Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas circles

I have almost used all of half of my Jolly Holiday DSP up on my Christmas cards and tags. I think I have a few random bits and pieces I can use if I need to make a last minute tag. .  This card looks good landscape or portrait.  I have lost count of how many cards I have made for this Christmas season.   Forgive me for not taking photos. I have been pretty bad with that.   I'll try to be better in the new year.

With the other half of the paper pack I am starting some Christmas scrapbook pages.
 I'll be back with those soon.

I hope you like today's card. I have to get back to wrapping my last minute gifts.
Hope you are enjoying your Christmas season.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Filled with Love Promotion Starts today- FREE

Today starts the With Love promotion from Stampin'Up! . You must use the bundle codes to recieve your FREE Bitty Buttons ..

The Exclusive Love Patterns designer paper can be purchased ONLY through this promotion as well as be purchased without the bundle for 9.95 # 124156 .

You can view flyer  for more details
Filled with Love BundleContains the Filled with Love Set*

and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack

wood 124380


clear 124381


Lleno de Amor BundleContains the Lleno de Amor Set*

and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack

wood 124382   $32.90

clear 124383  $26.90

Plein d'amour BundleContains the Plein d'amour Set*

and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack

wood 124384   $32.90

clear 124385  $26.90

Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (non-bundled)12 sheets total: three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink

124156  $9.95

*The FREE Bitty Buttons are not included when purchasing just the Love Patterns designer paper*.

This promotion starts
December 17, 2010 - January 24, 2011 

Happy Stampin!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quick cute tag

This is such a cute tag and simple to make. All you need is the Owl punch and some scraps.  When you punch out the reindeer head place the paper in the punch to remove the feet. 

Have a great day! It is snowing  here and it looks so pretty out.  Enjoy!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tag Alongs

Do you just love this little guy.  I used my wonderful SU markers to hand color my penguin.  NOTE I left out the to and from on his belly.  The colors I used were basic black, peach parfait and Bermuda bay.  The black scalloped rectangle is cut with the Clearlits die on page  211 in the big catalog.  (# 118872)  it is behind penguin.  I stamped Happy birthday but this can be used for your Holiday cards too. 

Thanks for checking in today. 


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fox and Friends

HI!  I was looking at the blog today and realized that I have not shared a card with you in a while.  So here is  a quickie!  The finished card, green part, is 4x4 with the large circle over the top fold of the card.  Sweet and simple. 

Thanks for stopping in. 


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Digital Downloads -


Stampin up has posted new Digital Downloads.

Click on the link to see all the new designs available.



Monday, November 22, 2010

Stampin Up's Online Spectacular

HI! I realized that I have not posted for awhile.  Sorry.  I have been busy maing items for local craft fair. I will take some photos to show you some of the things I have been making. 

Check out the new Sale from Stampin Up. Starting today until November 30 SU is offering some great produ at great prices.  Some items as much as 50% off.  You can view the sale at 

Happy Shopping and have a good day!!

E-mail you orders at

Friday, November 5, 2010

NEW Digital Download

More Great Digital Downloads now available.  Just in time for all of your holiday projects.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Birthday Gift Card Holders

The Celebrations DSP was the first paper pack I had to have when the new catalog came out.  The colors and patterns are all great.  The above gift card holders are the same as yesterdays. 


Tri Fold piece:
3 1/2 x 11
Score at 4 1/2' and 9"
Punch out a notch with an oval punch.

Fold all score lines
Glue down pocket

This pattern is supper easy and goes together quickly. I think I made 6 of them in less that half an hour.
Any questions please feel free to contact me. 

Have a Great day!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gift Card Holders

I am getting an early start on my holiday projects. I know I will have several people that love to receive gift card each year. So I am tasked with coming up with a interesting way to give them. 

Don't forget the bling!! The card on the Left side has 2 of the Glimmer  basic brad. I think it adds just a little sparkle. 

Have you checked out all of the  new bundles that are now 20% from Stampin Up?
Holiday bundles 20% off  click on the link to see the bundles. 

Thanks for stopping in today.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NEW Stampin Up Holiday Bundles & MDS Prices

Create Amazing cards, Beautiful Holiday packages, and cherished gifts this holiday season.

From October 19th to  December 16th you can choose from several different  holiday bundles containing wonderful Stampin Up holiday products perfect for creating all you holiday cards, packages and personalized gifts this  holiday season.  The best part is the Holiday Bundles are all 20% off!!
Click on the link below to see what is great sets are included.

Stampin Up Holiday bundles

The other exciting thing to share is that SU has lowered it price to print all of you great digital projects from MDS.
The link below is the new pricing sheet.MDS new price sheet

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monster FUN!

If you have wonder if  you should buy clear stamps or not this set will answer that for you. It makes it so EASY to see where you are stamping.  Something that is not as easy with the wood mount stamps, But it can be done.  The  other nice thing about Making a Monster, is that you can't go wrong. They are suppose to be fun a crazy.    More to come with these guys.

Don't forget the Clearance Rack items on sale up to 80% off.  HURRY this sale is until October 18th. 
Remember for every $20 order you send me I have a Free card kit for you as a thank you from me.
E-mail me your order ASAP.  Don't miss out on these GREAT Deals!!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Clearance Rack updated

Check out all of the new things posted on the clearance today. If you missed out on getting some of the recently retired items now you have a second chance to get them.

 You can view the list at Make your list them contact me with your order.
I still have a few kits from National card making day. ANY orders over $20 will receive one FREE   card kit  from me.

Let me know  if you have any questions.

I would love to help.!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Scrapbook Pages & National Card Making Day!

HI!  Need a quick layout. This pages went together so quick.  Now the fun part taking the perfect photo to place on the page.  The page would be good for fall leaf photos or The family at Thanksgiving.  Just some ideas.

Products used:  Autumn Spice DSP, Scalloped edge punch, Day of Gratitude clear (121148) Top note Die, Buttons, Hemp twine, Bird punch


This year its on October 2nd. I am excited to offer you a FREE treat when you place and order with me this weekend only!!

How it works

Place an  $35 or more order with me from now until Sunday at 9:00 pm.   Put your order together with a friend or 2 and SAVE ON SHIPPING.   I will send you a FREE card kit in the mail. 

Sorry no previous orders apply!

Have fun making cards this weekend!!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Online Stampin Club NEW!

By Join the Garage Girl Stampin Stamp Club, you are ensuring that you'll receive NEW Stampin Up products each month while earning exclusive hostess benefits without having to host a party.  You will  gradually build your stamping supplies while staying on a budget and receiving  FREE (my favorite part) exclusive hostess benefits normally only available to you if you host a party. 

* Each group will have 6 club members
* Agree to purchase at least $25 of Stampin Up merchandise for 6 consecutive months
*Each month, one club member will be the hostess for the club and receive ALL the hostess benefits for that month

*FREE Stampin Up  exclusive hostess sets
*FREE Stampin Up products of your choice
*FREE Stampin  Up Idea Book & Catalog
*FREE Holiday Mini
*FREE Card Samples

Along with your order payment is due by 5th of the month. I can accept cash or  credit card.
if you are out of State I will split the cost of shipping from me to you. 

The club will start as soon as we have 6 people sign up. The first one to sign up is our first hostess and so on down the line.  Now is a great time to sign up for this club with all the GREAT new Products that Stampin Up has to offer. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Let me know if you have any questions.

Have A Great Sunday!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall is in the Air

Good Morning all!
It was cool this morning when I woke up, so I broke out my new favorite paper and Stamp set.  They are Autumn Spice and Day of Gratitude. The Autumn spice DSP  is a textured heavy weight card stock and is wonderful. 

