Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Build a Bear Beary Lovely

I made these yesterday it uses the Stampin' Up Bear (117977)Stampin' Up Beary Essentials (117978) and Stampin" Up Beary Lovely (117987) all of these of course are done with the Big Shot (113439). These were fun hope I find time to do a few more.. Thanks for stopping If your planning on celebrating the New Year coming in please be careful, if you are drinking having a designated driver.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Playtime Finally

Took a little time today to play with some of our new products from the occasions mini.
Here I have used the new embossilit die Scalloped Heart of Hearts (117332) , Beautiful Wings (118138) Jumbo wheel Very Vintage (117693)all from the mini the stamp sets Love You Much (113756 and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370. Punches Full Heart (113693 and Modern Label (116630). The colors Pale Plum and Perfect Plum with Whisper White added a little sponging.
Hope everyone everyone had a wonderful Christmas New Years is right around the corner now.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas

There certainly must have been a lot of people wishing for a White Christmas in this area. We sure got it!! Ray and I stayed home hope to get to our daughters today sometime. Right now Ray is snow blowing. Our house is done but we have a couple of neighbours that he takes care of and is doing theirs now...
The snow plow came through last night about 2:30 and left a four foot ledge that was very hard to go through. We got a new snow blower this winter Ray said our other one wouldn't have gone through it...
We were warm, had plenty of food but certainly was a strange Christmas day with no family. I actually stamped got 24 card fronts done for Leadership coming up next month. We ate JUNK food all day and had homemade green pea soup. TODAY we will have turkey and all the trimmings. Happy Holidays everyone and for those that have to travel please be safe... Go slow if you need too I know our two hour drive will probably take three today..

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Candle Jar

I never went out of the house today. Stamped most of the day for swaps for Leadership coming up and of course can't post them yet!!!

Dressed up this Candle Jar for a friend. Just put some designer series Paper and a bow not the best picture but all I have for today.

Today is Christmas eve day and I have things to pack up, food , presents there is talk of a storm if it hits we will stay home if not hope to do some visiting with family..

Have a safe, happy few days. If your driving be careful. Merry Christmas all....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Table Center Piece

Here it is December 22, I finally have a dinning room table. Usually it is full of my stamping things. I hold my workshops in my dinning room. But I have taken the two leaves out put a Christmas table cloth on and it almost looks like a Dinning Room instead of a stamp room. These two pointsietta plants look lovely together. One from my husband the other from my part time work place...
The next few days will be very busy for many have a wonderful Christmas. Remember Jesus is the reason for the season....

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Toys from mini

Made this with some of my new toys from the upcoming Occasional Mini that starts Jan 5th. Not the best sample but I am extremely tired and this is all I came up with.
I used new punch, new Easter set and new embossing folder..
Many of my customers should receive this mini in the mail any day now..
I know Christmas isn't here yet and I am thinking Easter...
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Holy Triptych

This is one of my favorite stamp sets from this years catalogue. This very simple card is done with Holy Triptych (110370). It is done on Kraft paper (107070) with Night of Navy ink, ribbon and paper. The angel is embossed with gold powder (109129). The Merry Christmas comes from a set that is probably retired not sure which set.
Thanks for stopping the month is just flying by. I did go and spend a few days with my oldest son and his family we had a early Christmas was so nice to see the little ones.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Calendar Planners

Made these two year planner covers, they do look better in person I should of taken the covers off before I took the picture. There gifts hope the girls like them...

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Made a few tags these were quick and easy.. Used Delightful Decorations (116517) and punch. Then Sparkly & Bright (115346) and several punches.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snow Man Bag

Isn't this cute my sister sent me the idea and she got it from her Demo Peggy B in Washington state. That's the lady who got me started in all this stampin many years ago. Cute idea Peg my club members really enjoyed making them...

Thursday, December 10, 2009


This is what I did for guess who Sophia... I used the Build a Bear Dies and the Go Go Boots Alphabet set (113450) everything is cut out of felt. Hope she likes it.
Thanks for stopping a feel free to leave a comment.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oval All and Baroque Motifs

This card was given to me by one of my down line thanks Anne..It uses the Baroque Motifs (113490) and Oval All ( 113790) stamp sets...and the Eyelet Boarder punch (110710) isn't it pretty..

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Winter name frame

I made this for a gift it is not my idea I have seen a very similar one done probably different snow men. on Split Coast or a Blog I was looking at. Was fun to do. The SNOW was done with the Serif Essentials Bigz Die (113464).
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Delightful Decorations

Hi there I had a down line meeting not long ago and one of my girls gave me this card. It is done with Delightful Decorations(116517) and Matching punch ( 116794). She used the greeting from Grateful Greetings (116511) which is embossed with silver.. Looks even better in person thanks Irma..

