Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I Quack Me Up

I made this for my friend's husband.   We have a
history of giving each other funny gifts.   I  used a
pen to color the words so I could change the "You
crack me up to "I crack me up.!

I made this card for my friend whose birthday is just
after her husband's.   I used the new stamps sets from
the Occasions Mini Catalogue.   (Vintage Vogue and
and Well Scripted)   I really like the new clear mount
stamp sets - it is so easy to see where to stamp.  You
will be able to order these beginning Jan. 4.    I used
blue because they are my friend's favorite colors but I
think I will be trying this card with other colors.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Beautiful flowers from a Wonderful Daughter

Well, my first post in awhile had to be of these
beautiful flowers my beautiful daughter made for me for
Christmas.   Aren't they fantastic?   So much time and
skill!   They are my favorite gift. Sarah's blog is at the
right of this picture - All Inked Up.  She is a very
talented girl!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I made these cards for a friend today and I really love them only I just can't seem to take
a good picture that does it justice.   The silver cardstock and Not Quite Navy really bring
out the blues in Mary.    I have had this stamp set awhile but just getting around to using it.
I learned the water coloring technique at Club Night with Angela McKay.   I stamped the image
first with versemark and then used white embossing powder.   Then I just colored in the lines and
went over it all with the acqua painter.   

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I have been making cards for christmas gifts and liked this set.  
Dazzling Diamonds add such nice glitter to a card.  

Monday, November 30, 2009

Making up for so little blogging!

I just thought I would add this card since I haven't put anything on my blog for so long.   I made this card for two twin brothers who are immensely talented musicians.   It was fun to put together!

It was hard to take a picture of this to show how it is cut with the Shapers and Movers Die Cut.  The idea came from a card I swapped with a demonstrator out in in Langley.  I used the Sparkle and Shine Jumbo wheel with Old Olive Ink.   Delightful Decorations stamp set is so versatile!     I used the curly labels punch set and just cut out the Holiday Best Hostess Merry Christmas with the small oval and glued it onto the curly labels punch.   I glued red glitter onto some of the snowflakes.  

Christmas  Glitter
We made these cards in my class.  I got the idea from Julie's blog - Paper Pleasing Ideas.
The DSP is Holiday Lounge.   The trees are stamped with versemark on whisper white.  The silver tree is made with silver embossing powder and the other tree is aqua glitter from the Supernova package.  After you stamp with versemark, you apply heat and stick powder, heat it, and then add the glitter.   So pretty! I had to color white ribbon by rubbing it in Taken with Teal ink.   The cardstock is Taken with Teal and Sahara Sand.   It is so easy to coordinate Stampin' Up Colors.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MDS Card

Well......I really didn't think I would get certified but  couldn't sleep one night
and took all the quizzes and sent this card in ten minutes before midnight on the deadline.
Even for a  technological challenged person like me, this program is easy to learn
how to use and makes very pretty cards.

Holiday Lounge meets Delighful Decorations Swap Card

This is one of the newer Christmas papers that Stampin' Up! carries, and the colours are really pretty! Taken with Teal, Ruby Red, and Sahara Sand. I received this card as a swap and just loved it so much I thought I would show it off! Very simple and easy! Thanks for Stopping By!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cute and cuddly swap card!

Once every few months the members of my Stampin' Up! group (West Coast Creators) get together for a great meeting where we learn new techniques and get to swap cards! This is the card that I made to swap!
I used the cold and cuddly stamp set. It's such a cute set! Thanks for Stopping by!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sarah - you will be amazed.   It took me an hour but I finally figured out how to retrieve this picture and post it.   I made these cards this summer for my Grade One students.   I used a number set from Stampin' Up and then used all the children's stamps I had as well as borrowing from Angela McKay.   One side has the numbers from one to thirty and the other side has images I thought the children would enjoy.   There are six of each image so the children can create patterns as well as counting by 1's, 2's, 5's, etc.   The children have loved them whether they work alone or with a buddy.   My fifteen boys prefer the Spiderman images......but the dinosaurs are okay too.   If you know a Grade One Teacher ....they would love these!!  Thanks for stopping by.

We made these cards at a workshop this afternoon.   I cased the idea from my upline Angela McKay.  Almost everyone used chocolate chip glitter from Stampin' Up but the teenager in our group did these cards and they look amazing with different glitter.   We stamped the medallian stamp with Versemark.   Then we put on Heat and Stick powder, and then added the glitter.  The sentiment is stamped with Versemark and then we put on the gold embossing powder.   It is fun to do workshops and watch people be so creative. 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Joyful Christmas Card

I was inspired to make this card by one of my Stampin' Up! sidelines.
I used the delightful decorations stamp set and the ornament punch. And I'm trying to use up all of the RidingHood Red paper I have from last years in colours! The background was sent through my bigshot using one of Stampin' Up!'s sizzix embossing folders and the hole was cut out using a 2" circle punch. I don't know if you can tell, but the ornament is 3D! I used 3 ornaments and glued them together to get this result!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Apple Theme Booklet using Stampin Up Stamps

           The children really enjoyed stamping these
apples while learning how apple trees
looked in different seasons.   We stapled them
together to make a little booklet which they
could then read.

IKEA Card Holders

I saw these at IKEA in their picture section and thought
they would be great for putting cards on display!  I am not the most
talkative of people but thought I had some ideas that might be
helpful to others.   Thanks for visiting my blog.