Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Holiday Line Up is one of my favorite stamp sets for the holidays. It is really versatile and everyone will love it. You can stamp the images and leave them uncolored or you can color them with stampinwrite markers or watercolor crayons. As I love watercolor crayons, I decided to watercolor them. The image above is somewhat multicolored. I used whisper white card stock to stamp all of my images and above I bordered the image in real red and glorious green card stock - more traditional colors. This card is so clean and neat. A simple sentiment at the bottom is all you need.
The card above uses the snowmen from Holiday Line Up again. However, I bordered this card with more nontraditional card stock colors - crushed curry and bermuda bay.
I love the elves in this set. They look like they are really working hard to make those toys for Christmas!
The reindeer are getting ready for the big night. As of today there are only 86 days until Christmas! This card is also water colored and I used real red and close to cocoa for card stock for the bordering. On all of the cards I highlighted with crystal effects and in some areas dazzling diamonds glitter by SU!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


SU! has a brand new Clearance Section. Just go to my website to shop now and on the left hand side will be a clearance rack. Make sure you order through my website so you can get preferred pricing. Lots of great things on sale!

Monday, September 28, 2009


I made these adorable monsters last year with my stamping group. We used the Big Shot machine by SU! and the Top Note Die by SU! as well as lots of different punches. The mummy was made using the stamp set sanded. The tongue is the oval punch and the eyes are circle punches. I also used my white gel pen for the eyes in all of the characters. Dracula is one of my favorites. For the teeth, I used the small star punch. Frankenstein is an adorable character. I used the arrow punch and the stamp set smarty pants. I love to bring these guys out each year at Halloween. If you click on the photo above you will see the monsters really close up.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I wanted to show a very easy card to make using the SU! BIG SHOT butterfly die. I stamped the sentiment on dsp and embossed it with SU! white embossing powder. The butterflies are die cut with the Big Shot. I used white taffeta ribbon to make the antennae. This is one of the cards I made that our group at work signed for the 2 doctors we have retiring.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Looking for a great Halloween Treat? Just check out my website for this great project and many more ideas.


• Graveyard Gala stamp set

• Going Gray textured card stock
• Pumpkin Pie textured card stock
• Whisper White textured card stock

VersaMark® pad
• Black Stampin’ Emboss® powder

• Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
• Linen thread
• Spooky Treats Rub-Ons
Stampin' Dimensionals®
• 1/16" Circle punch
• 3/4" Circle punch
Sizzix® Big Shot™
• Pillow Box Bigz™ die

don't forget the yummy black licorice

Friday, September 25, 2009


This is another great card that Katie demonstrated at my home on Weds. and Thursday. She used the new stamp set Autumn Splendor and the new fall papers Autumn Meadows. The key to the elegance of this card is the technique of embossing with shimmer paints. Katie showed us how to apply the new shimmer paint to card stock and then emboss that while it is wet with clear embossing powder. Embossing has never been so elegant. After you emboss, you color the leaves with your sponge daubers.
Paulette and Pat are enjoying the coloring or shall I say "daubing" process.
Here you get an idea of how well the shimmer paint embosses and leaves a sparkle.
After you have colored your leaves, you cut them out with your paper snips and attach them to the card with dimensionals. These are just gorgeous and I thank Katie for another great card.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Isn't this card great for Halloween? I absolutely love this season. This card uses basic black, pumpkin pie, and naturals card stock. The pumpkin pie card stock is die cut with the SU! top note for the Big Shot. The ribbon is striped pumpkin. The specialty paper (black with white polka dots) is from the new night and day selection which we have been using a lot in class. The Haunting Hill is a stamp roller image that I think is really cool. The pumpkin is from twick or tweet. This card also uses a pumpkin pie corduroy button and linen thread by SU! Lastly, the Happy Halloween comes from the rub ons Chit Chat. I found this card on the SU! website where you will find so many other great ideas.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Leave it to Katie Ford to come up with another clever card. This is a card that has a neat window in the front so you can see the cupcakes inside and out. Katie cased the idea from another demo Dawn Griffiths, but this card is entirely her own. Katie demonstrated this card at my house last night and will do a slightly different one tonight at the second class. This card uses the new designer paper by SU! called Pawstitively Prints. The paper is in the new SU! holiday mini catalog with the Build a Bear stamps and Big Shot Dies. As you can see, this paper can be used for anything and it has such neat designs.
This is the inside of the card. Katie color matched the paper inside with stampinwrite markers to color the cupcakes which are from the hostess Stamp Set - the More the Merrier. What you can see is that the front of the card is divided by the window that is made from SU! window sheeting which is absolutely safe for cards and scrapbooking.
Amanda Hindle is seen above coloring her cupcakes.
Sandi Haertig also does a great job with her coloring.
Now is this not a happy woman? This is a Paulette Hall with all of the SU! stampinwrite markers. I love this photo!
Here you can see a little closer look at Sandi's coloring.
Katie is a fabulous teacher and most of my class attendees come to class for her unique creations and her wonderful ability to teach and make everything so simple to do, yet so elegant to look at. Katie received tons of compliments over this card. She also demonstrated another card using the Autumn Splendor stamp set and our new SU! Shimmer paints, but I want to save that for a new post since she is demonstrating that card again tonight and I want those class attendees to get the same "WOW" effect when they first see the card.
Look at Paulette smiling in the background and Pat Pytash in the foreground right next to her getting ready to make her card.
Another great photo of Sandi putting her card together.

