Monday, May 31, 2010

More Swaps

The top two cards and coaster were made by Shirley. The black white and pink is simply stunning. The coaster was made with craft ink, any color, then use clear embossing powder and heat set. So easy. The card above uses the black magic technique that I showed you a few days ago but this is a "brown magic".

These two cards were made by Christy. This stamp set has such a romantic feel. I can't wait to get it myself!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Christy's swaps

I love these cards! They are so fun! To see more of Christy's work check out her Blog. She's awesome.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


We had so much fun at the last all day scrapbook/craft event that I've planned another one!!

Saturday July 31st
Irvington Presbyterian Church
Cost is $25 includes lunch and dinner
register now to reserve your spot!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

so much to share

I met with my swap sisters on Sunday and had so much fun, got lots of great ideas. The first cards I'm going to show were our shoe box swap. I didn't bring one because I was doing Relay for Life and just didn't get around to making it. (that's one of the things I love about our group is that we all know life and family sometimes get in the way of doing our swaps and we all understand).
This first card was designed by Christy F. The technique is called Black Magic and it's so easy!! Stamp your image onto black cardstock using white craft ink. Use the heat gun to dry the ink then color right on top of it with colored pencils. And let me just say that I was embarrassed to admit to these wonderful ladies that it was the first time I'd every used the pencils.
This next card was designed by Kendra. We cut the cork board out with the top note!! Doesn't this make a great Father's day card. (I also got to borrow the totally tool stamp set so you will be seeing more samples made with that soon, I love my swap group)Shirley designed the last card, it's another technique to get multiple colors on a solid stamp, you ink the whole stamp in the lightest color then use a sponge dauber to add the other colors to the image. I think it looks like it was stenciled. Beautiful!!

Thank you ladies for an inspiring afternoon.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sneak Peak of June's card kit

I'm showing you the June Card Kit early because if you order the Extreme Elements stamp set in May you will get a pack of Designer Brads FREE. Is a really fun set for cards or scrapbooks. It's easy to pair with the Extreme stamp images like the guitar or with greetings.

Cost is $15 for the Card kit, plus $5 shipping.

Kit includes precut cardstock and accessories to make 8 cards (2 of each design) and step by step instructions.

Call or email to place your order. All orders must be placed by June 15th.

Friday, May 21, 2010

4th of July

The Fourth of July stamp set is the first one I fell in love with in the Summer Mini. I didn't have anything like it and couldn't wait to use it!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ice Cream.....

I finally got to play with my new stamp sets on Saturday during the Craft-a-thon. (We had a great time by the way and I'll be scheduling another one soon). These are two cards I made for my Swaps. I love how the bottom one turned out.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Here are a couple graduation cards I made using the bridesmaid paper. I love the swirly white on white design. It made these cards so simple. I matched the colors to the color of the school. I hope my Grads like them.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

School Days Scrapbook

Our school had a silent auction on Friday. I made a School Days scrapbook. It holds 3 1/2 x 5 inch school pictures grade K-8. Perfect, easy way to scrap the elementary years of your child's life.

May is National Scrapbook doesn't have to be overwhelming to preserve your memories. Pick a topic and go for it!

Friday, May 14, 2010


sorry I haven't posted any projects this week. I've been a bit crazying working at the school and getting ready for the ALL DAY Craft-a-Thon. I should have lots of projects to show you next week. I'm planning on playing with my new stuff from the Summer Mini tomorrrow. I can't wait.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Clearance Wow!!

There are so many great new things on the clearance rack...packs of designer paper for only $3.99, simply sent kit for $14.99, rub-ons, ribbons, buttons. Check it out by clicking on the Clearance button above.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Color Renovation

I'm getting really excited about the color renovation. Several of the retiring colors are going on back order so if there is a favorite color that you want to stock up on ...don't wait order now!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

so have you seen the new mini?

Click the picture to browse all the great products available in the Summer mini catalog. The products will be available until August 31st. What's your favorite new product or stamp set? Leave a comment sharing what's at the top of your wish list and you will be entered into a drawing for a little blog candy :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

All Day Craft-a-thon

Saturday is the last day to register for the All day craft a thon. It's going to be great fun! You don't want to miss it.

for more info see this post

to register call or email me!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A simple thanks

here's another card that is simple but with the combo of big shot embossing and a black border it's a beautiful card!!

My daughter made these for our family as thank yous for her birthday gifts. Yes I make my kids write thank you notes for birthday and Christmas!! And when they complain I tell them that next year we'll ask for no gifts so there aren't as many thank yous to write. I really got a kick out of Emma's notes inside this year. When they were smaller I wrote out a "script" to go by but this year she went at it without even asking what to write.
Back to the card, the colors are pretty in pink , melon mambo and basic black. The two pinks really work well together!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I"m learning to use black...

And I really like it.

Black has always been a color that I forgot about. I'm making an effort to use it more because I think makes a clean crisp look. It really anchors the card, especially when you are using light colors like this card; sage shadow and whisper white.
The other thing that makes this very simple card pop is the polka dots (have I told you how much I enjoy embossing with my big shot? Wow!!)

Monday, May 3, 2010

May Card Kit--Starring You

This month's card kit is perfect for Birthdays and Graduations for both male and female. It uses the Starring you stamp set as well as the stars die for the big shot, throw in a few brads and a little ribbon and you have great classic cards! The color combo is Ballet Blue, Apricot Appeal and Mellow moss with some basic black for borders.

Kit includes pre cut cardstock and accessories to make 8 cards, 2 of each design. For this kit you will need basic black ink, versa mark ink, and adhesive.

Cost is $15 plus $5 shipping.

If you do not have the stamp set you can order it from me and receive $5 off the cost of the kit.

Kits will be available until May 15th. ORDER NOW!!