Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sweet Summer #4

This one is a little more tricky but some of you have probably made this style of card before. It is a stand-up card that also lies flat for mailing.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sweet Summer #3

Another lovely card, easy to duplicate. If you don't have the same stamp set, just substitute your favorite!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CCMC 143 Challenge Card

It's Wednesday and you know what that means...Create with Connie and Mary challenge post (at least most of the time lately). So, I am again playing along with their sketch challenge and this is what I came up with for it this week. Enjoy!

Sweet Summer Card #2

How about this gate fold card? I love the soft colors of Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweet Summer Card #1

For the next few days I will be showcasing the 4 cards we made at our Sweet Summer card class on Saturday. If you did not get to make it, I am sure that you can still get some great ideas from seeing these cards.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Just Believe

I got this card idea from Gretchen Barron. She does beautiful work so I had to copy her card! I just love this set...Just Believe. It has so many great stamps in it! This card base is Basic Grey layered with Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla. Ink is Always Artichoke. Check out the vintage flower button. You will find these in the latest mini on page 15. Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Graduation Card

In my most recent Stampin' Up! order I found this cute stamped image from Tom Ross. I decided to use it on a card and you can see it here. I do not have this stamp set so I did not want to waste it. Thanks Tom!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sweet Summer SAB card

Although we are not making this particular card in class on Saturday, this is another great card that you could make if you get this Sale-a-Bration set FREE with a $50 order. Remember, this is the set that I am showcasing in a card class this Saturday at 10 at my home. See the whole blurb here. I hope you will RSVP so we can play together soon!  Inspiration for this card came from Fran Sanbad.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CCMC142 - Theme Challenge Create with Connie and Mary

I am again playing along with Connie and Mary. I love their challenges and you can win stuff too! Now you don't have to be a demonstrator to play and anyone can win so why not jump over to their challenge and bookmark their site to play! Today it is Go Green! I made a sweet Certainly Celery card for this week. I used the new set Easter Blossoms for this one.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bliss SAB card

This card was inspired the great and talented...Connie Babbert. I made my card a bit different but the layout was hers. The card is Cherry Cobbler and the layers are Old Olive, Night of Navy, Jolly Holiday DSP, and Very Vanilla. Inks are Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy. The word Love is from the Occasional Quotes stamp set.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Punch Bunch

This was another quick and easy card. I started with Whisper White and embossed it using the Elegant Bouquet embossing plate. I then sponged the flowers using Daffodil Delight and colored the centers with the Concord Crush to resemble some of the great Pansies I have seen this year. The ribbon is Concord Crush and the image is from the Punch Bunch Sale-a-Bration set. See, I told you it was easy. No layers either.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friend Card

• Sew Suite*
• You’re a Gem*

• Daffodil Delight Card Stock
• Early Espresso Card Stock
• Melon Mambo Card Stock
• Tangerine Tango Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper*

• Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim*
• Melon Mambo Pompom Trim*
• Sweet Stitches Designer Big Buttons*
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Eyelet Border Punch
• Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
• White crochet thread

*From the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Easy Peasy Card

I quickly made this card in under 10 minutes and you can too! I used Marina Mist for the card, ink and ribbon and stamped over the scallop punched Whisper White. The stamp is from the Thoughts and Prayers set with the sentiment from the ever useful Sincere Salutations. This would make a beautiful gift set in multiple colors.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Party Games

Do you remember the old party games we used to play at birthday parties? Well, this stamp set is just the ticket for having fun while you are playing with your stamps. It is a spinner to put on a card! Take and look and have fun. Warning: you may hurt your hand trying to spin...this is just a computer image. Order one now so you can play in real life!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Upcoming Catalog Sneak Peek!

Spring is blossoming and you will be able to take advantage of some special deals from Stampin' Up! for one month only. The stamp set and designer paper will be in the new 2011 - 2012 catalog. Here is what you need to know -

  • Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
  • Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge CCMC141 - Color Challenge

I am playing again with Connie and Mary...that is with their challenge. Kind of sounded like I was not their friend for a while, but even though we have not formally met, I am their friend. I have subscribed to their Create with Connie and Mary editions for the last 2 times and even won $75 worth of SU merchandise from them! I love playing with their challenges because it inspires me to think outside the box. My card today uses some the new Spring is Blossoming products and I even cased one of the cards from the SU website. I hope it still counts!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Birthday Owl SAB Card


•Sincere Salutations Stamp Set
•Stamp Set Wood SAB Punch Bunch
•Card Stock Very Vanilla 8 1/2X11
•Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Quick Accents Pack

•Classic Stampin Pad Basic Black

•Glitter Dazzling Diamonds
•Snail Adhesive Permanent
•Stampin Dimensionals
•Sizzix Originals Ovals
•Medium 3/4" Circle punch

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sew Suite Card

I used the sew all the time and now I only do it to mend or hem my pants (I am very short)! I even sold my dress form at my recent garage sale to a young lady at church who I know will be able to make good use of it. But this card was calling out to me anyway. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Upcoming Class

I am hosting one final Sale-a-Bration Stamping Event on Saturday, March 26th at 10 a.m. at my home. We will be making 4 beautiful cards with a matching gift bag to use to hold your ensemble. In this class we will be featuring the Sweet Summer and So Happy for You stamp sets both available for FREE during Sale-a-Bration. The class will be $25 and will be only $20 if you make a $25 or more order that day! Please RSVP by the 24th so I can have everything ready for you.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

St Patty's Day

This is really just a fun holiday that means spring is almost here! However, I do have Irish roots so I made this card to show my patriotism. The designer paper is in the FREE paper you can earn during Sale-a-Bration this month only.

