Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Morning Cup

Hi, Ladies. Are you having a great day? I have been very busy, and that's good, cuz it keeps me out of trouble, lol.

So here is today's share. It is a card made with Morning Cup. I am not sure I really like this one, either. Especially since I messed up where the cups are sitting, but
once you put on the ink, you are kinda committed, lol.

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I do love this set, and have made several other cards with it. It is a must have for coffee or tea lovers.

Thanks again for coming by today. Don't forget that Sale A Bration is coming so book your workshops today!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sneak Peak

Ahhh, today I have a sneak peek for you. The 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog will go live on 1/5/11, and it is awesome. If you are one of my regular customers, you should have already received your copy. If not, contact me to get you own, PLUS a copy of the 2011 Sale A Bration catty. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year at Stampin' Up!

Today's card is using a new set and punch that you will absolutely HAVE to have. Lookie:

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Is that cool or what? This is the first thing I ordered from this new catalog. It is just awesome. I can't show you the rest of the set, yet, but just know that it is going on your wish list, lol.

Colors are Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Marina Mist.

Have a great day. Comments are always appreciated.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Punch Potpourri

Well, Christmas is over for another year. May you enjoy happiness, love and joy, long after the season has passed.

Today's post is a card I made using one of Stampin' Up!s hostess sets called Punch Potpourri. It is a Level 1 Hostess Set, meaning you can earn this set with only a $150 workshop, or by placing an order for $150. Plus, with Sale A Bration coming up in January, you could earn 3 extra free items valued up to $14.95 with the same $150. How awesome is that?

Contact me today to set up your Sale A Bration workshop. Dates are filling up fast!

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Not sure I loved this card, but I do like it. I got the color combination from the Color Combination Lab. You can find it at the bottom of my blog in my left sidebar. Just click on it and check it out. It is awesome!

Colors are Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White and Certainly Celery. I also used the Scallop Border Punch on this card.

Thanks for dropping in. Have an awesome day!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and wish you a joyous time with your family. I will be back soon with more cards to share. I am taking a few days with my family.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Cards

Hi All. I want to apologize for not posting the last couple of days. Time has definitely been flying past. I just cannot seem to catch up.

Today I want to share one of the Christmas Cards I have received recently. This one is from one of my VC Rocks friends, Debbie Peterson. I think it is just lovely. I know you will, too.

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Thanks so much, Debbie, for thinking of me in this busy time of the year. Hope you and yours has a very merry Christmas.

Only 3 more days. Take care, be happy, and Hug the ones you love.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Elf Visit

Only 6 more shopping days to go. Ready or not, here it comes. Merry Christmas!

Today is yet another punch art card. This idea I got from Valita at Valita's Fresh Folds. I just love this card. too cute.

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I used Print Pattern DSP in Poppy Parade and Pear Pizazz, along with cardstock in the same colors. Sentiment is from the Tags Til Christmas Stampin' Up! set. The Punch Trio Scallop Circle punch and the Top Note Die for the Big Shot were used for the shoes.

Easy peasy card, and so much fun to make. Have a wonderful day, thanks for dropping in.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Hello! It is COLD here in Florida. We are not equipped for this kind of cold. I am dragging out clothing that is 10 sizes too big, just cuz they have long sleeves and wearing them layered over other warm weather clothes. Not sure how you Northerners do it. I hate the heat, but I just don't have enough meat on my bones anymore to stand the cold. I know many of you are experiencing much colder temps with snow, sleet, etc., and I admire you for it, but I am freezing my buns off.
I know, too much info, but I felt I needed to share, lol.

However, I do have another card for you today. In honor of those in the colder states...BRRRRR, I cased this little guy from my friend Ellen Kemper at Blinkin, Thinkin, and Inkin. He is just adorable.

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Another blurry picture. sorry about that. Colors used are Whisper White, Real Red and Baja Breeze.

Hope you like this little guy, it's as close to a snowman as I want to get right now. I need some warm weather, people! Have a great day, and keep the fire going. Hugs,

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

The days are very quickly counting down. 9 days 'til Christmas. Hope you are ready.

