Saturday, October 30, 2010

Holiday Card

When we meet for Stamp club once a month, we participate in a card swap.  Our theme for November is Holiday and Christmas cards.  This is what I came up with for my swap.  I am so excited that I've gotten them done so soon!  I usually wait until the night before (think 3 am) to even get started. Not sure if it's coming across, but the card base is metallic blue cardstock (not Stampin' Up!--sorry, it was given to me by a friend). After you emboss the front, you will swipe the snowflakes with White Staz-on Ink.  Really makes those snowflakes POP!

Don't forget to embellish the inside!

I couldn't decide which "inside" I liked better.

Supplies used:  Occasional Quotes (Hostess), Winter Post Stamp Sets; Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, White Staz-On Ink; Night of Navy, Bashful Blue Classic Ink;  Whisper White, Bashful Blue Cardstock; 1 3/8" Circle Punch; Decorative Label Punch; Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.
Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas Cards

Now that it is the end of October, it's time to start thinking about those holiday cards.  Here's a few I came up with.  The first card was my swap for the Baltimore Regional Event. 
Supplies used: Peaceful Season Host Set from the Holiday Mini; Always Artichoke Cardstock and Classic Ink; Very Vanilla Cardstock; Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink; 1/2" Circle Punch; Big Shot with Top Note Die; Deck the Halls DSP.

The next one is from a swap I did with my upline's group.  At first I didn't like the Seam Binding ribbon.  After using it, I have changed my mind.  I really like the way it lays flat on my card. 
Supplies used: Tags til Christmas Stamp Set; Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and Classic Ink; Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding; Deck the Halls DSP; Big Shot with Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, and the Ornament Punch.   

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cards from Friends

Can you guess what I love more than rubber stamping or sharing my love of rubber stamping with others?  Receiving hand-stamped cards in the mail from my friends!  Here are a few...
Gotta love the butterflies...from my dear friend, Tina.  Thanks, Girlfriend!!

The daisy one is from Sharon, my super fantabulous upline! 
Gotta love that Big Shot--it will even cut demin! 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October Stamp Club

October's Stamp Club card was another card from the Balitmore Regional. 
Supplies used:  Day of Gratitude Stamp Set, Old Olive ink, cardstock, 5/8" grosgrain ribbon; and the Decorative Label Punch.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day of Gratitude

October 1st, I had the privilege of attending a Regional Training Event in Baltimore, MD.  Stampin' Up! business meetings are unlike any meeting you have ever been to!  There's no boring lecture after lecture--we get to stamp!!!!!!!!!  Here are the Make 'n Takes we stamped with the stamp set, Day of Gratitude, which was FREE just for attending.

Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fancy Flower Pins

Hi Stampers!
Isn't fabric luscious?  I love fabric!  In the spring, I purchased fabric at a few quilt shops in Lancaster, PA.  The fat quarters are group together by colors, patterns or texture.  I couldn't resist!  Orginally, I wanted to make myself a few pins to match a few shirts.  I now have enough Fancy Fabric Pins to match every outfit.  

Well, what do you do with leftover fabric if you do not sew or quilt? Make more pins, of course!!! They are available for purchase, and would make great gifts for the holidays. The Fancy Flower Pins look lovely on a sweater, jacket, or the lapel of a blazer. Please feel free to email me for more information. 

Bye for now, Maria