Saturday, January 29, 2011

Getting Ready for Valentines Day

This is a card I put together based upon a technique that Lynn Pratt has on her blog. I thought it was a cool way to give some texture to my card. I used Basic Black and Real Red cardstock and a piece of the new "Love Impressions" designer series paper (item #121780) This technique uses 1/4 grosgrain ribbon laced together to form the main focal point. I did add a little bling with our Basic Rhinestones (item # 119246). I love the idea of using our Glimmer Brads (item # 121006 Brights) to hold the ribbon bow on the bottom of the card. I think this is a perfect card to send to show your Valentine Sweetie you care, but it would also make a great anniversary card or even a wedding card...

Want to learn how to do this technique yourself, give me a call 248-391-5978 to set up a class for you and a couple of friends.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Where Have I Been

Sorry I haven't been posting very regularly but I've been so busy playing with my new Grand daughter Ripley and 4 year old Grandson Jude. Being a grandmother has lots of responsibilities LOL...mostly giving out lots of kisses and hugs. Its a tough job but I sure do take it seriously LOL

Here is a picture of the new crew.

I have however been able to play some evenings and wanted to share with you some of the new products in the Occasions Mini Catalog.Click HERE to see the catalog

This is a card that I made using the Valentine rub-ons from Stampin' Up! The rub-ons make putting the cards together quick and easy. I also used the new embossing folder Framed Tulips (item # 121809)


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Occasions Spinner Sample

This card was made using the new spinner stamp set called "Take a Spin" (clear mount item # 122015) and the "Game Spinner Hands (item # 121893). Chris Kolly made this card, during a play date we had at her house, using the paper from the level 1 hostess pick designer papers in Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and Concord Crush. I love the mix of these colors. She finished off the card using the Concord Crush 1/2 inch stitched poly Ribbon. (item # 119266) This ribbon comes in 5 different colors and makes the perfect finishing touch to your cards and projects.

HERE to order any of these items from the new Occasions Mini or call me to help you place an order at 248-391-5978.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Carry Over Products

Just wanted to share with you some products that are being carried over from the Holiday Mini. These products are still available for you to purchase in case you missed them first time around. Click HERE if you would like to order any of these from my online web site.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Occasions Mini Share

I wanted to share with you a little sewing kit my Upline Chris Kolly made for me while she was playing with her new products from the SU Occasions Mini Catalog (January 4th - April 30) I just thought it was too cute and would make a wonderful little gift for a family member or friend :o)

She used a little plastic stamp set case as her base and the new Sweet Stitches designer paper (item # 121781) and some Cherry Cobbler 1/2 inch seam binding ribbon (item # 120992). They have several new colors in this seam binding which is soft and flowing so it drapes like silk. I just love using it on cards and projects. I forgot to take pictures of the inside but she also put a little designer paper in the bottom of the case and found a little sewing kit with small spools of thread, needles and pins. Just perfect for those little repairs that we all need to do. Thanks Chris for thinking of me!!!

Click HERE to go to the new Mini to see all of the wonderful new products available to you.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Welcome 2011

I hope you all had a great start to 2011 and that it is a blessed year for you and your families!!

For those of you that didn't know, our daughter Amanda, her husband Josh and of course, Big Brother Jude welcomed the birth of Ripley Elise on December 30th. She weighed in at 7 pounds 1 oz (just a little peanut). She was a couple of weeks early but her dad was excited for the tax deduction LOL....We are all thrilled she's here and healthy a
nd looking forward to spoiling her as good grandparents are allowed to do LOL (Just kidding Amanda)

From a stamping perspective I haven't been able to get lots done but have been trying to get some samples from the new Occasions Mini Catalog (January 4 - April 30) and the Sale A Bration catalog (January 25 - March 31) completed for your viewing pleasure. This is a great time to host a workshop to get FREE products from the new mini. We can do a few close friends to a larger group in the craft room so if you would like to schedule something just give me a call at 248-391-5978 to set it up.

This is a card I made on a play date with my up line and friend Chris Kolly. It uses the new sprintime Vintage Designer series paper (item 121782), the Textured Impressions Embossing folder (item 121809) and these cute little vintage flowers called Adornments (121879). The come in 3 different colors and include 24 pieces in each set....very cool. Both the sentiment and the flower come from the stamp set Blessed Mother (Item 121913 wood, 122063 clear). The card base is Always Artichoke card stock and I used Rose Red as the accent color.

Hope you Enjoy!!