I did not title the page yet. I figured I would do that when I decide what photos I will put on.  In class we will die cut them during so you have a complete page ready for photos.   

Title suggestions for your Fall Pages:
A Festival of Fall Color
As the Leaves Turn
Autumn's in the Air
Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch

Have Fun creating your Fall pages.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Let's Talk about Fall

Today card is my first Halloween card.  This little pumpkin is made from the word window punch. To make the smaller pieces all you need to reinsert the punched piece and trim off the extra piece.  Eyes  and nose are  made from the small star. I made the mouth from the rounded tab punch. 

Card stock: Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze,Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, (great combination)
Embossing Folder: Square lattice
Punches: word window, Oval, NEW Decorative Label
Brads: Glimmer brads basic
Ribbon: basic Black  1/4 in
Stamp Set:  Good Friend (retired) 

Thanks for stoping!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tag Along tags

I made these cards today playing with my tag along set.  It is nice to have a ready made tag to put on that last minute gift. 

Colors on the tag on the left, Old Olive & Cajun Craze
Tag 2 Colors Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz

Stamps A word for You was used.

Both tags can be made in less than 10 minutes. 

Thanks for stopping! 
Have a good day:) 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ronald McDonald- Tag Alongs

HI all!  i hope you are recovering well after the long holiday weekend.  We had a great time visiting my parents and going to the Cleveland Air show. The boys love going every year to see "Dad's airplane", it really belongs to the Guard, but they call it Dads.  I think they have gone every year of their little lives.

So the card i have to share today is made with the Ronad McDonald stamp set called Tag Alongs  clear 120513 or 117018 wood mounted.  Every year Stampin up has a stamp set that they donate $2 from the sale to a very worthy charity, Ronald McDonald's.  This like all the other is just great for all kinds of things. Who doesn't need to make that last minute tag for a gift.  you can do so much with this set. 

*Try stamping the image onto pattern paper. Very Cool technique.  Thanks mom!  See words above too!!
** If you don't want the to and from on your image like I did above, color your image with markers. 

For those that have inquired about my arm, it is doing much better. I have a cast that is removable and can take it off when ever I want or to shower.   I only need to wear it for a few more week .

have a good day!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Clearance Rack

Stampin up has added new items to the Clearance Rack.  You have to check it out there are some great new things added. Card Stock, Simple Scrapin kits and more. 

Don't miss out,E-mail your order to me soon!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

More Owls

But they are just so cute!! 
I had the itch to make something tonight so I found some where Owls with eyes like what I did on the cards above. I punched out the bottom layer of the eyes from the boho blossom punch. I think it turned out pretty good.  Card colors are poppy parade, concord crush, whisper white, marina mist and crumb cake.    Don't tell my husband but I can do more with my broken arm than I thought! It will be out little secret LOL!   

Do You have this punch yet?  E-mail me to place your order today.  I send you a treat with you

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sweet Scoop-Party Bears

Hi! Sorry I have not posted for awhile. I broke my arm last week and have not been able to do much. i do have some cards that I have  made recently and will share while my arm heals.

I had stamped theice cream cones  from my sweet scoops set  on a piece of paper. for some reason the paper was turned over and I looked at it and said to myself that it looked like little faces with party hats. So I added faces and a tiny little bow and wow it turned out great. I think I will get the new set make a Monster to add more faces to the next card I make like this.  I'm sure it will make some interesting faces this way.

Sweet Scoops is in the Summer mini that is only available until August 31st.  Don't miss out on this  great set.

Have  a GREAT day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary Owls

HI!  I made this card for my wonderful parents that have been married for 38 years!!!  Don't worry she has already seen the card.  She will just be surprised to see it here today.  Hi MOM!!

The card has 2 of my Mom's favorite things Owl and the color Purple. My background is using Concord crush DSP that has some new very nice designs.  The words are from A word for you (117032 wood and 120528 clear).  I bought a wood mounted set and I think when buying words sets I will try clear. I think it may be easier to line things up with it.    A word for you is similar in design to Heard from the Heart (111644 wood) also a must have. I can't tell you how much I have used both sets.  LOVE them both. 

