Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shoebox Swap Batch #3

Hi!! Hope you all had a very nice Holiday!!! With all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, a bad cold, the stomach flu, there hasn't been much time for blogging!!! But I'm here tonight to share with you the last of the cards that we created at a shoebox swap for our Demonstrator Holiday gathering. Again, no details, but please don't hesitate to ask me any questions. So let's get to it, shall we?...

Aren't these great??? I just love getting together with our group! We have alot of talent!!
Happy New Year!!! I look forward to blogging with you in 2011!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Shoebox Swap Batch #2

Hi! I'm back today to share with you Batch #2 from our shoebox swap at our Christmas Party. Enjoy!

Aren't these great? I have one last batch of cards to share with you tomorrow.
Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shoebox swap batch #1

Hi! At our Demonstrator Christmas party on Friday evening, we did a shoebox swap. At a shoebox swap, everybody brings the prepared supplies for each person to create their card. They bring one finished sample of their card, then each person moves around to each table to create all the cards. Here are a few of the cards. I'll share a few more over the next 2 days or so. I'm not going to share any details, so please contact me if you have any Or you can always leave a comment here on the blog.

Hope you enjoyed looking at these cards! There will be more tomorrow!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Hand Stamped Gift Exchange

Hi! Our local Demonstrator group had a Christmas Party this past Friday evening. We did a "rob your neighbor" gift exchange, and a shoebox swap. I'll share the swaps with you soon, but today I wanted to share the gift that I created for the gift exchange.

I purchased an inexpensive unfinished wood frame at a local craft store. I covered it with Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper and added a butterfly. I think it turned out pretty cute!! What do you think??

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Very Vanilaa, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Elegant Soiree DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pearl Jewels, Victoria Crochet Trim, Dimensionals
Have a great day!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Stamp-A-Stack cards

Hi! I held my annual Holiday Stamp-A-Stack this past week and weekend, and I wanted to share my cards with you. You have seen a few of them in previous posts, but I wanted to get all 5 of them in one post. I'm not going to give a supply list, so please do not hesitate to contact me at if you would like any details. You can always leave a message here at my blog too!!

This first card uses Serene Snowflake and the Northern Frost Decorative Strip (from the Holiday Mini Catalog). And the sentiment is also from the Holiday Mini Catalog, called Bright Christmas.

This second card is one you have seen here a couple of times with different versions. Well, I updated it to be a Christmas card using current Designer Series Paper! By the way, I love the color Cherry Cobbler!!! Oh, and the sentiment is Curly Cute!!! One of my new favorites!

Ok, you have seen the following in previous posts...

Ok, that's it for my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack!! I want to thank all of my stampin' friends for attending this class. It was so much fun!!! I'm looking forward to my next Stamp-A-Stack and stamping with you again!!
Take care,

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stack of Presents - Christmas style!

Hi! I'm back to share with you the Christmas version of this card in a previous post. I love it!!! And how I love this DSP!!! It's retired, so hopefully you have some in your stash!!! If not, I'm sure you can find something that will work as well!!! I will be changing this card to a current product version soon. This will definitely be a card in my upcoming Holiday Stamp-A-Stack!! And what about that sentiment??? Isn't it cute??? It's called Curly Cute!!

Stamps: Curly Cute
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP (retired)
Accessories: Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots


#117014 (W) $19.95
#120510 (C) $14.95

Have a great weekend!! It's a girls day on Saturday! I'm shopping and eating all day with my cousin and sister, then meeting the rest of the girls in my family for dinner!!! Should be fun!!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy colors!

Happy Wednesday to you!!! Here is a card that we created at my Day-Time Stampin' Class for November! Isn't it happy?!!! I had a crowd at my class yesterday, but I think everyone had a good time!! I know I did! I look forward to seeing my Day-Timers each month! And they even want to take time out of their busy schedules and come back in December!! I love it and look forward to creating some new cards for them in December!! Their enthusiasm makes me happy!! I hope you like this card!

Stamps: Occasional Quotes (hostess)

Ink:Poppy Parade
Paper:Whisper White, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints II DSP
Accessories: Floral Fusion Sizzlet Die, Big Shot, Square Scallop Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Here are the 3 cards that we stamped in class this month! You can see details for the other 2 cards in previous posts.

