Monday, January 26, 2009

Butterfly Blog Award

I received this cute Butterfly Aware from Tiffany over at My Crafty World over a month ago. I'm just now finding the time to get this posted. Tiffany is such a sweetie and just happens to be the #1 Rising Star of this past year. I'm so happy to have her as a sideline. She has an awsome blog so check it out. Thanks for the award Tiffany! and I hope Griffen is doing well.

Ok with that said on to the rules.

1. Pick 10 people and pass the award on to them.

2. Contact them and let them know you have chosen them and their blog for an award.

3. Link back to the person who gave you the award.

The tens blogs below are the ones I have chosen for the award - please check them out - the ladies and their blogs are really great.

Anne Marie





There they are. Please take some time and go check them out and see all the wonderful ideas these talented ladies have come up with.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Valentine Fun in a Tin!

I got the idea for the card in a tin from the SU demo website from Catherine Harwood, one of the Valentine class winners. Although it takes awhile to make, it is just so cute and fun to make. I made one for a door prize at my retiring party last week. It's made using the Valentine Bundle. I did sell two of the bundles. The card was pretty much a case from NWstamper's gallery.

Tin opened up.

Close up of some of what's in it.

This is the cute card on a string that is in the tin. I just love it! I got a bunch of the tins from Creative last year super cheap! You ladies need to check out the Valentine Classes that are on the SU website. There are some really great ones from some talented demonstrators.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Background

Hey there, what do you think of my new background? I can't believe how easy it was, it didn't even make my head hurt to figure it out and it was FREE! You want one? Click on the link in the upper lefthand corner of my site.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Shoebox Swap Cards from our Christmas Party!

This was Kelly Birrell's card we made and I have to say it was my favorite. Although I don't think I'll be demonstrating it at a workshop (it took forever to make) it was a great card! And I hate birds!!! Right, Kelly?
This was Tonya Steber"s card. I love the color combo! I need to use this set more often.

Lori Smith's card. Love everything about this one. I wish I had got my vines more even at the bottom, but maybe next time.

Amanda Shaffer's card. Great card and I love the black background, it really makes it POP!

Teri Herman's card. Another great card. I love how the sponged Close To Cocoa made the Certanily Celery looked aged. This is another one I'll have to remake. I didn't get my flowers stamped deep enough. May have to repost this one later after I redo mine.

Darla Cummin's card. I love everything about this one too. Love the color combo and the DSP from the Winter Mini. Who would have thought about using it!

Brenda Dellinger's card. Another pretty card. Love the color combo and how she used part of the petals to make the leaves!

This is mine. I love how the ribbon is done on this one. Have to say I got my idea from this talented lady on SCS here:
I love her card!

Tiffany Bauer's card. Another great card. Love the paper and the fold on this one.

Teresa Simpson's card. Beautiful card, I just can't get enough of this set! A nice winter card.

Leona Gher. A great card with a unique fold. Love the color combo and everything else about this one!

Inside of Leona's card.
So that's all of them. We had so much fun at Darla's making all these great cards. I am so glad I am in a group of very talented ladies! It was great to get togther with all of them! Can't wait till our next meeting!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy New Year and alot of catching up to do!

Here is the gift set I made for our hand stamped gift exchange at my upline's Christmas party that we had this past Friday night. I have the greatest and sweetest upline! That's right Darla Cummins you are the best! (even though you stole the gift I wanted) I forgive you. I ended up with Tiffany Bauer's gift that she made which was a really cute picture! and I'll try and post it later, she used the curly label punch to make it. Anyway here's so more pictures of my gift exchange.

Flip Flop Scrapbook using the Hawaii Papaya DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, and Chocolate Chip cardstock. I love these papers!!!

Inside of Flip Flop book. These are really fun and easy to make!

3 x 3 wooden box I altered with the DSP paper and a cute little ornament to go inside. I used the Kiwi Kiss reinker and some white acrylic paint to paint the box before I altered it with the DSP.
Another shot of the little box I altered.

Hey there bloggers, I am so sorry about being gone for so long. Yes I did get my Christmas cards done, all 87 of them! Since I last posted, Christmas, New Years and a Birthday of mine have all gone by. Notice how I slipped that last one in there. We have been doing inventory in little shop I work at (part time) in Palestine, IL for the last week and a half. We still count it all be hand, Willow Tree Angels, Boyd's Bears, Cherished Teddies and other little knick knackie things and I am soooo glad we are DONE!!!Now I've got time to get back to the important things like blogging and STAMPIN'!!! and I got a new Kodak EasyShare Camera for Christmas so please have patience with me while I'm figuring it out. But I love it! Now if I can just get DH to buy me a new printer/scanner/fax I'll be set. Catch you later!