Friday, December 21, 2007

Birthday Fun

This is a card using all SU products except for the sparkly paper that I stamped Celebrate on. It's for my friend's sweet girl Madelyn. She just turned two. I was hoping the little girl would not only slide across the card, but would also flip as if doing cart wheels, but something is not quite right. I'll keep working with the technique.
I used the retired set Kids at Play. So Saffron, Brocade Blue, and white card stock. The grass came from the Unfrogettable stamp set. I used SU markers to color the little girl in. I also used Wonderful Words for the saying.
We are gearing up for Christmas here. The company Christmas party is tonight. The child is being shipped up to the grandparents so Steve and I can get everything ready to visit 1000 people in 4 days. We have to be back to work on Wednesday, which will be the first time I've worked the week after Christmas in at least 9 years. Wah! Oh well!
Have a very Merry!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas my friends and family. I hope you all have wonderful holidays!

I was determined to use the Holy Triptych set this year for Christmas but was having trouble coming up with something I liked. One of my sweet friends came over and showed me the Polished Marble technique and slowly the card emerged from the haze of my brain. =)

I love the swirl from the Baroque Motifs set and I love to emboss. Wah la! I used Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, and Glossy white as the card stock.

I pray you all have a safe and wonderful holiday. This is the first year that our daughter is old enough to start understanding it all. I am teaching her that it is a celebration for the birth of Jesus and we plan on singing Happy Birthday to him on that day. She's also very aware of Santa this year and I love seeing it all through her. I can remember such great memories of growing up and the excitement of it all each year. My brother and I were spoiled with love and gifts and we actually got a long for a few minutes during this time.

Peace be yours.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Turkey with a 5-Point Flower Punch

Gobble, gobble...

Here's a turkey project that we made at a workshop last week. I used the 5-Point Flower Punch from SU, the 1 1/3 circle, the 3/4 circle and the Spring Flower Punch.

I punched 2 5-Point Flowers each of 3 different colors (Glorious Green, Real Red, Only Orange).

Stack the circles (Chocolate Chip) and adhere together for body and head. Cut the petals of the flowers apart and adhere to back of turkey in way you like. Cut tip of one of the orange pedals off to make the beak.

Use the Spring Flower punch to make two feet and one gobbler thingy.

If you are going to attach the turkey to a card, you can do so now. If you want to make a name plate or something else, you can put a large Chocolate Chip circle on the back to hide the messiness as well.

It sounds like a lot of work, but it really doesn't take long to put together, and they are so adorable!

This was shown to me by Nyla Kelley.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

So I had my very first workshop this past weekend. My step-mother (biggest cheerleader, customer, and friend) hosted the party and it went really well. I used the card shown here that I learned to make at Regionals this past September. I was really happy with the turn out and it seemed to be a hit. It's a Pocket Card, so can be used for gift certificates, etc. I love the jumbo brads and stamping on the pattern paper.
We had 11 ladies show up and a very good time.
Here's to more fun in the future!
Here are the direction for making a pocket card.
Pocket Card

Card Stock:
Main color – 12” x 4” (Glorious Green shown here)
2nd Color – 3½” x 3½” (Real Red shown here)
3rd Color – 3½” x ½” (White shown here)
4th Color - Could use embellishment or paper here. I stamped an image on pattern paper and went that route.

Jumbo eyelet
Bone Folder
Paper Snips
Paper Cutter w/ scoring blade

1. Score Main card stock at 4” and 8”. Score diagonally from the top of the 4” score mark to the bottom of the 8” score mark. Fold card away from you on the diagonal score, and then fold up on the 8” score mark to create pocket. Adhere pocket together, leaving top open. Fold on 4” score mark to create 4” x 4” card.
2. With the scored piece of card stock, make sure that the middle, diagonal score mark is going from top left to bottom right. Fold the middle, diagonal fold backwards.
3. Fold the remaining two pieces to make a card.
4. Adhere the pocket to the back of the card, remember to not glue the pocket part, so you can slip something in it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Christmas Card

I've been trying to figure out what I'll be doing on my Christmas cards this year.

I was playing around with this design, it needs something though....Ideas?

Friday, October 12, 2007


Going to the mailbox was such a treat today!

I got 3 DTP swap cards, my people magazine, and a card from a friend who sent me one of my own creations back. How cool is that? (I gave her a pail of cards as a gift for her birthday.)

The two Fall colored cards are from Sheryl and Trish. The pinwheel card is from Heidi and the friends card is the one I made.

No bills! Happy Mail to you all!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Brand New World

I've had an awful time getting motivated lately. I started this page for a challenge I was going to enter, but then didn't get it done in time. It just wasn't right. My friend Donna came over and gave me a few pointers and taught me the polished stone technique, so I made part of a border from that. The challenge was to use turqouise, teal, and cream. I have all these baby pictures for my little GIRL and had a rough time making it girlie, but Donna definitely helped. What do you all think?

