Friday, March 30, 2012

First Class

I held my first class on Tuesday, March 27th. I think the ladies had fun, I know I did. We made 3 projects as an intro into stamping and punch art. What fun to see the projects come to life before our eyes!

First off is a 3 x 3 note card.

We played with a roller stamp to decorate our "bag-a-lope", and tried out the Big Shot by cutting a Top Note die shape for the topper for our bag.

They make a nice little set, don't you think?

Oh but we weren't done yet! With Easter so close we HAD for make some kind of bunny thing ... so we did! The ladies made little Easter Baskets with a bunny face on the front and a cotton tail on the back. Such FUN!

If you missed joining us this time, don't worry - there's another class coming up April 20, 7 -10 pm. Classes are $15 or free with a $15 order. We'll be making cards that are suitable for Mother's Day or a woman's birthday or just a thinking of you friendship card. We'll learn some new techniques too.  Be sure to call (580-762-2904) or email ( to RSVP. We're saving a spot for you!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

60 years together

60 years ago today, my parents said "I do". Now, 60 years later, they still say "I do" every day. So happy for them that they have shared 60 years together. I know it hasn't always been easy - what marriage is - but they stay committed to each other. OR as my mom says - maybe they just need to be "committed". LOL

Here they are 60 years ago

This is the card I made for them. LOVE that Stampin' Up! Owl punch. 

I just love the snuggly inside! My parents still snuggle each other. It's so sweet!

If you're interested in how I made this card or in ordering the Owl punch, please email me or visit my Stampin'  Up! online store:

.I hope they have many more years together. Here's to you, Mom & Dad!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Melon Mambo Monday

Happy Melon Mambo Monday! (another tongue twister LOL)

Spent some time with the family this weekend enjoying our favorite sport - HOCKEY! Went to see the Oklahoma City Barons win against the team from Grand Rapids Michigan. The Barons are a minor league, farm team and we're pretty proud that they lead the division.

Saturday was military appreciation night at the game. It was awesome to watch the military personal carry out a HUGE flag on to the ice and unfurl it. While a choir of children sang the national anthem, the military personal, both teams and the referees held the flag and shook it to make it wave. So proud of our country and our military folks ... and all those who support them back home!

Here's a little photo from Saturday night.

Here's your taste of Melon Mambo :

Saw a card similar to this online somewhere and had to try it myself. I changed up most of the elements to things I had on hand. I'm lovin' this card and I have a thing for Melon Mambo right now. 

Card Recipe:
Melon mambo card stock - cut at 4 1/4 x 11
Whisper White card stock - cut at approx 1 x 4 and a piece 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 
Basis Black card stock - cut at 1 x 4

Fold melon mambo card stock at the 5 1/2 point to create a top fold.
Use a small center blossom stamp from the Mixed Bunch set, in Melon Mambo ink, stamp background.
Take the  3 1/2 x 3 1/2  piece of Whisper White, stamp blossom of choice from the Mixed Bunch set in Melon Mambo ink.
Using the Blossom punch, punch out the blossom and set aside for now.
Using the left-over scrap from punching out the blossom, stamp a center for the blossom from the Mixed Bunch set, in black. Punch this center out with the 3/4 inch circle punch.
Put the 1 x 4 piece of Whisper White in the embossing folder,  Adorning Accents set. Using the folder with hearts, run through the Big Shot.
Take the strip of Basic Black card stock and punch trim using the scalloped trim border punch.

Adhere the Basic Black scalloped trimmed border to the embossed Whisper White. Adhere this strip to the card front. Next take the center of the blossom that is stamped in black and using a dimensional adhere to the center of the flower. Using a dimensional, adhere assembled flower to the Whisper White embossed strip. In the center of the flower place a pearl.  Stamp sentiment of choice  on card.

Mixed Bunch set - item # 125525 wood / 125527 clear, page 17 in the Occasions Mini 
Blossom punch  - item # 125603, page 17 Occasions Mini
3/4 inch punch  - item # 119873, page 212, Catalog & Idea Book
Scallop Trim Border - item # 118402, page 211 Catalog & Idea Book         
Melon Mambo paper - item #105130, page 177 Catalog & Idea Book
Melon Mambo ink - item # 105211, page 177 Catalog & Idea Book
Whisper White paper - item # 101650, page 180 Catalog & Idea Book
Basic Black paper - item # 121045, page 180 Catalog & Idea Book
Basic Black ink - item #  101179, page 180 Catalog & Idea Book
Pearls - item # 119247, page 198 Catalog & Idea Book
Dimensionals -item #104430, page 206 Catalog & Idea Book
Snail Adhesive - item #104332,  page 206 Catalog & Idea Book
Simply Scored Scoring Tool -  item #122334, page 16 Occasions Mini
Big Shot -  item #113439, page 215 Catalog & Idea Book
Textured Impressions Embossing folders, Adorning Accents -  item #125601, page 7 Occasions Mini
Paper Cutter -  item #104152, page 208 Catalog & Idea Book 

Have a wonderful day and take time to do something fun!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Break

Took a little time with my granddaughters Wednesday and Thursday since it is Spring Break for them. I hope I wore them out a bit for their parents - I know they wore me out! We had loads of fun and they made one of the projects I have in mind for my class this Tuesday (don't forget to RSVP!).

