September 16, 2010


Good morning all!!! I hope you are having a fabulous week! I am, but just very busy, LOL!! I love it though - keeps me out of trouble *wink*  I wanted to share one of the cards we made in my Santa in September class last week - I love having these classes because it helps get all the Christmas cards we all need DONE before the holidays so there is no mad scramble in December, lol!  We made five cards in all so I will share some more with you all tomorrow.  This first one is definitely not yoru traditional colors of Christmas but I think it is super cute all the same! It uses the stamps set Greeting Card Kids, which has adorable images for several different holidays and they are sooooooo stinkin' cute - they bring back the old fashioned feel to holidays that seems to be missing sometimes.  Look at that little one - isn't she just as sweet as can be??!!  I paired her with the Candy Cane Christmas designer paper from the holiday mini, which pretty much dictated my colors of Baha Breeze, Garden Green, and Blushing Bride along with some yummy Real Red! I love all these colors but would not have thought of putting them together myself - Stampin' Up! is amazing that way :-)  The background is embossed on the Big Shot using the finial press folder - love it!! I colored my little cutie in with Stampin' Write markers, then added some dazzling diamonds underneath her for the snow effect.  And, of course I had to have some ribbon and a yummy button with some bling to top it all off! The ladies loved this card and I love how it turned out! If you see something on this card you have to have (I know you do, LOL!) you can order from my online store and it will come straight to your door!  So, today is dedicated to prepping for class tomorrow night and working on some projects for the Harvest Festival this weekend - lots going on around here, LOL! Have a fabulous day and I will be back tomorrow to share another fun card we made in class! Till then - Happy stampin'!!!!
Card Recipe: 
Paper - Baha Breeze, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Whisper White card stock, Candy Cane Christmas designer series paper
Inks - Stazon, Stampin' Write markers (Baha Breeze, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Basic Black) Real Read Classic ink
Stamps - Greeting Card Kids
Tools - Big Shot, Finial Presss embossing folder, Scalloped edge border punch, ticket corner punch, word window punch
Accessories - Real red 1/8 inch ribbon, Garden Green designer button, rhinestones, dazzling diamonds, liquid glue

September 15, 2010


as a witch owl??!! LOL - there is now!!! I wanted to make a fun card for this week's sketch challenge over at Stampin' Connection, using my owl punch and some of the fun new Halloween stuff we have! So, this is what I came up with - a witch owl, heeeheee!!! I think she is cute if somewhat awkward in shape :-)  I made this a square card - this is usually my favorite size but I have not been making as many this way because it seems to mail them is not as fun! I learned that the hard way by doing almost all my Christmas cards this size last year, ugggghhhhh!!! But, for this one it had to be a square card and I love it! I used my fun stamp set called Wicked Cool - I cannot get enough of those fun witches feet, lol! And, I love bats - I stamped them all over the background as well as on the main image - too too cute, right??! And, I broke out my Big Shot, cutting a scalloped square from the Nite Owl Designer series paper found in the main catty. Super cute - there is even a piece in there with fuzzy black circles on it that would make great spiders, heehee! Then, I used my scalloped circle and my regular circle dies, which formed the main image.  And, since no card in my mind is complete without SOME ribbon, I added some Basic Black satin ribbon - can you say YUM!!!  Loooooove it!!!! I also played with my new border punch called the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border - isn't it fun??!!! I love how it can be used like ribbon.....there is no such thing as too much ribbon, right??!  I had sooo much fun making this card - it just makes me happy! And, I will be stamping away the day as I get ready for class on Friday and a big craft fair on Sunday! If you are local, come on over to Durham where the Harvest Festival will be going on and stop by and see me! You don't want to miss out on my make n' takes *wink*  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have to have any of the things I used on this card (you KNOW you do, LOL!) go on over to my online store where you can place an order with me fast and easy!  Be back tomorrow with some of my Santa in September cards we did in class - such fun!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Whisper White card stock, Nite Owl Designer Series Paper
Inks - Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie classic inks
Stamps - Wicked Cool
Tools - Big Shot, Scalloped Circle, Scalloped Square, and Circle Bigz Dies, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Owl Punch
Accessories - Basic Black satin ribbon