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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hello Everyone,
   It's been a while since I've posted but the last week of Christmas just got so busy. I didn't even get the 12 weeks of Christmas cards done. hopefully next year. Well Christmas has come and gone and now we're awaiting a New year to begin. We won't do much on new year's eve dinner and an early movie and then home to watch the New year approach if we can stay awake that long. LOL. Fortunately i don't have to work New year's day which means I can sleep in and take down the Christmas stuff. The diner is open but I don't have to work. Yay!
    Here are a couple of Winter Birthday cards I've been working on. I'm into the ww and soft suede lately. I'm trying to keep them sort of simple and under 10 mins. in making.

The supplies for the card to the left

    Stamps: Lovely As A tree, Forest Friends, Teeny tiny wishes.
     Inks: Soft Suede
     Cardstock: WW
     Accessories: Satmping sponges, dimensionals.

 The supplies for the card on the left.

    Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Serene Snowflake, Hugs and Wishes
    Inks: Soft Suede  
    Cardstock: Soft Suede on the outside layer which doesn't show up on the picture at all, I don't know why, and WW.
    Accessories: Stampin Sponges, creative memory cutting system ovals, SU pearls, soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon(retired)
    I hope you and your family have a  very Happy  and safe new year. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice evening . Til next time.
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snowman Soup and treat bags

 Hello Everyone,
       Feeling a lot better and have been busy finishing up my projects for this holiday season which is in it's final week.Shopping is just about done, I do have a couple of last minute gifts I need to pick up. This is one of the treat bags that I am making to hand out to some of the regulars we have that come to the diner. Also on the bottom is the Snowman Soup that my downline taught at my last Christmas stamp class. I also am making at least 25 of these for the regular customers, some customers will get the nugget treat bag and some of them will receive the snowman soup treat bag.
The poem on the snowman soup is on the back of the hot cocoa reads
     Heard you've been good this year
     always glad to hear it.
     With freezing weather drawing near,
     You'll need to warm the spirit.
      So here's a little snowman soup,
                                                                    complete with stirring stick, snowballs,
                                                                    and kisses from Frosty.
                                                                    Just add hot water, sip it slow,
                                                                    it's sure to do the trick.

The recipe for the nugget treat bag is as follows.
Clear pretzel bags from craft store.
Stamps: Bells and Boughs
Inks: Old Olive.
Cardstock: Jolly Holiday dsp, Cherry Cobbler,Very Vanilla
Accessories: Lg Oval punch, Decorative Label punch, Hershey Nuggets of coarse.

Snowman Soup recipe
Stamps: Cold Play (retired), Whimsical Alphabet upper case (retired).
Inks:  Basic Black, Garden Green, Real red
Cardstock: Garden green, WW.
Accessories: Tag corner punch

      Thanks for visiting. Have a good evening. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Birthdays

Hi Everyone,

   Here it is Sat, and Christmas is only 2 weeks away. I'm still working on Christmas cards, but I also belong to the RAK Birthday Committee on SCS and needed to make birthday cards for the Dec. Birthdays. Here is my card for the Winter birthdays and I also have my mom and my son's girlfriend's birthday in Jan, so I decided to make the same card for them as well. This card is really simple. I have 6 of these made.

Supplies for this card 
Stamps: Sincere Salutations.
Inks: versa mark
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Shimmery White
Accessories: Northern Flurry EB folder, Kraft taffeta Ribbon ( also known as crumb cake) Big Shot, Silver EB powder,and rhinestones from SU. Heat tool.
Thanks for looking. I'm off  to get our Christmas tree. Have a great afternoon. Til next time.
Happy Stamping


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Week 10

Hello everyone,
    Little by little I'm feeling better and my voice is coming back. Spent the afternoon bringing my younger so K.j. to wal-mart and best buy. He's been working and saving money for a laptop and he finally earned enough to pay for everything he wanted to go with the laptop and the lap top with money still in the bank to spare. I'm proud of him. That's what he's doing now playing with the laptop.
   Here is week 10 Christmas card.


 Stamps: Bells and Boughs.
 Inks: Cherry cobbler.
 Card stock: Soft Suede, Crumb cake, Cherry Cobbler,Deck the Halls DSP.
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Scallop Oval punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Victorian Crochet ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by,have a good evening. Til next time,
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hello everyone,
   I'm just getting in from a busy day. I've been going since 8:30 this morning and now am home and dinner is on, unfortunately I have to go out again at 7:00 for a meeting. So this will be quick. I hope I get home for Glee it's a Christmas one this week. Anyways here is Christmas card week 9.
Stamps: Old ST Nick, Forest Friends, Lovely as A tree.Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Basic Gray, Early espresso,
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Candy cane DSP, Garden green. WW.
Accessories:  Stampin markers, Baja Breeze, Garden Green,Pumpkin Pie. Crystal Effects and dazzling Diamonds which shows up as a funny color on my scan. The sparkle looks better in real life. I think I'll sponge the sky with Baja breeze it looks very white not much color. Got to go time to get dinner ready. Thanks for stopping by, Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ice cream cone ornament

