Monday, August 31, 2009

Sweet Baby

Here's a baby card I made for the Stampin' Up convention using one of the new hostess sets, Admit It. I really like the look of the decorated tickets! The "bubble" looking circles are from the new stamp set Circle Circus. The small raised bumps on the bottom of the card were made with the Crop-A-Dile tool. Be sure to check out the new Holiday Mini Catalog that makes it debut tomorrow! You won't believe all of the cool, new products Stampin' Up has designed! Sue

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Technique Card to Share...

Here is a "technique" card I made for a swap at this years Stampin' Up convention. The primary "technique" I used to create this card is called "faux suede". The black strip in the center of the card with the spider web image and the white pieces were all "faux suede". This technique is fairly simple to do. I cut a piece of cardstock and then I used my bone folder to curl it in every direction until the edges of the cardstock looked as if it could be peeled apart. When you pull the two edges apart, the "inside" part of the cardstock feels soft like suede!

The other "technique" I used on this card is heat embossing for the ghost image. This stamp is called Little Boo and is one of the "under $10" stamps featured on page 208 of the 2009-2010 Stampin Up Idea Book and Catalog. The stamps featured on this page are a great value when you don't want to purchase a stamp set! The other stamps I used to make this card were the Web wheel and the letter "o" from the Jumble Alphabet. For the white web piece, I punched out a circle and then went around it with the slit punch.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Flight of the Butterfly

Here's another card I made and submitted to Stampin' Up at the 2009 convention. This one features the new Stampin' Up in color Rich Razzleberry and stamp set Flight of the Butterfly. I also used the new butterfly punch and the eyelet border punch to make the frame. I think this one turned out rather elegant! Sue

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lots of Bots

Here is another card I turned in at the Stampin' Up convention in Salt Lake City earlier this month. Sometimes the company will display cards that have been submitted by demonstrators on their demonstrator website or on the display boards at the annual convention. This year I found four of my card samples on the display boards that I had submitted! It was such an honor that Stampin' Up thought my artwork was good enough to be shared with all of the other demonstrators who were there to see it! Sue

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Yummy Recipe for You!

This is the 6x6" page I made for a recipe swap at the recent Stampin' Up convention I attended in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is one of the easiest recipes I've ever used and it tastes yummy, too! The original recipe is from a cookbook my mom bought for me years ago called How to Boil Water. As you can see, I used several Stampin' Up punches to create the various elements of this recipe page. The "potholder" is made from the large heart punch cut and the thumb is made from one of the small hearts folded in half from the Heart to Heart punch. The silverware was trickier to create. I started with a strip of basic gray cardstock that was 1/4" wide. I made the curves on the sides by using the edge of the Curly Label punch. After trimming the length of the strip I finished the fork by punching the center of the end with the horizontal slot punch and the knife by using the corner rounder punch. I think it turned out pretty cool! I hope you enjoy the recipe!


I want to welcome you to my blog! As you can see, I started this blog over a year ago and let it go. Now I've decided to give it another try. I'm planning on posting on a regular basis and keeping everyone updated on the latest in Stampin' Up news and specials as well as sharing my art. Check back often and enjoy!