Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hoppy Halloween!


A little while back I made a card with the center frog and promised to show you the rest of the stamps. I ran out of time. So I made this card today that utilized all of the 4 stamps in the set. I think they are SO cute! It is late, so I will share with you the products I used to make this card tomorrow. I hope you all had a safe & fun Halloween :-)

Addition - I got the card layout design from the sketch challenge yesterday (10/31) on SCS.

Products used:
Stamps - Hoppy Halloween by Spotlight Stamps
Ink - Black by CTMH
Cardstock - White Daisy & Black by CTMH
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug Designs
Tools - White Gel Pen & Dimensionals by SU; Prisma Color Pencils; White, Purple & Yellow Soufle Pens, Black Stickles

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Monday, October 29, 2007

My two pink fairies in disguise...



Here are my Two Pink Fairies dressed up as a bumble bee and a cheetah girl! I thought they were too cute not to
share :-) We went to a neighborhood Halloween party yesterday afternoon and so they wanted to dress-up! My 7 year old put her own costume together, with NO help from me other than putting her hair up and a little make up. I think she did a FABULOUS job! (What you can't see are her cheetah shoes with hot pink trim...ohh la la!) Thanks for looking :-)
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Sunday, October 28, 2007

In everything give Thanks...


Regretfully I had to make a sympathy card today. But it helped me feel like I was doing "something". She was a friend of our family whom I have known for 23 years. She will be sadly missed.

Products used:
Stamps - Happy Harmony by SU
Ink - White Daisy & Black by CTMH
Cardstock - White & Purely Pomegranate by SU
Embellishments - Pomegranate stitched ribbon & Dimensionals by SU, misc. black & white gingham ribbon
Tools - Paper Piercer, Mega & Giga Oval scallop punches, Ticket Corner punch by SU and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I brushed the white ink pad over the raised embossed cardstock to make it look distressed.
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Friday, October 26, 2007

Celebrating 10 Years...

I just thought I would share with my regular blog readers that today is my 10th wedding anniversary!!! And can you believe the weather here is the EXACT same as it was that day - cold, wet & rainy, unlike the beautiful Fall day I pictured. But they say rain brings good luck and I must say it has, because we made it to 10 years!!! There were times when I thought we wouldn't, but I am so proud of the fact that we did. I am looking forward to the next 10 years :-) We will be celebrating tonight by going out to one of our favorite places for dinner, while friends of ours watch our two pink fairies. I am really looking forward to it. We were also able to get away for an overnight getaway at the beginning of the month, so this will be our 2nd celebration. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Garden Whimsy


This card was also made to display at my Open House. Thanks again to my friend Elisabeth for letting me borrow her set! I am in love with this set now. I got the inspiration from another crafter at Splitcoast Stampers. My favorite part is the butterfly. I first stamped it in the blue, then on another piece of white cardstock I stamped it in pomegranate ink and then cut out just the wings. I just glued the bottom portion of it to the blue butterfly so that the wings would be 3 dimensional. I hope you like it!

Products used:
*Stamps - Garden Whimsy by SU
*Ink - Not Quite Navy & Purely Pomegranate by SU
*Cardstock - Wild Wasabi & Purely Pomegranate by SU, Crystal Blue by CTMH
*Embellishments - Purely Pomegranate Stitched Ribbon by SU, Misc. rhinestone brad
*Tools - Slot Punch by SU and Crop-a-dile for the embossed circles
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy Tu-tu You!


This is a card I made to display at my Open House with the new All In The Family Set & Accessories by SU. (Thanks to my friend Elisabeth for letting me borrow her set.) This card was SO much fun to make that I have now added those stamps to my wish list :-) I hope you like it!

