Friday, September 30, 2011

It's a Wrap, Just for you!

Today's project is a Matchbox filled with chocolates that I made as a prize for my stamp club last month. To cover the Hersey Nuggets I used address labels which I stamped using the new It's a Wrap Holiday's stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I just love the idea of these new stamps. They make it so easy to customize your chocolates to match the occasion in a quick and easy way.

Stamps: It's a Wrap Holidays
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Card stock:Old Olive Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Matchbox Die, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Linen thread, Hersey's Nuggets, Address Labels

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Button Buddy Flowers

Today's card uses the new Button Buddies stamp set and I think this is my favorite stamp set in the catalog this year. It is a great way to use buttons on a card in an unconventional way. Stampin' Up's! Designer Buttons come in many different shapes and sizes so the possibilities are endless. I also used the new Stripes Embossing Folder to create a subtle background as I wanted the flowers to be my main focal point.  

Stamps: Button Buddies
Card stock:Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper WhiteInk: Perfect Plum, Elegant eggplant, Garden Green
Accessories: Regals Designer Buttons, Stripes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stamp Club Sneak Peek!

Hi stampers,

If your local and your coming to my stamp club on Saturday here is a sneak peak of what we will be making......

If your not currently part of my stamp club, but are interested in joining please contact me!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MOJO 208: I do!

Here is my card for this weeks MOJO Monday Sketch :

Simple and sweet this week, and I am doubling my efforts as I am using this card for a black and white challenge I am participating in as well! I stamped the "Happy I do day" from the Word Play stamp set in Staz On. To give the card a little more character I embossed the Basic Black card stock with the Stripes Embossing Folder, and the Whisper White card stock with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. It kind of gives the car a his and hers feeling, don't you think?

Stamps: Word Play
Ink: Staz On
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Stripes Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot Machine

Blog Candy!

Welcome to a new week! And what better way to start it out than with some Blog Candy! Today I an giving away some retired Merry & Bright Rub-Ons from Stampin' Up! All you have to do to when these is tell me what your favorite accessory is from the new Holiday Mini Catalog? On Friday I will randomly choose one person to win these Rub-Ons which are sure to help you complete your holiday greeting cards.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday Swap

Here is a swap I receive from my upline Brenda. She love simple cards which often involve something from nature. Here she stamped the leaves from the Gently Falling stamp set to be her focal point. She included the Snow Burst Embossing Folder to create her background and with this stamp set if creates a totally different background other than snow. Thanks for this swap Brenda, I love it!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Hello Baby Booties

Isn't this card cute? Can you guess what punch I used to create the baby booties? Well if you guessed the Stocking Builder Punch then you guessed right! I cut the stocking down to make booties and embellished them with some pom-poms I made from the White Bakers Twine. Add some Pennants on tooth picks and finish with some bows and Hello Baby! 

Stamps: Pennant Parade
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso
Ink:Early Espresso
Accessories: Pennant Punch, Stocking Builder Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, Dimensionals, toothpicks

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Cutie

This is one of the cards we made at September's Stamp Club meeting. I just love the Greeting Card Kids stamp set. I taught the girls how to water color using Classic Ink Pads and Aqua Painters. The sentiments is from the new Hand - Penned Holidays from the Holiday Mini. Simple yet cute!


Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Hand - Penned HolidaysCard stock: Whisper White, Pumpkin pie, Basic Black, Water Color Paper
Ink: Black Staz On, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Soft Suede
Accessories: Aqua Painter

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MOJO 207: Just for You!

Finally, here is my creation for this weeks MOJO Monday Sketch:

I decided to use the Element of Style Stamp Set as I wanted a soft and elegant card. I water colored the flowers using the Water Color Crayons which was quick and easy. I used many layers with many different textures using the Embossing Folders and the Big Shot Machine. Add a little faux stitching with the White Gel Pen, a bow and some Basic Pearls and there you have it! 

Ink:Early Espresso
Card stock:Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Polka Dots, Square Lattice, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folders, 2 1/2 Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Water Color Crayons, Paper Piercing Pack, Pretty in Pink 1 1/4 Striped Grossgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Test Post - Internet Problems

Good evening,

This is a test post to see if I'm able to post from my iPad. We do not have internet service and have not since two days ago. I DO have cards to share with you so if this works I will work on posting them this way until it works on my computer. Stay to come soon!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Swap

Here is a swap from my friend Darla. Isn't the little shark cute! She made him using all sorts of Stampin' Up! punches. This would be a darling idea for a boy's card. I find it's often hard to think of masculine ideas, especially older boys. Leave it to Darla as she live in a house with 4 of them!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Holiday Stocking Goodie

Here is a little goodie I made with some of the new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The stocking was super easy with the new Stocking Builder Punch. I punched the pieces out of the new Red & Silver Glimmer Paper. I am so please that Stampin' Up! now carries the Treat Bags; I filled this one with the Red Hots candies. Finish off with a bow and you have a quick and easy holiday gift!

Card stock:Whisper White, Basic Black, Red & Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Treat Bag, Scallop Square Punch, Stocking Builder Punch, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals


Wicked Pumpkin

Here is a card I made for a recent Halloween swap I participated in. I made a pumpkin using the Oval Punch and made  it into a little witch by stamping the feet and hat from the Wicked Cool stamp set. the background is embossed with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.  Simple and spooky!

