Thursday, September 22, 2011

Using Autumn Splendor & Hand-Penned Holidays to 'Give Thanks' with Stampin' Up!

Good Morning My Stamping Friends,  Since today is officially the first day of Autumn I wanted to share an Autumn card I made for a swap. The swap doesn't happen until Saturday so if you're one of the swappers, just close your eyes. For this card I used Stampin' Up!'s Autumn Splendor from the current Idea Book and Catalog and Hand-Penned Holidays from the current Holiday Mini.

I started with

Stampin' Up!'s Raining Flowers general greeting card

Hi there Stamping Friends, I hope you've been inspired by a few of my latest posts and I hope you've even copied, or CASED some of them. I've been swamped getting ready for a vendor table I have this Saturday morning so today I'm showing you my CASED version of a card using the Stampin' Up! set called Raining Flowers. The original card I saw was shared on Stampin' Connection (a Stampin' Up-demonstrator-only website where demos can post photos of their creations, among other things). We currently have about 190,000+ photos on there and lots of discussion forums.

For this card I used

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Christmas Lodge from Stampin' Up!

At the Stampin' Up! Convention in July 2011, the attendees got a sneak peek at the new stamp set Christmas Lodge. Of course everyone loved the perfect Christmas tree in the set, but the snowy lodge was what caught my eye. I'm from New York so I could totally imagine sitting in there on a big comfy couch, under a blanket on a snowy Christmas morning while drinking hot cocoa by a fire. Ahhhhh.
Well with my kids back in school all morning I finally had time to pull out Christmas Lodge and play for a little while and here is my card share.
First I ran a piece of whisper white through

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tagtastic hostess set from Stampin' Up!

Hi there My Stamping Friends, I hope you're having a good Monday morning so far. I'm here to share the card I created with the hostess set Tagtastic from Stampin' Up! I love that every one of the six stamps in this set fits into a punch. Hmm...maybe I'll give myself a challenge to create a card for each stamp in the set. That could be fun.
Yesterday was my club meeting day and this is one of the cards we made. I seem to be on a cherry cobbler kick lately so I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am. (Headsup~Tomorrows post is cherry cobbler also).

For this card I ran a 4 x 5-1/2 sheet of whisper white card stock through

Friday, September 16, 2011

Una Feliz Navidad using Tradiciones Navidenas / Bells & Boughs from Stampin' Up

Hi there My Stamping Friends,
It is starting to get a little cooler in my neck of the woods so I tried to cheer myself up by breaking out one of my new Stampin' Up! sets (Tradiciones Navidenas) and seeing what I could make. I found out I LOVE this set and can't wait to make a few more samples for my upcoming Spanish/English card classes. I love it so much that I'll probably make a similar card using an English language sentiment for one of my Christmas Card classes too.

For this card I used the

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 11th, 2011

Hi there My Stamping Friends, I know this stamp is retired (it retired with the Summer Mini catalog in the end of August) but I had to share a card that I made to celebrate our nation's resiliance on September 11, 2011. I was a young mother of 1 (with one on the way) on 9/11/2001 and I was heading home to my parents house, about 20 minutes north of New York City, on that Tuesday morning when my mother called and told me to put on the TV and delay my trip. The events that unfolded that day and the days after were incredible and unforgettable. We honestly are in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

I was inspired by a card I saw on Stampin Connection, a facebook-type, social media website hosted by Stampin' Up! for all thier amazing demonstrators. It is choc full of chatting forums, produt tips and most importantly almost 187,000 samples of cards, scrapbook pages, 3D projects and much more, all made by my fellow demonstrators.  If you want to join my team and check out all the benefits of Stampin' Connection just visit my website at and click on Join The Fun.

Have a wonderful day,