Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Christmas Tags

Hi, and welcome to my blog today. I am sharing a project today that I totally enjoyed making. It is a box of Christmas tags. These are so much fun to make and I think they would make a nice gift for a teacher. Everyone needs tags for their gift giving and these made with the Tags Til Christmas set are too cute. Packaged with some twine to tie them to the gifts, which I didn't put in before I took the picture, they are just too cute.

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I used the Deck the Halls DSP from the Stampin Up! Holiday Mini catalog, along with Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Whisper White Ink and Card Stock. I believe I need to add some embellishments to the tags, but that can come later, lol. I found the template on The Southern Stamper's Blog. Just like a southerner to be so
kind and sharing. Thanks, Carla.

I am scrambling this week to keep something on my blog each day. I need some uninterrupted stamp time, people!

Thanks for stopping in today. Hope to see you again soon.

Stamp Camp Gift #2

Today I am going to share another of our Stamp Camp projects. It is a Christmas ornament with a gift box. I think it is just so pretty.
Our Stamp Camp will be on October 23rd at 1pm. Please contact me to RSVP, or for more questions. We would love to have you.

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Thanks for stopping by again today. comments are much appreciated.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Christmas Gift Projects

Hi Stampers! Amy and I are getting ready for a big Stamp Camp, one of the projects we will be making is today's project. It is a candle holder. I think it came out really cute. Look:

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Keep an eye out for more projects we are doing and if you would like to join us, please
do so. The cost will be $25 and you will leave with 5 completed gifts for friends, family, teachers, or coworkers. The date is October 23. Time is 1PM-5PM. Valrico, Florida. We have limited space, so please let us know if you are coming.

Thanks for coming by today. Check back for more projects soon.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Birds

Hello, and happy Monday! I know, you don't hear those two words together too often, but hey, I'm trying, lol. Today's share is punched birds that I found on an Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's Blog. Her name is Valita, and I just
love her work. You know I love birds, so I just had to make these, lookie:

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Aren't they cute? I know lots of my friends will be coming back south now that the
cooler weather is hitting up north, so this card is for them. It won't be long now, ladies, so be careful on your way down. Can't wait to see ya!

Thanks for sharing part of your Monday with me. Comments are appreciated!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

In The Wilderness Masculine Card

Hello! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend whether you are off having fun or just
sitting home and relaxing. Either way, thanks for spending a little of it with me.

I want to share a masculine card with you today. I don't make these often enough, and this Stampin' Up! set called In The Wilderness just calls out for these type of cards, don't ya think?

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I just love this set, it would be great for scrapbooking some of the National Parks out west, too. Colors used are Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, River Rock, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. What kind of masculine card would it be without the use of the Square Lattice Embossing Folder, some Hemp Twine and a button to finish it off? I love the way it turned out.

Thanks again for stopping by. Please come back soon, and leave me a comment, they always make my day.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Just Believe

While I was making the little notes the other night, I made this card for a teacher I know who had a workshop recently for me. I just wanted her to know how much I appreciated her.

This card also uses the Stampin' Up! set Just Believe and the colors Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, and Daffodil Delight.

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This is such a gorgeous stamp set, you NEED to add it to your collection ASAP, lol.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. As usual, I appreciate your stopping in for a moment today. Hope you visit again soon.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Simple Thank You

Hi, everyone. I have had quite a busy schedule this week, not much time to work on
new stuff, but I did need some thank you notes for my orders I am delivering this week so I came up with these cute little notes.

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I used the Stampin' Up! set Just Believe for these simple little thank you notes and
cut the little envelopes with the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Scallop Envelope die for the
Big Shot. Colors are Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso. Dimensions for these little notes are 2" x 6" with a score and fold at 3", this will fit perfectly into the Scallop Envie.

When you care enough to send the very best, hand stamp it!

