Sunday, February 22, 2009

Stampin Up! Mail

During the ice storm my MIL's mailbox was damaged so my DH went out and bought her a new one. Well, he shouldn't have left it within my reach, lol. I ordered the small Flower Garden Decor Elements and now she has the prettiest mailbox in town. I used my sisters Cricut to cut my Stampin up White Wall Vinly for her name and house number. In Joy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Be Happy!

This project uses the new hostess set Darling Dots.  The Cardstock colors are Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.  I love the new Eyelet Border punch and the nice clean look of this card.  In Joy!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Elegant Thank You

This card is so easy and looks so beautiful.  I am so happy that Stampin Up is selling the clear Rhinestone Brads individually this catalog!  The ribbon is the new Whisper White Organza Ribbon, I LOVE IT!  The cardstock is Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Baja Breeze and the ink is the same with Pumpkin Pie too.  Don't forget your Curly Label punch with the Cute & Curly stamp set.  In Joy! 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Rub On Your Scentsy

What is Scentsy?  It's the Queen of Candle Warmers!  I purchased this smooth design for my stamp room to use with rub ons and it worked great.  These warmers use an appliance bulb so the wax in the top tray melts but isn't too hot to touch.  They have too many fragrances to mention but my favorite so far is Ocean.  I have had it for months and it still holds its fragrance.  If you decide to try one of these warmers and I am sure you will love it too. In Joy!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine Treats

Happy Valentines Day!  My 8 year old daughter and I made these treats to handout to neighbors and friends.  We cut Pink Pirouette in strips of 3"x11" and scored at 4", 5 1/2" & 9 3/4".  Next we stamped them with the heart trio stamp from Love You Much in Riding Hood Red.  After folding these you will see that it's a match book fold.  We then stapled a bag of candy from the top and punched a window in the front using the Curly Label punch.  Lastly, we hid the staple using Riding Hood Red and Whisper White stamped with the Hugs & Kisses stamp.  In Joy!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Got mail?

Who doesn't love the dollar spot at Target?  I love these little mailboxes they have around Valentine's day.  This one is decorated using Raspberry Tart DSP, Lovely Letters, Kiwi ink, Tag punches and various ribbon pieces.  My daughter Gabby loved it!  In Joy!

Valentine Card

Oh my, I can't believe it's been two months since my last post.  I don't really have any great excuses other than LIFE happened.  This is my valentine card for my DH.  The card base is Chocolate Chip with a layer of Pink Pirouette lightly stamped with the large heart stamp from Love You Much.  I am not sure what the technique is called on this one but I stamped the Love You Much stamp with chocolate chip on vellum cardstock.  Take your vellum and turn it upside down on your foam pad from the paper piercing set and dry emboss with the stylus.  Before turning it over take a sponge and ink over the image with Regal Rose ink.  Now you are ready to layer this piece on Regal Rose and Choc Chip.  Next I punched a heart in two corners using the Heart to Heart punch to slide my Choc Chip Taffeta ribbon thru.  Lastly I used my Heart to Heart punch for some more hearts.  I love the way the vellum turns white when dry embossed and the sponging makes it pop even more.  In Joy!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Brrrr! Are you cold?

Okay I couldn't resist trying this. In Joy!

Glitter Photos

Falling Leaves

This camp project used With Gratitude (using Stampin Write Markers to color the leaves) and Sincere Salutations. They stamped up the image and then cut it in equal sizes to adhere to the card. The sentiment was punched with the Key Tag and layered on the Curly Label Punch and lastly adhered with dimensionals. In Joy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fall Anniversary

My sister's Anniversary was this month and she made this card for her husband. She used the With Gratitude, Sanded and Full of Life stamp sets along with Stitched Grosgrain and Retired Hodge Podge. In Joy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rub on Candle

My mom's Birthday was in October (yes, I am just now posting pics) so I got out the rub ons (which I admittedly don't play with enough!) and decorated this candle. This is actually the first time I have used the Riding Hood Red ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Just Lovely! In Joy!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bella Monogram

This monogram cards was a camp project also. We used the Bella Rose DSP, Frames with a Flourish and Lovely Letters. Oh, can't forget the new scallop edge punch! In Joy!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Inspired by Nature

This card was a camp project using Inspired by Nature and Stampin Write Markers. If you look closely, you can see the orange micro beads on the flower. We adhered them with crystal effects. The fold is easy, just your normal 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, then just fold the front back in half again. In Joy!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Punch Flower

These flowers were made using the scallop punch and paper snips. The leaves were make using the crimper and paper snips. The DSP is Bella Rose and if you look closely you can see that we sponged the flower to make the petals more noticeable. The second picture is a 12x12 page my sister Donna made using the card for inspiration. I placed it in a scrapbook frame from Hobby Lobby to hand in our craft room since the color (apricot appeal) matches perfectly. In Joy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Baroque Christmas

This was the third stamp a stack card. We had glitter everywhere and sparkled for days, lol! The background is Baroque Motifs (which I love!) and the glitter was adhered with Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive. The DSP is Ski Slope (also available in bulk) and I used the hostess set Punches Three for the sentiment using the Square scallop punch and dimensionals. I have an addiction to dimensionals but don't tell anyone (as if they haven't noticed). It's fun using stamps that are not necessarily meant for Christmas. In Joy!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Loads of Holiday Cheer

This was the second stamp a stack card using Loads of Love. The truck has dimensionals behind it. I am so glad they made the vanilla hardware available on bulk order! The sentiment is from Elegant Cheer. In Joy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Snowman Lineup

Here are more cards using the Frosty Day DSP. The first card was used in a stamp a stack since the paper is available on bulk order. The Holiday Lineup set is lots of fun! The ribbon is knotted and adhered with a mini glue dot so that it appears to be coming thru the paper. In Joy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Snow Swirled Swap

