Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Here's a quick graduation card I created for a young man with whom my husband and I attended church.  His high school colors are red and grey.  I usually like to be elaborate with my cards adding several layers.  However, I was in a hurry to get this one together so I cut down on the layers and patterned paper.  Thank goodness for my handy dandy Stampin' Up! punches and accessories.

The stamp set used here is from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog called "Go, Graduate."  Don't look too closely at the coloring.  My watercoloring needs a great deal of perfecting.  Plus, my optometrist tells me I've reached the magic birthday where cheap reading glasses are a must!  Oh, the joys of being forty and older!  If you will, please forgive me.  My mojo is in a bit of a funk lately and I haven't been stamping as much this summer.  That's not a good thing when you're preparing for an upcoming card class.  Well, I better run.  Lots of cardstock to cut and some prep work to do before Thursday's class.

Thanks for peeking in on me!  I hope to post the cards from Thursday's class really soon.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Remember all those wedding favors I made last month?  Well, the wedding has finally come and gone.  It was a beautiful wedding and the bride was absolutely stunning!  This is the card I made for the lovely newlyweds.  It's a joy fold card.  You can find the instructions to make this type of card here.  The middle section of the card opens up to reveal the sentiment.  The large glittery flower is holding it shut.  Want to see what it looks like opened?

This is a super easy card to make.  So go ahead and make one.  You'll be pleasantly pleased with the results!  Not to mention the recipient will think you're one smart little cookie as well.

I'm going to keep it short tonight.  I need to get ready for a Fancy Folds class I'm holding later this week.  I can't wait to get together with this great group of ladies!

Have a great week and thanks for peeking in on me!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Here's a card I made for my son to give to my co-worker, Teresa.  She gave him a nice card along with two black and orange school t-shirts for his eighth grade graduation.  You have to realize that she's a diehard Piketon Redstreak fan and let's just say my son attends a school that is a lifelong rival of Piketon's.  I told my son that it probably pained her soul to have to purchase those shirts and I'm sure she was shaking her head "no" as she handed the money over to the clerk to pay for them. LOL!  At any rate, I think it was a very nice gesture from her.  My son appreciates the shirts and wears them often.  Thanks, Teresa, for thinking of my son.  And by the way, "Go Tigers!!!" 

Thanks for peeking in on me today.  My husband, son and I have taken turns being sick this month.  I think we're finally on the mend.  Hallelujah!  I do have more cards to show you.  I'm just waiting on my dear hubby to edit them.  As you can probably tell, the card above is not edited, but I'm posting it anyway.

ETA:  Yay!  My husband edited this card for me!  It looks so much better now.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Well ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of year again.  Hundreds of products from the Stampin' UP! 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and Definitely Decorative brochures are retiring July 1st.  Now is your chance to get them before they're gone forever!

Retiring stamps and Definitely Decorative products will be available through June 30th.  Retiring accessories are only available while supplies last and tend to sell out rather quickly.  You know what's even better?  Some of the retiring accessories are available 25% - 50% off!!!!  So, if there are retiring accessories that you can't live without, you better hurry and order online.

You may click on the links below to see what's on the retiring lists:

Last Chance Stamp Sets - Available until June 30

Last Chance Accessories List - Available only while supplies last.  Some items 25%-50% off.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at l_burkitt@yahoo.com.  You can order directly from my Stampin' Up! on-line site or email me your order.  If you want to order accessories, I suggest you order them online.  You can check the availability while you're online and don't risk the chance of your favorite accessories selling out before I get a chance to place your order.

Have a great evening!