Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thank You Card Class

I'm holding a class Tuesday to make thank you cards.  We're making 5 each of the 2 designs shown here.  Look on my calendar page for all the details.  Come join in the fun!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cards for Jennifer

PhotobucketMy granddaughter, Jennifer, left last week for Basic Military Training in San Antonio, Texas.  She'll be there for 8 1/2 weeks.  I've been really focused lately on missing her and wondering how she's doing.  We have a special connection and I've been wanting her to know that I'm thinking of her.  So, I decided to make cards, LOTS OF CARDS, to send to her every day.  Here are some samples of my creations for her.  I hope they lift her spirits in what I know is an intense and changing time in her life.  I love you Jen!!!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cocoa & Marshmallows

I had fun today all by myself working away in my craft room.  The chef from SU's Voila' stamp set is on the cover of this card.  It took me 3 tries but I finally came up with a design I liked.  I pieced the coat, pants and hat for the chef.  I outlined the whole image with my black marker.  I knew I wanted to use mini marshmallows to put in the Sweet Treat Cup.  How cute is that!  I used Crushed Curry and Riding Hood Red cardstock.  The saying is from a retired set called, Yummy for the Tummy.  On the inside I attached a decadent package of cocoa mix with red sticky tape at the top.  I would love to send this card to anyone who needs a special pick-me-up.  How about you!!!! 

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fancy Place Cards

I made these place cards (3x3) from materials sent to me by Patsy Waggoner.  I won them in one of her contests.  The pheasants were colored with SU markers and then stamped.  A bit of a tedious process but worth the time.  I typed the names in a Word document and then printed it on riding hood red cardstock.  They were punched with the modern label punch and attached with tiny gold brads.  How cute!  Not a heart on them but a neat project.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Yesterday was a fun and relaxing afternoon.  My upline, Diane, came to card class.  She put together the 4 cards from the Very Thankful stamp set.  It's nice that she has confidence in me and the designs I come up with.  While she worked away, I checked out all the new products Stampin' Up! is getting ready to launch.  Two new mini catalogs, a new design for punches, AND clear mount stamps!  Wow, lots of neat products.  So, here's a photo of the card I designed with the turtle in the Very Thankful stamp set.  I just love the colors and the little mini library clips.  Very cute.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Very Thankful Card Class

Every year Stampin' Up! designs a stamp set to help Ronald McDonald charities.  I've designed 4 cards that feature this set.  The class is this week and everyone who attends will take home their cards and the stamp set to use again and again.  The set has 4 stamps and they all say "thank you" in a special way.  Here's a few of the cards.  I love how they turned out.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'm new!!!

Hello all you bloggers!  I'm finally getting into this aspect of communicating.  I'm not new to technology but have been reluctant to jump into blogging for some reason.  Maybe it's the "older generation group" that I belong to.  Whatever it is, I'm going to give it a try.  So please visit me often and I would appreciate any help or tips out here by fellow bloggers.