Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I tried to copy and paste George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation, but couldn't get it to paste to blogger. So here is the link

Very interesting to read.

I want to thank the Lord for my salvation and all His provision to me and my family. I thank Him for my wonderful husband, sons, daughters (soon-to-be), and rest of my family. Thank you Lord!

Here is an old card share.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stampin' Up! Branch Out Masculine Birthday Card

Branch Out is on the dormant list so you want see it in the 2009/10 Catalog. I love how quickly you can create cards with this set. I needed a birthday card for my nephew. I chose Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and Naturals White. The inks are Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa, and Old Olive. I used the Texturz Plates Kit #4 in the Big Shot. To get a deeper impression you can see the stack I used in this blog post here. I used Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment. Modern Label and Word Window punches were used. Have a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stampin' Up! Medallion Christmas Card Case

I cased this card from here. I love the Medallion stamp set. I purposely did not get a good impression. I thought it added character to the card. I used the Modern Label and Word Window punches, Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry card stock, Teeny Ting Wishes stamp set, a jumbo brad, and the Polka Dot Rich Razzleberry ribbon. Isn't that ribbon cute and the other side is plain so you can use it either way! Love how Stampin' Up! products coordinate. Makes creating cards so easy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stampin' Up! Delightful Decorations Christmas Card in Old Olive

Using the same card idea as the post on 11/16/09, I changed the color of the card base to Old Olive. I like this one better than the Real Red, because I can see the background stamping more clearly. I used the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper available in the Holiday Mini until January 4, 2010. The flocking on this is so pretty! The stamp set, Delightful Decorations and the Ornament punch are also in that same mini. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a very versatile set. I used Whisper White card stock to punch the ornament cap. You can see how I did that below. You can use this punch to make a vase. Just don't insert the card stock all the way in. Then it looks like a vase. I have seen other uses for this punch like making flowers. Great punch to have around. Of course, I love all my punches and don't think you can have too many. LOL The white line is drawn with the Signo gel pen and a ruler. Hope you have a great stampin' day!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Stampin' Up! Delightful Decorations Christmas Card

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Today's card is a simple card to make. I got this idea from Stampin' Success, a monthly magazine Stampin' Up! provides to its demonstrators. I used Delightful Decorations stamp set, Real Red and Whisper White card stock, Old Olive, Real Red, and Chocolate Chip inks. The white line is made with the White Gel Pen Stampin' Up! sells. I use this pen often. I love that I can use it in my scrapbooks on dark background papers. This would be a great card to make lots for all your friends and family.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Stampin' Up! Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper Pillow Box

I love this paper. The flocked texture feels and look so pretty! This is a very simple project to put together. I used our Whisper White organza ribbon, Hostess stamp set Christmas Punch, scallop oval punch, Ruby Red and Old Olive markers. What a cute little gift to hand out with candies or other small goodies inside. Have a great stampin' day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

To all our fine men and women who have served and are serving in the US military! You are all so special! Thanks for your service and Happy Veteran's Day!

Here is a My Digital Studio 12 x 12 scrapbook page. I used Garden Green striped Designer Series Paper and Garden Green card stock. I used embellishments from the Hodgepodge Hardware.

He is my hero!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Scrapbooking Retreat

Went on a scrapbooking retreat with a wonderful friend this weekend. It was so much fun and I was able to complete 63 12 x 12 scrapbook pages. I was so happy to complete that many pages and hope to be able to go to another one in the spring! Everyone was so nice and the place we were at was so pretty and on the lake. Loved it! I tried some of our Simply Scrappin' Kits and they are wonderful. I wished I would have tried them before now. Here is one of the pages I made. This one is not made with the kits, but I thought I would share it. I love the colors. I will be sharing more of the next few months. I can't wait to get back to stamping! I have to start my Christmas cards.

The Cheer and Joy words are cut out from the Join in the Cheer exclusive to Stampin' Up! Sizzix Decorative Strip Die cut from Ruby Red card stock. I also used Swirly Sizzix Decorative Strip Die from Ruby Red card stock.
The ornaments are embossed with the Stampin' Up! Backgrounds #1 Texturz Plates and then punched out with the Ornament punch which is in the Holiday Mini catalog. The patterned paper is from the Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Stampin' Up Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper Dress Card

This is a dress card for a baby shower. I didn't want to use the tradition pink for a baby girl. I had this pack of paper and had not used it yet. The card base is made from Pale Plum. I used a pattern I found online to cut the dress from the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper and the Pale Plum. I stamped a sentiment from God's Blessings stamp set on the inside with Perfect Plum. Love our White Organza ribbon. I punched the Large Oval on Pale Plum and lined up the Scallop Oval over that to make the collar. I also used the Eyelet Border punch on the bottom of the DSP. Easy, but cute card to give at the shower. Hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful stampin' day!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Stampin' Up! Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy Card

I cased this card by Ilina Crouse on her blog, My Creations. Her card is so pretty. I love her color combination.

Anyway on to my card. I love the Top Note Sizzix die exclusive sold through Stampin' Up! I use my Big Shot a lot. I love all the things I can do with it, like the textured Night of Navy card stock in the card. That is from Texture Plates Kit#4 available in the current Stampin' Up! catalog. The stamp set is Thoughts and Prayers. I used the wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and tied Hemp Twine around it and through the button. The button is in the Button Latte collection. I used our corner rounder punch on the Night of Navy and Kraft card stock. The other card stock is Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip. Ink is Stampin' Up!'s Chocolate Chip Classic ink pad. Hope you enjoy the card. Have a wonderful day!