Friday, February 29, 2008

More WONDERFUL Birthday Gifts!




I rec'd these projects yesterday from a wonderfully talented friend! She filled the mailbox with a friendship sentiment stamp and chocolates. She made sure to use my favorite colors - Pink & Green! It made my day when I opened the package and found these wonderful treats!!! The card is just amazing. The photo does not do it justice. The detail is impecable. She paper pieced the dress, bow on the dress and EVEN the headband. There is glitter on the heart and she used Nestibilities for the scalloped oval - that was also embossed. So thanks again Michelle! Like I said you outdid yourself. If you would like to see more of Michelle's creations please visit her blog called Bella Kitty Creations. You will find the link in the sidebar of my blog.

Thanks for looking!
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A card from a friend...


How cute is this Elzybell stamp??? One of my best friends sent me this card for my birthday and gave me permission to post it. It is just so happy & cheerful that I wanted to share it will ALL of you! Enjoy :-)
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Monday, February 25, 2008

New Papertrey Ink - Everyday Blessings


I also made this card on Friday and it is my favorite of the 3! It was made for my friend's baby girl who was dedicated yesterday. The saying is hard to read in the photo, but it says - May the Lord bless you and keep you. May he smile upon you. Numbers 6:24-25. Again, all the products used were from Papertrey Ink.
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New Papertrey Ink - Women of Life



I made these cards this past Friday, but did not get a chance to post them until today. ALL products are from Papertrey Ink's newest release. I am in love with their new Perfect Match system. I used the Women of Life stamp set for these two cards and it was so much FUN to use!
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Saturday, February 16, 2008

So Kind...


These are the two projects that we will be making in a workshop I have next Saturday. There are 7 ladies attending, so I wanted to make sure it would be quick & easy for them to complete. They will be making the standard size card and a matching pen. I hope they like it!

Products used: (All by SU!)
Stamps - Priceless
Ink - Close to Cocoa
Cardstock - White & Close to Cocoa
Designer Paper - Berry Bliss
Embelishments - Dimensionals, Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon
Tools - Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch & Double Circle Punch
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Friday, February 15, 2008

Super Sweet Bee's!!!


These are little 3x3 Valentine cards that I made for my girls. They just loved them and all the glitter!!! I hope they make you smile too :-) If you click on the photo you can see ALL the glitter.

Products used:
Stamps - Bee Secret & Bee Wings by Stampendous!
Ink - Black
Cardstock - White by Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Nana's Kids by DCWV
Markers - Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery by SU! and
Y11 Pale Yellow & V15 Mallow by Copic
Embellishments - White Gel Pen and Ticket Corner Punch by SU! and Stickles
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!



These little treats were made for my daughters teachers. The small square container was for my one daughters 1st grade teacher. She has a male teacher, so that is why his is not too fancy. I used Happy Heart Day by SU! for the inside card and underneath the card are Hershey Kisses! I made two identical nugget tins for my younger daughters preschool teachers. The tag stamp on the top and the stitched ribbon are from SU!, but the inside stamps are from Papertrey Ink's Limitless Labels set. The color combo is SU! Ruby Red & Groovy Guava. I had so much fun making those nugget wrappers. YAY for Nicole Heady's creative designs over at Papertrey Ink! They are FAST becoming my favorites!

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Valentines Day!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine Treats...


These little treats were made for my 3 year old to give to her preschool friends. She has her party tomorrow, so we are all ready! She picked out the stamp and wanted me to color them for her. She does not have the patience my other daughter has for things like this. She was very happy with them and can't wait to share them with her friends. I taped the cards to the lollipops. But first she needed to know if there was one for her too :-) And of course, there is.

Products used:
Stamps - Happy Heart Day & Label Classics (for the To/From) - Both SU!
Ink - Black
Cardstock - White (Papertrey Ink) & Pink (LSS)
Markers - All Copics - W1 Warm Gray, YG63 Pea Green, R35 Coral
Embelishments - Stickles
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

So Sweet of You...


My friend Lori (also an SU Demo) was so sweet to give me this card to use as a sample to show one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. She is also having her workshop guests make this card as well. I know they will LOVE it! She used Certainly Celery cardstock & wide grosgrain ribbon, the new Ginger Blossoms Designer Series Paper and the So Many Scallops Sale-A-Bration stamp set. She punched the center of the flower out and popped it up with a dimensional. It is a very sweet card. Thanks again Lori!!!
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Friday, February 8, 2008



So here is the scenario - My 3 year old is in the family room on the sofa watching tv. I run upstairs just long enough to grab my rubber scissors and this is what I come down to... Yes, she peeled off the backing AND mounted two of the stamps...LOL!!! The only good news is she did get them on the correct blocks. She wanted to "help"!!! So that is my funny for the day. I could not resist and HAD to photograph this so that if she ever decides to follow in her mother's foot steps and be a Stampin' Up demonstrator I can tell her she started at a very YOUNG age!!!



Enjoy your weekend :-)

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Thursday, February 7, 2008



This was yesterdays SCS card sketch challenge. I have been dying to use my new Jumbo Outline Alphabet stamp set from Stampin' Up and this was the perfect sketch for it. All products used are from SU! I paper pieced the letters with the blue & white floral patterned paper. These prodcuts were from the Friends and Flowers Simply Scrappin' Kit.

For those of you who do not know how to paper piece, this is what I did -
1. I stamped the letters in a row onto the confetti white cardstock.
2. I stamped the letters on the blue/white floral paper.
3. I then cut out the floral letters just inside the black line.
4. I then glued the floral letters inside the stamped letters on the confetti white paper.

This is such an easy technique and I love the look.

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day :-)

Products used: ALL from SU!
Stamps - Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Ink - Basic Black
Cardstock - Confetti White, Certainly Celery, So Saffron & Chocolate Chip
Pattern Paper - Friends & Flowers Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired)
Embelishments - Certainly Celery & Whisper White Thin Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Cardstock Stickers
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Monday, February 4, 2008

Another layout to share with you...




This is the final layout I have to share with you from my weekend retreat. It is very busy for me, but I think it works with the carnival pictures. The prodcucts used for this layout are by Scenic Route. The strawberry die-cut is from a Quickutz die. And the title is made from the Cricut Machine - thanks to Colleen for letting me borrow that cartridge :-)

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL week :-)
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