Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hydrangea bouquet...

This is one of my all time favorite outline images. This time I stamped the vase with flowers and the greeting in Night of Navy ink. I used colored pencils to complete this monochromatic look. (my favorite ;o) The white panel is popped up using Dimensional Dots.
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another Fundraiser...

I created this simple little card for a Fundraiser for our Senior Center. After my last class for 'o9, I asked anyone that would like to make a card, to donate $1.00/card. I donated all supplies and was able to give the Center $25 from the ladies. Very little stamping here: the snowman is actually a die-cut playing card. Notice the Joker over the the right. We stamped the snowflakes for the background, tore white CS to create the snowdrift and added glitter to the torn edge. I had several greetings for them to choose from. I was very pleased!
Thank you to all that help support the Center!
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Friday, December 18, 2009


This card is a prime example of how Stampin' Up's coordinating products makes card making easier. I used CS, grosgrain ribbon and ink all in Always Artichoke for this monochromatic card.Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Live, Laugh and Love...

I stamped an entire sheet of CS with these flower images. I used colored pencils and colored them in all shades of pink, blues, purples, orange, yellow. I love this color combo!
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Alternative ideas..

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I purchased the Country Living Kit last year. It's suggested use was for Winter Holiday projects. I designed these cards as an alternative way to use the stamp set included.Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 23, 2009

Upsy Daisy again..

Posted by PicasaI never seem to tire of this set. I done a few things to make the flowers look like that have a "shadow" much more effective in real life. I used a Stampin' Up marker in Basic Black to add depth to the image. And I stamped the image twice...once with a full load of ink and again, slightly over the the right and without reinking.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gift card holder...

Posted by PicasaAnd updated version of a gift card holder I made a few years ago. The colors are so vivid...must be the photgrapher... ;o)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Melon and Olive...

Posted by PicasaPunches and die cuts using the Big Shot help this simple card get "kicked up a notch". I CASE'ed this idea from someone, just can't remember who.

Ornament Punch vase...

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I love how the new Ornament Punch , will punch out the stamped images from the coordinating stamp set. But what I love even more, is other uses for the punch. This time I punched the "vase" from blue CS. I trimmed off a the bottom of the "ornament" to make it resemble a vase. Stamped flowers from "Friends 24/7" set and colored all with colored pencils.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

No Groovy problem...

I needed one sheet of retired Groovy Guava CS for this card. Couldn't find enough for all 17 ladies to punch the flowers. No problem. I swiped the Guava ink pad across a piece of Whisper White CS and achieved an even more interesting look. Click for a closer peek of the flowers.
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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Cardinal or Blue Jay...

Posted by PicasaAfter seeing others coloring their Cardinal to resemble a Blue Jay, I gave it a try. I like them both. How 'bout you?

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Catalog C.A.S.E. ...

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I held a Stamp A Stack recently and this is one of the 15 cards the ladies made. I CASED it from the Stampin' Up catalog and simplified it, slightly. The ladies made 5 of each 3 designs.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

one too many..

Posted by PicasaI prepared my class sample and realized I only had enough CS for 16 of this card. I had 17 sign up, so we didn't make this card for Halloween. I'm going to use this for a birthday card for one of the men in my family that love skulls. I will stamp a happy birthday greeting on a scrap of light green CS and punch it with the Word Window punch and layer over the Halloween greeting.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Posted by PicasaLove this Pheasant stamped in Soft Suede ink. Added a little colored pencil to create the feathers. Dusty Durango CS was used as a layer.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Negative from the Pumpkin vines...

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So, after I used the Big Shot to create the "vines" for the Pumpkin card (last post) I had this pretty negative strip left over. I couldn't just throw it out, so I used it for this simple card. The "thinking of you" greeting is covering a smudge of ink that appeared out of nowhere.

I'm so hooked...

...on the Stampin Up Lattice die for the BigShot...I added a simple greeting and a ribbon embellishment and viola....done!Posted by Picasa

Oval punch pumpkin...

Posted by PicasaI showed the ladies at my last class how to create a "pumpkin" using an oval punch. I also used the Big Shot for the "vines".

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Posted by PicasaMore Rich Razzleberry, this time, for Dasher, ...and Glitter! Embossed him using Silver EP and added glitter to his antlers. I love, love, love the Stampin' Up embossing folder for the background...very elegant.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Serene Snowflakes...

Posted by PicasaLove this set and the non-traditional colors of the snowflakes. I used Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede...then tried Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede. I added embossed snowflakes to the Razzleberry and really liked the result.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween Goodies...

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Since my children don't Trick or Treat anymore...I've kinda lost the interest in creating specially packaged goodies for them. This year I saw several ideas I wanted to try. My Sweet Treat cup holds Skittles and has a neat tab to pull, so the card isn't destroyed by eager children, wanting candy. And it's refillable! I used 3 sizes of circle punches to create "candy corn"...then I realized I layered them in the wrong order....did you notice?

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Finally! Some time to update the blog...I have sooooo many cards that I need to photograph and post here. This one goes back several's from the Sr. Center Class. We punched a "window" in the front of the card and attached the 'beer mug" to the inside of the card...this way it is visible, opened or closed. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 27, 2009

From my SIL...

My SIL sent these to me for my b'day, a few weeks ago. So much prettier IRL. It was such a nice, expected way to be remembered. Thank you Yvonne!
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