Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Halloween Birthday to Sara. This is the card I am sending her. I decide to use Autumn Vine Designer Series paper. It coordinates well with our card stock. 

Just a reminder: tomorrow is the last day of the Stampin' Up! Birthday Promotion. Once you purchase $20 in regular merchandise then you get 20% off the select Birthday stamps, as many as you want.
To see the flyer click on the birthday stamp circle on the left of this BLOG. 
If you are ready to order contact me at  to place an order or you can order on-line at and click on SHOP NOW.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Halloween

Wishing You a GHOULISH Day! Here is a cute halloween card made using Under the Stars. The candy corn was made by layering a 1/4" circle of white, 1/2' circle of Summer Sun, and 3/4 circle of Pumpkin Pie. Then you cut it into pie slice and you have your candy corn. I made the lollipop out of a portion of toothpick and 1/2 circle covered with glitter. The bag is 3/4" x 1" with elastic cord for the handle. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Winter Post cards

Today my friend Lenore came over and we made these cards. We saw samples of these cards and just had to make them. The Winter Post stamp set makes for an awesome card. I can't wait to make the tag pictured in the Holiday Mini Catalog. 

Monday, October 27, 2008

Two Cool Dudes

This was the card I created for Stamp Camp this past weekend. I love snowman so it i no surprise that I choose to use Two Cool Dudes for my project. I would have to say Pacific Point is my favorite In Color. I find it to be a rich and vibrant color. 

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Door prizes

Today is our 2008 Holiday Stamp Camp. Here are the door prizes that I made. 
I took an inexpensive frame purchase at Ikea. I removed the thin plexi-glass and attached some window screen. Took one of those paper coasters  stamped on an image, sponged the edges and punched holes in each corner. Then I attached it with black wiring to the window screen. Cute and simple.  

The next one  is a cute box of coasters. The box is made out of one
 sheet of paper cut, scored and wheeled. There are a dozen paper coasters that I stamped with Basic Black ink for snow man and Baja Breeze and Pacific point for the snow man. I also colored in the little features on the snowmen. 
I realize that the colors may bleed when these coasters are used but they are meant to be disposable. 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Welcome Sweet Little One

With a little paper and some punches you can create adorable shapes. I had originally made this card in pink. It can be found on my website: then click on creative project. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Season Of Joy

I saw this card on a blog and had to case it. It is truly a great one. I know it isn't Halloween yet and I am working on Christmas cards. With so many great sets I want to make a variety of Christmas Cards this year, so I am starting early. I totally cased this card. Okay I may have changed the brads. But it is basically the same.
This one is a little more time consuming. Using Season of Joy I stamped the image on Kraft and again on Whisper white card stock. I hand cut out the 3 flowers, square and tree. I punched out the snowflake with the 1" punch. Totally Cute! I just love this card. 

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween Card

Halloween will be here before you know it. 
Here is a cute Frankenstein card made using punches and scissors. Friends are good! Send a card to a friend today. 
Some of you may have seen this card on my Stampin' Up! website.  I post different cards and projects on my website. 
Check it: and click on creative projects. 

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Birthday to you!

Here is my latest cupcake card using Crazy for Cupcakes. Everyone enjoys a cupcake especially on a birthday card.  

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Crazy For Cupcakes

I am Crazy For Cupcakes.
                                         This set is so adorable. Each of these cards used the same color scheme but have a slightly different look. Don't forget this is one of those Birthday sets in the October promotion.
To get full details Click on the Birthday stamps circle on the left side of my BLOG.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday!

This is the Birthday card I made for my husband. He really likes the flames on the candles(stamped on summer sun then sponged around the edge with pumpkin pie ink to give a flame effect). Simple and easy. You won't find this set in the current SU! catalog. This set is dormant but you can still order it. Big Birthday Candle # 111169 $22.95

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Here is my scrapbook page with a pumpkin patch theme. The pumpkins, scarecrow and crow are all made from punches and die cuts available from Stampin' Up! 
For a complete list of the needed punches and die cuts visit my Stampin' Up! website: then click on creative projects or click on the creative project palette on the left side of this BLOG and click on details under the scrapbook page. Remember you can order on-line thru the same website by clicking on shop now.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Live With Passion

Using the Sizzix scallop circle die I cut the shape I wanted to stamp on with the Inspired by Nature. 

