Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Small Wonder Card

This little card is a sample from Stampin' Up! What a beauty. Spring is coming and birds are chirping! I love this color combo.

Spring Song
Whimsical Words
Bermuda Bay card stock
Not Quite Navy card stock
Whisper White card stock
Thoroughly Modern Designer Series paper
Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Elementary Ribbon Originals
Large Oval punch
Oval Scallop punch
Blender pens

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Couple of Baby Pages

Here are a couple more baby pages. At this rate I may not be done before her wedding. I wanted to finish by the time she graduated from high school...alas, I missed that deadline. I will just have to keep at it. There is a bad glare on the photos, sorry. It is hard to take pictures in my dark basement.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mini Milk Cartons

I have made several milk cartons without the new die cut from Stampin' Up! but I have to say this is much faster than my old way. It is also smaller but it is so cute that I don't mind the smaller size. Plus, it is less expensive than so many of the XL dies. This is in the Occasions mini and lists for only 32.95. What a bargain. Anyway, I was playing with it and the Yummy Sweet Pea DSP from the mini and came up with these. My daughter-in-law is wanting to do a safari type party for my soon to be 1 year old grandson. I think these will make cute little party favors!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Scrapbooking is Way Behind

I am showing a couple of pages from my latest scrapbook. This is my youngest child and she is now 19 years old. Anyway, scrapbooking was not the rage then that it is now. So, I have to look through my old photos and play catch-up. I didn't have a camera in my hand all the time and film was always a pain to me! So, all I can do is scrap what I have. Here are a couple of masterpieces. As you can see I am much more into cards and gifts than scrapbooking. I have always been crafty and in these photo's you can see what I was doing back then. Her clothes were hand smocked and sewn by me. Yes, even the christening gown.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Hubby card

This is the card I decided to make for my DH this year. I saw it posted somewhere else (sorry I can't remember) and altered it to make it mine. I had this yummy DSP called To the Nines Specialty and wanted to use it. This was another quick and easy card. I used Sahara Sand for the card and the sentiment. The inks I used were Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow. I then just punched different sized circles and used all the pieces. My husband is a very "plain" kind of guy. I think he will love it. Today is his 50th birthday! Happy Birthday Mike!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cute Cupcake

Look at this cute cupcake! It was embellished using products by Stampin' Up! It looks good enough to gobble right up. See all the details here.

  • Eggcoutrements*
  • Spring Floral Stampin' Around wheel*


  • Bashful Blue card stock
  • So Saffron card stock
  • Whisper White card stock


  • Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad


  • Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Linen thread
  • Sherbet Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Extra Large Fancy Flower punch*
  • 1" Circle punch
  • Bamboo skewers

*From 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Christmas in our Hearts #3

Here is a beautiful example of a cute Christmas card featuring the Build-a-Bear stamps and a punched window. This was done by a fellow demonstrator,Rosina Petrella, and posted as inspiration for demo's and others. Enjoy!

Beary Best Friends(set of 6; item 118052)
Always Artichoke card stock
Basic Black card stock
Creamy Caramel card stock
Real Red card stock
Whisper White card stock
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
White Uni-ball Signo gel pen
Accessories & Tools
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
Medium window sheets
Scallop Circle punch
1-1/4" Square punch
Sizzix Big Shot
Snowflake #2 Originals die

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Red, White and Black

These are my 19 year old daughters favorite colors! You just can't go wrong with this combination! I used several sets to make this card. I used parts from A Beautiful Thing, Enjoy Every Moment, Friends 24-7 and Wow Flowers. I also used the new Extra Large 2-step bird punch. I punched the bird out in Real Red and the branch with Old Olive. I think it turned out rather well.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tooting My Own Horn

Well, I don't get to do this much but here goes. Stampin' Up! used one of my cards in making their new video on Bow Making! I was excited when they contacted me by email to ask "permission" to use my card. This is the card they showed. I had given one to Stampin' Up! when I went for their regional in Chattanooga in the fall. I waited anxiously to see if they did and well, I saw it on Thursday. It took me until today to decide to post it but it is a great video on bow tying. I hope you will enjoy it. My card shows up at about the half-way point in the video. Click here to see it and let me know what you think!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Another Easel Card

I love these easel cards. They are a lot easier than you might think! So, I used Rich Razzleberry for the main part of the card. I added a layers of the Crushed Curry and Whisper White. I stamped the flowers and the sentiment from the stamp set called Upsy Daisy. I love that set. It is an easy one to make cards with and it would also make some awesome backgrounds for scrapbooking.I used the Wonderful Wings embosslit for the butterflies and added a few beads to make the antennae. Well, too bad I got the main sentiment crooked. But as my friend Elizabeth says..."Perfect is Yucky!"

