Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tree Trimmings

It's a good thing my mother doesn't have a computer or I couldn't share this Christmas card with you, LOL. I love how it turned out. I embossed the Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot Textured Impressions Petals-A-Plenty and added it to the Basic Black and gold card stock. I stamped the ornaments using Stampin' Ups Tree Trimmings and the oval punches for the Merry Christmas. I hope she likes it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Berry Christmas

With the snow coming down tonight, I thought I would share a Christmas card I made. Before I decide on the card I am sending out to family and friends I create several different cards and the pick the one I really like. For this card, I wanted to try out the new Textured Impressions Petals-A-Plenty as part of the background. I love how the embossed poinsettias turned out. The stamp set used was Berry Christmas from the Holiday Mini. As always, I like to add a little sparkle to my cards with Stickles.

So now it is your turn, get your stamp sets out and start stamping!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Our last page was creating a memory of friends or family. I chose my Grandsons, surprise, surprise, lol. We used the Jumble alphabet stamp set for creating the title and the stamp set Petal Pizzaz for the flowers. Card stock used was Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Wisper White and Chocolate Chip.

Autumn Harvest

This is the second page we completed at class. I love scrapbooking my Grandchildren. It was a cold and windy day when we picked out pumpkins, but my Grandson had a great time.

We used the stamp set Autumn Splendor and Autumn Meadows designer series paper from the Holiday Mini. Card stock used was Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Very Vanilla. Almost forgot, the smaller leaves were from the stamp set Autumn Harvest.

One of my favorite subjects

We had our last scrapbook class for 2009 this past Thursday. This is one of the pages we completed. It is simple but elegant. All we used was Basic Black, Real Red, Basic Gray and Whisper White card stock and a retired border stamp from Stampin' Up. If you are not a scrapbooker, try this on a card for a friend or relative that is near or far. It is a great way to share a photo with friends or family.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Delightful Decorations

Next week is Thanksgiving!! It's amazing how time flies. Christmas is just around the corner. I love making and sending handmade Christmas cards. Put a Christmas CD on and start stamping. I made this card using the new stamp set Delightful Decorations and the new Ornament punch from the Holiday Mini. Easy, easy card to make.
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White and Real red
Stamp Pads: Basic Black and Real real

Added a little glitz with yellow Stickles in the center of each ornament.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sweet Centers

I finally used my new stamp set Sweet Centers (Holiday Mini) for my Grandson's Halloween card. I knew he would love the candy inside. I created a slide with a tab to go behind the cup so he could get the candy out without destroying the card. It was fun to make. Next will be a Christmas card with a different treat inside.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Anniversary Card

Tomorrow Doug and I will be married 27 years. Surprising how fast the years go by. I decided to make a fall themed anniversary card for him using Autumn Splendor. I hope he likes it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Inspired By Nature

Things have been pretty hectic at our house late and didn't realize that I haven't posted much lately. Sorry about that.

Here's another card using the stamp set Inspired by Nature and the new Butterfly punch in the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog.

Autumn Splendor II

We made this card at a workshop I held at Mary's house and thought I would share with you. I love the new Designer Series Paper, Autumn Meadows and the stamp set Autumn Splendor in the Holiday Mini. We are going to use this stamp set at the November Scrapbook class.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Autumn Splendor

I have been down with a bad cold this past week. I think I caught it from my grandson. Too many hugs and kisses. Oh well, I am better today and thought I would post another card idea from the new Holiday Mini using Autumn Splendor. With the weather this past week you would think Autumn is upon us. Hopefully not!!

I think this is a great set for fall and Thanksgiving. I like to send Thanksgiving cards to my family, especially to my Mom. She really appreciates the cards I send her. I think we will use this set also for a fall scrapbook page at one of my classes.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sneak Peak

The new Holiday Mini Catalog will be available starting Sept. 1st so I thought I would give you a sneak peek. The new stamp set used on this Christmas card is Serene Snowflakes. The snowflake was stamped using a new Stampin' Up product, shimmer Paint, platinum color. I also used it along the edges of the Merry Christmas using a sponge. There are 2 more paint colors available, Frost White and Champagne Mist. Each color comes in a small bottle. You can apply the paint with a paint brush or a dabber directly onto your stamp. I used a paint brush this time. Being a new product it took me a couple of tries to get the technique correct. I think I will find a lot of uses for this new paint especially on darker colored card stock.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Petal Pizzazz

I decided to use up some of the leftover scraps from a scrapbook page I made this week to make this card. A few punches, the stamp set Petal Pizzazz and voila a retirement card! Get some of your old buttons out and add them to the center of a flower for an added accent. I also used a white gel pen for the centers of the smaller flowers.

