"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Open Stamp Night

I am so excited about all the fun goodies in the new Fall/Winter Collections from Stampin' Up!! At our Open Stamp Night this Friday, you can make this "wonderful" card if you choose. It fits the small open-end envelopes and would work great for any occassion. I just love the hostess set In the Spotlight used on this card! It works with so many of the fun punches offered in the catalog. I used the new scalloped punch on my flower... SO EASY! Since Open Stamp Night is targeted to scrapbookers, I want to share with you a fun way to scrapbook called "Card Conversions." Look below to see how fun this scrapbooking technique can be. The first photo takes this "wonderful" card and adds it to a 6x6 scrapbook page. The second photo simply adds the 6x6 to an 8.5x11 scrapbook page. This takes scrapbooking to a whole new EASY level. Hope you will join the fun and join us at Open Stamp Night!
You must RSVP for Open Stamp Night if you wish to make this fun little card. Spaces are limited to ten scrapbookers/stampers. Hurry and email me right now. Find my email to the left under my photo.

Wonderful Card Converted

Converted Again

Friday, July 13, 2007

Pick a Petal, or a vase, or a cactus...

If you haven't had the chance to play with the stamp set Pick a Petal yet, you will certainly want to come to Stamp Club on Sunday, July29 from 2pm to 6pm. At club you can play with any of my stamp sets, tools, templates, etc and have a blast! I used Pick a Petal for this sweet friendship card. Isn't it adorable!? I was going for stems with the petal bases but they actually ended up looking like vases or cactus. Either way, I love how the card turned out!
If you would like any other details on this card or Stamp Club, just email me. Let me know what you think about this card or any others. If you ever have questions on how to recreate my cards, just leave your question and email addy in the comment area below the post. I am always happy to serve you with stampin'!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Bright Hello

I Love "hello" sentiments. They could mean anything from a sweet little "hi" to a "what were you thinking?hello!" The American language just cracks me up!
This bright hello card was created with the Big Shot and Elison Dies. This flower is SO FUN to play with! I used some card stock from Die Cuts with a View that already have the adhesive on the back... makes the flower die a sinch! (And yes, gals, although Stampin' Up! is my absolute favorite for EVERYTHING, I enjoy other brands of products as well. I have always said there is way to much creativity out there not to enjoy it all!) The triangle to the side was created by starting with a piece of rectangular card stock. Mark the center of one of the shorter ends. Use your paper cutter to cut from one opposite corner to the marked center. Then cut from the other opposite corner to the same center mark. Voila!
Be sure to check out the daily devotional today and remember to tell someone HELLO- the sweet little "hi" kind. :-)

Monday, July 9, 2007

Enjoy Friendships Tag Pocket Card

Looking forward to Convention always gets me excited about FRIENDSHIPS. This will be my sixth convention and I have always been blessed to attend with at least one stampin' friend or more. So this card is for my friend, Nicole, since she and I will be attending this year's together. I hope to swap this one but she will get it regardless.
Check out the open version of this card below. Isn't it adorable?! To create this fun little envelope, start with a 12x12 piece of Stampin' Up!'s Prints Designer Series Papers. Cut a piece to 3x6. (You can get eight envies out of one sheet of 1x12.) Fold in half. Score 1/4" of your 3x6 on each side. Cut away both scored sections of one end of the paper. Adhere your envie to the card by using the remaining scored sections. The front of the envie will open like a card. The possibilities for this sweet little envelope are endless. Let me know what you think of how I used an envie on this card. Just click on the "comments" down below.
If you still need greater details, consider hosting a workshop and I would be more than happy to demonstrate this card at your Stampin' Up! workshop. Remember, you can host at my home or yours!

Tag Pocket Card

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Gift Giving

Now here is a gift packaging ANYONE can create! Isn't the new Prints Designer Series Paper gorgeous?! And it comes in some of the most beautiful Stampin' Up! colors! Be sure to contact me and order yours now so you will have it to play with at our next gathering.
The package itself is a TOILET PAPER ROLL. Ya! Can you believe it?! Easy peasy. You will want to use Sticky Strip or something with equal stickiness to adhere your paper to the roll. Designer Series papers work so much better for this project than regular card stock. The little blue strip is the sweet new Soft Sky In Color. It's so yummy! My flower from the stamp set Be Happy was stamped in So Saffron. Regular tissue paper surrounds my gift. Wondering what's inside? Well, you will just have to come to Stamp Club and find out. This little goody will be in my SENSATIONAL SUITCASE just waiting for you to pick it.
Speaking of gifts... Did you know God wants to give us the "desires of (our) hearts?" Learn more about this in the devotional offered in my sidebar to the left. Be blessed, dear friend.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Build a Card

So as you can see by my previous post, sweet little note cards can inspire big and better things. The note card I made earlier this morning inspired this regular sized card. Dean woke up to the sweet note. I emailed him at work and told him about my brand spankin' new blog. Now he gets to see his sweet little note all reved up... just like I am for him. he he he...
Try a "morning start card." Take a few minutes each morning (or whenever you can) and stamp a little 3x3 note. You will be amazed at how this gets your creativity going. Plus the sense of accomplishment will get YOU going. Be sure to photograph your project... then brighten someone's day by leaving them your "sweet little note."

Happy Little Note

One gal that once encouraged me inspired me with her "morning start cards." She said each morning she tries to make a small note card to "start" her day. We all need more of these sweet little cards. And seriously, we all need more time to stamp! (Are ya with me on that one?) These little cards take no time at all. And they can go in many other directions. I mean, you can turn this little note card into a regular size card with very little effort... OR... use this little opening to journal a scrapbook page. The possibilities are endless.

This particular note card was CASED (means copied) from a sample straight out of Stampin' Up!'s new Fall/Winter Collections on page 17. Check out the little "sweet pea" note. Too cute! My card was inspired by my sweet and loving husband. We just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and I am SO "happy."

Come back soon and I will share with you the possibilities of this happy little card.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Ribbons Take a "Bow"

I will surely miss Roses in Winter and truly wish Stampin' Up! had not retired it. However, I still "cherish" Wild Rose just as much as RIW. Also to be missed is Designer Series Paper, Recollections. Take heart, dear stamping friend! Porcelin Prints are just as beautiful and elegant. I can't wait to play with those prints!
The feature on these cards are the ribbons. We all love ribbon. I use it on just about every card. Here are some "unique" ways tie on a "bow" so your cards will take a "bow." This one features grosgrain pulled through the hodgepodge before inserting the brad.

Twisted Ribbon

This my dear sweet daughter as the flower girl in my lovable nephew's wedding. The organdy ribbon is simply pulled through the hodgepodge and then twisted before adding the brads.

This was a sample I created for Stampin' Up!'s fabulous convention a year ago. My husband demanded a second copy be made for his office.