Hello everyone,
     I'm still under the weather but feeling a little better. Yesterday I worked and felt pretty lousy luckily I have the next two days off. We also had our Christmas stamping class/party. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves despite my coughing and hoarse voice. This is the Christmas ornament we made using an ice cream cone and the candy cane fabric. We also made a snowman soup packet that my down line had brought.  I'll post that soon too.We had our Yankee swap and everyone was happy with what they received. The supplies I used for this ornament was minimal actually.
Stamps: none
cardstock: real Red
Inks: none
Accessories: Ice Cream cone, Candy cane fabric, paper clip,Victorian crochet ribbon and stickey strip.
Thanks for stopping by and your comments. Have a good evening.Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Friday, December 3, 2010

Joy Wall hanging

Hello everyone,
   It's Dec. Christmas is nearing quickly. I still need to  make the rest of my Christmas cards and treats. I've been under the weather for almost three weeks, I got rid of a cold or something for about 2 days and here I am with another .I'm very tired all the time for my body is trying to fight off these cold like symptoms. All I want to do is sleep it makes it hard when I have so much to do before the holiday. I have a Christmas class/party on Sun for my girls I sure hope I feel better by then. Here is a wall hanging that I made using the big shot scallop square two sizes die and the Candy cane DSp.
Supplies I used.
Stamps: Pure and Simple lower case alphabet letters(retired)
Cardstock:  Baja breeze,Candy cane DSP, Blushing Bride, Real red.
Inks: Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot two sizes Scallop Square, 1 inch circle punch, Polka Dot red Grosgrain Ribbon, Stickey Strip. 
We were going to make this in the class along with the ice cream cone ornament but I have another surprise instead,we'll make that and the ice cream ornament which I will be posting real soon. I have it made I just need to upload it . Thanks for visiting, Have a great evening. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Week 8

Hello Everyone,
   Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a very nice one, but it went by fast, now time to get ready for the next one. Thankfully my shopping is all done, I'm so thankful for that. I don't like to be out there in the heat of the shoppers, shopping anyway. I love being out there and mingling with everyone and watching and listening to the music, I like the spirit of it all I guess.
  Here is Christmas card week 8. This was cased from someone but I don't remember who. I know I'm a little late getting it posted, I'll be posting week 9 soon.
Supplies used for this card.

Stamps: Bells and Boughs.
Inks: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede.
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Deck The Halls DSP, Soft Suede , Very Vanilla.
Accessories: Always Artichoke,  Seam Binding, Blender Pens, Dimensionals, Sm. Oval Punch, Vintage Brads.
Thanks for stopping by, Have a great evening. Check back soon and I will have posted my Joy Wall hanging I made, I also have an ornament that I will be posting which is the one we'll be making in my class on Sun. Til next time.
Happy Stamping:)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Week 7

Hello Everyone,
   Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here?  I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving and get to eat lots of turkey. 
   I managed to catch the 7th Harry potter this weekend  and it was awesome!  I really enjoyed it. My hubby on the other hand isn't really a harry Potter fan but has been to all of the movies. He liked it but he's not into it like my son K.J. and I are. We got tickets  early because we were afraid it would be packed and there is nothing worse than having to sit in a movie theater in the first front rows. We went in about a half hour early and there were quite a few people already there. We didn't end up in the front rows we were somewhere in the middle, which was o.k.
   Continuing on with the 12 weeks of Christmas, I finally got my 7th week of Christmas card done. Here it is.
Stamps: Bells and Boughs
Inks: Always Artichoke, crumb cake, Early espresso,
Cardstock: Crumb cake, Deck The halls DSP, Very Vanilla,
Accessories: Chantilly Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Gold Cord, scallop border trim, Punch, SU sponges. 
Have a good  evening and thanks for dropping by. Til next time.
Happy Thanksgiving  everyone!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hello Everyone,
   Well here it is Wed, it's the middle of the week for most of you or what they say over the hump day, unfortunately it is the beginning of my week. It wasn't a very good day today everyone's emotions seemed to be running very high .  people ended up crying another group ended up fighting, I think we were all pms sing. lol
   Anybody getting ready for the 7th harry Potter movie? I know I'm looking forward to seeing it. We won't be going until the 2cnd weekend because the first weekend will be way too  cahotic. It will be kind of sad when we come to the very end of this. I was sad when all the books were done and I read them.
    Another note  anybody watching Dancing With The Stars? Last nights results were pretty surprising sort of. I can't believe Brandy and Maks were kicked off. I mean Bristol  has improved a great deal and she has been beautiful but  Brandy shouldn't of been kicked off. This is just an opinion.
  Anyways I have a craft fair or show going on Thurs, here in Leominster and these are my book mark paper clips that I've been working on. my friend and I are hoping to get some new contacts and maybe book a couple of workshops or classes plus we'll be selling some items also. These were a lot of fun to make.
Supplies I used are
various stamp sets from SU : Tiny Teacup, Tart and tangy, Just Buzzin By
Inks: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Real Red.
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Baja breeze, DSP Candy Cane, WW,
Accessories: Lg Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 3/4 circle Punch, also the owl punch and turned it up side down cut off the ears and made it a penguin, Gingham ribbon and Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds on the wings of the bee, and gold Stickles on the antenae
Thanks for visiting, have a great evening. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Thursday, November 11, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Week 6

