Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Hello I actually saw the sun today but that isn't why you are here :) so...
     My card above is one that I created a few months ago in for a card swap that I was involved in.  It is my style of CAS (Clean And Simple).  Here is how you create this:

Supplies: (all Stampin' Up! products)
 - Smokey Slate, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and daffodil delight card stock (CS)
 - 2  1" scraps of coordinating designer series paper (DSP)
 - Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
 - Garden green ink 
 - 1" square, corner rounder and butterfly punches  
 - tiny pearls 
 - tombow glue 

1)     Fold a 1/2 sheet of Smokey Slate to form 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.
2)     Trim a piece of Crumb Cake cs to 4" x 5 1/4" piece and adhere to front of card with adhesive.
3)     Trim your Whisper White cs to 3 3/4" x 5" and punch a 1" square.
4)     Punch (2) 1" squares from your DSP; with your corner rounder clip the opposite corners from your squares
5)     Using the dotted stamp on the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and Garden Green ink randomly stamp the Whisper White cs.  Open your card and stamp a few dots inside (to decorate the inside too).  Stamp a greeting in the bottom left corner (as desired).
6)     Adhere the squares at an angle on your card.  The spacing depends on if you use a greeting or not.  Start at the top left corner space them evenly.  
7)     Punch a butterfly out of Daffodil Delight cs.
8)     Use the smallest of your pearls and place 3 accenting the body of your butterfly.
9)     Adhere the butterfly to the center square (you can use a dimensional if you want a different look).  Bend the butterfly wings gently up to make the butterfly the star of your card.  

CONGRATULATIONS you are done.  I would love to see the cards that you create when you do this.  PLEASE post your pics here so that I can see them too.  

Thank you for sharing your time with me today.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone.  I hope that your day is wonderful.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

      Ok so here is an interesting selfie of me in my hospital bed. This proves two things the first is that I was in the hospital, for my new not bionic knee replacement.  My second and and by far MOST important is that I am never to take another selfie again.  In my case fat, or fluffy, old woman should not take selfies.  Oh well lesson learned!  My knee replacement leaves me time that I need to use differently.  It is my plan to work on some items to donate to an awesome after school program for middle school kids. I will share them with you soon.  Thank you for sharing you time with me today. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fly Away Home

Here is a shadow box that I created for my sister-in-law Holly.  I created it using whisper white, pink pirouette and regal rose card stock.  I also the retired Stampin' Up! Big Beautiful Butterflies die, and the Beautiful Wings embosslits after embossing the paper to add visual texture. I did use dimensionals and folded the wings up to add to the dimension of this present.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Butterfly Beauty

     Hi and thank you for sharing your time with me today.  Above you see a simple reverse masking card.  I created my shape with my Big Shot and removing the center.  I then put the "negative" over my card front and sponged away; stamped my branch and sentiment; punched my mini-butterflies added bling ('cause I could) then waved my magic wand and toda!  
     I will be missing (legitimate this time) from my blog because I am having my knee replaced.  It is as a result of a soccer injury 20 years ago, yeah and OK it has been almost that long since I was on the soccer field so it is about time to fix it.  
     Please let me know what you would like to see so that I can show it here!  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fencing - not just a sport

Hello -
      and thank you for sharing your time with me today.  I hope that you are well.  PLEASE feel free to make any and all comments.  I love feedback and thank you in advance for it.  
    Today's post is my first attempt of the technique to create a fence.  Using the Hardwood background stamp and Early Espresso ink stamp (2) fence images; take your trimmer and cut each plank or at 1 inch wide; using you hexagon punch center the post in the corner of the punch and you now have the perfect fence post top; sponge all your edges with early espresso; line your fence posts anyway that you want them spaced (I suggest you dry run then adhere them, they will be too long for card) place your horizontal pieces on; now trim off the bottom of the fence posts.  All done!  I decorated mine using the bird builder punch.  Depending on how long you make your fence posts you can create 2 cards with this.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

LNS Fall Treasure Hunt 2014

     Hi and thank you for sharing your time with me today.  Are you looking for fun, frills, fantastic new ideas and the chance to win a prize?  You are in the right place!
    I am one of many demonstrators sharing in the Late Night Stampers Fall Treasure Hunt.
               WHAT, WHY AND HOW:
  What: Is a blog hop - hop from one inspiring blog to another.
  Why: To win prizes.  The first prize you will collect yourselves as you go from blog to blog getting exciting new ideas on how to use products found in the catalog.  The other is the grand prize which you can enter to win.
  How: Hop from one blog to another... OH your hopping legs are resting right now. OK instead of hopping, and to save energy to soak in all the new ideas coming your way, why don't you use your computer.
     1.  Go from blog to blog - listed below.  You will see the treasure chest below on the participating blogs.  Collect the clue, stampers name AND the blog you located each clue on.
     2.  You can start now in order to soak in the terrific ideas that are provided.  Make sure that you check back as more demonstrators may be added.  After October 1st all additions will be made and clues posted.
     3.  Once you have collected all the information please email the completed information to a participating demonstrator (one entry/ person).  If you live in the USA and in or near New York you can email me your entry at I will confirm that I received your email and ensure that you are entered into the grand prize for free SU PRODUCT of your choice.  I will need your name and address if you win the spectacular Stampin' UP! product!  

