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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm back again -- wish I had extra time so I could post more often -- the photo above shows the cards we will be making for a Stampin Up workshop at my house on Monday, November 9th from 1-4 pm -- I also made a small pillow box with the SU die and I am sure there is room for some candy in the box!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

This afternoon I finished two cards for the SU Workshop next Tuesday at my house -- both card ideas are from the SU Holiday Mini Catalog -- I used the Pumpkin Patch set and the Twick or Tweet set and I gotta say the Pumpkin Patch is my favorite!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm back from my five week vacation (it was great to visit my MGC pal, Valerie while we were in Vancouver, BC) and finally got all my chores done so I could craft today -- I made two things for a Stampin Up Workshop on October 6th at my house -- the fellow on the left is the "Build-A-Bear die from SU and he (or she) is decked out in a Halloween costume -- the box on the right uses a stamp set from Stampin Up (can't remember the name and can't go look it up since I have a cat on the back of my chair and if I get up I am sure the chair will tip over!!) -- I plan to buy some candy on Friday for the ladies at the workshop to put in the boxes they make -- I will have to hide the candy from my husband or there won't be any candy left come Tuesday!!).

I have been working toward my certification on the new Stampin Up software -- looks like a great program -- I did the scrapbook and card making part and next up is making calendars -- if you would like to see more info about the program you can check out the Stampin Up web site.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The scrapbook page, card, and gift bag were all made with the Stampin Up Bag w/Scallops Bigz xl die -- the ideas for the above came from (I tried to put in a link but it did not take me to the correct page so you will have to type in the address) -- -- lots of great ideas and tutorials -- we did the gift bag at the Tuesday workshop and I did the card and scrapbook page as examples of what can be done -- I managed to get my kittys to cooperate (that doesn't happen very often) and they allowed me take some cute photos.

Excuse the background on my flower pots -- I have looked for some plastic easels but no luck so far -- the flower pot on the right is one I made to use as an example for my SU workshop on Tuesday ( some of the ladies from my Scrapbooking group joined our regular workshop group and we had a great time!!) -- the flower pot on the left is one I made from the left over packet from the workshop -- a little bit different -- I did I boo-boo so had to cover it up -- I think I like it better -- gives the flower pot a little more color -- I found the Flower Pot tutorial on -- what a great site!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I had planned to do a Bear Card using punches for the July SU workshop but the bear and I are not getting along (note to self - don't just print the PDF file - watch the video also!!!) so instead we are going to make the flower pot card above -- my friend, Donna made this one and sent it to me for a RAK -- we are also doing a gift bag with a Sizzix die but it is a long die and I did not realize I needed the extended cutting pads -- so I must send an order off to SU today and will post a photo of the finished bag after I get the needed supplies (2nd note to self -- read the directions!!!)

This is the Father's Day card I made for my husband -- love the background (I watched a video on Stamp TV that showed how to do it -- just love that website!!)

I made this card for my husband for our 43rd wedding anniversary (June 4th) -- I think I found the tutorial on the Scor-Pal site (love that Scor-Pal!!!)

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted -- these cards were made from a kit that Ecstasy Crafts had for sale in May -- it was 3-D but the pieces were punched out instead of cut out -- much easier!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I finally finished the two cards we will be making for the SU workshop on Tuesday, May 26th from 1 - 3 pm at my house -- the box in the middle holds candy (yum)!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sure has been a long time between posts -- finally had time today to work on cards (yipee!) -- I used some really cute bear stickers for these cards -- the stickers were included in a British craft magazine I bought a while back -- wish I had some more of these stickers.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another Stampin Up Workshop this coming week -- Wednesday, April 29th from 1-3 pm to be exact -- two cards and a basket -- always great fun to get together with friends and craft!!
I know April has been a busy month but can't believe I haven't posted since April 2nd -- the above photo shows the flowers we made for our April 14th class in Williamsburg -- on the left is Queen Anne's Lace -- 60 small white flowers to glue on -- it took a couple of days to do as you could only glue a couple of flowers at a time and then had to wait for them to dry -- the middle one is the rose and on the right is the Rhododendron.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We had a great time at the SU workshop last Saturday at my house -- Susan was our hostess and this is the card I made for her -- she brought us "yummy goodies" to munch on while we created our cards and bunny basket.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This is the final card for the SU Workshop on Saturday (now I have to clean the house -- Yuk!)
I was playing with the card sketch for the SU workshop on Saturday and this is my latest creation -- I just got SU's Lovely as a Tree and I just had to try it out with some Flower Soft and a little bit of coloring with markers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

No cards today but did go to class in Williamsburg at Stamp N Memories -- Sandy was our teacher and what a talented lady -- the above flowers are the result -- the one on the left is a Carnation, the one in the middle is a Batchelor Button, and the one on the right is a Dogwood blossom -- back to card making tomorrow as need to get things ready for the SU workshop this Saturday.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I've been working on cards for the workshop and came up with these -- same card sketch, just using different colors -- the sketches came from -- love their sketches but just never seem to have time to participate in their contests.

Here is a photo of the bunny basket we are going to make for my SU workshop this coming Saturday at my house -- if you would like to know how to make this cute bunny, visit

This is me and I am finally getting my blog underway -- I had posted my blog was under construction quite a while ago, but this is the first chance I have had to do some "construction" -- I became a SU demonstrator last month and have been busy getting that undertaking in order.