Hello everyone,
     It is that time of the week again. Here is my week 6 Christmas Card for the 12 weeks of Christmas. It is a really simple card.
Supplies used
 Stamps: Jolly Old St Nick, Merry Messages
 Inks: Real red
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Candy Cane  DP , Real Red, WW,
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot EB folder,  Blushing Bride  Bashful Blush, Real red Stampin Write Markers, Dimensionals and mini Glue Dots.
     Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Monday, November 8, 2010

Brrr. Cold today

Hello Everyone,
  Brrr. Its cold and damp out there today. Haven't been feeling up to par recently, I think I'm coming down with a cold. 
  My husband and I went to this beautiful wedding Sat, night. It was in Portsmouth NH. which is about an hour away. The wedding started a 6:30 pm. It was very different from other weddings I've been to. The food was out of this world and the variety was unbelievable. There were 6 different stations of food. One was filet mingon and potatoes,another was just all sorts of salad, then there was a pasta station, a sushi station and a seafood station. needless to say,  that people kept going around to all stations. It was really a fun wedding, the band was excellent  even got my hubby to dance a fast song and one slow song. The wedding cake was 23 Kt. gold. really! I wanted to take a pic but my camera said my memory was used, so I wasn't able to. Sun. I took off from work so we could stay over night. which we ended up not doing.
    Here is another Christmas card I worked on this morning. I'm trying to use up my Christmas DSP and some buttons and an older stamp which I've always loved. Dasher. My downline and I are trying to get some projects together for kind of a craft fair going towards some fundraiser which will be held Thurs. Nov,18th in Leominster Ma at 507 Lancaster street. if you have time stop on over to see us we'll be there from 5:30 til at least 8:00.  
     Here is the card I was working on
    Supplies used
    Stamps: Dasher, Jolly Old St nick.
    Inks: Soft Suede
    Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Deck The Halls DSP, Very Vanilla.
    Accessories: Scallop oval Punch, Designer Big Buttons, Northern Flurry EB folder, Linen Thread
       Well that was part of my weekend, need to get my son from Cross country practice Thanks for visiting , have a great afternoon. Til next time.
Happy stamping

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Week 5

Hello everyone,
     Not much going on. Did a little more Christmas shopping last night. My mom and my younger son . There's only 51 days left til Christmas. Hard to believe. It is coming fast now. I always feel like after Halloween the holidays come up fast. Here is my card for Christmas week number 5. Another really simple card and quick. Enjoy. Sorry it's so crooked, I tried straightening it out three times. This was the best I could do. I think it's the ribbon, it off sets it.
Supplies used are all SU.
Stamps: Bells and Boughs.
 Inks: Crumb Cake for the sponging of the edges. Rich Razzleberry,
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White.
 Accessories: Petals a Plenty EB folder,Rich Razzleberry, polka dot grosgrain ribbon turned inside out, Bright Glimmer Brad, SU sponges.
 Thanks for visiting. Have a great evening, Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Monday, November 1, 2010

Week 4 Christmas card

Hello Everyone,
   It's the 1st of November, Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween. I was home all alone. My boys went to Fright night at Six Flags and my husband was over his nephew's house to watch the patriots Game. We  didn't have many Trick Or Treaters, maybe 6 in all, so it was quiet.  I had the house all to myself. Gotta love that once in awhile. I did absolutely nothing and now am kicking myself. I should have stamped and created but I didn't. The inspiration just wasn't there.
    Today I have the house to myself til about 4. I am stamping and listening to Christmas music. I know I know it's early yet. But I love Christmas music and after all I am making Christmas cards it helps the mood.
Here is my week 4 card for the 12 weeks of Christmas. Can you believe it, 50 days til Christmas, yikes! 25 til Thanksgiving!
Here it is,it's kinda dark.
Stamps used: Greeting card Kids.
Inks:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Soft Suede. Stazon Black.
Cardstock: Always Artichoke for base,Cherry Cobbler, Confetti Creme, Deck The halls DSP.
Accessories: 2 1/2 Circle Punch, Aqua Painters, Always Artichoke seam binding, Deck the halls Designer big buttons. Blush Blossom,Blushing Bride,Crumb Cake, Soft Suede,stamping Write markers. SU sponges.
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of your day.Til next time.
Happy Stamping.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

12 weeks til Christmas week 3

Hello everyone,

    I can't believe the temps we've had these past couple of days. It's been mild and warm kind a like summer again. The color is still beautiful for the season, but the trees are becoming bare now. Here is the Christmas card of week 3 that I promised I'd put up. This catches me up just about. Check back shortly when I'll be putting up Christmas card week 4. Hopefully these cards will inspire you to start Christmas cards, using the sets you already have and making them your own.
     This is another  simple and quick card. 
Supplies used for this card are all SU.
Stamps: Tags Til Christmas, Jolly old Saint Nick
Inks: Garden green ,Real Red 
Card Stock: Real red,WW, Candy cane DSP.
Accessories: Medium Punch, Eyelet border Punch, Silver cord. Satin Real Red ribbon.
Hope you enjoyed this week #3  Christmas card. Have a great afternoon.Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Card DSP week 2

