Friday, December 31

Happy New Year!

Today is also my 2nd oldest daughters birthday! Happy Birthday Princess!
Anyway now that 2010 is on the way out I wanted to sneak in one last post. Now that the craziness is offically over I finally got a chance to stamp a little something! Shelli (Yes THE Shelli)  is having a challenge on her blog so I thought I'd give a go. I really enjoy the crinkle distressing using water & a heat tool so thats what I've done on these 2 cards. You will see lots of sneak peek stuff that will be available in just a few short days! Both cards use a new SU die that will be in the Occasions mini catalog. For card #2 I used a fabulous new flower punch to make the leaves.
Technique Info:
Card 1-Sponged all layers with Razzleberry Ink on Pale Plum cardstock then sprayed with water. Love the way the Razzleberry started to bleed. Then I crinkled layers in to tight balls heat dried a little then carefully unwrapped them & completely dried with heat tool.
Card 2- Same process minus sponging & instead of spraying with plain water I added some Soft Suede Reinker & Champagne Shimmer Paint to the spray bottle.

Sunday, December 19

Craft Faire Table

I have been really busy making items for a festival I had a table at over the weekend. Sad to say the weather was not great & my table was off the main path so the traffic to my area was extremely minimal. So I guess I've got a good jump on stuff for next year! Those that did stop by seemed to enjoy my free make n take though!  We used the new cupcake punch & stamp set to make a super simple 3x3 card. Thanks for stopping, hope you had a lovely weekend!

Oh yeah forgot to add I totally cased the snowman canybars & reindeer food from this super talented gal:  Kerry's Papercrafts  & cased the SU corkboard sign from a post I saw on Stampin Connection. Funny thing is I picked up these corkboards a couple years ago on clearance at Michaels for 90% off! Hubby tried to chuck them many times after asking many many times "What are you going to do with these?" I seem to get that question a LOT! I love when I actually use some of the stuff I have in my I might need this someday stuff. LOL! 

Sunday, December 12

Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Boxes

The SU calendar countdown kit is so fun! I wasn't crazy about the advent idea shown in the catalog but I loved the adorable little boxes so I used them to make little treats for my technique tuesday stampers. I combined a bunch of different punch art reindeers that I have seen to come up with this one.

I finally thought ahead a bit & took pictures of the punch pieces you'll need to create this reindeer.

Boxes from Candy Calendar Countdown Kit (item#120926) on pg 34 of Holiday Mini Catalog

SU Punches Needed:
Owl (Head & White for Eyes)
Snowflake (Antlers)
1 3/4 Circle (Body)
1/4 Circle (Black Eyes)
1/2 Circle (Nose & Hoofs)
Medium Oval (Muzzle)

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I sponged the crumb cake cardstock with chocolate chip ink. Also the hoofs on the mrs. I used white pen & on the mr. I snipped out the triangle. I think I like the cut out better. Anyway thanks for stopping by today & your comments are always very appreciated!

Saturday, December 11

Chocolate Butterflies

Had a chance to play along with todays inspiration challenge on SCS! I chose a brown headband that had some white flowers scattered on it. This was a very quick card & I got to use the new sale-a-bration set "Bliss"! I have another card to show you too but it will have to wait til tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 5

I Love Tags!

I have been busy making some tags & other stuff for an upcoming craft faire. Wanted to quickly share a couple. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 3

Bitty Envelope Box

I love the I Wish SS kit from last year! So sad to see it go bye bye. Anyway thought I would share a cute little box I made using 4 envelope die cuts from the Bitty Box & Envelope die. Very easy just cut out 4 of the envelopes & attach them together with the little side flaps. Thanks for stopping by today!
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Sunday, November 28

Craft Faire Fun!

I had a great weekend working a craft faire! I met some really wonderful gals & even sold a few things! Meeting new friends is always such a blessing! Anyway I wanted to share a project I made to sell at the faire.

