Monday, April 27, 2009

Tyger's Baby Shower

I made this for my friend's daughter. I rolled washcloths and wrapped them with pipe cleaners, then wrapped the pipe cleaner around a lollipop stick. I covered them with little plastic bags and tied a ribbon around them. Very quick and easy! TFL

Friday, April 24, 2009

Big Shot Flower Pot

I did this for a challenge from my demonstrator. It's a lot like the last one, but instead of using a punch for the flowers, I used my Big Shot and sizzlits dies. I hope Cat like it! Oh, the flower on the side of the pot is there because I accidentally stamped on the flower pot and had to cover it up! Here are the deets:
Paper: Really Rust, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, White
Inks: Really Rust, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Accessories: Scalloped Scissors, Sponge, Birds & Blooms Large Flower, Birds & Blooms Scallop Circles, Birds & Blooms Flower Pieces, dimensionals
(C) Stampin'Up TFL

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Something A Little Shady Going On

As I quietly sit, alone in my greatroom, my head bowed, my eyes shifting from side to side ... Oh! sorry! It took me over 2 hours to shade the petals of all the flowers and leaves for this project and the next one. I made 4 of these cards and 2 of the next one. I guess I just got a little crazy there for a minute. But the shading was well worth it. It adds so much more dimension to the petals and the pot. I sort of combined a few events in one. My sister had surgery and a very dear friend of mine went into the hospital. I know my sister is doing fine, but I'm still worried about my friend. He lives in another state and I have no idea about my friend. I can't send real flowers, so I'm sending the next best thing to cheer them up. Here are the deets:
Paper: Really Rust, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, White
Inks: Really Rust, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Accessories: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Scalloped Scissors, 1/2" Circle Punch, Sponge, Birds & Blooms Flower Pieces (for the leaves), dimensionals

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Graduation '09

Here is this years graduation card. I like the frayed edges. It reminds me of the emotions I had when I was getting my degree! Here are the deets:
Stamps: Tassel Time
Paper: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Confetti White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Night of Navy
Accessories: Black Eyelets, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals, Crafters Tool Kit, Distresser, Aqua Painter
(C) Stampin'Up TFL

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pastor Appreciation Day

I made this for my Pastor For Pastor Appreciation Day. I really do value him! Here are the deets:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Happy Harmony
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Barely Banana
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Versa Mark
Accessories: Gold Detail EP, Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponge

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spread your wings and...

... wish my sister a Happy Birthday! Her birthday is coming up soon and I think she will really get a kick out of this card. I haven't been able to order the new 'Circle Scissor Plus' yet, so I had to use the cutter it replaced. I hope don't need to make many more circle cuts before I get the new cutter! It will make these wings so much easier to make! Here are the deets:
Stamps: Canvas Background, Itty Bitty Background, Alphabet Soup
Paper: White, Real Red, Black
Ink: Real Red, Black
Accessories: Circle Cutter with Cutting Mat, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Brads, Mini Glue Dots, Wire Works
(c)Stampin'Up TFL

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I Read You Loud and Clear

This card was a little bit harder than the others. I had to connect 4 corner stamps in the middle of a card. I have the old Stamp Positioner from SU! and if you ever got stuck using it, you would know why SU! replaced it with their Stamp-a-ma-jig. But I digress... This Mother's Day card comes with a bookmark. I made some extra bookmarks to hand out in church. Here are the deets:
Stamps: Victorian Lace Background, Eclectic Corners, Mother's Love
Paper: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, White
Inks: Barely Banana, Black, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Lace Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 1/8" Punch, Brocade Blue Ribbon

Best Wishes

One of Tony's co-workers is moving to another job. Tony asked me to pick up a gift certificate for him. When I got the certificate, I asked the restaurant manager if they had any envelopes for the certificate. They didn't so I decided to find something I could make to put it in. This Wallet is made of cardstock. It's a shame that you can't see the design on the outside. I took my ink pad and pressed it on the paper in different angles to make it look a little bit like leather. I punched a line of holes all the way around the outside and then drew a line from one hole to another. It looks like it was stitched!
Paper: Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black
Accessories: Crafter's Tool Kit

