- I have two children. My daughter Jennifer is 27 and my son Christopher is 25. And two step-sons, Trevor and Adam ages 24 and 26 along with their beautiful wives Emily and Julie and their babies, Noah and Madisyn. I also have I've been married for 12 years to my husband Gary. I'm a full time Junior High Language Arts teacher and stamping is one of my passions. All products I use are from Stampin' Up! Be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website to view my calendar of events by clicking on the link to the right!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
P.S. Don't forget! The Holiday Mini Catalog is going to expire soon, so if there is something you've been wanting...now is the time to order!
Monday, November 29, 2010
The second is a card I made using Deck the Halls DSP and the Bells & Boughs stamp set. I had a hard time taking a photo of this card. For whatever reason, I couldn't get it to not come our blurry. I did very little stamping, but a lot of cutting. I cut out one of the images on the dsp and used dimensionals to pop it up on the base. I think it turned out pretty well.
As always, thank you for stopping by and until next time...
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I used the Tags till Christmas stamp set for two of them, Jolly Old St. Nick for one of them, and the snowflake punch for the other. Very simple but cute.
Tomorrow I'll have a few more Christmas cards for you and an adorable little gift card holder that I made for the holidays. Until then...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Be back soon. Till then...
These three little cards are some of my favorites, especially the snow globe. I think it is the cutest little thing! I made it a few months ago at a stamp club I attend. We used the Sweet Snowglobe stamp and Candy Cane Christmas DSP from the current Holiday Mini. It also uses the Northern Frost Decorative Srtip for the Big Shot which is also in the holiday mini. I love it, love it, love it! Need I say more?
The card with the little Christmas packages on it is another of my favorites. And it was sooooooo easy to make. The DSP came from the IBC. It is called Jolly Holiday. The stamp set is Heard from the Heart, also in the IBC.
The last card uses another stamp set I like a lot. It is an "oldie but goodie", Winter Post. The dsp is from the Holiday Mini and is Deck the Halls.
I love, love, love Christmas and all of the Christmas "things" Stampin' Up!has in both their Holiday Mini and IBC, and I'll have more to show you in the next few weeks before Christmas. I hope this makes up for my lack of posting since August. I've been busy with work and I am lucky to have this week off. (Many of the surrounding school districts only get Wed., Thurs., & Fri. off). Then only 3 weeks is it until Christmas break?...but who is counting! :)
Till then...Happy Stamping!
The other card was made with the Apple Blossom hostess set from the IBC. I changed it by adding the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. These three stamp sets are my absolute favorites and I don't see how anyone can do without any of them!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I've been really busy here getting some of the rooms in my house ready to paint and getting myself ready to head back to my "other" job (teaching) on Thursday. Where has the summer gone? It seems that once the Fourth of July hits, the summer ends too quickly. Once I head back to teaching, a lot of things will suffer like housework, cooking...all of the things I absolutely hate. The important things in the house will get done, but much of my free time will be spent in my stamp room. The only problem there is, I'll make new stuff, but a lot of the time I don't get around to photographing and posting. Anyway, on to the card.
I used the Big Shot and the Bigz Tulipe die to make the stencil for this card using a thick window sheet. I then used a sponge dauber to get the image onto the crumb cake card stock. I also used the Very Vintage jumbo wheel and versa mark to lightly stamp the background. I think the rest is self explanatory, so I won't go into great detail. It is a pretty card and turned out quite well, I think. If you have any questions about it, feel free to email me.
Don't forget to check out my calendar of events by clicking on my Stampin' Up! website link on the top right of the page.
Until next time, hope your days are filled with stamping and fun.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
As promised, I am back today with a new post and photo of a card I recently completed. It uses the Punch Potpourri hostess set, which can be yours too if you book and hold a workshop. It is a level 1 hostess set, so it doesn't have to be a big one, only $150.00. It coordinates perfectly with the Two-step Bird Extra Large punch. ($16.95; item #117191).
As a matter of fact, August is the perfect time to hold a workshop. Stampin' Up! is offering an extra $25.00 in hostess benefits until Aug. 31 if you have a $350.00 workshop or greater. That means $75.00 in free stuff! Now, who doesn't like to get free stuff? I still have some dates open, so go on over to my Stampin' Up! website, choose a day and let me know and we will do it!
