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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Big on Christmas

I made this Card front for a Monthly Card front swap I am hosting on Cricut.com, and also for a swap for my Stampin’ Up group. I used the Big On Christmas set from Stampin’ Up. I stamped the image on the Whisper White cardstock, matted it on Bashful Blue. I then used bleach with the snowflakes from the “Season of Joy” and the “Short and Sweet” sets from Stampin’ Up. I used the Brilliant Blue Cardstock for the background. I must say when I made them, I used two different qualities of cardstock. I made some with the Brilliant Blue from Stampin’ Up (shown in this picture) and some with a dark blue I bought at a store. The ones I made with Stampin’ Up’s cardstock came out much clearer, with the bleach.

Snow Swirled Christmas Card

I made this card for a shoebox swap for my Stampin’ Up group , The Philly Inkers. I used the Real Red cardstock as a back ground. I stamped “En Francois” background with black StazOn ink. Then on Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tree and sentiment from “Snow Swirled” in Glorious Green Classic Ink. I attached that to Glorious Green Cardstock, and tied it up with ¼” Real Red Grosgrain ribbon. I attached that to the Real Red card. To give it a little shine I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the tree. I must say that I am very proud of this card!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Season of Friendship

I love how this card turned out!! I made this one for a swap with the Philly Inkers group. First I used Very Vanilla cardstock. I crumpled up saran wrap and dabbed it into three colors, Real Red, Old Olive and So Saffron. I adhered the very vanilla to the red riding hood cardstock and then again to the old Olive, I then stamped the sentiment on Old Olive Cardstock adhered to the card and Viola!
I love that this set is so versitile! It comes with the tree (which I stamped in Chocolate chip) and then a few different smaller stamps, including the leaves, a bird, snowflakes and a flower. So you can change the look of the tree for the season!

Season of Joy

I made this card for a swap for the Philly Inkers Group. I used real red and glorious green cards stock. On Whisper White I stamped the tree from the Season of Joy Stampin Up set. I then used adhesive over the entire white piece and added Stampin Up's Dazzling Diamonds. I love this technique, as there is no need to use your heat gun!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Birthday Tag

I made these for a SWAP that I am in. They were made using the Tag Corner Punch by Stampin' Up!
Can I tell you how much I love that punch?? I never could cut my Tag corners straight, so I really needed this punch! It is so much easier to do now!!!!

Christmas Tag

I made these tags for a SWAP I am in on Cricut.com. I used a stamp from "Tags for All" a now retired set from Stampin' Up! I really like how these turned out!

Monday, September 1, 2008

6 x 6 Layout for SWAP

I have to confess that I have never made a 6x6 Layout before. I also do not feel my Layouts look all that great. I used a PageMap to come up with this. I think it looks pretty good. I wanted to show how the same layout could be used for different occasions. Here is the Layout as a wedding theme. Yes, that is me and my husband. We look so young! Oh right, it was before kids! :-)
Thanks for looking!

Crab and Company Card front

I LOVE this cute set! I made this card front, my second one since joining Stampin' Up, for a SWAP at a Downline meeting. I used the Versamark ink for the shell background. I think I am going to get a lot of use out of this set!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

"Fall" tag

I love how this turned out! It is my first tag I have made! I made it for a SWAP I am in on Cricut.com - 6 months of tags SWAP. I used the Jumbo roller by Stampin Up! called "Whimsy". I inked it using the Versamark stamp pad. The letters I cut "fall" out in are ginger fonts by QuicKutz, (I believe that was the font). The little leaves are by Jolee's. The ribbon is from Micheal's. I can't wait to see what I come up with for next months tags!
Be on the lookout for more with this versitile Jumbo Rolling stamp!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Booglie Eyes by Stampin' Up!

I was in a halloween card swap, and dug out this set that is by Stampin' Up! I loved this set from the moment I first set eyes on it! It is retired, but makes such cute cards! I used the masking technique and stamped the mummy over and over (and over) again! It was a little tiring, but I think it is so cute!

Stampin Up's Fishy Friends

I made this card for a SWAP on Cricut for a Kids cards that I hosted. It uses Fishy Friends, which although it is retired, is a very cute set! The frame around the front of the card is done with a rolling stamp I bought ages ago from Michael's. I cut the frame with the Coluzzle.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Shoe Box SWAP

I made this card in preperation of a ShoeBox SWAP I am in at Claire Lawrence's house this Saturday. I used Real Red Cardstock, and the Naturals White, and Glorious Green. The stamp is from "Give Thanks". I used the Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils to color the image, and the Real Red cardstock is sponged using Certain Celery stamp pad.

Sentiment reads:
Give thanks for
the simple things
in life.

Card Front SWAP

I went to my first meeting at Kristin Fuller's house for Stampin Up on Monday July 21st. I was invited to bring a SWAP along. It had to use only Stampin Up product, which was currently avalable. So I used his stamp from the "For Father" set. The Card stock used was Real Red and Naturals White. I used the Stampin Up water color pencils to color the image. I don't currently have any embelishments from Stampin Up, so I couldn't add them. But The recievr could always add ribbon, or some brads/eyelets.

Sentiment reads:
May HAPPINESS touch your LIFE
today as you have so often
TOUCHED the lives of OTHERS.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Fiscal year resolutions

My upline asked me to come up with some resolutions for this Fiscal year, and this is what I have come up with.

Here’s my resolutions (I’ll start small this year) for Stampin‘ Up:

1 Organize (and keep it organized) my craft room. For those who have never seen my craft room, this is a BIG job for me!!!

2. Create 1,000 cards with my Stampin Up sets, and donate them to Cards for St Jude’s, and Cards for Soldiers. (these are two Charity groups I belong to at Cricut.com)

3. Sell $1,200.00 worth of product. I know this is what the quota is, but selling it and not buying it all myself is the challenge!

4 Create more original cards, not just “scraplift” the ideas from others


Hello and welcome to my blog for my Stampin' Up!!! I will share different Stampin Up creations I have made here. Feel free to look around, and post a comment if you wish!!

I am new to the Stampin Up family, but I am very eager to get started! My Kit is scheduled to arrive on July 16th, and I can't wait!!