Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday Mashup #25

 Here is my card for the Friday Mashup.

I used the Letter Press for this card and found that using watercolor paper works very well. I also put a couple pieces of scrap card stock on top of the watercolor paper to get a deeper impression.
You can participate in the Friday Mashup too. Just click on the blinkie below and head on over to the blog site.
Friday Mashup!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mashup Maven

WOW. I just received an email from Terry Blais with Friday Mashup, among other things, telling me I had been selected as the Mashup Maven for the week. I am so honored to be selected. As I mentioned in the previous post, I am participating in more challenges. I am even more encouraged now.

SUO and Stamping 411 challenges

Here is my submission to the SUO and Stamping 411 challenges. The SUO challenge is Bring on the Bling and the Stamping 411 is a four layer card. I am trying to participate in more challenges to keep my creativity energized and to spend more time in my crafting area. One of my fellow demos is encouraging me also. Thanks Terry for your support, it spurs me on.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Color Challenge 303

Today I decided to participate in the Splitcoast Stampers color challenge: Night of Navy, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight. I used buttons, DSP, and the embossing folder from the new Occasions Mini.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mojo Monday 171

This was a fun card to make for Mojo Monday. We have several friends who have their pilots license and a couple who own their own planes, so I thought this set from the new occasions mini, would be good to have on hand. TFL.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday Mashup #24

Friday Mashup!

Here is my card for the Friday Mashup this week. TFL.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Christmas Gift

Here is a gift I made for a friend. I used one of those glass blocks and spray painted it with this cool paint that comes out textures red and white. My wonderful husband taught me how to do the painting. The words are from the Join in the Cheer die strip and I used the red glitter paper from the new occasions mini. TFL

Monday, December 20, 2010

Anniversary Card

I made this card for some friends who have their wedding anniversary the end of the year. I didn't use any stamps but I just had to use one of the key charms from the upcoming occasions mini. I like how it turned out and hope you enjoy it too.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Twas the Day Before My Stampin’ Up! PreOrder Came

I found this at Lorri's blog which is included at the end of the post. I am going to print this out and give it to my Mr. Brown.

Twas the Day Before My Stampin’ Up! PreOrder Came

Twas the day before my Stampin’ UP preorder came
And I was updating my blog.
Not a creature was stirring
Not even my dog.

All my swaps were laid out
On the stamp table with care
In hopes that Mr. Brown
Soon would be there.

The children were nestled
All snug in their school,
While visions of stamping
Caused me to drool!

And I, with glitter on my face
And my fingers covered with ink
Sat down to check out Stampin’ Connection
In hopes of finding a COOL link!

When out on the street
There arose such a clatter
I sprang from my computer
To see what was the matter!

My adrenaline rushed
And a truck could be heard.
Will my stamping obsession
Ever be cured?

When what to my wandering eyes
Should appear
But a big brown truck
With a large rear view mirror.

With a foxy little driver
Who drove all over the town
I knew in a moment
It must be Mr. Brown!

He was dressed in all brown
From his head to his socks
All I could think of was

A bundle of stamps
He had flung on his back
At this point I thought
I was going to have a heart attack!

His eyes how they twinkled
His dimples, how merry
My obsession with Mr. Brown
Is becoming quite scary!

Then onto my Stampin’ Up! boxes
Which are stacked up quite high
I can hardly even remember
All the stamp supplies I did buy!

Stamp sets! Reinkers!
And ribbons galore!
Cardstock, and buttons!
Now who could want MORE?

As I drown in my stamping goodies
And grab a coffee with cream
I suddenly realized
It was only a DREAM!

The story is over
Yes, you heard me right….
Merry Christmas to all,
And to all a creative stamping night!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Card Swaps

Here are the card swaps from our demo meeting on Saturday.
Thanks Terry for all you do to motivate each of us.
This is the card that Karen shared with us.

This is Terry's card.

Kim made this card. It goes so well with the gift I got during our gift exchange.
This fun card was made by Amber.

Where there is bling you will find Shirley Sue. This is her card "sparkling" as usual.

This is my card. I had to use some new items from the upcoming mini. Love the seam binding.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 13, 2010

This is the gift I received from our demo meeting Christmas party. My upline, Kim made it. It has a battery operated candle on the inside. I "stole" it from one of the other demo's who selected it before me and I almost lost it to another demo. All in great fun.

I enjoy our demo meetings, but I have to say the Christmas one is my favorite. It is so much fun to see everyones creativity and the festive atmosphere.

I will post the cards from our exchange later.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

American Ink Christmas Party

Yesterday was our demo group Christmas party at Terry's  studio. Each year we have a "Yankee" style gift exchange. This is the gift I made for the exchange. It was lots of fun and several of the gifts were "stollen" more than once. We have a wonderful group of demonstrators and enjoy gathering each month to share and encourage each other.

I will post more pics from the event later.