Friday, June 14, 2013

Wedding cards

I filled an order for 3 wedding cards. One had to be "beachy" the other 2, traditional.
Since they were all for different weddings I knew it would be ok to keep them similar.
The first card had a shell, the second one, I used flowers.
I embossed the flap of the envelope to coordinate with the card.
A nice touch I often forget.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sr Center card 10/27/11

I saw this card on Stampin Connection. ( a site for SU Demos only) LOVE IT! The colors and simplicity of this card were perfect for the large group that day. Yikes...the sudden increase in attendance has caught me by surprise. At the last 2 classes, I had 15 in attendance!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Side Step card...

This card was easy to create using my new Simply Scored tool!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

9/8/11 Sr Center Cards

Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral with Best Friends Forever and Creative Elements stamp sets.

Gold embossing powder for the leaf then watercolored with fall colors

Field Flowers on encyclopedia pages...yep, I'm recycling...LOL

I'm thinking about deleting the blog. 
 If you enjoy seeing postings here, let me know with a brief comment.

These are the most recent cards from Sr Center class on 9/8/11

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

May 2011 Sr Center cards...

We only had one class in May, because the AC went out and it was HOTTTT! Here are the cards I designed and the ladies made during that class. The fish were made from a strip of scallop diecuts made using the Tasteful Trim die from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I was "published"...

This experience should be added to my "live and learn" file. I've added lots to that recently! ;) I was contacted by our local newspaper. They wanted details about the class I volunteer to teach at the Sr Center. I gladly gave an 1.5 hr interview and the reporter requested pics of the cards I created for the class...along with photos of the ladies working on their cards. I narrowed down to 20, the photos I sent. This was the ONLY picture published and I was quoted with just 2 sentences and those were taken out of context. The reporter didn't know what a rubber stamp was....??? I was kind of annoyed and embarrassed.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Big Shot card...

I chose to keep the colors subdued for this sympathy card. i used Very Vanilla CS, Crumb Cake ink. Embossing folder is named Vintage Wallpaper and the flower is Fun Flowers. Oh and teh frame is from the upcoming 2011-2012 catalog and is called Four Frames. it works perfectly with the Decorative Label punch.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cupcake stamps and punch...

I used the new cupcake stamps and punch to create this card for my DD to give my Mom for her b'day.
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Case'd from Pennie

I case'd this card, originally made by Pennie. Her card had a Whisper White card base, where mine is Melon Mambo. I used a different greeting, too. Thanks for inspiration Pennie!
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Framed Tulips

Lots of products from the Occasions mini used here. LOVE this new set, Clearly for You. The embossing folder is one I have used for many of cards recently. It's an exclusive to Stampin' Up...Framed Tulips. Colors are Very Vanilla, Basic Black and "Pear Pizzazz". I CASE'd this bookmark from Shelli. I added it to my card by simply cutting a slit in the front of the card and slipping it in. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Is it distracting?

Tried something new with the blog. Changed the header and title areas. Do you think they are distracting? I've tried to keep the blog simple, in the past, but loved these new designs.
Thanks for your input...

Friday, January 07, 2011


I created this clean and simple masculine card for a recent class.
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Monday, December 06, 2010

Reindeer card...

Created this card for my Sr Center Class back in September. Isn't he cute?!!
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

for Kate...

My DD asked me to make a card for her friend. Not much stamping, but the colors really made this card "pop".
Not my usual colors, but they worked perfectly for this card.

Dusty Durango base
Bermuda Bay textured layer
Crushed Curry Big Shot Daisies with Durango centers
Sincere Salutations greeting on Curry and the Scalloped Oval Punch completed the card.
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Friday, September 03, 2010

love the owl punch...

so, i'm still typing with one hand and 1 finger, but making progress. plz forgive my abbreviations and typos. Anyway, I hesitated when i first saw this cute owl punch from Stampin' Up!...but after seeing so many creative ideas, i was sold. this night scene is much cuter's hard to take photos with one good hand and one shaky hand. the misty/cloudy night sky was created using white craft and a piece of cotton.
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Monday, July 05, 2010


Broke my arm, so the blog will not be a priority. Hope to be posting again, soon!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Simply Adorned...

The Simply Adorned charms are so fun to personalize. If you notice, I added a small self adhesive rhinestone from the kit
Stampin' Up sold this Spring. Fortunately, we will be able to purchase them in packs of 150 (50 each of 3 sizes) for only $4.95! Can't wait...bring on the "bling"
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Elements of Style again...

Elements of Style is a favorite set of mine. This time we used the same swirl as we used on the card in the previous post. We used Soft Suede ink and Kraft CS for a totally different look. The photo doesn't show the Shimmer much prettier in real life. It's such a nice subtle way to add an elegant touch.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Kinda bright...

Recently, I bought a previously owned book of poetry that elementary school children had written. Tore out some pages and went to town. We used Verasmark and the swirly stamp from Elements of Style (love it!), then embossed in clear embossing powder. Next we sponged Summer Sun ink over the embossed swirl. The embossing swirl resists the ink and remained white. This version was kinda bright...I'm eager to try this with different colors of ink.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

I have to admit...

...I LOVE diecuts! I stamped part of the large floral image from Elements of Style onto the diecut butterfly and colored with pencils for a quick and easy card.
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Pedaling Past...

The tricycle in this set is soooo cute! and ya gotta love the border piece
used on the side of the card. Can't wait to use the other bicycle images.
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Circle Circus...

Although colors in the "orange" family aren't usually my favs...I really like this card. Used Dusty Durango ink on a card base similar to Blush Blossom. The Designer Series Paper is from the Fall Flowers assortment. A variety of circle punches and the Scalloped Circle punch were used to punch the circles from Whisper White CS.
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Friday, June 04, 2010

Fabric Butterflies...

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I recently acquired a bunch of fabric samples from a friend. An odd size to do much with so I ran them through the Big Shot with the Beautiful Butterflies die from Stampin Up! Love how these turned out, using the coordinating fabric. In the photos the edges appear to be ragged, but in real life, it's hardly an issue. The small checked fabric is silk and is really beautiful. Thank you my Wallingford friend!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Striped Gift notes. Small but sweet...

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I love the striped Designer papers used on these sweet note cards. Using Hodge Podge Hardware on 2 of the cards and a corduroy brad with taffeta ribbon on the card to the left. Notice the Very Vanilla envelope in the second photo...I continued the theme of the scalloped notes and used the scallop edge punch on the flap of the envie.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

watercolor roses...

I taught a technique class on watercoloring the rose from Fifth Ave Floral set. Some of the images were embossed in white ink with clear powder and the others had silver EP instead. Personally, I prefer the white ink and clear powder. This photo is of the roses the ladies made. We had just sprayed them with Shimmer Mist. Adds such a nice hint of shimmer.
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Easter Projects for the children...

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My helper Lilliana made this...her own design!
I was asked to supply an Easter craft project at my DD's job. (Similar to the Valentine project a few months ago) They requested a "religious" item. That was the card. The kids were cute...asking me who they should give their card to. I told them it was their decision...the look on their faces was priceless. The next project was an Easter chick flame-less candle holder. Each "chick" had a different "personality". One of the children was especially interested in the crafts and asked if she could be my helper. She was great! I noticed she was making things from the scraps of the projects. After everyone had completed their projects...I made her a little thank turn, she made one for me.
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