Monday, December 13, 2010

Deck the Halls!

As promised, here's a few more cards with some variation using the Deck the Halls Designer Series paper!

Hope you enjoy the different looks you can achieve using the same basic layout, just changing up your accessories on the card!! I used the new Silver Glass's incredible! You will love it! (Available in Gold too!)

The flower was made using Five Petal Punch and the leaves using the Small Oval Punch.

To create the accordion circle, you just cut a strip of paper and score it all the way down the width of your strip and then fold along your score lines like an accordian. Glue the two ends together. It takes a bit of maneuvering to get the piece into a circle and once there you need to be able to secure it together on the back side to keep it from flipping apart. Good Luck!! :-)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Greetings!

Been trying to design some Christmas about you? My schedule has been so crazy lately that I thought I'd never get around to doing any more.

The following card is using Stampin' Up's new "Deck the Halls" Designer Series Paper. I absolutely LOVE the colors and patterns in it....Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake! Ever had colors and patterns 'sing' to you? This one does that for me! I'll be posting another Christmas card soon using more paper from this pack! So keep checking back for more ideas! :-)

I used "A Wish for Peace" stamp set....keeping it simple with Kraft Whisper White ink!


The item # for this DSP is 120810 in case you want to order ASAP for your Christmas cards! Just select the "Shop Now" button on the right side of my blog to order!

Stampin' Up! Items used:
Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper, A Wish for Peace stamp set, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock, 5/8" Satin Whisper White ribbon, Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons, Antique Brads, Curley Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, White Gel Pen, Kraft Whisper White ink.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Delightful colors....its all a part of the adorable paper pack "Pawsitively Prints II" Designer Series paper. It's designed around the Build-a-Bear Line that Stampin' Up has....but I thought it would look cute used for just about anything! Thought this time a Birthday card was in order!

Hope you enjoy the card!

Stamp set used is "Friends Never Fade"

Used Real Red, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White cardstock.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Wishes

Have you figured out how you are going to prepare your turkey this Thanksgiving? Baked or Deep-Fried? Let me tell you....if you've never had a turkey deep-fried you are missing out!! It's incredible! Maybe this is the year?? :-)

Well, if you haven't thought about your turkey yet....maybe you've given your Thanksgiving cards some thought? :-) I enjoyed making one the other day and thought I'd share it with you! It's using the beautiful French Foliage stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog. Great set!! Of course the Autumn Spice Designer Series paper is perfect with this set!

Hope it brings the feeling of Fall your way!

Stampin' Up! Items used:
Autumn Spice Designer Series paper (Holiday Mini), Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Cajun Craze cardstock, 1 1/4" Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain ribbon, French Foliage and Seasonal Sentiments stamp set (Holiday Mini), Medium Oval punch (Holiday Mini), 3/4" Circle punch, Antique Brads and Hemp Twine.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween Dress Up!

It was an enjoyable Halloween....Rachel dressed up as a Renaissance Girl and I half dressed as a witch due to having candy duty at the door this year! (I wasn't complaining.....chocolate and the warmth of the inside worked just fine for me! :-) Last year it was raining! Rachel and I were completely drenched by the time we got home!

Enjoy the pictures and the Digital Scrapbook page I did using "My Digital Studio."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Greetings, Earthling!

What a fun, adorable, versatile set to use for any age group!

This set is called "Greetings, Earthling" and it's available in wood mount only. I think you'll love all the shapes and sizes of the little aliens and will have a blast creating cards and tags with it! The balloons I added are from the "Crazy for Cupcakes" stamp set (also shown below). This set, too, is only available in wood mount.

I used Crystal Effects on the alien, after I colored him, to give him that wet, slimy look. :-) Just took some silver wire to create the 'strings' the balloons are being held by. Now, it's your turn to get creative! Would love to see what you create with your little aliens!

Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Harvest Fun!

