This is my place to share with family and friends. You might find handmade cards, digital scrapbook pages, photos or a little chatter because those are the things I love. My blog is a work in progress, so be patient with me. Most of the time I think I will be talking to myself, but hey, I'm used to that!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A cute little project share......

I had a little crafting time so I made myself a little customer Rolodex. I've got my customers on the computer and in Stampin' Up!'s Customer Manager, but sometimes I just want to look up a phone number or address without turning the computer on so I made this for myself.

I used the Stampin' Up! Rounded Label punch to make the alpha dividers of of various SU cardstock, stamping on the A-B and so on. I made a sunflower with Summer Sun card stock, Chocolate Chip card stock and the Scallop Circle and the 1 and 1/4 inch punch, Little Leaves Sizzlet and my Big Shot. The polka dot paper is from the Day and Night Designer paper pack. The polka dot ribbon is out of my scrapping stash. I am thinking this would be a cute Christmas gift. What do you think?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I love this technique!

You know how sometimes you find something that you are so tickled with you just can't stop sharing about it. Well, this is one of those things for me. This might be something you already know how to do, but for those of you who don't, I am going to hook you up with a really great video at Tami White's Blog that show you how to make this. Ta-Da, Diamond Crimped Background!
Here is my card: (sorry about the blurring, this one is tough to photograph)

Supplies: Stampin' Up!'s "Blooming Beautiful" stamp set, SU's Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa card stock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers, crimper and Stampin' Up! Dimensionals.
Now... run over to Tami's and learn how to make this background!
Stamping With Tami

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another card to share....

This is the Autumn Tag card I made for the workshop last Saturday. I am going to repeat the workshop on Monday Oct 26th. This is a workshop for the Silver Spring Stampers group. Looking forward to seeing you!

Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black and Really Rust card stock.
Bright Blessings Jumbo wheel, Leafy Glade Background stamp (retired).
SU's Classic inks: Really Rust, Old Olive, Basic Black, and More Mustard.
Versamark ink and neutral fibers.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pop-up Gift card holder

This month my class projects were Holiday related. I love this neat little pop-up gift card holder. Note that the shimmer doesn't show up on this photo. I learned how to make this at Linda Heller's Stampin School I think this makes such a cute presentation.

Closed with the "belly Band"

Side view

Supply List all from Stampin' Up!
Dasher stamp, Short and Sweet sayings stamp, and the Sassy Sparkles jumbo wheel. Also used the Old Olive, Whisper White and Rose Red card stock and Classic ink. Scallop Border punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Versamark ink, and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. A Mini Glue dot holds the gift card.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cards for the guys....

are always the toughest ones to design. I am drawn to pretty florals and soft colors so it is hard not to make to make them too girly. I think this monotoned card is very tailored and crisp and just the thing for a man's birthday. I used some Stampin' Up! Basic Gray Patterns Pack paper, Whisper White card stock, the Petal Card Big Shot die, an embossing folder, and some white twill ribbon. Inside, I used the paper left over from the die cut and some hearts punched with Stampin' Up's Heart to Heart punch out of Real Red card stock.