Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Thank You Notes

It was time to make the thank you notes for the gifts that were mailed to us during the Christmas holiday. I thought it was amazing when I saw someone using the bird builder punch to make this beautiful poinsettia. I spritzed some champagne shimmer mist over the whole card to finish it off.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mini gift bag

I needed a gift bag for the Alex and Ani bracelets that I got for my mother for Christmas. This bag measures 5x5x1. I added a satin ribbon for a handle and the flower embellishment was made using the daisy #2 die.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I think that this has got to be the prettiest Christmas card that I've made this season. Not only did I layer card stock but I also layered stamps. The very vanilla back layer is embossed with Stampin up!'s fancy fans folder ( my new favorite) and the top layer is also very vanilla but its background stamp is called en francais and then I stamped the single dasher stamp right over it and distressed the edges. The ink color was all the same in soft suede. I added some punched snowflakes then gold sticklers and I was done. The girls had a very easy time with this card.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hot Cocoa holder gift

I had the girls over last Friday night for a holiday workshop. One of them items we made was this cute hot cocoa holder that is perfect for a teacher gift or small friend gift. Everyone loves hot cocoa and its even better with a candy cane stirred into it. I used the new scentsational season stamp set that's currently in the mini catalog.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Stampin Up! Workshop

I know I haven't done one of these in such a long time but I'm going to do a holiday themed workshop at my house on November 30th. It starts at 7pm and the cost is $10.00 (free with a min $25 Stampin up order). We will be making at least one gift idea perfect for teachers, neighbors or friends and some great holiday cards. Space is limited so please let me know by nov 26th so that I can get your supplies ready.
Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Some of my Etsy Christmas Cards

Here are some of the holiday sets that I've added to my Etsy shop. You can view the entire listings by clicking on my etsy mini in the right side bar of my blog.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tween Birthday card

My God daughter Madison is turning 11 in a week and I figured since I was stuck at home with hurricane Sandy that I would play around in my scrap room. It probably took me about 4 hours to get inspired with a tween design. I used the now retired Extreme Elements stamp set in many colors and then I sat for about another hour to figure out what to put in the middle. I found this peace sign online and cut it out with my sure cuts alot and my cricut expression. I love being able to do that. You can find almost anything on the web. Excuse the picture, I'm not one for fancy backgrounds and lighting. I just stuck it on my stamp case and snapped a picture with my phone. Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Clearance rack

The clearance rack has been replenished with lots of great items. Be sure to take a quick look in there before placing your next order to make sure you don't miss any great deals.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Anniversary Card

This actually wasn't my anniversary card but it was the one that I had made for my husband.  I love this new set Serene Silhouettes.  The stamps are all a nice size and so very versatile.  I stamped the image in gumball green and sponges the edges in the same.  The ribbon is also the gumball green stitched satin ribbon that Stampin up Gave away last month with your qualifing order.  I love it!  I added the small punched hearts to the flowers to add a little LOVE theme to it.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wedding Card

If you saw my post yesterday, I posted the bridal shower card for my cousin Kris and his fiance Jessica.  Here's their Wedding card.  It's a design that I had seen on pinterest and so I adjusted it to what I liked.

Friday, October 12, 2012

What a busy fall this has been.  2 of my girls are cheerleaders for pop warner cheerleading and there are football games every weekend and many practices during the week.  We also have birthdays and a wedding coming up.  Here is the card that I made for my cousin Kris and his fiance Jessica for their bridal shower.  Their wedding invitation came with Blue designs so I used that color in the card.
The flowers and dress is from the Love and Laughter stamp set.  I masked the square and sponged bashful blue, marina mist and night of navy to add the background effect.  Jessica opened it at the shower and said "I know who this is from".

