Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thanksgiving workshop

Hi All,
Another quick post this am. I designed a clean and simple card for an upcoming workshop for a friend. I really wanted to showcase the beautiful Spice Cake Designer Paper. I layered it onto the pool party and ran it through the Lattice Work embossing folder on the Big Shot to add more texture. I really liked using the Sweet Shoppe Alphabet set to pop out "Thankful". Hope you enjoy it and the day!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

September Thank you's

Morning all!
Before I run off to my Great Aunt's 100th b-day celebration I thought I would post my Thank You notes for the month. I absolutely love the French Foliage set! So beautiful and its so perfect for this time of the year.
Have a great day!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Christmas "CASeing

Hi all,
Been in a little bit of a funk with card creating time. Between back to school , ill horses and relatives turning 99 AND 100 plate is kind of full with activities!! Last night I decided that I would spend some time getting ready for an upcoming workshop. My friend would like to complete two Christmas cards at her workshop and I was ready to use the new Christmas Lodge set. I was having some trouble thinking outside the "box" so I spent some time on the Stampin Connection, the Stampin Up demonstrator only web site and found this beautiful card by Lynn Pratt that really motivated me to case it. Hope you like it to!
Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Halloween Sour Cream Container

Hi All,
Wanted to post this cute sour cream container that I demonstrated at my friend's workshop the other night. Very cute and great for any occasion! I use the Spooky Bingo Bits to make my own designer paper! These packets are great to place candy or gifts inside versus a traditional box.
Have a great night!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Becky's workshop!

Wanted to post the two cards we made last night at my friend Becky's place. They are Halloween themed of course! And demo two uses for Versamark, heat embossing and watermarking! Love the Spooky Bingo Bits and the Haunted House on the First Edition paper! Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Owl Punch Card

Doesn't this owl punch just make you smile??!! I love all the little critters you can make with it! My favorite have been the Halloween cards. This was the last card we made at our stamp club last week. So stinkin cute. Here is the recipe:
Stamps:           Lovely as a tree

Cardstock:        Crumb Cake – half sheet
                        Basic Black 5 ½” x 4 ”
                        Crumb Cake 5 x 3 ½”
                        Pretty in pink

Ink:                  Early Expresso
                        Crumb Cake
                        Black marker
                        Gel pen

Punches:  Owl, Bird, small scallop, small tag and 1 3/8 circle

Techniques:     Stamp the background image in expresso a few
times. Punch out the cat, ghost and owl using the owl punch, bird punch
and scallop punch.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fall Foliage Bookmark!

Hi All,
Here is another great gift we made last night at my stamp club. I really love this stamp set and the details of the leaves are fantastic!!! The recipe is as follows:

Stamps:           Fall Foliage

Cardstock:        DP Backing sheet 2 x 8 ½”
                        Two pieces Very Vanilla 2 x 8 1/2”                         

Ink:                  Crumb cake
                        Early Expresso
                        Cajun Craze
                        Cherry Cobbler
                        Always Artichoke
                        River Rock
Embellishments: Victorian Ribbon, Seam Binding

Techniques: Cut the backing sheet that comes in the DP
packages to 2 x 81/2”. Decorate both pieces of very vanilla
and adhere to the front and back of the backing sheet. Punch
hole at the top and tie with preferred ribbon and enjoy with a
good book!
Hope you have a great evening!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Hi All,
Wanted to share a card we are making tomorrow at stamp club! I love Halloween! Great time for "fun" cards and the "Spooky Bingo Bits" stamp set fits the bill. The recipe is as follows:
Stamps:           Spooky Bingo Bits

Cardstock:        Old Olive – half sheet
                        Basic Black 5 ½” x 2 ¼”                         
                        Rich Razzleberry 5 ½” x 2”
                        Scrap White & Old Olive

Ink:                  Basic Black and Versa mark
Embellishments: Sticky back rhinestones, gel pen

Techniques: Choose three stamps from the Bingo Bits set and
and stamp the old olive with versa mark and then stamp
those three again in black and align on the razzleberry.

Punches: Scallop Border punch

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pines and Poinsettias

Hi All,
Been greatly enjoying this new Christmas set and the Holly Berry Bouquet DP! SO so pretty!! Look closely and check out the dazzling details on the poinsettia and roses! Love the sparkle without getting glitter everywhere! Did you also catch the quilted ribbon?? Its very elegant and nicely coordinates with the Cherry Cobbler in the designer paper and the ink I used on the stamp. Hope your all enjoying the wonderful weekend!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Cello Bags!!

Hi All,
These are the very cool new cello bags that Stampin Up has in its new Holiday Mini! It is SO packed full of great items but one of my favorites is this small bag. Great for any occasion. I did a Halloween themed one here using the Spooky Bingo Bits and coordinating square punches. Hope your all enjoying your long weekend!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another way to use First Edition

This card was another favorite of mine and my stamp club's this Summer. It show cases the Medallion and the First Edition DP. I just love the neutral tones and the "aged" look you get when you sponge the edges of the paper. A good tip to remember when inking a larger background stamp like the Medallion is to have the stamp face up and to "tap" the stamp firmly with the ink pad. Don't "rub" the ink pad as you will have pieces fray off your ink pad.
Have a great night!!
ps Don't forgot to check out the new Holiday Mini!! It is fantastic!!!