Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday, dear Vicki!  Happy Birthday to you!  Today at Freshly Made Sketches we are celebrating Vicki Burdick’s birthday with her.  You have probably visited her blog (and most likely, love it as I do).  So go by and leave her some birthday wishes.

There is a new sketch for you today designed by the talented Allisa Chilton at Freshly Made Sketches.

I pulled out my Cross My Heart stamp set, which has fun little crossword sentiments, and pulled my colors from the Print Poetry dsp stack.

crossword birthday

To make the little button/flower embellishment, I used one of the larger Silver Basics Designer Buttons.  I punched three 7/8″ Scallop Circles from dsp and then put a 1/2″ Circle of Raspberry Ripple card stock and an In-Color Dahlia on top.

Enjoy your Wednesday, and come play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Cross My Heart
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry dsp stack, Neutrals dsp stack, In-Color dsp stack
Embellishments:  Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Basic Gray 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon,  Silver Basics Designer Buttons, 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, 1/2″ Circle punch, In-Color Dahlias

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Happy Birthday — Crossword Style

Crossword Swap

Here’s another card I made for a Stampin’ Up! regional event.  I am very blessed to be in a great downline group that is fun and makes great swaps.  We had a great turnout for the event since so many of us are in Texas and Oklahoma.  I designed this card before I knew what our final count would be, so I was a little shocked when I saw that 44 of us had signed up.

Crossword Swap Group

Yikes — that’s a lot of the same card to make!  I ended up not doing the sewing at the top of the banners on the cards.  It was just too much — by that point I was so tired of looking at these cards. 🙂

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Cross My Heart
Ink:  Island Indigo
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Sycamore Street dsp, First Edition Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Buttons pack, Bitty Butterfly punch, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Ovals Collection framelits, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Hearts a Flutter framelits, 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

A Crossword Valentine

Love is in the Air

Here’s another new stamp set in the Spring Catalog.  It is called Cross My Heart and has several different sentiments in a crossword puzzle format.  It’s a fun set.  Here are all of the images in the set:

cross my heart stamps

Enjoy your Monday!  I’m kinda bummed this morning, because my children all went back to school today.  Maybe I’ll at least get a little extra stamping time.  That should cheer me up!  🙂  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Cross My Heart
Ink:  Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink (sponged on newsprint paper)
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Brights & Neutrals DSP stacks, First Edition Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Hearts a Flutter framelits, Finishing Touches edgelits, 3/16″ Corner punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Pretty in Pink 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon