Monday, February 28, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Well.. I wish I could say I was stamping all weekend.. altho I did get a tiny bit of stamping time in last night.. but most of the past 4 days has been spent in my bathroom. I am doing some remodeling to my home and the smallest room in my house is taking the longest! I have to admit.. I'm loosing patience with it. Im ready for it to be done already. I will post a few pics in a bit.. promise! :-)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bloomin with Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie!

I got this idea from the Mini Occasions Catalog on Page 5... I really love this set and the punch that goes with it.. makes it easy peasy to whip up a few cards!

Materials used:

Build A Blossom Clear Set (121994)
Something To Celebrate Clear Set (121995)
Blossom Petals Punch (121808)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock (119683)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650)
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (105117)
Old Olive Cardstock (100702)
Daffodil Delight inkpad  (119667)
Pumpkin Pie Inkpad (105216)
Old Olive Inkpad  (102277)
Stampin Dimensionals (104430)
Antique Brads (117273)
Victoria Crochet Trim (118481)

These colors make me warm and fuzzy inside.. I can't wait to see color on the ground and the trees. Have a great day!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Nature Walk

Hi everyone! Here is today's card!!! It reminds me of srping.. which seems so far off after the little storm that we had here yesterday.

Materials Used:

Nature Walk Clear Mount Stamp Set (121997)
Bring On The Cake Clear Mount Stamp Set (Birthday Greeting) (121958)
Not Quite Navy Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Old Olive Cardstock
So Saffron Inkpad
Old Olive Inkpad
Not Quite Navy Inkpad
Color Spritzer Tool

It was a very quick and easy card. I'll have to whip up a few in some different color combos. :) Have a great day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Sew" Pretty!

Hi Everyone.. amongst all the chaos around here lately.. I found some time to de-stress with my rubbah and ink! We originally made this card at stamp club (Jenny Peterson's design).. and I loved it.. "sew" I wanted to make more. I decided to make duplicates of the same (the victorian muted colored paper) and some with the brights sewing collection. I love them both. I really dig the paper piecing. I used to hate cutting paper but the end result for this card is just darn adorable!

Materials Used:

Sew Suite Stamp Set 122009 (clear)
Charming Stamp Set (116519)
Say It Simply Stamp Set (123324)
In Stitches Jumbo Wheel (121946)
Crumb Cake Cardstock (121030)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650)
Rose Red Cardstock (102544)
Mellon Mambo Cardstock (115320)
Designer Series Paper - Springtime Vintage (121782)
Designer Series Paper - Sweet Stitches (121781)
Crumb Cake Ink (121030)
Basic Black Ink (101179)
1/2 inch Seam Binding Ribbon - Crumb Cake (122322)

Have a great time.. and take time to get Inky!!!! :-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Little Decoration

I found these cute little 3D frames at Ikea a month ago.. and the letters at a hobby store.. and I didnt know what I wanted to do with them.. but this is what I ended up with...

 I used the First Edition DSP, I then stamped with the new Sale A Bration Set, Bliss and used 3 of the In Colors: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz (sounds good enough to eat!). I then stamped the letters with Staz On Ink (good suggestion Lu!) and added some trinkets I've had laying about. I think Ill hang this somewhere in my art studio!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My BFF gave me a Valentine's Treat!!!

Aww Lu, thank you!!! This was such a cool surprise! I love love love it!! Look how pretty this decorated bag is! The card is beautiful (I love that melon mambo!) and a lipstick pen and Tombo adhesive inside the bag! (I really really love that stuff...!) Thank you again, BFF!!! Love ya.. Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

To each of you who follow and visit my blog.. thank you.. much love and happiness to you on this Valentines Day.. and always!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Birthday Card

I needed a few birthday cards and I wanted something simple.. and this is what I ended up with. I used the Tasteful Trim die (love this die) and used the Sale A Bration DSP and Qucik Accents Pack along with peach parfait cardstock, old olive cardstock, Daffodil Delight ribbon, and the decorative label punch. It was super simple to put together. I used the birthday greeting from the Bring On The Cake stamp set out of the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love Is In The Air!

I thought I'd share a little something with you all. I have had this in my crafting stash for a long time. I need to use this stuff.. Im a horder *hangs head* .. and a collector *hangs head again*.. but I love crafting.. all sorts of crafting. I have my anal side which embraces perfection.. and there is the side of me that loves shabby chic and vintage and imperfection. This is my vintage side coming out. I made this book out of a 12 inch square piece of paper and miscellaneous stuff in my craft room. I thought I'd share. It turned out a okay! Don't forget your sweetie .. 2 days until Valentines Day.

