Monday, February 20, 2012

Work, work, work

Apologies to all for the lapse in my post!  I have had a ridiculous week filled with work, workshops, and illness! I just couldn't keep up.  I did manage to get some crafting in this week.  For Valentine's Day, I made a bunch of 3x3 valentines for my co-workers and added a piece of chocolate for each of them (the really important part!). I tried not to put a ton of thought into it and just create.  I like how they turned out, don't you? (I just LOVE Kraft paper!)

The next 2 cards are from a workshop I did this week for a friend.  They showcase items from the Occasions Mini (my favorite so far!) and Sale-a-bration.  I loved how they turned out.  The first card was inspired by a card by Sandy Mathis at  

Supplies:  Very Vanilla CS, Twitterpated DSP, Daffodil Delight CS
Stamps: Elementary Elegance (SAB)  Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Extras:  5-petal flower punch, Scallop trim border punch, Pear Pizzazz seam binding, brad
 This next card was my own design, but after looking at tons of pictures of other beautiful cards made with this set, I have to say I was inspired by everyone!  I am so in love with the Framelits! I love how you can position them anywhere on the cardstock you want, or how they coordinate with stamp sets.  I can't wait to see what other styles Stampin' Up! comes up with!
Supplies:  Crumb Cake CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Blushing Bride CS,  Twitterpated DSP, Very Vanilla CS
Stamps: Apothecary Art  Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Extras:  Labels Framelits, pearls

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mini Cards

I've been thinking about what I can do to expand my business without, you know, really putting alot of effort into it.  Because, let's face it, I've got alot on my plate! I have my full time job, plus a part-time job at the local community college, plus Stampin' Up!, plus school.  But I want to continue to grow my business. I firmly believe that if you don't grow, you become stagnant. So with that in mind, I've been following the online advice of a fellow demonstrator and I decided to try making a few small thank you cards to hand out with my business card inside.  I tend to want to save EVERY little scrap, so my only rule for these was to use scraps. I think they turned out nicely. I don't think any two will be the same!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying this bright sunny day! I was able to do a little bit of card making, and I was able to use scraps to get it done. That's always a win-win for me :)  I'm not really sure of the colors (other than basic grey) but I did use a MS punch for the butterflies and the decorative label punch behind the banner.

Supplies: Pool Party CS, Calypso Coral CS, Very Vanilla CS, Everyday Enchanted DSP
Stamps:  Well Scripted  Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Extras:  Hearts Framelits, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, Framed Tulips EF
 I'm fortunate enough to have a group of ladies that I stamp with on the first Wednesday of each month.  At that club meeting, we do one card and one scrapbook page.  Since this is the beginning of SALE-A-BRATION (!), I was excited to showcase the DSP Everyday Enchantment.  I have to say I love how this card came out. And I'm completely hooked on the DSP! I totally hope they carry this over to the catalog!

Supplies:  Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Baha Breeze, Naturals Ivory
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB)  Ink:  Early Espresso
Extras:  Top Note die, Blossom Party die, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Eyelet Border punch, Antique brad,  Old Olive taffeta ribbon