Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Upcoming Classes Posted!

I hope you all are having a wonderful Holiday Season! I have some events coming up that I wanted to share with you so that you save the date or sign up to join us before they are all full. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Please keep in mind that you must RSVP so I can ensure there is enough supplies and seats for you to attend (even if there is not an upfront fee). Hope to see you soon!
Here is the link to this list of classes, descriptions, and RSVP's listed below:
(copy and paste in browser if link doesn't work)
Friday, January 6th - Scrapbook Class - 6:30pm - New Class!
Monday, January 16th - Card Buffet Class - come anytime between 2:00  - 6:00pm - New Class!
Saturday, January 28th - Create & Keep Simply Sent Class - 1:00pm - More to come on January 3rd with the new Occasions Mini Catalog!

Friday, February 3rd - Scrapbook Class - 6:30pm - New Class!
Saturday, February 18th - Card Buffet Class - come anytime between 10:00 am - 4:00pm - New Class!
Be sure to RSVP on the Eventbrite website to reserve your seat for the class. If you have any issues or are not sure how to do so please let me know and I can register you.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Stocking for Men

Today's card is a spin on the Stitched Stocking cards your probably used to. But, after all, it is a stocking....or sock! And this goes to show you that the Stitched Stocking Stamp Set is not just for Christmas!

Stamps: Stitched Stocking, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Old Olive, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Stocking Punch, Mini Brads, Houndstooth Embossing folder, Dimensionals

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gift for a Friend

Today's project is one that I cased from Elizabeth Price. I received a similar swap at convention back in July. This would make a wonderful gift for your children (or yourself) to give to their friends. It might be hard to see but in the bag are Hersey Kisses. This would be that much better if you filled it with the special Holiday Kisses that come out this time of year!

Stamps: You're a Gem
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card stock:Cherry Cobbler, Indigo Island, Crumb Cake, Newsprint DSP
Accessories: Perfect Pennants Die, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Stars Die, Small Oval Punch, Small Cello Bag, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I don't have a card for you today, however I wanted to share some photos with you of the snow we got earlier this week. This is the first one of the year and we got 6 inches. Enjoy....

These are some photos of our back yard.

And this next photo is of our front yard. There was no getting out of the house for two days; at least not for me!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches # 14

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #14:

I just love this weeks sketch! I had so many ideas I wanted to use with this card, and I finally decided that I would use my favorite stamps set from the Holiday Mini Catalog which is You Are Loved. And I got a little creative again and partnered it with the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. I finished it off with some Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and there you have it. I love how the card is so soft and dainty. What do you think? Am I making you fall in love with this stamp set as much as I did? It really is very versatile!

Stamps: You Are Loved
Ink:More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz, Soft Suede
Card stock: Soft Suede, Spice Cake DSP, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Designer Label Punch, Oval Punch, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dimensionals


Monday, December 5, 2011

MOJO 218: Wild for Stripes

Here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:

My inspiration for this card came from the Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper. This is the last month for the current Holiday Mini Catalog and I still have lots of this DSP so I wanted to find a way to use it in a non Halloween way. It's perfect for a masculine card! I stamped the zebra from Zoo Review twice and actually cut one completely out and layered it over the first one with Dimensionals. And it wouldn't be complete with some stripes from the Stripes Embossing Folder. What do you think? 

Stamps:Zoo Review
Ink: Black Staz On, Basic Gray
Card stock:Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pick Your Poison DSP
Accessories: Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday Swap

Today's swap was made by my friend Mindy. I actually received this several month ago after we returned from the Stampin' Up! Convention in July. She was my room mate in Salt Lake City and this gave me the opportunity to get to know her a lot better. She is a wonderful person and extremely creative. This card makes me laugh because while we were at Convention she often mentioned how she wasn't too fond of the Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper, yet isn't this card amazing. It just goes to show you how creative she is; she can take something she doesn't like much and make it into something wonderful! Thank you, Mindy!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stamp Club Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak at the project we will be making in tomorrow's Stamp Club. It's a special project, over the top, as a little Holiday present to my club members! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #13

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #13:

This is my elegant Season's Greetings! The background is gold cardstock embossed with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from the Many Merry Messages Stamp Set. I choose to add flowers punched with the Bojo Blossom Punch for my three shapes. Isn't it pretty?

Stamps:Many Merry Messages
Ink:Black Staz On
Card stock: Basic Black, Gold, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Black Glimmer Brads, Bojo Blossom Punch, 5 Petal Punch, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Online Extravaganza - 1 day left!

Just a reminder that the Online Extravaganza ends tomorrow. There are some great deals on stampin' Up! products up to 60% off! This includes some accessories and stamp sets! Click here to see the flyer and click below to place an order!

Monday, November 28, 2011

MOJO 217: My Sweet Friend

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:

Today I didn't feel like making a Christmas card, however I was thinking that the Holly Berry DSP would go perfectly with this weeks sketch. So, I thought I could change it up a bit and use it with the You Are Loved stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I am so please with how it turned out, and excited I figured out a way to use Christmas supplies in a non Christmas way. I think this stamp set is going to be a favorite of mine, even long after it's no longer available in the Holiday Mini.

