Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wedding in Atlanta

I have been away for a few days as we flew to Atlanta for my neice's lovely outdoor wedding. It was so beautiful right next to Sinclair Lake. My 3 sisters and I before the wedding began at our cabins on the Lake.
We are finally all together again again--first time in 6 years--brothers and sisters! Rick, Rhonda, Sherry, Randy, Sandy, Peg and Ed! We had such a great time and it was so hard to say good-byes!

We visited a plantation near Sandersville and they fixed us a beautiful dinner! Wow! Squash and Vegetable Casseroles, Potatoes, Chicken, Rolls, Broccoli Salad, a beautiful dessert and of course some Sweet Tea! We also toured Savannah, went across the border to South Carolina, and walked the city of Madison. We all made it home safely and had a beautiful vacation!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cards for Downline

These were the cards and projects that I shared at my Downline Meeting! I will be showing some other downline pictures as the days go by! We enjoyed experimenting with the Letterpresses! They do work best with Craft Ink, New Clear Pads, and the Watercolor Paper.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Downline Table

I decorated a table for our downline meeting on Monday with the Haunted House, Pumpkin with DD and Halloween cards and candy wrappers. We had a nice meeting and saw lots of cool new show and tell cards and projects!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween Candy Wrapper

I made this Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die #120890 from the Nite Owl #123012 Designer Series Paper. I also used the Scalloped Punch, 1 1/4 inch punch, and the 1 3/8 inch punch. I stamped the skull on Whisper White card stock and then mounted it on Old Olive card stock. These would be fun to fill with chocolates or other Halloween candy. I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Letterpress Plates

Another cool day!!! Yikes!!! I hope it warms up again! Last night I played with the Letterpress Plates-what fun! I made this one with the Trick or Treat Plate. You can find 4 different plates in the Holiday Mini Catalog! Have fun making these cards and working with the Letterpresses!
Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Card Stock
Watercolor Paper (works the best)
Only Orange and Old Olive Craft Spots (work better than Classic Inks)
Old Olive Striped Ribbon
Trick and Treat Letterpress

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thank You Card

We made this Thank You card at Convention and I also made it at my September Clubs. It would make a cute little gift to give to someone.
There are 3 little envelopes and 3 6 x 3 pieces of card stock to make into little cards that fit inside the envelope. If you seal the long envelope and just barely cut across the top it will allow you to store your envelopes and cards. You put the envelopes on one side and the 3 cards on the other side of the Small Open End Envelope.
We had another cold day here today. Finally had to break down and light the furnace. We thought it may snow yesterday in Gillette. Not ready for this kind of weather.
Small Open-End Envelopes #107286
Mini Envelopes #107309
DSP Stack Brights 117155
Marina Mist, Daffodil, Whisper White and Real Red Card Stock
Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Daffodil, and Real Red Stamp Write Markers
1 1/4 Circle Punch
Daffodil Delight 1/4 " Grosgrain Ribbon #120928

Friday, September 17, 2010

Backside of Pumpkin

This is a picture of the backside of the pumpkin I bought that I used the Definitely Decorative Halloween spiders on. You can see that they are large spiders.
It turned winter over night here-----brrrr-so cold out! In the 30's. Not ready for this weather!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Greeting Card Kids

It was a cool, windy day today and I thought I could get in my stamp room and really stamp today but by the time I went and visited my dad, made deliveries and worked on the futurity books (which I completed) it was 11:00 pm. Maybe this weekend---I made this card with the Greeting Card Kids stamp set and was inspired by someone on a blog but can't remember who. This stamp set is just darling and fun to use. I hope you have a great week!
Pumpkin Pie, Concord Grape, Olive card stock
Hawaiian Paper from Summer Mini
Big Shot
Scallop Square Die
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Stamp Write Markers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Santa Card

