Wednesday, December 31, 2008

SFYTT from December 20th

I participated in Jen's "Sketch For You To Try". Actually, this sketch was posted here the weekend before Christmas. But things were a little crazy with Christmas and everything, so I wasn't able to get to it until now. I followed this sketch a little better than my previous card. :)

Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:

I colored in the cupcakes with ink pads and a blender pen. Crystal Effects is added to each cherry. Very cute in real life.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Staz On Jet Black, Tempting Turquois, Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Gable Green
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Rainbow Sherbet DSP

Accessories: Circle Punches - 1-3/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/4" & 3/4", Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Blender Pen

Have a great Wednesday! Oh, and have a safe New Year's celebration!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Inspired by a sketch

Happy Tuesday to you! I am so mixed up on my days, so I need to remind myself that it is Tuesday today!! Here is another quick card that I created late last night. I was playing around with this sketch, but it didn't turn out like the sketch. But I am very pleased with the results. I guess that is one of purposes of get you started on a design, even though it is not the exact layout.

I used the Wanted stamp set and pulled out some retired DSP (Outlaw) to get my color inspiration. I punched the Scallop Circle twice and offset them to provide some color behind the Very Vanilla Scallop.

I love this banner!!! I have been seeing it on quite a few cards, and I thought it was perfect to go with the running horse!!! It's like the banner is blowing in the wind!!

Ok, what is going on??? I didn't use any ribbon on my card in my previous post, and there is no ribbon on this card!!! I can't believe it...2 cards in a row! I really can create a card without ribbon!!!! And guess what? I have another card to show you tomorrow...and it doesn't have ribbon either!!! I'm sure it will all change soon!!!

Stamps: Wanted, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust
Paper: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Outlaw DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle, Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, Paper Snips



Monday, December 29, 2008

Love You Much Card

Hi! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are getting ready to celebrate a New Year! I am anxious to get back into the stamping world after a little break during the holidays. I was able to get some quality stamping time in today while my son took a nap. It seems like a long time since he has taken a nap with all the excitement around here. He is a little more than 2-1/2 years old, and we had a ball with him at Christmas!! He had so much fun!!

Here is a quick card that I wanted to share with you tonight. Stampin' Up! has a great promotion going on right now until the end of January. It's called the Love You Much Promotion. They have bundled up a few items and offering a 20% discount on the bundle. Items include a stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and a coordinating Punch. It sure is a great bundle. You can see more details here.

On this card, I used Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, and Very Vanilla Cardstock. The striped paper is from the Designer Series Paper from the bundle. I used the Scallop Edge Punch on the RHR cardstock. The image with the "Hugs & Kisses" works wonderfully with the Scallop Circle Punch. I offset a RHR scallop behind this image. The "Love" is colored in with a blender pen and Pink Pirouette ink.

Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Basic Brown (for the "Love" image), Pink Pirouette (to color in the "Love")
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Punches-Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge, 1-1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle; Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Thanks for visiting today!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Holiday Greetings to you and yours!!! I wanted to stop in and give a quick note to wish you a very Merry Christmas on this Christmas Eve. I hope you have recovered from all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season, and will spend a warm and happy Christmas surrounded by family and loved ones!

I will return to blogging after all is quiet around here and I can get some quality stamping in. Hopefully, you will see some new posts right after Christmas!

Wishing you a Holiday Season full of warmth and happiness!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Friend & Framed Project

Happy Sunday! I went over to my friend Rita's house today to make this beautiful framed project!!! I have a little story to tell you first...a few weeks ago Rita sent me an email with a picture of this beautiful frame project attached. She asked if I wanted to get together sometime and make some for ourselves. It was a beautiful project that I never had seen before, so I thought it was a great idea! Well, time had past and we never got together...busy schedules got in the way! But then later, Rita was having a class to make this project and ask if I could come over and make one. Of course, I jumped right on it and said yes!! So the class was today and I brought her an ornament that I made in the previous post. When I got home after making the framed project, I wanted to post the project to my blog. But I first wanted to give credit to the appropriate person who created this beautiful project. I looked close to the attachment that Rita had sent in her original email, and it's the same person who created the ornament that I copied!!! Can you believe it? I thought it was funny that Rita and I both picked out a project by the same person! I guess we both have great tastes!!!!!! LOL! You can see the original frame here. She has a great blog with awesome ideas!

Here is Rita (on the left) and myself:

And here is the framed project that I created at Rita's class. Isn't it just beautiful?

Doesn't this make a great gift? The frame is from Walmart for a whopping $3!!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! How many days until Christmas?


