Friday, November 27, 2009

2010 Calendar

This is an idea that I have been playing around with. I had these metal sheets from many years ago and decided they might be cool to use for a calendar. Each month is held on with a clip that is a magnet. I used the Butterfly die from Stampin' Up! and the retired Baja Breeze paper and ribbon and the retired designer paper. I am really happy with how this turned out. I am in the process of trying to make a few more. I will post once they are done.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Last 2

Here are the last 2 calendars I made. These are both made with retired Stampin' Up! paper that I love. Now you need to let me know which is your favorite. I promised the kids we could use it this year, seeing as I didn't find the idea until the middle of December last year. Thanks for looking. :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Another 2 Calendars

I know you are probably getting sick of seeing these calendars, but I am needing your help. I want to keep one for myself so if you have a favorite let me know. I will have one more post and then I need to decide.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Love the Calendars

This one is made with current Stampin' Up! designer paper - Merry Moments. I'm not one that uses the Garden green much but I think this turned out ok.

This one is made with retired Stampin' Up! designer paper - Dashing. The pictures don't do either of these justice. They look much brighter and better in person.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 More Calendars

Well the show that I made these for is starting on Friday and I'm not quite ready yet. I guess I will just have to wing it.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Countdown Calendar

I am doing a craft show in a couple of days and decided that I would make a few of these to sell. Well I ended up making 10 and I am really happy with how they turned out. I will post them all and you can let me know which one I should keep for myself.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Penquin Punch Card

This is the other card that we made for club this month. Again made with all punches. I really think this is a cute idea. Not sure where I saw the original but knew that I had to make it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Reindeer Punch Card

This is a card that I made for club this month. I got the original idea from Andrea Walfords bog but she made it more difficult. I wanted to simplify it for my club. I am really happy with how it turned out and so was my club.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas Card Class - Card 5

This is the 5th and final card they will be making at my Christmas Card class. It uses the new Tree Trimmings set - one that I recieved at Convention this year. I used Old Olive, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White paper and Real Red ribbon and ink. I stamped all the ornaments and then cut them out and popped them on the card. I like the element of dimension.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Christmas Card Class - Card 4

As soon as I saw this new Christmas set - Sparkly & Bright I new that I needed to have it. It is just such a fun set. I used Rich Razzleberry, Bashful Blue, Whisper white and the scalloped squares are in Dusty Durango.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Card Class - Card 3

I really like the Christmas Punch hostess set. I stamped the snowmen and then cut them out. I think this is such a fun card. It uses Garden Green which coordinates with the designer paper Merry moments but it is not a color I normally use. I actually really like how it turned out. I love the ribbon scarves.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Christmas Card Class - Card 2

This is the second card that we will be making. Again I am using on of the single stamps that Stampin' Up! offers. I really love the Dasher. I also used the Season of Joy set. The card is done in Kraft, Real Red and Very Vanilla cardstock. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I cased it from someone on Splitcoast and I can't remember who, sorry I wish I could give credit to them. I hope they like it.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Christmas Card Class - Card 1

I'm hosting a Christmas Card and Tag class in 2 weeks and this is one of the cards that we will be making. I really love the new single stamps that Stampin' Up! offers. I used the Simple snowflake one here and the matching punch. I used Whisper White, Night of Navy and Brocade Blue. I used the Top note die and ran it through the Big Shot twice to get the shape. I am going to post the rest of the cards over the next week. Enjoy!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Christmas Tag Class

These are the 10 tags that are a part of my Christmas Tag Class. I love this new Sizzix die that has the 2 tags in it. I took a few of the ideas from my wonderful downline - Andrea Munro, thanks for the inspiration. This will be a very fun class.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thanksgiving Card for Club

I love this new set Falling Leaves and the matching wheel. I always want to show my club a new technique each month and this is one of the things that we are doing this month. It is hard to see in this picture but I did the Rock n' Roll technique on the leaf. After this picture was taken I added a piece of Chocolate chip to back the Dusty Durango to tie it together a little more.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Frogs Frogs Everywhere

There seems to be an abundance of frogs around our place lately. You can hear them almost everyday. My boys were playing outside yesterday after school with friends and found this little guy. I loved the color of him and ran to get my camera to take a few shots. He hopped away before I could get anymore. Enjoy!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sparkly and Bright Case

I love the Sparkly and Bright stamp set and I saw this on Splitcoast and pretty much cased it as is. I love the colors, Rose Red, Taken with Teal and Old Olive. Not your traditional Christmas colors but they turned out great. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

