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.