Other new goodies on this card would be the Elegant Lines embossing folder (119277) to add a little touch to the background of the Owls.  I also use the Dotted scallop Ribbon border punch (119275). It really does look like ribbon. A nice addition and no bulky ribbon.   Owl punch is (118074).


Friday, August 6, 2010

Banner #3

Sorry to take so long to get this card posted. I had some technical difficulties and thankfully my husband is now home for teck support.  Thanks honey!!

I just wanted to show you how to turn ice cream cones in to a banner for your next card.  I stamped the cones/ banner in daffodil delight then cut them out. I hand wrote my letters for Happy, not to bad if I say so myself, in marina mist.  I stamped Happy Birthday from the stamp set a Word for you (Great set) also in Marina Mist. 

When adhering the banner to the background paper I glued down my banners first then drew a line to connect them.  Then added the poppy parade dots that I punched from my 2 step owl punch. 

Supplies you need to make this card:
Card stock: Marina Mist, Daffodil delight, Crumb cake, Whisper white.
DSP: poppy parade ( hostess level 1)  
Ribbon: Marina Mist
Embossing: big shot,  perfect polka dots embossing folder

Friday, July 30, 2010

Party Hearty - Banners or Hats

This is one of my favorite cards in the new catalog. I new as soon as I saw it I would have to make one for myself. If you want to see the original turn to page 54. When I decide I am going to CASE a card and do it exactly like it something just has to be added or changed just a bit.
So I heat embossed my banner pieces. To do this I stamped my images in Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, and Peach Parfait. Then I added clear embossing powder, heated that and WOW it looks cool. Sorry that may be hard to see in the photo. Well I could not stop at one card. I cut out the tiny triangles from Celebrations DSP. Wish big is from Word Play a great new stamp set. I stamped it and then cut it out using the new scalloped rectangle clearlit. Check back tomorrow, I have one more banner sample to share.
Thanks for stopping in today.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Calling all Hostess

Earn and extra $25!!

How do you do this?

All order $350 or over receive an additional $25 in FREE merchandise. That is addition to the $35 you already would get. That is a total of $60. O' think of all the great stuff you could get FREE!!

Want to host a class or just host a book party? contact me and we can plan some fun projects for your class. I look forward to hearing from you. 440 915-6584 or 614-259-3757

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Circle Circus and New Colors

HELLO! My mom and I were playing with all the new colors from SU. We were inspired by Heather Summer card that featured an idea similar to this
one. The colors are Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, and Cherry Cobbler. Great colors by the way. The Greeting is from Sincere Salutations.
Try this with some of the other stampin in the set and see how great they turn out too.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Greenhouse Gala Purses

The perfect little bags to hold 4 note cards. I like to make these little set through the year so I have them when I need a little treat for my neighbors, friends, or the boys teachers.


Greenhouse Gala DSP
Card Stock Pear PIzzazz, Chocolate chip, Pumpkin pie, Baja breeze
Punch: 1 3/8th circle and boho blossoms
ribbon: 1/2 stitched - Poly ribbon peach parfait and pear pizzazz

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Trio Of Owls

The guys are cute. I picked up 3 scraps of paper and punched out the Owl. I then rearranged the pieces to create 3 colorful Owls. Think out of the box, not all of your Owl have to be a shade of brown. LOL!! I used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Marina Mist paper.

Thanks for stopping in!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

2-Step Owl, What a cutie!!

This OWL punch is a must have! This was the first new item to be pulled out of the box of goodies that I received the other day. He or She is adorable. The color combinations are endless with this punch. I also used the new Elegant Lines embossing folder on the old olive card stock. The folder makes a wonderful deep embossed image on the paper. "Happy Retirement" is from Tiny Tiny Wishes, another must have.

