Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's Christmas Eve, Eve!

Yes, Christmas Eve, Eve. That is what we call the day before Christmas Eve! I am getting so excited that Christmas is so near. I have all my shopping bought, wrapped, and under the tree! I was a little later than normal getting everything finished. I have 2 cards to share with you today. Both of these cards are cards that my stampers made at my last Stamp-a-Stack.

Hope you have a great Christmas Eve, Eve! See you soon!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Well, the weather station is calling for a 70% chance of snow on Christmas Day! They said we haven't had a white Christmas since 1981. That was the year I was born so needless to say I haven't ever seen a white Christmas!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I made this beautful, very simple "snowy" card in hopes of snow!

Here is the card:
Supplies for this card include:
Marina Mist CS
Marina Mist Classic Ink
Many Merry Messages Stamp Set
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Basic Pearls

Hope you like this card!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin!

Monday, December 20, 2010

100th POST! Merry Christmas!

I know it may not seem like a big accomplishment to many, but I am proud to say that this is my 100th post! Today I am posting a Christmas card that is one of my favorites that I have made this year. It is so cute and I love the wreath image. I am such a sucker for the traditional red and green Christmas colors and that's why I love this card! The stamp set is Welcome Christmas from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. I used Garden Green CS, Wild Wasabi CS, Real Red CS, and Whisper White CS. The wreath is stamped in Garden Green and I colored the little berries using the Real Red Stampin' Write marker. The ribbon I used for the bow is the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red. I just tied a simple knot and attached it with a mini glue dot. The "Merry Christmas" greeting is from the stamp set Many Merry Messages.

I hope you love this card as much as I do!
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Welcome Christmas Into Your Heart

Here are 2 more Christmas cards. I'm not sure why I'm posting in two's...but oh well. I guess it just feels like the thing to do. Ha Ha! Anyway, the two cards I am posting today are also cards from my lastest Stamp-a-Stack.

The first card is based on Crumb Cake (this is becoming one of my new favorite colors!). I used the Jolly Holiday DSP, which I TOTALLY love too! The stamped stocking images are from the stamp set "Sparkly and Bright" and the greeting is from the beautiful stamp set "Heard from the Heart." I used Crumb Cake Classic Ink and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink for this entire card.
 This next card I was a little iffy about. I really wanted to use white embossing powder but I wasn't sure about the black and white for Christmas. Once I had the poinsettia image stamped and embossed I decided to add a little red glitter to the center (thanks for the suggestion Lisa)! It really made the card POP! I just love the way this card turned out. Very simple, yet very elegant! The poinsettia is from the stamp set "Christ is Born" and the NOEL greeting is from "Many Merry Messages". Both are heat embossed with the white embossing powder and the heat tool. The glitter is the red chunky glitter.

Hope you like these cards! Check back later for more beautifully, simple Christmas Cards!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin!

First Nursery Pictures

Hi there! Hope your day is fantastic!
I just wanted to share a few pictures of our baby's nursery furniture. I don't have any bedding or decorations yet but we have the furniture up and in the room! We got a great deal on the crib and changing table and the dresser is a Christmas present to the baby from my inlaws! We love it!
I am looking forward to decorating and making it look like a 'real' nursery. So fun!

I'll be back shortly to post some Christmas cards!
See you soon!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's Christmas Card Time!

I just love making Christmas cards! It is my favorite time of year and everyone loves getting homemade Christmas cards! Especially me!! Hint. Hint. ;)

Well, we got to go back to school today on a 2-hour delay. The weather forecast is calling for more snow and freezing rain. Doesn't look like a good chance for school tomorrow, but you never know! Maybe just another 2-hour delay. All these missed days mean we will just be making them up. YUCK!

Anyway, these two cards are two that my customers made at my last Stamp-a-Stack. They are both very simple and use just a few pieces of paper or cardstock.

You can click on the images to get a closer look. I hope you enjoy these cards and check back for more Christmas cards. I have LOTS to share!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2 Christmas Cards

Hi there! Yes, it's been a while since I've posted. I have had a lot of things happening in my life lately and haven't had much time to sit down and actually post. I have made time to make cards, but posting isn't something I've been able to do. We had our second snow day this week today, so I thought I'd share a couple of cards. I should be cleaning my house instead, but....oh well. :)

However, some exciting news....I'm expecting a baby girl in April!!! This will be our first child and we are super excited...and a little scared too. :) I may post some beginning nursery pictures sometime. So check back later to see them!