Surprise someone and send them a hand-stamped card!!! They will love it!!

Take care,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Homemade Christmas Fudge & stamp club projects!

Hi! Here is a project that we created at my Friday Night Stamp Club this past Friday! Such a fun project! I haven't created Christmas Fudge in such a long time!!! It's a giant candy bar!!!

Note: The DSP is retired Dashing DSP.

Ok, following are the 3 stamp club projects for November! You can see the cards in previous posts. My stamp club ladies are such fun!! We had a great time Friday night. My husband made some awesome chili, and my hostess, Kelly, brought the best decorated cookies!! It was a great evening! Thanks to all of my stamp club friends. I really do cherish your friendship!

Thanks for stopping by!! See you soon!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stack of Presents!

Hi! I have a couple of cards to share with you! I was inspired when I saw Allison's card shown HERE. I just changed the colors. We stamped this card at my stamp club on Friday evening, and we will also be stamping this card at my Tuesday morning Day-Time Stampin' Class. I think it's really cute!! Thanks Allison!

The only difference in these 2 cards is that the first one has a So Saffron base and the second one has a Crumb Cake base. I like them both! The DSP is Sunny Garden and it has Daffodil Delight in this pack. But I thought it would be too bright for my card base, so I used So Saffron to tone it down.

Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: So Saffron (or Crumb Cake on the 2nd one), Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Sunny Garden DSP
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
I'm definitely going to create this card with a Christmas theme too!!
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Step it up!!!

Hi! Remember this card?...

Well, I decided to step it up a bit and here is what I came up with...

Stamps: Best Yet (retired)
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Square Lattice Emboss Folder, Big Shot, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Xmas Red Stickles (not SU!)

This will be my swap card that I will be giving to my Stamp Club girls Friday evening!! I'm excited for our gathering!!
Take care,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Which one do you like?

Hi! I have 2 similar cards to share with you today! I can't decide which one I like better. Can you help me...white card or red card??? They both really shimmer too. Just difficult to see in the picture. :)

Stamps: Peaceful Season (Level 2 Hostess)
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Northern Flurry Emboss Folder, Big Shot, Rhinestones, Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with alcohol in misting bottle)

#120902 $7.95

Hope you are having a good week!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holly Jolly Christmas!

Hi! I love how this card turned out!! It's simple, but yet elegant. And don't you just love the sentiment?? It has 2 other Christmas sentiments in this stamp set (scroll down)! It's in the Holiday Mini Catalog! So don't forget to order it before it's gone!!

Stamps: Peaceful Season (Level 2 Hostess), Bright Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler pad, Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler markers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Deck the Hall DSP
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Eyelet Border Punch

#121678 (W) $13.95
#121318 (C) $10.95

Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

traditional Merry Christmas!

Hi! Just popping in to share another Christmas card idea with you! I created this card based on a sketch challenge on the Clean & Simple Blog.

Stamps: Tags Til Christmas, Occasional Quotes
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Brights Glimmer Brad, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Tags Til Christmas

#120847 (W) $30.95
#121169 (C) $22.95

Glimmer Brads
#121006 Brights $4.95
Have you started on your Holiday cards?

Have a great day!!!


Friday, November 5, 2010


Hi! Happy Friday to you!!! I have another Christmas card to share with you today. I used the Gifts of Christmas stamp set. It is really a pretty set!! And you can't see it well in the picture, but the Whisper White Cardstock with the Petals a Plenty embossed image really shimmers!! I sprayed it with a mixture of Frost White Shimmer Paint and alcohol. Just remember to use a good "misting" bottle and give it a good shake before misting your cardstock for best results!

When stamping my main image, I carefully inked the dove and flowers with a gold ink pad, then used my Real Red Marker to ink up the sentiment. This would make a great card to reproduce easily!!

Stamps: Gifts of Christmas
Ink: Gold pad, Real Red Marker
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Dimensionals

Enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas wreath

Hi! I saw a card in a sales brochure from a local Scrapbooking company, and I knew I wanted to try to recreate it Stampin' Up! style! Well, I kind of like it!! The most challenging part of this card was to find a sentiment in my collection that fit inside a 1-3/8" circle!! I had to look through my retired stamps and I found the perfect greeting from the Best Yet stamp set.

