Friday, September 28

Kindness Makes a Difference

Its really sad that I can never get a Thank You card out in a decent amount of time. But better late then never right!
Sometimes I just need some inspiration & a little time to stamp for fun. I was checking out Shelli's challenge for this month & loved the idea of limited layers! So with that in mind I created this card! I even used some of my all time favorite SU dsp! A moment of silence please...Luckily I still have 2 unopened packs! Anyway I must get back to prepping.
Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, September 26

October SAS

Here is one of the cards we will be making at October's Stamp a Stack!

I was able to get a bunch of that fabulous stitched satin ribbon free this month so I used it as inspiration for this color combo! I really like how it came together!

Thanks for taking a peek! Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, September 25

Sledding Kids

Working on stamp a stack samples for November's class. I usually make a few & choose 5 out of those so we shall see which ones actually make the cut. I love the new Champagne Glimmer paper! Its sooo pretty! Well I'm off to continue cutting more of the 155 cards needed for this weekends Stamp a Stack! 

Technique Tuesday

I wanted to make the distressed version of the snowflake flower for our Technique Tuesday this month. I made this card for my mother in law so I also used it as the sample for the class!
Thanks for taking a peek at my project today! I have been working on lots of stuff I just haven't had time to take photos yet. So keep an eye out for those projects soon!

Friday, September 21

My Kids Cards

I don't really share anything thats not made with SU products but today will be an exception. My girls wanted to make birthday cards for my mother in law & if given a choice of what they would like to use they almost always want to use the cricut. I rarely let them since its such a pain in the butt to drag it out but I did. We have lots of cartridges & they like to browse through them all to decide what they feel like cutting. This time they chose Hoot n Holler. Then we have to pull out the giant stack of random scrapbook paper so they can contemplate what designs & colors they will use. So needless to say this is a really lengthy process & actually ended up taking up most of my day on Wednesday. Seriously!
Daughter #2's cards is on the right & #3's is on the left. #2 decided her owl was walking back from the fair so she needed a balloon & an ice cream. Of course then #3 had to have a balloon too! They did really well. I have been trying to teach them that sometimes "less is best". Some of there cards look like a contest of who can add the most stuff so I was happy they remembered my advice. Then of course anyime they make cards I usually get one of these questions "Would you make a card like this for your ladies?" or "Will you put it on your blog?". So today I decided I would make a couple little girls happy & put their cards up on my blog. Thanks for stopping by & if you have time to leave a comment I am sure they would love it!

Wednesday, September 19

Christmas Display

At convention they had these giant chalkboards hanging in the display area that showcased different products. They looked pretty neat so I wanted to make one for myself but I went with a faux chalkboard look using black posterboard.
I decided to showcase the projects I made with the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin kit & the scrapbook page I made with.....yeah that kit. Sorry forgot the name of it but its in the holiday mini & if I didn't have a sleeping baby on me I would go look it up. But for now you will have to browse through your beautiful holiday mini to find it.
 I'll be back with more later. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 16

Postage Due

Just a  quick post.
I finally got the Postage Due set! Here is the first card I made with it...

We will be making this card at Tuesday's class. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Thursday, September 13

Finally Got MDS2!

So excited! I had to share the first 12 x 12 I made in MDS2! I say "made" lightly as all I really did was alter a pre made design I got on the Eventful Year MDS disc. I love that they have already done most of the work for me & I can just drag & drop!!!

This is #3 last year on her B day morning! I always decorate the night before so when they get up they feel special. I didn't realize how much it meant to them until my birthday & they got up & asked where were the decorations? I'll be sure to decorate for my own birthday next time. LOL! This page was stinkin cute & easy all I had to do was add the text & delete a few photo boxes. Now that I've got MDS2 I hope to start scrapbooking more. They are growing so fast & it will be nice for us all to have these precious moments captured forever in a beautiful book!

Wednesday, September 12

Yoshi Punch Art!


My hubby pointed out that I haven't made him a card in a while & he wanted to make sure I made him one for his b day. He loves Super Mario stuff so I decided to go with that theme. I saw some cute super mario punch arts on SCS so I used those as inspiration for this card. The Yoshi I saw was made by Heidi Lopez. I couldn't find a list of the punches she used but here is what I used...