Hello Everyone,

   The Deck the Halls Designer Series paper is so pretty that the paper along with card stock alone make really pretty cards with out stamping. The bottom card is cased from Marni Levitt one of the people I had done some  get togethers with.  Remember the 12 weeks of Christmas cards I was telling you about in another post? Well the bottom one is her week 2, I still have to get week three up,I'm actually a week behind. The bottom one I changed slightly, I used the Vintage Wallpaper EB folder where she used one of the Texturze  plates for the vanilla panel. The one on the upper right I decided to use some of the DSP I had left over from the one on the bottom also have the cardinal which was made from the same sheet of DSP.These two were really easy and quick to make.

The recipe for the upper right.

Stamps: Bells and Boughs although you can't see it very well, it has Merry Christmas embossed in gold
Ink: Versa Mark
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Deck the Halls DSP.
Accessories: Gold EB powder and Heat Tool.
 The recipe for the second card.
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Card stock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler,  Deck The Halls DSP,Very Vanilla.
Accessories: Vintage wallpaper EB folder, Big shot,Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

 Here is the third card I made using the left over DSP and I did use a stamp with this one.
Stamps: Christmas cardinal.
Inks: Stazon Black,  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler. 
 Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler,  Deck The Halls DSP,Very Vanilla.
 Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Cutting system form Creative Memories, Daffodil Delight Stamping Marker,Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder.
   Hope you enjoyed your visit, and the 12 weeks of Christmas, check back soon for Christmas card week #3, hopefully by tomorrow or the next day. then I will be caught up. Have a good one. Til next time.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

November stamping class projects

Hello Everyone,

   Here are a couple of the projects that we will be making in our November stamping class. The decorative pumpkin that is made out of DSP and the Fall luminary using the big Shot Fancy favor die.
These are sure to brighten up any Thanksgiving table as extras or as a center piece with the Turkey nuggets which I haven't uploaded yet because they don't scan well. May have to take a photo rather than scanning. Would rather scan than take a photo because I'm not real familiar with uploading from my camera. I've done it a couple of times but still not sure. Will be posting the turkeys as soon as I can.
These projects were really a lot of fun to make. This is the luminary without lighting it, maybe I can get a pic of it when it's lit. I will try.
Recipe for Pumpkin
  Stamps: French Foliage
  Inks: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
  Card Stock: Island oasis DSP , WW
  Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain ribbon, Always Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon
     Fall Luminary recipe
   Stamps: French Foliage
    Inks: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Old Olive, 
   Card stock: Old Olive, Vellum 
Accessories:Big Shot Fancy Favor Die, Stickey Strip
 Hope you have enjoyed today's projects. Have a great day and check back soon and I'll have the turkey nuggets posted and a lit luminary.Til next time
Happy Stamping

Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas shopping in Maine

Hello everyone,

    Been away for a short time. I have been enjoying a weekend away with my mom in Maine for a Christmas Shopping spree. Got most of it done except the immediate, the 2 boys my hubby and of coarse my mom because she was with me. Fri night was horrible weather but the rest of the week end was just beautiful. It was nice to get away and be able to relax and not be up at 4;00am to be at work. We didn't have to hurry to get anywhere. We also ate very well. Love the Kittery Outlets especially the Lnidt chocolate outlet. I got so many good deals there. Also the Cannon factory which I ended up getting sheets and a quilt for my son's new bed. Curtains for our bedroom, a couple of things greatly needed in the bathroom. It was just a great week end. Now back to reality.LOL. Thanks for stopping by, have a good day. Til next time.
Happy Stamping.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Christmas Card week 1

Hello Everyone,
Here is a card that was sent to my E-mail from one of the demonstrators/upline that  did Quarterly meetings in Rhode Island that I use to go to. Her name is Marni Levitt. She is doing an e-mail 12 weeks of Christmas and this is the Christmas card week 1 that I cased from that. I didn't really change up this one at all , except the grosgrain ribbon because I didn't have the 5/8 width. Very simple but cute.
It's been quite the weekend. My younger son K.J went to a friend's house Friday night. I was just going to bed at about 11:30 when the phone call came in. " There's been a serious accident K.J and a few friends were in the bedroom and the bed collapsed onto  K.J's  head. I was soo scared all I could think about was that his skull was crushed. She said we should pick him up and take him to the hospital,so my husband and I went to get him. Luckily it wasn't as bad as I had imagined it was. He was bleeding and there was a nice gash on the side of his head. He ended up getting 4 staples. It took us forever in the ER by the time I got home it was 2:30 am and I had to be up at 6:00am to go into work. Needless to say he had a slight concussion and the 4 staples. He was actually very lucky that it more a less grazed his head and didn't fall completely on top of him. He just had to take it easy for a few days and the staples need to come out in a few days.
Recipe for card:
Stamps: I (heart) Hearts, Patterned Pines, Christmas Cardinal.(sentiment)
Inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler. 
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday DSP, Old Olive, WW.
Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon colored with Old Olive Stampin Write marker. 
Enjoy the rest of your evening. Thanks for stopping by. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Friday, October 8, 2010

