Friday, October 29, 2010

Modern Speckled Daisies

I made a stack of these for my sister-in-law's birthday recently. I've been trying to be more conscious of making cards that are easy to mail. These are very flat in the envelope, but the flowers and centers give them some depth anyway.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

M&M Owls

About a year ago, I bought some of these cellophane tubes, but they just sat in my drawer. Then my friend Paula did some with the owl punch, and I had to copy her! Aren't they cute?

Paper: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Owl Punch, glue dots, cello bags 1 x 8

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Downline Swaps

These are some of the cards we made at my October downline meeting. We had a great time together, and aren't they fun designers??? Amanda made the two 3x3 cards, and Malinda made the Snow Swirled gift card holder.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Look! A card I made just for fun! I need to do more of that. I stamped the tree on Whisper White, then brayered So Saffron ink over the whole piece. Then masked a "moon" and brayered More Mustard over the top. I used a sponge to add the Chocolate Chip ink. Then I took off the moon mask and stamped my little owl in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and embossed him with clear embossing powder.

You can blame my best friend Brandi for the doodling.


Stamps: Season of Friendship, Animal Stories
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic and Craft, So Saffron, More  Mustard
Accessories: Sticky Notes, 1 1/4" circle punch, brayer, clear embossing powder, Chocolate Chip Taffeta (retired)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Leiane!

This is the Rag Quilt Purse I made for my sister's birthday today! She's always been the pink girl, and she's a disgustingly fabulous pianist and singer. Music and pink were the order of the day. Happy birthday, Leiane!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The faces of Halloween

This card was inspired by an ad for trick-or-treating bags. Very rarely do things click into place like that for me, so I enjoyed making this one work! I used the new Decorative Label Punch (Holiday Mini p 25) and then added the faces.The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (of course).

I made this card for my club swap this week. Try making your own holiday faces with the Decorative Label Punch!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Letterpress Snowflakes

This is the card I designed for my downline meeting last week. I wanted everyone to get a chance to try out Stampin' Up!'s new Letterpress plates.  (page 42 of the Holiday Mini Catalog)

It was easier than I thought! This is the Northern Trim plate, which coordinates with the Level 1 Mini Catalog Hostess Set Northern Hearts. The letterpress image uses Night of Navy Craft ink and Watercolor Paper. We added a few Clear Rhinestone Brads, because snowflakes need bling, right? 

Give Letterpress a try! It's a fun new idea for your Big Shot! 

Stamps: Northern Hearts
Paper: Watercolor, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Ink: Night of Navy Craft and Classic, Bashful Blue Classic
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Trim Letterpress plate, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's a clearance sale!

Don't you just love things on clearance??? Stampin' Up! has a sale for you!

Get there by going to my Stampin' Up! website. Orders must be placed through my website--clearance items can't be placed on a regular or club order.  There are tins, brads, cardstock, ribbons--and lots, lots more! Have fun!