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friends 24-7

Today is my 29th wedding anniversary. We always joke that we got married for love and stay married for spite! Actually, we are very much in love and it seems to get better and better all the time. We are going to the Keys in Florida next week to celebrate and do some scuba diving!
I CASED this card from Mary Jo Albright and I loved it so much that I did not change a thing!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

DSP Card

This is one of those rare square cards that I sometimes make. I wanted to use this scalloped circle and so I had to make the card square to accommodate it. I also used my circle scissors cutter with the glass mat. It works wonderfully, I don't know what I have been afraid of! Any way, I am using up "retired DSP" so I used the Bashful Blue from the last catalog and some of the Night and Day from the Holiday mini. I hope this one is in the new big catalog. I added a playground button and several crimped circles crushed to make the flower on the front. No room for a sentiment so I guess it will be an all occasion card. I will have to mail it in a padded envelope or give it by hand.

Friday, March 19, 2010

You Mean the World to Me Note

You know that Stampin' Up! is always on the forefront of helping others in need. Well, when the major earthquake hit Haiti they jumped in with a $2 donation from the sell of every I (Heart) Hearts stamp set. They were able to raise $27,000 for this great effort thanks to you and others who bought the special stamp set. Thanks!

Here is a great card made using that stamp set.
I {Heart} Hearts(set of 8; item 117010 (w) or 118571 (c))
Real Red card stock: 1"x 1"
Whisper White card stock: three at 3" x 3"
Hugs Sending Love Notes
Rectangle glassine envelopes
Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
Linen thread
Playground Designer buttons
Chat Room Rub-Ons
Stampin' Dimensionals
Heart to Heart punch
1. Apply Chat Room Rub-On to Hugs Sending Love Note using wooden stick included in Rub-Ons assortment.
2. Adhere Real Red card stock square to center of Hugs Note.
3. Stamp triple heart image in Bashful Blue, Old Olive, and Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock pieces.
4. Punch out image using Heart to Heart punch.
5. Adhere gridline hearts to Hugs Note using Stampin' Dimensionals, and set remaining hearts aside for use on a different project.
6. Tie linen thread through Real Red button, and adhere button to Hugs Note.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Simply Said card

This was a quick and easy card. I cut the whisper white to be 6 x 6 then scored it at the 3" mark. This makes it a 3 x 6 card that fits in a plain white envelope like you get at the drug store. I used some of the Razzleberry DSP and Rich Razzleberry cardstock for the background. Then I punched the eyelet border and added it to the front. I stamped the heart 3 times and colored it with the Rich Razzleberry marker. Punched with the 2 square punches that go together so nicely. I then tied one on...a ribbon that is and I was done. This card took 10 minutes or less to make.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Tree is a Thing of Beauty

I love, love, love the Lovely as a Tree and the Le jardin Botanique stamp sets. I will surely be sad when those sets retire. I think all of my customers have at least on of these sets and also love it. It is so versatile. Here is another example of a beautiful card done with Le Jardin Botanique. If you don't have this set, the single tree in the other set would work just as well. The stripe was done with the Solid Stripe single stamp found in the current mini catalog. I love the single color simplicity of this card. I think it is very manly but could easily go either way.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In Praise of Pink

What a cutie this one is. And so simple. See all the ingredients/supplies needed below and get to scrapping!

