Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Word Play and Build A Cupcake

There is no way this card will show up on my blog as pretty as it turned out.  The Crimper is a tool that is not used enough by me.  Here it helps give these little cupcakes some punch.  A Rhinestone on the wish gives a little extra sparkle too.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


                                      Such a happy boy when Sam goes fishing with his Dad at the Lake.
 Sam is totally into Star Wars and has ever since he was three years old.  It may help that his Daddy has his own Star Wars collection from the 70's.  Sam always makes us laugh with his characters.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Remember this guy!  Well you probably do if you are around my age.  The Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey Accessories stamp sets on page 83 of the Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog brings back lots of memories.  Here he is eating bananas as fast as he can swallow.  This is a cased card.

Friday, May 27, 2011

A May Workshop in Fairfax, VA

 Thought I would post some pictures from one of my May workshops.  This workshop was held in Fairfax, Virginia even though I currently live in Pennsylvania.  Just goes to show you can do workshops in-state or out-of-state.  Stampin' Up! is loved no matter where you live.  It is wonderful to see ladies who come to the workshop saying the are not artsy finish their cards with a big smile on their face.  So rewarding as a demonstrator to see the magic.  :-)

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I have not done a baby card in awhile and for no reason I decided I wanted to do one.  I used the paper piecing technique on this card.  First you stamp the carriage on the background paper and then you stamp the main carriage on patterned paper and cut out adhering it to the already stamped image on your white background paper.  It gives a great look.  I used the Jewel Rhinestones on the wheels for a little extra pizzazz.  Speaking of pizzazz, I used the Designed Series Paper (DSP)  and Stitched Poly Ribbon Pear Pizzazz for this card.  Stamp Set used is Stampin' Up! Fun and Fast Notes.  Don't forget the BIG SHOT for the scallop square too.  If you would like to place an order please email me at

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sympathy Card

Donna Stetson of Beverly Hills, Florida made good use of our Hostess Level 2 stamp set, Fast and Fabulous by making background paper for this sympathy card.  She also used Teeny Tiny Wishes and the NEW Four Frames stamp set coming out in our JULY 1 catalog.  Used include: Card Stock - Very Vanilla and Concord Crush; Inks - Concord Crush and Daffodil Delight; Punches - Heart Small and Decorative Label

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Our baby girl had growth on her crippled leg which turned out to be cancer.  Dr. Morris took it off this week but YaYa had to have a cast to protect her foot while it heals.  Her brother, Luke, cried like a baby when I took her to the Vet's Office.  She is doing great now.  She can run right along side of Luke.  She just pushes off with the yellow case.......should I say Daffodil Delight cast.  LOL  Always thinking Stampin' Up!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pearls, Pearls, and More Pearls

I absolutely love PEARLS, don't you?  I can't get enough of them.  This card uses five of them.  This card is made of the following;  Card Stock:  So Saffron, Marina Mist, Baha Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, and Very Vanilla  Ink:  Old Olive  Embossing:  Flower Burst, Perfect Polkadots  Punch:  Modern Label   Ribbon:  Chantilly  and of course  Basic Pearls.  Beautiful card by Linda Shuttleworth.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!

My Upline, Denise Foor, made this beautiful Cherry Cobbler birthday card for me.  I love red.  She used the Stampin' UP! Bigz Dies, Lattice, and Designer Series Paper.  The BIG SHOT was used to emboss and then cut out the red medal embellishment.  And the Lovely Letters Alphabet set just make the whole thing perfect.  Thanks SIS, it is one of the prettiest cards I have ever received.  You can see more of Denise's creations on her blog, 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cheep Talk

Showing allot of pink shades this month.  Must be all those May Flowers.  This is a cased card using the Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder.  Also used are the Boho Blossoms and 5-Petal Flower Punches which are on page 200 and 201 of the Idea Book and Catalog 2010-2011.


