Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More cards: Magnolia style!

I'll be back with details, but here are some recent creations. I can't wait to get more Magnolia stamps!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stampin Up! cards

I thought I would share a card that I made using only SU! supplies (okay, one punch isn't, but you can get it from SU!). I'm a demo so I need to keep up on their stuff, just in case I ever come across anyone who wants to be my customer. Ha ha!

A friend wants to get together to make some Christmas cards this year so I've been creating some to give her ideas and see if she wants to make any of them. I CASEed this one from beccabooscrapper on Splitcoast Stampers. I LOVE how it turned out - such a great card. I changed it a teensy bit - different DSP, ribbon, stamped images. I will definitely be using the layout for more cards. Thanks beccabooscrapper!
I'm going to add some Stickles onto the reindeer's nose, top of the tree, and the ribbon, but I didn't realize it needed it until now.

stamp set: Deer Friends, Short & Sweet (SU)
cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla (SU!)
patterned paper: Dashing DSP (SU!)
ink: Real Red Classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (SU!)
accessories: Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch (SU!), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (Creative Memories)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Okay, so I know this isn't about stamping but I wanted to share a photo of my oldest son. He started grade one today!

He's getting so big, so quickly! I'm sure in no time it will be my youngest's turn to go to grade one. At least I have a couple years before I have to worry about that!

You can't tell in the picture, but he's missing one of his bottom teeth since his adult tooth hasn't fully come in yet. It looks so cute! Hard to believe that he was born almost 6 years ago!
03SEP08 - just adding a little bit since I didn't want to start a new post. We found out Zach's teacher today and she's one of the best in the school! Fabulous! I'm so happy that he's with a good teacher. We didn't really have that with his kindy teacher here, so we're hoping for an awesome teacher this year. His best friend is in his class as well as a couple kids he was friends with last year, so I'm very happy about it all. I hope he's as happy when I pick him up this afternoon!

Monday, September 1, 2008

My first Magnolia cards

I've been a stamper for over 10 years, but I'm not a very good one - at least I don't think so when I compare my cards and others out there (see side panel for some awesome card crafters). However, I'm quite happy with my simplistic style, but I do want to work on creating more complex cards. I usually just want to make lots of cards since using techniques can often take up a lot of time and with my very active three-year-old, that isn't something I often have a lot of. My oldest is starting grade one tomorrow so I will have a couple hours each afternoon without children to do "mom" stuff and I'm hoping that most of that time will be spent creating and not cleaning.

Now, on to my 1st cards made with Magnolia stamps. I love these little angels! These girl images are named Tilda and her counterpart is a boy named Edwin. I have placed my first order and will be receiving my very own little package this week. I can't wait to play! These images were kindly stamped and sent to me from some wonderful ladies on the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group. Thank you Jackie and Tricia!

stamp sets - Tilda with Lilacs and Stone Wall by Magnolia Stamps, Warm Words by SU
cardstock - SU Soft Sky, Garden Green
ink - SU Classic Garden Green
(I apologize for not knowing the white cardstock or ink used with Tilda and the stone wall)
accessories: SU blender pen, watercolour pencil crayons, Purple Stickles
techniques - paper tearing, sponging

This card was created for the Magnolia-licious August card mingle - the requirements were to use a Magnolia image and flowers on the card. The flowers didn't have to be on the image, just somewhere on the card.

stamp sets - Tilda with Basket by Magnolia Stamps, Warm Words by SU
cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Spring Moss, SU Soft Sky
ink: SU Classic Kiwi Kiss
accessories: SU blender pen, watercolour pencil crayons, PTI Berry Sorbet grosgrain ribbon, Making Memories crystal brad, Icicle Stickles, SU five petal punch

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I've just decided to start this blog - catch up with the current trends in stamping, which does include blogging. I've been blogging for many years, to keep family up to date on our children, but I'm now hoping to keep up on my stamping progress - maybe one day I'll be as good as so many crafter's out there!

Anyway, if you've made your way here, welcome and I will be posting some cards soon.

NOTE TO VISITORS: I apologize for the posts - I'm new to blogger and am getting used to blogging with it. I'm sure there will be layout issues all over the place until I get it all sorted out!