Gorgeous Grunge Birthday

Gorgeous Grunge Birthday

I just got back from the Stampin’ Up! 2013 Convention.  Boy did I find inspiration.  It was my first trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, and I was blown away with such a clean and friendly location.  I created this birthday card for our ten-year old neighbor using two of the sets we received at convention.  Gorgeous Grunge and Tag It (which $3.00 from every set goes to the Ronald McDonald House).  I also used washi tape -first time for me.  I love the way the card turned out and this was so outside of my comfort zone.  I did add the google eye, which is from last year’s Halloween stash.  Hope I blog a little more often this year.  Thanks for stopping by.


Starz Blog Candy Winner and Thanks is for Giving

Just wanted to quickly post a card I did for an event in October.  I used the Thanks is for Giving Stamp which can be purchased separately and French Foliage.  This card was a case from someone I do not know, but I change it slightly.  I used the baby wipe technique for the leaves in More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Bravo Burgundy.  You put reinkers on baby wipes and create your own stamp pad.  Although I love this card this was way out of my comfort zone.  I only had one piece of More Mustard and I had to order all the ink to complete the card.  Thank goodness I had my marker set to do the sample.  The finishing touch on this card is the Champagne Glimmer paper, this paper is so beautiful and just a little bit can really add so much to a card.

NOW FOR THE WINNER OF THE BLOG CANDY, the winner of the blog candy is # 6 Diana Lanier.  I will be sending her the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack and a Thanks is for Giving card.

Today was a glorious day in Jacksonville, Florida and I planted 3 dozen pansies, but my heart goes out to the people in New York and New Jersey that are without power and getting some cold weather.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Stamping 🙂


STARZ First Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog and the very First Jacksonville STARZ First Blog Hop! We are so excited you are here and look forward to sharing with you. I am a hobby demonstrator and would love to start my Stampin’ Up! family. Have you ever thought about doing what I do? If so,  why not join […]

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Stampin’ Up! Holiday Ornament

Holiday Ornament in Midnight Muse and Pool Party

It has been a long time since my last post.  But I am back and hope to post at least weekly.  I have had a recent job transition and hope to have more time on the weekend for leisure activities.  As I said I left my former job after over 14 years the end of […]

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Tea Shoppe

I created this card for an upcoming event, it uses the set Tea Shoppe found in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  I am entering it in the Paper Players #79 Clean and Simple Challenge Tag It, http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/.  I know it has been awhile since I last posted.  I have been stamping but to buzy to post.  Thanks […]

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SSC #226 You are Loved

Tonight I did a card for the Stamping 411 challenge,http://stamping411.blogspot.com/.  It has been over a month since I last posted.  I promise I will not be gone for so long again.  Life has just been a whirl wind this last month.  I used the You are Loved set in the Holiday Mini, and some of […]

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Spice Cake SSC #221

Just a quick post, this is not a card but a composition book covered in Stampin’ Up! DSP Spice Cake, a Fun Flower made using the designer fabric Spice Cake and one of the new designer buttons, in More Mustard.  I put this together tonight for a quick gift.  Actually it features the bookmark featured in […]

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Build a Bear Invitations

I did not have the chance over the weekend to work on any challenge cards.  I was finishing 75 programs and 25 favors for my mother’s garden club.  Last night I did invitations for my soon to be eight year old twin girls for their birthday party on September 24, 2011.  The girls’ birthday is […]

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Easy Event SSC #220

As we remember September 11th, I have done a great deal of reflecting over the last weekend.  On September 11, 2001, my daughter had just started kindergarten.  I sheltered her from the events that were just so horrific and graphic.  My daughter knew the world had changed, even as a 5-year-old, and she had some perspective since […]

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The Sounding Joy FM #22

Just a short post,  I made this card using the Sounding Joy set out of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini, and I love it.  I am working on a card for an upcoming event.  I thought I would try the Gate-Fold for the event, but after making the card, I probably will stick to something […]

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