Monday, December 29, 2008

Up close Christmas cards

Here's an up close look at the cards. I have a really nice camera...but for some reason my pictures to post don't turn out as good as when I used the old camera. Any tips out there?

Happy Monday


Snow Swirled Christmas Cards this year

This year even though I had fun making projects with other stamp sets, I made 48 of these to send to famliy and friends that are all over the country. My DH liked the simple lines, and the red and green Christmas colors. My DD helped with the sparkle red stickles on the trees that give them the extra little touch they needed. I used Riding Hood red, and Garden Green, along with brushed gold SU paper.

I have blog candy to give away...but I don't seem to have much activity on my site, to know who would be interested anyhow. So, if you are out there let me know and I'll post some. Otherwise, I'll just assume I am doing this for my DS in Montana.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hope you are having a very Merry Christmas! We love having a white Christmas. We are dog setting for some friends while they are gone for two weeks. We love having Daisy- and will be sad when she goes home!

This is another snowflake card, Interestingly enough, these are not the cards I sent out this year. I'll post those tomorrow. This is a card I made when I was playing around with Ridinghood Red, and Kiwi Kiss. I used last year's Celebration Scalloped set, along with the big die cut snowflake from Stampin' up on the Big Shot. I hope your holidays are filled with cheer and a very happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

More snowflake cards

Gotta love the snowflakes! Here's a double post for today. I can't wait to do a scrapbook page with this. This time I used the Pacific point, and dazzling diamonds with a craft white embossed Merry Christmas. In the hustle and bustle of the season, I am missing my embossing buddy. My DH had some interesting questions about what exactly I was looking for when I was announcing that it was missing. It's a good thing we haven't lost our sence of humor!

Red and Gold snowflake

Wow! I can't believe it has been so long since I've posted. I have been stamping in the wee hours of the morning as life has been incredibly busy, along with some major computer issues. Hopefully I am back! I am excited about Christmas, I still have to make my Christmas cards... so they may come a few days later than usual this time!

I used the Riding Hood Red, and the versamark on the retired wheel with a gold embossed image from Punches Three. It's simple and fun for the season.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Big Snowflake

I finally got my big Shot big snowflake! I love it, of course, what's not to love about Big Shot?

This was made using Baja Breeze, I know I've used this color a lot lately-but it's beautiful! The center is a filigree and rhinestone brad. It looks way better in real life.

The sentiment is from the Country Living kit, and embossed with white ep using craft ink.

This was a simple and clean card without a lot of layers. Can you imagine this in red? Hmmm. I can! Have a great day!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Upsy Daisy 2

Happy Monday! We had a fun Halloween, now I am taking time to post a birthday card I made with the awesome set Upsy Daisy... Here I used the new In Colors Baja Breeze and Pacific Point, with Chocolate Chip. I used a flower slider from the Hodgepodge Elements, and sprinkled blue glitter from the SU glitter collection in it. I also used the set Live Your Dream for the sentiment, then I sponged the edges to create that "finished look". Hope you like it!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Batty for You

Hello! It 's been a wild week or two, we've been fighting sicknesses and then had Parent Teacher conferences for several days, but I've been fitting in a bit of stamping here and there when I can. These are some Halloween treats my DD and I made for her class. She is very excited about them, of course I think she snuck a few on the side : ) I hope they like them. It's about time to start making Christmas cards!

Recipe: Batty For You, circle punch, scallop punch. Used paper and ink, Only Orange, Tempting Torquoise, Real Read, Lovely Lilac.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Season of Friendship

I love this set. I am so excited about finding this in the mini! I missed getting Three Trees a long time ago when it came out, and always wished I had, until now. I actually like this one better. I couldn't wait to ink it up. It is a very easy to use set too-it comes die cut, and then it can be used in so many different ways... hoping the Birthday person will like this, meaning I will have to make another one for myself soon before I can give it away.
Recipe: Stamps Season of Friendship, Upsy DaisySU paper Really Rust, Baja Breeze, Whisper White.SU markers for the leaves, Really Rust, More Mustard, Old Olive.
Tree: SU classic pad Close to Cocoa, then scalloped edges with the long scallop punch, ticket corner, large oval punch, sentiment and bird stamped in Baja Breeze.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

House of Haunts

Remember when you were little and you thought there was some house by you that was really creepy? I remember being scared when I had to walk from the bus stop and go by it! My imagination ran wild! I liked this set when I saw it, so I had to make a couple of Halloween cards with it. I used Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, and whisper white paper.

