Friday, December 30, 2011

So nice to have found time to stamp today!  I saw a card on SCS that I liked but the description stated that the stamp set used was only available in Europe, so I improvised with stamps and embellishments that I had.  Not everything I used was from Stampin' Up! but I did use the same colors, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso, the Four Frames and Language of Friendship stamp sets, Basic Pearls, Antique Brad, and the Decorative Label punch.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

If you visit my blog much, you know that I like simple designs.  This card was CASEd from one posted to SCS by Fionna51.  The base is Night of Navy card stock and the image and sentiment from the Come to Bethlehem stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy Classic ink on Shimmery White card stock.  A rhinestone added to the star completed the card.

Thanks to those of you who have visited my blog even though I have not posted much lately.  My husband had been very ill and in the hospital for several weeks.  He's doing better now and I hope to find time for stamping again soon. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lovely as a Tree is one of my favorite stamp sets.  I like creating a different Christmas card each year using the single tree stamp in that set.  The one below was stamped in gold pigment ink and embossed with gold embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock.  Old Olive card stock was embossed in the Finial Press embossing folder and gold shimmer paint was lightly added to the raised images using a small sponge dauber.  The matted tree image was glued to the Old Olive piece which was glued to an Early Espresso card base.

Friday, November 25, 2011

I love the Dasher stamp so when I saw the card on SCS by hinchy78 I had to CASE it.  Dasher was stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock then matted on Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Snowflakes from the Punch Pals stamp set were stamped in Early Espresso on Crumbcake card stock and Cherry Cobbler quilted ribbon was wrapped around it.  All this was put together and added to a card base of Early Espresso card stock.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This fun and easy Christmas card was CASEd from one created by Shelly Peck.  You may have seen it last month on the SU STARS Holiday Hoopla blog hop.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock with the Sizzix Top Note die and layer it on a Basic Black card base.  The eyes were punched from Basic Black card stock using a 1/2 inch circle punch, the beak from the small oval punch, and the feet from the curly label punch.  The scarf is Wild Wasabi ribbon that was retired a few years ago.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

If you're like me and LOVE Stampin' Up! and LOVE free, then this is for YOU!  Get a few of your friends together for some stamping fun before December 15th and earn your choice of items from the SU catalog free!  With only $400 in sales you will earn $100 in free items plus you can buy any item that you wish for 50% off!  Have fun while shopping for the upcoming holidays!  In addition to all the wonderful stamps, ink, paper, and embellishments for stampers and scrapbookers, the new cookie press is an amazing gift for people who like to bake.  And the My Digital Studio program is perfect the person who likes creating photobooks, cards, photo greeting cards, calendars, and more—which can then be printed using Stampin’ Up!’s print services, or saved to DVD, e-mailed, or uploaded to the Internet.  Contact me (or your local demonstrator) to schedule YOUR workshop!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Working on Christmas cards today between loads of laundry.  This is the first time I've ever made a spinner card and it was fun!  The design was CASEd from Michelle Rey on SCS.  Stamp set is Snow Much Fun, card stock is Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Whisper White.  Images were colored with Stampin Write markers.  I LOVE Dazzling Diamonds glitter but waited until after scanning the card to add it along the snow bank.  We will make this one in stamp club next month!

One last Halloween card for this year.  This was a quick and easy one created using the Festive and Fun stamp set, Frightful Sight DSP, Basic Black and Old Olive card stock.  The Old Olive card stock was run through the crimper, the image was colored with Stampin Write markers, and the bats were punched from a punch I've had for a very long time.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

If you love baking cookies for the holidays, watch this video.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Here's a peek at another card we will be making in stamp club.  It features the Vanilla Double technique (by request), the Flowers Awash stamp set, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, and Cajun Craze card stock, and 3 gold mini brads.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Here's a card we will be making in stamp club this Saturday.  It was made using the emboss resist technique, Lovely as a Tree stamp set, a script background stamp, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Old Olive card stock, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Old Olive Classic ink, leaves cut with a Sizzix die in my Big Shot, and linen thread.  I added a little Log Cabin and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz to the leaves and like how it makes them look like real fall leaves.  This could be a masculine birthday card, a get well or thinking of you card so club members will be able to choose from a variety of stamps for the inside sentiment.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I've been working on bookmarks this week.  I used the Inspired by Nature stamp set, Stampin' Write markers to color the rubber before stamping, Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Naturals White card stock, a jumbo eyelet, and Early Espresso ribbon on this one:
For this one I used Crumb Cake and Naturals White card stock, Bermuda Bay DSP from a retired Prints Pack, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, an embossing folder, Basic pearls, a jumbo grommet, and Bermuda Bay ribbon.
On this one I used the Your a Gem and the retired Knobbly Gnomes stamp set, Stampin' Write markers to color the gnome, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, and Natural White card stock, the Square Lattice embossing folder, and a miniature art hook to hold the red and blue ribbon.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to the 14th stop on the Hopping Just for the Fun of It October blog hop!  If you are hopping along in order you arrived here from Raissa's blog.  If not, and you want to see all of the fun projects we have for you this month, just click on the link at the end of each post.  You will also find a list of all the blogs in our hop here on our home blog.
Our theme this month is Halloween and Fall Happenings.  I used Haunted Forest, one of the new a la carte stamps in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog.  It was stamped in black StazOn ink on glossy white paper with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Poppy Parade Classic inks sponged on.  The moon was created by placing a circle punched from a Post It note over the owl before sponging on the colors.  Frightful Sight DSP was layered onto the Basic Black card stock base and some retired black and white SU ribbon complete the card.
Today is also the 6th annual World Card Making Day!  I hope you enjoy this expression of your creativity and the connection with other card makers and the recipients of your cards that is the heart of card making.  The next stop along our hop is the blog of Holly and The DogEnjoy!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'd seen a few telescoping cards online and decided to give it a try.  Since it's made with circles, a snowman came to mind.  Basic Gray Classic ink was sponged around the edge of the circles.  The snowflake was cut from the Northern Frost Sizzlit, the carrot was cut free hand, and the rest was created with punches.  A rhinestone was added to the center of the snowflake. 
Here's the card opened:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I was so pleased with my first attempt at the Vanilla Double technique, I thought I'd try a more seasonal one.  This card features the new Snow Much Fun stamp set colored with markers and Serene Snowflakes used to create the background.  Card stock is Whisper White, Baja Breeze, and Not Quite Navy. The snowflake with the rhinestone center was cut from the Northern Frost Decorative strip.  A little Frost White shimmer paint was added to the snowman, snowballs, and die cut snowflake. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

