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!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oval Pumpkins!

As I was browsing my usual blogs, I came across this card, and I loved the pumpkin! So I recreated it, and here is my card.


Stamps: Holidays & Wishes, Doodle This
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Sponges

Some fun stamping!

Hello friends! I did some fun stamping tonight! My stampin' friend and fellow demonstrator, Sally, came over tonight for an evening of stampin'. I had a great time! We ordered pizza and shared several things we were working on! I was so inspired by many things that she was working on, and was able to create some of my own cards. Here is a card that Sally gave to me as a thank you for having her over for the evening! Isn't it adorable? Sally, thanks so much for coming over tonight! I enjoyed our time stampin' together!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bonfire and RJ's friend turns 2!

Hi! We had a great night last night. Joe's brother and sister-in-law had a family bonfire, and the weather was perfect! The bonfire was huge, and at times it was actually a little too hot!! RJ went on a hayride too. It was alot of fun! We stayed out until 12:30 a.m. and RJ didn't want to miss a beat! He was fighting to keep his eyes open as we turned on our street to go home at 1:00 in the morning!!
Several weeks ago, RJ and I were invited to a birthday at the park for RJ's little friend from MOPS and Parent's Day Out. This is the card that I created for his little friend who just turned 2! She is so cute! I used some "old" Designer Paper and the chipboard "2" is from the Hot Spot at Archivers. The "Happy Birthday" is punched out with Stampin' Up's large oval punch, and 2 Perfect Plum large ovals are behind it to add a little color.

Thanks for visiting! I'll have some new stuff this week!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Stamp Club Project #3

Good Friday evening to you!!! Aren't you glad it's the weekend?

Here is the final project we stamped at our last stamp club and my Day-Time Stampin'. This is such a fun card!!!

I know!!! Isn't the inside adorable? Imagine this card with some snowflakes or butterflies? I'll get right on it!! LOL. There are so many possibilites!! It's really quite simple, but don't get frustrated with making just one. After you make one of these cards, the second one is so much easier once you see how it all goes together. I promise!! You can see a tutorial on SCS here.

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Celebrate Everything
Ink: Pacific Blue
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Pacific Blue, & Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Paper Piercing, Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Stamp Club Projects

Happy Thursday! Here are 2 of the cards that we stamped at our stamp club last Friday and our Day-Time Stampin' on Tuesday.

For this first card, we used Crazy for Cupcakes, which is on sale this month!!! We used Watercolor Crayons and an Aquapainter (order a single Aquapainter this month for $7.25) on Watercolor Paper. For the balloons, we stamped the full balloon three times on Apricot Appeal CS. Then we stamped the balloon three times on DSP, then cut out. The striped balloon is popped up with Dimensionals to add some dimension.

For the second card, we used Party Hearty, which is also on sale this month!!! Did I mention that Stampin' Up! has some awesome promotions going on right now?!

Crazy for Cupcakes Card Supplies:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Tempting Turquoise, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Party Hearty Card Supplies:
Stamps: Party Hearty
Ink: Green Galore, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Green Galore, Only Orange, Rainbow Shebert DSP
Accessories: Word Window Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let It Snow!

Hi! If you look on page 40 of Stampin' Up's current catalog, you will see where I found my inspiration to create this card. It's never too late to start thinking about your Christmas cards!
I didn't have any Bashful Blue DSP, so I wheeled my Bashful Blue CS with my Snowflake Jumbo Wheel. And I personally did not prefer the Taffeta ribbon that they used, so I changed it out with the Red Striped Ribbon. I thought the striped ribbon was more whimsical and fun for this card. (I'll save my taffeta ribbon for the "pretty" stuff!) I colored the image with my blender pens and ink pads.

This card is a potential candidate for my upcoming Holiday Stamp-A-Stack. Dates coming soon!


Stamps: Big on Christmas, Bold Snowflakes Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Brads, Real Red Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pink Baroque

As I was browsing the many blogs that I visit every day, I came across this card, which I thought was so simple, but yet so elegant. I knew I wanted to recreate it using Baroque Motifs. I hope you like my version.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations, Baroque Wheel
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Tafetta Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Last of the swaps...

