Friday, October 31, 2008
Now Christmas is a whole nother story! I will be starting to decorate really soon because I put up so many trees and then have to start my baking. I might share some favorite cookie recipes in another week or so along with some pictures of my decorating. I will have a house full over the holidays and really enjoy it even though I'm exhausted by the time it is over. January just seems to be such a let down.
I am working on a couple of items and hope to have something to show you a little later today.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
One card but placed two different ways. I happen to prefer it as an accordian but it is also a stair step. All most all Stampin' Up! products, Class A Peel Stickers used in centers of flowers.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I am loving doing these! I did this one using some retired Stampin' Up! Designer paper that I had left over from last year. I also used the retired Star punch, I think this shape is perfect for these trees. The Seasons Greetings comes from Stampin' Up! Rub-ons Word Flurries and the bling happens to be Class A Peel Stickers by Stampendous! Red Grosgrain from Stampin' Up!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
The top photo is the cabin we used for scrapping while there were two other cabins for sleeping. The bottom photo is one I took before I left and everyone is busy working on their projects.
Friday, October 17, 2008
I think I'm packing almost everything I own to take along, at least it feels like it. I know I have packed all my punches and lots of so far unused Club Scrap Kits to work on this weekend. Even if I only get the layouts done I'll feel good. I'm sure to buy a couple more Kits from our great FFC'er Laurie Bennett. If you want more information about Club Scrap please go to the right side of my blog and click on their site.
Pam has set this whole thing up and I believe there are going to be 11 of us and I'm sure we will have a ball. I understand that there is a Michaels and an AC Moore close by the camp so we might just have to take a quick trip if we run out of something. I understand our food is going to be tops and I'll report back on that when I return. I have alrady packed plenty of chocolate to take along, water, tea and who knows what else I'll pick up to snack on.
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to have lots to show you when I return on Sunday.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
1. I've been a hobby Stampin' Up! demo since March 2000
2. I've been married to the same lucky guy - Joe - for 42 years, I don't know how that happened since I'm only 30!!!!
3. We have 2 grandsons, 1 great-grandson and will be having our first granddaughter within the next two weeks.
4. I am also very much into genealogy but spend so much time stamping and scrapping that genealogy has fallen behind.
5. I really really love Daylilies, Azaleas and any flower that comes back.
6 I think Christmas is my favorite holiday. I start decorating around the middle of November and used to put up 7 trees. That was when we had a much bigger house. Now if I can squeeze 4 trees in I'm lucky. My mom and brother come up from Florida and many in the family come to my house and visit so she can see everyone.
I'm going to leave this as an open TAG. If you can please post 6 things about you that your fellow bloggers might be interested in knowing. Also please take the time and visit my fellow bloggers that I have listed to the right of my page. Manny, many good ideas from them all. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We spent yesterday walking up Whiteside Mountain and let me tell you I learned ( like I didn't already know it) how out of shape I am. I had to stop and catch my breath several times before continuing on the hike. Good thing we took the easy trail. The site at the top was well worth it and I can't wait to start scrapping our trip. We also saw several waterfalls but the main one I wanted to get photos of was closed - Dry Falls. They are doing construction on the parking area and believe me there is no place else to park there. We were both ready to head home today, unfortunately Joe apparently did something to his leg and he had a horrible nights sleep. He is in much better physical shape then me so I am surprised. I hope he is feeling better soon.
Now I have to face a ton of laundry before I can even think of playing. I actually have a scrapbooking get together this weekend with a group of ladies at a "camp" Should be fun but I'm behind in getting stuff together.
Hope to get something quick posted a little later. I have lots of blogs to catch up on so if I haven't left you a comment in a while I will soon.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The top card uses Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock. Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Creamy Caramel inks, paper piercer, Word Window Punch and pearl beads. Stamp sets used are Baroque Motifs and Eastern Blooms
Middle card Always Artichoke and Whisper White Cardstock along with Always Artichoke and Real Red inks. I used my new Cuttlebug Ornament folder and then sponged some color on some of the ornaments. I used the new Stampin' Up! set A Cardinal Christmas for the main image. I just had to add Red Glitter glue since I did not stamp the berries in red but I think the glitter pretty well hides those green berries.
The last card uses Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Ski Slope Designer Paper. This is the Twisted Ribbon Technique that is in the latest edition of Technique Junkies Newsletter. You can find out more about them by clicking on the icon on the right. I used the Stampin' Up! sets Jolliest Time of the Year and To You & Yours. Of course, the card would not be complete with out glitter. I added Crystal Effects and then Dazzling Diamonds for a finishing touch.
Hope you enjoy todays cards. Please let me know what you think.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I had a friend over today to make some cards. She is trying to decide what she wants to get to make her cards for this year. These are just 3 of the ones we made and the middle one is not really in the running. Just playing around with that one.
The top card is actually a gate fold which you really can't see since the card was scanned. I love doing gate folds now that I have the Scor-Pal! If you don't have one click on the image to the right for more information. It is a wonderful new tool. Now back to the card, this is A Wish for Peace stamped in Old Olive on Very Vanilla cardstock, sponged on the edges and I pierced the two upper corners before mounting on Old Olive. The base card is one of my favorite new "In Colors" from Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze. The background for the card is Baroque Motifs stamp set. The trees have Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds added for extra pop.
Middle card also uses Baroque Motifs in the background and Snow Swirled stamp set, Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds also added. Colors are Real Red and another new "In Color" Pacific Point.
The last for tonight uses A Wish for Peace and card stock Sahara Sand and Always Artichoke, ink is Always Artichoke. I love the new A Very Merry Christmas stamp from the Punches Three Hostess set, the Ticket Corner Punch and the Scallop Square Punch. For an added touch I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds and Dimensionals.
We did 5 other cards but I think I will wait and show them later. Have a great evening.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I just had to try out the Twisted Ribbon card that was in the current Technique Junkie Newsletter. So cool! If you aren't familiar with TJ check them out the link is on the right side below.
My Twisted Card uses Stampin' Up! Designer Paper Ski Slope. This is just one of the great new papers that are in the new Holiday Mini. Check them out on line and you can order direct from my website. Cardstock for this one is Real Red, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. Jolliest Time of the Year is where this cute snowman is found. Merry and Bright is from the Holiday Mini set To You & Yours. Also used are Stampin' Up! markers to color in some of the snowman and three punches - small & large oval and the designer label punch all found in the current catalog. Check them out on-line.
The Season's Greetings card also uses the same terrific Ski Slope Designer Paper and Very Vanilla cardstock with the image from the new catalog set A Wish for Peace stamped in Old Olive and highlighted with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds. I just had to add a couple of the pearls from the Pretties Kit.
I hope you enjoy todays additions. TFL