Wednesday, September 29, 2010


One of the easiest ways I know to say thank you to someone is to make cards for them to use. One of the teachers at school these past two weeks has been very helpful in getting students down to the clinic for me to screen. I was able to finish a whole grade level in one week. What a relief to have that done. And today the teacher offered more help for the rest of the grade levels. So I made these little note cards for her using the new French Foliage set from the Holiday Mini. Sometimes it's hard to accessorize a 3x3 card but tonight I took the 1 1/4 inch ribbon and split one end enough to tie a bow instead of wrapping it around the whole piece of cardstock. (See picture below) I like the way it turned out.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Christmas Collage

Ever since I made a card for my stamp class with this stamp in the traditional colors of Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler, I kept thinking that I wanted to try doing something totally different with it. So tonight I embossed the stamp, Christmas Collage from the Holiday Mini, in silver and then colored it with the colors used in the DSP, Candy Cane Christmas. I used my blender pen to color it with Baja Breeze, Real Red, Garden Green, and Blushing Bride. I used the stamp set Winter Post to stamp the reindeer and the tag. Embellished it with a Baja Breeze Button and Blushing Bride bow. A few rhinestones to accent the Reindeer and I was finished. So what do you think?

Today was my last class for the month. We made 4 Christmas cards and everyone loved them.
That makes me feel so good because you want to please your customers and not everyone has the same taste, so I try to offer a variety each time. I will say that being back at work has slowed me down as far as blogging but hopefully next month will bring more cards to share with you.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Love The Yankees!

So yesterday morning my husband and I drove to Baltimore to see the Yankees beat the Orioles last night, 11-3. It was such a great game. I got to see Derek Jeter make some awesome plays, plus there was a pickle and two home runs by the Yankees. Our seats were on the Yankee dugout side of course and we had awesome seats by 3rd base so I could look at Derek all night long!!! Back to the drive up. It was miserable. It should have only taken us about 5 hours but there was one bad accident and then just so much traffic on 95. Ugh! So we got there about 4:30, checked into our hotel which was very nice and then walked to the game on a beautiful night. The weather was perfect. The stadium had 44, 550 in attendance. I will say I didn't see any empty seats and most of the seats were filled by Yankee fans. They were out in full force. I'm back home now and watching the 3rd game of the series on TV hoping that the Yankees will sweep the series. As soon as the game is over, I'm going to go up and stamp some and get ready for my classes this week. It's been a great weekend. Hope yours was too!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Such A Debate

I made this card for a reflections class I did last week. I had a hard time deciding whether to use the ribbon in the middle of the card or not so I asked for opinions and suggestions from some of my fellow stampers at Late Night Stampers. It was amazing how much response I got and I really appreciated all the suggestions. It ended up being about 50/50 as to liking and not liking the ribbon. Well I tried doing a card without the ribbon and just couldn't pull it off to my liking so I went ahead with this card and the class loved it!

This has been a very busy two weeks for me. School started which met me going back to work and getting my clinic up and running for all the sweet little kiddies with their tummy aches and boo boos. I scheduled 5 stamp classes this month and am half way through them.

Tomorrow my husband and I are going to Baltimore to see the Yankees play the Orioles. I can't wait to see my guy, Derek Jeter, and the rest of the great guys on that team play. The weather is suppose to be beautiful. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Stamp Set: Every Moment
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Early Expresso
Ink: Stazon Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Early Expresso, Daffodil Delight markers
Accessories: Pear Pizazz Ribbon, Label Punch, Brads

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thank you Grannie

I was changing out my foyer decor with fall stuff and was looking at my grandma's doily (see below) that I display on the sideboard. I thought it looked kind of vintage and so went to work and made this card. Mostly punches and the Big Shot are used here. I put some words on it but didn't want to take away from the flower so kept it light with crumb cake ink. I also sponged around the vanilla lattice with crumb cake. Finished off the flower with an antique brad.

Stamp set: Just Believe
Ink: Crumb Cake
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Antique Brads, Lattice Sissix Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle Punches in various sizes and label punch.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Growing Green

It's been awhile since I posted a card but with me
going back to work and trying to still have classes at night, I have been one tired stamper! This past week I taught a "reflections" class and this week I am teaching a watercolor crayon class. So last night I trudged up to the stamp room and made this card with one eye open!! The hardest part was figuring out where to put the butterfly! I hope you are having a great Saturday. The weather is perfect here.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead!

Anyone who knows me , knows that I love "Wizard Of Oz". So I'm sitting here this morning watching the news about the Hurricane "Earl" to see how it's going to affect us on the east coast and for whatever reason this little idea came into my head. I could put the witches shoes from the stamp set "Wicked Cool" underneath my Sissix milk carton house and she's a goner! I had cut out the fence from the set "Dark and Dreary" and put it on my Smooch sprayed house. I'm still not finished with this house. I need to add something else to it. Mmmmmm maybe a few munchkins around the side!! Now there is a "Design A House" in the new Holiday mini that may be more to scale with these witches shoes but I don't have that one yet and of course I just couldn't wait. Well I guess I will get ready for work. I hope you have a great day and to all of my fellow east coaster, stay safe and stay dry!