Saturday, March 26, 2011

This card was cased from one posted to SCS by atsamom. It was created using the Build a Blossom punch and coordinating stamp set in the SU Occasions mini catalog. Card stock used was Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White. Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi inks were used for the flower petals and the leaves; Chocolate Chip ink was used for the center of the flower. The WW background was embossed and a piece of black and white gingham ribbon was tied to the bottom.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31...don't miss out! Get a new stamp set, Designer Series Paper with Quick Accents pack, a ribbon & button pack, digital downloads, or Decor Elements FREE with every $50 purchase! To view the online catalogs, including the FREE SAB items, click here. You can order online or contact me to place an order. This card was made using the Presto Patterns DSP, Early Esspresso, Tangerine Tango, and Naturals White card stock, Nature Walk and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets, Sizzlit tag die, and linen thread.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Welcome to the March blog hop of SU STARS! If you are hopping along in order, you arrived here from the SU STARS blog. If not, just follow the link at the bottom of this post to the next blog and before you know it, you will have completed the hop! We have so many talented stampers with great projects to share you won't want to miss a one! If you happen to get lost, just go back to the list here to move on to the next blog. This month we are featuring spring themed projects or projects created with products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog. My card was inspired by one I saw on SCS by stampcrave using the Nature Walk and the Framed Tulip embossing folder. Card stock used was Rich Razzleberry for the base and Naturals White for the images and tag. A Rich Razzleberry Glimmer brad was used to attach the tag to Rich Razzleberry ribbon. The sentiment stamp is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. The next stop on the hop is Brenda Hugar's blog. She always has great projects. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Since I'm living in Kentucky I thought I'd post something relating to the NCAA tournament. I thought any of my UK basketball fan friends would like this card. Card stock: Brilliant Blue (retired), Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. Stamps: Just Basketball and Wood grain background. GO CATS!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

This Graduated Accordion fold card was made using Love Letter DSP, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla card stock. The greetings are from the It's Your Birthday (retired) and On Your Birthday stamp sets and the butterfly stamps are from Flight of the Butterfly. The flourish is a $1 stamp I picked up at a local craft store. The Spiral Border punch was used on the front panel. This card was made to fit in a standard 5 3/4" x 4 3/8" envelope but can be made taller or shorter by adjusting the cuts. Here's a front view: Side view:

Monday, March 7, 2011

I have a sister and brother in law who live on a farm and like chickens so when I saw a rooster Sizzix die on clearance a few months ago I bought it. I played around with it and cut out a couple of roosters but didn't have a project in mind so set them aside. Today, when I visited my friend Ellen's blog, I knew exactly what to do with them! Here's my version of Spring Chicken inspired by Ellen. Card stock used was Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, and a scrap of beige non-SU card stock that was on my desk. The rooster was cut from a scrap of retired Night and Day DSP and the Peach Parfait DSP is from the current hostess paper pack. The greeting was computer generated and punched with the large oval and layered on a scalloped oval.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

What a pleasant surprise to open my email recently and read that I'd been nominated for the Stylish Blogger award! Thanks so much, Carol! If you love card making and scrapbooking be sure to visit her blog. As a recipient of this award, I've been asked to do the following: 1. Thank the person who nominated me and link back to their blog 2. Share 8 things about myself 3. Pass this award on to 8 other individuals So, here are 8 things about me. 1. I've been married to Barry for 20 years. 2. We share our home with 3 American Eskimo dogs: Cookie, Dee Dee, and Breezie. 3. We have a dozen nieces and nephews. We love spending time with them and are so proud of the adults that they are becoming. 4. I work with students who have disabilities at the local community college. I love my job and working on a college campus. 5. I love gardening. Houseplants, flowers, vegetables, herbs, anything! 6. I also enjoy reading. My favorite genre is mysteries. 7. I'm not fond of cooking. It's not that I can't, it's just not my favorite thing to do. 8. I enjoy traveling but must confess that some of my best vacations have been spent right here at home. And now for my 8 nominees. Here are the names and a link to some of my favorite blogs to visit for inspiration. Pam Ellen Carolyn Emma Lynda Stella Joyce Kathy
Here's a little card in honor of St Patrick's Day. The card base is Garden Green card stock cut with the Top Note die in my Big Shot. The four leaf clovers (considered by some to be the original shamrock) is from the Sale-A-Bration set So Happy for You and stamped in Garden Green Classic ink on Whisper White card stock. The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set punched with the large oval and scalloped oval punches and popped up on the card with Stampin Dimensionals.