Easter 09

I finished up my Easter cards. I'm not sure if I'm done with Easter or not. Perhaps I will make some Easter Hats and Purses. We'll see...
Stamps: Never Ending Joy
Paper: So Saffron, Always Artichoke. White, Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Always Artichoke, So Saffron Craft, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine, Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals, Crafter's Tool Kit, 1/16" Circle Punch
(c)Stampin'Up TFL

Random Birthday

I got to spend some time with my niece last weekend. It did my heart good. She only lives an hour away, but we don't get to see each other as often as I would like. Her birthday is in a few months, so I decided to make her this card. Every other word out of her mouth was 'random.' On the inside of the card, I am going to write "Random enough for you?" I hope she gets a kick out of it. Here are the deets:
Stamps: Confetti Birthday
Paper: Not Quite Navy, White, Only Orange
Inks: Birthstone Kaleidacolor Pad, Not Quite Navy, Only Orange
Accessories: Paper Crimper, Dimentionals.
(c)StampinUp! TFL

Never Forget Again!

My new nephew (recently married to my niece) celebrated a birthday last month. I don't know how it slipped past me, but I made a card for him and will send it out tomorrow. Here are the deets:
Stamps: Canvas Background, Terrific Tags Punch Box
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Gable Green, Real Red, White
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Gable Green
Accessories: Silver Brad, Black and White Gingham & Real Red Ribbons, Hemp Twine
(c)Stampin'Up TFL

Hopping Around!

I made this birthday card for my cousin. She just moved to Virginia, and now she is moving back to Nevada. The good thing is, I will probably get to see her again some time during the move, since I am between the 2 places!
Stamps: Hounds tooth, Alphabet Soup
Paper: Green Galore, Pink Passion, White Black
Ink : Black, Pink Passion
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals
(c)Stamp'inUp TFL

High School Musical?

I made this for a friend. It may be hard to see, but the card really glitters IRL.
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Real Red, Black, White
Inks: Real Red, Black
Accessories: Paper Distressor, Scallop Scissors, Paper Piercer, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Red Gingham Ribbon, Silver Cord, Dimensionals
(c)Stampin'Up TFL

Does hair grow on paper?

My SIL loves purple, so for her birthday card I naturally wanted to use my purple card stock. I narrowed it down to two cards. One was a shaker card. I decided to make this one. The background of this card is made in an unusual way. I used shaving cream and re-inkers to make the design. Cool, huh?
Stamps: Happy Harmony, Birthday Greetings
Paper: Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Lavender Lace & Vintage Violet Re-Inkers, Versa Mark
Accessories: Shaving Cream, Ticket Punch, White Embossing Powder, Organdy Ribbon
(c)Stampin'Up TFL


I needed a masculine card for my BIL. He makes the BEST ribs I've ever tasted in my life! We enjoy getting together on the 4Th of July for a delicious BBQ. He also loves to remodel his house. Where do I go from there? How about using an accessory the he would get a kick out of!
Stamps: Birthday Greetings
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Crafter's Tool Kit, White Gel Pen
(c)Stampin'Up TFL

HB Linda

I worked for a fascinating woman when I lived in the Boston area. Her birthday is coming up soon. I haven't seen her for around 9 years, but we talk on the phone every once in a while. This is one if my FAVORITE stamp sets. It's so easy, yet so elegant! I hope she likes the card. I'm sure she will!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, White
Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Dimensional
(c) Stampin'Up TFL

Majically Delish...

I made an easy St Patrick's Day card this year. Just two colors and one ink. Inside, it says:
Tis better by far
at the rainbow's end
to find not gold
but the heart of a friend
Stamps: Houndstooth, Rainbow's End
Paper: Garden Green, White
Ink: Garden Green
(c) Stampin'Up TFL

Down in Front!

