Thursday, December 31, 2009

Birthday CASE

The past few weeks I haven't been able to channel any good ideas for card making. Usually when my stamping mojo goes missing I try to find a challenge to help me "get over the hump". This time I turned to my Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. I needed to beef up my stock of birthday cards so I kept that in mind. I opened up to the first pages of the IBC and found a layout that I liked. I used the layout, maybe a few colors from it, and came up with a card. I then moved on to another page with another card and another layout. Here is one of the cards that I came up with. For the most part I followed the sample in the IBC pretty closely. The only differences are that I used a different ribbon and a different sentiment.
Stamps: Love Bugs, Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Confetti White Card Stock, Inks: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon

Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

And the count down begins.....

.... Not only to the end of the year and start of another, but also for the start of Sale-a-bration and the new Occasions Mini Catalog. Sorry for the lack of posting lately! Stampin' Up! has some really great deals coming up with the new Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration starting on January 5th. Check back in a few days to see some cards made with some goodies from the Occasions Mini and some other cards that I've been working on. I got a new camera for Christmas so I'm hoping that my picture quality will be a little better too! Hope everyone had a great holiday no matter which one you celebrated.

Happy New Year! (well, in a day or so)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Toot Toot!

It's not often that I toot my own horn but Toot Toot! It's been a while since I've posted a card but this is cause for celebration. About two years ago I started doing these challenges on Splitcoast Stampers. I've never "won" one before or even been an honorable mention... until now :) About a month ago maybe they had their big Virtual Stamp Night challenge which revolved around the theme of Masquerade Ball. I participated in many many challenges but this one was one of my favorite. The challenge was to design a card that revolved around an era. I chose the roaring 20's and a flapper style dress. Well my card was chosen as The Best Costume in the Costumes Through History Challenge. Here is the card I made......
Don't cha just love it?! The card was inspired by this dress.

Supplies: Ink - Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry. Paper - Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry. Stamps: In The Spotlight (retired), Let's Party (retired) Acessories - Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Stampin' Up! has announced that there are some stamp sets on their Dorment List that will be unavailable after January 4th. If any of these stamps are on your list I would be happy to help you place an order to get them before they are gone!
Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Here I am!

Hello out there my poor neglected blog followers... at least I have a few followers :) Sorry I've been MIA for a long while now. My explanation - Live happens. I know you all know what I mean, right?

Anywho I've been busy the past few days making some cards and I would love to show them to you!
I made this card after seeing lots of little turkeys like this out there. Isn't he cute? The challenge I was making this card for was to have some kind of roushing on it. I didn't have any ribbon I wanted to use for that purpose that would go with my card so I did it with some paper. I thought it worked out well because it also looks like my turkey is standing on the grass.
Stamps - Pick a Petal
Ink- Soft Suede
Paper - Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Ruby Red, Garden Green
Tools - Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Trio Flower Punch, wiggly eyes

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Deal of the Week #3

Whoa where did this week go? Deal of the week #3 has been in full swing for three days now and I am just getting around to posting it on here.



Special Price


Basic Jumbo grommets



Mini Library clips



Circle Designer brads



1/2" Library clips


Hop on over to my Demonstrator Site to place an order
On another note I promise to have some pictures posted for y'all in a few days after I return from the great north!

Monday, October 12, 2009

October Deal of the Week #2

Ugh sorry for the delay in posting again! It's just been crazy around here! Stampin' Up! has another deal of the week starting today and running through Sunday, October 19th. If you are interested in purchasing any of these wonderful items at their discounted price hop on over to my Demonstrator Website to place your order. As always you can reach me by email or phone as well.
Flower Burst Embosslits Die
Flower Burst Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die
Regular Price: $11.95
Sale Price: $5.99
Perfect Setting Bigz Xl Die
Perfect Setting Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die
Regular Price: $42.95
Sale Price: $25.99
Three Tier Cake Pop-up Bigz XL die
Three Tier Cake Pop-Up Bigz Xl
Regular Price: $39.95
Sale Price: $25.49

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deal of the week is back!

