Friday, May 28, 2010

Check out Chatty's Card!

So here is Chatty's birthday card. She is my soul we often times think and say the same thing at the same time...And she loves drinking "Tai Chi" with me - LOL....oops, Chai Tea....So this beautiful creation is a CASE from the talented Lynn Put...but I knew Kathy would love it....and it was ON TIME! (yes - my best-est stampin' buddies often have to wait for their creations....). I'll pop back later to upload the recipe for this gorgeous card!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A CASE of Beauty for the Birthday girl

I think you may need to click on this picture to see how beautiful it is with dazzling doesn't "read" as pretty as it is IRL...I made this for my daughter-in-law Monique and I hope she liked it as much as I liked putting it together. This card was a CASE from the talented Gretchen Barron, another demonstrator who does beautiful work. Remember, those of you who feel that they can't make these cards, all you need to do is recognize the beauty and CASE. Cope And Share Everything. As long as you are using a card for personal use, or if you give credit where it is due, no demo minds you CASE-ing her (or him - and yes there are some hims).

On a sad note, I wanted to share that the world lost a very kind, giving and great man last week. He was a father figure to me in high school and beyond, he and his wife were a constant demonstration of what a marriage is supposed to be like (53 years), his house was a haven for his children and their friends, me being one of those friends. I loved him and his wife so much, I asked them to be the God-parents of my precious daughter, and that was 24 years ago. He was taken from us by the dreaded disease of Alzheimer's. His disease was different from my mother's, but the ravages are the same. While his passing is sad, I am happy that he is with his son George, in the arms of our Lord, finally free from pain and memory loss. George, you will be missed but never forgotten. RIP.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dream Night with Shelli...{sigh}

Oh there are no words to describe a stampin' event, let alone one with the Queen of Stampin' Up!, Shelli Gardner. This is what every CEO needs to be like...if they were we would be out of this recession in a snap!! One of my INKredible sisters won a Dream of a Lifetime workshop to be done by Shelli as well as a session with other demo's. I wasn't sure I could make this or not, but obviously, the stars were aligned, and off I went to Short Hills NJ with about 150 other demo's. So Dream Night was to be a jammie night, but since I was driving through two states, there and back since I wasn't staying over at the Hilton, I thought, hmmmm, better not possibly scare two sets of state police, LOL. So I just wore comfy clothes, the regular attire at any stampin' event. So, in a room of only about 150, it was like a wedding with Shelli the Bride AND Groom, and she was just loose in the room chatting us up like an ol' pal. Goodness gracious, she is "da bomb", I tell ya!!! So - Dawn is a whirlwind and had a lovely evening for us (she ran it all and Shelli just graced us with her presence). During the night of festivities, one of Dawn's down-line had a birthday, and so Dawn created a birthday cake made of these little bags - done in the pink fabric she had the p.j.'s she and Shelli and her workers had on, as well as some of the work aprons. This was based off of a diaper cake I have seen by Shelli before. The BEST part though, was everyone at the party got "a piece of cake" or namely, one of these cutie-patootie bags.

So you can't have a cake without a cake topper, right?!!?!? Look at this one done with our big shot die cuts!

And then here I am, my sister INK-er Dale took this pic while I was chatting with Shelli. How cool was that?!?!?!

And again, Dawn and Shelli were just on the loose the whole evening. Available for anyone to talk to, and Shelli signed autographs and took pictures with all. What a wonderful, gracious, special lady. And she stamps to boot!! Woo Hoo!

While I am still on this Dream Night high, I am off to play in my craft room. I have to finish the eight projects we had to do for the evening. Then, I'll be back with pictures of those projects as well as some of the lovely swap cards I got. Ahhhhhh, I love a stampin' night........
Thanks Dawn!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

This one's a Grand Slam!

So here is another boy card and the last of the four boy cards for the beginning of the we will move onto the girls in the family for the rest of the year. This one is for my grandson who is a FABULOUS ball player. I just got the baseball set for free through Sale-a-bration... what a wonderful time that is as Stampin' Up! Hope you like Collin's card!

Stamps: Just Baseball, On Your Birthday
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, So Saffron, Basic Black; Real Red marker
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, DSP Sweet Pea (from Occasions Mini)
Access: Big Shot, Naturally Serif Sizzlet die

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Birthday Boy card - CASE'd

Since we have 4 boy birthdays within 3 1/2 weeks, I sometimes get a little mojo jammed... so in a pinch I will look to some of my Stampin' Up! sisters, and this one is one of those cards. I have CASE'd this from the very talented Connie Babbert. However, it is a very appropriate card for boys since our grandkids love to rock out on the Wii. Who doesn't?!!?!? LOL I love these colors and the stamps!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Rugged Boy-toy Card

So - you know my future son-in-law likes to stamp, well, that means now that HIS cards have to be top drawer type when his birthday came around, I made one special for him. He and his family love the outdoors and doing things together, and they love dogs too. So this just seemed to be the card that needed to be made. I wanted to share it with you all, and I will be back to post the recipe, but this was another favorite card of mine. Hope you like it too!!!

Updated 5-9-10 for recipe

Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Fun, retired 09 Sale-a-bration set for the sentiment
Ink: Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, retired 09 Sale-a-bration DSP
Access: blender pen, brads, Modern Label Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Movers & Shapers with Magnetic Movers & Shapers Die cuts, dimensionals