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Saturday, December 13, 2014

2014 Holiday Tags for Co-workers

Okay, I've been slacking a little on the posting, but I have been creating.  Here are some of the tag sets that I have made for my co-workers.  I will give them this along with a nice bottle of red or white wine.

Which are your favorites?  Wouldn't you like to receive one of these small packages....?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pretty Box Set

They say imitation is the best form of flattery.  Well, I can tell you my entire project today was based on CASING projects from Pinterest and Youtube.  I will post the links for the original projects at the end of this post.

Anyway, I wanted to create a very "pretty" card set for a friend of mine at work.  I absolutely love how pretty and elegant this turned out.  Since I didn't just want to hand her the cards, I also found a pretty box to present the cards.    

The box has a die cut window sealed with acetate. The die-cut was from the Labels collection set from Stampin Up.  The box fits 4-5 card with envelopes very comfortably. 

Links to original projects that inspired mine:  Cards from Pinterest and the Pretty Card Box.


Friday, September 26, 2014

MFT Weekly Challenge -9/26

Hello All,

Here is this week's challenge sketch from MFT:

And here is my version of the challenge:  
I just received my most recent order from MFT and I purchased the Beautiful Baby stamp set, so I felt the need to use it on this sketch challenge.

 I love the colors and think this will be a card I can create with different stamps for different occasions.

Monday, September 22, 2014

MFT Weekly Challenge - Post #2

Hello All,

I am posting an all SU version of the MFT weekly sketch challenge.  I think the layout is great and conducive to any stamp set/paper stash.  I used the Ghoulish Greetings and Freaky Friends stamp and the Motley Monsters DSP all by SU.

Again, here is the sketch:

And here is my rendition of the sketch using all SU products:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I'm about to SNAP!

I'm about to SNAP!
At least that is what the stamp says!  I really liked this week's MFT challenge layout.

MFT Weekly Challenge

Here is the sketch:

I used MFT Picture This stamp set and all MFT cardstock Fuse Green, Blu Raspberry, & Primative White.  I also used some contraband from Stampin up! like the inks, ribbon and twine. I also found a scrap of pattern paper on my messy desk, that just happened to match, so I used it on this card.  Overall, I think the card came out pretty nice.

Here is my version...


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Do Something That Makes You Happy


I'm so excited to show you this picture frame art that I made with my stamping supplies.  I used 1 sheet of Patterned paper (I honestly don't remember the brand, but I think either Studio Calico or Pink Paisley) a few rub ons, and some small punches and glitter paper.  Anyway, I wanted something pretty and inspiring to mount somewhere in my craft room and so I came up with this awesome project.

It was so quick and easy to make and the results were amazing...

Everytime I see it, it makes me smile!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Now and Forever *

Friday!  Yes!

I am off work today to attend my cousin's wedding.  Of course I have to make them a card, but I did not get a chance to do it last night so I had to come up with something quick this morning.  I looked through my stash and thought I would use some of my old Making Memories rub-ons along with an SU punch to make this quick, but very cute wedding card.  Also, since I'm sure the happy couple will be getting many cards with images of brides and grooms, cakes, hearts, etc... I thought I would create one that is less cliché.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ghoulish Greetings Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!

Over the weekend I made a card for the MFT Weekly Stamp Club Challenge.  I really liked the layout so I made a Stampin Up version of the card using two of the new holiday stamp sets (Freaky Friends #135158 & Ghoulish Greetings #136664).

I also used the new designer series paper Motley Monsters #135819 - I love this paper, it is so cute for halloween & little boy pages/cards.

Okay, here you go... I'm off to work now...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MFT Weekly Stamp Club Challenge

Hello All,

Today I am posting a card that I made for the MFT Sketch Challenge.  I haven't participated in one for a while, but I decided to enter the challenge this week.  I really like the colors on this card and can see repeating this card in the future.

Supplies:  MFT Watercolor Backdrop & Art Expressions Text Stamps, MFT Paintbrush die set, Stampin UP ink & cardstock.

Check back on my blog on Wednesday and I will post another version of this card using all SU materials.