Stampin' Up! Deal of the week is back! This week there are three punches to choose from at a discounted price.
The three punches are:



Special Price


Trio Flower punch



5-Petal Flower punch



My Way punch


Pop on over to to take advantage of these great deals!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Who doesn't love a sale??

Stampin' Up! is offering an on line only promotion. There are several Designer Paper packs, tins, ribbons and even chip board that are available at a nice clearance price. Again this is an on line only promotion. Stop by to take advantage of this while supplies last!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

September Technique Tuesday

This month's technique for Technique Tuesday was Soot Stamping. Everyone who came loved it and just look at this card. How could they not?! I still have technique kits available for $5 a piece. Contact me if you would like to purchase one. We used the Twick or Tweet Stamp Set (116497) and the Frightful Fence Jumbo Wheel (113632) for the stamped images. We used Basic Black (102851), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Glossy White (102599), Whisper White (102316), and Pumpkin Pie (105117) cardstock. We used the Word Window Punch (105090), Modern Label Punch (116630), Striped Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon (110715), and Fire Circle Brads (109110).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holiday Mini Catalog

The Holiday Mini Catalog started today. There are so many cute stamps and other goodies in there! Check it out here! :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

What's in a name?..... frame.......

This Wednesday is my first open house since last spring. Around here people are so busy during the summer with vacations and having people come to visit them that it's hard to get people together to stamp, let alone have a workshop or stamp camp. I'm pretty excited and am hoping that I get a decent turn out!

One of my friends had her first baby this summer. She was decorating the nursery in pink ladybugs. I had already gotten her a gift for her shower but thought I would make a little something for her actual birth. The first is a name frame that Angela could hang in Katie's room. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters with the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge in Regal Rose. I then layered the letters on whisper white that I had stamped from the ladybug image from Darling Dots Stamp Set in Rose red and Regal Rose. I then mounted that on some more Regal Rose and then finally on some Rose Red. I had the frame from a previous name frame class that I had a while back.

I also made a family name frame for Angela and Kevin to hang in their house. I used the Well Worn alphabet and also the All in the Family and Family Accessories stamp sets. I used Stampin' Up! inks and markers for the coloring.

Finally the card that I made to go with it all I got off of Dawn's Blog here. She has a great video tutorial on how to make this card. I cased the one she made but just changed up the colors.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The first day of school...

Well today is the First day of the school year. In my class this year - as of the roster I received on Friday - I have 18 students. Every year, even though I am an adult, I still get the first day of school jitters. I know deep down that once everyone is in the room and I get started teaching that I will be fine, but still there is that little bit down deep that makes me nervous. This year I created some back to school gifts for my grade level PLC team. This card was made using a variety of things. I used my Cricut to create the letters here (I don't remember what cartridge I used at the moment.) All the other products on this card are from Stampin' Up! I used the rounded tab punch and the three flower punch to create the apple. I free handed the leafe and the stem. I used the primary lines wheel (retired). As far as paper I used Soft Suede, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White, and Basic Black.

This year I created some back to school gifts for my grade level PLC team. I got the idea for this bag from a local news show called Studio 5. This bag was made using refrigerator tubing for the handle with ribbon run through it, vinyl table cloth that you can pick up at Wal-Mart, some boondoggle cording, a Bind-It-All and some patterned cardstock. I used some Old Olive ribbon from Stampin' Up! and some patterned paper from DCWV. I made 5 of these bags - one for each member of my team and one for myself. Each bag was different. I put some really cute items inside each bag too.

Here is a pencil holder made out of more DCWV cardstock. I also used some Stampin' Up! Ballet Blue cardstock for this as well. In the bottom right corner you can see that I have used the Matchbox Messages stamp set from SU and also the circle, scallop circle punch, Old Olive ribbon and Top Note Die are from SU. I found the tutorial for this pencil holder here at the Kreative Jewels blog.

Here is the inside and outside of a little notepad that I made to put inside the vinyl bag. I got the notepads cut in half (they are the 5x8 size to start with) for a minimal fee at an office supply store. I used more of the same paper and ribbon to alter them.

