Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Back to Normal Now

My blog is back to normal now.  I want to thank everyone for all the emails and advice on how to fix things.  Some of the best advice I got was to have a second blog to try things out on first. 

I did get to make some cards Monday.  That was the first time I have stamped in a long time.  I wasn't at my creative best, but it felt good just to stamp.  I will hopefully get to share some of those cards with you soon.  I'm still on my old computer as my daughter still has my laptop so you will have to bear with me.

Also, my husband got the flu yesterday so that just leaves me and my youngest daughter who hasn't gotten it yet.  I have practically bathed in disinfectants and hand sanitizers hoping for the best, but time will tell.

Thanks again for all of your help and well wishes,

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Maybe I Went to Panic Mode too Soon!

OK, evidently you have to update something or another before you can change your template, so long story short, I still am not sure what I did but I do have my lost sidebar stuff back, so please disregard the last panic driven post.

I'm still trying to figure out to update my blog to a new design, so wish me luck!



I don't know how I'm ever going to get this mess fixed. Any and all help is appreciated.

I tried to update my blog with a new template and things went terribly wrong.  I've lost all my widgets and sidebar stuff.  If you were on my blog lists (where we agree to visit and leave comments on each others blogs) - PLEASE let me know and leave me a link to your blog. 

Thank you,

ps - I guess this is what you get when you try to do things when you are tired.

A Belated Merry Christmas to All

I hope you have all had a great Christmas and I hope Santa was good to all of you, he was very good to me.

I'm sorry I've been gone so long, but besides the normal busyness of the season, we have had a lot of company and a lot of sickness and my pregnant daughter has been having some issues.  I also apologize to my Blogging Buddies.  I know I haven't checked out your blogs in weeks, but I just haven't spent much time on the computer at all.

My pregnant daughter had to spend Christmas in the hospital so I took her my laptop so she could at least be with us through Skype.  So I'm trying to post this on my old desktop which doesn't always want to cooperate.

I'm not sure if I will be back to blogging anytime soon either.  Brandy did get to come home today, but she is on complete bedrest.  She was supposed to come here to stay, but since my other daughter and grandchildren were here over the weekend and they all ended up with the flu over Christmas, we didn't think it would be a good idea.  We are waiting a few days to see if any of the rest of us end up with it.  So I spent the day trying to disinfect the place and now I'm working on putting together all my wonderful new stamp sets.

I haven't even been in my stamp room for weeks so the creative juices aren't even flowing.  I'm hoping all my new stuff will help with that.  I will try to get around to visiting all of your blogs soon and I hope to be back into some kind of routine next week. 

Happy New Year,

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tags Til Christmas Class

Here is the box and tags that we made at Tuesday's class.  This class was free to anyone who purchased that bundle at my Stamp-a-stack, otherwise it was $10.  I will be doing more of these "$10 Classes" in the future, so keep checking my Calendar at

I've seen several tutorials for a similar box, but just decided to come up with my own design.  Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Still Charming...

Here's another one of my "Charming" cards.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, October 29, 2010

So Charming...

My friend Terri and I had another cardmaking day yesterday.  I actually made several of each card this time.  I usually only make one or two.  I also managed to mail out three cards today.  I honestly can't remember the last time I mailed out cards.  Isn't that terrible?  My friend Cheryl has challenged me to send out 5 cards next week (between Sunday and Wednesday).  She will be calling me Wednesday evening to see how I did.  It's not like I don't have 100 or so cards in my stamp room at any given time.  I just seem to have a hard time getting them sent.

I just received a new stamp set called Charming.  It was part of  one of the Holiday Bundles that's available through Stampin' Up right now(click on the Shop Online button for more information).  And I used this stamp set (one of the stamps anyway) on most of the cards we made yesterday.  That's kind of unusual for me also.  I normally use lots of different sets.

