Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I started this card the other night when I was stamping with my sister and best friend. I can't tell you how many times I had to redo this card. As simple as it looks, things kept going wrong and I had to keep tearing it apart. I would stamp crooked, or there would be a halo or something just always seemed to get messed up. I finally just put it away and said I would save it for another day. Otherwise, it might end up in a million pieces in the trash!
This AM, I decided it was time to try again. And success! A simple card that caused me so much aggravation finally just came together!
I hope you enjoy it.
Until next time, stay warm and

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mmmm Apple pie!

So, we are all snowed in here in South Carolina! I was talking to my sister and she mentioned something about making an apple pie for her family. And didn't that make my mouth water! But since we ARE snowed in, I had no way to get to her house for a piece. Next best thing.... make one myself! I had a big bowl of juicy apples on the counter top so I figured, what the heck...
What does this have to do with stamping you ask... well, for club this month, our card theme was to make a recipe card.
Have you ever made something for someone and they ask you for the recipe? Well, with a card like this, you can give them the food gift and a recipe AND a card all in one!

For this card, I used the perforating tool from Stampin Up! and preforated where the card is folded. This way, once you give the card, they can tear it along the perforation and save the recipe!
What you cant see in this picture is that I used the tiniest pearls (stampin up as well) on several of the branches. They really do add a touch of class to the card. I also added two of the larger pearls to the ribbon .

Unfortunately, you cant see the inside of the card very well, but I wanted to give you an idea of what I did on the inside.
Ideally, if I had made this pie to give as a gift, I would have written the recipe here and given the card with the pie.

And finally, just a little share of the pie its self. It was very yummy! Sorry that I can only share pictures of the pie with you!

Until next time....

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tuesdays Club project

Can you believe that just last week we were doing Christmas cards and now already, we are making little love notes for Valentines day!
Time just flies doesn't it!?
So here is what my girls will be making at club this Tuesday. I found these little mailboxes at the local department store. If you would like to know exactly where I got them, please email me and I will tell you privately.
I decorated the mailbox and made a little 3x3 card to fit inside.
The set that I used to make these items is called "Love you much" on page 47 of the current catalog.

To make the corners on the layer of this card were made using the scallop trim corner punch.
To get this effect, I just lined the corners of the card stock up into the corner of the punch. I think it gives a very nice effect on this size card. I also stamped the scallop image on regal rose and cut the heart out and popped it up in the center of love using a dimensional.

Finally, I stamped the scalloped image again and punched out the center and layered it onto more regal rose card stock. I then punched little hearts into each scallop. Also added a popped up heart in the center. This I attached to the flag on the mail box using two dimensionals.

I hope my girls like the project! I know I had fun making it. Until net time....