September 23, 2010


a lot like Christmas!! Seriously, I went into Kohls the other day, and the entire back of the store is all Christmas already....I mean, what happened to all the holidays in between? No wonder people feel stressed,t they think they are behind and forget it's only September, LOL!  I have not started my Christmas shopping yet - that starts next month.  However, I HAVE started on my cards and so have my customers - we just did a really fun Santa in September class which was great! We each got 15 cards done, whoohoo!! This one I am sharing today is one of five designs we made.  Isnt' it purdy??!! I think Crumb Cake is the perfect base for just about anything and I am loving it here! The stamp set we used is called Peaceful Season, which is a Hostess Level II set in the Holiday Mini. I was fortunate enough to receive this set FREE when I went to Convention - how cool is THAT??!!  Love Stampin' Up! and how they spoil us demos :-)  This is a beautiful stamp set, I love how elegant it is, especially the sentiment stamps!  I paired the stamps with the Deck the Halls designer series paper as well, looks great together! And, check out that ribbon - it is the new Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, also found in the Holiday Mini: it also comes in Very Vanilla and Always Artichoke and is soooooo pretty and easy to work with! This card came together quickly but really turned out very elegant! If you are interested in ANY of the items used to make this card (and you KNOW you are, LOL!) you can purchase them from my online store OR you can send me an email and we can put the order in together! :-)  Now, I am off to put the finishing touches on my workshop tonight but I will be back tomorrow  to share the cute project we are making - sooo spooky, heehee!  Have a fabulous day and thanks sooo much for stopping by and leaving me some love!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla card stock, Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
Inks - Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler classic ink pads
Stamps - Peaceful Season Level II hostess set (holiday mini)
Tools - 3/4 inch circle punch
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, pearls

September 21, 2010


Good morning all!  It's a beautiful day here in Northern CA! I just love when it starts to cool down, but the sun is out, there is a little breeze going - makes me HAPPY!!!  And, since I have lots of stamping to do today, that makes it even better! But first, I wanted to share another fun Christmas card with you - isn't this cute??!!! I just love snowmen, I collect them in all shapes and sizes and at Christmas, they are all over my house, LOL!  This little guy makes me smile - he is from the Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set found in the Holiday Mini! All of the stamps in this set are adorable! I used the snowflake stamp and stamped all over the base of the card in Baha Breeze classic ink- love it! And, I had to use some more Candy Cane Christmas Designer Paper, it is soooo yummy and the colors are fun! I added a smidge of  Real Red card stock that I punched using the Eyelet Border punch - I love how it makes the card pop! My main image was soooo much fun to do - Frosty is stamped in Stazon, then accented with some Real Red marker.  I used my two-way glue pen and dabbed all over and around him, then covered the ground underneath his feet.  I then added the chunky white essentials glitter and voila! SNOW!!! Doesn't it look real?? I love this stuff and one of my customer said that now she wants to order it in all colors and use it on her nails, LOL!  Too too fun!  I finished it off with the sentiment and some Whisper White grosgrain ribbon and the card was done!!! Soooo much fun to make this one, we had a great time and everyone was tickled with this!  See something you just have to have from this list of goodies (I know you want it ALL, heehee!) Check it out - you can go to my online store and order whatever you want!!!   And, if you have any questions, just email me and I am happy to answer them!  I will leave you the recipe and then I am off to run a few errands and then home for some serious stamping! I just love my job!!!!  I will be back tomorrow with some fun things to share - see you then!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Baha Breeze, Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White card stock, Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Real Red classic ink, Real Red and Basic Black stampin' write markers
Stamps - Jolly Old Saint Nick
Tools - Eyelet Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Designer Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch
Accessories - White Chunky Essentials Glitter, Two-Way glue pen, Whisper White narrow grosgrain ribbon

September 20, 2010


Good morning all!! Whew! I had a VERY busy weekend! I taught classes and then had a craft fair all day yesterday so I am wiped out! Me thinks I need to add some time in there for me - LOL!!! Seriously, too much in one weekend BUT it was all fun! I did sleep for thirteen hours last night - can you believe it??!!! I went to bed at seven last night - that NEVER happens! I think my body was telling me something......but I feel GREAT today, heeehee! I wanted to share another one of the cards we did in my Santa in September class.  Isn't this a beautiful stamp set? I love the elegance this image has - makes me happy!! The background is actually stamped with the French Filigree background stamp in Cherry Cobbler classic ink and it looks really purdy with the Gifts of Christmas set we used for the main image.  And, in keeping with the vintage feel, we used the new holiday mini designer series paper Deck the Halls, which I just absolutely LOVE!!! A little Victoria lace along the bottom along with a bitty button and the card is done!  Simple but beautiful I think - they loved it and this is probably one of my favorite Christmas cards I have made so far! I hope you like it too! And, since I just know there are items on this cad you HAVE to have LOL!! Here is the link to my online store so you can order some of your very own!  I will leave you with the recipe as well so you know what everything is - I am off to get ready for my downline meeting tomorrow, then two classes and two workshops later in the week! Enjoy your Monday!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla card stock, Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (holiday mini)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler classic ink pad
Stamps - French Filigree background stamp, Gifts of Christmas stamp set
Tools - Scallop border punch, mat pack and paper piercer
Accessories - Victoria Lace Ribbon, bitty buttons