Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Winter Wonderland

Was able to go to Impress in U-Village Seattle with my friend before I flew home to Colorado. (Thanks A- you know I love that place!) Saw this stamp and this paper and fell in love. It had to come home with me. Mostly I love this Autumn Leaves paper because it reminded me of the big giant snowflake in the SU mini catalog that ended in November. I love this tree stamp because it is so geometric and yet soft.

Stamped it in Soft Sky classic ink. Mounted the patterned paper on Soft Sky as well. Had some photo corner punched out from Cindy and used brads to keep them together. The brad idea was from my SU demo Sarah. The ribbon is from my lss. I decided not to put a sentiment on this card yet, as I am not sure yet who or what I will use it for.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

My first Christmas tree...

Well, on my own and in my own place that is. Yes I have been living on my own for a while now, but this is the first year that I put up a tree. It is artificial. And I love it. Also, the new tree skirt includes my favourite thing- paisley!! :0 )

Caedmon - my nephew dog -

This is Caedmon. He is my sister's new puppy. I got to see him when I was home. He is adorable. He is a Weimeramer. I am totally in love with him. Hence more pictures of puppies on this blog. I am such a sucker for puppies. :) But especially ones that are related to me now.

There and back again

Got to go home to see my family for American Thanksgiving. It was so good. Enjoyed every moment of it. I got to see almost everyone that I wanted to. It was good to be with family.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


This is my card for Nancy and Cindy's Try This Challenge #2. This week's challenge was to use punches in a creative way.

I used 2 Stampin Up punches, Snow blossom for the star of my tree which I made from the Paper Piecing (retired) punch.

The ornament stamps are from Stampendous and free hand cut. Cardstock is Wild Wasabi and Whisper White from SU, and Bazzill brown of some sort.

Patterned Paper is Basic Grey- Blitzen (I think, off the top of my head).
Direct to paper ink- Van Dyke Brown ink pad. Used stickles for the star to sparkle atop my tree.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

figgy pudding

I am in love with three things on this card:
1. The new Figgy Pudding paper by Basic Grey- Double sided and delightful with each sheet.
2. My newest stamps from Stampin Up - True Friend- layered it, although you can't tell from the picture. It has Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Ruby Red layers with a big brad holding them together.
3. My new SU punch- ticket corner. I have been seeing it on cards everywhere lately and am just delighted that it came home to live with me.
Supplies- SU Cardstock- Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red. SU Ink- Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red. SU punch- Ticket corner. Punch- corner Rounder EK Success, Ribbon- Walmart, Patterned Paper- Basic Grey (my favourite patterned paper company ever), Stamps- True Friend and Short and Sweet- SU, Brackets- Fontwerks, Swirled dots- Inque Boutique, Brads- unknown.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

little christmas cards

Made these little Christmas cards quite a while ago one stamp night with Cindy. I hadn't really been into the Christmas mood enough to post them till now. Now I am in the Christmas mood!! I bought my first tree (artificial) and will be setting it up this year for me to enjoy!! I also had an egg-nog latte this weekend. whoo hoo!! :0) The Starbucks is all decked out in full Christmas gear, which always makes me happy. So happpppy!! Happy enough to post Christmas cards. Was thinking of using these for gift tags or on gift bags. They were super easy using scraps!

Also got an amazing jump start on my other Christmas cards, I just need to assemble them. It will be the earliest ever that I have had all my cards done for mailing out!! Yeah!!

SU-ink, cardstock -Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip,Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, punches- ticket corner and horizontal slot, markers stamp sets- Festive Favourites, All Year Cheer 1 (retired), Cute Converse (retired), brad. Other Ribbon- unknown.

Monday, November 05, 2007

baby love

Sent this with a gift to my friend who had a baby girl earlier this fall.

