Friday, August 28, 2009

Thank you Tina!

The fearless leader of our overall group of demonstrators is Tina Rosenkrans. She is a doll. Really...When she heard of my troubles, she said, "girl - you need to stamp...just get over here and do my class!!" AHHHH....just what the doctor ordered....and yes I felt so much better! Tina even told me she redid one of the cards especially for me - the saying on this card says"Every day holds the possibility of a miracle"...and sometimes, I think the miracle are all the wonderful people I have met through Stampin' Up! I have made some wonderful new friends - and friends all around the country. Then - I started blogging for my business and wallah!! New friends appeared from all over the world...all due to stamping...who knew?!?!? LOL So - enjoy this card with the new set from the catalog called Peace Within. I LOVE It...and THANK YOU TINA! LUV YA!

Monday, August 24, 2009

We get by with a little help from our friends...

Here is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever received. Its from my uber talented up-line Tracy know...Diana Gibbs BFF!! LOL Anyway...I had to share this with you. While yes it was my one-on-one swap...Tracy made it special since I've been going through a rough patch these days...and one way I definitely make it through all this fal-de-rol - is because of friends...and Tracy is a great one! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wings of Friendship

Align CenterSo I just love this hostess set (level 2) in the new catalog called Wings of - since I was inspired by my own card in the previous post - I based my card on that layout. However, I decided I was in a monochromatic mood, and this Bermuda Bay color just calls my name (can you hear it, too? LOL) So - I went with the flow and lookie what I found! Sue's birthday card!! I hope you enjoy it as much as she did!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A One-on-one Swap

So I participated in a one-on-one swap and I made this card to send. I used a new hostess set - and I just love this bird (sorry Chatty!)...I used all new In Colors card stock and the pink flower is cut out and set on with dimensionals. I like the way it came out...I liked it so much I created a monochromatic card which I will share in the next few days. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Yo Daddy!

So here is the Father's Day card I made for my Bob...I used the Stampin' Up! set Totally Tool and paper I used was More Mustard, Basic Black, and some water color paper for the tools. I used the "wood" technique taught to me by my up-line Tracy Altemose, who learned it from her BFF Diana Gibbs - one of Stampin' Up!'s 2009 Artisan Award winners!!! Both those gals are WAY talented, let me tell ya! I am lucky to know them both (as well as some other INKredible stampers...). The tools were all done on the water color paper - cut and glued on after the wood dried...white and close to cocoa craft ink were used in the creation of the wood...Bob, my handyman, loved the did everyone else come to think on it! I wished I had done a double layer on the tape measure though...ah time! Enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Black Belt Beauty

So whaddya do when your grandson earns his black belt? You look to your asian inspired stamps that's what! So I dug out my Stampin' Up! Eastern Influences and then I used a contraband asian symbol...I forget what it means but I thought it added a great background. I used the branch and the birds, along with the colors sage and chocolate chip - and of course black grosgrain to represent THE black belt. We were so proud because he was one of the youngest to earn the belt...and its not all about the maneuvers, there was a long written test and essays to prepare...very complicated and involved...and he passed!! YIPPEE! So enjoy the card! Peace, out!
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

OK stamper fans - I'm back!

The last card I posted was one of our little girl's birthdays...two of our granddaughters were born within a week of each other and we often times celebrate with the family together with one big party...this was no exception. The previous cupcake card led me to create this card...and isn't it just YUMMY! I love sparkles...don't you? The cherry on top is colored in real red and then covered with crystal effects so its nice and shiny...I love the way both cards came out. ENJOY!