Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Brandy's Birthday Card

My oldest daughter Brandy turned 28 this month.  I had to stop and do the math because I couldn't believe she was 28.  Seems like I was 28 just a few years ago.

So here is her belated birthday card.  This is another image from the Easy Events set that we received at convention.  Love this set.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Here is a card that came in our Workshop-in-a-Bag that we received at convention.  It uses the free set we got called Easy Events.  I think you will see a lot of cards from this set.

Well VBS is over for another year we had our program at church this morning.  We had a great time and a lot of kids and hopefully the seed was planted.  I was excited because my grandson Ryan came from Ohio last weekend and went to VBS with me every evening.

Yesterday Ryan's mom (my daughter Jess) and his little brother Myer came home for a few days so we celebrated my granddaughter Hydi's birthday a few days early.  Jess and the boys will be leaving Wednesday and then we won't get to see them quite as often as Ryan starts kindergarten next week and they won't be able to come home whenever they want.  That's really going to stink!

Anyway, I will be AWOL for the new few days as I will be trying to spend as much time with them as I can, but I will be settling back into a routine soon.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Convention Make-n-Takes

Here are three of the make-n-takes they had for us at convention.  I didn't think I would like the sets they gave us at convention, but they are really growing on me.  I'll share some more projects with these sets next week.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Faux Tin Ceiling

Here's the card that I made for the WOW Swap at convention.  I call it the Faux Tin Ceiling.  I've seen something similar done with the brushed silver cardstock and I've seen it done with layers of embossing powder, but for my card I used aluminum foil.

We are in full swing at VBS this year and having a great time, so my posts will be pretty short this week.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Halloween Treats

I guess since I've already started making Christmas cards, it really isn't too early to start on Halloween.  These are the new 1"x 8" bags that will be available in the Holiday Mini September 1st.  There is a ton of cool stuff in the mini, so if you would like to earn some of it free, contact me about hosting a party.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Playing with some new toys...

It was like Christmas at my house the other day, I got a big box of new Stampin' Up toys.  I was playing with one of my new embossing folders last night and this is what I came up with.

The idea all started from the little bow on the card.  I had made the bow several days ago when I was practicing the Faux Bow technique and so I just designed the card around the bow.  Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, August 5, 2011

Easy Events Make Easy Cards

I have just a quick post today.  Here is one of the cards I made with the new stamp set Easy Events that we got free at convention.

Thanks for looking,

Christmas in July

Well not exactly.  You all know I run behind so this card was actually made in August. 

I'm helping my friend Terri make cards for a fundraiser that her puppet team at Faith Fellowship Church in Hidalgo Illinois is having August 20th.  The fundraiser helps to pay for mission trips that her puppet team takes.  They just recently went to Alaska.  To find out more about her puppet ministry, the mission trips or the fundraiser go to www.puppetsfromtheheart.com

If your school or church is in need of puppets, Terri makes the best ones around.  I was a puppet director for several years, so I know from experience.

If you like the card, this one and many more will be up for auction so come to Faith Fellowship Saturday August 20th - I will post the time as soon as I find out when.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Now I Remember...

...why I don't like creating scrapbooks - IT TAKES FOREVER.  This is a mini scrapbook made from one piece of 12x12 Desiger Series Paper and the finished size is 3x6 closed.  The scrapbook itself only takes minutes, me deciding how to decorate it took about three hours.

My grandson Ryan played baseball here this summer while him and his mom and little brother were staying with us.  I've been meaning to make him some kind of scrapbook for weeks but I just haven't had time.  So Monday while my husband was out of town I decided to stamp all day and work on some projects that had been floating around in my head (before I forgot them).  And this was my first project.  I really didn't mean to spend so much time on it, but I'm pretty inexperienced when it comes to scrapbooking so it takes me a while.

This project uses a combination of new and retired products.  The stamp sets that I used are Just Baseball and Sporting (both retired).  I bought these sets when they were on sale for half price because I knew in the near future I would have some little athletes in the family.  I even had to mount them before using them as these sets were pre-diecut sets, I really am thrilled our sets are all diecut now.  I also used the new Pennant Punch which was great for this project.

The little baseballs you see sticking out at the top of the scrapbook is attached to inserts I made so my daughter could write down things like Ryan's coach's name and team members.  At this point you think you will never forget those details, trust me, 25 years later you will be glad you did.

Well I hope you like it, thanks for looking,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Life is a Matter of moments...

Isn't that the truth.  Here is a brag book that I demonstrated how to make at a downline meeting several months ago.  It's made using Stampin' Up's clear envelopes.

It makes a great gift which is why it ended up in my "Gift Basket" at my After Convention Party .  Everyone who came got to pick a gift from the basket, except my returning Stamp Club ladies as I already had gifts for them.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fun Flowers Bookmarks

I have some cousins who come to Illinois to visit every year.  And every year they bring gifts.  The gifts are small gifts, but always unique or useful and sometimes both.  And every year I think, I need to give them a gift but as you already know if you have read this blog before, time gets away from me.

BUT... this year I finally managed to do it.  I made them gifts.  So here are the bookmarks that I made for them.  I think they are unique (unless you are a Stampin' up fan, then you've probably seen them a hundred times already) and they are certainly useful and they turned out pretty cute in my humble opinion LOL.  The picture doesn't do them justice as you can't see all the sparkle they have from the shimmer paint.  Anyway they really seemed to like them and I hope you do to.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, August 1, 2011

With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day

Well with me a day is like a week and a week is like a day....Anyway my day turned into a week last week.  But I finally have a card to show you.

This was a swap card for Lyssa's Convention Quality Swap.  I was in 2 different slots for this swap, but I didn't keep my other card so I can't show you that one right now.  Maybe I can recreate it later.

For this card I cased myself, but on the original card I used grays and the critter looked like a little mouse.  But since Going Gray retired, I switched to browns - there are brown mice you know - but everyone seemed to think this looked like a bear.  So you decide - mouse or bear?  Either way, I hope you like the card and thanks for looking.



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