Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Here's one of the cards my fabulous stamping  friends made at my Spring Fling card classes.  As you can see, there isn't much stamping on this card.  It's made using mostly punches.  Cards made with punches are fast and easy which is great when you need to whip up a card in a flash. 

I also ran the Flower Folds die through my Big Shot to make the large outer layer of the flower.  To give my flower a little depth, I used the edge of a bone folder to curl the petals.  (Similar to how you would use scissors on curling ribbon - KWIM.)  As an added touch and an effort to quit hoarding all my wonderful Stampin' Up! products, I attached a lovely Real Red corduroy button to my sentiment banner.  I used the edge of my square punch tilted sideways in order to get the nice "V" edge along the outside of  my banner.  Believe me when I say this is so much easier than eyeballing the edge and cutting it with scissors.  Try it some time!  You'll see what I mean.  Well, that's it for me tonight!  Thanks for taking time to peek in on me today!

Supplies:  Stamps - Thank You Kindly; Ink - Basic Brown; Paper - Kraft, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Summer Sun, Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper; Accessories - Big Shot, Bigz XL Flower Folds die, Tombo Adhesive Glue, Real Red Corduroy Button, Linen Thread, Bone Folder; Punches - Small Oval Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch 

Monday, March 29, 2010


I needed a quick get well card for the child of one of my friends.  The whimsical animals in the "Fox & Friends" stamp set featured in the Stampin' Up! Occassions Mini catalog are so versatile for many different occassions.  I especially love this whale paired with the sentiment from the "Pun Fun" stamp set that reads "Get Whale Soon!"  If you look closely, you can see the whale is not only spouting out water but a little heart too!

  I hope this card brightens Brandon's day a little.  He has faced so many challenges throught out his life.  This time is no different.  He was recently diagnosed with pneumonia, but is slowly improving.  If you could, say a little prayer for Mr. Brandon tonight.  He's a great kid and he sure could use some prayers.  You might even throw in a prayer for his mom, too!  She's been so tired worrying about her little man lately.

Well, it's going to be a quick post for me tonight.  I have a bazillion things to do before the weekend and I need to get ready for tomorrow night.  I have a "FAB" group of ladies coming over to stamp!  Thanks for being so patient with me over the last month.  I'll try hard not to be a stranger around here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'M STILL HERE.........

Just a quick note to let you know I am alive and well.  Well, mostly well - I feel like I'm getting sick and experiencing a little vertigo for some reason.  Otherwise, I'm still here.  I've been busy prepping for my upcoming Spring Fling card class.  Plus, I've been working on making 230 wedding favors for the upcoming wedding of the daughter of my co-worker.

And to be quite honest, my mojo has been more like "no-go" lately.  I really thought hard about giving up blogging all together.  What good would that do?  I really do like the blog world and I enjoy creating no matter how feeble my projects may be.  So, with that said, stick around and I'll start posting my creations again really soon.  Sorry it's been so long.

Thanks for peeking in on me!