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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sweet n Simple

Here's a card that is easy to make but very appealing to the eye, thanks to a couple of paper punches, one stamp, a piece of ribbon and this year's Sale-a-Bration  designer series paper, all from Stampin' Up!:
Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

Smiles,
Denise

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sailor!

My husband's birthday was this past Wednesday, and since he lives and breathes sailing, making him a sailing card for it was a given.  For this card I used all Stampin' Up! products:
I'm loving the new Lost Lagoon color (the color used on the sailboats).  I'm also becoming more and more comfortable with the photopolymer stamps.  I've discovered the trick is to not press too hard on the ink pad with them.

Hope you have a super day and can find some time to create!

Best,
Denise

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I Heart Snow

I know, I know, I hear it all the time.  But I love snow!  So when Stampin' Up! released this new snowflake card framelit, it went to the top of my "must have or die" list.  When it finally arrived, I couldn't wait to start playing with it.  Here's my first card with it, looking at it from the front:
And here is how it looks when you open it:
All supplies for this card are from Stampin' Up!  It also fit in nicely with this week's 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge, which is using your stash of glitter and bling.  I'm going to have a lot of fun with this card framelit!  It came with other framelits, too, such as the two snowflakes, the heart and the word "snow", among others.  It's great for Christmas and winter cards.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Denise

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Got Mistletoe?

I've been wanting to use this stamp since last summer when it was released by Stampin' Up!, but I never got around to it til now, when 52 Card Christmas Throwdown posted their most recent challenge, "Mistletoe and Wine".  Perfect opportunity!  Here's my submission:
All products are from Stampin' Up! except the mistletoe embossing folder which is a retired product from Cuttlebug.

Thanks for visiting, and hope you're inspired to start your Christmas cards soon!

Smiles,
Denise