Wordsworth-stick figures (love them, need them all!!)
Ink- Chocolate Chip- SU

Punches- scalloped oval and matching oval- Marvy, large and small oval- SU.
Scalloped cardstock-bazzill
patterned paper- my mind's eye
ribbon- walmart
safety pin and brads- making memories.

other-white marker

Sunday, October 28, 2007

swirls opener

Woke up dreaming about a card again. Whoo hoo. Yep from the Kraft colored cardstock to the distressing ink to the squared pieces to the buckles. So here it is. It is beautiful. :0)

cardstock from my stash- kraft, lime.
Patterned Paper- Bo Bunny Shabby Princess.
SU- round tab punch, small oval punch.
Other- Corner rounder
Stamps- swirls Autumn Leaves, wish big- SU.
Ink- Van Dyke Brown.
other- copper cord- SU, Brads- unknown.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Go Rockies!!

The world series starts tonight with my hometown team the Colorado Rockies vs that team from Boston (boo-hiss).

In honour of the Rockies, here's the card I sent my dad.
Go Rockies, keep up the winning streak!!!

SU cardstock
SU Ink
word baseball and bat Stamps by Make an Impression, the Jersey is by Ann-ticipations, the stripe background stamp is by Printworks.
brads, quikkutz font, su dimensionals

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Spoiled Rotten

My sister sent me this gorgeous Heidi Grace chipboard and flowers last month. I got her hooked too!! Tee-hee.

Then my friend bought me these new Heidi Grace stamps the other night!! I am spoiled rotten!!


The dog upstairs had 4 puppies, 2 girls, 2 boys. They are gorgeous. This is them last weekend, and this weekend they were bigger and all over the place. I am in love!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Too cute!!

These are on the new must have list!! http://elzybellsna.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Seriously the cutest stamps out there, well for now. I really need a bigger stamp budget. Oh that's right stamping is my budget!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Christmas card contest entries

Sarah my SU demo who is uber-talented had a card contest and she just posted the winner. The winning card is stunning.

These were my entries into her contest. I made them with my friend Cindy a few weeks ago in the midst of my car breaking down crisis. At least we were able to get some cards made in the middle of my car being in the repair shop. I used her SU Baroque Motifs stamp set. It actually is such a nice and versatile set. I mean hello- Christmas cards too!! Hmm, maybe I do need it before the new catalog comes out in January to tempt me.

Supplies- SU cardstock- Real Red, Handsome Hunter, Very Vanilla
SU- Ink- Handsome Hunter, Very vanilla- which I then embossed in gold as it didn't stand out as much as I had hoped it would.
Other- SU Brads
Stamps- SU- Baroque Motifs and All Year Cheer I (retired)

My 2nd entry. During the making of my first card I decided that the flowers definitely look like snowflakes as well, and so this card just totally came together.

SU- Ink and Cardstock- Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla
SU- Stamps- Baroque Motifs, Warm Words
Other- Ribbon- SU retired. Brads- SU, glitter- stickles, Paper piercer, Circle punch 1 1/4,

Snowflakes cut out by my dear friend Cindy who doesn't have scissor dyslexia :)

HG Happiness

Can't help posting this one. Had a good weekend. Even included a blind date in my activities. It was good. Made this card a while ago. It was one of those things that just had to be done. I love the Heidi Grace products. I even got to meet her once at a CK event in Washington. She's a really nice lady with a super great family.
SU- Pretty in Pink Cardstock and Ink.
Whisper White cardstock.
Bazzill- scalloped 6x12 cardstock. (Seriously love this stuff, wish it came in more colors!!)
Marvy punch- scalloped oval.
Flowers by Prima
Jeweled brad by SEI
Monogram letter- Heidi Grace- Garden.
SU Stamps- warm words.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Fall with a Mellow mood.

Pumpkin Pie, Old olive, Chocolate Chip = Yummy!! Add in some new Basic Grey Mellow and it = Delicious!!

