Saturday, January 22, 2011

sense of time clock

I fell in the love with the clock on the cover of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog & was inspired to try to create one. I still like the one on the cover better, but all in all am happy with how this came out. I have the notably ornate stamp on order and am sure I will make another one of these closer to the cover.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Made this Valentines Day card for the Paper Pals Arts Challenge.


I am participating in the Stampin' Celebration challenge this week. Please see the inspiration picture for the challenge. I immediately thought of the heart treat cups for this challenge-they are not just for Valentine's Day. Hope you like it!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ribbon wreath

I have been wanting to make a ribbon wreath ever since I saw it in the awesome idea book and catalog (page 190). while it does take quite a bit of ribbon, it is something you will have forever and makes quite a statement!

valentine's day

quick and easy using well scripted and the full heart punch!

tile coasters

i made several sets of four stamped tumbled tile coasters for Christmas gifts this year and they seemed to go over well. One of my favorite sets to use on tiles was Welcome Christmas. I stamped it in Staz-On and colored it in with watercolor pencils. I then added two coats of sealer to protect it from liquids. Now, I just need to make some for myself :)

Valentine's Day

I just now saw my first post (yes it was from 12/7) and I am soooo unbelievably excited because it is from the amazing Ann Schach of The Stampin' Schach!!!! Mind you I am not a stalker, but I do look at her blog daily (ok maybe several times a day, lol) and can't believe she found her way to my little blog and she commented :) Ok, I'm calm now-I love Valentines Day cards and one of my favorite sets is Elements of Style. I used the full heart punch to make this non-traditional card. Have a good day.

st. patrick's day

I am participating in a swap on stampin' connection-a great place for demonstrators to go for inspiration. One of the things I love about it is it's a great way to meet people from all over the country! I love to participate in swaps-in fact, I am in so many I think I need to slow down a little :) I made this card for a monthly swap and the theme was st. patrick's day. It is a punch art swap-where you have to use stampin' up punches on your card. It is so easy to make a shamrock with the full punch. I love the embossing folders used in this as well. Hope you like it.

topiary tree

I made this topiary tree out of designer series paper. I actually made two and put one on each end of my mantle and am very happy with how it looks. I have always loved topiarys and before I was a stampin' up demonstrator, I worked with silk and dried flowers and always made topiarys out of that, so it was only a matter of time before I made a paper one. I got the idea from splitcoaststampers-again, if you have not checked it out, you really should. It is a great place to get inspiration and motivation. So many amazingly talented people out there.

mother's day

I am obsessed with 3-d items and cards that move, swing, pop-up-any kind of movement. Luckily one of my favorite also likes cards with movement. If you have not checked out her blog yet, you are in for a real treat! Not only is she an amazing stamper, she always makes me smile with her videos and great stories. I got the idea for this "open swing top card" from her site and used the new designer series paper from the Occasions Mini along with my favorite ribbon. Hope you like it!
Please bear with me as I attempt to organize my blog! I am in the process of uploading many pictures and can't figure out how to organize them into nice categories on the side like I see on all the beautiful blogs I view daily :( I thought I was computer literate, but I guess I am not as good as I thought. I am hopeful that I will get it all straightened out with my very tech saavy teenage children-maybe if I bribe them with homemade chocolate chip cookies they will help :) Snowed in today with two feet of snow so this is a great day to work on my blog-one of the things on my to do list in 2011. Have a good day!