Sunday, November 15, 2009

A 3 x 3 Card

Good Sunday morning everyone! It snowed again but not near as much as yesterday. Now the sun is out and it looks to be a beautiful fall day. Maybe on the chilly side but sunny! I do plan to stay inside and get the laundry done but I also need to do some birthday and Christmas shopping. We will see. I really hate the crowds!

Today's card is another project that I made at the regional meeting. Very quick and easy. Even the cutting wasn't that bad. It just shows that this Christmas set can be used all year. This is supposed to be a poinsettia but I thought it looked like a flower just by changing the colors. The berries were stamped in celery on the celery cardstock and then punched out with the Flower Trio punch. I thought that was clever. This is a 3x3 card. I don't make many of these because you can't mail them. But they are great for gifts. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Berry Christmas; Paper- Soft Suede, Whisper White, Certain Celery, Soft Sued designer paper; Ink- Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery; Accessories- Flower Trio punch, silver brad, dimensionals

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Berry Christmas

Good afternoon, Friends! So it has been a while since I last posted. I have just been having the hardest time getting myself motivated to stamp! I know that is a horrible thing to say but it has just been hard! I seem to go to bed before 9:00. I did finally get a massage yesterday and I do feel a little more energetic. Boy did that feel good! Nick's birthday is coming up and so we are trying to figure out what we will give him for his birthday and what will wait till Christmas. We went out and about today to try and figure out what we will be doing for parents, nieces, nephews, etc. And we found some new carpet that we are going to have installed. Soon, hopefully. Our carpet now is a total wreck! So new carpet will be a much welcome feature! We are excited about that. And to top everything off today, we woke up to about two inches of snow on the ground! It's all pretty much melted off now and the sun is even trying to shine. But I guess it is that time of year.

So last weekend I went to a regional seminar that two of my downline were putting on with their teams. We used the set Berry Christmas to make six different projects. This was one of them. I thought it was one of the easier ones. The only thing that I would change on this is the staple. I don't like staples in my cards for one thing, but the other thing is that it shows on the other side of the card. From the front it looks great but the inside is another story. But I did it the way they said and now I can figure out something else. But pretty cute overall. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Berry Christmas; Paper- Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Whisper White; Ink- Soft Suede, Real Red, Certainly Celery; Accessories- Real Red polka dot ribbon, 1/2" circle punch, dimensionals

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Make Merry

Good evening, Friends! I really hope that you all haven't given up on me. I just haven't had much time to stamp and that makes me sad. I thought that I would have more time after all the sports were over but I am finding the opposite to be true. Last weekend I signed my son up for a lacrosse camp. He has been interested in the sport but has never tried it. So I thought this would be a great opportunity. Well, he loved it, of course. I don't think that we will pursue it, though. Then today I signed him up for a soccer clinic put on by a professional soccer player from the Kansas City Wizards! Woohoo!! He is also set to play indoor soccer. But that won't start up until January. Also, last Saturday I was invited to attend a Stampin' Up! Regional seminar. This year Stampin' Up! made it possible for everyone to be able to attend a seminar by putting it on a DVD and then allowing us to purchase the make-n-take packets. The stamp set that they used was the Berry Christmas. So, I do have some cute projects to show from that as well.

Today's card uses the Berry Christmas set. I hadn't planned on purchasing this set but I did to make it easier for more people to stamp at a time. So, I had to play with it a little. I came up with this card from a card that I did in card class quite a while ago. I did use a cuttlebug embossing folder because I didn't have the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder (that's what I would have used instead). It's all pretty simple! Thanks for stopping by and have a super evening!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Berry Christmas; Paper- Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla; Ink- Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- Sleigh Bells twill, linen thread, snowflakes embossing folder, Big Shot, scallop border punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Single Snowflake

Hello, Friends! I hope that you are having a super week so far! I can't believe that we are already on the "downside" of the week. I came home from school and immediately got into my pajamas. I am ready to settle in and watch the baseball game and probably fall asleep on the couch. But I will have to find some time to spend with my son to help him get some homework done. I sometimes wish that he was one of those motivated kids that just sat right down and did it without having to be told. It sure would make my life a lot easier!! Oh well.

Today's card was inspired by this card. Just plain and simple. I love Stampin' Up!'s new snowflake punch but it is hard to put a brad through. You have to be really careful when spreading out the prongs. I wanted to attach it with a dimensional but that wasn't going to happen. So, I just put a glue dot right in the center and stuck it on. It still looks a little 3-D. Super simple!! Have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Four The Holidays; Paper- Kraft, Very Vanilla; Ink- Soft Suede; Accessories- snowflake punch, vintage brads, paper piercer

Monday, November 2, 2009

Another One From The Catalog

Happy Monday everyone! It always feels good to get Monday over with. And without too many tragedies! It turned out to be a beautiful day! It is pretty quiet around here. I do have scrap class in a while. I look forward to eating out with Becky and then having class. She always does such fabulous pages!! I just wish I could find some equally fabulous pictures to put on them!

Today's card is right from the catalog! Right from page 141. I really liked this card in the catalog and decided to make my own. It was pretty simple. And I love the look of the black against the pink. Super simple! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Baroque Motifs; Paper- Pretty In Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo; Ink- Basic Black, Pretty In Pink; Accessories- Pretties Kit, Beautiful Butterflies die, Big Shot, corner rounder, dimensionals

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thinking of You..

Good Sunday morning and happy November! Did you all remember to set your clocks back? We didn't do it before we went to bed so I forgot about it when I woke up. But, thankfully, we don't need to be anywhere for a while so we are doing o.k. So I was counting the weeks until Christmas break and we only have seven! That means only seven more weeks of this quarter!! Then school is half way over!!! I know that I sound like a broken record but I just don't remember the school year going so fast! Now I am not complaining. I am just amazed.
Today's card is one that I just kind of came up with on my own. That in itself is pretty amazing, I know! I had an idea in my head and it actually translated itself to paper! Yea!! I did this card for a recent card swap that I participated in. The card itself is pretty simple but the coloring of the tree was pretty tedious. Anyway, it reminded me of fall and I really like it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Thoughts & Prayers; Paper- Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango; Ink- Dusty Durango, Soft Suede; Accessories- flower trio punch, Top Note Die, Big Shot, vintage brads, dimensionals