Monday, November 22, 2010

All Day Christmas Events

Here are the last two samples from the All day Christmas events.  These are both my creations.  Thanks to everyone who made it such a successful event this year.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas All Day

Here are two more samples from the All Day Christmas.  The top one was created by Yvonne and the bottom one by Amy.  Are they wonderful?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas All Day

 Here are four of the eight cards we prepared at this year's all day.  Top left was one of my creations, bottom left, Amy's.  Lower right, Amy and the bottom right Yvonne's.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Dee!

This is Anita's August SU swap, isn't it amazing?  Today is my sister's birthday, I'm using this stunning card for her birthday.  (Yes, I'll tell her you made it Anita!) 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

One more vintage swap

Penny created this little jewel.  She said this was her very first attempt at creating anything vintage...I don't know for a first effort, it sure is on the mark!  She left the center panel blank so we could fill in the language ourselves.  I have several birthdays this month so I'll simply stamp a Happy Birthday on it and viola' I am good to go.  Great job Penny!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vintage Continued

Mary Grace prepared this lovely swap.  It's purple so I knew it had to be hers.  She used the new DSP in Regals family.  Striking, just striking!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

August Stamp Club Swaps

Here's is Jackie's Swap (left) Isn't it beautiful?  I love how the stamped image flows from the Whisper White to the Night of Navy.  The flower on the lower right is difficult to see from the scan, but it is the perfect accent to this card. 

The card on the right is Mary Ann's interpertation of Shabby Chic...I'm a vintage kind of girl but am very intemidated by this style.  Love it!  Guess, I have to just try it.  Again, scanning doesn't do it justice.  Everytime you look at it, you see something new.  Great job!

Monday, September 13, 2010

August Stamp Club Swaps

The next few days, I'll be posting the cards from our August Stamp Club.  They are just awesome. Theme in August was Vintage.  Here are a couple.

The card on the left was prepared by Anita.  Don't you just love the use of coordinating papers?  I have to say, it would not have occured to me but I think it's so striking.

Barbara prepard the card on the right and trust me, scanning and posting does not do this card justice.  She painstakenly cut out those lamps shades to give depth...those little dangles hanging from the center lamp, lovely.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Shoebox Swap

Here's a swap I'm preparing for a shoebox swap.  I've used my favorite stamp set (for now anyway) Artistic Etchings, DSP Newprint, Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ink, binding tape (which looks and feels like cool ribbon to me) and a peral in the Amour.  I was challenged to use something current, not anything Halloween or Big Shot (really tough for me.)  So what do you think?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Final Convention Pictures

Lunch Time in the Gathering Place
Everyone is a new freind at Convention!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Did Someone Say Candy???

Confections Booth at Convention!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

More Convention Photos

Here are a few of the sample boards.  It's so much fun to walk around and get so many ideas during the Convention!  So many little time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Salt Lake City in July

Here are a couple pictures of the skyline in Salt Lake City during Convention. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

Diana Win Apron!

Here is one of the gals modeling the apron made from the new fabric.  The last day, names were drawn to take them home...I WON!  How cool is that?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Fabric for Crafting!

Here are Shelli and her daughter Sara sharing the new fabric from SU.  Only two weeks until YOU can order.  Can't wait to see all the Big Shot projects. 

Here's how the fabric will come.  They are "fat" quarters.  No, I don't sew so that is not a term I am familiar...heard it at Convention and everyone who sews seems to understand.  It's not numbers so I'm NOT familiar .  It is lovely, I won an apron made with some of the fabric.  You'll have to come see it!  I'll post it tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2010 Stampin' Up Convention

Just a few pictures from the Convention this year!  So much little time.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New to Sketch Challenges

Sketch 1
The card on the left was inspired by the sketch on the right.  I am new to this...but I think I like

Monday, August 2, 2010

Christmas Cardinal

Isn't this fabulous?  I love it.  Brenda found it on one of the blogs she follows.  I love our punches anyway so I've got to make this card!   Looks like the creator is Jennifer Eby, how beautiful this this!

