Friday, January 14, 2011

A cardinal Christams CARD

A Cardinal Christams CARD:

I made duplicates of this card to go with the coordinating gifts below
for Christmas
I got the layout from the Idea Book and Catalog.

I just had to whip out this set
One of the reasons is in the story below this post
and the main reason is because I was making this card FOR my
Grandparents in CA, and parents here.
(You know it's funny when
someone you love, loves something so much, it tends to be special to you?)

I have such fond memories of my Grandpa teaching us the names of birds and taking
us bird watching.
Well that passed on to my Dad... and all my brothers
and so I think this set is so beautiful and
has a lot of sentimental meaning with the Cardinal.
Because birds are a love of my fam :)


Stamp Set: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory.
Ribbon/Embellishments: Victoria 5/8" ribbon , Build a Brad
Ink: I stamped the image as well as sentiment in Early Espresso.
and filled in the image in coordinating colors.
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Hot Cider Pouch Gifts

Hot Cider Pouch Gifts:

I finished these babies literally the week of Christmas...Whew!
These are what I made for Parents and Grandparents
of my husband and I

I love love love this idea and have used it time and time again!

I am kinda sentimental to this set and case from the occasions mini
2 years back...
Because here's my quick STAMPIN UP! STORY...

I ran across the famous and lovely Mary fish's site while browsing Crafting ideas.
And saw all of the SU products on her site!
I was like what in the heck is Stampin'Up? I love it!
Yes...I have killed all my friends who knew about it and didn't tell me cuz they thought
I KNEW!!!!
Anyway... I got on the site and contacted the closest demonstrator to me.
She sent me the 2009 Holiday Mini
and I was like what in the heck is everything I want all in one place for??
I couldn't' stop staring at the thing!

As I was making pages of my want list...
a couple months later I ran into a girl from my ward or church who happens to be....
Shanna Jensen
( Who is now one
of my best friends). An SU demo as well and my up line now :).

I was in the stamp isle in Hobby Lobby with a good friend and we were gettin stuff to make Valentines.
And Shanna came up to us and said you guys should totally come to my card club!
And there was no needing to talk me into it!
I was there and signed up to be a demo the next class!!

So this is the first stamp set I fell in love/and wanted

So... it will always be "spesh"...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Artisan Card Swap

Artisan Card Swap:
Bright Christmas Stamp Set

Isn't it fun when you make swaps
to see all the fun stacks of your
assembly line?
Ahhh then you get to just put it all together...

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Bright Christmas Card TUTORIAL

Bright Christmas Stamp Set
Card Tutorial:




I forgot to post this tutorial!
and a few things (to post) to follow...
from Christmas...
Oh gosh...It's almost a sin to mention that word in Jan isn't it??

Since a card can be adapted to ANY holiday or theme. Even
simply just used as inspiration!

I am still gonna get these up!
Sorry folks it's been the busiest year of my life.
My first year with my first baby and an ACTIVE baby! I think I got the hang of it now-yeah eh-he...
As in Jim Carey Eh-he!
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