This card also uses retired ribbon that is available on the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack.  I used markers (Riding Hood Red, Old Olive) to color the image, then stamped it on Whisper White cardstock.  I also used the new Clear Scallop Sizzlet, I diecut two of them from Basic Black cardstock and attached them together to get a little big longer scallop rectangle.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stepped Up Version Card #3

I'm really sorry for this terrible photo.  It's been too cloudy or windy here the last few days to be able to go out and take any pictures so this is the best it's going to get.

I added Cherry Cobbler ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I also popped up the middle ornament.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stepped Up Version Card #2

Here is another "stepped up" card from my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  I added Dazzling Diamonds to the bird and Crystal Effects to the leaf image.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Snowman Dominoe Pins

Lot of people are getting geared up for craft shows right now and everyone is looking for ideas.  For the last couple of years, I have done two small craft shows in our local area during the holidays.

One of my best sellers at all the craft fairs are these dominoe pins.  These make great stocking stuffers or if you just need an inexpensive gift for a co-worker or neighbor these are just the thing.  Sometimes I package them up with a topper and if I run out of time, I just throw them in a basket.  Either way, people love them, especially after they find out it is made from a dominoe.

Thanks for looking,

Stepped Up Version #1

Here's my first "stepped up" card from my recent Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  You can see the original card HERE.

I added Dazzling Diamonds to my snowflake (click on the picture to see this better).  I used the spritzer tool to add the speckled look on the cardbase and then I sponged Whisper White Craft ink around the edges of the card to give it a "frosted" look.  I did have to use a different piece of Designer Series Paper on this card as I used up all of the other design.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, October 22, 2010

Still Finding Them....Because I Care

I'm still finding cards that I haven't posted yet.  This is one I made earlier this summer.  I used the Because I Care Hostess set and I believe the color is Rose Red.  I added a little bit of black to make it pop.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack 2010

 Here are the Christmas Cards that we made at my Stamp-a-Stack last week.  Each person made 3 of each design and we also had matching envelopes.

I will try to get some pictures up of the "stepped up" version of these cards.  A few pearls, some glitter and ribbon can really add a lot to a card. 

 These cards I kept very simple for a couple of reasons; 1.  Some people make and send a lot of cards.  I didn't want to bog them down with too many layers.  2.  When you go to send these in the mail, some post offices are very particular and you end up paying a lot of extra postage when they feel that ribbon knot or brad on your card.  3. I had some new stampers and didn't want to overwhelm them with too many tools or techniques.  4.  My husband wanted to come home at a decent hour that night so time was also a factor.

Thanks for looking,

Merry Christmas!

Do you like the way I have jumped from Halloween right into Christmas?  It's kind of like the stores these day, they have halloween on one aisle and Christmas items on the next. 

Anyway, here is another card I had made for my open house that I don't think I've ever posted.  The penquins are made with the Owl Punch from Stampin' Up.  I think that is one of the most versatile punches they have had so far.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Halloween Greeting Card Kids

I'm not feeling well today so instead of stamping, I have been laying around most of the day.  I did want to get something accomplished today though, so I thougth I would clean up my folders on my computer.  And in doing so, I have found pictures of cards that I have never posted (or at least I don't think so).

This is a card that I made for my open house that I had back in August.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Build-a-Bear Boy Card

Some time ago I posted this card in pink and I never got
 around to posting the blue one, so here it is.

Thanks for looking,

Youc can view the pink card HERE.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Stampin' Up is running a great Holiday Special that will help you to get a jump start on all your holiday gift giving projects.

From October 19th to December 16th, choose from several different Holiday Bundles containing gorgeous Stampin' Up! products - perfect for creating cards, gift packaging and gifts and all at 20% OFF!!!
You can order these bundles directly from my Stampin' Up Website (the link is on the left hand side) or if you prefer, I will place the order for you, just give me a call or send an email.

Don't delay, let's get started on all those Christmas projects now.  If you need some help or would like to earn these bundles for FREE, how about booking a workshop and I will give you lots of ideas and the chance to earn free stamps and products.

