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Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Blog Background

I just changed my blog background.  Every once in awhile I do this to coordinate with the season.  Hope you like it and recognize my posts!  What do you think?  Please leave a comment.  I'd love to hear from you!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration A Success!

Last Saturday we celebrated Mom and Dad's 60th Wedding Anniversary with an Open House.  We had more than 60 guests, plenty of food, fellowship, beautiful weather, a video/slide presentation set to music, a hard cover book with precious photos of family and friends and parents who felt well, having the time of their lives.  All in all, everything went smoothly thanks to our wonderful friends, Tami, Connie and Dave!  The candy bar was well received.  The chocolate fountain was so much fun!  Thanks to Lisa for her beautiful Candy Glassware.  My friend Gloria helped in  so many ways.  I am so grateful for all the help we received.  It would not have been a celebration without all the wonderful people who came to honor Mom and Dad on their special day.   

Birthday and Christmas Wishes

 Here's a card you can use for a Birthday during the Autumn Season.  Spice Cake Designer Paper was used as a backdrop for the focal point.  Some of the details are as follows:
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, More Mustard
Ink:  Basic Black, Cajun Craze
Punches:  Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Blossom Builder, 1" circle
Dies:  Daisy #2, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake
Inspired by:  Karen Barber
I'm excited to present this card as the second project.  The Mocha Morning Designer Series Specialty Paper is a dream!  You can't fully appreciat how beautiful this paper is until you see it in person and touch it!  I made this card with the following supplies:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink:  Craft Basic Black
Punch:  Ornament Punch
Die:  Ovals 2, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge, Tags Til Chistmas
Misc:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Tray, 1/8" Black ribbon, Basic Pearl
Inspired by:  Terry Blais (WA, US)

Thanks for looking!  Please come back often. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Family Ties

We've got so many blessings when it comes to family.  Here's an opportunity to scrap photos of family and count your blessings.  The colors are Black, Cherry  Cobbler and Very Vanilla.  The Designer Paper is Timeless Portrait.  I've used the Bitty Envelope Die, Tree Die, the Fancy Flower and Decorative Label Punches.   The glimmer black brad jazzes it up a bit.  Title...check.  Journaling...check.  Room for photos...check!  Done.

Thanks for looking.  We'll be doing this one tomorrow night in my Scrapbooking Class. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Our second project for this coming Monday classes is the card above.  We are using one of single stamps in the Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog, Triple Treat Flower in the A La Carte on page18. 
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, More Mustard
Paper:  Spice Cake DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede
Punches:  Fancy Flower, 5 Petal Flower, 1/2" circle
Die:  Island Floral
Misc.:  Big Shot, Brad
Stamps:  Triple Treat Flower, Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel, Fabulous Phrases, Autumn Splendor

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Scarecrow and a Crow

Happy Fall Ya'll!  Here's one of the projects we will be doing next week in my Stamping Classes. 

Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Paper:  Cajun Craze DSP
Die:  Top Note
Punches:  Wide Oval, Modern Label, Word Window, 1 3/4" circle, Itty  Bitty circle, 1/2" circle,
Heart to Heart, Boho Blossom, 5/8" square, 1 1/4" circle, photo corner
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Stamp:  Teeny Tiny  Wishes
Misc.:  Dotted scallop chocolate chip ribbon, linen thread

Credits:  Doris Denman and Renee Coburn for their original cards which I have cased.  I made some changes but their's were great!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Page with a Scare Crow and a Crow

 This page has evolved into something a little more like the card we will be making on Monday next week.  While I was preparing for the card class I thought maybe the Scare crow and Crow would look good on the scrapbook page.  Here you have it!  I think it turned out quite nice.  Lots of punch art here!  Hope you like it!  You'll find a couple of close ups of the Scare Crow and the Crow below. 

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the colors of Fall and the activities associated with this season.  I could see this page being used for photos of a trip to the Pumpkin Patch or celebrating Thanksgiving.  Here's what you need...
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Newsprint, Autumn Meadows (retired)
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Dies:  Scallop Oval Frame, Top Note, Leaves
Punches:  Scallop Circle, Wide Oval, Decorative Label, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, leaf, pumpkin
Misc.:  Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform, sponge, brad

Thanks so much for looking and come again often!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Owl Treat Box

This is project #2 for my Stamping Class next week.  Some of the details are as follows:
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper, Pumpkin Pie DSP
Misc.:  Tasteful Trim Die, Black Wire, Bat punch, 1 3/8" circle, 1" circle, 1/2" circle, Fancy Favor Die
Credit goes to Vicki Burdick for the inspiration for this project.  I just made a few changes.

