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Friday, September 25, 2015

I have been having fun making some small cards to go into goody bags for our local Rhea Lana's kids consignment event.  Here are some of the cards that I made.  Check out the Stampin'Up website to find these products.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Butterfly wreath

I am so excited for spring this year!  I think it is because all of my kids are old enough to play outside and have fun, without too much worry of them putting bugs and dirt in their mouths!  Planning to do a few camping trips this summer as well now that we don't have to pack the whole house for baby supplies :).  In the meantime...while I wait for it to really get warm outside...I made this really fun butterfly wreath for my front door.  I absolutely love the new butterfly framelits from Stampin'Up!  I just can't get enough of this die.  I sure hope they keep this one around for a while.  Here are some close ups.


Here is the complete project (I may still add to is never finished)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Birthday Cards

I had fun this past week creating some fun birthday cards using Stampin'Up! punches for my monthly stamp class.  One of the cards I created was inspired by a card layout on the mojomonday blog.

The diagonal element was a fun idea but I was not liking how my cards looked using paper to create that piece.  So I decided to try it with a stamp!  I love this butterfly bundle from Stampin'Up! and I have been using it a lot! is what I came up with and I made a bunch of extras because I really liked how it turned out. 

I really never do get tired of butterflies!  They are so fun to stamp with and this thinlit is one of my all time favorites.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Cards

Every year I have a holiday card making party.  This year has been my favorite because Stampin'Up! has some fabulous stamps and accessories this year.  Here are a few examples of some of the cards that we made.
 This card has a fabric piece on the background and champagne glimmer paper to add some sparkle!
 This has been my favorite stamp/framelit set of the year.  It is called Wonderous Wreath and it is a photopolymer stamp!
 Every year I do one card that is a non-traditional color scheme for the holidays.  This one was inspired by the retro fresh washi tape.  Colors for this card are pool party, tangerine tango, and baked brown sugar.  I loved the look that was created by embossing over washi tape.  This layout was also inspired by the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge PPA 228.  It is slightly different because I put element #3 under element #2 and all the way across the page, but I still like how it turned out.
This has been another favorite set of the year.  It is called Work of Art.  There are so many options and different ways this set can be used.  I saw this square stamp and thought of presents!

I am so excited for the holidays this year, and this has been a great start to the season.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's been a while!

Well, it has been too long since I posted.  I have been so busy these past two years that I just haven't taken the time to post anything.  I want to start being more consistent on here so that I can document my creativity!  Over the past year I have been attempting some new mediums of creativity.  I have been doing wood project here and there because my husband likes to help me with these, and I enjoy his help!  Here is a picture of one of my favorites
 The other media I have been attempting is canvas.  I made these two canvases for my son's room and I got so much feedback on them I though I would try some more.
Here are some of the others


I has been really fun and challenging to try some new projects.  But I still love to work with paper!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snowman Soup!

I saw this idea a while ago and I have been waiting for the right occaision to use it!  Who doesn't love "snowman soup"  (Hot Chocolate).  I think this will be a fun Christmas carolling treat. 

I designed the poem tag in "My Digital Studio".  I am loving Stampin'Up!'s digital
designing program!  All of the colors still coordinate when I print them on my home printer.

I used one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper folded into a little tote bag.  It is scored on the 11in. side at 3/4", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", & 10 1/4".  Then scored on the 8 1/2in. side at 2" & 6 1/2".  Then scored diagonally on both of the 11in. sides at 2 1/2" & 8 1/2".

Inside is a bag filled with 1 cup of hot chocolate powder, 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows, and 4 mini candy canes.  Enough for 4 servings of hot chocolate!  I just can't wait to share these with family and friends. 

We will also be making these for the December Hostess Club.  I can't wait to share!  Here is the picture where I got the inspiration ( ...there can be so many options with this little project!  ENJOY!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

October Project

Wow, fall is in full swing and it is almost October!  I absolutely love this time of year, the leaves are starting to change color the morning is air is starting to be crisp and cold and the best part birthday is coming up.  I think that naturally we enjoy the season that our birthdays are in.  October just happens to be my favorite month :).  I cannot wait to do more fall projects, and I am also already getting excited to do some holiday projects.  The holiday catalog came out earlier than normal this year, so I have started getting ideas of how I want to use the new products (christmas in July).  I am trying really hard to stay in the current season as much as possible so that the holiday's don't rush by like they sometimes can! 
So with the current season in mind, here is the project that we are going to be doing for Hosstess club in October!  It is a card and box made from basic black, very vanilla, and tangerine tango card stock.  I used the Howlstood & Scaring Bone (#126906 - $10.95) designer series paper, the 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon (#127837 - $7.95), and the Toxic Treats (#127901 - $20.95) stamp set from the Stampin' Up 2012 Holiday Catalog

This treat "bag" is made using DSP and the simply scored tool.  I can't wait to fill it with goodies and treat a friend!

I just love this stamp set, it is the perfect Halloween set!  Not too scary, but just the right amount of spook!  It has a rustic element to it, but can be used in a playful way too.

This is an idea that I cased from a fellow demonstrator.  The ribbon is "frayed" by cutting the binded edges off of both sides and then pulling and fraying the fibers to create this spider like effect.

If you would like to make either of these projects or if you are interested in joining my Hosstess club, send me an e-mail or comment on this post!