Tuesday, December 20, 2011

3 x 3 Note Card and Box

Well, I posted something on Splitcoaststampers regarding 3x3 note cards.  I have to say, I've never made them before, and I had seen several on a blog that were gorgeous.  I couldn't think of a use for them, and several people posted back to me, GIFTS!!   DUH!  

Gregzgurl shared this link, which really inspired me.

Ok... my first attempt at 3x3 Note Cards and the box.

To make the box;
Bottom is 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" square. Scored at 2" all the way around
Top is 5-5/8" x 5-5/8" square. Scored at 1" all the way around.

I found this really girly background paper, (I'm a paper hoarder), and I used the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge and put the gals on it. The gals are popped.  But I'm thinking of adding "bling" or pearls.  What do you think?

So far I have only made 4 note cards. I want to make many more. This is going to be a gift for a woman at my doctors office. I found out she is retiring on Jan. 6th, and want to make a trip to the office after Christmas to see her.  

Well... after I posted this, I felt this needed something shiny.  So here is what I did...

I hope you like it.  Now that I've got the hang of doing this, I think I'll be making a few more. Christmas is coming and I have a niece with 3 kiddies that I'm sure wouldn't mind having something like this.
Ho! Ho! Ho!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Manly Christmas Card

It's not often that my husband ask me to make a card for anyone, so when he does, I definitely make it straight away.  The other night he asked me if I had any boat stamps.  I said I had a sailboat and a schooner.  He said can you make something with the schooner.  So I made 8 of these cards.  Only this one says Merry Christmas on it. The others I'm using as manly birthday cards.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stampin' day with Lynn !!!

I had sent this to my gal pal's for the "SU Cards of the Day" email that I send a couple of times a week.  Lynn wanted to make these in a bad way, and this is what inspired us, Reindeer Noses by Cindy Elam using the Stampin' Up! Holiday Lineup set;

Thank you Cindy for the inspiration. We made 12 of these little goodies!!!

And then Lynn said, hey, let's do ornaments. I have to say, I'm not a "project" person, and had never done ornaments before.  These look a little blurry from the picture, but I assure you, they are not blurry in the ornament.  I think my two great nephews are going to love these!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Stamping time!! YEAH!!

I found this adorable stamp while Christmas shopping for my girlfriend Lynn Haase.  I can't say where I got it from just yet, because I did get something from this particular website for her for Christmas, I will edit the post after she gets her present.  I love the banners on this because you can put anything in there, Happy Birthday, Thank You, Get Well Soon, etc... It's really terrific!!!

And then onto some inspiration.  I made or "cased" these cards in two different colors, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.  The original card (below) has brads in the center, and the green was the only one I had some type of green brad with. (One more reason to love SU products, everything matches!!!!)

The saffron, I did with rhinestones because I couldn't find any brads that matched closely.

Here is the inspiration I received.  How beautiful !!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stamping at Lynn's on a rainy day...

What a yucky day today. And boy was I a happy camper when my friend Lynn Haase called me and said, come on over...  it's yucky and time to play!!!  So off I went.

She found a retired SU stamp set for me called Mostly Flowers, and we made (6) of these cards.  Simple, yet really pretty!!!  

And I was able to finish my 12 Christmas cards.  This is a digi from Dustin Pike's artwork.  I love his artwork and thought this was super cute.

Ho! Ho! Ho!!!  I'll get some of these babies out in the mail tomorrow! WOOHOO!!!

Thanks Lynn for a fun stamping day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Another great card class

Went to April's card club last night at Sara's. I really miss going to club and class because it's just so fun. We laughed so much, and it's just great girl time. If you are ever in the Baltimore area and want to join one of April's card classes, you can contact her at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/mystampplace/about .


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Clear/Acrylic stamp card swap

I know you all probably have a ton of those $1 clear or acrylic stamps you get from AC Moore/Michaels, or JoAnn's. I was with my friend Lynn Haase, and she has a tub of her acrylic stamps, yes, all in the individual package like they've never been touched. She suggested the swap, so here it is.

Everyone that participated in this swap, I can't thank you enough. This turned out to be a really awesome little swap. We did have a few people cancel at the last minute, but life happens, and those that could not participate, God Bless, and I hope all is well with you and your families.

As for those that did participate... B R A V O !!!! The cards are really awesome.

SCS: Bjwolf

Angela Gittles, aka SCS: paperpaws
Lynn Haase aka SCS: stolynn
Unknown (didn't have a name inside the card)
Unknown (didn't have a name inside the card) And Thank you for doing 2 sets of cards!
Martha Knowles aka SCS: Mamaws29
Amy Walker aka SCS: slashdog1
Unknown (didn't have a name inside the card)

Thank you all so much for joining my swap. I hope you enjoy the cards you receive back. So many talented stampers!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lions, Tigers and Bears (Oh My!) Swap

YEAH!!! I had some critters in my mailbox waiting for me, when I got home today. I joined Zella's first swap she had hostessed on Splitcoaststampers. YEAHH!!! Check out the cards I received;

Amy Herron;
Terry Sermon;

Kelli M.;
Amy Herron;
SCS: Bjwolf

Thank you so much Zella for hostessing the swap. The cards are great!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sympathy and Religious card swap on Splitcoast

You know how you join a swap, and then have stampers block? HAHAHAH!! This swap is due on Nov. 18th. I am normally the person that has their cards in first... but this time, I just hit stampers block. Casing is great, but I'm typically not a caser. I like to come up with ideas on my own. And this time, I struggled with it. But I think they came out nicely. Let me know what you think.

This was a bookmark card I was going to make as my religious card. Instead, I decided to use it as my Thank you card to the hostess of the swap. I got to use my handy dandy perforator that I bought a little bit ago. AND... the image goes back 10+ years ago.

(OK... little story here. A LONG time ago, I was into stamping. I was an SU demonstrator, but before that, I loved stamping with my friends, Cindy, Robin and Patty. There was a terrific little stamp store in California, woman who owned it, her name is Adele. (Can't remember the store). She sold sheets of stamp sets. I did a lot of things on my computer and sent them to her. In return, she would send me a sheet of stamps for free. This is a set that I purchased from her. I absolutely loved this artist and even went to Pennsylvania to meet her. And this stuff was put on VELCRO!!! This was before cushion was really out. Kinda like the VHS vs. Beta fight... Velcro lost and cushion won. But I had a ton of stamps on velcro. When I got out of stamping, my friend Robin took all of my velcro'd stamps. Earlier this spring, Robin contacted me and had a flood in her basement. She went through her stuff and found the stamps untouched. But she really didn't use them. And can you believe she contacted me and asked me if I wanted them back!?!?!?!? THANK YOU SO MUCH ROBIN!!!! This set is from those velcro backed stamps.)

This is my Sympathy card. I used SU French Foliage in Basic Gray, Black and Soft Suede. It has vellum over it to make it look softer. The "Always Remember" set is from The Angel Co.
Ohhh I had fun with this. This saying is also from the elusive velcro backed stamps I have. This is the "general" religious card. I used Sizzix Leaves #2, and then ran them through different cuttlebug folders. The lace is antique lace my mother-in-law found and had given me some of it. I've been hoarding it, but figured it's not going to be appreciated until I use it.