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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!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zig Zag Gift Card Holder

Hello all.  It has been a few days since my last post, but I have been very productive these last few weeks.  Thought I'd get one more post in before we leave for our vacation this weekend.  We will be gone for awhile, so I wanted to share something pretty to hold you over till we get back.

I got the inspiration for this card from Paper Crafter's Magazine this past week.  They didn't have dimensions on how to cut this little thing out, so I figured them out myself.  I will share them with you.  What I like about this card is there is a pocket in the back for a book mark and on the inside a spot for a gift card.  How cute is this anyway!  I think this would be a perfect to give my school's Language Arts Student of the Year his/her gift, which is usually a gift card to a book store.  One can't read enough, don't you think?

I used the Twitterpated designer series paper that is in the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I fell in love with paper when it first appeared in the Occasion Mini and am sooooo happy they carried it over into the new catty.  The item number is 125406 if you are interested.  On the inside and outside of the card I used a small envelope size 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches.  Item number is107309.  The one on the outside is partially covered with dsp and on the inside it is total covered.  Both are adhered with stampin' dimensionals.

The measurements for the card base are 10 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches.  I then placed the long edge at the top of my Simply Scored (122334)  and scored the card stock at 3 1/2 inch and again at 7 inches.  I then cut from the top of the first score line at a diagonal to the 1 1/2" mark from the top of the card stock on the right edge of the paper. Fold on the first score line  (make a mountain) over to the left edge of the paper.  You can make the back pocket here by using sticky strip on three sides, leaving the top open.  Then fold the top flap over to the right.  I know this sounds confusing, so I am adding a picture. at the bottom.  Decorate as you choose.  I don't think you can go wrong with Stampin' Up! products as everything coordinates so perfectly. 

Well, that's all for today.  Hope you like what you see here today and I hope the diagram at the bottom is helpful.  Until next time...

Happy Stamping!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Open Sea

Remember this stamp set?  I am so glad I held on to it. It first appeared on the Stampin' Up! scene last summer.  I don't think it ever did go away.  I love it because it is a very masculine set and sometimes you just need a very masculine card!
Tomorrow is our anniversary so I thought I'd pair this stamp with some of the blue dsp in Summer Smooches paper.  The blues are Island Indigo and Tempting Turquoise.  My husband likes blue. 

I didn't put a sentiment on it because I wanted to write a special message inside. 

Well, this is going to be a quick one.  I have a few more things to get done before he gets home from work.  Soooo....until next time.

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Happiness Is...

Happiness is...whatever you want it to be.  I believe we have a choice in this life to either choose to be happy with what we have or miserable and constantly complain.  I can't stand being around constant complainers! 

The colors on this card make me happy.  I have always been a lover of bright colors, especially greens, purples, and oranges.  These colors are Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, and Rich Razzelberry, and all three are colors you will find in the new Floral District designer series paper.  I just love, love, love it.  Item number for this paper is 126919. 

The stamp set I used is Bright Blossoms (125497) for the image, and Loving Thoughts (125845) for the sentiment.  And don't forget the butterflies...they are a little touch of happiness too!  I made them with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die (118138).  You can get any of the items I've mentioned by going to my online store by clicking the button in the top right column.

Hope you like today's creation.  I have more to share in the next few days. 
Until next time...

Happy Stamping!