Monday, December 31, 2007

Pretty in Pomegranate

I just LOVE this Cuttlebug embossing folder!!! It is so beautiful! I made this card with Stampin Up products (except the Cuttlebug folder!) Whisper White, Bascic Black, Regal Rose and Purely Pomegranate CS, Pomegranate double stitched grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, word window punch, Much Appreciated and Wild Rose Stamps and Black, Pomegranate and rose inks.

Fun with Jamie

This is one of the many adorable cards Jamie and I made, she made one and I made her stamp the images for me so I could make one too! It is so cute IRL!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The new Catalog is Here!
I am so excited about the new Stampin' Up is beautiful. There are so many new things I need...I mean want- no I mean NEED! If you haven't gotten to see one, send me a email.
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, December 24, 2007

For my Ayva

This is a Christams present for my niece, she LOVES puzzles! and she is quite good at them too! I printed the picture on regular copy paper and placed it on chipboard, then I used the Ellison puzzle die cut and modpoged it all together. I can't wait to give it to her, I made her 3 other puzzles as well- Thanks Christyann for letting me borrow the die!

Cool card fold

This was a card I cased from a "Sister Demo". It is very simple but the fold is fun and different. Just a 4x4 square of patterned paper folded into a triangle and glued under large layer.
Wintergreen paper and In the spotlight stamp set used here- SU of course! There is a small greeting hidden under the snowman- Happy Holidays!
I also used the glitter pen (not sure who makes it- but I love it!) to do all the snowflakes....nice and simple effect!

Tile Coasters

This is just one of the many tile coasters I made for gifts this year. It looks way better IRL. I used Stampin' Up products: Oh, So Lovely, warm words, Metallic pencils, Staz-on and matte sealer. It is a super easy project and they look beautiful! I stacked 2 or more together and tied a beautiful organdy ribbon around them and it really is a striking gift.
Chalks or permanent markers can also be used for coloring but I really liked the has just a little "bling" to it.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Hangin' with the Pres!

This is me with Shelli Gardner, the Co founder and CEO of Stampin' Up. When I met her I went to shake her hand and she took my hand and pulled me in to a hug. She really is amazing, she has made Stampin' Up into such a successful business and she is still a real person. I hope I get to see her again some day...maybe at the National Convention!

Grammy's 80th birthday book

I made a scrap book for my husband's grandmother for her 80th birthday. I loved making it, working with black and white photos was something I had not done before. I used products from evrywhere and anywhere. She just loved it! It chronicled her life from a child to her 80th birthday party.

Card Tin

This was my first (and so far only!) Mini Stamp Camp. I got this idea from my upline. We used all Stampin Up products, actually everyone got to choose their own paper, and we made matching cards and dividers. It was very fun, and now I use mine to bring samples to my workshops. I have also made a couple as gifts- both to little girls. I put their names on it and put little gifts inside for their birthday present, they were a hit!

Wedding Invite

I made this wedding invitation (actually 60 of them!) for my customers daughter. I also made matching RSVP cards. It was a very simple design and only took minutes to make. The hardest part was feeding the vellum into the printer one sheet at a time. I used all Stampin' Up products:

Pale Plum and Perfect Plum CS, Vellum, Wide organdy ribbon (which I miss!!!), Perfect Plum Ink and the Floral background stamp.

This was one of my first SCS challenges. You had to use only browns and a nuetral color. J + L always try challenges from stampin sites and I haven't really done many, but I really liked this one. It does force you to go outside your comfort zone which I think is really good to stir things up a bit. I will try to make it a point to do more challenges. I used all Stampin Up products: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa CS, Choc Chip and Close to Cocoa Inks, Ivory and Choc grosgrain, antique brass brad, and French Script and Looks Like Spring stamps.