Saturday, October 31, 2009

12 Days of Christmas

I am participating in a challenge at the Faith Sisters' blog. We are making a scrapbook based on the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Each verse of the song has a Biblical meaning. So, over the next few weeks, we will be exploring the Biblical meanings of each verse of the song and creating a layout which shows what it means to us . I hope to create a family keepsake to be taken out each year and read. Here is my first page. I just happened to have Stampin' Ups! On Board So Tweet chipboard (113893) which happens to be a perfect match for the first verse of the song. I think I'll also be able to use it for the second verso also, so stay tuned.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Patch?

Yes, this card was made with the stamp set called Pumpkin Patch! Isn't it cute and sparkly? I cased this card from Jill Hilliard (again). She is so creative. I am learning so much from recreating her work.
Who would have ever thought of turning pumpkin stamps into ornaments. Apparently, Jill would. The lines on the pumpkins make adding glitter a snap. I just ran my glue pen down every other stripe and then added glitter. For the oval pumpkin/ornament, I just dabbed the glue on in spots using the glue pen. My friend Angela, actually took the time to cover each tiny dot with glue before adding her glitter. I like hers a lot better than mine.
This card was soooo easy to make. I think it will be one of my stamp-a-stack cards next month. It just looks so festive and, glitter always makes things just a little better, don't you think?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Patch, Look #3

Here is another example of what you can do with the stamp set, Pumpkin Patch. You can turn the pumpkins into balloons and make a birthday card. I love these colors together! They are real red, melon mambo, and crushed curry. How can you look at these colors together and not think happiness and good times. My friend, Angela and I had a good time yesterday making cards together. I was at her house for almost 4 hours yesterday, and we only got two cards apiece made. But, we had a good time making those two cards and that is what matters! I might could have made more if I had stayed home alone, but I wouldn't have had near as much fun!! That's what Stampin' Up is all about!
Everything used on this card except the rick rack is SU!, and the dsp is Pink Flamigo (113976). I at first thought I wouldn't like particular designer paper, but once I saw it in person it became one of my favorites!
Well, I am off to create something (and watch Survivor). I'll be back tomorrow with yet another way in which to use the stamp set Pumpkin Patch. (Hint: Christmas)
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Same Stamp Set, Look #2

Isn't this card cute and lively. The colors are so rich and really pop against the black. I used three of SU's In Colors: melon mambo, crushed curry and bermuda bay. The designer paper is called Night and Day (116768) and can be found in the holiday mini catalog. I love how this piece looks like pages from an old book.
Believe it or not, but I created this card using the stamp set called Pumpkin Patch (116499), and it is also in the mini catalog. The centers of the flowers are the round pumpkin in the set.
And yes, I also cased this card from Jill Hilliard. I am learning so much from her and she doesn't even know it. I think I will email her and let her know. Who knows maybe she'll adopt me since I have no upline support!
Be sure and check back tomorrow. I hope to have another card for you!!
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stamp Club Card

I think I already have November's Stamp Club's card!! I am never prepared so far in advance. I will say that I don't have our scrapbook page designed yet, but I do have some ideas.
Because I am a fairly new demo with no upline support I have to learn everything via the internet. So it should be no surprise that I cased this card from fellow demonstrator Jill Hilliard. I've never met her, but I love her work. You can check out her blog here, and you can check out the card I cased here. It is hard to tell from the picture, but I used the rock and roll technique on the pumpkins. And as a side note, I can hardly spell pumpkins correctly anymore because we always say pumpins the way our 11 year old did when he was little. Anyway, to learn about the rock and roll technique click here.
This card is meant to be a blessing card. It is intended for someone that has been a blessing to me.
(I got this idea from someone else but I forgot who. I really have to start writing these ideas down so I can give proper credit.) Instead of sending someone a happy thanksgiving card, (which I never do anyway) you send a blessing card. November is the month for being thankful. So count your blessings and send someone who has been a blessing to you, a card.
Oh, by the way, I used two stamp sets. One is a hostess set called Wings of Friendship, and the other is from the holiday mini called Pumpkin Patch. In the next few days I hope to show you just how versatile a stamp set called Pumpkin Patch can be.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Baby Advice

My niece had a baby shower yesterday, and I made paper baby bottles for all the mothers to write their advice on. This is one of the scrapbook pages I have made for her so far. All the papers used are SU!
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Baby Shower

