Thursday, December 24, 2009


See the tree over there to the left? Well, that says it's almost Christmas, so if you don't mind, I will take a few days off now and spend some time with my family. Hugs to all of you during this wonderful and joyous season. May all your wishes come true.

See you in a few days.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Florida Christmas

Today's post is another card made at my upline's monthly meeting. This set really
captures a Florida Christmas, and I got to use some of that awesome Christmas Cocoa paper from the Holiday Mini. Sorry about the picture, for some reason, I couldn't get
one that wasn't blurry.

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Not much time to stamp these days, so I apologize for the spotty postings in advance.
Hopefully I will have some time in the next few days to play with some of the new toys that Mr. Brown brought today.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another Tile Lesson

I have a couple more tiles to show you today. These are for a friend, not sure which one she will like, so I am gonna give her both, lol. The lesson for today, when making tiles is that if you do not watch them while baking this type, they can burn and ruin the design. Again, don't ask how I know, but believe me, it's true. I threw away several.

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Well, it's Tuesday, December 22. Are you ready?

Monday, December 21, 2009

MIA And A Gift

So sorry to have been MIA the last couple of days, time got away from me, lots of gift type things to catch up on, and other holiday stuff. Hopefully this post will make it up to you.

This is for a gift exchange with my upline and sideline tonight. I hope the recipient likes it. I had fun making tiles the other night, I had a friend who wanted four sets for gifts, plus I needed some, too, so I spent all of Thursday and Friday evenings working on different types of tiles. I learned lots of things while making these, one thing is that when you bake them, they get HOT! Don't ask, just take my word for it, lol.

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Have a happy Monday! I will have another tile for you tomorrow.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ornament Fish

I know this isn't Christmas at all, but I was trying to use this punch as much as I could before time runs out, so here is yet another fish ornament card. A little busy, but still cute.

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Remember, if you don't have this ornament, order if before Jan. 4, cuz it will be gone
on Jan. 5.

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Paper Lantern

I saw this technique awhile back and just had to try it. I pretty much cased this card posted by Leeann Greff, except for changing out the colors as it was just too pretty to change. Thanks Leeann, for sharing this technique.

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Colors used are Confetti Cream, Old Olive, Basic Black and Perfect Plum CArd Stock and Inks, Chocolate Chip Ink and Gold Vintage Brads.

Isn't it pretty? I just love it! Plus, it perfectly showcases another Asian set, this one is a level 2 Hostess Set called Asian Artistry. Thanks for checking in today.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Canada Dry

I was visiting a friend last night, and while we were sitting in the kitchen chatting, I happened to spy a Canada Dry Ginger Ale can sitting on the counter waiting to go to the recycle bin outside. Of course, the colors were perfect for Christmas Cards, so I brought it home and ran it through Mr. Big Shot. I was careful not to cut myself, cuz that stuff is SHARP! I have this fear of knives....anyway, I ran it through and it cut it like butter and with no sharp edges, they are rounded so you don't have to worry about you or your recipient getting cut. I wanted to pick up the Crushed Curry in the snowflake, along with both greens and the red, so here is my card.

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How cool is that snowflake? The rest of the card is sorta blah, but the snowflake is awesome! I think everyone should get out Mr. Big Shot and recycle those soda cans, the possibilities are endless.

Have a great Wednesday, see ya again soon.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Polar Fun

One of my friends had this stamp set for sale the other day and I had to have it. I love these bears and have been looking for them for awhile. This set is called Polar Express and it retired in 2004.
I finished this card and it wasn't until after I put it all together, I realized that they are sledding uphill, LOL. So you get to see them defying gravity and having fun doing it. Can't believe I didn't even catch it until I was finished. Oh well, I make mistakes constantly, most of them I try to hide, lol, but I am sharing this one with you. Maybe I should draw a rope, that sled may actually be hooked up to a team of dogs, who knows? Ok, here it is....

