Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daddy's Birthday Card

Hey Stampers!

This is the Card I made for my Daddy's Birthday!  I just love it, hope he does!!! He's a Cowboy at heart (Where my Sister got the love of Horses from). The "Girl's" think I should make these to take to our Stampin' Up! Regional in Charlotte in August as my Swaps (Demonstrator's swap their creations for others). I think that's just what I will do!


Here's the recipe:

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Early Expresso
Ink: Early Expresso
Tools: Crimper, Crop-a-dile, Modern Label Punch and Small Oval (retired).
Embellished with Hemp Twine and Eyelets.


I think I would like to have two cards to give away at Regional for Swaps, one average and the other a little special, you know, for the "special" ones that may be floating around on floor of the convention center. So...I'm also kicking around this card as an alternative...a little more complicated but I used my favorite stamp set "Aviary", I simply lovvvve that stamp set. 
Here's the recipe for this card:

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black
Tools: Scallop Border Punch, Jewerly Tag Punch and Crop-a-dile
Embellished with pears, safety pin and 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Ok, until next time Stampers...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hostess Club Birthdays!

Hey Stamper!

I had a blast last night at our Monthly Hostess Club meeting...we celebrated my UpLine leader Linda and fellow member Marge's Birthdays! Don't they all look adorable in their Sponge Bob Square Pants party hats?  That's Sharon there to the right,  she's such a nut!  These Ladies sure have a good time while being creative!  I think our ages in this group range from 29 to 65, it's great!

I thought I would make a Awning Card for Marge using our retired Birthday Bakery stamp set, I used the Square Lattice embossing folder on Regal Rose CS.


In lieu of a card for Linda I made her a nice 3-d project to hang in her craft room, liked it so much I'm going to make one for myself!  I saw where a Newbie Demonstrator had used a cut out of Stampin' Up logo on a order box for a recycle challenge, thought I could do the same here.  Added to chipboard and Basic Black CS and a few embellishments and Viola!  If you can; click on pic and read the saying I chose, don't know who to give credit for on this part, someone emailed it to me years ago when I was working at BTS and I kept a copy all these years.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cards for my Upline ~ Linda Fisher

Hey Stampers!

First thing this morning I went to Linda Fisher's for a Christmas Card Class, took her a gift of a couple of cards and thought I would share.  Linda always has a good crowd and of course, the "Girls" were there, we all had such a "Jolly" time!  I will take pics tomorrow and post them of all the pretty cards I made while there.  Right now I am going to post a couple of cards I made for Linda over the weekend.

This first one was so much fun to make!!!  First I made the flower by punching two scallop circles in Marina Mist card stock, I used the retired << sniff >> Build a Brad kit for the the center. Now, the M. Mist just so happened to go very well with the old DSP from a Simply Scrappin kit I purchased years ago at a Stampin' UP! workshop!!!, then I stamped Avairy in Early Expresso and Marina Mist, threw on a couple of SU Rhinestones,and Voila!

I used the lovely Pocket Silhouettes stamp set for the next card "stampin" with the 2010-2011 IN COLORS.  Attached them to a Scallop Square punch, ran Whisper White through the BS with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  Oval All and the Scallop Oval to finish it off!

Ok, Stampers I'll be back tomorrow with pics of Christmas Cards from Linda F's Class! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Cowgirl!


This is the card I made for my Sister's Birthday this past Monday. She's a Cowgirl if there every was one...I made the fence post by scratch, sure wish I had the SU Woodgrain stamp it would have made it soooo much easier; instead I had to run my brayer through several different inks to get this effect, not so bad I guess!  I stamped the hat and boots in Early Expresso with the stamp set "Out West" and wrapped hemp twine for the rope over the fence post.   
As for my gift to her, a big ole' chocolate bar, a little note/picture holder made from a binder clip and a punch art Chick (she raises chickens out on her farm and has baby chicks all the time) Too Cute!!! The gift bag was made from the same designer paper I used for the background on the card and the SU Fancy Favor Box Die.