Halloween Treat bags for customers

Hello Everyone,
  Here are the treat bags that I'm making to give out to my regular customers at the coffee shop. I need to make about 50 of them so I had to keep them simple.
 Stamps: Teeny Tiny wishes
Inks: Basic Black
Card stock: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, WW
Accessories: Spider web EB folder on the black, Owl punch for ghost, Lg Bat punch, Word window punch, Modern Label punch, Dimensionals.and googlie eyes 1 3/4 circle punch.
    I have about 20 done at the moment, need to get the rest finished. Thanks for stopping by, have a good nite. Til next time.
Happy stamping

Monday, October 4, 2010

Celebrating World Card Making day

Good morning everyone,
  Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. World Card making day was Sat, but I celebrated it on Sunday with a friend. We had a nice time and we made 6 cards 3 Fall and three Halloween. She was able to make two because I had extra card stock, so she went home with 11 cards which was great . It was a pretty relaxing day, we were able to talk and had a few snacks, good way to celebrate World Card Making day.
   Here is a new card I just made, this wasn't included in that class. I actually got this idea from the SU catty,changed up the colors added a layer or two, I was very pleased with it.
Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Level 1 hostess set called Holiday Best (retired now)
Inks: Stazon Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive.
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry for base, Old Olive for next layer, WW for last layer.
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, Vintage Wallpaper EB folder, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, minature library clip.
I stamped the pumpkins and the leaf ,squash,acorn on WW  cut them out and adhered them with dimensionals to the front panel.
   Now I need to start making my Halloween treat bags, I need at least 50 of them. I think that's what I'll start on this morning, I won't get them all done by today. Thanks for visiting , have a great day. Til next time
Happy Stamping

Monday, September 27, 2010

1st year wedding Anniversary Owls

Hello Everyone,

    It's Monday and it's been a very busy day again. I started my morning off with bringing my son for his Senior pictures. They just did the indoor ones today, because it was rainy. I need to schedule another day to do outdoor ones. Brought him to school and then went for a  late breakfast with my hubby because he had some vacation time that he had to use up.

       Anyways my niece and her husband are celebrating their first year wedding Anniversary . Here is the card that I made and will be sending to them soon. I get tired of doing the traditional type of cards for occasions. Although this one is cased, I can't remember who from. I thought it was cute.

Recipe for card
 Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes.
 Inks: Chocolate Chip.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Island Oasis DSP, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, WW.  
 Accessories: Lg Owl Punch, Little leaves sizzlits, Googglie Eyes

      That's all for tonight, I'm going back to being creative before Dancing With the Stars comes on. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your evening. Til next time.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Fall and Sunday

Hey everyone!

   Happy Fall to you all. I believe it came in at like 11:00 pm Sat night. It's been kind of a productive day today. Of coarse I worked this morning, it was really really slow :( . My husband went to his nephew's to catch the Patriots game, my son K.j went to gramma's  house to do some yard work and my older son Paddy who knows?  He was gone when I got home. I had the whole house to myself and thought it would be great time to do some  stamping.
   I have two weddings to go to. One next Sat. and the other in the beginning of Nov so here is the card I will be using for both weddings because they are different families. This card started out as a case and then of coarse I strayed.
  Stamps: French Foliage, French script for back ground, and Occasional Quotes.
  Inks: Concord, Pear Pizzaz, Soft Suede.
  Card stock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizazz.
  Accessories: Lg Decorative Label Punch, Lg oval Punch, SU self adhesive Pearls. Retired Ribbon called Originals.

 This next card I also started to case and strayed . I have't used this stamp set much yet or the color concord.
 Stamps: Sense Of Time, French Script, Vintage Vogue
 Inks: Concord , Pear Pizazz, Basic Black.
 Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Concord,The base of the card is Concord and then Very vanilla but it doesn't really show up on this scan,
Accessories: Scallop Punch and rhinestone in the center of the second clock on the bottom but it doesn't show either.
    I hope you enjoyed your visit, I'm off to make more cards which I will post on another day. Thanks for stopping by, have a great night,Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Monday, September 20, 2010

My weekend Begins

Hello Everyone,
  It's Monday, the beginning of my weekend. It's been an interesting week at work. There is a baby skunk that has been roaming the grounds, he is so cute and little, he comes very close to people and then just looks at them and goes on his way. I heard somewhere that baby skunks don't spray because their smell sacks aren't quite mature but I 'm not sure of that. I know there was a skunk smell the other day when I was leaving work. On Thurs we had our door open to let in the fresh air and this spunky pup came in and visited, he was really cute and friendly, apparently he was getting out of the car and he ran into our place before the owner was able to put the leash on him, she wasn't far behind him but he did manage to get into the back room and visit our grill lady. His owner caught up to him and took him out. That was the excitement in our restaurant for the week. Here are a couple of cards I made today, keeping in the scheme of Fall.
The recipe for the card upper left.
Stamps: Autumn Harvest.
Inks: Stazon black,Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive.
Card stock: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Wicked Fun DSP, WW, Old Olive.
Accessories: Raven Trim lace, 1 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/4 circle punch., blender pens, Dimensionals
The recipe for the card above. 
 Stamps: French Foliage, Sense Of Time
 Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Soft Suede.
 Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla,
 Accessories: I used a clear block for the background under the leaf with Old Olive ink, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, my last piece of that ribbon. Scallop Border punch, Dimensionals.
    Well those are the cards for today, I hope you enjoyed visiting,have a great day. Til next time.
 Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Halloween cards for World card making day

Hi Everyone,
  Wow! I can't believe how cool and crisp the last couple of mornings have been. The weather is changing so quickly. A week ago it was so hot and humid and very summery, now it's been cool, feeling more like Fall. The leaves are already beginning to change. I love the Fall, early fall that is, as it gets later I'm not quite as crazy about it especially when it gets real cold. I will admit this cool crisp weather has really gotten me in the mood to think about Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving cards. Here are the three Halloween cards we will be making in my World card making Day class on Sun Oct 3rd. If you live kind of close by and want to join us contact me for more details by e-mail we would love to have you.
    Recipe for card upper right
      Stamps: From The Crypt
      Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Stazon Black, White craft pad
.     Card stock: Black, WW, Rich Razzleberry, Wicked Cool DSP
.     Accessories: Spider web EB Folder, Lg Batty Bat Punch, SU Sponges, Big shot.
    This is an eerie type card great for halloween.
 Recipe for card on left.

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids.
Ink: Stazon Black.
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich razzleberry, Confetti Creme, Wicked Fun DSP specialty.
 Accessories: Big Shot, Spider Web EB Folder, 2  1/2 Circle Punch, Raven Lace Trim, Razzleberry polka dot grosgrain Ribbon,(retired) Champagne Shimmer paint, Button from Earth Elements(retired), SU Sponges. Stampin Write markers colors, Rich Razzleberry,Pear Pizazz,Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake. 
I did the shimmer paint using a sponge dauber, It is a little messy on the left side of my web, I applied too much at one time, this was the first time I used this on an embossed image, I guess I need to practice more with this stuff.

Recipe for card at the right below
Stamps: Holiday Best ( retired hostess set level 1).
Inks: Basic Black, Soft Suede.
Card Stock: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, WW, Pumpkin Pie. 
Accessories: Lg Owl Punch, Lg Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Spider Web EB folder which you aren't able to see on this scan. Lg 2 step Bird Punch, and googlie eyes.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening. Til next time,
Happy Stamping


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hello Everyone,
  Tuesdays are such a busy day. I started my day at 8 am and I'll be running into early evening.  I just stopped for a short time to upload a few cards that we will be doing in my World card making day class on the 3rd of Oct, the 2cnd I have a wedding to be at., so a day late isn't too bad, and to grab a quick cup of joe to keep me going. Luckily dinner is in the crock pot cooking, since this morning. These cards were inspired by the very creative people on SCS.

The recipe for card on the right

   French Foliage, Because I care Hostess set level 1.
   Inks: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Early    Espresso,  More Mustard.
  Card Stock: More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler,    
Crumb Cake
  Accessories: Two step Lg. Bird punch, Wide twill tape, SU sponges

 The card Below
   Stamps: French Foliage, Wood grain BG  Stamp,Occasional Quotes.
    Inks: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early espresso, Old Olive, More Mustard
    Card stock: Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Confetti Creme
    Accessories: Lg Oval Punch, Linen Thread, SU sponges.

These are the Fall cards we will be doing ,there is one more card we will be doing but it's already been put up in an earlier post. Using French Foliage and big ribbon, it was a birthday card. Check back soon to see the other three samples which are Halloween Themed. Have a good night, thanks for visiting,Til next time!
Happy Stamping

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Owl Project note book

Hello everyone,

   It sure feels like Fall out there today. The air was crisp and cool. I needed a sweat shirt,and last night was perfect sleeping weather. We're almost in the middle of Sept. My son had his first homework assignment last night. He  had to write an essay. They didn't waste any time getting back into the swing of things. 
  Here is the note book that I said I would get on this, that matches the rest of the owl projects. I just finished it. A little late but better than never.
The recipe:
Stamps: Sense Of Time.
Ink: Early Espresso.
Card stock: Newsprint DSP, Early Espresso, Jolly Holiday DSP,Confetti Cream.
Accessories: Owl Punch, Abundant Hearts Punch, Ribbon Punch, Spiral Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Googlie Eyes.
    Thanks for stopping by have a good night,til next time.
Happy Stamping! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Good Morning All,

    It's early and dreary out here, I have my coffee and figured I would do a little blogging. My 17 year old K.J. went off to school today, not a very happy camper but he's off, I'll pick him up after cross country.
     How was every body's weekend and Labor Day?  Ours was very nice we enjoyed a late graduation party yesterday, my 19 year old's girlfriend. She graduated from High School and just had the graduation party because everyone was too busy with vacations and dance recitals in the month of June . She has already started college at Worcester State, Pat doesn't start til tomorrow.
     I received a very cute owl card from one of my SCS pen pals Rita Jourdan and it was so cute, I wanted to case it, so here it is I used Peach Parfait instead of Pear Pizazz and the owls are different colors too. We will be making this in one of my monthly classes, Great way to use the Owl Punch which I love, also will show how to use this punch to make a Halloween ghost in the next month. Thanks Rita for the cute idea and card.
    Also you will will notice that I have been adding some stuff on my sidebars,I'm still looking to add a few more things, I just have to figure out how to go about it.

