Sunday, December 16, 2007

Holiday Bazzaar

Here is our booth at the Benton Holiday Bazzaar. We had two tables and we sat up one with samples and the other with items to sell.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tile Ornaments

These tile ornaments were done by my friend Kristin. The sparkly ones were done with hologram highlights embossing powder and the others using glassy glaze. She backed some with paper stamped with "2007" using two sided tape and some she taped two tiles together and taped ribbon around the edge. In Joy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tile Class #1

Wow! We had our first Tile Class and it was a blast! Not only did we get to meet some new people but Wow! we loved their creativity! First I would like to introduce Katrina Franklin! She is a seasoned stamper but this was her first time stamping on tiles. Here are her creations.....

Next are Nancy Litchfield and her mother, Joyce Bobo. We loved meeting them and they are new stampers and did a lovely job on their tiles as well. Here are their creations....
Next is Rachel Yates, a well seasoned stamper. She was making Christmas gifts and did many tiles which are similar in style. We loved them all! Here are the styles of tiles she created..... (oops, hope alex isn't looking!)

Last but not least is Kristin Sanders, our beloved daughter in Stampin UP! Kristin isn't a new stamper but is our new recruit. I hope everyone knows when I say WE and OUR that I am referring to me and my sister Donna. We are both demonstrators and have all our stuff together and do all our events together. Doesn't get much better than that! Okay, back to Kristin, here are her lovely creations....

Did I say last? Oops, Here are the tiles I created......In Joy!

All tiles were created with the following items from StampinUp!

Embossing Buddy, Craft Ink, Glassy Glaze Enamel and Sponge Daubers.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Wedding Invitations

Kristin and I had a blast helping my sister Donna make her wedding invitations. Aren't they beautiful? The design came from splitcoast. We used Chocolate Chip, Brushed Copper, Very Vanilla & Vellum Cardstock. We layered Chocolate Satin Ribbon from the Stampin Up Holiday Mini with Retired Vanilla Wide Organdy Ribbon and tied it with Retired Copper cording. The leaf stamp is also retired and it was stamped off on the vanilla cardstock with chocolate chip ink and embossed on the vellum and inside of the card with retired copper embossing powder. In Joy!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Swell News

I made this card for a friend named Gina Hutchison who is pregnant with her first baby (It's a Boy). Swell News is a retired set from Stampin Up! that I just couldn't part with. I love making paper dresses for her and this time I decided to make a skinny dress for the outside. I used Tempting Turquoise and Pretty in Pink with the Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper. In Joy!

Pumpkin Scratch-n-Sniff

This card is from our October Club Meeting. We mixed Pumpkin Spice Seasoning and Clear Embossing Powder to use on the Pumpkin from Stampin Up!'s Carved and Candlelit Set. The Pumpkin was stamped with Pumpkin Pie Craft Ink and then embossed with our mixture. The main card is More Mustard with accents using Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke (which we stamped with the weathered background stamp). The Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon was threaded using the handheld rectangle punch. We finished with a few copper brads and a sentiment from Sincere Salutations. In Joy!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Winds of Grace

This is my sister Donna's other swap for regionals and the detail speaks for itself. She used Blue Bayou, Rose Red, River Rock and Not Quite Navy Cardstock. She embossed the sailboat and added a gold brad, gold cording and a strip of rose red cardstock for the flag. She used the ticket corner punch, horizontal slot punch and River Rock Stitched Ribbon. Click here to let her know what you think and In Joy!

Bundle of Joy

This is one swap for regionals this year by my Super Stamping Sister Donna (she really is my sister!). She has a wonderful eye for detail which usually results in very time consuming but beautiful results. Sue used the Stampin Up! Bundle of Joy stamp set with the soft sky designer series paper and accented with soft sky, barely banana, and white ribbon She also used chocolate chip cardstock and satin ribbon (which she embossed with "adorable"). If you look closely you will notice that she also frayed the wide chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon for the hair on his neck and tail. How cute is that? Click here and let her know what you think and In Joy!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Apple Cider Tin

This tin was created to hold hand stamped cards that my Sunday School Class made to send out. I used the Apple Cider Paper and the True Friend Stamp Set from the Stampin Up! Holiday Mini. I embelleshed with the Pretties Kit, Various Ribbon and the Jumbo Eyelets (using the Crop-A-Dile of course). The scallops were done with Spellbinders Dies. In Joy!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Peanut Butter

Yep, it's peanut butter! My kids and I stamped this jar of peanut butter for a racer who has been known to eat it with a spoon. It's become a tradition for us to bring him peanut butter and I thought I would share our hand stamped gift with you. In Joy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

True Friend

This is my other swap for Regionals. I used Chocolate Chip Cardstock with Apple Cider Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini. The stamp set True Friend and Boho Friend wheel were from the Holiday Mini also. I accented with Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie and River Rock Cardstock. This is my first time using the new photo corner punch and the pearls from the Pretties Kit. FUN!!! In Joy!

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Oh my, it's midnight and I am posting my first blog the night before I leave for Stampin Up! Regionals in Louisville, KY. WooHoo!!!! Anyway, this is one of my swaps stamped with Love and Joy from the Holiday Mini Collection and Lovely As A Tree. I used Wild Wasabi Paper for the main card and accented with Real Red, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky. I also used the Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon and the circle punches. In JOY!!!!