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!