The top photo is the outside of the card and the bottom is the inside of the card. Here is the recipe for the whole card.
     Stamps: Apple blossom (Hostess set level 1) Wood grain BG stamp
     Inks: Early Espesso
     Card stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait, To The Nines DSP, Pear Pizazz,WW
     Accessories: Lg Owl Punch, Lg Scallop Circle Punch, Lg 2 3/8 Circle punch. Two Step Bird Punch
     Ribbon Punch, Linen Thread,and SU sponges.
        Thanks for visiting have a great day and Til next time!
Happy Stamping

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Projects for Office and Owl class

Hello Stamping Friends,

   Happy Saturday to you all. I've been working on some projects for my Sept. class. I have three of the projects done, Here is a picture of three. A magnetic reminder clip. a book mark and a little container to hold odds and ends, like paper clips, push pins , and staples and such or any thing else small.

 The recipe for these are

  Stamps: Sentimental Journey, Apple Blossoms,
  Inks: Early Espresso 
  Card stock: Early Espresso, Jolly Holiday DSP, and Newsprint DSP. WW
  Accessories: Lg Oval Punch, Lg Decorative Label punch, Lg Scallop Punch, Xtra LG. Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch and the LG Owl Punch

    I still have a note book to go with this set but I need to get the comp, books. When I get that done I will post a pic of that also. Well that's it for tonight, it's getting late,Thanks for stopping by and til next time, enjoy.
Happy stamping

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Playing with new stuff again

Hello Stamping friends,
   Well September is here. Hard to believe when the temps are in the 90's. It is really hot here and humid. I usually don't complain but today is hot. I worked and the air conditioner in the restaurant wasn't working properly, the temp was like 87, by the grill in the back it had to be 100. 
  Anyways I made an early Halloween card with some of the new stuff I had received and used a little old stuff too. I don't  make many Halloween cards,don't get me wrong I like Halloween and the decorations and cards but my boys are too old now.:(  The girls that come to my monthly classes do have younger children so I always try to do something Halloween for them. I will make some candy bag treats for my regular customers at the restaurant though.
   Here is the card I made I used the spider web embossing folder on the black card stock it doesn't show well on this picture.

Recipe for card

 Stamps: Batty for you
 Ink: Basic Black
 Card stock: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP
 Accessories: Raven Lace Trim, Spider web EB folder, Scallop punch.

  Thanks for visiting, have a good night. Til next time.
Happy Stamping


Monday, August 30, 2010

New Fall card

Hello stampng friends,

   Most of the kids went back to school this morning here in Fitchburg,so it was quiet around the neighborhood. My son K.J doesn't go back until Sept 7th so he gets an extra week.
   I figured now that school has started and some of the leaves are already changing here, that I would start shifting into a Fall mode for cards and plus I got the new stamp set French Foliage. I had many birthday cards I had to send out the month of September. World Card making day is coming up too, I think we'll make this card in October.
    This card was cased from Cynthia Ann Doyon. I changed the colors up and added words behind the images. sponged all edges. I got the ribbon really cheap at a craft store and had for about two years and thought this would be a great way to use it up. I really liked the way it turned out. 
  Recipe for card
  Stamps: French Foliage, Sincere Salutations
   Inks: More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
  Card Stock: Cajun Craze base,Confetti Creme, Rich Razzleberry,
  Accessories: Ribbon from local craft store, lg Decorative label punch,Lg Oval punch, sponges. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening. Til next time.
Happy stamping

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Apple Blossom card

Hello Stamping friends,
    Happy Wednesday to you all, we are now over the hump day. I can't believe we are just about done August and my sons both start school on the 7th of Sept. which is actually late for them, they usually go back a few days before Labor Day. Here is a card I made using the Hostess level 1 set which you can receive free if you host a get together with friends and family. I made a few of these to send to my Pen pals which I've been bad about sending this summer. Hang in there pen pals the cards and letters are coming.LOL.
Here are the supplies I used for the card above,I wanted to use a set that symbolizes back to school or Sept, what better way than apples.
Stamps: Apple Blossoms, Hostess set level 1
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP (love this) Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice EB folder, Scallop border punch 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch. Word Window punch and the Modern Label Punch
Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

UPS man came

Hi everyone,

   I'm so excited that I got some new products today. I really want to play but unfortunately it will have to wait. I've been busy all day and tonight is gonna be busy too. My son K.J wants to go to the movies with some friends and I'll be the transporting them there.  I have to go to bed early because my two days off are over and it's back to work tomorrow for 5:00 am, which means getting up at 4:15,so sad. Hopefully I'll get to play with the new stuff soon and I'll post them on here. Well gotta go, thanks for stopping by, til next time. 
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

B-day card for son #1

Hello Stamping friends,

   Here is one of the cards I made for my son K.J who will be 17 on Sunday. I'm not real happy with it but it will work. I combined two cases for this one. Teen masculine are really hard . This is the card I will give to him. The card on the right is another card I made for my mom to give to K.J, using the Sentimental Journey set which will be  done at the end of Aug. I needed to make sure that they were totally different.