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snowflake Ornament

Hi! I can't even take a little bit of credit for this beautiful ornament!! I saw it here, and thought it was beautiful. So I made one myself tonight. It's going to be a small gift for a special friend, who I will see tomorrow. This special friend is another demonstrator, and I feel very fortunate to have her in my life. If it wasn't for Stampin' Up!, I probably would have never met Rita! She is my side-line (which means we have the same stampin' "mom") and we have so much fun when we get together! Rita has invited me to one of her classes on Sunday. I can't wait to show you the project we will be making! I'll make sure to get it posted as soon as I get home!

Another friend of mine, Kathy, is having her annual ornament party next weekend. I think I might make these ornaments for her party. We bring 2 or 3 ornaments to exchange with her friends at her party. We don't have to make them, but I usually at least try to make the ornament or the gift wrapping. Maybe I'll just do both this year!!!

The ornament is a plain glass ball that you can find at any craft store. The "snow" and "hook" are both from Hobby Lobby. I added a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the "snow". The picture does not do it justice. It's really pretty in real life. I added Bashful Blue and White Taffeta ribbon from Stampin' Up! to the top of the ornament. Oh, I almost forgot! I cut my snowflake out of a white vinyl sheet (also from Hobby Lobby) from the Snowflakes #2 die on my Big Shot.

I hope you are doing well. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Card #3 - Day-Time Stampin'

Hi! Here is the final card that we stamped at my Day-Time Stampin' this past Tuesday morning. This card is shown on my Stampin' Up Website with a video tutorial on Watercoloring. It's a great tutorial. Please go visit and see it! I changed the card up just a bit. Instead of using Kiwi Kiss, I used Certainly Celery. And I didn't have the little clips that they used, so I tied a little knot and attached it with a Mini Glue Dot.

Hope you are having a great week!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Awesome SU! promotions!

RETIRED STAMP LIST IS HERE!!! Many stamp sets are dusting off their golf clubs and heading for the golf course! These retired stamp sets are only available until January 18th! And Stampin' Up! is giving a discount of 10% off all retired stamps until December 23rd! So contact me today if you are interested in any of the stamps listed here:
Print out your list and compare it to your catalog!

FREE SHIPPING!!!!!! Stampin' Up! has announced another great promotion!!! All orders $70 or more receive free shipping until December 23rd! That's a 10% savings! Contact me today to place your order!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Card #2 - Day-Time Stampin'

Hi! Here is Card #2 that we stamped at my Day-Time Stampin' on Tuesday morning. This is a very simple card! I wanted to use this square image from Baroque Motifs, because I think it gets neglected! The entire set is very pretty, but this image in particular gets a little left-out!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Windsor Knot DSP
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tools, Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Have a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Card 1 - Day-Time Stampin'

Hi!! I can't believe it's been a week since my last post. I will try not to do that very often!!! I had my last Day-Time Stampin' this morning for 2008. Thanks to all the ladies who joined me this morning! I appreciate it so much! I hope to see everybody in the new year!

Here is one of the 3 cards that we stamped this morning. You will see the other 2 on Wednesday and Thursday this week. So be sure to check back!

Supplies (by Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Party Hearty, Hot to Dot Wheel (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Ballet Blue
Paper: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Real Red Striped Ribbon

Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

White on Kraft!

Hi! I have been seeing alot of cards with white stamped on Kraft paper, so I thought I would give it a try! I love the look of it!

Stamps: Snowswirled
Ink: White Craft, Real Red, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Winter White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

See you next time!

Monday, December 1, 2008

To You & Yours Holiday Cards

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday weekend! Did you eat lots of turkey and get some shopping done? I ate plenty of turkey and I was out there before 4:00 a.m. on Black Friday, but I wasn't shopping!! I was actually working my retail job! It was pretty funny seeing a huge line of people coming into the store at 4:00 a.m. There were even some ladies who camped out in line at midnight so that they would be first in line! Can you believe it? There are even groups of ladies who wear funny hats. They must do this every year!

It was a very busy week last week. With Thanksgiving on Thursday, Black Friday and my mom's birthday on Friday, and our annual Spades party on Saturday, I was exhausted by the time Sunday came around! Plus I had a sick child and husband on my hands last week! It was a fun weekend though. I love seeing my family and friends!

