Aren't these cards beautiful? I was so lucky this year to receive quite a few hand-stamped birthday cards from my stampin' buddies, and I'd like to share them with you over the next couple of weeks! The beautiful card at the top was stamped by Trudy Scott and the card below it was stamped by Debbie Johnson, members of The TOPICS! I think both of these cards are LOVELY! Thanks, Trudy and Debbie, for remembering my birthday!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
I'm becoming more and more interested in punch art - especially when I receive cards like THIS! My sister, Pam D'Urso, sent me this ADORABLE birthday card - and I love it so much because she used the owl punch to make a penguin! My sister nicknamed me "Penguin" many years ago and it stuck. It evolved, kinda-sorta, by taking my first name and my middle name and squeezing them together to get "Penguin." Isn't he just the cutest? I may have to start offering some punch classes this fall - and he'll definitely be on the agenda! Thank you, Pam, for ALWAYS sending me the cutest cards! Anytime there's an envelope from you in my mailbox, I rip it open because I KNOW it's gonna be good - and you never disappoint me! I LOVE YOU!
Friday, June 24, 2011
My birthday is on Sunday, June 26th, and my friend Judith Walker sent me this BEAUTIFUL birthday card! It is special to me for a couple of reasons: (1) I didn't know Judith even knew when my birthday was, so it was a complete surprise to find this in my mailbox; and (2) I can feel the warmth and friendship oozing from this card because Judith knows I love vanilla on vanilla, so she made my card vanilla on vanilla! The cupcake icing is glistening with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter! I am thrilled that Judith and I have become friends! She came to me by way of our mutual good friend, Kelly Doan! Whenever I think of Judith, I feel happy! She is as wild about stamping as I am, so we are like two peas in a pod! Thank you, Judith, for remembering my birthday and for this beautiful card! It means so much to me! And you even crimped the little cupcake holder! I LOVE IT!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Isn't he cute? I love him and he loves me, too! He told me so. We are now best friends and we are going to have a long and happy relationship! This is an adorable new stamp set called "Best of Everything." Don't worry, he can be your best friend, too, very soon - on July 1st!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Looking at this card just makes me want to have a Popsicle - a big red one! I guess that would be cherry. I got this adorable card idea from Carol Millay and knew it would be perfect for my Sunny Days Camp Wannastamp. Here in Texas, we wear flip-flops all the way up until Christmas, so this is not only summer fun - but TEXAS fun - and the more bling on your flip-flops, the better! This card was a big hit at my Sunny Fun Camp Wannastamp. For those of you who don't like coloring in outlined images, I offered a spotlighted alternative. To do this, punch a 3/4" circle out of scrap paper; place the scrap paper over your flip flops, centering the flip-flops in the open circle, and sponge-daub in the different colors. Still so darn cute! The recipe is below. To order these Texas fun products, visit my 24/7 online store by visiting http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now."
Paper: Crumb Cake - 6-1/2 X 6-1/2; Whisper White - 6-1/4 X 3; Crumb Cake - 6 X 2-3/4; Whisper White - 2-3/4 X 1-3/4; Pear Pizzazz Designer Series Paper - 2-3/4 X 1-1/2; Whisper White - 4-3/4 X 1-1/2; Crumb Cake - 4-1/2 X 1-1/4
Stamps: Sunny Fun (P. 16 of the Summer Mini Catalog)
Inks: Basic Black; Real Red; More Mustard; Pear Pizzazz; Marina Mist; Cajun Craze; Basic Gray; Black Stazon
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Brights Designer Buttons; Scissors; Paper Snips; Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon - 13" long; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Basic Rhinestone Jewels; Blender Pens; uni-ball Signo Gel Pen; Mini Glue Dots
CUT ME A PIECE OF THAT CAKE! As beautiful as it looks, it's sure to taste fabulous - and you know I love vanilla on vanilla! Lorri Heiling had this card on her blog, but I added glitter for some sparkly fun! On every single one of those swirls you will find Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, so this card has BLING, although you can't see it too well in the picture. We made this card at my Sunny Days Camp Wannastamp for all those June brides you might be encountering. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! The recipe is below. To order these elegant products, visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now."
Paper: Very Vanilla - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Very Vanilla - 2-3/4 X 1-1/2 (cake bottom); Very Vanilla - 2-1/4 X 1-1/2 (cake middle); Very Vanilla - 1-3/4 X 1-1/2 (cake top); Very Vanilla - 4 X 1-1/2 (base to build cake on); Very Vanilla - 3-1/2 X 1/4" for crimped border (3); Very Vanilla scrap - for the flowers
Stamps: Word Play - (P. 147 of the catalog)
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Corner Rounder; Big Shot; Elegant Lines Embossing Folder; 2-Way Glue Pen; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Trio Flower Punch (retired); Mini Glue Dots; Basic Pearl Jewels; Basic Rhinestone Jewels; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Paper Snips; Paper Crimper; Stampin' Dimensionals
Oh, my, that Mary Fish is something else, isn't she? This is her card that I have copied. It is so perfect for July 4th! Thank you, Mary, for making such beautiful things for me to enjoy! We made this card at my Sunny Days Camp Wannastamp. The recipe is below. To order these great products, visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now."
