Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beautiful Retirement....

I was asked to make a retirement card for a women at work, so I cased this beautiful card by Renne Van Stralen, WOW she does beautiful work!!

I used a Hostess Set called Simply Soft. The colours are Crumb Cake (card base), Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Whisper White and a little Sahara Sand for antiquing. The polka dot designer paper is from the Pocketful of Posies DSP. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. And finally the Embossed oval is from the Designer Frames embossing folders set. Love those!!

I hope that you are getting in some stampin time of your own, I know for me it has been hard. We have been short staffed at work and I for one have been working too many hours to help definately cuts into my stampin time!

Have a great Wednesday!!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bright Hopes...

This is the name of the stamp set I used on this lovely Christmas Card...

I love this colour's very striking...Basic Gray and Brushed Silver and Cherry Cobbler. It might be a little hard to tell in this photo that the tree image has BLING all over the tree. The sentiment comes from a Stamp Set called Come to Bethlehem...I love the scripted font! I am thinking this might just be THE card that I will send out to our family and friend this Christmas season. But this is only the first Christmas stamp set I have used so far, I have others that are anxiously awaiting their turn to be inked.

So I thought this was kinda cool, I got an email last night from Tiffany Bauer, an impressive a Stamping Up! Demonstrator. She will be featuring my Gently Falling leaves card I post last Saturday on her blog:
so go check out her lovely blog and all the other beautiful "picks" she has posted there.

My oldest brother is getting married next exciting!! I went shopping yesterday and found a BEAUTIFUL dress. It's black and purple. And I found a lovely black and purple coat to match (Lucky find...on sale for half price!!) This dress is so comfortable too! Silly, I know, but it is nice to be comfortable. Now I just have to find comfortable shoes...not likely!!

I have the kids painting some Plaster Christmas Ornaments right now, they are quiet and getting along wonderfully! Knock on wood!! I think that this is my que to head downstairs and get some stamping done!

Thanks for stopping in today, and enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gently Falling...

I received this beautiful stamp set from Stampin' Up!, it's called Gently Falling. It's a two step it!! The saying is from the stamp set called Petite Pairs...a new favorite. It has a saying for the front of the card and one for the inside as well, it covers all kinds of occasions!

The DSP I used is called Spice Cake, I love the colours in this paper. I used some new ribbon, More Mustard Scalloped Edge Polka Dot grosgrain Ribbon. I cut the piece of ribbon in half down the middle to save on ribbon, then I added a strip of Sticky Strip down the edge of the DSP on the back side and added the ribbon so that only the pretty little scallop showed.

Well, I guess I better put the stamps down and get moving! I sent my husband and the kiddies off to the in-laws for a swim. I told them I'd met them there after I got some stampin' done. But can you ever really be done stampin'? Never! I have been working so much that I have not had much time stampin'. I am actually working on getting my next stamp club cards ready and it's not till the 13th, and if you know me I never get things done early!! But I don't have a choice. I will mostly be working from now until then.

Liam starts school on Tuesday, Grade 3!! Wow! And Miss Summer starts on Thursday, SK! They are so ready!! I'm not. I really do love having them home, even though there are days when they drive me crazy...but only because they are bored, so we find something fun to do and they're better!

Ok, I said I was going, going swimming!! Better move my tushy.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Holiday Mini goes LIVE!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! The Holiday Mini is here!! I love this year's Holiday Mini, full of fun new things!! Quilted Satin Ribbon, a Stocking Die, Silver Glitter Paper, Peek-a-boo Windon Die...and so much more! Click the pic on the right hand side of this page and you can see it all for yourself!!

Make a cuppa joe and find a quiet, comfy place, put your feet up and  just enjoy lookin' at this wonderful Mini Catalogue!!