Monday, September 24, 2012

Triple layer card with papillon potpourri

I have recently started a Monday card day with my bestie Margaret. We are getting together every other Monday to make cards for any upcoming events. This has to be the best thing that I've ever done. I'm always under the gun rushing around at the last minute to make a card. This is what I made for her daughter Zoe. Her favorite colors are pink and purple and lots of glitter. She Loved It!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Great sport stamp set

Here's some more cards featuring the great sport stamp set by Stampin up! It's kind of hard for me to create a bunch of boy cards because there aren't as many colors available for them but I am pretty pleased with the way these came out.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Free Ribbon in September

Stampin Up! Is giving away free ribbon with every $40 order in the month of September. I will be placing a group order this month. If you would like to be included in this order, just email me your list. If you want to place your own order, I can do that too and have it mailed to your home.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Great sport stamp set

I've has this stamp set since it came out in this seasons catalog. Since my friends daughter Samantha is having a birthday party today I found it perfect to use this set with the soccer ball. I heat embossed it to really make it pop.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Papillon Potpourri

This butterfly is from Stampin Ups! new catalog and the whole set is just so pretty. Butterflies and flowers are my weakness so this set was no different. There's also a punch that comes with it, which I have but just didn't use it here. This was a last minute birthday card for one of my daughters friends sleepover party and what girl doesn't love butterflies.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Get well soon

I needed to make a get well card for someone and I just happened to have a great pin on pinterest with this layout. Sooo easy to copy. I just love the idea of this bandage made from some crumb cake paper and a Swiss dots folder. Can't get easier then that.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy Graduation Ashley

My youngest cousin Ashley graduated from URI and we will be celebrating her graduation with her on Sunday. We are all so proud of her. Here is a card that I saw on one of the blogs that I follow and I thought that it would be perfect. I added a little blue in the collar to add a little of the school's color into the mix but I left the gown black because that's what was worn on that day. I hope she likes it.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Promotion is a reason to smile

Stampin up! Is having this great promotion from July1-31. Anyone placing a $50 order can purchase the Reason to Smile 7pc stamp set for only $5. It comes in either wood or clear mount and comes as a 2 step stamp set which I know that my card club girls love. This stamp set is a $20.95 value and only available during this promotion.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sympathy card with style of elements

A work friend had a death in the family. I wanted to send her a card and thought that the style of Elements stamp set is always nice for so many occasions. We made a similar card during card club a while back doing this window technique.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fathers Day

Here is the card that I just made for my husband for fathers day. It seemed like it took forever just to come up with this card, I still have to make one for my father. The boat was from the need for speed stamp set and the zig zag background is one of Stampin Ups new embossing folder called Chevron. I embossed some very vanilla and then rubbed the bashful blue stamp pad over it. Hopefully everyone else has got their cards made because time is running out.
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Patty's Fabulous 40 card

I LOVE how this came out. After much searching of something great, I thought of doing a high heel in the front of her card. Using my cricut expression and my sure cuts a lot program I found a sexy high heel svg file online and cut out the two layers that made up this design. The sentiment is from the mega mixed messages stamp set by PTI and the splash is from the newly retired extreme elements stamp set. So glad that I got it before it was gone.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Christine's birthday card

Just a quick post to show you the card that I made for my friend Christine at work.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Vicky's Baby Shower Card

I'm so sad that I'm not able to make it to my cousin Vicky's baby shower. It happens to fall on the same day as my youngest daughters birthday. I think that June has got to be the busiest day of the year for me. Here is the card that I'm sending to her. The bottom of the baby carriage flips up to add your message.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. I had a wonderful day with my family and the weather couldn't have been better. Well, here are the cards that I made for my mother and mother-in-law. I went through a bunch of stamp set to try and find different sized flowers that I stamped in its own colors and then hand cut the vase. I wrapped a thin ribbon around it and added it with a dimensional. They both loved their cards.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mojo Monday 240

I'm killing 2 birds with 1 stone in this one. I had to make a birthday card for someone and when I came down to my scrapbook, I got the email for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for this week. I used the uncharted territory stamp set that retired last year. It was one of the first sets that I bought and I'm glad that I got it before it was gone. It's a nice set to use for many occasions.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Last Call!

This is just a last minute reminder to anyone else who would like to take advantage of any of the many Stampin Up! retiring items.  If you haven't had a chance to look at them yet, here's the link .  I am also ordering the new Stampin Up!  2012-2013 catalog and idea books.  If you would like a copy, please let me know.  They are $3 each.  Additional shipping costs may apply if you are not from my area.  My order is going in on Monday morning so be sure to send me an email by Sunday night.  Any questions, let me know.
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Here I Am

