Friday, June 1, 2007

More 3 x 6 cards

This size gives me four cards from every sheet of 12 x 12 paper. (And I have PLENTY of 12 x 12 paper since I've never managed to get into scrapbooking.)

I'm back!

I've been a bad blogger! My day job keeps me REALLY busy this time of the year, but things are slowing down now at school, so I want to post a few cards before we head north for the wedding.

I love florals, and this is a great set. This stamp reminds me of lupines and fireweed. On the first card, I colored the stamp with markers, then spritzed it lightly with water before stamping. This was one of my 3 x 6 cards. This is a great size to use 12 x12 paper efficiently. The second card is one I CASEd -- I loved the muted colors and the background created by rolling white craft ink on vellum.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wedding Invitation

Here's the invitation I made for my daughter's upcoming wedding celebration. It was pretty simple -- just 3 layers. First I cut Cranberry Crisp card stock (SU) to 5-1/2" x 4-1/4", and black card stock to 5-1/8" x 3-7/8". I printed the monogram and text on heavy white paper, and trimmed them down to 5" x 3-3/4". I adhered the invitation to the black card stock, then wrapped the ribbons around before adhering the unit to the Cranberry Crisp. Fast and easy -- I only had to make 100, and they went more quickly than I really expected. It gives me hope that I can actually make 100 swaps for SU Convention!!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Pup cake

This is too cute for words -- I just had to share it. A co-worker gave me this today. It's made of two cupcakes (and an AWFUL lot of frosting!). The picture doesn't do the little guy justice.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

More chocolate...

Have I mentioned that my daughter is getting married in June? I'm really excited, and I keep trying out ideas for favors, etc. (I've already made the invitations and shipped them off to her.)

This is a basic 3-nugget box. The labels were pretty simple - I just stamped on adhesive address labels and wrapped them around the nuggets. I used gold gel pen to embellish the stamping, but it looks yellow in the photograph. I couldn't decide WHICH of the Stampin' Up Mini-Mates stamps I wanted to use, so I made several. If I decide I can actually make 100 of these, I'll let DD decide which ones she wants included.

Chocolate Rules!

I've been pretty busy at my "day" job lately, so I haven't posted much, but last night I ran across a discussion of "The Ten Rules of Chocolate" on the SU Demo site. I immediately told my husband I needed candy bars to make CHOCOLATE BOOKS! I ultimately made 20 of these goodies and took them along for everyone at the meeting scheduled for today. It was lots of fun, everyone loved them, AND I was able to use up some old patterned paper...a win-win situation. (And my DH got chocolate for dessert!)

These are made from 6x6 squares. There's a full-sized Hershey bar under the page on the right -- I think the original one I CASE'd had two bars, one on each side, but my little book didn't want to close with two. If you'd like the "rules," drop me an email at

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Hang in There!

My daughter sends packages and cards regularly to some of our soldiers in Iraq. I wanted to make her some special cards, and thought this idea (CASE'd from my upline, Carrie Chase) would fit the bill.
I used the 'possum and "Hang In There" stamps from Stampin' Up's "Mini Mates". The greeting is from "Cheery Chat." I also used Stampin' Up's tag punches and Fiskar's "Stamp" edge scissors, along with a faux postage template from Splitcoast Stampers. Finally, I added a piece of simple lined notebook paper, lightly attached, so DD could add her own personal note to each card, and shipped them out to her yesterday. I'm proud of her for doing her part to support and encourage our boys in the armed forces.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Happy Easter!

I just couldn't resist this adorable bunny from All-Night Media. I went out and bought a bag of Hershey's nuggets and dressed them up with leftovers from my scrap box. Rabbits really DO multiply...I have bunnies all over my craft table right now!

New House

I may have already mentioned this, but I'm a retired teacher that didn't stay retired. I'm working full-time so my DH (also a retired teacher) can build our dream home. He's doing an awesome's taken about 3 years so far, but it will be SO worth it when we move in.

Today we had to (got to?) pick tile and carpet colors. Making these kinds of decisions is SO HARD! I've never had to (got to?) actually pick how I want my house to look before -- I just took what was available. 8^) Anyway, here's a picture of our fantastic home-in-progress. I'm really proud of what a wonderful job DH is doing (that's not TOO obvious, is it???)

Monday, March 26, 2007

First try

I feel like I'm fairly computer literate, even though I'm no spring chicken...and I've been browsing through some wonderfully inspiring stamping I'm going to try my hand at this BLOGGING business. I can't imagine anyone wanting to read about my day to day existence, but who knows? I'm looking forward to posting some pictures of my cards.