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Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Other Thank You

This is the other thank you card that I made for Coach Lisa. I used the Clear Scallop Square die to cut the card base. It's so easy to do. Just take a piece of card stock that measures 4.75" x 11" and score it in the center at 5.5". Fold in half along the score line and crease the fold with a bone folder. Place the folded card stock on the die, lining the folded edge up close to the top of the scallops. You'll want your card stock just a tiny bit below the scallops so that it doesn't cut all the way through your card base. There should be a hinge at the top of your card base after die cutting. You don't want two pieces after die cutting :-). I die cut one extra scallop square to layer over the top on the front of my card base. 
After I had my card base assembled, I die cut a circle and embossed it in my Big Shot, stamped the sentiment, and added a die cut butterfly. This is also a quick card to make :-). Have a wonderful day today!!!!


Stamps: Sweetheart-120780 clear mount, 120415 wood mount
Paper: Cherry Cobbler-119685, Whisper White-100730
Dies: Clear Scallop Square-115950, Clear Circle-114533, Beautiful Wings-118138
Other: Elegant Lines embossing folder-119277, Stampin' Dimensionals-104430

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Masculine Thank You

Lately, it seems that it's all about fast and easy for me, as I've made a few projects that were just that. My project today is no exception :). I made cards for my daughter's skate coaches on Tuesday to thank them for being such great coaches. This is the card that I made for Coach Mark....

Sahara Sand is the card base, with a simple stamped image. I stamped Whisper White card stock with my image and then die cut it with the Clear Circle die. It's really nice to be able to see where your image will be before you die cut it :). Hope you are all having a GREAT day!!! Thanks for visiting!


If anyone would like the supply list, just leave a comment and I'll add it :). 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Just Got Back...

from Chicago, that is :D. My daughter had a Meet this weekend. It was a loooong weekend for us, so I'm taking a day to rest. She did very well at the Meet! Meets are a lot of fun, but they are exhausting too, especially the very long drives and especially 'one' day Meets. I think I like two day Meets better! Hope to add some posts this week! Have a great day everyone!!!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine Medallion

We got over a foot of snow a couple of days ago here. and, it was snowing earlier. We might get another 1-2" again today. I like snow, but within reason, lol! Our very nice neighbor was kind enough to plow our drive for us when we got the foot of snow. I shoveled a path to the hen house this morning and I'm pretty sore. The hen house is a little ways from the house so I have to shovel a long path. After I post this I'm going to jump into a hot shower and see if that helps ease the muscles :). In the meantime, here's a card made with the Medallion stamp.

I used a card sketch from the December 2010 Card Maps on Page Maps. I hope you are all staying warm as toast and that you don't have to shovel snow. Have a wonderful weekend!!!!


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Couple of Treat Ideas

Here are the other two projects that we did in class on Monday evening. The first one was done with the Scallop Square die and the Circle die. The Circle die was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Both of the projects below are quick and easy to create, so if you need a bunch to give out, it won't take you long to get them done.

This was done with the new Candy Wrapper die from the Holiday mini 2010. It is still available for purchase too :-). 
The inside holds some Valentine M&M's in a cello bag, tied with a silver twisty tie. The Candy Wrapper die is really the perfect size for treats. You can fit Hershey's Kisses or Nuggets or Gummy Bears or.... well, you get the point :-D. Have a great day!!! Did you get snow? We did!!!


Stamps: Filled with Love Bundle-124381
Paper: Cherry Cobbler-119685, Whisper White-100730, Pretty in Pink-100459, Love Patterns Designer Series Paper- 124156
Classic Stampin' Ink: Cherry Cobbler-119669
Punches: 1" Circle-119868, 1.25" Circle-119861, Full Heart-119883, Heart to Heart-119881, Scallop Trim Border-118870
Dies: Clear Scallop Square-115950, Clear Circle-114533, Candy Wrapper-

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Treat Box Card

My blogging friend Kim had posted some cool cards on her blog recently. They are so cool, I wanted to make one too :-). I chose to use a Valentine theme for my card. The card actually has a treat box that folds onto the card and the card has a little pocket to hold tags or gift cards. I know, cool, right? Here is the card with the tag tucked in.....
 And here with the tag on the outside so you can see it better.....
Yes, that is chocolate in there!!!! Hershey's Nuggets fit perfectly- five of them to be exact :-). We made this in class on Monday evening, along with two other projects that I will be posting tomorrow. I'm at the rink, so I'm going to watch my daughter practice for a bit :-D. Have a great evening!!!!


