Sunday, January 25, 2015

Birthday Fun!

A week ago today I was doing this.....

....enjoying the beach in Florida.  How much can it change in a week?  Well today I'm bundled in a blanket at my son's house babysitting for the grandkids (who are currently napping).  We came yesterday to celebrate this little girl's 2nd birthday!

Mya's party was a Frozen theme so here's the card I made for her using this youtube tutorial by Michelle Suit!  I made Olaf first and then realized that there was no way he was going to fit on a standard card size to this one is made to fit in a 5 x 7 envelope.  I didn't have the bow maker die so I made do with a leaf framelit from a retired set, and when I was all done realized I could have used the Christams light from the retired ornament framelit set.  Oh well--I think it turned out fine!  =-)

The inside said, "it's Mya's birthday!"

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dropping the Ball.....and I don't mean the New Year's Ball!

Wow!  I haven't posted since early November!  Seriously, I think my school and holiday commitments got the best of me!  I owe some people some posts of pictures/instructions first AND then I will be able to start posting photos of cards and craftiness made with things from the new Occasions catty and Sale-a-Bration sets! (can't wait....)

So let's see....I'm hoping I have photos of the cards that I need to post since I gave a bunch to my mom over Christmas!

Here are the photos from my Nov. Stamp Set of the Month featuring, Ornamental Pine and Holiday Home.  I don't have all the photos....yet....but I'm still looking!

This was my favorite!  You can't really see the bling of glitter on the pine cones!

Love how the embossing folder mimics the look of pine cones.

This was case'd from Stampin' School.....and I should have one more, but can't find the picture yet.
Found it!!

Here are the four cards for Holiday Home.....

This is my first try--I changed the real red to cherry cobbler....and it looks much better~ cased this from Teneale Williams.

We did this card, but changed the white to soft sky and I liked it a lot better.

This was cased from our demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.

So sorry friends for these late, late, late pictures.....I'll be back tomorrow with pics of December's Stamp Sets of the Month-- White Christmas and Festival of Trees.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

It's the Most "Wonderful Wreath" Time of the Year!

Love the simplicity of this card.....

and I didn't even do a good job of matching up the 2nd layer of leaves!  =-)  I was surprised when I used the Filigree Frame embossing folder that it was full card size and you really can't cut it down much over an 1/8th of an inch--still love it though!

I'm having people over for "Stamp Set of the Month" and let me tell you--it's a lot of fun, but it sure makes me want to get my basement finished and a stamping area set up down there--then I don't have this to contend much.

Okay--we'd still have the mess, but at least I wouldn't have to go up and down the stairs a bazillion times to get things I forgot!!    Until next time!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Holiday Home Open House

I can't begin to tell you how much I like so many of the sets in this year's holiday catalog....Holiday Home is up today and here's what I made to show the diversity of this set at our last party!

This card was totally cased from our demo magazine--cute fall card and really not too time consuming to create!  

The next card is a Christmas card that was cased from someone who made it as a  Founder's Circle swap.  I've seen it a couple of different places and really like the non-traditional colors--pear pizzazz and lost lagoon are just yummy together!

I love the use of washi tape and the dazzling diamond glimmer paper on this card.  When I get the name of the card designer I'll let you know!  In the meantime.....

Sunday, November 2, 2014

More Fall Fest Fun!

Here are a couple more cards that I made using Fall Fest!  Initially I wasn't interested in ordering this set, but who can resist those cute little leaves--and the matching framelits?  Too, too, cute!

The tutorial for this card is on Julie Davison's blog here.  Really a quick and easy card to make!

I fell in love with this card the minute that I saw Sandi MacIver's video here on it!  It uses the baby wipe technique and one of my favorite sets from the holiday catalog, Wonderful Wreath.  

I'll be back soon with more!  In the meantime, 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Star-Filled Christmas!

I put off for quite awhile getting the star framelits....I didn't really need them did I?  And then I saw all the cuteness being created using those stars and I couldn't resist any longer!  Here are a couple of Christmas cards I made using the framelits and the star embossing folder and the new star border punch.   Is that Kraft paper not totally awesome?!!  And I really can't say enough about how much I love the Under the Tree specialty paper!  Wowzers!

Here's the same card with a different embossing folder--On Point--from the holiday mini:

I cased this from Lee Conrey of

I just got the dazzling diamond glimmer paper in my last order and it is fun to work with!  The texture of it is a bit smoother than the original glimmer paper I think.  I saw a card like this and just picked up a piece of soft suede card stock that I had laying around, added the stars using the stars mask--then the dazzling diamonds glimmer star.

I'm pretty sure I cased this from someone also....yep--ZoKris.  Here's the original card.  

I'll be back sooner rather than later!  

Monday, October 27, 2014

I ~heart~ Fall!

Hi all!  You'd think the way I HAVEN'T been posting that I wasn't stamping....but I've got tons to share.  Life just got in the way!  A couple of weeks ago I had a sudden attack of numbness on my right side and ended up in the hospital for a few days checking out my heart and brain for signs of stroke or a heart blockage.  Fortunately--all was good.  Just need to add an aspirin to my morning meds.
 Now I'm into one of my busiest weeks as a teacher--parent-teacher conferences!  But I do have some cards to share:

Here's my take on the ever popular turkey punch art that is pretty hot right now- and easel card:

I own the Mingle All the Way MDS, but could not get it to download so I just typed out the verse as it is perfect for this punch art created by the bird and owl punch!

Love, love, love cards that move and this was one that I shared at the last party I demonstrated at.  I followed the tutorial here on Dawn Olchefske's blog.

This is the cover --used the stamp set "For All Things" and here's the inside:

I'll be back tomorrow to share some more cards!