Products used:
*Stamps - All In The Family/Accessories & Small Script by SU
*Ink - Black, Chocolate by CTMH; Wasabi, Pomegranate by SU
*Marker - Parchment by CTMH
*Patterened Paper - Designer Paper by SU
*Cardstock - White, Wasabi & Pomegranate by SU
*Embellishments - Stickles & Pomegranate stitched ribbon by SU
*Tools - Waterbrush by CTMH
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Apple Cider Nugget Box


This was one of the door prizes yesterday for my Open House. I used Really Rust & Wild Wasabi ink for the paper around the nuggets and the Apple Cider paper by SU. The one neat thing about the belly band is that the larger patterned circle and the smaller green/rust patterned circle were punched from the designer paper and layered together and then placed on the scalloped punch. I was happy with how that worked out! I hope you like it too :-)

Stamps: Holiday Treats by Papertrey Ink

Ink: Really Rust & Wild Wasabi by SU

Pattern paper: Apple Cider designer paper by SU

Cardstock: Close To Cocoa by SU

Tools: CM Circle Punches, SU Scallop Punch

Misc: Avery labels for the Hershey Nuggets, Rectangle Tin from Papertrey Ink
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My first nugget box...


The month of October is Pastor Appreciation Month, so I made two of these - one for our head pastor & his wife and one for our associate pastor & his wife. I did them both exactly the same in Fall colors. The chocolates inside are Hershey Nuggets. They were so fun to make with the new Papertrey Holiday Treats stamp set. I hope they like them!

Products used:

Stamps - Holiday Treats by Papertrey Ink

Ink - Chocolate & Goldrush by CTMH

Patterned Paper - Grateful Cute Dot (front & back) by KI Memories

Cardstock - White Daisy, Chocolate & Textured Goldrush by CTMH

Tools - Scalloped Punch & Edge Distressor by SU

Tin from Papertrey Ink
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Monday, October 15, 2007

You are invited to a Christmas Card Buffet!!!

The holidays will be here before you know it, so come and join me in getting a head start on your holiday cards. You will be able to WOW your friends & family by sending them handmade cards by YOU!

Date: Friday, November 16th (6-10pm) or Saturday, November 17th (Noon-8pm)
You can attend anytime during those two days and hours.
Fee: $18.00 for the 1st 10 cards (10 card minimum), $1.25 for each additional card (includes adhesive and stamped matching envelopes)
RSVP & submit payment by 10/30. I will need to order all of the supplies prior to the event.

All you need to do is pick which card designs (out of the 8) you would like to do and let me know how many of each.

If you LOVE the cards you see but can't make either of those days or times I will also have a Class By Mail option. This option gives you all the same supplies (except for adhesive) and the only thing extra you pay is the shipping to you. OR if you like what you see and do not have the time to put them all together I would be happy to do that for you for an add'l fee of 75 cents per card.

Please note: Registration & payment are required by 10/30/07, since materials need to be ordered in advance. Once materials are ordered, there is a no cancel policy for these classes, all the materials are yours to complete your projects at home. Please also note that some cards on the buffet have limited quantities. Those cards using designer paper will have 2 paper options that are very similar. I accept checks, money orders and credit cards via Paypal. Thanks for looking :-)

P.S. - Sorry the cards are out of order (1-4). I can't figure out how to change them.


Card #2 - Be Merry


Card #3 - 'Tis The Season


Card #4 - Snowy Holidays


Card #1 - Merry Christmas
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Christmas Card Buffet Continued...


Card #5 - Happy Holidays


Card #6 - Happy Winter


Card #7 - Swirly Holiday


Card #8 - Let It Snow!

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Open House Make n' Takes...



I will be launching my new Stampin' Up business on Sunday, 10/21 with an Open House from 2pm-4pm. Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to make both of the above cards with matching envelopes. If you can't attend, but place an order by that day you will get the 2 make n' take card supplies FREE with your order to make them yourself. As a "grand opening" special you will get 10% off your order of $50 or more, 15% off your order of $75 or more and 20% off your order of $100 or more. This offer expires on 10/22.