 Recipe for top card:
   Stamps: Extreme Guitar,
   Inks:  Cajun Craze, More Mustard,Basic Black
   Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Pear Pizazz, More Mustard, Basic Black.
   Accessories: Spiral Punch, On Board Chip Board Alphabet, sponges

Recipe for card on the right
     Stamps: Sentimental Journey, Tropical Party, On Your Birthday.
     Inks: Garden green, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Bravo Burgandy 
     Card Stock: Night of Navy, Bravo Burgandy, WW, Crumb Cake
     Accessories: Big shot, Lattice Eb Folder, Lg Brads, Sponges, Vintage Brads
Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice night, Til next time!
Happy Stamping

Monday, August 16, 2010

Using SAS card stock up

Hello Stamping friends,

    I had a SAS this weekend and was very successful for sales, which is good. Everyone had a great time, some people made 10 cards each while others made 5 cards each, there fore I had lots of cut card stock left over for all five designs. I decided to make this Christmas card using up some of the card stock from the SAS. I love this greeting cards kids stamp set. I know it's early but I need to start early so to have all my cards done in plenty of time for Christmas plus I'll try to sell some at the restaurant I work at. I usually charge $2.00 a card with envelope. Hope you enjoy this card. Thanks for visiting have a good night til next time. Happy Stamping.

Recipe for card.

Stamps: Greeting card Kids.
Inks: Basic Black.
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Jolly time DSP.
Accessories: Lg Scallop circle punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, Dotted Ribbon punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EB folder, Old Olive buttons, Riding Hood red, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride stamping Markers

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Birthday card for my brother

Hello everyone,

    Hope all is well. Here is another card that I made for my brother's birthday. His birthday is Aug 16th. Masculine cards are always more difficult to come up with. The next card I'm going to make is for my will be 17.Masculine cards are hard enough but teen masculine is going to be tougher. He's not quite an adult but not a young teen either.He loves to play rock band and guitar hero so I'm thinking maybe the extreme guitar stamp set single from Stampin' up! But what colors? Hmmm. Wish me luck.  Here is the recipe for the card below.
Stamps: A Sense Of Time, French Script
Inks: Crumb Cake,Marina Mist, Early Espresso,Basic Black
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Confetti Cream
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Antique Brads, SU Sponges.
Thanks for visiting,have a great evening. Til next time 
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

All Occasion cards for SIL birthday

Hello Stamping Friends,
Remember when I last wrote about my sister-in-law's birthday that I got her something that she already had ? I returned that and she wanted me to make her like 5 cards, so here they are I finally finished them all,better late then never. I like the way they came out. There aren't any sayings on them because she has some SU products and she wants to put her own occasions in them. These are kind of all occasion cards. I used  Studio Sketches, really beginning to love this set,some are cased and a couple started out that way and then I strayed. 

Recipe for card#1

Stamps: Studio Sketches.
Inks: Early Expresso, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, Crumb Cake.
Card stock: Early Expresso, Pear Pizzaz,WW.
Accessories: Lg Oval Punch, Lattice EB Folder, Big Shot,SU Sponges.Blender Pens

Recipe for the next card.

Stamps: Studio Sketches,
Inks: Bravo Burgandy, So Safron, Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz.
Card stock: Bravo Burgandy,So Saffron, Pear Pizazz, WW
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice EB Folder, Vintage Trinkets, Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, SU Sponges,Top Note die. Blender Pens

Recipe for 3rd card

Stamps: Studio Sketches
Inks:Bravo Burgandy, Pear Pizazz,Crumb Cake.
Card stock: Bravo Burgandy, Basic Black, Very Vanilla.
Accessories: Black Organdy Ribbon, Lg Oval Punch, Scallop Punch,Silver Cord, Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder, sponges, and Crystal effects on the bottles.

Recipe for card #4

Stamps: Studio Sketches,
Inks: Staz on Black, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Early Expresso,, Daffodil Delight,
Accessories: Ribbon originals, don't remember which one it is, now retired, Scallop border Punch.Lattice EB Folder,Big Shot. Su sponges,and Blender Pens.

Recipe for card #5

Stamps: Studio Sketches,
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, So Saeeron,
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP. Love this also.
Accessories: Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon.

 Sorry this is so scattered, but I don't know how to fix it so that the cards are side by side and the writing is either under, side or on top of the pictures. Now I will send them on to my Sister in law, hope she likes them. On to making my brother's birthday card and my teen age son who will be 17, August is a busy birthday month in our family.
Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoyed your day. Til next time!
Happy Stamping.