Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Plane and Simple birthday card

Today I made a birthday for one of my best friends. My hubby and I are going to help him celebrate with his wife, Sharon, at Landry's on his birthday. Hope it's a good one Jim. This set is from the Ocassions mini and called Plane and Simply. I don't have enough masculine sets so this was one I pre-ordered. The colors are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. The dsp is from Botanical Gazette.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cute spinner/treat cup combo

At leadership in Nashville, I watched a demonstration on combining the new spinners with the treat cups to make this adorable card. I am posting the photos for my crafty friends who want to try it. The cardstock is 3 x 6, scored and folded in half and embossed. The punched circles are 2 1/4" and 3/4". The insert is made from the white panel that comes behind our packs of dsp. It measures 1 5/8" x 1/2". A slit is cut in the center of each at 13/16". The tab at the top slides inside the folded card to keep the candies in until you are ready to eat them. It is made from a 2 1/2" circle punch and the round tab punch. The card is held together at the top with brads. To make the spinner spin well, slide your fingernails under the head of the brad to keep it from being flush with the paper. Next bend down the prongs. This will allow a little space between the spinner head and the treat cup and will make your spinner spin freely.

My Digital Studio

This is the newsletter I created with My Digital Studio that went inside
my Christmas cards. I selected the background paper first, and added my header. Then I clicked on add a photo box and copied and pasted them into a nine photo grid. Next I selected my photos and dragged them into the boxes. I added photo mats around each. Added a text box under each photo, as well as my message at the bottom. I saved it on my computer desktop as a jpeg. Then I was able to e-mail it to Office Depot for printing. I will certainly do this again next year! So simple to do with MDS. If you don't have it, you can order your today.

New Ocassion Mini and more

Sweet card featuring one of our hostess sets.
Judy's cute cupcake card. Love the simple color combo!

Cute cupcake card features rhinestones that were tinted with a standard sharpie pen!

Beautiful card by Terri featuring the new newsprint paper and vintage flower adornment.
I love how Karen gathered the seam binding into a flower for this card, so clever!

Cupcakes was a popular theme at the meeting. This one is by Collete.

Delia came up with the idea to stamp the pattern background stamp onto tissue paper to give it the look of a real dress pattern. Cool!

Chris's all white Easter card is a stunner! Lots of details.

This is my CASE of the handmade Shelli card I won at Leadership!

Terry was missed at the meeting but she sent her swap. Love this cheery color combo!

I love being a part of the Glittern' Gals, side and downline! They are a group of talented stampers. We met yesterday for our bi-monthly meeting to share the information several of us had gleaned from Leadership. We learned some Booking tips from Judy and Terri brought us up to date on some of the changes and challenges being made with SU. I shared some of the techniques I saw on the first night at the demonstrations. But the best part of the meetings is always the SWAPPING!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sew Suite swap

I didn't like this stamp set when I first saw it, but thought it would be popular with the masses, lol, so I bought it. Then I had to find a way to use it. I am taking this card to swap at Leadership next week in Nashville.

Set: Sew Suite, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, White, Sweet Stitches dsp, Rose Red seam binding, Sweet Buttons embosslits

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Easter Blossoms Leadership Swap

I am heading off to Nashville next Wednesday for the SU Leadership conference. I love to swap, it's one of the best things about the conference. I will also attend wonderful sessions and come back loaded with new info and motivated to build my business. I am especially looking forward to staying at the Opera Land Hotel where the conference is being held. My swap card is made using the Easter Blossoms set from the Occasions mini and features Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla.