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To place your Stampin' Up! Order
To place your Stampin' Up! Order

Saturday, March 9, 2013

PPA154 - An Inviting Color Challenge

 Color Challenge

Lots of elements to this card.  I used Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack papers 129312, the Sale-a-bration Vine Street folder brayered with Calypso Coral,  Fun Flowers Bigz L die, Ticket Duo Builder, Calypso Coral, Raspberry Ripple and Crumb Cake ink pads a little dazzling details and crystals.

 I think I will send this one to my sister Mary who has been a big support to me this past week.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

PPA152 - Spring Fresh Color Challenge

The colors for this challenge are Primrose Petals, Pool Party and Real Red,

I used the Artisan Embellishments Kit 129328; Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock 129321; Primrose Petals Core'dinations 129322; Real Red Core'dinations 129320; 5/8" Flower Trim 126869; Shimmery White Card Stock 101910; 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Real Red 119251; Basic Rhinestones 119246; Sellabration folder Vine Street 130492 - paper run through the Big Shot two times in opposite directions and the Fancy Fan folder127751.  I hope you enjoy by Bee my Valentine.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Paper Pumkin

It's SO EASY to Get Started
Starting in March you can Try-It !  
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Each month you will be sent a unique, surprise kit - it might be a card kit,  a journal, d├ęcor, and more! (Stampin' Up! has even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • Your Paper Pumpkin  will ship on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, you will be sent your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, you will be sent your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, Stampin' Up! is offering a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

PPA 151

This is Paper Pals Art challenge PPA151.


I've used Postage Due 126397 and Artistic Etchings 120573 along with Fan Fair DSP 126916.
colors are Marina Mist ink, Cajun Craze ink, and some fussy cutting with tiny pearls.

What do you Think?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

PPA150 - A New Year and a New Look!

It is another Paper Pals Arts color challenge.

The challenge colors are Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Basic Gray.  

Saturday, December 22, 2012

PPA 149 - second card

This one is using the core'dinations paper.  Did you know that it feels like velvet when you sand it.

I just love this sketch.

PPA149-The Last Sketch Challenge for 2012

Thought I would post a couple of challenge cards before the year ends.  I really didn't case Shana's card! She just had the same wonderful idea! I just did the card a little different. Shimmery White paper, Textured folder, Sparkle paper with Snow flake Big Shot die, silver pen around the blue papers and a little jewelery tags with the word "believe".  Thanks for looking. Happy Holidays.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Get Crafty

A New Contest Entry.
I am trying my hand at entering some Tags using Dover Clip Art.
 Dover Publications is having a contest.

Check it out and you can Get Crafty  Too!

Here are my tags:
Hark The Herald Angel

The Midnight Clear Angel

The Cristmas Girl

Pretty Poinsettias

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Saturday May Card Challenge Fun!!

Saturday Sketch Challenge # 254  and Color Inspiration #170

I used both the sketch and color inspiration for my card today.  I just love this little birdy.  Too bad he is being retired.  Love the Color combinations.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

PPA132 - A Color Challenge

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!
Pretty Spring color combination:
Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip.

And Here is my card.  I love the Beautiful Elegant Bird Die.
Put a Bird on IT!

Saturday Sketch Challenge #250 - Stamping 411

Saturday Sketch Challenge #250

  Saturday Sketch Challenge from the Stamping 411 Operators
This week's sketch is full of circles!!

And Here is Mine:
I LOVE THE BIG SHOT!! Can you tell which dies I used??

Saturday Sketch Challenge #250 For "my friend"

MOJO MONDAY 235-Contest

April Mojo Madness CONTEST

Here is my entry a Little Concord Crush and Designer Series papers. Punches and Big Shot Dies.  All "just for you".

Saturday, March 31, 2012

First Congregational Church of Milford, Saturday March 24, 2012

WOW! What a great time we all had at the Card Workshop to benefit the First Congregational Church of Milford on Saturday March 24, 2012.  If you couldn't make it - you missed out on a really fun time with a group of very talented and creative women.

The workshop was $17.00 - 5 cards with envelopes. Free Sale-A-Bration products were available for every $50 spent on products from the catalogs.  15% of sales went to the Church. 

And I get to congratulate Stephanie Freehan for joining the Stampin' Up! family as a NEW Demonstrator.
Here is Stephanie and one of her cards - She looks very HAPPY!.
Here are just some of the project creations and pictures of the gathering. 

And here are some of the lovey ladies.  Thank you all for attending.  I had such fun meeting you and Stamping with you.  Let's do it again!  SOON!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

PPA119 Holiday colors

Just Paper and Texture: Petals-a-Plenty Impressions Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green paper, with a little dazzling details, gold glitter and ribbon. (The actual card is much prettier than the picture)

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

STEP ONE - Rescue Book Journals with Diana Trout

I am participating in another online class given by Mixed Media Artist Diana Trout.  I am pretty excited to be a part of the class.  I took some pics of my book inside and outside - but forgot to take one of the before.  I had a little problem when I took out the block and sliced the spine so I had to repair the outside.  I used some textured wall paper and colored it with Viva Decor Inka-Gold.  I got some really good pva glue on line at John Neal Bookseller - it works great.

Inside - Spine is old Stampin Up! velvet paper in
 Night of Navy.  End pages are from Stampin Up! Designer Series Paper "Paisley Petals".  The blues all work together.

PPA118-Celebrity Color Challenge

I adore this birdy! Young Vermillion (124092).  The colors, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and River Rock lead into a cozy fall expression.  Autumn Splendor (116503) expresses this season of nature and its wonders.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Earrings for Dianne

Another pair of earrings, but this time for Dianne Hart another guide from our Crete trip.  See post below - Earrings for Sarah.  

Beautiful scallop shells protected with resin, Swarovski crystals and silver earwires.

Earrings for Sarah

We recently took a bicycling tour with Classic Adventures to the island of Crete.  We had a wonderful time.  While on a hike one day we were finding little treasures on the beach.  So, I made this pair of earrings for Sarah Hart, one of the tour guides.  I think the earrings turned out as beautiful as she is.

Sea glass found by Benton Hart, with Swarovski crystals and silver wires.