Monday, September 20, 2010

A Christmas Cardinal!

Hi! Hope you had a great weekend!! It's going to be a very busy week, and the little one is at school this morning, so I thought I would pop on my blog and post a card that I created a while ago!! This card is much more rich-looking in person! The picture just does not do it justice!

Stamps: Christmas Cardinal, Linen (retired)
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Early Espresso (for lots of sponging), Markers - Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Crumb Cake (all for coloring with a blender pen)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Watercolor Paper, Deck the Halls DSP
Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus, Cutter Kit (for distressing edges), Dimensionals (because it wouldn't be a project without Dimensionals!), Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Victoria Crochet Trim

Let me know if you have any questions!

A Cardinal Christmas
#111760 $23.95

Deck the Halls DSP
120810 $9.95
Here is a card that I received when I hosted a Holiday Mini Swap with our local group of Demonstrators. It was created by my downline, Sally. Isn't it pretty? I used the same layout for my card, but I just mirrored it.

That's all for now!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Love Fall Colors!

Hi! Here is another card that we stamped at my Friday Night Stamp Club and my Day-Time Stampin' Class. My inspiration for this card came from Beth's blog and her card can be seen HERE! I love Beth's card, and I knew I wanted to copy her idea using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. So clever! To create this frame, you will need a 3"x3" cardstock square. Center the punch on each side and punch once on each side. Yep! That's it! So simple, but yet very effective!

Stamps: A Flower for all Seasons, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Jet Black Staz On, Cajun Craze
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Texturz Plates Kit #4, Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Two-Step Bird Extra-Large Punch, Brads, Dimensionals

A Flower for all Seasons
Item #111592 $14.95

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
Item # 119275 $15.95

Texture Plates Kit #4

Item #114531 $9.95

Hope you are having a great week!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pink & Orange Girly Card!

Hi! Isn't this a great girlfriend card?? I used the Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP, which includes the colors Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie. But before I realized the correct colors, I created this card with Melon Mambo instead of Rose Red. And I actually think Melon Mambo goes great with this DSP!!
Stamps: On Your Birthday
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP
Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Oval Punch, 2"x1-3/8", 1-3/4"x7/8", & 1-3/8"x5/8" Oval Punches, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals
Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper

Rhinestone Jewels

Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Oval Punch
Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A French Foliage card

Hi! Thanks for stopping by today!! I have a card to share with you that we stamped this morning at my Day-Time Stampin' Class. I love the Fall colors!! I was very happy with how this card turned out. I needed a quick and simple card to offset the other 2 cards that had a few extra steps to complete. I'll share the other 2 cards this week, but one of them had a bit of watercoloring, so it was a little more time-consuming. So I think this one turned out great, and it was quick and simple!

Stamps: French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Crumbe Cake, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Modern Label Punch, Linen Thread, Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sponges

French Foliage Stamp Set
(W) 120845 $19.95 (C) 121166 $14.95

I also wanted to share a few Swap cards that I received in a recent Card Swap that I hosted. These swaps also used the French Foliage stamp set!!

by Linda Grames (below)

by Carla Spradling (below)

by Lynn Luetkemeyer (below)

Aren't they great cards?? I really like this set!! It stamps so pretty!!!
Have a great day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Halloween Stamp Club Project!

Hi! I just love how this little project turned out!!! I played around with this project for a couple of days until I was happy with it. I knew I wanted to make a Halloween tag to attach to my new Mini Lunch Sacks, so the bag doesn't have to be ripped open to get to the treats!!! There are no holes punched through the bag with ribbon to hold it closed. Just these cute little clothes pins that I found in the office supply section at WalMart. I added a little strip of Designer Series Paper to the front of the clothes pin, and that was the final touch that I needed to make me happy!! Plus the little jewels on the shoes are awesome too!!
So here is the little treat bag that we created at my Friday night stamp club.

The tag really shimmers!!!! It's difficult to show in the photo, but I lightly sponged the raised edges of the spider web with Frost White Shimmer Paint and a sponge dauber, but then I spritzed some Smooch Spritz to add even more shimmer!! Love it!!

