Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Check out the new Clearance Rack in my SU store!

Whoa- check it out! You can get some of those items you always wanted that are now long gone for up to 80% off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some of the items in the store include:
  • Ribbon
  • Rub-ons
  • DSP
  • Felt Flurries (snowflakes)
  • Tins
  • Chipboard
  • Notecards

Order these items online only while they last- check it out HERE.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Babies and Boos

Just wanted to share a few creations from the last week- I have been busy doing different things.

First, here is a baby shower card for someone at work. I made the baby's using punches- I CASE'd this idea and technique from Sophia over at Sunny Stampin' (Andrea Walford's blog). Id idn't have the exact same punches, so I had to improvise, the effect isn't as good, but fun none-the-less.
This next project is a little halloween decor I made for the house using coasters. It was fun to make and play with the colors. Everything shown is stampin up with the exception of the B (in boo) and the glitter paint used on the second O- which you can hardly see here- and the purple ribbon- which were all purchase at a LCS.

Not much to say today, but thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Custom-made, one of a kind Christmas and Hanukkah Cards

Are you interested in some custom-made, one of a kind holiday cards? Maybe you wish you could make them but just don't have time. I am currently offering my services to make holiday cards for you. Here are the details:

• 20 cards & envelopes per box
• One design per box
• Choose from 4 designs (Three below, but will also be offering a Hanukkah design, check back in 1-2 weeks for Hanukkah Design.)
• Order in bulk and receive $5 off additional boxes after the first box ($25/box starting with box #2 and up)

• $30/box
• $55/2 boxes- 40 cards
• $80/3 boxes- 60 cards, etc.
Additional $4.95** for shipping if required (those in Seattle area can arrange to pick up), shpped orders will be sent via priority
*shipping rate may change based on the number of boxes ordered and may also change if ordered outside the US.

Orders will be accepted until November 6. 2009. Cards will be delivered no later than December 15, 2009. Please see the designs below:

Card 1: From Our House

Card 2: Snow Flurries

Card 3: Just Beclause

Card 4: Happy Hanukkah

Number of boxes
list card type(s) & quantity

Monday, September 21, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!!!

OK, here are the results...

True Random Number Generator Result: 4 - Debbie F.

Debbie said-
Congratulations on your blog success. I really like the peacock card. I hope you'll share how you did the feathers.Debbie F.
September 10, 2009 10:48 PM

Thanks Debbie- please email me your address and I will send you your blog candy.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you & BLOG CANDY!

This post will remain at the top until 9/20- at which point I will pick a winner using Newer posts will be below.

OK, so I get on my blog this am to post a card I made yesterday and I notice that in the last few days that my blog has jumped by over 1000 hits! It was a nice suprise to go from 9,600+ to over 11,000!!! I was contemplating doing some blog candy at 10,000, but I guess I have to now, since you all just made my day! :) (BIG GRIN!)

The card I was going to post today is a thank you card from the Very Thankful stamp set, how appropriate! So thank you, to all of you who visit my blog stories and come to see cards (or even if you just do one or the other)! It really means a lot to me to know that people enjoy what I create and I LOVE it when you leave comments.

9/11/09 ETA- Someone asked about the peacock and how it was done. The peacock was stamped in brilliant blue. I then colored in the blank parts of the feathers in with Taken with Teal and Green Galore. After I went around the feathers (and a bit on the head tuft) with my versamark pen. I used my SU! Gold embossing powder and heated it up. Wallah! All supplies were SU! with the exception of the ribbon, which was just to perfect to pass up. :) about some BLOG CANDY to show my appreciation?!?!?! This is what I am offering:

9/11/09 ETA Blog Candy photo and contents (below)-
  • Stampin' Up! Congrats Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up! Fresh Cut Note Cards
  • Stampin' Up! More Mustard Ink Pad
  • Green Tag Shaped Note Cards
  • Bottle of Leaf embellishments
  • Sheet of stickers
Here's how you can win:

  • Post a link on your blog about this opportunity to win blog candy and link that below- one entry
  • Post a comment below- one entry

So you have two chances to win. Good Luck and thanks for stopping by! :)


Today's post is just an assortment of random cards that I have made in the last week or so. They are fun. you can tell I am not ready to give in totally to the fall/winter colors.

First I have a card for a small shoe box swap I participate in with my Secret Sister Group. For those who don't know, a shoe box swap is a where you design a card (or card front) and cut the supplies for everyone else to make one. Everyone in the group does the same so you all get to make one another's cards they designed. In the end you get to go home with a bunch of different cards made by you and maybe you learned a new technique, used a new product, or did something you wouldn't have thought of- it's fun. My card was a holiday card but made with some non-traditional colors- whisper white, pretty in pink and sage shadow. I used the new impressions folder Petals-a-Plenty and the brushed my pretty in pink pad across the top to ink up the raised portion of the card. All supplies will be listed at the end. (I will post other cards from the shoebox swap later in the week. )

The next are some thank you cards I made up for those who completed my online survey. I sent them this card made with the Very Thankful Ronald McDonald House SU! set. I also sent them a stack of images stamped on white that they can color or make into cards, or whatever.

Finally, the last is a baby card. I made a small stack of these and am working on making more of this and others to put up in a local baby store for sale. The pea pod idea was CASEd from Holly Jones, another SU! demo. It is actually a leaf die but she was brilliant in thinking it looked more like a pea pod! I agree, so I went for it. Very fun. :)

Card 1: All SU!
Stamps- Sweet Season & Patterned Pines
Paper- WW, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow CS
Ink- Sage Shadow & Pretty in Pink
Accessories- Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Organza Ribbon
Card 2: mostly SU!
Stamp- Very Thankfull
Paper- Whisper White (WW), Kiwi Kiss (retired), Card base (non SU!)
Ink- Basic Black
Accessories- Ticket Corner Punch, Prismacolors Pencils
Card 3: All SU!
Stamps- Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper- Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry CS, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink- Rich Razzleberry
Accessories- Celery Ribbon, Linen Thread, 1/2" circle punch, uniball signo gel pen, dimensionals, Leaves #2 Bigz die
Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to enter to win blog candy above!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Advanced Technique Club's September Meeting

Just wanted to share my most recent cards with you. These are for next weeks Advanced Technique Club. Normally, I don't show them ahead of time, BUT, I allow my girls to bring a guest and they wanted to show what we were making to entice their friends, so I had to share with my girls. Hey, if they know, you might as well too.

This first one is a halloween card that uses sponging as the main technique. I used it to create clouds, but you could use this to create all kinds of backgrounds. I like the look of this card with the DSP behind it.

Next is a fall card. to make this card I used Emboss resist and a brayer. What a fun toy the brayer is! I haven't played with it much but will be doing more of it for sure! I originally learned the technique from Andrea Walford. You can find her tutorial here-

Card 1- Halloween
Stamps- Scary Skeleton
Paper- Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Whisper White and Cast-a-spell DSP
Ink- Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories- Scallop Circle Punch, Sponge, Circle Punch, Black embossing power, Oval Punch, Pumpkin Pie Ribbon

Card 2- Thanksgiving
Stamps- Falling Leaves
Paper- Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Kraft
Ink- Really Rust, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Versamark
Accessories- Sponge daubers, Clear embossing Powder, Brayer, Ticket Corner Punch, Dusty Durnago Polka Dot Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


The new holiday mini is here and this is one bad boy of a catalog! I love everything in it and it is just soooooo big! And, did you notice the new toys???? Jewelry and DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING. Awesome! Go over to the right side bar and click on the mini catalog to view it all the great new stuff!