Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friends Never Fade

It's a beautiful morning in Southern California. Last night we slept with our windows open. First time in months. It will be in the 80's here again today. We went from winter to summer in a matter of days. However, I guess spring will be here next week, it will only be in the 70's.

This is one more of our March card class cards. I have one more for next time. I just love this new paper that you can get in April only. It is just gorgeous. All my customers love it and I have 4 workshops booked for April because of it.

Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade

Cardstock: River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Peach Parfait and Paisley Petals DSP

Ink: Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: 1/2" Peach Parfait Poly Stitched Ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals

The small squares are 1 1/4" Peach Parfait and 1 1/8" for the DSP. The large one is 3 3/4" Peach Parfait and the DSP is 3 5/8". Mostly just cutting cardstock for this one.

Thanks for stoppin in and hope to see you soon. I hope you enjoy making this card and that it will inspire you to design some of your own.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just Believe

It's a cloudy Sunday morning in Southern California but the temp is in the 60's, so not so bad. Just had a magnificent Belgian Waffle at Ihop.

Sorry I haven't posted the last couple of days but we have a family member who is very sick and I have been spending most of my time on that. My daughter is having to return to Michigan and take care of some things and it's been a pretty dramatic time for both of us.

Here is another of March's card class cards. Hope you like it and use it to inspire you to make your own.

Stamp set: Just Believe

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and Sunny Garden DSP

Ink: Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Gold Brads, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, the Big Shot, baby, with the Framed Tulip Emboss Folder, and Stampin' Dimensionals

Simple but a nice way to say Thank You.

Thanks for stoppin in and hope to see you again real soon. Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Thursday, March 24, 2011

After Thoughts

The rain has gone for a day but will be back again tonight. So many storms coming off the ocean. Anyway, we have sunshine for a while and it's better than snow. Our local mountains have snow above 5000 ft and it looks so pretty up there, 40 miles away. At least I don't have to drive in it.

Here is another card from this month's card class. This was one of the favorites.

I started with a Whisper White card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I then layered a piece of Pear Pizzazz 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". Next is a layer 4" x 5 1/4"of the new DSP called Paisley Petals that becomes available to purchase in April only and not again until July 1st. It is awesome!! I tied a piece of 5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon around those two layers together and used adhesive to put them on the card front. Next I cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" and layered it with Whisper White 2 1/4" x 3 1/4". I stamped the sentiment with Rose Red ink. The flowers were punched with the Boho Blossoms Punch and the leaves are punched with the small leaf from the new Blossom Petal Punch. The top layers are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals, the flowers and leaves with glue dots. I finished off the flowers with Basic Rhinestones.

Hope you like this as much as my card class ladies did and that it inspires you to make one also.

Thanks for stoppin in and I'll see you again soon.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Three Little Words

Wow! It rained a lot more yesterday and in the night. It is still partly cloudy this morning and looks like we could get more rain. This is a picture of the beautiful bouquet of roses my husband brought me Sunday from his rose garden. Aren't they gorgeous!! and they smell so fantastic.

I have two ladies coming today to do the cards from Saturdays card class so I better get busy cutting. I am also getting ready for a Big Shot class on Sunday so it will be a busy week again. I love being busy. I also have a workshop on the 30th to get ready for. I just love sharing my love of stamping with everyone.

Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Three Little Words

Cardstock: Whisper White and Marina Mist and Springtime Vintage DSP

Ink: Marina Mist

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1 1/4" Striped Marina Mist Ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin in! Hope to see you soon. Have a wonderful day.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Monday, March 21, 2011

Strength and Hope

It rained very hard last night and is partly cloudy this morning. I think the rain is supposed to stop today. It is so refreshing and everything is so green right now. We must enjoy it while we can.

Card class was so much fun on Saturday. Everyone was joking and laughing and sharing what they love. I think a good time was had by all! I know I really enjoyed it and the dinner with 2 of the ladies afterward at Felippe's Italian Restaurant, just around the corner from our house. The food was so good and we brought enough home to make 3 more meals for us. They certainly don't want you to go away hungry.

Enough chatter. You are probably wanting to know about this card not how much I ate.

Card Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Strength and Hope, and Occasional Quotes

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Whisper White and the new Paisley Petal DSP

Ink: Soft Suede

Accessories: Always Artichoke Seam Binding, paper snips to cut out butterfly, Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker, mini glue dots and Stampin' Dimensionals

A little tip on the butterfly. If you stamp it on the card stock and then stamp another and cut it out you can place it over the first one and have the attenna's show and you don't have to try and cut them out. I used glue dots to adhere him so he is raised a little but not quite as much as dimensionals would do. I just love the new designer series paper that will be available to my customers and hostesses in April.

