Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Beautiful New Class - Read All About It!

Do you confidently tie perfect bows? Put your bow woes behind you! Once you learn the tricks to create these five fabulous bows, you’ll be tying bows like a pro! Bows can add that perfect detail to cards, scrapbook pages, d├ęcor, 3-D projects, and gift items. This tutorial is designed to fulfill your quest for perfect bows for projects of all types. No more tying yourself into knots over tying bows!
Date:  Sunday, August 28th 3 PM, My Home, $25
RSVP by August 25th to me by comment or by email.
In this class, you will make:
·         One purse style card box
·         Four coordinating cards
·         Five bow tying techniques

This project features the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper along with the Four Frames, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The rich colors and bold graphic designs create rich and elegant projects that are perfectly embellished with five different bows. Grab your ribbon and join in the bow boutique fun, you’ll be glad you did when you have bow making all tied up!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Create with Connie and Mary - CCMC 160

Well, as you may have figured out I love playing with challenges. I think I would do them all the time if I didn't have to work, clean house, take care of grandchildren and family! Any way, today I am playing along again. I haven't played in a while because I have been too busy doing all those other things. The challenge today is a design challenge. You can see it here or at their blog. Now here is my interpretation of the challenge. I love these colors...Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White.

Other supplies used: Whisper White Organza ribbon, Fabulous Florets and Happy Greetings stamp sets.

Friday, July 29, 2011

My First Ribbon Rose

You know my style is CAS (clean and simple) and this card was one that I had seen and wanted to make because it is simple and elegant in its simplicity. I had to make a ribbon rose to make it and this was my first attempt at one. It turned out well enough that I figured I could share it with you all.

Supplies Used:
Very Vanilla card stock, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Early Expresso ink, Oval All stamp set, Very Vanilla seam binding and Pretty in Pink satin ribbon. The Certainly Celery ribbon is retired but added that certain umph!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cracked Glass Card

 Close up of the cracked piece.
I love the cracked look of this card. The more glaze you use and the longer it is frozen the better it cracks.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Technique - C is for Cracked Glass

All you need for this technique is lots of glassy glaze and versamark and a freezer.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas in July Cards

Last card for this class. I hope you have enjoyed viewing them half as much as I enjoyed making and sharing them with you.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July Cards - Only 5 months until Christmas!

Whoa! Kind of sobering to realize that Christmas will be here in only 5 months. Time to get a move on those Christmas cards and projects. I can help. Ask me how.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas in July Cards

For the next couple of days I will be posting the cards that we made at our Christmas in July event. We made 5 great cards and I already posted one a few days ago as a sneak peek. Here is the next card. If you need more details, email me and I will gladly share.

Christmas in July Cards

Another card for our class. I am sorry if you missed it. You can always contact me and we can book a party with your friends a do a featured card.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Clearly For You

I missed another convention...There is always next year! Anyway, I have been trying to get some sneak peeks from convention boards and here is a card I tweaked from one that I saw posted somewhere.

I also wanted to show you a great way to save card stock. In today's economy we have to pinch pennies everywhere and here is an idea for your card making pennies.  See the black behind the vanilla piece? I used the middle of it to punch my scalloped oval. See the photo's here.

Supplies used:   Clearly for You stamp set, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla card stock, 1st Edition DSP, Crumb Cake and StazOn Black inks, Oval and Scallop Oval punches, Black 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, the Framed Tulip embossing folder and the very mini brads seen on page 199 in the new catty.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blowing Bubbles Card

Here is the card we did we blowing bubbles. This is another really fun card. Yes, I know fish do not blow bubbles but I couldn't resist.
This card reminds me of the old Don Knotts movie "The Incredible Mr. Limpett."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Technique - B is for Blowing Bubbles

This is always fun! Great for kids at school or church. Finally a chance to blow bubbles and not get in trouble!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How About a Quick and Cute Baby Card?

I happen to know about 10 young women who are expecting babies in the next couple of months. I don't know about you but I can always use a simple and easy to duplicate baby card. This one fits the bill!

Supplies Used:  Fox and Friends stamp set, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock, Just Add Cake DSP, Peach Parfait and Bashful Blue inks, 1 3/4" circle, 1 3/4" scallop circle, corner punch and Curly Label punches. I also used my Big Shot to make the Scalloped Square card by just punching on 3 sides and leaving the folded side uncut.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Strength and Hope

Just a quick card to help you keep in mind the fundraiser stamp set that Stampin' Up! is promoting to help raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This stamp set will only be available until August 31st. It is only found in the current mini catalog.
Supplies Used:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla card stock, Tempting Turquoise and Regal Rose inks, Regal Rose ribbon and Twill Tape. Stamps used are Strength and Hope and Sincere Salutations.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July Card Class & Sneak Peek

I just wanted to post a quick reminder that my Christmas in July card class is this Saturday, the 23rd of July at 10 a.m. at my home. We will be making 2 each of 5 different Christmas cards for only $20. What a great way to get a jump start on making your own cards this year! I will supply the ideas and a supply list to my attendees so that you can order just what you need to make those cards. Please RSVP so I do not have to scramble and cut more at the last minute. Also, if you cannot attend but want the cards, the cost to you will be $25 and I will make a stack for you. This is one of the cards we will be making this year.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thomas the Tank card

I have a very special patient/client who is turning 3 this week. He is soooo cute and soooo smart. Anyway, he loves his Thomas the Tank toys and video's and he is having a Thomas party this week. I feel very blessed to know this family and especially this little boy. My family was invited to his party and so I wanted to make a special card for him. This is my Thomas made with punches, cuts and one stamp.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Gift for a Friend

I was walking through a big box store yesterday shopping for last minute supplies for Camp Hickory at my church (ok, I was just asked to do a group on the 5th) and I saw a simple frame that had a design on it with a bow in the corner. I thought, "I could do that." And I did. This is for my great friend who teaches chorus to middle schoolers. God bless her! In case you are looking, yes, Theresa, this is for you.