Please email me for more information -

Thanks for looking :-)
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Hoppy Halloween!


I found these super cute frog halloween stamps on ebay and HAD to get them. I will share the other two frog images with you in the next couple of days. I just LOVE them! (Click on the image to see the detail.) I got the layout idea from Jen del Muro's blog called I {heart} 2 Stamp. Here is the link - You can find the card sketch in her Oct. 6th post. I hope you like it and Hoppy (almost) Halloween :-)

Products used:

Stamps: Froggy Halloween by Spotlight Stamps, Itty Bitty Backgrounds by SU

Ink: Black by CTMH

Pattern Paper: Doodlecharms by Doodlebug Designs/Provocraft

Cardstock: White Daisy by CTMH and Old Olive by SU

Embellishments: Misc. Orange Brads, Purple Glaze Pen for the stars

Tools: Coluzzle to cut the circles, Edge Distresser by CTMH

Misc: Watercolor Wonder Crayons by SU, Black Marker by CTMH
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Piggy Birthday!

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This card was inspired by todays card sketch challenge (SC145) on I got this new CTMH stamp set last month and have been needing an excuse to use it. It is called Nursery Bash and it is so cute! It is hard to see in the picture, but there are stickles on top of the cupcakes, the white "paper" part of the cupcakes are done in the white Soufle pen and the noses are popped up with dimensionals by SU. (Click on photo to see the detail.) I also used the Happy Birthday sentiment from this stamp set for the inside of the card and colored it in with the matching markers. I hope you like it!

Products used:

Stamps - Nursery Bash by CTMH

Ink - Black & Key Lime by CTMH

Markers - Baby Pink, Sunkiss Yellow, Amethyst & Key Lime by CTMH

Cardstock - White Daisy & Blush by CTMH

Patterned Paper - Embossed circles by DCWV Nana's Kids

Embelishments - Icicle Stickles, Dimensionals by SU, White Soufle Pen

Friday, October 5, 2007

So Grateful for Fall!


I just wish it felt like Fall here. It has been in the 80's here in Northeast PA. So that is what inspired me to create this card, besides the fact that I just got The Tree for All Seasons stamp set and the Basic Grey Mellow designer paper. Click on the photo to see more detail of the tree. I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Oh, I am also grateful for this Fall because my hubby and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary on 10/26! I can't believe how the time has flown!

Products Used:
Stamps - A Tree for All Seasons and Cute Converse by SU
Ink - Black, Chocolate & Cocoa by CTMH and Ruby Red, Really Rust, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie by SU
Paper - Colonial White CS by CTMH, Mellow by Basic Grey
Embellishments - Misc. Brown Gingham Ribbon, Misc. Gold Gord, Dimensionals by SU
Tools - Oval Punch & Blender Pen by SU, Square Punch by CM, New foam tool by CTMH to distress the edges of the base of the card.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Super Simple Thank You's!

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These cards are SUPER SIMPLE and were made for my daughter who just celebrated her 7th bday. I needed something quick and simple and these fit the bill. The card base are pre-printed DCWV pre-scored cards. Then I used the SU scallop punch and CM circle punch for the sentiment. The sentiment used is from Papertrey Ink. I hope you like them. Sometimes simple is best :-)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Other 3 cards from the More To Adore set...




This post is a continuation from the one yesterday. Thanks for looking!
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Monday, October 1, 2007

More To Adore Tote & Card Set





Edit - For some reason I can only post 4 photos at a time. I will post the other 3 cards from this set tomorrow.

Here is the tote & card set I made for my husbands grandmother as part of her 90th birthday present. I hope she likes it! Her name is Mary, so that is why I used the initial M for her cards. I used the More To Adore paper by CTMH for this set. The only stamping I did was the letter M and that was from The Works Alphabet by CTMH and Chocolate Ink by CTMH. The Chocolate flower is from Bazzill and the pink rhinestone brad is from MM. Thanks for looking!
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