Top Note Box

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Wow - time flies. But I am getting a good head start on my Christmas stuff. Here's a box I made at my upline, Jan's meeting which was just had the Top Note Die cut in the Ski Slope DSP on top when I left. We were supposed to jazz it up, as we were inspired by Mary Jo Albright to do, at home. So I added the sponging around the edges as well as to my greeting, layered onto Baja Breeze and added brads. Those new Felt Flurries are so fun and layer great together. I put a Star Brad in the middle and that jazzed it up quite a bit. I would have liked to change the ribbon but was afraid the paper would get too messed up. Hope she likes it.

Yes, you read right. I got to meet Mary Jo Albright - 2X Artisan Award Winner for SU! She is so sweet and does such amazing work. I even got to sit at her table. Of course, as my luck would have it, I started to get a migraine headache towards the end of the meeting and felt awful. So I didn't get to chat with her as much as I'd like, but better than nothing!


Meeting Swaps

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Here are 2 different swap cards I made for my upline's meeting. They both use glitter. Here's a tip I learned too late - add the glitter last!! I started with the die cut snowflake and thought how pretty it would look in dazzling diamonds (gotta love that stuff). When you turn it over to put adhesive on it, you loose some glitter. Then when you have to press on top you loose a little more, simply due to friction. Don't get me wrong, it's still plenty sparkly, but so is my desk and my clothes. I know the cupcakes look familiar, but I couldn't resist doing something else with them. That flowered paper is from the level 1 hostess prints pack. As for the snowflake card, the ballet blue base is wheeled in Versamark with Bold Snowflakes wheel. I had another idea for those pretty snowflakes, so check back soon for that. Have a great weekend!

Sparkling Dove

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Here's another card from the To You and Yours set. Such versatility with this set. This time I stamped the dove image on White CS with heat & stick powder than added dazzling diamonds. Then I stamped the dove again on white, embossed him in white, and rubbed a little blue pastel on him and cut him out. I popped him up on dimensions on top of the original one. The edges are sponged in Soft Sky, mounted on Soft Sky and tied a Soft Sky ribbon around the shite base and stamped the greeting in yes, Soft Sky. I know this color is retired, but the other blues weren't quite right for the look I wanted. I also sponged the edge of the back card base in Craft White.
I'm having a Christmas Card Class on Nov. 7th using this set and the Handmade Holidays Card Elements. You get to make 18 cards, and they're so pretty and easy! $27 by 10/22. Can't make it? You can get it as a Class in the Mail - just add $4.80 for priority postage!

Crazy for Cupcakes

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OK, how cute are these cupcakes! I'm not a big "cutesie" person, but I've seen a lot of cupcake designs lately and this one is my favorite since it's not over the top "cutesie". And, it's on sale this month! This card is from my last stamp camp and I plan on making more of them, esp. with the "bakery style" window top!

Recipe: Scallop edge punch, Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set, Bella Rose DSP, Pink Piruouette, Baja Breeze & WWhite CS. Blender pen with inks plus going grey marker. White grograin ribbon was "dyed" in Riding Hood Red. Red glitter for the cherries gives it a little sparkle. Yum!

Feast or Famine

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Well, this is the way my year seems to be going. Either nothing going on or everything at the same time. My hubby and I were supposed to go away this past weekend for our anniversary. Had it planned, babysitters set and all. Then we find out that Matthew's team is in a soccer tournament - 4 games. Then he has a cubscout campout this weekend too. Then I get sick. And, it's World Card Making Day. Ugh! Well, I guess we can't do everything. I did just manage to get a dozen cards ready to send to the troops via Gina K. And this card, well, I confess I made it before the weekend, but it's new to you, right? :)

I'm lovin' this little set From Our House to Yours. All I did was stamp it in Choc. Chip on Old Olive and add "snow" with a white gel pen. The designer paper on the bottom is from Holiday Treasures - another great collection. A quick wide organdy ribbon and it's finished. I love it. Very easily reproduced for those with a large Christmas card list. I'll be using this set with the coordinating kit, Handmade Holiday Card Elements that's on sale this week only. Contact me if interested, or if you'd like to come to the stamp camp where we make 18 cards!

10th Anniversary

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Here's the card I made for my husband for our 10th Anniversary. I used my new Just Rite Stamper with the little letters and big numbers. I didn't quite have the right size punch for it, so guess what will be on my next order... I wound up cutting it out with my coluzzle. The Not Quite Navy circle behind it is 2". Again I used Brocade Basics and finally used the Prints Pack paper behind it. I notched out the corners with my 1/4" circle punch and added silver brads. All this on Going Grey CS. Oh - there's some sponging going on here too. To finish it, I went over the "10" with a glitter pen. It's still manly, right?

Shotglass Treat

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I found these cute plastic skeleton bones shotglasses at the dollar store and thought they would go great with the Scary Skulls Wheel I have. Then I found little bags of candy bones so I had to put them all together. Skull is stamped (wheeled) in black and punched out with a 1 1/4" circle then layered on a black scallop, which fits perfectly on top. I used a gelly roll glitter pen to fill in the eyes, nose and teeth openings. Wrap some black and white gingham ribbon around,tie, and it's done. Isn't it cute? My club hostess this month gets 2 of these with some other goodies. I may have to go back to make more!