Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Attention to Detail

I went to the mailbox and was surprised with a Halloween card addressed to me.   Now, for those of you who know me, Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays.   Just not into all the decorations, costumes, etc.  That may be changing ... wait until you see this card!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Out on a Limb for Halloween

It's Halloween weekend and time for another bewitching idea ...


Halloween night in PA

It's been a while ... the weather's been beautiful and I'm finding it difficult to get caught up with all my work.  My blogging has suffered.   Good (or bad) news ... our temperatures are dropping 30 degrees tomorrow so I should be able to get caught up!  

Anyways, it was Halloween night tonight in PA ... cold and raining ... but in honor of Halloween, check out this cute candy holder ...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another Chipboard Idea

Here's a card I made from using a piece of chipboard cut with my Movers & Shaper's Holiday Windows Shaper (pg 221) ...


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gently Falling

Another card from one of my newest favorite sets from the Holiday Mini (pg 16) ...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Chipboard Contest

I'm having a Chipboard Contest with prizes to be awarded (gift certificates for Stampin' Up! products) ...


Thursday, October 20, 2011

$1 Christmas Cardmaking Days

Yes, by popular demand, the $1 Cardmaking day is returning ... November 2nd (noon to 5 p.m.) and November 3rd (1 p.m. to 9 p.m.) ...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Treat Box

I'm back ... been an extremely busy week.  Here's a cute, quick treat box you can make using your top-note Bigz Die (pg 222) and your big shot ...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Snowman Tissue Box

For those of you lucky enough to be attending Kim's retreat near Asheville, NC in Mid November, you can sign up to make one of these cute little tissue box covers...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Polished Stone Technique

Here's a fun little card we made recently at a techniques class.  It's called Polished Stone ...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Photos from retreat #4

Before I publish some more photos from retreat, I have one important message to get out there ...


Friday, October 7, 2011

Photos from Retreat #1

As promised, here are some photos from retreat in St. Simons ...

Ommited Embossing Technique

As promised, here are instructions on how I made yesterday's card swap using the ommited embossing technique.  Divas ... you will be making a card using this technique next week and I will show you everything first hand.  Blog followers ... try this ... it's fun!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Off to Stamp Camp

Spent the day yesterday packing my car up with half of my stamping supplies to head south to St. Simons Island in GA for a 4-day stamping retreat.  As I'm packing for retreats (9 boxes in all) I ask myself over and over, "Why am I packing up all this stuff to go stamp all weekend when I can just stay here and stamp all weekend?"  Well, then I get there, I totally relax (no beds or meals to make, hundreds and hundreds of ideas, many creative, talented stampers, etc.) and in minutes I realize why I went to the trouble.  I love stamping retreats.  If you ever get the chance, take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and give yourself a treat.

Take a look at the swap I made to participate in the swap this weekend ...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wanna be a Big Shot ...

or get a Big Shot for free????????  Yes, FREE.   Say you already have a Big Shot ... well, would you like $100 in free product with no shipping costs?   

World Cardmaking Day TODAY

Come join the fun ... 10 a.m. til 5 p.m. --- my house ...