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This card is very simple in Bashful Blue, Brushed Silver and Whisper White Card stock, Bashful Blue Ink, Real Red grosgrain ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds.

Have a great day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Non Traditional Snowflakes

I had the Chocolate Chip card stock that I punched the arms for yesterday's snowman still out on my desk today, along with a piece of Pretty in Pink that I had cut and scored for a card. The inspiration fairy struck, 'cause as you know, "everything goes with Chocolate Chip", and this is what you get today:

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I used the glitter window technique for this card and added a Rhinestone Brad and some Whisper White grosgrain ribbon. Very simple, and very pretty, even with these non traditional colors.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunny Season's Greetings

I made this card for the LNS Challenge #49. I was trying to picture the kind of snowman we would have here in Florida or maybe in Hawaii....a sandman. Complete with grass skirt,lei, sunglasses and red straw hat with a white pom pom. Didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but cute still. Hope he gives you a smile.

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All items Stampin' Up! Sentiment is from retired Sunny Season's Greetings.

Thanks for coming by. See ya tomorrow!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Christmas Bird

Today's post is a card we made at my upline's monthly meeting a couple of months ago, and I forgot to post it. She is very good at enabling, since that meeting I have purchased the Movers and Shakers Die for the Big Shot, and I had told myself I didn't need this one. HA! It is awesome! You can place the cutting shape anywhere on the card front, and there are several different shapes you can purchase. One set is in the Holiday Mini and will be gone in a couple of weeks, so check it out before it's gone for good. There is another set in the Big Idea Book and Catalog. The card opens in the middle and the belly band holds it together.

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Colors Used are Gable Green, Real Red Inks and Card Stock, and some of the Christmas Cocoa DSP, also in the Holiday Mini Catalog. Hope you like it, I sure did.

Thanks for stopping in. See you again soon.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Hope everyone is having a great day. Today's post is an easy and quick gift. If
you haven't altered a candle, and it's been a while since I have, you really should try it. It is fun and the outcome is really pretty.

If you are a Paper Pauper (Brand New Hostess Club) this is one of the projects we will
be making on Saturday. What do ya' think?

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I used the Asian Artistry Hostess Set for this candle, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke, Rich Regal and More Mustard Markers, Basic Black Ink, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Gold Elastic Cord from the Holiday Mini. If you want some of this cord, better get it in the next few days, it will be gone January 4, 2010 to make room for the brand new Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale a Bration.

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Great Friend

Today's post is another non holiday post. I made my first card with the set, Great Friend. I won this set earlier this year, and had not had the chance to play with it.
Hope you like it, it uses the Rock n' Roll technique, as did the card I posted yesterday.
This is a very simple, yet elegant card that can be used for many different occasions.

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Colors used are Barely Banana and Chocolate Chip.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pendant Park

I know I should be posting Christmas Cards, but I have made so many lately, I am taking a break. This card is made with the Pendant Park set. I love these little squirrels sitting on the park bench. Too cute. Great set for lots of occasions.

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Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, and Soft Suede Ink and Card Stock, Whisper White
Card Stock, One of our great Texture Plates and the Big Shot give the Celery a great design that I sponged with Suede and Artichoke. I also used the Rock and Roll Technique on the Foilage. I also used the Tag Set Die, and Large Oval Punch to finish this one off.

Have a great Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Haute Couture

A friend asked me to make her some mini notebooks for gifts using the Retired hostess set, Haute Couture. Since it took me all night to make the 6 of these, that is what you will be seeing for my post today, lol. Not sure why I couldn't get it done any faster, I just seemed to be moving in slow motion. Here you go:

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I hope the ladies that get these are happy with them. I would love to get one as a gift, wouldn't you? I love handmade gifts. You can make so many great gifts with the
supplies you already have on hand, so make someone a gift today. It will mean so much to them.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping in.

