Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I saw these awesome calenders and knew I had to make some. Here is the front on the calender it flips to the back and then you flip it over to the inside for the next six months. Here is a link to the blog I found this quick and easy idea. I hope every one is celebrating with their families today. Happy Holidays!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Gift Bag

Here is a white gift bag with a special birthday gift inside. I love the new jeweled brads from stampin up.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

A elf and reindeer line up

I am loving the Christmas lineup stamp set from Stampin Up. I used this idea at my last workshop. The spotlight technique is a quick and easy way to highlight your cards.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Card box

Hello everyone, sorry I have been crazy busy and have not updated my blog in a while. Here is a card box made for one of my customers who placed an order on my stampin up web site. (shout out to Deba). I love the warm colors used with this project.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

embossed christmas tag

This tag is beautiful the snow swirl tree is embossed with silver embossing powder. the background snowflake was stamped with baja breeze ink onto the baja breeze card stock. everyone at my last workshop enjoyed making this tag.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blessing Box

This Blessing box was something we made at my last workshop. The box could be used for many different things such as candy, note cards or small gifts.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

dark gray on white with a touch of rose

Just a touch of rose red marker on the belly of the bird for another simple card. I used a layer of designer paper from the Urban Garden pack from Stampin Up and my cuttlebug to dry emboss the swirls on the white card base.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

love butterfly

This card was stamped for my mother and father in law's wedding anniversary. I used the water color paper and aqua painter again I love the great quality this special paper has.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A little bird sends birthday wishes

Birthday wishes from this sweet little bird. He is stamped with brown stazon ink on to stampin up water color paper. I used an aqua painter with more mustard and Creamy Carmel ink to color him in. The accent layer is more mustard designer paper.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

kraft and not quite navy

The kraft and not quite navy from Stampin up work very well together. This card has a natural feel about it. I used my cuttlebug to dry emboss the square of not quite navy.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

cupcake birthday

I am loving my crazy for cupcake stamp set from Stampin Up. I used watercolor paper to with this sweet stack of cupcakes. this paper is awesome for water coloring. the polka dots are were stamped with a solid dot and embossed with white embossing powder. card stock colors are baja breeze and riding hood red from stampin up.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

circle of kindness

The sketch from splitcoaststampers this week was using a half circle.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

quote of dreams

Still having Baja Breeze card stock out on my table today. I made a cards with this beautiful quote. The button accent comes from a new collection of buttons offered through Stampin up. A friend pointed out to me that the new In Colors from stampin up have a vintage feel to them I agree with her.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Baja Breeze thanks so much

Using the colors baja breeze, chocolate chip and really rust for the tiny bird were chosen for the color challenge on splitcoaststampers. I like the natural feel of this card.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

book marks for the corner

WOW! These corner bookmarks are so quick. cut your designer paper in a square fold down two corners and attach a circle punch layer and there you have it a fast and darling bookmark.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

3 x3 treat bag topper

A quick treat topper can be a 3 x 3 card such as these we stamped at my last workshop. The topper was stapled on top of a cello bag after we filled each bag with candy.

A scallop square punch is awesome. And for a quick background we wheeled the pumpkin pie card base.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

quick photo album

At my last workshop we put this photo album together quickly . the photo sleeves on the inside are the clear envelopes that are from Stampin up. I love the new color red riding hood and that is what we used to stamp the large flower in the Eastern Blooms set now one of my favorites. The trio of flowers were stamped with versa mark ink and embossed with clear powder.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thanks so Much

I had a wonderful workshop with some great friends and we enjoyed making this beautiful card with the Urban Garden Designer Paper.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Welcome Little One

A sweet baby card for a friend that recently had a baby boy.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bella Rose Card #2

These two cards go with a set I made to show off how pretty the Bella Rose designer paper is. I love the girly look.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

cards with Bella Rose

The two cards for today feature the Bella Rose designer paper from Stampin Up. I also used the new In colors riding hood red and pink pirouette card stock. check back tomorrow I hope to have two more cards to go with this set.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Birthday Celebration with Trees

This card turned out just the way I wanted. I used markers to ink up the trees and the words "Birthday Celebration" are embossed with detail black EB powder.
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Upsy Daisy in plaid

Today I made a card with my new "Upsy Daisy" Stamp set from Stampin Up. I love it. I used markers to ink the stamp shading the tips of the flowers.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

friend pocket card

This card was fun to make, it has a special slide out card for a place to hide a message for your special friend. I used real red card stock with red riding hood ink one of the new In colors from Stampin Up.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

thank you card box

Yesterday I posted some quick thank you cards today I have a easy box to show you to put the cards in.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

scallop thank you cards

Pretty scallop thank you cards came together so quickly today. I love how easy Stampin up products go together.