From the Crypt Bookmark

When I first saw this set - From the Crypt I knew that my boys would love it. I saw this bookmark as part of a double pocket card on Splitcoast and thought that I could make it for my boys classes for Halloween. I am really happy how it turned out. I didn't have any Halloween designer paper so I used the Merry Moments designer paper. I love the simple Black, White and Old Olive combination.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Last few days of Summer

My boys were trying to squeeze every last minute out of summer. They went back to school on Tuesday. When they were playing outside with friends they found a few Grasshoppers. Of course my son Joshua wanted me to take 9 million pictures of them. Well I did take a few. This picture is of their friend Cole holding one of them. I absolutely love this picture. I hate to toot my own horn but I think I took a really good picture.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Falling Leaves Thank You

I just had a club finish up and in their last order I wanted to put a simple Thank you card. I have been looking at this set - Falling Leaves for a while now and finally got it. I am really pleased how they turned out and I hope my girls liked them too.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Early Halloween Cards

I really enjoy Halloween but have a hard time buying Halloween sets. I just feel like I wouldn't get enough use out of them. I love showing all the great swaps from Convention - I took 100 to trade. These are the fun Halloween ones I received. Hope you enjoy! :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

For All You Do

Here are 2 more swaps that I rec'd at Convention made with one of my favorite sets - For All You Do. This card is actually perforated down the middle so that the right side can be taken off and used as a bookmark. What a cool idea!

This card is one of my favorites. It is so simple but I just love it. I was really excited to get both of these from Convention. I will for sure be casing both of them.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Club Projects

This is the card that we made for club this month. It uses the Medallion background stamp which is the #1 selling stamp that Stampin' Up! sells. I wanted to show my group how to use the spritzing tool. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I like the simplicity of the Medallion stamp.
I decided to do a scrapbook page for my club this month as well. I have never done that so I feel that it is a little basic, but I like pages to focus on the pictures and not a crazy amount of stuff on them. It is hard to see in the picture but I sponged using Soft Suede on the edges of all the paper. It is a different color combo to use - Not Quite Navy and Dusty Durango but I actually like it. This picture really doesn't make this page look very nice but it is alot better in person.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Scissor Charms

I have seen these charms for a while now and everytime I have a club night or an open house I'm never really sure where my scissors will end up. I thought I would try to make them and I am really happy with how they turned out. I will be trying some more. Once I do I will post for you to see.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More from Convention

Here are some more swaps from Convention. I am just trying to pick a few that I really like the colors or layout of.

This beer mug card is so cute. It is really hard to see in the picture but she used Crystal Effects on the beer mugs to look like a real glass with beer in it. Finally a really great guy card!

This turtle is from the Ronald McDonald set and I really love it. This card also uses the Woodgrain background stamp. I never really even thought that it would be something that I would like but it adds a nice touch to this card.

I have always liked the sets (Extreme Elements and Extreme Surfing) used to make this card and so have my boys. These are sets on my must have list, which is always ever growing. Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the swaps I received from Convention.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Swaps from Convention

These are 3 really fun swaps that I saw at Convention. I had to take pictures so that I might case them at some time. I don't know who to give credit to, so thanks to whoever made them. I will be posting more in the days to come about the great things from Convention.

Monday, August 10, 2009

My Swap for Convention

Well I am back from my first ever Stampin' Up! Convention and it was amazing. I'm not even sure where to start to tell you everything. We have already decided that we are going again next year. Lets start with swaps. These are the cards that I used for swaps as well as the Love Bug one from a previous post. I took 100 swaps and got some really great stuff in return. I am just getting myself caught up on things now that I am back and will post lots in the next few days so stay tuned.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Butterfly Card

This is one of the cards that I used for club this past month. I just got the Sizzix Butterfly die and really wanted to show everyone. I used the Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper and am quite happy with how it turned out.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Possible Convention Swap

I have to say that I am so excited, I am going to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Ups Convention this year from August 5-8. I was thinking of using this card for one of my four different swaps. I am hoping to make around 100 swaps and haven't started yet. This is crazy since we are leaving in just over a week.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Magnetic Bookmark

I saw this idea a long time ago and decided to make some up. I used my Cricut to cut the letter K and I am pretty happy how they turned out.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Catty Party

This is one of the cards that I used for Make n' takes at my New Catty Party in July. I wanted to use the new In-colors yet keep them simple. This card I cased from the New Catty, just changing the colors. I used the Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, and Melon Mambo. I also used whisper white and Old Olive. I used the Pick a Petal stamp set.

This is the other card we made. I again cased it from the catty just changing colors and using a different Butterfly stamp. It uses the Bermuda Bay and the Soft Suede. I love the new ribbon so much. It is great that you can use the polka dot side or just the plain side.