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Season of Friendship

Season of friendship can be found in the Holiday mini catalog. A simple but sweet card using  a brayer to give the sky a neat effect. I layered Summer Sun on Whisper White cardstock. Covered the spot I wanted to be the sun with a 1-3/8" circle of copier paper. Then layered More Mustard and Pale Plum over it. I removed the paper circle and place a stencil circle over the sun area, used a dauber of More Mustard around the edges. This gives the sun some depth. Then I stamped the tree and leaves in Chocolate Chip.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Treats

With Halloween drawing near I am always looking for great ways to decorate candy or candy boxes. 

The spider has a peppermint patty between the layers. It is made using scallop punch, circle punches and photo corner punch. 

The mummy is made from the Sizzix Top note and Circle punches. It is the front of a candy box. 

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Girlie Card

Here is a girlie card using Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. I love these colors together. Once again I watercolored the image using my Aqua Painter. The large-tip Aqua Painter is currently being offered as a special purchase. Get one while supplies last only $7.25 each(#114617). 

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy Birthday

In my family there are many more males than females. It can often be a challenge to make male Birthday cards. This is the card I made for my soon to be 13 year old nephew. I wish him a wonderful day. 

Don't forget this and many other Birthday stamp sets are on sale this month. You purchase $20 on regular catalog merchandise and get 20% off a select group of Birthday stamps. To see the flyer click on birthday stamps 20% off on the left side of this BLOG. You can order online, and have it sent directly to you. Go to my website and click on SHOP NOW.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


In this months techniques class we did a Shaving Cream Technique. This technique gives the butterfly and leaves a marbled/ swirled look. 
Check Out my creative projects on my website to see the card I made with these butterflies. 

Monday, October 6, 2008

Season of Friendship

Have you seen new stamp set Season of Friendship. I think it is my favorite stamp set out of the Holiday Mini Catalog. I just crafted 4 different yet similar cards with this set. The 4th card can be found on my Stampin' Up! website under creative projects. then click on creative projects. 

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thank you for your friendship

Loads of Love makes nice cards. I have enjoyed creating with this stamp set. 
This month while supplies last you can purchase a single large aqua painter(click on 20% off birthday set on left side of this  BLOG). The aqua painter makes watercoloring a snap. 

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Birthday Card

Happy 20th Birthday Stampin' Up! Celebrate 20 years of Stampin' Up! October 1-31, 2008 purchase $20 on regular catalog merchandise and receive 20% off select birthday stamp sets. To see flyer click on Birthday stamps 20% off on left side of this BLOG.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Halloween Card

Halloween is a favorite time of year in my house. I enjoying sending out Halloween cards.
An ink pad was used with the Jumbo Outline Alphabet to stamp out Halloween, but markers were used to fill in the letters and to ink up parts of stamps. The word happy actually came from Happy New Year out of the Holiday & Wishes stamp set. The cat and pumpkin are from Batty for You. 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Parisian Summer Photo Album

I made this photo album for Lindsey's 13th Birthday. I used clear envelopes as my interior pages to hold photos. The lettering and flowers on the cover are made using the Big Shot and Sizzix GoGo Boots alphabet set and Birds & Blooms Sizzlits 4 pack. The beautiful flower paper is part of Parisian Summer Designer Series Paper.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Phase 2 Decor Elements

Phase 2 of the Decor Elements is here.
It is a must see! Check out the Decor Elements link on the left side. 

Snow Swirled

Today there was a slight chill in the air. It made me think that not much longer and winter will be here. Maybe this year we will get some real snow. For now I will be happy with the snowflakes on this card. The white flakes are embossed.