Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sending Love

Are you tired of this little birdie? But he is soooooo cute!  There are some awesome desgners on the web and I just can't help myself when I see one I love - I just have to make one.

Recipe -

CS - Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
DSP - Sending Love
Accessories - Corduroy Buttons Pretty In Pink, Grosgrain Ribbon Striped 1-1/4" Chocolate Chip
Punches & Tools - XL 2-step Bird, Big Shot, Embosslits Die Heart of Hearts, Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots

Bird In The Clouds With Butterflies

I was inspired by a card I found on Stampin Up's new Stampin UP Connection.  It is an exclusive site where Demos can post their projects.   I already had the white felt cut from a project that I didn't use on a previous card so this caught my eye.  It speaks of Spring to me and I am ready for it!


Stamps - Well Scripted
CS - Gable Green, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal
DSP - Patterns Pack DSP II (retired)
Classic Ink - Brocade Blue, Gable Green
Punches - Scalloped Edge, XL 2 Step Bird
Tools - Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2, Embosslits Die Beautiful Wings

I sponged Bocade Blue around the edges of the felt scalloped circle.

A Bit Of Fun

I thought I would share with you an email I just sent to my fellow demo's discussing this month's swap as I was having a bit of fun this morning.

My BS project will be the Mini Milk Carton Die. Haven't decided on the theme yet. I personally am in the mood for Easter so I wouldn't mind all Easter projects. However, I will explore other options.

I suppose I could do a Baby theme, not necessarily a Holiday idea. Hmm, that gives me an idea. I'll be right back.

March 14 is the National Saving Time Day which actually runs thru the end of November. I could do a one-layer project. Laziness comes easy to me! Note to self - clear my calendar thru November.

Then there is Spring, an event of new growth. Hmm, new growth. That's totally opposite of afore mentioned Saving Time Day. Let's keep looking.

Ooh, April Fool's Day, that could be fun. I'm thinking cards that a rabbit pops out at ya. Gotcha, gotcha, gotcha. Isn't that a song? I must have that in my music collection. Please, please let me know the title and artist.

Okay now, Deloris is getting her groove on. Need more inspiration. Feb. is Natl Adopt a Rescued Rabbit's month and so is Pull Your Sofa Off The Wall. You know those are 2 things that I would strongly suggest each of us do this month, HGTV's designer David Bromstad would be so proud of us. Would you like a rabbit for your farm? I truly think that they are one of the scariest animals God has created.

Ah ha. I have it. Spunky Old Broad's Month. ROTFLMAO.

My Dear Kind & Wonderful Friend

Don't forget to send your friends a Valentine this year!  Here is the perfect card.  It is so pretty, from the dry embossed polka dotted background, to the border, to the hearts on one side and a little heart on the opposite side to the soft and oh so pretty satin ribbon!  Great card Deb.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Easter

Thanks to Jackie Topa for this wonderful idea.


CS - Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Classic Ink - Melon Mambo
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories - XL 2 step Bird Punch, sponge
Punches - Boho Flower, Word Window, Modern Label

Valentine Greetings

The colors Rich Razzleberry and Basic Gray are a great color combo.  Love Kathy's idea of layering the leaves over the heart.  Great use of the stampin wheel also, I need to get mine out!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Valentine Please Be Mine

It was cold, cloudy and snowy today. Not a good day to be outside.  Earlier in the week I hurt my knee so I have been in a lot of pain with that.  With the weather and the shape my knee was in, I guess it was a good day to stay in.  Luckily I was inspired to create this card.  When I finished it I was so excited about how pretty it looked that I wanted to share it with someone so I called my friend Lisa.  You know you just can't describe something to someone and have them actually picture in their mind what it looks like.  I'm sure that is what will happen when she sees it here on my blog in the morning. 