Friday, February 11, 2011


I'm really loving this stamp set. This is one of the Sale A Bration sets you can get with a $50 Stampin Up purchase. Prett cool eh? I love FREE! I used pear pizazz, crumb cake and whisper white cardstock along with pear pizazz, and basic black ink. Also had to add some bling with the rhinestones on the butterfly and add a little tag with the small tag punch and the Tiny Tags set. I used Pear Pizazz seam binding ribbon for a little extra pretty.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Clubbin` Cards

Our SU Demonstrator (my upline) always does such a nice job with club projects. I just have to share these.. they are beautiful.

 And our downline meeting.. we made these beauties.. again, great projects Jenny!

I'm really loving the new Mini Occasions Catalog this quarter.. so many goodies.. so little time! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Goin` Clubbin..

Watch out.. we are wild and we get crazy.. it was club night for the Ludington crew.. and I have to say.. I always have a great time with these ladies and the projects Jenny gets together for us.. are da bomb. I was hostess this month.. and I wanted to make a pretty table setting to show off these yummy little delights.. "Pink Champagne Cupcakes" and heart shaped cookies.. and of course......... chocolates! YUMMY! I thought I'd share.. Thanks girls.. you are better than therapy!! :-)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Paper Hearts!

Hi Everyone.. I have stamp club tomorrow (woohoo!) and this month is my month as hostess (yay!). We are SALE - A - BRATING right now with Stampin` Up.. and I thought I'd get the gals in the mood for "sale a brating" Valentines Day a week early! What am I going to do with these paper hearts? Well, that is a surprise.. (til tomorrow).. so you will just have to stay in touch to find out! I think it is going to be good tho!!! (the top photo shows more of the "sparkle").

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Love Notes...

HI Everyone!! Today I was putzing around in the ole craft area.. and I have just a tiny bit of Love Impressions DSP (designer series paper) left. So, I decided to use it on this mailbox. Isnt its adorable? Love this! I want to add some more foo foo to it.. but I'm not finding my roll of tewel. Hmm.. I'll find it yet.. I hope! Anyway.. I thought Id show my project of the day. I'm avoiding the mess of the bathroom remodeling at the moment. I needed a creative "fix" before the Super Bowl too! Popping out of the mailbox is a super adorable card I received from Kimberly VanDiepen. I thought it went well with the mailbox. Have a great day! Go Packers!

Looking back and forward!

I was going thru my Flickr account and looking back at some pictures of my studio as I just moved in. It pretty much looks the same.. except some things added to the walls.. and a few more "goodies" out in the open so I know what I have and use.. (ill have to take an updated photo for you guys too.. but I thought Id share my studio as I moved in.. such sweet memories!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Addicted!!! Oh My!!! :-)

Here is another foo foo thingy that I made with the Neutrals DSP pack of paper, the First Edition DSP (in the new Occasions mini Catalog), crumb cake cardstock, crumb cake and early espresson inks, stamp sets (stampin up): You're A Gem, Artistic Etchings, and Bliss (this is a Sale A Bration set!), along with the decorative label punch (also in the Occasions Mini Catalog), I spritzed it with Champagne Shimmer Mist (mixed it with alcohol and used a mini spritzer bottle), added Jewels (basic rhinestones and basic pearls for extra BLING), and dressed up the bottom with Victoria Crochet trim, 1 1/4 striped Grosgrain Ribbon in early espresso, along with more First Edition DSP, and to add a little extra something.. I used a crown trinket (available in the Occasions Mini Catalog). So darn cute!!! I can't stop making these! Take time to be creative.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stalking A Blog!

Yeah.. I admit.. there are a few blogs I stalk.. I love Jenny Peterson's Blog (my upline) and Kim Van Diepen's Blog (my upline's upline). I know.. confusing :) Anyway.. I was on Kim's blog today and I found this really cool project. OMG.. I so love this.. I HAD to make one.. ! They are so easy to make! Check out Kim's Video Tutorial on it.. trust me.. you will be hooked! :) Happy Stampin!

Yes.. more goodies! :-)

Happy Thursday my blogging friends! I hope today finds you warm and toasty! It is sunny here today but the wind is lingering and schools are closed.. and lots of drifting snow yet. Yuck! I thought Id share these little gems with you. The card was quick and easy.. using crumb cake card stock, filled with love DSP, Real Red Glimmer Paper (I love this stuff.. it gives everything some "bling".. and who can live without bling??), also used real red, and pretty in pink cardstock, a real read courdory button and linen thread. Oh! The sweetheart treat cup is filled with red hots. These little treat cups are so cute and fun! I also added a pearl for a small extra something. :) The little bottle is from Ikea. I got these in a 4 pack very inexpensively.. love them! I used blushing bride ribbon, along with crumb cake cardstock and the heart sizzlet die, and topped with with pink pirouette card stock and stamped it with early espresso ink and the "love" stamp from the wonderful words stampin up set. It is so simple to jazz up a little something.. only took me a few minutes! Easy peasy.. I like that! Keep warm and take time to be creative!