Sunday, December 13, 2009

SC258 and Some Quick Pics

Good afternoon,
It looks like this will most likely be my last post before Christmas (if everything goes as planned). I will be flying back to New York tomorrow and hopefully staying until the 25th or so, but that depends on when the banks can close on our house here in Las Vegas. We will need to come back for that, but no date has been set...I was able to fit in some mad stamping while I was packing up the apartment, I just wanted to make sure I had enough Christmas cards made to take back with me cuz now my stamping stuff is sitting in a storage facility :( This first pic is of the cards I made using this week's Sketch Challenge #258 over at Splitcoaststampers. I made a dozen using 2 coordinating sheets of designer paper from My Mind's Eye and a Christmas Fluffles image (Stampendous) and a CTMH elf image. All Cardstock is Stampin' Up! and the images were colored in using my SU! markers. As you look at my photos, notice that all were made using just paper, stamps and ink. No ribbon, brads or buttons so that I can mail these quickly and easily in a regular SU! envelope. Yesterday I spent over an hour in line at the post office to mail some of my cards that were embellished and needed padded envies and extra postage, yikes! The next 2 pics are cards and the last 2 pics show the gift card holders that I made. For all of these I used designer paper by My Mind's Eye and SU! cardstock, ink and markers for coloring. All of the white circles are punched using SU! 1&3/4" punch and then mounted on a Spellbinder's nestibilities scallop circle die. I chose to make them all the same size to make thing go quicker. Each group of cards was made in 3 - 4 hours which for me is like Speedy Gonzalez!! Woot! Woot! The ornament cards used SU! stamp sets as well as the sentiments for the reindeer cards. Reindeer image is from CTMH.

For the gift card holders I used a Changito monkey and a Penguin Pals stamp by Stampendous and the 2 snowman image is a stamp that I got from the $1 bin at either Michael's or Joann's last year. The sentiment inside is from a SU! set.
Well, that is all I have time for, I got a couple more things to do fast-fast and then I gotta shutdown my PC and prepare it for storage. Someday I hope to get a laptop so that I can have a computer with me all the time...someday. Happy Holidays to you all and wish me luck with the purchase of our house here in Las Vegas as well as the sale of our house back in New York!
Thanks a bunch for taking time to stop by!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Trees

Good afternoon,
I just thought I would post another quick and fun Christmas card using the Patterned Pines set from Stampin' Up!. This is a hostess level 1 set from the holiday mini catalog. I used my SU! markers to ink up the image and then cut out each tree separately. And these SU! buttons are just the perfect accent for my trees, don'tcha think?
Here is my complete recipe:

  • Patterened Pines - SU!
  • Loads of Love - SU!


  • Jolly patterned paper - American Crafts
  • Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, Whisper White - SU!


  • Real Red - SU!


  • Buttons, silver elastic cord, scallop oval and oval punches, Many Marvelous Markers - SU!

Well, that's it for now. I am getting our appartment packed up, so no stamping for me for...well, I'm not sure how long. We have been renting a place in Las Vegas since September. We have found our dream home and had planned on being moved in before Christmas, but the house we are buying is a short sale and banks take their sweet 'ol time with things so we will basically be homeless in Las Vegas! All our stuff here is going into storage because our lease is up. Luckily, our house back home is still in the selling process (we won't close until after the new year) so we are gonna go back to the wintery upstate NY on Monday. It will be good to spend the holiday with family and friends. I have a few more pics of cards to upload over the next couple of days and then I will have to pack up my PC and put it into storage as well! I am know I am not going to like being without my stampin' supplies and my pc, but I should have enough stuff going on over the next few weeks to keep me busy!!

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Still Working On Christmas Cards

Hello Friends,
Thought I would write up a quick post tonight while I watch one of my fave t.v. show, 'So You Think You Can Dance'. I cut up another 12" x 12" sheet of double sided paper using my template and made this card today. I realized that I still need about 15 more Christmas cards before I start sending them out. This was super quick and I just love Fluffles the cat. He gets into so much mischief! Here is my recipe:

  • Fluffles - Stampedndous


  • Jolly - American Crafts
  • Real Red, Whisper White - Stampin' Up!
  • Green textured - core' dinations


  • Stazon black


  • Snowflake border punch - Martha Stewart
  • Ribbon, button, twine, Many Marvelous Markers - Stampin' Up!

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!

Stop back again soon to see the rest of my Christmas cards.

Monday, December 7, 2009

MOJO116 Christmas Gift

Good afternoon!
I got a quick card for you today that I created for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge #116.
How fun to work with so many circles! And with all the layers I was able to load up on the patterned paper too - Woot! Woot! The circles were a cinch with my cutting system by making memories and the awesome sparkly patterned paper is from American Crafts' merrymint collection. Here is my recipe for all the products used:

  • Penguin Pals - Stampendous
  • Delightful Decorations - Stampin' Up!


  • merrymint patterned paper - American Crafts
  • Whisper White, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green - Stampin' Up!


  • Ruby Red - Stampin' Up!
  • Stazon Black


  • Ribbon, Twine - Stampin' Up!
  • Maany Marvelous Markers - Stampin' Up!
  • 3/4" & 1" circle punches - Stampin' Up!
  • Nestibilities scallop circle die - Spellbinders
  • Stickles - Ranger
  • Big Shot
  • Dimensionals - Stampin' Up!

I just think this little penguin is so cute! I really like how this turned out and I actully made and posted it on Monday! Yay for me!!

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

OSW SUO 10 card set

Good morning all. I've been a little preoccupied this past week...waiting on banks and such for the purchase of our new home here in Las Vegas. I did finish my Stampin' Up! only card set using my One Sheet Wonder template. I must say that they turned out pretty good! I really like them. I posted my template again so you don't have to scroll down to my earlier one to find it. Like I said, all products used are Stampin' Up! so I am not going to write up the recipe like I normally do. I will say that I used a 12" x 12" piece of Merry Moments designer series paper. love that paper! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to leave a comment or contact me thru my email! Enjoy your day!
Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!