CS - Rich Razzleberry, Kraft
StazOn Ink - Jet Black
Craft Ink - White
Printed Window Sheets - Clearly Thanks
DSP - Cottage Wall
Stamps - Holiday Best (Hostess Exclusive)
Accessories - Sticky Cuts Letters, Stampin Glitter, Clear Buttons, Designer Buttons Latte, Linen Thread, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Punches - 1" Circle, Scalloped Edge

Valentine's Day Cards

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by.  Over the next few days I'll be showing you swaps from our non-traditional colors for Valentine's Day cards.  This one is from Monique.  This is a very pretty stamp set and Monique just adds to it's beauty with her very pretty card.  Love the layering of DSP with the scalloped CS and paper piercing.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


This is a simple design but very pretty, don'y you think?  Kathy wasn't able to attend our November meeting & I wasn't at the December one so Kathy brought her swap to me Saturday.  We had a shoebox swap - stamping from 10a to 430p.  Most of us were tired by that time, but it was sure a lot of fun.  I have a lot of valentine cards to show you so I hope to see you again tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Follow Your Heart - It Knows The Way

This is an awsome card!  Love the colors!!  It was made by using the Big Shot & the Movers & Shapers Die. Also used was the new Pinking Hearts Border and Small Heart punches.  The stamp set is also new.  The punches are available in the Occasions Mini catalog.  See the column to the left.  The stamp set is available in our new clear-mounted stamps or the wooden mounted & FREE with a $50 order.  Check our the Sale-a-Bration catalog on the left, too.

With a Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order you place between now and Mar 31, 2010 you can receive an item from this catalog, there are also items available from the big catalog that you can get free with your $50 - for the first time this year! 

Host a workshop of at least $300 and earn one free Sale-a-bration product in addition to the generous hostess benefits.

Join Stampin' Up! during Sale-a'bration and choose a free stamp set from the big catalog (valued up to $47.95)

For more info, contact me today.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Be My Valentine


Put on your favorite lacy lingerie accented with beautiful pearls or adorn your neck with a pretty strand of pearls.  Don't forget the bracelet and earrings.   Dab on an exotic perfume.  Spread out the zebra printed fur rug in front of the fire with a couple of crystal goblets and champage chilling nearby.  Don't forget to add something fun with fringe or fur on it.  Lastly, and the best part, add your favorite Valentine. Then give him this cute card!   ENJOY!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

With Sympathy

I had planned another project for you tonight, but got sidetracked into making another one and just had to show you it. 


CS - Kraft, Whisper White
Stamps - French Script (retired), Natural Beauty (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes
StazOn Ink - Jet Black
Ribbon - other
Designer Buttons - Latte
Linen Thread

note:  finished card is 5" x 5"

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thanks So Much

Good morning.  I'm a little late in posting - for me that is.  I've been up all night working on a project for Lisa & I to do later this afternoon.  I hope to show it to you tomorrow. 

Isn't this card pretty.  It's very simple, maybe too simple.  I used the XL 2-Step Bird Punch and took the negative cs to use as a stencil.  I then colored it in with our Pastels (chalks).  Such a soft look.

Thanks for stopping by.


CS - Very Vanilla
Punch - XL 2-Step Punch
Accessories - Pastels
Stamps - Sincere Salutations
Classic Ink - Bashful Blue

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Well Scripted - Happy Birthday

I intended to show you something completely different tonight, but this is what it became.  Hope you like it. 

Stamps - Clear Mounted Well Scripted
Text. CS - Pale Plum
CS - Barely Banana, Shimmery White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
DSP - Cottage Wall
Punches - EX 2-Step Bird, scalloped oval (other)
Designer Buttons - Button Latte
Ribbon - White Satin
Accessories - Big Shot, Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Dimensionals
Sketch - SC263

Friday, January 15, 2010


It's the start of a new year & it's so cold outside.  Why not take a couple of hours away from the tv or computer and make some All Occassion cards that will be ready to send at a moment's notice.  No need to hit the card store on your way home from work. 

First, pick a stamp set similar to FYI, select a piece of DSP and pull out matching cardstock.  Use the same color or a variety like I did.  However, this will take longer.  Use a simple sketch with maybe just 3 elements to it.  In my cards you'll see the FYI sentiment on a punched piece of cs, a button, and a scalloped edge. 

The scalloped edge is easy, I just used my 3/4" circle punch!  The card size is 3" x 5-1/2" ( I used 8-1/2" x 11" cs).  If you have 12" x 12", I would suggest making your cards 3" x 6".  That way you get the most out of your cs.  Our Small Open-End Envelopes are the perfect size for these. 