Here they are posing with their finished bunny baskets! Naturally they each wanted their basket to be unique so the faces are a bit different on each one. That's what makes this so fun - getting to see the creativity blossom right before my eyes.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tempting Turquoise Tuesday

Trying saying that title 3 times fast!
Happy Tuesday!

I was busy yesterday working on a swap I'm doing with my family. I live in Oklahoma and they're all in California. We don't get to be part of activities together because of the distance. So we're doing "Year in Review" scrapbook pages swap with each other so we can at least share photos of great moments. We decided to start with 2010 and make 2 page layouts. I've got my 2010 layouts done and I spent most of Monday trying to work through a mental block on part of my 2011 spread. I think I finally worked through it! I'll post those for fun in April after we swap them. Can't wait to see what everyone is doing.

Now for the "stamping portion of our program" ....

Made a card kinda quick in the middle of the night. I started freaking out cuz I wanted something to show you and I'd spent most of the day on other things. Well, I didn't want to disappoint so - I CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) a card I saw on  Pinterest. I love that place and spend waaaaay too much time drooling over all the cool stuff pinned on there. I changed it up a bit to fit my style.

Tempting Turquoise paper (8 1/2 X 11, cut in half at the 5 1/2 mark) is the base for the standard sized card with the fold at the top. The next layer is Basic Black, cut at 5 1/4  X 4 and use the ticket corner punch on the corners. Taking the other half of the Tempting Turquoise paper, stamp images from the For All You Do stamp set in Basic Black ink. Using the 1 3/8 square punch, punch out the images. Stamp the 5 petal flower and the 4 petal flower and cut out. Adhere the smaller flower on top of the larger flower. Using a scrap of Whisper White, punch a circle for the center of the large 2 layer flowers and adhere. Adhere the 2 layer flower on top of the dotted square. Arrange the squares as you like them and then adhered to a piece of Whisper White that is roughly 3 x 4 1/2.  The Whisper White layer is then adhered to the card base.

For All You Do - page 112, item #115360

Tempting Turquoise - page 177, item # 102067
Whisper White - page 180, item #100730
Basic Black - page 180, item #121045

Basic Black - page180, item #101179

1 3/8 Square Punch - page 212, item #119877
Ticket Corner punch - page 212, item #119867
Crop-a-dile for punching small circle - page 207, item #108362
Paper cutter - page 208, item # 104152
Snail adhesive - page 206, item #104332

Wednesday I'll be showing what we're going to do in class on March 27th. Don't forget to RSVP!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A little share before we jump into all the info.

My upline sent me a card! I just LOVE getting mail that isn't a bill - don't you? That's why I can't wait to teach card classes. I want everyone to get fun stuff like this in their mail box. Here it is - isn't it darling! He's so cute I can "bearly" stand it. LOL

My First Class

My first class will be held on Tuesday, March 27th at my home from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Feel free to bring a friend, but be sure to RSVP so I have enough supplies ready! Email me or call to RSVP. If this date doesn't work for you, I'd be happy to hold another class at your home where you could invite your friends and earn free products!

Come back tomorrow for some class samples!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Doing the happy dance over here! Look what that nice man in brown brought to my house.

OOOOOO all the stamping goodies inside. Can't wait to play!

Watch for new cards and projects - coming soon!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Creating while waiting

My Stampin' Up! starter kit has arrived and I'm waiting for my other order to get here. I haven’t been without projects or stopped creating while I've waited for my Stampin’ Up! shipments.  We have many Spring birthdays in our family and that means lots of cards need to be created. I’m also part of a local service organization, on the hospitality committee.  Being part of the hospitality committee is a great opportunity for me to breakout the paper and create little things to brighten the day of my fellow members. Nothing compares to seeing someone’s face light-up when they have a little goodie waiting just for them, makes all the hours of folding paper worth it! LOL

My class schedule will be up shortly. With all of my wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies arriving, I’ll be able to get some samples made and up for you to view. Can’t wait!  However, they’re not made just yet. Soooooo, to hold you over (cuz I know you need your crafting “fix” just like I do), here are some photos of projects that have kept me busy. Keep in mind, these are made with a variety of products, not just Stampin’ Up! The designs are not my own but I’ll be teaching how to make most of these things over the next few months.

This is a card for my Dad's 83rd birthday. I love that Stampin' Up! owl punch. Lots of OLD punches used on this. It's adapted from a card I saw on Pinterest. Stampin' Up! products: owl punch, modern label punch and Happy Birthday stamp from the teeny tiny wishes set.

For my nephew's birthday. This is adapted from various cards I saw on Pinterest.
For a friend's birthday - loving the Stampin' Up! pennant punch. 

My customer thank you notes for March

Made 25 of these for the ladies at Professionals Today and hubby's office staff. It has 2 little pockets, one with a tea bag and the other had a little card with a St. Patrick's Day verse. In the middle - a yummy muffin to go with the tea! 
My daughter is throwing a Japanese tea party for her daughter and I get to make invitations! 
Made almost a dozen of these for my granddaughter's 10th birthday party. You untie the kimono and the invitation is inside. 

Happy Friday!