Saturday, May 29, 2010

"Presto" Designer Series Paper card

I made this card for my brother-in-law today using the new "Presto" paper....I LOVE that paper!!!
I sponged the Presto paper with Wild Wasabi and then spayed it with Vanilla Smooch spray, I did use a retired set because he is very into antique cars (not the really cool motorcycle stamp we have now). The spray just makes it shine, a wonderful touch that doesn't overwhelm the look of the card. I am going to use this technique in my "Presto" Paper class scheduled in July, it is such a WOW effect.


Well, on Thursday night our daughter graduated from high school....where did the time go? She is a very focused young lady that knows what she wants and is willing to work hard for it. She is amazing!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Big Shot cards, working with fabric

 My last Big Shot class was so much fun! We did 3 cards using denim, cork, and some bling and these are the results. The cards are very elegant in person, simple but really gets the "wow's" flowing. I just love the embossing folders for the Big Shot, they are a great addition to our Brass Templates for dry embossing. I can hardly wait to see the new Idea Book and Catalog in July!!! I bet they have some awesome new Big Shot toys!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Designer Series Paper---It doesn't get better then this!

I just got this new Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! of course! It's amazing. It comes in all white with the designs built right into them. You can use the brayer, sponges, sprays, well, tons of ways to make this paper totally your own. I actually saw this paper used on the Stampin' Up! Website by the talented Lauri Ingram (on the Demonstrator side) that was also used in a Heritage layout. That layout was done in browns, gold and greens; it was beautiful.
My layout is of our Grandmother, Delores. She was a colorful woman so I thought a colorful background was appropriate. I also misted this layout with our new Smooch Spray (available in out Summer Mini Catalog), it adds a bit of bling without detracting from the picture. I hope that you can see the detail of the flourishes in the paper, it is so elegant. The paper is so versatile too, it makes great cards and home decor.....I think I'm formulating a new class as I speak. You'll want to check my website at to see what I've come up with.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Tribute to my best friend, Rowdy

My boy, Rowdy, was a 19 year old Gray Mustang who totally lived up to his name. He originally was owned by my sister Kay and her husband Frank Yates. So, Rowdy was actually named for the character, Rowdy Yates from the TV show, Rawhide (Clint Eastwood's part). My boy was incredibly smart (he would open the trailer door to let the other mustang, Rhett, out), he was sweet and loving (mostly to me and my daughter Amy), and he was my very best friend. He left me yesterday, he was called up to Heaven suddenly. I am going to miss him so much. With that, I would like to dedicate my blog to Rowdy boy.

Welcome Friends!!

Welcome to my blog! I am looking forward to sharing ideas, discussing techniques, posting my creations and giving you sneak peeks of upcoming class projects. I love getting together in person, but I realize that's not always possible so it will be great to have you visit me 24/7 in the blog world. So, I do hope you come back and see me often.