Thursday, December 30, 2010

iTunes Gift Card Holder

I had a hard time trying to match up my card stock with the iTunes gift cards for my daughter and son-in-law. I decided to use Melon Mambo for hers and Wild Wasabi for his. These gift cards are larger than the normal ones so here are the measurements I used:

6 1/2" x 9" card stock
Score on the 9 1/4" side at 1 1/2" and 5 3/8"
Decorate as desired.

I attached the image panel to the ribbon on the front. Once untied, the gift card holder can be easily opened.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Money/Gift Card Holder

My Mother has everything she could possibly want so, for Christmas, DH and I usually give her a small gift and money. I usually try to find a creative way to present the money so that It takes on the appearance of a gift. I cased the outside of this gift card/money holder: and I followed some of the directions for the inside of this graduation gift card/money holder:

My SCS Gallery:

Monday, December 27, 2010

SCS CCC11 Christmas Card Challenge

I've already started making my Christmas Cards for 2011. It was great getting an early start for 2010 and having most of the work done before December. This year I will strive to complete the insides of my cards.

I cased this card from the SCS Gallery found here: I love SU!'s Cherry Cobbler and the Christmas Season gave me plenty of reason to use it. I'll have to find another Fav since Spring will be here soon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cookie Boxes

I am trying to get inspired to do my holiday baking, decorating, and shopping. I ran across this cookie box and decided to make a couple. Directions can be found here:

I used So Saffron and Basic Black card stock on the first box. I also used the Martha Steward Butterfly punch and a border stamp from Stampin' Up!

The second box is made using Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock. The flower was made using the Stampin' Up! Scallop punch and Whisper White card stock.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


DH made another batch of Sugar Cookies using the recipe from my MS Cookies App. I snapped a photo of what's left because he and I have been snacking on them... a lot.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My New Toy

I know it's not yet Christmas but I do have a new toy... an IPad and I love it! I am still learning how to use it and today I decided to download a free 'Journal' app. I am really bad about posting on my blog but I think I will add entries to my Journal on a regular basis.

One of the first apps I purchased was the "Martha Stewart Cookies" app. DH was just as excited about it as I was and he cooked a batch of Sugar Cookies directly after I purchased the app. I wish I had taken a picture of them... they were delish!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Praying for You

Just playing around with some of my dies and embossing folders and a stamp I purchased at Hobby Lobby last week while they were 50% off. I've got to find the time do ink up some of my SU stamps that I've had forever but never used.

Friday, November 12, 2010

In Agreement

I decided to mirror-image the Dove from the SU! Peaceful Season stamp set and title my card "In Agreement". To have "Peace on Earth" we have to be "In Agreement".

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Caring Thoughts

I decided to tackle a couple of the challenges posted on SCS. I combined this week's color challenge (CC296) with the sketch challenge from a couple of weeks ago (SC295).

Friday, October 22, 2010

Welcome Christmas

Here are my 10 cards I made for the SCS CCC10 Christmas Card Challenge for October. I cased the card from page 15 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.

Atlanta Brayer Workshop

I attended Michelle Zindorf's Atlanta Brayer Workshop this past Sunday and it was great. I've followed tutorials on her website but it's not the same as actually attending one of her workshops and getting first-hand instructions. My Christmas Card that I am posting is based on her tutorial for this card:

Card Recipe (All supplies are from Stampin' Up!):
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze
Inks: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, White Gel Pen
Black Brads
Stamp Set: Come to Bethlehem

Image Panel: 4 1/4” x 3 1/4”
Card Base: Basic Black cut to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”Scored in half at 4 1/4”
Panel #1 (Baja Breeze) 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”.
Panel #2 (Whisper White), 4 3/4” x 3 5/8”
Panel #3 (Crumb Cake), 4 3/8” x 3 3/8”
Panel #4 (Image Panel)
Photo Corners: Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake Card

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I don't mean to neglect my blog but I find that I don't take the time to be as creative as I can be. I decided to take part in the SCS Featured Stamper today and this is the card I cased: Since this card was relatively easy to make, I'll probably make nine more for this month's Christmas Card Challenge.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sweet Treat Birthday Wishes

My SIL loves Skittles so for his birthday I made him a card using the Sweet Treat Cups from Stampin' Up! He loved it...especially the Skittles. I even incorporated a part of the Skittles bag on the front of the card.

