Thursday, November 29, 2012


Well, if you're following along in this blog, you'll know that I participated in a little swap with my "Team Cam-Am" friends from British Columbia!!! Our "theme" was to do a new technique.  I did the kaleidoscope technique (see Monday's post!)

Well this card is a "fancy fold" technique from my friend Diane Ison
I LOVE this card!!! Check it out!!!

 Now this is pretty enough as is, but wait until you see what it does! Now you can just barely see the sentiment under the vellum snowflake-it definitely shows up better in person!!! 

Ok, here's the inside.  

Simple, right? Just wait!!!  Look what it does!!!

Yup!!! That's right!! It stands up! And what is that behind the snowflake? A little battery operated tea light!!! Look how pretty it looks! 

Here's how it looks from the back so you can see the fold!!!



Neat, huh!? Just imagine how pretty this will look sitting out on my table at Christmas time! It's really a little piece of art!!!! Now you go try it & show me what you come up with!!

Thanx Diane!!! I LOVE it!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


 Stampin' Up! is offering a great way to give Christmas treats for a short time only!!! 
Check our our  
Treat Bundles
available November 29-January 2.

 2 Bundles available!!! NO STAMPING REQUIRED!!!!

1.)  Trimmings & Tags Bundle
      Item 132769
      $13.50 (a $16.85 value)

  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
2.)  Petite Treats Bundle
      Item 132770
      $13.50 (a $16.85 value)

  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
Contact me to order or you can order online 24/7 at my online store!!!!
Don't wait!!! You WANT these for you Christmas gift giving!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Happy Wednesday!! 
It's time for our weekly "Coloring Down the Lines" blog hop!!! 

 Maybe you've "hopped" here from Helen's blog!!! Don't ya just love what she did with these colors?? Nice!!!

This week was tricky!!! Our choice of colors was Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral & Daffodil Delight, or Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red & Basic Gray!
 Now if you know me, you know the Calypso Coral & Daffodil Delight are right up my alley! But when I put the Riding Hood Red & Basic Gray with the Baja Breeze, I saw "winter"!!! So I'm saving the other combo for later in the winter when I need some "sun" in my life!!! lol

So here's what I came up with.

It's a little different than my usual style.  It's kind of "half" a card-if that makes sense!!! I didn't do anything inside yet, but I will probably stamp a sentiment under the flap & sign below so the signature shows.  
Of course the reindeer has a red nose-in honor of my friend Gail who has a little thing going with Rudolph! ;)

Here's a close up of the flap!

As I look at this picture it's hard to see, but there is a stamp in the set that looks like sprigs of mistletoe stamped on the edges. The red marker for the berries shows up, but the sprig image is stamped in Baja Breeze.  It really DOES show up nicely in person! Honest!!! lol

Well, hope you like it!! Head on over to Sandy's blog & see what she came up with! I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving!! I enjoyed my time with my family! It seems so early this year tho!!

Anyway, I was part of a small swap with my friends from team Can-Am!!! We met at convention & have stayed friends!!! 
It consists of myself & 3 talented Canadian demonstrators. They live in British Columbia!!! Just a tad distance away! 

Well, we decided to do a swap using new different techniques!!!  I used my newly discovered technique (thank you Donna!)-the kaleidoscope method!!!

Here's my card!

I really love how this card came out! I had to keep it fairly simple to mail to Canada!!! This is a tedious but fun technique, and I think it packs quite a punch!

Here's a close up of 2 of the ornaments!

 Hope you like it!!! Later this week I'll show you some of the other cards! I really enjoy doing these swaps! I get so excited to get the mail!!! lol

If you'd like to be part of a swap, let me know!! It's a fun time!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Hello all! I've been slightly absent for a bit! I had a show last weekend so it's been a busy couple of weeks preparing!!! Now I just have to get through Thanksgiving!!!

So this week's Coloring Down the Lines challenge was to use More Mustard, Perfect Plum & Riding Hood Red or Perfect Plum, Marina Mist & Rose Red
Well, since I used Marina Mist last time I decided to go with the former!!!

Now you're maybe "hopping" here from Helen's blog! (If you're not, go visit!!!) Don't you just love her creation? I do!!!! She used some of the stuff we got at convention!!! Always so creative!!!

So here's my card!!!

The only stamp set used is Perfectly Penned! I'm kind of a tool junkie though! I used the Big Shot to emboss (chevron folder) & cut (framelits), & the Boho Blossoms punch!!! Add some bling & you're good to go!!!!

While everyone is doing Christmas cards (like I should be doing!!!) I really wanted to try a new technique I just learned from my friend Donna! Over at ButternutSage Designs, she has a great tutorial for the "kaleidoscope" method (along with tons of other great tutorials!!)!!
 It's a bit tricky at first, but packs quite a wow!!! 
I kind of used my own version of her technique!!!

It's kind of hard to tell, but I added Dazzling Details between some of the colors. It's really much more sparkly in person!

I think one comment about this color combination is that the More Mustard is soooooo orangy next to the Riding Hood Red!! Interesting combo of colors!!!

Now head on over to Sandy's blog & check out her design! I can't wait to see it!!!

Until next time.....

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This week's Coloring Down the Lines challenge is to use Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze    OR    Marina Mist, Real Red, Old Olive.  I chose the first combo-Marina Mist, Crumb Cake & Cajun Craze! I am having so much fun being a part of this blog hop with these talented demonstrators!!!!

You're probably visiting from Helen's blog!!! Isn't she awesome?!!!! I love the way she designs!!!

Well, here's mine for this week!

I really wanted to do a winter/Christmas themed card. I love that Champagne Glitter Paper!!! I thought it made a pretty snowflake!!! Kinda different! The Crumb Cake is picked up in the seam binding!  Here's a close up of the snowflake!!!

So I hope you like it!!! Now head on over to Teri's blog & see the wonderful creation she came up with this week!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I am THRILLED to be joining an amazing group of talented demonstrators for the first time this week!!! The challenge is working with the colors on the color wheel!!! We are given 2 sets of colors each week to choose from! Fun!!!

You're probably arriving here from Helen's Blue Dahlia Design blog!!! Isn't her card beautiful?!!!!  

The colors this week were Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi & Chocolate Chip

When I first saw these colors together, I immediately thought "little boy"!  So I came up with a cute "baby" card!

Here's a closeup of the sailboat! I love using Moving Forward for kids' cards!! It's this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set!!! SU is donating $3.00 from every set sold to RMHC!!!

 I colored the stamp with markers in this week's colors, but they sort of faded when I embossed over them (kind of hard to tell but I clear embossed over the image!)  Never had that happen before! Was going to do it again, but decided I kinda liked the effect!!!

Itty Bitty Banners is the best little stamp set! Mix it up with the Bitty Banners Framelits & it's tons of fun!!!!!

It's a relatively simple card this time, but I think that's appropriate for little boys! I should know-I have 2!!! lol Well, they're big boys now, but some things never change!!!

So I hope you like it! You should  now be on your way to Sandy's great blog over at Ice Mountain Designs to see her amazing design!!!

I'm very excited to be part of this challenge/blog hop!!!! See you next week!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


So my SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) challenge this week is Elegant Autumn

Here's my entry!

 I used my new Spritzer bottles for the first time! These were done with Soft Suede! The coordinating color is Cajun Craze! Perfect fall colors!!!! 
(Important to note: when using your Spritzer bottles, be sure to add rubbing alcohol with the water & re-inkers! Dries much faster!!!) 

 This was a fun card to make-and nowhere near as difficult as it looks!!!! 

Here's a closeup of the leaves!!!!

So hope you like my "elegant autumn"!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012


Sooo, you're thinking I have nothing to stamp today! Nothing going on!!!

WRONG!!! lol  
Well of course ANY day is a good day to stamp! But here are some ideas!! 

You can also stock up on the All-Occasion cards-birthdays, get well, sympathy, etc!  Make a "go-to" pile!!!!

Check out these reasons to stamp:

November is Apple Month, Family Stories Month, Military Family Appreciation Month, National Adoption Month, and National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.

The First Week of November is Intimate Apparel Week (ooh this should be fun!!!)

The Second Week of November is Dear Santa Letter Week
The Third Week of November is World Kindness Week
The Fourth Week of November is National Game and Puzzle Week
The Fifth Week of November is Travelers with Disabilities Awareness Week

November 1st is National Author's Day

November 6th is Election Day
November 11th is the Actual Veteran's Day; November 12th is the Observed    

                                                                                          Veteran's Day
November 17th is Homemade Bread Day
November 22nd is Thanksgiving
November 26th is Charles Schulz's Birthday (and mine too!)
November 30th is Stay at Home Because You're Well Day

I'd love to see your creations!!!!! Send them to me! You never know if you'll be posted or not!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Been awhile since I've done a challenge!!! Been so busy with life!!! But trying to get back into the swing of it!!! Watch this week also for more challenges!!!

So here's the Mojo Monday 265 challenge:

I went with square!!! Christmas themed!!!

I used Cherry Cobbler & Gumball Green Core'dinations paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog!!! I know you're supposed to distress or tear or whatever, but I just love the richness in the color!!! 

And of course no card of mine is complete without the Big Shot!!! lol

Here's a close up of the ornament and sentiment!

I'd like to get this card! Would you??

Be sure to check back this week for all the wonderful November specials at SU!!! Tons going on!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!