Sunday, January 25, 2015

January Card Club

A new round of card club has started and we have 8 wonderfully talented ladies in our group this time. We have two new members joining us this time Cris and Jami, Tracy has opted to take a break from club for a little while but all the other ladies have returned.

This months theme for card swap was hearts and flowers, or valentine type theme.

I was blown away with this months cards and didn't even want to pull mine out when it was my turn.  

Here is Jami's amazing 3D type card.  Just goregous.

Here is Rachelle's card.  The background on the front is aluminum foil ran through the embosser.  Amazing!

Here is Liz's gorgeous card!  What a perfect bow and I love the stamping on this! 

Cris made two things for us!!  This fabulous tree bag made with the new Thinlit Treat Bag Die and the gorgeous card below. 


Here is Cindy's wonderful card.  Love the embossing on all the hearts! 

Angela couldn't make our meeting but she made this beautiful card for Valentines Day! 

Here is Michelle's fabulous card with all the wonderful touches on it.  The picture doesn't do it justice.  It has some wonderful glimmer and shimmer on it. 

Here is my Valentine Card.  I used craft paper and the new stamp set Hello Life and You Plus me. 

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Every month Michele has a little giveaway and I've been luckily I have won a few of the fabulous crafty items.  This month I won again this adorable box filled with yummy candies.

This was made with the Tiny Treat Boxes from Stampin Up.
So Cute! 

Our project this month was a file folder card using the Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board

This is what it looks like on the outside.

And here is the inside.

What a fun project with lots of little pieces. I messed up my envelope which was stamped too so I won't show you that. lol. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Paper Pumpkin

I couldn't wait to blog about January's Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Kit.  If you are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, it is a monthly subscription kit of fun craft and stamps that come right to your door. I love getting my orange box every month.  It is just $19.95 a month which includes shipping and you can also get prepaid subscriptions.
Here is January's :

It comes with directions on how to put your project together and everything you need to do it.
It also comes with a mini stamp set and a mini ink pad and your first subscription comes with an acrylic block for your stamp.

Here is the stamp set it came with.  It is the Photo Polymer type stamp which is soooo much better to stamp with then the Acrylic stamps.

Here are a few of the projects.  I added Sweet Tart Heart candies to my little baggies 

It came with enough supplies to make 24 adorable treat bags.  I only made 12 to start.  If you go on Pinterest Paper Pumpkin by Stampin Up  you can see alternate projects each month to make with your kit. 

If you would like to get in on this crafty fun you can go to and put me in as your consultant. Kristen Torres.   If you would like to order prepaid subscriptions it's even cheaper.  6 months is just $113.70 a savings of $1.00 per month and a 12 month subscription is $215.40 a savings of $2.00 per month.  You can cancel the regular subscription at any time, there is no obligation to commit.
Give it a try for a month, I know you'll come back and sign up for 6 months! 
Contact me at with questions or if you'd like me to help you get started! 

Friday, December 26, 2014

December Happenings

Wow! It feels like forever since I posted on the blog.  With the holidays and working full-time the blog got a little neglected.  I apologize to my 10 loyal followers. :-)

First I wanted to let you know what I've been up to.  My daughter was selected to participate in New York States All State Mixed Chorus Ensemble in Rochester this year.  She received a perfect score on her NYSSMA audition in the spring.  She was also selected to the All County Chorus here on Long Island.  We went to see her perform in Rochester at the beginning of December.  What an amazing experience.  One that I will cherish forever and I'm so grateful my daughter got to participate in.

Next, my daughter won the roll in her High School play as Rizzo in Grease.  This is one proud Mom here.  Here is the video of her as Rizzo
For more proud Mom moments check out my YouTube channel at Ozsome21.  There are also videos on the side of my blog you can click that will take you to my YouTube Channel.

In the midst of the whirl wind I found a bit of creative time.  I missed my demonstrators Christmas Party but the girls in my card club are so sweet and moved the club date to the following week after my daughters play.  Michelle and Angela even came to see Emily which was so so nice of them.  

Decembers card club exchange was to use the bird punch from Stampin Up 

You didn't have to make a bird out of it so it was fun to see what the girls came up with.

Here are all our cards from the exchange.

This is Rachelle's card and she made a tag too! She made a swam out of the bird and the flowers! 

Michelle made the flame out of the bird feather.  What a pretty card! 

Here is Angela's card and she stamped the inside too.  She made a Cardinal!  I found out she loves cardinal's.  

Here is Cindy's delicate card.  She used the leaves to create the wreath.

This is Liz's pretty card.  She had the same idea as Michelle to make the candle and I love how she used the Top Note Die Cut for the inside of the card.  I have been on the fence about getting this die cut and this pushed me over. It's on my order form this month. :-)

Here is my Card.  Tracy was unable to attend our card club as she was under the weather but she made something similar to mine.  I used everything in the punch to create mine.  The vase is actually the bird. 

This was a wonderful handmade gift from Michelle to all of us girls.  All StampIn Up!  The embellishments she made into earring for us!  So pretty!  

This was our project!  I just love this!  

To make this Start with a a piece of paper 10" X 8 3/4".
On the 10" side mark with a pencil at the 5" mark.
Then cut with your paper trimmer from your 5" mark to the corner so you are making a triangle.
Score lines at 4 3/8" and 5 7/8" on all sides of the triangle and fold.

The envelope is made with the Envelope maker and the paper size is 9X9.

Wow!  So much going on! So much to show you.  I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and happy New Year!

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

November Card Club

I love getting together with these ladies once a month, making a great project provide by my leader Michelle Halleen and doing our card exchange.  This ladies are just so talented and so much fun to craft with.  This month the challenge exchange was to make a tag, it could be any occasion. Angela was our hostess this month. Thanks Angela!!
Here are the tags

These tags are so great, I don't want to use them! 

This is Tracy's card. It's a shaker tag and Liz and I couldn't stop playing with it.  It has little micro beads inside the window with the snowman and they almost cling to the snowman.

This is the front and back of Michelle's tag.  So awesome! 

This is the front and back of Cindy's tag.  Cindy was so hesitant to show us her tag and I think it's just adorable.  She actually made two tags and couldn't decide which one to use for the exchange, so after asking what the other tag looked like she reluctantly showed us and gave us them too!  Look at how beautiful her second tag is too! We were lucky to get two tags from Cindy this week! 

Here's my tag.  This is one piece and I used the tag topper punch and oval thinlit to cut them out.
On the bottom are the other items I used in my tag. 

Here is Liz's cute tag, we both had the same idea using our Tree punches.

Here is Rachelle's tag.  I'm a big snowman freak, so I will be CASEing this tag.  She used the oval Thinlit to make him. 

Here is Angela's adorable pocket tag, you could slip money or a gift tag in the pocket as well. 

Here are the great little projects we made with Michelle.  

This is a adorable gift card holder.  Using the Gift card Envelope Thinlit.

This adorable little box is made using the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit dies. 

I had made another tag when I was creating mine for the exchange so I thought I'd show it here too.  I didn't use this design for the exchange but I like the tag.  It has a country feel. 

If you'd like to create your own card club I'd love to do one with you.  Just send me an e-mail at or go to my website

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