Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Have a very happy day! 

AnnMarie :)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Flower basket!

Hello! I have another treat holder to share with you today!  This is just a simple ole' box with a simple handle, but I tried to fancy up the front  just a tad!  This big guy could be used to hold chocolates or cards with their envelopes or maybe a journal and a pen for a nice, quick little gift....or chocolate!!  Did I mention it would be a great holder for chocolate!!?  *Big grin!*  It would hold a lot of chocolate too!!

A fun little box with lots of possibilities!

See the potential for all of that chocolate?! 

The flowers are all made using the Itty Bitty punch pack and the leaves are from the 2 Step Bird punch.  

I made the box from one sheet of 8.5" x 11" card stock.  I plan to make these at an up coming class so won't go into too may details here, but if you have any questions feel free to email me! :)

Stamps: None
Paper: Primrose Petals, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink: None
Punches and Dies: Lattice Big Shot Die, 2 Step Bird punch and Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Extras: Gold Brads

Weather feels Spring-y today (Yay!!), so we are hoping to tackle a small Spring cleaning project!  Is it sad that I am really excited about that?! LOL

Have a great Saturday!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bunny basket!

Hellooooooo Friday! It is so pretty out today!!  It took everything I had to come inside to do my inside stuff! LOL I have a basket of bunny love to share with you today!  I used the Two Tag die to make these cute little baskets and stuck a punch art bunny on the front!  Take a look:

 It will hold lots of yummy Easter treats!  I used two tags to make one basket and added the handle with brads!  This is a quick, easy fun project!

I am headed back outside to enjoy the sunshine!  Have a great day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Treat for a friend!

Hello! :)  Ever want to do a tiny little something for someone?! I have a tiny little card to show you today!  I needed a tiny card to go with a tiny treat!
It is a 3 x 3 card!  Just the right size for a small gift!

Pastel- colors and a few colored rhinestones!  I faux stitched around the edges and used a blender pen for my coloring!  

Happy Easter friend! :)

I have a super full day today so I am off to get to it!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy thoughts!

Hey there! I made a card this morning that I wanted to share with you!  I made it for a very dear friend who I have known practically forever!  While I was working on it I just kept thinking about how fortunate I am to have so many wonderful people in my life! Big hug to every one of you! :)  Here is my card:

Lots of faux stitching!  Some bright, pretty pink flowers, a few stripes and a simple little flutterbye!

I sponged the postage stamp punch to make it stand out a little bit and added the third flower on with a dimensional.  I like dimension on my cards! :)

Stamps: Stippled Blossom, Field Flowers and Curio Collage
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Pretty In Pink, and Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Primrose Petals, Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip
Punches and Dies: Postage Stamp and Stripes EF
Extras: Dimensionals, Essentials Paper piercing pack and sponge

Take a minute today to think about all of the wonderful people in your life!  It will make you smile big! 

Have a great day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Love you!

Hello! How are you?!  I went outside this morning to take the picture of my card and guess what?!  It is flurry-ing AGAIN!! LOL  Spring....oh Spring!!!  Did Mother Nature not get the memo?!  Time for warmth and budding trees and flitting birds and flowers!!!  Sooooo I decided to make my own Spring today!  My card today is all pink and flower-y!!  Seeeeee:

I used one of the Best of 25 Years stamp sets to make this card!  It is the flower set and I just LOVE it!  All of the stamps in it are smaller than I thought they would be so even if you already own them these are a different size!!  Scooooore!

The banner stamp is from Itty Bitty Banners and I cut it out using the coordinating framelits dies.  I layered it on top of the Whisper White.  I cut the large banner by hand and added some dainty little pearls!

Stamps: Best of 25 Years (flowers) and Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Primrose Petals and Whisper White
Ink: Primrose Petals
Punches and Dies: Itty Bitty Banner Framelits
Extras: Dimensionals and Pearls

If it happens to be Spring where you live please be kind and send a little our way! :)  Big cheesy grin!  Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with  more to share! 

Monday, March 25, 2013

ABC Challenge Time!

Hello! It is time for another ABC Challenge!  Today's challenge is to make an Easter card!  Can you believe that Easter is just around the corner?! Are your eggs all dyed, peeps all in a row, beans all jellied?! :)  Fun stuff!  I played around with a few designs for my card and finally decided to go with simple, sweet and colorful! Here is what I came up with:

I used the adorable Spring Sampler stamp set from the mini catalog.  Each stamp is matted on it's own postage stamp punch.  My colors are all pastel-y and I used the cute little stamp from Pennant Parade with Old Olive to mimic grass!  

All the images are popped up on dimensionals and turned all willy nilly to make it feel like more fun!  See....sweet, simple and colorful! :)

I would love to see your Easter card creation!!  So, 'hop' on over to ABC Challenges and check out the challenge and share your card! 

Have a wonderful day! 

I will be back soonest with more to share!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Christmas Card Sunday #12

Hello!  We woke up to snow and sleet this morning (yuck,yuck,yuck!!)....Spring....where are you?!! :)  Quick post today!  We have a full day, but I wanted to share my Christmas card with you! I didn't realize it until I took the picture but this one is very similar to last week's card!  Here is this week's card:

I heat embossed and dry embossed and spritzed away!

Side view of all the details!

