Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wedding CASE

I have said so many times
that I am the queen of CASE,
(Copy And Share Everything).
When I saw this card in the current
Stampin' Up! Catalog,
page 39,
I knew I had to try to reproduce it
since I will be attending a wedding soon.   
It is an odd square size,
 so I will pull out my
Simply Scored Scoring Tool,
and my Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
to make an envelope.
It was raining outside, but I was 
having stamping bliss 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Another Promotion in the Pieces of Heart Team!

I am so proud of our team.
We have yet another promotion to cheer about!
Mary Ellen Cope has promoted to 
Sr Associate!

Atta Girl, Mary Ellen!
You are going places with your stamping business!
The sky's the limit!

If you would like to be a part of our great team,
contact me.
I will be happy to talk to you about 
Stampin' Up! 
and how much fun 
can have being a part of it!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Love - Squared

We received an invitation to a wedding reception
for my daughter's best friend.
It was so pretty with a sepia look. 
I had just made the 
Halloween themed frame,
(posted on my blog September 23)
with 1 3/8" squares
and my first thought was to use 
that same idea using parts of the invitation.  
I completely copied some of the
squares from the frame made by my sister, 
Penny Thomas. 
 (Posted on my blog September 24.)
I think the result is breath-taking 
if I do say so myself!
I hope the bride and groom will enjoy it
for many years to come.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Touch of Fall

I used the masking technique with the
French Foliage Stamp Set.
Makes me feel a crispness of 
Fall in the air!

(Inspired by Jen Mitchell)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halloween 1 3/8" Square Punch Sampler Swap

I participated in a 
1 3/8" Square Punch Swap
with my fellow
T.O.P.I.C.S Team 
I received some fantastic
swaps and wanted to put them in a frame as soon as possible.
There were enough of us who participated that I had 
enough to make another insert for that frame.
I think there might be a Thanksgiving theme in my future!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Penny's 1 3/8 Square Sampler

This has to be one of the most beautiful gifts 
I have ever received.
My sister, 
Penny Thomas,
is so talented.  
I was just tickled to get this beautiful
sampler from her.
She used all kinds of punches and dies
to make each little square
(Click on the picture to get a better view.)
I am going to be using this idea
to make more samplers for different 
seasons and occasions.
Check back to see a 

I'm addicted!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Me!

My shoebox swap was made using the 
Two Tags Bigz Die.
I made two and adhered them together to form 
 a container for nuggets,
which is tied together with the
3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon,
Color-Twisted Baker's Twine.
The stamp set is
 Mixed Medley,
which can be coordinated with our 
Circle Punches.
The designer paper is
Be of Good Cheer.
It just needed a little sparkle
so I added a
Rhinestone Basic Jewel. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Deana Schultz

Deana Schultz 
is one of our adopted 
Pieces of Hearts members.
She couldn't be with us at our retreat,
but sent these adorable
Holiday Critters to us.  
We were delighted to get them.
She made them using the 
Petal Card Double Punch.
There is a bat, a turkey and
Rudolph with his red nose!
Thank you, Deana.
We missed you!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Jayne Singleton

The stamp set,
Winter Memories,
is pretty enough.
Jayne Singleton 
added a beautiful card stock
background called
that can be antiqued or distressed
with the 
Stampin' Sanding System.
The result is a rich-looking card with real depth. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Mary Taylor

This stamp set,
Ornament Keepsakes,
used by 
Mary Taylor,
gives you so many ornaments to choose from.
The good thing about this set is 
that it coordinates with the 
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die!
Add some 
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
and you have a beautiful card!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Laurie Shiell

I just adore the above card made by 
Laurie Shiell.
The stamp set is 
Make a Mitten.
It coordinates with the 
Mitten Builder Punch.
The designer paper,
Be of Good Cheer,
really sets it off.

Laurie is not only a beautiful stamper,
but a beautiful seamstress as well.
She made this little coaster for me
using some of our fabric which has 
since retired.
(Darn!  I loved that fabric!)

Thanks, Laurie!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Sally Nusbaum

Doesn't this card just make you smile?
It was made by 
Sally Nusbaum.
it gave us an opportunity to use the new
 Merry Minis Stamp Set 
and the
Merry Minis Punch Pack.
I love the softly sponged edges in 
Craft Whisper White.
Too cute.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Diane Mikles

Oh my gosh,
this card, made by
Diane Mikles,
has to be seen to be really appreciated.
She used the 
Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set
on three layers.
The bling on the word Believe 
just sets it off.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Kim Coulter

We laughingly called this 
"The card that wouldn't end."
The reason being, 
as Kim Coulter 
was tweaking it for us to make,
she kept adding elements.  
As you can see, it all works!  
She used the 
Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set,
Window Frames Collection Framelits Die,
and the Delicate Designs Folder.
We loved it!
Sometimes, more IS more!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Mary Ellen Cope

Mary Ellen Cope
used both the 
Label Collection Framelits Die
and the 
Toxic Treats Stamp Set
to put together her spooky card.
The background paper is called
Howlstooth & Scaringbone.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Shoebox Swap - Judy Sumner

I was blown away to see this card by
Judy Sumner.
I never would have thought of using the 
Adorning Accents Edgelit Folder 
to mimic snow drifts!
Also, the 
Snow Flurry Bigz Die
looks so pretty above those snow drifts!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pieces of Heart Retreat Weekend - Susan Fields

We just wrapped up one of the most enjoyable weekends I have every had.
The Pieces of Heart Team and friends 
 came to my house
and stamped the weekend through!
We each participated in a Shoebox Swap 
where we have supplies enough for everyone to make a card.
For the next few days I will post those great cards here.

This bright card is from 
Susan Fields.
It uses the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set
Cannery Set Framelits Die
and the Orchard Harvest Designer Paper.

Love that jar!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012