Friday, August 14, 2009

WSC93 Trendy Forest Friend

It’s Friday!  Weekend on the way!  Even though I am retired and now a full-time homemaker, I still look forward to the weekends.  I am always excited about the Sunday morning message and having the freedom to worship our Savior without penalty or threat.  Our God is an awesome God, He reigns!!!

I am just crazy about these two stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!- Trendy Trees and Forest Friends.  They are among the least expensive sets, but I knew right away they would get a lot of inkin’ from me.  This card is for Beate’s Fresh and Fun Weekend Sketch Challenge and I chose to use  four of the new In Colors.  I didn’t think much of the colors until I made a few cards and now I think they are terrific.  Soft Suede is a real keeper and Bermuda Bay- yumm, yumm!

WSC93 Trendy Forest Friendwsc93


Have a wonderful and blessed weekend,


Stamps:  SU! Trendy Trees, Forest Friends, Pocket Silhouettes

Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango

Ink:  Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry

Embellishments:  Dusty Durango ribbon

Tools:   Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Nestie and Circle Nestie, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers Gift Set

One of my new favorite Stampin’ Up! sets is the very special Thoughts and Prayers set.  One of my dear friends asked me if I would make a gift card set for a silent auction recently.  I was thrilled to be asked and honored to participant in the annual Morgan McCarty Scholarship Foundation fundraiser.  I thought of the beautiful tree image in this set and decided it would be perfect as a symbol of hope and renewal.  So I made this cute tote and 8 cards- four with Thank You and four with Thinking of You for the sentiments.  These were so easy to make I am going to work on several sets just to have available when you need a quick gift for someone special.

Thank You set w tote 1Thank You set w tote 


You can’t really tell from the photo but I overstamped the Chocolate Chip with Certainly Celery.  I really miss Soft Sky- maybe they will bring it back along with another fave- River Rock!

Many blessings for a wonderful week,


Stamps:  SU! Thoughts and Prayers, All Natural, Essence of Love

Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Walk in the Park DSP

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery

Embellishments:  Certainly Celery ribbon, Soft Sky ribbon, Silver Brads

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, MS Butterfly punch, Big Shot, Dotted Swiss EF

Thy Word In Color

I hosted my first official workshop as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator this week and had five sweet and fun gals come to my home for a play date – Amy, Linda, Dianne, Judy and Colleen.  When I was working on the demo cards earlier in the week, I decided that a scripture card would always be one of the sample cards for all my workshops.  Whatever talent I may have comes from the master Creator and I want to praise Him in all that I do- and that includes teaching others.  I’ve used this verse from Psalms on other cards, but as I was “building” this card it immediately came to mind.  The sketch is also a near catty case.

I also used some of the awesome new In Colors.  I wasn’t sure that I was going to like them at first, but fell in love with them after this card.  I made a little easel to go on the back so that the card is free-standing when not in my Scripture box.  I also highlighted the daisies with a white gel pen.  When I finished I was worried that it may be too aggressive for virgin stampers- but I knew that these gals were already very creative and that they would enjoy a little challenge at the end of the evening.  And they did a terrific job on this card.

Bible Verse In ColorsBible Verse In Colors close up 


 This little easel was so easy to make.  The card is A2, front only.  I cut the cardstock 3.75 X 5 and scored the long end at 1”.  I measured 1.25’ from the top of the card and drew a line with a pencil from side to side.  Then folded on the score line and attached along the line (centered on the back) with sticky strip.  The same formula would work for any size card.

Bible Verse In Colors Easel 2 Bible Verse In Colors Easel 1


Have a wonderful and blessed week!


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Stamps:  SU! Upsy Daisy, Inspired by Nature

Paper:  Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo

Embellishments:  Regal Rose ribbon, Antique Brass HPH

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch, Computer generated sentiment, Ticket corner punch


Pocket Silhouettes and Big Shot!

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Whoo-hoo, I got my Big Shot this week and just love it!  I already had a few dies that I was using in my CB, but I am excited about being able to use such a vast array of elements in the Big Shot and not be limited to cardstock, paper and lite chipboard.  Also got the Little Leaves die- a whoppin’ $5.50 for this too cute die that I know I will use over and over again. 

Here are a couple of cute CAS (Clean and Simple) cards that I made this week using the very versatile Pocket Silhouettes set.  What great images for making notecard sets!  You will also see those cute Big Shot leaves on one of the cards.  Check out the score lines on the bottom of the Thinking of You card.  So easy, but so elegant, I think.

 Pocket Thinking of You 1 Best Wishes Bashful Blue 2


Happy Stampin’ and Blessings,



Stamps:  SU! Pocket Silhouettes, Sincere Salutations, Essence of Love

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango, Bashful Blue Patterns Pack DSP

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Dusty Durango

Embellishments:  SU! White Organza ribbon, Gold brads, Little Leaves die

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Score blade, MS Butterfly punch, Big Shot, Dotted Swiss EF

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kid Stuff - Decor Elements Growth Chart – Pirate Party Kit – And More!!!

growthchartYou gotta check out this cute, cute Decor Elements Growth Chart - only available through 9-30. Sticks to the wall and you can reposition in another place or room. No more writing on the walls like we did a zillion years ago! More details on all Stampin’ Up specials at Click on Promotions.

Wouldn't this make an ideal baby gift?

And while you are browsing, take a look at the August Project of the Month. Everything you need to host a Pirate Birthday Party for your little buccaneer and his or her mateys.  Your kit will have all the products you need to create invitation and decorations for eight guests- even eye patches!  All for $15.95.  How cool is that?


The new catalog is amazing and if you haven’t seen it yet and want to browse- just click on it on the sidebar and get ready to be impressed. 







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