I really like how they turned out. I made a pocket in the back for a gift card, cash, or a note by cutting another scallop circle in half. I attached it around the edge with some tombo multi glue & brads for added support. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22

Recycled Cup Lid!

I have been on this crazy "Re-Purposing" kick for a couple days & finally had a few minutes to take some photos of what I've been up to. So this is one of the things I made using a lid from a Starbucks cup! I just used my craft scissors to trim out the top of the cup & the 2 1/2" circle punch fits well inside the groove. I covered the rim with tombo multi glue & glitter.
I came up with a new punch art reindeer!!

The reindeer is made with the bird punch, word window, & the swirls scribbles die. I used the leaves from bird punch for the ears. For the nose I put a mini glue dot on a brad & dipped in the glitter. Cute?

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, November 18

Scentsy Just In Time For Christmas Shopping!

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Friday, November 12

OMGosh U Gotta B Kidding!!

Oh yes Christmas has arrived early!
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Wednesday, November 10

Sparkly Butterfly

Just a quick post. I saw this cute butterfly idea on Andrea Walfords blog & I wanted to make one for my niece's birthday card. Body starts as a word window & is hand cut. I think it came out pretty cute!  What do ya think?

Thursday, November 4

Beautifully Simple!

Sample #3 for my next SAS. I made a bunch of cards the last couple days & finally decided this was my favorite! I will post the rejects another day. It's hard to see but I sponged a bit of the champagne shimmer paint around the edges & on the image to give it a little sparkle. Nice effect in person! :)

Tuesday, November 2

Santa SAS Card

Well my birthday wish for today was to spend all day in my stamp room but with a house full of kids & hubby at work I knew that wasn't gonna happen. Anyway I did manage to photograph sample #2 for the Nov 13 Stamp a Stack. I just love this Santa image! Since its for a SAS I did a quick coloring job with markers. Markers used: Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue, Going Gray, Pretty in Pink, & Real Red.
I'll be back tomorrow with more samples. Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 1

Stamp a Stack #2 is Coming!

I think Christmas Stamp a Stacks are my favorite events! I really LOVE designing Christmas cards! Here is my first card. I was inspired by a couple cards I saw by Renee Van Stralen. She does such beautiful work! This card has a pretty shimmer spray on it but it was impossible to get it to show up in the photo. My next class is on Nov 13.  I have a few dates available for you to schedule a class just for you & your friends! Choose from SAS session 1 or 2's samples. My place or yours! Anyway stay tuned tomorrow for more Stamp a Stack samples! 

Sunday, October 31

a kitty & a card!

Had to share this picture of one of our new kittens taking a nap with the baby. It was so adorable! We got 2 little kitties a couple weeks ago & they are like having 2 more kids. There favorite thing is to sleep all day they tear through the house & play with the baby's toy all night. Its cute to see them jumping in to the stationary walker thingy & play the toy piano. One will get on top the walker & reach down through the leg holes to attack the other one. Anyway here is a card we will be making at December's Technique Tuesday!
Once in awhile I do get things done in advance! Not often but I know with the business of the holidays & girls birthdays things will get crazy quick! So anything I can accomplish ahead of time is great.

ETA: For those who have asked about how this is done I am working on a little photo tutorial.

Friday, October 29

So Challenging

I wanted to make a special card for a friend that lost her grandmother recently. So I went to check out the challenges over on Splitcoast again. This card combines the challenge to use a frame & the other one was to use DSP to paper piece something. I have a ton of retired products that I totally hoard so this challenged me to actually use some of it!
Thanks for stopping by today! Praying you have a wonderful & blessed weekend.

Monday, October 25

SCS Challenge

I made this card the other night for the featured stampers challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. I love playing along with the challenges & just haven't had any time lately so it was fun to get to make this card. Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 18

October SAS Cards

I had fun blog hopping & getting inspired to create these cards. I just love making Christmas cards! Thanks for stopping by & hope you have a blessed week!

