Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday with your families and are looking forward to a yummy meal. My family is going to my nephew's for dinner and the only thing that my nephew requested is my famous pumpkin pie. I baked 8 pies last night and am just about to sit down to watch the Macy parade on television. After the parade I plan to get to work on making a couple of vegetable dishes to go along with the smoked turkey and ham my nephew is making. I can't wait because I'm making myself hungry already.
Thanks for spending a little of your day with me.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Come to Bethlehem

Night of Navy is such a rich color and was the perfect choice for the Come to Bethlehem stamp set. I embossed the wisemen image in gold and kept the card very simple using only Night of Navy and Brushed Gold Cardstock. I added the Night of Navy satin ribbon to soften the card somewhat and am pleased with the results.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Not Quite Sure About This One

This card is giving me absolute fits. I'm not happy with the card and wanted to post it to get some honest feedback. I typed up my post, attempted to post it and then accidentally deleted it. I started the post again and then somehow went ahead and posted it before it was finished. So......I'm going to try this again.
I used the Tags Til Christmas stamp set, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and Deck the Halls Designer Paper. I punched out small circles, adhered them on the triangular line and then covered them in Crystal Effects. I also added Crystal Effects to the pinecone.
I think the thing I don't like about the card is the lack of interest on the Always Artichoke card base. It needs some texture or a little somethin' somethin', but I'm not sure what. Any input would be appreciated because I'm always up for some constructive criticism.
Thanks for stopping by and for any suggestions you might have.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Just Believe in Sunshine

Wow! Can't you just feel the warmth coming from this beautiful sunshine card? I made the sunbeams by sponging in Daffodil Delight ink. The Old Olive greenery and Concord Crush flowers were colored with the Stampin' Write Markers directly to rubber and then stamped after huffing to reactivate the ink. To add a little interest to my background paper I used one of the Texturz Plates, brayered on Old Olive ink and ran it through my Big Shot. This gave me a tone on tone woodlike look.

We made this card at my class last month at Cha Cha's Mexican Restaurant and it was well received by all the attendees. My next class at Cha Cha's will be on Saturday, November 27. Please contact me if you would like to attend. As always, we will be making 3 new card designs. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For You From Me

SU - Growing Green & A Word For You

This card is for my husband who is recovering from surgery. I’m sitting in a hotel in Miami just waiting for morning to get here so I can get back to the hospital to see him. It’s so hard being in a strange city, having a loved one in the hospital around the corner and being stuck in a hotel room when all you really want to do is sit beside them. If all goes well, we will be able to head for home sometime on Saturday or Sunday. I can’t wait.

I had this image stamped and brought it with me to complete, so I can’t even tell you what the set name is, but I’m sure most of you Stampin’ Up! fans recognize it.

Thanks for stopping by to visit today. Thanks too to all of you who have said prayers for us.

Perfect Punches for Christmas

I love how this card turned out. I wanted to use the Jolly Holiday Designer Paper and it lent itself so beautifully to this simple design. The cardstock colors are Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. The circular greeting is from Perfect Punches and was stamped twice, once in Old Olive and once in Cherry Cobbler. The Old Olive center portion was punched out and layered on top of the Cherry Cobbler scalloped circle. Old Olive Satin Ribbon completes the look on this simple Christmas card.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

French Foliage

French Foliage is such a great set. The leaf images are really pretty and lend themselves beautifully to the rock 'n' roll technique which is what I did on this card. I used Pear Pizazz, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight on my leaves. The only leaf that wasn't rock 'n' rolled is the one under the greeting. The greeting is from the Fabulous Phrases set which has 30 separate words that you can mix and match to create the perfect greeting or sentiment for your project.

Don't miss out on the chance to own French Foliage. It is in the current Holiday Mini Catalog and is only available thru January 3rd.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day of Gratitude

See, I promised I wouldn't post another Christmas card. It seems that I skipped Thanksgiving so that is what I am sharing today.

The leaf image is from Day of Gratitude and I used the rock 'n' roll technique with Old Olive and Cajun Craze ink.
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Cardstock is Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla and the Designer Paper is Autumn Spice. Both the stamp set and the Designer Paper is from the current Holiday Mini Catalog on page 12/13.

If you would like to order any of these items, please click on my name below the post to go directly to my Stampin' Up! store.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Holly Leaf Lines

Are you sick of the Christmas cards yet? I promise that my next post won't be Christmas if you just bear with me today.

This card uses the holly image from Leaf Lines and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used Cherry Cobbler (isn't that a surprise!), Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla cardstock and the yummy Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding that can be found on page 21 of the Holiday Mini Catalog. The Deck the Halls Designer Paper can also be found in the Holiday Mini on page 18.

Hope you come back in a couple of days to see my non-Christmas card.