Unfortunately I didn't get much stampin' in last week, so I was sure to get some stampin' time in this evening. I wanted to share 2 cards with you. I used the To You & Yours set (love this set!!). I added Dazzling Diamonds to my images on both cards. I tried to take a close-up picture of the glitter, but not sure if I was quite successful in showing the sparkle! But it's pretty in real life!
Stamps: To You & Yours, Peaceful Wishes (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ribbons Originals Alpine, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Sponges, Dimensionals

Stamps: To You & Yours, Canvas (on the Riding Hood Red CS)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ribbons Originals Alpine, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed these cards. I have another card created to share with you. You can see it here on Tuesday! So come back!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Stamp-A-Stack cards

Oh boy, it's been a few days since I shared anything new with you. Sorry about that! I was very busy hosting my annual Holiday Stamp-A-Stack. I had sessions on Friday evening, Sunday afternoon, and Monday morning! It was a little busy, but it worked out great for me. I wasn't overcrowded, so I wasn't running around like a wild woman!! It was nice to sit and visit with some of my stampin' friends! Thanks to all who attended! I hope you liked all of your cards!
We stamped 5 different cards twice for a total of 10 cards/envelopes. Details for 3 of the cards can be seen here, here and here.

Following is the 4th card. I was clueless to the fact that this stamp set is retired, until Sunday! It's one of my favorite Holiday stamp sets, so I guess I thought it was still current. This card is much prettier in real life. I added Crystal Effects to the berries. It's so pretty! This is a great mass-reproducible card!

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke
Paper: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain ribbon, Corner Rounder, Crystal Effects, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals , Stipple Brush

And here is the fifth card:

Stamps: To You & Yours
Ink: Baja Breeze, Real Red
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Ski Slope
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder, White Taffeta Ribbon
I was inspired to create these cards by many cards on other blogs and SCS. Those are my 2 main resources for creating cards.
Thanks for coming back to visit!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Heartfelt Thanks for Day-Time Stampin'

Hi! Following is a card that we stamped at my Day-Time Stampin' class on Tuesday morning. We stamp 3 different cards. The other 2 were the same cards that we stamped at my Friday night stamp club. You can see those in a previous post. I hope you all enjoyed your cards!!

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Sincere Salutations, Canvas
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Paper: Sahara Sand, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.
Accessories: Ivory Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers - Barely Banana & Mellow Moss, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stamp Club Project #3 - Box in a Bag

Hi! Here is another stamp club project that we created on Friday night. It's a Box in a Bag, and the tutorial for this box can be seen here. They are very simple to make! Go ahead, try one! I used the Autumn Vine DSP from Stampin' Up's mini catalog to make this one. My stampers used different papers to create their own. Some used snowflakes, polka dots, and purple flowers!! They all turned out so cute! Put a little treat inside, and you have a great thoughtful gift to give to that special someone.

The third project for our stamp club can be seen here. We did the second card in this post.

My Holiday Stamp-A-Stack is this weekend. Please let me know if you would like to attend. I have scheduled 3 sessions for your convenience...Friday at 7:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Monday at 10:00 a.m. I hope one of them will work for you! Contact me today to reserve your spot.

Take care and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stamp Club Project #1

Hi! When I attended Stampin' Up's annual convention back in August, I purchased a DVD called Workshop WOWs. This DVD included many live presentations by demonstrators, that were taped at various SU! events through this past year. I was inspired by many techniques that were shown. The following card shows a technique called Magic Pastels. This card is very similar to the sample shown on the DVD...with a few tweaks here and there! :)

Here are the directions for the Magic Pastels Technique:
  1. Stamp your image in a light color. For this card, I used Sahara Sand.
  2. Using your Pastels applicators, color your image. The uglier the better!! (Q-tips actually worked better for me!)
  3. Next, you will need to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamp your image again in a darker color, directly over the top of the Sahara Sand image. For this card, I used Chocolate Chip.

So there you have it! It's quite easy!

This was one of the 3 projects that we stamped at stamp club on Friday night. I think the ladies had a great time! There was ALOT of laughter going on! Stamp club is a great stress-reliever for many! After a long week of work or whatever, it's great to relax and stamp, and enjoy an evening with other stampers!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a great week! And if it's not?? Make it a great week!


Sketch from Jen

Hi! I tried another one of Jen's Sketches. I really enjoy playing with these sketches. You should try it if you haven't already! I actually did 2 cards for this particular sketch. Enjoy!
Here is the sketch:
For the first card, I turned it on its side. The snowflake image circles are embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. They really shimmer!
Stamps: Big on Christmas
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Petals Patch DSP (retired)
Accessories: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Snowflake Punch (retired), Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Stampin' Write Markers, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds
Here is my second card:
Stamps: Have a Heart, Polka Dot
Ink: Staz-on Jet Black, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: 1" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter
Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My Stampin' Space!

