Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fifth Avenue Rose

Here is a simple card made with the Fifth Avevue rose.
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: regal rose, choc chip, very vanilla
Ink: rose red
Acc: ribbon, border punch

could be used for any occasion.
Could add sentiment to the front or inside. Hope you like it. Mary

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Flower Pot card

This is the card we are making with our children at our church. They each get to make one to take home and also make one for the mothers of the church to present to them on Mother's Day. They are going to love making these. Instead of a sentiment inside we will be inserting a package of flower seeds. What a surprise for the mom's. You can see the corners of the seed packet sticking out of the bottom corners.
Our children and youth range in age from 2 to 18 and we meet every friday night. We make cards and take them to the nursing homes on special holidays. We also make birthday, get well and anniversary cards to send the people in the church. I love working with the kids. They enjoy learning to make crafts. I also get the ladies involved. We are getting ready to make recipe books. I am trying to come up with ideas for this since I have not made one yet. Thanks for stopping by. Mary

Monday, April 27, 2009

Blog Tour


Tour #1

Stop # 14

So glad you could join us for our first ever BLOG Tour!!!
Today you have a wonderful opportunity to visit 17 blogs by clicking on the links provided. Each blog will be showcasing one of the new sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog. My set is Forest Friends! I love the deer, tree and the rabbit. It also has an owl. Follow the links to see more of the new sets.

Stampin Up also has a special to go along with the new mini. It is called Get Connected. Spend $40.00 on items from the Occasions Mini Catalog and choose any one item from the "Under $10.00 on page 208 of the large catalog for Free!

Each blog has something to share with you. Some have blog candy. Free items to give away. My blog candy are the cards I am sharing with you. Leave a comment with you name and email address and if you are chosen as the winner I will email you to get your address and mail you a card. Thanks for playing and remember to comment.

(I apologize for the darkness of my pictures, but my camera died and I had to use the scanner on my printer.)

This tour was for one day only! Sorry if you missed it. I had to take off the link to the next blog. But....we will have another one using sets from the big catalog in May so watch for that announcement.Thanks for stopping by. Mary

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blog Tour


Our blog tour starts tomorrow...

Be sure to stop by and see all the great samples made with the new stamp sets from the new mini catalog. Don't miss out!!!

I will be showing you samples made with the new Forest Friends set.

Then I will have the link for you to visit Nicole Anderson and she will be showing you samples made with the set And Many Mower. Her link is

Remember to check out all the blogs as some will be offering blog candy. (prizes) Hope to see all of you tomorrow. Mary

Saturday, April 25, 2009

April 27th

Please be sure to check back on Monday!!!
Our one day blog hop starts then.
For 24 hours: midnight to midnight you can check out the 20 blogs that will be showcasing the new sets from the mini catalog. Some of the blogs are offering what is called blog candy. A prize that may be one of the cards showcased or even the stamp set shown. One has a gift certificate. Sounds like fun. Come and play.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sympathy card

Or it could be a get well card.
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: lovely lilac, old olive
paper: Lovely Lilac, almost amethyst
Acc: Sizzix die cut top note, ribbon, markers
A very easy card to make. Hope you enjoy it. Mary

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

This is a swap card from one of the yahoo groups I belong to. I love the heartfelt thanks set. I like how she used a wheel to make her background. Very pretty card. Very easy to make.
Please be sure to come back and check out my blog on Monday April 27th. I will be one stop on a blog tour of 20 stops. Some blogs will be giving away blog candy. Some will be the cards they post while others will have something else. Each blog will have samples of cards made with the new sets in the occasions mini. I am going to be presenting the Forest Friends. After viewing my blog and making a comment you can go on to the next blog. It will be a lot of fun and will be for that day only. Hope you can make it. Remember April 27th. Mary

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thank you notes

Thank you notes for my neice. I didn't know her colors but the invite was black and white so I took the chance and she said they were perfect. I made her some and also gave her a check since I was not able to get out and shop because I have ear infection in both ears. She liked them. Yay!!! I used whisper white paper and the Elegant Thank You stamp and black ink. So easy and enjoyable to make.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Challenge card

This is a card for a challenge on the late night stampers yahoo group. Click on the owl below if you want more info on this group. A sketch was posted for us to go by.
Stamps: For the bride, God's beauty
Paper: pink pirouette, regal rose, whisper white
Ink: Regal rose
Acc: Regal rose ribbon, ticket punch, sizzits button die cuts.
Pretty easy card. Enjoy.

Got a new camera

Sorry to miss yesterday's post but I was out shopping with my hubby and he bought me a new camera. I have been playing with it ever since. It came with a huge instruction manuel and I am determined to read it. Thanks for your patience and I will post a card later today. Mary

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Scrap page for April

April Scrapbook Page.

White 12x12 paper

Designer paper in green with white flowers

Scraps of green, pink, blue, purple & white.

I used the big shot for the flowers, butterflys and letters.

I made the green swirly stem on the cricut. Very easy page for me. Enjoy. Mary

PS: remember to come back on the 27th. Blog Hop!!! Prizes!!! Fun!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Late Night Stampers Yahoo Group

Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are so talented !!!
Would you like to see for yourselves, then go and see Sherrill Graff's Blog for a sampling of some beautiful cards. Inspiration for some of the cards I create comes from many of these talented ladies.
They are not only Stampin' Up! demonstrators, but members of Sherrill's latenightstampers yahoo group. Challenges are posted weekly, you can join in or just look at all the great samples. I always try to post at least 2 samples to the challenge. It makes you use your imagination to come up with something new and exciting.
I invite you to join latenightstampers (LNS)! Even if you are not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator you will get lots of great ideas from this group.
Click on the OWL link on my sidebar (below). You'll need a yahoo account (so easy to set up). Click on the "owl photo" and when filling it out, mention that you are a stamper and friend of mine. E-mail me if you have any questions and when you join, post your welcome to the group!I look forward to seeing you on LNS!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

And Many Mower

Another card from the Mini Occasions catalog. Also not signed. So I don't know who to give credit to. Inside it says
and many mower! Too cute.
Please check back on April 27th. for a blog hop with samples from all the sets in the new mini catalog. Also you will have a chance to win some prizes!!! Fun!! Don't forget April 27th.!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just Beachy

This is a card I received in a swap. It does not have a name on it so I don't know who to give credit to. I did not get this set from the new occasions mini as I did not see how I would use it. Now I wish I had. There is still time as the occasions mini catalog runs through June 30th. I have another card I received in the swap using this set that I will upload tomorrow. A fun card. Enjoy!

Monday, April 13, 2009

God's Beauty

Stamps: God's Beauty
Paper: baja breeze, choc chip, very vanilla, sahara sand
Ink: very vanilla, choc chip, baja breeze,sahara sand
Acc: very vanilla ribbon, scallop oval punch, word window punch, rectangle punch, big shot big note die.

This was made for a yahoo group challenge. I was to use these colors only. I love it. Hope you do too.
April 27th. Blog hop coming. I will post more info later. Mary

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Challenge #14

This card was made for a challenge on one of the yahoo groups. I had to use the colors: very vanilla, choc. chip, baja breeze and sahara sand.
Stamps: Fifth Avenus Floral.
Ink: Choc. chip, baja breeze, sahara sand
Paper: very vanilla, baja breeze, choc. chip
Acc: oval punch, scallop oval punch. Enjoy.

April 27th. Come and visit my blog to see me post a card made with a set from the new Occasions Mini. I will have a link posted where you can visit another blog with another card or item made from another set available in the mini. A lot of fun to blog hop.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A new scanner. But I don't like how it did the scans. Maybe I can work and learn to make it better. I made a baby card for a friend who has a new baby boy and I made a big brother card for the big brother. I hope they like them.

April 27th. Come and visit my blog to see me post a card made with a set from the new Occasions Mini. I will have a link posted where you can visit another blog with another card or item made from another set available in the mini. A lot of fun to blog hop.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Get Connected" is a timely message that encourages you to stay in touch with those that matter most. In these current economic times, we’re all looking to spending less and staying closer to home more often, but still connect with those we love without spending a lot of money. And what better way than through creating a handmade creation! Dates: April 1-30, 2009 Promotion DetailsCustomers Spend $40 on Occasions Mini Catalog products and choose any one item from the "Under $10" page 208 in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for FREE.Hostesses Hold a workshop of $150 or more and choose any one item from the "Under $10" page 208 in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for FREE along with all the other hostess benefits.View the Occasions Mini Catalog. You can even print it out or download it to your computer.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Embrace Life

This too is an older card. Still trying to work on the scanner. May need to replace it! Ohhhh no.
Stamps: Embrace life
Paper: whisper white, beige?
Ink: stazon black
Acc: brads, ribbon
Any questions please ask. I am off to work on the printer. Mary

Monday, April 6, 2009

Baroque Motifs

This is an older card I did. My scanner quit working and I cannot upload the two cards I made today. (my camera also dies). I think two of these paper have retired. Looks like sky blue and the beige for the card. Other colors can be substituted. I will post these colors when I find where I have them listed. Enjoy.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring Bird

Stamps: Friends 24-7, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Mellow Moss
Paper: Mellow moss, whisper white, so saffron
Acc: Sizzix oval frame die cut, scallop oval
punch, oval punch, ribbon, markers
I enjoyed coloring the bird and flower with markers. Cutting out the bird was easy. I love the new scallop oval punch. Layering the sentiment was easy. Enjoy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

2nd. Easter Basket card

Just wanted to share another card that looks like an Easter Basket. These are so easy. Try one! Bet you can't stop at one...
Stamps: A good egg
Paper: old olive, brilliant blue and scraps
Ink: basic black
Acc: old olive ribbon, sizzix dies, glitter
This is so easy if you have the sizzix die cut out.
Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter basket card

A fun card to make. I used half of a sizzix die for a basket. Also sizzix die for the eggs. A very easy card to make.
Stamps:a good egg, wagon full of fun
Paper: barely banana, dsp, regal rose,
certainly celery
Ink: basic black, certainly celery
Acc: ribbon, sizzix dies, oval punch

This was so much fun. Of course I have to make another one to use up the other half of the basket cut out.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Friends 24-7

I made this card for a contest on Late night stampers.(which you can visit by clicking the little owl on the left side of my blog) It had to have a bird on the card.
Stamps: Branch out, Forest friends, Friends 24-
7, Romance wheel
Ink: Choc. chip,old olive, certainly celery, ruby
red and marker So Saffron.
Paper: whisper white, choc. chip, old olive
Acc: corner rounder punch, dimensional. sponge,
old olive ribbon.
This was fun to make and I hope you enjoy it.
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