Friday, June 22, 2012

Graduation Cards

These were the cards I used for graduations this year.

Stamp sets:   Itty Bitty Banners, Layered Labels, Quint-Essential Flower
Ink:  Basic Black, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, So Saffron
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Brushed Silver, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, Comfort Cafe DSP, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Floral District DSP, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, So Saffron
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Punches, Antique Brads, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon

Have a great day!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Last night we had our folks over for dinner to celebrate Father's Day with them.  Today my dad is preaching an hour away so this worked for us.  Jack wanted to grill out for them so that is what we did.  Jack grilled the T-bones, he even helped make the Crunchy Cole Slaw!  Grilled out again today for Jack.  Jack had phone calls from the kids out of the house.  Bliss! 

For my dad.

 For my dad in law.

We are so thankful  to God for both of our godly fathers and their example for us to follow.  I am grateful to Jack, my husband, father of our children, for his unconditional love to me.  Thank you for walking beside me these 32 years.  (almost 33!)  I am truly blessed beyond all measure.

Have a great day!

Set:  Best Dad Ever
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede Ink Pad, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze and Summer Starfruit Markers
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Naturals Designer Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, 1" Square Punch
Set:  The Open Sea, Best Dad Ever
Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Summer Smooches DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  1" Square Punch, Antique Brads

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hostess Promo/Demo Special

There are 2 specials going on right now. 


During June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum $450 workshop will receive an additional $50 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars--that's in addition to the $65 they already receive for a $450 workshop!  Contact me to book your workshop!  (Adults only)

June join special!   (say that 3 times fast!)
During June, new demonstrators not only get to choose the products for their fully customizable Starter Kit, they'll also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite for FREE, including the Make a Cake Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD! That's up to $48 in additional FREE products!
Free products include the following:

Make a Cake Set (wood-mount)*

Make a Cake Set (clear-mount)*

Patio Party Designer Series Paper

Patio Party Digital Collection DVD

*Choose wood- or clear-mount
With this kind of offer, you can have your cake and eat it too!
Click here to join!

Contact me with any questions or to book a workshop. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Comfort Cafe For You!

This Designer Series Paper is my favorite!  It is called Comfort Cafe and I used it for a couple of cards recently.    Love it!

Set:  Layered Labels
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit
Cardstock:  Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, 
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Ribbon, Pearls, Circle Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits

Have a great day!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Adoption Celebration and a Legacy

What a wonderful, special day the Daam Family had yesterday.  A time of eating (of course) and then a special ceremony of celebration on the addition and adoption of Brodie and Lexi into the Daam family.  Ben and Brenda shared their hearts and journey through this process.  Dad Daam read the adoption certificates.  And to finalize, Rick prayed a prayer of dedication.  Let me just say that we all had wet eyes.  Thank you Dad Daam for getting us all together, Gordon for organizing and Jack for hosting.  I just love our family.  Here are some pictures during the ceremony and I didn't capture everyone.  And then I forgot to take pictures after except for the brothers and Dad Daam.  Oooops.

 Brenda and Ben sharing.

 Brodie and Lexi in this picture.

Card from all of us to Ben and Brenda for Brodie and Lexi.

 Five very special men.  Dad Daam and his 4 boys.  Gordon, Ben, Donald, Rick and Jack. 

Praise God for his love and faithfulness.  For His comfort, protection and leading.  For a family dedicated to God and sharing that.  And for parents that instilled that.  What a wonderful legacy the Daam Family has.  So very thankful.  Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Jesus our blessed Redeemer!

Have a great day!

 Card Recipe 
Stamp set:  Layered Labels
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
Cardstock:  Comfort Cafe, Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Ribbon, Crochet Trim, Pearls, Apothecary Accent Sizzlits, Tasteful Trim Bigz
This card is 5-1/2x8-1/2 size.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Stippled Blossoms and Natural Composition

The new Stampin' Up! Catalog started on June 1st!  I have tried to get to my stamp table and life kept dragging me away!  Finally!  I actually made this yesterday and used the challenge over on Splitcoast to get me started.  The Stippled Blossoms set is my favorite so far.  I just love it.  There are some new fabulous word sets as well.  And the new Natural Composition Designer Series Paper is just beautiful.  I brayered Early Espresso ink and then buffed it off with paper towel.  The images are embossed and the paper is just lovely.  I love the Vintage Faceted Buttons ~ the Delicate Designs Folders ~ the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack... Holy cow!  There is a lot to love with this new catalog!

This is how the Natural Composition Designer Series Paper comes.  As stated above, all of the images are embossed.  The piece at the bottom is the opposite side of all examples.  
Stamp sets:  Stippled Blossoms and Trust God
Ink:  Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Crumb Cake
Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Natural Composition Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Vintage Faceted Buttons, Antique Brad, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Brayer, Paper Piercing Tool, Pierce Mat, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Delicate Designs Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelits, Curly Label Punch

Have a great day!