Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Well don't fall out of your chair -- yes, I am posting twice this week!!  Why?  Because I have tons of cards/projects that I haven't posted and I won't feel like posting after tomorrow probably.  Tomorrow I plan on doing my taxes and that will give me a headache for the rest of the week!  Thank our great governor for that, with his "take from the poor and give to the rich" philosophy.  I could go on and on about it, but short story is, I'm being taxed more now that I am retired than what I was when working.  I always got money back at the end of the year when working, now it is pay, pay, pay!!  Not so great when you don't get any pay raises when you are retired.  Okay, I'm done griping.  But it would have been a lot more griping if I would have posted "after" doing taxes -- trust me.

Today I am taking a break from posting pictures from my Attic Boutique Product Suite presentation.  The projects today are from my card class last weekend and a card for my grandson.  Here goes:

I have been wanting to do this card since I first saw it done by Kandice Williams.  Yes, it is a little different but I kept the shadow technique, which is the part I loved the most.  Product:  Gently Falling and Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Sets; Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, and Whisper White Card Stock; Lucky Limeade Classic Ink and Whisper White Craft Ink; and Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon.  Such a simple card with a great WOW factor.

Orgami Fold technique card using:  Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper; Pool Party and Calypso Coral Card Stock; Heard From the Heart Stamp Set; Pool Party Seam Binding; Scallop Trim Border Punch; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; and the new Large Pearl Basic Jewels.

Now doesn't this just shout Spring?  I got this idea from a card done by Christena Bagne.  It uses new product from the Occasions Mini and some others I love:  Mixed Bunch and Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Sets; Daffodil Delight and Whisper White Card Stock; Blossom Bouquet Triple-Layer and Blossom Punches; Bold Brights Button;  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; and White Baker's Twine.

And yes, everybody got to make one of these adorable note-card purses.  Everything was prepared prior to class so all they had to do was hand-cut the "V" for the base, attach designer paper and trim, make their flower, put together the previously cut box, and attach ribbon handles.  See previous post for directions/supplies.

Here is one of the four identical note cards for their purse.  I did not have enough designer paper to match the same design as their purse, but at least this came from the same package of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.  The stamp is from the Tagtastic Stamp Set (I so love this set and hope it stays when the new Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog is released in June 2012.

And finally, I just had to show you this card, it is such a fun card.  The idea to use the Elegant Bird Bigz Die came from someone else (I don't have a name, sorry), but all of the colors, stamps, cardstock, designer paper came from what I had here.  Additional product used:  Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, and Poppy Parade Card Stock; Lattice Bigz Die (for the beaks -- you usually throw this part away); Stampin' Up Markers; Smarty Pants Stamp Set; and some old eyeballs hanging out in my cabinet (I will be doing this card at my next camp and will be using circle punches for the eyes so the card is mailable).
You can't say you are not getting a variety of samples with this post -- just hope you like them as much as my class did when doing them.  Okay, now I have to go clean up my mess and gather papers for my BIG day tomorrow!!  (P.S.  A prayer or two, or three, wouldn't hurt.)

Until next time,
"For the love of money is the root of all evils . . .." --  1 Timothy 6:10
Father, I pray that you will give me the strength tomorrow to give away my hard-earned money to the government with a free heart knowing that some of it may go to those without, for this I pray.


  1. You variety of cards is beautiful. It was hard to pick the one I liked the best, but the sunshine one so woke me up so I will pick that one. TFS

  2. Oh my, I will definitely be sharing that funky "bird" card at my DL meeting this Saturday.

  3. I love all of these cards and I love the fact that Stampin Up people share so well. I will definately be copying the first and last card. Love the first one because it's so simple but so beautiful. And the last one is just to much fun.

  4. Sandi-- I love every single one of these cards! I love the bright, beautiful yellow flowers, and love the funny chickens (or whatever they're supposed to be)--so clever.
    Great ideas, and I will certainly use a few myself! Thanks for sharing these :)