I'd been wanting to try the Vanilla Double technique and thought the retired set Heartfelt would work perfectly.  This technique is so easy and makes a very pretty background.  Card stock used was Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, and Elegant Eggplant.  The focal image was colored on the stamp with Stampin Write markers and Elegant Eggplant gross grain ribbon tied in a knot finished this card.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcome to the 13th stop on the September SU-STARS blog hop!  If you are hopping along in order you arrived here from Jackie Watson's blog.  If not, and you'd like to see all the creative projects we've posted this weekend, you can find a complete list of all the participating blogs on the SU-STARS home blog or just watch for a link to the next blog at the end of each post.
Our theme this month is scrapbooking.  Below are two pages I did with photos from spring break activities a few years ago for employees at the community college where I work.  I used sketches from Sketchy Thursday, Cutie Pie retired DSP and coordinating card stock, scalloped border, word window, and large oval punches, and the Baby Says Yeah alphabet Sizzlit Decorative strip die to put these pages together.

Thanks so much for visiting.  The next stop on our hop is Barb Furlong's blog.  She has a great mini album to show you!

Monday, September 12, 2011

I love scrapbooking.  I'm so glad I found time to work on a few pages during the Labor Day weekend.  The patterned paper used for the base of this page was purchased at a scrapbook convention several years ago.  The other DSP and Basic Black and Baja Breeze card stock are from Stampin' Up!  I printed their names on the computer and punched them out with the Decorative Label punch.  The Sweet Shoppe alphabet set was used to stamp the page title in Basic Black Classic ink.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Welcome to the first stop on the inaugural blog hop of a new Yahoo group that I have joined -- Hopping Just for the Fun of It!  We're a group who love sharing all the fun projects we create with SU products and will be hosting a monthly blog hop just for the fun of it!  For a list of all the blogs participating in this month's hop, please visit our home blog. 
Our theme this month is All Holidays and my contribution is a card using Greeting Card Kids.  Look closely at the DSP...can you see the bats?  :-)  It's from the new DSP called Frightful Sights.  Basic Black, Old Olive, and Whisper White card stock and Glimmer brads were also used.  The circles were cut with the retired Coluzzle and the image was colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.
Thanks so much for visiting.  Be sure to join us on the first Saturday of every month for more SU creativity!  The next stop on our hop today is Angela Walters' blog.  She always has something fun to share!

Monday, September 5, 2011

I have several scrapbooks with photos of our nieces and nephews when they were small or growing up.  This is the title page for an album with photos of them as adults.  The patterned paper is some I bought at a scrapbook convention a few years ago, the poem was printed from my computer on River Rock card stock and matted on Always Artichoke card stock.  Images from the Sense of Time set were stamped in VersaMark ink behind the poem.  Tiny brads were added where the corners were punched with the ticket corner punch.  The clock on the "time flies" embellishment was heat embossed on River Rock card stock with VersaMark and River Rock Classic ink and the wings were stamped in River Rock Classic ink with the retired Weathered background stamp and cut from River Rock card stock with a Tim Holtz die.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Another card made with the retired Farm Fever stamp set.  Card stock:  Basic Black, Real Red embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder, and Whisper White.  The image and sentiment were heat embossed in Black and Liquid Applique was used for the lamb's wool.  Black and white gingham ribbon was tied around the Real Red layer.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

This long retired stamp set, Farm Fever, makes the cutest get well cards.  This one was stamped on water color paper and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  The Wild Wasabi paisley DSP is from an old print pack, the card stock is Not Quite Navy, and the ribbon is a retired Wild Wasabi.  Design inspired by a card on SCS by jenrn.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Under the Big Top is one of my favorite new stamp sets from the 2011-12 SU Idea Book and Catalog.  I love the sentiments in this set.  The image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  A little gold Smooch Spritz was added to the Real Red circle before gluing the image to it.  A piece of retired Real Red ribbon was added to the Big Top Birthday DSP before gluing it to the Real Red card base.