Saturday, October 9

Oh the things you miss...

when you're laid up in the hospital all week. UGH! Trust me as soon as I heard that the clearance rack had went on steroids with over 200 fabulous items at ridiculously low prices I clicked on over & did a little damage! So if you haven't already GO check it out by clicking here!

p.s. Hopefully we will be back to our regularly scheduled program...uh blog postings soon.

Sunday, October 3

Christmas SAS is coming!

I must be having fun beacause I can't beleive how quickly this year is flying by. My sweet baby girl is already 8 months old & she is almost walking! Doctor says she is advanced. {Inset sad face here} My oldest turned 16 last month & my other 2 will be 5 & 6 in December... Can someone please hit the pause button!!! Anyway here is one of the cards for this months Stamp a Stack. We made a great card similar to this at our last demo Stamp n Chat. Thanks Janet! This is my version of her card. Did I mentioned how much I LOVE the new trim die from the holiday mini!Yesterday was filled with alot of chores & not as much card making as I hoped for but a very happy day anyway. What did you all do to celebrate Card Making Day?
Hope you are blessed & are a blessing to someone today!

Thursday, September 30

October Blog Hop!

First off let me say WELCOME! If you just came from my super talented friend Lynda's blog, she is a tough act to follow. I am almost intimidated. LOL!

Beleive it or not this card was stamped one handed, in the car (parked of course), while nursing a baby! How's that for multi tasking!! My second card I actually got to make in the happimess called my stamp room.

I tried to go a little out of my comfort zone on this one so you'll have to let me know what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by & your comments. They are always appreciated!

Now on with the show....Hop on over to my buddy Marisa's blog. She always has something super creative going on!

Wednesday, September 29

WCMD is coming!

Here is one of the cards we will be making at the World Card Making Celebration! I wanted to design a card that was very simple with an almost hand painted feel. The photo really doesn't do it justice. Hope you can stop by to join in the fun!

Wednesday, September 22

Quick Clean Up

I need to put away all my supplies from the Stamp a Stack & of course I found a few extra pieces. For a second I thought about putting them in my I'll Finish Later bin but I think I have learned my lesson so I decided to finish them now! This one is a modification from the original design. I embossed my sentiment crooked the first time so I cut that part off & tried again. Mistakes are just invitations to use a bit more imagination, right?
Here is the original:
Hope you have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, September 21

Easy & Cute!

Take a peek at another card I designed for last weekends Stamp-a-Stack. I like to try to have at least one card thats not too girly & that can be a challenge. Anyway I thought it came out cute.
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 13

Sunday Stamp a Stack

I am preparing for an upcoming stamp a stack workshop. I saw this card on splitcoast & I thought the color combo was so pretty with this stamp set I had to try it. Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, & Soft Suede.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, September 10

Another fun idea!

Here is another project idea from the IMPRINTS meeting. I had to improvise on the wreath since I couldn't get mine to look like Bevs. I think she used a little circle punch & layered a bunch but I'm not sure. Anyway I used my 1" circle & scallop circle punch to make my version.
Hope to get more projects up soon!

Tuesday, August 31

Such Fun!

I had the pleasure of attending my first IMPRINTS meeting on Saturday & I was really inspired by all of the amazingly talented gals that were there! Thanks ladies for helping me get my mojo back. I have had an infection for a couple weeks & it was seriously imparing my ability to create anything...good. I'm much better now! A BIG thankyou to Bev for hosting in your beautiful home & preparing such great projects for us to make. I had to share this cute water bottle holder idea Bev shared with us. Fun foam cut with SU dies! I did modify the closure to make it a bit more kid friendly. The original was tied with a piece of satin ribbon through the jumbo eyelets. I used a small ponytail holder & a couple of flower brads to make it easier for the kiddos.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 17

Chipboard Butterfly

Another sample for this weeks Chipboard 101 class. Covered chipboard with dsp & die cut. I added pearls & a couple of the brand new black rhinestones that are coming out in the new holiday mini catalog. The punch used for the sentiment is also in the new mini!