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Non Holiday Post

Today, as I was looking for another set, I came across this Level 2 Hostess Set, Asian
Artistry. This is such a pretty set, and I have wanted it since the new catalog came out in July. I finally have it, but only one stamp had been mounted, so I decided to
remedy that and make a card.

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Isn't it pretty? I used Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Card Stock and Ink, plus Basic Black Ink. I ran the largest Old Olive piece through my Big Shot with one of the textured plates, Punched out the dragonfly and popped it up on a Scallopped
Circle Punch, added some Very Vanilla and some bamboo shoots from the stamp on the front, added the quote by Confucius and a dragonfly, and voila! A very pretty card to give to someone you care about.

Glad you stopped by again today. Thanks for coming! Don't forget to comment, I do appreciate hearing what you have to say. Hugs,

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Winter Branch

Yesterday, you saw the close up of the bird in this picture, lol. Not really, but I couldn't resist. This set, Branch Out will retire on January 4th, 2010 I LOVE this set, I can't believe it is retiring. It is such a wonderful set and good for so many occasions, including Christmas.

I had to make this a really quick card, as I pulled a muscle in my back today and I am really uncomfortable sitting for very long. Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow.

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I used Bashful Blue, Real Red and Whisper White card stocks, Bashful Blue and Real Red Inks, Dazzling Diamonds, Retired Bashful Blue Gingham Ribbon, and the Sizzlet Lots of Tags Die. Have a great Sunday and hug the ones you love.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bird Ornament........Thanks, Ellen!

I got an email yesterday from my friend Ellen Kemper telling me I had to make one of these.
Ellen knows how much I love birds, as does anyone who frequents my blog, lol, and this was just perfect. She saw this idea on another blog and thought I might like it, and I did, of course.
Now the one she saw had a different tail but I wanted to use all Stampin' Up! materials, so here is my version.

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I used a retired Rose Red DSP and cardstock and the Swirly Decorative Strip Die for
the Big Shot for his tail and top feathers. This is my first attempt at this so he
is a little bit rough, but you get the idea. I hope to make a few more in different colors. Wouldn't these look great on your tree?

Thanks so much for visiting. Hope you like my little bird, and again, a big THANKS to
Ellen for sending me to her.

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Clear-Mount Stamps by Stampin' Up!

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Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option.

Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features

* Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
* Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
* Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
* Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
* Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
* Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
* Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

I am so excited about these new stamps, look for them on January 5, 2010. I will post some stamped samples made with them as soon as my order comes in.

Just Buzzin' By

Today's post is a really cute card made with the Just Buzzin' By stamp set. I made this for a customer to put a gift card inside, and she was very happy with it. This stamp set is so much fun
and so cute. I used my Big Shot and Stampin' Up's exclusive Scallop Envelope Die to cut a vellum envelope to hold the gift card on the inside. Lots of pop dots and fussy cutting on this one. Watercolored bees and beehive, and glitter for the wings on the popped up bees.

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Thanks for buzzing by today, please come again, and don't forget to check out the soon to be retired stamp sets from the dormant list on the post below. Have a great day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Discontinued Stamp Sets from Dormant List

Dormant Stamp Sets Discontinued on January 4, 2010

December 2, 2009

As promised, many of the stamp sets currently on our dormant list have been available for a year and now it is time to say goodbye. The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010. Most of these stamps are in the Spring Summer Catalog that ended in July.

Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas
If any of these stamp sets are on your wish list, make sure to purchase them before they are gone forever. Email or call me today to place your order.

Another Delightful Decoration

Hello everyone, hope your day is going good. I want to share another card made with Delightful
Decorations. This is such an awesome set, and with the matching punch, it is so easy to make a great card. If you haven't purchased this yet, get it before it's gone. The Holiday Mini ends on January 4th, and wouldn't this be a great set for next years cards? Plus, the punch can be used in so many other ways. The Petals a Plenty embossing folder is also used on this card and it is also in the Holiday Mini, so don't miss out. Contact me to order. Here is the card:

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This card was cased from Splitcoaststampers, I did used different colors and changed the sizes on a couple of pieces, but pretty much it was a complete case. I don't remember the one name of the maker, so if it's you, please remind me so I can give you credit.

