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Monday, January 31, 2011

Old Stamp set current D.S.P

Hello stamping friends,
  Here we are gearing up for another snowstorm, this time it could last almost 2 days. It's getting ridiculous, I have no idea where we are going to put it all. As is we can't see around the snowbanks to get out of side streets or onto a highway. 

   Here is a card I actually worked on today. I haven't really made any valentine's day cards but i made this one today. This is an old stamp set , it's not retired it 's just been around for a very long time. I paired it off with the newer D.S.P. called Love letters. It can be used for a masculine or a feminine. This is actually cased but I don't remember who.
   Thanks for looking have a nice night. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Magnetic Calender

Hello everyone,
   We got through another snow storm. My son didn't have to go to school again today. They went into this month with 5 snow days and now they are down to one. 4 have been used up in the month of January alone. I had to be at work at 5 am and it was pretty bad out at that time. the snow was up to the doors on my car and it was pretty slick. Got to work by 5:15, we open at 5:30. Not many people out and about at that time. Wasn't very busy. The day turned out pretty nice after the storm and our lunch was descent. Here is a project that I would like to do in The Big Shot Club class in march. I used the Big Shot to make the scallops around the D.S.P. Again using up some D.S.P. I got the calender template from Melany watson the link is below

Thanks Melany for the template.

Here are the products I used for this cute calender.

Stamps: None  
Inks: None.
Card stock: Basic Black, Early Espresso,  Love Letters D.S.P. Old Olive, Riding Hood red, Very vanilla.
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice EF. Owl 2 step Punch, 2 1/2 circle Punch, Scallop Circle punch, Square bigz die. 2 step bird punch. Black Grosgrain ribbon. Dimensionals, stickey strip.
  Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening. Til next time.
 Happy Stamping

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SAS cards,

Hello Everyone,
    I haven't done much stamping lately. It's been an uninspirational week for me. Our furnace kicked off yesterday at about 9:00 am and we still have no heat. Called the people who are suppose to fix it and they just keep telling me to be patient. So I've been patient. Yesterday was in the neg as far as temperature so it got pretty cold here. Today isn't as bad. Still cold but not as bad as it was. My sons have been busy and so have I which is why I haven't stamped recently. I was hoping to do a card a day but that went out the window at the moment, I have to get back to that. I started out really well. Today I need to cut the cardstock for my workshop on Sun.  We will be doing the Faux silk technique on two cards. There are at least four coming and that's a nice size to work with. 
    Here are two cards that we will be doing at the SAS in Feb. I mentioned them in an earlier post. This is the b day and the baby. I also now have the Thank you design done. I hope you enjoy looking.

This is the Birthday design, we will be making three of these with matching envelopes.

Stamps: French Script (retired) teeny tiny wishes, medallion.  

Inks: Crumb cake, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb cake and very vanilla.

Accessories: Modern label punch, Word Window punch and sponges. basic jewels Rhinestone.  



Here is the baby sas design. We will be making three of these with envelopes.

 Stamps: Animal Stories, teeny tiny wishes.

 Inks: Baja Breeze, Old  Olive, Rich Razzleberry.

Cardstock: Baja breeze, Old Olive, Rich razzleberry, and WW.

Accessories: EF don't remember what it is called, Lg. Decorative label Punch, Scallop oval Punch, md. oval punch.
Here is the Thank you card we will be making. 3 with envies.
Stamps: Studio Sketches, Because i care Hostess level 1.
Inks: Cherry Cobbler , Staz on Black.
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb cake, Early Espresso,WW.

Accessories: Cherry cobbler seam binding, Early espresso taffeta ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Square scallop dies, sponges.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the evening til next time.
 Happy stamping


Monday, January 17, 2011

Artistic Etchings card, Feb cards

Hello Everyone,

     It's Monday again,and my day off. Actually everyone was off today because it was a holiday. It was nice to have everyone home. My younger son had a friend stay over night and they were good. It was nice to be able to sleep in a little longer than I usually do, because I didn't have to get up and get my son to school either. I love days like this. I did create a baby card today trying to stick to my challenge of one card a day. This particular card is one of my Feb. cards. I'm trying to use up some of the DS. paper. I made this a couple of nights ago. I will be posting some cards that we will be making in my Feb. SAS class soon. I have 2 of them made, a B-day card design and a baby card design, that's coming but for now here is another one of my Feb,. cards using the Love letter DS paper.

Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Inks: Crumb Cake, Basic Black,
Cardstock: Basic Black, Love letters D.S. paper, Riding Hood red, Very Vanilla.
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Raven Lace ribbon, Word Window Punch. Vintage Brads.

Hope you enjoyed your visit, have a good evening. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hello everyone,
 Looks like we are sitting on quite the snowstorm this time around. I imagine the kids will have no school tomorrow. Fitchburg has already canceled, Leominster will wait til the last minute. I guess we'll just wait and see what happens. I'm suppose to work at 5:00am. lucky me , I really don't know if I'll get in tomorrow. It's a diner so therefore it probably won't close, maybe he'll call me and tell me not to come in? That would be fine with me.I can't see us being busy in the middle of a snowstorm of this magnitude. 
    Here is one of my Feb.  cards I made. It's not a Valentine day card but it certainly resembles one , which is why it makes a good card for the month of Feb. Also a good way to use up all that extra D.S. paper.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Inks: Basic Black
Card stock: Basic Black, Love letter D.S. Paper, Riding hood red, Very vanilla.
 Accessories; Lg. Scallop Punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch., Fire  rhinestone Brads, raven lace ribbon.. Also made this same card using the chantily crochet ribbon, but ran out of that one. 
    Thanks for stopping by, stay safe during the storm. Til next time.
Happy stamping