Stamps: Best Yet (retired)
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Square Lattice Emboss Folder, Big Shot, 2-1/2" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Ok, would love to hear your opinion on this card!! Do you like it?


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Season's Greetings!

Hi! How about a pretty Christmas card??? You should see this card in person!! It really shimmers! I "shimmered" the top Whisper White cardstock with a mixture of Frost White Shimmer Paint and Alcohol. Make sure you use a good misting bottle for best results, and shake it up well. I also used some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the berries.

Stamps: Peaceful Season (Level 2 Hostess)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler Markers
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

Have you started on your Christmas cards???? Now is a great time! Please let me know if I can be of assistance.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

a little bit of Autumn

Hi!!! Here is another card that I created using the Leaves #2 Die. I like how this turned out! I was actually following an old Fall-To-Layout sketch on the Clean & Simple Blog. Love those sketches!!
Stamps: Occasional Quotes (Level 3 hostess set)
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory, Autumn Spice Specialty DSP
Accessories: Leaves #2 Die, Texture Plates Kit #4, Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Sponges

Have a great day!!!


Monday, November 1, 2010

for my Stampin' Buddies!!

Hi! I host a monthly Stampin' Buddy Swap each month, and here is the card that I created to send to my 2 buddies!!! I love the texture on it!! And I'm not sure why I waited so long to order the Leaves #2 Die!! Love it!!
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Leaves #2 Die, Square Lattice Emboss Folder, Texture Plates Kit #4, Big Shot, Decorative Label Punch, Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Hope you had a great weekend and Halloween!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Double die-cuts!!

Hi! Here is another little treat holder created from the Candy Wrapper Die. But this time I used 2 die-cuts and adhered them together to make it longer. The seam is covered up by the cardstock & DSP. I folded the bottom so that it is flat and pinched the top together, instead of twisting. So pretty! You can't see it, but the Pink Pirouette cardstock is shimmery! I sprayed it with a Shimmer Paint/Alcohol mixture in a Mist bottle. Oh, and the DSP that I used is retired!! Sorry!

Have a great Friday!!!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Candy Wrapper - flat bottoms!

Hi! Here are a couple of treat holders using the Candy Wrapper Die. For these, I folded the bottom, so that it was flat. For the tops, I did each one a bit different. For the one on the left, I pinched the sides together keeping it flat. Then held it close with some ribbon. For the one on the right, I did the traditional "twist" on the top. No adhesive or ribbon is necessary to keep it closed.
Please let me know if you have questions on these treats!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The card that keeps giving...

Hi! Back in September, I attended a local Demonstrator event organized by my downline, Sally. She asked me to be part of the her Make & Take Design Team, and of course I said yes! Here is my make & take that I designed for Sally's event.

Following is the inside of the card. When I was at convention, one of the projects that was demonstrated on stage was a "recycled" card. By "recycled", I mean the card that keeps giving and giving. On the inside of the card, there is a small scalloped envelope with a few inserts inside the envelope. You can write your little message on the insert to the recipient. The recipient can then use the next insert for a Thank You card when she needs it. So this card can keep going and going. Brilliant!

Stamps: French Foliage, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Envelope, Texture Plates Kit #4, Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Modern Label Punch, Metallic Brads, Dimensionals

Have a great day!!


Monday, October 25, 2010

some Halloween projects!!

Hi! Wow!! That was a long break!! Sometimes you just need a break, right???

Can somebody please tell me where October went?? Can't believe Halloween is this Sunday!!! I'm here today to show you some cute little Halloween Treat projects.

I just love the Candy Wrapper Die that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog. To tell you the truth, I trashed the first one I made. But after I got the feel on how to do the little twist, it's quite simple!!! And sooooooo cute!!!! Imagine making these for Christmas, Birthdays, Valentines, wedding favors, shower favors...anything!! Perfect for those sweet treats!!

My next project for you is a little holder for those cute test tubes that you have seen all over the net. And wouldn't you know it...I looked all over for Halloween M&M's since they would coordinate with the DSP, but I couldn't find any. So I had to settle for the Fall colors! But that's ok. No matter what color they are, they all taste yummy!!

And this next little project is one created by my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Rita. Very cute!! Rita was handing these out for her swap at our last Demonstrator Get-Together.

Ok, there you have it...a few Halloween Treats for you!!
Have a great week!