I used Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Bravo Burgundy Cardstock, Bravo Burgundy Ink. Ornament and Slit Punches, too. Great card, don't you think?

Thanks for dropping in. Don't forget to leave a comment, I love to hear from you.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Well, here it the Sunshine State we have had a little cooler weather, so in honor of that, here is a snowman card. Now, by no means was it even cool enough for frost, but we will take any cooler weather we can get, so here is Frosty.

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Frosty was made with the Pick A Petal stamp set. Just another way to show how versatile Stampin' Up's stamps are. Real Red and Whisper White Card Stock, Basic Black, Only Orange and Versamark Inks, Black Gingham Ribbon and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. What a
cutie! Thanks for coming by today. See ya tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

O' Christmas Tree

Oh my gosh! Do you realize there are only 24 days until Christmas? WOW! Hope you are finished with your shopping, and taking time now to enjoy the season.

Today's card uses the technique I learned from Patty Bennett. This is one talented lady! What a cool technique and even cooler result!

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Don't you just love it? Colors used are Summer Sun, Real Red and Whisper White card stock. Glorious Green, Real Red and Champagne Mist Shimmer Inks. Small Star, Large Oval, and Scalloped Oval punches finish off this easy and fun card.

Thanks for looking today. Have a great Monday!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Pocket Silhouettes

I don't want to think about how close Christmas is, now that Thanksgiving is over. So I decided that today I would give you a non holiday card. Very easy and could be for just about any occasion,
for a woman or man, just an all around, all occasion card. Here it is:

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There it is, I used a retired blue, I believe, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cards stocks, Chocolate Chip Ink. I used the Pocket Silhouettes and Priceless Stamp Sets.

Hope you like it, Thanks for visiting today.

Oh, and if you need anything from the Extravaganza Sale, please let me know today.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Wish For Peace

First, before I forget, Samantha over at Scrapmaster's Paradise is offering some awesome blog candy.
Check it out! Her blog is awesome, too.

Today's post is a very simple Christmas card. I do love simple, maybe cuz I'm simple minded, lol. Anyway here it is.

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I used the pine cones from the Autumn Days stamp set, Mellow Moss, Confetti White and Chocolate Chip card stocks, I used my Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip markers directly on the stamp, then sponged on some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint before stamping. I also distressed the layers and stamped the word peace from Wonderful Words II, which is retired.

Hope you like my simple card today. Thanks for coming by.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Short post

This will be a short post. Sorry, it's been a very busy couple of days. This card is one I made a few months back. It uses the Always set, I believe. Not Quite Navy and Kraft card stock and the top note die Big Shot die. I also used a retired background stamp, and some Crystal Effects, and surprisingly enough, I did NOT use the bird from this set.

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Have a great Saturday, and remember, if you want anything from the big Extravaganza sale, be sure to let me know by Monday morning. See ya later.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

In honor of Black Friday, and my birthday, yes, today, I will share a Christmas Card with you made at our monthly meeting Monday night. Great card, but for some reason, it either IS crooked or I photographed it crooked, lol. It probably is crooked, it was a long night Monday night. I don't have this set, so it was fun to play with it.

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Have a great Black Friday and keep a smile on your really throws people off, lol.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving today. Take care and hug the ones you love.

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Will be back tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Today's post is a card from our Monthly Tampa Stamp Vamps meeting. This awesome card
is so pretty and I believe the title captures it all. Down here in Florida, we don't get snow, I think the last time it snowed here was 1978. I remember, cuz I went out and played in it even though it was very little, it was a big thing here and that was the first time I had seen it. And if I had never left the Sunshine State would have been the last, till now. However, I did spend 8 years in Seattle and I miss it.

