Saturday, March 31, 2012

Birthday Gift for Gail

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends and today I want to share the sweet little gift that I made for my dear friend Gail for her birthday this past Thursday.  Check this out.........
I honestly can't take ANY of the credit for either of these gifts ........ They come from my fellow SU Demonstrator Dawn Griffith in Michigan.  Dawn has an AMAZING BLOG that is PACKED FULL of TIPS and VIDEO's that will BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF!  I must warn you ...... Grab a cup of espresso before clicking on this blog link - I promise you - You will want to spend some time watching all the video's that Dawn has on her blog and her daily blog post are FUN and INFORMATIVE at the same time.  She's honestly one of those SU demonstrators that "You Want To Be Like When You Grow Up".  She ROCKS the Stampin' UP! world.  Check this link out: (
Well.....onward to today's blog post.  The notecard purse is just a 6x6 scrapbook page protector that the side panel is removed and a 6x6 piece of DSP is added to the inside to create the base of your purse.  Dawn posted this purse on January 20, 2012 and has a video on "How to Make" it at this blog link: 
The rosettes are made from the "SU Rosettes" die that are just cut down to 1" and 1-1/4" pieces and then folded to create these two DARLING little rosettes which I added to the front of Gails purse.  (I was amazed at how many rosettes I can create from one SU BigZ Rosette die.  All I did was diecut out the one image and then cut it down into smaller stripes to create these two rosettes and still had a small section left over to create two more rosettes for another project!)
 I added four notecards to the inside of my purse ........
 I just added a panel of DSP and a piece of ribbon and called these cards almost done!
To officially call these cards DONE required me to stamp two sentiments below the panel of DSP and then thse cards were officially DONE!
I included a journal and matching RSVP pen to Gails birthday package - but the real gift was the darling Rosette Bookmark that Dawn created on December 23, 2012 on her Dawns Stamping Thought blog ( ....... I just CASED Dawn's creation for the bookmark I made for Gail.
The Rosette was made from the SU Rosette Die....... 
And the DSP was from my non-Stampin' UP! stash.

LOVE LOVE LOVE how this gift came together.  I know Gail enjoyed her gift and I encourage you to visit Dawn's blog to learn how to make both the bookmark ( and the notecard purse ( 

MANY THANKS to Dawn for all the amazing projects she has on her blog ....... and I would like to offer up one last Happy Birthday wish to my dear friend Gail.

I'll be back tomorrow to share another birthday surprise with you (I can't tell you who's birthday surprise this is ....... only because ...... it's a SURPRISE.......). Just hoping you can join me tomorrow for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, March 30, 2012

March Stamp Camp Cards Part Two

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends.  We made it through another week and the plans for the upcoming weekend include a PARTY ........ time in the SUN ....... and some serious PLAY time in my studio.  Hope you have some AMAZING things planned for your weekend.  My share for today are the three remaining cards we made at Stamp Camp in March - so let's get sharing........
 Here's a recap of the cards and projects we made at my March Stamp Camp.
First up today is the little 3x3 card we made.  Our card base was Whisper White and we used a piece of Bashful Blue to stamp our floral image from the "My Friend" stamp set with White Embossing Powder on the outer edge of our cardstock.  We then used the "Curly Label Punch" to punch out a section of our Bashful Blue Cardstock that created the window portion for the front of our card.
We used dimensionals to pop up our entire Bashful Blue panel and then stamped our sentiment from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set onto Bashful Blue cardstock and punched that out with the "Small Oval" punch.  We then added the "Just for you" sentiment to the center of our "Curly Label" punched out section. The last thing we did to this card was add two "Large Pearls" to the top and bottom points of our punched out label that help to add that little something something to complete this darling little card.
My next card is a direct CASE from Jan Frances who made this card for Di Gibbs Spring Fling card swap.  The minute I saw Jan making her swap cards ..... I knew I wanted to use it for an upcoming Stamp Camp.  With Jan's approval ....... I duplicated it for my March Camp.  The flower pots are made from the "Extra Large Oval" punch and all you need to do after you punch out your oval image is to feed it back into the punch and re-punch out a tiny portion to create the opening of your flower pot.  Is this not BRILLIANT OR WHAT!
We used the "Curvy Verses" stamp set for our sentiment ...... and the "Pocket Silhouettes" stamp set was used to create the flowers coming out of our flower pots.  All we did was stamp our flowers onto the "Whipser White" panel and then position our two flower pots onto our card with dimensionals.  (We used Whisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral cardstock for our flower pots.)  MANY THANKS JAN FOR CREATING THIS AWESOME AWESOME CARD!
And my last Camp card was this tradtional Easter Egg card that came together with the help of my Big Shot.  We used the "Ovals" BigZ Die to create the eggs ....... and the colorful design zig-zag pieces were from the "Tasteful Trim" die and all we did was cut those pieces down to fit our eggs.
We also used the new "Blushing Bride 3/8" Pleasted Satin Ribbon" with a "SAB Brights Designer Buttons" and the "Modern Label Punch" to create our sentiment.  Super FUN card and honestly - everyones card made that day looked alittle different with the Easter Eggs that were designed for their card.