To create the background I punched a circle out, to mask off the moon. Then I sponged the sky with Elegant Eggplant. After the sky was taken care of, I went back and watercolored the moon yellow and orange. Happy Stampin'

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Halloween Spiders

Happy Fall! To start the week off, this is a picture of what I've been up to lately, besides cleaning and seems like one of us gets this cold/flu/fever stuff, toughs it out, and gets to feeling better and then another of us starts feeling awful. It's like we are all just passing it around or something. I've cleaned so much the last week my kids are "Oh no, here comes Mom with the lysol!". I guess it could be much worse though. Some of the kids at school are having the stomach or intestinal least that's not us!
So, I used the Top Note Die from SU in Tango Tangerine, folded over to make the topper, along with my scallop punch, the photo corner punch and the two other smaller circle punches for the eyes.
It was kind of tricky to get a good picture of them. These are going in the mail to my nephews for Halloween. (And one is going to our dear friend Allie, because I know she'll see them.) Have an awesome fall day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thinking of you

This is a fall friendship card I made using the Top Note Die. Love the Big Shot! How did I live without this Top Note before? We have snow now! Barrow looks normal for this time of year finally. We spend all weekend at the dentist, so even though I made projects in the wee hours of the night, nothing got posted for world card making day. We all had clean bills of health though, and that was worth it. I used the new Ridinghood Red and Kiwi colors for this card with creamy carmel in the back.
Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, October 3, 2008

In the Stars Birthday

I made this card for my DS on his 12th birthday. We had so much fun, I am still recovering! I used the new Baja Breeze, Choc. Chip, and Old Olive on Very Vanilla. I enjoyed playing with my large and small star punches too!
Stamp sets: In the Stars, Celebrate, and the Classic Stars jumbo wheel.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wonderful Bag!

My friend Laurie had a get together where we made the most wonderful bags! Can't you just imagine this with a pound of chocolate in it? I originally made it thinking I could give it away as a gift, but now I will just need to make another one before I can gift this one away! I like how we used the tab punch for this too. I've been discovering many new uses for that punch lately. We used Choc. Chip and Vanilla for colors and antique brass jumbo eyeletts. Have a great Monday!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Happiness Always-thank you

Our weekend was good, just action packed as usual. This was a thank you card I made when I first got this set using the new In Colors Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss, along with some Summer Sun, and the hostess set Happiness Always. I used and layered several punched pieces to dress up the sentiment. I was happy with the way it turned out.
At first, I thought I wouldn't like the red much, but it turns out that it goes with many of the Fall color schemes I've been working on lately very well. Have a great Monday!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Upsy Daisy Birthday

Well, I told you I love the Top Note die, now that the Big Shot is a Stampin' Up item! I finally got to post a card I made for my husband's aunt, who is having a birthday. I hope she likes this. I used the new Tangerine Tango and the background Spotted, pluss designer paper in the wild wasabi and the WW in color double stitched ribbon. I used the Summer Sun and edged it with the Red Riding Hood Red, and the new in color green for the "Birthday Celebrations". It was a fun one to make getting to play with new things!
We are all starting to get colds, and slow waaaay down at my house. Even my husband who is normally healthy as a horse, was the first one to get this! I feel like a nurse somedays doling out vitamins and cough drops to the kids before school!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Polar Bears out our front door!

Hi there, I am so sorry I haven't posted in a while. I had to get my Kindergarten class started, and my own kiddos off to a good start this year, so I haven't gotten to take pictures of the cards I've made. I actually have made some projects I'm excited about. I received my Big Shot, and love the Top Note Die! Actually there's nothing about it that I don't like! It makes even using the cuttlebug embossing folders much easier!

This young polar bear was swimming in the lagoon in front of my house last Saturday...the wildlife officials hung out for over eight hours in front of my house too, before the bear wandered off without bothering anyone late in the evening. What a treat! Kind of scary too, one has never been this close before!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Forget Me Nots

I have missed blogging, but as we are back to work getting ready for the new school year, I find that there are never enough hours in the day. I am glad to be getting ready, but am trying to keep my own family happy as well. The kids are excited to start school again next week! Where did summer go???