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Isn't this gorgeous? It uses Stampin' Up's Serene Snowflake set that is in the Holiday
Mini Catalog you can find in my left sidebar. This beautiful set is just $20.95, and is only available through January 4, 2010. Contact me to get your own, before it's too late.

Colors used are Not Quite Navy, Kraft, and Very Vanilla. We also used a half back pearl from the Pretties Kit, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, also in the Holiday Mini, the Snowflake and Border Punches.

Ok, I know everyone is getting ready for the big day tomorrow, so sorry this was so long. Take time for yourself today, and don't get too stressed out over tomorrow.
and don't forget to visit, if you find the time.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Great Gift Idea

Last night I attended the Tampa Stamp Vamp's monthly meeting that my upline, Amanda Couglin graciously hosts for us. I love getting together with my SU "sisters". This
is one of the projects we did. It is so awesome, I could have done only this project and come home happy as a clam. This was only one of several things we did, so you will
see them later in the week.

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These are tumbled tile coasters. I have tried this once or twice before, and obviously didn't have a clue. These turned out fantastic. So fantastic, in fact, that
several people on my shopping list may be getting these for Christmas. If you are interested in making some of these for gifts, let me know and we can do a little class.

Colors are Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip and More Mustard.

Glad you stopped in today. Check back tomorrow for another of our projects.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Loads of Presents

I haven't used Loads of Love in ages. This is such a cute set, and it's been around quite some time. Today I thought I would share a Christmas Card with you made with this set. What fun!

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Cardstock: Real Red, Glorious Green and Whisper White. Inks: Stazon Black, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Glorious Green, Real Red, Summer Sun, Gable Green, Pixie Pink,
Sage Shadow, Basic Black and Zig Painty for the chrome on the truck (Stampin' Up! no longer sells this. I added some Real Red grosgrain, and Crystal Effects on the window, windshield and headlight. Kinda simple, but fun, plus, for some reason, all the trees are leaning, not sure what my problem was there, lol.

Have a great Monday, see you tomorrow.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Punched Mum

In honor of Fall, and the absolutely beautiful weather we are having here in Central
Florida, I present you with the following project.

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I love this flower, it is definitely a fall blossom. This flower was made with the 5-Petal Flower Punch punched in Summer Sun and sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. I added a
small flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch, some crimped leaves in Old Olive, a gold brad and some Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon. The stamp set I used is retired, and I don't remember
the name of it. I'm sure it will come to me at some point, but not right now. Try making your own fall flower, it can be as big as you want, just keep layering the petals.

Have an awesome Sunday! Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shaving Cream Technique

Today's post uses the shaving cream technique. What a simple but fun background. I showed it to a couple of friends tonight and they loved it! We made this card. Just imagine the fun mixes of color you could have on your card, with this easy technique.

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The colors used are Ruby Red and Glorious Green in both card stock and ink. The
tree is made with the Heart to Heart Punch in Glorious Green, the Word Window Punch in Chocolate Chip, the Round Tab Punch in Ruby Red. The sentiment is punched with the Modern Label and Word Window Punches. What a cute little card.

Hope you are getting ready for the holidays, they are approaching so quickly. So much to do, so little time. Even less time to craft :o(

Have a great day! See ya later.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dream Gardens

This is my first time using the Dream Garden set. I'm not sure I'm happy with how this turned out, I should have embossed them with Black embossing powder, I probably shouldn't have used the flash. I guess it's ok, for my first shot at this one, and it took all of about 5 minutes from start to finish, so that's good. I will give it another shot in a day or two, when I have more time.

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I used Real Red, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White card stock. Basic Black and Gable Green Inks, and a Rhinestone Brad.