Hope you like it.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Razzle Dazzle II

I thought I would try another card using the stamp set Razzle Dazzle in the 2009 - 2010 Idea Book and Catalog. I again used the new In Colors to make this card. Colors for this card include: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango and Whisper White. The Happy Birthday is another stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Animal Stories

I was happy to see the stamp set Season of Friendship in the new Stampin' Up 2009 - 2010 Idea Book and Catalog. I combined the new stamp set Animal Stories with Season of Friendship to create this cute anniversary card. The Happy Anniversary stamp is part of a new stamp set called Teeny Tiny Wishes. It is a set of 24 stamps for different occasions.

Card stock and stamp pads used were 3 of the new In Colors, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Bermuda Bay along with Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nursery Accessories

I helped a friend of mine, Sandy design this birth announcement for her daughter who is having her 4th boy in September. The stamp set we used was Nursery Accessories. She is making 100 annoucements!! We used my grandson's newborn photo for the sample. So besides seeing the sample, you are also getting a peek at my 2nd Grandson, Carson Jameson Kenney. He was born June 17th at 2 P.M. He was 21" long and weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. He is such a good baby. You will see more of him in the future as I complete his scrapbook pages.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Simply Said III

One more sample using Simply Said stamp set. This time I used the stamp set to create the background for this 6 X 6 scrapbook page. I saw this on Splitcoast Stampers (don't know the creator but I thank her) and thought it was a wonderful example of another way to use your stamp sets for card making and scrapbooking. I love the verse from this set, "a friend is someone who makes it easy".

I think I will use this background idea one more time on a 12 x 12 page. Love it!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Simply Said II

For this card, I used another stamp from the Simply Said stamp set, the Sizzix BigZ Top Note and a few of the felt flowers from Flower Fusion. The Birthday Wishes is from the stamp set Wow Flowers.

Simply Said

This is the first time I am using this stamp set, Simply Said. I used 4 of the 11 stamps in this set. It is hard to see but I added Crystal Stickles to the center of each flower just to give the card a little glitz.

Monday, July 6, 2009

My Parents

At our last scrapbook class we completed
3 heritage pages. I love these photos of my parents when they were 1st married. My Mom loved the layout.
We used Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand card stock. The stamp set used was Fifth Avenue Florals. The Sizzix dies used were Big Z Top Note and Manhattan Flower textured impressions.

Birthday Wishes

I needed a birthday card for my husband so I grabbed one of my older Stampin' Up sets and created this card. I used Sahara Sand, Night of Navy and Mellow Moss card stock to create it.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Another sneak peek

I started to play with this new stamp set in the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog, Razzle Dazzle. I used some of the new In Colors on it. I think this is a fun set for greeting cards and scrapbooking. I will probably add some stickles to this card to give the card some glitz. Love my stickles!! I am so glad Stampin' Up decided to add the Stampin' Write Markers to the In Color line.

Hope you and your family have a great day celebrating Father's Day.

Nursery Necessities

This is the card I made for my Grandson using the stamp set Nursery Necessities. The colors, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana and Whisper White are the same colors of Carson's nursery. I plan to use this stamp set for his 1st year scrapbook. It coordinates with the Simply Scrapin' Rock-A-Bye Boy. I also used the jumbo wheel Nursery Letters on the lower part of the card.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New addition to the family

Meet our 2nd grandson Carson Jamason. He was born on Wednesday, June 17th at 2 PM. He was 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 21" long. He is such a beautiful baby! We have been running up to the hospital and taking care of our other Grandson all week while Mommy was in the hospital. What a miracle from God.
I now have a new subject for scrapbooking!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sneak Peek

Yesterday I received my preorder material from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog. I started playing around with the new stamp set Circle Circus and the new In Colors. All the circles were punched using Stampin' Up circle punches. No cutting, woo hoo!! I can't wait to try this stamp set on a scrapbook page.

The ingredients for this card:

New In Color stamps pads used:
Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry Melon Mambo and Dusty Durango.

