Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just another Christmas Card

I love making Christmas cards and today I had an idea to use snowflakes in a new way. My sister made me allot of snowflakes using the Decorative strip from the SU Holiday Mini and sent them to me. I am a new SU Demo and got my first order just before Thanksgiving and also moved into a new house. So guys I am alittle behind.  I hope you enjoy what I came up with. It is easy, simple and elegant all at the same time. Remember I love Vintage cards.

I am so sorry the picture is blurred, sometimes I shake too much.

Card stock:   Soft Seude, Marnia Mist
Ribbon:       Whisper White Satin
Ink Pads:      Whisper White Craft, Soft Suede and Versa Mark
Misc:            Heat & Stick, Su Rhinestones       

I cut my base card out of soft Suede, next layer is Marina Mist, and 3rd layer is Soft Suede again. I stamped snowflakes using SU Northern Hearts stamp set from the Holiday Mini, with Whisper White Craft Ink. Then took the white snowflakes and sponged them with Soft Seude, let dry a minute and then stamp them with Versa Mark, sprinkled them with heat stick, used my heat gun to make them sticky and then sprinkled the snowflakes in Dazzling Diamonds. Added a Whisper White Satin Ribbon and attached the snowflakes after drying. 

Technique Junkie 1 on 1 for November

I recieved Sat a beautiful Christmas card from my partner this month Sandra Dillon, she did a Fancy Fold from TJ CD. I just love her card and the Penquins.  I know you will too.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi, everyone I have been in my kitchen all morning getting ready, Turkey in the oven, here is a funny for you guys.  I goofed, when I reached in to get the tradional pumpkin pie from the store freezer I thought that is what I got, well it turns out it was  Sweet Potato pie instead. I have never tasted Sweet Potato pie before so I baked it anyway,  I like trying new foods,  I will let you know how it came out. Guess the old saying read before you goes to pies as well.

I hope everyone's Thanksgiving is a good one full of laughter and of course lots of food.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to SU Stars Blog Hop 3

It's that time again for SU Stars monthly Blog Hop that is happening this weekend.  The start time is Saturday morning at 7am PT/8am MT/9am CT/10am ET and the posts will be up thru Sunday.

If you started at the beginning then you arrived here from the very talented, Maria at her blog:
This month's theme is Christmas or Winter cards or projects.  I chose Christmas which is my favorite time of the year. I  CASEd a Note card I saw on Inking Idaho by Becky and added my own touches.  I hope you enjoy what I have created for you.


Card stock:                Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set:                SU Tree Trimming, Sincere Salutations
Stamp Pads:             Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Ribbons:                   Early  Espresso
Embossing Folder:   Petals a Plenty
Other accessories:    Chunky Glitter, Crystal Effects, Eyelet Border Punch

I used Always Artichoke for the base card, 2nd layer is Very Vanilla, cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler  ran it thru my Big Shot using Petals a Plenty embossing folder then cut a 1" x 41/4" strip to go accross the top, also cut a piece of Very Vanilla and put it thru SU Eyelet Border punch. Then I took a sponge and dabbed Always Artichoke over it until it darken.  I glued it to the embossed piece and added some ribbon. Stamped ornaments, and added ribbon instead of stamping string, added alittle glitter, crstal effects. Then stamped sentiment. I think it came out really cool how about you?    

Now you need to hop over to, Diane's blog at: and see what she has made for you. I know what she has created for you is awesome. Don't forget to leave me a comment on what you think, I love reading each one.

If you get lost during the Blog Hop, you can always come back and start at the beginning

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stampin For Fun Diva's Sketch Challenge No. 1

For our first ever Sketch Challenge, we are going to do something a little different. Operation Write Home (OWH) has put out a call for Valentine Day's cards -- to be received by them no later than December 1st. They need to get them in the mail to the troops for them to get in the mail to their loved ones to be received by February 14th! To support this cause, we are challenging our visitors to create a Valentine Day's card -- use your imagination and creativity!

The Design Team Members of Stampin' For Fun Divas support our troops and what they do. Many of our troops are stationed overseas in combat areas and have very little access to everyday things like greeting cards. This is where Operation Write Home comes in -- they are a non-profit organization that solicit handmade greeting cards and then send them to our troops to send home to their loved ones.

Here is what I submitted, I decided not to do the traditional red, pink this time and used Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and retired Brilliant Blue. Love that 2 Step Bird Punch,  and Label Punch.

Hope you enjoy my card. Please come visit us and join in on the fun at :

Just the Cooliest Thing I Have Found yet!

I love Christmas and Christmas Trees so I found a website to get this cool widget. So if there are any other Christmas Freaks go get yours by clicking my Christmas Tree and let the count down begin.

