Paper and Petals

Monday, December 31, 2007

I made it back from Disneyland in one piece! I cannot believe how busy that place was. We really did luck out and got to ride so many rides. The kids had a great time. Jack went on the Indiana Jones ride and is still talking about how much he did NOT like it. I think he was traumatized LOL! Jordan loved the princess breakfast...I did not love the price. Have any of you gone to the Princess Breakfast? Family style eggs, bacon and potatoes, bread and fruit. Did I mention that Jordan does not eat bacon and eggs??? Yes she had a bagel and a strawberry!!! It was $60 for the two of us to have breakfast! that being said the princess are so sweet to the girls. They asked them their names and gave them hugs. It was really sweet...but we will not be doing it again!

Anyway, I hope you all had a marvelous Christmas and have a very Happy New Year!

I'll share the other version of my swap card later today.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

embrace life

This was like the 100th version of my swap for the preview catalog. I don't know why I had such a hard time with it. This was my second favorite...the one I used, I packed up and sent off without taking a picture of it. Nice. I will share that one when I get them back! I am on my second roll of the SU white taffeta ribbon. I LOVE it! It's so pretty and so easy to work with. If you don't have some you should run to your demonstrator and get some!!

Have you all seen the new Stampin' UP! catalog??? I am in love with it! It's just beautiful and I can't wait to get my hands on all those new accessories. I am sad to report that there aren't very many (like only 2) stamp sets that I HAVE to have. I like a lot of them...they just don't have to come home with me....yet. This is really the first catalog in 4 1/2 years that haven't had a list a mile long. It could be that I am feeling really overwhelmed whit he amount of suplies I currently have. It could be that I just don't like them...who knows. I do know that SU blows me away with the accesoories they keep coming out with. I need all ofthe rub-ons and those felt flowers... I think they were reading my mind LOL! Now I just have to wait for Jan. 2...I'll be tapping my toes for sure.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Season Of Joy is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets. I had so many Chirstmas cards left over from last year that I didn't even need to make any this year. Believe me it was hard not to make a whole bunch of new ones....but I had to get rid of the leftovers! SO here is one of few Christmas cards I acutally made this year. Totally love the non traditional blues and greens of the Wintergreen DSP.
I probably won't have much to share until after Christmas...we are chock full of plans and I somehow have to get me and the kids ready to leave for Disneyland on Christmas day. I'll have lots of photos and hopefully soon some scrapbook pages from our little trip.
Have a great day and a super holiday!

Friday, December 14, 2007


Ok as promised here is my sketch challenge card! This one was a real stretch for me. I really like these Basic Grey Periphery papers...but they are so not my style! I used several pf the papers in the 6x6 Periphery pad, a Basic Grey Rub-on and Stampin' Up! canilla taffeta ribbon. Man I love that taffeta ribbon it's so pretty. Do play along if you wish and show us what you've done by uploading to the EO gallery.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ok so it's a week late and I haven't made my card yet...but I thought I'd post the sketch anyway.LOL This is E-ISC03 designed by Tracy. Check back later tomorrow and I'll have my sample done just in time for week 4! Please play along and upload your cards to the EO gallery. Link back here if you'd like so I can check out waht you've done.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Finally something for moi...

I have been hard at work making things for just about everyone I know and have not amde anything for myself in ages! I know, I know it's the season for others but I think I've paid my dues LOL. SO I made my self one of the Target $ spot planners I picked up. I have been hoarding this one piece of Chatterbox paper for ages and decided it had to go on this project. I just love it! The beautiful flower and chocolate brad are both availabe at EO. The flower is by Imaginesce and it's so pretty!
Letter stickers are American Crafts, ribbon and jumbo brads SU!
Hope today is a great one!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

I was placing my order for the new SU! preview sets today and came acrosd the directions to make these cute ornaments. SO easy! I used a 3.5x3.5in square, cut a hole in the middle, placed another 3.5x3.5 in piece behind it with dimensionals and embellished the middle. The rectangle were punched out with the Marvy recantangle scallop punches found and Embellish-Online and use the Basic Grey Santa Baby clear stamp set. I cannot believe how easy these stamps are to stamp with! I am totally not a clear stamp user but these could grow on me. The stamps are also available at EO.