24 January 2011 – First Post, finally!!

My goal this year is to post at least once a week.  I know, it’s a bit of a challenge!!

So here is a long one to start the week off.

One of my customers (hi Lynn) is moving and I wanted to give her a little gift to show my appreciation.  I got the Milk carton die for Christmas and I have been dying to use it.  They are the cutest little milk cartons that you have ever seen.  They are a bit smaller than I first thought but what they lack in size, they make up for in cuteness!!!

I found an example of a milk carton made into a bird house and I fell in love!!  I just had to make one.  I used a piece of actetate behind the hole, so that the surprise inside didn’t fall out. 

Paper:  Marina Mist, Elegant Soiree DSP, Acetate

Accessories:  Big Shot, Milk Carton Die, bird punch, 1″ circle punch, sticky strip, scalloped edge punch

I also made a card for Lynn, using the Word Play set.  I love the words in this set, espeically the size.  I also used the Colour Coach for the combination – Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Cajin Craze.

Stamp Set:  Word Play

Paper:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze

Ink:  Cajun Craze

Accessories – Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Brad from Hodgepodge Hardware, Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Big Shot

I’ve got another post plannned for this week, so keep an eye out.  Until then, have a great week!!

10 November 2010

I’m starting to get my Christmas cards ready, although I still have quite a few to go!!  So each time I have a workshop, I’m trying to make a few extra cards to add to my stash.  Last weekend, I made the following card, showcasing the ornament punch and Delightful Decorations stamp set which is the current special.

Stamp Sets:  Delightful Decorations, Christmas Greetings, Baroque Motifs

Inks:  Cherry Cobbler (I love this!!), Old Olive

Paper:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin’ma’jig, Old Olive Ribbon from Mistletoe pack, two way glue pen, Ornament punch

My hostess also wanted to do a card that wasn’t for Christmas so I cased this one from Teneale Williams.  I thought this card was gorgeous!!  Thanks Teaneale!!!

Stamp sets:  Just Believe, Short & Sweet

Ink:  Soft Suede, Marina Mist

Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Marina Mist

Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Modern label punch, basic pearls, Whisper White  Organza Ribbon

25 September 2010

It’s a great rainy day today, I have all the housework done and have the house to myself for the arvo whilst hubby is off watching some football game!!  The perfect opportunity for stampin!!  Yeah!!

I’m starting to work on my christmas cards and getting ready for upcoming workshops, so I’m playing with all the lovely new Christmas papers that are in the latest Stampin’ Up! catalogue.  I had a request from a fellow co-worker for a blue and silver card for a friend who only does Christmas in Blue and Silver!!

Here’s what I came up with.  I hope you like it!!

And here is my artistic photo!!

Stamp sets:  Contempo Christmas, Tree Trimmings

Ink:  Marina Mist, Basic Gray

Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist

Accessories:  Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (love it!!), Whisper White Organza ribbon, Modern label punch