Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gift Card Holder

Hello and Merry Christmas! I hope your Christmas was great and that the New Year is even better! This card is a gift card holder. It is one of four that Crystal showed us how to make at her last stamp camp. We covered a piece of cardstock with foil and ran it through the Cuttlebug. It comes out really cool and we added the holder on the front of the card; very simple and yet very elegant. We made three other cool holders, too. I will post another one soon. Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the holidays!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

More Stamp Camp Stuff

Hello - It has been a while since I posted! Sorry about that! This card is from Nicole's camp. I love the colors and the card. I've got a few more to post from Angie's last two camps. We already have another one coming up on the 21st of this month. I also attended a really cool one at Crystal's house last night. Be patient - I should get most of them posted this week. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Halloween

Hello! Here is another card I made at Angie's last Stamp Camp. I love this Stampin' Up stamp set and I really like the way this card looks. (The set has now been added to my wish list!)
I haven't made any cards lately, partly because of work and partly because I've been busy getting ready for my daughter's visit this month. She will be here from Tacoma, WA for about two weeks. I can hardly wait! We are going to have lots of time to make cards and visit.
I hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stamp Camp

Hello and happy Sunday! This is another card from one of the stamp camps I attended. I love the colors together, and the whole look of the card. We are going to another of Angie's stamp camps tomorrow.
I hope to have some time to create some of my own cards this week, too. I went back to work on the eighth of September, and haven't had much time to myself since. I'm getting back into the swing of things slowly. Plus, I got my flu shot last Monday and was sick for 3 days! I also joined a book group and I have been enjoying the first selection this week.
I hope you have a great week and thanks fot stopping by today.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Nicole's Stamp Camp

Hello - and Happy Monday! I had a wonderful weekend with my DIL and a great day today with my sister. Tomorrow, it's an early staff breakfast at work and then a late lunch with my BFF, Katy. It has been that kind of week - very busy, but I love it!

This card is my favorite from my friend Nicole's stamp camp last week. We made eight cards all together (two each of four designs), and I liked all of them.

This one has four panels of design paper and I liked all of the patterns. We added a scalloped bottom, some ribbon and a button to complete the card. The panels are popped up with SU dimensionals which made it a very simple and beautiful card. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another BD Card

Hello Everyone! I'm having a really GREAT week and I hope you are too. I have one week left of my summer vacation and on September 8th, it's back to work! I'm looking forward to this coming week and almost everyday is filled with fun stuff to do.

This is another card I am making in bulk. I plan to make eight of them and they are already cut out and ready to put together.

I attended another stamp camp with my friend Katy, and we made eight more beautiful cards. This time Nicole hosted the camp, and I understand she will hold monthly sessions with new cards at each one. I can't wait. I will share the latest cards with you real soon.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Favorite

Hello! This is a card I made at Angie's stamp camp for August. I really like this one and I'm sure I will use the layout again soon. It uses the new Stampin' Up color 'Rich Razzleberry' which I love. The scalloped oval and the regular oval punch are also SU, as well as the matching ribbon. I plan to attend Angie's stamp camp each month, because I love the cards she designs for them. Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, August 14, 2009

BD Cards

Hello! I decided it was time to make some birthday cards in bulk. This is one of the cards I designed and I made eight of them. I love the bright colors and the ribbon seemed to finish it off just right. I went to my BFF's house on Wednesday and we had a great time making cards. We also attended an awesome Stamp Camp yesterday and made five beautiful cards. I will post them as I take photos. Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a great day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sketch Challenge

Hello - Here is the card I made for this week's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #77. This is the first time I've entered a card in Taylor VanBruggen's contest. I love how it turned out and I hope I get picked to have my blog featured on her blog. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day.
Supplies used: Stamps-cupcake by Lockhart Stamp Co, sentiment by A Muse Artstamps, Paper- Bazzill, Inks-Stampin' Up, Misc accessories.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Another Favorite

Hello! Here is another favorite of mine from the Stamp Camp last week. I love the colors in this one and it was very easy to make. Once again, it is completely made of Stampin' Up supplies. I can hardly wait for the next camp in August.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Stamp Camp

Last week, my BFF Katy and I went to a stamp camp with a "new to us" demonstrator. She had everything we needed to make five beautiful cards. I first heard about her on my friend Sue's blog. Angie is her name and she holds monthly stamp camps at four different locations. We met at a LSS (local Scrapbook store) and we had a great time. I was pleased with all of the cards we made and Angie supplied everything - even the adhesive. Here is my favorite from the camp.

All of the supplies used are Stampin' Up. I actually cut out the butterfly - not one of my favorite things to do - but it came out just fine. I'll post another of the cards in a day or so. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lisa's BD

Last Thursday was my daughter-in-law Lisa's birthday. This is the card I made for her - it is very sparkley because she has such a sparkling personality! Also, the card base is orange because that is her favorite color. I have finally been making more time to create cards this past week. I have a few cute ones planned for this coming week, and will post them as I finish them.