Many Thanks for joining me today - I'll be back tomorrow to share the birthday gift that I made my dear friend Gail for her birthday on Thursday.  Hope you can join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

March Stamp Camp Cards Part One

Happy Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends. 

I want to start out my post today wishing my good stamping buddy Gail a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Today is her birthday and if your reading this Gail......Happy Birthday to you....and now go and check your mailbox for a little birthday surprise I've left for you. 

My share for today is the first half of the cards/projects we made at our March Stamp Camp ...... Let's jump right in with the sharing ........
Here are the five card/projects we made last Wednesday at my Stamp Camp and today we will be looking over the 3-D project and the Easter Bunny Card.
I told the gals at my March Stamp Camp - that we would be making one 3-D project every month at Camp and this month we were making a key chain holder.  This ADORABLE Key Chain Holder came together with the help of the Stampin' UP! BigZ Island Floral Die ...... Some DSP ...... and Chip Board.  I had the gals diecut the chip board pieces and then they glued the DSP to each side of the chipboard.  They used the Crop-a-Dial and punched a hole in the diecut pieces of copy paper that formed the inside paper for their notepads and that just about completed this project.
Super Easy ...... and each of the gals had their initial diecut from the Medium Sizzlits Timeless Type Junior Alphabet set and all they needed to do was adhere their initial to the top of their Island Floral chipboard piece and this project was DONE!  Needless to say ...... all the gals were THRILLED about this project and they all said they were looking forward to next months 3-D project.
And the card share for today is the Easter Bunny card we made using the "Heaven Blessed" stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  We used a Whisper White layer and diecut out the "Framelits Labels Die" and that is where we stamped and colored in our Easter Bunny.  We used Pear Pizzazz cardstock and diecut out the next larger size label die to create our mat for our Whisper White label to stack on top of.      
 We used some Crystal Effects to cover our bunny that was colored in with Crumb Cake, Always Artichock and Melon Mambo markers.
The final touch was adding a piece of ribbon from the SAB Ribbon/Brad Pack and then added a little tiny piece of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon ....... and called this card DONE!

I have three more cards to share with you - and I'll be back tomorrow to give you the details on all three of those cards.  Hope you can come back and join me tomorrow for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SaddleBrooke Stampers 3x3 Cards Part Two

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends and today I have Part Two of the 3x3 cards my fellow SaddleBrooke Stampers exchanged in March.  Let's jump right in .........
Here's another shot of what all 25 cards look like........
The sweet little girl card was made by Joan ....... The butterfly card did not have a name stamped on the back ..... Nor did the yellow flower card ...... and my good stamping friend Gail made the " Thanks So Much" tea cup card.
This next batch of 3x3 cards were all made by the gals in my FU Group.  The Kindness Matters" card was made by ME!  The rosette card was made by Kris (Fabulously Unique if I do say so myself).  Ann made the package card (How ADORABLE). And Debbie made the "OH SO SWEET" (and OH SO PRETTY) pink scallop baby rattle card.  (I'm sure you can tell that these ladies are Fabulously Unique and live up to their name of being part of the FU Group!)
Mary made the pink and purple flower card ....... Judy made the super fun pin-wheel card ...... The cardinal card was made by Marian ...... Opal made the GORGEOUS black and white vase card ..... and my Ranch GalPal Chris made the SUPER FUN green circle card.