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day of Gratitude

I know I have neglected my blog the last few months, but what can I say life gets in the way.  My daughter and the grandkids came home to visit on Monday and stayed until Thursday and I didn't get on the computer other than to check emails.  We had a great visit.  Jess even took me to get a pedicure on Tuesday while the boys were visiting with their other grandma.  That was a new experience for me, but it was a lot of fun.  Brandy my oldest daughter met us and spent the afternoon with us too.  We even did a little shopping and I bought the grandkids their first Christmas present. 

Wednesday Brandy and my granddaughter Hydi came over for the evening so we had a houseful.  The grandkids had a great time playing together.  My sister-in-law was here also and we talked about how it reminded us of us when our kids were small and we would all pile in at my Mom's house.  We had 8 kids between us at that time and they were literally stairstepped.  All of them were a year or less apart.

I've also spent quite a bit of time on Skype the last few days.  Jess got a new laptop Friday and we have been visiting online quite a bit.  It's fun to be able to see the grandkids as well as talk to them.

Then Saturday, I went to a downline meeting.  It was a good time.  It's great to be able to get together with other women who are as nuts about stamping as you are.  What's really cool about the downline meeting is this isn't even my upline or sideline.  They just "adopted" me. 

Next week is pretty busy also as we start revival Monday at our church.  But I'm looking forward to it.  As you can see, I have had a lot to be grateful for lately.

So that kind of catches us up on the last week, so now on to the card.

This is one of the cards that we made at stamp club in September.  It uses the Autumn Spice DSP and the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  I really like this layout and I love using the linen thread on the buttons.  Just that little extra adds so much to a card I think.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Matchbox Hostess Gift

My new stamp club started this month.  This time I am doing things a little differently.  Instead of meeting every month for 5 months, we meet every other month.  This gives everyone a little more time to play with all their new stuff and it also gives us a chance to order from all the mini catalogs.  Normally club starts in January and runs through May.  I'm hoping everyone will like this schedule better.

So here is the hostess gift for this month.  I did use retired paper on this.  I bought the paper from the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack.  Don't forget to check that out occasionally.  We never know when they are adding new products and some items go really fast.

This was made using the matchbox die, a die I haven't used much, although I don't know why, it makes very cute boxes.  I've just stacked three matchboxes on top of each other and wrapped Designer Series Paper around them.  When you open the top drawer, butterflies come flying out.  All the drawers are filled with miniature candy bars.

Pretty cute idea isn't it?  It's not my idea and I have no idea who to credit for this, sorry.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Well they are gone...

My daughter and her family moved this weekend. We moved them to Ohio. This is one of the reasons I haven't posted lately. She's been busy packing, and I've been trying to spend time with the boys.

Ryan, who is four, and loves to stay with Granny (that's me) spent most of last week here. And Jessi (my daughter) and Myer (who is 19 months) came every evening to eat supper since her kitchen was packed up. And then they all stayed the last few nights here.

Everyone keeps saying Ohio isn't that far (it's 5 hours), but it seems very far when you are used to your family being less the 5 minutes away (and that's walking, not driving). Just keep us all in prayer as this is quite an adjustment for us.

Tomorrow will be a busy day filled with cleaning, then I hope to get into some kind of routine soon. I seem to do better when I have a routine.

Thanks for stopping by and I will have some things to share soon.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Earn a Free Craft Tote, Get Some Great Bargains

I just wanted to let you know that Stampin' Up has a great recruiting special going on now through October 18. If you sign up to be a Stampin' Up Demonstrator you can earn a free Craft Tote.

Just click on the tote to find out all the details. Then come back here and send me an email I will be happy to help you sign up as a demonstrator.

Ok, maybe you are just looking for the bargain I was talking about in my post. Just click on

go to the right hand top corner and click on Shop Now. Then on the left hand side 3rd link down is the Clearance Rack - click on that and you will find several colors of retired cardstock, Simply Scrappin' Kits, accessories, etc. all for 60% off.

And if that isn't enough to get you excited click on the Holiday Mini to see all the great new products that are now available.

Click the catalog to download in .pdf format!

How's that for some exciting offers.

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Another Owl Punch Card - and still no owl!

