Saturday, November 5, 2011

Now Down To Business

So do you think it is about time for some stampin up business?  I think so.  I think I am so far caught up on this summers business and can post some more current stuff.  I am getting busy for a craft sale in December so have been making a few small things to add to my many old things laying around.  The following project is a case from the big book on page 21 bottom left hand corner.  When I looked at it I thought it was made out of Popsicle sticks.  I looked and looked and thought I was right but my sister thinks it was done with paper, what else would stampin up use?  But I already had these done and liked them so continued making them this way.  So you choose which way you want to do them.  Here is my samples.....

Yoyo Yellow with Daisys

Red/Black Front View

Red/Black Side View

 Pink Front

Pink Side View

These three are done with the small Popsicle sticks (30) total, the larger ones use (50) sticks. The purple one on the left has a lolly flower on it.  It is my first attempt to make a lolly but I did not have my score pal yet so I just folded it.  Not to bad for a first try I think. There are two cross panels at the base of each to give them more strength.  I ended up putting potpourri in the inside of each.  I sold three already not shown here, a red/black, light green, and blue/dark pink.  I sold them for $4.50 filled but at the show I think I will sell them for $5 filled.

This is a very quick and easy project to make and just the right last minute give away gift.  They hold two emery boards.  I used the crimper on the bottom so they would not fall out.  Enlarge to see all the details that I put into them.  I have sold a few for seventy five cents but at the craft sale I think I will sell them for a dollar because of all the bling that I added.  What do you think?  Let me know.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two new boys in my life

I have been lucky these past two months and now have two very special new boys in my life.  First I will tell you about my beautiful new grandson born on September 19, 2011.  His name is Evan Lee and he weighted in at eight pounds two ounces and twenty one inches long.  This was my daughter Stacey's second and second boy.  She was in labor for twenty four hours so it was quite tiring for her.  But for all that hard hard work she had a most beautiful baby.  Here are some pictures that his Aunt Sarah took of him.  I think she did a wonderful job.

Collection Aunt Sarah took at Hospital day of birth
Evan Lee and brother Issac Dawson (9)

Best Bud's

Evan minutes after birth

Going Home

Well that is my first little guy to sing praises for now here is my second little guy that I can love up whenever I want.  His name is Henry and I just added him to my family.  Here is his picture....

I have had him for three weeks now and he is ten weeks old.  Is he not a just a cutie?  Look at those two little wishbones above his eyes for good luck.  He has a little freckle under his left paw but did not get a picture of it, well have to some time to show you.  He loves to chase his tail and roll on his back and box with you.
Attack Cat

This is Henry's just before he attacks or pouches on you.  I call it his attack cat, he loves to stand on his back two legs.

Second Favorite Place to Sleep

Henry's second favorite place to sleep other than with me is the bottom of the fake tree that I have in the living room.  He just fits it now but I do not know what he will do in a couple of months.  I sure hope he does not try to climb it because as you can see the base is only a few inches around.  It would hold him now but not for long.  Of course he had to find my stash of sacks of sewing supplies I was hiding in the corner but so far he has left them alone..... I hope it stays that way because I do not have very much room to hide things in this tiny apartment.  He is having so much fun with all my craft supplies.  I think he might be my next recruit...does that count Sandi and Ronda?  He really likes Stampin UP ribbon and paper and the UPS boxes............................................

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Nice to be back in the grove of things

It is so nice to finally have my computer back to working order.  You do not know how much you are attached to it until it breaks down.  Then after you get it fixed you wonder why did you wait so long to get something so easy done.  But I am just thankful it is done.  Well like I said I have lots of old pictures to get caught up with so here are some pictures of some summer projects.

Mariah Elizabeth

This is my granddaughter Mariah who turned fifteen this past June.  Took the picture a little too soon just before she smiled.  She is holding a prayer journal book that I made for her.  I first made one of these at one of Ronda Wades classes and I have made many since and given them away.

Gift bag front

I was told by my daughter that Mariah's favorite colors were purple and green.  Well what do mom's know, as you can see from Mariah's picture, it is ORANGE AND GREEN....yuck!

Backside of bag

I had these money holder cards setting around for quite some time and thought it was about time to do something with them.  Tell me what do you think?

