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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Beers to You!

Our friend Tracy was kind enough to let Steve stay at her house on his latest trip to Massachusetts, so of course I had to send her a nice pack of cards as a thank you! I made a few different ones, that I will show you over the next few days. This first one … Continue reading »

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Who loves a sale?

Or rather, who doesn’t love a sale? Exciting news from Stampin’ Up this morning! There is now a Clearance Rack Section to the online store! It includes a variety of items — ribbon, paper, rub-ons, chipboard, and more — all at deep discounts. Amazing stuff at amazing prices! How do you get there? Go to … Continue reading »

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Fall Medallion

This week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge which means you look at a certain picture and create whatever it inspires you to do. They chose a beautiful fall picture from pottery barn. To me, this speaks of Fall in an elegant way. I love the colors together! So inspired by this I … Continue reading »

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New! Sweet Treats Cups!

One of the exciting new products in Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Mini Catalog are these cute little Sweet Treat Cups. They are clear plastic cups that can hold a variety of items, like candy, button, confetti, and more. I’ve been wanting to use them for a while now, and when I saw today’s sketch challenge on … Continue reading »

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Quilting with the Big Shot

Quilting? Yes, quilting! As I have mentioned before, the Big Shot Bigz Dies cut a wide variety of materials. One of the things it cuts is fabric. And what better to do with pieces of fabric then to make them into a quilt! At Stampin’ Up’s recent Founders Circle trip, the demonstrators there were treated … Continue reading »

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Stampin’ Up Growth Chart

How cute is this growth chart?  I wish I could show you mine, but unfortunately it is still in its cardboard tube, as I have not had time to put it up yet.  I will be putting it on a full-length mirror, so that it can move with us! This fabulous Decor Elements Growth Chart … Continue reading »

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First Day of Fall

Happy first day of fall! It sure doesn’t feel like it here in Southern California, where the weather was still in the high 80s, but that’s what the calendar says! This is another card that the 4th graders will be making on their service learning field trip to the Jewish Home for the Aging. The … Continue reading »

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The Pals Paper Arts challenge this week was to Keep It Simple, Sweetie or K.I.S.S. (a much nicer version than what I have heard before!) Their suggested guidelines were: Clean with lots of ‘white’ space Simple Designs Minimum time to create Limited layers and embellishments In general my cards are fairly clean and simple, so … Continue reading »

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Once in a while you meet someone who you totally click with. That’s how it was for Eve and Heather. Even though they weren’t in the same kindergarten class, they hit it off right away. They knew their friendship was meant to be when they showed up wearing the same shirt! I’ve been working on … Continue reading »

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Shana Tova!

Tonight marks the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. One of the customs is to eat apples and honey for a sweet new year. I used that for the theme of the Rosh Hashanah card that I made for this year … Continue reading »

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