Monday, January 30, 2012

King/Queen for the day

Here is a fun card that I entered into the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog.  Anyone can enter.  Their theme is anything to do with kings and queens.  Now.....who wouldn't want their crown to be handed to them on a silver platter!  That would be the easy way to get it!  This was colored with pencils.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

End of a good store.

Stampadeedoda has been my local stamp store for over 20 years.  Patty, the owner, has been a good friend over the years and I will miss her very much.  She will be giving classes locally not far from the store site but the retail part had their last day yesterday.  Here is a picture of Patty and me from last week.  I taught my copic class to over 50 people at her store.  It was wonderful. 

Best of luck in your retirement, Patty!  You will be missed very much.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Here is a quick and simple card Uses double embossing....morphed.  I didn't really use double the embossing......only one and some scoring.  BUT if you want to see the real double embossing technique, it is on the Stampin Companion CD (purchase button on the top right). 

I made this for some Valentines for my family and such.  The red heart and crown are made with some sticker glitter paper that I've had for like forever!  Don't know why I tend to hoard the pretty stuff.  The heart/crown die is from Tim Holtz.  Hope you enjoy!

Burnished Love and my Cut File

Today I saw this really cool cut file that made a fold over flap card.  I wanted that cut file BUT found that it was only available for Silhouette cutters.  Grrrrrr........     Well, I thought maybe I'd try my hand at making my own cut file with the same idea.  Found a corner motif that I thought looked nice.  Put it in the corners and added the scallop borders.  Sounds fast but it took TONS of time!

I liked the way it turned out but found that with the motif I picked, it wasn't so great for the fold over card without a backing to keep the little cut pieces from bending out of place. 

I used a technique from the new Stampin Companion CD called Burnished Embossing.  It was fun and looks great.  I hope you enjoy the pics.  If you like the cut file (.jpg and Scal2....I think), send me your e-mail and I'll ship it off to you.  ;-)   (I did punch the eyelet holes with my punch)

 That cute little link for the CD is on your top right!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Acrylic Block Backgrounds

Well......(you say).......she sure has taken a long time to post something creative!!

Yes, you are VERY right!!  At the beginning of the year, I decided that once the Christmas decorations were put away (in my craft room closet), then I would tackle my Stamp Hole (aka Craft room) and redo everything!  It has been a huge job!!  There was so much stuff that didn't have a 'home' that I relocated unnecessary things and replaced them with stamp storage things!  I'm really close to being done and finally just HAD to create!!

This card is made using a technique from the new Stampin Companion CD ( can order it from my sidebar at the top).  This CD was created using only Stampin Up products.  THAT is really great if you are a demo!!  BUT.......even though I'm not a demo, I still LOVE this CD!  The techniques are fun and most are easy.  Many are swift as well.  This technique is called Acrylic block background.  I love the different looks you can get from it as it has 4 variations.  I used Variation two.  Enjoy!!

Today has been interesting.........we don't seem to have any water.  Ugh!!  Not sure what is wrong but the well doesn't seem to be pumping the water up very fast.  Sounds like an expensive service call to me.  Showers tonight at my daughter's house.  Thankfully, she is close to us. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's a new CD~!

Technique Junkies as a brand new CD out!  Below is more info about it including a sample tutorial.


Do you love SU? If so, you will love Technique Junkie's brand new CD:

Stampin' Companion - 70 tutorials exclusively using Stampin' Up! products.

This CD has a terrific blend of cards, projects, and other ideas. Every tutorial uses current Stampin' Up!* products, including items from the current mini catalog and Sale-a-Bration. The CD is a collaboration between Pat Huntoon and Jane Bosi and uses all of the products -- including the dies, sizzlits/framelits, smooch paints, inks, stamps, paper, etc., from the current Stampin' Up! catalogs.

If you are a demonstrator, this CD will provide you with workshop ideas for many months to come....and if you are just a fan (like me), you will enjoy using your SU Products with these tutorials.
************************************** is the link to a free tutorial from this CD.  CLICK HERE
To purchase.....just click on the link on my sidebar!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Tiddlyinks has some really darling images coming out in two days.  Click on their link on my sidebar!  They are having some blog candy along with their release.  Check it out!

Hoping to get some regular posts up on the ol' blog in January!  Stay tuned.