Card Stock: Real Red, Glossy White, Summer Sun
Ink: Real Red, Black Stazon

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Casing Pam124

I love this stamp set and I plan to make a set of cards using it because it is so user friendly. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I will probably give it away as a door prize for my October SU! Workshop.

Here is a link to the card I cased:

Here is a link to my SCS Gallery:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Because I Care

I let this stamp set sit on my shelf for months and now, after using it, I just can't seem to get enough of it. This is my submission for the 'FS188 die cut diva' challenge. Here is a link to her card:

Here is a link to my SCS Gallery:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sweet Treats Cup

I made/cased this card from a YouTube tutorial by Tammy White ( I didn't add a sentiment because this was a 'Test Drive' for me... I just wanted to see if I could make it and it was surprisingly easy. If I case this one again, I'll have to make provisions so that the recipient will be able to retrieve the candy without tearing up the card.

Now I'll have to try my hand at different variations using different stamps.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Gift Bags

It's time for my September submission for the SCS CCC10 September. Instead of Christmas Cards, I decided to make Gift Bags because I will need plenty for small gifts I will make this year.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Workshop Card

Here is the card I will teach at my next August workshop. Thanks to Dawn Griffin for her wonderful instructions.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Happiness is spending time with my family.

Monday, July 26, 2010

We're Home

Our flight was late leaving Salt Lake City so we were after 11 p.m. arriving in Atlanta. It is so good to be home. The best part of unlocking the front door was hearing the alarm sound as we opened it, letting us know all went well while we were away.

Bless this house O Lord we pray...
Keep it safe by night and day.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Time to Go

Last day of vacation... time to go home. I've really enjoyed this week and am looking forward to next year's convention (July 13 - 16). Since our flight is not until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain time), we asked for a late check-out (1:00 p.m.).

Saturday, July 24, 2010

SU! Convention - Day 6 (Saturday)

This is the final day of convention and the last session ends at 4:30 p.m. This is the first SU! Convention that I have attended and it has been great. I learned a few things that I will definitely implement in my workshops when I get home.

Time to start getting dressed. Main stage seating begins at 8:00 a.m. but these ladies are usually up and in line at 4:00 a.m. so that they can sit near the stage. I just want a seat and the back row is just fine with me. We've got the large screens to watch and it is almost like being on the front row (to me).

Last session is over. I took a group picture with Susan's group, (my SU! Up-Line), then headed back to the hotel to go on that carriage ride with DH. It was a really nice ride. Sorry I don't remember the driver's name but the horse's name is Jerry.

Tomorrow we go home.

Friday, July 23, 2010

SU! Convention - Day 5 (Friday)

I am really tired...Classes all day again for me. They did give us a break... we have no session tonight. Today's post will be a few photos taken by DH on his venture through the city. It only cost him $2.00 to ride the UTA Trax and that was his round-trip fare. You will see it and the train trax pictured below.

After today's convention session ended, DH and I wanted to take a carriage ride through the city but my camera battery died. We went back to the room to recharge it but by the time it was charged, it was really too late for the carriage ride so we placed on the agenda for tomorrow afternoon. Meanwhile, off to JB's Restaurant for Apple Pie a la mode... Delish! Really flaky pie crust. DH ate lunch at JB's earlier because this was "All-You-Can-Eat Fish" day today. I had my tired old boxed lunch at Convention.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

SU! Convention - Day 4 (Thursday)

I didn't go back last night for the 'Flower Power' party. I was tired so DH and I stayed in. I knew today would be a full day. I had workshops all day while he toured the city and snapped pictures. My day did not end at 5... had to return for another session at 8 p.m. Really bummed out about that because I had planned and looked forward to enjoying the rehearsal of the Morman Tabernacle Choir.

I did have a short break before 8 p.m. so DH & I had dinner at the Garden Gate Restaurant. This restaurant is located on the top floor (10th) of the Joseph Smith Building. We had a window-side table and below is a picture of the view from our table. The scene looks a bit distorted because it was taken through the glass. The food was delicious. He had Lasagna, I had a Cajun Chicken Sandwich. It was too much to eat in one setting so we had leftovers for Friday's dinner.
After dinner, DH went to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in rehearsal.