Saturday, November 21, 2009

Delightful Decorations

I saw this card over at and new I had to use it for the third card of my Stamp-A-Stack. The colors are definitely not your traditional holiday colors...but who says they have to be???

I did make a few minor changes: I added some piercing, some silver elastic cord and used the movers and shapers die to coordinate with my modern label punch and sentiment.

The Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry are our new In Colors and it's nice that they pair so nicely with an oldie but goodie Old Olive. They work so well together.


Stamps: Delightful Decorations & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Classic Stamp Pads
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, 1/2" Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cording and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Snowy Days, Frosty Nights, Warm Hearts

Frosty nights are finally here in AZ. Although we won't get snow in Chandler, I still love Snowmen. I've had this stamp set for years and haven't used it much. I pulled it out for the second card of my Stamp-A-Stack workshop.

This card is one of my favorites. I love the patterned paper and how everything works together. I also got to color a little....and who doesn't enjoy that???

Hopefully it gets you in the mood for a little cooler weather ;)


Stamps: Season of Friendship & The World Over (Retired)
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Cardstock; Merry Moments DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Real Red Classic Stamp Pads
Accessories: Snowflake Embossing Envelope, Real Red Brad, SU! Snowflake Punch, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, a sponge, Pop Dots/Dimensionals and the Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers

Very Merry Trees

I love the simplicity of Kraft cardstock. Pair it with some Very Vanilla and Garden Green cardstock and you have a simply sweet holiday card.

This is one of the cards I featured at my Stamp A Stack last week. I used a Versamark pad to stamp the snowflakes in the background
. The rolling hills were cut and the edges were drizzled with Crystal Effects and dusted with Diamond Dust. It gives the effect of glistening snow. Love it! I finished it off with some piercing and a button.


Stamps: Patterned Pines, Short & Sweet & Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Kraft and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Garden Green Classic Stamp Pad & Versamark
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Diamond Dust, Green Button, Linen Thread, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer

Boutique Make N Take

This was a quick Make N Take that I offered at my Boutique table today. Just a little something quick and easy to try out stamping.

The card was gift sized and could be added to any holiday present.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Real Red & Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Real Red Classic Stamp Pad
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Ornament Punch, Silver Elastic Cord and Pop Dots/Dimensionals.


My First Boutique!

Happy Saturday Everyone! It has been quite a while since I posted, so I thought it was definitely time ;) I did my first boutique today and had a really good time. It wasn't nearly as stressful as I was making it out to be. It was held close to home at Blackbird Music and Art Center in Queen Creek, which couldn't have been more perfect for my cards, since they are my own form of art ;)

I took all of my cards and projects to show as samples and even sold a few. I got a couple of perspective customers, so we may be seeing some new faces at the workshops. I hope they'll join us and try it out!

The best news of the day though, was that I got invited back to teach some card classes at the center. I am very excited and looking forward to sharing my passion with others in the Queen Creek area. So, if you're out there, keep an eye out for some upcoming classes.

Thanks for stopping by!