Here are 2 Christmas Cards that I made this week. I love all of the new Christmas DSP, colors, and stamps!
The first one is very simple and a little "country" looking. The second card I used the Delightful Decorations Punch. I just love that punch!

Hope you like these cards!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Because I Care in Pink and White

Here is another card using the Because I Care Stamp Set. I just love that hydrangea image and how it is so crisp in any color! For this card I used 2 colors: Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.
Here are the supplies for this card:
Because I Care Stamp Set (Hostess Level 1)
Pretty In Pink CS
Whisper White CS
Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Pretty in Pink Classic Ink
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Horizontal Slot Punch (retired)

Hope you like this card! Thanks for stopping in today!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Great Rewards!

So I decided to "cash" in my great reward points and my FREE stuff came today! If you sign up to become a Stampin' Up demonstrator this is one of the "perks" you get! FREE STUFF! Who doesn't love free stuff? I know I do! Anyways, just wanted to share a few things I got in the mail today!

- Customer Order Forms and Invitations (can't ever have too many of those)
-Stampin' Dimensionals (A stamper's best friend!)
-Glue Sticks
-Mini Glue Dots
- Crystal Effects (which I have never used but am excited to try!)
-Crop-a-Dile (another tool I'm excited about trying!)

Just thought I'd share my FREE stuff!
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Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy "Bee"-lated Birthday

While we were at the lake for our vacation, we didn't get to celebrate my husband's grandmother's birthday so I made her this birthday card when we got home. I used the "Just Buzzin' By" stamp set and on the inside (sorry I don't have a picture) I put "Hope you have a Happy "Bee"-lated Birthday!"

Here are the supplies for my card:
Just Buzzin' By Stamp Set
Old Olive CS
Crumb Cake CS
Whisper White CS
Staz-On Black Ink (images and greeting)
More Mustard Ink (watercolored on the hive)
Chocolate Chip Ink (for the bottom of the hive)
Aqua Painter (for the hive)
So Saffron Marker (for the bee's)
1-1/4" Old Olive Striped Grograin Ribbon
1-1/4" Circle Punch
1-3/8" Circe Punch
Dazzling Diamonds (for the bee's wings)

You can click on the picture for a closer view. The quality isn't as good because I took the picture with my cell phone.
Hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friends Never Fade Thank You

 This card is one I threw together for my upcoming Stamp-a-Stack. I like how three simple colors make a card so pretty! I randomly stamped the flower image from the stamp set "Friends Never Fade" on Very Vanilla CS using Baja Breeze and Soft Suede Classic Ink. The base card is Soft Suede as well. I used my 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Square Punches for the center image and popped them up on a Stampin' Dimensional. The bottom half of the card is Baja Breeze CS. The image comes from the "Because I Care" hostess stamp set and is stamped with Soft Suede Classic Ink. Hope you like this card! Thanks for stopping by and Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge #163

Here is another Saturday Sketch Challenge.
Hope you like my take on this sketch!

Here is my card:

Supplies for this card:
Fox and Friends Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Crumb Cake CS
Chocolate Chip CS
Night of Navy CS
Bashful Blue CS
Whisper White CS
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Night of Navy Classic Ink
Bashful Blue Classic Ink
Large Oval Punch
1-1/4" Circle Punch
1-3/8" Circle Punch
White Organza Ribbon

Hope you like this card!

Happy Saturday! Man, it has been a BUSY day for me and with this weather I've done nothing but sweat! I got up early this morning and went to the gym, came home and cleaned/organized my ENTIRE stamping room, mowed the grass, read some in my book, drove to Walgreens to get a new hairdryer because my exploded the other day (really, it did!), now I'm settling down to post on my blog. I did rent a movie (Hot Tub Time Machine) while at Walgreens for me and my hubby to watch later! Hope it will be worth my $1.00 (RedBox..LOVE IT! hee hee)

Anyway, enough about my day...lets get to this super cute, super simple card.  This is a card my Stamp-a-Stackers will be making this month. I used the new Cherry Cobbler CS (#119685), which I absolutely love, and Very Vanilla CS (#101650). Hey, it's another 2-color card! The Very Vanilla I embossed with the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (#120175) and used a Stampin' Sponge Dauber (#102892) to ink up the embossed images with Cherry Cobbler SU Classic Ink (#119669). I stamped "get well wishes" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (#115370) and punched it out with my Small Oval Punch (in the new catalog is called the 1-3/8"x5/8" Oval Large punch #119863)....weird name for such a little oval. Oh well...I also used my Sponge Daubler to put some extra ink on the surface of the punch and "Volia" a simple, elegant looking card! You can click on the picture to get a better look if you like! Of course, you can always change the greeting to fit your preference or need. You could also tie some Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (#117291) around the card just under the Very Vanilla layer to give it a little extra something.