So glad you came by today. I will be working on a make n take for the card I made for the Blog Hop, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Page Topper

Today's post is actually a page topper for a scrapbook page. It was designed by my upline, Amanda Coughlin. She shared it with us as
a make n take at our meeting on Monday. It is so cute, I can't wait to finish it by adding my 12 x 12 background and pictures. Lookie:

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This uses the Stampin' Up! Sweet Centers stamp set that I have and have forgotten about, so I am gonna pull that baby out and use it. It also uses that awesome Owl Punch that I love, plus the new Bitty Bat punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog. To order any of these items, contact me or click on the Shop Now in my left sidebar and you will be magically transported to my Demonstrator Web Site where you can peruse each category in our Catalogs, including the awesome Clearance Rack, and place an order directly from there, if you wish.

Thanks so much for coming by today. See 'ya again soon!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day of Gratitude

Last night was our monthly meeting at my upline, Amanda Coughlin's home. We had a great time! Today's card was one of our make n takes and is designed by one of my
Stampin' Up! sisters, Amy Haskedakes. It is such a simple and beautiful card.

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Don't you just love it? And to think she thought we wouldn't like it, silly girl, lol.

Thanks for stopping by today, I will have another of our make n takes tomorrow. Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Play Date File Folder Notebook

Hi everyone, and thanks for stopping by today. Today's share is one of our projects
from our hostess club this past weekend. We have a great group of ladies and we have
so much fun together.

This file folder notebook is made with the Play Date File Folders and Designer Series
Paper from Stampin' Up! I found the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. I think this would make a great gift! Lookie:

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I added the little owl to my sample after it was finished, it just had to have one or two, lol.

Hope you enjoyed today's project. I have a couple of people asking about my Blog Hop card from this past weekend, too, so sometime this week I will be posting a make n take for it.

See ya!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wicked Cool SUStars Inaugural Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUStars Inaugural Blog Hop. So glad you have decided to join us today.
Our theme this month is Halloween or Fall and you will find some gorgeous projects along the way. If you get lost, hop back to our SUStars blog here and pick up where you left off. SuStars is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who embody the Statement of the Heart. They love to share the wonderful world of Stampin' Up! with each other and you.

You probably hopped here from Angela Walter's blog, Life With A Weiner Dog but if not, don't worry, you can
just keep going on the hop and circle all the way around.

Here is my project for today:

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here is the card unfolded:

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I know you can't really see it, but I add some bling as in Dazzling Diamonds to those
awesome shoes and spiderweb. I also added some to the candle flames. I just love how this card turned out.

Stamp set: Wicked Cool.

Colors used on this card are Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White. I also used Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds and
Fine SuperNova Glitter in Orange. The Pinking Hearts border punch and Bitty Bat punch finish off the card.

Thanks again for hopping with us. Your next stop will be Veronica Miller's blog
Bluegrass Stamper Studio
I know she will have a wonderful project for you.

Comments are much appreciated.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Halloween Progressive (Sorta) Scrapbook Page

Hi, and welcome again to my blog. I needed a 6x6 scrapbook page for my hostess club this weekend and I wanted to do Halloween so this is what I came up with. Punch art to the rescue:

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Now usually I would make this into an 8.5 x 11 page, then into a 12 x 12, I know absolutely no one who
scrapbooks in 8.5 x 11 size anymore, so instead, I just went from 6 x6 to a 12 x 12, and here is that one:

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I love how this turned out, and I am going to put the year on the little label above
the 6x6, but I don't know what year the pictures of my children will be that will go
on it. They are 19 and 21 now, so it's been awhile, lol. I originally thought it
might be a bit busy, but I still think I like it. Ellen, chime in here, cuz you are the scrapbooking expert in my opinion. What do ya think, Clem? Did I do ok?

Also, just so you know, most of this punch art was cased. Sorry, I'm not sure who were the first to make them, but they are not my originals. If they are yours, please let me know so that I can thank you and give you credit.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I will be participating in the Inaugural SUSTARS Blog Hop this weekend and my post is once again Halloween, so bear with me
eventually I will move on to something else, I promise. Hugs, everyone. don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my page.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pumpkin and Owl Nugget Holders

WhooHoo! It's almost the weekend, and I have another Halloween project today. I have nugget holders. I have a customer who wants some ideas for treats for Halloween, and these are a couple of ones I have come up with. Aren't they cute?

