Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy B-Day

Good morning, it has been a wonderful morning for me!  I have already had two wonderful friends stop by to stamp and chat this morning.  I got a little surprise in the mail yesterday, Stampin' Up sent me a birthday card.  My birthday is actually at the end of the month but they sent the card early along with a little discount on anything from the catalog.  The card was made using My Digital Studio and is very pretty but I am going to try remaking it using punches and layers. 

I am also very excited about going to the SU Regional in Louisville, Ky in October.  This time we can bring guest YOU wanna go with me?  Let me know soon so I can get you registered!  This would be the perfect opportunity for you if you have been thinking about signing up as a demonstrator to see what it is like.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Three Little Wranglers

Good evening!  I was able to get some photos of our new obsession...horses.  The girls are absolutely loving their new horses.  We are boarding them about 10 miles out of town until and they can't wait until we can bring them closer to home.  This is Shelby on Beauty, she has riding lessons so she just climbs on and takes off and we don't see her until time to go home.  Sadie is a little more reluctant to ride alone so Dad has to lead her on Beauty since her horse hasn't been broken to ride yet.

 Sadie on Beauty.

Dalton on Millie, a borrowed horse.  The guy who boards the horses has a freezer full of Popsicles and Dalton helps him get rid of them.  Enough about the horses, you came to see a card...

I really like how this card turned out, I used Spice Cake DSP again.  I got the idea for the medallion  using both sides of the DP on Debbie Duchess's blog.  I die cut  a scallop circle with some burlap for the center as well as a flower using Spice Cake fabric and put them together with a Pool Party brad.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Simply Christmas

Good afternoon!  Today I have a Christmas card to share, a very clean and simple design.  I used the wreath from the stamp set Welcome Christmas.  The colors are Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, and Cherry Cobbler.  Gotta run, time to pick the girls up from school.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bright Hopes

Good morning!  I can not believe that today is Friday already, this week has flown by.  The girls are settling back into the school routine amazingly well this year.  Usually I have to stand over Shelby to make sure she stays focused on homework but she has been coming home and getting it done without a hassle. 

Today's card is one I made for a Christmas SAS using a new set from the Holiday mini called Bright Hopes.  The DSP is retired and the embossing folder isn't SU but it kinda went with the DSP.  I added pearls to the tree but I think Dazzling Diamonds are in order for the next one. 

Thanks for visiting me today, if you don't have a demonstrator already I would love to hear from you!  My email address is in my banner at the top of the page.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sweet Pea

Good afternoon!  I have a new great-niece and as usual I am running low on baby cards so I had to whip one up before I sent a little package her way.  I used some pieces I left over from another project laying on my desk and since I had to get it to the post office before they closed decided to use them.  I used Very Vanilla and Whisper White together which is something I never do but I like the contrast it gave.  So since I had two neutrals together I decided to try two pinks and put Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink together to finish out the card.  Something different...but I kinda like it.

This is the inside of the card.  Thanks for stopping by.

ps....don't forget the Buy 3 get 1 Free offer ends soon as well as the last day to order from the Summer Mini will be August 31.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Spice Cake

Good evening!  Sorry my photo is slightly blurry, I should of photographed it earlier in the day but I got busy and forgot.  Have I told you how much I am enjoying this new DSP called Spice Cake, in fact I just ordered 2 more packages.  It will be available to you starting September 1 when the Holiday Mini starts.  If you haven't got your copy of the Holiday mini, let me know so I can get one out to you.  Gotta run, homework has started.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Good Saturday afternoon!  Today I have a cute baby card using the Pennant Punch.  I have seen several cards using this punch to make a boat so I had to give it a try.  The reason for my crazy husband looked at my card and said "Oh you put a submarine on that one" .  My reply was "what?, where?"... and he said "well, that's a boat, and that is water and that is a submarine under the water".    So there you have it a submarine baby card.  For those of you who know him...yeah, that is just Toy! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wish Big

Good evening!  I have been super busy today and had a few minutes before the ladies arrive for our Friday night crop.  I have been on a roll with the Pennant Punch, this one for a birthday.  The DSP is Domestic Goddess which I didn't care for when I first saw it in the catalog but recently took advantage of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free deal and bought it.  I really like it now that I have it and can actually see it.  The colors are gorgeous together, for this card I used the plaid design which coordinates with Pool Party and Calypso coral.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

After the Rain

Good evening!  I can't believe how much I have accomplished the past two days, I am not sure if it is because the girls are back in school or if I am motivated to get my To Do list wiped out.  Today I have a Christmas card using the embedded embossing technique.  For this one I used the Pennant Punch and punched out DSP and arranged the pennants to form a star and then embossed with the Square Lattice folder.  The deer is from the Christmas Post stamp set.  The DSP is a Holiday Mini  sneak peak called Holly Berry Bouquet.

We had a very loud thunder storm earlier today and lost our electricity for a couple hours and Dalton got a little frightened.  So after the storm I took him outside to play in puddles, he loved it.  I wish this photo had sound to it because he was laughing and having the best time running all over the parking lot.  I am totally in love with this little man!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jolly Old Saint Nick

Good morning!  Well the kids are at school today and it is too quiet here, I know I said I was anxious for school to start but now maybe not.  Oh well, they get out at 11:30 today so the quiet is short lived.  This is one of the cards we made at the Big Shot class, it is very simple but  the retired Santa image is still my favorite.  I did used some new DSP, Holly Berry Bouquet, which will be available in the Holiday Mini.  This sheet is glittery, you get 4 sheets of glitter paper in this pack, 2 each of 2 designs.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Always Thankful

Good Sunday evening, hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  I don't usually post on Sunday but I had to come by the office to pick up something so I thought I would share this card with you.  I used a set called Always Thankful which will be in the Holiday Mini with Well Worn DSP.  All three images in this set are beautiful but this is my favorite.  I love Fall colors and love to color as well so this image was perfect.