I'm hostessing a movie night for the other women in our church's ladies outreach. Tony is tyring to figure out how to elevate the TV so everyone can see. There should be around 20 of us. I think he's worried about it. I'm not. God will make a way!
Paper: Black
Accessories: Spiral Punch


A friend of mine just adores Winnie The Pooh. I don't have any Pooh stamps, so I Googled him and found a picture that I thought would be perfect for her card.
Stamps: Birthday Greetings, Birthday Whimsey
Paper: Ballet Blue, Yoyo Yellow, White
Inks: Black, Versa Mark
Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz Top Note Die
(c) Stampin'Up! TFL

HB Aunt Ve

My Aunt's birthday is coming up soon. I thought I would send her some balloons, so I made this card for her.
Stamps: Green Galore, Ballet Blue, White
Inks: Green Galore, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Wire, Glitter
(c) Stampin'Up! TFL

You're Not Seeing Double Vision

My brother is having a birthday soon. He's a carpenter by trade, so I thought I would send him some wood! Also wanted to give him a hard time for turning 51. I purposely Double Stamped the sentiment to blur it. Tee Hee! Here are the deets:
Stamps: Antique Cracking, Birthday Greetings
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Vellum
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Black
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Sponge Dauber, 1/16" punch
(c) Stampin'Up! TFL

With or Without?

I made these cute little mailboxes for Valentine's Day. I had extra paper left over, so I made little gift tags to go with them. Tony said they were great the way they were, but I HAD to put some kisses in them. I wanted to make the kisses into flowers. The mailboxes were too small for stems, so I just put a few in each without stems. I think Chocolate makes EVERYTHING better!
Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz Scallop Envelope, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circled Punch


I haven't been able to work in my craft room in a long time. I have my table in the middle of my great room and with the exception of the last 2 weeks in December, it has been there for months. I had such a hard time finding stamps because they were all in a big storage tub. I would practically have to empty the tub to find what I wanted. My husband took pity on me and made me this Stamp, Ribbon and Re-inker holder. Isn't it beautiful? He even loaded it up for me! He's quite a keeper! I hope to be moving back into my craft room soon!
He even made holes for my re-inkers!

Cat's Birthday

My Stampin'Up! demonstrator (who I love like a sister!), is having a birthday next month. Since she makes cards too, I decided to use a stamp set that I knew she didn't have. As card makers, we keep all the handmade cards that we get, so when we send cards to each other, we don't write on them. I'll write a personal note and put it in the card, but she will have the card to share with others. She moved to Texas and I sure do miss being able to go to her house to stamp.
Stamps: Confetti Greetings
C/S: Brilliant Blue, White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Bordering Blue
(c) Stampin'Up! TFL

Valentine's Candy

I made a few candy boxes for Valentine's Day. They hold 3 Hershey Nuggets each. The top slides off the side to get inside. I love playing with nuggets! I can make boxes to hold up to 18 nuggets, but I like the smaller ones. They support themselves better.
Stamps: Classic Alphabet, Business Memos, Confetti Wheel, Michael's Stamp
C/S: Real Red, White, Computer paper
Inks: Real Red, Black, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: 1/4" Punch, Glue Dots
(c)Stampin'Up! TFL


Confused? Valentine's Day also happens to be a birthday for my Aunt Ro. I wonder if that was ever a really really good thing or a really really bad thing for her when she was growing up. I thought about double stamping a card for her just to mess with her, but I think that would be better done to someone that I can just hand the card to and see their reaction. I must be in some weird mood!
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: VersaMark, Dimensional
(C)Stampin'Up TFL

Valentine's Day!

I love Valentine's Day! After years of waiting for tables in crowded restaurants, for getting rushed in and feeling like we had to eat quickly and rush out for the next couple, we decided to go a different route. Now, Tony brings home lobsters and makes a dinner out of them with new potatoes and corn on the cob. Tony makes the BEST clarified butter. I'll make a nice little dessert and have some wine on hand. Add candles and soft music and viola! Romantic and private.
Stamps: Sweetheart Candy II, Everyday Expressions
C/S: Real Red, Pretty In Pink, White
Ink: Real Red, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Scissors, Red Wide Organdy Ribbon
(c)Stampin'Up! TFL!

Ahead and Behind at the Same Time?

