Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday is here

Hello! We are just passing our first month living in Jakarta, Indonesia. There has been a lot going on in our lives as we are still adjusting to a new life and new routine but things are fine. I have to take my typhoid vaccine this week and I have a little tummy ache... I hope all is well with you wherever you are and hope you all have a good weekend.

I made these 2 cards in Pretty in Pink and Garden Green.  The cards are using 2 pcs. of 6x6" dp and it is exactly right. No waste. That always makes me feel good :) Enjoy...

Cardstock and paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green
Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Darling Dots
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green
Everything else: ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle punches, Scallop edge punch.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Girly pink cards...

Hi! I have a couple of girly pink cards today. The other day, my 3-year-old Hannah and I played with some patterned papers together and she, naturally, picked out all the pink stuff :) So here is her choice of color combo.

Recipes (all by SU! unless mentioned)
1. Thanks so much card
Cardstocks and paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, MME dp.
Stamp sets: Darling Dots, Trendy Trees
Ink pads: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Everything else: Scalloped edge, 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Melon Mambo ribbon

2. Hi card
Cardstock and paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Real Red patterned paper
Stamp set: Say it with Scallops
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Everything else: scallop edge, 1 1/4" circle, square scalloped punches, turquoise ribbon from Marlene

Monday, August 24, 2009

A parade of cupcakes

Hello! We are slowly settling down and I am slowly back to creating. We got our air shipment a while back (that contains a little of my craft supply) but the bulk of our shipment is not here yet. I made a birthday card for my husband's nephew Noah's 2nd birthday (sorry, forgot to take a photo of that card! It is already in the envelope ready to mail). But after that, I felt inspired to make more cupcake cards so I ended up having a short stack of these in different color combos.

These cupcakes were colored with a variety of Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write markers, punched out with 1 3/4" circle punch and mounted up with Stampin' Dimensionals. I also used a variety of Stampin' Up! patterns pack I and II which were past hostess set level 1. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A new home in Jakarta, Indonesia

Hello there! We finally made it into our new home in Jakarta, Indonesia- 8,000 miles away from Falls Church, VA. We have enjoyed our cross country road trip from Washington DC to San Francisco, made it sea to shining sea. We really enjoyed visiting with all friends and family along those 3,000 miles.

We are getting used to a new routine. My husband plunged himself right into work right away and got sick last week (but he enjoys his new job and seems really really excited). My eldest son starts kindergarten this week, a big milestone in our family. Everyone is doing well.

Still living out of suitcases, so really until our shipment arrives, I will not have much of a card making supply to speak of, which explains why all of the cards that follow today are super super simple. I stamped directly onto patterned papers on all the projects below with Basic Black ink. Enjoy!!

Recipe (Praying for you card)
Cardstock and paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Black cardstocks, My Mind's Eye DP.
Stamp set: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Basic Black

Recipe (Thinking of you card)
Cardstock and paper: Going Gray, My Mind's Eye DP.
Stamp set: Fifth Ave. Floral
Ink: Basic Black
Accesories: Modern Label punch, silver brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Recipe (Happy Birthday card)
Cardstock and paper: Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, My Mind's Eye DP.
Stamp set: Circle Circus
Ink: Basic Black
Accesories: Modern Label punch, gold brads, Stampin' Dimensionals.