Baby money card holder 2011

Airplane Money Card Holder

Flower Money Card Holder


This card is a little different than the norm.  The front is created using  a letter plate given to me and ran it through the bigshot.  It was a little thick for the bigshot but I got the effect I wanted.  How can you resist that face.


This summer was a time to get into my stash of inventory and clean out.  This was another set of cards and envelopes that I had set aside to make and never got to them.  Since the front of the card was precut I decided to place another flower inside the card to cover up the backside of the front of the card.

Pam's birthday card 071911 front view and envelope

Now I will close with my best card for my sister Pam's 59th birthday.  I just had to get this sewing stamp set just to do this card for Pam and she loved her card.  So if you are a reader of my blog you know that Pam is a avid sewer and loves Orange which made this card very easy to make.

Inside View

The pattern pieces I stamper on tissue paper to give it the real pattern piece look. And the tape measure I heat embossed silver ink at the tip to make it look like a real tape measure.  I had lots of fun making this special for Pam.  Well that is some of my summer projects let me know what you think of them.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Well I hope I am past the computer problem.  I had a friend come down and work on my computer and hope we have taken care of my problems and maybe I can do some blogging now.  So here are some new but old pictures that I have been saving to post.

My first picture is of a table top that I did for my daughter Stephanie.


I was suppose to make this for Stephanie six years ago and got the material but never got the time to make it.  Well I just had to set myself down and do it finally.  The top is all done in piece work on the sewing machine in individual rows.  After layering the pieces together I hand quilted through the layers.  The fishes were added with fusible webbing and then blanket stitched with black embroidery floss.



Stephanie really liked it but thought it was too nice for her table.  I was glad she liked it.

Clara Smith's Pillow Case set

 This is the pillow case set that I made for my friend Clara Smith's 90th birthday party this year.  Now the Lord created the earth in seven days but it took me eight hard extra long days, two broken needle threaders, untieing many knots and now I think I must be going blind.  But I made it time for her birthday.  Why do I always wait till the last minute to think of a project to do?  Do any of you have that problem?

Lace Edging

Well that is it for today hope you enjoyed let me know what you think and hope to post in a couple of days since I have lots of pictures stacked up in back order from the past few months.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Busy, Busy, having fun making cards

Here are some more of my latest creations I have been working on lately.  With each one I got more and more excited and liked it better then the last one.  Hard to make up my mind which one I like the best.

Cupcake Birthday Card 052011
Card on left is front of card, card on right is inside of card
I just got my new cupcake punch and had fun making this card. I used a tooth brush to splatter paint the front of the card to make the multi colors.

PAPER:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Apricot Appeal, Dusty Durango, Close to Coco Card Stock
INK:  Close to Coco, Apricot Apeal, Close to Coco, Real Red
STAMPS:  Upsy Daisy, Bring On The Cake, Whimsical Words, Well Scripted
PUNCHES:  Ex Large Build A Cup Cake Punch
ACCESSORIES:  Tombo Glue, Black Journaler, Sponge, Tooth Brush, Bone Folder, Ink Refills in Color of your Choice to Splatter top page of card.

Daughter Stephanie's Birthday Card 042811
Card Back left front of card, back right inside of card, up front is how I decorated the envelope.

I really like these new spinner accessories.  It gives you something new and exciting to add to a card.  And of course the new flower punch and stamp set help get me over the winter blues.  

PAPER:  Very Vanilla Card Stock, Springtime Vintage DSP
INK:  Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Pear Pazazz, Always Artichoke
STAMPS:  Take A Spin, Build A Blossom, Bring On The Cake, Eastern Blooms
PUNCHES:  Extra Large Decorative Label, Blossom Petal Punch, Corner Scallop Trim
ACCESSORIES:  Dimensional, Sponge, Game Spinners

 Sail Boat  Birthday Card 052111
Back left front of card, back right inside of card, upfront is view of how I decorated the envelope

Bird House Thank You Card 051811
Back left front of card, back right inside of card, upfront is view of how I decorated the envelope 

I wish I could take full credit for this card because I think it is so beautiful but about 50% of it I cased from Maria Vanderform from LNS.  After I seen her card I just had to recreate one because I just fell in love with it.  Am I giving my age away by saying I am a flower girl and love flower power?  What do you think don't you just love it?

