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!