Saturday, April 25, 2009

Busy week and my weSTAMP Swap Card

Hello everyone, thanks for sticking with me. I have had a very busy week and haven't had much time to stamp or post. Yesterday I helped my friend (and downline) Lorri for the beginning of the stamping marathon of cutting, scoring, stamping and assembling wedding invitations for her nephew. They are so gorgeous! Today, I am going back over to her house to continue the stamping marathon to work on ceremony programs and thank you notes.
Before I leave for the day, I wanted to share a card I made for the weSTAMP group swap in March. I made this criss-cross card which has an insert that pulls out. Yes, I stamped five flower images, colored each in using markers and then cut each one out and layered it using dimensionals....I LOVE to color and cut!!!!

Here is the card with the insert pulled out.

Stamps: Playful Petals
Paper: Tea Party DSP, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Basic Gray, Certainly Celery
Access: SU! Markers: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron; So Saffron Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals
Tools: Score Pal, Bone Folder, Rounded Tab Punch

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kelsey's Senior Prom

Fire & Ice - Pinnacle High School Prom 2009
Saturday was Kelsey's Senior Prom. We had rooms at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak for them to get ready and to spend the night after prom. We took many pictures at this beautiful resort. She went with her boyfriend, Peter and 8 other friends. The limo picked them up at the hotel, drove them to Kincaid's for dinner and then to Chase Towers for prom. After which, drove them safely back to the hotel. After getting very little sleep, they had all day today to lay by the pool and relax after a night to remember.

Kelsey and her boyfriend Peter

The entire group ready to go to prom!

Kelsey & Peter getting in the limo

They had a wonderful time and make a great couple don't you think!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 17, 2009

NMBS Occassion Mini Swaps

I am so glad to have time to blog today. I promised to show you the other swap cards I designed for last months swap with the NMBS group. I hope you like them.

Wagon Full of Fun Square Card - Group 4

Stamps: Wagon Full of Fun
Paper: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Bashful Blue Prints DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Access: SU! Markers: Really Rust, So Saffron, Certainly Celery; Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, Glue Dots, Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools: Coluzzle Circle Cutter, Corner Rounder, 1/8" Hole Punch

Eight Great Greetings - Group 1

Stamps: Eight Great Greetings
Paper: Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Walk in the Park DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Access: Pewter Brads, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools: Small & Large Oval Punches, Tag Corner Punch

Oval All - Group 3

Stamps: Oval All, Central Park
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Access: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Tools: Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Wide Oval Punches, Scallop Edge Punch

If you choose to CASE any of my ideas, please remember to respect my creative ideas and give me credit along with a link back to my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Stay Tuned....

I just wanted to tell you that I AM GOING TO CONVENTION!!!!!!!!! I registered this morning for the event in Salt Lake City in August. I am so excited I just had to tell you.

Now I have to go finalize and submit our taxes. Tomorrow is college orientation for our daughter and then I can get back to some serious stamping.

So stay with me and check back for some creativity!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Good Sunday morning to all my peeps in blogging land. I hope you enjoy the blessings of a Happy Easter with the ones you love. This morning I made breakfast for the family before everyone headed off to work. We had some family time together, I love it when we can all sit down and enjoy a meal together.

I wanted to share a card to celebrate today! I made this card for a NMBS swap last month.

Wagon Full of Fun
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB), YoYo Yellow
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst
Access: SU! Markers: Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, YoYo Yellow, Summer Sun; Soft Subtles Buttons, Embroidery Floss, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Glue Dots
Tools: Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Eyelet Border Punch, Word Window Punch

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dazzling Divas First Meeting

April Downline Meeting...This was the first month of my "new" downline meeting group. It consists of my downline and two SU! demonstrators that joined us, but are not in my downline. We are re-organizing after two demonstrators separated from our group last month and formed a new group with their downlines.

We enjoyed a delicious dinner and great conversation. This was a chance to talk and make plans for our "new" group. First off, we needed a name for our group...DAZZLING DIVAS...was a unanimous decision. There were 5 in attendance. Vicki & I provided the Make& Take project, (see post HERE). Pam presented a 3 minute demonstration on using Classic Ink and Stampin' Around Wheels to create designs on ribbon, (see post HERE). The most exciting thing comes at the very end...SWAPPING. This month's swap theme was Any Occasion Cards, you can see all the swap cards in this post below.

Vicki & I made these adorable little bunny boxes for everyone and had them waiting at each place setting. We used the rounded top box, (template and gallery shown HERE ) as the base. Then added the bunny face and feet which was inspired by Sandi MacIver on SCS.

Stamps: Simple Friendship, A Good Egg
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Sweet Always DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Access: Black Brads, Crystal Rhinestone Brad, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Pop-up Glue Dots, Sticky Strip
Tools: Small & Wide Oval, 1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, Heart-to-Heart Punches, Paper Piercing Tool

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Dazzling Divas Swap Cards

Swapping is one of the highlights of our meetings. Here are the cards everyone made for our swap. I hope you will be inspired by them. If you choose to use any of these cards for inspiration, please give the original designer credit.

Pam's card

Vicki's card

Grace's card

Anita's card

My swap card

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Three Little Words
Paper: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Urban Oasis DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Access: Baja Breeze Double Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Black Brads
Tools: 1/16" Hole Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Dazzling Divas Make and Take and 3 Minute Demo

Here is the Make & Take project Vicki & I came up with for everyone to make at our meeting. This card uses the Curly Label Punch and Cheep Talk Stamp Set.

Stamps: Cheep Talk, Cute & Curly
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip
Access: Gold Brads, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Curly Label, Scalloped Circle, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Paper Piercing Tool

Pam presented a 3 minute demonstration using Classic Ink with the Stampin' Around Wheels to create designs on ribbon. She also showed us how to make a small hanger out of a paper clip, (see previous post for her card and the small hanger). Thanks Pam for sharing with us.

Ribbon Samples using Wheels and Classic Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More beautiful cards.....

I received more "smiles" in the mail and I just have to share them with you. Thank you for making us smile at this very difficult time.

From Diane Dechaine

From Nancy Riley

From Stacy (Twinshappy on SCS)

From Cheri Tuma

From Anita Hager

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Beautiful Cards I received

At a time of sadness, it is so great to receive "smiles" in the mail. Here are the hand-stamped cards I received since my mother-in-law passed away. Please know each card made me smile when I opened the envelope.

From Pam Hegarty

From Rita Ritacco

From Lorri Heiling

From Ginny Schembri

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!