The other things I used on this card are:
- Punch Potpourri (Hostess Level 1)
- Occasional Quotes (Hostess Level 3)
- Rich Razzelberry (115316)
- Regal Rose (105130)
- Very Vanilla (101650)
- Old Olive (100702)
- Rich Razzelberry (115658)
- Regal Rose (105211)
- Two-step Bird Extra Large Punch (117191)
- 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (Regal Rose--Retired )
- Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859)
- Rhinestone Brads; Clear (113144)
- Basic Rhinestones; for bird's eye (119246)
- Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
- Textured Wallpaper Embossing folder for Big Shot (120175)
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Until next time...
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Hello. Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. It has been awhile since I last posted, but I hope to make that up to you in the next few days.
This post-it holder holds the 6" x 4" post-it note pads. I love this stamp set, if you don't already know that. I made a couple of these for some new people at work, sort of as a welcome gift. I really do think they will like it.
Everything I used is from the new Idea Book and Catalog which I can't get enough of. I want everything in it!
Oh, and the sentiment looks like it is crooked, but I assure you, it is stamped straight. I've said on more than one occasion, I am not a photographer. I must not have lined up the the camera quite right!
Here is what I used:
- Crumb Cake (120953)
- Soft Suede (115318)
- Very Vanilla (101650)
- Crumb Cake (121030)
- Soft Suede (115657)
- River Rock (109010)
- Vintage Vogue (118598/clear)
- Very Vintage jumbo wheel (117693)
- Occasional Quotes (Hostess Set) (120142/clear)
I also used vanilla colored pearls from the old Pretties Kit to embellish the flowers. Looks like one of them moved while I was setting it up for photographing...ooops!
A word about Stampin' Up!'s card stock. I think the card stock Stampin' Up! has to offer is of a much higher quality than any of its competitors. It has a heavier weight to it and is a better value in the long run. If you make regular sized 4-1/4" by 5-1/2" cards, you will get 48 cards out of a package of 24 sheets of 8-1/2"by 11" card stock. One package is only $6.95! That is about 28 cents per sheet. I KNOW that's a lot less expensive than any of those other craft stores out there! And since it is so thick, the cards you make when you use it stand up on their own. Some of that other paper out there is as thin as computer paper and even when it is on sale it isn't less than 28 cents per sheet! So if you are really into card making, you might want to try out some of Stampin' Up!'s card stock.
Well, that is all for me today. I will have more tomorrow. Until then....
P.S. The item numbers I've given for the stamp sets are for the clear mount sets.
Monday, July 19, 2010
See you then!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Well, that's it for now...until next time!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The baby card is made using the new Baby Bundle stamp set that is set to appear in the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog that debuts on July 1st. The Blissful Bride set can be found in the current Summer Mini. I like both sets a lot.
For the baby card I used So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock and So Saffron and Bashful Blue ink. The heart is colored with Riding Hood Red. The wedding card is done in Basic Grey, Whisper White and Brushed Silver card stock, and I used Silver Encore ink. The flower on the dress is colored with bashful blue ink. And of course, each also uses 5//8" satin ribbon in both Bashful Blue and Basic Gray, and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great week.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Here is what was used.
- Go, Graduate stamp set (118519 wood, 120054 clear)
- Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
- Basic Black Card Stock (102851)
- Basic Gray Card Stock (108692)
- Basic Black Classic Ink (101179)
- Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder (117335) Still available from the Occasions Mini
The weekend included the following Saturday until 10:00 p.m. where we created many other remarkable projects, all of which I hope to photograph and post here. They all use products that you can order in the current Summer Mini Catalog.
Hope you enjoyed your visit. Until next time!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Hope you like what you see. A list along with item numbers will follow my signature. Again, all products are from Stampin' Up!.
Until next time!
- Tropical Party Stamp Set (118515 Clear/120081 Wood)
- Island Oasis DSP (117173)
- Whisper White C/S (100730)
- Old Olive C/S (100702)
- Pumpkin Pie C/S (105117)
- Rose Red C/S (102544)
- Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117292)
- Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink (100814) and marker (100058)
- Rose Red Classic Ink (101778) and marker (100063)
- Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink (105216) and marker (105115)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Sunday, May 23, 2010
This little book I made is called a Meander Book, mostly because of the way the paper is cut and folded. If you want directions on how to create a book like this for yourself, shoot me an email and I will be happy to provide you with the link for the tutorial.
I turned this book into a mini-scrapbook for my sister. She is fortunate enough to have grandchildren, and I had a lot of photos of them...so.....
