Saturday, December 5, 2009


my SWAP card for the month...LOVE the new ornament punch
(The Merry Christmas embossing folder is NON SU!)

Friday, December 4, 2009

December Club Projects

Patty Bennett had this WONDERFUL creation on her blog, so I thought I'd give it a try.

and here's another card I cased from Patty Bennett, she seems to be my new inspiration this month

and yet another! I just can't seem to STOP, hehe... Patty Bennett, you ROCK!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November SWAP

Here's my SWAP for this month and the ladies fab cards below...check out the stand up one in the middle

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Nov. Club Projects

Since I'm wayyyyyy behind and am playing catch up, I won't be elaborating on items used BUT all club projects are SU! unless, noted...for instance, the hay! :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Kid Craft

I put these together with my 4 year old for her preschool class, aren't they CUTE?!

Halloween Eve

Twas' the night before Halloween and all through the house...Mommy was upstairs getting paper cuts and crying out loud. When what to my wondering eyes should appear but a beautiful display board covered in FEAR!!
Finally got around to updating my frame and pretty soon, it'll be time for Christmas (can't believe I just said that) Hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween with your little goblins!

Monday, October 12, 2009

October SWAP

I went with a slightly NON tradition card this month but I couldn't pass up making these ADORABLE little boxes for the ladies, they were so much fun to put together! I made two of each and let the ladies pick their favorite.
Made with an assortment of punches, TOP NOTE & FANCY FAVOR SU! Sizzix dies.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October Club Projects

Don't you just LOVE fall? The cooler temps, where we can finally again wear long sleeves! The colors, the warm and cozy feeling you get when you breathe the cooler air. Aaaaaaaa....Fall! Oh, and let's NOT forget the candy, costumes and FUN colors-Love it ALL.
TWICK OR TREAT stamp set & HAUNTING HILL jumbo roller from the HOLIDAY MINI
just punches on this one...
A punched pumpkin & statement from the HOLIDAY BEST stamp set
The last club project this month I snagged from Becky at Inking Idaho, her tutorial was right on and I LOVE the fact that we don't have to rip the card apart to get the candy out! It's even CUTER in person... I switched the colors up a bit, cause I wanted to pull all the candy colors onto the card. Plus, that's how you make it your own!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

September Club projects

Using the SU! Sizzix Scallop Circle Die, we made this adorable dress, how FUN!!
(inside of the dress card)
Using the SU! Sizzix Matchbox die, we created this 3 drawer little trinket box, which I thought would be fun if given to a friend with all the material for the game of BUNCO tucked inside.
and to go along with the drawer, we made this spicy little number using the CARD GAMES stamp set from SU!-the center card we painted a thin coat of CRYSTAL EFFECTS to get a glossy look and feel. (to speed up the drying process of crystal effects, use your HEAT TOOL)

September SWAPS

Here's my SWAP card...we had a sketch challenge and I decided to use my NEW favorite SU! set CHIC BOUTIQUE, along with this fabulous black and white DSP and to make it even MORE challenging (and I enjoy a challenge) I added paper piecing (cause I just LOVE cutting tiny things out multiple times, seriously! No joke!)
Here are the ladies SWAPS, aren't they FABULOUS?!! =)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bon Appetit!

Isn't this little guy cute?! He's from the VOILA SU! stamp set and
I just LOVE the paper piecing on this with SU!'s NEW black & white DSP

August SWAPS

A fruit and garden theme this are the ladies SWAPS
And here's mine...I didn't have any fruit stamps, so this is what came
of my internet/Stampin' Success searching

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August Club Projects

VERY THANKFUL stamp set-this one came together in a snap!
XL SU! Box die

Chic Boutique

LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set CHIC BOUTIQUE (from SU! of course)...I've always wanted to try this scrap paper technique using the Big Shot and voila, here it is!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


The state of Texas is having a sales tax holiday from August 21 - 23. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free.

