Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some card play tonight - farewell dear Serene Snowflakes

As of Monday this set will no longer be available.  I will miss this gorgeous set! It is in the Holiday Mini Catalog and it will leave the product line to make way for the new Occaisions mini coming Tuesday!  If you have items you were dreaming of from the Holiday Mini, make sure to let me know by Monday so I can order them for you!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Colors: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Some sneak peeks

So, within a few short days 2 new catalogs will be in many of your hands!  I've had mine for about 6 weeks now and had some 'toys' for a couple of weeks.  I just got around to playing with them!  Here are some fun cards using some new products coming out next Tuesday!  These are some cards we will be making at my Stamp-a-stack on January 16th.  If you can come, let me know!

Stamps:  With All My Heart
Colors:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Spiral punch, Crystal effects, Cottage Wall DSP, texture plates

Stamps:  5th Ave Floral, Whimsical Words
Colors:  Summer Sun, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive
Accessories:  Old Olive ribbon,Scallop Trim border punch, Scallop Trim corner punch, Wide Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Oval punch

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

12 Days of Christmas - Day 12

The last day… it has been fun sharing things with you the past week and a half and hard to believe that it is truly the LAST day! So, I picked some quick easy gifts for those people who you didn’t MEAN to forget. As my gift to you, I am going to give you a quick tutorial of how to make the post-it holder!

There are 2 post–it holders that are super simple to make. And a quick Kit Kat snowman that takes almost no time and just punches (1 1/4” square punch, Word Window punch, Boho Blossoms punch, both tag punches).

Post-It Holder

Whisper White cardstock – 7 3/8” x 3 1/4”
Gable Green cardstock – 1” x 3 1/8”
Whisper White scraps
Gable Green ink
Apricot Appeal ink
Circle Circus stamp set
Scallop circle punch
1 1/4” circle punch
3/4” circle punch
Sticky Strip tape

With the 7 3/8” side on the top of your trimmer, score your Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/8”, 3 1/2” and 3 7/8”. The 3 1/8” piece is the front of your holder.

Choose a couple of stamps from the stamp set to randomly stamp on the entire cover. Now fold on your score lines; to get a crisp fold, I recommend using a bone folder. Fold on the center line (the 3 1/2”) and with your scissors cut a slit 1” from the bottom from the side fold to the next fold line. Repeat this from the top. This makes the slit necessary to hold the pen.

Open up the holder and on the long back portion (the 3 7/8”) place 2 strips of Sticky Strip on the top 1” and the bottom 1”, leaving the center without any tape. Remove the adhesive and stick the folded section down. Pop out your center section that did not have any tape and you have your pen holder.

For the cover, tape down the 1” piece of Gable Green in the center. Take the scalloped circle in the Circle Circus set and stamp it once in Gable Green and once in Apricot Appeal. Punch out the 3/4” circle first out of the Apricot Appeal, then punch the scalloped circle. Punch out a 1 1/4” from the Gable Green. Layer these medallions on top of each other and using a dimensional stick to the Gable Green strip.

Now you just need to use Sticky Strip to adhere your post-it pad to the inside and slip your pen in the holder

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

12 Days of Christmas – Days 8, 9, 10

Ok, so I had the last day of school before winter break, Nathan came home, and life was insane!  So – you get a three-fer!  LUCKY YOU.  Here are 3 pages from a gift I am making – it will obviously be late for Christmas!  It is using the new software that Stampin’ Up offers – My Digital Studio.  You really NEED it!
2010 calendar_2-001This is the cover of the gift.  The next 2 are pages inside.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

12 Days of Christmas – Day 7

I received lots of fun goodies this week at school, so I made some quick little (yes, they are only 3 inches!) Thank You cards using the Stampin’ Up! Thank You embosslit that is on special this week.  It was quite fun to make them.  It is almost magic when you pull out the die and open it up and find a tiny little cut AND embossed embellishment.  002 [1600x1200]

Enjoy this one!  I’ll be posting a new embosslit I just got in a ‘toy box’ yesterday

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12 Days of Christmas – DAY 6

So, today I share some little coaster calendars that I made for a mini craft fair a co-worker and I did in our little space at the school I work at.  They are really simple and cheap! Enjoy them!001

They use my favorite stamp so far -CIRCLE CIRCUS!
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12 Days of Christmas – Day 5

I am posting 2 cards today since they are out of my house after today.  I coordinated a card making evening at church to make Thank You cards for our local Ronald McDonald House.  The ladies made a total of 50 cards that night!  It was fun.  Here are the 2 cards: 003 002

Here are a couple of pictures of the ladies working on them - 063 064

12 Days of Christmas –- Day 4

For this day I decided to spotlight the calendar we made at the calendar class last weekend.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

12 Days of Christmas – Day 3

So, today my posting is actually my NEW blog header!  I made it using the new My Digital Studio software.  I have to admit I am slightly addicted to it!  It is so amazing to created so many digital crafts!  It really would make some crafter VERY happy to get it for Christmas!  If you want to order one for someone special (yes that can be YOU TOO!) in order to get it on time for Christmas, I need your order by Dec 15. 

If you want to know more, contact me! 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Cards – DAY 2

Here is today’s card. I used a favorite stamp of mine, Patterned Pines (hostess stamp) and a NEW PRODUCT coming out in January. It is a new border punch and a new corner punch. 019
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Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Christmas cards – DAY 1

So, on a group I belong to, we are challenged to create a card a day – so I shared one that I made last weekend – it is my favorite card from last weekend!  Enjoy it – and watch for upcoming cards.  I will be giving you some sneak peeks into some new stamps coming in January!!!!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Year-round Fun with the Ornament Punch

Yesterday I had a few wonderful ladies over for my Ornament Punch class. We had a great time making fun things with the soon to be gone Stampin’ Up! Ornament Punch.  These ideas were CASED from many talented stampers online- thank you!