The verse on the inside is different on each one.  You can see a list of those below.  I'll show you the inside of just one of the cards.  I was getting tired at this point so my verses were not straight.  Oh well. 

DSP - Sweet Pea
CS - Taken With Teal, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Rose Red, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberr, and Pretty in Pink
Punches - Curly Label, 3/4" Circle, 3/8" Corner Rounder, Scalloped Edge
Accessories - Dimensionals
Buttons - Fresh Favorites II, Clear
Classic Ink - Chocolate Chip

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For You Grandma

I'm not sure if I have posted this card before.  Grandma has a hard time hearing on the phone, so I try to follow up our calls with a letter and one of my cards. 
I'm working on 8 cards for you, but was unable to finish them tonight, so you can look forward to seeing those tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate it.


CS - Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Really Rust, Night of Navy
Stamps - Great Friend
DSP - Patterned Pack DSP III (Hostess)
Cards & Envelopes - Fresh Cut Notes
Punches - Ticket Corner, 5 Petal Flower
Classic Ink - Really Rust, Night of Navy
Ribbon Originals - Elementary
Designer Buttons - Button Latte

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sweet Pea

I'm starting to feel creative again so I chose this week's card sketch at  I also wanted to show some of my new toys.  Love the paper & the punches!

Recipe -
Card Sketch - SC262
CS - So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Rose Red
DSP - Sweet Pea
Punches - Extra Large 2 Step Bird
Accessories - Big Shot, Embosslits Die Beautiful Wings, Dimensionals
Ribbon - Pretty in Pink Satin

Monday, January 11, 2010


I made this card sometime ago so I'll do my best with the recipe.  The janitor at my church recently retired and I wanted to send him a card.  Such a nice guy.  Besides Pastor, Leroy and I were the only ones who drank coffee.  He likes 6 sugar packets per small styrofoam cup of coffee!  Egads. 

CS - Night of Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White
Classic Ink - Night of Navy
DSP -  Hand Drawn (retired)
Accessories - Flower Fusion (retired), Rhinestone Brads Circle Fire

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Birthday Celebrations!

Last weekend Lisa & I attended a class given by our fellow demos Kathy & Monique and it was all about birthday celebrations.  One of my favorite holidays!  They provided 8 different designs & you could make as many as you wanted for only $1 per card.  What a great idea!  And fun!!!  I chose to make one of each.  Finished them in about 1 1/2 hours & had plenty of time to chit chat, too.  (chuckling to myself)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Last of My Christmas Cards

13 more cards with the Simply Scrappin Kit Christmas Jingle.  You can do so much with one of our kits, you might want to click on over to my website and see the other kits.  Get your birthday cards done now for the rest of the year, or scrapbook a wedding.  I'm happy to help you in any way.

Simply Scrappin Kit - Christmas Jingle
Stamps - Seasons Greetings (retired), Short & Sweet (retired)
DSP Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Ribbon - Old Olive & Real Read Grosgrain, Silver Cord
Classic Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Dimensionals
Punches - Jumbo Snowflake, Ornament, 1/4" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, Eyelet Border

Swaps With Lisa


CS - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Stamps - Vintage Vogue (avail today)
Classic Ink - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
DSP - Cottage Wall
Ribbon - Old Olive Grosgrain
Big Shot, Textured Impressions Folder Perfect Polka Dots, Embosslits Die Beautiful Wings (avail today)

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Few of my Christmas Cards

These were given to my demo friends.  Each is a little different.  Can you spot the difference?


CS - Kraft, Bordering Blue
DSP - Bella Blue
Rub-ons - Icicle
Ink - Versamark
Stamps - Serene Snowflakes, All Year Cheer (retired)
Ribbon - Organza
Punch - 3/8" Corner Rounder

Happy Birthday

One of my swaps with Lisa last week.

CS - Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Classic Ink - Rose Red
Stamps - Well Scripted (avail 1-5-10)
Ribbon - Pretty in Pink Satin ( avail 1-5-10)
Big Shot and Embosslits Die Beautiful Wings