Monday, November 25, 2013

November Card Buffet

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone!  This is one of my favorite times of the year, when we stop to give our thanks to our Heavenly Father for everything He is and has done for us.  As a bonus, we don't have to give gifts either.  It's a time for families to be together and share in God's goodness.  It the world of stamping, it's a time to finish up with making Christmas cards.  I still have a long way to go before I will be finished, but I love it and am so thankful to God for being able to do what I love and share it with others.

Aren't these the cutest mini coffee treat cups?  Thanks to fellow demo Teresa Goff 
for this idea.  They would make great stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, office worker
gifts or even adapted for other occasions.

Merry Christmas Snowflakes - Here is a new technique, at least to me, where you
sponge your white paper with color and then spray the stamp with Stampin' Up 
Stampin' Mist.  It acts like a bleach.

Merry Christmas Polka Dots - Thanks to DeAnn Rauzi at for some of the 
ideas for this card.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October Card Buffet

Cards and Bows!  Yes, it is never too early to start thinking about Christmas when it comes to card making and crafting.  I love sharing card ideas with all my friends, and this is the time of year when I make lots and lots of cards.  I volunteer at a local food ministry, and I have been making their Christmas cards for the last 5 years or so.  It is a real blessing to me and I hope to all that receive the card.  I have 170 to make this year along with some sets of cards for a craft show.  So...I better get going.

Even with all the holidays upon us, birthdays still happen.  Wouldn't this be cute for a December birthday with Christmas Designer paper?  Hmmm...I just might have to try that.

 O Holy Night!

Shimmery Snowflake

Peace on Earth - Can you see the sparkly paper?  It's an easy, fun technique.

Bows!  Learn to make your own custom bows from Stampin' Up Designer Paper.  
It's easy, fun and so cute.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September Card Buffet

 Fall is just around the corner, so it's time for Pumpkins!  I love all the Pumpkin recipes I see on Pinterest.  Here is a "pizza box" treat box that can be used for a small gift or even a gift card.  Place one at each place at Thanksgiving filled with your favorite treat.  
(Sorry...pumpkin candies not included) favorite holiday.  Show your loved ones you care by remembering them with a handmade greeting card.

 I bet we can all find someone that deserves our thanks.  This card uses some of the Designer Paper from the Fall collection in the Holiday mini catalog.

Even with the holidays upon us, there are still birthdays to be celebrated.

It's never too early to get a start on Christmas cards.  Here is the dove from the new stamp set called Calm Christmas. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Labor Day Weekend VCMP!

Hello and welcome to my blog.  It's an honor to be a hostess for one of the VCMP challenges.  I hope you have been enjoying being creative, and just maybe you have learned something new along the way.  Since I live in Fort Worth, Texas, I always look forward to Fall.  It comes a little later here then when I lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  So my challenge for you is to create a card with a Fall theme, but not a Thanksgiving card.  Use a leaf motif with fall colors - rusts, yellows, golds, red, dark greens, etc.  As you can see below, Sketch #64 is what I chose.  Your card can be an I Love You or I Miss You card, or even a Thinking About You or Thank You.  Can't wait to see what you create!  Have Fun!

My card is created with the Emboss Resist technique.  The leaves were embossed with Pewter embossing powder first onto Vanilla cardstock.  Then the colors are sponged in a random pattern.  The 3.5 x 4.75 panel was put on a Cajun Craze panel and then mounted on a Midnight Muse card.  All products are from Stampin' Up. 

Don't forget to link up your beautiful card with the inlinkz thingy
down below.  And keep on stamping!