Here is a close up of the little flower embellishment I made using the Itty Bitty Punches. I finished it off with a tiny Pearl from the Basic Pearls. Now what friend wouldn't want to receive this card in the mail?

Stamps: You Are Loved, Love Blossoms Wheel
Ink:Garden Green, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Card stock:Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Holly Berry DSP
Accessories: Holly Berry Buttons, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #12

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:

It was a busy, but wonderful, week. I finally got my card made and wanted to share it with you. I decided that I wanted to use the tree for my shape instead of the circle. Sweet and simple this week, what do you think?

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock:Chocolate chip, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Scallop Circle Die, Snow burst Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Star Die, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones

MOJO 216: Merry Christmas

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:

With such a busy week I finally had a chance to make my card and post it for this weeks challenge. I don't have much time to give you all the details but if you have questions leave a comment and I will post more later.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Red Glimmer Paper, Holly Berry DSP
Accessories: Dimensionals, Polka dots Embossing Folder

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday Swap

This weeks swap is another one from Sam. I'm thinking she made this for one of the MOJO Monday sketches a couple of weeks ago. Doesn't it look similar to the card I posted here. I love how she used non traditional colors for a Christmas card, along with the Spice Cake DSP. Who would have thought to use these for Christmas? Thanks Sam!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful for Swaps!

Today I am thankfull for all the wonderful stamping friends I have so what better to share with you today then a swap! This swap was made by Sam about a month ago. I love how she weaved the ribbon through the lace cardstock. And who would of thought to use the new In colors for fall, but they totally work with the leaves! Thanks Sam!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks

Today I want to share my swap for my upline meeting this month. Today I am thankful for the wonderful life I have. I have been blessed with good health, a home, and the most wonderful friends and family in the world.  I am thankful that I found Stampin' Up so that I have a way to share my creativity with others. I am also thankful for you, because if it weren't for you I may not spend as much time as I do creating, and that is what makes me happy!

I hope your happy, healthy, and surrounded by loved ones today! Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza! Save up to 60%!

Dates: November 21-30, 2011 Details:
During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 60 percent--on some of your favorite products!

In addition, two of our brand-new products will be discounted 20 percent only during the first 24 hours of the sale (November 21, midnight - 11:59 PM [MT]):
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored
Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products or view this PDF.
Included in our Online Extravaganza promotion is the opportunity to receive a free bundle of preselected digital downloads (at least a $39.95 value) with the purchase of My Digital Studio Express.  The bundle options are:
Bundle #1: My Digital Studio Booster Pack
Bundle #2: Holiday Themed Downloads    -Merry & Type Stamp Brush Set
    -Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper
    -Letters to Santa Embellishments
    -Baker's Twine
    -Dasher Stamp Brush
    -Holiday Harmony II Kit
    -Merry Delightful Digital Tape
    -25 & Counting Stamp Brush Set
    -Deck the Halls Designer Buttons
    -And a Happy New Year Photocard Template 
Bundle #3: Scrapbooking Themed Downloads    -Day in the Lift Kit
    -Thoughtful Overlays Stamp Brush Set
    -Fun Flowers Shapes
    -Delightful Digital Tape
    -Sweet Details Alphabet & Numbers
    -Word Play Stamp Brush Set
To view a PDF of the images in each bundle, visit the online store under My Digital Studio Express.

Things to Remember
  • Discounted products (except My Digital Studio Express and digital downloads) are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available on online order types.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 60 percent.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Swap

Today's swap is not a card but rather a holiday ornament, and isn't it so pretty? I received this from my upline Brenda after mentioning last month how much I loved it! It's made with small strips of Designer Series Paper and Glimmer Paper. It's finished off with some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and a couple pearls. Thanks Brenda!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Noel Box

We made this box last month when I met with my upline. It was so easy to make and would be a wonderful gift to make for teachers or friends. The box is from the Fancy Favor Die. It's then embellished with the Lace Ribbon Border, a Large Scallop Circle cut from Silver Glimmer Paper, and then finished off with a Mini Jingle Bell.

Stamps: Warmest Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card stock:Wild Wasabi Textured CS, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Lace Border Punch, Large Scallop Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Fancy Favor Die, Mini Jingle Bells

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #11

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #11:

This card has very little layers so it would make the perfect Christmas card for mailing. Often when I do very little layers I will emboss the base card to give the card more depth. For this one I embossed it using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. My focal point is Dasher and I embellished the card with Basic Rhinestones; some plain and some that I colored with permanent markers.

Here is a close up of the Basic Rhinestones. Ever since I learned that it is possible to color them I am constantly asking myself if I can color a rhinestone to go with the card. I hope you enjoy it!

Stamps: Dasher, Warmest of Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Holly Berry DSP, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Dimensionals