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SNOW came last night

Hi all we got our first snow fall last night (monday) and it waited till Dec 1st. that in it self is unusual... It looked absolutely beautiful this morning when I got up. Not so good if you were driving though... Lots of people hit the ditch.
The trees in the back yard are so pretty reminds me of a Christmas card... Have a great day everyone I will have cards on the next post.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Journals with Pen

I made several of these for some of my stamping friends. I used Stampin' Up! Flower Folds (115970), Scallop Square(115950) and Little Leaves (114511). Put these through the Big Shot and then decorated the pens with matching paper. Fun and useful projects...
Thanks for stopping by this is the last day of November seems like I wrote a few days ago that it was the beginning. Where has the time gone and NO SNOW yet for us.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Build a Bear Santa box

Hi this little box will hold cards and envelopes, I just hung a couple of tiny candy canes. I used Glorious Green card stock for the box, The bear is of course the Build a bear die. Lots of fun to play with. Thanks for stopping

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Every year for Christmas I make calenders for my three children and ourselves. The pictures are from the months of the previous year. I always bought from SU but they have discontinued them. My husband bought me a bind it all for my birthday last year so made our own... They are made from 99% SU products both current and retired. Lots of fun to do although they take a lot of time. It is so fun to see the grandchildren grown and all of us change as the years go by. I am hoping to use My Digital Studio next year. I think this is the first time that I have never had snow in November. Actually we had a dusting this morning but it is almost gone.. Thanks for stopping by Leave a comment if you wish.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sympathy Card

I needed several sympathy cards lately, here is a fast but elegant looking card looks much nicer in person. Uses Sahara Sand card stock (105328) I put one piece through the big shot with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder (115964) then took Bravo burgundy to stamp With Sympathy.
Just to let you know I have completed the My Digital Studio course and am now certified.. It is a fun program and very easy to use.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another gift Bag

I had made several gift bags for a few craft shows. I had a call from a lady who wanted three singing deer so here is what I came up with. She liked it so I was happy.

I did a fund raiser craft show on Friday Clair G won the door prize I would like to thank everyone who supported me and the school.

Thanks for stopping by....

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bookmark Calenders

Here are a couple of calenders I made for a craft sale..Doing a fund raiser craft sale today in Plum Coulee at the school. I have gone there for several years.
Last night I had 10 ladies here doing Christmas cards wow all went well though I think all had a good time It took three rooms in my home to set up the stations... Got the house back in order today though. Thanks for stopping if your thinking about sale a bration, now is good time to think about booking give me a call it starts Jan 5..

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Easy Card

Here is a real easy fast card. I used the wheel Jolly (112479) with soft suede ink in the cartridge . The Simple Snowflake (115554) and matching punch Jumbo Snowflake (116628) the ribbon of course is the in color Soft Suede, as well as the paper.
We still are having very nice weather no sign of snow, we do have our BIG snow man out in the yard I will take a picture one of these days.. Our new furnace has been installed so we should keep nice and warm this winter, also a new air-conditioner will try that next summer.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Senic Season

Here is a card that we did at one of my last workshops. The trees are embossed with Clear powder (109130) over Garden Green Craft ink (101841). Then I used a cloud template and sponged with Bashful Blue classic ink. I had cut the Seasons Greetings off of my stamp set and remounted it so that I can use the trees by them selves. I took my Two Way Glue Pen (100425) added glue then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds(102023) on top. This uses Whisper White and Not Quite Navy card stock.
Much prettier in person. Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Holiday Lineup

Here a card we did recently it is a long card 81/2-4. It uses the Holiday Lineup (111648) and the jumbo wheel Santa's Lineup (113120). You can't see it here but the deer are covered with iridescent ice (101930) and are very sparkly and bright. The paper is white, creamy caramal and real red..I used stampin write markers.
Have a great weekend the weather here is nothing to complain about for November.. thanks for stopping by..

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More treat bags

Here are a couple of treat bags, frosty used the Top Note die(113463) and several punches, the other bag also uses Holiday Lineup (111648). Had another card class tonight was great to visit and stamp.
It was Remembrance Day today I sure thanks all our troops both in the US and Canada for all they do.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gift bag

Hello all, well it has been a very busy time. Did a couple of craft shows and a stamp a stack in the last few days. Thanks to all who supported me. I did very well and am pleased with the turn outs and all the comments I received. This gift bag my sister brought with her on one of her visits a long time ago. I know my stamp groups made them last year and really like it. So thought I would share here. I know my sister got the idea from Peg B from Washington State, her demo and the girl who actually got me started with SU products. thanks Peg... It uses Night of Navy, Old Olive and Confettie White paper. The stamp set Heard from the Heart (111644) the wide oval punch(112082) and a retired snow flake punch. I put wiggly eyes and a bit of wire as well.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Simple Season Thanks and Punch Art

I wrapped these full sized bars for a craft sale. The kids really liked them. Simple Season Thanks (111548) was used for the snow man. I used the Sizzlet Die Swirls Scribbles (113441) for the antlers and several punches to create the singing mouse..

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sweet Treat Cups

This card uses the Sweet Treat Cups (116802) found in the holiday mini.. Night of Navy paper and ink with Whisper White makes this easy. I used the Jolly wheel (112479) and the Sweet Centers set (116521) everything else I think is retired. This is a little shaker with sparkly snow in the cup. Thanks for stopping

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Here is another card done with Dasher (116816) he is such a cute set. The Petals-A-Plenty (116824) folder was also used not sure what set the erry and bright is from it is probably retired but Merriment(115556) would work just as well it is on the last page of the Idea Book as us Dasher.

