I hope to share creative stamping ideas with you and get your creative juices flowing! As Stampin' Up's advertisements say, "EARTH without ART is just "EH" !!!

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Hello friends!  Boy, you know a storm is coming when the lines at the grocery are extremely long!  Wonder if it will really hit us?
Isn't this a pretty card that  was a swap from Leadership?  The set used is called "Bliss" and is FREE from Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  I think you need it (lol)--I know I did!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Framed glitter hearts

This was on the display board at Leadership--so simple, but  looks neat!  Uses Baja Breeze, gold & silver chunky glitter and the red glitter paper--punched out with the heart punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine Tree

This is a pretty quick card to make!  My favorite part, of course, are the glitter hearts that are punched and put over the branches!.  I can't remember the name of the set that has this tree-but it also has a bird, snowflakes and leaves--very versatile!  I hope you are making your Valentine cards this year!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Leadership pics from Nashville

I had so much fun at Leadership!  Even got my picture with Shelli!!

This is at The Wildhorse Saloon where the Manager's Reception was.  We all got a cowboy hat and FREE stamp set!

The AMAZING Gaylord hotel where we stayed-this is the Cascades section.  There were 90 acres indoors of beautiful areas!   Dina and I got lost so many times!

They even had an area with boat rides inside!

The entrance to some of our gatherings.  +one was the theme this year.

Dina and me the first night-I was enjoying a $13 (!!!) glass of wine at the Cascades area where there were waterfalls and the hanging lights.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ornament Punch Bee

Hello !
Before I talk about this card, I have to say--I am SOOO excited because tomorrow I'm leaving for Nashville for the Stampin' Up Leadership conference!  Dina (InkinwithDink) and I are rooming together and I get to go out on the town tomorrow night! (have never been there before).  I've been busy working on swaps and this is one of the ones I designed.  It uses the ornament punch for the body, heart punch for the wings.  The designer paper is from Sweet Stitches.  Isn't it cute?
Soooo, I will be gone until Sat., but when I come back, I'll have several new ideas to post!
Keep warm!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dollar Store challenge

Good morning!
At my last downline meeting, I posed a challenge that everyone get an item at the $ store and decorate it using SU materials.  It was really fun to go in the store and think what could be done!  Everyone was so clever!  This is the one that I made....The tealight holder is glass with knobbed feet. (in the acrylic box).  I made the tealights by punching a circle of designer paper, poking a hole for the wick, and heating it with the heat gun until the entire top layer was covered with melted wax.  You MUST make sure that the entire circle is covered or it will burn when lit! Then I cut a strip of matching DSP and attached it around the edge of the tealight.  Makes a cute little gift! Oh-and of course, a little hang tag off of the bow....
When the candle is lit, the paper will sink down to the bottom.
Stop by tomorrow to see a swap that I'm taking to Leadership!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Springtime Vintage Leadership Swap

Good morning!
I made 20 of these for a special swap at Leadership this year.  You could add pics on the inside covers, too.  The dimensions are: 4x12, scored at 4 & 8.  The ribbon flower on the front is made by putting sticky tape on a punched circle and going around the edge of circle with the ribbon.  It looks kinda "Eastery", but could be for any occasion.
Check back tomorrow for another swap card I've done!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Springtime Vintage Designer Paper

Hello and Happy New Year!
I can't get enough of this new Designer paper in the Occasions Mini!!!  Doesn't it remind you of wallpaper?
This card also uses the new Vintage Adornment flower accessory (and a pearl on the saying of course!)
I made several of these, using this and another sheet of the paper) for Leadership swaps in Nashville next week.  I'm soooo excited to be going!
Check back tomorrow and I will have another one of my swaps, using new supplies or paper, on my blog.

AND, I'm sorry that I've been MIA for such a long time!  The holidays, going to Michigan for Thanksgiving,  making Christmas cards, Rori visiting--well---I just had to put my blog at the bottom of my list.  But I'm baaaack!