Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator

Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator (210)680-9522

June 19, 2011

Happy 16th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Michael!  Today is my son's 16th birthday. He gets to share his special day with Dad since it is Father's Day.  The birthday card I made was a CASE from Mo Mama Stamps.  I changed the colors a little and used the seal of approval from the Grunge Rock stamp set instead of the No. 1 stamp from the set.  Michael loves music so I thought this card would be appropriate for him.  He really doesn't care so much about the card as much as what his birthday gift is.  Typical boy!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Grunge Rock, A to Z
Inks:  Basic Gray, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories:  White Baker's Twine, Basic Glimmer Brads

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June 17, 2011

Celebration of Summer - Sketch Challenge PPA98


Thought I'd take the time today to try out the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  This is the first time I've used this fun set, Summer Splash, from Stampin' Up's Summer Mini Catalog.  I used markers to ink up the surf board stamp and tore the Crumb Cake cardstock to simulate beach sand.  This set begs for bright colors.  It almost makes me want to head to the beach.  We've been having such hot weather here that splashing in the ocean would be somewhat of a relief.  Hope you're enjoying your summer, wherever you live!

Stamp Sets:  Summer Splash, Touch of Kindness
Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Tempting Turquoise, Pumkin Pie and Basic Black markers
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake
Tools & Accessories:  1-3/8", 1-1/4" circle punches,  BigZ XL Tasteful Trim Die, Big Shot, Paper Snips and Stampin' Dimensionals

June 16, 2011

Remnants of Graduation

Here is the graduation announcement I made for my oldest son.  A gate fold card seemed ideal for including not only the announcement but also his photo. Since his high school mascot is the Mustang I used the Stampin' Up retired set "Wanted".  In anticipation of the big event I had stockpiled the Brilliant Blue cardstock in order to match the school colors. Needless to say, I was very pleased with the end result.  The graduation cards offered by the school were not a good quality like they used to be.

Stamps:  Wanted Set (SU), Woodgrain background (SU)
Cardstock:  Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black, Brushed Silver
Ink:  Brilliant blue
Accessories:  1-3/8" scalloped circle punch, 1-1/4"circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, Modern Label punch, silver brad, SU dimensionals

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June 15, 2011

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire

My teen sons would definitely laugh at this post's title.  They believe I am a dinosaur when it comes to anything related to the computer.  My latest endeavour to start a blog may seem challenging to me but they will see it as more evidence of their mother's incompetence on the computer. I plan to prove them wrong (even if it kills me!). 

A very special thanks to my friend, Karan Branigan who offered the idea for this blog's name.  It is such a clever way to incorporate the name of our city's beloved Alamo into a blog name.

Stay posted for upcoming creations.