Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yellow and Gray

A color combination that has become very popular within the last few months is Grey and Yellow!
This color combination is classic and beautiful, it is gives anything a fresh look...
Try this great combo for fall cards or any project to freshin things up for fall!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fun Flowers-Cancer Display

This past month the foundation has been working on a project taking pledges to tell others about Ovarian Cancer. Each pledges name was placed on a flower and there were also in memory butterflies that could be purchased as well. Every flower or butterfly was a $1 Donation to the Carolina Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. At the end of the month we created this display at the Blumenthal Cancer Center is Charlotte.
Our hope was that this display would encourage and uplift women as they go in for treatment this last week in September we placed over 300 flowers and butterflies in the display...
Using the fun flowers die and the butterfly die we created the display. You can do so much with creativity, using it to uplift and encourage. You can check out more on the Linda F. Kelly Foundation facebook page.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Old Fall Fun!

I know this is a card from last year but it is still one of my favorite cards. I love this stamp set that is still available in the big idea book! Great for fall! Oh how I love that it is offically fall!  I am headed to the beach monday and I will have lots to share with you through out the week of different projects and even a tutorial for the Fall wreath made with the Simply Scored tool! I hope you will also check back monday for pictures from the display that the foundation put up at the Blumenthal Cancer Center using Fun Flowers Die and the Butterfly die! You are going to love it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

In a fall mood...

The weather is cooler and there is a feeling in the air that fall is right around the corner!
Friday marks the first day of fall and I am so excited to get out the fall decorations and go pick pumpkins, drink apple cider and all things fall!

This is one of  my fall card ideas from last year but it certainly is one of my favorites! The Top note die makes a great pumpkin! Great for Halloween or anything fall! Would even make a great addition to a scrapbook page!

So another adventure I have taken on is Scentsy...Just to test the waters, mostly just selling it for me but I am not against taking orders! You can shop online anytime and since we are on the subject of fall you need to get a fall warmer and some great fall scents! This warmer and the scent pumpkin marshmellow are on sale this month!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 19, 2011


I hope you are going to try and do some creative things with your punches! These are just a few ideas that you can try, the possibilities are endless!

This is a card idea I have seen circulating amongst several demonstrators and why not its so cute! This tree is made using the triple layer flower punch and the trunk is made from the decorative label punch...

I hope you will try out these cards for yourself they will be a great hit this fall!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

All these PUNCHES must be giving you a black eye!

I know all this punching is starting to hurt, only 2 more cards to show and then the punching will (my husband says Im not funny but I beg to differ)

This was yet another borrowed idea from regionals....The flower is made with the butterfly punch and the scallop border punch and the triple layer flower punch is also used on this card.

(Dont be mad but the thanksgiving stamp isnt available...I know I know, I dont understand why stampin up did away with it, but dont fear check out the Hand Penned Holiday set in the new mini, you will love it and forget all about that stamp!)

Order online anytime and have it shipped directly to your door!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dont make me PUNCH you again!! hehe

So yesterday I shared the project that we did at the Chomp Chomp Workshop,
today I am going to share one of the cards that we made...
Another great idea that I borrowed from regionals for class last night...
Dont you just love this card! What mom to be wouldnt ooo and ahhh all over this card!
The cloud was created using the Flower punch, the sailboat is made with the circle punch and the penant punch, the water is the edge of the scalloped pennant on the pennant punch!

I hope you will try and make one at home! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Your About to get PUNCHED!

Last night was the Chomp Chomp Workshop (Creative ways to use your punches)
We had a great time discovering all the awesome ways that you can use your punches!

Here is the first project that we made...a project idea I borrowed from Regionals!
This is a super cute gift bag that anyone would love to get a present in! The gift bag itself is a gift with all that work you put in...but just a hint...ITS SO EASY TO MAKE!
The watermelon is made with the circle punch and the seeds with the triple layer flower punch!
These watermelons would make a super cute card to match this super cute bag!

Dont forget you can shop online any time 
Or if your in the area join me for class!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Another Halloween Treat

This is another treat that I had for sale on Saturday...

Who doesnt love a cute Halloween treat?
Just a cute little box to hold gum...I love that stampin up can even make gum a cute gift!

Monday, September 12, 2011

What a weekend...

Well as most of you know I had my first show this weekend and our annual Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser....It may be monday but I am not recovered AT ALL....Im trying to clean up my mess alittle bit and get ready to tackle another week! Lots of great ideas to share with you coming up! These are super easy to create and give as gifts! Today I wanted to share with you my Hershey Bar Creations...Who doesnt love a good hershey bar...To be honest I think there was one missing in my box and the wrap just happened to be next to my husband...I wonder who ate it?
Halloween Treats! These are great for teachers, favors for a party or hostess!
Oh how I love fall, and this is perfect for anything fall!
Stocking Stuffers and Christmas Treats...need more be said :)

I hope you having a great monday!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Christmas Club Card #6

There is nothing I love more than buttons when it comes to any of my projects! I love buttons so much that I have a collection of them in my office! This is the last card that we are making this month at Christmas Club!

Need another idea for a Christmas card....Here is one that we will be making next month!
I hope you have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Christmas Club Card #5

This is one of my favorites! Using new paper from the Holiday mini and the pennant parade stamp set and punch to create these super cute Christmas Trees! This is such a versitile set that you can use  so many ways! Here is another card using the pennant parade and punch combo
This is such a great combo to get! Purchase the Stamp set and the punch on my website

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Christmas Club Card #4

This is one of the cards that we are making this month at both Christmas Clubs. We are working with folding a new punches in this class. This is a card with a creative fold and using one of the new sets and the new paper out of the idea catalog!

You can purchase this paper and stamp set on my website

Working on a few things this week and getting ready for my first show of the year this weekend...Keep an eye out this week I will be sharing Christmas Card ideas with you! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

{Simply-Scored Wreath}

I got this idea from the new Holiday Mini Catalog using the NEW Simply-Scored Tool!! This tool is so great it score every eighth of an inch which makes this project so easy...

Here is how I made it:
Spice Cake DSP
Coordinating cardstock: Old olive, pool party, and more mustard
Spice Cake Buttons
Falling leaves stamp set
1 cardboard circle with the center cut out

Tip: HOT GLUE GUN, makes this project alot easier and more secure

Cut various strips 1 1/2, 1 3/4, and 2 inches
Score using the Simply-Scored every quarter inch, flip it over and then score every half inch
Fold up your paper use sticky strip on each end and attach 2 pieces together which will create a large rosette, for a smaller one just use one piece of paper. press in the center on a piece of cardstock punched with the circle punch. Alittle hot glue in the middle to hold your rosette.
Attach your rosettes to your base to create your wreath.

Project time around 2 hours

Here is a close up of the rosette
Make sure you check out the new holiday mini on my website!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Holiday Mini is Here!

Don't you just love this time of year, time to boo, time to give thanks, time to celebrate christmas! Make sure you check out the AWESOME PRODUCTS in the new Holiday Mini!! I will be showing some project samples this week using product from the holiday mini so make sure you check it out!