Monday, July 22, 2013

Card Samples for July 23rd Cardmaking class at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon

Here are the cards we will be creating on Tuesday July 23rd. In this class we will be making our last Christmas in July card which uses a snowman stamp from The Angel Company and now available from Red Rubber Designs. He is such a cutie. The theme this class is Get Well/Sympathy. and here are the cards---------------

Sunday, July 14, 2013

What a long 6 days we have had!

What a weekend! Hubby and I have a permanent campsite in a campground in Shawano County. We haven't camped for over 4 years because of hubbys summer job requiring him to work 10 hours a day, 6-7 days a week. I finally convinced him to quit working this year so we will again be camping. The old trailer was old and falling apart so we purchased a different one this past week. I spent several days up there emptying out the old trailer (bedding, dishes, cookware, you name it, we had it up there) Brought home what was salvageable (what the mice didn't use as a toilet!) and washed with bleach. THe rest went in the dumpster. A local from the area pulled the old trailer away from the deck and placed it in the lot across from ours and someone else from up there came and hauled it away. He will scrap it out. Then on Friday we went back up and cleaned out the area that the old trailer sat on. The trailer used to be my Dads and he had ALOT of stuff stored under there. I spent all morning burning up old, rotten lumber that he put under there. Then in the afternoon the guy that pulled the old camper out for us, took us up to Lena to get the new trailer. He hauled it to the campground, then got his tractor over there and placed the new camper next to the deck. What an awesome job he did of that. We stayed there all Friday night, yesterday and til noon today. We worked all morning cutting limbs and brushing out the lot (amazing how much everything grew up in 4 years!) and we were just worn out working out there in the heat and humidity so decided it was time to pack up and come home. We both hated to leave. Love love love that new trailer. Here are some pictures of the trailer we bought. As soon as we get the lot all cleaned up and the skirting and everything done I will post more pictures.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Trying to identify some SU stamp sets I acquired

This is the first one I have no clue about.   Some of these stamps may or may not belong together.      Sorry the picture is blurry.    THe small stamp that is tipped on the right side of the picture is a tiny snowflake.
If you know what the name of the set is, or know which stamps belong together please email me at 
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


hope you all have some fun plans for our Nations Birthday today!
Today I am sharing the pictures of the 5 cards we will be creating in my next Cardmaking Class at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon on Tuesday July 9th. 
I like to do a few Christmas cards in July to celebrate CHRISTMAS IN JULY so for both July classes I will include at least one Christmas card.  
The theme for this class is CHOOSE YOUR OWN SENTIMENT.   4 of the cards we will make can be used for several different occasions.   So I will have extra sentiment stamps for you to choose from so you can personalize your card for whatever occasion you wish.

I JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU, if you wish to see a closeup of a card, just click on it and a larger image will open up.
And now here are the 4 samples--------
 This card was inspired by a You Tube video from Kelly Acheson.   I love the acetate pop up strip inside with sweet little butterflies on it.   
This is a new embossing folder I just got from Anna Griffith.   Isn't it beautiful?    The center floral spray was colored with ink.   The flower in the lower left corner was done using a stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations.  
This card uses the diagonal plate from Stampin Up to create the grid effect.   Then the lower corner of each square has been inked using a dauber and ink.   Stamps are from Stampin Up.

and finally, this weeks Christmas card.    This is also a new embossing folder.   It is made by Darice.   For this card, I cut off the lower portion of the embossed image, which are roof tops.     Coloring is down with glitter gel pens, and santas sleigh and reindeer have been covered with loose white glitter using a glue pen.