 Sue Lepako and me.  Can you see the fancy napkins made with the Embossing Folder and the Big Shot?
                                                                Denise Foor, our Upline.
                              My husband came home early from Virginia and surprised me with Balloons.

After our Group Meeting in May we went to Pizza Hut and celebrated my birthday.  What could be better than celebrating with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and having Pizza and Cake!!  Those in pictures are Sue Lepako, Denise Foor and myself.   Missing was Tina Crawford.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Storage Solution for Stampin' Up Embellishments

I went to Dress Barn last week and saw this Hanging Holder.  It has 30 plastic see through pockets on each size so it provides 60 pockets total.  Guess what, the Stampin' Up Embellishment holders fit perfectly in the small pockets.  A total of six larger pockets are across the bottom so I put my large buttons and medal embellishments in those.  The Holder is $19.99 at Dress Barn and if you have a 20% coupon well then it's cheaper.  I have mine hanging on the outside of my door with an over the door dress hook.  Now I have everything in plain sight for me to remember I have (lol) and use more often.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Build A Blossom

I choose a Rose Red and Old Olive card today to share.  I think the Build A Blossom has so many cards inside it.  Here Lori-Ann Ball used the Build A Blossom stamp set and the Hello Again set to make this greeting card.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bold Blossom

The Bold Blossom is a stamp set I have used allot.  This card is made by Cherisse Fonseca Rivera.  The recipe includes:  Card Stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White; Inks:  Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise and Buttons:  Brights.  Simple and very nice.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Punch Bunch - 2011 SAB

You aren't going to believe what Marlene Carcary of Tampa, Florida used to make this pretty rose.....the Owl Punch.  I met Marlene at the Orlando Regional Event and she was sweet enough to explain how she took the Owl Punch and clipped him to form this rose.  Honestly, I'm not sure I have the patience to do this.  I think it is such a pretty card.  Here is what she used:  Stamps:  Punch Bunch from SAB 2011; Paper and Inks:  Whisper White, Pirouette Pink, Old Olive;   Accessories; Old Olive Ribbon, 11/2 punch, Owl Punch, 5 petal flower, Square Scallop Punch, Perfect Polka Dots, Scallop Trim Border, Beautiful Wings, and Pearls.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Inspired by Nature

Several stamp sets were used to make this dazzling card, Inspired by Nature, Sanded background stamp, French Foliage, and Oval All.  Thank you Phyllis Curling for this beautiful card.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Cards

These two cards I received as swaps but the ladies failed to include their names on the back as requested so I cannot give credit where credit is due.  I wanted to share these beautiful Mother's Day cards since the special day is just around the corner.  The second card uses the Build a Blossom stamp set and Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder plus the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Of course I love the colors used as well, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi Card Stock and Ink.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sweet Summer - SAB

SAB is over but now is the time to start using some of those great free stamp sets you earned last month.  Here I have used the set Sweet Summer with the In Color Peach Parfait DSP and Card Stock, and Stampin' Up! Pastels including Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  There are three little Rhinestones in the corner.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Strength and Hope

The Summer Mini Catalog includes the NEW Strength and Hope Stamp Set used here with the NEW Designer Series Paper (DSP) Beyond the Garden shown on page 23.  Stampin' Up! is donating $2 to the fight against breast cancer for every stamp set purchased.  This set can be used in so many ways.  Pink for breast cancer,  red for heart disease or as a general greeting card as I have done here.  Hints for the colors used in this card:  It is Tempting for me to see Daffodils everywhere I go this Spring and to feed the birds Crumbs as I make my travels.  LOL

Sunday, May 1, 2011

NEW SUMMER MINI - Bold Blossom

Happy May Day!!  This card I cased directly from the Summer Mini which starts today, May 1 and runs through August, 2011.  The stamp set, Bold Blossom, is on page 7 along with a copy of this card.  I changed it up a bit with a few minor differences and substituting the white Grograin Ribbon for the stitching.  I really like the NEW Triple Layer Punch.  Here I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.