Thursday, August 30, 2012

Watercolor Fun

This card features Bordering on Romance which is a carryover from the spring mini catalog. I have seen this set used on some very elaborate cards but I choose a rather simple layout for my last buffet. We did some watercoloring to soften the look of the card. I am not the best at watercoloring but sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone :) I have made three new stampin friends in the last week and I am so excited to share my passion for stampin with them. Feel free to contact me any time you have questions about stampin' and Stampin' Up! I will do my best to answer them, if I don't know the answer, I will find it and get back to you.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Froggy Birthday

How many of you recognize this little frog? Isn't he adorable? He comes in the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set Moving Forward thiat is in the 2012 - 2013 IB&C. This is such a fun card, I found the layout on SCS and had to use it at my recent card buffet. The buffet was yesterday and I think we can all agree it was a lot of fun! Looking forward to the next one. Hope your having a good week!!

Monday, August 27, 2012


I have to say, I love this advertisement--too funny!!! My husband thought is was cute as well. We all need a good laugh sometimes, especially at ourselves! I am usually the first one to poke fun at myself because quite frankly, I am worth making fun of...LOL I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to face the new week. Remember, next weekend is a three day weekend, can you believe summer is over???

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Meet Steele

My boy....Steele This is my heart...we adopted Steele from a local rescue and he had my heart the first day we met. When we got him his hair was shaved down to the skin and he had a big fluff of fur on the end of his tail which my husband called his firecracker. I have to admit, I knew he was a sweetheart, but I did not think he was the most handsome dog I had ever Well, after the hair grew, so did his attractiveness, now he is commonly referred to as my handsome man. I also call him Joey the way he jumps straight up in the air every time I come home from work. He surely does not hide how he feels about his mommy. Just thought I would take a break from stampin' to share a little about myself! Hope your having a great day.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Punch Art Happy Birthday

Wow, how I love the way this card turned out!! The dazzling diamonds set this card off, and I am sad you cannot see it in this pic. This was my second punch art class and we had a lot of fun. Made a new stampin' friend during this class, which is always fabulous. I hope you are having a fantabulous day!! Blessings.....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Simply Thanks

A very simple thank you inspired by a special stampin friend - Lisa. This is a CASE of one of her swaps at Convention. I was never really crazy about the stamp set Easy Events until I got some awesome swaps! I am using at least two stamps from this set in my next card buffet. Hope you are having a great day!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Meet Anna.....

Totally off the topic of stamping, I know...but this is my Anna. Anna the bad girl! This is what Anna looks like after 1) it has rained 2) she has tracked an animal in the rain 3)she has begun to dig under the shed, in the rain, for the animal she has tracked. Thank goodness I found her when I did or she might have been completely covered in mud! She is a babe so we are hoping this neurotic behavior of chasing everything that moves will subside shortly....we hope.... Have a blessed day and may your pets not look like Anna today :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Card Buffet Prep

Whoever said having a card buffet was easy lied! It is not easy but it is sooo worth it. I love being able to prepare ahead of time and then getting to spend time talking to my friends while they are stamping. I find this much more relaxing for my stampers and for me. They don't have to stress someone is waiting on the next stamp or punch and I don't have to stress for those that seem to be a little antsy to get the ball rolling. They come, pick the cards they want to make and take their time stampin'. It's a win win all around. This is the early stages of my next buffet. I have 7 out of the 8 cards designed already! Just waiting to get a final headcount before I start cutting the cardstock. If you always wanted to rubber stamp or get tired of paying way to much for store bought cards, give my buffet a try...or better yet, give Stampin' Up! a try!! Blessings :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Framed Art for a friend

This frame turned out better then I could have ever hoped. I think the reason it turned out so well is because how special the person is I gave it to. One of the sweetest, kindest, best hug givin' people you could ever meet - Love you AR!!! I have been toying with the idea of posting some videos on You Tube of card making ideas etc. The experts say this is the best way to reach Gen Y's!! I will give it more thought and see if my hubby would set up his video camera for me one day and help me edit out all of my He has to promise not to make fun of me too!! If you think this is a class you would like to see added to my class schedule, leave me a comment. Have a blessed day.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Feeling under the weather??

Well I sure do hate it when I need one of these cards but I think anyone who would receive this darling bandaid card would feel better instantly. I CASED this idea off SC but changed up the colors and added the wooden background. Hope you enjoy it and have a blessed day!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Circle Circus

Circle Circus is such a versatile set...I love it. If my memory serves me correctly, we made this card at a recent buffet. I am starting to run out of "new" cards to share with you so I better get to craftin' huh? Nah, I have plenty of cards to share with you, just don't always have the time to post them daily. One of these days I am going to make SU my full time job, praying for this day to come. Have a blessed day and happy stampin' my friends!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Birthday Gift

Happy Saturday!!!!! A fabulous memo board from my Amazing Upline and great friend!!! Thanks Jennifer. This has since made it to my new craft room. I hope it inspires you to create!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

I made this as a thank you for a friend (not saying who) because obviously I have not given it to her yet. It was a thank you for bringing a friend to a recent class I held. I love punch art, especially easy punch art!! Hope you have a froggy day!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

Another great card featuring Betsys Blossoms. I wasn't sure if I liked this set when I first saw it, but I am so glad I got it. I cased this layout from a fellow SU demonstrator, just can't put my hands on her card at this point in time. We swapped at Convention and her card was one of my favorite. I changed the colors and the DSP to make it my own. I got soooo many awesome card ideas from swapping at Convention, thanks ladies and gentlemen! Have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Can you say Vacation??

Can you tell I am dreaming about a vacation? This is my hubby and me in Bermuda last year. Gotta love that natural curla and what it does when it is humid. We had a great time on this cruise and are soooo looking forward to our New England cruise in September.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Card Buffet Fun

Here is anothe card from a recent card buffet. I am so glad I got the idea and encouragement from my Upline - thanks Jennifer - to try my own buffet. They seem to fill up more than classes which is fine by me. They require more work behind the scenes but I can just mingle with my stampin' friends during the buffet. This card features Thoughts and Prayers - a go to stamp set for me when I need a sympathy or get well soon card. Have a great day!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hot Summer Days

Spent yesterdat at my place of employment - Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village 8th Annual Summer Festival. There were not a lot of people there but I still had a nice day with my upline. I would have posted pics but I forgot my camera, which is not unusual for me! This card is made with two items that were completely new to me - The Manhattan Flower EF and the new Stamp Set - So Sorry. I really like this set because it even has a stamp for the loss of a pet. Unfortunately we all need to send a card for that once in a while. I hope you like the card. Have a great day

Friday, August 3, 2012

Convention Swaps

CHeck out these awesome swaps I got at Convention this year. Thanks so much for sharing these awesome ideas with me!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Water Colored Florets

Fabulous Florets is one of my absolute all time favorite go to sets. This card features some water coloring with Stampin' Up!s amazing water color pens. This is such a fun and easy techniqe. So easy, even I can look like an artist. I found the color combo on our Color Coach, hope you like it! Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Petite Pairs Ink: Wild Wasabi and Perfect Plum Paper: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum, and Whisper White Other: White Embossing powder, Pearl, Flower Garden Embossing Folder

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our newest edition....

I am not sure if I have ever posted any pictures of our two darling rescue babies. Here they are in all their glory lounging on the sofa. Anna is on the left and Steele is on the right. They have truly filled the void of missing our Lucy who went to be with the Lord in February. She was the love of our life and we still think about her every day. We are glad we were able to rescue two sweet babies and provide them what I can only hope is a better home than what they had. God Bless!