Sunday, November 30, 2008

Santa Pants

I found another blog by "Kathie McGuire" that had these really cute santa pants. Here is a picture of my version. Please see her blog for the tutorial.

This is a Secret Santa treat!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Check this out!! One of blogs that I like to watch: Created By Courtney is giving away some goodies!! She has asked that to be entered into the drawing that you leave a message to say what you are thankful for, subscribe to "follow" her blog & add a link to let others know about her blog & blog candy.

I love treats so this is my little blurb to advertise her blog.

What are you thankful for? I am thankful for my son mostly, he is the light of my life & keeps me going even when things are rough. Secondly, I am thankful for my Mom! She has sacrificed A LOT for me and Jordan. Thirdly I am thankful for the rest of my family (aunts, uncles & cousins) without them, family wouldn't be the same. Fourth, I am thankful for my friends that put up with me!!

My Apologies

First, I want to apologize to anyone waiting for new posts. My computer crashed and I have been down for about a week. I promise to get something uploaded and added to my blog tomorrow.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Inspired Thinking

The picture is a little dark but I like how it turned out. I wasn't so sure about this stamp set, INSPIRED BY NATURE, but it was given to me by my upline. I have used it ALOT more than I ever thought I would.

I started by stamping the "grass" with VERSAMARK onto TANGERINE TANGO cardstock. On WHISPER WHITE cardstock I stamped the flower image by adding TANGERINE TANGO CLASSIC INK to the flower stamp, then added OLD OLIVE with a STAMPIN' WRITE MARKER to the stems and leaves and CHOCOLATE CHIP with a STAMPIN' WRITE MARKER to the "thistle" of the flower. I layered this onto CHOCOLATE CHIP cardstock. Then I added a strip of OLD OLIVE cardstock with "Thinking of You" from WARM REGARDS stamp set in CHOCOLATE CHIP CLASSIC INK PAD. With OLD OLIVE cardstock I punch a ROUND TAB PUNCH and attached to the flower. I punched a 1/4" CIRCLE PUNCH and added a little 1/2" PUMPKIN PIE STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON. This is all layered on a 1/4 sheet of CHOCOLATE CHIP cardstock. The card opens with the TANGERINE TANGO cardstock on the right side.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gift Pack of Cards & 6 weeks of Lunch Time Card Classes


My Aunt asked me to make a gift pack of a dozen Christmas cards for a family friend. So, I thought I would make 6 designs (2 of each) and use the designs for the few week s of my Lunchtime Card Classes at work.

FIRST CARD: No-Frills Cardinal

The stamp set is called A CARDINAL CHRISTMAS and is in the SU Mini Catalog. The MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment is also from that stamp set. I used RED RIDING HOOD RED cardstock and ink along with WHISPER WHITE card stock. I used the TAG CORNER PUNCH. I added a little knot made from RIDING HOOD RED TAFFETA RIBBON. In my class they will be making this card along with a Candle that is similar to an earlier post.

SECOND CARD: Navy Snowman

Barb loves snowmen so I used the snowman & sentiment from WISHING YOU CHEER. First the snowman is stamped with BASIC BLACK CLASSIC INK PAD, colored with SU STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS (NIGHT OF NAVY, BROCADE BLUE, ROSE RED, ALWAYS ARTICHOKE, & PUMPKIN PIE). I also used the SNOW JUMBO WHEEL that is stamped in NIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC INK onto BROCADE BLUE card stock. The base of the card is NIGHT OF NAVY cardstock, which is also utilized behind the snowman & also on the 1/2 front of the card there is a piece attached that has been punched with the SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH. The snowman had to sparkle so he is coated with DAZZLING DIAMONDS.

THIRD CARD: Poinsettia Kisses

I started by stamping two of the flowers from DOODLE THIS stamp set with WHISPER WHITE CRAFT INK onto RIDING HOOD RED cardstock and applying WINTER WHITE emboss powder. The I then cut them out & put them together using a RHINESTONE BRAD. Next I cut KIWI KISS card stock & stamped the sentiment from the hostess set BEST YET in CHOCOLATE CHIP CLASSIC INK. Then I attached a piece of CHOCOLATE CHIP card stock that I punched with the SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH. Next I tied a knot into the new KIWI KISS/VERY VANILLA SATIN RIBBON. This ribbon is GREAT!! It is heavy but is so SOFT and easy to work with. I attached this to have 1/2 sheet of WHISPER WHITE card stock. Then attached the "poinsettia" to the card with a POP UP GLUE DOT.


Can't have Christmas without Rudolph!! The base of the card is REAL RED card stock. Then I layered a piece of SUMMER PICNIC DSP onto WHISPER WHITE cardstock with RED GINGHAM RIBBON wrapped around & tied into a knot. "MERRY CHRISTMAS" (from HOLIDAYS & WISHES stamp set) is stamped in REAL RED CLASSIC INK. Next I SCALLOP PUNCHed GARDEN GREEN cardstock. Layered a REAL RED cardstock punched with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. Finally stamped the reindeer from the hostess set DEER FRIENDS with CHOCOLATE CHIP CLASSIC INK and punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle punch, attached to the layered REAL RED circle. Then made Rudolph's nose red with the Rose FINE COSMO glitter.