I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sherrie's Birthday

My Daughter-in-law Sherrie loves Fairies, so when I found this DP, I knew I had to have it. I had to pick the perfect section of the paper to get this result, as there were all different sizes of fairies all around the sheet. I think the rhinestones added the perfect touch! Happy Birthday, Sherrie!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Craig's Birthday

Hello! Today I made a card for my brother Craig's birthday. As I have said in past posts, he loves to fish, so I used some pattern paper with fishing lures on it. I also made three other birthday cards today, but I have to wait until they are received in the mail to post them.

I have really been enjoying being home this summer. I can't believe that four weeks have passed since my vacation started. I have eight weeks left and a list of things I want to get accomplished before I go back to work this fall. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Christmas in July!

Last Wednesday, which was July 1st, I made my Christmas cards! I completed 30 of them in 24 hours!!! I went to my bff Katy's house and we worked very hard on our cards for this December and I finished them at home that night! I can't post a picture because it may spoil the surprise at Christmas, but I will post it after they are mailed. Needless to say, I am quite pleased with myself!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Nick & Lisa's New House

Hello! My son and daughter-in-law bought their first house! We went there today to see it and I love it. It's beautiful and they deserve it because they both work very hard and are the nicest people! I finally got to use my Boards and Beams stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I also tried to do some shading for the first time. I like how the shading under the top edge of the roof came out, but I kind of over-did it on the fromt porch. I still love the card and will try to do better next time. I used Stampin' Up markers and an assortment of papers, including watercolor paper for the house itself.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to post again soon, now that I'm off work for the next twelve weeks for summer vacation. See you soon.

Monday, May 18, 2009

35th Anniversary

Hello! My sister Joann, and brother-in-law Gary have been married for 35 years! They still seem as happy as the day they were married.

This is the card I made for their anniversary. I used SU Purely Pomegranate paper and matching ribbon from Taylored Expressions. The little love charm is from the bridal section at JoAnn ETC. I used versamark ink and embossed it with marcasite embossing powder. The stamp set is also from SU and it is called 'Love You Much.' Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

6x6 Page Addition

Hello Everyone! Today I have another item to share that we made at the Relay for Life crop. It is a 6x6 page addition for a scrapbook page - or you can frame it and use it for a single photo. You just simply slip the corner of a photo behind the ribbon and add it to a page. I don't usually scrapbook, but sometimes I make pages for new babies if they are requested instead of a card for showers, etc.

Also, my good friend Sue showed me how to link things on the blog. I had never quite figured it out and now that I see how simple it is, I feel very silly! Sue has lots of cool stuff on her blog, (The Blondin Blog), so I suggest you check it out here.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Card from Relay crop

Hello! I finally made some time to catch up on my blog-hopping and I am happy to report that I have found many great inspiring samples and ideas.

This card is one of the cards I made at the Relay for Life crop last week. I used a 6x6 piece of cardstock, folded in half. The frosting on the cake is glittered and so is the stripe of blue-green in the middle. We had lots of fun at the crop and can hardly wait for the next one. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Relay for Life Crop

Hello - So I went to a Relay for Life Crop with my BFF, Katy last Saturday. We had a wonderful day and had lots of fun. The food was great and they had very nice door prizes, plus four make-and-takes. The Stampin' Up person who co-sponsored the event had a really cool bag of freebees for everyone there. She included two sheets each of cardstock and DP, SU post-it notes, SU dimensionals, SU ink pen, an SU pencil that looked like the DP, and a clear acrylic rectangle box. She also had this cute little bag of candy in our bags. The bunny on the label is completely made out of punches from SU. She added a brad for the nose and faux brads for the eyes. The make-and-takes were great and I will post some of them soon. I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Birthday Card

This is a card I made nearly two weeks ago. I haven't been able to go up to my Studio since March 10th when I had a minor accident while on a field trip with some seniors from the school where I work. We were on a college visit and I missed seeing the step in front of me and fell on my knees and grazed the side of my face. It was raining really hard and we were on the way to the bus. I was trying to count the students ahead of me when I fell. The x-rays showed that everything is fine, but I really bruised the knees and could hardly walk for about eight days. It is slowly getting better, and I can now go up the steps (very carefully) to my studio. My DH has been great. (I'm so glad he is retired.) I'm going back to work on Monday, although I may have to wear my bermudas for a while, because it still hurts to have any material touch the knee that has a scab on it.

