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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy



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This stamp set is another great set by Stampin' Up! It is a set of four stamps, one flower stamp along with the following sentiments:

  • you're on my mind
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
  • THANK YOU....for your friendship

Stampin' Up! Products

  • Mellow Moss cardstock base
  • Brocade Blue cardstock and ink
  • So Saffron cardstock and ink
  • Mellow Moss ribbon
  • Hodgepodge hardware

If you are interested in making these cards in a workshop, please email me.

Baby Word Book










My first try - boy these take forever to make.

I used the following
  • Cricut Expression
  • Baby word book Cricut cut file I created
  • Die Cuts with a View paper - Spring 2008
  • Ribbon
  • Stampin' Up! Punches: Boho Blossoms, Photo Corners, Ticket and 3/16" Corner Rounder
  • Stampin' Up! Mat Pack for faux stitching
  • Brads
  • Boyds Bear from my sister Sue's collection - thank you Sue!
  • Base is actually out of poster board

I used a glue stick but I am NOT happy with how it is adhering (or should I say, not adhering).

If you would like the Cricut Design Studio cut file, please leave a comment and email me (email address found in my profile)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Sisters Create





I tried my best to help them create a beautiful Christmas card

...but then Amy and Gail decided to create their own cute (questionable) tags

SISTERS ARE THE BEST!

Monday, November 17, 2008

WOO HOO - AN ETSY.COM SALE



I had a request for 30 of these Santa Claus gift tags.

These were designed by me using my Cricut Expression and Cricut Design Software. The white trim was first glued to the red tag and then dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder. The "belt" is crimped cardstock.

If you would like the Cricut Design Software cut file, please leave a comment and email your request to me. My email address can be found by clicking on "View my complete profile."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stampin' Up! Snow Swirled Stamp Set



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This is what I will be demonstrating at my first Stampin' Up! party. This stamp set is so versatile; achieve a total different look by using different colored cardstock and ink.

Stampin' Up! Products

  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Mellow Moss or Real Red cardstock
  • Mellow Moss or Real Red ink
  • Mellow Moss or Real Red grosgrain ribbon
  • Snow Swirled stamp set
Measurements
  • Card 5 ½ " x 4 ¼ "
  • Stamp inside card with sentiment
  • Next layer - Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 ¼ " x 4”
    • Stamp "Season's Greetings" at bottom right hand corner
    • Mask off bottom (2 ¾ “ from bottom edge)
    • Stamp above mask – this is how you achieve two tone effect
      • Ink large snowflake, stamping off first on scrap paper, then stamp on cardstock (repeat)
      • Ink small snowflake, stamp directly on cardstock
      • Remove mask and attach grosgrain ribbon along line left by masking
  • Tree layer
    • Cut Whisper White at 2 ½” x 3 ½” – stamp tree
    • Cut colored cardstock 2 ¾” x 3 ¾”
    • Using SU Punch Ticket Corner, cut each corner
    • Adhere two pieces together
    • Adhere tree to card front

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

PAPER CRAFT CLASS for Wednesday, November 12


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This is a sneak preview of what my Paper Craft class will be creating. We will turn an inexpensive acrylic 5" x 7" frame into a gorgeous desk calendar for 2009.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Handsome Hunter and Real Red cardstock
  • Tres' Chic stamp
  • Clear embossing
Other Products
  • Calendar from a very talented and generous stamper: Cat, check out her blog
  • Acrylic 5" x 7" frame from Walmart
  • Brads
Instructions
  • Real Red card stock is cut 5" x 7"
  • Handsome Hunter cardstock is cut 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and embossed using the Tres Chic stamp and clear embossing
  • The wallet size photo has a mat in Real Red, measuring 2 3/8" x 3 3/8"
  • Print out the calendar and follow instructions which are supplied with the file
  • Cut the mat for under the calendar 3 3/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Holes are made through the calendar and mat and attached with a mini brad
  • Attach assembled calendar to the frame with tape adhesive
The calendar is the only thing that is on the outside of the frame, everything else is inside the frame.

Friday, October 17, 2008

GUESS WHAT?


CAN YOU FIGURE IT OUT BY LOOKING AT THE PICTURE?


OUR GRANDBABY IS GOING TO BE A
GIRL!
CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID AND KRISTIN
WOOHOO!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hand knitted scarf


To my son, David, who said I only have cards on my blog - is this better?