Thanks for looking!  Come again soon!

Happy Halloween

This is one of the two projects we will be doing this week in Stamping Class.  It's an easel card. 
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Paper:  Day and Night (As of right now, it is still listed on the Clearance Rack of my Stampin' Up Website at  Click on Products, Shop Now, Clearance Rack.  Remember, Clearance Rack products are only available while supplies last.
Ink:  Craft Black
Stamp Set:  Festive and Fun and Warmerst of Wishes
Misc.:  Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Owl Punch, Cat Die, Big Shot, 3 circle die, Scallop Circle Die, Black Rhinestones

Thanks for looking.  Come back for part two of next week's projects.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jaime's Fall Wreath

Here's the wreath that Jaime and I worked on together.  She took it home and finished it with bow and all!  WOW!  I really like it.  Jaime, you did a great job!  It was a work of love, kids and all!  Notice all the layering.  The color scheme is from the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. 

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I'm excited about the new page layout we will be doing this week in my Scrapbooking Class.  The Day and Night Designer Series Paper and the Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Paper is just wonderful to work with.  This layout would work well for a very special event.   
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Craft Black
Stamp Set:  Word Play
Misc.:  Fun Flower Die, Scallop Envelope Die, Ovals Die, 3 1/2" circle Die, Scallop Oval Frame Die. 3/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch

Thanks for visiting and come back often!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Here's the Announcement in the Fresno Bee today, Sunday, October 10, 2011 about Mom and Dad's Anniversary!  We will be celebrating on October 22nd with an Open House.  I'm busy sending out invitations and making plans for the grand celebration.  We're just praying for great health for both Mom and Dad for that day especially!  This was published on page B2.  I think it turned out pretty nice.  You don't celebrate 60 years of marriage every day.  Mom is writing a book about how the Lord has blessed and shown Himself faithful in so many ways in their lives.  To God be the Glory!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Countdown to Christmas: Project #1

How about an ornament for gift giving?  This lovely medallion was made using the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool by Stampin' Up.  Call it a rosette, medallion, lolly, it's made the same way. 
Card Stock:  Real Red, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Holly Berry Bouquet DSP (2) Strips 12 x 2 Scored at 1/4" intervals
Stamp Set:  Bells and Boughs
Ink:  Craft Chocolate Chip; Markers:  Real Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Misc:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Circles #2, Ribbon, Mica Flakes, half pearls, Tombow Liquid Glue

Thanks for looking!  Please come back often.  Comments encouraged!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gently Falling

Here are two of the cards we will be making in my Stamping Classes next week. 
Project #1:  Gently Falling Card
Stamp Set:  Gently Falling, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Soft Suede, Spice Cake DSP, Vanilla
Ink:  Pool Party, More Mustard
Misc:  Pewter Embossing Powder, Boho Blossom Punch, Clear Circle, Circle #2, Half Pearl, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Itty Bitty Circle, Big Shot

Project #2:  Faith in Nature Card
Stamp Set:  Faith in Nature
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Ink:  Craft Basic Black
Misc:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Rhinestones, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Lace Ribbon Border

Thanks for looking.  Come back often!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Merry Christmas

This is the page layout for the week of October 6th.  Here are a few details...
Stamp Set:  Bells and Boughs, 25 and Counting (Holiday Mini)
Card Stock:  Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Real Red
Misc.:  Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons, Two Tags Die, Peek-a-Boo Die, Snowflake Punch, Tinsel, Go Go Boots Numbers, 1" square, 1 1/4" square, 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle brad, Polka Dot ribbon, Embossing Folder:  Petals a Plenty, 1 3/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, Big Shot

Thanks for stopping by!  Please come again often.  Comments welcome!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

60th Wedding Anniversary

It's official.  We're going to celebrate Mom and Dad's 60th Wedding Anniversary on October 22nd.  Now that's exciting!  We're going to have an open house for them.  I've got some surprises for them done already.  Now I've got to get the invitations out and get serious about the menu and the program.  I'm so glad we get to do this for them.  They are wonderful parents.  I'll share some pictures of the party later.  The announcement of their anniversary with a photo will be in the Fresno Bee this Sunday, October 9th.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Simply Sent Offer for October 2011

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