Thursday, January 29, 2009

For Fun 3x3 valentines

These were two of the many designs my DD and I started to make for her class and mine for Valentine's Day. I can't bring myself to buy Valentine's anymore, except for my DS, that's a whole different story right now. It's more fun to make them for DD class anyhow, pluss is gives us some creative time together. I used the Love you much, and Always sets to do these two.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Valentine's box

Okay, life gets in the way of posting once agian. But, it should be more regular after this. I really liked making this. This box was made using two die cut envelopes and a strip of regular paper, then decorated with the new Candy Cane Designer paper. I used the new 3 heart punch with the Love You Much stamp set from SU, and Pirouette Pink and Ridding Hood Red paper and inks. The new catalog is just like eye candy. I love all the colors and designs. This holds a fair amount of 3x3 cards and envelopes or a nice bag of candy with a pretty ribbon for a treat. If you have the envelope die from SU to use with the Big shot, this is pretty self explanitory. The solid strip that goes from the bottom and up the sides that you glue your tabs from the envelopes to, is 1-3/4"x 7-3/4" scored at 2-1/4" on each end. Once your box is made, then come around the front with a decorative strip measuring 2"x 10-1/2" and tape your scalloped edge down to embellish. Check back later this week to see some of the 3x3 Valentines my DD and I made to go in this.
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Happy Monday everyone! I used the reliable, and beautiful Baroque Motifs SU set to make this birthday card. I used Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, and of course Whisper white to make this card. I also enhanced this with a bit of icecycle stickles. It is much more striking, and sparkles in real life. I made a book mark to go with this, but can't post it yet. I am still playing with the colors on my photo program, since it will be pink if I post it now!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thank you card

Well, we are starting to get our light back little by little. However, our temperature is another issue all together! Are you ready for this? It was -32 degrees today. Ouch!
The thank you card is made from the same set that I used for my blog candy give away. (I had two of them) So, since I I have a few thank you cards to make, I am getting on it. I used Pink Pirouette, and RidingHood Red, along with the SU scallop edge punch, and a felt flower from SU Accents and Elements. Hope most of you are warmer than we are in Barrow! Soak up the sun for us wherever you are.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I have a winner!

Beth is the winner of the blog candy give away. Congratulations Beth! Thank you all for your sweet comments. I will be in touch to get your prize to you Beth.

Today's post is a card I made last night playing around with Valentine's ideas. I have made a few cards with this tree set that is getting ready to retire on the 18th! I love this set, I hope it makes it into the big catalog. It's called Season of Friendship, and I used the smallest heart from the new SU heart punch from the Love You Much bundle.
Colors: Choc. Chip, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Certianly Celery, and the striped in-color ribbon with the top-note die.
Thanks for playing blog candy give away with me!
: ) Darleia

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Children's Church project

I know Christmas is over, but some projects were just made to be shared. We made this with 14 children in our Kids Nite Our ministry, before Christmas, when we read the story about the birth of Jesus. As a kid growing up, my favorite ornament to put on the tree every year was a nativity ornament, and I still have it to this day. This set reminded me of that ornament.
I need to add a back of some kind to help it stand up on a shelf. Here on this one, I used my SU markers to color the image, and after that dried good, I used some crystal effects to add some depth. This is a set that is retiring on the 18th to make room for new stamps. There are always so many wonderful Christmas sets, that has to be my weakness! I love Christmas time, the whole idea of getting to spend so much time home with the kids and doing so many things we don't seem to have time enough to do. (and to stamp too!) It's nice to re-focus and decide to make time on a regular basis for those things in the New Year. We are not looking forward to our vacation coming to a close, getting back into the routine, from the sound of it, we've had more time off than most people we know.
Don't forget to go to my Jan. 3rd post to enter for blog candy I'll draw on Saturday the 10th of Jan.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Blog Candy

Finally! I got my blog candy together! To enter to win, you need to comment on this post. You win the pictured Stampin' Up hostess set "For a Friend", new and unmounted in the clear plastic case, and the paper pieces and the cut ribbon pictured. I will draw the winner next Saturday, Jan. 10th. Thank you for all your support in the blogging world this year!
I used the Bella Blossoms stamp set for this card, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, and the top note die as the foundation for this card. I stamped the big blossom in Pink Pirouette, and rocked it in the Riding Hood Red, then used the Old Olive marker to color the stem before stamping the main image. After the main image was stamped, I used versa mark and irridesent ice embossing powder to add "sparkle" to the blossom. Hope you like it! I can see this done in many colors ; )
Happy Stamping.

Friday, January 2, 2009


This is a card I made for Michelle's birthday, but since it was my birthday just before New Years, I thought I'd post it for mine too. It uses the True Friend set. I used the Rock and Roll technique on the flowers, and some paper piercing, and sponging around edges. You may recognize the stem and leaves from the In the Spotlight set. I am bummed about some of the retiring sets. I will be having a 'retirement party' in January to celebrate the old retiring and the new valentine bundle!
I promised blog candy for my Birthday, and I am getting it together, to photograph later today. Thanks for being patient!
Sets: SU True Friends, In the Spotlight, Happy Birthday.
Colors: Only Orange, Rose Red, Old Olive.
Celebration rub on, and retired Happy Birthday set in Choc. Chip.