I really need to get motivated on the card front too. I sit in the craft room at the table and just stare. I start to get an idea and then it disappears, or doesn't look right when I'm finished! Ugh!
I think I really need to say "No" occassionally, but it's really hard for me! Right now I'm deep into the March of Dimes Signature Chef auction and it's been keeping me busy at my real job and after hours. It's a wonderful cause and I really love doing it. I'm working on the programs currently. SU actually sent this HUGE box to donate as a prize and I put it all in a basket last night. It is OVERFLOWING! Once I get it looking pretty, I'll take a picture. They donated a full set of watercolor pencils and crayons. Thirteen stamp sets, all kinds of accessories, stamp ink, chalk, just loads of stuff. I've been asking anyone that wants to make a SU card to put in the basket to please send those to me. I'll provide the envelope. I've been including some of my DTP swaps, etc. That way there are samples in the basket as well. I'm hoping it won't go for much so I can purchase it!!! hahaha

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Blog Candy for a Cause - Please Support!

I found this on a blog I look at often and wanted to support her great cause as well. Please follow the link below to read about this WONDERFUL cause to support!

Blog Candy for a Cause - Please Support!
Calling all you Crafty stampers and Blog Candy seekers out there! I am putting together a shoebox (or more!) of RAK cards to send to a family in need of some prayers and uplifting. Friends, Michael & Alissa and son Isaiah, have twin baby girls (3 months old now) that have been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Stage 4S. The large cancerous tumor is in their abdomens. Both girls are undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Children’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Michael & Alissa have shown amazing faith and strength in dealing with this heartbreaking event in their lives. To encourage them and to let them know that there are people all over praying for them, I decided to put together Blog Candy for a Cause. Please follow the link for the full details of this as I would like to have all of the cards in the mail to me by October 15. I will wait till October 22 to draw for the blog candy to enusre that all cards have had a chance to get to me. Thanks for your prayers and help!This post is going to remain at the top of my blog until October 15, so look below for the latest post!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Non SU Cards

I made some cards last night for two friends going through polar experiences.

One is a brand new baby (13 pounds, 11 ounces!) and the other lost her father tragically on Monday night. Both are dear people to me and my heart goes out to them both.

While doing the cards, I figured out that I don't own any baby or sympathy stamps!!! There goes my wish list growing. =)

SO these aren't SU totally, but all card stock, ink, ribbon is of course.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Louisville Regionals

Wow what fun! My very first SU event held right here in my backyard! I was able to meet some fantastic women and see my sweet friend Teresa.
I loved all the make and takes, and my upline (Sharon Dungan) even got to go on stage and do a presentation! She did great. I was so very proud for her.
Here are some of the swaps I got.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Thank you to the Jones!

We have a wonderful friend that has a side business of cooking BBQ.

He hand made his grill and everything. I think he's about to make it big so I had him come cater a party we did last weekend. He cooked so much meat everyone had some to take home and there were 47 people there!!! We had beef, chicken, and venison.

Anyway, here's a card I made to thank him. Everything is SU except for the ribbon, but it was too cute not to add. =)

It's using Viola and Loads of Love.

Here's also a picture of his VERY cool grill.

Also one of my sweet husband and Ralph cooking for our church picnic. =)

Looking for...

I went to Stamp-Away a couple of weeks ago in Cincy and found this great little box to keep my embellishments in. I want more!!! Problem is, I can't find anyone that sells them.

I'm hoping someone can help me out.

My friend Trish and I *think* that it came from the booth by Gary Burlin, but not positive.

Here are the pictures of the whole thing as well as one individual one, though it's a really BAD picture. Basically each little one has its own screw top. I've loved it so far.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I've joined a swap where we are to make a OSW card tote and 3 cards to go in it. I've been creating the cards and have decided when the whole set is together, it looks awesome. When you just make a card or three, it makes you feel like the cards are missing something?? Here's two of the cards I made so far. I like the color combo, but it looks like they need something...though we are supposed to follow the pattern given to us. Oh well, right?

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Simple Christmas Card

I don't have much to add today, except I may finally get my very first workshop scheduled!!! I'm very excited about that.

I made this Christmas card last night for a swap I'm in. I'm not in love with it, but I think it's ok. I've had stampers block lately! I keep reorganizing my work space and that takes up too much time! LOL

Here's the card. Have a great day.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Stamp Away - Dryer Sheet Technique

I had my first experience at StampAway this past Saturday in Cincy! WOW!

I got to hang out with some fantastic ladies and socialize with lots of people who love to stamp!! What more can a girl ask for?

I fell in love with the Rubber Cottage and Inky Antics, not good since I'm supposed to be focusing on Stampin Up! products!!! Argh! *giggle*

Attached are some cards I did with my new stamps.

The single horse is from Inky Antics, and I swear I could ahve bought a whole lot more there! They were so cute.

The field of horses is by Rubber Cottage, and I got it unmounted. So this one isn't that great as I didn't really mount it correctly. I'm going to need to change it around a bit. I've never bought an unmounted stamp before, but bought several this time. How much cheaper!!! I just need to figure out how to mount them correctly!


