Friday, February 26, 2010

A Birthday Gift for my Neighbor

I made this cute A2 box and cards set for my wonderful neighbor. I used the Cottage Wall designer series paper. My favorite card out of the set would be the one with the 3 vertical strips on the card with the saying of "Kindness comes in many forms but always from the heart."
The original stamped image was to large for my card. So I used my Design Studio to "Stamp" the image in a coordinating color and shrink it to fit. Have I told you before I LOVE my Design Studio? It is great having all theses stamps a click away and I can change them how ever I want.
Thanks for Looking and have a Wonderful day.
Card Supplies:
Card Stock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
Stamp: Heard from the Heart, Teeny Tiny Wishes (LOVE this set!!), Matchbox messages, Hugs and Wishes
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive,
Die cuts: beautiful wings and cherry blossom Embosslits,
Punches: Scalloped circle, 1 3/8 circle, modern label, word window.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Holiday products & Hearts for Haiti update

SU has announced that we can still order a few products from the Holiday mini catalog that ended in early January. So if you missed ordering something there's still hope!

Here's the list:

Item # Description Price
116794 Ornament punch $15.95
116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $5.95
116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint $5.95
116807 Platinum Shimmer Paint $5.95
116829 D├ęcor Elements Blocks $9.95
116824 Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions
Folder Petals-A-Plenty $7.95
116821 Stampin' Up! Holiday Windows
Magnetic Movers & Shapers $29.95
116819 Stampin' Up! Table settings XL die $42.95
116820 Stampin' Up! Embosslits Merry die $11.95
116823 Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Merry
Details die $5.50
116822 Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree
Pop-Up Bigz XL die $42.95
118140 Stampin' Up! Tree Decorations
Sizzlits die $5.50
118108 My Digital Studio $79.95
116519 Charming stamp set $19.95

And here's the news on Hearts for Haiti:
There are just a few days left to participate in Stampin′ Up!’s Haitian relief efforts! Until February 28, 2010, Stampin′ Up! is setting aside $2 from the sale of select stamp sets to be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

******So far, demonstrators around the world have sold 11,895 sets, which equates to over $20,000 to be donated to this fund!
There are still six days left to participate in this effort and join Stampin′ Up! in making a difference in lives of those who continue to suffer in Haiti.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Box Top Card

I found this card idea in an older issue of Card Creations and had to try it. I love cards that have that WOW how did she do that effect but are super easy to do. The top card using the More the Merrier stamp set measures a 4 inch square.
Cardstock: Whisper white, Bermuda bay, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Pea DSP
Stamps: More the Merrier
Ink: Basic Black
Markers: Chocolate chip, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda bay, Old Olive, Real Red
Punches: 1 in square
This was my first attempt with making this type of card that I am calling the "BOX TOP" card. Anyone have something better? Let me know. All products are SU except the orange dot paper I used for the stars. Sorry Traci :( The finished card is a 5 inch square.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate chip, bashful blue,
Ink: Chocolate chip
Punches: Large star, Small star, 1 1/2 in circle, modern label
Misc: 5/16 silver brads, 2 way glue pen 100425 LOVE this and use it for everything

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my cards and what we should call this type of card. Or if you know the correct name for it.
Thanks for looking. LORI

Monday, February 15, 2010

One Sketch 2 Looks

I have finally starting using my new Sweet Pea DSP. I wanted to make the perfect project with it. I think these cards turned out pretty good. It's great that the paper is double sided. I just flipped over the paper for the background on the top card and the small rectangle on the bottom card.
I don't know if you can tell in the photo or not but I embossed the taken with teal DSP. My tip for this would be to adhere the DSP to cards stock first than emboss the two pieces of paper together.
Enjoy and have a Great Day!!
Card Supplies:
Card 1
Card stock: Taken with teal, whisper white, old olive, Sweet pea DSP
Stamps: Well scripted,
Punches: Key tag (retired), Scalloped edge
Misc: taken with teal ribbon, Chocolate chip ink, glue dots
Card 2
Card Stock: pumpkin pie, taken with teal, so saffron, Sweet Pea DSP
Stamps: Well scripted
Punch: key tag, ticket corner
misc: Chocolate chip ribbon and ink,

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Top Note Valentine's Day Treats

Seeing my older son making Valentine's his for his classmates my 3 year old, Owen, wanted to make something for his friends. These were quick and easy. I cut the top note and then embossed it with the Elegant bouquet folders. The heart is from the Love you much set.

These would be quick and easy to make for a last minute treat.

Have a good day!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fox and Friend + Valentine's Mini

These little guys are so cute! I am so glad I bought this set. I have used it for Birthdays, Baby, Funny cards and now Valentines. My 5 yr old decide to use them to create these Valentines for his classmates. I was impressed how good he did and some of the colors he made the animals. Who would think the Owl would look good purple. Leave it to the kids.

This card would be great to slip into someone lunch bag.
Stamps: Fox and Friends, The more the merrier. Tini tiny wishes
cardstock: Whisper white, Real red
Ink, Old olive, chocolate chip, more mustard, Black
Misc: scalloped circle punch 1 3/8 circle punch large scallop is from the Baskets and Bloom die
* The Fox and Friend stamp set along with other in the Occasion mini catalog are available in either wood mount or clear-mount stamps. Click on the link at the top left side of this page. Remember when you spend $50 (before shipping and handling) you can pick out a FREE stamp set or the new Scallop trim border punch. I have this punch and use it for everything.
Please feel free to contact either one of us if you have any questions or need help placing an order.
Stay warm!! The snow is coming down here in Ohio.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Non Traditional Valentien's Day

This cute Valentine turned out well. I know sometimes we get tired of the traditional colors so I thought I would try one of my favorite color combos. I don't know if you can tell in the photo but some of the small hearts I used the crystal effects on to make them shine and give some dimension. Above is the inside of the card.

Card stock: Chocolate chip, Bashful blue, Very Vanilla,
DSP close to coco (retired)
Ink: chocolate chip,
Tools: Tick corner punch, top note
Enjoy and have a good day!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2nd round of Easel Cards

HI! I love the way this card turned out. The color combo is one of my favorites. I may have to put this card away for the next masculine birthday. Enjoy!

If You would like to place an order please contact Traci at 440 292-6832 or OR Lori at 614-259-3757 or
We look forward to talking to you.

Stamps: Circle Circus
Cardstock and Ink: Chocolate chip, Old olive, So Saffron and whisper white
Misc: Chocolate chip ribbon and brad

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Easel Card calendar

This card is so fun and easy to make. Today I used it to make a stand for my calendar. Now I will not have an excuse not know what day it is. Please contact me if you would like the directions for this card.

If you would like to place any order contact Traci at 440 292-6832 or You can also click on the link at the top of the page and order online.

card stock: chocolate chip 102128, old olive 100702, so saffron 105118
Ribbon: 5/8' chocolate chip
Circle designer brad
Punch: Modern Label punch 116630
Words: Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370
Die: Flower, Daisies#2
Stamps: Circle Circus 115778