Monday, September 29, 2008

New project with the Big Shot

I just realized that it has been over a week since I showed you a new project. I'm so sorry!! Here are a bunch of Scallop Edge Envelopes made with my new Big Shot that Stampin' Up! is now offering. It is such a fun and easy to use machine. Come on over to my house and check it out sometime!! Anyway, I put Ghiradelli chocolates in each little envelope and tied them with grosgrain ribbons. Easy! The whole project (26 of these) only took about 2 hours---well I was watching the Presidential Debate at the time, so maybe not even that long!

I think that these turned out well and the chocolates fit just perfectly in the envelopes.

Have a great day!! I hope to see you at my Card and Craft Sale THIS Saturday, October 4th from 10am until 2pm. Contact me if you need more details!!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday's card

Here is a quick card for today. It is another punchy card. I made a flower pot by using the tag punch. I think that I will probably tweak this one a little bit. I need a little platter under the pot, in my opinion. :o) Sign up for the punchy class on Sept 25th. I'm looking forward to seeing you!!

I'm off for a weekend at my sister's house. Lots of good food and game playing. I'm sorry that you can't be there, too. I hope that your weekend is fun. Maybe you can take some time to stamp.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

New look....

So, how do you like the new background look of my blog? Have you noticed? I've been wondering....

Okay, here is another punchy card for today. I used the Spiral Punch and Word Window Punch to make that cute sand castle!! Not an original idea; I've seen lots of people do it. But the great thing about card making is that you can use other people's ideas and make them your own!!!

Sign up today for the Getting Punchy Stamp Camp on Sept 25th!!!

Have a blessed day!!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cake and a punchy card

I apologize for not updating in a few days. I really don't have time on most weekends, then I had a migraine yesterday. :o(

My husband's birthday was this past Saturday and my daughter made him this cake. It is beautiful and tasted so good!!!

The card today is another one that we will be making on Sept 25th for the Getting Punchy Stamp Camp!!! Isn't this fun?! I've seen this idea in numerous places. I just tweaked it a bit to make it my own. Have you registered for stamp camp yet? It only costs $10 and we will be making 5 fun and unique cards using Stampin' Up! punches.

Well, I need to run and get started on my day. It's a busy one for me. I hope that you will have a little time today to make a card and send it to someone to brighten their day!!


Friday, September 12, 2008

Beautiful Frames

I had a Name Frame Class last night. The ladies made some beautiful frames that I wanted you to see today. The first frame was made by Christine. It is obviously for her "powder room". We used a piece of the wallpaper to pull the colors out for the frame. And she surrounded it with this beautiful frame!! Don't you love it? It has tons of sparkle and glitz. I wish the picture showed more of that. She used silver embossing powder, silver shiny pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and some flowers from the Pretties Kit.

The second frame was made by Dawn and is a wedding gift for friends. She used pieces of their wedding program to create it. This frame is glass on the front and back. Fortunately, it turned out to have a spacer so that she could add some layers inside--between the layers of glass. (Hope that makes sense to you!) Dawn used ribbons, some of the new filgree brad pieces, and Pretties flowers with a little color and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. This frame is totally elegant and I know her friends will be so excited to receive this work of art.

So, as you can see from these frames, you don't always need to do names. These are very creative, but very easy to create. Maybe you have some ideas in mind for a frame. Make sure to sign up for the next Name Frame Class to create your masterpiece!! Check out the sidebar and click on "Amy's Stampin' Up! events" to see what dates are coming up.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Little lamb card

Here is another punchy card for the stamp camp on Sept 25th. Sign up and save your spot today! This little lamb is created with 2 punches. I think he is so cute. Oh, I wish I could remember whose blog I saw this on so that I could give her credit. If you happen to read this and recognize your card, please send me a quick e-mail and I will give you credit! :o) I made this card into a welcome baby card, but it would make a great birthday card, too.

I need to run and start getting my stamping room ready for the Name Frame camp tonight. Have you made any frames yet? They are so much fun and really easy. Everyone is always so excited (and sometimes amazed) with what they are able to create with just a little paper, stamps and some accessories!!

Have a happy stamping day!! Go send someone a card and make their day!!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Punchy ladybug

I love, love, love this card. I saw this idea when I was at my up-up-upline's house in VA Beach. (Thanks, Melissa, for sharing all of the wonderful ideas!!) It is super cute, so I modified it a little bit and made my own version. If you come to my punch class, you can make this card too!!! Check out my EVENTS on the sidebar of the blog (or just click on the capitalized word in this sentence!) and sign up today!

Oh, I also wanted to let you know that you can now order ONLINE directly from my demonstrator website!!! Isn't that cool? Just click HERE to go directly to my website, then click on Stampin' Up! products, then on shop now. Remember that there is a minimum shipping/handling fee of $6.95 on any order or if your order is more than $69.50, then the S/H is 10% of the total order!! What you are waiting for? Go ahead and give the online ordering a try! :0)

Have a blessed day!!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

SU! Punch card

Aren't these the cutest flip flops?!? I got this card idea from another demo named Kim Vale. I've never met her, but I saw her idea on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator web site. I just thought it was too cute. This is one of our punch class cards. Have you signed up yet?

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by today. Check for other punch cards later this week.


Friday, September 5, 2008

SU! dreams and a dreamsicle

Here is a card made with the new Dreams Du Jour stamp set. I also used the scallop edge punch to make those cute little punch outs around the edges. I put the Riding Hood Red card stock (one of the new In Colors) behind so that the cute punch work could be easily seen. The card base is the new In Color called Pink Pirouette. And the paper is the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper.

Card #2 for today is an invitation to a birthday party for the children of my downline, Connie. I love this cute little popsicle. I'm thinking about a Dreamsicle right now!!! Yummy! I was so hungry that I even took a bite. Okay, actually she used the scallop circle punch to give that wonderful effect. And the Tart and Tangy set was used to make the orange. Aren't you glad that set made it into the new catalog? I love the fruits. In case you are wondering, that is a real popsicle stick inserted inside behind a white layer of card stock with all of the party info written on it.

Have a wonderful day!! I hope that you will have some time to stamp today!


Monday, September 1, 2008

I {heart} your blog award!!

I was so excited to have a comment the other day from someone who {hearts} my blog!! That is such a boost to the creative juices!!! :0) So I want to say a big THANK YOU to love2Bcreative. Check out her blog by clicking on her blog name---there are some really cool things on there.

The rules for accepting the “I {heart} your blog” award are:
The winner can put the logo on their blog.
Link the person you received your award from.
Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
Put links of those blogs on yours.
Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.

Now I am going to nominate some other blogs for you to check out.
1) Kristin at Cottage Stamping (this is my upline!)
2) Shelley at Mocha Memories (don't you just love her blog name?!)
3) Stacey at Stacey Stamps
4) Amanda at Stamp Vamps
5) Virginia at Virginia's Website
6) Twila at The Stamping Spot
Okay, go and check out these ladies wonderful blogs and load them up with comments!!
Have a great Labor Day!!