The last is a wonderful technique taught to me by my friend SueG, she lives up in the Cincy area and always comes up with super ideas. She found this at a swap at Convention this year.

Measure out your card stock, and stamp the image you want on the white piece.
Spray dryer sheet with spray mount and ut Dazzling Diamonds on. Shake off excess and then spray the white card stock with spray mount. Press the dryer sheet on the card stock and stretch until it looks the way you want it. (Sparkle side up!) Let dry for 5 minutes or so.
Cut off the extra dryer sheet around edges and assemble card as you like. It's really pretty and really easy! Just a little messy as you get glitter all over your self. *grin*

The scan is a little crooked, sorry.

The only other really fun thing I learned about at StampAway is about corner punches and fun ways to use them. I found the pretty little trumpet corner pictured on the horse card above.

What a really fun day I had! Thanks Trish, Teresa, Sue, Carol, Brittany, Kyle, and everyone else I met! I had a blast.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

World Card Making Day

Sharon, my upline told us Saturday about World Card Making Day.
Here's a link about it. She suggested everyone have a party that day to make cards together! Sounds like fun to me!

The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings. (That's October 6th of this year)


I really think this set is adorable, but I struggled with design issues.

I went to my stamp upline meeting this past weekend and Sharon showed me a card that gave me some inspiration.

It's for a new Catalog swap, hope everyone likes it.
Card Stock - White (2 x 3.5), River Rock (11 x 4.25), Groovy Guava (3 of 4 x 2.5), and Wild Wasabi (3 of 3.75 x 2.25)
Ink - Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and Wild Wasabi
Sets - Zoofari, Canvas Background, and Everyday Flexible Phrases
Also Window Punch and a silver gel pen for the toenails. =)
Everything is by Stampin Up! except the gel pen.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I've done a couple more pages that are ok, nothing wonderful. I have been very behind in actually getting stamping done lately. My dad and step-mother took the child for the weekend and my husband and I ended up going to see the new Harry Potter movie (loved it!) and then on Saturday helped with a Habitat for Humanity house (loved doing that as well!). We also had a surprise visit by our previous neighbors which was a delight!

No stamping at all though!

Monday, July 23, 2007

For Sale

I have a few sets that I need to part with so I can buy some news sets. It's sad, but I only have 6 current sets, and 2 of those I don't even like! Whoa is me, right? *grin*

Here's what I have available. I can take PayPal as payment.

All are mounted and well loved.
Will ship anyway you want, cost of shipping charged. Buy 5 or more sets, shipping is free!

The World Over – Set of 3 – $10.00 - SOLD
Simple Somethings - Set of 4 - $10.00
Cute Critters – Set of 4 – $10.00
In the Sky – Set of 4 - $7.00
Handwritten Hellos – Set of 4 – $7.00 - SOLD
The Gifts of Spring – Set of 4 - $13.00 - SOLD
Friendship Grows – Set of 4 - $13.00
Wishing Well – Set of 5 - $15.00
Delight in Life – Set of 6 – $13.00
Crayon Cuties – Set of 6 – $20.00
Fishy Friends – Set of 6 - $15.00
Bunch of Bugs – Set of 6 - $15.00
Animal Valentines – Set of 6 - $20.00
Pocket Fun – Set of 7 - $15.00 -SOLD
Very Punny – Set of 8 – $10.00
Feathered Friends – Set of 8 - $23.00
Nice & Easy Notes – Set of 8 - $20.00
Terrific Tulips – Set of 9 - $12.00 SOLD
Watercolor Garden – Set of 13 - $10.00
Great Greetings – Set of 20 – $15.00 (Missing From The Heart, I’ll keep looking for it!)
Brushstroke Numbers/Alpha – Set of 12 - $7.00 / Set of 56 - $28.00 - Purchase together for $32.00

I can provide pictures of the stamp sets you are interested in.
I would also be willing to trade Be Happy and Looks Like Spring for stamps on my “want list” or CDO.
Thanks for looking!

Here's a link to the pictures of the sets I have available. View photos

Monday, July 16, 2007


I finally got some time last night to work on some of my unconvention projects (thanks Trish!). I had a lot of fun making them and still have a few more tonight. Until are a few I started with.

This one is a great male card, especially for those who LOVE golf.!

The next is a little purse that you can open and tuck some cash in if you want, would make a darling gift holder for a girl. I LOVE the embossed look of the flowers on the black. I will definitely be using that technique again.

The next is what you could tuck some snapshots of your loved ones in and keep them close by. It's a little purse of sorts with envelopes inside to put things in. Cute.

Last for today is a little notebook and pen set. I didn't decorate the pen yet, but I love to do it, so I'm sure I'll make it match soon enough.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

More Frames!

I'm hooked!

Ok here's my new one from when we went to see my wonderful friend Em and her daughter Megan. We got to go see My Pretty Pony live and we LOVED it. Em is a master scrap booker herself and got the bug in my head!