Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Baby and Anniversary Cards

I have two cards to share with you today. My niece arrived over a month ago and my anniversary is coming up in October. I'm not sure if I'll actually give this card to my husband as it is a bit too feminine. But other than that, I really like how it turned out:

The anniversary card uses the Level 3 hostess set, Playful Pieces. The colors are Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, and Rose Red.

The next card uses a retired set from last year's catalog called Out of the Box. It didn't seem to be very popular but I thought it was really cute. Plus, I've always had a thing for the Jack-in-the-box:

For the baby card I used retired DSP, Razzleberry Lemonade along with Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, and Melon Mambo.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Graduation Card for my Nephew

I don't usually make or post cards with non Stampin' Up! product but I needed a graduation card in a pinch and don't own any graduation sets. So what was an easy solution?.... I purchased the Go Graduate Plus stampbrush set for My Digital Studio! And in case you didn't know it, all MDS image files can be used with other photo editing software programs such as Photo Shop.

With no time to send the project off for professional printing and my printer not being configured for Stampin' Up! colors, I just printed some sentiments, added some stickers bought from my local scrapbook store, and wallah!

To give the card a personal touch, I used the school's colors: black, silver, and purple. The graduate plays in the school's jazz band as well as with a professional group off campus. He's a very talented young man and we are quite proud of him. So for one more personal touch, I added a guitar sticker on the inside. (I'm really wishing I owned the stamp, Extreme Guitar) Guess what's going back on my wish list.

Thanks for looking,


Thursday, May 27, 2010

This is my favorite project from Saturday's Summer Mini class. I used Tropical Party to create the focal image as well as the gorgeous background paper. The coconut is paper pieced while the shell was made using a faux suede technique. The stamped Shimmery White background paper comes out looking a little like shiny plastic in the photo but it's sparkly in person.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

The New Summer Mini is Here!

Wow! The time has just flown by this year! Can you believe school is out next month? That means I'm running out of time to get a stamp camp scheduled before your summer vacations start AND.... there is something scheduled on my calendar almost every weekend for the next two months. So, that leaves me only one weekend open to do a class and that is Memorial Day weekend.

If you will be in town, I'd like you to come to my Summer Mini Camp on Saturday, May 29th, from 11:00-2:00, at the Juanita Village Starbucks. Some of the things we'll be doing are the faux suede technique, making 3D scrunched flowers, making our own designer paper and using the new Smooch Spritz. The cost for this class is $20.

To register for the camp, please send your payment to me by Friday, May 14th. If you are new to my camps, just send me a quick email to and I'll send you my payment address.

Want to earn some free stuff or get a discount on your class fee? Sign up a "new to me" friend for camp and you'll get to pick from my freebie basket (there are new/unopened stamp sets, ink pads, etc... to chose from). If you place a $50 order with me on the day of camp, I'll give you $5 off your registration fee. A $100 order will get you $10 off and hostess benefits kick in at the $150 level. Hope to see you all there!

On another note, all mini catalogs should have been delivered by now. If you are on my mini mailing list and haven't received your copy, please let me know.

Now for some fun pictures... I went to an event this weekend and saw a lot of great samples made with the new Summer Mini products. Take a look at the work of a very talented demonstrator:

Above is a full sized party banner and below is a coordinating mini banner that has been draped over a candle.

Here she made some festive table decorations, including a place card, napkin ring, and gift box.

And the last thing I have to share with you is the new project I have for your next home party. If you schedule a party with me before the end of June, look what your guests will get to make:

Flight of the Butterfly Boxed Card Set

This project makes a great gift for teachers, mothers, a friend's birthday, etc... Please let me know if you are interested in scheduling a home party!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

One More Valentine Post

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day with your loved one(s). We had a long, busy weekend so we stayed in today and ordered take out.

I have one final Valentine post for you. This was the box I made for the two giant Hershey bars I bought for my husband. The card was one I put together in just a couple of minutes for my oldest daughter. The two went so well together, I just had to take a photo to share with you all.

And below are a couple more photos of the two boxes I made for my girls. I decided to use Nerds as the candy for the drawers. I was prepared to empty the boxes into some small zip lock bags but two of the boxes fit perfectly. So, I just wrapped them all in coordinating paper for a nice finishing touch.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Have you finished your holiday projects yet? If not, here is a little inspiration to help get you motivated.....Enjoy!

I made a treat box for each of my daughters for Valentine's Day (one of which was also a camp project from last month). I haven't decided what's going in them for sure, probably some sour gummy candies or Nerds. Those are always a big hit with my girls!

The boxes are made using 3 cuts of the drawer on the Matchbox die. The hinges are also from this same die. I used Chocolate Chip Taffeta for the ribbon closure.

I used the Sending Love Specialty paper on both boxes. The designer paper as well as the flower brads on this box can be found in the Occasions mini.

The following "half cut shape card" uses the Mover's and Shaper's die along with the heart shaped window die. This technique is a very simple way to make a quick and easy Wow card.

This is the card front.

When you pull the left and right sides of the card it opens up to this:

Here is one more version. This card was also a camp project.

And if you aren't too tired of looking at Valentine's, this is a little card I made last year. It is one of my favorites. The envelope is made using the Scalloped Envelope die.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

This darling little gift created for a neighbor was another project from my January camp. The carrier holds four milk cartons that can contain all kinds of little goodies, like gold fish crackers, decorative office supply items such as paper clips, push pins, binder clips, etc., and of course everyone's favorite.... candy or chocolate.

To make this little treasure I used the new, totally cute Mini Milk Carton die, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Good Neighbor designer paper (the images are cut out from the DSP and mounted on the Bashful Blue card stock) as well as, the Mini Tag Punch, Tiny Tags stamp set, mini binder clips, Bashful Blue satin ribbon, and Kraft taffeta ribbon. Hope you like it.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

January Camp Project

Hello Everyone,

Sunday's camp unfortunately had to be canceled but hopefully you will enjoy this little peak of one of the projects I had planned for you. If there is enough interest, I would like to reschedule the class for sometime in early March. Please email me at if you are interested in attending.

This card features the new Sweet Pea designer series paper, Sweet Pea stitched felt, Jewelry Tag punch, Tiny Tags stamp set, Lots of Tags sizzlet die, chipboard owl from the So Tweet collection and a little piece of felt ribbon from last year. You can find the ribbon on sale in the clearance section of my online store for a great price!