We had a very successful 5-State Barrel Futurity this last weekend but everyone is still dragging. We had so much fun and met so many new people from everywhere. What a great weekend!!! A lot of beautiful horses--our great friend's little girl, Sage, won the Futurity. She is 10 years old and this was her first year for futurities! She had a great ride on Sunday! Congrats! Sage!!!
I also had our Club Class yesterday and we had so much fun again! Happy Birthday to Ellen!
I made this card for my Christmas Card Class using the Candy Cane Christmas DSP #120809.
Other items used:
Real Red Card Stock
Wild Wasabi Card Stock
Candy Cane Christmas Fabric #121715
Black Ink
Real Red Marker
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween Pumpkin

This is a pumpkin I purchased and then put the Decor Elements #120909 on it from the Mini Holiday Catalog. Spooky Things is a set of 10 and also comes in Gray #122296. There are also spiders, bats and a 7 x 71/4 inch raven. I put the spiders on the back and sides. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September Club Scrapbook Page

We made this scrapbook page last night in our Scrapbook Club. It was a fun page to make with the added Bat Punch and Basic Black Card Stock.
12 x 12 Concord Grape cs
8 1/2 x 11 Pumpkin Pie cs
Old Olive cs
Basic Black cs
Concord Grape cs
2 3/8 Scallop Circle Extra Large #118874
1 3/4 Scallop Circle Extra-Large #119854
Scallop Edge Border #119882
Clear Circle Die Cut #114553
Scallop Circle #113468
Bat Punch#119279

I hope you have a great day today! It is pretty cool and cloudy here!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Haunted House

Today I decided to make the little Design-a-House #120911 that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog on page 37 for $5.95. You can make this quick little house into a Haunted House, Christmas House, Gingerbread House, etc. It is very easy and quick to put together. All you need is the house and Sticky Strip. I spray painted it black.
Then decided to add some glitter all over the house so just put some on there when I sprayed the last layer of paint before it dried.

After it was completly dried I added some vellum paper in the windows and stamped a spider on one of the pieces. Then I cut out a lot of bats and adhesived them to a heavy thread and added them to the house. The center piece in the middle of the house was made by making an accordion fold with a 1 x 12 inch paper and scoring it in the middle, fan it out and glue it to a scalloped circle. You could also add a little light under it so it would show through the windows. This would also make a great gingerbread or Christmas House to make with your little ones or a classroom of little kids in a center.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Buttons and More Buttons

Stampin' Up! has so many cool buttons that they are offering this year in the Idea Book and also in the Holiday Mini Catalog. These buttons are the Big Designer Buttons in the Holiday Mini. They also coordinate with our new Fabric and the Designer Series Paper on p 18 and 33. There are 48 total pieces which 4 each of 3 designs in 4 colors. These buttons have 4 holes and are 1 inch diameter and some are 2 holes and 3/4 inches.

#121002 Deck the Halls $8.95
#121718 Candy Cane $8.95

Just click on my website on the right hand side and then click on Shop Now. Have a great rest of the weekend.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Snowflake Christmas Card

This is one of the cards I made at my Christmas Card Classs that I had this week. We used:
White Card Stock
Bashful Blue Card Stock
New Snowflake Embossing Folder
Big Shot
Bashful Blue Ink Pad
White Organza Ribbon
Linen Thread
I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend! It is starting to cool off a little here so I got my lawn mowed (what was left of it that the grasshoppers haven't got) and my outside windows washed this morning. I may even get a little stamping in this afternoon if I get my basement finished cleaning!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Convention Quilt

I am so excited as I just went over and picked up my quilt that I made. All of the flowers were made with the Big Shot. I made 80 flowers and sewed them on material and then was in a swap with Angie Juda at Convention.
I brought all of the 80 squares home and sewed them together and then took them to a quilter to have her put the quilt together.

I chose this Moga material for the backing and then she bound it with brown material.

This is a close up picture so you could see the beautiful quilting that was done. I just love it and so excited to show it off. All with the Big Shot!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Demonstrator Bag

Join my team Rush-more 4 Stamps in September and receive this lovely bag free!!!! Yes, that is right-every person that joins Stampin'Up! in September gets this lovely bag along with all of the other goodies. You just have to go to my website(address on the right) and click "Join now". We have a great team!