Sunday, December 7, 2008

In the pink!

This is the dahlia fold using the new large circle punch! It really takes up a card!Must be a dinner plate dahlia!
The colors I used for the background are Rose Red and Pink Pirouette. The dahlia fold is rose red designer paper from Stampin Up!
Thank You comes from the thank you kindly stamp set.
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

silly reindeer

I just love these silly little Reindeer...esp the one with the red nose... Looks like he's been into the Christmas Cheer!
Of course only SU products were used on my project!
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Big Shot Notes

I made these for a "big shot" swap. You had to use something that you made using the big shot die cutting system. These were fun! the inside holds 10 pieces of notebook paper. I held them together using the crop a dial and large pewter eyelet. It needed some decoration so I used the bird... using red, for the Christmas season! The word notes was colored in using a versamarker. I also used some of our felt ribbon from the Holiday mini ... just because. I have a few left, that I will use as Christmas gifts for some of the girls at work.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

tangerine birthday

I just love this level 2 hostess set! I cased this card directly from some on Split Coast Stampers, when I went back to find the artist, I just couldn't find her... I just love the simplicity of this card! I used my water color pencils on this except for the riding hood red classic ink smooched into the lid and picked up with my blender pen. I also used tangerine tango on the flowers, topped it off with tangerine ribbon
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Sunday, November 30, 2008

so much fun...

This is how I spent my Saturday! I got the instructions for these darling little elves from
Of course her pictures are so much nicer than mine...
I plan on filling these with candy and giving to a good friend of mine!
Of course I did more than make these... but tomorrow is another day!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

under the stars presents....

Here is my Bear again!
He is very happy because he has his shopping done and he has his packages wrapped... lucky fella!
His hat is from the crab set... the presents are from Mr Twigster, and he is very merry indeed! His googly eyes really sets the tone of his joy!!

Dimentionals popped up his Santa Hat and the presents are on our Red hemp twine, which you really can't see... the white he is on is also on dementionals.... as well as the packages on the greeting!
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season of friendship

Can you tell I love my new bear?? I had all of these sets out tonight just playing around! I colored with my markers...did the rock and roll technique on the leaves.. and used the "queen Annes lace " from the hostess set for the grass... I masked my bears and owls...this was a fun card to make.... now to decide whom to send it to????
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

natural sympathy

I just love my new set, nature silhouettes (22.95)
It seems we never have sympathy cards when we need them, so I tried to make a few ahead... I left the inside blank so when I need it, I can put the most fitting verse in. I also used haiku designer paper.. old olive and chocolate chip card stock
I used poppin pastels for the scene. I stamped in versamark and then daubed the pastels over it. I love this technique.. I love watching it 'come to life"
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

my not so secret sister

My Not So Secret, Secret Sister send me this for Thanksgiving! I feel soo lucky to have Sue as my NSSSS. She has been sending me a card a or so a week.. it is soo nice to get something addressed to me that is not a bill or "occupant"!!
The tree is from the mini holiday catalog.. the ribbon is chocolate chip gros grain.. and the brad is I believe a filagree brad... Thank you Sue!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

getting ready for Santa

I just love this silly Santa! He is so happy you just have to smile at him! These are 2 cards I made rather quickly. I love to use my markers on the shimmery white cardstock. On the first card I used real red and the 2nd I used Rose Red and Rose Red designer paper.
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

more emerging color

I made a few more and found the secret to emerging color on designer paper is to not over heat it! Emboss it until it just "turns shiney" and stop. I am one who usually thinks I have to cook it!
Here I used more of the Parisian Summer with Sahara Sand card stock, Sahara Sand is my least favorite cardstock color, but it does go well with the DP. I also stamped on the pink pirouette ribbon. On the darker Upsy Daisy's I use Elegant Eggplant ink, because I thought the bravo b. ink wasn't working well... but it's not the ink... its the embosser-person!! LOL
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

bravo pink day

Today I finally found time to stamp for me and tried a new to me technique.. emerging color with designer paper. I used Parisian Summer with uppsy daisy stamp set. I stamped in versamark then embossed with clear embossing powder.. and brayered over it with bravo burgundy ink.. and then wiped the color off the upsy daisy's.One of them I goofed on and used white embossing powder.. it was an oops but came out okay in the end. I used pink pirouette card stock and bravo burgundy card stock.. fire brads, all stampin up materials. This was really fun and relaxing... I think I'll go stamp some more
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More scrap purses

These purses are so much fun and quick and easy! We will be having another class on Friday the 21st! If interested please email me. ( The cost of the class is $20.00 .Space is limited so get your reservation in early!
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

these sweet little owls were made with my big shot die machine! I just love it!
I used the top note die and the scallop circles ... using the larger of the two!
they were so much fun for me and for the recipeints!
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I was playing around with the scallop circle punch, Making the folds for the turkey when I deciced I needed to make a thankyou, and this is the result! I love it when I a chance to go up to my "studio". I love it when I get the chance to go up and just play around!
One of the girls at work asked me to come up with a place setting card for her Thanksgiving Day dinner. This is the result of my brain storming! I used the fall designer paper from the Holiday Mini catalog and the top note die, and I believe I used confetti white cardstock. I had to put it on post it notes to scan it..they are much prettier in real life!
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I was challanged to do the same layout on a card as I did on my calander.. not to bad for an old gal!
The next is squash book... scrap book, an easy way to carry and show off your pictures. We will be making these at our DEc 5th class at the SAC. Details coming soon!

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

calendar class

This is going to be an upcoming class.. I really like the way it turned out! I'm not quite finished.. I need to make it be a scrap book as well !

Stay tuned for more info to follow
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Back again!

Here I am again! I hope to update more often! This is a sample of the scrap book purse we have been making! If you missed the class we are having 2 make up sessions.. Tues Nov 11th and Fri Nov 21st. The cost is 20.00 for the first one and 15.00 for the second one.. be sure to call and save your spot as class size is limited. There are still a few openings! This is a prepaid event and your check or pay pal is your reservation. Both nights it starts at 7pm and we should be done in 2 hrs or less.

My Upline Susan and I are planning another Christmas card Crank... Dec 6th.. details with photos to follow...

Saturday, May 31, 2008

I'm baaaaaaaaack!

Howdy all! its been a while since I've added to my blog.. to many life experiences! but I am back and here is just a taste of what I've been up to! I just love the tart and tangy set from the occasions mini.... and my best friend in the whole world...( who still lives in NY state while I'm here in Michigan...) is now a Gramma.. and I made her a little brag book from the pics she sent me! I will be back soon ! enjoy!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

almost sale a bration!

Leapin Lepracons!
Its almost Sale a Bration time, that must be why this little lepracon is jumping for joy!
more later !

Thursday, January 17, 2008


This comes directly from the Stampin Up! 2008 spring/summer catalog. page 39... this is one of my versions of it! It is so easy to use their ideas... so if you get stuck, look at the pictures in the catalog and have a go! the "recipe " for all their creations are in the back of the book listed by page number.

Who is ready to make some "everyday" cards? I have room in tomorrow 's class at 1030 am !