Here I am.  Finally got back on my blog.  I've been enjoying the nice weather we have been having around here and not spending too much time stamping.  I do have 1 card to show you though.  It's a birthday card that I made for my best friend Margaret for her birthday.  It was made using the new blossom punch in the mini going on right now with the stamp set to match.  I then cut a V out of the top and bottom of the flower to create the butterfly.  I also did the rock and roll technique to give this little guy 2 different colors.  I have to admit that I did  get this idea from the mini catalog but after all, it's that card that got me to buy the set.  Don't forget that the very large retire list from Stampin up! is out right now and if you need any of those items before their gone, be sure to order them.  I'm doing a group order on 5/5 so if you would like to order with us, please send me your order before then.  The last day for the retire list is 5/31 and the new catalog comes out 6/1.  Also, If anyone wants a copy of the new catalog please let me know because I will be ordering them on 5/5 also.  They will be $3 each.

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Paper Scrap Storage

I thought that I'd share how I store all of my scraps of card stock.  This is a binder of just Stampin Up! scraps but you can make one of these for each of your paper types.  

I start with the Stampin up! round tab punch 

When I get a scrap, I punch out that color and staple it to a page protector (found at staples)
Then I add it to a binder that you can organize any way that's easy for you

I then found the RGB color codes for the current SU colors online and slid it under the clear binder cover

This method works wonderful for me and I don't have any wasted scraps anymore.  

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Here's a card that I saw on Dawn Olchefske's blog a couple of weeks ago.  She punched hers with the new blossom punch that's in the current mini but my punch is not coming in time to make this card for my mother-in-law's birthday so I had to used the 5 petal flower punch and turn it and punched again to make more petals.  I wanted to make sure that the pretty DP was showing through the cut out.  The DP is from last years in color pack in peach parfait and concord crush.  I think that the two colors look great together.  The small flower was made using the boho blossom punch and the other flower was from a random punch that's been in my scrap room for years and I have no idea where it came from.  Lastly, the sentiment is called Curly Cute by SU.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Simple Single Layer Card

Here's one of those simple single layered cards that is super fast and super easy to make.  It's a good layout for one of those times when you forgot to make a card for an occasion and you have to throw one together at the last minute.  This one was done in black and white but I'm sure that it would look great in any color combination.  The stamp set I used was the new one from the current Sale-a-bration catalog.  It's called Fresh Vintage and it was the first item that I picked as my freebie.  It's a wonderful versatile set that can be used so many different ways.    I also used the oval Designer Frames Embossing folder.  It's in the big catalog and also in the SAB as a free item with a qualifying order.  All you have to do is just spend $50 by March 31st and you can pick any item from the catalog.  

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge

I just realized that I only seem to be posting once a month lately.  My scraproom is in my basement.  It's cold down there, so I don't have much ambition to go down there at night.  Yesterday I had the day off of work and turned on a portable heater and went to work.  Since the Mojo Monday email had gone out yesterday I figured that I would tackle that too.  I'm going to give this card to my sister Michelle for her birthday since her birthday is 2 days after Easter and this card reminds me of an Easter egg.  Here's the Mojo sketch and what I came up with.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sara Turns 1

I couldn't believe it when my cousin's little baby Sara was turning 1.  It seems like she was just born and now she is starting to walk and talk and having her very first birthday bash.  I had to make an extra special card for her.  I used one of the new edgelits die from Stampin Up! across the bottom of the top layer and I took the monkey from the stamp set Fox and Friends since she has a monkey theme in her room.  I made the flowers with the Boho blossom punch and the sentiment came from one of the Sale-a-bration items available right now called Elementary Elegance.  This promotion goes until March 31 and with every $50 purchase, you can pick an item from the sale-a-bration catalog.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Need for Speed

Hello Everyone,

Remember me.  I haven't posted anything in a month and it's because I'm always on my iphone and never on my computer anymore.  I have to break that habit.  I spent last night in my scrap room with my bestest friend Margaret.  I made my nephew Jake's birthday card with the stamp set called Need for Speed by Stampin Up!.  It's a great set for boys and since I have 5 nephews, I figured that it would be a smart buy.  
I think that this is perfect for an 8 year old.  The paper I used was crumb cake, old olive ds, chocolate chip and very vanilla.  Added some silver liquid pearls (they look like metal)  and the sentiment is for the Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess) set.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Card Club date for January

I think that I have finally recovered from the holidays and I can't wait to get back in my scrapbook. We are having a Valentines themed card club on 1/20 at 7pm. Let me know if you are planning on attending.