More new good to come.

I still have 2 opening for my Online Stamping club. Check out the details on previous post.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Travel Journal & Bargello

This is another sample using Travel Journal and Bargello. I just can't make enough of this type of card they look different each paper you uses. I think what makes this card is the addition of the embossing with the square lattice folder my favorite by far.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweet Scoops

I wanted to share a card that the girls made this past week at my latest workshop.
We used a bunch of new products to create the card. I have this stamp set in clear and I love it. I was able to line everything up just right. It is nice to be able to see where your stamping when doing the 2 step stampin. I don't know if you can tell in the photo but I stamped the ice cream in Cherry Cobbler and then cut it out. I then used a pop dot to attach it. The Clearlit scalloped rectangle is also new. This is the prefect size for your focal point on your card. Use one or line up 3 across the card.

Other NEW products used on this card.
1/8 in ribbon Marina Mist (I love this, doesn't add bulk to your cards)
Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz card stock.
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso ink

More samples tomorrow!

Don't forget about all the New share that I have available. If you have a suggestion for a share let me know. I will put something together for you.

The in color ribbon should be here Wednesday. Please e-mail if you want a share of this and we will work out the payment and shipping info.

See previous post for Online Stamp Club and Embellishment Shares.

LORI 440- 915-6584

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Catalog Product Shares

Embellishment Share

There are a ton of great Embellishments in the new catalog and I know you want to get your hands on all of them This share is a the way to get a sampling of everything.
You will receive the following items:

8 paper daisies - 2/size
140 Standard brads - 5 of each color
5 Antique Brads - 1 of each style
24 Flower Brads- 1 of each color
12 Vintage Trinkets- 2 of each color of button top brad and safety pin
72 disigner buttons - 3 of each color

If you purched this all seperatly you would spend over $150. You will receive over 250 pieces for only $ 38.50.

I accept payment by Cash, paypal or check. Please contact me at to make payment arrangements.


You'll get 84 sheets of 6x6 pieces of all of the new, beautiful Desinger papers.


5 colors, 3 yards of each. 15 yards total

Blushing bride, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzaz

To keep the shares organized please E-mail me to confirm your group choices and arrange payment. Thanks

Friday, July 2, 2010

Color Renovation- Color Kits!

With all the excitement of Stampin' Up!'s color renovation, you may have wondered how to update your existing products. Well with these great new kits you can do get all the new colors quick and easy.
Stampin" Write markers New Color Kits $35.95 (120948)
13 markers. Including replacement insert for existing case. Cajun craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Ridding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, River Rock.
Water color Wonder Crayons New Color Kit, $35.95 (120949
Coming soon
17 total crayons. Includes new tray (4) inserts (4)and tins(4).
Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Ridding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray.
Stampin Pastels New Color Kit $14.95 (120963)
19 total pastels, Includes new case and insert
Coming Soon
Card Stock and Classic Stampin' Pad In Color kit $29.95 (120952)
5 classic pads and 20 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 smooth card stock.
4 ea. of 5 new in color: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Prfait, Poppy Parfait, Concord Crush
Card Stock and Classic Stamp Pad New Color Kit, $35.95 (120950)
6 Classic pads and 24 sheets or 81/2 z11 smooth card stock. 4 each of 6 colors: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist.
Card Stock and Classic Stampin Pad
Complete NEW Color Kit, $94.95 (120951)
16 classic pads and 2 card stock assortments, 32 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 smooth card stock, 2 each of 16 colors, CCajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Ridding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo.
WOW! To place an order or to ask a question contact Traci at 440 292-6832 or or Lori at 440 915-6584 or

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Online Stamp Club forming

By joining the Garage Girl Stampin Stamp Club, you are ensuring that you'll receive new Stampin' Up products each month while earning exclusive hostess benefits without having to host a party. You will gradually build your stamping supplies while staying on a budget and receive FREE exclusive hostess benefits normally only available to you if you host a party!

