Friday, August 31

Clever Idea!

Here's a great idea... a super easy way to create a pull out card ... just use a sealed envelope and punch out the top with a circle punch.  You only use about 2/3 to 1/2 of the circle.  Cute, cute, cute!

Is that clever or what?

Thursday, August 30

My Favorite New Quote

“I have the right to remain silent,
but not the ability"
I love the gift of gab!!
That's all there is to it!

Wednesday, August 29

Nuttin' Better than Autumn!

Well, there's Nuttin' Better than a new season... we're getting ready for Fall! And here's a darling gift set Lynn Put created using a Recycle theme... that's my favorite when I can use leftovers or "trash" and create something brand new.... Lynn is not affiliated with SU so her stamps and products are unidentified... but she does use alot of the SU colors and cardstocks... see there's really none better!

The challenge was to create a project with texture, something with either herringbone, tweed, burlap, felt, corduroy, houndstooth or argyle along with using something resalvaged/recycled on your card or project.

So she used cardboard, the corrugated banner and die cut border on the card and the corrugated cardboard tag for the matching gift jar.  She also embossed the SU herringbone pattern into the background panel and used an Autumn color palette using Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Really Rust and Old Olive.

 Well, that's it in a nut shell!

Tuesday, August 28

Papillon Potpourri

You guys loving the new Butterfly Punch? At first I was disappointed that the old "rounded" version retired... and thought the new updated butterfly was a bit fancy.. but I'm really liking it now...

Take a look at a couple of cards that Lesley Croghan created.. so simple, yet so elegant.. this first one is made using Basic Black along with the River Rock cardstock.... it's usually hard to find a card that works with that but this one sure does! The butterflies are adorned with dazzling diamonds.. just perfect for a wedding card! The white part of the center panel is embossed as well to add some texture.

And here's another sample using the Butterfly Punch 
along with the matching Papillon Potpourri stamp set  

She used Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Soft Suede.

Notice how using the Edglit die adds some interest and texture... 
I think I'd go more nuts and pop up all the 
butterflies and add some glitter!! 
But then that's just me!!

Monday, August 27

Buttons and Straws!!

Here is a fabulous card made by Wendy Wexler... oh my....she musta been going NUTSO rolling up all of the DSP into "straws" and then to add all the darling buttons ... but sooo worth it.. just darling. Problem is mailing this one will take some special handling or alot of stamps and padding!

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP, Regals Patterned Paper, Red Glimmer
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, Heart Punch, Regals Buttons, Neutrals Buttons, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Small Oval Punch, Needle & Thread

Love it love it love it!

Sunday, August 26

The Four Stages of Life

Pinned Image

can someone be in all four stages at once?
Think I am!!

Saturday, August 25

SAS addicts

Isn't there a song that talks about being addicted to love? Well I want to change the words slightly... and say we are addicted to love stamping!!  Look at these crazy women...  Who would'a guessed!!!  Whether they're stamping or winning door prizes... it's all smiles!

My dear friend Terry who came down for the first time to stamp.. 
and all the way from Wildomar!!!!
She a pearl of a friend.. and wins the pearl packets to go!

Sandy wins the Reason to Smile set... see how she's smilin'???

Shelly's just happy stamping!

Laura wins some Baker's Twine!

Gina figures out the make n' take notebook...

I love this shot of Lorena.. 
don't think she even knew I took it..
look at her concentrating!!

Is that Pat texting??? 
She's probably sending a message to her friends 
about how much fun she's having!

Margaret shows off the piano keyboard card!

Insook just moved to San Diego two weeks ago..
First time stamping
and already she's got a gob of new friends!!!

Gina wins the new DSP from the Holiday mini catalog!

And Margaret wins the little note card packet.

Mo lucks out on a retired DSP paper packet...

Lynne, another first timer, wins the little note packs too!

Shelly and her Baker's Twine....

Mona dazzles us and takes the sparkly glitter glue1

Insook gets a decorative candy jar

Kathy shows me the card she's working on....

Donna, yet another newbee, creates a flock of flutterbyes!

Amy doesn't miss out... everyone seems to love those butterflies...
add a little or a lot of bling and who wouldn't love 'em!!

Mona's just happy to stamp!
And I'm so happy to have her!

Lorena and Sandy.. BFFs.

Another set of BFFs... Susan and Kendra!

Lynne gets right into for her first time here!

Pat is just down right happy all the time..
probably because we share the same birthday month (and year!!)

Karen is such a doll... she's making her
tri-fold card with all the little flower cut outs...
it's like a puzzle!

Mo and Jean... growing circle flowers on their cards!

Laura lucks out... this gal is amazing...
she spurs me on and encourages me with her enthusiasm..
actually I'm the one who lucks out!

Rhoda works on her tri-fold card...
love those itty bitty flowers, right??

Donna wins the Birthday Gift Box for her Door Prize...
just in time as she needed that for a party later on!

 Look who stopped by for a quick visit.. 
they didn't know the house was full of crazy stampers...
Brayden get a a little shy all of a sudden in front of all the gals.. 
look at him clinging to his mama's skirt.

Amy wins a note card packet too!

Susan shows summer silhouettes... 
say that fast five times!

Rhoda wins the last of  the note card packets....

Do I win a prize???

You ARE the prize sweetie!!
Thanks for stopping by!!