Great Give Away at "Creating from the Heart"

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hello All,

I know I have been away all week, just have been so busy preparing for Thanksgiving.  I am having lots of family and friends coming to my house, so I want everything just right!  I wanted to stop in to tell you about this great giveaway from "Creating from the Heart", stop by and check it out.  Melissa has some great projects on her blog too....check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by, if I am not back before Thanksgiving, I wish everyone a blessed and safe Thanksgiving.


Thinking of You

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Friday bloggers,

I made this a little while ago, but I wanted to share with you.  The stamp sets are from "Memory Box".  I love their stamps and dies.  They are so easy to work with and I love how this card turned out.  Although simple, but cute.  As always thanks for stopping by, leave a comment if you like my card.  Have a wonderful weekend and I am sure I will be back soon.

Paper:  SU Kraft, SU Whisper White, and black
Stamp:  Memory Box Reverse Allium, Drift Flowers and Vintage dreams
Ink: Hero Arts Blue

Sweet Sunday SSSC171 - Joy

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hello everyone, I am back again.  I saw this sketch from Sweet Sunday and thought I would try it.  I love the sketch, it reminds me of the Mojo Monday sketch this week.  If you are interested in trying your hands at making a card from this sketch click here

The election is over and I hope you are happy with the turnout!  Just remember, whomever you were going for, the country needs to come together and be one!  If you are a true Christian, it doesn't matter if you are black, white, red or yellow, you should love everyone!  Enough of that!

Here is my take on the sketch from Sweet Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by and please come back again soon.

Paper:  110 Pearl Paper, Silver, DSP Kaisercraft "Just Believe"
Stamp:  Stampendous Joy Brackets
Ink: VersaMark and Metallic Silver embossing powder
Accessories:  Spellbinder Circles, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, pop dots

Ornament Keepsakes

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hello Again!

I thought I would share with you some more of my creations with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp sets and dies!  These card were so easy and quick to make.  I hope you have started making your Christmas cards, before you know it, December will be here.  Check back again soon, I have some more creations to share with you!

This card is made with the 2012 In-Color Midnight Muse card stock,
I used the "Holiday Frame" embossing folder and stamped the ornament with
the Ornament Keepsakes stamp and cut the ornament out with the matching die.

This card was inspired by Connie Stewart.  She has this system called
Flash cards, just google her name and you can see what it's all about.  This
is such a quick and easy card to make.  I again used the "Ornament Keepsakes" stamp set
and the matching die to cut it out.  I used the embossing folder "Vintage Wallpaper" on the
base of the card, I stamped the "En Francasis" background stamp to just top the card
off!  Thank you Connie for the inspiration.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Fall everyone,

Here is another card I wanted to share.  A very good friend of mine asked me to design a card that she could make and send out for Thanksgiving.  Here is what I created.  I am going to make a few myself to send out.  I think they card came out beautifully.  Love the fall colors.  I used the technique called "Rock and Roll".  You use a few ink colors ranging from light to dark.  There are plenty of tutorials on Youtube if you want to check it out.  Don't you love Youtube, it has everything you ever wanted to know how to do on there. 

Paper:  SU Kraft, SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Espresso
Stamp:  SU Day of Gratitude
Ink: SU Espresso, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze
Ribbon:  More Mustard
Accessories:  SU Embossing folder Perfect Poka Dots,
Floral Frames Framelit Dies and SU Decorative Label Punch for the sentiment,
brown pearl dots

Mojo Monday 266 - Season's Greeting

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hello!  It's time for a brand new Mojo Monday sketch (#266), did you notice it's just Tuesday and I have it done already!  This is a great sketch Julee has created for us to work with this week. It's the first sketch of November, so it's also contest week! I won October's sketch, so I'm hoping that they will like what I did with the sketch, because I love this card.  Ok, you are probably thinking I say this about all of my cards.  If you are interested hop on over to the Mojo Monday and create something with the sketch.  With every 50 entries, there is a winner, up to a max of SEVEN winners!!!   If you win, you can receive the Verve Stamps set of your choice.  Good luck if you try. 

I hope everyone was able to get out and vote today.....I did and waited three hours and 45 minutes in line.  It's ok, it was for a good cause.  I would do it all over again.  Good luck to whomever you voted for.  Here is my take on the sketch, if you like it, please leave a comment, I love reading them. 

Paper:  SU Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, whisper white,
SU DSP Be of Good Cheer, Snow Festival and 110 lbs. white card stock
Stamp:Scentsational Season
Ink:  SU Real Red, Gumball Greenand Early Espresso
Accessories:  Circle Spellbinders and scallops, Glossy Accents, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, SU Holiday Collection Framelits Dies and SU Rhinstones

This is a closer look

Going Crazy with Stampin Up Ornaments

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Monday Bloggers,

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has recovered from "Sandy".  I pray that everyone was safe during the storm and did not have much damage!  Here in Northern Virginia, we did not have too much damage.  My family and friends all survived.  I think the fall has come in and the crisp cold days are ahead of us.  The leaves are all turning the beautiful orange and brown colors that I love. And thinking of this time of year, before we know it Christmas time will be here.  So with all that said, I have several Christmas ornaments to share with you.  I have been going "crazy" making these.  I love the new stamp set from Stampin Up called Ornament Keepsakes and the matching dies (ok, I know I said that in my last blog), they are so versatile.  You can create so many different looks with this set.  I hope you enjoy looking at them and if you like them, please leave a comment.  I love reading your comments.  Come back soon, because I will share some cards that I have made with this set.

This ornament is similar to the ornament that is on the Christmas catalog
of Stampin Up.  This was stamped on 110 lbs of white card stock with Old Olive
and Cherry Cobber SU Ink.  I used some SU retired silver string.  Love how this turned out!

This again was stamped with the stamp set Ornament Keepsakes and I used the
matching dies to cut this out.  I used the SU rossette die to make the rosette in the
middle of the ornament.

This is the back of the ornament. 

If you want a fast way of making this ornament, you can just
use DSP paper from SU and cut multiples at a time.  No
stamping at all!  ok, again, I love how this one came out.
This is the SU "Be of Good Cheer" paper.

This ornament is in the catalog also.  This was stamped and cut out with
a different ornament stamp in the set of "Ornament Keepsakes".  I used the
new die called "Snow Flurry" for the snowflakes.  Isn't it just stunning!

Mojo Monday 265 - Merry Christmas

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hello Bloggers,

I know it's a little early for Christmas cards, but I wanted to share this with you.  I love the new stamp set Ornament Keepsakes by Stampin Up!  I have made so many cards with this set.  It also has matching framelits Dies too.  So I'm so happy that I did this Mojo sketch this week, I thought I wasn't going to get it done, but I made it.  Last week I did the Mojo sketch and by the time I went to post it, the posting was closed.  So here is my take on the Mojo sketch this week.

Paper:  SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Whisper White, SU DSP Be of Good Cheer
Stamp:  SU Mini Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  SU Embossing folder Lacy Brocade, Spellbinders, White ribbon

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