A friend of mine has a birthday next month. We have been trying to get together since way before Thanksgiving. I used to see her the day before Thanksgiving because I made her a pumpkin pie every year. Her new (and very sweet) daughter-in-law makes the pies now. Well, we finally got together for lunch last week. There, we caught up on things and exchanged Christmas presents. I'll try to take her for lunch for her birthday, but will probably end up mailing this card. Maybe we will get together before St. Patty's Day! She only lives in the next town... Here are the deets on her card:
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
C/S: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Brads, Crystal Effects
(c)Stampin'Up! TFL

Auntie Babs

My Aunt's birthday is in February. I made this card for her. Here are the deets:
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
C/S: Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White
Inks: Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Ribbon Originals
(c)Stampin'Up TFL

A Special Place in my Heart

My God Daughter celebrated her 13Th birthday this month. I wish I could have been there with her to share the experience. Good grief, they grow up fast! In honor of her birthday, I made this card.
Stamps: Confetti Greetings
C/S: Cameo Coral, Green Galore, YoYo Yellow, White
Ink: Cameo Coral, Green Galore, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: Scissors, Punch
(c)Stampin'Up! TFL

'Tis the cold and flu season...

My father- and step-mother-in-law are both sick. I wanted to make a card, and then realized I didn't own any stamps that said 'get well' or anything like that. I'll have to rectify this situation with my next order. In the mean time, I made this card to cheer them up:
Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Happy Harmony
C/S: Lavender Lace, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: VersaMark, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Ribbons, Distresser
(c)Stampin' Up! TFL


I didn't realize that my brother- and sister-in-law were celebrating their 25Th wedding anniversary!! A silver anniversary deserves a special card! I kept the pink, added the grey and incorporated the silver for 25 years.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Classic Alphabet Numbers
C/S: Going Grey, Pixie Pink, Brushed Silver
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: 1" punch, silver embossing powder, scissors, pink Swarovski flat back crystal
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Happy Anniversary

My brother- and sister- in-laws will be celebrating their anniversary this month. I didn't know them when they got married, but I asked my mom-in-law what her colors were. She told me they were pink and grey. I didn't get the grey in this card, but I think the pinks go well together.
Stamps: Brushstroke Blossoms, Best Blossoms, Baroque Motifs
C/S: White, Rose Romance, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rose Romance, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Ribbon
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Sloooow Down

I got a late Christmas card from my aunt and uncle. They really had a hectic December. While visiting their children, my uncle got sick and ended up in the hospital. They didn't make it back to their own home until Christmas Day. They assured me that my uncle was doing much better, but they had enough excitement for a while. A "Get Well" card was moot. I thought about it for a while and came up with this card.I found a picture of a snail on the Internet and printed it over and over again. Then, I weaved it into C/S.
C/S - Confetti White, Rose Red, Rose Romance.

Pecan Pie

We always go to my husband's (Tony) grandmother's house for a Christmas dinner. His whole family tries to show up. Tony's uncles' wife made a pecan pie combining 2 recipes. It was so good, that Tony asked me to get the recipe. Well, it came today and I sent out a Thank You card for it. I hope I will have some time to actually MAKE the pie, but for now, just knowing what to use is good enough. This is the Thank You card I made. Here are the deets:
Stamps: Basket of Blossoms
C/S: Natural, Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss
Ink: Lilac, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Olive Green Organdy Ribbon, Dimensionals
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Happy New Year! Ours was great! Hope yours was too! January starts off with the birthday of a former employer. I sent him a card and then made 12 birthday cards like this to replace that one. This card is CASEd (Copy And Show Everyone) from the 1998-99 Stampin'Up catalog. It was the first card I ever made. An oldie, but a goodie! I guess it could be used for any other celebration too! Here are the deets:
Stamps: Confetti Greetings, Fun Corners and Borders
C/S: Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow, White
Pads: BlackMarkers: Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow, Marvelous Magenta
TFL (c)Stampin'Up!


Hi All! This is new for me, so please be patient! I want to be able show the things I create. For the past decade, I use Stampin' Up materials, to make or CASE my creations. I recently branched out to other avenues. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day!