I told you the Owl Punch had a lot of uses. It also makes great tulips. Again punch out the owl, cut off his feet, then use the Scallop Edge punch on him and you have a tulip. The stem and leaves are from the 2-Step Bird punch (another punch with a lot of uses).

I apologize for the poor picture and all the shadows, I told you I would try to salvage what I could.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, August 27, 2010

Owl Punch Card

I bet you thought you were going to see an owl didn't you. The Owl Punch has a lot of uses besides punching out owls. You can also punch out ghosts.

If you punch out the owl, cut off his feet, and turn him upside down, you have a ghost. I used the hearts from the punch to make his little feet. Isn't this card cute? I wish you could see it in real life. The whole ghost is covered with Dazzling Diamonds and it really sparkles.

Although it looks like my fence could use a little work. It's pretty crooked.

Don't forget you can earn an extra stamp set from me if you host a workshop in September. For more details just give me a call or send me an email. The links are on the left.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Open House Cards

I'm back to posting some of the cards I made for my Open House. I'm not sure how many pictures I can salvage. Something went terribly wrong with them - the problem is probably the camera operator. But I will try and salvage what I can.

This card was made with a set that will be in the Holiday Mini called Bells and Boughs. The whole mini is really awesome and you can begin ordering from it on September 1st.

You can't tell in the picture, but the whole white panel is covered with irredescent embossing powder, so this baby really sparkes. The ribbon is the new ribbon available in the Idea Book & Catalog. I also used Wild Wasabi paper on this card - an old In-Color that is now a new color in the Subtle Family.

If you see any product that you can't live without, be sure to click on the link to the left and you can shop right from home at the Stampin' Up Online Store. For anyone who places an order, I will send you a thank you gift. If you would like to host a workshop in September, just send me an email or give me a call - the number is on my Stampin Up Website (link is to the left) - and you can earn an extra stamp set (offer good only through me).

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy 25th Anniversary!!!

My friend Cheryl and her husband Denny are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They were high school sweethearts, have three grown children and two grandchildren now. You just don't hear of too many relationships like that lasting anymore.

Her daughters threw them a surprise party today and so for a gift I made them a tile using my Cricut and Stampin' Up vinyl that had their name and est. 1985 on it. I didn't take a picture of the tile but I did take a picture of the wrapped gift and the matching card.

Can you guess what the wrapping paper is? Yep, it is packing paper from Stampin' Up. When I first started selling Stampin' Up, I saved everything. I would even save the packing paper and then iron it. Of course I quit that a long time ago (you can just buy a roll of it for a $1 at the Dollar Tree) and I just used up the last of what I had saved.

I used my new favorite stamp set - Just Believe. This set is great for just about any kind of card.

I know I said I would show you more of my open house projects, and I will, but I just wanted to share this one with you first.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's A Girl

We now have a new granddaughter. Libby Hope was born on Friday the 13th.

My friend Terri and I spent the day yesterday making cards. We hadn't been able to get together since early June because we were just both so busy. We like to try and get together every week or two, but this summer just didn't cooperate with us. Anyway, we both needed some baby cards and so here is the "girl" version".

I'm trying to use up some of my retired Designer Series Paper, so I pulled out this pink and brown. I have had it for a couple of years so I don't even remember the name of it and I'm just too lazy to go back through the catalogs to find it. I did used the Build-a-Bear embosslit for the teddy bear on the card. Love the BAB line! It really is very versatile.

Thanks for looking,

ps - I do have a lot more open house samples to show, so stay tuned.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Wonderful Teacher

Here is the card I made using the Beary Bright Sizzlet Die. I used it to cut out all the apples on the tree. This is for Ryan to give to his new preschool teacher - got to get a few brownie points in.

The sentiment is from a new set that is in the Holiday Mini called Seasons of Hugs. It it part of the Build-a-Bear line and it has a lot of cute images in it. The whole sentiment says "To a Beary Wonderful Teacher", but since I didn't use the bears on this card, I just used my marker to get the part I wanted.

