Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Just thought I would share two photos.  As I am typing this, my boxer is "sitting" on my lap.  I took this photo with my mac laptop camera and iPhoto.

Here's our Christmas card photo this year:

Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Let it Snow Card

It's my last post as a DT member for CV. I made a card using the Let it Snow stamp set.

Stamp: Let it Snow
Paper: Whisper White & Crumb Cake Stampin' Up Paper
Markers: Stampin' Up
Felt Snowflakes from Joann's $1 bin


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #78

This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is "for someone special."

Stamp by My Grafico
Computer Generated Sentiment
Kraft Cardstock
Paper by Me & My Big Ideas


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #77

This week, our challenge is "celebrate the season."

Image by Robyn's Fetish
Nestabilities Circles
Paper by K&Co
Adhesive Pearls
Studio G Sentiment


Friday, December 2, 2011

Blog Hop for Creative Vision

Welcome to another Creative Vision Design Team Themed Blog Hop. The hop today is VERY special because it is the team's final hop. PLUS we have a guest designer on the company blog PLUS Laura Lou Who goes LIVE with THING 1 and Whoville ACTION NEWS! Yes the GRINCH GAME begins TODAY!!

The theme of the hop is "gifts."

Patterned Paper by Me & My Big Ideas
Garden Green & Whisper White Cardstock by Stampin' Up
Stamp from Let it Snow Set by Creative Vision
Stampin' Up Markers in Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler
Stampin' Up Label Punch
Stampin' Up Garden Green Ribbon
Stampin' Up Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler

On with the hop.....
Next up is:
Laura Lou Who (the company blog)-
Kendra -
Stephanie -
Mary -
Allison -
Lauren -
Chelsea -


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Altered Candle

Making candles is one of my favorite things to do at Christmas time.  They make awesome and inexpensive gifts! 

I stamped the images on (gift) tissue paper and colored them in.  Then I placed the tissue paper on the candle and used kitchen wax paper to wrap around the candle.  I heated it with a heat gun and it was done! Easy peasy!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Stampin' Up Online Sale - MONDAY 11/21

Stampin' Up! just announced today that there will be a big Online Extravaganza beginning Monday, November 21st and running until Wednesday, November. 30.  This is all they're saying right now:

"...take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!  In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT]"

The list of all of the items that will be on sale will come out November 21st.  I'll give you all of the information here as soon as I find out on Monday!



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #75

This weeks Tuesday Throwdown challenge will go for two weeks because of Thanksgiving.  Our challenge is "lots of circles."  We used images provided by My Grafico.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekend in NYC

Just a few photos to share from the weekend.  It was my goddaughter Colbin's 1st birthday and I spent the weekend with her and her mom (my bff).

My two best friends and I

Colbin and her mommy


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #74

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is "your favorite color combo." Purple is my favorite color and I love it paired with pink, teal, and white.

Stamp by Stitchie Bear
Paper by DCWV
Ribbon & snowflake from stash


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Creative Vision Blog Hop

Welcome to another Creative Vision Team Themed Blog Hop.
Today we are sharing a themed project, "Tags". With Christmas right
around the corner we hope our creations inspire you to create
some tags of your own!

As you hop hop hop your way around, make sure to become
Creative Vision Blog follower if you are not already, 
(you have to be in order to win) then leave some love for a chance to WIN
a $10.00 Shopping Spree to the Creative Clear Stamp Store!

The winner will be announced on Thursday.
(insert your project photo and hop post here please include detail description)On with the hop.....but don't forget to become a follower of Creative Vision's blogand leave some love, it could make you a winner!

Next up is Chelsea!  

Start here: Laura
Lauren <-- You are here


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #73

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is "thanks."

Image by Robyn's Fetish
Hand written sentiment
Felt Snowflakes
DCWV Winter Stack


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pics from the weekend

I haven't shared any photos in a while, so I thought that I would show you what I did this weekend.

Friday was my birthday. My parents came over for ice cream cake and then I went out to the bar to celebrate with all my friends.

Saturday night, my brother had a costume party at his house.  
My husband and I went as a gangster and flapper.  

My brother and I

Happy Halloween!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #72

Ok, so I'm a few days late this week. I wasn't feeling well at the beginning of the week, so this card didn't happen until now.  Our challenge is primary colors.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Emboss Resist Technique

This is the first tutorial I've ever posted, and I am excited to share it with you.  One of my favorite techniques is emboss resist. 

Versamark Ink Pad
Stamp (I used "Let it Snow")
Clear embossing powder
Heat gun
Any color ink pad
Sponge daubers, sponges, or eyeshadow applicators

I started out by stamping my image in versamark.  You won't be able to see it, since it is clear.  Put the embossing powder over top.  Heat with heat gun until it becomes shiny.

Get out your ink pads and begin sponging a color over top of your image.  Start with the lightest colors first.  You can always apply more.  

Keep applying ink until you get the desired result.  Ink does not go over top of the embossing, so you will be able to see your image through the ink.  

I did the same thing with the sentiment.

Here's my completed card:


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #71

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is a shaped card.

All products by Stampin up
Cardstock in Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Four Frames Stamp Set
Clearly for You Stamp Set
Scalloped Square Die
Ticket Punch
Adhesive Pearls
Soft Suede Ribbon
Old Olive & Regal Rose Inks


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #70

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is "think pink" in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  Our sponsor is Sweet & Sassy.

This card also applies to the "think pink" challenge at JustYolie.  

Butterfly Paper by DCWV
Pink Paper by K&Co


Monday, October 10, 2011

Anna Griffin Card Kit

I bought a card kit on HSN a while ago.  I made all of the cards (30 total).  I have shared a few of them already, but I wanted to share the rest.

All supplies by Anna Griffin