Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Favorite Things ...

I love to receive cards ... I really love homemade cards ... duhhhhhhhh :-) ... in the next few postings I'd like to share some of the cards I've received lately ...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fun with Punches and the Big Shot

The Big Shot and punches are my very favorite tools.   Here's an example of a quick card made with several punches and big shot dies...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shaker Frames

When I first saw the shaker frames (pg 38 Holiday Mini), I wasn't too impressed.   Since I started playing with them, I've changed my mind ...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Stockings

If you've been following my blog, you know that I recently attended a weekend stamping retreat.  I mentioned "boards".  Boards are literally a board filled with ideas.  Here's a sample board...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Start a Challenge

About a month ago, our president of our Scrapbook/Cardmakimg club put out a challenge.  Here's a stamped image ... create a card.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Retreat Let Down ...

It's been a few days since I got back from stamping retreat and it's back to reality ranch and five diva club sessions.  Here are a few photos from retreat...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fun Christmas Card Ideas

Every year at retreat, we get tons and tons of ideas.  Here are three easy, different Christmas card ideas...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Shaker Frames and Ain't Love Grand

As promised, here are some more ideas to use our new Shaker Frames (pg 38 Holiday Mini).  While at Stamp Retreat, I decided to use up some retired DSP scraps.  So I just started playing ... which we have the whole weekend to do at Stamp Retreat!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Retreat Update #3

So sad ... today's the last day of retreat ... back to reality ranch later today.

For the trip home today, the girls arrived to their own 8' table to find on their seat ...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Retreat Update #2

Wish you were here ...   The food is good and plenty of it ... and no cooking or cleanup ... just Stamp, Stamp, Stamp ...   play, play, play  

Friday, November 11, 2011

Retreat Update #1

First, before getting into some of the fun happening at retreat, I'd like to wish all who served to protect our freedom a very Happy Veterans Day.   Thank you! 

Today, the girls from my group came down (at their leisure) to this "seat treat" ...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hand Penned Makes a Card!

Hand Penned (pg 15 Holiday Mini) makes any plain card special.  Check this one out which was made at my last retreat...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Come to Bethlehem

If you're running behind with making your Christmas cards, here's a simple one for you...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snow Much Fun & Shaker Frames

Have you tried our Shaker Frames yet?  (pg 38 of Holiday Mini).  These are double sided adhesive foam circles designed to make shaker cards.  They are fun.  Here's an idea to double their use for not-so round images...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Recycle ... Recycle

Don't throw away those Coke cans.   I recently taught a class where it was all about recycling.  If you missed the class, read on ...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Chipboard Winners

We have winners for our Chipboard contest.  (See my previous blog for more information if you missed on this contest)...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chipboard Contest

Over a month ago I gave all my Divas a sheet of chipboard and asked them to go out on the internet, find things to do with these pieces and make a card with one or more pieces.  You would not believe the results!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pennant Parade Baby Card

Another diversion from the holiday cards.   I think I'm a little burned out with Christmas cards because I've cut out over 400 cards in preparation for my $1 Christmas Card event today and Thursday.  The RSVP's are very good and I've added more tables.  Should be a fun two days ...

Okay, onto the baby card...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sweet Floral

Okay, we're all busy preparing our Thanksgiving and Christmas Cards (or at least I am as a demonstrator), thought I'd take a break and show you a simple but very elegant card that has nothing to do with the upcoming holidays...