The first few pages contain pics of her granddaughters from age 1 month to 1 year. The last few pages have photos of my nephew, his wife (my niece), and their two daughters. I hope my sister doesn't see it here because it is a surprise for her. I think I just might make her a larger scrapbook for Christmas. I'd love a gift like that.
Here is what I used.
- Cottage Wall DSP (115671)
- Elements of Style Stamp Set (118611 wood/120045 clear)
- Tropical Party Stamp Set (118515 wood/120081 clear)
- 5/8" Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292)
- Chip board for the front and back covers
- Versa Mark (102283)
- Rich Razzelberry classic ink (115658)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
- Snail Adhesive (104332)
There are a few two photos of the inside of the book at the bottom of this post.
Hope you like what you see. Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I know, it has been a really long time since my last post. Suffice it to say I have been really busy. Only 3 more days of school this year, and then I will be able to stamp full time for awhile.
I just love this stamp set. It's called Elements of Style and can be found in the Summer Mini Catalog. (118611 wood/120045 clear.) If you purchase this stamp set along with several others, you qualify for a free package of brads this month in honor of National Scrap booking Month. You can find out what other stamp sets would qualify you for the brads by going to my Stampin' Up! site.
I also love these colors together. The card stock is regal rose and old olive. I stamped the image on vellum using black craft ink and then embossed with black embossing powder. Also known as the stained glass technique, I then colored the images in regal rose, old olive and more mustard. I used dimensionals behind the flowers to adhere the image to a piece of pretty in pink card stock. The old olive satin ribbon can also be found in the summer mini. (117292). When you use the stained glass technique, if you want brighter colors, you should color on the front side of the vellum. For more muted colors, stamp on the reverse side of the embossed image. The bird was stamped on a piece of whisper white card stock using more mustard ink.
Well, thanks for stopping by. I will try not to take so long to post again, but I think I say that every time. :)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Well, since he is "so old" I thought sail boats and teddy bears wouldn't be appropriate so I borrowed Stampin' Up!'s Circle Circus stamp set from a friend and this is what I created. (Do you believe I don't own this stamp set? I'm going to have to get it; I fell in love with it.) I think he'll like it. He won't see it until Saturday when he's home and I make him his birthday dinner. This, along with a gift ($$$$$) is all he is going to get. What more could a college kid want? Wish somebody would give me a card filled with $$$. I used Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and Soft Suede Paper and ink. Also used some Whisper White card stock.
Hope you like my creation. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The stamps I used are Charming, Baroque, and the En Francais background stamp. As always, if you want any more information, let me know. Everything I used is from Stampin' Up!
Well, I am off to pack my suitcase in anticipation of my spring break trip with my husband and friends next week. I have some ironing to do, as if the cloths will still look ironed when I unpack them.
Until my next post...thanks for stopping by.
Monday, March 15, 2010
The sailboats are from the retired stamp set ABC Images from Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is from the stamp set Birthdays Count. The colors are soft suede and taken with teal. I also use the polka-dotted texture plate that goes with the Big Shot on the taken with teal piece. I think you can figure out the rest on your own! :)
This is a short post today. I am beat! We've been doing our state assessment at school and today was day 4 of it. Tomorrow is the last day. You would think I was taking the test, I've been so tired when I get home. The bright side is...only 4 more days until spring break! Yippie! Then I can really stamp.
Until my next post, thanks for stopping in.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
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Sunday, January 3, 2010
The Inspired by Nature stamp set is probably one of my most favorite. I just love the flowers that go with this set. This card is probably one of the most complicated I've ever done. I didn't do anything that was difficult; it just took a lot of steps and time to complete. First I had to sponge in the clouds in the background. Then it took me several attempts to get the grass in the background just right. Finally, I used the stampin' write markers to color in the flowers. The colors I used are chocolate chip, whisper white, old olive, brocade blue and pretty in pink. The butterfly is cut out of perfect plum.
This will probably be my last post for awhile. I head back to work tomorrow after two glorious weeks off for the holidays. My next extended time off will be spring break. I can't really complain, because not many other professions give so much time off. Although, a pay raise would be nice!:) With the economy the way it is, we've seen many budget cuts in my school district, so a raise will definitely be out of the question for a while. To be honest, I didn't become a teacher because I would get rich at it. I did it because it is my other passion next to stamping. I will see what I can do regarding a new post on my next three-day week- end, but no promises.
As always, thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy what you see here.
P.S. Happy New Year too!