Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!




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Monday, December 28, 2009

A Little Pickup...

Here is a card I made for a co-worker who has been battling cancer.  It seems that so many people I know or are related to have been fighting this awful disease the past few years.  When there is nothing I can do for the person, I've made cards to try and cheer them up.  I hope it helps them to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers.  If I can bring a smile to their face I feel that I have done something.


Supplies
Stamps:  Loads of Love, Season of Friendship
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black Classic Ink; Melon Mambo, Bordering Blue, Green Galore Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Ticket Corner Punch, Spiral Punch, Heart to Heart Punch

Sue

Sunday, December 27, 2009

From My Downline

 had to share the beautiful Christmas card I received from my downline (and best friend) Dee.  Didn't she do a great job!?!  The first image is the front of the card:


Next is the inside of the card:





Supplies
Stamps:  Holy Triptych, Christ is Born
Cardstock:  Brilliant Blue
Accessories:  Platinum Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber


Sue

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Card Parade--Day 8

What would a Christmas Card Parade be without a snowman?  Isn't he a cutie!?   This fellow comes from the Holiday Mini hostess stamp set Snow Buddies.  I wanted to make a simple card with a little extra texture so I took some strips of Whisper White cardstock and tore the edges and layered them to create the look of snow drifts at the bottom of the card.


Supplies
Stamps:  Snow Buddies
Cardstock:  Whisper White,Bordering Blue
Ink:  Basic Black, Chocolate Chip classic ink; Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Only Orange Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Signo White Gel Pen, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Now I couldn't let just one of the snowmen skate and get all of the attention without featuring the other snowman on a card, too.  So, I used the smaller Snow Buddy on this card:


Supplies
Stamps: Snow Buddies
Cardstock: Whisper White,Bordering Blue
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip classic ink; Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Only Orange Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Signo White Gel Pen, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Today's post is the final installment of the Christmas Card Parade.  I hope you've enjoyed viewing the various cards and packaging items I've been sharing with you!  I'd appreciate any comments you'd like to leave!

Sue

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Card Parade--Day 7

Merry Christmas!!!

Today I'm featuring the Christmas card I made for my parents.  They like cardinals so I just had to use the hostess stamp set Holiday Best.  I think they'll like it!  I also used another print from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  This paper is so pretty!


Supplies
Stamps:  Holiday Best
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Silver Elastic Cord, Ornament Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up Textured Impressions Folder Petals-a-Plenty, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dot

Now I also have to share the cardinal tag I made for one of my dad's presents.  My dad feeds the birds every winter and enjoys watching them out the diningroom window so on the back of the tag I wrote "Please Feed Me and My Friends" and put it on a paper bag with bird seed inside. 


Supplies
Stamps:  A Cardinal Christmas
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Small Slot Punch, Tag Corner Punch, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen

I hope you've enjoyed the Christmas Card Parade!  Tomorrow's post will feature the end of the Christmas Card Parade, so be sure to come back and check it out!  I guarantee that the cards will bring a smile to your face!

Sue

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Card Parade--Day 6

Welcome once again to my Christmas Card Parade 2009!  As you can see, I've been a very busy little elf making so many different designs of Christmas cards this year!  This card was easy to make!  I used a piece of this beautiful flocked paper from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Mini catalog layered on Whisper White cardstock.  You might think "Hmmm, this design looks familiar".  There is a good reason for that... I originally posted a card of similar design here


Supplies
Stamps:  All Holidays
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Silver Elastic Cord, Large Oval Punch, 1/16" circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Come back tomorrow to see what I made for my co-workers!

Sue

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Card Parade--Day 5... Take 2

WOW!  2 posts in 1 day!  A bonus just for you!

While this picture isn't of a "card", it was a treat that I made for my co-workers this year.  This little holder for the Ghirardelli chocolate square may look familiar as I made a similar one that I featured in this post.  I changed up the paper and punch on this one, trying to simplify it a bit as I had to make 16!  Everyone was quite surprised that I went to all of the trouble to make these.  However, they were pretty simple to assemble once I stamped and punched out the pieces (I LOVE my Big Shot!).  A couple of people said that they were going to eat the chocolate and then hang the pocket on their tree as an ornament!


