Happy New House!

My oldest daughter and her fiancé just bought a house. Sniff Sniff! My Doodlebug is adulting! I had already made them a congrats card using items from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit, but my mother asked me to make one for her to give as well. In the City* Hostess set to the rescue! I knew I wanted to do a line of houses and feature something that would put the focus on just one. At first, I thought about using a sunburst behind one house, but Hunter had a much better idea. She said, “Make all the houses gray, except for Syd’s! And make hers yellow, since that’s close to the color of the new house!”  So…as any good mother would do, I listened to the advice of my youngest daughter and here’s the final card. Super cute with those new Glitter Enamel Dots, too!

Happy New House

Stamp Set:  In the City (Hostess Set)
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Washi Tape (retired)

*This stamp set is a Hostess set, which means the only way you can get your hands on all its adorableness is by hosting a party or placing a qualifying order. Ask me about it! Here’s what is included in the set:

In the City Hostess Set
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Baby Bear for Autum Kaye

We went to visit my newest little niece yesterday – Autum Kaye. Just 10 days old! What a sweet baby!  Here’s the congratulations card I made the new parents. I am so pleased with it – Baby Bear is simply darling and perfect to welcome a new little life. I have my friend Stephanie to thank for the idea of making a square card. I hadn’t made one in quite a while, but she recently made a baby card that was square…inspiration! And a big thank you to Stampin’ Up for making the bow in the Holly Berry Builder punch match the Baby Bear bow.

Baby Bear for Autum

Baby Bear Girl

Stamp Set:  Baby Bear
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Holly Berry Builder Punch

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My Little Sailor

I had a wonderful time seeing Marcus on Friday and Saturday. I’m so thankful he was flying out of Midway instead of O’Hare so we were able to connect with him before his flight out. I made a card that matched the door banner and slipped the card in his carry-on suitcase, along with a letter that Hunter wrote him. I wanted him to find it when he arrived at his new barracks. Darn that airport security! He had to unpack the suitcase for them and he saw them. That’s o.k., though. I told him not to open them until he was in South Carolina.  I’ve already been able to speak to him a couple times (he’s on Liberty today), which makes this transition much easier. I don’t like him being so far away, but at least I can hear his voice now! My layout was inspired by this week’s Pals Paper Arts 316 sketch challenge (PPA316).

My Sailor

Stamp Set: Out To Sea (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Typeset
Ink:  Night of Navy
Tools:  Art-C Nautical Stamp & Cut Dies, Washi Label Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Big Shot

I Love you and I’m proud of you, Mo!

Marcus in Dress Blues

Here’s the inspiration for the layout:PPA-316-Sep01

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Banner for Marcus

Tomorrow is the day! Marcus’ Pass-in-Review from the Navy Boot Camp will be happening at 9:00 CT and I am so ready to see my son!  I’ll have him for the day, so I thought it would be fun to make a celebratory banner for the hotel room.  I was smart and booked a bedroom suite so there’s an actual living room to relax and socialize in.  I wanted to keep the banner CAS (Clean And Simple) since that seems to be the style that Marcus likes. I wanted to keep with the Navy colors, but just couldn’t bring myself to use gold…didn’t seem quite masculine enough. So, Kraft to the rescue!  OMGoodness! I’m so excited!  I will be sure to bring a whole box of tissues! (P.S. Don’t laugh at my shadow on the photo…I laid the banner out on the floor and didn’t realize I was in my own way!)

Marcus' Banner

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Kraft
Lovelies:  Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools: 1/8” Handheld Punch, Party Pennants Bigz L*, Brenda Walton Antiqua Sizzlits~, Art-C Stamp & Cut Nautical~, Big Shot

*Retired Product
~Non-Stampin’ Up Product

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