Thursday, March 25, 2010

March Ladybug Ink Swap

Each month, my stamping group gets together to watch demos, stamp, swap samples, and visit with each other. It's one of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and each month I look forward to the meeting. I look forward to it so much, that when I was still in grad school I would leave class early on meeting nights so I could make the meeting. (I was still late to the meeting though.) I missed last month's meeting due to the birth of my daughter, but I was super excited about this month's meeting. I was even more excited that I was able to participate in this month's card swap. I know that when baby sleeps, I should be sleeping too, but why sleep when you can stamp? :)

Each month there is a different them for the card swap, and this month's theme was monochromatic color scheme. I actually had no idea what a monochromatic color scheme was, so this month's swap taught me something new. (If you don't know what it is either, check out what Wikipedia has to say about it.)

So here's my swap for this month. I've been in a pink mood lately (must be all the little girl stuff I'm around), so I picked pink as my main color. Also, since we're still in the Sale-a-Bration period, I decided to use some Sale-a-Bration (SAB) products in my card.

Monochromatic Color Scheme Swap Card Details:
  • Use Pixie Pink as the card base and a strip of Pretty in Pink. You can then attach a strip of the Pretty in Pink heart paper from the SAB Welcome Neighborhood Designer Series Paper pad.
  • Stamp flowers along the side of the card using Versamark ink. I used the flowers from the Tiny Tags stamp set (available from the Occasions Mini Catalog).
  • Use the Scallop Trim Border to punch a border on the Pretty in Pink card stock strip.
  • Stamp the greeting in Melon Mambo on Whisper White. I used the "Happiness Always" stamp from the SAB Whimsical Words stamp set. Punch the greeting out using the wide oval punch and distress the edges using either your snips (be careful) or a paper distresser.
    Sponge Melon Mambo on the edges of the oval.
Sale-a-Bration will be coming to an end next week, so hurry on over to my website to purchase some awesome product and get free stuff. Remember, for every $50 you spend, you get a free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. Also, there are some perks for signing up during Sale-a-Bration as well. If you would like to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and join the Ladybug stampers, shoot me an email ( for more information. You don't want to miss out on this fabulous opportunity.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sweet Treats for Sweet Feet

In January, I was blessed with several baby showers where I received many awesome gifts for the baby. One of my favorite gifts was from my fellow Ladybug Stamper, Ruth Norton. She gave me a carton full of cupcake socks.

I thought this was an adorable gift and wanted to share Ruth's awesome creativity. You can find more details on this project on her blog.

By the way, you can earn the Scallop Trim Border punch used in this project for free during the Sale-a-Bration period, which ends March 31. Purchase $50 worth of Stampin' Up! merchandise and get this for free. Check out my website for more information or to take advantage of this awesome promotion.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Arrival

I have been MIA since February 13. Crazy to think that I let almost an entire month go by without posting. I was doing so well posting every week.

On February 14, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Sybella De La Luz Wasson. She was born at 8:28 pm, weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz., and measured 18 inches long. Since then, I have doing my best to adjust to life with a newborn and redefine my reality. Unfortunately, stamping is one of the first activities that has been put on the back burner while I try to adjust to a new life. I'm starting to get the hang of things, and after almost a month, I have started to think about stamping and blogging once again. So stay tuned. In the upcoming days I hope to post several projects. Till then, here's a baby announcement I made with My Digital Studio.