Time for a little punch art. I got this idea from another demo, and just changed the colors to non traditional to make it more me. Thanks to whom ever it was, as per usual, I didn't write down her name. Lookie:

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Sorry for the blur. I took this picture 3 times and all were blurry. I think it may be the user, not the camera causing the blur ;0)

Non-traditional colors used are Concord Crush, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, and Daffodil Delight.
The Snowflake, Star and Punch Trio Circle were used. Also, lots and lots of White Shimmer Paint Spray.

I like the way this turned out. Hope you do, too. Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jolly Old Saint Nick

Hello, and happy Wednesday! Only 10 more days 'til Christmas! Can you believe it? The time is just flying by. Hope you have all your shopping done and are starting to really enjoy the season.

Today's post is a card I threw together last night. I was working on a to share, but didn't have the star punch I need to finish it, so I will have to save it for another day....probably tomorrow, lol.

Here is today's card:

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This is another one of those cards I really don't like, but they can't all be awesome, lol. It is ok,
but I just don't love it. Maybe someone can gleam some inspiration from it, or at least what not
to do on a card ;0).

As always, thanks for spending a few moments of your day with me today. Comments are appreciated. Come on, ladies, let me know you are out there. I'm just not feeling the love out there in blog land. Have a great day.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


No road trip is ever complete without some stamping time. Amy and I carried along some stamping supplies just in case we got bored, or had some extra time to play, and of course, we
found one night when we just couldn't turn in, after playing games all night with her family. So we worked on some calendars for gifts and Amy got the chance to make a birthday card for her Mom.

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Now, isn't that a pretty card? We had limited supplies with us, but this really turned out gorgeous, and her Mom absolutely loved it. Amy is really a talented stamper, and it really shows in her work.

Have a great day and come back soon. Be sure to leave Amy some comments on her card. I know she would love to hear them.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bunny on a Sled

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope all is well and you had an awesome weekend. I LOVE weekends!
Lots of extra time to enjoy the family.

I saw a card on Stampin' Connection that was a Z Fold. I love different folds on cards, so I just had to make one. I used the Merry Crittermas stamp set for this fancy fold card.

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This is another look at it and how it folds:

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Colors used are Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pear Pizazz, River Rock, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White. I just loved making this card. It is easy but definitely a wow.

Thanks, as per usual, for dropping in. Comments are appreciated.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Snow Swirled Christmas

Today's post is the first Christmas card I received this year. It is by my BFF, Amy, and is absolutely beautiful. Lookie:

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I love the colors she used. Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White. Stamp set is Snow Swirled. It is almost just like the birthday card she made me that I posted a week or so ago HERE.

It is amazing how different a card can look using the same layout and colors but just changing the stamp set used.

Thanks for coming by again today. Please leave Amy a comment and tell her how much you loved her card.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Paisley Christmas

Hello all, and thanks for coming by today. I have another short post today, but sometimes short and sweet is the best way to go.

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Colors used are Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White. Stamp set is by Stampin' Up!, of course, and is called Paisley Prints.

Have a great Friday! Comments are appreciated.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Poinsetta

Hi. I hope you have had a great week so far. I got back from my short road trip on Tuesday evening and I had a great time. It was cold and snowy, and I almost froze to death, lol.

Today's project is a Christmas card with a poinsetta made with the wing from the Bird punch by
Stampin' Up! It isn't my favorite, but it isn't bad. Maybe my mojo stayed in Kentucky. So without further excuses, lol, here it is:

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Well, there it is. Not too bad, after all. Thanks for dropping by. Comments are appreciated.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bells And Boughs Swing Card

Today's share is a swing card. My first attempt at making one, and I just love the way it turned out. I found the instructions from another Demo on Stampin' Connection. I know I say that a lot
but it is such a great site, and Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are awesome! They are always willing to share what they love.

Here is my first, but definitely not last, swing card:

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this is how the swing part works:

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and this is the inside:

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I loved making this card. Colors are Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, and Cherry Cobbler. I also used some white Smooch ink on the Bells.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Timeless Treasures

Well, I am posting this early AM on Friday morning, so that it will be ready to go live while I am
on my little mini vacation. I was so worried about freezing in Kentucky, and here it is in the 30's here in Florida. At the rate it's going, it will be warmer there, lol. Either way, I will let you know when I return.