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Card stock:Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Little Leaves Embosslit, Spiderweb embossing Folder, Oval Punch, Glass Glitter

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shalom, Simple & Sweet

This card features one of the new A la Carte stamps from the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog. I stamped Shalom in Night of Navy on Whisper White Cardstock and mounted it on Basic Gray Cardstock. I used the new Simply Scored to create subtle lines all around the image and finished it off with the Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

Stamps: Shalom
Card stock:Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Simply Scored, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mojo Monday

I know its been a while since I've participated and posted for the Mojo Monday Challange. Mojo Monday is currently on vacation so I thought I would share one of my previous posts until it returns and I can participate again. This was originally published on April 19th, 2011.

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch and I think it's my best one yet!

This card took quite a bit of time but I must say it's absolutely beautiful! I've seen these strawberries before and have been wanting to try them out; for today's sketch it just went perfectly with the layout. The strawberry is made using the Scallop Heart Die along with the Little Leaves Die which I ran through the Big Shot Machine. I used the Boho Blossom Punch and Daffodil Delight Brads  for the little strawberry flowers. There are many layers and lots of Dimensionals. I did some faux stitching with the Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, and Gel Pen. I used the Eyelet Border Trim Punch for the scallops along the bottom. I topped it off with some Whisper White Satin Ribbon, and a little tag stamped with the You're a Gem stamp set which I punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch in Real Red, and another Whisper White 1 1/4" Circle Punch.

Stamps: You're a Gem
Cardstock: Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Swaps

This is a swap I received from a fellow Demonstrator Mindy Evans. She is very good when it comes to My Digital Studio and this is a hybrid card for MDS. The center portion of the card was made in My Digital Studio, printed on her printer, and then added to the card to make a "hybrid." This is the perfect tool to mass produce cards, can you imaging how easy it would be to make all your Christmas cards this way!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Stamp Club Tomorrow!

My stamp club will be meeting Saturday at 1:00pm. I can't wait to share the wonderful projects that I created and to teach them how to water color and make a waterfall card. Here are the projects we made last month.

This is a gift box card. When you pull up the top you see the actual card where you would write you sentiment.

The is the other card we made. I love it because it is so simple and very pleasant. I think I'm in a white phase as I have been making a lot of cards that are based off of Whisper White Cardstock.

Don't forget my Holiday Mini Product Share ends this Saturday. Click here for more details!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturday Swaps

Here is a swap I received recently from my good friend Pam. Isn't it adorable! She always pays close attention to all the little details in her cards which make them quite stunning! For this card she used the Pennant Punch along with the Cupcake Punch to create an ice cream cone for a birthday. Thanks Pam, I can't wait to see what you send next!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Holiday Mini Product Share

Product Share for the Holiday Mini 2011
This is a great way to share costs and get a sampling of some of the new products in the Holiday Mini Catalog. If you haven't seen the new Holiday Mini Catalog please visit my blog at and click on the Mini Catalog on the right hand side!

Button & Bells Share - $10.60
All the new Buttons and Bells in the Holiday Mini Catalog
- 1 each 4 colors of Spice Cake Buttons
- 4 each of 2 designs in 2 colors of Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons
     -12 each of the Mini Jingle Bells
Ordered individually they would cost you $40.37

Paper Share -$ 13.70
All the new Designer Paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
- 6 x 6 pieces of Pick your Poison, Holly Berry Bouquet & Frost Wood Lodge
     -6x6 pieces of Red & Silver Glimmer Paper
Ordered individually they would cost you $52.66

Ribbon Share - $7.50
All the Ribbon available in the Holiday Mini Catalog
- 2 yrds each of Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon
- 2 yrds of  Very Vanilla 3/8” Velvet Stitched Ribbon
Ordered individually they would cost you $28.06

BEST DEAL - $28.50
Buttons, Bells, Paper and Ribbon all in one bag
Ordered individually they would cost you $121.09, price above includes 10% discount!

If you would like to be included in this round of product shares please email me and let me know which shares you would like to participate in. If you need me to ship the product to you please add $5.00 for priority shipping. I will send you a Pay Pal request for payment, or you may mail me a check to the following address:
  1802 Sun Ct SE
  Rio Rancho, NM 87114

1 ) If you would like to pay though Pay Pal, cash/check in person, or by check in the mail.

2) Your mailing address (shipping cost $5), unless you will be picking up your order from me.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
I look forward to sharing with you!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holiday Mini Catalog Starts Today!

Today is the first day of the new Holiday Mini Catalog!  You may now begin ordering your favorite sets and the NEW Simply Scored! I'm in love with all the new sets and I know you going to love them as well!

Stampin' Up! has come out with their very own scoring tool and let me tell you, it so much better than any of the other products out there! It so easy to use with it's smooth stylus, 1/8 inch markings, and the place markers which make scoring multiple items a breeze. Here are some more details about the Simply Scored:

  • Comes with a high-quality stylus instead of a plastic bone folder.
    • Stylus is ergonomically shaped and features a comfort grip.
    • The high-quality metal tips on each end of the stylus--they come in two sizes--glide smoothly over your paper.

  • Features a unique set of place markers that let you mark your score lines when creating multiple projects with the same score lines.
    • Includes three place markers.
    • Additional place markers can be purchased for flawless scoring.

  • Includes a hidden storage compartment in the back of the base to hold your scoring tools.

  • Accommodates card stock up to 12" x 12".

  • Check back soon for some upcoming class where you can get your hand on some of the new products in the new Holiday Mini!