This was a card I made playing around with the Bodacious Boquet, and the Embrace Life set. I thought it was fitting since our Alaska State flower is the Forget-Me-Not, and three of my dear friends moved from the Slope this Summer. I know we'll stay good friends, but I miss them, maybe they'll even read this, and know I am thinking about them as they start new chapters in their lives. We all need to Embrace Life when good things come!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Quick Birthday card

This was a really quick birthday card, for a friend of my son's, who is a girl, but doesn't like much "girly" stuff. I think this worked out okay. It was a good excuse to check out my new In Colors, while I was still trying to make heads or tails of my house (haven't been home long from traveling for almost two months!). I used the SU set "It's Your Birthday", don't know what I would do without having to make birthday cards! : ) Every year I say, "I am going to make up some cards ahead of time for those last minute birthdays that pop up." Every year I do, but it seems more crop up than the year before. Guess that's a good excuse to stamp a little bit more!

What do you think?

Friday, August 8, 2008

Back Home

We are back home from a much needed and deserved trip! Time to get back to normal, and good to be back. I jumped back in the first three days to do a Girl Scout day camp when I came in. It was a lot of fun, but I didn't get to rest from the three days of flying it took to get back here in Alaska.

Apparently, while I was gone Stampin' Up added lots of wonderful things! Today in the middle of my DD having a ear ache, mountians of laundry, and runs to the post office, the Fed-Ex man visited me with goodies. I can't wait to get started! I love the new In-Colors, and can't wait until my Big Shot comes in. Stampin' Up has new Big Shot dies made specifically for Stampin' Up. I am excited about this addition to Stampin' Up's line of products.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Recharging Our Batteries

I haven't been scrapping or stamping for a while. We have been traveling and recharging our batteries. My Dad had a stroke in CA, so we are spending family time. He is doing fine now, we are grateful that we were planning a trip out of Alaska anyhow, and that he is alive and doing well. We found a beautiful uncrowded beach at Crystal Cove State Park, and spent time "thawing out" from being up in Barrow. The kids loved the beach using their boogie boards and playing in the sand. I'll be home soon : )

Thursday, June 19, 2008

First Spring Solitude

Wow! I have been busy with the kids being out of school - summer reading program, dd learning how to knit, playing at parks, swimming, and spring cleaning, so in the evenings I've been feeling pretty wiped out lately. We are all caught up on our LOST, and are wading through long downloads to watch season 4. I love all the scenery too, the beaches, even the green in the jungle! It's worth watching if you never have yet, and most of the libraries even have the first three seasons to rent.

Anyhow, the retirement list is out on the Stampin' Up website. We can order until Aug. 10th. So double check your wish lists! Let me know if you need anything.
I finally inked up the Hostess set Spring Solitude, and this is my first go round with it. Can you believe at first I wasn't going to get this set, the fact that the wheel came with it is what sold me on it. Now I am glad I got it. I love all the cards I've seen other people doing with this set. I used Tempting Turquoise, and Cameo Coral, with some Stickles in the centers of the flowers. I wanted to see how close I could get to a one-layer card and have it still look okay. I think I did it, now I can play more with layers and textures...and punches! Yahoo. I will play with this some more...'Till next time...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day Build-a-Brad

Okay, this is similar to one I posted recently, but this time my daughter and I broke out the "build-a-brads" boy was she excited. We used SU set All Holidays, paper and ink colors: Really Rust, Choc. Chip, and textured Wild Wasabi, the crimping tool for the Choc. Chip to add even more texture, and for the designer paper in the build-a-brads we used the East Coast Prep. I sponged some River Rock on the designer paper to take the "brightness" of it down a notch, because the sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla. It blends well in real life. : ) So, I guess the question would be which one do you like best, the Build-a-Brads or the jumbo eyeletts that look like rivits?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

On the Brighter Side...