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry Marker
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP
Accessories: Spider Web Embossing Folder, Scallop Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, 1-3/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Black Flourish Designer Jewels, Raven Lace Trim, Sticky Strip,Frost White Shimmer Paint, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, Horizontal Slot Punch

I also wanted to share a card with you from another Demonstrator that I received in our Buddy Swap. I host a Buddy Swap each month, and Judy Sumner had my name and sent me this adorable card! I thought it went perfectly with my treat bag!! Thanks Judy!

Wicked Cool
(W) 118738 $19.95 (C) 120600 $14.95

Spider Web Embossing Folder
120889 $7.95

Mini Lunch Sacks (10 per pkg.)
121031 $4.95

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you enjoyed a little bit of Halloween!! Halloween is just around the corner!! Time to get ready!!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stamp Club Swap Card - Clean & Simple style!

Hi! My stamp club met last night and here is my card that I created to swap with each of them. It was quick and simple!!! I used the Clean & Simple Fall-to-Layout #106. I love the texture on the Crumb Cake cardstock. This is the first time I used this Texturz Plate, and I love it!! I already used it for another card that you will see later. ;)
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Texturz Plates Kit #4, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Texturz Plates Kit #4
Item #114531 $9.95

Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Item #118138 $11.95

Hope you are having a great weekend!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

An Aviary Birthday

Hi! I am lovin' this Aviary stamp set!! Here is another idea for you!!! I went to my Color Coach when I needed help with choosing my colors for this card...Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede.

Stamps: Aviary, On Your Birthday
Ink: Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Cafe Latte Buttons, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots

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Hope you are having a great Holiday!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

another Halloween project!

Hi! Just playing around with Halloween ideas, and this is one that I came up with! The Mini Lunch Sacks are so cute!!!! You get 10 of them in a package for $4.95. Makes a great treat bag!!

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Mini Lunch Sacks, Two Tags Die, Big Shot, Black Satin Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

(W) 118738 $19.95 (C) 120600 $14.95

10 PER PACKAGE $4.95

To order 24/7, click HERE!! When you get there, click on "Shop Now".
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hi! I have been so anxious to use my Bitty Bat Punch!!! Love it!! Sorry to use some retired DSP, but my order with some new stuff is coming in this next week!! But I still like that paper!!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Cast A Spell DSP (retired)
Accessories: Candy Wrapper Die, Big Shot, 1-1/4 & 1-3/8" Square Punch, Bitty Bat Large Punch, Black Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Ok, I will say the first little candy wrapper I made, was thrown in the trash! But after that first one, it is SOOOOOO much easier!! Just got to get the feel for the twisting part of the wrapper! Isn't it cute??? Perfect for little treats!! Great for party favors for birthdays, showers, or any holiday! And you can use a standard 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock! Don't need 12" paper!! This die is in the Holiday Mini Catalog!

Take care and hope you are having a great weekend!!


Hello from a little birdie!

Hi! Happy Friday to you!!! I hope you enjoy this Holiday weekend! We are having fabulous weather here in St. Louis, and I hope it continues through the entire weekend!!!

I have a card to share with you today. I absolutely love the Aviary stamp set!! I'm sure you will see a few more things from me created with this stamp set!!

Don't look too close at my sentiment. It's a little crooked!! It's the last thing that I stamped, and I stamped it crooked!!! I hate when that happens!! LOL!!

Stamps: Aviary, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Paper: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Greenhouse Gala, Whisper White
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

For the Newlyweds

Hi! This card is so much prettier in person! I am not photographing very well these days!! I just can't get my lighting good!! I'm working on it!

I was just playing around in my stamp area last night, and created a couple of cards. Here is one of them. I haven't used my Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder in a long time!
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, In-Color Designer Series Pack (Level 1 Hostess)
Accessories: Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Eyelet Border Punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brad

Makes a nice wedding card, doesn't it??

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Look HERE!!! The Holiday Mini Catalog went LIVE today!!! And it's a good one!!!

To place an order, go to my SU! website HERE!!

You are going to LOVE the new Embossing Folders!!! The Spider Web is probably my most favorite!!!! Emboss on Black cardstock, then add a little Smooch Spritz to make it shimmer!!! Oh, so cute!! The possibilities are endless!!!!

Can't wait to play! Now if only my son would cooperate and get over his fever!!! Poor guy...he's been sick since Sunday!! But I think he is on the road to a full recovery! I hope starts next week!!

Enjoy the new HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG!! You will love it!!