Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

K, K, & J in D.C.

Washington D.C.

Joe and I spent a week back East visiting family. We spent two days in D.C.visiting the Capitol, the Library of Congress and the Newseum.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Gifts

Christmas Cards

The Christmas Cards are finally done. Most of you will receive them after Christmas...sorry.

Cousin Annie

Casey and Kallie's cousin Annie came to visit for a few days during the snowstorm.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Two storms and over three feet of snow in Wrightwood this past week.  More is expected next week.

Decor Elements

"Season of Thanks" is a sample of a Stampin' Up! Decor Element. It's a vinyl transfer that's completely removable. Check out the catalog for the entire line.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Free Shipping and 10% Off Retired Stamps - Limited-Time Offer!

Fall-Winter 2008 retiring stamp sets are available for purchase December 9, 2008 – January 18, 2009. Buy your favorites today before they’re gone!

Plus, now through December 23, you can get 10% OFF all retiring stamp sets and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $70—don’t wait to take advantage of this limited-time offer!  Click Here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Slider Card Instructions

I know it would be much easier to show this in a video but I'm not there yet so I'll do my best to demonstrate this through words.  Even after I saw it done in person I still had to cut and recut portions of my card to make it work so you may want to experiment with scraps first.

Using Stampin' Up's window punch, create two slots on the front of the card.  You will need to make sure that you can punch from both sides and you may need to lengthen the slots depending on your design.

Next, place the cardstock for the popup that will appear at the back of the card and align it with the very top of the inside card base.  Unfortunately I cut my first popup too narrow so I had to add cardstock scraps to the bottom so it would show through the slots.

Then close the card base on top of the rear popup and place two stampin dimensionals at the bottom of each card slot making sure they stick to your rear popup. The width of the dimensional matches the width of the window punch perfectly so if you don't have these you will need to experiment.

Now you're going to adhere your next popup to the stampin dimensionals.  You'll need to be careful to make sure the height of this popup doesn't block the popup in the rear.  If you can't tell I had to make some modifications to my second popup as well.  Keep in mind that you'll need to cover this second popup with a final piece of cardstock while still leaving room for it to move up and down.

In order for the popups to slide you will need to raise the final piece of cardstock above the popup on the front.  Once again adhere stampin dimensionals.  My original plan was to center this on the front of the card base but I had miscalculated the length of the slots and had to move it down to the very bottom.

The last step is to glue the sides of the cardstock together making sure you don't obstruct the rear popup on the inside of the card base.

To finish the card you'll need to attach ribbon or some other embellishment to the top of the rear popup so you can pull it up from inside the card base.  Below is a picture of the tools I used.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Holiday Lineup

Three Christmas cards made with Stampin' Up! Holiday Lineup stamp set.  I used the porcelain paper technique without the Crystal Effects to give them more dimension in a matte finish.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Create A Frame

Card and matching picture frame using the Stampin' Up! Scrappin Memories Kit called "Tie The Knot".

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Porcelain Paper

Here's a card I made using the Porcelain Paper technique I learned from Amy Celona's Blog.
Click here to view instructions.

Ideas: Christmas ornament, gift tag, lapel pin, etc.

Happy Birthday KC

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


The Great Southern California ShakeOut is based on a potential magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault— approximately 5,000 times larger than the magnitude 5.4 earthquake that shook southern California on July 29. It’s not a matter of if an earthquake of this size will happen—but when. And it is possible that it will happen in our lifetime. Fortunately for us, we will end up on the island side of the fault with beach front property.

Thursday, November 13th is the Great Southern California ShakeOut.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gift Ideas

Stampin' Up! products make great stocking stuffers for your favorite crafter! Check out these great deals.

Products under $10
Products under $25
Products under $50
Products under $100

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2014 (Jan)

Happy 2014 and welcome to my blog. This is my third year participating in Tim's monthly tag challenge. For those of you that have been here before, you know that I'm a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I try to mimic Tim's techniques using  all SU products.

For January's tag I cut a layered clock using my silhouette and placed it over a piece of aluminum HVAC tape that I ran through my woodgrain embossing folder. The base for the tag is black card stock and distressed vellum stamped with a world map. The numbers are white rub ons. If you'd like to see last year's tags click here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Brave New World

Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit

Invite the warmth and coziness of the holidays into your home with Stampin’ Up!’s Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit. This kit has everything you need to create beautiful handcrafted ornaments. 

Kit Contents

  • Holiday Collection stamp set
  • Die-cut chipboard and Designer Series paper
  • Card stock
  • Ribbon and cord
  • Pretties Kit brads
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
  • Adhesives
  • Classic Stampin’ Spots

Create dazzling ornaments and memories that will last a lifetime! Contact me for more information, or visit my Online Store to place your order. But don’t wait—this offer is only good until December 31, or while supplies last!

You can learn even more about the Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit by watching the following video demonstrating how to make one of the many ornaments you can create with this wonderful kit.  Click Here

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