Card Stock:
Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and the new Razzleberry Limonade Designer Series Paper
One more bit of news, a set of matching In Color Stampn' Write Markers are available in the new catalog.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Day in the Park

I took my Grandson to Whitnall Park last Monday afternoon for a picnic for the first time. While he played on the slides and swings, I kept taking pictures. He had so much fun. This photo is one of my favorites, so I had to make a 6 x 6 scrapbook page to share with you.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Just B

Just B is one of the stamp sets on the The Last Chance list from the Spring and Summer 2009 Idea Book and catalog. I am so glad I bought this set. There are so many ways to use this set for greeting cards and scrapbook pages. Just B Cuz is a great card to have in your stash for when you want to let a friend or family member know you are thinking about them.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine

I had a workshop this past Sunday and we made a
6 x 6 scrapbook page. I had fun using the Designer Series paper, Good Morning Sunshine. I hate to say good-bye to this paper. It is so cheerful. All the In Colors are also retiring at the end of this month. Oh well, the new In Colors in the 2009 - 2010 Idea Book and Catalog are pretty cool.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Walk in the Park II

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a couple of weeks. Can't believe how busy I have been!

I thought I would share a 6 x6 version which is similar to the 12 x 12 scrapbook page I posted earlier. My favorite subject is my Grandson.

The products from the Occasions Mini are Walk in the Park designer series paper, the stamp set is Great Friends and the scallop oval. We also used Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Basic Gray card stock.

Don't have a lot of time for scrapbooking, try 6 x 6 layouts they are quick and easy.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I love this photo of my Daughter and Grandson when
he was a baby. It says it all for Mother's Day. The
love of a Mother for her child. Happy Mother's
Day, Kim. Love you.

For anyone who is limited on time, 6 x 6 scrapbook pages are a quick and easy way to scrapbook.

I used Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss card stock with a couple Stampin' Up punches to create this 6 x 6 scrapbook page.

May is National Scrapbook Month

For those of you who scrapbook I thought I would post some more scrapbook pages we completed in our monthly class. This 12 x 12 Easter page used the stamp set A Good Egg. My daughter got a lot of ribbing because I gave my Grandson a pink Easter basket. Oh well it was the right size for all the stuff I had for him.

Beautiful Butterflies

I was playing around with the stamp set Great friends and the Stampin' Up Sizzix die Beautiful Butterflies last night. I love the layered effect I got using the butterfly die with the butterfly stamp.
If you like it, leave a comment below.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Upsy Daisy

If you don't have a lot of time for scrapbooking,
try making 6 x 6 Scrapbook pages. They are quick and easy to make.

For this page I used the stamp sets Upsy Daisy
and Wonderful Favorites. Other accessories
used were small and large oval punches, bashful blue stamp pad, bashful blue, whisper white card stock.

Fifth Avenue Floral

Fifth Avenue Floral is a new stamp set offered in the Spring and Summer Idea Book and Catalog. Also the Best Wishes is part of a stamp set called Oval All in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I used a blender pen and More Mustard ink pad to color in the flower. I used Perfect Plum, Whisper White, More Mustard card stock and More Mustard Designer Series Paper. Other accessories used were the Scallop Oval punch, Eyelet Border punch, large Oval Punch, eyelets and Perfect Plum 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Manhattan Flower

This is my first try using the new Textured Impressions Manhattan Flower Die from Stampin' Up. It's hard to see that the flower is deeply embossed. Also used was the new scallop oval punch and white white 5/8" satin ribbon available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I plan on using the this die for scrapbooking also.

Fresh Cuts

Here's another 12 x 12 scrapbook page we did at our April scrapbook class. I used only one 5 x 7 photo. I am always amazed how each person uses this layout to create their own wonderful creation. This layout was a great way to use up some of your scrap pieces of card stock. We used the stamp set Fresh Cuts and for the flowers in the 1/2" circles we used Sweet Stems. Card stock used was basic black, pretty in pink, pixie pink, gable green and whisper white.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Choo Choo

Choo Choo is another new stamp set from the Occasions Mini. The track was made using the Stampin' Around wheel Right on Track which is also in the Mini catalog. This is a fun set for both greeting cards and scrapbook pages.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cherished Moment

Saturday was our monthly scrapbook class so I thought I would share with you one of the pages we completed. We used the same products as the card I posted on April 10th. This shows you how your stamp sets can be used for both scrapbooking and card making. The products from the Occasions Mini are Walk in the Park designer series paper, the stamp set is Great Friends, the 5/8" whisper white satin ribbon and the scallop oval. We also used Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Basic Gray card stock.

