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. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September Card Club

I look forward to my Stampin Up card club every month. For Septembers club our swap was anything fall themed.  The ladies came up with some fabulous cards.  Here are all of our cards

Tracy's Card: With Googley eyes!

Rachelles Card, it opens up in the middle.  So cute!  If you love owls you have to have the Owl punch available here

Liz's Card also opens up and has googley eyes!  Love that new Halloween paper!

Angelas card with cute little peek a boo window!

Beautiful Happy 
Thanksgiving stamp on inside of Angela's card.

Cindy's Card :-) Love the ribbon and buttons

Michelle's Card love that thick twine

My Card, I had no Stampin Up Stamps so I used paper and punches.  I'll add a stamp later. 
The punches I used for this are Artisan Label Punch and I used the border punch Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border 

Our project for the night was learning a new technique where you use a white crayon and mask the card and ink it.  It came out so pretty, I can't wait to make a bunch of these.

The Stamp set used for this was White Christmas and Freaky Friends for the bat

If you would like to learn how to make this card I'd love to teach you.  I'm just starting out as a Stampin Up Demonstrator. Check out my website at 

You too can make these beautiful cards and even use for your scrapbooks! If you are interested in starting a card club or buying anything to make these fabulous cards contact me at or go to my website and order directly from the above link. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Music themed card Sketch # 72 AHSC

For this weeks Atlantic Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #72  I was inspired to do something with musical notes. I love the music notes theme in cards. Here is this weeks sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch.

I used some music note paper that I have had forever and the Stampin Up heart stamp.  It's retired and the name of the stamp isn't on the stamp.  The other stamps are also retired from CTMH Dancing Notes.
I decided to pay more attention to the inside of my cards so I had some musical note Washi Tape that I added as a border to the top and bottom on the inside of the card. 

Then to set it apart as always I used my stickle to give it that gorgeous touch.

I hope you will play along with us this week.
Click here to go to the blog for this weeks sketch.