I hope you like this card today and thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Owl Thank You

Look at this ADORABLE card I got from my upline, Tammi! I got this card in the mail the other day and my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw how darn cute it was! I always look forward to getting handmade cards from others and it's fun to see how creative friends can be! I really like how she used the Woodgrain background stamp (#117100) with the owl! Lovely card and THANK YOU TAMMI!  I am absolutely going to have to break down and get this super cute Two-Step Owl Extra Large Punch (#118074)!  LOVE IT!
Hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Color Inspiration #135

I just had to post again today when I ran across this Color Challenge provided by Stamping 411. I look forward to a stamping challenge and so I just had to post this card.

Here is the Color Challenge:

And here is my card:

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Featured Product: Greenhouse Gala DSP!!

Hi everyone! I am posting 2 cards today that feature the new Greenhouse Gala DSP. I just love this paper! It is so beautiful and goes perfectly with the new Friends Never Fade Stamp Set!

Here is the first card:
Here are the supplies for this card:
-Greenhouse Gala DSP
- Choc. Chip CS
- Baja Breeze CS
-Whisper White CS
-Chocolate Chip Stampin' Ink
-Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
- Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
- 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grograin Ribbon
- Stampin' Dimensionals

2nd Card:

Here are the supplies for this card:
- Greenhouse Gala DSP
- Chocolate Chip CS
- Baja Breeze CS
- Pear Pizzaz CS
- Chocolate Chip Stampin' Ink
- Friends Never Fade Stamp Set (flower image)
- Because I Care Stamp Set (greeting)
- Scallop Circle Punch
- 1 3/8" Circle Punch
- Stampin' Dimensionals

Hope you like these cards!
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Tuesday! I can't believe it is already August. Where did my summer break go? I am NOT ready to start back to school. Guess I'll have to enjoy what little time I have left...I am getting ready to head out this morning and I wanted to post a quick card before I leave. This is a card I made yesterday. I have not used this color combination before but I'm pretty happy with it. The base card is So Saffron stamped with the Sanded background stamp. I cut out a Top Note Die using my Big Shot in Rich Razzleberry. I had to trim some of it off so it would fit on the card. I stamped the cute cupcake stand (from stamp set "Crazy for Cupcakes") using Black Staz-On on Whisper White cardstock and backed it with Old Olive Cardstock. I used these Stampin' Write Markers to color: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Crumb Cake for the stand. I used some 1/4" Old Olive Grograin Ribbon and wraped the Whisper White cardstock along the bottom edge. The greeting comes from the stamp set "Fundamental Phrases".
Hope you like this card! Thanks for peeking in today!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Vampire Academy Book Series

Hi everyone! I wanted to do something a little different today. While I have been out for summer break, I have doing A LOT of reading...which is another cherished hobby of mine. I wanted to show you a series of books that I've read that I think are great! I absolutely love the Twilight Saga books and yes I have seen Eclipse (my favorite so far) but these books have become a second favorite. They are Vampire Academy books! There are 5 in the series and if you loved Twilight you will surely like these books too! Let me know if you have read them and what you think about them! If not, and you need something to read...they are great!

Check them out!
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow for a card post!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin...and reading!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge...YEAH!

It's Saturday and there is a new Sketch Challenge. I am so excited about this one because it is so simple and so sweet! This is a card I could definitely do at a Stamp-a-Stack or workshop that wouldn't take long at all! I had a hard time deciding which stamp set I wanted to use. I finally decided on the "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set. I am tempted to make lots of cards with lots of different stamp sets using this sketch!

Here is the card I made for this challenge!

Recipe for this card:
Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set
Short and Sweet Stamp Set
Pretty in Pink Cardstock
Melon Mambo Textured Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon

Hope you like this card!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Friday, July 30, 2010

You're One of the Good Ones

TGIF! I hope everyone has had a great Friday! I would have posted earlier but it has been a BUSY day! I just got back from Spartanburg with my husband so I haven't had any time to post until now.
This is a simple 2 color card. I used Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. This stamp comes from the stamp set "Smarty Pants". I don't use this stamp set often and to be honest I only bought it for the "Friend, Good. -Frankenstein" quote for my Halloween cards. However, I do like how this card turned out. I used my Stamp-a-Majig to line up the stamp to make it my focal point. I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but I punched out several 1 1/4" Night of Navy circles and adhered them to the background on the card. Maybe if you click on the picture you can see them better.
Well, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy this card!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

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