* Each group will have 6 club members
* Agree to purchases $25 of Stampin Up! Merchandise for six consecutive months.
*Each month, one club member will be the hostess for the club and receive all the hostess benefits for that month.

* Free Stampin Up exclusive hostess sets
*Free Stampin Up products of your choice
* Free Idea Book and Catalog
*Free Card samples

Payment is due to me by the 15th of each month. I can accept cash, credit card or pay pal. If you are out of State I will split the cost of shipping from me to you.

The Club will start as soon as I have 6 people sign up. Now is a great time to Sign up for this with all the Great new Products that Stampin Up has to offer.

Contact me at 440 -915-6584 or to sign up or ask a question.

I look forward to talking to you.

Last Day of the 2009-2010 Catalog

HI all I just wanted to remind you that today is the last day for the
2009-2010 catalog from Stampin Up. There are many great deals still
available. Contact Traci at 440- 292-6832 or Lori at 440 259-3757 or We would be happy to place an order for you.

Chewck back for product share info soon.



Monday, June 28, 2010

Product shares 2010-2011

Reminder: The last day to order from the 2009- 2010 current Stampin Up catalog is Wednesday, June 30th !!! Don't miss out on some great deals.

Get ready to Sample some of the new products from Stampin UP on July 1st. I will be hosting groups who would like to spit some of the new accessories instead of ordering full packages.

More details to follow. Check back July 1st.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

$99 mini starter kit and $35 to rejoin the family in July

Look what's available coming up in July. This is an awesome deal. Just $35 to rejoin instead of $199. If you were interested send me an e-mail or call and I would be happy to give you more information on this.

In June you can join the Stampin Up family for $99. The Starter Kit contains the items listed below: while they are recommend you can substitute any like item for equal or lesser value.

Watercolor trio stamp set (wood mounted)
I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear Mounted)
Clear-mount Block C
Homemade single stamp*
Whisper white Card stock (81/2x 11)
Brights collection assorted card stock (8 1/2x11)
Melon Mambo Classic stamp pad
Daffodil Delight Classic stamp pad
Rich Razzleberry classic stamp pad
tempting turquoise classic stamp pad
BASIC black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*
Color Coach*
Snail adhesive

* Sneek peek items

The mini starter kits also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit, new demonstrator who join Stampin Up in June, you will receive a FREE ( Who doesn't love that word) box of 2010-2011 Idea book and Catalog during the first part of July.

So if you are interested in taking advantage of either one of these GREAT deal from Stampin Up. Give me a call or send me an e-mail and I would be happy to help you out. or 440 915-6584.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

MDS and Silly Bandz


The cutie in the picture is my son Owen, he 3 years old and all boy! His big brother has started him on the latest craze here in Columbus, Ohio. Who new that shaped rubber bands would be COOL. For those that don't know what they are the are basically rubber bands in all different shape. Any animal you can think of to sports, holiday and more. What do you do with them you ask? Collect and Trade. Yes that is it. well that is about all that the boys do with them.

Do your kids or Grandkids have them? if so what do the do with them? I would be interested in hearing what they do with them. Maybe I can give the kids an new idea.

Ok on to the page I did. I used MDS starting with a predesigned layout for photos only. I added my photos. then I did not need the other photo boxes so I changed them to pattern paper and added a couple embellishments. About 15 minutes later I have a page done. I think the more I use MDS the easier it will be.



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trendy Trees and Bargello

Inside the card. I think the tree is a tipped a little. Maybe a little windy today when I made the card. :):) I guess I will have to fix that. I guess I shoud have broke out the stamp- a- ma-jig. You can see the patterned paper that I used Before I embossed it with Square Lattice embossing folder from the Summer Mini catalog.