Back to the card - I love this bright paper and the cupcake had never been inked until now. I added some ice stickles to the cherry in the sentiment and on the cupcake. The frosting is colored with Liquid Pearls and I added fake brads from Joann's. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Specialty Paper

Hi! I made a couple of cards last week and this is one of them. I really like this flower stamp, and hadn't used it in a while. I figured it is time for a Spring card, since we are patiently awaiting the season here in Michigan. I have this wonderfully marbled specialty paper that I don't use often enough, and I used my flowerpot and photo corner punches on it. I pop-dotted the flowerpot and added some rhinestone bling, after using my SU markers on the bunch of flowers. I really like how it turned out, and I can use it for any occasion. Take it easy and enjoy the weekend. Our weather dude says we are finally going to get a little warmer weather for the next few days. Woo Hoo!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Our Stamp Camp

Hello! This is a card I made at our last Stamp Camp with our Stampin' Up demonstrator, Crystal. She has lots of talent, so we made four wonderful designs this time. Our next one is on March 14, and I can't wait. This card is my favorite from the class. It uses the new Bigz die from Stampin' Up and now I have to get one. I love the colors she chose and the rhinestone finished it off beautifully. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Get Well Monique

Hello! It's Sunday afternoon and I've had a very productive weekend. I love it when I feel that way! I completed another card yesterday, which I will post soon.

I made this card for my daughter Monique. She had a very bad sinus headcold and is still recovering. I thought of her when I saw this image with the bunny in the little girl's pocket. The set is called "My Friend and I Stamp Set" from the Trafalgarssquare line, of Pink Papery Studios. (They have many awesome stamp sets there!) Monique has always loved the Velveteen Rabbit and this bunny is very similar. She loved the card and especially the bunny. Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Get well Dawn

Hello! It's been a while since I posted, but I'm back. I made a couple of get well cards for my daughters in Washington, but didn't get a chance to post them. Here is the first one, which was for Dawn. I love this Elzybell image and hadn't inked it up until now. Also, I haven't used my Stampin' Up photo corner punch in quite a while. Dawn is feeling better and her twin sister, Monique is now sick. I'll post her card tomorrow. Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Winter Friendship

Well it's February 1st, and the high temperature for today is above freezing! Throughout January, we only had one day above 32 degrees. We are about at the halfway point of winter and I am still enjoying the sunny weather we have been getting. Today's card is from C.C. Designs and it is a Cookie Crumbs set called "Snow Friends." It has about fifteen sentiments and several images. This is my favorite one! Once again I used Stampin' Up watercolor markers and a blender pen. The fake brads are from Joann's. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Winter Card

Hello! Today I made a really neat card. I love ice skating and have since I was a kid. Ice skates bring back many great childhood memories for me. So whenever I see stamps with skates on them, I must have them! Makes sense, right? Anyway, I colored it with Stampin' Up watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The image is from Lizzie Anne's Little Bits set called "Christmas in the City". I also used my Gelly Roll clear marker to color the blades, and the rhinestones are from Joann's.

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Joel's Birthday

Hello! Today we had our Stampin' Up new catty Open House and I finally got to make my new wish list. It is longer than the last catty's list, but not too long. I just finished looking at my favorite blogs, and now I have many great new ideas to use this week.

This card is the one I made for my brother Joel's birthday. It was on the 21st, so I had to wait until he got it to post it. I love the paper and the ribbon I used, so it is safe to say I really like the card! I hope you do too. I made another one similar to this one for another of my four brothers' BD in March.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I will have time tomorrow to create something to post real soon.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Winter cards

Hello! It's been a great four day weekend. My BFF Katy came over on Sunday after church and we played in my studio for about four hours. Katy retired in December, so I don't get to see her at work anymore. It was great getting together again. This card is another winter 'whatever I want it to be' card. I love the image - she is so adorable! I used my white Souffle marker on her scarf and the ball on her hat, and some Ice Stickles on the snowflakes. The snowflake brads are from Oriental Trading. Thanks for stopping by today! I'm mailing my brother's card in the morning, so I will be able to post it in a day or so. Have a great week!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Another Thank-You

Hello! Well, here in Michigan we are in the middle of another snowstorm! It is SO pretty outside - I'm just glad I don't have to travel anywhere today. This time they're predicting six to nine inches, and so far we have about four. It's the light and fluffy kind, so it won't be too bad to shovel. We still had snow on the ground from the last couple of snowfalls, and the weather guy said another storm is on the way in a day or so. I love winter so I think it is just beautiful!

This card is another thank-you that I made the other day. I love this little snowman by Hero Arts. He is too cute! I colored him just like the little sticker on the stamp is colored. The ribbon has little dots that reminded me of snowballs. The metal 'thank-you' embellishment is one I have had on hand for quite a while, and the faux brads are from Joann's dollar rack. I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year

Hello! I have been very busy for the past two weeks, first with my family for the holidays and last week I spent much time organizing and cleaning some things in the house. I can't believe that two weeks went by so fast. (We had a wonderful holiday season with my daughter Monique visiting us from Tacoma, Washington, and we spent quality time with other family and friends.) Today was back to work and boy did the day drag.

This card is one I made as a New Year/Thank You card. I used stickles for the snow on the ground and on the faux brads on the corners. I colored it with my Stampin' Up markers. I love snowmen, and hadn't used this stamp yet. I'll have more to post in a day or so. I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by today.