I used the SU Matchbox Die to create this cute little Hershey's Nugget Holder. I am also going to use the same die and process to make about 50 more for a friend's bridal shower in the middle of September. That, I believe will be the next project.

Every time that I go to Target I check out the Dollar Spot. Sometimes you can find cute things to alter. I found some of these jumbo clothes pins there over the summer and thought they would be perfect on a desk to hold important notes and such. Here is the one that I altered to go with this bag. I used my adhesive to put the decor paper on both sides, tide some ribbon around it and viola!

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. Leave a comment or two :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

They say it's your birthday....

And well yes, today is my birthday! :) Here is a card I made for my mom a few weeks ago for her birthday.
It uses the Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set as well as the Party Animal Stamp Set and a cupcake wheel that I can't remember the exact name of right now. It uses some of the awesome new In Colors - Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo and Whisper White - for the card stock and markers. It also has some Crushed Curry polkadotted ribbon. Cute huh? :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Twas the night...

Before I return to work for the school year. I can't believe that my summer is about over. It has gone by so fast! One of the things I am going to miss is being able to craft all day every day. I am, however, hoping to find some time during the week to be crafty.

Here is a cute little treat box I made for a challenge at splitcoast. I used the new Circle Circus stamp set, and the new Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I also used the Tart and Tangy stamp set with the scratch and sniff technique on the box itself. I used Melon Mambo and Crushed curry card stock, ink, and ribbon. This size box would fit a fun size candy bar or maybe a sucker in it. You could also fit a Stampin' Spot and an incentive stamp in there.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Did ya miss me?

Phew! Sorry for the lack of posting the past few weeks. It's that time of year again where I'm starting to split my time between home and school. I can't believe that I have to return back to work on Wednesday and be prepared for the students to start back again by next Monday. Despite the split in my attention I have gotten a lot of crafting done. I finished the big 5 oh card project for my mom just in time for her birthday. I haven't uploaded those pictures yet, but will do so soon so be on the look out for that! I also have been busy making some cute back to school gifts for my grade level co-workers which I will be showing next week some time. Here are a few projects that I can show you though....

This card was made using no stamps at all. I used punches and my Big Shot for everything on this card. It uses the large dots texturez plates, the sweetest stems sizzlets die, the scallop circle punch the 3/4" circle punch and the go go boots alphabet. The card stock is whisper white, melon mambo, soft suede, crushed curry, and old olive. I used a small white grommet and some melon mambo polkadotted ribbon. Hope you like it!

Monday, August 3, 2009

August Stampin' Up! Promotions

With a new month come new promotions. The Just for kids Campaign runs from August 1- Sept 31st. One of the promotions going on is the Decore Elements Growth Chart Special. If you purchase this adorable growth chart for $24.95 (regularly $27.72) you will receive a free applicator tool. Another special that we have going on right now is the Growing up Promotion. This promotion only runs Aug. 1-31st. If you spend $35 on stamps from the Growing Up section of the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog you will be able to choose a FREE package of our Deigner Series Buttons (a $7.95 value.) Hop on over to my Stampin' Up! Website to take advantage of these great deals! Remember they are a limited time offer!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Altered Tins

After having the recipe tin class I still had some tins left over. My friend Jen asked me if I would make a recipe tin for her sister who has a birthday coming up in a few days. I used some old SU designer series paper (Bali Breeze) and then did some paper cuts with some flowers from the Pink Flamingo DSP. I used the retired Taste of Textiles Specialty Paper (black) to cover the bottom of the tin. Used some hodgepodge hardware to make a name plate. I cut the letters out with my Cricut using the Simply Sweet Cartridge. Inside this tin are custom made recipe cards and dividers to match the outside. :)

I also made this really cute tin for my friend Cheryl who had a birthday this past week. I filled it with pleanty of home made cards. She is great about writing little notes or thank you cards for all and every occasion. I used the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper for this tin. I also used Real Red and Rose Red to cut out the letters with my Cricut Simply Sweet Cartridge.

