Wednesday, February 29, 2012

On the CASE!

Sometimes things work....


Sometimes they don't!

The first card was given to me by a very sweet lady,
Margaret Henderson,
when I moved from St. Louis.

I have had it sitting in front of me for months.
I just love it and wanted to CASE it
(Copy And Steal Everything)
when I had some time.

I'm not sure of the stamp she used,
so I improvised.
As you can see, it just didn't come close.
Nonetheless, I am sending it to her to
let her know how much I miss her and love
her work.
Send me more, Margaret!
I'm on the CASE!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bitty Box and Envelopes

Inside this little belly-band box are
three 2 x 2 cards and envelopes.

The Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope die was
used to put this little
package together.

When attending Leadership in January,
we were given a cute stamp set
called Bright Blossoms,
that I used on the little cards.
It can be found in the Catalog this summer!

I LOVE the perks of being a
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
Inspired by Mary Fish

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hello, Neighbor!

I'm a paper-hoarder.
I still have sheets of designer papers
from Stampin' Up! BEFORE
they started printing the designs on
both sides!

I am in a new neighborhood and want to invite my
neighbors to my monthly Stamp Camps.
So, when I saw this little tea bag holder,
I grabbed some of those lovely old papers.
(Click on the picture and you will get a larger view.)
One side holds a little card.
The other, a single package
of herbal tea.
I plan to give these to my new neighbors
to show them how much fun you can have with
Stampin' Up!

Inspired by Chiaki Haverstick

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Adorning Accents Monogram

Oh my.
I'm loving the new
Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders!
The stamp set is called
Lovely Letters Alphabet.
Such a classy look.
And I couldn't resist adding a little bling.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pieces of Heart Dinner and February Challenge

Time for our monthly
Pieces of Heart Team Challenge!
The challenge for February was to make something
with a St. Patrick's theme.
We had quite a few entries
along with a few Valentine's too.
(Once again, forgive the shoddy photography!)
Above is a Tootsie-Roll Pop flower pot made by
This little box was made by
Kathy Boxdorfer.
A chocolate was slipped into
this little 3-D heart by
Deana Schultz.
Patty Schnell
added a little sparkle to her
Our beloved mascot,
Don Schnell,
entered his fancy pot of shamrocks.
Such a cute Valentine.
I failed to get the artist's name of this entry.
How cute it that little lady bug?
By Mrs. T
Another sparkly shamrock.
Diane Mikels
Love the double hearts on this one.
Deana Schmidt
Don't you love how hearts can be
fashioned into a shamrock?
Jayne Singleton
This shamrock even has a pot o' gold!
Mary Ellen Cope
Very pretty.
Judy Sumner
Scalloped Envelope with bit of
Chocolate inside!

We've got a doozie of a challenge next month!
Check back to see how we do.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

This cute little cherub is from the stamp set called
P.S. I Love You.
He's embossed with gold embossing powder.
Underneath, is the yummy
3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon in Blushing Bride.
The card stock beneath that has been
fashioned into a sour cream container
with a few pink M & M's inside.
I think this idea would work for any holiday or occasion.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love Birds

A very sweet lady and her favorite guy
recently got married.
I thought this card was very appropriate for them.
Unfortunately, that beautiful Designer Paper
and those love birds (die) has been retired.
But a pretty card just the same.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Morning Cup

I think this card is what you might call
I love the pink colors and
the lacy-ruffles.
The stamp set, called
Morning Cup,
is one of my favorites,
and I don't know why I haven't used it until now.
The Designer Paper is from the new mini catalog and is called

Inspired by Kelly Rose

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pretty Postage

Pretty Postage in Rose Red and Certainly Celery.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Aviary Thank you

I think the Aviary stamp set is just so cute.
That little Riding Hood Red bird pops out
against the Pool Party card stock
and Designer Paper.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Finally-Home Sweet Home

My new house is finally starting to feel like a home.
When I saw that someone had made this framed piece using the FREE
Home Sweet Home Decor Elements,
I knew I had to have one too.
After finding this frame at a craft store,
(inside opening 8" x 20")
I attached the vinyl lettering to the outside of the glass.
The designer paper underneath the glass can be changed
to suit the season or holiday!
By making a purchase
of $50 during Sale-a-bration, you can get your
FREE Home Sweet Home Decor Elements too!
It comes in Chocolate, Black, White or Crumb Cake.

Open House Make-n-Takes

Here are the two make-n-takes we made at my recent
open house.
The top card uses two of the free Sale-a-bration stamp sets you can
receive once you have placed a $50 order.
Triple Treat Flower and Outlined Occasions.
The bottom card uses the
Adorning Accents Embossing Folder,
along with the new set,
P.S. I Love You.
I also used the
Dazzling Details glitter in Cherry Cobbler
on one of the hearts.