b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/> Stephanie B. Designs: February 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Birthday card for Hayley

I officially became the mother of a teenager today.  It seems like just yesterday I was brushing her hair into pig tails, buying everything in shades of pink, and holding her hand. Now she's grown into a beautiful young lady, except she won't be caught dead in anything pink, wears her hair in her eyes, and almost dies of humiliation from my public displays of affection. Aw...the joys of raising a teenage girl!

I made this card to celebrate Hayley's 13th birthday. Her favorite colors are green, blue and purple, so I used Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze (though for some reason it looks more like Cool Caribbean in the pic), and Perfect Plum. It's fun and spunky, just like her! 

Supplies used: Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Black and Whisper White cardstock, chipboard letter, white craft ink, Cuttlebug embossing folder, green glitter, heart punch, white gel pen, non-SU ribbon.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The 2009 Artisan Award Contest

Each year SU has an Artisan Award competition, designed to recognize demonstrators for their talent and creativity. Now I'm not so sure how I rate, but I've decided that I'm giving it a shot this year! I mean, why not? If anything it will be fun, and a great way to challenge myself and get the creative juices flowing!

Entries must consist of five cards, three scrapbook pages (8.5 x 11, 12x12, or 8.5 x 8.5), and two 3-D items. I think the scrapbook pages will be the most challenging for me, but I can't wait to get started! I have until April 20th to submit my entries. I can't wait to get started!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines Mailbox Gift Set

Some of my friends and I got together for a little crafty time, and made these cute little mailboxes for Valentines Day! We also created matching 3x3 cards for the inside. The mailboxes are from the dollar spot at Target - they usually arrive in stores around Christmas, and if you see them buy them right away, because they sell out fast! 

These are really easy, the only hard part is choosing which patterns to use on the box. I think we all did a fabulous job! I gave mine to my mom. My kids wrote a note inside each card, and she love it! I also made a few for friends. 

This is a picture of our creations:

These are the matching cards I made for inside my box (which is the picture at the very top). 

Supplies used: Love You Much stamp set, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa cardstock, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, white and Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, circle, square and scallop punches, stickles.