I am so forgotful. My sister reminded me that you need to click on get this widget at the bottom of the tree, then click on get this code at the top left and then click on B for blogger or whichever icon describes your blog. Then click on get this code, Whew!!  Then you can get this lovely tree, it wouldn't copy so if you want to see it go to my blog at

Christmas will be over before I get this right.

Tip:  Whatever time you add the widget is when it will change day, ex: I added mine at 11pm so it changes at 11pm.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Demonstrator Starter Kit for 50 percent off! November 15-30 ONLY

That’s a $310 value for only $87.50!  Just look at what all you get! Simply Amazing Offer

From November 15-30, you can purchase either our Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits at 50 percent off the regular retail price of $175 (plus free shipping!), and enjoy these great benefits as a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator. Demonstrator Starter Kit for 50% off!

The standard Starter Kit includes:

Four complete stamp sets (including a clear-mount set and clear-mount block)
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Assortment of Designer Series paper and card stock
Four Classic Stampin' Pads
Two Stampin' Write markers
VersaMark Pad
Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon
Songbird Décor Elements and applicator
Blender pen
Stamping sponge
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Box of Idea Book & Catalogs
Business forms and tools

The Digital+ Starter Kit includes

My Digital Studio software suite
Three complete stamp sets (including a clear-mount set and clear-mount block)
Assortment of card stock
Four Classic Stampin' Pads
Two Stampin' Write markers
Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Brights Designer buttons
Songbird Décor Elements and applicator
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Box of Idea Book & Catalogs
Business forms and tools

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Royal Blog Tour Winner!!!

Here Yea!, Here Yea!...Drum roll please... I would like to announce my trusty Random Generator picked number 25 and the winner is: Theresa in Kitimat and on November 6, 2010 12:21 AM

Theresa said...This is such a great set. Love it. I really like your easel card. Coloring is great. Thanks for the chance for blog candy. I would love to win an original painting.

So please email me your name and address, and I will sign the painting get it off too you. I will give you until Friday Nov. 12th, if I don't hear from you I will spin the generator again.

I will post a picture as soon as I take one. Still looking for things, I just moved into the house I bought and so things are hiding from me.

I want to thank everyone that left comments, I appreciated each and everyone.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour

Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour
Queen Lee Conrey's Kingdom

As you complete your travels throughout each Kingdom, you will visit over 70 castles 
showcasing over 150 projects for your viewing pleasure!
WELCOME to my Castle.  Please take a moment from your travels to rest and relax as you peruse my projects before you continue on with your journey. You will be inspired, challenged and surprised at what we, the Royals, have cooked up for you.

If you started your travels here that is great,  but you might want to start your travels at the beginning by visiting Queen Lee Conrey's Castle here.  If you came from Princess Tammy Baldwin's castle, then you are in the right place. Princess Tammy Baldwin out did herself this time.  Weren't her card and projects fantastic!

My first project is a Gift Box Set with 4 cards made with the Elements of Style stamp set. I love the roses in this set and use them quite often. I chose to make a Tole look, using lace, ribbons and flowers because I love making Vintage looking cards and boxes.

Card stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red;  Stamp Ink Pad: Real Red, Punchs: Scallop Trim, Large Scallop Circle,  Ribbons: Real Red Satin and some gorgeous lace. I hope you enjoy my projects and leave me comments on them.

For my second project I chose something that I saw on Monica Weber's Blog and CASE'd it.  (I also found directions on Splitcoasters.)  I loved her Diaper Fold Pouch so much I had to make one and found it to be one of the easiest projects I have ever done; and, of course I filled it up with my favorite chocolate -- Hershey Kisses.
My final project is an Easel card. I have seen them often and this summer received a few and decided it would be a great project for here. I love birds and flowers so the stamp set Elements of Style was just perfect. I used SU Markers to color the Roses and Humming Bird. Then sponged over the background with Old Olive and highlighted with Daffodil Delight. The photos do not do the card justice.

The first picture shows the front of the card.

And the second picture shows it opened and standing.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards and projects. I will post tutorials after theTour on my "castle" for anyone who is interested and now onto the fun part --  how to win my Blog Candy!

Yep, my first Blog Candy. All you have to do to win is leave a comment with your email address and what you like most about my blog.  I will draw a name and send an email to the winner. Now here is what is in my Blog Candy.  Since I am an artist, I will be giving away an 8x10 oil painting of the ocean.  I hope this will tempt you to leave a comment.   

I've enjoyed having you visit my castle and send you on your travels to visit Princess Kathy White's castle by clicking on the next slipper below.
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