On my card I use a technique that is found in Quilting called Bargello. I discovered this idea in the latest Demo only magazine from Stampin Up. I love the look but want wanted to step it up a notch. I took my bargllo rectangle and attached it to old olive card stock then ran it through the big shot in the Square Lattice folder. I do this so the paper does not curl up to much.
I love this look and I am digging out all my striped paper to make more cards. This would look great on the front of a gift bag too. O all the possiabilities.
Only 7 more day to order retiring stamp, accessories and more. Have you taken advantage of this wonderful Sale?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shower greetings

HI All!
Today's card is using the retiring Eight Great Greetings set. Pumpkin Pie, taken with Teal and Old Olive look good together. The ribbon flower is using 3 strips of 1/4 in ribbon folded in half and then staggered over lapping each other to form the flower. The center is 2 of the flower using the boho blossoms punch. The Scalloped trim border is along the bottom. * Available in the new Catalog.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

A brown bag for Dad

This is what the inside of the card looks like. It needs something or does it if it's for a guy. I like the touch that the sanded background stamp added to the card.
Dad is going to like this one. I uses the All holidays stamp set with a twist. It is from MDS. I did not have the baja breeze ink so I selected, re sized and printed in my desired color. The paper is the retiring chocolate chip DSP that I attached to the whisper white card stock then ran through the big shot with the Sizzix texture plate. I do this so the DSP lays nicer. Just a tip from me to you.
Have you ordered your retiring Stamps and more yet? Only 13 more days.
Want a new catalog? Send me an e-mail and I will be happy to get one to you as soon as possible. They are $5 with a $5 coupon when you place your first order in July.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Father's day circles

Circles are my favorite. I love this DSP and the other cricle DSP from the Occasion mini. I'm so happy there are 2 of each sheet in the Sweet pea DSP pack.

This is my take on a older Mojo Monday sketch. I like the simple layout. I took my 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card and cut off about an inch to make the card square. I think this is my new favorite card size to make. The best part is that is fits into an A2 envelope.



Friday, June 11, 2010

Father's Day Thoroughly Modern

HI! Sorry it has been a while since I have posted. Just like most of you the end of the school year seems to be packed with all kind of fun filled events. I think it is going to be a busy summer with both boys all day long. My 3 1/2 yr old no longer takes a nap. O I miss those days.

The card I wanted to share today is made with The Thoroughly Modern DSP that will be retiring soon. I used Bermuda bay, Soft Suede and whisper white card stock. "DAD" is made with chipboard that was inked with soft suede ink.

Enjoy! I'll be back with more soon.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Double Display card and New Catalog

This is what the card looks like closed. Then WOW when you open it up.

This card just wants to be out and on display. The color combination is one of my favorite. I tend to lean to my boyish colors. I wonder if that would be because I have to BOYS. I don't have much pink paper in my stash. Back to the card,. I used the Sweet Pea DSP from the Occasion mini, The words are Whimsical words from Sale-a-bration. I think this is on of my favorite stamps sets. The saying are perfect for almost everything.
Do you want to Pre- order the new 2010-2011 Stampin Up catalog? The new catalog is 16 pages longer!! Well to get one all you need to do to get one is send me an e-mail and a check or pay pal for $5 for the catalog to include shipping. When they arrive around mid June I will ship them out to or you can pick it up at my house. I will also include a $5 coupon for you to use on your first order from me in July.

If you have placed an order with me in the last year you will receive your catalog FREE!!
LET me know! I look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Would you like some cake?

Have I told you that I LOVE to emboss. I try to add embossing to every project that I do. When I think something is missing I try to add a small touch of embossing and usually that's all it needs.
On my cake I used the perfect polka dots and the elegant bouquet embossing folders. Finished off with layered Flower punched with the boho blossoms and organza ribbon.

Enjoy your cake!


Friday, May 14, 2010

One for Dad

This was a quick and fun card. I like the simple layout that could easily changed with different pattern paper or changing the small square to a circle. O' I could keep going on and on.