Monday, January 10, 2011

hello everyone,

   Just got back from dance classes. I think I'm beginning to catch up on the Hip Hop class , I missed quite a few in the beginning because I was sick , I've been trying to play catch up for the last couple of weeks and now next week we are off because of Martin Luther king day. The tap class is hard this year too. I haven't missed as much of that one. 
   Here are the Valentine's day projects that we were suppose to do in a class on the 16th of Jan, but unfortunately I had to cancel. No loss though I will bring them with me to the Open house that my down line Karen and I are going to do on Fri Feb. 4th. We were suppose to do it on Sun Feb. 6 but guess what? that's Superbowl Sunday so we changed it. That dog gone Superbowl, it's treated like a holiday at mt These projects were a lot of fun to make.

The banner supplies 
Stamps: XOXO in the mini occasions catalog. Wood grain b.g stamp
Inks: Old Olive, Blushing bride.
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Glimmer red, Pink Pirouette, WW
Accessories: Big Shot, Simple Alphabet die Petal cone Bigz die Occasions mini catalog, Daffodil Delight Pom Pom trim mini occasions catalog, Designer fabric Brads in mini Occasions catalog, Scallop Ribbon border punch, paper piercing tool, white signo gel pen and dimesionals. I like the look of it, not too big, I have it hanging over my stamping area.
The next project is a box of  chocolates. I used Lindt chocolates that I already had at the house. The box is made out of the glimmer paper, which you can't see because I scanned this instead of a picture.Supplies for this project are listed below.

Stamps: Eat Chocolate from occasion mini.
Inks: Early Espresso , Baja Breeze.
Card stock: Candy cane D.S paper, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, real red glimmer paper, WW
Accessories: Big shot, Box #2  Bigz XL die, Glimmer Brad in Rich regals, Scallop Border Punch, Daffodil Taffeta Ribbon, String, Stickey Strip, Dimensionals.

The next project was a valentine's day card, Supplies for card below.

Stamps: XOXO, I (Heart) Hearts.
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Real red.
Card stock: Baja breeze, Daffodil delight, Glimmer paper, Pink Pirouette, WW.
Accessories: Scallop Trim border punch, Full heart punch, heart to Heart punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Jewels Rhinestones.
If you would like to learn how to make any of these projects feel free to contact me to schedule your Valentine's day workshop. I still have plenty of dates available.
Contact info E-mail , or call 978-870-4953 . If you would like to order any of these products please visit my online store by clicking on the big black and white circle that says shop online
Hope you enjoyed your visit thanks for stopping by. have a good night. Til next time.
Happy stamping


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Faux Silk Technique

Hello everyone,

   The holidays are over and we are back  into our regular routines. I am having a workshop on the 30th of this month and the technique is called silk Faux and it will be during one of our most popular promotions that SU offers called sale-A-bration. You can receive free stuff if you place a qualifying order. For every $50.00  order you can receive 1 of our 6 different products for free. How exciting is that!

   Here are the cards we will be doing to show the technique. A more vibrant one the snowflake and the other a softer look, all looking like silk. The snowflake one showed up on the scan better than the flower up above. Also the snowflake card that we will be doing will be a 4x4 rather than the size shown. The one shown is a little small for my liking.
Supplies used 
The top card
Stamps:  Thoughts and Prayers
Inks ; Cajun Craze.
Cardstock: Baja breeze, Old Olive, WW, white tissue paper,
Accessories: Big shot, lattice eb folder, Eyelet punch, 

 The Snowflake card
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes,Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Inks: Baja breeze
Cardstock: WW, Baja breeze,
Accessories: 2  1/2 circle punch, rhinestone, Mini library clip, White tissue paper, felt snowflake, Daffodil taffeta ribbon, 1 inch circle punch, paper piercing tool.

Thanks for visiting. check back in a couple of days and I will have one of the projects posted for my Valentine's dy class on the 16th of this month I hope. I got all the supplies the other day. Have a good evening. Til next time.
 Happy stamping

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January cards

Hello Everyone,

     It's been a busy day today. laundry, groceries with my mom, pick up my son from school,and home by 4. Not much time for stamping today. Yesterday I got a lot accomplished, cleaned my younger son' s bedroom and stamped all my January pen pal  cards and even got my BRAK (birthday random acts of kindness) Feb, cards done. I am so ahead of myself I love it. I even started my Pen Pal cards for the month of Feb. Now I need to do my Faux silk Technique cards for the workshop I'm having on Sun,Jan 30th 4-6. Also I'm waiting for a huge order to come in from Stampin, Up! so I can work on the projects for my Valentine's Day class which will be held on Jan 16th 4-7. I guess I'll try to do a little stamping before bed tonight. 

  These are the Jan Pen Pal cards that I will be sending out this month, I'm trying to use up all of my felt snowflakes and the colored jewel brads. They are really easy, hardly any stamping at all.
Here are the supplies I used

Stamps: All year Cheer I think and Whimsical words.
Inks: Chocolate Chip.
Cardstock: Baja breeze, Riding hood red, WW.
Accessories: Big Shot, Top note die, Lattice eb folder, satin Chocolate Chip ribbon, felt snowflakes ( retired) round fire brads,stampin sponges, Jewels Basic Pearls.
Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of your evening. Til next time.
Happy stamping