Look at this cute journalling block I made for my niece's baby shower tomorrow. Each guest is to fill it out with advice for the expecting parents. I will take pictures at the shower and put them in her album along with all the advice.
Hopefully later today, I will have them arranged as if they are a bouquet of flowers and will post a picture for you with a link from where I got the idea.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blog Hop

I am so excited! I am going to be participating in a blog hop on November 14 that will be hosted by A Faith Perspective. The blog hop is titled, Thankful for Friends of Faith. It will be my first time to particitpate in a blog hop, and I am really looking forward to it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I made this card for my step-dad. He does a lot for my family and me. He can fix anything and enjoys doing it. I am very grateful for that because my husband is not a handyman at all.
I didn't make this card for David because of all the things he repairs or builds for us. I made it for something else he did for us. My grandfather, to whom I was extremely close to, passed away last month. He was 92, but it doesn't matter. I still wasn't ready for him to go. He was more like a father than a grandfather to me. Anyway, my step-dad David helped us all pay for Poppa's funeral. Most of it was paid for, but there was still around $2000 left. My step-dad, David, helped my sister, nephew, and myself pay the remaining amount. What is so special about him helping is that David is a serious tightwad, yet he showed how much he loves us by helping out. Actions do speak louder than words.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Here is picture of my handsome Rance. I took this picture earlier this year. His daddy thinks this page is too girly for a boy, but I really wanted to use these flowers on something and I only have sons. Oh, well. My niece due with a baby girl in less than a month. I'll get my girl fix then.

I used a phrase from the Best Wishes and More stamp set because it not only describes my son, it describes what he gives me. The phrase says: laughter, joy, happiness, bliss, delight. Rance is a happy, happy boy who gives me a lot of joy and laughter.

Here is a picture of the stamp set. It is very versatile, and one of my favorites. You've got all the seasons covered in one stamp set.

Cutie Pie!

Isn't this face adorable?! I think so, so much I decided to put it on a stretched artist canvas instead of inside a scrapbook. Pictures of my babies make me smile. This particular baby is about to turn 14, but I still enjoy looking at his baby pictures.
I don't think I am finished with this project yet, but I will tell you what I have done to it so far. I painted the 8x10 canvas with acrylic paint in a light shade. When it dried I inked the edges with my Chocolate chip ink pad.
I had the picture printed out at 5x7. I then matted it on two different pieces of designer paper. I destressed the edges of the bottom piece of paper. This particular piece of paper is retired but Stampin' Up! has other papers in chocolate chip.
The top layer is a piece of Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper. I inked its edges with bashful blue ink.
I want to do more to this canvas, but don't know what yet. Leave me a comment if you have any ideas.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

$1 Michael's Frame

This is a $1 unfinished wooden frame that I bought at Michaels. First I painted it with gesso, and then I painted it with acrylic in the shade of burnt umber.

The flower was made from two paper doilies that I bought at the Dollar Tree. I antiqued them using a technique I learned from my friend Lisa. She has a video tutorial that shows how to make them.

After painting the frame I stamped it in versamark ink using the Baroque Motifs stamp set. I then sprinkle clear embossing powder over it and heat set it.
Over all it didn't turn out too bad for a first attempt.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Another Class Project

Here is another project my class will be making next Monday. We will be making Christmas candles from plain white candles. It is very easy to do, and it is an inexpensive home dec. or gift idea. The candle stamped in red is "stamped" with the smallest stamp in the Baroque Motifs set. The other candle is decorated with a stamp from the Patterned Pines stamp set. It is a hostess level one set found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Up-coming Class

My next class is Monday, the 19th ,and this is one of the projects we will be making. It is an 8x8 fall themed scrapbook page. The pumpkin is made using Stampin' Ups' wide oval punch. I love punch art!
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Rayne's Baptism

Here is a page I created that shows Rayne being baptised. It only took me 4 and a half years to get it scrapped. lol. This is one of those very special moments that I wanted to be sure and capture. I used Stampin' Ups!' Night and Day designer paper. It is a black and white paper that I love! It is in the mini catalog item # 116768 or you can click here to shop online. It is beautiful paper.
The red cardstock and ribbon are the retired SU! color, riding hood red.

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