Hi! Well, my stampin' space is finally presentable! My husband installed 16 feet of cabinets (16' on top and 12 feet on the bottom) and countertop! He also installed under-cabinet lighting! I absolutely love my space! Here are a few pictures, as promised:

I hope you enjoyed a little piece of my stampin' world!

My stamp club met tonight, and I will be sharing our projects with you this weekend.

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

To You & Yours Cards

Happy Wednesday to you!! I created 2 cards to share with you using the To You & Yours Stamp set. The house image just screams for glitter!! I was inspired by this card to create the following card:
Supplies (above):
Stamps: To You & Yours
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Ribbon Originals Alpine (in the Holiday Mini Catalog), 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Supplies (above):
Stamps: To You & Yours
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP (in the Holiday Mini Catalog)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Hope you like today's cards. They looked really pretty in real life with the glitter!
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Punches Three!

Here is a card set that I stamped up in less than an hour (from start to finish)! I had a little bit of stampin' time this afternoon, so I thought I would keep it simple. I thought they turned out pretty cute! I used the Punches Three stamp set (Level 1 Hostess set). It's a 3-stamp set, and I used all 3 stamps!!

Here they are individually:
Supplies (above):
Stamps: Punches Three, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Perfect Plum
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Parisian Summer DSP
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals

Supplies (above):
Stamps: Punches Three, To You and Yours
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Paper: Confetti White, Glossy White, Real Red, Ski Slope DSP
Accessories: Square Scallop Punch, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Supplies (above):
Stamps: Punches Three
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Spring Showers DSP (retired)
Accessories: Square Scallop Punch, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Love & Happiness Rub-ons (retired)

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Tons of Leaves!

Hi! We had a little bit of play time later in the afternoon, so we played in the leaves! Well actually, RJ played in the leaves, and Joe and I picked them up! I love the Fall, but the amount of leaves in our yard is absolutely crazy!!! What's more crazy is that there are still a few more leaves to fall! Oh well, I really do enjoy this cool, crisp weather. RJ loves to be outside! And he is a BIG helper when it comes to raking leaves!
I'm working on straightening up my stamp area in the basement. Pictures are coming soon! I'll make sure to share with you all when it is presentable! I'm loving my new area with the new countertop and cabinets! Can't wait to show you!

Happy Fall to you!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Snow Swirled Snowflake

Hi! I participated in a Vendor Business Fair with my MOPS group. If you stopped by my table today and are visiting here for the first time, thank you so much!! Congratulations to Kelli for winning my door prize of 15 hand-stamped cards/envelopes!! Enjoy!!

Following is a card that I created when my stampin' friend, Sally, came by a couple of weeks ago. I really love the color combo. If you are wondering where the Baja Breeze Scallop Circle came from, I used one of my Marvy Punches. I have been collecting them for months, buying one each month using my 30% coupon from Archivers!!! I wheeled my background on Kraft Cardstock using my Snowflake Wheel with White ink.

Stamps: Snow Swirled, Snowflake Wheel
Ink: Baja Breeze, White Craft
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches, White Tafetta Ribbon

Do you have some fun things planned for the weekend???? My husband and I are planning a date night. I can't remember the last time we both went out together, just the 2 of us! We are making it an early evening because I have to work early the next morning (Yuck!). But it will still be nice to go out for dinner. We are going to Pujols 5 in Westport. I'll let you know how it goes!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another Sketch Card!

Here is another card that I created from a sketch. I found the sketch here. I followed it, except I left off one element and I didn't make a square card.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Real Red, Always Artichoke
Paper: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Watercolor Paper, Very Vanilla, Ski Slope DSP
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Crystal Effects, Watercolor Crayons with Aquapainter, Gold Zig Painty Pen

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Hi! I have always wanted to partipate in a Sketch Challenge, and I finally did it! I am a big "sketch" person. I find a layout that I like, and I sketch it on a piece of paper. Then I let it pile up in my work area, and go through them when I'm looking for inspiration. There is a blog that I visit quite frequently called Fresh & Fun, and she posts a Sketch Challenge every weekend. Here is the one she posted over this past weekend. You can follow it exactly, or sometimes it's just want you need to get the juices flowing! For this one, I pretty well followed the sketch. Here it is:

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Real Red, Real Red & Old Olive Markers
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Here is the sketch:

I'm working on another challenge that I started this afternoon. I'll finish it tonight and get it posted later or first thing in the morning.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Lovely As a Tree-Version 2