These tins are super quick to make and make a wonderful gift. I hope Cheryl and Krissy (Jen's sister) enjoy their gifts!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Another challenge card...

This is my last "Appetizer" card I made for the Paper Chef VSN over at Splitcoast a few weeks ago. There is another round coming up on Saturday so we'll see what kind of creations I can come up with then! :) This card uses glossy card stock - something I haven't done much of - and the salted background technique. I think I have to practice this technique a little more to get the right affect. The glossy card stock is mounted on a Soft Suede card base. I used the Animal Stories stamp set and also the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the sentiment. The background colors are Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry, and Soft Suede. I used Stazon to stamp the animals. I also used the Word Window Punch and the Modern Label Punch and finished it off with some 5/8" polka-dot Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon.

Yesterday I made some cute welcome back cards for my co-workers. We start back to work here in a few weeks and I have lots of goodies planned for a welcome back goodie bag. Everyone likes to get presents right? I also finished one of two projects that I am making for my friend Angela who will soon have a new addition to her family. I will post pictures on those later.

Thanks for visiting! :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last Deal of the Week...

Hey there! The heart to heart punch is the last deal of the week for the Summer Fun campaign with Stampin' Up! It's a great deal for only $10.99! Check back later when I'll try to post a card using that punch. Head on over to my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Site and get yours today! :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

another card and the big 5 oh..

This card is the 3rd card I made for the Paper Chef's Challenge over on Splitcoast a while ago. The challenge was to use colors you would find in wilted greens... I didn't know how I would like these colors before I put them together but I ended up loving the way it turned out! For all the dirty details on this card check it out in my gallery over at splitcoast.

On another note, my mom turns the big 5 oh in a couple weeks. Last year for her birthday I made her a card tin and some cards so she had some on hand when she needed them. I thought that in honor of the big birthday I would make her 50 cards to replenish her tin. Be on the look out over the next few days for some cute creations!

Friday, July 24, 2009

A little something...

Here is the second of 4 cards that I made for the last Paper Chefs Challenge over at Splitcoast. I love the colors pink and green! The poster of the challenge (I forgot who it was at the moment) put out the challenge when she was inspired by the colors of a dragon fruit. I had never heard of a dragon fruit before but she showed pictures for the challenge. A Dragon fruit is pink and green on the outside and white and black... almost looking like no bake oreo cheesecake... on the inside. The challenge was to use those four colors in your card. I used the colors Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Basic Black. I used the Kind and Caring Thoughts stamp set for this card. I also did some embossing on the flower using Black Classic Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. To finish off this card I used my Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, and some 5/8" satin ribbon.

On another note... The pre-order for the new Holiday Mini catalog starts in about one week. I have a HUGE wish list and I have no clue how I am going to pick and choose what to get for my first order from it. There are just so many great things!

PS... sorry for the crazy sizing... I was trying to fix it but couldn't figure out how. Believe me.. when I'm typing this it's not that size!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hole-y card

This past weekend I played in the Paper Chef challenge over on Splitcoast. Here is a card I made for the first challenge. The challenge was to use a hole punch to crate a card that had a hole-y look like in swiss cheese. This card is also my first card using the new In Colors. I am slowly warming up to them! Every year it's hard to give up the old In Colors and get used to using the new In Colors. This card uses the new Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Bremuda Bay, and Rich Razzelberry. The other two new In Colors that aren't used are Dusty Durango and Soft Suede. I also used the new In Color pokadotted ribbon in Melon Mambo. The nice thing about this ribbon is that the polka dots are only on one side so if you don't want them showing you don't have to see them. I also used the new modern label punch for this card. This punch goes great with the word window punch! I used two new stamp sets on this card - Circle Circus and Teeny Tiny Wishes. Hope you like the card! Leave a comment if you're out there! :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Croppin Up a Storm!