FIFTH CARD - Warm Copper Wishes

I saw this card on Splitcoast but it was done with Gold. I didn't think I had any gold paper (which I found out I was wrong after I was done) so I used Copper. I know that this is retired from the SU catalog but I still like it & it is pretty close to gold. I stamped the snowflakes from SNOWBURST in Copper Encore Ink onto WHISPER WHITE card stock and then I used IRIDESCENT ICE emboss powder to add a little extra sparkle. These strips are layered on top of BRUSHED COPPER card stock which is on VERY VANILLA cardstock. The "Warm Wishes" comes from HUGS & WISHES which is also stamped with the COPPER ENCORE INK PAD and embossed with IRIDESCENT ICE emboss powder. Then a little VERY VANILLA 1/4" GROSGRAIN RIBBON.


Started with REAL RED card stock. Cut a 2" strip of WHISPER WHITE cardstock and tore down each side so that is looks like the fur on Santa's coat. Santa's belt (at the bottom of the card) is a small strip of BASIC BLACK cardstock & slid onto a pop-can top used as the buckle. The stamped Santa from JOLLIEST TIME OF THE YEAR with BASIC BLACK CLASSIC INK PAD onto WHISPER WHITE cardstock. I colored Santa with SU STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS (BLUSH BLOSSOM, REAL RED, BASIC BLACK & GOING GREY). I used a SPONGE DAUBER with BASHFUL BLUE CLASSIC INK to highlight Santa. This is layered onto BASIC BLACK card stock.

I hope you like the Card Set that I created. Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to place an order or host a workshop to earn some of these hostess sets!!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Congratulations Chris!

One of the blogs that I like to look at is hosted by Chris D. Check out her blog: CREATING WITH CHRISSY. She just recently got 50,000 hits and it is also her blog anniversary. Hope you like her blog also!! CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Candles, Candles, Candles

I have a meeting tomorrow with fellow demonstrators and we are having our annual holiday party & pot luck. We always do a stamped gift exchange. So, this is what I made.

I used A Cardinal Christmas & Snowburst stamp sets. I used Always Artichoke (it looks more like Old Olive on the candles), Real Red & Basic Black Classic Ink Pads. I colored the Cardinal with SU Markers: Real Red, Always Artichoke, More Mustard & Close to Cocoa.

I put some organdy ribbon on each of the candles to dress them up a little. Then I put them onto a charger plate & added some cinnamon smelling potpourri.

After I was done with this project, my son asked if we could make a "blue bird". As you may have read in previous posts, blue is his favorite color. So I tried it out. I colored the bird with Pacific Point Reinker & a blender pen, More Mustard on the beak & feet. The I used Mellow Moss & Always Artichoke on the leaves, Real Red on the berries & Close to Cocoa on the branches. He loved it. We will be giving it to his teacher for part of her gift.
Thanks for looking today!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Blue Train of Happiness is now boarding!!

I have to admit, the boy knows what he likes and it works!! He has been wanting me to make my previous card in BLUE, which is his favorite color. We finally had a free minute to try out the train in blue. He is a Thomas the Tank Engine "nut" so the new Pacific Point is perfect!!

I stamped the snowflakes from the SNOW FLURRIES stamp set in PACIFIC POINT CLASSIC INK PAD on WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK. The I stamped the "Happiness is a Journey not a Destination" saying from the HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY stamp set. Then I embossed it with IRIDESCENT ICE EMBOSSING POWDER. Then I layered BASHFUL BLUE CARDSTOCK that I punched with the new SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH. Next I stamped the train image from the HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY stamp set in WHISPER WHITE CRAFT PAD onto PACIFIC POINT CARDSTOCK and also embossed it with IRIDESCENT ICE EMBOSSING POWDER. Then I attached 1/4" GROSSGRAIN RIBBON that I tied into a knot.
Thanks for looking & I hope you like it half as much as Jordan!! Have a great night!!

Watercolored Autumn Harvest

This is the card that they made for my lunch time card class this week. I wanted to make a fall card & use my Autumn Harvest stamp set.

Here I used the leaf and stamped with Garden Green onto Garden Green Cardstock. Then I layered Summer Sun Cardstock behind Ruby Red Cardstock. Then I used some Ivory Organdy Ribbon that I had leftover. We stamped the pumpkins, gourd & leaves with Chocolate Chip onto Ivory Cardstock. Then we colored them using Earth Elements

Watercolor crayons and an Aqua Painter. Then we cut them out with Paper Snips & attached them to the Ruby Red Cardstock.

I really like how it turned out. Thanks for looking!