Okay, this is a "sunnier" post. I was up at 1 am doing that last one, could you tell? So, I am posting two in one day- exciting isn't it?
Well, have you ever had a real, true friend you could be yourself with? You know not the kind that are only friends when it is easy? I've been thinking a lot about friendship lately- I've been blessed with some wonderful people in my life, and then dissapointed too, at times. I guess that's what makes us treasure our real friends so much! One of my best friends, I've known since the first day of our freshman year of HS. We've been through boyfriends, husbands, pregancies, (moves to the ends of the Earth-on my part), and various career the time I went into the Air Force. (It was really a great experience, I'd do over - especially if I was 21 again!) One of our latest, best memories was making snacks, loading up all the kids with sleeping bags, and driving out to see a 'drive in movie', (those are hard to find). We had so much fun. Friends, I think, are one of the ways God takes care of us, and what a joy friendship can be! My DH surprised me and said we are going to be able to visit her this summer. I am really looking forward to it! : )
Card recipe: SU So Saffron base, Cameo Coral, and Choc. Chip for layers, SU Stitched background stamped using More Mustard, and embossed. The flower is a stamp called Gerbera Daisy that I picked up at Memory Trails last summer. I "rocked" it in the Purely Pomegranite to give it a "boost" on the edges. I used stickles in the middle, and the butterfly from Kind Thoughts, was stamped in Pumpkin Pie, and edged in Purely Pomegranite ink, and the Cameo Coral was paper pierced on top and bottom strip. The sentiment is from Fundamenal Phrases, and wide grossgrain ribbon was added to finish it.

Thinking of you on Father's Day

We finally are waiting anxiously for the second season of LOST... I know we are a bit behind! We ordered it, and to be quite honest I couldn't wait. I cheated and used my available resources, I just had to look it up online and get caught up! LOVE pod casts! Naughty huh? I am oh, so looking forward to the next season. However, I will enjoy watching all the episodes throughly in between (at least once) Misty will laugh. She knows at least once : ) It's a good time to catch up with a series this time of year, since I have nothing but time on my hands. We will be all caught up before the next season starts, it's a good goal!
We are home longer than usual in the summer time, therefore affording me time to play with my stamps too... not much else to do's June and not even 40 degrees out! In fact it snowed just the other day...Our kids have been out of school almost four weeks and every day asking me, "When is summer?" I don't have the heart to tell them this year... it will eventually a while. A long while yet, every year we've been here it's different. Until then enjoy not having to be walking out in the -30 degree weather before 7:30 every morning! I can't wait for nice weather or at least sunshine myself! We've been doing bike rides, coats, cold, and wet mud. Not the best combination! Yes, my children will actually be telling the truth when they tell people,"I walked to school in blizzard conditions both ways"-just to get an education. I have had only good things to say about the school district and the education my kids have had here. They have both been blessed with talented and caring teachers over the last five years. The school callendar seems to be the pulse of the community in a way- it is sooo quiet here now that school is over. A huge portion of the community leaves for the whole summer. We have the tourist traffic, afterall, Who wouldn't want to go to the Top of the World?... but the main roads are quiet most of the time. Every year a lot of dear people leave the North Slope too, and it's a sad time for those who are left behind missing them.

I've decided green is my favorite color... we have none of it for 10 months, and none yet this year. Maybe that's why I make so many cards with various shades of green, (It's like eye candy) or maybe I should make more! God bless growing things and bright colors! Can't wait to see trees again!
I think this card speaks for itself. I used the Thinking of You on Father's Day set, Certianly Celery, Sarah Sand, and Choc. Chip. I used the corner punch to create the "frame" for the sentiment, and watercolor crayons for the picture. I sponged all edges with Chocolate Chip ink to create a distressed look, and brads and wide gross grain ribbon to complete this card. Hope you like it.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Father's Day card 1

For this card, I used the All Holidays SU set, it has some great sentiments to add to your projects. It covers most holidays. On this card I also used the crop-a-dile and the jumbo brads, and retired background stamp called Simply Stripes, and the spiral punch for dimension, along with my embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Colors are Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, and Chocolate Chip. Isn't June great? Lots of opportunities to send out pretty cards!

This one was really difficult to photograph for some reason...probably user error! : )

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fresh Cut Stamp Set Promotion

Stampin' Up has a new promotion for June. You are able to order a new set called Fresh Cut before the new catalog comes out. If you purchase this set for $21.95 you may also get the corresponding Fresh Cut Notes which are die cut for only $5.oo. Let me know if you would like to take advantage of this promotion June 1-30th. And as always, "Happy Stampin".

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful thank you

Can you believe it is snowing here, in June? I keep making cards that remind me of Spring, because it should be! I have started watching the first series of LOST in the evenings! I can't wait to catch up! Or I should say, I am enjoying starting to catch up.

