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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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Gratitude for Days

I'm trying to teach my children more about gratitude.  In there busy lives they tend to forget to be grateful for the things they have and for what others do for them.  Around Thanksgiving is a perfect time to re-enforce what being grateful means. I decided to use the Gratitude for Days kit that Stampin Up has to have the kids, and myself, write down for 30 days what we are grateful for. Then I'm going to scrapbook them for a keepsake.

I used some of my Stampin Up Thank you stamps and the Stamp that came with this months paper pumpkin kit. 

Today is November 1st so we started writing down on the cards what we are grateful for.  At the end of the month we will sit down and look at what the 30 days of Gratitude has shown us.  It will be fun to look at this next year. 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

October Card Club Swap

This months theme for my card club was to create a card in black and white only.  The creative ladies came up with some really fabulous cards as always.

We had everyone attend the club this month so it was nice to see everyone.  

This is Tracy's Card.  It is an anniversary card, and I needed one for my cousin so this one was already given away.  Thanks Tracy! 

This is Michelle's Beautiful Card! 

This is Liz's Card. When you open it the window in the middle is revealed! So awesome!

This is Rachelle's Card she hand cut out the flowers!!  

Cindy Created this adorable tuxedo card!

Angela created this adorable card! 

This is my card. :-)

We also made cookies this month using the cookie press by Stampin Up and then made a box to put them in with the Box Punch board.  I also won the little door prize this month which was this cute little Halloween fry box filled with Candies. 

Here are just a few products I used in my card.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christmas Tree Card

This is my card that I made for my first demonstrator swap.  We had to make 15 cards this time and it was a challenge to get them all done in time.

The challenge this month was to use one of the Swing Card Thinlits that Stampin Up has.

I just got my Big Shot so this was a great project to get started with.

I used the Dazzling Detail glitter glue for the first time and liked the results!  

I used so many fun products.  This is a great card for the holidays.  Below are all the items I used. Just click on the link below the item and it will take you right to my website.   

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Challenge

I wanted to enter a challenge I stumbled upon that you use only Stampin Up products for, and since I'm addicted to Stampin Up I thought I'd enter.  The challenge blog is SU Only Challenges and they have such wonderful ideas to show off. Here is my card for the challenge.  The challenge was to make a card or project using something you'd find in the woods.

I learned the technique of masking recently and I also used the white crayon technique for the trees  I should have went a little darker with the crayon but I thought it was cute for my first attempt.
Products used were:
Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, and Garden Green ink
Stamp Sets are:
Festival of Trees,  Papillon Potpourri, and Petite Pairs
Paper colors: Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight
I used a sponge to get the background effects and a white crayon on the trees.  I used the circle punch and punch a hole in a sticky note and then inked the whole on my card.  Then using the cicle piece I punched out I stuck that over my inked sun and sponged the background. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bubbling Birthday Card

This week is my week to Design for the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge.
Here is this weeks sketch # 76
I love the idea in this sketch of the words behind an image.  I wish I had a little more time for this one because I had two ideas in mind.  This one is a birthday card, but I also wanted to do a Halloween card with this same concept and if I get some time I'll post that one too.

Here is what I came up with

I liked the way my paper matched the bubbles in the drink stamp.  I also cut about an inch off the front of the card so when you opened it you could see the patterned paper on the back of the card front.
This is a stamp set I've used before called Happy Hour from Stampin Up and the paper is from the Regals Desginer Paper Series by Stampin Up. It is a deep pretty purple that the picture does do justice. I added some bling baubles I had to give it an even more bubbly effect.  I kept my card simple this week. 


Monday, September 22, 2014

No matter what

                                                         Here is this weeks AHSC #74

I'm a little behind with everything as I adjust to going back to work full-time so I wish I had a bit more time to use some creative juices to make this card.
This is what I came up with using my Stampin Up new stamp set Letterpress Winter, Stampin Up Petite Pairs and the Stampin Up Papillon Potpouri butterfly stamp and the butterfly punch.
I used some Turqoise Stickle to give it some bling and punch a shadow for the butterfly

I love this color ink which is the Stampin Up Pacific Point .
If you would like to come along and create with us at The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge just click the link.  I'd love to see what you come up with.
All these products used can be found at under products and shop now.