Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Site:

I have a new site. Please click on the link and it will take you my new site. I have been posting at the new site for the past week or so and will no longer post here. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you at


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Moving to Typepad

Am having way too much difficulty uploading pictures. I know it must be my computer but I have just lost my patience. I had hoped to keep this blog going while I worked on my typepad blog. I was not so sure I wanted to switch to Typepad but it seems to be working better for me although I am not yet  familiar with the ins and outs of the program.

I have signed up for Blogging Boot Camp and am hoping I can resolve my issues there. (Sigh!) Until then, you can find me on Typepad. Sorry for being so whiney but I have been have way too many computer problems. Can't live with them; can't live without them!!! Not sure if this move will be permanent or temporary.

Click on Moving to Typepad and it should take right there....I hope!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Male Birthday Card

Sorry for the delay in posting. I have been having some technical computer issues. (Sigh!) I am looking into using a different blogging site and will have link to it as soon as I can get it up and running. So, please do bear with me. Thanks for your understanding. 

Sometimes it is tough to come up with a masculine card but I think that Elements of Style stamp set and the right paper is just the ticket. Here, of course, I used the Stampin' Up stamp set but I pulled the paper from my older stash. I used four out of the five stamps from Elements of Style and layered papers with one of the papers having a torn edge. All papers of all edges are sponged with Early Espresso. The card is a standard 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.

Materials used:

5 1/5 x 8 1/2 Crumbcake (SU) cardstock folded in half
2 1/2 x 4 Black cardstock (SU)
3 coordinating pieces of subtle print papers (Unknown)
Black Classic ink pad (SU)
Early Espresso Classic ink pad  (SU)
Champagne ink pad (Unknown)
Elements of Style Stamp Set (SU)
Dimensionals (SU)

The darker brown was stamped with the champagne color to create a subtle effect and then the bird was stamped in Early Espresso. The darker gray was stamped in black as was the "for you" which was stamped on the stripe paper and then cut out and attached with dimensionals.

Hope you try one of your own and let me know how it turns out. Please feel free to leave a comment. I do enjoy hearing from.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin',


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Classy Birthday Card

Here is another example as to how versatile this card style can be. I used similar style card with different color cardstock, ribbon and different greeting, different border punch. It is always fun to be creative but when you have back to back celebrations to celebrate sometimes it helps to keep your creativity to cardstock color choice! I made two of these for two friends that are just two days apart. Luckily they do  not live near each other so they cannot compare notes! BUT both were made with love and with the intention of brightening their day. They have always appreciated homemade cards from me. The following are materials used and directions. Materials:
Regal Rose and Melon Mambo Cardstock (105130 & 115320)
Black Classic Stampin' Pad (101179)
1 1/4" Striped Grograin Ribbon in Pretty in Pink (119775)    
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175)
Curly Cute Stamp Set (120510)

I also added some bling next to the greeting.

I hope you get to try some of these cards. They are simply elegant and so very easy to make. Your friends will think you slaved over them for a long time!

I would love to hear from you. Please let me know which is your favorite card.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin'.                

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Another Easy Anniversary Card

Here is one more card you will love to make over and over again using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439). It is quite simple yet very, very elegant with very clean lines and the minimal of colors. This card was made for my son and daughter-in-law's tenth anniversary. My son called us immediately upon receiving this card. They both were so appreciative for the thought and effort that went into it and were awed by how beautiful the card was. I surely was not about to tell him how EASY it was!!


Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175)
Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
Elements of Style Stamp Set (120045)
1/8" Deep Burgundy Velvet Ribbon ( Or Rich Razzleberry 1/8 " Taffata Ribbon119259)
Happy Anniversary Stamp (Or Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set 115370)
Champagne Ink Pad (You could use Crumbcake 121030 - You will need to ink stamp and stamp on scrap first and then stamp on card so as to get a lighter image)
Snail Adhesive (104332)
Black Craft Stampin' Pad (102192)
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130)
Heat Tool (100005)

Use a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White and place in embossing folder and run through the Big Shot. Stamp Greeting on one inch wide strip of Whisper White by 4" and sprinkle with clear emboss powder. Heat with heat gun til glossy then adhere to larger embossed piece about one quarter of the way up. Tie ribbon just above greeting and adhere to the back. Glue the whole thing centere onto the 5 1/ X 4 1/4 Whisper White Card Stock

After printing out the inside greeting on Whisper White, cut to 4 X 5 1/4 and adhere. Stamp the inside with elements of style stamp set. For the final touch use the floral part of the stamp set so that it is slightly off the right side of the envelope for that extra pizazz. Real easy, right? Go on and try it. I am sure you will love it. Would love to hear your comments.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin,


Easy Peasy Anniversary Card

One of the best things about Stampin' Up products is that they are so very easy to use and and create fabulous cards. I made this card for my brother's anniversary. It is simple but oh, so very elegant. If you ever need a card in a hurry this would be your go to card.


Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)
Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (119277)
Bashful Blue Cardstock (105120)
Night of Navy Cardstock (100867)
Whisper White (100730)
Bravo Burgundy CLassic Stampin' Pad (105214)
Deep Burgundy Ribbon (unknown)
Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents (119246)

You will have lots of fun making this card. You can crank out lots in different colors and they will all look a bit different.You might want to use the Basic Pearls Jewel Accents  instead of the Rhinestones (119247) for a different look altogether.

A word about die cutting machines. I have three. That's right. You heard me right. Three. And I must say the The Big Shot is absolutely, hands down the best one out there. I cannot tell you how disappointed I was in the other two. The Big Shot gives you wonderful impressions on your embossing and very clean cuts on your dies. If you are really looking for a good quality machine then this is absolutely the one for you. I have no regrets but only wish that I had invested in this one FIRST!

Please do contact me for any questions. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Happy Stampin',


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Original Gumball Card

This is the original card that inspired my card below in an earlier post. Very similar with just a few changes. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin',