Tuesday, November 18, 2008

WOW!! Some more new cards...Had to case a few cards to get me started.

This was a productive Friday...Got to have the house all to my self and took the day off work to PLAY!!
The next two cards are made with the Priceless stamp set and the aida cloth background stamp.
Wish you could see the bling on the card...

The next 4 cards are done with the Eastern Bloom stamp sets. One of my favorite sets right now. Can you tell?

Our last Club Meeting in November...

Here are the three cards that we did during our last club meeting at April's.

This is made with the Eastern Blooms set using basic grey, and riding hood red cardstock. Classic inks used were riding hood red, kiwi kiss, basic gray, and baja breeze. Also did some paper piercing.

The next set was the Cardinal Christmas. I did the faux stained glass technique by stampin on vellum cardstock and embossing clear powder over the chocolate chip craft ink. Then used markers to color the back side of the vellum.

This is one of the images from the A Flower for All Seasons set. I thought these were really cute images.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween with Julian

Julian turned 4 months old on the 24th of October and celebrated his first Halloween. I picked out his "first" costume which was the traditional pumpkin and then when I made another trip to a Target in Tucson, I found another costume I just could not resist!!

He wore the pumpkin the day before at a school funtion, Halloween Fun Night at the local elementary school. I don't have a picture to post of him with a smiling.

I have some more pics in his next costume that he actually wore on Halloween and it barely fit him!! Only 4 months old and already 17-1/2 pounds!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Hayden Stamping Club - June 2008

Gloria was the hostess for our last meeting of this Stampin' Up! catalog year in June. Gloria made some great food and snacks for us. Thanks!

Cassie, Gloria and my mom were able to show up. April decided to spend some time with her man before her trip with her daughter, Rachel, to Las Vegas to see Elton John in concert. This was Rachel's graduation present from her mom!! We also missed Gerri and Angie!
This time around I used one set, which was a sneak peek of a new set that will be in the new catalog coming out on August 11th! I am so excited!! Being a demo, I was able to do some pre-orders of some other stuff that will be new to the catalog. Gotta get playing!! I am also part of another swap, just not so massive this time around. 14 cards in total to make. I think I can handle that!!

On to the cards that we made, we used the stamp set, Fresh Cut, which was only available until the end of June.

Here they are....

Has it really been that long!!!!

Wow!! March 26th! I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted to my blog!

Quite a few things have happened since I have been on...My daughter had her baby shower. It turned out great! She received wonderful gifts from my friends and hers.

I am thankful for my friends! Helen Gee and her daughter, Jordan, were a great help getting things set up and cleaning up. Gloria Ruiz was also a great help getting things ready and helping me in the kitchen.

That was April, then my daughter Britney graduated from high school!! Go Lobos! Class of 2008! Has it really been 25 years since I graduated from Hayden High School!!

We took a trip to San Diego, my husband and the two boys, just for a few days. We enjoyed the days that we were there and I already wanting to go back. I just love La Jolla!!

We drove a 2009 convertible Mustang while we were in San Diego!! It only had 9 miles on it when we got it!! I love that new car smell!! :-) San Diego has the perfect weather for a convertible unlike Arizona!! But I still got sunburned.

Then on June 24th, Julian Ysmael was born, our first grandbaby!! I got to be there when he was born!! He was 7lbs 11 ozs and 21 3/4 inches long. He is doing great! And he is such a good baby!! She got lucky with this one. Britney was definitely nothing like him when she was a newborn.

Here he is....

Me and Julian and his chubby cheeks!! I think we are all caught up now with all the happenings since my last posting....My next posting will be the cards we did with the Hayden Stamping Club at the end of June, when Gloria Ruiz was the hostess!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Some New Cards Finally!!

I know it has been a while. The family and I were off for a week for Spring Break. The first time I sat down to stamp, The clutter in Britney's room was just killing my mojo so I had to pick up in her room. See my desk and stamping stuff is currently in a part of her room. When I sat down again, I had to organize and clean my desk off next. Well, I tried and tried to get something done but just couldn't.

I had long weekend off for Easter. All day Friday and most of the Sunday, I stamped and made cards. I think I counted 12!! WOW!! I made some Easter, birthday, thank you and just because cards. I will post them below. But of course since then I haven't done anything.

Tonight after I post these pictures, I will be on my way to April's to help her cut out her stamps. We have decided if she gets them cut out and mounted, she will finally use all the stuff she has bought from me and make some cards!! Then she can stop buying cards at the store. I am sure her family and friends will enjoy receiving hand made cards from her.

Well, here are my cards.....

This card uses the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Birthday Whimsey. I used close to cocoa cardstock and embossed the cake with iridescent ice powder. So it is sparkly but you can't tell from the pic. I also used liquid applique and heated it up so it would give a puffy look of icing. The white cardstock was put through the cuttlebug and dry embossed.

This card was very simple. It is on white natural cardstock and I used a $1 stamp from Michaels that I picked a while ago. Then I used my markers to color the flowers and grass. I also added stickles to it to give it a little bling.

I used an old hostess set from the previous stampin up catalog. I don't know the name off hand. I also used the prints background stamp. I love background stamps!! For the cardstock I used chocolate chip and regal rose. I colored in the flowers with markers and off course added stickles for the bling. I did some sponging on the edges of the cardstock.

This is basically the same supplies as the last card but just a different layout.

Used the prints background again but with a different color and also the alphabet soup stamp set that is retired. Used some silk chocolate chip ribbon. Oh, and I pierced along the edges of the blue paper.

Here is another card using the birthday whimsey set, with some close to cocoa cardstock, double sided decorative paper and chocolate chip ribbon. Used my scallop punch to create the icing and another punch to make the flower.

Here is one of the Easter cards I made using the Good Egg stamp set. I didn't buy this my first go around and then I found all these cute cards surfing the web and I had to buy it!! I need to stay off these blogs and websites.

This is the second card with the Good Egg stamp set. I made the strip with flowers by stamping with a stamp multiple times, colored them in and added stickles. I just can't stay away from the glitter. I also stamped his little eggshell on blue cardstock and stamped it and cut it out and glued it over the original stamped image. This is called paper piecing.

Here is the third card I made with the Good Egg set. I cased this card from the Spring - Summer 2008 Stampin' Up Catalog. Great book to get great ideas!! DOn't forget to utilize it!! It is NOT "JUST A CATALOG"!! This was paper pieced together. I did a faux ribbon with the yellow cardstock and my white signo gel pen. I just love this pen. It is great to creat faux stitching too!!

This is using another favorite stamp set, Baroque Motifs and another Sale-A-Bration set called Lots of Words. Very, very simple card. Everything is Stampin Up! Well, except for the stickles again!!

Another card with the Birthday Whimsey, but in pink.

This is the stamp set, Spring Solitude, which is a current Level 2 Hostess set in the SU! catalog. I cased this from another stamper, I can't recall the name at this minute. I only changed the saying on the front because I did not have the stamp she used!! Can you believe that?!?! Not have that set. LOL!!

Well, this is it for now. I have got to get on my way to help April out. And it may be "April" before I post another entry to this blog. But that is only a few days away. Another weekend is on its way!! YEAH!!

Until next time.....

Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

It has been a while....

These three cards are the only thing I have done since my last post. The one with the hummingbird and butterfly was done at April's when she, Cassie, Gloria and I got together. Cassie worked on her mini photo album and I did this card.

Then I had this hostess set in the current Stampin' Up! catalog called "Spring Solitude", and decided to give this one a try after seeing some awesome cards on some other blogs.

I used my favorite non-SU glitter....Stickles. The scan of these cards just doesn't do justice to the cards. They look prettier in real life......

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Projects from the Kearny Club and for the upcoming Hayden Club Meeting

The following projects were done at the Kearny Club meeting that Pat Hughes hostessed during the month of January.

We used the Happy Heart Set and made this card on a Pumpkin Pie base, and Tempting Teal, and Rose Red accents. Also DSP from the Bali Breeze set.

Then we used the same stamp set to make this candy holder. I used Kraft cardstock with the Pretty in Pink accent. On both projects we used the Stampin' Write Markers to color in the images.

This is the candy holder open. I used the small trident pack of gum but you can use small hershey or other chocolate candy.

It seems like there is a baby epidemic going on.

Actually, one of my members Leslie, from my Kearny club just had twins. They are grandbabies of Vickie and niece and nephew of Tiffany, of which are also both of my Kearny club. Also Vickie's daughter, Crystal, is also expecting. CONGRATULATIONS!!

I will also be a grandma sometime at the beginning of July. My daughter, Britney, is expecting a baby. We still don't if she is having a boy or girl yet.

Anyways, we made this gift card holder, which was geared for maybe a baby shower or gift. This card used the Nursery Necessities on a Certainly Celery base, Barely Banana and Bashful Blue accents. The star is stamped with the Craft Barely Banana Stamp Pad and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

All stamp sets and supplies used for these projects are from Stampin' Up!