I had some yarn that needed to be used. While watching TV, I knitted this scarf this weekend.

I put it for sale in my Etsy store, but I am tempted to keep it for myself.

Friday, October 10, 2008

PAPER CRAFT CLASS for Wednesday, October 15


This is a sneak preview of what my Paper Craft class will be creating. We will turn one 12" x 12" piece of patterned cardstock into a cute gift bag AND two "sour cream" containers that can hold candy or other treats.

For written instructions or to join the class, please email me .

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thanksgiving - Pumpkin embossed in Gold


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I am having a very creative week; THANK YOU to my wonderful husband who treats me like Queen Minihaha!

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Give Thanks stamp set
  • Dimensionals

Other Products

  • Die Cuts with a View Fall 2007 pattern stack
  • Chocolately good ribbon

The patterned paper repeats Thanksgiving related words and says. Happy Thanksgiving ~ Gravy ~ Cranberries ~ Stuffing ~ Turkey ~ Potatoes ~ Pumpkin Pie. ARE YOU HUNGRY YET?

A set of two of these cards are for sale at my Etsy store, won't you please be my first buyer???

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Christmas Expo in Jasper, Alabama


Don't miss out on the Christmas Expo in Jasper, Alabama this weekend, October 10 - 11. Terry McKay, owner of the Lily Pond will be showing the beautiful art work from local artisans. My greeting cards will also be shown.

Sherer Auditorium
Saturday, October 10, 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, October, 11 - 12 noon - 6 pm
Adults $3, students $2, children under 10 free

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fall Colors - So Rich and Warm


Images © Stampin’ Up!
I love Fall with its rich and warm colors, the beauty of the changing colors of God's beautiful landscape, and the smell of apples, caramel and cinnamon.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • The card base was made with Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Handsome Hunter and Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • Stamped in Handsome Hunter and Chocolate Chip ink
  • Refuge and Strength stamp set (Page 71 of Idea Book and Catalog). Purchase this stamp set, mention you saw it on my blog and receive 10% off.
  • Double Circle hand punch (for ribbon)
Other products used

  • Fiskars Leaf border punch

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Stampin' Up! Snow Swirled Stamp Set


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I don't know what it is about Christmas trees - I think they are beautiful in their simplicity.

I used the following from Stampin' Up!
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Handsome Hunter cardstock
  • Embossing powders
  • Dimensionals

To help center the tree on the cardstock, I used Stampin' Up! Stamp-a-ma-jig. For embossing on dark cardstock I used Stampin' Up! Embossing Buddy, this keeps the embossing powder only on the stamped image. I tried not using it earlier and I got speckled gold dust all over the entire piece of paper.




I used the following from Stampin' Up!

  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Night of Navy cardstock
  • Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon
  • Night of Navy ink pad
  • Embossing powder
If you would like to make this card, call or email me and I will help you select the Stampin' Up! supplies needed for these cards.

I have listed these cards for sale at my Etsy.com store.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Frankenstein Treat Bag



Isn't he just adorable?

So easy to make

  • 4" x 5" cardstock
  • 2 - 1 1/4" green circle punches cut in half for eyebrows and nose
  • 2 - 1/2" black circle punches
  • 2 - 3/4" white circle punches
  • 4" purple strip for hair
  • 6 Hershey Nugget or Miniatures
  • 6 1" x 3" strips of patterned paper

If you are interested in a kit, please email me.

Cricut Expression and Design Studio users, I created a cut file - Please post a comment and click here

PAPER CRAFTING - Six weeks at FUMC



October 8 - Greeting card, stamping
October 15 - Halloween gift bag
October 22 - Greeting card, dry embossing
October 29 - Promise holder and Origami box
November 5 - Greeting card, embossing
November 12 - Desk frame/calendar

Limited seating, $20 includes all supplies

Monday, September 15, 2008

Card Workshop - September 15, 2008

Images © Stampin’ Up!
What a great turn out today!
Thank you all for coming.

Today we created a card using:

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Very Vanilla Envelope
  • Handsome Hunter stamp pad
  • Sincere Salutations Stamp set
  • A Tree for All Seasons Stamp set
  • Holiday & Wishes Stamp set
  • Snail adhesive
Other products used
  • Cuttlebug Script Texture embossing folder
  • Forest Green cardstock (comparable to SU Handsome Hunter)
My favorite website to view cards made with Stampin' Up! stamps: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/su