Hydrangea – One of my favorites!

Hydreangea work shop 3 I absolutely love the “Because I Care” Stampin’ Up hostess stamp set found on page 11 in the 2010 Idea Book and Catalog.  We used this stamp set for a home workshop in July and the crafters made the card and a matching bookmark.  This card can be used for any occasion and is beautiful in shades of pink as I used here, as well as shades of blues and shades of lavender.

Family Birthday Cards

Debbie and I created some birthday cards this past weekend and I wanted to share them with you.


McKaylas bdt card  Isn’t this card darling?  Debbie created this card for her second cousin’s upcoming second birthday.  This is done all with punches!  I love the rhinestones in her tiara and the glitter on her wings.  The little curls are punched from the “string” of a balloon punch!  Great card for a perfect little girl!




Deb's brother card Happy Birthday to Debbi’s brother, Russ!  When he was a teenager, Russ wore only black, gray, silver and white.  His room was limited to black, gray, silver and white.  With this in mind, Debbi created a masculine card that is black, gray, silver and white.  Thanks to the Big Shot, a Texturz plate and Quick Kutz metal sheets, Debbi was able to add silver highlights to her brother’s card.


Russ bdt card 2This was my card for Russ.  I had an idea in mind, but as Debbi had taken all the punches to prepare for our upcoming Punch-a-Bunch Stamp Camp on September 10th and 11th, I was “punchless!”  However, I found the new large scallop circle punch she had left, and I was able to use that to create my interest point.  I used one of the retired silver brads in the center to help carry the silver theme through.  5/8” gray satin ribbon with an overlay of the new 1/8 taffeta ribbon finished off my color scheme.  Happy Birthday Russ!