Thursday, October 30, 2008


Saturday is my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack so I've been busy working on card ideas. I just got this snowflake die and really wanted to use it, so here's the card I came up with. We'll be making 12 cards so I'm trying to keep them pretty simple.

All Supplies by Stampin' UP!

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled, To You & Yours
Ink: Craft White, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Glossy White, Baja Breeze, Holiday Treasures
Other: Big Shot, Snowflake #2 Die, Silver Elastic Cord, Word Window Punch, Glue Dots

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christmas Deer

I'm working on cards for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack I'm having in a couple weeks. I came up with this design, but not too sure if I'm liking it. I'll have to think about this one more and see if it grows on me :o).

All Supplies by Stampin'UP!

Stamp sets: Merry & Bright, Lovely As A Tree
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Brown
Paper: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Shimmery White
Other: Punches - 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle & Scallop Circle, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Creamy Caramel marker, Holiday Treasures DSP, Dimensionals

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Wow!! My sister and I went to see Celine Dion in concert last night and it was truely amazing! I saw her a few years ago in Vegas and that show was fabulous, so it was nice to see her again in a different setting. She really knows how to put a show on. I had chills running down my back the whole night. Most of my friends make fun of me for liking her so much, but she is a fabulous singer and entertainer. She's so passionate about what she does. I tried taking pictures with my phone and of course they didn't turn out, and had I known we could bring cameras I would have. So I pulled these pics off her website, exactly what we saw last night. She had 7 outfit changes, whew! Those who are familiar with her know she loves clothes and especially shoes!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #26

Ok, this was a quick card, I don't think the glue is even dry on the image yet. :o) But I wanted to submit it to the challenge anyway...I might still be too late, Oh well.

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Stamp set: Punches Three

Ink: Rose Red

Paper: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, W. White, So Saffron

Other: Rose Red grosgrain ribbon, Little Felt Flurries, 1 3/4" rd punch & Square Scallop punch

Monday, October 13, 2008

Merry & Bright

This is a stamp set I had to have when the new SU! catalog came out. I'm having a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack in a few weeks, so I'm trying to come up with different card ideas. More to come...
All Supplies by Stampin'UP!
Stamp Set: To You and Yours
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Holiday Treasures DSP
Other: Ribbon Originals Alpine, Little Felt Flurries, Pretties Kit, Word Window and Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Tombow glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Beary Thank You

This guy is just too cute. Ever since I saw him at convention I just had to have him:o). This is the first card I've made using this set and is being sent off to a friend tomorrow. I think he turned out pretty cute.

All Supplies by Stampin' UP!

Stamp set: Under the Stars

Ink: Basic Brown

Paper: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, W. White, Washington Apple DSP

Other: Riding Hood Red Striped grosgrain ribbon, Watercolor Crayons, Oval punch, Dimensionals

You're A Hoot

I'm glad SU! finally came out with an owl set. This set is so cute and fun to work with. I finally have some extra time today to spend on stamping so that's why the 2 posts today. Maybe there'll be more.:o)

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Stamp set: Owl Together Now
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, W. White, Hawaii Papaya DSP
Other: Oval punch, Watercolor crayons, Blender pen, Old Olive polytwill ribbon, Dimensionals


My first Christmas card of the year. I just received the Little Felt Flurries from SU!, added a little dazzling diamonds glitter to get that glistening look, plus I just like using glitter whenever possible.

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Stamps: Deer Friends

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP

Other: Little Felt Flurries, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon, Deminsionals, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Tombo glue

Friday, October 10, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #25

Here's my card for Kristina's challenge. It's pretty much made using the Big Shot with very little stamping. I just got the Build a Flower die and had to try it out, so this is what I created :o). I stamped the background with the grassy stamp from Inspired by Nature. The vase or box for the flowers was made from the Pillow Box die, I just cut the ends off and cut the box in half. I had to swap the Ruby Red with Rose Red, guess it's time for me to re-stock my Ruby Red. Thanks for looking.

All product used by Stampin' UP!:

Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature, Happy Everything

Paper: So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Rose Red, Certainly Celery

Ink: Rose Red, Versa Mark

Other: Big Shot, Pillow Box die, Build a Flower die, Button Bouquet, Double Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon - Rose Red

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Creepy Crawly

Just love Halloween! Here's one I just whipped up using Stampin' UP! Ghostly Greetings DS paper and the Batty for You stamp set. There's so many creations you can come up with using both of these products. I just received the new SU! Eat, Drink & Be Scary set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. So stay tuned for my next Halloween card from this set. :o)

Projects on the Cruise

Hi, here are the projects we did on the cruise:These cards were done on Saturday for World Card Making Day. There were four, but for some reason I can't find one...sorry Jackie!
Cute lunch box. Most all projects were made with SU! Urban Gardens DS paper and SU! Pocket Silhouettes stamp set.
Here's a journal and accordian book we put together. Too cute!

Here we decorated a glass votive by rolling up pieces of SU! Holiday Treasures DS paper. Then used the Big Shot and Basket & Blossoms die to make the Halloween treat baskets out of the SU! Ghostly Greetings DS paper.

If anyone would like the instructions for any of these projects, feel free to email me or leave a comment. Thanks and hope you enjoy looking!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Stamping & Cruising

Well, I just returned from our first stamping & cruising weekend. What a blast!!! There were 4 of us SU! demonstrators and 20 of our customers that joined us on this 3 night cruise from Seattle to Victoria (Canada) to Nanaimo (Canada) then back to Seattle. Each of us 4 demonstrated a card for World Card Making Day, then demonstrated several projects... decorating lunch boxes, journals, glass votives and more which I'll post pictures of later. We definately kept them busy and still had time to enjoy the other activties on and off the ship. We are definately planning to do this again next year. I'm pooped out and will post more tomorrow! But here's a picture of the ship we were on.Sorry the picture is a little small. Would you believe I forgot my camera? Oh well, I have lots of folks emailing me pictures :o)