Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Retired Sets For Sale! Check it Out!

I posted these set's awhile ago, but they still need to be sold. Please let me know if you are interested.

Retired Items For Sale! Check it out!
Hi! I have some great sets that need a new home! All are lovingly used unless otherwise noted. I usually ship USPS for about $4.60 and you may pay by check(I’ll send your set when I receive payment) or you may pay by Propay(credit card) over the phone. I will charge a small fee for using Propay. Please feel free to email me if you are interested! Thanks! Alison

Older retired sets:
Fresh Fruits $18
Happy Harmony (older SAB) $12
Holiday Blocks (hostess mini-catty special) $15
It’s A Girl Thing (hostess mini-catty special) $15
Noteworthy (older SAB) $12
Ornamassortment (mini-catty) $15
Polka-Dot Posies (mini-catty) $13
Simple Stripes back ground $12
Timeworn Trim $12
What's For Dinner? $20
Recently Retired Sets:
Alphabits $12
Going Out In Style $14
Little Hellos $10
So Many Sayings (new, mounted) $10
Tag Time $20
wheels “swirl fun” $3
“swirling leaves” $3
“flip-flops” New! $4

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another idea for Mother's Day!

Most of my April hostesses are asking for Mother's Day cards as their make-n-takes, so I have been working on this type of card. Here is an elegant card featuring the always elegant "Carte Postale" set. I used Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, annd So Saffron inks and cs. I also used some Le Jardin dsp, large square punch, gold brad and cord. The sentiment is from "All Holidays." I hope you all have a great day! I'll be posting some other Mother's Day cards soon...

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Cute B-day card!

Here is a cute B-day card I forgot to post during SAB. Even though it uses "Birthday Whimsy," you can use any b-day set with a cake. I used Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, and Pretty In Pink inks, markers, and cs. I also used my favorite background, Print Pattern. Use some gingham ribbon and the tab punch and you have an easy and fun card.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


After I downloaded the two cards below, my hand bumped the "Publish Post" button! OOPS! I think I'm going to have one of those days today... Anyway, I used these cards in a workshop to demo the ease and elegance of rub-ons. These cards are variations on a previous post using "Friendship Blooms" and SAB rub-ons. The colors are: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, and Pretty In Pink. I love to make a few cards using the same sets and colors, but with different layouts and embellishments.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

An idea for Mother's Day!

Here is a fun and easy card, similar to one in the Spring & Summer Collection, that you can use to show off your felt flowers from Flower Fusion. I used Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Rose Red, as well as Bali Breeze DSP. The sentiment is from the set "All Holidays." I added some gold brads and ribbon to add some dimension. Try these flowers! They make your card look very elegant.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Cute as a Bug!

I found a copy of this cute card that I used for a swap last year. It's called "Cute As A Bug!" I used Real Red, Glorious Green, Basic Black, and Whisper White to create this picnic-themed b-day card. I also used Print Pattern background, tag punch, large and medium square punched, and some black gingham ribbon. Here's to the picnic season! I am soooo ready for warm weather...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

An Oldie But Goodie...

I made this card for a workshop last year and it is just so simple and cute that I had to share it! I used the "Polka Dots & Paisley" set for my focus and I wanted to use bright and cheerful colors. My colors were: Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Basic Black, and Whisper White. I also used some black gingham ribbon and the large square punch. Easy Peasy to demo!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring Colors...

I am so ready for Spring weather! At least we got outside today here in Central Pa. Here is a simple, easy to demo card made with "Carte Postale." I needed to use bright colors to brighten my less than great mood today. I used Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Green Galore, and a bit of Chocolate Chip. I also used some blue gingham ribbon and the large square punch. The sentiment is from "Warmest Regards," and old hostess set that I will NEVER part with! Think Spring!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Showing the ease of Rub-ons...

My "Card Clubs" are this week and the ladies asked to have a demo on rub-ons. I decided to do two cards of a similar style, one with rub-ons to show and one without to demo. I chose the great rub-ons from Sale-A-Bration. I used Purely Pomegranate, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, and Basic Black cs and ink. I also used the matching stamp set "Friendship Blooms." For accents, I used: ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, ticket corner punch, and "Itty Bitty Backgrounds." Hopefully the ladies will enjoy seeing this card!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Beep! Beep!

It's March B-day time! Our family has lots of birthdays coming up. I made this card for my son's best buddy who just turned 4! I used the adorable retired set "By Land." I love to use bright colors for kiddo cards, so I used Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, and Green Galore cs and ink. I also used markers and black gingham ribbon. For a sky and road effect, I sponged Tempting Turquoise and Basic Grey onto the Whisper White. Beep-Beep!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fruit Stand

I have several clubs and workshops coming up where people have asked for Mother's Day cards. Here is a card made with my new set "Fruit Stand." I love this set! It is very simple and is a very country-type style, which I love. I used Black Staz-On to stamp the line image onto Naturals Ivory, then I colored the image in with my Watercolor Wonder crayons/Aqua Painter. I matted the image onto Lovely Lilac and Elegant Eggplant. Then mounted that onto Creamy Caramel. The background is done in Creamy Caramel, using the Canvas and Sanded background stamps. I also added some ribbon and Hodgepodge Hardware. The sentiment is from "All Holidays. I sponged Creamy Caramel over the surface of the card when I was done to give it an aged look.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Retired Sets For Sale! Check it Out!

Hi All! Please check out the bottom of this blog page to see some stamp sets that I am selling. You can email me if you are interested in purchasing any of these sets. They need a new, excited owner! I need to make room for some new sets. New sets mean new cards to post on my blog. Email if you have any questions!

Think of the beach!!!

Here is my last card that I am posting from my Simply Scrappin' Kit "Summer Days." Not that I couldn't make a TON more, I have lots of paper and die cuts left, but I am moving on to my "Card Clubs" that I have later this month. For this adorable card, I used elements and paper from the kit, and I also used my paper piercer from my Crafter's Tool Kit. Love this tool! This card makes me want to go to the beach!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A new set!

The new Occasions Mini-Catalog is finally here! This great Grad card uses not only a Simply Scrappin' Kit, but also the new set called "In The Stars." I love this set because it is very versatile. I also used both of SU's awesome star punches, some silver brads, and some silver elastic cord. The colors are: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, and Wild Wasabi. This would also make a great Father's Day card with a different sentiment. Email me if you are interested in any of SU's great new sets!