I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture or not, but the apple down in the corner was cut out of Fun Foam. The sizzlet dies can easily cut the Fun Foam since it has some give to it, but I would not recommend it for other materials since it is only supposed to be used with paper and cardstock.

I finished the card with a little stitching using my Janome Sew Mini - had to knock some cobwebs off of it first, LOL! My whole stamp room has been sadly neglected this summer until last week. Anyway I hope you like the card.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Open House Projects

I told you I would post some pictures of the projects I had been working on for the open house so here is the start of them.

This is just a little journal that I had in my stash of stuff. I'm sure I bought it on clearance somewhere along the way. This book was made for my grandson Ryan who will be going to preschool this fall. I've used a lot of the Build-a-bear product line on this project. The paper on this project is retired, but there is some new Designer Series Paper in the catalog that goes with the Build-a-bear line called Positively Prints ll (very similar to the retired paper except with new colors). The new product used on this journal is the little apple from the new sizzlit die called Beary Bright.

I have all of the dies now except for the new one Beary Dresssy. It is on my list.

I will have another post tomorrow with a card using the Beary Bright die again. So I hope you will come back by.

This is going to be a busy week for me. Tomorrow I'm off to Terre Haute to shop for my granddaughter Hydi's birthday which is the 25th of this month (we are having her party Friday). I'm also taking my oldest daughter out for lunch for her birthday (which was the 5th of this month) and then I have to finish shopping for my youngest daughter Robbi who is going off to college. Actually she isn't going too far, just about 30 miles away but we are moving her into her dorm on Wednesday. And my middle daughter is busy getting ready to move to Ohio. Her husband has a new job and so they will be moving to the Findlay area.

This move is really going to be hard on us as she will be about 5 hours from home. That might not seem to bad to a lot of you, but currently she lives less than 5 minutes from me (and that is walking, not driving). I'm used to seeing them about every day and sometimes they pop in several times a day. So please keep us all in your prayers.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stampin' Up Open House Tomorrow

Hi everyone,

I know I've been missing for quite a while, but right after VBS I started getting ready for my Open House which is tomorrow (Thursday August 12). I still have a ton to do, but at least I have the cheese ball made. I think I will be pulling an all nighter - or at least a very late nighter!

I will have a lot of projects to show you starting Monday. So be sure and stop back by. Also, if you are in the Casey, Illinois area and would like to stop in at my open house just send me an email and I will give you directions. You can come anytime between 1:00-4:00pm or 6:00-8:00pm. I would love to see you.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Because I (still) Care...

Ok, I am not sure what happened with my scheduled posts. I must have messed something up. Anyway VBS started last night and for it being the first night everything went pretty smoothly. We ran out of paper plates (we feed the kids supper each night), but we found some small plates in the back of the cabinet. The first night is usually the most chaotic as we don't do a preregistration so I was pretty pleased with how it went.

So here is a quick post of a card I made a few weeks ago. Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Because I Care...

Wow it's been a while. I apologize for not posting but if you had to choose between stamping and camping with your grandson, which would you choose LOL?

I actually took some stamping supplies with me camping, but didn't get a chance to use them. But here's a card a made a while back and I just got around to taking pictures of it.

It's made with the hostess stamp set "Because I care" that is in the new Stampin' Up catalog. I love this image and it works great with the Poppin' Pastel technique.

I do have a few posts scheduled over the next few days, but next week is the start of VBS so I will be very busy and won't have any time to stamp for a while. Don't give up on me though, I have a huge order that I'm putting in on August 1st and will have all sorts of things to share with you after VBS.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another Chalkboard...

Just a quick post to show you another one of my chalkboards. Which one do you like the best? The one I posted today or the one I posted Saturday?

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chalked Background

Isn't this the coolest background? I got my Stampin' Up Pastels (another name for their chalks) out here while back and played with them all evening. I hadn't used them for quite a while, as a matter of fact I didn't even update my chalks when we had the last color change. But the new chalks are definitely on the top of my list now.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mars to Earth...

