Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Peaceful Snow

Here's a card I did a long time ago, but thought you might like a look..
retired SU stamps & ink pad.
sometimes it's fun to look back on the eve of a new year...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'm SO SO Excited!!! USTAMP


I've been picked again as a guest designer for USTAMP "WITH LOVE" 2010!!!
This is my second time as a USTAMP GUEST DESIGNER & I can't begin to tell you what honor this is for me!!! Thanks DAWN ~ you rock!!

USTAMP & I are gonna share some LOVE with you ~ my blog readers!!!
I have a FREE PASS for one lucky blog reader!!!
Please leave a comment below for your chance to WIN the USTAMP "WITH LOVE" PASS!!!
I'll be picking the winner on January 1st 2010!!!

Girly Name Banners

Lucky me, I had a chance to do some really cute & easy name banners for some little girls in my area... ;)

I used a couple of discontinued SU paper packs (for the girls favorite colors), whisper white & real red CS, Sticky strip (wow, did I mention how cool this stuff is!!!), sizzix petals-a-plenty texture folder, circle cutter, scallop circle die & the Serif Essentials Alphabet Sizzix dies; then I dove into my stash for the ribbon & bling. R ;)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Shimmering Snowflakes

"Quilted" Color Challenge

Here's my answer to the "Embellish Magazine's color challenge": SU kraft, soft suede, crushed curry, bermuda bay & very vanilla CS, Frost White shimmer paint in alcohol spritz, sizzix petals-a-plenty texture folder, scallop square punch & bo ho punch. R ;)

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge

this challenge ended dec 24/09... but I was so inspired I just had to share.... R ;)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A few of last year's pretties..

these cards were done last year... SU Old Olive, Certainly Celery & Very Vanilla CS & several SU stamps... R ;)

my days are running together...

the other day I was supposed to mention a little more about that special email I received last week... my days are so full of Christmas prep -I forgot!! however, it is getting harder & harder to keep my secret -- sure can't wait to tell!! & be assured, I will deliver - some very delicious blog candy fairly soon... somewhere between Christmas & my secret -- I am very excited, & so far the only news that has improved on having said that: UPS says I'm scheduled for an SU delivery!!!!! hee hee, MERRY CHRISTMAS to me, then in short it will be a MERRY CHRISTMAS to atleast one lucky blog reader...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

SU HOSTESS CLUB christmas party

last night was our SU HOSTESS CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY & it was a great success...

we stamped, we inked, we cut, we glued, we ATE! we melted, we froze!!! we yankee swapped, we gave, we received, we glittered -- we even had the RCMP visit us!.... ;)



& we have 2 winners!!!

Diane & Kirsten!!!
both are enjoying a 'win fall' of $45 in FREE SU merchandise & a FREE hostess stamp set!!!
sure hope it make their Christmas' MERRY!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stamping Friends & Email Surprizes

lol, you never know when you are going to get a wonderful surprize -- the other day was a monday -- not just a regular monday, but real gloom & doom monday, the kind that shakes you around & you remember all about Murphy`s Law... I was thinking, how on earth am I ``gonna get it all done, cope, survive`` all this holiday stuff & everyday life & curve balls, etc, etc, etc... yup, the pressure was on... later that night, I finally sat down & checked my email, low & behold an email from a recent `new found` stamping friend... that email threw me right back into `reality` -- completely made my day!! & totally washed away all that yucky `gloom & doom monday` stuff -- just like that -- lol, maybe not quite cloud 9, but atleast 8.5 or so... what a welcome surprize!! stick around & in a few days I`ll tell you more about that email & maybe even find some blog candy, until then HAPPY STAMPING ;) R

Glittering Be Merry

this is one of the cards we are making tomorrow night at our SU HOSTESS CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY ;)

I used SU whisper white CS, very vanilla CS, Petals-a-plenty texture folder, Sizzix top note die, twill ribbon, modern punch, real red ink & SU `be merry`stamp. (holly berry & leaf: non-SU).

SCENIC SEASON Stamped Candles!!!

sorry, I have posted in what seems like forever...
so I have a couple of posts tonight...

This is my first try at stamping on candles!!
love, love, LOVE IT!! & SO EASY!!!
if you haven`t tried - DO - you`ll be so shocked at the ease!!
hope over to splitcoast for a tutorial...

I used a 3 inch unscented candle, real red stampin up marker & garden green ink on plain old tissue paper along with the trees from SU`s SCENIC SEASON stamp set, a heat gun & some glitter I had kicking around... sorry the bottom pics are blurry, but you get the idea ;) R

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Stampin' Up's 12 Days of Christmas Sale!!

Local stampers: don't forget our CHRISTMAS PARTY & MYSTERY HOSTESS order on Dec 18th!!! I've got lots of FUN in store for you!!! Remember to check your email for the December special offer, only available from me!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Laycock Designs!!!

just a quick note.. if you've been a blog follower of mine for a bit & lately have noticed my wonderful, new graphic banner etc ~~ it is all thanks to LAYCOCK DESIGNS!! ~~ I highly recommend her work!!! thanks to you Michelle & staff!! I love my new design!!! R ;)

3rd of 3x3 demo swap enteries

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SU Dormant Stamp Sets Discontinued

STAMPIN' UP Dormant Stamp Sets Discontinued on January 4, 2010

As promised, many of the stamp sets currently on our dormant list have been available for a year and now it is time to say goodbye. The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010.

Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

If any of these stamp sets are on your wish list (or your customers' wish lists), make sure to purchase them before they are gone for good!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Super Easy Snowflake Ornament

SU designer paper & whisper white CS, Snowflake Punch & Scallop Square die.

Monday, November 23, 2009

1st of 3x3 demo swap enteries

been waiting to post these for awhile now... this is the first of 3 rounds of my enteries in the SU demos 3x3 swap... SU Real REd, Old Olive & Whisper White CS, SU Real Red & Old Olive ink, snowflake from Winter Post stamp set, snowflake punch, verse fr Christmas Punch stamp set, scallop circle punch, curly label punch & Petals a Plenty texture folder.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Red & White Chirstmas Ornaments

SU Real Red & Whisper White CS & gold cord.... ornament pattern by Becca F found on splitcoast; I did a little altering ... (thanks Becca ~your talent is awesome!!) R ;)