PAPER:  Pale Plum, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Taken With Teal Card Stock, Flowers For You DSP
INK:  Rose Red, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Black Journaler, White Gel Pen
STAMPS:  Because I Care, Very Versatile, Upsy Daisy, Punch Potpourri
PUNCHES & DIES:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Corner Scallop Trim, 2 1/2" Circle Ex Large Punch, Ex Large Decorative Label Punch, Punch 2 Step Bird, Large Oval, Heart to Heart Punch, Boho Blossoms, Big L Fun Flowers Sizzix Die, Big Island Floral Sizzix Die, Scallop Circle Punch.
ACCESSORIES:  Tombo Glue, Big Shot, Bone Folder, Sponge, Standard Cutting Plates

Birdcage Thank You Card 052611
 Back left front of card, back right inside of card, upfront is view of how I decorated the envelope

Another keeper as far as I am concerned.  I like doing these half cards they give you so much more room to create.  I really like the color combination in this one plus another use for a great flower and tag.  The birdcage on the card and envelope are both heat embossed.

PAPER:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Brocade Blue, Whisper White Card Stock, Botanical Gazette DSP
INK:  Early Espresso, Brocade Blue, Cherry Cobbler
STAMPS:  Nature Walk, Friend to Friend
PUNCHES & DIES:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Sizzix Tag Combo Die, Sizzix Big L, Fun Flower Die
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Pattern #2 Pattern Plate, Big Shot, Ruby Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Versa Mark, Dimensional, Tombo Glue, Blender Pen, Sponge, Close to Coco 1/4" Polytwill Ribbon, 1/2" Pearl from Pretties Kit, Multipurpose Platform

Pheasant Butterfly Thank You Card 051511 
Back left front of card, back right inside of card, upfront is view of how I decorated the envelope

This is the last of my group of thank you cards.  I wanted to get a variety for people to choose from, what do you think?  I like using my big shot and creating all the dimension on my cards.  How did we ever get along without our big shots?  The pheasants and butterflies on the card and envelope are embossed and heat set.

PAPER:  Apricot Appeal, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Crushed Curry, Creamy Caramel
INK:  Basic Black
STAMPS:  Three Little Words, Curvy Verses
PUNCHES & DIES:  Modern Label Punch, Wrought Iron Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Top Note Die & negative, Embossing Plate Distressed And Square
ACCESSORIES:  Gold Embossing Powder, Ruby Embossing Powder, VersaMark, Heat Gun, Big Shot, Tombo Glue, Black Journaler, Gold Zig Painty, Sponge

These two pictures are of the new one inch envelope punch.  I had some small erasors so I made one for each of my grand kids as a surprise.  The one in the back on the left is for Mariah.  Her's had a watermelon slice erasor in it.  In the center was one for her brother Alex and his had a socker ball in it.  Then the one on the right was for Isaac and his had a basketball inside.  This picture is of the front side of them.  The next picture is of the back side of each one.

Well this was a long post but hope you enjoyed my cards.  Let me know what you think.  I am still having computer problems so will post when I can, have a good one, see ya.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Go for broke

 Since I have the screen up and everything is working today I am going to post another picture while I am waiting for my ride to my doctors appointment. So here is some more pictures that I have been working on.

This is a gift bag and card set that I made. The square behind the motor bike is made from a coke can and I ran it through the big shot using a textured plate to get the embossed impression. Then I inked it with black stayson ink to give it that aged look. I think the silver connected the over all look of the chrome to the stamp on the bike and I used the zizzy gold pen to highlight some of the chrome on the bike. I used the silver stretchy cord to tie a bow on the handy to also add to the silver look. I just really love this set for a manly gift. I lost my sheet with the supply directions so I cannot list my supplies for you but pretty basic hope you can figure it out. Let me know what you think.

Card on left front of card, card on right inside of card 032111

Card on left outside, card on right inside

This is another manly or could be a generic card.  I guess I was in a manly mood.  Some of my customers were requesting more manly cards so I guess I better get busy and give them what they want.  I really am glad they came out with this stamp set because it is so manly and earthly and of course I could give it that good old 3-D touch.  What do you think?

