Friday, October 31, 2014

Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

Happy Halloween!

Here is a fun card I made for my friends for Halloween.  I got the idea from Justin Krieger.  The mask is made using the mustache framelit from Stampin' Up!
Have a really fun and safe day!

Denise

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Baby!

Here's a sweet card to welcome a baby boy.  The "baby" stamp is by Stampin' Up! from way back in 2002, but it's such a classic, I've never gotten rid of it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Denise

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Announcing...My Cards for Sale at Tiffany's Nail Salon!

Hello!  I am so excited to announce that my cards are now being sold at Tiffany's Nail Salon, located at 5643 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 (703) 532-0974.  I'm giving you the phone number in case you want to make an appointment (though they do accept walk-ins), because they treat you right there and do an awesome job on your nails!!
If you can, stop by to see!!

Smiles,
Denise

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Street

Here is a pretty easy card to make for Halloween.  Just love Stampin' Up!'s Decorate Dots embossing folder that you see used in the background here.  Hope this helps inspire you to do a little creating for Halloween!
Thanks for stopping by,
Denise

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Life is Wonderful

Hi!  Here is another card I made for my missionary daughter, serving in Mexico.  The English translation is "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful" - something I need to remind myself every day!
Have a great day,
Denise

Monday, September 29, 2014

Check Out My Cards for Sale!

After many years of hearing "you should sell your cards", I have finally decided to do it!  I'm starting with a selection of Christmas and Birthday cards, plus one Halloween card only available in October.  I've created new tabs at the top of my blog where you can find pictures of the cards and all the information you need to order.  I hope you will share the news of my endeavor with your friends and family.  Thank you so much for your support!!

Smiles,
Denise

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pearls & Diamonds

This card is an entry to the Pearls and Diamonds / September Stash challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  It's not too hard to make and is nice and glittery!  All the products I used are from Stampin' Up!
Thanks for swinging by!
Best,
Denise

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Too Soon for Halloween?

Well, according to the retail industry it's not!  Besides, when making cards, it's never too early to start!  So here is a card I made for my daughter who is serving a mission for our church in Mexico.  Down there, they have "Day of the Dead" instead of Halloween.  Either way!
The background papers are some scraps I had but everything else is from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for swinging by today!
Denise

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

He's the Apple of My Eye

Here's a two page digital layout I created from a sketch in Create magazine.  It's on pp 176-177 of the September issue!
Maybe you'll find some time to create something today!!

Have a good one,
Denise

Monday, September 15, 2014

I can see Mars from Here

A couple of months ago, I attended a Bruno Mars concert with my husband.  We had the most awesome seats.  I absolutely love Bruno Mars, so even the horrible concert traffic couldn't stop me from getting there!  He was fabulous (of course), and we had the best time.  I even spent $35 on a t-shirt!  Gasp!  Here's a digital scrapbook page I put together summarizing the show:
This will appear in the October edition of Create Magazine.

Thanks for stopping by!
Denise

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mr. & Mrs.

We have some friends getting married this month, so I put together the following for their special day:
All products are from Stampin' Up!, and I cased and tweaked the card from Natalie Kennedy.  Hope they like it!

Thanks for visiting,
Denise

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

All I Want for Christmas is....

Hello!  I made this card as part of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown "pick a previous challenge".  I selected sketch #5 from May 2012, which looks like this:
And here's what I did:
To make the bow, I used a fork and followed this video.   It's tricky at first but you get the hang of it after doing a couple of them.  Everything but the decorative paper is from Stampin' Up!.  The decorate paper is some old Basic Grey stuff I had from a cool collection called Figgy Pudding.  Wish they were still making it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Denise


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Tweak

If you subscribe to Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin, you know you love it but sometimes you think you can use the contents in a different way.  That's what I did this past month -- I made all cards instead of some cards and some gift card holders.  Here's one of the cards I made with the papers from the kit:
Much more useful to me!

Hope you're inspired to think outside the Paper Pumpkin box!

Have a nice day,
Denise

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Wishes

Here is a sweet card that I cased from Sandy Mathis.  I love the layout -- I think it can be used over and over with completely different results.  All the products I used are from Stampin' Up!
Enjoy this wonderful, long weekend!
Denise