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,


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