We have had a fun day today.  As soon as church was over we headed to Pizza Hut for lunch and then to the farm to ride horses.  I remembered my camera this time but guess what I memory card :(  so I still have no photos to share.  I will try really hard to get my act together and share photos next week.  The horses are so sweet, they have been Amish trained and are very gentle.  Shelby has had riding lessons before so she climbed on Black Beauty and took off but Sadie was a little reluctant at first.  Dalton and I went for a horse drawn buggy ride which suits me just fine but he would rather be on the horse.  Thanks for stopping by!~

ps...I will not be in my office tomorrow as planned, I need to make a quick trip to Evansville to see my son but will be back on Tuesday.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Field Flowers

Good afternoon!  Today I have a card using the stamp set Field Flowers.  This set is featured on the front of the Idea Book and Catalog and I loved it the minute I saw it.  The DSP is Spice Cake which will be in the Holiday Mini and coordinates with Soft Suede, More mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz, River Rock, and Very Vanilla.  I love the DSP so you will probably see me using it a lot.  This card is much prettier IRL, I cut the flowers out and popped them up and the centers are cut out and popped up as well. 

If you had planned to attend the Big Shot Class today but couldn't make it, you can still get in on the "lay-a-way" plan.  You will have to pay $25.00/month for the next 4 months or you can come by within the next week and the projects from today will be available.  Just let me know by Monday.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I've Got a New Toy

Good afternoon!  Today I have a cute little dress favor box that I made with my new toy....I got the Big Shot Pro!!!!  It is awesome, you can use dies that are 12 inches wide.  I don't have but one die that big  so far but I also love the fact that I can load up to 4 Originals Dies, or 2 Bigz XL dies or 3 Bigz L dies, or 4 embossing folders and cut them all at the same time.  This saves me tons of time when I am prepping for a class and it will also be helpful when I hold Big Shot classes to have as an extra for the attendees to use. 

This dress box is very easy to put together, requires no adhesive.  I tied mine together with  Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon but you could also use a piece of Velcro. I think it would be perfect for a wedding or for a little girls birthday party favor.  I used pretty in Pink card stock and embossed it using the Finial Press embossing folder.

Don't forget about the special for this month, order 3 packs of DSP and get 1 for free.  Also a reminder that the Summer Mini ends August 31 so if there is something you want from it you better grab it soon.  thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Baja Birthday

Good afternoon!  I had a craft show over the weekend and sold almost all of my birthday cards so I have been busy today replenishing my stash.  I used my favorite color combo on this card...Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, and So Saffron.  The flower is made using the Blossom Party die. The DSP is from Pocket Full of Posies.

This is Dalton doing his favorite thing in the world, playing in water.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Under the Big Top

Good evening!  It seems like my days are shorter every day, I haven't been getting much accomplished as far as stamping goes because there is so much else going on.  I have been trying to get the girls ready to go back to school next week and we have had eye doctor appointments, dentist appointments, othodontist visits, and clothes shopping plus they each got a new horse and so we have been spending time getting to know Black Beauty and Emma.  I took them both for yearly check ups yesterday and they were both healthy as could be and then around 10:00 I went in to kiss Sadie good night and she was burning up with fever, 104.4.  The fever has been down most of the day but she doesn't feel well at all so I will probably be heading back to the doctor by the end of the week to see what is going on.   I did manage to get a card stamped today, I used one of my favorites from the new catalog, Under the Big Top.  The Big Top Birthday DSP is gorgeous, the colors are so bright and cheery.

I had to share this photo as well, we went camping last week and this is a photo of the girls on the goft cart.  Shelby will get her driver's license in three years and I am already starting to dread that day.  She is so hyper and this picture is just how I imagine the two of them in a car, Shelby zooming around with Sadie holding on for dear life!  They are such goof balls!  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cute Christmas

Good evening!  Today I have another Christmas card using a retired stamp set and retired paper.  I am not real fond of the  Christmas paper in the main catalog this time but just wait until you see the Holiday Mini, it is jam packed with so many beautiful papers, dies, stamp sets, and much more. 

Also, a reminder that this month if you buy three packs of DSP you get a free pack!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Serene Snowflakes

Good afternoon!  Today I have a CAS Christmas card using an old favorite, Serene Snowflakes(page 36 of catalog).  You can tell from the stains on the wood mount that it has been well loved and used. I used some retired DSP along with Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler card stock and ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Good afternoon!  A little snow would be refreshing right now, it is 102 outside.  We have been at a water park for the past 3 days with the girls, we are trying to squeeze as much Summer fun as possible in before school starts back.  Today I have one of the cards we made at my last SAS using the stamp set Snow Much Fun(page 35 of the catalog).  The DSP is Letters to Santa(122349) and I used Riding hood Red and Old Olive card stock. 

I also wanted to let you know about an August special, buy 3 packs of  DSP and get 1 free.  This is the perfect time to stock up yourself or go together with a friend and order.  Thanks for stopping by!