We had a great time talking and laughing while making scrapbook pages.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Thought I would share with you the Easter Baskets I made for my family this year. These little gable box held lots of little goodies. Hope my family enjoys them as much as I did making them. My inspiration came from all the wonderful ideas on Splitcoast Stampers. Have a wonderful Easter.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Great Friends

Thought I would share a card idea using some of the new products only available in the new Occasions Mini Catalog available now through June 30th. They are the stamp set Great Friends, Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper and 5/8" whisper white satin ribbon. Other products used were whisper white, basic gray card stock, Stampin' Dimensions and rhinestones.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pocket Silhouettes

Sorry I've been away from my blog this past week. I had a busy week painting and decorating. My Daughter is expecting in June so we painted and decorated the nursery. We bought my Grandson a twin bed for his Birthday, so of couse we had to paint and redecorate his room also. Both rooms turned out so cute.
So about this card... Need a quick and easy card? Pocket Silhouettes is an inexpensive set that is very versatile for any occasion. For this card I used Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip card stock. Stamped my images and punched them out with the Wide Oval punch, added my saying and a ribbon and the card is done.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scrapbook Class

The next scrapbook class at my home is Saturday, April 18th at 10 AM. We will complete 3 scrapbook pages. Cost of the class is $20. If you are interested in attending, please email me at by Saturday, April 11th.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just Buzzin By

I thought you would like to see a card using Just Buzzin By, a new set in the Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog. It is a versatile set for any occasion and also great for scrapbook pages. This card was made using Basic Black, Whisper White and Yoyo Yellow card stock, Stampin' Write makers and
1 1/4", 1 3/8" and Scallop circle punches.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


This is the last scrapbook page we did today. It was all about Our Families.


This is another page we did today in class. I took this photo when I visited my good friend, Chris this past weekend. I had such a great time visiting her. I haven't laughed that much in a long time. Thanks Chris for a wonderful weekend.
The stamp set used for this scrapbook page was Inspired by Nature. It is currently on the dormant list but available to purchase through July, 2009. Not sure if it will be available after that. We use Stampin' Write markers to color in the flowers.


Sorry, I haven't posted anything lately. I was in Michigan visiting a good friend for a few days and once I got back I needed to catch up on things around the house before my scrapbook class today. I thought I would share the scrapbook pages we made today. It was so much fun today watching everyone put their own touch to each page we make. This scrapbook page used the Stamp set Dreams De Jour and Contempo Alphabet. Card stock included, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Ballet Blue. I loved making this scrapbook page of my son, Scott.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Technique Class rescheduled

Due to the snow in Feb. I rescheduled the technique class to Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in attending email me at by Sunday, March 8th. You will learn how to make a gable box which you can modify into a small Easter basket, a matchbox card and highlighting elements on a card or scrapbook page.

Another Easter Card with A Good Egg Stamp Set

One more card with a Good Egg Stamp Set. The ingredients for this card are: Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock and Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper . StazOn black stamp pad and Stampin' Write Markers, Oval punches and Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon.

A Good Egg Binder Clip

I had a workshop last Sunday, thanks Mary, and we made this Binder Photo Clip. I thought I would share the idea with you. Get your cameras out, and take lots of Easter photos and then add your favorite one to the clip and display it on your desk.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Good Egg

With Easter just around the corner I thought I would start posting some Easter designs. A Good Egg is such a cute set for Easter. This card was the inspiration by a card done by Jodi Lenz on Splitcoaststampers. I added a background to give the design a little more pizazz. Hope you like it.

Ingredients for this card are:

Card stock: Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue

Stamp Pad: Basic Black

Accessories: Scallop, 1/2", 3/4", 1", and 1 1/4" circle Punches, White Gel Pen and Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Petal Pizzazz

I decide to make a card using the new Stampin' Up BigZ Top Note Sizzix die with one of the new stamp sets called Petal Pizzazz in the Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog. The ingredients for this card are Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock, yo yo yellow, pumpkin pie, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss stamp pads.

Matchbook Card

Here's a preview of one of the cards we will be making at the technique class on Feb. 21st. You'll receive a template and how to guide at the class so you can make matchbook cards in the future. If interested in joining us, email me at