Saturday, June 2, 2012


Oh my gosh, did you think I went on a cruise????  Sounds awesome, but that didn't happen.  Just been one busy girl attending functions or preparing for functions.  Plus, some spring cleaning and reorganizing my studio to get ready for all the new Stampin' Up product coming my way if I am a good girl!!  I attended my first Open House for the season today for the son of my dear friend, Ronda Wade.  It was very elegant and I really enjoyed going through her beautiful albums she did for her son Andrew -- what a blessing he is to his mom and dad!!  I really think there should be a party thrown for the parents when their children graduate.  It takes a lot of hard work and love to raise a child for 18 years, and it doesn't stop after those 18 years -- it just gets better!!

I have a few more album pages to show you from the baby album I did for my soon-to-be-here grand-niece.  Don't worry, these are the last I will be showing.  I loved this album, so wanted to at least share some of my favorite pages.  And then the last picture is the graduation card I made last night for Andrew's graduation open-house today.  I didn't have any new "graduation" stamps, so had to punt a little with what I had.  Hope you like.

Embossed the Hello Doily stamp on the Beau Château Designer Series Paper, the flowers are the retired crocheted Fleurettes, and added a little Tea Stain from the Distressing Essentials tool kit. 

More of the Beau Château Designer Series Paper, ribbon and stamp set are both retired Stampin' Up.  I used the cracked glass technique on my stamped images (right click to open picture in new tab to enlarge). 

I know, you have seen this card before!!  But I had to show you how just changing the stamp set on the inside of the card can make it into a baby-shower card (next picture).

And yes, this stamp set is retired (but you can buy it in the My Digital Studio digital version).  I had to use this stamp because it matched perfectly with the shower invitations and she wears her hair exactly like this image!!  Isn't it marvelous how I used this very same card for three different functions by just changing the sentiment on the inside (birthday, Mother's Day, and baby shower).

Andrew's graduation card.  I am so mad that I forgot to take a picture with the tag pulled out from the pocket.  So use your imagination -- it says "congratulations" and I used the Ribbon Punch and the same brads to attach it on the tag so I could tuck in a check/gift card/cash.  I used the direct-to-paper and masking (moon) techniques.  Stampin' Up Product:  Loving Thoughts, The Open Sea, and Layered Labels (new) Stamp Sets; Midnight Muse (new) and Naturals Ivory Card Stock; Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Vintage Trinkets (brads); White Embossing Powder; and Midnight Muse, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Baha Breeze, Pink Pirquette, and Regal Rose Classic Ink. 
Hopefully it won't take me this long for my next blog update.

Until then,
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. . . ."  -- Ecclesiastes 3:11
"Every day is a gift, Lord, each moment is a treasure, give us eyes to see beauty, hearts to hug pleasure."  -- Fred Bauer


  1. Your baby album is beautiful. And I have to show the graduation card to my sister. That ship is one of her favorite stamps. And the greeting is great too. I was sorting stamp sets getting ready for a sale and that stamp set went back into the "keep" box. She said there's no way I should get rid of it.

  2. What a wonderful graduation card. Love the use of the embossing folders, the embossed ship and all the wonderful elements. They work so well together.

  3. Sandi, I love all these gorgeous scrapbook pages you're making for the baby shower! They are lovely. You are inspiring me to get out my scrapbooks and do some more pages!