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Branchport, New York, United States
A "Gladheart" group member.
A place to share my love of stamping.Unless noted everything is created using Stampin' Up! products. All of my art work is shared for your personal inspiration. Please feel free to CASE but make sure to give credit where credit is due. My ideas may not be copied for contest submissions or publication of any kind. Please do not post any of my pics with out my permission. Thank you

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Look what I did...

look what I did... I made this wedding cake for my nephew, Justin, and his bride, Jannine. I don't normally make wedding cakes but they asked so I made it as a gift.

Justin & Jannine

It was a perfect day
My husband,Jeff, and I dancing to the song we had for our first dance as husband and wife. he requested it and surprised me with a dance. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Color Inspiration 113 / DCBD 167

I'm sure you have noticed I love to combine a color challenge and a sketch challenge. I tried to do each challenge seperate but I felt I never had the time to complete each challenge and then post so I would end up not doing any. Ok just because we think something, doesn't mean it makes a lot of sense, thats what makes us women:) So all this babbling is leading to something. If you are feeling uncreative or stressed for time you should try combining a color & sketch challenge. I know it is easy to CASE a card but it is more fun to create a card...even if it is someone else creating the color combination or card sketch. So let me thank Stamping 411 Operators and the Diva Coffee Break Design Team for all the insiperation that they have given me.

Stamps: Starring You & On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa & Naturals White
Inks: Close to Cocoa & Old Olive
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Word Window punch, Sponge, Dimensionals & Sizzix Damask template

Curtain Call Act18 / MTSC63

I love this color combination from Stacey with this stamp set, and Mercy always has such great sketches. The only thing I did wrong was use a glue that shows through the vellum, ooops. I was going to remake the card but decided to just leave it. I like people to know that I don't do everything perfect the first time either.

Stamps: Close as a Memory
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Kraft, Whisper White & Patterns Pack III
Inks:Markers- Night of Navy, Old Olive, & Ballet Blue
Accessories: Vellum, 5/8" Old Olive ribbon, Sizzix Circle die

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Gifts for my Sister

Here is the gifts I made for Annette as a thank you for going to Syracuse regionals, yes that were cancelled, with me. She is taking quilting classes so I made this card for here after watching this video on Stampin is my Job. Thanks Barb for the great video.

I also used a couple of empty Hodge Podge containers to make us something to hold our sissors and adhesive. I used the pinwheel design on these to.

Color Dare 58

Another card on the simpler side. Even though the colors are from the Color Dare Challenge I seem to use pink and turquoise alot with this stamp set. Then again I use this set a lot when making cards for the friends of my daughters.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquiose, Regal Rose & Whisper White
Inks: Basic black & Markers
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Glitter & ribbon

Colour Q #22

Love these color challenges! If you haven't tried one yet you really need too. I seemed to pull out stamp sets that I don't normally use. Make sure if you try thi that you go to Arielle's site so we all can see your creation. I know I seem to be creating very simple looking cards this week...must be from looking at all the white snow outside my window. I'm soooo ready for spring.

Stamps: Party Hearty
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze(retired), Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, &Whisper White
Inks: Night of navy, Baja Breeze & Certainly Celery
Accessories: Dimentionals, 1 3/4" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, Sizzix Circle die

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Challenge card

Again I used combined 2 challenges to create 1 beautiful card. I plan on giving this card to my mother-in-law for her birthday this month.
Try both of these challenges and be sure to go check out the sites and post your creation.

Stamps: Fifth avenue Floral & On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Rich razzleberry, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette(retired) Very Vanilla & Watercolor Paper
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black & Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Aqua pen, Dimentionals & Sizzix Pattern 1 Template

Monday, March 1, 2010

No Syracuse Regional BUT fun at Missy's

Yea I was supposed to go to the Syracuse Regionals with my sister Annette as my guest. We had been watching the weather closely and Annette decided to leave work early so we could drive up Thursday afternoon ahead of the storm. We had already prepaid for our hotel room and planned on staying 2 nights. Yes we beat the storm made it to the hotel and finished up our swaps and cards for the shoebox event we would be attending Friday night before doing anything....We were so excited and chatting about everything that we might get to see and do (this was our 1st SU event ever).
Our Swaps

Then I turned on my lap top...opened my e-mail... and there it was :(
The e-mail from my upline Missy...
...my heart stopped.

After a few moments of silence Annette and I decided the room was paid for and we were going to make the best of it and stay in Syracuse for the 2 nights we had planned. Plan started to form... ideas started to roll... decisions were made... Call Missy

Missy informed us she had ladies from out of town staying with her for the regionals and yes THEY WERE STAMPING!!! we were so excited... but then we looked out the window and reality...The Snow :( and we were stuck in the hotel thinking about the ladies gathered at Missy's house stamping, sharing stories and eating Carols homemade cookies, sad sad sad moment.

Okay so on to plan B
Feed our broken hearts at the hotel resturant
Drown our tears in the hotel pool
Relax our sore stamping muscles in the hot tub
Put on our PJs and cheer on the USA Olympic Atheletes 
Get a good night sleep and hope tomorrow is better.

New day, sunshine, going to Missy's house to stamp
It gets even better
Get to Missy's house...a dear friend Carol VanBork is there :|
Start meeting new friends and...
Missy's house guest was Heather Summers yes thats right Heather from Stamp with Heather and her friend Anne P:)
Swapped some cards, Stamped our shoebox items

Mine                                                                        Annette's
Went to lunch at a fav of Missy's- Copper Top Tavern YUMMY

Went to a new quilt store, Calico Gals

Then off to Hobby Lobby
Wegmans to grab some dinner things and back to Missy's for more fun!
    Missy's                                                Heather's
  Carol's                                                  Carol's                                               Anne's

I have to say it was the BEST SNOW DAY EVER!!!!!!

I will be posting instructions on Annette's shoebox swap as soon as she sends them to me.

Thanks Bunny

My sister Annette let me use her Chocolate Bunny stamp to make cards for club. I like to make a card from any stamp I borrow as a thank you and an inspiration. I cased this card from Dianne Sisneros, thank you Dianne.

Stamps: Chocolate bunny, Inspired by Nature, Itty Bitty Backgrounds & Three for You(retired)
Inks: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron & chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss & Very Vanilla
Accessories: Trio Flower punch, Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon & the rhinestones form the Eggcellent Eggs Kit