Sunday, January 31, 2010

X Games

My boys and I went to the X Games last night and froze our patooties off. I'm not really sure if that's a word, but I'm sure you catch my drift. This was one of the snowmobile riders doing some absolutely crazy trick. I'm pleased with the picture, as I couldn't see in the back of the camera because of the sun glare and just started clicking away. It took 4 or 5 shots to get a good one. The second picture is of the boys and me waiting for the bus to come back down the hill (about an hour and a half wait in 20 degree weather). Michael, my younger son, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. My older son, John, has decided that next year he's going to stay home, order pizza, drink hot chocolate and watch it all on television. Have a great day!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Card Stash Workshop

These are two of the five cards we are going to make this coming Thursday in my Card Stash Workshop. We will be making 5 cards total. I'm really excited as I have 5 people signed up, with another 5 tentative. Yippee!

The first card was made with SU punches, SU Razzleberry Lemonade Paper, Rich Razzleberry paper and ribbon. I looovveee the new Two Step Bird Punch! The possibilities with this punch are endless. Oh my, it just dawned on me, there isn't any stamping on this card. Oh yeah, that's so that you can stamp your own sentiment on the inside :)

The second card used SU's Bella Bleu DP, Not Quite navy, and the new satin ribbon. The sentiment is from the Sale-a-bration set "Whimsical Words".

If you have any questions, please feel free to mail. As usual, all of your comments are appreciated! Have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Valentine Card

I'd love to tell you that this card turned out exactly like I planned....but, that wouldn't quite be the truth. The little hearts are covering up where my punching skills were not at their best. I started with a Real Red base card and added a Very Vanilla layer that I roughed up the edges. The next layer is SU's Sending Love Specialty DP. I punched the next layer with the scallop trim corner and border and had two corners that were far from perfect, hence the little hearts which were punched with the new tiny heart punch. The next layer is pretty in pink and is topped with the image layer made of very vanilla, stamped in Real Red and sponged with Pretty in Pink. The stamp set I used was SU's Wandering Words. I added dazzling diamonds and a few pearls to finish the card. Thank you for looking - hope you enjoy! Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Masculine Friendship

I taught my Friendship Workshop tonight and had one lady ask if she could make her set in purple. Of course, no problem since she asked me a few days ago. About 30 minutes before class I decided that I needed to make a few more samples using the Vintage Vogue stamps to illustrate how versatile this set could be. I created the above masculine card using Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip papers. I used Basic Brown ink to create the background paper and also stamped the main image with it. I sponged around the Very Vanilla with Soft Suede ink so that it wouldn't appear to stark. The brads and the buckle are from the old hodgepodge hardware. The middle color ribbon is the soft suede polka dot ribbon turned over. The card below I made about 5 minutes before my ladies showed up. It's a case of one I saw on one of the very talented LNS stamper's blogs a couple of nights ago. I'm not sure how close it is to hers...when you get to be my age the memory is a little questionable. I don't remember who and I apologize for not writing it down to share with you. This second card used the SU Beautiful Wings Embosslits die from the new mini. Hope you like the cards and, as usual, I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Non-Traditional Valentine Card

I'm not sure which "group" established the challenge to make a Valentine's card using non-traiditonal colors (no pink or red). This is my contribution to that challenge. The stamp sets I used were Fifth Avenue Floral from the main catalog and Well Scripted from the mini. The designer paper is Bella Bleu and the other papers used were Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla. I used the new scallop trim border punch from the SAB catalog to make the piece of paper behind the Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon. I didn't have a brad that was quite the right shade of green so I dipped an old olive brad in Versamark and used Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder to alter the brad. I outlined over the stamped image with my glue pen and applied Dazzling Diamonds. Hope you like the card and I welcome your comments. Have a great day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Two New Clubs Forming & Filling Fast

6 for 6 Club

I have two new stamp clubs starting in January. The first one is the 6 for 6 Club. This club is a 6 month commitment at $25.00 per month. You will make 5 cards and each month the hostess will receive the hostess benefits based on a minimum of $150 order. In addition if you pay for three months at a time, you will receive an additional $25.00 Stampin’ Up gift certificate during your sixth month. If you would like to join as an online member, there is an additional $3.00 charge to cover shipping and handling.

As an online member I need to have your orders in by the 17th of the month so that the hostess can place her order. The hostesses will be selected in the order they sign up for the club. You will receive a project sheet for each of the cards and all of the supplies precut and pre-scored to make your cards. The club will meet at my house on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:00 until 8:30.

10 for 10 Club

The 10 for 10 club is forming and is a 10 month commitment for $15.00 per person. This club will make three cards every month with all supplies and project sheet provided.

If you pay for five months at a time you will receive an additional $25.00 Stampin’ Up gift certificate during your 10th month. If you are an online member, please add $3.00 shipping and handling. In addition, you will need to have your orders in by the 20th of the month so the hostess can place her order.

This club meets at my house the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 til 8:00. This is a great time to get together with friends. There will be additional drawings for things at the club meetings. Thses drawings will include the names of my online members. Please sign up early as my clubs are filling up fast.

If you are interested in the online club, please contact me for more information.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Friendship Workshop - January 13, 2010

Come join us for a fun Stampin’ Up class at my home. We will make a WOW card, a candy box (filled with chocolate, of course), and decorated votive holder.

The cost for this class is $15.00 per person and includes all supplies. If you purchase $25.00 in Stampin’ Up product, your class will only cost $5.00. In addition, if you bring a friend, you will save $5.00 off your class fee….you could get your class free!

You must reserve your place in this class by January 11!!! If you would like to make these projects in a different color, let me know and I will be happy to do this.

My address and phone number are:
3950 Sky Ranch Drive, Glenwood (970) 778-6593
Or email me at:

For those of my online customers who wish to participate, please let me know and I will send you a paypal request for payment. Included in your class supplies will be project sheet with detailed directions for all three projects.

Friday, January 1, 2010

RemARKable LOVE Blog Tour - Day 3

I apologize for posting my Day 3 early, but I'm teaching an advanced Salsa and Rumba class this afternoon, followed by a dinner/dance at my house. I'm never sure what time people are going to leave, so I thought I'd get this done now. This card uses the SU Sending Love Specialty DP from the new Mini, along with Very Vanilla, Real Red and Regal Rose. I used the Pinking Hearts Corner punch from the new mini to make the shape behind the label and the Pinking Hearts Border punch for the strip at the bottom. These are both from the new Mini Catalog. I added dazzling diamonds, brads and ribbon from SU. The stamp set is SU's Holiday Best. Since my other two days had something altered, I felt the need to make something else for today. Not having much time, I covered York patties with Regal Rose, Real Red and Very Vanilla and stamped the image with the new SU Well Scripted Set from the new mini. I put four of them in a pretzel bag and tied the top with ribbon scraps. Please make sure to check back tomorrow for Day 2 of the Blog Tour and be sure and visit the wonderful talented Laurie, who is next on the tour by clicking the image below. I appreciate all your comments!