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Birthday Card

The challenge this week on Our creative corner was to make a birthday card. Today I needed a card for a man. I used the square punch to punch out the black card stock so the words would show through.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Flap Card with ladybug

I found an awesome blog today Andrea has a "Makeover Monday" card challenge. You find a non Stampin up card and make it over with Stampin up supplies. I new I wanted to make Charmaine's flap card you can see it on here blog or here I have inserted a small picture. For my flap card I used the new Bella Designer paper with real red card stock. The Garden Whimsy Stampin up set.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Baby Card with Afghan

My card today was the for the sketch challenge on Our Creative Corner site. I have a picture of it here with the baby afghan I crocheted for a friend of mine whose son and his wife are going to have a baby.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pop up card

The pop up card on SCS site for the Monday challenge was very quick. I like the 3D effect.

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In Colors one last time

I used my three favorite IN Colors from Stampin up for the color challenge on SCS these colors are retiring. I used River, Rock, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky. the sketch for this card was also a challenge from SCS's site. Flower image from "live your Dream" is embossed this is a favorite set of mine that has retired. I can not wait for the new Stampin Up catalog to come.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Enjoy mini album

The mini album I saw own Dawns video was so cute. The inside pages are the clear envelopes from stamping up your pictures can slide right in. The front and back measure at 7 1/4 x 5.

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Frosty on Vellum

This Frosty snowman from stampin up one of my favorite worked well for the creative corner challenge this week. It was about Christmas in July. Visit this blog for some awesome Christmas card ideas.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

2 river rock vanilla sky cards

I have two cards to share today. I used the color combo from the splitcoast challenge and I also dry embossed with my cuttlebug for the creative corner challenge this week. I used the scallop punch with the 1 inch punch for the flowers.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Inspiration challenge OCC

At the Our creative Corner blog they were having a inspiration challenge. Here is my take on it. I used the olive green rub on from Stampin Up for the word "Friend".

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Monday, July 14, 2008

gift box of note cards

I tried out this quick and easy origami folded box to make a holder for some note cards. So much fun I got this idea from Kristina, her blog is terrific you can see a video on this idea and try it yourself.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

To a Friend

This card goes with two challenges. The OCC sketch challenge. this is an awesome blog with some really talented stampers. OCC stands for Our Creative Corner. The colors I choose for this card go with the color combo challenge at splitcoaststampers.

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Black embossed birthday card

I used black embossing powder on black card stock this makes a very elegant look to a card. Again I need that special "Man" card this time for a birthday.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Felt Flowers to say thank you

Again my favorite color of green old olive was perfect with this combo of Stampin up felt stack able flowers. I love how every thing with Stampin up works so well together.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thanks to a special Guy

This card was made following the Wednesday sketch challenge on SCS web site. The have a different sketch every Wednesday for stampers to try something new. I need a thank you card for my son for a special weekend we shared. I always find I need more "Man" cards. This one came together quickly using this sketch lay out.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

1 button 1 brad challenge

The second challenge on the creative corner blog was to use at least 1 button and 1 brad. I need a few thank you cards for the girls that came to my last workshop and here is what I came up with. These are 4 x 4 cards.

You can see more button and bow cards as the creative corner blog.

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Creative corner 1st challenge

I made this card based on the 1st creative corner challenge. It was a sketch challenge. I decided on soft summer colors of pink, moss. Check this site out to see some awesome stampers.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sunflower 3 x 3 note card

The second project we made at my workshop was this 3 x 3 embossed note card. First you color the stamped image with stampin up markers then color over the whole thing with a versamark marker or an embossing ink marker and emboss with clear EP. We then made a mini envelope by cutting the envelope in half to create a square size. The closure is a circle punch with a slit to hold the designer paper flap. Too cute!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wild Rose one last time.

This beautiful stamp set "Wild Rose" is retiring from the current Stampin UP catalog and I will miss it. I showed my friends at my last workshop how to use the stamp-a-ma-jig to get the stamps just right on this two step stamp set.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

note card holder

We had a great time at my last workshop making this note card holder. It holds postcards and the matching envelopes.

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