Greetings Earthlings! Isn't this the cutest card (I can say that because I cased it). Yes, this is a copy, and I didn't get the original creator's name I am sorry.

My daughter needed a card for her VBS class to sign. All the classes were signing and sending cards to a young boy who has cancer. I didn't want to send the typical "Praying for You" card (although we are). I wanted something that would bring a smile to his face and I hope this card does.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Honey of a Card...

I saw these cute cards on Stampin' Connection (a website just for Stampin' Up Demonstrators). The demonstrator who designed them had tutorials for sale with the templates, and while I'm sure people put a lot of time into making their tutorials and I am sure they are well worth the money, I have to admit - I'm Cheap! I don't like paying for tutorials because I usually only make a project once or twice, then I move on to something else.

So I decided I would just make my own template for this card and I did. It took a little while to get the pot sketched out and looking good, but I was happy with the end result. This is just basically a pocket card shaped like a honey pot.

You just pull the lid off the honey pot and stamp or write a message on the insert. The original design had punch art bees on it, but I thought this stamp set worked great with this card.

Thanks for looking,

ps - if you would like to have access to the Stampin' Connection Website, all you have to do is sign up as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and I would be happy to help you do that, just send me an email.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sweet Pea Chalkboard

I'm sorry I didn't get my project posted yesterday. Several things came up including my grandsons VBS program and you know that comes first.

But here it is now. This is actually a chalkboard. It is made with Stampin' Up's Chalkboard Vinyl. I also used some of the now retired Sweet Pea Designer Paper and embellishments. You could put a magnet on the back and then hang it on your fridge or you could just punch some holes at the top and add some ribbon and hang it by that.

There were really easy and quick to make and I think they would make cute, inexpensive gifts.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Catalog is Active

I'm sorry to be posting this so late, but I spent the day with my husband and daughter. We had College Orientation today for my daughter and that seemed just a little bit more important than the new catalog.

I do have a few catalogs here and I have more on the way, so if you would like a catalog just send me an email. For those of you who placed a $50 order online with me this month, thank you and I think I have delivered all of your catalogs. But if someone didn't get one, please let me know.

If you can't wait until you get a catalog in your hands, then you can scroll down on the left side of this blog and there is a picture of the new catalog, just click on it and it will download a pdf file of the new catalog.

I have some new projects that I hope to show you starting tomorrow if all goes well. I'm a little behind things here at home right now so I'm trying to get caught up.

If anyone would like to host a workshop and receive their catalog free, just give me a call or send me an email.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Myer's Baby Contest Can

Here's Myer's can for the baby contest. I got the idea of doing a Build-a-bear Uncle Sam from Barb. You can check out her wonderful blog HERE . She has lots of great projects.

If you are in our area and would like to vote for Myer, he has a can at Pizza Hut, Bolin Enterprises, and Casey's Gas Station. Remember, all the money goes to the Shriner's.

Thanks for looking and thanks for the inspiration Barb,


ps - the one thing we forgot to do was to put the muzzle on the bear.

I'm sorry to say I still haven't done any stamping, so I'm showing you another Itty Bitty Button Card. It's the same design has in the previous post, I've just used different Designer Series Paper and a different button.

I did however help my daughter make some decorated cans for a baby contest that my grandson Myer is going to be in on July 4th. You vote for the "cutest" baby by putting money in the cans, then all the money is donated to the Shriner's Hospital. I will try and get a picture of the cans from my daughter and get them posted. They were almost as cute as my grandson.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Itty Bitty Buttons

These really are itty bitty buttons that I used on this card. The buttons have a matching stamp set called Itty Bitty Bits of course. And there are also three punches that coordinate with the buttons and stamp set. All of these items are available in the Summer Mini catalog.

This card is a very simple card. I just let the Designer Series Paper be center stage on this card. I stamped a sentiment and added the button with the coordinating stamp. You could really mass produce these cards and just change the sentiment to match the occasion.