So last week after cleaning up my craft room I decided that I would go through some of the stuff I have in my craft room closet. I went through my 2 cropper hoppers (yes 2!) and then got out the box of photos that I had been scrapping about 2-3 years ago (I know, sad that it's been that long!) and decided to try to get all caught up - or at least get through my college years. I got through most of my first senior year of college - only have a few from that summer left to scrap - before the weekend when I wanted to participate in the Paper Chefs VSN. Here are a few of the pages that I got done...

Here's the new deal of the week! I love the Hodgepodge Hardware and am really excited to be able to get it for 30% off. Visit my Stampin' Up! website today to take advantage of this great deal. :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stampin Up! Deal of the week #3

I just got a preview of the new Holiday Mini from Stampin' Up! and there are sooo many cute things! I can't wait until we have pre-order so that I can get some more goodies. Before I went to Nashville I spent some time organizing and cleaning up my stamp room. That lasted about 2 days! Then when I came back I went through soem stuff I had stored in the closet in there and made another mess. I decided that It was time to get some scrapping done and give the cards and such a break for now. I will try to post pictures of that tomorrow as long as y'all (a little something I picked up from my trip;) ) don't mind that these pages definetly aren't all SU Only pages. I found that I have so much stuff that isn't SU and in order to make room for more SU goodies I need to use up some of the other stuff I already have. My goal is to finish up my "college" years scrapbook (yes I am one of those who scrap in chronological order) by the end of the week. I also have a project that I want to get done before the school year starts for my classroom so we'll see how it goes.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings... Stampin' Up's! Deal of the week this week is.....

Remember, you can contact me by phone or email or go to my SU website located on the side bar ----------> to order these brads... I've got them, I've used them. They are awesome! :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Deal of the week #2

Deal of the week #2 will be posted on my Stampin' Up! website on Monday around 10am mtn time. I am unsure that I will be able to post it here because I will be heading out of town for work and unsure if I will have internet access or not. Please check over there to see what kind of goodies Stampin' Up! has for the next week!

Also I promise that once I'm back I'll have some new stuff posted here made with the new goodies I have :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Catalog= New goodies, new specials, and new deals

Yay! Today's finally the day! The new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog finally went live today at noon Mtn time. There are some any cute new things in this catalog. You better believe that I have already gone through mine and started my wish list and flagged the items that I want. You can shop online at my Stampin' Up! website 24/7. It's quick and easy and gets shipped directly to you!
One promotion that Stampin' Up! has going on right now is the Country Living Summer Cook Out Kit. This kit comes with some great decorations, a stamp set of 3, and some other great elements to use when you throw a BBQ this summer.

Another promotion that I'm super excited about is the Deal of the Week promotion. "Every week during the month of July, Stampin' Up! will offer one discounted product as a "Deal of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required."(Stampin' Up!) The deal of the week this week is:


Item #


Special Price


Scallop Edge punch


You may call or email me to place an order, or if you prefer you may shop directly at my Stampin' Up! website.
Also if you are interested in doing ribbon shares, or paper shares for the new ribbon or Designer Series Papers please contact me to sign up!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mojo... are you there?

I've lost it! No, not my mind... however that might not be too far behind! It's a little more than three weeks in to the summer and I have only sat down to try to make one card. I say try because I don't think I like the way that it turned out and it soon might find it's way in to the round file... If and when I ever get it back I'll show you what I've been up to!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Technique Tuesday is tomorrow. I don't think I'll have a very big turn out due to it being the end of the school year and such so I have a special surprise for those who are attending.... It's going to be a 3-fer night! Three techniques for the price of one! The techniques that I will be showing are Textures Ink Wash, Quilted Top Note Die, and Faux wood grain. It should be a fun time!! I'll post pics after it's all done.

Friday, May 15, 2009

So I almost forgot that this was VSN weekend over at Split Coast. Not that anyone I know really cares, but I enjoy it and it's one weekend every three months that I just get to play and create. Anyway.. I decided to write a few posts for the next couple of days while I was playing so that 1. I would have a few posts ;) 2. I wouldn't' have to try to remember all the ingredients for the cards :)
Here is my first creation of the evening.
The challenge was to make a non-traditional wedding card. My friend Cheryl got married this past Halloween and this card looks similar to the one that I made for her. Her wedding was by no means Halloween themed but I still had to give her a little bit of crap for having a wedding on Halloween :) (not that there's anything wrong with that!)