Thanks for coming by. Hope you can come back soon.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dasher in Kraft

Today's post is another Dasher card, this time in more muted colors. This is an
awesome stamp. Stampin' Up! has really outdone themselves with this little guy. The price is right ($8.95 USD) and he is absolutely gorgeous. Not wonder he is one of the best selling stamp sets.

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Colors used are Kraft and Confetti Cream card stock. Bravo Burgundy card stock and ink.
I also used the Snow Swirled set for the sentiment and the snowflakes. I used my Big Shot and Stampin' Up!'s Awesome Top Note Die. Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon threaded through a hole made with the slot punch, and a vintage gold brad finish it off. Easy Peasy.

Thanks for coming, drop in again soon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Great American Teach In Thank You

Today I will participate in the Great American Teach In. I will be talking to a
second grade classroom, (only one, I'm starting out slow, lol) and we will be making these Build A Bear bookmarks that I showed you a couple of weeks ago.

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I also wanted to thank the teacher for inviting me into her classroom to share what I love. Today's project is another post it note holder this one is smaller than the last one I made, but it still measures 4"x4-1/4". I hope she likes it.

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I used Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and Melon Mambo card stock. Melon Mambo and Old Olive Stampin Write Markers direct to stamp for the orchids, Melon Mambo Ribbon, the Ornament Punch and the Eyelet Border Punch. This is another quick, but pretty little gift. Make one and give it to someone just because. It will most certainly make their day.

Have a great Wednesday, and while you're at it, thank a teacher! See ya tomorrow.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Red Bird

Today's post is a card I pretty much cased from Splitcoaststampers. It was from 2007, I believe. Not sure of the artist, though she did an awesome job on this one. I changed the colors up slightly, and the punch, but other than that they are the same. It is made with the Stampin' Up! set, Best Wishes and More. I like using sets that are not specifically for Christmas, to make Christmas cards. It is cool to use them in other ways, plus, it makes them a greater value. Here is today's card.

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I had limited supplies today, well, not really, but alot of my stuff is in my car, and
since I busted the rim yesterday by hitting a tree limb, it is at work waiting on a new
one. Hopefully I will have my stuff back home tomorrow.

I used Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue Inks and card stocks. Real Red Ink and Ribbon and Whisper White for this card. The 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" Circle Punches were also used.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment, I really love to hear from you.

Thanks Hostess Gift

Happy Monday! Hope your day is going great! I have a quick and simple hostess
gift to show you today. I made this in about 5 minutes. No joke. Just a couple of cuts, a couple of scores, add some ribbon, a gorgeous stamped peacock from the RMHC set Very Thankful, some glitter to add bling, throw a large post it note pack inside, and you get a very happy hostess.

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Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry Inks and card stock, Eyelet Border punch.

Thanks for looking, see ya'll later.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Give Thanks

Today's post is appropriate. I am so thankful for my daughter feeling better, for my
wonderful son, husband, and all the other wonderful people in my life. I think I have managed to surround myself with the most wonderful people, family and friends, including my online ones. Thank you all so much for being there.

Now, here is the card:

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Sorry about the picture, not sure why it is blurry on the one side.

I made this last night about 11pm, for today's workshop. I love the colors, and wanted it fairly simple for new stampers, but they got to use the Big Shot a couple of times on this one. Stampin' Up's exclusive Top Note die is awesome, as is the Sizzlet Tag set.

Thanks for coming and bearing with me the last couple of days.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday Was Not a Good Day

I don't have a project to post today. I apologize. I spent yesterday at the hospital with my daughter, who was having excruciating pain in her lower back. She's fine, Thank God,it was just a long day of waiting, tests, more waiting, and pain that seemed would never go away.

I will be back tomorrow with a project. I had to scramble last night to get ready for a workshop today, so I will post the other project from that (I've already showed you one of them) tomorrow night.

I will show you a couple of pictures (my other
enjoy them and come back soon.
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Thanks for stopping in. I hope you enjoy my photos, please come back soon.