Sorry about the stinky lighting!  Since it is sleeting and snowing I took these inside.  Is it weathering on you too?

Have a great day and stay warm. I will be back soonest with more to share!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hey! Check this out!!

Well hello there! :)  Happy Saturday to you!!  Hope you are off to a fun, exciting start to your weekend!  I have been about to bust at the seems to share something with you guys!!  I have been invited to be on a design team for the amazing Stamp Academy site!! *thud!! falls over!!*  Have you heard about it?!  You want to talk about an awesome place to hang out!!  I am so  excited to have been invited to be a part of this!!  Take a look at this:

Just click right on that big guy to check things out!  It is a super cool monthly membership project at your finger tips kind of place!  (Phew!!  Say that three times real fast!)  There are several free (awesome, awesome, awesome!) project idea videos to give you an idea of how the site works and get you crafting!    I got this idea there:

I liked it so much I made two!  *giggles!* This is not my came from one of the sample videos on the site.  Aren't they just adorable?!!  Note...the video calls for Mint M&M's, but I wasn't able to find any!  I used Coconut ones instead and they worked like a charm!

The super cool thing about this site is that it is all Stampin Up!! Woooohoooo!

 Be sure to check it out!  You can click here.  I am super excited about this and know you will find oodles of fun projects that you will fall in love with too!

I am off  to enjoy the weekend!  Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Sampler!

Hello!  Sorry to be so late today, but I needed to keep my post a secret until this afternoon!  I am having a class tonight and I always like to give out little goodies to my peeps when they arrive!  It is my way of saying thank you for coming over to play! :)  Here are tonight's little goodies:

Everyone will get a little basket with three little peppermint patties in them all dressed up for Spring!  Tonight's class will be making Spring themed mini flip albums so I thought these little guys would be perfect!

Here are the patties all dressed up!  I used the fun new set Spring Sampler in the holiday mini.

The front has a cute little lady bug!

This is what they look like full!

More Spring cuteness!

The baskets are made from  6 x 6 pieces of card stock.  I scored at 2" and then 4".  I flipped it once and scored them again at 2" and 4".  I cut two of the sides and adhered the sides to make the basket.  I added some trim and a handle and there you have it! :)  Sure hope they like them!

Stamps: Lacy and Lovely and Spring Sampler
Paper: Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, More Mustard and Real Red
Punches and Dies: 1 1/4" Circle, Scallop Circle and Ribbon Border punch
Extras: Dimensionals

Have a great day!  I will be back soonest with more the share!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hurry! Hurry!! Hurry!!!

Hey there!  Do you know that tomorrow is the very last day of Sale-A-Bration??!!  Have you gotten all of the fun *FREE* goodies you wanted?!  Did you know that for every $50.00 you spend you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog?!  Since the party is coming to an end I thought I would make a little 3 x 3 card using one of the Sale-A-Bration sets.

This card uses the stamp set Bloomin Marvelous.

I stamped the sentiment, leaves and two of the flowers directly onto the Whisper White.  I stamped a third flower and added it with a dimensional.

Stamps: Bloomin Marvelous
Paper: Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink: Primrose Petals and Old Olive
Punches and Dies: None
Extras: Dimensionals

If you would like to grab any of the fun Sale-A-Bration goodies before they are gone you can see them here and you can shop on line here (even if you are in your jammies!).

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter card!

Hello!  Happy middle of the week day! :)  I am in awe at how fast this month is flying by!!  Easter is just around the corner and then it will be April!!  My oh my!!  I seem to be a bit behind with my Easter crafts so decided today would be a perfect day to make an Easter card or two!  Here is one of my cards:

Lots and lots of flowers because I am super anxious for spring to get here! 

Happy Spring colors......anyone noticing a theme?! :)

I did some faux stitching on two of the layers and spritzed one of them with the cool spritzing tool and a pink marker! Lots of fun layers on this one! 

Stamps: Secret Garden, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Every Little Bit
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White and DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Primrose Petals and Pretty In Pink 
Punches and Dies: 1 1/4" Circle punch, Blossom punch and Top Note Die
Extras: Pearl, Essentials piercing pack and Spritzer Tool

Have you made your Easter cards yet?

Hope you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chicks and Chocolate!

Hiya!!  Thought I would share  a couple of photos from my Chicks and Chocolate class this past weekend!  We had so much fun!!  Wish you could have been there with us! :)  Each chick that attended received this little thank you gift:

I made this using the Two Tags Big Shot die.  Each one had a little chocolate tucked into the middle!

Here were some of the chocolate goodies to nosh on:
There were chips and vegetables too but they weren't nearly as much fun so they didn't get their picture taken!

We made 4 projects and I have pictures of two of them to share with you:

We made this fun little Spring banner!

I tried to lay it flat to get a better picture!

First half!

Second half!

Here is the second project we made:

It lays flat wit a belly band around it's middle, but opens up to  reveal a fun surprise!!

Surprise!!!   There is a whole box hiding in that card!!

Here is the side view!

It will even hold a flat treat!! :0

Not sure where this pattern originated, but it is such a great project!!

We also made Gratitude journals with matching book mark tags to go inside!  It was a great class! :)  Hope you can make it next time!!

I have tons to do today so I better go get busy!  Have a wonderful day and I will be back soonest with more to share! :)