Thursday, September 24

Third Christmas SAS card

I am SO looking forward to getting together with my downline and my friends for this SAS. I haven't seen some of them since I was at my last job.. which I left last year! YAY for old friends!

But onto my card... This card uses the Big shot in a BIG way.. It is using the movers and shapers die with the holiday windows (from the Holiday mini). The ornament window along with the gold embossing gives this card a little elegance.

Enjoy! I hope to create another card tomorrow and post! see you then!

Wednesday, September 23

Second Card for Christmas SAS

Here is the second card for the Christmas SAS on October 23rd in Gurnee, Illinois. This card features one of the "single" stamps (and one of the best selling!) Dasher. Isn't he a lovely Reindeer?

Also on this card is the new shimmer paint Champagne Mist. It just adds a special touch to this simple card.

The card uses the Christmas Cocoa Designer paper. It has a light shimmer with the pretty white snowflakes. All of this on a Soft Suede base.

Come back tomorrow for another Christmas card from the SAS! :)

Tuesday, September 22

October 23rd- Christmas SAS

Hi! A coming up event for my customers is a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. For $30 you will make 20 cards and a pack of Christmas tags (envelopes included). This event is in Gurnee Illinois. So drop me an email if you are interested in coming!

The first card is uses my new favorite accessory- the pretty petals embossing folder for the Big Shot. A little ribbon, some ink, paper and punches.. and Voila! a cute card for Christmas! It's a little elegant too.. which I like for the Holidays.

Stay Tuned! I'll post the second card tomorrow.. Til then!

Wednesday, July 8

Stampin' Up Big Shot Die Pack Giveaway!

Stampin' Up just released it's latest catalog.. as you can see on the side of my blog! It has SO many new and cute items! Particularly in the Big Shot Die section! woo hoo! I am a HUGE Big shot fan. I love mine!

Stampin' Addicts is giving away a Big Shot Die pack as part of the Stampin' Up Summer Celebration. Just click here: Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Die Giveaway and you can enter to win!

Happy Stampin & Die Cutting :)

Tuesday, May 12

Recipe Swap 2

So here is my second swap from the SA Recipe Swap that we did back in March:

This was a fun page to create. I played with the shaving cream technique to make the "fluff". The recipe is tucked behind the cup of fluff with a ribbon pullout tab. I used the Raspberry Tart paper to create the bowl and coordinating cardstock to make the page.

Back soon! L

Monday, May 11

Recipe Swap

So glad that SO MANY of you enjoyed our recent blog hop! I enjoyed making all those lovely projects. The planner has been such a big help for me.. especially for helping me keep my convention swaps organized!!

Speaking of swaps... back in March, I hosted a 6x6 Recipe Swap. This was so much fun to see how creative my demo friends could be. Here's what I came up with:

I had just gotten back from a week in Arizona- 3 days of which were in the Red Rocks of Sedona.. so I think you see my inspiration. We had also gone on a Pink Jeep Tour so to have the dog driving a jeep in my page was "Perfect!" to me!

This was such fun to me.. lots of tearing! The second picture shows the recipe card that is tucked in behind the red rock plateau in my pic!

I'll post again tomorrow with the other page that I did for this swap! so much fun that I had to do two pages!


Friday, May 8

Parade of Papers Blog Hop!

Welcome to Stop #23 in the Stampin' Addicts Parade of Papers Blog Hop! I am showcasing my absolute favorite paper of this catalog- Juntos!

Haven't seen it? Well that's because it's been hiding in Celebrando Creatividad- The Spanish Catalog! I saw it in the catalog at convention last summer and it was on my first order! I love the fall colors and the simple elegance of the paper. It features Ruby Red, Really Rust, More Mustard and Always Artichoke.. it's autumn-licious! Yes, I know that's not a word.. but hey, it's my blog! I can make up words if I want right?? :)

My first two projects are very simple cards. The both feature the stamp sets Thoughts & Prayers and Full of Life. I also used the Photo Corner Punch and the Key Tag Punch. The Many Marvellous Markers were used to color the tree and branches with several colors:

I also created a 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 scrapbook page featuring my pretty girl, Nina, taking a rest in the leaves. We had played pretty hard, but I think a squirrel caught her eye! On this page I used the Sissix letters- Serif Essentials and also the Leaves #2 dies. My favorite parts of this page are the three strips of "scraps" (other than my Nina girl) running under the picture. I was going to toss them, but thought they were too pretty to throw away.. glad I didn't!

And my final project with Juntos is my Daily Planner. I worked on this for quite awhile, but it is now a finished product! It features the same stamp sets as the cards and also the Scallop Oval Sissix Die and the Serif Essential letters.

I made individual tabs with the Round Tab Punch for all my different categories. I also used the Calendar Stamp and It's a Plan stamp set to finish all the pages in my planner. I use this planner every day... although somehow.. I am still not organized.. well, at least I have somewhere to write my disorganized thoughts!

Hope you enjoyed the Juntos stop on the tour at Paper and Paws!

Tuesday, May 5

Be On the Lookout

Stampin' Up has a FANTASTIC special this month on their Designer Papers for National Scrapbooking month.. Buy Three, get one FREE!! woo hoo! To showcase all these wonderful papers, 24 demonstrators, including myself, are doing a Blog Hop! The Stampin' Addicts Parade of Papers Blog Hop!

We have all chosen a different packet of designer paper to showcase in 3 to 5 projects. I am excited about the paper I have chosen- Juntos. It is from the Spanish Catalog. The paper is so beautiful and it is in my favorite autumn colors! Well check back in here on Friday to see all the goodies I have made for you!

In addition to the paper special, you can join Stampin' Up this month for $75. This special showcases the best of scrapbooking that Stampin' Up offers. All in honor of National Scrapbooking Month. So drop me a note today if you want to join during this special. It's never been this low before.. and may never be again!

Tuesday, March 31

Hello! It's been awhile!

Well life has been a little hectic.. I've been in NY, NJ and the Netherlands in the last month AND on vacation in Arizona- which was like heaven! :) Just a few too many airplane rides for my liking! But now I am back at home and back in the stamp room...

So for some reason, I wanted to try crackled glass.. just thought it would be fun! lookie:

Here is a close up of the crackled glass:

I watercolored the flowers with a blender pen and ink in the top of the stamp pad, covered the paper in versamark and embossed it twice this way.

Supplies: Stamps- Fifth Avenue Flowers, Much Appreciated
Paper- Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Ink- Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Other- Silver Hodgepodge, Designer Paper Punch, Satin Stripe Ribbon, Clear embossing powder, Glassy Glaze embossing powder