Have a great week!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Oldie but Goodie


I love this retired paper from SU - Kaleidoscope.  When it came out, I purchased several packs for a stamp camp that I hosted and since I had about a half of pack left, I thought I would make some cards to give away as gifts from the remainder.  I paired the paper up with a current stamp set - which is really my favorite (Fabulous Four #134174) and I really like how these came out.  This could be a very masculine card if you use masculine colors as I did in one of the samples below.

I am on a mission to use all of my patterned paper that has retired. Truthfully, it's been kind of hard since I really love all the new stuff, but I figure I can make the same style of cards with different PP to use with gift card packs.

Here they go...


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fun with Feathers...


I am playing with many of my new stamps I have purchased from SU's holiday catalog and so I wanted to share a couple of cards I made from the Four Feathers stamp & die set.  I've paired this set with the watercolor wonder gold washi tape and some gold sequin trim.  I really love this set and am having a blast using it to create quick, simple, and yet awesome cards...

Here you go... Happy Sunday:

Supplies used:
Cardstock: SU Old Olive, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Four Feathers, Fabulous Four, and Good Greetings Hostess Stamp Set
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim, Linen thread, Gold Embossing
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Versamark, Momento Black, and Old Olive

Sunday, August 3, 2014

General Convention Swaps

Happy Sunday,

Last month when I attended convention, I joined a few organized swaps, however, I wanted to make some general swaps to swap with all the great demonstrators in SLC.  These are some of my general convention swaps.  I think they came out very cute.  The stars with a hit of glimmer paper made them stand out for sure.

Supplies Used:
SU Cardstock - Naturals White, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
SU Patterned Paper - Typeset, Moonlight, and Lullaby
SU Stamps - Oh My Goodies #134090
SU Ink: Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight
Other: Star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Silver Glimmer Paper, Deco Labels, Circle Punch 2.5 inches


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Celebrate You !


So I just got back from the SU Convention a week ago, and am totally re-inspired to create and more importantly SHARE my creativity with friends and family.  I am planning a Stamp Camp for sometime in August and have 3 themes to plan for: (1) Clean and Simple Cards and (2) Project Life by SU and (3) Holiday Stamp Camp.

Here is a very simple yet cute and clean card using our new Washi Tape.  I can see this being a bit hit with my customers as this is a 5 minute card (at most)  I can see everyone whipping these up in a flash when they need it.  It also stars my favorite word sentiment stamp at the moment - Fabulous Four (item #134174).

Here it is:

Supplies Used:
Whisper White CS #100730
Strawberry Slush CS #131295
Beach House Washi Tape #133689
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Star  #133787

Have a great Sunday!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Retro Fresh Cards


Today I wanted to share some of the cards I made with Stampin Up's Retro Fresh DS Patterned Paper.  I love the colors and the washi tape that coordinates perfectly.  


Friday, February 21, 2014

SU Patterned Paper - I love it!


Here are two more cards using the Stampin Up Kaleidoscope DS Paper.  I can't seem to get enough of it.  I'm actually designing a stamp camp totally around this pack of paper - can you believe it.

Anyway, here are the cards......

All Supplies used are Stampin Up.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Back with Stampin Up!


Woo-Hoo!!!!!  I'm so excited to be re-united with Stampin Up!  I re-joined as a demonstrator this month and am super excited with all the new products and styles they've added since I last joined (about 10 years ago).

I also love this new line of Patterned Paper from Stampin Up:  Kaleidoscope DS Paper.  I had so much fun making cards with this bold line.  Here are a few for today:

I'll share more later in the week, but that's it for now.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Happy Sunday (Snowday) for Chicagoans!!


Another snowy weekend for the Chicago folks.  Therefore I had some opportunity to play with my stamps and paper.  Here are a couple of non-themed cards that I made just for fun.  

Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

$1.50 Valentine Day Stamps!!!

When shopping at Michaels a few weeks ago, I found these very cute individual stamps in the $1.50 bin.  What a deal!!  So, I made a few more cards for V-Day coming up in a couple of weeks.   I had this very cute patterned paper and embellies from a previous purchase, so I busted them out and used it on these cards.  Aren't they just adorable!!

here are the $1.50 stamps (great deal):

And here are the cards I made with them:

Have you made anything with Dollar bin stamps?

Have a great weekend!