Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Hanna!

Ok. So I'm realizing lately that almost every card I make is made with Riding Hood Red card stock! I guess it's my new favorite. I tend to get on a kick and use the same thing repeatedly for a while. Who doesn't love this gorgeous red, though?? The coordinating ribbon...Bella all goes so beautifully together!! Gotta LOVE it!! Now, on to the card. This card was made for my niece Hanna who turned 16 two days ago. Tonight (Halloween) is her big sweet 16 party. She's having a costume party complete with VJDJ (I think that's video DJ, and I'm not sure what that's all about, but I guess I'll find out), and possibly hundreds of teenagers dressed for the occasion in their finest Halloween attire! :-) I know Hanna is very excited for her party, and I'm sure it will be a smashing success!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HANNA!

I don't have many stamps that aren't Stampin' Up!, so this Bella image is one that I received as happy mail from a fellow skinny bopper over on splitcoaststampers. I thought it would be fitting for a teenage birthday card. She worked out fabulously, and I love it! Now I need to shop for Bellas!! *Roll Eyes* I just hate that!! :-) Thanks for stopping by for a visit today, and I hope you have a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Supply List
Stamp: Bella??
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, K&Co. Glittery Halloween DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Filigree Brad, Glue Dot, Green Glitter, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon,Horizontal Slot Punch

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jefferson City Sassy Stampers October Meeting

Today, I'd like to share the projects we made for our Jefferson City Sassy Stampers stamp club meeting last night. Our little stamp club includes some very special people, and when we get together, we always have a good time and we do enjoy our stamping!!!
This card was a CASE of one that we did at Nancy Williams house for our Downline Stamping Night on October 20th! Thanks, Nancy for the inspiration for this quick and easy, card.

Supply List:
Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Punches - Wide Oval Punch, Word Window, Large Oval, Sponges (sponge edges of pumpkin pieces with close to cocoa ink).

This 6x6 brag book page was designed from an example on the SU website. I am trying hard to utilize more of the workshop wizard templates they provide for us, and I'm finding them to be a very helpful resource. The photo is one of my sister Angie's kids from Halloween last year. Aren't they CUTE?!!!!!
Supply List:

Stamps: Haunting Wheel, House of Haunts

Paper: Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Ink: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black

For our final stamp club project, we made these adorable little diaper fold pouches, inspired by (of course), my dear friend Paola who held a diaper fold pouch swap on splitcoaststampers that I participated in. These little cuties were made from 6x6 paper, but they can be made from any size square sheet of paper to vary the size of the pouch. The bigger the paper...the bigger the pouch! They really are easy to make, and they make wonderful gift holders!!! The adorable little bat is made with the scalloped square punch, and this wonderful idea came from Jill Hilliard on her blog, Jill's Card Creations. She has a fantastic blog that I love to visit regularly!!
Supply List:
Paper:Ghostly Greetings (6x6)
Punches: 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Scalloped Square Punch
Accessories: White Gel Pen

Friday, October 24, 2008

Heartland Stamp Camp

I've been wanting to share the group picture from my 2008 Heartland Stamp Camp for a while, and since I haven't had time to do much stamping for a couple of days, I thought this would be as good a time as any. We had such a good time, and I can't wait till we can do it again!
This wonderful group of 25 ladies from all over central and north central Missouri met on Saturday August 16th for a day and night of stamping, relaxing, shopping, and enjoying each others company at the beautiful Heartland Wildlife Ranch Lodge. The projects we made included a glass votive cup that we did some glass etching on, a stamped recipe holder made from a tumbled marble tile, and a scrapbooked desk cube made from empty CD cases. I also held a mini stamp-a-stack for them where they each stamped 12 cards (3 each of 4 different designs). I just can't say enough good things about this wonderful group which included members of my upline, my downline girls, almost every member of the Jefferson City Sassy Stampers, my Mom, one of my sisters, and some fabulous friends, both old and new.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Apple Brownies

Well, I've been busy this week working on things for our church's Apple Festival this weekend, and I haven't had time to take a picture of those yet, so I'm going to share with you one of my favorite recipes for apple brownies. This recipe was shared by a good friend Debbie Shoemaker, and is always a favorite. Especially when you add a scoop of ice cream and some caramel sauce for an apple brownie sundae! If you click on the picture, you will get a bigger view of the recipe. Enjoy!!!!!!!

I made this 6x6 recipe page for JGO's From the Garden Swap on splitcoaststampers. It was my first recipe swap, but it won't be my last! I'm hooked!!!! Hopefully tomorrow I'll have some new projects to share with you! Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Weekend Card Class #2

This is the second card that we created at the weekend card class. I fell in love with this winter post stamp set from the moment I saw it, and I haven't been disappointed with anything I've seen made with it!
Supply List
SU Winter Post Stamp Set, Sentiment from Snow Swirls
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Su Holiday Treasures DSP, Scalloped Edge Punch
Alpine Originals Ribbon, Felt Snowflakes, Ice Round Rinestone Brad

There are just so many exciting and wonderful things in Stampin' Up!'s new Winter Mini Catalog. I love the Alpine Originals Ribbon and the Felt Snowflakes! The possibilities are endless with all the wonderful things that are being offered, and I could just play for hours! I could...but I don't! I take every chance I can get to do some playing though! Hopefully, I'll have many more samples to share with you soon! Have a blessed day, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Season of Friendship

Well, I have to say that this Season of Friendship stamp set just didn't do much for me when I first saw it, but the more examples I saw made with it, the more it grew on me, and I decided I just had to have it. On Saturday, I taught a class for a wonderful lady who was staying at Heartland Wildlife Ranches. The lovely Deborah booked a card class and a Scrap-In-A-Snap class. This wonderfu Fall card was the first thing we made. Since this was a class for a new stamper, it was very easy, but it turned out oh, so classy!! Both Deborah and I were very pleased with her first card, and we hope you enjoy it too!!

Supply List: Cardstock - More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Kraft
Ink - Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust
Accessories - 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Small Library Clip

It was such a great day spent stamping with someone new to this craft that I love so much. Deborah is a wonderful and sweet lady, and it was a pleasure to get to know her. I post a warning for all my first time stampers that this is a highly addictive hobby, and now Deborah completely understands what the warning is all about! Hee, hee, hee! *wink* *wink* Have a beautiful day, and thanks for sharing a little bit of it with me!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Back with Vintage!

Well, it's certainly been a long time since I've posted anything here, but I'm going to make an effort to be more faithful to my blog posts. Today I'd like to share with you a card I made for Kmensley's It's Vintage Daaahhhling swap on splitcoaststampers. I thought this swap would be really difficult for me. Even though the vintage/shabby look is one I love, I was anticipating a loss of my creative mojo. Anywho...once I got started, it just kind of all came together, and I have to say I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I hope you like it too!

I used a set that I've had for a long time and to this point had never seen ink. The set is from Plaid and is an Anna Griffin design called Purses and Shoes. I thought is was the perfect set for this swap!!

Supply List: SU Naturals Ivory Paper, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, K&Co. Designer Paper, Timber Brown Stazon Ink, SU inks: Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Summer Sun, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Blender Pen, White Signo Gel Pen, Vintage Brads, Ivory 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Creamy Caramel ink, and lots of sponging to make everything look tea stained. I also used the Martha Steward Lace Edge Punch, and my Nestabilities.

I hope each and every one of you have a truly blessed day!