Sunday, March 21, 2010

Easter Stampin'

This weekend was all about Easter at my stamp classes. Thanks to Tracy who hosted Friday and thanks to Cheryl for letting us use her house. As always, thanks to everyone who attended. We made 5 projects and had a great time.

This is probably my favorite card, with the Bunny Card (at the end of this post) coming in at a close second. This is one of my favorite stamp sets - A Good Egg. I love pink, brown and green together and the little chick is so cute!

Again, the little chick, but on the front of a treat holder.
This is the Chocolate Bunny stamp from the mini catalog. The Big Shot was used for the scalloped circle and the Little Leaves.

Again, we used the scalloped circle to make the "carrot" and then punched out scalloped ovals for the "leaves".

I love this bunny! I saw him on Andrea Walford's blog. She had made a gift tag using him. I decided to make a small, 4 x 4 card and he turned out so cute! His backside is made with the Ornament punch that was in the Holiday Mini.
Thanks for stamping with me! ~Amy
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Spring Break!!!!

I have been off work for the last 10 days and it has been FABULOUS!!!!! The kids began their break on Friday, March 12 and we have had a great time. All are sad to return to our regular schedules. Macy had to get a tooth filled on Monday, so our adventures started on Tuesday. First stop, Missouri Botanical Gardens. Not many flowers outside yet, but inside the Climatron there were many things to see. My camera lens kept fogging up due to the humidity, but I got a couple shots.

Second stop was Turtle Park. We had packed our lunch, so we went to the park to eat and the girls climbed on the turtles for a while.
And then a stop at the St. Louis Zoo.

And finally, a stop at Crown Candy Kitchen for a sandwich for all of us and some ice cream for the kids.

And that was just Tuesday! On Wednesday we went to Sky Zone in Chesterfield and they both bounced until they could bounce no more. They were red-faced and sweaty when we left, but loved every minute of it! On Thursday, Mark was home with us, so we packed a lunch and headed over to Suson Park. The kids tried to fish, threw around the softball and played on the playground. I got sunburned - nobody else, just me.
On Friday we played at home with my nephew Eddie while Mark played golf. Friday night I went to teach a stamp class in Hazelwood and Mark took the kids ice skating. And then on Saturday, we bought new floors, finally!!!! All of the tile in our house will soon be new - we can't wait! Today I had another stamp class, so the girls played with friends. It has been a blast and I am sad to see the week end. I guess we have our vacation in August to look forward to!
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Birthday Stampin' in February

So, I haven't posted anything since January but I have lots of stuff to share! So, get ready!

In February I did a birthday themed class because February is my birthday month. I used Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper and built the class around that - I love purple and green together! The main colors were Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence. Here are the projects that we made for that class.

A birthday card and a little gift bag/box. The box is made with the Fancy Favor Big Shot Die. I used several stamp sets for these - Crazy for Cupcakes, Well Scripted, Tiny Tags and Whimsical Words. I love the new Medium Jewelry Tag Punch!
This is a tiny 3 x 3 card or tag with a 3-D flower on the front which was made from a number of punched Scalloped Circles. The leaves are satin ribbon trimmed into a leaf-shape and the background of the card is embossed with the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.
This is a gift card holder. When you open the tucked flap there is a pocket inside to hold a gift card. Stamp sets used were Happy Moments and Celebrate Everything.
This was the party favor! Everyone had to make their own, but I baked a cookie for everyone! We used the Glassine Bags from the mini catalog (they are 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 - the cookies were 4-inch chocolate chip cookies). We ran the bags throught the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and then punched out a little tag.
Every month I make a hostess gift for my stamp club hostess. This one was for Dawn and it contained purple and green buttons to use on future projects. The flowers on top were "curled" with a bone folder and Cottage Wall DSP was used to decorate the container.!
Thanks to all the stampers who attended in February! It was a fun class!

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