Monday, December 29, 2008

Birthday Beauty Tent Topper

This card is just like yesterday's post except it is for a girl! The princess's dress is paper pieced using Georgia Peach designer paper. It is so easy to make a card where all the items match since SU products (cardstock, designer paper, ribbon, ink, etc.) all coordinate!
Stamp Sets: Birthday Beauty
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Markers
Accessories: scallop border punch, slit punch, white gel pen, glitter, rose grosgrain

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ahoy Matey

This set is perfect for boys! This set actually belongs to my son, but I "borrow" it from him:) This card layout is a tent topper card with a pocket. This pocket has another piece of cardstock in it to write a message and it also works great to hold a gift card or money. The Ahoy Matey set is retiring, so if you like it, get it before it is gone!
Stamp Set: Ahoy Matey
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi (retired), Whisper White, Retired Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, White Craft, Markers
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain, Distressing Tool

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Always Thank You

Up to this point, I have had a hard time using the set Always. It is a popular set, but I never seemed to be successful at using it and didn't take the time to "play" around with it. One of the obstacles is that I don't want to cut the bird out. My friend, Brenda, gave me a Christmas card with the bird from Always and I used the layout to turn it into a Thank You card. I resisted ordering the Bella Rose Designer Paper, but I love the colors in it, so I got my color inspiration from that pack of paper. I can now see me using this set more often:)

Stamp Set: Always, Short & Sweet
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Scallop Border Punch, Oval Punches

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I really hope you are not reading my blog today, but instead are spending it with your family and celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus. I scheduled this post for today, so I'm actually not on the computer:) I saw someone else make Christmas ornaments using their top note and pictures, so I thought I would try it. The black and white one is of my 2 kids a few years ago and the family picture is our 2008 Christmas card picture. My son, Noah, thought we should send out the black and white picture this year because he really liked that one. The only problem was is that it is minus his little brother! That didn't seem to bother him:)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Glass Ornament

I apologize for the quality of the picture, but I wanted to show you a way to use rub-ons to make a fun and easy ornament. These rub-ons are from SAB last year (get ready for SAB coming this year starting in Feb!). Just take the rub-ons and CAREFULLY rub them onto the ornament. It is a little tricky with the round edges, but if you go slowly, it works. Then take small pieces of designer paper and wrap around a pen, pencil or something similar to get the paper "curled". Put the paper inside the ornament and tie on some matching ribbon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lovely As a Tree

I was so happy that this set is not retiring! It is so versatile.


Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Fresh Cuts, Many Merry Messages

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Shimmer White

Accessories: Vanilla Taffeta, Distressing Tool, Creamy Carmel Ink

Monday, December 22, 2008

Top Note Christmas Card

This is one style of Christmas card that I made this year. I love the Ski Slope Designer Paper. I have used all of the package except little scraps which is unusual for me! I have more Christmas cards to post for you if I can get them uploaded:)


Stamp Set: Holidays & Wishes

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ski Slope Designer Paper, Baja Breeze

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Snowflake Die, Alpine Ribbon Originals, Large Oval Punch, Glitter

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Open House Project #1

Here is a picture of one of the projects that will be available for you to make at my open house on Friday. This is made using the top note die. As you can see from the side view, the top notes are connected to a small bag which can be used to hold candies or a small gift for Christmas. The directions for this are posted on this blog here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

2009 Calendar

Here are pictures of a desktop version of the 2009 calendar kit from Stampin' Up!. I CASED this from here. On the side view picture you can see a pocket that holds die cuts you can use to decorate the calendar and use as reminders of important dates.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

20%-50% OFF SALE

Check out the SALE Stampin Up! is having. The sale items can be viewed here You can order on my website at There are some sweet deals on this one:)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Baroque Motifs

This is a beautiful fall-ish birthday card using Baroque Motifs. I haven't inked up this set for a long time, but I really like the look of it and need to use it more:) It is such a versatile set which is one of the reasons I love it. I have used it to make wedding, sympathy, birthday and Christmas cards!


Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations

Paper: So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss

Ink: kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, so saffron

Accessories: Chocolate chip grosgrain, scallop border punch, small oval punch

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gratitude Journal

This is a Gratitude Journal that will be made at a class I'm having. The colors were based off of the Haiku paper. I love the fall colors. This journal will be used in my family for each of us to record the top things we are thankful for. Each year (until it is full and I need to make another), we will each record an entry at Thanksgiving time. I'm having the kids write their own entry, so we will have a sample of writing. It will be fun to look back and see how their handwriting, but more importantly how their thoughts change over time. Our 3 year old said he was thankful for Elmo....I think that will change by next year! Since it is a journal, I kept the pages simple so the focus will be on the writings. The binding is done with a Bind-it-All.

If you would like more information about this class or if you would like to order one from me, please email me.

Lovely as a Tree

This card is a CASE. The original can be found here. Lovely as a Tree is such a versatile set. I think this card is very classy. It does take a little more time than others since you have to have to cut an oval frame using a coluzzle and paper pierce, however, I think the end result is worth it!

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Always Artichoke, Shimmery White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Piercer

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Creations by Kris

These two cards were given to me from my friend Kris in Eau Claire. She used ribbon and paper from the SU Holiday Mini Catalog. I love the Chocolate and Red one. It reminds me of candy canes! I think I may have to make some of these for my Christmas cards.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

This is one of the cards that is being made at my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.


Stamp Set: Snow Swirled, Polka Dot Background

Ink: Craft White, Riding Hood Red

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Shimmery white

Accessories: Striped Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Decorative Scissors (Non SU), Paper Piercing

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Next 2.....

Are you surprised to see another post so soon?!?! I am:) It is close to a miracle! It may be a little while before you see any more scrapbook pages since I need to complete more. I do have some cards that I can post if I find the time, so keep checking back. Don't be alarmed by the second scrapbook really is sisterly love and not a headlock that she has her brother in:)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

More Scrapbook Pages

Here are two more for you to view! Every time I post something new to my blog, I think I will not wait so long for my next post....well, it seems to be wishful thinking on my part! Thanks for those of you who continue to check out my blog periodically:) Our family pictures is from 2003 and the other scrapbook page is our son, Carter. It is a tradition for us when we are celebrating Christmas on my side to go on a hayride to the hunting shack, go sledding on the way and then roast hot dogs and smores over a bonfire. It is a lot of fun and a blast for the kids. My family is large, so there are over 20 of us on this adventure including my parents who are 79 and 80!
Class Info: The Class will be held on Saturday, November 22 at my home. Please email me if you are interested!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christmas Scrapbook Sneek Peak

I'm in the process of making a 6x6 scrapbook for Christmas. I'm offering a class on this later in November, but have promised for the past 3 weeks that I would post some pictures of it on my blog. Well, it is finally happening! My scrapbook is not completed yet, but I have a good start on it. I might try to turn mine into a countdown to Christmas. My kids would love to be able to turn the page each morning. Actually, they will probably be fighting over who gets to turn the page! I'll have to make up a calendar so they can see whose turn it is! This may be more work than I want:) The scrapbook pages use the Simply Scrappin' Kit, I Wish. I am trying to keep the pages simple so the focus is on the pictures and also so it can be completed in a short period of time. I turned all of my pictures into sepia tone so the colors don't conflict with the cardstock colors. My pictures are not from one year, but start 6 years ago when my daughter was born. So, here are a couple of pages and I will post more in the near future.

**If you wish to have a larger view of any images I post, just double click on the picture.**

Birthday Celebration

Since SU! is offering 20% off of select birthday stamp sets, I am offering a class using the set Crazy for Cupcakes which is one that is on sale. I haven't had a lot of time to play with it, but I had fun with the card and envelope holder that I came up with. The envelope holder is not my original design. I saw it on this blog and she had great video directions to make it.

Recipe for Cupcake Card:

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Paper: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper, Sweet Always Designer Paper

Ink: Black Staz On, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate chip Markers

Accessories: Aqua Painter, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Large Oval Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Recipe for Envelope Tote:

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Polka Dot Background

Paper: Whisper White Envelope, Regal Rose, Georgia Peach Designer Paper

Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Rose Ribbon, Brads, White Gel Pen, Decorative Scissors

To make the cupcake on the tote, I inked the cupcake in old olive and stamped it on the designer paper and then stamped it again using the pink pirouette so it would be very light for the frosting portion. I cut out the top and bottom and then adhered the top with dimensionals and added glitter to cover up any ink that may have shown.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pocket Silhouettes

This is a CASE from the new SU! catalog. I changed the colors and a few things, but if you have looked through the new catalog this card will look familar to you! I love these new colors together.


Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes, Sanded Background Stamp
Ink: craft white, basic gray, baja breeze
Paper: baja breeze, kiwi kiss, not quite navy, whisper white
Accessories: silver brad, mini library clips, kiwi kiss striped grosgrain ribbon, curly label punch

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Holiday Gifts Class

Friday, October 10: Holiday Gifts Class 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m. Come and make some easy, but attractive gifts to give during the Holiday season. These are great for trick-or-treaters, Holiday parties, teachers, Secret Santas, friends, etc. After you learn how, you can easily make more at home! You will make 1 Halloween treat bag, decorate 4 mint patties, decorate Hershey nuggets with designer paper and package in a tin (one complete tin will be made), and stamp on a domino to make a Christmas ornament. Class Fee: $12.00, bring a friend and you each receive a prize RSVP by Monday, October 6.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Fall Upsy Daisy

I love the silhouette stamps! Here is a fall-ish card using the stamp set Upsy Daisy. However, I hope we have warm weather for a lot longer! This stamp set is on sale until the end of September!

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Haiku Designer Paper, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Accessories: mustard brads, chocolate chip grosgrain, dazzling diamonds glitter

Friday, September 12, 2008

Scallop Upsy Daisy

This card was so easy to create using the scallop die which is now available through SU!. I held the two circles together with silver brads and then scored under the brads for the ease of opening. The card opens at an angle in order to accommodate the image and balance everything out. I love that the unique shape of the card. This color combo is at the top of my list right now. I couldn't decide which card I liked better (the one stamped in gray or not quite navy), so I took a picture of both for you to look at. Which one is your favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Baja Breeze, Urban Garden Designer Paper
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, silver brads, basic gray taffeta, kiwi kiss satin ribbon

Monday, September 8, 2008

Snow Swirled #2

I made a couple of changes to this card and think they were an improvement! There seemed to be too much white on the first card with the white scallop. What do you think?
You can now order from me online! Go to
The Snow Swirled stamp set is now on sale until September 30!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Snow Swirled Sketch Challenge

I finally made a card with Beate's sketch! I wanted to use my new Christmas stamp set, Snow Swirled. This card came together easily with the use of many punches which are one of my favorite accessories. The scallop square was made by piecing together 4 of the scallop squares from the scallop square punch.
Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Shimmer White, Holiday Treasures Designer Paper
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Square, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Product Line - Decor Elements

I am very excited to share with you the news of a brand new product line from Stampin' Up! called "D├ęcor Elements", available to customers July 1. This line consists of beautiful, high-quality vinyl images that can be used to decorate your home and workspaces. You can use it on your walls, furniture, tiles, vases, framed art - anything vinyl will adhere to! The images are fabulous!

WANT TO SEE THIS NEW BROCHURE? Please contact me ( for your own copy! I can email you a copy of this brochure, but I cannot post it live here, per Stampin' Up! Demo Manual policy. I'll be offering a special 15% off PRE-ORDER on this new product line from now through July 1 when it will begin shipping (U.S. only).

Stampin' Up! - Retired Lists

Stampin' Up!'s retirement list is now available! Act now to get the sets before they are gone! Click on the link below and email me with your order ( I am offering 20% off all retiring sets, but shipping/handling and tax will be calculated on the regular price. The retired accessories list will be available July 21. The accessories will be available only while supplies last.

Retired Stamps List (Alphabetical)
Retired Stamps List (Numerical)

A few that I am sad to see go are All in a Row, Eat Cake, French Flair, It's Your Birthday, Noble Deer and Print Pattern.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Flower Filled

This card is perfect for this time of year! It is a tent topper w/a lot of details on the image. The boots have crystal effects on to make them look wet and I love the faux stitiching around the image.

Me, Blogging??

I have decided to start blogging! I'm not very literate in this area, so we will see how it goes:)