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You don't think the little owl looks like she has been plucked, do you? lol. I didn't think about that until just now when I previewed this post. Oh, well, maybe she is having a bad feather day. HeeHee!

I will be getting a few different ones made up before I take them to her next week, so
be checking back for more.

thanks for stopping by. I have a scrapbook project for you tomorrow, so be sure to
come by and see what it is. Comments are, as always, appreciated.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wicked Cool Dresser Card

I am having so much fun using this Wicked Cool stamp set. I don't usually do many Halloween projects, but this set is so much fun I can't resist.

I saw this card on Patti Lee's awesome blog and I just had to case it. The idea of the Dresser Card was originally made by the great Jackie Topa. What a talented couple of
ladies. I am always amazed at the talent that is so abundant in Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and at their generosity in sharing that creativity with others.

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Hope you enjoyed my card, I did change it a tiny bit, but not much.

This was my first, but definitely not my last Dresser Card. Thanks so much for stopping in today. If you have questions, please feel free to ask.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day of Gratitude

Hi, Thanks for dropping in today. I want to share a Thanksgiving card with you today.
I had a chance to use this set a couple of days ago, when Any and I got a couple of hours to play, and I love it. It is by Stampin' Up! of course, and is called Day of Gratitude. It is one of those sets I didn't think
I needed, now I am not so sure. Lookie:

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The colors used are Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Pear Pizazz and Very
Vanilla. Isn't it just GAWJUS? This set has just moved to the top of my wish list,
(quite a climb, I might add).

Thanks so much again for stopping by and to Amy for enabling me on this set. Hugs!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Spooky Treat Box Card

Hello, and Happy Monday! Today's share is a Halloween Treat Box Card. I got the
template from Pockets of Inspiration. If you aren't subscribed to
Paper Crafters Sampler, you should really check it out. It is a fantastic resource of awesome ideas.

Anyway, here is my little Treat Card Box:

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What do you think? I think it turned out cute, and it was so much fun to make.

Hope you have a fantastic day and come back tomorrow for a Thanksgiving card. I just
love fall cards. Comments are appreciated.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blog Hacked?

I apologize if you checked in earlier tonight and instead of this cute card by Amy,
you saw the DVD cover for the movie Piranha. Not sure how that happened as the card
was on there earlier today. I have fixed it now. Hopefully that won't happen again.

Greeting Card Kids by Guest Stamper Amy Halbert.

I apologize if you checked in earlier tonight and instead of this cute card by Amy,
you saw the DVD cover for the movie Piranha. Not sure how that happened as the card
was on there earlier today. I have fixed it now. Hopefully that won't happen again.

Welcome! A couple of nights ago, my BFF, Amy and I got together for a couple of hours of stamping, something we don't always find time to do. Amy wanted to make a card for
her Mom and this is the adorable card she came up with:

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Isn't it just so cute? I just love how it turned out. She is really a very talented
stamper, although she doesn't think she is, lol. She is also a great friend, and I am
so glad we met.

Colors used are Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Marina Mist, and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping in today and please leave Amy a comment to let her know you love her card. See ya!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Coffee, Anyone?

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE coffee! All day, every day! So of course,
when I saw this set, called Morning Cup, in the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, I absolutely had to have it.

Today's card was my submission for yet another VC Rocks! swap. The swap was called
Drink it Up, and you had to have some type of drink or drinking vessel on the card.
Really fun idea and perfect for this set.

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What do you think? I had a great time making these, and hope all the other swappers
liked it.

Thanks again for clicking in today. Please let me know what you think of my card.

Paisley Prints

Today's post is another card we made as a make n take at last months meeting. I
believe this card was designed by Amanda Coughlin herself. I didn't think I needed
this set, but I do believe this card has changed my mind. What do you think?

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I just love this one, and was so glad to get a chance to play with this set. Thanks
for enabling me, Amanda, lol. I owe you one.