Stamps: Sweetheart-120780, Filled with Love Bundle- 124381, Teeny Tiny Wishes-115370
Classic Stampin' Ink: Cherry Cobbler-119669, Old Olive-102277
Paper: Cherry Cobbler-119690, Whisper White-100730, Pretty in Pink-100459, Love Patterns Designer Series Paper-124381
Punches: Full Heart-119883, Heart to Heart 119881, Round Tab-119864, Modern Label-119849
Other: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder-117335, Window Sheet-114323

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Layout

I absolutely LOVE winter on the farm!! Our snow always stays white and pretty and the scenery is breathtaking. Whenever we get a good amount of snow, I try to get out and get photos. That's one of the things I love about photography- you have a visual image for as long as your photo lasts :).
The top photo on my page is a picture of my husband's favorite tree. He thinks it's the coolest tree on the whole farm...and we have a LOT of trees around here! The bottom photos are the same post, just from different angles. I really like the way posts look with snow on top of them :). 

I wanted to thank everyone again who left such caring comments about the loss of our kitty Lucky. We are still adjusting to him being gone. I am so very thankful for the power of a camera. Our camera's preserve our most precious memories for us. It was really odd that day that Lucky was so cooperative with my camera. I remember thinking that at least I would have some great photos of him for when he got old and it was his time to go. I had no idea that day that his time would be just a few months later, but maybe he knew and that was why he was so cooperative. I plan to do some layouts of Lucky, but it's just soon yet for me.

I hope you are all having an amazing week so far! We have gotten more snow- as much as in my photos above, so this will be our second official snow of this winter :D. 


My Digital Studio

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thank You and Belated New Year's

It was really hard for me to go into my stamping room this week. I actually avoided going in there as much as possible. The reason? Lucky, our kitty who died unexpectedly on Sunday, always sat on top of my papers or on the very top of the cabinet in my stamping room whenever I was in there stamping. Every time I go in there I see Lucky sitting up on top of my paper rack on the wall, but now he isn't really there- just in my memories (tears). I miss him so much. We buried him in the back yard next to Patch the bunny. It's even hard to look over where he is buried and I avoid looking over there too. It will take a long while to not think about Lucky every time I stamp :'-(. I wanted to thank those of you who left comments about Lucky and for your prayers too. I appreciate it so much. 

Now on to happier thoughts... I made a card that I was going to post on Monday, so even though it's late by 6 days, I wanted to wish you all a very happy and very blessed and very prosperous New Year! 

I used a stamp from the Holiday Mini 2009 for my card, but the rest is current. Can you believe that this was the first time I actually used this New Year stamp?! I don't know why I didn't get around to using it last year, but I still like this stamp a lot :-). I embossed the stamped image with gold embossing powder and matted it on Basic Gray card stock. Whisper White card stock cut to 4" x 5.25" and then torn around the edges and embossed in the Northern Flurry embossing folder. I added some gold pearls to the snowflakes to bring out the gold in the stamped image. My card base is Basic Black. Wishing you all a wonderful day today, stay warm! It's cold here today!


Stamps: A Brand New Year (retired)
Ink: VersaMark- 102283
Paper: Whisper White- 100730, Basic Black- 121045, Basic Gray- 121044, gold metallic (non Stampin' Up!)
Dies: Northern Frost- 120901
Other: Northern Flurry Textured Impressions embossing folder- 120902, gold embossing powder- 109129

Valentine Card

While waiting for my daughter at the rink, I've been working in My Digital Studio. I made a digital card with one of the new Designer Series Paper downloads. This digital paper matches the paper in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I used a card sketch too, but I can't remember where I found the card sketch! 
I hope you are all having a wonderful day and that 2011 has started filled with blessings for you!


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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Need a few days....

I intended to post a photo of a card that I made last week. Yesterday was not a good day and today it was even worse. Our little kitty Lucky died last night. My daughter found him when he just a few days old abandoned by his mother. We raised him on a bottle. He was such a sweet kitty and so funny. He was such a character. When he was little he would steal stuff out of my friend Donna's purse when she visited us. Of course, he didn't just take things out of Donna's purse- it was any purse he could find. He did finally outgrow that. I took these photos of him just this summer. I'm glad I have such great photos of him. He actually allowed me to do a photo shoot of him. Normally, he wouldn't sit still long enough, but on this particular day, he didn't mind. 

I cannot even express to you the depth of the grief we feel over the loss of our dear, sweet kitty. He was a part of our family in the truest sense of the word. He died peacefullly, but he was only three years old. He left a deep, deep imprint on our lives and in our hearts that will never leave. We will love him forever and miss him always. 

Sweet Lucky Boy, thank you for letting us be your family and thank you for so many happy and wonderful memories. I hope that somehow you know how much we love you and how much we miss you now. 

I may not post for a few days. I hope you understand.