Sunday, September 27, 2009

Super Simple Merry Christmas Card

Here's a "super, simple, Merry Christmas card." Say that five times really fast without stopping. Just kidding. Sometimes I think that simplicity may be the answer. For this card I stamped the image from SU's Holiday Best set on Very Vanilla with Versamark and embossed it in gold. This was mounted on Really Red and then again on Very Vanilla. In order for it to "pop" off the SU Merry Moments DP, I edged the bottom layer of Very Vanilla with a Gold Paint Pen that I found in with my other "stuff". You may have to click on the image to see the edging. The ribbon and brads are also from Stampin' Up. Hope you like it. I appreciate all your comments. Have a great week!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thankful For Fall

I finished the albums and delivered them to my friend. She was thrilled! Now I'm back to what I really enjoy....making cards and stamping. I received my Stampin Up order and absolutely love everything in it. This stamp set is called Wandering Words and is from the Mini Catalog. The patterned paper is also from the Mini Catalog and is called Autumn Meadows. The solid paper is SU's Taken With Teal and Very Vanilla. I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip and then lightly sponged over the image with Really Rust and Taken with Teal. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip and mounted the image on Really Rust. The ribbon and brads are also from Stampin' Up. It's not often that I truly like a card as soon as I make it, but I think this one might be the exception. I'm pleased with it and appreciate any comments you have to offer. Have a blessed day and enjoy Fall!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Missing in Scrapbook Land

I've been missing due to a large order. I was commissioned to complete two identical scrapbooks of a trip to Yellowstone. First of all, I hate doing the same thing twice. Second, there are only so many layouts you can create with 60 pictures of buffalos. How about over 100 pictures of geysers erupting? Needless to say it was a major challenge, but I made a nice amount of money and she wants me to create at least three more scrapbooks for her. My only regret is that I didn't take any pictures. Hopefully I can get back to some card making later tonight. I received my lastest Stampin Up order and can't wait to play. Talk to you again soon.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Holiday Blog Tour - Day 3

I'm late, I'm late for an important date, no time to say hello, good-bye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late. Sound familiar? I'm afraid it's the story of my blog life. In my real life, I'm always early. I made this card this morning and wanted to create something a little more whimsical for Christmas. Not sure that it accomplished that task, but I hope you like it anyway. I used SU's Season of Joy stamp set. The papers are SU Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo. I embossed the swirls on the white with SU's White Embossing Powder and the Christmas tree with SU's Silver Embossing Powder. I then highlighted the swirls and tree with SU's Dazzling Diamonds. The ribbon and crystal accents are all from SU. Click on the image for the details as they didn't photograph very well. Hope you like. Please leave comments and feedback. You "need" to visit the next person in the blog hop. Please visit Laurie - she is incredibly talented. Have a great day!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Holiday Blog Tour - Day 2

Good morning everyone! Day two of the Remarkable Stampers Holiday Blog Tour is here and I'm running late. This was supposed to be up at midnight, but.....I fell asleep after sitting in the hot tub for 30 minutes last night. The main problem was that I hadn't even made my card. So, I got up at 5:00 this morning and here is my Day Two creation (created on Day Two). The stamp sets I used from Stampin Up are Autumn Days and Beautiful Borders. On the inside I wrote "Happy Thanksgiving". The papers are are all new In Colors - Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede. I embossed the wheat, saying and border with SU's gold embossing powder. The ribbon is also one of our new In Color ribbons. Thank you for leaving your comments, signing up as followers and I hope you have a wonderful day! Your next stop on the tour is Laurie. I'm amazed at all the talent on the tour and hope you are enjoying yourself visiting all of us.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Holiday Blog Tour - Day 1

Yippee!! The first day of the Holiday Blog Tour has finally arrived. This blog tour is being hosted by Jan's Remarkable Team of Stampin Up Stampers. You couldn't ask for a more talented, friendly, wonderful group of stampers anywhere in the world. I was supposed to have this up at midnight, but my computer decided to go a little wonky. I am making these favors for my son's class for halloween. The stamp set is Stampin Up's Boo to You and I used a variety of the stamps to make different tins. The bottom layer was punched out of Stampin Up paper using the SU scallop punch. The ink is SU's Very Black. I apologize for having used the googly eyes (which are not a Stampin Up product), but my 10 year old insisted. I appreciate any and all comments offered and would love to have you either join my mailing list or become a follower. Your next stop on this wonderful tour is Laurie. Hope you have fun on your tour and look forward to seeing you on day 2. Keep coming back as I will be posting some blog candy before the tour is over.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Front of House

This is the front of my new house. Sorry it's taken me so long to post, but it's been crazy around here. I've spent the last three days in Aspen teaching private Argentine Tango lessons, attending JazzAspen (Doobie Brothers who were great and the Allman Brothers who were not so great), and putting on a workshop/barbecue/dance at my house this afternoon and evening. Thank you for continuing to support me during this crazy, hectic time. I should have more cards up in the next couple of days.