Thursday, October 27, 2011

Inspired by cattails

Recently I created cards for a gift shop to sell.  They picked out the samples and I made a couple of each to see if there is a market for them.  It is going to be fun to watch and see what happens.  I made this with the Inspired by Nature stamp set.  Over the next few weeks I'll share the cards with you that they picked out.  Many of the cards I'll post were cased from other fabulous stampers. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Big Hug from Button Buddies

Melon mambo colors the pig and pink paper combined with SU gray.  I love the fun images from the Button Buddies stamp set.  They are so much fun to use for something different plus they make quick and easy cards.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Girly-Girl Friends Scrapbook for Craft Auction Fundraiser

I created a girly-girl friend themed scrapbook for the upcoming fundraiser for our small town swimming pool. It has 20 decorated pages with protectors.  Using Stampin UP designer paper made it so much easier to coordinate everything.  The pages are 8x8 and I hope someone enjoys it!  I'll post more of the pages this week if time permits.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sail Away and the Open Sea

I used the Stampin UP crimper to crimp the middle of the baja blue cardstock.  The image is stamped with soft suede and the anchor from the open sea is in real red.  The new bakers twine makes a nice rope for the anchor.  I really like the sail boat from Sail away but I like all the little extras from the Open Sea stamp set.  It's nice having some images for some masculine cards for a change.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sneak Peak New SU Embossing Folder

I love all of the stampin up embossing folders.  This is the new flower garden folder embossed using basic gray cardstock and layered on whisper white. I cut around the embossed edges on the gray and then the white.  The four frames bird is stamped in gray on daffodil delight.  I spritzed the gray cardstock with shimmer spray. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

SU Quilted Valances for my craft room

My mother quilted valances for me with the fresh and fun Stampin UP material from the last mini catalog.  I make cards and scrapbooks for her while she makes quilts for me.  I think it is wonderful and so does she!  She used to tell me she didn't have a crafty bone in her body!  Plus I have the matching designer paper to make something for the walls.  But what should I make???

Monday, February 21, 2011

Elements of Style in Marina Mist

Elements of Style stamp set is a top seller for Stampin UP.  I'm a fan of toile and love this set.  The butterfly was first cut out using the Stampin up butterfly die and then embossed with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.  Birthday wishes is from the new Bring on the Cake stamp set in the new mini.  I used certainly celery ribbon around the card and topped it with a strip of marina mist cardstock punched with the SU ribbon punch.  A clear rhinestone brad attaches the butterfly to the card. Missed our stamp workshop last week?  This was one of our take home projects. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Quilted Valentine

Kayla, gave me this super cute valentine she made.  I love it and am going to have to case it.  She used the SU polka dot ribbon, Sending Love designer paper and matching brad from the clearance rack.  She says the paper piecing is easy but I'm going to have to try it before I believe it!  Thanks Kayla!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You're a Gem with a little Pom Pom trim!

I have a ton of friends I could give this card to except for Lu and my mom who love pink.  Orange just wouldn't cut it.  The flowers are cut using the bigshot with the new fun flowers die.  The stampin up pom pom trim comes in tangerine, melon mambo and daffodil delight.  I like it so much I can't believe I'm not hoarding it! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Pun Fun Cards for Stamp Class

We'll be making these two valentines using Pun Fun in our stamp class Wed night.  They are the kind of valentines that you can make in mass quantities and still get done quickly!  The fun fold cards are a little different than the usual cards and complete my set of fun fold Pun Fun gift cards.  Wow!  That is a mouthful!  Fun Fold Pun Fun Cards!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

More Simple Pun Fun!

 Are you tired of Pun Fun yet?  I'll have one more posting of valentine pun fun cards.  I'm tellin' ya.  They are so stinkin easy to create.  They are perfect for little 3x3 cards and super quick for flap cards.  So, if you need to throw together cards in one minute flat reach for the Pun Fun set.  It will never let you down!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pun Fun Get Whale Soon!

Card 2 in a series of Pun Fun cards.  With quick and simple cards you can crank them out!  Plus they are so easy to add more embellishments later and dress them up a bit. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cheery little Build a Blossom Cards

I cased these cute 3x3 cards from Amy O'Neill.  I used the Sunny Garden designer paper, the large scallop punch and the build a blossom punch.  I stamped the small petals on a strip of paper with about 1 1/2 inches between each one.  They were easy to punch that way.  I left them blank so I can use them for a gift card or however else I need them. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

After the hop!

In case you missed the Glitz Gals Blog hop these were my creations.  The hop was my first and lots of fun!  I'm looking forward to a second one. 
I combined Happy Birthday from Bring on the Cake and the layered design behind it from Baby Blossoms in the new Occasions Catalog.  The paper, ribbon and buttons are from the upcoming Saleabration catalog.  
Sweet Sour specialty paper from the large Stampin UP catalog was used with the new Eat Chocolate stamp set.  I used cystal effects and chocolate fine glitter on my chocolate bonbon.  The tag is from Two Tags from Stampin UP also.  The large scallop punch makes a nice accent behind it for a quick and easy layer.
Do you know me??  Eat Chocolate should be on everyone's to do list!  I made a little clipboard and layered paper pencil. The clipboard is decorated with little chocolate cherries punched from the new cupcake punch (it is soooo cute!).  The designer paper is from Love Letter and the regals paper stack. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Flamingo Love!

Here's a little flamingo love for Valentine's Day using Melon Mambo, the new fun flower die from the new mini, Valentine Defined, heart punch and ribbon punch.  I've been making cards for our upcoming Glitz Gals blog hop this Friday and this also didn't make the cut!  You will soon be seeing my favs!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine is a single stamp from the new mini used with the tulip embossing folder.  Sending Love is from Messages for Mom and the seam binding is the new rose red.  It is layered on very vanilla.
Watch for the blog hop coming Fri. Jan. 7th.  Who doesn't love winning blog candy?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sending Extra Love your way!

Tired of the tulip folder yet??  I'm not!  The heart tree is from Valentine defined in the new mini and so is the adornment.  Sending love sentiment is from Messages for Mom, a versatile set that can be used in many ways.  This is another card that didn't make the blog hop coming this Friday! 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

CAS Sympathy from Thanks for Caring

Seems as though I send the most sympathy and birthday cards so I'm replenishing my supply with a CAS or clean and simple card.  The sentiment comes from Thanks for Caring in the new Occasions mini for sale Jan.4th.  The tulip folder is also from the new mini and I want to use it on everything!  I love it. 
Coming Friday... a glitz gals blog hop with prizes!