Thanks for stoppin! See you again soon.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Easter Blossoms

Finally! I am back! I have just had so much in the works this week and I'm sorry I haven't been posting as I should.
The new freeway is opening this morning that runs by our mobile park and there has been a lot of activity. I didn't realize the commotion a new road causes. The Mayor cut the ribbon and people walked it and rode bikes on it and even the school bands were out playing at 8:30 am.

It looks like a cloudy and cool day but it beats snow and floods any day!

Stamp set: Easter Blossoms

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: 5/8" Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, Chantilly Lace, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch and Stampin' Dimensionals

Must get ready for card class in 45 minutes. It will be so much fun again this time.

Thanks for stoppin in! Hope to see you real soon.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Friday, March 11, 2011

Build A Blossom

Wow! What a week this has been. Our grandson and girl friend have been here from Michigan since Tuesday and we have had a fun week. On Wednesday we went to see the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. That is something to see. Anyway, today I decided I had to get back to business since I have a workshop tomorrow at 1p.m.

This is my first card using this set and I think I am going to love it! I also used the new DSP that customers can order in April. I know I love it. I ordered the maximum we could pre-order, 3 packages and I will be using them a lot.

Stamp Sets: Build a Blossom, Bliss and After Thoughts

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and Paisley Petals DSP

Ink: Always Artichoke and River Rock

Accessories: Blossom Petal Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Brad from Hodgepodge Hardward Kit, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Mini Glue Dots, and Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin in! Hope to see you again real soon.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Easter Blossoms

Good morning! I have been to breakfast at the club house and to the store to buy fish bait already this morning. Very good start to the day for me. I usually am just having breakfast at this time of the morning (lol). It looks like a nice week-end for us. Warmer and no rain is good.

This is another stamp set that I really like. I hope it makes the big catalog this year.

Stamp sets: Easter Blossoms and Something to Celebrate

Cardstock: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White

Ink: Jet Black Stazon

Accessories: Big Shots with the Ovals Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals

Hope you have a great week-end. Thanks for stoppin in and I will see you again real soon.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Friday, March 4, 2011

Something to Celebrate

I love dazzle! This card really dazzled and it is so beautiful. My card class ladies really liked it and I had an aniversary come up last month so it met two purposes. I was so glad to get in on the special purchase of the Pretties Kit. I love these cloth flowers and they color so easy with a dauber or sponge.

Getting ready to enjoy a great week-end. The weather is just beautiful again today. I feel so blessed to live where it is warm most of the time.

For this card we used;

Stamp set: Something to Celebrate (level 2 hostess in the mini)

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Glimmer Paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Pretties Kit, Boho Blossoms Punch, Dauber, Small Corner Punch, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads and Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin and have a great day. Hope to see you again real soon.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lovely As A Tree

This is my most favorite stamp set ever!! I have made many cards with the row of trees and I love them covered in Dazzling Diamonds. That sparkle just does something special to a card no matter the occasion.

We wanted to do a masculine birthday card this month so I chose the single tree. It just looks so majestic to me. I think because I was raised in Michigan that trees are just very special to me. My husband was also a wood worker and he knows every kind of tree and type of wood that exists. It never ceases to amaze me that he can look at an old board and tell what kind of wood it is.

Stamp sets used: Lovely As A Tree and Occasional Quotes

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla and Woodland Walk DSP

Ink: Crumb Cake and Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Ticket Corner Punch, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, and Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin in and have a great day! Hope to see you again soon.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nature Walk

wow! It's the first of March already and we only have one more month of Sale-a Bration. I have had so many customers getting free stamp sets and I love to see that. I believe in taking advantage of anything you can get for free. My last two workshops have been over $500 so my hostesses have gotten an extra set for free. They were ecstatic! Love it!!!

This is another February card class creation. First time I have used this set as well. I think I will like this one too. I just love everything about Stampin' Up I have to admit it. Fanatic!!

Stamp set: Nature Walk and Thank You Kindly

Cardstock: Confetti Cream, Early Espresso, More Mustard, and Woodland Walk DSP

Ink: Early Espresso

Accessories: 1/4" Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label and Decorative Label punches and Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin in and hope to see you again real soon. I hope you will get some inspiration from my creations and have lots of fun.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5