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,


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