Supplies
Stamps:  Delightful Decorations, Simple Snowflake
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Soft Suede, Real Red
Accessories:  Big Shot, Petal Card Die, Snowflake Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

I think using the Simple Snowflake stamp with the snowflake punch really enriched the look of the punched paper.  Keep coming back as I have a couple more goodies to share with you!

Sue

Christmas Card Parade--Day 5

Here is my "elegant" entry to the Christmas Card Parade.  Dasher appears in all of his shimmering glory as he awaits Santa's call to pull the sleigh on Christmas night.  The Serene Snowflakes were applied using the Champagne Shimmer paint with a sponge dauber.


Supplies
Stamps:  Dasher, Serene Snowflakes
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, 1/16" Gold Brad, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals, stampin' sponge

Tomorrow I'll be posting another Christmas card for you to enjoy.  See you then!

Sue

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Card Parade--Day 4

I hope you're enjoying the Christmas Card Parade here!  Today's entrant features more products from the Holiday Mini.  I can't believe that these products are only available for a couple more weeks!  Yes, that's right... the items in the Holiday Mini are only available until January 4, 2010.  Be sure and contact me ASAP if there is something you'd like to order before these exclusive products are retired!

Back to today's card... I wanted a different color combination than the traditional "red" and "green".  I really like the "richness" of this year's In Color Rich Razzleberry.  When I put it next to Old Olive I thought "WOW" and knew I had to create a card using those two colors together.  I hope you like it, too! 

The little bird in the wreath was cut out using the Big Shot and Stampin' Up's Merry Details Sizzlet.  Can I just say that "I LOVE my Big Shot!"?!  I feel that a person can truely create magic using the textured impressions folders with ease!  

Supplies
Stamps:  Berry Christmas
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Big Shot, Stampin' Up Sizzlets Merry Details, Stampin' Up Textured Impressions Folder Petals-a-Plenty, ticket corner punch, stampin' dimensionals

I'm glad that you stopped by today!  Please come back for the next installment of the Christmas Card Parade tomorrow!

Sue

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Card Parade--Day 3

Welcome back for the 3rd entrant for the Christmas Card Parade!  Today's card features one of the hostess sets from the Holiday Mini.  I thought the trees looked a little forlorn so I used some Frost White Shimmer Paint spray to liven them up a bit.  The faux stitching on the piece of Soft Suede adds some country charm, don't you think?


Supplies
Stamps:  Patterned Pines
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with alcohol for the spray), Signo White Gel Pen, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Big Shot, Stampin' Up Textured Impressions Folder Petals-a-Plenty

Remember to check back tomorrow to see the next parade entry!

Sue

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Card Parade--Day 2

Welcome back to the Christmas Card Parade!  The 2nd entry features the cute little penguin from the Holiday Mini stamp set Cold and Cuddly.  I placed the little guy in the snow globe (created with the sweet treat cup).  I think his presence provided just the right element of quirkiness for the intended recipient.


Supplies
Stamps:  Cold and Cuddly, Serene Snowflakes, Sweet Centers
Cardstock:  Bordering Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black Classic Ink; Encore Silver; Summer Sun, Real Red, Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Frost White Shimmer Paint, Organza Ribbon, Sweet Treat Cup, Chunky Essentials Stampin' Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, 1 3/4" circle punch, sponge dauber

Be sure and come back tomorrow to see the next entry in the Christmas Card Parade!

Sue

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Card Parade--Day 1

I've been busy creating various Christmas card designs to send to my friends and family so I haven't posted for a while.  The first entry in my Christmas card parade is for one of my aunts whose favorite color is blue:


Supplies
Stamps:  Delightful Decorations
Cardstock:  Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  platinum shimmer paint, sponge dauber, ornament punch, silver elastic cord, eyelet border punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up Textured Impressions folder Petals-a-Plenty, stampin' dimensionals

As you can see, the next card is the same design in a different color combination.  My other aunt's favorite color is purple.  I think the platinum coated ornaments really "POP" on the darker cardstock, don't you?


Supplies
Stamps:  Delightful Decorations
Cardstock:  Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:  platinum shimmer paint, sponge dauber, ornament punch, silver elastic cord, eyelet border punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up Textured Impressions folder Petals-a-Plenty, stampin' dimensionals


 I hope you enjoyed Day 1 of the Christmas Card Parade!  Come back tomorrow to see the next entry!