Well, today we spent the afternoon at a local farm enjoying their Corn Maze and Hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins! Also to be enjoyed was their Apple Cider Slushy.....mmmmmm.

Rachel was given a list to take with her through the Corn Maze, as she was required to find 5 mailboxes with stickers inside in order to claim a prize at the end of the maze. It was 8 acres of walking through hilly corn stalks and it was very enjoyable! She had a did all the other children and adults there! :-)

I love the colors and activities this time of year! We will get our pumpkin carving done later this week and I will roast the pumpkin seeds. :-)

Hope you enjoy the pictures and the quick digital scrapbook page I did using Stampin' Up's "My Digital Studio". It's so nice to have this program and be able to get pages done fairly quickly!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stampin' Up! Conference

It's always such an exciting time to go to a Stampin' Up! conference....of any kind! The excitement is palpable to everyone who enters the building it is being held in. Meeting with other Demonstrators, seeing friends you haven't seen in awhile, working on Stampin' Up! inspired projects, learning new techniques to share with your friends and's TONS of fun! If you ever get the opportunity to's a must! :-)

I thought I'd share some of the projects we made (courtesy of Stampin' Up!) and then show you what I was inspired to create using the Stamp set they provided us with. It's a gorgeous set, and as you will see, has so many uses with it's designs.

Hope these inspire you as they did me!

This set is called "Day of Gratitude" and it's available in either clear mount or wood mount. You'll love it!

The following card is what I was inspired to make with the above set!

Are you ready to get to work on your Thanksgiving cards now?
Well, here's a list of the items I used to create this card. You can purchase them all through my website. Just select on "Shop Now" to the right, and you can begin your shopping experience! :-)

Stampin' Up Items used:
"Day of Gratitude" stamp set. Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red cardstock. Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, and Early Espresso Classic ink. Signo White gel pen. Square Lattice embossing folder. 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 Circle punches. Mat Pack and Paper Piercing tool to create faux stitching. Scallop Trim Border punch. Sponge Daubers to create aged look around the edges. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reindeer Post

Thinking about Christmas yet?

It's in the not-to-distant future....oh no!! I'm certainly not ready, but thought I'd post a card to maybe get you and I inspired to get busy making our cards!! I'm thinking I might use "My Digital Studio" to create mine this you, I'm short on time these days. :-)

I really like this stamp set, "Winter Post." I think you will too! I used acetate on the front for some layering effect and stamped the snowflakes with white Staz-On...then added some Dazzling Diamonds for a bit of sparkle.

Hope you are inspired to get to work on those Christmas cards!! :-)

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Handsome Hunter (retired), Basic Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock, Window Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Black embossing powder, Silver brads, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Designer Label punch, 1" Circle punch and Whisper White Craft ink.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"hb" Happy Birthday!

Lots of Birthdays this month on my calendar! How about yours? :-)

This card was made for a special friend of mine. Thought I'd make it a little fun and funky! :-) Had fun with the color combo of Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red and Basic Black. The "hb" was made with chipboard that I colored with the Pacific Point ink. Hope you all enjoy!

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Newsprint Designer Series paper, Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Pacific Point cardstock, Square Lattice embossing folder, Heart to Heart punch, Spiral Border punch, Modern Label punch, Black brads, Mini Library Clips

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Have you just had a card evolve and you didn't know where it was going to take you? Well, this is one of those cards.....colors just happened. Love it when I can use my punches and I don't have to do a lot of cutting by hand. The bird in the  'Two-Step Bird' punch is so versatile. I find myself reaching for it often in my creating....

I know I've been using the 'Newsprint' DSP in many of my cards...but I just LOVE it!!

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Newsprint DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock, Basic Black striped grosgrain ribbon, Antique Brads, 1/4" Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, Two-Step Bird punch, Basic Pearls, Victoria Crochet Trim, "I Heart Hearts" stamp set, "Artistic Etchings" stamp set, Top Note Bigz Die cut and the Square Lattice embossing folder.