Paper: Very Vanilla - 9-1/2 X 4-1/4 - scored at 5-1/2"; Night of Navy Designer Series Paper - 4 X 3-3/4; More Mustard Designer Series Paper - 4 X 1-1/2; Cherry Cobbler - 4-1/4 X 1-1/2; Very Vanilla - 3-1/4 X 2; Cherry Cobbler - 3-1/2 X 2-1/4; Night of Navy scrap; More Mustard scrap; Cherry Cobbler - 4 X 1
Stamps: Land of the Free (P. 18 of the Summer Mini Catalog)
Inks: More Mustard; Cherry Cobbler Marker; Night of Navy Marker
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Sponge; Pinking Hearts Border Punch; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Stampin' Dimensionals; Paper Crimper; Extra Large Star Punch; 3/4" Circle Punch; 1/16th-inch Hole Punch; Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware Star Brad; Postage Stamp Punch
Oh, boy! These are right up my alley and MY KIND OF CARDS! I'm oozing all over them and they make me incredibly happy. July 4th Americana cards that are C-U-T-E! We made these cards at my Sunny Days Camp Wannastamp. I could make 50 of these and then still want to make one more! I saw a card very similar to this and then put my own spin on it! The recipe is below. To order these patriotic products, visit my 24/7 online store and click on "Shop Now"! SALUTE!
Paper: Crumb Cake - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Crumb Cake - 4 X 3; Crumb Cake scrap; Cherry Cobbler scrap; More Mustard scrap; Night of Navy scrap
Stamps: Fabulous Phrases (P. 149 of the catalog)
Inks: Soft Suede; Early Espresso
Miscellaneous: Big Shot; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Sponge; Stampin' Dimensionals; Stars #2 Die; 1/16th-inch Hole Punch; Vintage Trinkets; Paper Snips; 1-1/4" Square Punch; Word Window Punch; Paper Piercer with Mat; Timeless Type Junior Alphabet
Do you like this card? I think it could be used for so many different occasions - and I love cards that are versatile like that. We made this card at my Sunny Days Camp Wannastamp. The original idea came from Le Anne Pugliese. The recipe is below. To order these products that are so fun to use, visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now."
Paper: Whisper White Textured - 11 X 4-1/4; Rich Razzleberry - 3-3/4 X 3-1/2; Melon Mambo - 3-1/2 X 3-1/4; Crumb Cake - 3-1/4 X 3; Whisper White scrap
Stamps: Music Notes Wheel (P. 125 of the catalog); Style Beautiful (P. 127 of the catalog); Fabulous Florets (P. 22 of the Summer Mini Catalog)
Inks: Melon Mambo; Rich Razzleberry; Versamark; Melon Mambo Ink Refill; Rich Razzleberry Ink Refill
Miscellaneous: Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon - 15-1/2" long; Scissors; SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Paper Snips; Aqua Painters; 1-3/4" Circle Punch; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Heat Tool; White Embossing Powder
Here's a cute little card we made at my Sunny Days Camp Wannastamp! I believe I got this great idea from Debra Currier - I just love her stuff! I hope she doesn't mind that I'm always copying her! The recipe is below. To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now."
Paper: Old Olive Textured - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Early Espresso - 4-3/4 X 2-7/8; Whisper White - 3 X 2-3/4; Old Olive Textured - 3 X 5/8"; Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper - 2-3/4 X 1-1/2; Whisper White scrap
Stamps: Hello Blossoms (P. 7 of the Summer Mini Catalog)
Inks: Old Olive Marker; Daffodil Delight Marker; Early Espresso; Early Espresso Marker
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; SNAIL Adhesive; Scallop Edge Border Punch; Stamp-a-ma-jig; 1/4" Circle Punch (retired); Mini Glue Dots; Brights Designer Buttons; Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribon - 3-1/4" long; Scissors
I'm not an athletic person, but these cool colors and the rhinestones ALMOST make me want to pull out my boogy-board and head for the coast, which I'll be doing very soon! This is one of the cards we made at my Sunny Days Camp Wannastamp and I love the two rows of polka dots - just makes a very HAPPY card! The recipe is below. To order these fun products, visit my 24/7 online store at http://www.pennythomas.stampinup.net/ and click on "Shop Now."
Paper: Sahara Sand - 11 X 4-1/4; Basic Black - 5-1/4 X 4; Whisper White - 5 X 3-3/4; Whisper White scrap
Stamps: Summer Splash (P. 17 of the Summer Mini Catalog); Apple Blossoms (P. 12 of the catalog); Long Fellows (P. 13 of the catalog)
Inks: Sahara Sand; Basic Black Marker; Marina Mist Marker
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; SNAIL Adhesive; Big Shot; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Basic Rhinestone Jewels; Paper Snips; Mini Glue Dots; Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - 15" long; Scissors
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Today is a very special day! It's my son's 18th birthday and our 23rd wedding anniversary! My son has invited a bunch of guys over to play football, then a pool party and a cookout! While my husband and I are always usually in the midst of birthday party plans for Hunter over the last 18 years, it's easy to kind of overlook our anniversary - but not this year! Look what my husband sent me today! I was completely surprised and delighted. The arrangement is gorgeous and I feel very loved! My sister, Pam D'Urso, sent me the beautiful anniversay card below. I love it!
My sister also sent Hunter this birthday card to celebrate his birthday. Once he's enjoyed it for the day, I'm confiscating it for my card samples! I think it's so cute!
Balloons and cards below for Hunter! He wanted a gaming computer for his birthday, which hasn't arrived yet, so my husband Xeroxed one and put it up on a stand to remind Hunter that WOO HOO - the computer is on its way! Wish us all the best as we have about 20 guys converge on our backyard today! These are good times!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Last night The TOPICS! met up at Spring Creek Barbecue for our Stampers' Night Out! I had a wonderful evening and loved spending time with members of our group! We had quite a few topics to discuss and we also engaged in a notecard swap. Seven people entered the swap and their cards are below!