Sue

Friday, December 4, 2009

Easy Gift Card Holder

I wanted to make a gift card holder that wasn't too complicated and came upon this idea on Rosemarie's blog.  She had modeled this version after a gift card holder she found at Baby Gap. 


Supplies
Stamps:  Berry Christmas, Delightful Decorations
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Ornament Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Mistletoe Ribbon Originals, Silver Elastic Cord

Sue

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ornamental Note Holder and Notes

This cute little box holds 3 love notes that could be used as "thank you" notes for the Christmas goodies you receive this season.  I found the original idea on Kristin's blog here and she even posted a tutorial on how to make the box using the scallop envelope die in this post.  I liked her idea so well that I had to make my own version.  Assembly of the little box was easy and quick.  The hardest part about this project was tying the bows on the cards with the gold cord!


Supplies
Stamps:  Delightful Decorations
Cardstock:  Real Red and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Garden Green Classic Ink
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Ornament Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Here are the little 3x3" cards I made to go inside the little envelope box.  Using the Ornament punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog made decorating the cards a snap!


Supplies
Stamps:  Delightful Decorations
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla and Real Red Cardstock; Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive, Garden Green
Accessories:  Ornament Punch, Elastic Gold Cord, Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circle Punch

Come back again tomorrow for more holiday inspiration!!!

Sue

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Beautiful & Simple Creations for Christmas Packaging

This adorable little bag is made with the Big Shot and the Fancy Favor Box die from Stampin' Up.  It was so simple to make!  Just choose a piece of Designer Series paper and run it through the Big Shot, fold on the crease lines, and adhere on one side and the bottom flaps and you're done!  Since I used the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series paper, I had to use Dasher as a compliment.  I think it turned out simply elegant!  You can put candy or a little gift inside the bag and you've got a great homemade gift package!


Supplies
Stamps:  Dasher
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Soft Suede Ribbon, Big Shot, Fancy Favor Box Die, Sponge

Here is another simple gift you can make to let someone know that you are thinking of them.  This little pocket was made using the Big Shot and the Petal Card Die.  After choosing the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series paper, I ran it through the Big Shot and folded 3 of the petals in and adhered them to each other where they met.  I took a piece of coordinating Designer Series paper and made a "belly band" to go around the petal pocket.  I cut out the bird and snowflake with the Big Shot and the Stampin' Up Sizzlets Merry Details die and layered them on top of the belly band.  To complete this little package, I slipped an individually wrapped Ghirardelli square of chocolate inside.  You can't go wrong with chocolate!


Supplies
Cardstock:  Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper; Whisper White, Soft Suede Cardstock
Accessories:  Big Shot, Petal Card Die, Stampin' Up Sizzlets Merry Details

I hope these ideas inspire you to create some awesome packages for Christmas!

Sue





Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sweet Treat Cups

This card was inspired by Karen Fontinelle's card as found here on her blog.  I liked her idea for filling the sweet treat cup with the white Chunky Essential Stampin' Glitter  from Stampin' Up, as this gives the appearance of snow.   When the card is shaken the chunky glitter moves around and is reminiscent of a snow globe.  I used the Frost White Shimmer Paint to stamp Serene Snowflakes on the background layer.  Can you tell that the shimmer paint is one of my favorite new products in the Holiday Mini Catalog?!


Supplies
Stamps:  Snow Buddies, Serene Snowflakes
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Basic Black, Basic Gray
Accessories:  Sweet Treat Cup, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber


Even though it's a little early for Valentine's Day, I just had to play with the heart stamp in the Sweet Centers stamp set to see if my idea for using red hots candies in the cup would work.


Supplies
Stamps:  Sweet Centers
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Sweet Treat Cup, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Simply Christmas

Here is another simple Christmas card I created.  It features Pattened Pines, a Level 1 hostess set from the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog.  I really like how this card turned out.  I really like the rustic look that a little Linen Thread adds to a card.


Supplies
Stamps:  Patterned Pines, Christmas Punch
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink:  Old Olive
Accessories:  Curly Label Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1/16" handheld circle punch, Linen Thread

This next card features those cute little penguins from the Cold and Cuddly stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I was inspired to try and stack the little guys up after seeing Jill Hilliard's card here.  As you can see, I changed the layout around a bit and gave my little friends a hat to share.


