Sunday, June 29, 2008


You're a Blast! This card was made for my freinds son's 2nd birthday. I really wanted to do a different size than traditional card. I had some great long colored envelopes, so I made this card to fit into them. I used yo yo yellow, real red and brilliant blue cardstock from the bold brights color collection. The stamp set is Pun Fun. I used my bold bright markers to color the image.
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

This is a mini album that I made for my mother to hold pictures of her grandchildren. I learned to make this mini album from my Stampin' Up! upline's upline, Seline. Very talented woman!
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.

To make this mini book, I used:
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
stampin dimensionals

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

Retired Stamp Sets

Each time the new catalog comes out, there needs to be room for new stamp sets. What does that mean? We need to say goodbye to others. Check out the link to the left and see which stamp sets are retiring. Once the new catalog comes out, they will no longer be available. Get them while you can. Call or email me asap!
ps. the fall / winter catalog and idea book comes out August 11th, I am so excited, I cannot wait!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Mini card

Okay, so I just got the Mini envelope template which has 5 mini envelope templates on one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. I decided to test it out by making an envelope for a 1 1/4 inch square card. The cardstock is again from my hostess bonus pack in Real Red. I then used a piece of whisper white cardstock to make the card. I stamped it with the spring tree stamp from A Tree for All Seasons stamp and colored using markers. Inside I wrote a little note to my kids and left it on the table one morning when I left for work. It was a big hit. Ally, my 5 year old, always asks me for something to remember me by while I am at work, and she was so excited to have this little card. So much in fact, that when I came home from work, there was a new little card in the envelope. This one for me. She had cut a piece of pink paper for the card. She drew me a picture of a tulip on pink paper, cut it out and then matted it onto a piece of white paper. She glued it to the front of the card and then signed all the kids names inside. It was so wonderful to get. She really loves to do crafts and make cards. Don't you think she does a great job?
I know that I will be using this envelope template a lot when Ally starts kindergarten this fall. A little love note tucked in her snack bag.