This is a Thank You card I made using Bloomin' Beautiful, and the butterfly from Kind Thoughts set, with the colors Wild Wasabi, Lavender Lace, and River Rock.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

God Bless America

Hello, I am back! It has taken me a while to be able to stamp and post again. I had summer school to teach and helped with our churche's VBS all last week. It was so much fun, but I was so busy too. I made this card using an older stamp I think it is called "God Bless America"? But I am not sure exactly. I picked it up at a yard sale! I don't have many patriotic stamp sets, so I was excited to find it. Of course I used Brilliant Blue, and Real Red. With the Jumbo Wheel, Classic Stars I embossed using clear EP.

Remember, "Freedom is not free, someone paid the price".

Sunday, May 18, 2008


The snowbirds are back, and it's music to our ears. We still have lots of snow, but it's starting to melt some. I have changed my posting securities, so if you have tried to post comments before and had trouble, it should be easier now. I am starting to feel like I am only doing this for myself! Does anyone know how to add a counter?

I have been sick with a chest cold, I am hoping that maybe I'll be able to squeeze some stamping in later today.

Teacher Appreciation Week

I don't know how many of you are classroom teachers out there, but as a fellow teacher, I wanted my kids' teachers to know I appreciated them whole heartedly. I have a first hand experience with the time with kids, and the behind the scenes and all of the other things it takes to be a wonderful teacher.

Now, I bet you can tell one is a male teacher. I used the SU set Thanks for Everything on both cards. On the Choc. Chip card I used the paisley background, and patterned paper and on the Wasabi and Rose colored one I used the Kind Thoughts set to create a background. This is one of my favorites SU has out, there's just so much to do with it. I also embossed flowers from Bodacious Boquet and added them on. The layout was similar on both, just different colors and background.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

This is the card we made in my class for Mother's Day... and I can post it, because it's not the one I made for my Mom or my Sister. He! He! Hope you all like it!

We used the Bloomin' Beautiful set from the SU Mini, Wild Wasabi textured paper, and Pretty In Pink, the sentiment is stamped in River Rock. We used the slot punch and the designer punch too. Hope your Mother's Day was a good one.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Music is the speech of Angels

This is for our piano teacher this weekend. The kids have a recital, and then we have a break from lessons until September. She loves these colors, so I am kinda hoping she'll keep this as a decoration. I used the Close to My Heart set, The Music of Life for the sentiment, and the

Kind Thoughts set from SU, colors are Wild Wasabi and Lovely Lilac. I embossed the background, and added stickles to the middle and the two main side swirls to give it a bit of "bling". It looks much, much better in real life. I am tempted to make another one for my house and frame it somewhere. What do you think?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Great Grads 2

This was for one of my sweet friends, who was looking for a more "girly" grad card. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the base, and then a thin layer of brilliant blue, then embossed in black ink for the "grad" part with the SU set Great Grads. I used a flower and a pearl from the pretties kit to embellish : ) It was actually a really quick card. Hope you like it!

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, April 27, 2008

playing with flowers

Yesterday I discovered some new blogs...and one of those ladies went on the SU Cruise... I really enjoyed those pictures! You need to check out Patty Stamps and Diane's Designs on my Favorite Blogs. Wow! These ladies rock! One of the designs that kept coming back to me is this one. This is a case from Diane's Designs. I just wanted to try it. I was pleased with the quickness and yet simple elegance with possibilities. The other one, I framed with black and white, and added the cool corners I saw a tutorial for on Patty Stamps' blog. Thanks ladies for such cool inspiration! I used Petal Prints, The Art of Life, Oh, So Lovely, and Embrace Life sets from SU, and embossed with white craft ink, and white embossing powder on Sarah Sand paper. Last but not least I finished it off with some of the new white Taffeta ribbon. I was wondering where the bent blades of grass came from on Diane's Designs card. Patty Stamps includes a sneak peek at the new papers and In Colors coming out August 1rst. in the new SU catalog!

Great Grads

This is a card we made at my last Stamp party. I have a great group of ladies who like to come make cards and scrapbook. Although it seems we've put the scrapping on hold some. I have to get back on track with that! Sometimes it seems easier to do cards than scrap-but when I started it was the other way around! Funny how quick that can happen.