Tomorrow I'll post some more from class. We made some really great cards I can't wait for you all to see.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I couldn't help it, I had to post two more BEWARE PIRATES cards. This stamp set and the EXTREME ELEMENTS are so cool! My card base above is black. The stars are white craft ink. I highlighted the skull's teeth with my white gel pen. The ribbon is so neat. It is striped wide old olive grosgrain. This comes in basic black, only orange and chocolate chip. I love these ribbons.
This card uses really rust, chocolate chip and ultra smooth white colors.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I just love this set called Beware Pirates. It reminds me of Captain Jack Sparrow. I have a few cards done with this set and I'll feature some of them this week. This set goes great with the extreme elements stamp set also. I stamped those stamps first on ultras mooth white. The ink is more mustard, creamy caramel and chocolate chip. I then used ballet blue for the Pirate. The card stock all match the ink colors. The statement a real hero is someone who puts beliefs into actions is from the stamp set service and sacrifice. I used my distress tool from SU! to rough the edges.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Halloween Project from SU! EAT DRINK AND BE SCARY

Treat someone to this simple gift made especially for Halloween. These adorable pillow boxes can be made in minutes using the Big Shot and the Pillow Box die and the stamp set EAT, DRINK, and BE SCARY.

These are such cute projects for Halloween. You can view the full directions here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


I love the new Build A Bear stamped images. They are so adorable and so much fun to color in. We also have new dsp to match. I love how I can watercolor these bears and their accessories so easily. I plan on doing a build a bear card on Tuesday at class. It will be so much fun.

The sentiments are pawsitively great and beary cute!

Friday, September 18, 2009


I wanted to show you a quick Christmas card you can make in no time. Using Designer paper helps tremendously and so too, does ribbon. For this card I used a chocolate chip card stock base. This card stock matches the new Christmas Designer papers called Christmas Cocoa Specialty. The designer paper is cut 1.5 inches by 5.5 inches and cut two coordinating pieces. These are applied to the card stock base. Next add real red grosgrain ribbon and a stamped tag. The stamp is from the new stamp set grateful greetings. I've used this set quite a bit as you can see in earlier posts. Stamp the image in real red classic ink onto ultra smooth white card stock. Punch this with the smaller tag punch and layer to a larger tag punched from chocolate chip. Super easy and when you have to make tons of cards for the holiday season, this is the way to go to make it handmade.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Linda Kincaid showed us all how to make these fabulous projects. Each is made from the Big Shot Die Bag with Scallops. For the first project she cased a card that was made by Katherine Strine at the Remarkables Retreat. Linda used the tab punch, boho blossoms punch, the 5 petal flower punch and circle punches to make the owl. She used textured papers for this as well. Below is another example of this adorable project using the stamp set Falling Leaves for the leaves and sentiment.

This next photo shows the bag closed. Inside are lots of chocolate goodies.
This is a Halloween version of the bag using the stamp set House of Haunts. The haunted house is so scary and perfect for the season.

This next photo shows that you can leave the bag open on the side so that you can see what is inside easily.
Thanks Linda for some more wonderful projects.