Supplies
Stamps:  Cold & Cuddly
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:  Basic Black Classic Ink; Real Red, Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Big Shot, Stampin' Up Textured Impressions Folder Petals-a-Plenty, 3/16" Black Gingham Ribbon, Whisper White Button (from Button Latte Collection)

Check back again tomorrow for more Christmas inspiration!

Sue

Let It Snow... Let It Snow... Let It Snow!

Well, even if you don't like to shovel the real stuff, you have to appreciate the beauty that can easily be created with the Serene Snowflakes stamp set from Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini Catalog!  I found this card designed by Jennifer Jackson here and fell in love with her color combination and simplicity.  The only changes I made were my use of the Eyelet Border Punch instead of the Scallop Border Punch and the greeting.  This is one of the Make & Takes we made at Jody's party last week.


Supplies
Stamps:  Serene Snowflakes, A Cardinal Christmas
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch

The next card features Serene Snowflakes as well as the "blue & brown" color combination once again.  The original creation by Natasha Zandbergen can be viewed on her blog here.  As you can see I made just a couple of changes such as my use of linen thread instead of the silver cord and my layering of the greeting. 


Supplies
Stamps:  Serene Snowflakes, All Holidays, Christmas Punch
Cardstock:  Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Linen Thread, Paper Pierecer, Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate

Come back tomorrow to see what else I've been working on!

Sue

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sharing More Christmas Inspiration

I want to continue sharing the Christmas cards I created based upon the ideas of some very talented ladies.  First up is a simple yet elegant card featuring the Frost White Shimmer Paint, Delightful Decorations, and the new ornament punch, all of which are still available until January 4, 2010 in the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog.  I found the original card here, created by Kim Lampone.  Her technique sounded simple and yielded an elegant result!  I applied Serene Snowflakes using a sponge dauber and frost white shimmer paint, per Kim's directions.  As you can see, with four different ornament stamps to choose from you can make four different cards.  I love how the shimmer showed up in the photograph!




Supplies
Stamps:  Serene Snowflakes, Delightful Decorations, All Holidays
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber, Silver Cord, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots



This next card is extremely simple to make and yet looks quite elegant, thanks to Stampin' Up's Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper!  My inspiration came from a card created by Karin Menghini which you can view here.    I changed my card just a bit by incorporating the new ornament punch, silver cord, and the pretty organza ribbon.  Did you notice that the greeting in the ornament is not part of the stamp set Delightful Decorations?  I found that this greeting from All Holidays fits perfectly inside the ornament punch.  I felt that the simple yet elegant font of the "Peace, Love, Joy" stamp complemented the beautiful flocked paper.


                Supplies
Stamps:  All Holidays
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Ornament Punch, White Organza Ribbon, Silver Cord, Stampin' Dimensionals

More inspiration tomorrow!

Sue

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Cards

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Now that the turkey and pumpkin pie have settled and you've enjoyed your "Black Friday" shopping, it is time to start working on those Christmas cards!   I want to share a few new cards with you over the next several days.  Hopefully you'll be as inspired by these cards as I was... while I can't take credit for these samples as they were originally created by other talented ladies, I did try to recreate their works of art.  Enjoy!


I found this first card posted here and Kari Hurst was listed as its creator.  I was so impressed with her card that I challenged myself to recreate it.  I like the rich look of the Soft Suede as well as Kari's use of the Modern Label and Eyelet Border Punches.  I used the Frost White Shimmer Paint spray to give it some shimmer, too!  To make the shimmer spray I combined some rubbing alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint in a small spray bottle.  I love the effect of the shimmer spray.  Dasher is a pretty handsome fellow, isn't he?!


