Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sweet Center Swap

This is one of the swaps I made for my swap sister Tui in Australia. I used yummy Peppermint Patties for the ornament centers and embossed the snow flakes and tag. I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gifts from Down Under

I participated in another swap with Tui Nathan from Australia I couldn't believe how lucky I was to receive this beautiful photo album she made. So much work went into this and I feel very honored to be the recipient of such a special gift.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Isn't this the cutest little purse for holding notecards, or candy? My dear friend Tracey Old from New Zealand shared this project on Ustamp. I used the faux alligator technique for the flap and Night and Day Specialty DSP for the bottom. Do I hear CoCo Chanel? This only took me about 30 minutes to make. I started to make another one but wanted to get this posted and try to get to bed early tonight. I have been staying up late working on cards for classes and then looking at some of my favorite blogs, oohing and aahing at all the talent out there in this big old world. Before I know it, it's past my bedtime and 6 am is here in a flash.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Direct to Paper Mountains

So it's Peggy's birthday tomorrow at work and this is her birthday card. I cased it from Michelle Zindorf. I just love how she incorporates so much into one card. I used Branching out and the flowers and words are from the Charming set. By just using the edge of the stamp pad you can create mountains and trees. I felt like I was just scribbling but it turned out pretty neat. There are so many of her cards I want to try. I have been so busy this week cutting out paper for my classes this coming week. I got to watch the New York Yankees win their division today while I was cutting away. Love that Derek Jeter! Anyway I am working on my next group of Christmas Cards for another class. There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done that I want to do. I just need to win the lottery. That's all there is to it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Build A Bear

This is a card I made for a swap with my upline Lisa Freeman. I didn't keep one and so Lisa sent me the one she had posted on her blog. I didn't think I would like this set since I don't have small children anymore but it actually was a lot of fun. I cut the bottom of her dress out of the Pawsitively Prints DSP in the Holiday Mini. The flowers is from Cheep Talk.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Stamp Room -Under Construction

So I went to convention last month in Salt Lake City for six days and when I got home. Voila' A new almost completed stamp room by my husband and children!!! I couldn't believe it. I think my husband is tired of looking at the dining room and foyer full of stamping stuff. Whatever. I am just so excited I can hardly stand it. So the top picture is looking toward the stairs that go down into the kitchen. Still missing the railing. The second picture is the electrician, aka, my dear hubby, and the third picture is of course Mr. Darcy, aka, supervisor!! The fan, and lights are all up and the wood is sitting up there right now getting use to the temperature before it can be laid. Did you notice my daughters pick out certainly celery paint color for two of the walls? lol So I will post more pics later when the floor is down and the tables and chairs and whatever else I need like say, STAMPS, needs to go up there. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and am so appreciative of my family and their love.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Autumn Leaves

I made this card for my downline meeting project
as well as a swap. I love the Branch Out set and it
went really well with the Autumn Traditions DSP.
More Mustard cardstock and ribbon along with
Always Artichoke paper finished this card.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Rose is a Rose is a Box!

Well it took me a while to get this posted. I really like Becky Roberts work and this is one of her projects that I tried. I don't have a lot of 12x12 paper so had to use last years colors and DSP Bella Rose which doesn't upset me really because I love these colors. It was fun to do and was bigger than I expected but it will hold a gift such as candy as in CHOCOLATE and the drawer is perfect for a set of note cards. I made 4 different ones to go inside but just couldn't get a good angle to show them all at the same time so I will have to show them separate. Becky's project used Halloween paper and is really cute. Did I mention that CHOCOLATE fits nicely in the top of the box?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pumpkin Candy Treat Gifts

So I was lying in bed last night thinking of what I had done yesterday and what I wanted to do today on "Labor" day. I had made Angie Juda's Mummy Treat box and had not seen a pumpkin done. Ah ha! Idea floating around in my head as I drifted off to sleep. A little sponging, a little punch art and Voila'! I did one with and without eyebrows. I was thinking of my Aussie friends and New Zealand friends who don't have Halloween over there and thought that at least they could make pumpkins!!! I used Old Olive ribbon to represent the stem! You probably figured that out already. Have a great day.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Got Chocolate? Snicker Snicker

This stamp is from the set "Twick or Tweet" and the DSP is
Cast-A-Spell. The black spikes were made from the large
star punch. This treat box was fun to make. See below to
see what is in side.

yamaha rhino class action

Snicker Snicker

This is what is in my treat box that I did for Ustamp. I wonder
who I should give this too?

yamaha rhino class action

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hey Little Guy

I love this Christmas Punch set.
I used Ballet Blue and Melon Mambo
with a little glitter! Trying to come up
with some ideas for card classes. I know the
holidays will be here before you know it

O Christmas Tree

Just fooling around tonight and felt in the Christmas Card
mood. This little tree is from Loads of Love. Merry Christmas
is from All Holidays.