2014 Fall Blog Hop Participant
My clue is Beautiful Wings (embosslit) item # 118138  page 229 in the catalog. 
-Beautiful Wings embosslit open:                                  -the butterflies when they come out of the embosslit  
Here is a card that I created using these fun butterflies:

2014 LNS Fall Treasure Hunt Blog Participants
  1.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US –
  2.      Sherrill Graff, NV-US –
  3.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US –
  4.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US –
  5.     Deborah Smart, BC-CA –
  6.     Bev Farmer, MD-US –
  7.     Katie Shimshock, US –
  8.     Bridget Sandoval, CO-US –
  9.     Jana T. Secord, US –
  10. Misty Snell, OK-US –
  11. Michelle McCarthy, US –
  12. Rhonda MacNally, CA –
  13. Sarah Souza, US –
  14. Carol Gleason, WI-US –
  15. Diana Carr, US –
  16. Debi Teague, TX-US –
  17. Olivia V. Studley, US  -
  18. Cyndy Ponczek, US –
  19. Patricia Olson, MN-US –
  20. Mary Lee, CO-US –
  21. Tracy Elsom, NS-CA –
  22. Nora J. Hampton, US -
  23. Karina Chin, CA  -
  24. Angelic N. Fletcher, US -
  25. Angie Jones, AUS –
  26.  Sharon Tong-Robinson, CA-US –
  27. Ann Shaffer, US -
  28. Angeline Anny, HI-US –
  29. Laura Simnick, IN-US –
  30. Janis L. Thomas, PA-US –
  31. Cindy Mitchell-Clark, TX-US –
  32. Christy Minshall, NY-US –
  33. Marie Green, OR-US –
  34. Lisa Tyndall, US –
  35. Valerie Malkus, NY-US -
  36. Cheryl Laxton, US -
  37. Billie Moan, US –
  38. Becky O’Donnell, US -
  39. Angela Henninger, TX-US –
  40. Melanie Coverston, MO-US -
  41. ChrisAnn Tomasso, CA-US –
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  43. Suzanne Johnson, US –
  44. Vicki Reed, US –

Friday, September 12, 2014

Here's to AWESOME and awesomeness

      Happy Day to all!  I hope that you are having a good day... OK at least it IS Friday. 

      Above please will find the card that I sent to my sister-in-law and the stamp on it says it well - "You overwhelm me with your AWESOMENESS".  Holly you do.  She faces adversity head on and then with determination moves forward to get done what she needs to get done.  You go girl!!!

stamp set: Bundle Flower Patch Photopolymer
card stock: whisper white; designer series paper
ink: crisp cantaloupe, tangerine tango, pear pizzazz and old olive
accessories: rhinestone basic jewels, stampin' dimensionals, adhesive

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Here's Something To Write Home About

Welcome and thank you for sharing your time with me today.

     As you know or will learn I love paper crafting and I love sharing what I do. Below you see a journal that is perfect for so many things.  The size works for a purse, book bag, brief case, computer bag, bedside table and for your kitchen drawer. Clarification on the kitchen drawer - not the junk drawer but a drawer that you actually use. The journal can be used to take notes at a chat or informal meeting, to jot a last minute excuse for your child's school, a quick grocery list, to give to your child to draw in while you are having your coffee with a friend, for that perfect idea you get before you go to sleep at night etc.  It is also multipurpose as it is made from graph paper so you can create a graph as you are talking in that chance encounter.  This is an attractive journal as is but as "they" say accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.  Below you will find the "accessories" that I used.  

Stamp Set: Bundle Flower Patch Photopolymer
Card Stock: Whisper White Card stock
Ink: Strawberry Slush; Real Red; Costal Cabana; Bermuda Bay; Pear Pizzazz; Old Olive; Daffodil Delight; Hello Honey
Accessories: Perfect Print Alphabet; Big Shot; Rhinestones; Stampin’ Dimensional's; Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Look to your right and you will find the "accessory" store under the "Shop With Me" heading.  It is my Stampin' Up! web site.  This is the store that you buy all of these (and many, many other) awesome products.  I can't wait to "see" you at my there.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

8/25/14  This picture was taken this month at our Glad Heart Stampers Event.  The woman on the left is my awesome up-up line Missy Shipman and me.  Since this is my first and trial post I'll keep it KISS.