Ok, I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I created the Gold/Silver Lovely As a Tree card again. For this card, I added the large tree from the set and punched my sentiment with the Large Oval Punch. Which one do you like better? Here is Version 2:My MOPS group is having a Business Fair for those in our group who would like to share their home business. I'm making different things to sell, and here are a couple of the post-it note holders. I used a retired stamp set and DSP that I just couldn't part with. Colors are Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery. Gel pens are from the Dollar Spot at Target.
Oh, I have a question too...Can somebody tell me what happened to October???? It's already November 2nd! Life is just flying by before my eyes! Does anybody know how to slow it down?? I'm looking at my calendar and trying to get some dates together for my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack. My intention was to have my SAS this coming weekend, but my work schedule didn't allow it, plus they didn't have the schedule out until this past Wednesday. That's retail for you!! So I'm thinking about Friday, November 21st and probably on Sunday, November 23rd. And I'm going to add a Day-Time Stamp-A-Stack for those of you who find it easier to attend during the day. All dates will be announced very soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Embossed Lovely As a Tree

Happy Thursday to you!! It's the day before Halloween and I'm posting a Christmas card! Oh well! I was at Archivers this morning (had to use my coupons!) and saw a card that I thought I could create using my Stampin' Up! stamps. This card is much prettier in real life! The card is Shimmery White Cardstock, then I embossed silver trees on Brushed Gold CS, then embossed a gold sentiment on Brushed Silver CS.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Party Hearty Ideas!

Hi! I haven't had the opportunity to stamp anything new or take any pictures of projects, so I'm sharing some projects from our demonstrator website. One of the perks of being a SU! Demonstrator is that we have access to hundreds, if not thousands, different ideas! It's a wonderful resource for inspiration! The projects that I am sharing with you today, are created by a very talented demonstrator. Her name is Michelle Fischer, and she is an Artisan Award Winner at Stampin' Up! All 3 projects use the Party Hearty stamp set! And it's on sale this month. Please contact me if you are interested in getting this set at a discounted price. Enjoy these adorable ideas!


Stamps: Little Flowers, Party Hearty, Stem Sayings
Paper: Pixie Pink card, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette textured, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Tangerine Tango 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Circle punch, 1/2" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch

Stamps: Party Hearty
Paper: Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango textured, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Scallop Edge punch, 1/2" Circle punch

Stamps: Little Flowers, Party Hearty
Paper: Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette textured, Tangerine Tango textured, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat & Stick Powder, Scallop Edge punch, 1/2" Circle punch

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our weekend at The Lake

Hi! We went to The Lake this past weekend for a little get-away weekend. RJ went with us, along with my parents. We had a great time, although RJ started getting sick on the first night we were there. But we still managed to have a good time. We lit a cozy fire and played cards at night. Although it rained on our drive down to the Lake (saw some beautiful rainbows though!), we had awesome Fall weather on Saturday and Sunday! We walked around the resort and enjoyed the great weather. After a late breakfast on Saturday, we took a drive to Bagnell Dam, and stopped at a conservation area. Here is a picture of the Dam.
RJ's favorite part was throwing rocks in the Lake. When we said we were going to the Lake, the first thing RJ would say was, "and we throw rocks in the Lake!". So he had a great time and he has a great arm!
And finally, here is a picture from our balcony at the condo. The leaves were not very vibrant, but they were still pretty to look at. There were lot of deep colors!
Hopefully, I will have some things to share this week. So please check back. I have both of my boys home sick today, so hopefully, I'll get some things done. I can only hope that I don't get sick!!!
Have a great week!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Snow-Swirled Trees!

Hi! When Sally came over to stamp on Tuesday evening, I created these 2 cards. Sally was working on completing a set of cards from a class, which was given by another demonstrator friend of ours, Sarah. (Hi Sarah!) I fell in love with several of her cards. I had to recreate a couple of them! If I can remember correctly, I changed it up a bit by adding a rhinestone brad at the top of the tree, and stamping my sentiment in the center. But I stuck with the same colors. Love the colors!!! Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, White, & Kraft.

Then I thought I would create the card again, but only this time, I changed the colors. Isn't it pretty? Don't know which one I like better. I used Mellow Moss, Riding Hood Red, White, & Kraft. Here it is:
The tree is embossed in white on both cards. The tree really pops on the Kraft Cardstock! And the ribbon is just so pretty! Another potential candidate for my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack.

Ok, I'm off to bed now. Good night!