I know that this new venture at making little 3x3 cards is going to be a HUGE HIT with the SaddleBrooke Stampers and I look forward to joining in on the fun for April - which our challenge is Never Grown Up with the optional technique of Childhood Memories.  I have a super fun card that involves Monster in the Closet for my April card ....... I'm just hoping that what's in my head - can be put into a little 3x3 card for this challenge.  Guess you'll just have to return in April to see what I came up with. 

Many thanks for joining me today - I have a FUN PACKED DAY planned with my FU Gals today.  We are meeting for lunch today (at my house) and filling the afternoon with our monthly meeting and then all the gals are draging their husbands out for dinner tonight as a group.  SHOULD BE FUN and a great way to get all the guys meeting.  I'll be back tomorrow to share the Stamp Camp cards we made in March - Hope you can join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SaddleBrooke Stampers 3x3 Cards Part One

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends and today I have a special Kards to Kadie share for you - It's my SaddleBrooke Stampers 3x3 Cards for March.  The SaddleBrooke Stampers have started a new challenge and that is to make 3x3 cards and exchange them at our monthly stampers meeting.  Our first exchange we were able to determine what our cards would look like ...... so it was anyones guess on what our 3x3 cards would look like.  We had to make 25 cards and here's part one of what all my March cards looked like ..........
Here's what all 25 cards look like.  Not everyone signed their 3x3 card - so I will not be able to give credit to those cards which are not signed on the back.  I'm thinking that next month all the stampers will know to sign the back of their cards ...... which will allow me to give credit to all those that participate in this fabulous challenge.
 Here's my wonderful stamper friends who made these cards: Marie B made the fun little bee card.  Marlene T made the delicate butterfly card and my new stamping friend made the tropical green card.  The pink scallop card did not have a signature on the back so ....... I can't give credit to that stamper (insert sad face here!).
 The first card is actually a gray colored card (not sure why the color turned out bluish) - but that card was made by Linda ..... The yellow/cream card did not have a signature ........ The green card wasn't signed ........ and the "It's Your Day" card was made by Doris.
The "Thank You" card was made by my Crafternooner friend Berta ...... There was no name on the blue watercolor card ...... My new stamper friend Lissa made the blue patchwork card (and I'll have to tell you ..... knowing Lissa ..... It was probably made with all recycled cardstock and DSP) ...... And Judy made the super bright yellow card.

Without a doubt ...... All of these cards were made with LOTS OF LOVE by some pretty AMAZING and TALENTED cardmakers.  I love love love how each of these turned out and know that I will be CASEing these for some upcoming projects I'm working on.

Thanks for joining me today - I'll be back tomorrow to share the other half of my March SaddleBrooke Stampers 3x3 cards with you ...... Hope you can come back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Monday, March 26, 2012

March Stamp Club Part Two

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends.  Today I would like to share the 3x3 card we made at my March Stamp Club with you ..... Let's get sharing ...........
We started our 3x3 card with a card base of Poppy Parade and added a small piece of the SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP to the front of our card.  We used the "Rue Des Fleurs" stamp set (page 22) in the Occasions Mini Catalog and punched that out with the Extra Large Oval Punch.
The real WOW FACTOR for our little 3x3 card was making a mini envelope with the help of our "Simply Scored Scoring Tool" and our new "Simply Scored Diagonal Plate" to create our darling little 3"x3" envelope.
The inside of our card used the Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches - and the sentiment was stamped from the "Petite Pairs" stamp set on page 164. 
We used the "Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder" (a FREE SAB set that is available until the end of the month with a $50 purchase) to create the embossed oval frame for our "Rue Des Fleurs" image to sit on.  And by adding dimensionals to the back of our embossed oval frame........we created lots of dimension and fun to this little card.
Our envelope was lined with some SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP.
We added a tiny bow to the front of our card using the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Baja Breeze.

