Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Love You Bunch special

Well Christmas is over and Valentine's Day is coming. Don't miss out on the new "Love You Much" Bundle special that is going on now. You receive a cute new stamp set, new Designer Series Paper and a new heart punch. All of this ($ 51.85 value) for $ 41.48.

I already have my set and love it!!! I'll be making some things with it to show you soon.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Day After Christmas

Well, Santa has come and gone for another year. I hope that everyone got exactly what they wanted on their Christmas list. If you didn't ----- call me - maybe I can help (at least with the stamp stuff). We had a wonderful Christmas. I must say that Santa was better than any of us deserved. Having all the family together is a wonderful thing.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Star Gift Bag

I thought you might enjoy this cute little gift bag. This is just a plain small gift bag that you can find just about anywhere. I think I got this one at Hobby Lobby. I cut a piece of designer paper to fit the front of the gift bag and then made a star to go on it. No the star really isn't that hard to do. All you need is either a patterned paper of your choice or vellum, a coordinating solid color cardstock and both sizes of the SU tag punches. I'm sorry that I don't have step-by-step pictures for you. I'll try to do those pictures this weekend and edit the post.

First punch out 16 small tag punches from a piece of cardstock that you want to use for the "outline". Set aside the punched out piece to use elsewhere.

Next center the punched opening in the "window" of the large tag punch and punch out 16 large tag "frames"

Take 4 of the frames and form a cross on the other colored cardstock (or designer paper or vellum) and glue it down using the 2-way glue pen.

Take 4 more frames and offset them in the corners of the cross. Glue these down too.

Now cut out the "square" of each of the tags. This will leave the point of the stars. This is the tricky part, but if you just look for the point of the stars you'll be able to figure it out.

Repeat the steps above to make a second star.

Mount one star offset on top of the other using Stamping Dimensionals.

You can punch a 1 3/8" circle punch to embellish the center of the star. You could also use any other type of embellishment that you wish for the center.

Now you can finish your bag by mounting it on the designer paper.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gold Christmas Card

Here's an elegant card that I really love. It uses the brushed gold and the very vanilla cardstock. The ink on the gold cardstock is metallic gold. The image of Mary, Joseph & Jesus and the sentiment are embossed with gold embossing powder. The star is cut from the brushed gold cardstock and embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. The focal image is the "Holy Triptych" located on page 43 of the Fall/Winter SU catalog. The swirl in the background is from "Baroque Motifs" on page 120 of the F/W Catalog. The sentiment has been retired, but this would also look very nice with a simple greeting, such as the "Season's Greetings" in the "Many Merry Messages" stamp set on page 139 of the F/W Catalog. The corners of the focal image where made with the ticket punch.

I hope you enjoy this card.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale

Well, the holidays are officially upon us. It's time for shopping in earnest.

Beginning today, Nov. 26 - Monday, Dec. 1st you can take advantage of special savings on selected bundles of Stampin' Up products. The sale prices range from 20-50% off the regular prices of the items. You have to hurry though - these specials are only available for a limited time and in limited quantities. Click on the picture of the flyer to see the items that are included. This will take you directly to my SU website where you can order on-line. (you will see my name and contact information in the top right corner of the site) Or you can either call or e-mail me your order.

This sale is over so I removed the link.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

One Layer Card

This has been a pretty quiet week. I found some time to actually get in my craft room for some much needed cleaning. I didn't make a whole lot of headway, but at least the path is wider now. I still didn't get time to do any stamping, so I thought I'd share a one layer card that I did last year. I really like this card. It was easy and really sparkles with the dazzling diamonds on the snowflakes and the embossed greeting. Sometimes one layer cards can be a challenge, but can be just as beautiful as those that have multiple layers and take hours to complete.

I hope you enjoy this card and challenge yourself to create a one layer one also.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Split Negative

Well, I haven't had much time for stamping or scrapbooking lately, but I wanted to share a card that I did in the past with you.

This is the split negative technique. It's really easy to do. You emboss on colored cardstock with white ink and on white cardstock with your choice of color. This can be using either colored embossing powder or colored SU Craft ink and clear embossing powder. Once the embossing has been done both images need to be cut in exactly the same spot. In this instance, the tree was cut on the diagonal. You could also cut perpendicular or paralell through the middle of the tree. When you have the two parts, line them up so they match - use double sided tape on the back to keep them together - mount on a matching piece of cardstock and finish your card as desired.

It's that easy! Hope you enjoy this technique.



We had family pictures made this past weekend and I just had to share my grandbabies with you. Haylee is 13 months old and Isabelle is 4 1/2 months old. They are both so adorable. Don't you agree?

Haylee was more interested in the toys than the camera and Isabelle was more interested in Haylee. We had lots of fun laughing at the girls - not to mention laughing at the funny adults trying to make the little girls laugh! All in all, we got some good pictures.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My First Post

WOW! I actually created a Blog!!!! How cool is this? I'll try to keep up with it regularly - at least once a week maybe more often than that. To start with though, I'm going to say once a week! Please bear with me as I learn how to do this "blog" thing! Guess I'll have to ask the kids!

In my blog you'll be able to find fun stamping projects, new techniques, Stampin' Up specials and lots more cool stuff. You might even see some pictures of my cute little granddaughters!!

For those that don't know me, I am an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator. I love to scrapbook and make cards and gifts with the Stampin' Up products. I also love other forms of crafting too, including quilting. I wish that I had more time to do it all, but work calls. I try to have classes too, so keep an eye out for upcoming class times.

I'm glad that you stopped by. I hope that you will enjoy my new creation. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.