Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope that you have felt the love of those who mean so much to you today.  I know that I have.  Today was spent with friends for much of the day, and tonight we'll enjoy a nice meal at home.

Here is the Valentine's Day card that I sent my grandmother.  She lives in a nursing home, and I know she enjoys getting mail.  The card is purple because that is her favorite color!

It was a great use of this new set from the Occasions catalog too.  Love the versatility of it!

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Silver Glimmer
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Happy Heart textured impressions folder

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mini Stamp-a-Stack Projects

This past Friday, I held a mini stamp-a-stack class.  Each person made two each of two different cards.  Everyone enjoyed some time creating.

Here are the cards that were made.

This is the outside of the first card.  I think it would be a great card for either a man or a woman and although this card is a birthday card, it would make a great graduation card too.  

Here is the inside of the card, and it holds a gift card inside.  A pleasant suprise for the recipient!

Stamps:  B.Y.O.P 
Paper:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP stack
Accessories:  Basic Black Baker's Twine, Sizzix Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits dies, Bermuda Bay Blendabilities markers, Word Window & 1" Circle punches, Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape

The second card that was made is a shaker card.  It was inspired by the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  (If you haven't heard about Paper Pumpkin, you should check it out!)  The stars are simply punched out from 3 pieces of card stock using the Confetti Stars Border Punch.  A window was cut from a rectangular piece of card stock using the Sizzix Big Shot and the Square Collection Framelits dies.  A piece of window sheet is adhered behind it and then it is lifted up using strips of foam tape.  This all allows the confetti stars to float around inside the window. 

If you are interested in making this card, contact me to host a party or class at your house.  Everyone needs birthday cards, and you could earn some great new products for free.

Stamps:  Big Day (Sale-a-Bration exclusive & available only until 3/31)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Accessories:  Lucky Stars textured impressions folder, Sizzix Big Shot, Squares Collection Framelits, Window Sheets, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, foam tape, Confetti Stars Border Punch, Many Marvelous Markers (Pacific Point & Real Red)

Thanks again for stopping by.  
Happy stamping!

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Leadership 2015 Pillow Gifts

Here are the pillow gifts given to me by some amazing ladies at SU! Leadership.  
The friendships made are the best part of SU! events.

So Long, Orlando!

Well, the time at Stampin' Up! events always goes by too quickly, and it's time to say goodbye.
I had such a great time seeing friends from near and far away.  There was so much information, inspiration and ideas shared that it'll take a little bit to absorb it all.  But, I'm looking forward to sharing it with you soon.