Thursday, August 16, 2012

Welcome to my new blog

I have been putting this off for a long time, but have decided that now is the time for me to enter the blogging world.  I have the blog feature on my Stampin' Up! website, but it seems limited compared to what I see on other's blogs.  I hope to update this one more often now that I have a bit more time on my hands.  I quit working my full time "day job" the end of May.  I wanted to be able to spend more time with my family and devote more time to my Stampin' Up! business without working late into the nights as I have been.

Please hang with me while I try to learn all that is necessary to make this blog interesting and informative for you, my readers.

I'll begin by posting a photo (still need a photo box) of the cards that were made at my last class here at the house.  The pink one was partially CASE'd from an Australian Blogger, Teneale Williams.  I really love her work.  The bird card was a CASE from a swap I received at convention in July.  The original design was by Donna Penix.  I just changed it up a bit....adding layers and a few tiny flowers with pearls.

Pink Card

Stamp sets:  Bring on the Cake, French Foliage, Papaya Collage
Ink: Soft Suede, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Vanilla Seam Binding, Delicate Designs Folder, Large Scallop Edgelits, Boho Blossom Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals (between each layer of the flowers) Non-SU punch for leafy fronds
Paper: Very vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede

Bird Card

Stamp set: Betsy's Blossoms, Saying from From My Heart
Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit
Accessories:  Masking tape, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Pearls, Sponges
Paper: Old Olive, Primrose Petals, Whisper White

Here is the inside of the pink card.  This layout is what I love about Teneale's style!  I use it often  now.

And the inside of the bird card:

Hope you enjoyed seeing these.  Please leave a comment so I know someone actually stopped by!



  1. I stopped by! Love the cards, as always, and I can never wait to see what we get to make at your classes! Thank you for everything!

  2. Wheeee... this will be fun!
    Another new addition.... checking out your blog! ☺
    ( Lynn N )

  3. WOW I am impressed Sis.....good luck with this...keep me on the mailing list...even tho a bit preoccupied right now...

  4. So glad you have come to the bright side of blogging. I love your talent in card making and paper crafts. I made sure to bookmark your blog, I will check it daily!!!


  5. Thanks Sandy. Don't be too impressed! :) This is VERY basic at this point. Danette, you needn't check EVERY day! I won't be that prolific, for sure. But do hope to post more frequently than I did on my SU blog.

  6. Love it! Am so glad you've done this!! Your ideas are terrific, and I look always look forward to what's next!!! That's why 'class' is so much fun!!!! hugs to you and keep it up!!!

  7. Looks like your class produced some awesome cards this month, AS USUAL! It will be fun - and inspiring as you always are - to see your regular updates!

  8. I am so glad you will be posting your Creations so I can see them up close and personal. You always do such wonderful Cards!

  9. You betcha we'll be "stopping by" -- and often, I hope. You are one of my favoriet artists in our stamping community so I'm glad you're plunging into this blogging venture!!! Looking forward to many more posts of your fabulous work!!!!
    Sherry Clark