Baroque Motifs(set of 6; item 113490)
Lovely Letters(set of 30; item 115030)
Naturals White card stock: 3" x 3"
Pretty in Pink card stock: 8" x 8"
Regal Rose card stock: 6-1/2" x 3-3/4"
Rose Red card stock: two at 3" x 3"
Kaleidoscope Designer Series paper: 1-1/4" x 3-1/2"; 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Pretty in Pink Craft Stampin' Pad
Rose Red Craft Stampin' Pad
Real Red Stampin' Write marker
Accessories & Tools
Sherbet Designer buttons
Laughter and Love Rub-Ons
Stampin' Dimensionals
Color Spritzer Tool
Curly Label punch
1-1/4" Circle punch
1-3/8" Circle punch
3/16" Corner Rounder punch

Monday, March 15, 2010

Coffee Cup Gift

How could you ever go wrong with a gift of chocolate? You couldn't! Why not dress up a cute little cup or 2 to have on hands for quick pick-me-up gifts for your friends!

Things I Love set
Cameo Coral card stock
Real Red card stock
Whisper White card stock
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
VersaMark pad
Accessories & Tools
Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss powder
White Stampin' Emboss powder
Whisper White 5/8" organza ribbon
Chocolate Chip 3/8" taffeta ribbon
Natural hemp twine
Stampin' Dimensionals
Scallop Circle punch
1-1/4" Circle punch
1" Circle punch
Red enamel espresso cup

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sale-a-Bration Friend to Friend Card

Sale-a-Bration is almost over and I hope you have been able to get lots of FREE goodies. If not, it is not too late to log in here on my website and order away! Here is a card that I made that was inspired by a card by Fran. Fran has been a recent Artisan Winner with Stampin' Up! and she always does nice stuff.

I changed my colors to the In colors and did slightly different stamps from the Sale-A-Bration set called Good Neighbors. This will make a great "pick-me-up" card for a friend I know.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ruffled Flower

I saw this on Patty Bennett's blog and just had to try it. It has been another rainy week here in Atlanta and I am so much looking forward to (dare I say it) yard work and flowers! Anyway, here I was wishing for spring and so I hopped over to her blog and watched this simple video tutorial and this is the first flower that I made! I came home from work today and made it into this card. It is simple and attractive. I used:
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock. I used Real Red and Chocolate Chip inks. I also used Pretty in Pink DSP and a chocolate corduroy button. The sentiment and butterfly are from the Dreams du Jour stamp set.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Itty Bitty Basket

We also made this itty bitty basket on Tuesday night. We used the Scallop Square with paper from the wonderful Welcome Neighbor Sale-a-Bration designer paper stack. Just cut the square, score every 3 indentions until it looks like a Tic-Tac-Toe board. Then, cut one side from edge to middle on all 4 sides. Fold together, tape and add a handle. Clear as mud??!! Well, I guess it pays to be here! We then used the cute little bunny from the current mini and stamped him with versamark, then used the Heat and Stick powder, embossed, and then flocked with the "old" Beary Brown flocking from Stampin' Up! WE added the pretty ribbon to the bunny and used dimensionals to add it to the basket. Just add candy and deliver. Too cute, huh?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My First Flower Brooch

I have finally gotten around to opening my Big Shot XL Flower Folds and so I made a brooch like Shelli wore! I went to a couple of stores last week and asked for decorator samples. The first store looked at me like I had 3 heads. So, I had to get my courage up and go to another store. I went in and they said they did not have any but would take my name and number and call if they got any. (Why was I skeptical?) After that I had to go home. The next day they called! I was surprised and thrilled. I went by there today and they had 2 boxes loaded up for me. I quickly came home and made 2 identical brooches. Here is the one I wore to church tonight. This is a fun and economical project (especially since the fabrics were free!)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Going Green

Everyone seems to be Irish on or about the 17th of March. This little card is so cute I just had to show it. I know we are not all Irish but hey, it is fun to "pinch" everyone. I know I will be wearing green somewhere that day!

Aren't the colors of this card striking? The first layer is Garden Green and the top layer is Pumpkin Pie. Of course, the shamrock was made using the new Embosslits Heart die. The sentiment is from the very versatile stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes. We used the white uni-ball pen to make the white lines and dots. So cute! We made a card like this last night at my stampers group and made the shamrock be a pin that could be worn.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Praying for You card

I don't know about you but I can never seem to have too many of these kind of cards. Praying for you cards are so versatile. They can be used for any kind of moment, not just the sad ones and I think they are appreciated anytime! Stock up on yours now and let people know that you are not only thinking of them but that you have prayed for them. What a blessing.

