Sunday, October 5, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
This is the card I made for my daughter Lily for her 4th birthday. We had a cupcake party. It was so much fun. All the kids got to decorate and take home 4 cupcakes, we had different color frosting and candies for on top. Anyway, the card was made using:
card stock - whisper white, yo yo yellow, lovely lilac and pink passion
ink pads- basic black and whisper white stamp pads
marker colors - pink passion, tempting turquoise, yo yo yellow and lovely lilac
accessories - purple eyelets, crystal effects and orchid fine cosmo glitter
I wish you could see this card in person, it is really so much more impressive. I need to find that camera cable!
Thanks for looking!
Friday, September 5, 2008
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from (see the link above)
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
Here are my selections in no particular order:
So, thanks again Selene!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
but...my SU order came. This was my first purchase from the new catalog and I am really loving the stuff. I spent my afternoon (while the kids were napping) sorting stuff and mounting my stamp sets! I am so excited, I cannot wait to play with my new goodies! I will be working on my daughter Lily's birthday invitations tonight. I have made some of the cards so far, but was waiting for my new stamp sets and supplies to completed them. Stay in touch for them and all the other new goodies I will be having fun making!
Congratulations Allison on your first day! I am so proud of you for taking the bus and going to school alone, you are really such a big girl now!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I stamped the circle in Tangerine Tango and used the circle punch to cut it out. Then I used Kiwi Kiss to punch a larger circle. They are mounted on dimensionals and placed on a Whisper White scallop punch.
The main card is Tangerine Tango. I cut an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper lengthwise on 4 1/4 to give me a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of card stock. I folded it to create a traditional size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card but in a nontraditional layout. I then used my new scallop punch to cut one end of the 4 1/4 end to create a scalloped edge. I then cut a piece of whisper white paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to mount to the inside right of my card. When the card is closed the white edge shows behind the scallop side.
Then I cut 2 ribbons and tied them around the inside of the card to the left of the front.
The saying is stamped inside the card in kiwi kiss.
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
The kids had so much fun using the stamps and the markers. These cards were for a party we had the next day. Megan also made a couple of other cards and decorated a baby formula container to put in her bedroom for storing small objects:
I really was so impressed with the attention and details they put into their work as well as to the level of creativity involved. Great job guys!
Monday, August 11, 2008
So how do you see the new catalog? go to www.stampinup.com and check it out!
How do you get a new catalog? Host a workshop in your house or a catalog party. Also available for purchase for 9.95 each
Now for the fun stuff:
1. Stampin' Up! is having a Never Before Seen Stamp sale. Select sets are 15% off for a limited time. http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/11559.asp
2. Mass is having a tax free weekend, this weekend (August 16th and 17th). I will be placing an order on Sunday the 17th at 5 pm. Call me this week and I will order your goodies with no sales tax on Sunday (we also accept CC payments now)
3. And my own promo: To celebrate the new catty, if you place an order with me this week over $45. you get an 8x10 pack of cardstock (24 sheets) in any of the new in colors of your choice. Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss or Pacific Point
Take advantage of one of the offers, or take advantage of all three: order new stamps at 15% off by Sunday and spend $45, get free paper and no sales tax!
So check out the new catalog and call me soon. (You will need to call me on my home phone in the eves 978-649-1853 and not on my cell as listed beside, as I was robbed this past weekend and my cell was stolen along with my ipod out of my car in my own driveway! :( or you can email me and tell me when and how to best reach you)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
It does not have to be complicated or time involved to be handmade and from the heart.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Okay, let me tell you a little about this card. I really wanted to use my new stamp set, the new in colors and only SU! stuff.
So.... I used very vanilla cardstock for the card base (standard card size - folded to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Then I wanted to use the paper from the new Bella Rose Designer Series paper pack, so I cut a piece 3 3/4 x 5 inches to center on the vanilla cardstock.
The ribbon is Regal Rose 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon.
Then I cut a piece of the new Kiwi Kiss paper in a rectangle. I used my Old Olive pen to make foux stitching in 2 corners.
The stamp is from the Dreams Du Jour stamp set, stamped on vanilla cardstock in Kiwi Kiss ink, then colored with old olive on the leaves and for the flowers I used 2 markers and overlapped them to get the dark pink color I wanted - pink passion and cameo coral.
I matted the stamped image on Pink Pirouette paper and then placed it on the Kiwi Kiss rectangle using dimensionals.
I really had no plan for this card, other than wanting to use only new stuff. I fiddled with it for over a half an hour and then ended up with this. I really do like the end result though, and I hope you do too.
Keep posted for further sneak peeks!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
The retired accessories list is now up on SU!'s website. The link is http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/11276.asp
Get these while you can. They are no longer available after August 11th when the new catalog comes out. Same thing with the retired stamp sets.
