Saturday, October 11, 2014

Back Into the Groove

I can't wait for a new year to start a new resolution. Sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horns and do what you need to do, so here I am back to blogging. I love my passion, creating images on cards or scrapbook pages. Combining colors and saving memories.

Christmas is coming and my Christmas card stash is seriously depleted. So time to start doing regular stamping. I've temporarily lost my stamping partner (for a while we were stamping weekly on Fridays) and so lost a bit of my mojo. She'll be back before Christmas but I want to make sure I have plenty to share when she does come back.

SU has a new Watercolor Winter car kit. Create 20 cards, 5 of 4 designs. I've always tended to stay away from the card kits only because I felt I could create my own. But creating your own cards can be time consuming. If I truly added up all the hours I surf the 'net looking for ideas, and then ultimately going with my own creations inspired by the search, it would not be a cost effective endeavor. So when I saw this kit and watched the video and saw how easily the cards came together with a different look I knew it would be a fun class to share.

So, I have a sign up sheet at my "office" and am hoping I'll get some interested card makers this week to join me in making these fun cards.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Projects

Thought I'd share some of the Christmas projects I was working on yesterday, trying to get myself into the mood for the season. Last year I think I bought this Christmas Chipboard set on the clearance racks of SU and finally thought to actually put them to use. I made these cute picture frames of the kids to put on the tree.
Cassandra@7 yrs old

Eric @ 10 yrs old
Kevin with Grandpa & Grandma Turney @ 3 mo.
Stephanie @ 9 yr

I also used the new Cookie Press and baked my traditional shortbread cookies and stamped them with the snowflake and heart cookie press stamps.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Advent Calendars

Christmas is coming! Well, not for another 2 months but every year, since joining SU, I have wanted to create an advent calendar. Finally thanks to SU's new "25 and Counting" stamp set and the Big Shot "Peek-a-boo frames" I was able to make one! I really wanted it to be 3-D so that I could put a chocolate or candy behind each frame, but was having a hard time coming up with a 3-D concept that would work for me. Then I saw the DS paper with Santa checking his list for who has been "naughty or nice" and decided to do something a bit different. Behind each window frame I plan on writing something"nice" that the kids can do for each other over the month of December, to ensure they get on Santa's "nice" list. And I just may have chocolate involved in there somewhere!

If you are interested in making an advent calendar like this one, join me on Friday, November 4th @12pm at my Better Driver's office in E. Agana. Class fee will be $20 for all supplies. $5 if you bring your own paper, cardstock and adhesive. RSVP to reserve your space!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I decided to jump on the stamping blog band wagon. To begin I'll just post a few pictures I have of cards I have made. They are not the fanciest and the pictures are not the best.