Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Fun Card

Here is a card I made last weekend with a bunch of October afternoon paper, lots of punches, some thickers, a prima flower and some bling. Simple but fun! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Teacher Cards

Since my daughter is starting her first day of kindergarten tomorrow and my son will start his Mother's Day out program in a week, I was in the mood to create teacher cards. The sentiments are from Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Making the Grade set...adorable! And the paper is from October afternoon! The two make a perfect pair! Thanks for looking in today! And for anyone else starting school tomorrow -- Hope the kids have a great first day!!

This next card is so simple and cased from MDuffek from Cornish Heritage farms gallery! Love how she created a simple yet elegant teacher thank you! Thanks for the inspiration! I tore the edges to create more of an elementary element to the card. This is the schoolhouse from Kim Hughes and I added a red bling "diamond" on the schoolhouse for a fun effect! I think I am going to make up some more and package them for a teacher gift!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

{Baby Name Frame}

This is one of my favorite baby gifts to give--so simple! A personalized name frame...this is to finish up the gift for my co-workers grandbaby. I used tall tales alpha from SU, DP from SU, and dark chocolate ink from PTI.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

{A Baby Gift}

A very quick post this morning...just a little baby gift for a co-worker. I made two monogrammed onsies with the baby's first initial "J" on them and then decided to get creative and make one that says I love my "grandad", (my coworker). I think it turned out cute. I used Trajan alpha from PTI and also Brushstroke Alpha from SU. The ink is a palatte pad called Cote d azur or something like that, lol. I also made a card to go with it using PTI's Baby Blessing set which I absolutely adore. Anyway, happy Wednesday! PS I went back and forth between how to spell "grandad" or "granddad". The dictionary has both :-) That would be awful to hand make a baby outfit with a spelling error.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

{Blog Sale}

Stampin' Up FOR SALE

I am definitely a stamp hoarder! It's almost embarrasing. My sister and I are both afflicted with the same disease :-) More stamps than we could ever actually use. Especially me because I'm so addicted to surfing other people's blogs to see their creations, that I don't spend enough time actually creating. So, I've been meaning forever to sell these on ebay but quite frankly, it takes too much time to upload all the descriptions, etc. Hopefully you know and covet these sets and the price is right. I'm off to a new SU catalog party so I'm sure I'll buy something, he he. Please read the following carefully and email me ( if you're interested in any of these sets.

--Important Information:--I will only ship Priority Mail. Usually 1 small set will fit in a Flat Rate envelope for $4.75. Otherwise, the next best rate will most likely be $9.30 for a Flat Rate box.
--I will only accept PayPal for payment.
--When you email me, please include your full name, the sets you are interested in, and the email address where you would like me to send a PayPal invoice. Once I figure shipping costs, I will send you an invoice through PayPal. All sets are in perfect condition unless specifically noted as stained. (Sets in gray are sale pending).

A Light Heart - $5.00 – mounted, stained
All About You - $12.00 - new
Alpha Shadows - $5.00 – new, mounted
Big Blossom - $8.00 - mounted
Big Pieces - $15.00 - new
Brushstroke Alpha - $15.00 – mounted, slightly stained
Cold Play - $15.00 – new
Delight in Life - $7.00 – mounted, stained
Happy Hearts - $5.00 – mounted, slightly stained
Holiday Tag Team - $15.00 – split mounted
Little Pieces - $5.00 – very stainedPaint Prints - $7.00 – new
Perfect Ending - $5.00 - new
Pick a Petal - $15.00 – new
Polka Dots & Paisley - $10.00 - new
Say It Simply - $5.00 - new
Shapes & Shadows - $12.00 - new
Short Sayings - $5.00 - mounted
Snow Flurries - $5.00 – new
Small Sayings - $5.00 – mounted, stained
Small Script - $5.00 – split mounted
Snowflakes - $10.00 – mounted
So Very - $5.00 – mounted, very stained
Sweet on You - $5.00 – mounted
Tags & More - $7.00 – split mounted
Tags So Much - $8.00 – split mounted
The Shape of Things - $8.00 - mounted
Too Terrific Tags - $8.00 – mounted
Wonderful Wishes - $5.00 – mounted
Year Round Cheer - $7.00 – split mounted

Saturday, August 9, 2008

{A Busy Summer}

I cannot believe how quickly the summer has gone by!! I've had the chance to see my sister in Texas, visit her at family's house in PA, and see the sights of San Francisco. While I am sorry to see summer coming to an end in a few weeks, it just means that we're closer to setting sail on the Stamping Cruise with PTI, Stamping Bella, and Gina K. We are incredibly excited!!

I had the opportunity to go to a stamp camp hosted by the best SU demo ever, Christina Crawford! We made 3 boxes with 10 matching scallop notecards in each one. The idea came from the SU catalog. I wrote down how to make the box since I'm the type that would never be able to duplicate it without ripping the entire thing apart. If you want the pattern, leave me a comment and I'll update the post with it. The set I'm posting today uses the backgrounder called "French Flair" with certainly celery paper and ink and that yummy chocolate satin ribbon that you can't buy anymore. Maybe, just maybe, it will be in the new catalog but I'm not crossing my fingers.