I am so excited! My preorder is due to be delivered tomorrow. I had the chance to preorder some of the stamp sets and accessories, as well as paper in the new In Colors! I can't wait to get my hands on these! I am looking forward to getting some stamping done this weekend. Keep posted to see what I come up with!
Check out the link above (only one month left) and I look forward to hearing from you.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The card above was made using a Trees Three set from SU. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the background paper. Even though the paper is green, it reminded me of wind. I wanted to use this cool pink ribbon I had got at Micheal's. I found some polka dotted DP in hot pink too. Originally I would not have thought to put these colors together, but in the end I like the results.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
For this card, I stamped the image, colored the bird yellow and then used my craft knife to cut the wing and the tail feathers so they are slightly raised up. I used a paper piecing technique for the umbrella. I stamped the image on my white card stock, then I stamped it on the designer paper and cut it out. I overlayed the cut image onto the original! Too cute.
I used my SU scallop punch to make the scalloped circle and then the regular circle punch to make the white center. I also used 3 eyelets in yo-yo yellow for added flair. They matched the circles on the DP.
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Then, because we are blasting off, I used my Creative Memories star punches and added a collage of stars. This card was quick and easy and I think it turned out spectacular!
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I did edit a little as I think the original had 6 pages, and I needed mine to have 10 for all of the grandchildren. It really is so simple to make.
2 sheets of 12 x 12 cardstock
various scrap sizes of designer paper
SU tart and tangy stamp set
SU markers to ink up the stamps
SU scallop punch
SU white grosgrain ribbon 1/4 inch
a couple of eyelets
Now all she needs to do is pop in pictures of the kids and she is all set to show off her mini album!
What a great little brag book!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
ps. the fall / winter catalog and idea book comes out August 11th, I am so excited, I cannot wait!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
A couple of our freinds just had baby girls. I made these adorable cards. I first saw them on splitcoast stampers, then a tutorial on Lauren Meader's blog: http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/02/05/create-your-own-onesie-card-tutorial-and-important-note-please-read/
You really should check it out, these are so cute and not too difficult to make.
I used white cardstock for my onesie, but have seen in baby blue and pink and patterned paper too, all look adorable. I also used Stampin' Up! Pink Passion paper as well as Pink Passion and Green Galore markers. Images were stamped in basic black. One is a Stampin up image, the other a stamp from Michaels. I used my CM hole punch to punch the legs and neck and then my scallop punch to make the ruffles. The snaps are eyelets set with my cropadile. You can't see from the picture, but above the snaps and on the sleeves the paper is scored to look like a seam.
You really should try this, so adorable.
Drop me a line and let me know how it comes out if you do.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, however, I do love the "bella" images. www.stampinbella.com These little gals are too adorable. This is a card I made for my friend when she moved to her new apartment. I love it. I used Real Red and Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' Up! Also the 1/4 inch grossgrain black ribbon. The circle paper is from a pack I got at Michaels. The image was stamped and colored with Stampin' Up markers. I just think the gal in the image is too adorable with her kicked up heel, and of course her wine. She just looks like she is celebrating!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Well, Mother's Day is almost here. Last weekend my sisters and I got together to make mothers day cards. This is my Mom's card.
I used my new stamp set again: SU! Blooming with Love. Paper in Earth Elements colors: Cameo coral, ruby red and old olive paper, as well as the whisper white. I colored with markers in colors cameo coral, ruby red, old olive and summer sun. The ribbon is 1/4 " white grosgrain.
We actually had our Mother's Day last weekend over at my mom's house. The weekend after Mother's day we will have dinner at my in-laws. This is the card I made for my DMIL.
Use the same stamp set! (LOVE IT) I also used my scallop punch... just got it... so much fun!
A neat trick: used my marker in Lovely lilac to color my white ribbon. You can now make any color ribbon! Paper is SU whisper white, lovely lilac and orchid opulence, as well as random DP. Also a purple random brad for my flower center. On this card, I used a black pencil to shade in my watering can. Experimented with a ripping technique for a little drama. I was not crazy about this card at first, but when it all came together I was really happy.
Have you all made your Mom's cards yet? A little homemade gift of love! :)
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
So, if you do not know me, I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love the stamps. I had my first workshop the other day and had so much fun. I was a little nervous and there definately was room for improvement, but I think everyone had a good time. Thank you to all who attended and to Jen for hosting!
I am not new to being crafty. I love to scrapbook, although I am further behind than I would like with it! I also like to sew, although have done little lately, and have made a few quilts. People think I am very creative, but I do get lots of ideas from others and I just enjoy making things and sharing with others.
On the personal side, I am married and have 5 kids - one stepdaughter and 4 biological - 3 girls and a boy. I love to make projects for them and with them. They are all wonderful kids. I am so lucky! I work full time as a registered nurse and love my job. It gets very busy and crazy some times, but I really love the work. I just wish I could work full time and be home with my family full time. Doesn't work that way though.
Well, I hope you enjoy reading my posts and seeing any projects I post. Thanks for reading.