So glad you took the time to visit today. Please come back soon.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bells and Boughs

Hello, and Happy Friday, hope everyone has has an awesome week and that you are looking
forward to the holiday weekend.

Today I would love to share another Christmas card made with the Bells and Boughs set from the fabulous Holiday Mini Catalog. Check out the Catalog in my left sidebar, just click oh it to see all the awesome products and projects for your Holiday Celebrations.

I made this card for a VC Rocks! swap. Hope you like it.

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I love using non traditional colors for Christmas cards. Here I used Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Garden Green, I also used the Petals A Plenty embossing folder, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, and some of our new Basic Pearls. Punches used are the 2.5" Circle which was introduced in the new Idea Book and Catalog and the Extra Large Decorative Label punch introduced in the Holiday Mini.

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today. See you soon, and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Artistic Etchings, Again

I absolutely cannot get enough of this set by Stampin' Up! It is just gorgeous and the cards and projects made with it are so beautiful. This card was a make n take at
our monthly meeting at my upline's home. One of my SU sisters designed it and I'm not sure which one, so if you are reading this, please let me know so I can brag on you by name, lol. My upline, Amanda, just let me know that the designer of this awesome card is Cheryl Sanz. Thanks, Amanda, and thanks to Cheryl for this gorgeous card.

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Isn't it just so pretty? Simple and elegant, don't you think?

Ok, as usual, thanks for dropping by today. See you soon, and comments are a bloggers
pay, so if you enjoy anything you see here, please let me know. Hugs.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Aviary Get Well Card

Welcome to my blog today! So glad you stopped by. Today's share is a case of a card
I saw on someone's blog and for the life of me can't remember who. I loved the fold and of course I love this Aviary set by Stampin' Up! so I just changed the sentiment and the colors to make this:

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Cute, huh? Hope you enjoyed this cute little card. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Baby Bear Hugs

Yippee! It's the weekend, and a long one at that! Today's post is short and

I made this cute little card for another VC Rocks! swap. We have the swaps
when VC is in session. Always gorgeous cards to share. Here is my card:

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Don't you just love this new edition to Stampin' Up!s fabulous Build a Bear lineup?
So stinkin' cute!

Have a great Friday, see you tomorrow.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sherrill Graffs Late Night Stamper Scavenger Hunt Game

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Thanks for visiting my blog, and for playing along with our Late Night Stamper Game.

Sherrill Graff, an awesome Utah Demonstrator, is offering a $400 Shopping Spree when you find all the clues to our Scavenger Hunt.

My clue is the Distressing Essentials Kit on page 195.

collect all the clues and turn your answers into to sherrill graff at

She will pick the winner to our $400 stampin up shopping spree soon, so hurry!
enter today.

Here are other LNS demos blogs on which to look for clues:


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Christmas Cardinal

Today's post is a card I made for the VC Rocks! card contest. I ended up tying
for first place with my buddy Deborah Robb with this card. I really love the Stampin'
Up! stamp set called Christmas Cardinal, it is just so pretty, but I combined it with
the new Stampin' Around music note wheel, and the new Bells and Boughs set in the Holiday Mini which just went live yesterday. This card was a lot of work, but I love
how it turned out.

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This card actually is part of a swap my upline was hosting with some of her friends
that are some of Stampin' Up!s top demos. I am so flattered that I was asked to participate in a swap with these awesome ladies.

If you will look closely, you will see the Finial Press embossing folder, a sizzlet die, the large Oval punch, some of the new Victoria Lace along with Real Red satin ribbon and several of our new Basic Pearls on this card. Hope you have enjoyed today's project. I would truly love to hear your thoughts on this card.

Thanks for dropping in today and hugs to you and yours.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gift for the Teacher

Today's share is a little triangle box that Shari Dudek taught us in a VC Rocks! class this summer. This really was so easy and fun. I actually made my original during class
larger and used the Artistic Etchings set, but this one is made with the Apple Blossoms
Level 2 Hostess Set. I think it is just the cutest thing. You will see a lot more of these little boxes.

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Hope you enjoyed today's post, thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today.