Today's post is the birthday card I made for Amy's Mom, the reason for the road trip. She loves antiques, so I hope she likes this card.

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I just love this color combination. Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.
A very vintage looking card. I also used some of the Victoria Lace and one of the new Antique Brads. The Scallop Border punch was used for the bottom. Timeless Treasures is the awesome stamp set I used.

I hope you have a great day. Thanks for spending a few moments here with me.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Another Fox and Friends Christmas

Well, it was bound to happen. Leave me along long enough with my stamps and you know that I will make a card with a bird on it, lol. So here, without further ado, is today's card:

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Looks like owl swooped down and stole Santa's hat. I just love the set Fox and Friends, as you know, and will probably be putting Santa hats on some of the other friends, soon. Hat is made from the wing of the Bird Punch, and of course the limb is also punched from it. Colors are Garden Green and Real Red.

Have a great day! Hugs.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

File Folder Notebook

Hello again, Well, I should be in Kentucky when this posts, so hopefully I won't be freezing to death, lol. You know this Florida girl will have a hard time staying warm up there in the mountains. I'm not even sure I own enough clothes to keep me warm enough. Oh well, gonna make the best of it and have an awesome time doing it.

Today's post is an altered file folder. And for once, this one isn't made from a Stampin' Up! file folder. I found this one at a store, and it was just perfect for the lady who will receive it. I wasn't sure she would like the cutesy ones I have made with the Play Date folders, even though they are absolutely adorable. I did use retired Groovy Guava card stock in the matching pen, Chocolate Chip card stock on the front under the Vanilla 5/8 satin ribbon.

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Isn't it pretty? Wait till you see the inside:

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And the best part, to me, is the bookmark I made. Lookie:

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I know it's a little blurry, but I just couldn't get a good picture. Can you tell what I used to make
it? It is the Stampin' Up! Bird Punch. Yes, the wing is both the petals on the flower and the leaves. This came out so much better than I expected it to. I sponged the edges of the flower with retired Groovy Guava ink, then used my Aqua Painter and some Crumb Cake ink to add some realistic lines on the flower petals. I also folded and veined the leaves and sponged them with always artichoke ink. Then spritzed the whole thing with my Champagne Shimmer Paint mist. I liked it so much, I made one for me, lol.

Anyway, thanks again for stopping in. Hope you enjoyed today's project.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bookmarks for the Boys

Happy Friday! As I mentioned earlier in the week, Amy and I are headed to Kentucky to visit family, and we made some gifts to take along. These bookmarks are for her nephews, both of whom love to read.

The owls are made with the Stampin' Up! Owl Punch, and they are sporting glasses (cuz they are wise) and some rhinestones, cuz every wise owl needs some bling. The other ones are made with a retired set from my stash called By Land.

You know how much I love to give kids bookmarks. I hope they like these.

As usual, I appreciate your support. Stop by again soon. Hugs.

Peaceful Season

Good morning. Hope your Thursday is going great.

I have a card today that I cased from another demo, cuz it was just too pretty. I did use different colors and Designer Series Paper on it to make it mine, but the layout was all her, lol.

Using DSP on a card is something I don't do well, I just hate cutting up that gorgeous paper, so this was a hard one for me. This is the Deck the Halls paper in the Holiday Mini, and if you like it, get it now, cuz you only have until January 3rd, 2011 and then it's gone.

The card stocks and inks used are Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.

This is just a beautiful card, and so very simple. thanks for looking today. see ya soon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Contempo Christmas

Can you believe it's December, already? Absolutely amazing! Not sure where the time went and why it went there so fast. Whew!

Today's share is another Contempo Christmas card in non traditional colors. I love how this turned out. I used a retired Stampin' Up! Stockings wheel, Soft Suede, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette card stocks and Inks, and our retired gold cording. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, I believe.

I like the way this one turned out although I had a really tough time on the bow, as usual, lol.

Thanks for stopping in today. Post will be short and sweet for a few days, loads of stuff to do and
a short vacation with my BFF, Amy, to Kentucky to visit her Mom.

Comments, as usual, are very much appreciated. Hugs.