Just for Dad

We are off to Disney this week for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip.  Pups are on vacation too at the farm!  Its going to be FUN!!!  I hope to post a few updates while I am away.  These trips are SO worth all the hard work it takes to earn them!!!

and for a card…

You all know you can make cute cards with the kites in the You Send Me Soaring set.  How about a nice argyle pattern!

this set and loved ones will be gone at the end of the mini (insert sad face)

Stamps: You Send Me Soaring, Loved Ones, Petite Pairs
Paper: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and very vanilla, red glimmer paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
Accessories: owl punch for the heart

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Beyond the Garden

meets Everybunny!

Stamps: Everybunny
Paper: Pretty in Pink, wild wasabi, beyond the garden
Ink: Black
Accessories: watercolor crayons, aqua painter, pretty in pink satin ribbon

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Can not put it down

The stamps that is.  I am not a big easter card sender either- until this year!!!

Stamps: Everybunny
Paper: Soft suede, very vanilla
Ink: Black
Accessories: water color crayons, aqua painter, Soft suede striped grosgrain ribbon, scallop circle and 3″ circle die, modern label punch.  

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Easter Treat with Everybunny

I bought those Yummy multi packs of Lindt chocolate bunnies, chicks and sheeP at BJ’s.  Man are they cute!!!  So I had to make them a super cute Box!

Box is a smaller version of the cookie box, seen here.  (sorry I forgot to write down the specs)

Stamps: Every Bunny

Paper: Blushing Bride card stock and DSP(retired prints pack), pear pizazz for the box

Ink: Black

Accessories: water color brush/aqua painter, water color crayons. circle and scallop punches, ribbon, buttons, texturz plate.

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A card and Junior Olympics

First the card:


Stamps: Everybunny (so cute)
Paper: crumb cake, Spiece cake (retired)
Ink: Black, soft suede, pool party pretty in pink
Accessories: Aqua painter, crumb cake seam binding

NSR: (non stamping related)


Last weekend was  the Junior Olympics for my son.  How did it go you ask?  Well, Junior olympics went as well as could be expected with a 3″ hole in his elbow and bronchitis.  That was 2 Trips to Urgent care in 1 week, all the week of the meet.  He fell on the playground the day before the meet.  So fun to get the call from the school nurse– thankfully no broken bones or stitches. REALLY!!!

He had 2 OK times and 2 lifetime best times. WOOHOOOO!!! He did NOT come in last, and no where near the top 10.  He has a way to go and the best part of his weekend was the personalized sweatshirt with his name and events he qualified for !  LOL it cost me $75.  yes $75 for a Stinkin’ sweatshirt.  Hey ours was cheap though, some of the other kids on the team were over $100 as they qualified in more events!  He liked it, but he said is was really crowded.  He is excited to qualify for the summer Junior Olympics! (thank goodness its AFTER Convention, wink!).

The only day I got  a few pictures was when he swam his 400IM (4 laps of each stroke for you non-swimmers out there!)





the back of the sweatshirt

The ever so happy SWIMMER in his awesome sweatshirt!!!

Have a great day- I am back at the POOL!!!

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Everybody Loves Chocolate!

Mmmmmm Chocolate treats!

I decorated a small tin and filled it with chocolate.  Then made a tag and card to match!  

Dasher is perfect for the Holidays!

Enjoy the last day of the tour!  

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Some workshop projects & New Demo special

We made these projects at Terry’s workshop Last week.  

Easter basket and card

The easter basket instructions can be found HERE

Stamps:  Well scripted, chocolate bunny
Paper:  So saffron, Celery, whisper white and Shades of Spring DSP
Ink: Chocolate chip craft in, Lovely lavender (I think)
Accessories:  Circle punches, eyelet border punch, big shot scallop square die, ribbon, clear embossing powder, flower trio punch

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Chocolate Bunny time of year- and some News!

Here’s my Chocolate bunny Card! the lattice die is so perfect for this!!!

And my News? I have been selected to be on the Design Team for a brand new Challenge Blog! “The Shabby Tea Room” we will be official on Monday with our 1st Challenge! I hope you will play along and see how much fun it is to try new challenges. It really expands your card making and scrapbooking skills!!! Check out the link on the side of my blog and my 1st challenge card will be posted here on Monday! its so cute!

All supplies are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Chocolate bunny, Teeny tiny Wishes

Paper: Celery, chocolate chip, bashful blue and whisper white

Ink: chocolate chip

Accessories: lattice die, ribbon

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day with Friends and Family

Here is one of my Thanksgiving cards– which mailed LATE. I only made a few -the rest will be hand delivered.

And one of my stamping Friends and club members Marie made the FABULOUS RECIPE BOXES:

The Recipe box tutorial can be found on the right side bar of my blog or HERE.

Dont forget the HUGE SU! sale going on now!!! SHOP NOW!

Here is how I made my Thanksgiving card:

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, All Holidays

Paper: close to cocoa, vanilla, really rust Prints dsp (hostess)

Ink: Close to cocoa

Accessories: Ribbon, wide oval punch, markers for the leaves

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Happy Halloween- very early

As you may know the NEW Stampin’ Up! Holiday mini starts today! Hold on to your wallets! its going to be a VERY EXPENSIVE 4 months!!! 1st up- halloween!

I dusted off my Petal die for the bigshot and made a super quick Ghiradelli chocolate holder. wrapped it with some Cast-a-spell dsp. CUTE!!!

Stamps: Pumpkin patch

Paper: Pumpkin pie, cast-a-spell dsp, very vanilla

Ink: pumpkin pie, soft suede, garden green and black

Accessories: Petal card die for the big shot, black wide grosgrain ribbon, modern label punch

Check out this AMAZING picture my son took of Jake, our standard poodle: