Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just wanted to say...

Using up scraps again. This would make a fun card to give to a friend that would put a smile on her face.
Supplies: My Minds Eye paper, Cuttlebug border emboss plate, Hero Arts stamps, Spellbinder die and EK Success punch. I sanded the embossed part and inked edges with matching in to blend it all together.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hearts for You!

This will be a fun card I will be offering to my private kids class next week. I am sure they will just love it.
Supplies: My Minds Eye papers, Cuttlebug heart die, Kaiser Kraft flower, May Arts ribbon, Great Impressions stamp. The gems were custom colored using the Copics.
(sneek peek Leslie =) )

Monday, December 28, 2009

Birthday Wises

I was trying to use up some scraps over the weekend. This is an easle style format.
Supplies: My Minds Eye paper, Worldwin cardstock, Kaiser Kraft flower, Nestibilities, Great Impressions stamp, copic markers, Momento Ink, Making Memories ink, Amuse ribbon.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

White Elegance

I love the elegant look of white on whites. This card is using metallic cardstock for the shimmer we associate with the holidays. I heat embossed the saying with gold embossing powder and then pop-dotted it.
Supplies: Polarized Cardstock, Poinsetta Nestabilities, De'vine Swirl embossing folder, May Arts ribbon, circle nesties and Hero Arts metal gems.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fancy Free

Our 12 Days of Christmas special today is all "My Minds Eye" 40% off. So it seemed only right to
feature a layout using all My Minds Eye. They have such awesome coordinated products that it just makes creating quick and easy. This is using all MME product except the Tim Holtz ink I used to distress the edges and the star Nesties to cut out the stars for accent pieces.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Santa Paws

We have teamed up with Eau Claire County Humane Association to put one of their Santa Paw Trees in our store. You Can stop in and pick a paw off the tree and all the money goes to the ECHA. You get to keep the paw for an ornament on your tree.
Today for each paw sold............Picture This will give $5 for each one purchased. (Wed. 12/16)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Butterfly Serenity

This is another page I made a couple weeks ago and forgot to post. It is a limited quanity Page Kit now at Picture This. The diecut butterflies have the raised embossing so I inked the raised parts and then inked around the scalloped paper and some edges to blend it all together. With the little Versacolor can own every color and always have the right color on hand for your projects.

Supplies: Autumn Leaves diecut paper, Quick Quote background paper, May Arts ric rac, Basic Grey chipboard pieces and Spellbinders butterfly diecut and Cuttlebug fancy corner die.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Piggy Bank

We got the new "Judith" stamps in a week ago and I finally got to play with some this weekend.
I masked the trees bottom for the piggy bank and then pop-dotted the pig. In light of ur 12 Days of Christmas going on at the store.........this one was appropriate for all the money you can save over the 12 days. Copic markers were used to do the coloring and an EK Success corner punch for a little pazazz. Her tree is usually so large that it doesn't leave much room for patterned papers on the outside.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Grizzly Bear

Not done with your Christmas cards yet? Or want a special one for a few people....this is one of my favorites. It is using "Judith" stamps. I used to always use brown chalks to color her bear images but since the discovery of Copic markers in the card making industry.....this is even more fun to create!! See how there is no streaking like you would get with other markers. They blend sooo smoothly.
I put Glossy Accents on the light bulbs so they look lit up but the photo isn't showing that very well. This card was suppose to be a class but I ran out of 2009 to teach it. Time flies. So now it is just a sample in the store.
Supplies: Judith stamps, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Glossy Accents, Copic markers, Kaisr Kraft flowers, May Arts ribbon and white luster cardstock.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow! Snow! Snow!

I have a page kit hitting the floor today just in time for our winter blizzard we got last night. This was my deck table this morning. Our page kits include everything to make the page except your adhesive. this page kit is only $5.25 and includes the bottle of Stickles so hurry before they are gone.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


This is my sassy Siamese Diablo. He never meowed until I got another cat who did and he learned how to after 3 years of not. At 1st it was a very weak, sad attmept. But I'd say he has purrfected it now quite well and lets me know exactly when he is ready to be fed or anything else. Cats truely own us and not the other way around. lol
I made a border strip using the Cuttlebug embossing and the gem in center of the flower was clear and I used my Copics to custom color it to match the page. I made my own photo frame using a border cut.
Supplies: Creative Imagination paper, Copic marker, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Daisy D's flower stickers, Spellbinder Fleur De Lis border, pop-dots and Hero Art gemstone.

Kitties Return

The kittens who showed up at our house a week or so ago were back Sunday for a bit. I now know they are residing in the neighbors shed. Three of the 5 came and sunbathed on our deck for a few hours.

Monday, December 7, 2009


I got to create at home yesterday so I will have things to post for you all this week. Whoo hoo.
The top card is similiar to one we did in our Card marathon earlier this year but I wanted to use the A2 Fleur De Lis embossing folder. I also used metallic cardstocks and the Fleir De Lis by Nestabilities as well.
The little ornament is something I've been wanting to do for awhile....only on a more eleborate level ...but with Christmas coming way too fast....will share this simplier idea in case anyone whats to use for small gift ideas.
I used the scallop punch and mounting foam to create a shadow box effect. The reindeer is a sticker out of a EK Success sticker set that has an assortment so each ornament could be different. All supplies at store. The first 5 to mention this week that you saw this idea on my blog will receive 40% off the pink scalloped punch by Marvy.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Winter Fun

With the snow lightly coming down here this morning.....this is the perfect layout to post. This is a page I taught in a Kids Class 2 nights ago. The bottom border has a row of cute snowmen. I used the back side of a My Minds Eye for the base as the blue worked perfect with the colors of the other papers I picked out. The snowflakes and fancy corner were done using the Cuttlebug.
Custom diecutting title was done by Picture This. And the bling. It always adds so much.

I am offering 2 Cuttlebug 101 classes this month. I had a request for one workshop and soon found out many were interested. So if you need a refresher or want to learn how to use all the different dies avaiable out there in your awesome green the store to reserve your spot in one of the 2 classes. 830-9555

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Buena Vista

Another page from when us gals got to create all day this past Satruday. If you are ever in have to go up the ridge and walk out to see the view from Buena Vista. You overlook the town and Mississippi river.
Supplies: Stamping Station papers, Worldwin CS, May Arts ribbon and suede leaves, Prima flowers and Picture This custom diecutting. I used an exacto knife to cut the leaf pattern in paper to tuck photo underneath and inked the white flower in center to blend in more with the layout. I am always inking the edges of things, whether they be on my cards or my pages.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


There was a beautiful sunset last night. I usually don't get to see sunrises or sunsets since I am at the store so early and leave so late. So I had to take photos of this.