Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I love my new banner! Michelle Laycock from Laycock Designs just finished designing it for me. It is so much fun to have something that is so pretty!

Here is my card for today. It is a 3x3 card that was inspired by Dawn Olchefske. You can check out the larger cards that she made here. She always has such nice things on her site.
I used our watercolor crayons and an aqua painter to color in my image. The stamp set is A Flower For All Seasons. I used my Big Shot and textured impressions folder to acheive the raised frame for my sunflowers. In the next few days I will post other 3x3 cards that I made. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Testing the new siggy

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sweet Treat

Here is a card I made using the Sweet Treat cups. Sorry if it is a little hard to see on the white background. I found the idea for this card from Mary Fish who does beautiful work. You can see her card here. I just changed a few things. She uses the small and large oval punch but I only had the large oval. I think it turned out nice. Next time I will sponge the petals a little bit more. I have never liked the look of sponging but after this card I am definitely hooked and will keep trying it out.

Sale-a-bration is almost over! You have until March 31st to earn free products with your $50 order. If you would like to place an order, please email me or go directly to my Stampin' Up! website. Thanks for looking today!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Together #2

This is another card I made to swap in Reno. It is the same card I made several days ago but I used different colors (Chocolate Chip and Real Red). I finished the cards up in my hotel room and propped it up on my bed so I could take a picture of it! This stamp set is called Happy Together and I think it is one of my new favorites.

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Yesterday I attended my first Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar in Reno. This is one of the cards I brought to swap with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I had a great time being in a room full of people who love to create cards and papercrafts as much as I do. I received many beautiful cards and have many new ideas that I want to try out when I get home!

I truly love my Big Shot and used it for a lot of my card. It is a big purchase but so worth it. I also own another machine that is not a Stampin' Up product but it can't emboss as the Big Shot machine does which is why I turn to it again and again. For this card I used the Polka Dot embossing folder and the Embosslit die Simple Flower. I will post the other products I used on the card when I get home!

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Together

Aren't these quail cute? You can get them free during Sale-a-bration if you spend $50.00. The sale only lasts until the end of the month! They are normally $14.95 in the main catalog but absolutely free this month with your purchase. Did you know that you get a discount placing your order through a demonstrator instead of just going to the Stampin' Up! website? If you would like to place an order, please email me or you can go directly to my SU! website. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Happy Together, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Whisper White

Accessories: Rich Regals brads, Organza ribbon, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Impression folder, Dazzling Diamonds

Punches: 1"Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, Scallop Circle, Modern Label, Word Window

Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Bird Punch Card

Here is another card made with the Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch. This was made by Carmen who was one of the participants at the workshop I held on Saturday. If you look closely you can see the glitter and rhinestones that she added to the flowers! So pretty!
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Sunday, March 7, 2010


I made the pinwheel on this card after visiting Barb Mulliken's website. You can view a video that she made and see how easy and fun they are to make! I got on a roll and made several pinwheels but haven't yet made the cards.

On this pinwheel I used beautiful paper from the Occasions Mini called Sending Love. I love this paper. It is pretty and many of these sheets sparkle!

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink

Designer Series Paper: Sending Love Specialty

Accessories: 1 1\4 Square punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Soft Subtle brads, Pretty in Pink brads (Occasions Mini), Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder, Big Shot

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me! Thanks for visiting!

Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch

Here is another card using the Extra Large Two Step Bird punch! I love this new punch! Many of the products I used are from the Occasions Mini. If you want to see what is in this catalog, just click on it over on the right side of my blog. I also made this card for the workshop I had yesterday. One of the participants made her own version and I will post that in a few days!

Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Pink Passion

Paper: Shades of Spring Designer paper

Ink: Classic Black stamp pad

Stamps: Sweetheart Stamp set

Accessories: 5/8 inch satin ribbon in Certainly Celery, Eggcellent Eggs kit, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, SU! Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, Big Shot


Chocolate Bunny

I made this card for a workshop that I held yesterday. Most of what I used can be found in the Occasions Mini catalog. Love these colors and the cute flower makes me feel as though spring is almost here! I got the idea for the card from Julie Freysinger and you can check out her post here.

What I Used: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Rose Red cardstock, Scallop Trim corner, Scallop Trim border (free with a $50.00 purchase during Sale-a-bration which ends on March 31st), Eggcoutrements stamp set, Eggcellent Eggs Kit, Sweet Pea stitched felt, SU! Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder (used with the Big Shot), Elegant Eggplant classic stamp pad and Designer Label punch which works perfectly with the Easter stamp), Chocolate Bunny stamp

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