Thanks for looking,

ps - Thanks for the comments, emails and well wishes for my husband Steve, he's getting a little better everyday. It's just not fast enough to suit him though LOL.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lots of Dots

That's what this card has - lots of polka dots. This is another "old" one that I haven't posted before (at least I hope not). I'm still not crafting and since I have to start on VBS this week, it's not looking like I'm going to get to anytime in the near future.

I have however cleared off one of my memory cards and have now started on my second, so I do have lots of things to show you. I just need to find the time to post them.

This card uses the stamp from the Happy Moments Sale-a-bration stamp set and the colors are Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo. I'm so glad they are keeping Melon Mambo but I really hate to lose Close to Cocoa.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Magnetic Boards

I'm sorry I haven't posted in such a long time, but I think I have a good reason this time. My husband has been sick. He's doing better now and it was never life threatening, although I wondered for a while. After three trips to his doctor, a trip to the ER, a couple of nights in the hospital, tons of blood work, X-rays, Cat Scans, Colonoscopy....they finally discovered what was wrong with him. HE HAS MONO! Can you believe it? It's ok to snicker a little bit, I did when I found out. The doctor said he had never seen anyone his age have it before - he's 54. Our daughter had it about three years ago, but it was completely different symptons. We were just thankful that it wasn't anything more serious, although it will take him several weeks to recover.

So that's my excuse, do you think it's a good one? So I haven't done any crafting for the last few weeks and the project I'm showing you now is an old one (and the picture isn't very good). I just had never posted it before. I have made several of these and used them for hostess gifts for my last club. They are very simple to make but the ladies really seemed to like them. These magnetic boards are made from step flashing covered with Designer Series Paper and the butterflies are magnets.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thank You

Ok, this is the last one for today. I know you are seeing these cards one day at a time, but I have scheduled all these posts on Saturday when I should have been working on the church bulletin.

I can't really tell you much about this card, I made it so long ago that I don't even remember the name of the stamp set I used. I know it was an old hostess set, but I would have to go through a ton of sets to find this one and get the name for you.

I do remember that I watercolored it with Stampin' Up's Watercolor Pencils. And I am pretty sure that the cardstock is More Mustard, Rose Red and Soft Suede.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Graduation Card

I really should be working on the church bulletin instead of scheduling these posts, but I have found several cards that I haven't posted yet and I really thought I should get this graduation card in. I know lots of seniors haven't had their graduation ceremony yet, but for us it is all over with.

This is the male version of the grad card I posted earlier. Instead of the lacy shirt and pearl buttons, I added a tie on this one.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Chocolate Chip Flowers

Here is another Flower Brad Card. This is the same layout as yesterday's post, just different colors. If you don't have any of these great brads, don't worry. I hear (although I don't have my new catalog yet) that they will be in the new catalog in new colors. You will definitely want to add some of these to your order.

I am trying to clean off the pictures from my camera card, so I am scheduling posts as I come across cards that I haven't posted yet. So check back often this week.

Thanks for looking,


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Flower Brad Card

A while back I made several of these "Flower Brad" Cards. These are real quick and simple cards to make. I left the sentiment off for now. I will add one from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set as I need the cards.

This card uses the retiring Barely Banana cardstock and the Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper. This is also a great way to use up those little scraps of paper, and I save every last little piece. The stem was stamped using the image from the Cheap Talk Stamp set. If you don't have any of these cool flower brads, you could use buttons instead.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, June 5, 2010

May 2010 Stamp Club Projects

Here are the three projects that we did for stamp camp last month. The first card was cased from Tami White. The second card used the set King of the Grill from the new Summer Mini. I really like that set. And the last project is actually a brag book. The inside used the clear envelopes that Stampin' Up sells and this is where you insert your pictures.

I think everyone really liked this project as most of the clubbers ordered the clear envelopes to make more of these cute brag books. You can make them for any occasion and jazz them up as much as you want. I had in mind just general family pictures for this one as the saying in the middle is "memories". I printed the "memories" stamp from My Digital Studio program as I don't own the actual stamp set. Although I am not much of a "scrapper", I'm really finding a lot of uses for this program. I might even attempt a full blown scrapbook some day.

Thanks for looking,


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