined the box with tissue.     
Then, I added all the 'pencils' which are really Rolo candy and a hershey kiss.  I got the idea here and here.

These are so fun to make and go rather quickly once you get all the paper cut and sponged.  Quickly, being a few hours.....but hey, with a movie on.....it works for me :-)

Have a great day!!!!

Char

Monday, June 3, 2013

Red, White and Blue Father's Day


And, yet another Red, White and Blue card that can be used for different occasions.  Here we are using it for a Father's Day card.

On a red card stock base, we adhered a embossed white piece of card stock.  Then, we added two square pieces of red card stock with a little smaller square of designer paper.

We put them at opposite ends of the card and layered a piece of blue striped designer paper over them.

Then, we added a blue and beige striped ribbon to that and added punched stars out of red and white card stock.  Adding a sentiment tops it off.

EASY to put together and I just LOVE the stars!!!!

Have a great day!!!

Char

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Graduation is coming

Graduation is just around the corner.  Our Graduation here is on June 8th.

Since we have a Granddaughter that is graduating, I have been working on several different cards both at class and here at home.

This is one we did in class.  Of course, I had to do it a little different and not quite sure I like the gray on gray so much.

I goofed and got a little ink on my card stock so had to layer the ribbon diagonal.  Oh well...it works :-)

This card was made using SU stamps and designer paper.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Red, White and Blue Happy Birthday

 Here is a card that can be used for a Birthday card or a 4th of July card or really any kind of event just by changing out the colors and designer paper.

We used the Scalloped Square die cut from Island Indigo card stock (Or I should say she did as she had these all done ahead for us)  Then, we attached a piece of Real Red card stock on top of that and added  a piece of designer paper on top of the red and then we added strips of alternating Real Red and Island Indigo card stock across the bottom and then attached an Oval Framelit from Island Indigo and a white Apothecary Accent Framlit on top of that, with a sentiment stamped in Real Red.  We then topped it off with two silver brads.

Hope you like it!

Have a great day!!!