Card on left outside, card of right inside
This card I made for a person who liked golf for his birthday.  I like the textured background.  I think it reminded me of the texture on the golf balls itself what do you think?

Top card inside of card, bottom card outside of card
Isn't he the sadest dog face you ever saw?  You just have to laugh when you open this card.  I am sure it would make any sick person feel much much better when they open this one.

Card on left outside, card on right inside
This is a graduation card very quick and simple using last years stamp set.  I am not to keen on owls but like all the stamps in this set. used the watercolor pencils to color everything in.  Since gold and blue were my graduating colors I chose these for my card ever though that was so so so long long ago.......

Wow I finally got to Blog SURPRISE!!!!!!

So I will not waste any time here are some pictures of some of my last cards that I have made.

Grandson Alex's birthday Card

This card I made for my grandson Alex on his last birthday.  He is into all kinds of sports and I thought this would be kind of cute for him, he was ten on his birthday.  I liked using all the different textured plated with the colored cardstock on the background and of course I had to use some 3-D on my card by adding the buttons.  Very simple and fast to make.

PAPER:  Whisper White, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Talem With Teal, Basic Black Card Stock
INK:  Basic Black
STAMPS:  Extreme Skateboard, Full of Life, Teeny Tiny Wishes
DIES:  Sizzex Texured Plates Squares, Harlequin and Weave
ACCESSORIES:  Burrons, Big Shot, Tombo Glue

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Computer Problems

Sorry I have been away so long been having terrible computer problem and have not been able to get onto my blog.  I am going thru my sister Lois's blog right now so I am hoping this will post.  So if I can get back on I will be sent some new pictures your way soon if now I am still here just waiting for my computer to love me again.  Have a great day

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday Challenge #6

I was a good girl this week and did my challenge for early instead of waiting till Sunday night.  This is the layout challenge:

This challenge went rather quickly for me since I just got a huge order from Stampin up with "24" new stamp sets so I was itching to get started.  Hope you like my choice here it is.....

 Card # 031611 Outside

This dog is so darn cute I just had to use him.

Card # 031611 Inside

PAPER:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Close to Coco card stock, Springtime Vintage DSP
INK:  Close to Coco, using the Aqua Painter water pen and ink from Pear Pizzazz, and Baja Breeze to color, then Real Red Marker on thermometer
STAMPS:   Wellness Wishes, D is for Dog
PUNCHES:  Small Oval, Large Oval, Wide Oval, Border Scallop Trim

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tuesday Challenge #5

Boy the week sure does fly by fast.  I am having a hard time keeping up with this weekly challenge.  I know sooner get one week done and it seems like I have to post for the next week.  So here is my next entry for the Tuesday challenge #5 at you can go there to find out what the layout was for this challenge and all the rest of the news.

Card # 031311

PAPER:  Pink Pirquette (base card color), Certaily Celerly, Pretty In Pink, Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
STAMPS:  Easter Blossoms
PUNCHES:  Modern Label Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, Curly Label Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1" Square Punch

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Find the Difference

Hello everyone time for some fun.  On my last entry for the Stampin Tuesday Challenge #4 I submitted card #030711.  Well I was kind of rushed for time to submit and after looking at my card for a few days decided to change a few things.  Can you tell me the eight (8) things that I changed?

First Card 030711

Corrected Card 030711

Now compare and let me know if you can find the eight (8) things that I changed.

I liked this card so much that I decided to make a matching gift bag to go along with the card.  Here are my pictures of the gift bag.

Gift Bag front #030711b and matching card #030711

Here is the matching gift bag.  Isn't it just to die for, I just love it, some of my most liked color combinations.

Gift Bag back #030711b and matching card #030711

Bottom right corner is showing what I stamped on the back of the gift bag.  I added the birdcage and little birdie from the stamp set "Nature Walk".  I also added some 1/4" Black and 1/4" Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon to handle.  This is what I have been busy with the last few days now I have my housework done and time to open my extra large box from Stampin Up.  Been a while since my last order so cannot wait to try out some new stuff.  I told myself that I could not play until my work was done...but of course no one but God and me knows what was on that list.....Okay Lord I will put the stuff back in the kitchen that I took out when I washed my floors before I start!