Ingredients: Inks- Versamark, Basic Black. Paper- Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie. Stamps- Congrats, Booglie Eyes. Accessories - Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds, White EP, 3/8" white Taffeta Ribbon.

Here is the next card that I made. The challenge was to only use red and black and a neutral of white. It's pretty simple and I still think it's missing something on the top but I just haven't figured out what it is yet... Maybe it will come to me later....

Ingredients: Inks- Basic Black, Real Red. Paper- Basic Black, Whisper White, Jackpot DSP. Stamps- Card Games. Accessories- Hodge Podge Hardware.

Here is the last card that I made for the evening. The challenge was to use only the colors so saffron, creamy caramel, and close to cocoa. Also there had to be some kind of musical symbol in the card. I don't really have too many stamp sets that have a musical theme to them so I cam up with this one....

Ingredients: Inks- Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Basic Black, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun. Paper- Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel. Stamps- Mini Mates, Birthday Beauty. Acessories - White gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch.

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Today is my grandma's 80th birthday. I wanted to make her a special card since I can't be there to help her celebrate. I miss her a ton since. I hope it got to her in time!!

Ingredients: Paper- elegant eggplant, lovely lilac, whisper white. Ink- whisper white, elegant eggplant, lovely lilac. Accessories- pretties kit, white taffeta ribbon, chipboard numbers, cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More birthday....

Here are some more cards that I found that I had not posted yet.
This is another card that I made for my mom's card tin. I thought it was different and it also helped me use up some scraps that I had laying around.

Ingredients: Paper- taken with teal, not quite navy, night of navy, pacific point, ballet blue, brocade blue, bordering blue, soft sky, whisper white. Ink- whisper white, pacific point. Accessories- scallop circle punch. Stamps- so many scallops

This card was made for a card swap that I did with some teachers and staff from work. I had seen a similar card on splitcoast. To see that card go here.

Ingredients: Paper- Jackpot DSP, real red, basic black, whisper white, so saffron. Ink- basic black, real red. Accessories- 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon, hodge podge hardward, cuttle bug folder.

Here is another card that I made for that same swap. These onzie cards are so cute! Check out Lauren's website here for the pattern.

Ingredients: Paper- almost amethyst, pretty in pink, whisper white. Accessories- scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop square punch, brads. Stamps- Say it with scallops.

If you are interested in joining a card swap please leave me a comment or send me an email. I would be happy to let you know when our next swap is!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hi there!
May 16th at 2:00 pm I will be hosting a Recipe Tin class. The class fee will be $20. You will be able to add on other items if you wish to your class fee. If you would like more details please email me! I will post pics once I have my sample done :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy birthday to you.....

Well I had a request from my mom to make some more birthday cards for her card tin so this weekend I played a little bit. Some of the cards are left over from a few weeks ago as well.

Ingredients: Paper- taken with teal, close to cocoa, certainly celery. Ink- taken with teal, close to cocoa, certainly celery. Stamps- Big Bold Birthday.

This card was made for our local movie theater. We were able to take our first grade and Kinder students who had met their reading goal this school year to go see Horton Hears a Who last Friday. I thought it would be nice to send the theater a card after all the kids signed it. The pic is really dark because I was trying to take the picture quick before heading to bed last night.
Ingredients: Paper - Whisper white, basic black, real red. Ink- basic black, blush blossom, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, pretty in pink, pixie pink, rose red, regal rose, bordering blue, lovely lilac, elegant eggplant. Stamps - all in the family, much appreciated. Accessories- cutter kit, spiral punch.

Ingredients: Paper - certainly celery, rose red, so saffron, bashful blue, Cutie Pie DSP. Ink- Bashful blue. Accessories- bashful blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen, corner rounder, round tab punch, three flower punch. Stamps- Hugs & Wishes.