Yoshi- 1 3/4" Circle, Wide Oval, Large Oval, Small Oval, Word Window
Mushroom- Wide Oval. 1/2" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, 1" Square

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, September 11

Thanksgiving Table

Today is my sweetie's birthday & I wanted to share the cute card I made him but I haven't had a chance to give it to him yet. I was hoping he would have the day off but he had to work so while I wait for him to come home I will share my last project for this round of U Stamp. I went with a Thanksgiving projects with a little bit of a non traditional color scheme.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 7

Not So Holiday Mini Series Day 4

We had our first meet up at Panera last night & it was SO FUN! I am so blessed to have such a great group of friends to stamp with every month! We did the angry birds punch art & everyones projects came out so cute! We did the card I showed you a couple days ago & a gift tag. While I was putting together the gift tag #3 was playing in my craft room & found a piece of one of the snowflakes we had cut earlier & she said "Here's the crown for the pig!" So even though this project only features a tiny piece from the Holiday catalog I thought it still could count for the series.


 I had hoped to have the tutorial up for both the pig & red angry bird today but I have a few other things I have to finish up first so hopefully this weekend I will be able to post it. Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, September 5

Not So Holiday Mini Series Day 3

Once in awhile I make something that even I think is pretty clever! This flower is one of those things! I Love It! Love It! Love It!

OK so you may not be to impressed until I show you how you can take the new snowflake die & turn it in to a pretty flower! Its ridiculously easy & so stinkin cute! Enjoy the tutorial!

Angry Birds @ Panera

Here is the card we will be making tomorrow night at our very first One Hour Stamp Therapy meet up at Panera in Fremont!  I am nervous & excited & really hope I don't forget anything, which I am notoriously famous for. Anyway hope you can join us but if not I will post a video tutorial for those that couldn't make it. Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, September 4

Not So Holiday Mini Series Day 2

Today's card features the Mitten Builder punch to make these tiny cupcakes! My hubby's birthday is next week so I went with a more masculine color scheme.

I used the cuff of the mitten for the base & the scallop part for the top. Up next will be my favorite project so stay tuned!

Monday, September 3

September Stamp a Stack

I am so proud of myself I finished all the samples weeks before my class! There may be hope yet for this procrastinator!

Class Details:
Christmas Stamp-a-Stack #1
Sep 29 11:30 am                 
5 card designs available! You will choose which cards & how many of each you want to stamp!
Class Fee: $30 for 15 cards & envelopes. Add an additional set of 5 cards for just $5!
RSVP & card choices due by Sept 20

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!
It's been a fun. I scored a few vintage items I have been searching for at a yard sale! An old steamer trunk, a window, & a suitcase. You can see a little of the trunk & suitcase in the photo. We also celebrated my oldest daughters 18th birthday yesterday! Today its back to work around here though. See you tomorrow for day 2 of the Not So Holiday Mini Series!

Sunday, September 2

The Not So Holiday Mini Series Day 1

I have been having fun making some projects using the Holiday catalog items for everyday occasion projects! Here is the first of my creations!

I used the Scentsational Season stamp set & dies to make this cute baby card!
See you soon for day 2!

Saturday, September 1

FREE Ribbon!!!

Just a quick up date!

I am a ribbon hoarder lover so I am SOOO excited to get a bunch of beautiful satin stitched ribbon for free!! Yes for every $40 you spend you get to choose a ribbon! My first 4 rolls are on there way! Woo Hoo! I will be doing a ribbon project  mini series soon!

Plus as an additional Thank You during the month of September I will be sending you a FREE Ink Pad of your choice if you order over $50! Contact me for more details.

If you would like to shop on line click here or contact me to place an order!

Time for U Stamp!

I totally forgot to upload the announcement for the new U Stamp event!! Its live & in full swing!
I know I say it every time but the designers I have the pleasure of working with are so stinkin' talented! I love love love what they have created using products from the new SU Holiday catalog! I may be biased since EVERYTHING in that catalog is on my Favs List but trust me if you haven't signed up for this round of U Stamp you will be missing some FABULOUS projects! Soooooo just to show you a sneak peek of one of the project tutorials you will get here is the first project I designed!

I used the Simply Scrappin Merry Moments kit to make these tags & cards. I {{HEART}} THIS KIT!!! It was fun using up the scraps of stickers that come in the kit to make the adorable ornaments! Well I hope you are inspired to go check out what the other girls have put together for you. Thanks for stoppin' by today & as always your comments are very much appreciated!