These pics were from a make-n-take swap at our demonstrator meeting using the new Frosty Day DSP. It took me a while to figure out what to do with the Snow Swirled Tree to dress it up a bit. Finally, I remembered the Orange Beads and adhered them with Crystal Effects. The ribbon at the top of the tree is just knotted and adhered with a mini glue dot. In Joy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Snow Swirled Horses

This will be my Christmas card this year and I have 30 made already (woohoo!). It started out as a swap but I decided it was so me that it should be my Christmas cards. The horse image has dimensionals behind it. I have a tip that you may find interesting (or not) but I like it. When I was using craft white ink one day I inked up my stamp and set it aside for a minute to do something else. When I picked it up and stamped with it I was shocked at how wonderful it stamped since it had sat a bit and the ink wasn't as wet. So, when I did these cards I was having trouble with the white snowflakes not showing up and being too Juicy. As I began to blow on them after inking it really helped to get a better stamped image (Yes, I blew on them all! Guess I was lucky not to pass out!) So that is my tip, blow on your craft ink (or set aside a minute or two) before stamping and see how your image turns out. In Joy!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Upsy Daisy

This card was a make and take at our last demonstrator meeting. I used versamark with the Upsy Daisy set on the Riding Hood Red (Did I mention that I just LOVE this new red?). I used the new large oval punch and the horizontal slot punch (with does not have to be perfectly straight). I put dimensionals behind the oval and also sponged the edges. In Joy!

The following samples are made from materials that can be used in a workshop for a 6x6 scrap book page or a 3x6 card. In Joy!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wild About You!

This was one of our camp projects using versamark resist. I used the packing paper from my stampin up box and inked it with versamark and stamped onto Glossy White Cardstock. Just a note paper does not work on this technique. After allowing time for the versamark to dry, brayer over it with going gray and wipe with a papertowel. If you don't let the versamark dry good then it will smear and appear blurry. I also used a dimensional on the elephants ear and punched out for the sentiment to show from behind. In Joy!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Yard Sale

Yes, I did it. Finally afters years of accumulating too much stuff I finally had a yard sale. I used some foam core board which wasn't thick enough really for the sign posts (hence the post showing thru my sign) but I already had them on hand. I used my craft ink and my monogram stamps for "yard sale" and even for the arrow using part of the letter K. Using Inspired by Nature I stamped the grass along the bottom (you thought it was real didn't ya?) and my 7 year old daughter stamped on some butterflies with Flight of the Butterfly. We were quite proud of our "Pretty" yard sale signs and even had balloons flying from them. In Joy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Making Jelly

I made some strawberry jelly this summer and just had to use my JustRite Stamper and Tart & Tangy set. I gave away all but one, I had to keep one for myself :). In Joy!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Best Friends Book

My sister made this Book for her daughter Erica. Check out her blog here. She saw the book here... In Joy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

My sister made this card for my anniversary. Wow! I am speechless! Check out her blog here. In Joy!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Unfrogettable Frames

These frames were made by my friend Katrina for her infant son's room. Unfrogettable is definately one set I don't plan on parting with. In Joy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Handwriting Font

I forgot to mention on this post that I used my Custom Handwriting Font purchased here. I just love being able to use my handwriting "at it's best" and not worry about mistakes. Perfect everytime! I can't wait to get this done with my children as their writing changes thru life! I have even thought of doing it to pass down my mom & mother-in-laws handwriting as well. Wouldn't that be great for a heritage album? In Joy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Baroque Lovely Letters

These cards where made by my friend Kristin. Check out her blog here. I will definitely have to case this design! In Joy!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wedding Stationery

This stationery is for a friend who is getting married. Hopefully she will enjoy using them for Thank You's and other occasions. I love the lovely letter stamp set! The printed paper is retired but I thought the colors went well with her fall wedding. My 7 year old daughter learned to bead a pen when I was making this and she couldn't stop, lol. In Joy!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Celebrate Freedom

This is a scrapbook page I did for Shelli Gardner's Blog August Challange. I am so proud of my 19 year old brother for his courage in joining the United States Marines. I used Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red and Sahara Sand. I also used The Tearing Edge to make the red stripes, what fun! I wish you could see the dimension of this page because it really adds to the overall look. I used my Classic Stars Wheel and The Free and The Brave stamps with both star punches. In Joy!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Unfrogettable Birthday

I was so disappointed to see the unfrogettable set on the retired list. This one will definitely stay in our collection. I made this birthday card for my nephew Brett. This was my first attempt at a pop up card so this set just seemed like the right one to use. The card base is bashful blue layered with wild wasabi and jersey shore dsp. I paper pieced the frogs with wild wasabi from the hostess prints pack of dsp paper. How cute are they? I then added a little hodge podge, ribbon, dazzling diamonds (dragon flies) and moving eyes (frogs) to finish it off. In Joy!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Horsin' Around

If you didn't know already, I am a horse lover and I just love this stamp from Serendipity. I brought it out to make this birthday card for my niece Erica who also loves horses. The base is choc chip layered with western sky dsp from Stampin UP! I also brought out my nestabilities, which I admittedly don't use often enough, to cut and emboss the very vanilla cardstock. I am still amazed at how awesome these dies are. Add a splash of red, some hodge podge and stitched ribbon and it's all done. In Joy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Beautiful Wedding

My sister made this beautiful wedding card for the daughter of a friend. The silhouette from She's All That is stamped on choc chip paper with white craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment from Together Forever set is stamped with a silver Encore pad on choc chip and punched with the designer label punch. The bashful blue dsp is from the hostess prints pack. She finished it off with choc chip satin ribbon and the pretties kit. I don't know about you but I would have LOVED to get this card on my wedding day. In Joy!