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Friday, July 30, 2010

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Back from Convention

Sorry I haven't posted in quite awhile, Convention was AWESOME!!!!  So much fun, the stamp sets, the make'n'takes, the prizes!  Oh My!!!!  Okay, so I did not win one of the cabins from the Cruise to Alaska but I did win some cool prizes.  I'll take photos and post soon.

Looking forward to my downline meeting tomorrow.  The fun continues...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Birthday Greetings

                                         Here's Anita's full card July swap.  I love this simple, sharp Birthday Card. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fur-ever Friends

Is this not the most adorable little card?  Brenda sent it to me, she found it on someone's blog.  Not sure whose but it's about the sweetest little card ever!

I had a cute little  puppy like these once. 

Friday, July 16, 2010

2010 Convention Swap...Final

Here's are the end products of my lengthy convention proto-types.  Go back a few days and you'll see the original. 

Here are the supplies I used:
Stamps:  Artistic Etchings
Ink:  Basic Black & Cherry Cobbler (one of my new favs)
Card stock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand
Designer Series Paper:  Newspaper Print
Punches:  Scallop, Small Scallop & Word
Ribbon:  Chantilly
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Top Note Bigz Die

These combind my two favorite techniques: vintage & collage.

The sample on the left was sprayed with the new gold glitter mist.  All products are Stampin' Up.
Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Backorder Update

As of today, here is the backorder update:

You can currently order the following items, and they will begin shipping the week of July 19:

119277: Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

You can currently order the following items, but a shipping date has not yet been determined. We will let you know as soon as we have more information.

103954: Aqua Painters

120705: Joie Partagée Set

121221: Mon Amour Set (wood)

121330: Mon Amour Set (clear)

The following items are not currently available. These items are not on backorder; they are "while supplies last" items and will be available to order the end of July when we receive more inventory. Watch for more information.

119833: Old Olive Polka-Dot 6" x 6" Designer Printed Album

119834: Herringbone 6" x 6" Designer Printed Album

Because I Care...

Here are three samples of Because I Care stamp set I received from Karen H. in our swap this month.
This is such a versitile stamp set.  Aren't they lovely? Level 1 Hostess.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Here is the third sample card Susan prepared for our swap.  It's a little difficult to see.  She used Pretty in Pink card stock as the background and Whisper White.  Pretty in Pink was used to water color the flowers.  The words are from two very versatile sets, Defining Alphabet and Define Your Life.  See how she stamped the "Oo", then went back and stamped the words on top.  Very quick, easy card when you need one "NOW".

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Artistic Etchings

I received both of these cards in a new catalog swap. Both use the new Artistic Etchings stamp set and the Newsprint DSP.  There will be more to come.  Each mini and new catalog, my side-line, up-line prepare three swaps and share with each other.  Susan S. prepared these.  I'll post her third one tomorrow and the others as I receive them.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Convention Swap

Here's my first attempt at a Convention Swap.  What do you think?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Amour Gift Box


• Artistic Etchings


• Riding Hood Red card stock

• Vintage Designer Series paper


• Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad®

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• Basic Black Stampin’ Write® marker

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Great minds....

Here is Ronda's swap for our Summertime theme.  Interestingly enough, Ronda came over and we were working on our swaps together.  Rather Ronda was working on her swaps and I was playing with some new toy aka Bigz Punch and I wasn't really paying attention to what she was working on.  As it turns out, we were going to prepare the same card!  My thoughts were to change it out a little but basically the same yes, I switched my idea and used the Bigz Punch.  (I already posted my card...see earlier posts.)  How fun is that? 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Here are more of the fabulous swaps from June's stamp club.

I love how MG & Penny left their sentiments blank so we can fill in as needed.  Cynthia's Family Vacation is just plain fun!  Thanks gals, love them all!