Here are the last of the swaps (I hope I didn't forget anyone!)...

by Sue D. (below)
by Sheryl D. (below)
by Alesia B. (below)
by Carla S. (below)
by Sarah K. (below)
by Linda G. (below), MamaDog Memories
by Stephanie Y. (below)
by Karen K. (below)

I hope you have enjoyed all of these swaps. We really do have some talented demonstrators! I have my stamp club projects to share with you soon. We will be doing the same cards at my Day-Time Stampin' on Tuesday morning. Please let me know if you would like to join me at 10:00 a.m.
Have a great Sunday!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Stamp Club Swap

This is the card that I created to give to everyone that attended our stamp club tonight. I needed something simple because I ran out of time this week. So when I saw this card, I thought it was perfect! I changed the colors a bit, turned the card sideways, and used a different pattern of DSP.
Stamps: Eastern Blooms & Best Yet (hostess Level 1)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Hawaii Papaya DSP
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, I 3/4 Circle Punch

Have a great weekend!

More swaps

More swaps...
by Lynn L. (below)
by Kelly C.
by Rita P. (below)
by Rochelle E. (below)
by Debbie T. (below)
by Teresa C. (below)
by Lisa M. (below)
Let me know if you have any questions.


Some more swaps...

Here are a few more swaps to share with you...

by Diane G. (below)
by Mandy G. (below)
by Danielle B. (below)
by Cindy W. (below)
Aren't these nice??
Happy Friday to ya!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Hi! Here are a few swaps that I received from some of our local demonstrators...
by Jean J. (below)

by Susan P. (below)

by Sally N. (below)

by Cam N. (below)

If you have any questions about any of these swaps, please let me know.

Hope you are enjoying some of this beautiful weather! I started raking leaves today, and I'm sure I didn't even get a fraction of what is yet to come!! I love the Fall!!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Some new ideas and work in progress!


Just dropping in to share a couple of project ideas that I took from Stampin' Up's Demostrator website and my personal Demonstrator Website.

Below is a pillow box created from The Big Shot! Isn't it cute?
And here is a very simple, but very cute card! My stamp area is a work in progress. Cabinets and countertop are in and I'm putting everything back into it's new home! I absolutely love it! My husband worked very hard this weekend to get it all together! And he even had time to watch the Cowboys football game! Yes, they won, and no, I don't rent him out!!

I'll have a few more things to share with you this week. I need to work on my stamp club for Friday, so I'll have some new stuff to share. I also hosted a great swap with our local demonstrator groups and I have some great ideas to share with you.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Hi! My stamp area is cleared out so that the new cabinets can go in this weekend!! Woo Hoo! So it's almost impossible to be creative in the chaos! So I'm sharing something with you from our Demonstrator Website promoting World Card-Making Day. Unfortunately, I won't be making any cards for a couple of days. But hopefully I will have a few things to share with you as I get organized and get everything put away in my stamp area.

Did you know that World Card-Making Day is October 4th? It's always the first Saturday in October. So I hope you make an extra effort to make some cards this weekend! Stampin' Up is celebrating WCM Day all week with a special promotion. From October 4th through October 11th, Stampin' Up! is giving you a 20% discount on all Simply Sent Card Kits and Simply Sent Card Elements. They are shown on pages 176 & 177 in our current catalog. It's a great deal! Order as many as you want for 20% off! Have you seen the new Card Elements Kits? They are fabulous! They include all the elements needed to embellish and create fun cards! Photos and instructions are included. We have 3 Card Elements Kits...Rock Star (reg. $15.95), Flower Power (reg. $15.95), and Homemade Holiday (reg. $17.95). You will love them all, especially at 20% off!

Stamps: Starring You stamp set

Paper: Old Olive card stock (3” x 1-3/4”), Whisper White card stock (2-3/4” x 1-1/2”), Rock Star Simply Sent Card Elements kit (on sale Oct. 4th - 11th)

Ink: More Mustard Classic Stampin’ Pad, Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin' Up! Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating 20 years!! What a memorable year for them! And they just keep getting better and better! I'm very proud to be a part of a wonderful company! To celebrate 20 years, SU! is offering a 20% off selected "party" stamp sets with a $20 qualifying purchase. These stamp sets are adorable! I'm adding a few of them to my collection! You can always use some good birthday stamp sets! And even better...they are on sale!

Here is my stampin' space, as many of you know it. It is being renovated this week! I'm so excited! I'm going to have 16 feet of cabinets and countertop on that back wall! I can't wait! But first I have to clear everything away from my space, so that the new cabinets can go in. My stampin' area is in chaos right now! I'm trying to stay organized, but I have so much stuff! It's unbelievable! I guess I have accumulated quite a few things in 8 years of stamping! I will be back next week to show you some new pictures of my new stampin' space.
Have a great day!