Friday, March 11, 2011

You're Invited Card

You're Invited Card (4-1/4" x 5-7/8") This card was made by the creative team at Stampin' Up! and I am sharing it with you. It would make a beautiful card folio as well.

Bliss Set
Inviting Set PaperVery Vanilla Card Stock
Blushing Bride Textured Card Stock
Crumb Cake Textured Card Stock
Soft Suede Textured Card Stock
InkBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad 
Accessories & Tools
Linen Thread
Pearl Basic Jewels
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
3/16" Corner Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Big Shot
Ovals Originals Die
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

  1. Round corners of Very Vanilla Textured Card Stock (4" x 5-7/8") using 3/16" Corner Punch. Emboss 3/4" wide border of top and bottom edges using Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. 
  2. Score Soft Suede Textured Card Stock (8-3/4" x 5-1/2") vertically at 1-1/2" and 5-3/4". Stamp flourish image repeatedly in Soft Suede ink on 3" section of Soft Suede Textured Card Stock. Fold card stock on score lines.
  3. Punch strip of Blushing Bride Textured Card Stock using Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch. Adhere behind edge of Soft Suede Textured Card Stock.
  4. Create belly band for card using Crumb Cake Textured Card Stock. Cut end in pennant shape. Wrap around card, and adhere ends together.
  5. Cut oval from Very Vanilla Card Stock using Big Shot and Ovals Originals Die. Stamp flourish in Crumb Cake ink on oval. Stamp "You're invited" in Soft Suede ink on oval.
  6. Punch three small scallop circles from Very Vanilla Textured Card Stock using Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Distress circles, and adhere Pearl Basic Jewel to center of each one. Adhere circles to oval.
  7. Stamp butterfly in Blushing Bride ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock. Cut out, and adhere to oval.
  8. Adhere oval to belly band.
  9. Tie Linen Thread around card.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Build A Blossom - A Mini Catty CASE

This is the card we made at my last $25 club meeting. I wanted to feature the new Build-a-Blossom punch and stamp set and so I cased the one from the mini. As you can see if you have the mini I made a few changes.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Art Show Project

Nothing is more rewarding than doing it yourself . . . for others.
Painters use paint, brush, and canvas. Chefs use ingredients, utensils, and oven. Writers use
paper, pen, and words. And as crafters we use stamps, ink, and paper. We also distress, punch, and
embellish. No matter the materials or tools, we artists love to do it ourselves.
Why? Because we know what we love—colors, styles, shapes, trends. We give life to our
imagination through the projects we create.
Painters display art in museums, chefs spread tables with tasty dishes, writers pen great novels,
and we create beautiful favors, cards, and d├ęcor.

We do it ourselves . . . to share it with others.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunset over Gay Paris - Sketch Challenge CCMC140

It did not turn out quite as I had imagined it, but hey, the sun does set over the Eiffel Tower! I made this for the current Sketch Challenge with Connie and Mary. I used the Artisitc Etchings and En Francois stamp sets. The colors are Stazon Black, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Bravo Burgundy inks. The Card is Cajun Craze, with Baja Breeze and Whisper White. Accents are the Black striped grosgrain ribbon and the Antique Brads.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

CASE from the mini catty

Ok, I have been a seamstress since I was 10 and when I saw this little set, well, I had to have it. Stampin' Up! did a great video showing how to make this card and I am posting it here. I made a couple of substitutions because I don't have everything they have!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Easter Candy/Eat Chocolate

I used the SAB Ice Cream Parlor Paper pack to cover this candy bar. I stamped the chocolate bar from the stamp set, Eat Chocolate. Every time I think about this set I just have to eat more chocolate! Uh oh! My clothes will not fit if I keep this up.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pretty and Fun

This card makes me think of a Prince & Princess with the crown on it. It is funky and fun. What more could you ask for in a card?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Create a Cup Cake Birthday Card

I really like this set and the matching punch but I did not have any ideas of what to do with it. I saw this card on the Create with Connie and Mary blog and was totally inspired. I used the 2 tags die cut with my Big Shot to make the background strips. Cute, huh?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stylish Blog Award!

Ok, I was tagged by another blogger, Kim, who I do not know, and she gave me a blog award. I then was supposed to go to her blog and find out what this award is about. I just got home from an 11 day vacation so I am just getting to my blog again. Thanks Kim!

Upon getting this award, I was asked to share the following information:
1. Thank the person who gave me this award & link their blog.
2. Share 8 things about myself
3. Pass this award onto 8 other people
4. Leave a comment on their blog so that they can pass on the recognition.

Here goes the 8 things about myself:
  1. I am a registered nurse
  2. I love to teach Bible classes
  3. I am an avid scuba diver
  4. I am celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary on the 21st this month
  5. I am the mother to 3 grown children, Cody, Kyle and Aubrey
  6. I have 2 grandchildren who call me Lolli and my husband is called Pops
  7. We love to travel especially in the Caribbean
  8. I just got back from Nassau Bahamas and Grand Cayman where I spent 11 days visiting old friends
Now to pass on the award:  I don't even know where to start!

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