I used the recently retired Newsprint DSP along with the Real Red 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon and a vintage brad. The wooden frame came from my stash of good stuff.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Card for Acetate Smackin'

Here is the card that we made to go with the A technique. I kept all the cards fairly simple so as to not overwhelm anyone and to be able to get finished in a timely manner.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Technique - A is for Acetate Smackin'

I have decided to blog my recently finished Technique Book with the technique page and then projects to go with the technique. I am going to make this my Wednesday post each week until I am finished...should be about 26 weeks. Feel free to CASE away. I have done this book twice with my regulars and have had great success!

I did it in ABC order and some of the colors, stamp sets etc... may be retired but you can just use a substitute! My booklet was done in the 6x6 format. The first go-round I did one letter each month and charged $10 per class. The 2nd time I did 2 letters per month.

First I am showing A for Acetate Smackin'

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Last Card...

This is the last card we made at our Birthday Stamp-a-Stack. This one features the new Pennant Punch from the big catalog. I also used the Brights DSP stack.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Card # 3 from Birthday Class

Have the other cards impressed you? Well, here is another one. Enjoy! Masculine yes, but I like it too!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Stamp-a-Stack Birthday card #2

Here is another of the cards we made. Did you miss them? I can send you a stack for $20 plus shipping. Just drop me a line with your snail mail address and show me the money!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Christmas Catalog CASE

I am playing along with Gretchen's catalog case challenge today so this is the first card I CASED. You can see her challenge here and it is open to anyone. I am starting to think Christmas so my card that I cased can be found on page 43 in the new catalog and here is my photo of it.

Now, here is my CASE of this card.

Supplies: Soft Suede, Bravo Burgundy and Naturals Ivory card stock.
Ink: More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories:Victoria crochet trim, Big Shot, Top Note die
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem

Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack Card #1

This is one of the great cards we made at our stamp-a-stack on Saturday. Everyone who made it had a great time and are looking forward to coming back in a couple of weeks to make Christmas cards. If you missed this one plan to be here on the 23rd for Christmas in July stamp-a-stack. We will meet here at 10 a.m. and again make 10 cards for only $20.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Using Scraps to Make Cards

Do you have any left over DSP or any scraps??? I know I have a whole drawer full of scraps. I always try to use those first but they seem to be multiplying anyway. This card gives you a quick and simple sketch for using those scraps. Supplies used: Peach Parfait, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock, Just Add Cake DSP and the stamp is from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes.

Don't forget, we are making birthday cards this Saturday here at my home at 10 AM. See the post here for more info.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

For All You Do

I was playing around on my Pampered Stampers site and found a video showing this quick and simple card and so I made it. It was simple and I love all the torn pieces. I used For All You Do with Certainly Celery, Bright DSP, Whisper White card stock/paper. The inks are Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight inks.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack

My annual birthday card stamp-a-stack is this Saturday, July 9th at 10 AM here at my home in Marietta, GA. We will be making 10 cards, 2 of each design for only $20. I am adding a sneak peek photo for your drooling pleasure. All the cards will be made using stamp sets and DSP from the current mini or the new catalog. RSVP by calling 678-910-9891. If you cannot be here, I can stamp them for you for the same price or get 1 of each for only $12.

I got a RAK!

I recently joined a group of stampers called VC Rocks. Now, I have been way too busy to play with them yet but I received this card from Diane Clark-Sutton. Thanks Diane! I love all the bright colors, the DSP and the matching stamp set. What a fun card to get or send.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2-4-6-8 Box

I haven't made one of these little boxed in a while and so I made this one using a piece of Brights DSP. If you have never done one and want to know how, email me and I will send you the directions or better yet, let's book a party and do one there! I used the Create a Cupcake stamp set using Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Old Olive inks/markers. This is a fun one because it features a punch to punch out all the elements.

Just add little treats and it make a great party favor or gift for a friend or co-worker.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stamping 411 Challenge 210

I am playing with this challenge today. Got to keep those juices flowing! I made another clean and simple (CAS) card that turned out to be a great masculine card. I can never have too many of those...they are always a challenge for me. I used Pocket Silouettes along with Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock. The DSP is newly retired but it worked so I used it. Check out the great vintage trinkets. Have a great day and I will be talking to you again soon.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

CCMC157 - Sketch Challenge

It's time again to play with Connie and Mary. Their sketch's always challenge me to "make-up" my own cards and not rely on CASEing. So today it is this sketch.

I kept my simple and did not try to flip it or anything this week. I used the stamp sets of Circle Circus and Curly Cute. My card is Saffron with layers of Baja and Whisper White. Other colors used were Expresso & Pear Pizazz. I also used my Big Shot for the white background piece.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy New Catalog!

Thanks to all who came by for the Open House yesterday. I know it is the beginning of a Holiday weekend!! If you did not get to come by, I still have a few catalogs left. I know you will want to pick one up as soon as possible so drop me a line or call me (678-910-9891) and let's get a time to meet for your catalog.

Today I am showing the card we made at the Open House and it uses all 5 of the new In Colors for this year. I love their names and the colors: Lucky Limeaid, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, and Wisteria Wonder. Can't wait to get your hands on them??? You can always order 24/7 at my website at