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Little Birdie Inspired Me

I was surfing blogs yesterday and ran across a card on Jennifer McGuire's blog yesterday with a bird made from a stamped circle image. I decided that it would be
great with Stampin' Up!'s Circle Circus stamp set.

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It didn't take me long to decide to use the swirl on the Wings of Friendship Hostess set for his tail. And, just for my friend Ellen, I used the snowflake punch for his feet. I also used the Scallop Border Punch and then punched it again for the grass.
I ran it through my trusty Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder. Colors used: Summer Sun, Basic Black, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock and Bermuda Bay and Basic Black Ink. Isn't he a cutie? I thought so.

Thanks for coming in today. Check back again tomorrow, you might see something you like, and please leave me a comment, I haven't had any for a couple of days and I am starting to get a complex :o( Is anybody out there?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Autumn Days.......Everywhere But Here

Today's post is a card we made at my uplines house last month. I love this Faux Tearing technique. It is so easy and yet adds so much. I used the Autumn Days set for this card. What a gorgeous set. I will be sharing this card with some friends on
Thursday morning and teaching them this easy technique.

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Colors used are Really Rust, Sahara Sand Cardstocks, and Really Rust Ink.
The background stamp is En Francais, and the sentiment is from the Thank You Kindly set.

As I have said before, we don't get alot of Autumn here, but I love the colors and
have to make my own Fall. We have had a couple of cooler (80's) windy days here due
to Tropical Storm Ida milling around out in the Gulf, but tonight the AC is on and it
is November. Geez!

Anyway, thanks for dropping in, please come back soon. And leave a comment if you
don't mind, sometimes I think I am talking to myself on here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

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I have been so busy playing catch up the last couple of weeks that I didn't even
realize it was already Veterans' Day. I want to say thank you to each and every person who has put his or her life on the line to keep us safe and free. And to
every family who has sacrificed the time with their loved ones so that we could sleep in peace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and may God bless all of you.

Trendy Trees

I have been so busy playing catch up the last couple of weeks that I didn't even
realize it was already Veterans' Day. I want to say thank you to each and every person who has put his or her life on the line to keep us safe and free. And to
every family who has sacrificed the time with their loved ones so that we could sleep in peace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and may God bless all of you.

I bought the Trendy Trees set when it first came out in the catalog. I have never used it. I'm not sure why. Today I finally got a chance to pull it out and play. I pretty much cased this card from a card on SCS, changing only the colors. I didn't think you could really mess with perfection. I'm sorry, I didn't write down the name of the artist that made this originally, but if it was you, please let me know so that I can give you credit.

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Colors used are Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Old Olive card stock, and Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Inks. I ran
my strips of color through the Big Shot with a textured plate, and added some Rich Razzleberry Ribbon and an Old Olive Brad to finish it off. Such a cute card.

Well, that's all for today, ya'll come back now, ya here?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And yet another Autumn Days card

I have not used this set nearly as much as I would like to, but probably enough to
annoy some people, LOL. The pheasant is such a great set for Autumn or for a manly
card. This is a very simple and easy to make card.

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I used So Saffron and Soft Suede Inks and card stock. Some antique brads and the Word Window and Modern Label Punches. Thanks for looking. Please come back soon.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Now for something totally different

fToday's post is totally different from most of my posts. First of all, not birds, squirrels, monkeys, or critters of any kind. Second, lots of bright, vibrant color.
I tend to use alot of Earth Elements (cuz,"Everything goes with Chocolate Chip") so today's In Color card is a nice change of pace.

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I won this Level 3 hostess bundle at my upline's monthly meeting. Thanks Amanda!
This is an awesome set, plus it includes some gorgeous 12x12 Designer Series Paper and matching rub ons.
I used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive card stock, and Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo Inks. Not real happy with the shading on the flowers, but it will do
for now. I also used some Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, and the Scallop Border Punch.
I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping in. Bye!