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November 2011

Saturday Sketch challenge #231

Good afternoon!!  It's time for another Saturday Sketch Challenge over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!  How fun is this sketch?!!


I went with a bling theme!!!


Isn't that Silver Glimmer paper GORGEOUS?!!  I love it!!  Didn't need much else for this card! haha!  I used the greeting from Christmas Greetings for the sentiment--stamped it in Night of Navy ink, then punched out with the Decorative Label Punch!  For the layered look, simply punch a label out of Night of Navy, then cut in half horizontally--and adhere to the back!  I looped a piece of white organza ribbon, and attached it behind my sentiment.  For the base of the card, I used Night of Navy cardstock--4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".  I then added a piece of Night of Navy (4" x 5 1/4"), that had been run through the big shot with the Snowburst embossing folder!  A very simple card, but soooo sparkly!! :-)

Be sure and check out the rest of the team on the Stamping 411 Blog!!!

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Good morning, and happy "Black Friday"!!  We have family in town, and they're sleeping in my studio!! LOL!  So, I wasn't able to get down there this week to stamp!  So, my card for Sketch Frenzy Friday did not get done--I'm so sorry!!  But, head on over to our SFF Blog, and check it out!!!

Have a GREAT day!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

WOW!  Can you believe it's already Thanksgiving?!!  Christmas will be here before you know it!!  I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful day with family and friends!!

Here are the last four months of my Year in Review Scrapbook class!!  Enjoy!



Season of Friendship, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Chocolate Chip



Wicked Cool;  Basic Black and Tangerine Tango



Falling Leaves;  More Mustard, Pool party and Early Espresso



Word Play;  Garden Green, Real Red and Whisper White

A year in review, continued!!

Good morning!!  I've got a big pot of chili in the crockpot, and am ready to enjoy the day!!  Here are the next four months of the Year in Review!!  Enjoy!



I didn't put titles--so everyone could do their own thing!  I'll use mine for Mother's day!  Color sare Pear Pizzazz and White, with the Paisley Petals Designer Paper.



Need for Speed & Best Dad Ever Stamp Sets.  Colors are Not Quite Navy and Early Espresso,



Colors are Night of Navy, Whisper White and Real Red!!  Used the Big Shot for the letters!!



Under the Stars Stamp set;  colors are crumb cake and chocolate chip!

I'll be back tomorrow for the last four months!

A Year in Review

A week or so ago, I held my "A Year in Review" scrapbooking class!!  We made a 2-page spread for each month of the year, plus a front and back page!!  Here are some of the pages!!  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask:  [email protected]



Snow Swirled Stamp Set;  Bashful Blue and Night of Navy



I {heart} Hearts stamp set;  real red and basic black



Circle Circus and Teeny Tiny Wishes;  Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black



Elements of Style;  Calypso Coral and Whisper White

Enjoy!!  I'll have more for you tomorrow!!

Divas Sketch Challenge #163

Happy Saturday!!  I'm heading out to the Volcano Vista Craft Fair today--be sure and come see me!! It's from 10am to 4pm!!  I'd love someone to chit chat with!! :-)

Here's our sketch for today:


When I first saw this, I though "party hat"!!  But, when I sat down, I saw the silver glimmer paper, and this is what came up with:


A Santa Hat!!!  I used the Perfect Pennants Die for the red, then embossed it with Snowburst embossing folder.  The rest is the Silver Glimmer paper--so shiny!  The "ho ho ho" is handwritten--I couldn't find a sentiment I liked, so I wrote it!!  I'm a genius, I know! LOL!!

Be sure and check out the rest of the team--you can find the links HERE!!

Saturday Sketch challenge #230

It's time for another fun Saturday Sketch Challenge!!  I love, love, love this sketch:


Here's what I came up with:


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I'd make a card to send!!  I miss my Mom, especially at this time of year!  So, I think I'll send this to her!

Supplies used:

Falling Leaves Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard, Very Vanilla and Spice Cake Designer Paper

Ink:  More Mustard, Pool Party and Soft Suede

Misc:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo Die and Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon

For the measurements and all the other designers' creations, head on over to the Stamping 411 blog!

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Happy Friday!! It's time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday!!  Today's sketch is brought to us by Deb:


and, my creation:


I am having so much fun with the Glimmer Paper!!  It's so sparkly!!  I used the Red and Silver on this card!  It's a pretty simple card--the Bashful Blue card base was embossed with the Big Shot and Snowburst Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from "It's Your Birthday"!  The snowflake was cut with the Northern Flurry Die.

Be sure you continue along the tour!  Your next stop is the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog!!

Happy Wednesday!

Here are a few more cards from my Card Club meeting!  I'm sorry--no time to list supplies/measurements this morning, but if you need something, please email me!!


Don't you just love Lovely As A Tree?!!  One of my all-time favs!!


Love the sparkly Silver Glimmer paper!


I love this embossing technique--you stamp and adhere the items first, then send the whole thing through your Big Shot and your choice of embossing folders!


This one was case'd from Jill--isn't it pretty!!  You can see her card HERE!

Oh, and I received my advance copy of the Occasions Mini Catalog--WOW!  I can't wait to show you!  It's starts in January!!  Some advice--if you don't already have the Big Shot, put it on your Christmas list!!  You'll definitely want one when you see all the new dies and such in the new mini!!

November Online Project of the Month!

Imagine the satisfaction of having the right card for any occasion at your fingertips.

You’ll love creating these colorful, quick and economical cards and appreciate the stress-free ease of having cards on hand when you need them. Your friends will appreciate how you brighten their days with your thoughtful cards.

This month's tutorial also includes a Card Keeper Tutorial and a Blender Pen Tutorial!!

Click HERE for all the details!!!