If you want to order one of these great punches, time is almost out!  It will disappear January 5th; you can contact me to order one for yourself.


  • Fun flowers using Designer Series Paper and the coordinating stamp set Delightful Decorations. 

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  • I felt like a kid making the pinwheels with more Designer Series Paper.   The quality is so nice.  Not as thick as cardstock, but much thicker than most patterned papers.



  • Two little punch friends ---



  • A fun birthday card with hardly any stamping.


  • I think this last card was the favorite!  I know it is MINE!


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Sunday, November 1, 2009

A couple of Cards to share

I had a super busy couple of weeks and couldn’t share any photos  Here’s a quick one to share.  I’ll post more later.

100_7810 This one uses :

Paper and Ink: Handsome Hunter, YoYo Yellow and Rich Razzleberry

Stamps: Delightful Decorations and Heard it From the Heart

Accessories: Lace Border Punch, Ornament Punch

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Christmas Card Workshop

Christmas Card Workshop

Saturday, Nov 7   10:00 am


Friday, Nov 13 6:00 pm


R.S.V.P by Thursday Nov 6


Come and make 16 cards ready to mail.  You will make 8 different designs -2 of each. Cost is $20.  If you want to add on the coordinating stamp set, I need to know that by Saturday, Oct 31 so I can order it for you to be here for your workshop.


Included in the price is:

  • Merry Moments DSP
  • envelopes
  • embellishments
  • class instructions so you can replicate the cards later
  • personal instruction
  • chances to win prizes including Hostess Benefits, Stamp sets, and more!
  • snacks


The Merry Moments paper pack includes 12 sheets of paper (6 double sided designs, 2 of each sheet)

Merry Moments Designer Series Paper

You may also add-on the following coordinating stamp set to your class:

  • Tree Trimmings             $14.95


Tree Trimmings stamp set


Sunday, October 11, 2009

a special treat for my breast cancer survivor friends, those fighting and those who lost

I created this card to celebrate those who are touched by Breast Cancer.


  • Hope Happens
  • Extreme Elements
  • Ribbon of Hope


  • Pretty in Pink
  • Pixie Pink


  • Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Camera woes

So, my camera is waiting for a replacement part for my charger, so I can't take any new photos. So, I thought I would share some cards I made from last month that never made it to my blog. Enjoy!
The first card uses a set in the Holiday Mini - Twick or Tweet. The colors I used are Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant. I also cut out the card with the Scallop Circle Bigz Die.
This card is one of my favorite holiday cards. I love the subtleness of the colors. I used Night of Navy, Sage Shadow and Bordering Blue. The stamp is one from the new Hostess set in the Holiday Mini - Patterned Pines. I love how much the lace border punch adds to the card.
This last sample was using the Pumkpin Patch set from the new Holiday Mini. I have had so much fun with it. I will take photos and show you the many things you can do with this set later. The colors were a much calmer pallet than the typical - I used Apricot Appeal and Garden Green. I love how Stampin' Up! has punches that layer so well. I used actually 3 punches for the greeting; Designer Label, Word Window and Modern Label.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

color challenge #62

This combination would be great for Halloween. I’ll see what I come up with today!

What can YOU create?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Color Challenge Results

I really like how the cards came out. This one was for the chocolate chip, more than mustard, regal rose, and old olive. I used the Medallion stamp (LOVE IT!)

This other card was for the other color challenge using Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede. It was calling Christmas to me. I used the new set Delightful Decorations and the new Ornament punch.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Color Challenges of the week

The first one is a great fall combination.I think this screams CHRISTMAS to me! So, watch for my ideas using these great colors.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My color challenge card

Here is the card I put together with the color challenge.  I always try to think outside the box with stamps and punches to get them to go further.  I saw the ornament punch and thought to myself that it looked a bit like a kissing fish; so here he is.
I used Delightful Decorations and the Ornament Punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog and the fins were made with the 5 petal punch.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Color Throwdown #60

Here are the chosen colors. I really like this combo! I can’t wait to get to my creative space to make something! GO and do one yourself!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Challenges from today

Here is my card for the first color challenge -

Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa

I used 2 of the new stamp sets in the mini; Pumpkin Patch and Greatful Greetings. I also used a texture plate on the Pumpkin Pie and inked on top of it to add some dimension.

The second card is for the other color challenge -

Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay.

This card also used a stamp in the new Holiday Mini, Serene Snowflakes and Teeny Tiny Wishes from the main idea book. This is a great card to show versatility in the stamp sets - this does not have to be thought of as a 'snowflake' set!

Remember to always think outside the box when it comes to stamps! You can create endlessly.

Color Challenges

I have 2 color challenges for you today. The first one is a fall combination -

The second is a fabulous combination that makes me smile - I think I see some Holiday cards coming in this combination.
I will post some samples later today. GO CREATE!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Club Cards

These are the cards I demo'd today at my stamp club. They were all so fun to show and as usual it was great to be with fabulous creative friends!

This one uses a hostess set, Asian Artistry. The colors I used are Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery and Brocade Blue. This one also featured the photo corner punch.

This one is from the set Trendy Trees. The colors are Old Olive, Pumkpin Pie, Baroque Burgundy, and Basic Black. I used lots of punches on this one too; round tab, spiral, word window, and the designer label.

This one is from the 5th Ave Floral set. The colors are Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery and Lovely Lilac.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Some Asian Artistry Cards

At first when I saw this set, I wasn't completely convinced I loved it. But the more I dazed upon it, I fell in love! I can see so many possibilities with this gentle watercolor style stamp. I hope you enjoy the cards!