I used Rich Razzleberry paper and ribbon(115613) of the In Colors added a little sponging and done.. thanks for stopping

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tree Trimmings

Hello well here we are into November this year has just gone by so fast, and I am so behind. I usually do picture calenders for my family and I am only on July for me this is way behind...Next year I will definitely use the My Digital Studio will save a ton of time and ink for the printer.
Here is another card for stamp a stack looks nicer in person. It uses Tree Trimmings (116722) and All Holidays(114916). Whisper White and Garden Green paper plus DSP Merry Moments (115672)
Was at a craft show in St. Claude yesterday thank you all who stopped at my table it was a very good day.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's Halloween (The Carters)

I have dressed every year since we moved to town. So here we are again... I borrowed these great, fantastic costumes and the neighbours thought we were wonderful.. I told a friend that I should take one of these pictures and put it on the fridge maybe it would be a incentive not to eat goodies. Ray said he sure wouldn't want to be this big... We had a fun time. The weather was great for the little ones this year.. Till next time.. thanks for stopping by I will get back to cards with the next posting. Off to a craft sale tomorrow...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

This is what will greet the little and BIG goblin's that come to our home. We do have treats though for the kids.
Happy Haunting Everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More Christmas Snow Swirled

Here is another card this one uses Snow Swirled (111690) this is a great set, I used Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke ink and paper plus Very Vanilla paper and the Eyelet border punch (113692).
It has turned colder and the leaves are finally falling off the trees. My husband got a new snow blower but he said he would gladly wait till after Christmas to use it. I am sure we will get snow before then.
Tomorrow I am off for a me day going to the Theater and some shopping in the city so no stamping for me..Thanks for stopping feel free to leave a comment.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Holy Triptych

This is a card by for my Christmas stamp a stack classes... Simple but very pretty in person. The wings have sparkle, used the aqua painter to do the hair and dress. This card uses Holy Triptych (110370) and Baroque Motifs (113490) stamp sets both from the main catalogue. If you are local and want to participate in my classes please contact me at this is a pre- pay class. Thanks for stopping by..

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Santa Pants

I got the pattern for these last year and don't know who to thank. But thank you... Aren't they sweet got these ready for a craft show coming up. Fun and easy to make just takes a bit of time Real Red paper, Black ribbon, the buckles are pieces from hodgepodge hardware kits.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mouse Punch Art

I have seen these little guys all over. I think the first one I saw was done by Amy Celona she has such great talent and is a very nice lady in person as well... This is done with many punches won't mention them all here, also used the impressions folder Petals A Plenty(116824) fun to do but a little time consuming.
I have several Christmas card stamp a stack coming up if you are interested let me know.
10 cards $20.00
20 cards $30.00 or if you need cards( all occasion) plus Christmas I do have lots give me call or email and we can set up a time. Thanks for stopping

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Party eats

At my workshops and clubs the hostess of the night brings the snack. We were lucky enough to get these not long ago. Aren't they pretty and they really tasted good as well. Thanks Lisa...................

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wedding card (To Have and to Hold)

I had a stamp a stack the other day for all occasion cards this is one we did uses a set called To Have and to Hold I also used several punches the scallop circle (109043) and 1 3/8 circle (104401) and the Corner rounder (109047). The Embossing Folder Elegant Bouquet (115964) was put through the big shot, colored with Stampin Write Markers added a little ribbon the girls liked this one.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Gift bags for Baby

A good friend and customer made these for her grandchild's baby shower, aren't they cute... I love them all Build a Bear is so sweet with all those balloons, I have always had a thing for trains and everyone loves Rubber Ducky. Thanks Rhonda for sending the picture.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pop Up Christmas Tree

I wasn't going to get this die but with the great hostess special have a 330.00 workshop and get a item for $14.00 from the holiday mini I couldn't resist. So this was my first attempt no decorations on this tree I will try that on another. The die is Stampin'Up! Bigz Die O Christmas Tree (116822) I used DSP Merry Moments(115672), some retired ribbon and the Medallion stamp (115223) as I said this was the first one which is always the hardest. I will do more though... the ones too fallow will be much easier.. thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a message anytime. I do have some Christmas card classes coming up give me a call if you are interested in attending. There are three pictures here so scroll all the way to the bottom of the page..

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Digital Studio (peek)

I got my first 8/8 book back from the printers the other day. This was my first attempt at using My Digital Studio all in all I was quite pleased. I did learn a lot, and will be able make my next one even better. It only took 10 days from the time I sent it to the printers to arrive at my door. That is not bad to have it sent to Canada...
This program is very easy to use, me not being a computer whiz got the hang of it. That is a accomplishment on it's own... I would highly recommend My Digital Studio if you are thinking of a computer program to make Scrapbooks, Cards, Calenders you can also make DVDs with audio so there is great potential with this product.. Visit my stampin up web site for more information or to order.
Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada so HAPPY TURKEY DAY ALL, and Columbus Day in the USA.