December 30, 2008

Some New Year Planning

What better way to ring in the New Year than to reorganize my recipes and actually get em all in one place.... I found this cool recycled binder folio thing at Target and I took the Maine Blueberry DSP and a bit of the Urban Garden as well and decorated my book... I completely covered it and created a few additional pockets on the existing pockets to add recipes I clip or whatever... I had fun making this the last past days... I also used some of SU's rubons... love those and need to use them more... I have a ton of the Sale a bration ones as you can see they match this DSP quite well with all the swirls and flowers

Oh, and by the way... I love love love the Big Shot!!! I have been cutting soooooooooo many flowers in all sizes as well as circles and anything that matches the papers and blooms die cuts... I love this stuff!!! I wanted to keep it relatively flat because I keep it in my bookcase and didn't want the embellishments to get too torn up... So, here it is... hope you like it...

Inside front cover and first divider...check out the funky flowers!!!! Woo hoo!!!
back of first divider... I can add a pic here...

Next divider... You can see the extra divider in Vanilla on top of the orginal divider with flower pattern...

Back of second divider... can add whatever here...

Third and last divider... I actually used River Rock as the second pocket... that color is now retired from last years in colors, but I love how it matches these papers so well... Now I added the Three for you punch flowers and some little circles I sprinkled...

This is the back of the third divider..... pulled out ALL my circle punches and went to town with them.. I have a ton of flowers left over...

Back cover .... Hope you like it... I do.

I'm off to make my calendar!!!!

December 23, 2008

Lots of Layers... Love you much bundle

And here they are!!!! My beautiful cards from my talented swappers.... I love them all and have lots to say, but no time right now.. just wanted to upload for those that want to peek at them...

JoAnn Williams... how about that dowble scallop layer on the hugs and kisses and that stitched edge... too cute.

Sharon Totton...lots of embossing and sparkle... love all those layers!!

JoAnn Williams...always so colorful.. love it!!

Mona Rodriguez's card from the the dangling hearts

From the front and it had little sprinkled hearts inside... cute surprise!!

Side view of Nicole Hollindrake's card.... sweet little birdies all popped up in that neat oval!!

Front view of Nicole Hollindrake's card

Side View of Susan Miller's card Love the color combo

Front View of Susan Miller's how you all used the in color ribbons... very nice!!

Side view of Sharon Totton's card...what can I say... way loaded!! embossing, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds, buttons, top note sizzix die... whew!!

Front view of Sharon Totton's card

Tara Angus... love the sprinkled look of the hearts in the top note... very cute!!!

December 13, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree....

So it's almost Christmas and I was cruisin the web when I came across a utube video on how to make the cutes Christmas tree from the Pennant dies from Stampin Up for the Big Shot!!! Too cute...t oo easy... so here is my version all dressed up...
I used:
Always Artichoke, Real Red and Gold Glory Cardstock
Little Felt Flurries, New 3 heart punch and birdies from the Love you much bundle, large star punch, 1 3/8" circle punch and scallop punch, gold embossing powder, gold brads, dimensionals, sticky strip and 3for you flower punch. All items by SU unless noted.
I added some red rhinestones I bought at a craftstore many moons ago and they fit perfect.

Merry Christmas!!

December 11, 2008

Ready? Set? Sneak Peek for you!!!

I received my sneak peak from the new catalog coming next month... and here is a sample of what I ordered... they go so well together don't you think? Can't wait to use them.

Rasberry Tart Designer Series Papers
Sweet Stems Stamp (it's actually 4 stamps...only showing one here)
Sweetest Stems embosslits

December 01, 2008

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.....

Had a very very shiny nose... Ha ha... this is exactly what I thought when I finished this cards last night. I had fun playing with my Big Shot machine and the textured plates for the machine.... hope you enjoy.

November 25, 2008

I'm in the mood for Love.....

Simply because this set is too darn cute... I can't put it down... I'm working on some scrap pages as well, but here is my fun card...

Here is what I used: Love you Much Bundle (coming soon from SU)
Papers: Cardstock: Choc chip, Real Red Textrd, Pink Pirouette textrd, very vanilla and the Candy lane Designer paper (also part of the bundle)
Ink: Choc chip, close to cocoa, pink pirouette
Other: Stiped red and white ribbon, hearts punch(in the bundle too), 3/4" round punch, and boho blossoms punch behind birdies, scallop circle punch and 1 1/4" round for pink on scallop, stampin write markers to color large hearts in the background and used dimensionals to add height to the layers. 2way glue for the dazzling diamonds to add som bling. Aquapainter to fill in the word love with the pink ink.
Thanks for looking.

November 21, 2008

Give thanks unto the Lord

Is what was in my 10 year old's heart this evening as he got inspired to make his own card.... took him about 10 minutes to put it all together... I love it...

Love You Much ...swap

Ok ladies... ready or not here is my card for my lots of layers... borrowing from SC203 challenge on Splitcoast... the rest was easy... I will be embellishing to make sure I use ribbon and brads or something.... but wanted to show the prototype.... Hope you all like it.

TAH DAH... Here is the swap card... you can hardly see from the pic, but the center square is actually the Pink Flower paper from the dsp pack... sparkly hearts too...

November 14, 2008

Lots of Layers ... End of Year

And here they are ..... First up is Mona Rodriguez.... Love the colors and overall design like a package..

Next is... my pile of cards so far.....

Here is Sharon or aka Stampintotton ... Her Holy Tryptech is so beautiful and the lovely as a tree is just breathtaking.... You all are killing me with the Season of Simple Grace... Love it!!

Then we have Susan Miller aka See Susan Stamp ... love the snowflakes and the simplicity of the Spotlight on Christmas... I really like it... so much that I may case for my xmas card...

Lovely cards by Jen Rabago or aka Ohana93... with a tag! And what about those snow flakes in color?? with the knots?? Too cute Jen.

And Mary Rindal aka MaryR outdid herself with the Cracked Glass with the skaters... Love the trees!!! Very striking!!

A close up of this sparkly tree!!!

And then there is Joszette or Dailystamperof5kids... her groupof cards are way too much fun... Soooooooo loaded with everything...she was even worried that she forgot some brads... LOL... I wouldn't have even noticed!!!
Here is a close up ... Isn't This snow man just too much fun??

Love this one too...

What about this stunning card!!!
and here are JoAnn's or JoAnnHW entries... love the stripes...very cheerful...

Lisa Wellman or Biffsbee is just gonna make me order this paper... too cheerful!!

And then there is Bonnie's cards or Havetostamp... always in all the groups!! Go Bonnie... love the door and manger cards... just lovely....

Here is a closeup... love the gold emboss... worked wonders on this card... and that oval ornament???? How about them use of punches!!!! Go Bonnie!!

Again... the papers!!! Oh no!!! I'm gonna have to get some... love the snow man by Jenni Mouer or Jenmouer...

Oh so lovely Catherine's or Catxtr cards... so much fun with the felt snowflake and love the birdy...looks like mine!!
A closeup of the Bird and the snowflake....
Stay tuned... I'll be adding more pics as I receive them....

So here we are almost December and I have one last Lots of Layers Swap due next week to the post office.... so here are my entries to my own swap... there were three categories... Christmas, Holiday or Winter... or all three if you chose. I had 5 spots... 2 in Winter and Christmas and one in Holiday... so here are 4 out of 5... working on my last one now.. Hope you like them.

Tah Dah!!!!! Merry Christmas... here is my last card for the 5x5 Christmas spot... no matter which way you turn it... it's snow much fun!!!!!

This first one was the original intent... an upside down snow globe... love those.

Right side up works too....