SU- Cardstock and slit punch
Tree Stamp by Rubber Soul, word stamps- Stampendous.
Ribbon- swirled and delightful from my local scrapbook store.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Java, Java, Java

Using what was on my table last week, and this is what was created. The coffee cup sticker is from EK Success, which I found at Walmart as a set for a $1.49. Whoo hoo. I love my Java! At work right now my screen saver is coffee cups and then the power saver screen says Java, Java, Java.

Bazzil Cardstock, SU Sahara Sand cardstock.
SU- Warm words set- happiness and cherish ( I masked the cher and h to get the "is")
Patterned paper- wild asparagus.
punch- large corner- it is the tip part of the arrow.
For 2007, my beverage of choice when going out for coffee is the Grande Sugar free Vanilla Non fat Caramel Macchiatto. Soon though my all time favourite drink will be available. The Egg Nog Latte!! It is my absolute favourite ever. I make sure to drink as many as possible in time that it is available. Starts November 1st. Look for it at your local coffee shop, if not ask for it. You usually start seeing them November 1.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Happy belated World Card making day.

This is all the stuff I had to take with me in my car to my friend's house in order to make that set of cards. he he! Gotta love the home front scrappin' and card makin' space. It requires so much less effort. At the end of the 2 day event- cuz I spent the night and we made cards the next day. My friend said- "you really need a tote on wheels!" Umm. I am not sure that it would help that much. But thanks for the advice, I will keep it under advisement. :) Hope that your Canadian Thanksgiving weekend was spectacular, and I hope that your world card making day was a success

This is the card I made for World card making day at my friend's house. It was a great day!!

This is from day 2 of our adventures!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

dreaming about cards again

Seriously love that I dreamed about stamps and stamping again!! ( see below post from Oct. 1) This stamp has been in my possession for years!! And it is a square flower in four sizes, you know the cube type of stamp. I dreamed that I used it and then punched it with my circle punch, and so that is what I did!

Cardstock- whisper white, Cool Caribbean- SU.
Stamps- flower- Deborah Farber designs, word stamp Short and Sweet-SU.
Ink- Versamark, basic black-SU
Metal flower-Making Memories.
Punch- Punch Bunch
Patterned Paper- DCWV

I also dreamed up another project too, but I have to find a few more parts, before I can put it together. Let me just say I love these sort of dreams. They are so much better than running around like a crazed nurse dreams!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Criss-cross cards make me jump, jump for joy.

My version of the Criss-cross cards that have been so popular on Splitcoast.

Cardstock- SU pumpkin pie, always artichoke. White cardstock is other from my stash.
Ink- SU Pumpkin Pie
Patterned paper- from my local scrapbook store on sale and doesn't have the company listed- ahh!!
Punch- SU.
Stamp- swirl Autumn Leaves.
Square jeweled brad- Making Memories

Cardstock- SU- Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Light blue from my stash.
Cuttlebug embossing template- borrowed from my friend.
Punch- SU
Ribbon- gorgeous brown with swirls from my lss. SU- chocolate grosgrain ribbon, retired.
Stamp- swirl Autumn Leaves.
Square jeweled brad- Making Memories.

The directions for this upright Criss-cross card are from this blog here.

The only down side to these cards is the amount of cardstock and time for all the folds. Don't think that I could make 50 of these for Christmas. But you never know....

Monday, October 01, 2007

Not a winner, but I love it anyway!

Dreamed up this card the other afternoon, literally during my before night shift nap. It was different colors, but the strips, ribbon, corners rounded on one side, and the layers were all there. I went straight to working on it for Cindy's card contest, which unfortunately I didn't win. However I still love this card- Ink, cardstock, ribbon- so simple and so exciting in the end. Love it!!

Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red- SU.
Ink- Versamark, Chocolate Chip- SU.
Stamps- Words- Serendipity Stamps, Flourish- Impress.
Ribbon- grosgain- retired- SU.
Other- Corner rounder

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wanted : take 2

My new SU order is supposed to be in this weekend. So, I have to get over the Wanted set. I know, I know I have used it a lot lately!! But I *LUV* it!! So here it is another card using Wanted.
Bazzill scalloped 12x6 cardstock
Su Cardstock- Chocolate chip.
White cardstock is from my stash and unknown.
Ink- Stazon-black, SU- Chocolate Chip.
Patterned Paper- Basic Grey.
Swirl Stamp- Autumn Leaves.
SU Wanted set.
Prima flowers.
Star eyelets- unknown
Twill- SU
Large brushed silver brads- Creative Impressions.


6x6 card with my SU Wanted set. Was playing with colors that came up from the random SU Color generator here.
My goal was to make it look like a belt buckle. So I used some Copper Making Memories Specialty Glaze and painted areas to make it sparkle.

SU- Cardstock-Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Cool Caribbean, So Saffron.
SU Ink-- Cool Caribbean, Basic Brown.
Stamps- SU Wanted, Making Memories Rummage alphabet.
Other- Marvy Punch- Scalloped oval, oval, EK Success- Corner rounder, SU- 1/4 inch square punch, Wide Chocolate sheer ribbon-unknown.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Vegas baby

Had written down this color combo way back, when using the online Color Combo site located here.
I have carried it around on a piece of paper and had it near my stamping stuff for a while. Finally had this card come to life. It was for my friend before she went on a trip to Vegas. The warm sun in the card is supposed to be tempered by the cool breeze in the background.

SU Cardstock- Cool Caribbean, Ruby Red, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie.
SU Ink- Purely Pomegranate, Barely Banana, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black.
Stamps-girl- Wordsworth, swirl- Autumn Leaves, alphabet- PSX.
sun design my own with aqua painter.

gift from Vegas

And these are the stamps she got me while she was in Vegas!! Love them!!

Sorry for the blurry photos.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

fall is the best

Went out this past week to find my favourite Yankee Candles for fall- Pumpkin Spice. Have been burning it off and on for the past 10 days I guess. It is beginning to feel like fall. The leaves on the trees have some changes and I love it all!! I am a fall girl!! It is my season that I find great delight in, which is ironic for a girl who doesn't really like change. Pulled out some cute patterned paper and these fall stamps that I had bought last year and went to creating this past week on my days off. So here are the two fall cards I did.

Patterned paper- KI, Swirl stamps-Autumn Leaves, Pumpkin and oval stamps - Amuse, Word stamps- Stamping Up. Cardstock- Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Cranberry Crisp- Stamping Up. Ink- Stampin Up Classic inks More mustard, Chocolate chip, True Thyme. Ribbon- SU True Thyme. Punch- Marvy. Other Circle Cutter.

Okay, so the trees in real life aren't this colour yet, I was imagining a later fall for this card. :) This card size is 4 1/2 x 4 1/4. Just something new for a change.

Patterned paper- KI, Cardstock- Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Whisper White- SU. Ink- Classic Ink SU Chocolate Chip. Stamps- Lovely as a Tree set-SU, Small Script- SU. Oval Punches- SU, Brad- unknown, Other Colored the tree with my Twinkling H2O's.

Newer Basic Grey

This card was one of my favorites from my week at camp. It was inspired by a Stampin Up catalog card with the tied ribbon and I was wanting to play with my new Basic Grey paper and my new Autumn Leaves stamps.

flower stamp and swirl- autumn leaves
word stamp- SU
cardstock, ribbon, and ink- SU
patterned paper- basic grey Infuse!

3x3 mini card with my scraps of paper

Patterned paper- Basic Grey Infuse
Flower Stamp- Autumn Leaves
word stamp- SU
Ink- SU
brads- unknown

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Birthday Party card

Made this card for a friend at camp this summer. I thought it was appropriate, because at lunch on the day of your birthday at camp everyone lines up to give you a high five.

stamps- Wordsworth
Ink & cardstock- SU
Patterned paper- Making Memories
Party Sticker- ?Creative Imaginations