  • Uni-ball Signo gel pen, 105021, $3.95
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write journaler, 105394, $3.25
  • Stampin’ Write markers, various, $3.25
  • Watercolor Pencils, 101879, $19.95
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons Bold Brights, 106695, $19.95
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons Earth Elements, 106696, $19.95
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons Rich Regals, 106698, $19.95
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons Soft Subtles, 106697, $19.95
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons Neutrals, 106746, $9.95
  • Stampin’ Pastels, 105542, $24.95
  • Craft & Rubber scissors, 103179, $19.95
  • Paper snips, 103579, $9.95
  • Craft & Paper scissors, 108360, $29.95
  • Pencil sharpener, 100745, $4.95
  • Blender pens, 102845, $9.95
  • 2-Way Glue Pen, 100425, $3.50
  • SNAIL adhesive, 104332, $6.95
  • SNAIL refill, 104331, $4.50
  • Mini Glue Dots, 103683, $4.95
  • Pop-Up Glue Dots, 104183, $3.95
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95
  • Anywhere Glue Stick, 104045, $3.95
  • Dotto, 103305, $12.95
  • Dotto refill, 100902, $6.50
  • Sticky Strip, 104294, $6.95
  • Tombow Adhesive, 110755, $3.95

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Birthday Blessings

Just a little something I whipped up for a friend-of course it arrived BELATED but only because I made it BELATED...whoops! This is the first time I've ACTUALLY used more than just the white flowers in the Pretties Kit, shocking, I know...also pulled out the NEW Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper from SU! and a rub-on of course.

Monday, July 27, 2009

DEAL of the WEEK

The Deal of the Week is:

113694 Heart to Heart Punch pg.187
Regular Price $15.95/Special Price $10.99
from July 27-July 31st, 11:50 (MT)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Just a little FYI for let you all know that the reason you cannot order the Bermuda Bay Ink Pad or Refill right now is because SU! is working on color issues. I'll post again when it's right as rain!

Also, if you host a workshop and it totals enough to receive hostess benefits, you can not only choose from the hostess benefits in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog BUT if you'd like a bit more variety, you may also check out the hostess benefits in the Fall-Winter 2009 Definitely Decorative Catalog and choose from those instead!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Deal of the WEEK

The Deal of the Week is:

109112 Square Fire Rhinestone Brads pg.179
Regular Price $10.95/Special Price $6.99
from July 13th-July 20, 9:50 (MT)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

Whipped up these cards for some of the Father's in our lives...Happy Father's Day to all the Daddy's & Grandpa's out there!!
Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black & Whisper White card stock & Pacific Point DSP
the Basic Black was dry embossed with the Cuddle Bug Distressed Stripes folder
(using the Big Shot)
Pacific Point striped ribbon & Word Window Punch
Pacific Point Classic Ink
phrase is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (a sneak peek from the new catty)
The tie folding instructions I can't find where I got them but thanks whoever you are...
I used the same color scheme as the previous card...
the only thing different is the shirt-which you can find HERE
Pacific Point card stock & silver SU! brads
This was my first try with the much raved Copic markers
(thanks Anne Marie for creating a soon to be addict!)

Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point & Whisper White card stock & Pacific Point DSP
Pacific Point Classic Ink
And Many Mower Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini
the little man is inked in Black Memento Ink (best for use with Copic)
and colored in using a variety of Copic markers, my favorite was the baby skin
Circle Designer Brad, Pacific Point Striped Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Large Oval Punch

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Demo Swap

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the SWAPS, clubs etc. so decided to cut the Demo SWAPS out of my schedule so I can concentrate on other things, like club projects!! Here are my final two Demo SWAPS....
mineral oil technique
sketch challenge

all products used are SU! except the baby oil, UPS packaging paper and rhinestones

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Man Bday

Made this for one of my hubby's friends...who's turning 40 (of course). 
My friend Anne Marie brought over this adorable stamp set and her Copic Markers and I'm in LOVE!! I told myself I didn't want to try them cause I've heard GREAT raves...and of course, that's how you get sucked in and I just can't help it, I'm SUCKED, wooop! Or maybe I should make a cha ching sound since these little suckers are a bit pricey but MAN do they color & shade like a dream!!!

Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black & Whisper White Card Stock
Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon, Fine Supernova Orange Stampin' Glitter
And Many Mower Stamp Set
1-1/4" & 1" Circle Punches
Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (for glitter)

NON SU! - Number 40, Sizzix Rat A Tat Sizzlits 
and of course, Copic Markers

Saturday, June 13, 2009


So I scoured blogs and split coast for dimensions for the onesie card I've seen floating around and came up with nada...I think I figured it out on my own though. Here's my take on it with a little bling! Made for a precious little girl, welcome to the world Hope! (congrats Mama Holly!)
Whisper White card stock and Raspberry Tart DSP
1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon
Best Wishes and More Stamp Set
Classic Regal Rose Ink

NON SU! - light pink rhinestones by Darice

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tea anyone?

Put this together for Addie's teacher, thought it turned out cute!

Raspberry Tart DSP, Old Olive & Whisper White Card Stock
Oval All Stamp Set
Scallop Oval & Large Oval Punch
Regal Rose Classic Ink

and one box of Pomegranate Tea!