We made this graduation card using the Great Grads set and our local HS colors. We used Brilliant Blue, and Summer Sun. We also used the background stamp Print Pattern and a brayer to ink it up evenly. Some ladies had college grads and so we changed the colors up a bit. It was a lot of fun getting together to do this!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Heartfelt marker mist technique

I have always loved this set, but have been neglecting it lately. When I saw the SU marker misting tutorial on SCS, I had to try it! I also used the butterfly from a hostess incentive set demonstrators can use as door prizes. I thought at first I was using the one from the Touch of Nature Set, because I keep them together (sorry). The sentiment is from Warmest Regards set. The ribbon slide is from the Hodge Podge Hardware set, and the background is Purely Pomegranite, cuttlebugged with an embossing folder to add texture. For the SU markers I used the Rose Red, since there's no Purely Pomegranite marker, and it matches fine, you can't even tell. I also used the stampin techinque of inking up once and misting it with water then, stamping in the middle, then misting again without re-inking, and same with the last, so they have slightly different brightness. I used crystal effects and dazzling diamonds in the middle for sparkle. I don't know if it shows up in the picture or not. Hope you like it as much as I did making it! ( When I made it, I had four big boys bouncing basketballs waiting on me to finish- so ribbon is a little off! )

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Baroque Anniversary 2

Just a quick post today. This set is good for so many occasions. I used Old Olive and Blue Bayou card stock to make this card along with the Baroque Motifs and the Hugs and Wishes set. I love my crop-a-dile, I used that to set the eyelets, it was like cutting butter! It sure beats setting eyeletts the old-fashioned way with the noisy hammer and tool!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Doodle This get well card

I made this for someone at work who had surgery. I used the Doodle This set and Sincere Salutations stamp sets , Soft Sky, Sahara Sand and Verry Vanilla card stock, and crystal effects with Dazzling diamonds to give it a sparkle. The images were watercolored using the SU watercolor wonder pastel crayons and an aqua painter. The entire border was paper pierced to add texture. Hope ya like it!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Pretty Petals and Butterflies of Happiness

What do you get with pretty petals and butterflies? Something that is very springy! You decide! I had every intention of doing this Wednesday of this week, but got caught up in being "mom", a very tired one at that! So, the idea had to "cook" for a few days.
I used the SU markers to ink up the individual parts of the Pretty Petal background stamp. It makes a really pretty background. Then I added two butterflies from the retired set Butterfly of Happiness, cut them out and used SU dimensionals to raise them up a bit. Then added the Certianly Celery ribbon with one of those great ribbon sliders from the new hardware kit, with pink SU glitter in the flower outline. Butterflies are stamped with Orchid Opulence, and the background is Certianly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, and Lavender Lace SU markers. I like it because any sentiment could be added inside!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy Ladybug

Last summer I went with my sister to her stamp club and was re-united with the lady I started stamping with ten years ago! She's still a very talented SU demonstrator in Montana and this is one of the cards I couldn't wait to get home and make! I used the Pick a Petal set, and the circle punches to make the bottom and head of the ladybug! I am ready for spring, it was 5 degrees above zero, and we feel very warm! What's wrong with that picture? We are gearing up for lifecycles at school, and I am getting together all of the things for the Very Hungry Catepillar, in hopes that our catepillars will show up in the mail anyday now, so we can watch them turn into butterflies with my kindergarteners!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thank you

One of my co-workers gave me a thoughtful Easter gift, so I had to make her a Thank You card to go with it! We were at an Angel Company Fun Shop, and this is the card we made. We used a teal pallet ink, and embossed using the versa mark and a sparkly embossing powder, and silver stickles. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter Shadow Box

I made this for my dear friend Stacy last Easter. I used a retired set Miracle of Spring, and Tags and More to make this shadow box. Since then I've made a few more shadow boxes they're fun once you get the dimensions down! I used stickles to add some shimmer to the flowers. Hope you had a Happy Easter.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I really like this set, Ahoy! for a more boyish theme. I used Rose Red and the Jumbo wheel with the SU colored pencils and blender pens to make the map background. My DS seems to be growing up overnight, and this reminds me of all the fun we used to have watching him "be a pirate", we couldn't wait to ride Pirates of the Carribbean at Disneyland, we were sure some of them were really real. Now he likes to play Pirate Life and watch the movies...but I miss that little boy who would play pirates, with the eye patch and the sword. Thank goodness for pictures! What would we do without them and that power to capture time?