LOVE LOVE LOVE how this card turned out and my Club gals were able to try their hands on the Simply Score Diagonal Plate and think they all agreed how simple and easy it is to create coordinating envelopes for their cards now.

Thanks for joining me today - I'll be back tomrrow to share more Kards by Kadie creations with you - Hope you can come back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Stamp Club

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends and MANY THANKS for joining me today.  Today I have the A2 card that we made at my March Stamp Club to share with you.   Let's get started ...........
My card inspiration came from the Stampin Connection SU Demo site and for the life of me ...... I didn't write down who created this card so I could give proper create.  MANY THANKS for creating this fabulous card layout and I was able to create two versions of this card as samples for my club.  I created a distressed/shabby chic version and a CLEAN EDGES version also.
For both versions of this card, we used the "Packed for Dad" stamp set that is currently in the Occasions Mini Catalog on Page 39.  And we also used the "Letter It" Alphabet stamp set along with the "Woodgrain" background stamp set.
This version we distress the edges of all our pieces with the help of our "Cutter Kit" 7-sided distressing tool.  This little tool makes it a snap to give the edges of our cardstock that worn/distressed look.
And here is the Clean/Crisp vesion of that same card .........
We used the "Early Espresso Baker's Twine" to hang our "DAD" banner and then used dimensionals behind each of our letters to add some lift to the front of our card.

I'll be back tomorrow to share the 3"x3" card we made for March Club with you - Hope you can come back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Card Display

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends.  Today I have a quick little post to share with you ...... and it's a fun little way for me to display the cards I receive.  Check this out ........
I purchased this fun rail hanging system from Ikea and had my son help me install it when he was here a couple weeks ago visting.
The system is made up of basically two end brackets and a piece of wire that stretches out and has clips which hang from the wire ....... and those clips are what you use to hang your cards from.
You can determine how long you want your unit to be - Just by simply cutting the wire to whatever length you want.  I knew when I purchased mine that I would be putting it over the doorway of my studio. 
My son helped me install it and it went together in a SNAP.  And all that was left to do after we installed it was to grab some of my favorite cards and begin hanging my cards up onto my new card display rail.
 I love that I can hang both landscape and portrait style cards from this system........
 And the punch of color that comes from this line-up of cards is AWESOME!
The nice part of this system is all I need to do is reach up and unclip and reclip my cards when I want to switch them out.
I love my new card display system and look forward to using it to display all the cards I receive from friends and family.

I'll be back tomorrow to share my April Stamp Club cards with you - Hope you can join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Kathy Hanson Mini Magazine Holder

Happy Happy Happy Friday My Blogger Friends. 
Today I have a special share for you - that spotlights my Mini Magazine Holder which I posted on January 8, 2012 (  My special share for today was made by a blog follower and friend Kathy Hanson.  Kathy is a Stampin' UP! demonstrator that visits my blog and used the directions I posted on January 8th to create her very own Mini Magazine Holder.  Check this out.......
Kathy created her Mini Magazine Holders and forwarded me a picture of what she created.  Just as soon as I saw her finished project ........ I knew I would be asking her if she would mind if I shared it with you'all.  Here it is in all it's glory!
Kathy used the Berry Blossoms DSP from Stampin' UP! ...... and she covered both the inside and outside of her Mini Magazine Holder with this DSP.
I think Kathy did an amazing job and I was wondering if she made this for someone ....... or if she was keeping it for herself.  She told me she hadn't made it for anyone in particular - but did have someone in mind to give it to now that it was finished.
She also shared with me the sweet little 3"x3" notecards that she made to tuck inside her Mini Magazine Holder.  Here's the first one .........
Love all the attention to detail that Kathy put into her cards.  Check out the wonderful embossing she did to the flower portion of her cards...........
 And I love love love the stamp set she used .......
And her color combination is Super YUMMY!

I would like to THANK Kathy for sharing her darling little Mini Magazine Holder with me ..... and I encourage you to head over to Kathy's blog to check out more of her beautiful creations ( 

I'll be back tomorrow to share a SUPER FUN Wall Hanging that I purchased up at Ikea and my son actually helped me to hang it while he was her visting last week.  Hope you can come back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!