Thursday, December 21, 2006

7 - up Party

Last Friday I was able to go to my friend and fellow demonstrators Darla Roberts for a "7-up" party. It was such a great time and we had a lot of fun making these two cards.. I hope you all enjoy them. Maybe next time you could join us? Hehehe!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Present?

I was perusing blogs this morning and followed a friends blog to one that said you could win a post album from Cindy by Stampin' Up! I thought it would be a sweet idea for me to pass this along to all of my faithful readers....
Good luck to you all!
Ok here's the info...

The woman's name is Cindy Keery and this is her blog entry....

{ christmas blog treat }

Enter here to win a beautiful brand new, still in package Stampin' Up! 6x6 Natural Linen Album, pictured to the left nestled amongst the Christmas village on our piano.

I've been planning a little blog treat for you all to thank you for visiting my blog regularly and for leaving your comments. I'm really enjoying sharing my creativity with you and I thoroughly enjoy reading your blogs as well.

I wish you all a safe and happy Christmas season.

To be entered in the draw please...

1. Tell someone about this give away. (email a friend, post it on your blog, phone your mom, whatever you choose, LOL! I don't need proof).

2. Leave a comment on this post by clicking on "Comments" below. Be sure to put your name on the comment so I know who the winner is.

This will be my last blog post until I announce the winner of this draw on Christmas Eve. Please check back on Christmas Eve to see if you've won. The winner will need to email me with their mailing address so I can send their prize to them after Christmas.

Monday, December 18, 2006

How Many?
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas stocking

I participated in a stocking swap for one of my yahoo groups. I just wanted to share the pictures and things of the gifts that I gave! Enjoy!

I even attached her email message :)

A great big thanks goes to Jennifer Peterson!! I received my REALLY BIG Stocking full of goodies today (actually, it was one of those very cool holiday bags…)(12/7) It contained 8 beautiful cards, two cello bags filled to the brim with Reese’s PB Bells, a sweet stamped box (stamped with my favorite stamp set – Loads of Love) again filled with Reese’s – love, love, love it!, two cute memo pads, a little bag of brads (yea!), a very sweet Christmas mug with kitties on it (love that, too!!), and my very favorite, a mini-album/star book ready for pics of my sweetie girls! I’m including pics, because I am a terrible describer. (Sorry the mug isn’t in the pics because my 12 yo~a kitty fanatic~ ran off with it just before I took pics!)

Thanks again, Jennifer, for all of the work and love you put into this swap!!


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

First tutorial...

I made my first happy harmony card the other day and did something different and was asked how I made it so I will show instructions here....

Cut Cameo Coral Lengthwise at 4 1/4 by 11

Score at 5 1/2
White is 3 by 6 and Lavender Lace is 3 1/2 by 7

Stamp print pattern in lovely lilac onto Cameo Coral cardstock

Stamp Happiness Always on white cs and flowers on bottom

Inside stamp "In everything give thanks" down left hand side... (this stamp is perfect for this)
Stamp Harmony saying on Certainly Celery and adhere to Blush Blossom
Stamp 2 flowers on outside of Lavender Lace. Then adhere Lavender Lace to cs leaving room to see the saying in white and mount harmony saying inside.

Fold White in and leave Lavender Lace on outside add ribbon and you're done.
I used Narrow White Organdy and certainly Celery. I put a piece of certainly celery on either side of the white but not too tight as it will slide so the front card can be re-opened to show greeting.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christmas cards this year

I have been trying and trying to e-mail these pictures to the yahoo groups that I am in as my December Submissions... Since the emails keep bouncing back, I decided to upload them all here and share them with all of you!

This first one I found a similar one on SCS and this was my version of it. I love this card.
On the inside I have stamped in Silver EP "May peace be more than a season, may it be a way of life". All three of the first ones have that stamped inside.
Peace Be Unto You, Night Of Navy, Bordering Blue, Naturals White, White EP, Dazzling Diamonds

Greetings Galore, Peace be unto you saying inside, Natural White, Real Red, Glorious Green Paper and ink, Black Gingham.

Peace Be Unto You, Print Patterns, Night of Navy, Confetti White, Signo Gel Pen, Silver EP, Sage Shadow, and Narrow White Organdy Ribbon.

This is my third attempt at the Postage Stamp card. I did this at my friend Darla's for our hostess club. I did send this out also. I know that we used the Frosty stamp set, 4 season's paper, whisper white, Stampin' Write markers, and window sheets.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

My newest set!

This is my newest set. It's from the Sell-A-Bration catty and is called Happy Harmony.. Don't you think it's pretty?



This was my first time playing with this and I feel in love! I can't wait to play with it again. The colors are Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, Confetti White, and Cameo Coral. I love this color combo!!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Been busy

I have been busy working on a stocking for an exchange. I have had so much fun doing that for her. I really hope that she likes it... I also ended up getting a new computer on Saturday and still need to install the software. I will try to get that done today so I can post pictures! Be looking for them soon. I wonder if she reads this? I may wait to post them till I know she has it... We'll see!
Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

New Cards...

These are a few of the cards I have done recently... I used my friend Darla's watercolor pencils for this last card and I love how it turned out! I also used Crystal Effects for what my daughter calls the yellow brick road... Lol!
Enjoy for today and I will post something more substantial tomorrow... Homework for college is hell!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Christmas Cards...

A few days ago I posted the arbor colored with chalks (watercolored) anyways... I have been playing with the design quite a bit and I like it so much better this way with the words "antiqued" a little and the added background.... I also think the glitter here looks better... now if I am going to color it in or not? Hmmmmmm...

I have been working on more Christmas cards....
This is the second type of Christmas cards... I am planning on sending out... I am also planning on designing one or two more types for this year... I am going to be keeping busy that's for sure!

I have been working on more Christmas cards....

Monday, November 13, 2006


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Friday, November 10, 2006

Newest Card

I just bought a new set from the Winter Mini and I have been playing with it. It's called Woodland Cottage. I have this as my first attempt... I will be playing with it some more though hopefully today. I just wanted to show you the newest card in my stack.
Hope you like it! I just love the saying that came with this one too. I also added a few dazzling diamonds to the rose... Pretty! It looks much better in person!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Stampin' Up Purse...

This is what I learned how to do last night.. I just love it! Aren't the colors beautiful?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Christmas Cards...

I had a friend ask me if I would make her Christmas cards for her with my Stampin Stuff... I said sure but don't know how much to charge.. anyone have any ideas?

Friday, October 20, 2006

Exploding Scrapbooks!

My step sister showed me how to make these over labor day weekend and I am hooked. I am working on a tutorial but here are some pictures of those until then! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.... This is my first one ever! It's for Christmas. The set I used here is called Ornassortment....

These were for a friends birthday!
All stamped and ready to be put together.. this stamp set is called In Full Bloom

Thursday, October 19, 2006

New here...

This is one of the most recent items that I made. I absolutely adore this set for thanksgiving type stamping! The name of this set is Give Thanks. I used Stampin' Up!'s chalks for the watercoloring. I like it better this way than with the water color wonder crayons.

I am still relatively new to Stampin' Up and only just became a demonstrator in July,06. I am still trying to learn new techniques and am still in the beginning stages of my business but I am addicted already and love it oh so muches!

I will be posting alot of my artwork here and maybe a few tutorials... Hope you enjoy your stay!