Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Couple GREAT Anniversary Cards!

 I received this Great Anniversary Card from my Mom and Dad recently, and I just had to share it, I love this neat little card design and the use of the DSP and the color combination! 
We also received this other Elegant Anniversary card from my husbands parents.  I love the neutral colors and the simple elegance of this design.

GREAT CARDS both our Mom's made!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer MIni Catalog is now available!

It's NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH!

And Stampin' Up! is celebrating with 30% OFF Select Scrapbooking Supplies!


~Check out the links on the right of my page to start shopping this promotion today~


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cailyn's Day to RIDE!


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We tried this adventure once last weekend, but she was a bit timid.....she still is, but we practiced some this morning and by this afternoon the little stinker got it figured out!!!!  WAY to go Cailyn and you are only 3 years old!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mom's Workshop Demo Projects and Make and Take

 This was the Make and Take.
 The card she Demonstrated using the Rock n' Roll technique.
And her very first Scrapbook Page!
Great Job MOM!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scrapbooking Retreat at Pens and Needles Lakeside, Detroit Lakes, MN

 OK, so this past weekend I made a trip back to MN for a Scrapbooking Retreat with my 5 Sisters and Mom, along with some neices, a cousin and great friends!  What can I say there is nothing like 3 days of pure scrappin' and card making.  What a great time!  Above is a photo of just some of the fun, the wrapping up of a Stampin' Up! workshop put on by my newest recruit (my Mom) and in the back a Tastefully Simply demonstration....we never had a dull moment.
 Pens and Needles Lakeside is such a wonderful place, just LOOK at the design studio!  Each person has an 8 foot table for crafting on...it may look like a mess, but many pages were done in just 3 days!  And some come for the fun and company and do there digital scrapbooking....actually, I wonder if they might just come for the good food and beverage...  :-)  hehehe!
 Here are some of the pages we did, we voted on who had the best layout, those in the picture all tied for 2nd and 3rd places...
 And here is our group, the Design DIVA'S, what a CREATIVE BUNCH!
Cindy, Mary, Marlene, Renee, Colleen, Trish, Karen, Leanne
Ruth, Rosemary, Erlene, Shirlee, Becky, Kari
Rachel, Megan, Katy and Olivia

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Birthday Birdie

Here is a little card using Soft Suede CS as the base, embossed with the square lattice embossing folder.  I used some Botanical Gazette DSP and the bird is from the Nature Walk set from the Occasion's Mini catalog.  I used Not Quite Navy ink and paper to matte the bird image.  Also used on this card; Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch and Silver brads....ENJOY and THINK SPRING!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Challenge Cards

Here is a card I made for a recent challenge.  I had a lot of fun with this card!  I am also going to post the other card that I made using the same template, but didn't enter in the challenge.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Poppy's for You!

Here is my third card I will be using for an upcoming Stamp a Stack.  I used all Sale-a-bration items for this card.  Punch Bunch stamp set (#121847 W) (#123211 C) and the Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Quick accents pack (# 122242).  I hope you like cute simple card!

Monday, February 28, 2011

I got a Stylish Blogger Award!

While I was away last week I received this award from Jamie at Shabby Horse, what a great surprise!  If you have never visited her site, you need to find a moment and do so.  She makes such wonderful cards and other creations!  Thanks for passing this award on to me Jamie!
When you receive this award you are to pay it forward and follow these rules:

1) Thank the person who gave the award and link it back to their blog.

2) Share 8 things about myself.


3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered.


4) Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition.


So, here are 8 things about myself.....
1.  I live in Northwest Montana, and I am a stay at home Mom to my 3 wonderful children, Morgan (5), Cailyn (3) and Logan (1)
2.  I am have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for 5 years.
3.  I have 5 older Sister's and 1 younger Brother!
4.  I graduated from a high school class of 120 students, and attended 4 years of college.
5.  I grew up in Minnesota.
6.  I will be married for 8 years in May, and have lived in Montana for 8 years.
7.  I enjoy many outdoor activities; fishing (both summer and winter), hunting, hiking, softball, downhill skiing, sledding, biking or anything else with my children.
8.  I like to make things from scratch.  Cooking, baking, sewing, card making and scrapbooking.

Now, I am going to pass this on to 8 other deserving bloggers....

The Rustic Chef
Elaine's Creations
Add Ink and Stamp
My Stampin' Creative Corner
Stamping Inspirations
Stamps, Paper, Scissors
Rubber Redneck
Flowerbug's Inkspot


Thanks again Jamie for passing this on to me, and I hope the rest of you will take a moment to check out these blogs.  I enjoy getting some inspiration from them all!
 Good Monday morning to ALL of you!  Well, I am home after 4 days of Skiing with some of my family, what a great time we all had.  And the kids are skiing wonderfully, my nephew (6) and daughter (5) went all the way to the Summit and skied blues all the way down, so awesome.  And the other nephew (3) and my other daughter (3) were ripping up the greens by day four.  So much fun! 

So, back to stamping!  Here is another one of my Stamp a Stack cards I will be doing.  I wanted to get a more manly card, and this is what I came up with.  I really like the tri-fold card design.

I used the Loads of Love stamp set for the truck and colored in with the Stampin' Pastels.  The ticket corner punch really helps the image pop with the silver brads.  I used DSP from the Occasions mini catalog for the background pieces.  The word window punch and modern label punch are used for the greeting.  Enjoy!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Upsy Daisy - Thank You

 Here is a great little card for a Stamp a Stack!  I just never get tired of this Upsy Daisy Stamp set.  And you have to love the crisp rich color of the new Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso together.  Oh, and I got to try out an embossing folder too....

And to add some character to the inside and make it easier to write your thank you note, I added a piece of very vanilla with some of the daisies stamped on the lower part of the card stock.  I hope you enjoy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Little Birdie Valentine

This card is made using the Love You Much stamp set (#113756) and the Vintage Vogues stamp set (#117690-W).  The card base is Old Olive accented with some DSP and Real Red.  I used the Word Window Punch (#119857)  and Modern Label Punch (#119849) with the Teeny Tiny Wishes SS for the Greeting.  A piece of 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Old Olive and Bitty Button add just the right touch.

Happy Valentine's Day Friends

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!  Here is a little card I made while playing with my BIG SHOT.  I added some hearts punched out using the Heart to Heart Punch (#119881) to some DSP with some SNAIL adhesive, and then used the Square Lattice embossing folder (#119976) to create some texture.  A simple real red grosgrain ribbon and friend heart from the I (Heart)Hearts stamp set stamped in real red on pretty in pink and then punched out with the Full heart Punch (#119883) completes the look.   

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let's Sale-a-brate!

Wow, it's been a LONG time since I have posted to my blog!  My apologies....I will try to keep up better.  Here is a card I whipped up last night with some new things I just ordered.  Oh, and I HAD to try out my NEW Big Shot!  I really think I am going to love this thing.  Enjoy!