The colors used here are Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happiness Always

Here is a quick and easy card I stamped up after I finished my room the other day. I used the wonderful 72 page 6x6 pad of designer papers that is FREE during Sale-a-Bration and cut it to make the front of the card. I then used the In Color ink Bermuda Bay ans stamped the sentiment from the Heard From the Heart stamp set. I added it to the front of the Bermuda Bay card and ta da! A very simple card.

Remember, there are only 3 weeks left to take advantage of all this wonderful Sale-a-Bration freebies. Order now via my website or even better...let's do a party!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Masculine Birthday Cards

Well, I just had my first Monday night of the month sending out birthday and anniversary cards to the good folks I worship with every week. It is a fun time to make, sign and send out cards. I join several other ladies to do this and we just have fun. My daughter-in-law and 4 year old granddaughter have now joined us. Sometimes the cards are not perfect, but hey, we are not Hallmark, we are regular people making handmade cards. This is our most recent masculine card. I like to call them the "manly-man" cards.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Simply Adorned Line

Our Simply Adorned line beautifully combines the best of two worlds: stamping and jewelry! We designed our Simply Adorned charms to hold a creation you design yourself, making your jewelry truly unique.

Simply Adorned charms are lockets--they open up so you can insert your custom stamped image. The Charming stamp set, along with Rub-Ons, glitter, ribbons, and other embellishments, can help you create your unique charm insert. And don't forget that you can embellish the chains with ribbon, felt flowers . . . the possibilities are endless! The frame surrounds tempered beveled glass on the front and flat glass on the back. Because there's glass on both sides of the charm, you can display an image on one side or both. You can create a custom heirloom piece that you'll never want to change, or you can swap artwork in and out, depending on your mood and your wardrobe.

And although we designed Simply Adorned charms to be jewelry, they also make delightful key chains or Christmas tree ornaments. Insert a stamped image or photo of your loved ones, tie a ribbon through the clasp, and you're done!

FYI, you can order any of these products any time, 24/7 via my website.

Friday, March 5, 2010

My Stamp Room and Sanity are Restored

After the flood (broken pipes), virus and snow days I have finally finished my room...And just in time because I have a Bible school workshop in Mississippi on Saturday. I had to finish that BIG project so I could do my next one. I seem to work best with deadlines! Anyway, a few photos.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Big Shot Wow!

Today I am posting a project I found on the demonstrators website. It is so cute. It uses no stamps, ink or cardstock but it is a real Wow! Take a look!


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  • Corduroy button
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die
  • Fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • Ponytail elastic

  1. Die cut 10 large scallop circles using Big Shot and Scallop Circles #2 Bigz die. Cut off eight of the scallops from each scallop circle. Gather together across the flat side about 1/4" from edge, gathering all ten circles on the same double-thread. Tie off.
  2. Die cut 10 small scallop circles using Big Shot and Scallop Circles #2 Bigz die. Gather the circles across three of the scallops on the same double-thread. Tie off.
  3. To cover Corduroy button, die cut a small scallop circle, then cut off all scallops. Gather the fabric around the edge, place button in the middle, then gather up threads and tie off.
  4. Attach ponytail elastic to back, then sew through all layers of fabric (including fabric around button), so fabric layers are connected to elastic.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Little Leprechaun

Remember last year, the leprechaun pins I made. This year I am doing a cute little Big Shot leprechaun box. I got the idea from Heather on a punch challenge on the LNS site. The colors used are Garden Green, Blush Blossom, ReallyRust, Whisper White, Basic Black and Yo Yo Yellow. We will be making this cute project next month at my Big Shot class.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Weather "What-What" for Today

Well, yesterday I had the top down on my car and wore flip-flops all day. Look at today's weather! What a change. Tomorrow will probably be a heat wave. Needless to say, my classes for tonight will be cancelled. My Jonquils are saying...what the what? Personally, I am tired of the gray days and ready for a little sunshine!