 Supplies
Stamps:  Dasher, Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Modern Label Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Soft Suede Ribbon, Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint (in Shimmer Spray)

This next card is my version of a card I found here originally created by Kerin Sylvester.  (Now if you want to follow the chain of inspiration, Kerin was inspired by card she found here on Jackie Wright's blog... Jackie was inspired by Michelle Zindorf, a very talented stamper and artist whose work you can check out here.)   As you can see, I made two different versions of the card... placing the circle mask in a different spot each time to create the moon.  The technique I used involved a brayer and three shades of blue applied to a piece of Whisper White cardstock:  Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy.  I started with the lightest shade first, then applied not quite navy next, and night of navy last.  After removing the circle mask (made with a post-it note and the 1 3/4" circle punch), I stamped Santa and his sleigh from the Wandering Words stamp set across the center of the piece of cardstock.  Lastly I sprayed the piece with the shimmer spray made with the Frost White Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol to give it a little sparkle.




Supplies
Stamps:  Wandering Words
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Ink:  Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Basic Black
Accessories:  Brayer, Shimmer Paint (spray mixture), Silver Cord, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Post-it Note

Be sure and check back tomorrow for some more "borrowed" inspiration!

Sue

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Traditional Thanksgiving Card

This handsome gobbler is dressed up in his finest for this holiday of gratitude.  My mom always talks about how hard it is to find Thanksgiving decorations, especially plates and napkins with a turkey on them.  So I made this card with her in mind.  I hope she likes it!


Supplies
Stamps:  Gifts of the Earth
Cardstock:  Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Basic Brown, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Basic Gray
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Perfect Details Texturz Plate

Hope you all have a blessed holiday filled with fun memories and plenty of pumpkin pie!

Sue

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Time!

Here's another Thanksgiving card I made for a friend featuring the turkey from the Gifts of the Earth stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog. 


Supplies
Stamps:  Gifts of the Earth, Falling Leaves
Cardstock:  Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red Classic Ink; (various colors for turkey)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Linen Thread, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Large Oval Punch, Blender Pen

Check back tomorrow for the final Thanksgiving card that I made for my parents.  Enjoy your turkey dinner!

Sue

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is another one of the Thanksgiving cards I made for friends and relatives this year.  Check back tomorrow to view the third and final Thanksgiving card I made this year.


Supplies
Stamps:  Gifts of the Earth, Falling Leaves
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Blender Pen

Sue

Monday, November 23, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Here is the Thanksgiving card that I made for my aunt who lives in Florida.  Since purple is her favorite color, I used elegant eggplant as the base of the card and under the acorn circle element.  I used the plain side of the dusty durango ribbon instead of the polka dotted side as an accent.  To the left of the card is the edge of the envelope that I also stamped to match the card.  I think it turned out pretty cool!

Supplies
Stamps:  Gifts of the Earth, Falling Leaves
Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Going Gray, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories:  Dusty Durango Ribbon

Sue

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy November!

Can you believe that it is November already?!  Where has this year gone?  Before we know it we will be having turkey dinner and planning our shopping expeditions for "Black Friday" on the day after Thanksgiving.  Stampin' Up is preparing for this as well and I want to remind you to "save the date" for their upcoming Holiday Extravaganza!




Over to the right is a link to the Holiday Gift Giving Guide with lots of awesome ideas for your loved ones who appreciate homemade gifts or are crafters themselves.  And don't forget yourself... you can use the Holiday Gift Giving Guide to prepare your own wish list for Santa!

Towards the bottom of the right column are pictures and links to the new Stampin' Up projects for November.  Turkeys and pheasants and snowflakes, oh my!  Enjoy the inspiration!

Check back here often for details and to see what I've been busy creating, too!

Sue

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween full of treats and no tricks!  Here are some of my Halloween cards that I made this year.  Enjoy!


Supplies
Stamps:  Pumpkin Patch, Holiday Best
Cardstock:  Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Large Oval Punch, Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain
 ribbon, Fancy Favor Bigz Die, Big Shot


Supplies
Stamps:  Pumpkin Patch, Holiday Best
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Border Punch, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon


Supplies
Stamps:  Web Wheel, Twick or Tweet
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Border Punch, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon


Supplies
Stamps:  Web Wheel, Twick or Tweet
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Border Punch, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon


Supplies
Stamps:  Twick or Tweet, Eat Drink and Be Scary
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Summer Sun
Ink:  Basic Black, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Circle Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle
 Punch, Paper Piercer, Linen Thread


Supplies
Stamps:  Web Wheel, Twick or Tweet
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Summer Sun
Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Accessories:  Tag Corner Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Linen Thread,
 Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon