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Friday, February 21, 2014

She was pinned!

Hello friends!

My daughter successfully competed her nursing program! The nursing school does a pinning ceremony instead of a graduation. I'm not sure why this is but it is!

Our graduate

waiting patiently to be pinned
nursing department chair

the big moment is almost here
finally pinned!

pinned then a congratulations kiss from Dad

no celebration is complete without cake!

We are so proud of our nursing school graduate!!
a special graduation card (inspired a Lynn Starzl card on pinterest)

We love our nurse! This card was nspired by a pinterest find; creator unknown


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Stampin Up news and class schedule

Hello friends!

Ready for some Stampin Up news? Jumping right in...
  • Just added, tomorrow, Monday, February 17th, Presidents Day-SAB stamp til you drop!!! Classes offered 1-3pm (#1), 4-6pm (#2), and 7-9pm (#3); you'll make 4 cards in each class featuring SAB products; tuition is $10 for each session. See photos below. RSVP ASAP!
SAB cards for class (inspired by pinterest finds)

More SAB cards for class (inspired by pinterest finds)

  • Thursday, February 20th, repeat SAB set 2 card class, class 7-9pm; make 4 cards featuring SAB products; tuition is $10
  • March 7th, Green Ombre class, 7 to 9pm; make 4 cards using a variety of Ombre techniques including a St. Patrick's day card. Tuition is $10.
  • Last chance SAB class, March 20th, 7-9pm; SAB is winding down so let's make a few cards before it's too late. tuition is $10
  • Easter card class, March 26th, 7 to 9pm. tuition is $10
Stamping is fun!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello friends!

Love is in the air! It inspired to make my sweetheart a valentine.

I had several cards on hand from previous classes...
Banner Blast

Hearts a Flutter

Modern Medley
but decided the occasion called for something a little out of the ordinary.

I've been chomping at the bit to make a card in a box and this was the perfect opportunity! I kept my color scheme to pool party, white, and real red and limited myself to a few stamp sets--Follow My Heart, Countless Sayings, and Perfect Pennants. I embellished with the small and full heart punches and the SAB banner punch. What do you think?
love the colors

better view of the punched hearts

A few other views...
closed--fits into a A2 envelope


left view

right side view

And what's really cool is the card fits in a an envelope for a 5.5x4.25" card!

I followed 2 tutorials--Heather Summers and Heidi Weaver. I'd love to see your valentine cards or card in a box projects!

Stamping is fun!


Glitter napkin cards

Hello friends!

I recently saw a youtube tutorial for a glitter napkin technique by serenestamper. I fell in love and could not rest until I had made my own glitter napkin cards!

I started with some fall paper napkins I found at Michael's...

Then I found that I could also use glossy embossing powder and iridescent ice embossing powder...love it!

I taught a class on making 3x3" gift tags using napkins I found at the dollar store and fancy tissues I bought at Michael's. We used iridescent ice embossing powder. I find that it gives plenty of shimmer but offers a clearer view of the napkin pattern.
from a fancy tissue

from a dollar store napkin

At Ikea I found cute paper napkins...the colors go great with Stampin Up's Rose Red and Pink Pirouette; I used them to teach my stamping friends the iridescent ice glitter napkin technique. I love this card! What do you think?

Staming is fun...and so is the Glitter Napkin technique using Stampin Up's Iridescent Ice embossing powder!



Thursday, February 6, 2014

2013 Cookie Exchange

Hello friends!

I particpated in a cookies exchange at my office and wanted to share! Not the cookies but my cookie packaging!

Last year, everyone loved the Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Shortbread cookies I made and asked that I make them again; since they are easy to make I agreed! It's a Land o'Lakes recipe that my sister found many years ago--it's a family favorite now. Want the recipe? Click here.

 There were 10 particpants in the exchange; we made a half dozen cookies for each other. I packaged my cookies in Stampin Up's cello bags tied with cherry cobble 1/4" sweater trim tied in a bow. The trim mached the raspberry centers and cello bags let everyone see the pretty cookies inside!

Stamping is fun...sharing cookies is fun, too!