February 28, 2011

A nice end to the month

Some months seem to linger on don't they? The weather never bothers me too much. I love the seasons and I love the change. I do enjoy winter and there has been a lot of winter to enjoy! I'm just excited for March! The end of February however, brings the birthday celebration of my oldest son, Kyle. He is 13 this year and while he is enjoying every bit of it... I'm taking it harder than turning 40! To brighten his day (and mine because I get to blog it) his aunt (and sista) Becky sent him this card. Pretty cool isn't it? He was impressed and said so aloud! "Great job, Becky!" There are all sorts of things happening on this card and it was a great surprise. There is nothing better than a handmade card! Thanks, Becky! Sera

February 23, 2011

Regional Swap!

This is Carolyn's swap from the MPLS regional. I love it! Carolyn is back with the group after a little hiatus. We are thrilled to have her back! I have some great pictures from the regional that I will share at a later date. You know the saying... my dog ate my homework, well she did. She ate my regional camera chip on Saturday. Every once in a while I can get a few pictures off of it, so I'll be sure to share as I figure it out. It was one of those weekends. At any rate, our group is growing! Tasha is back and Mary and Amber have joined us too! Welcome everyone! Sera

February 21, 2011

SAB Party Hearty

This awesome card is another swap card from pur group swap this month. This features the set Punch Bunch (121847) which is a SAB set this year. Each of the stamps in the set match nicely with a current Stampin' Up punch, a real time saver. Love that owl punch! Sera

February 20, 2011

In Color Cards

I spent some time today making some customer thank you cards. I saw an In Color idea on Jill Hillards blog and was inspired. I made 20 cards this afternoon and I put five cards together for a gift and I was all set. The poppy parade bunch is my favorite... and I even tried peach parfait. As you can tell, I am enjoying the snow. Thanks for looking! Sera

February 19, 2011

A My Digital Studio Post!

I finally created a notecard with MDS. This isn't going to win any contests, but I was working with all sorts of elements and landed on this after about an hour. Normally these fun projects are not going to take that long, but after downloading my first digital download today and then trying to find it... I was pleased I came up with something. It really is fun to use and with time I am going to love it. I'm not ready for printing or even sending, but posting I can do! I can only get better! This MDS package is in the So Much to Sale-A-Brate (123681) Digital Content CD found on page 7 of the SAB catalog. I even loaded a CD! Quite the busy day! Sera

February 18, 2011

Valentine treats!

Here are a few Valentine treats that we made with the Big Shot and the petal card die. The die is retired, but it is the best "valentine maker" (as my son calls it) that I know! We folded up two of the sides and it's an instant treat holder. Great for classrooms! Sera

February 17, 2011

Quick Swap Post

Hello! A few more swaps for you from our awesome group. Hope everyone had a great Valentine's day! This is a quick post for the night, enjoy these ideas everyone! Sera

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

This awesome card was made by sista Angie. Love it! There is something about that red glitter paper isn't there? I love it! Even my boys were fired up about it. Since we weren't allowed to put pink on their Valentine boxes... (by their request) I scored with the glitter paper. Angie used the color blushing bride on this card which looks awesome... that color is growing on me. Great job sista! Sera

February 13, 2011


These three creations are terrific cards using the new celebration stamp sets. These stamp sets are free when you place a $50 order. You can't beat that... Free stamps! What a great sale! In order of the cards listed here are the stamp sets... Punch Bunch, page 5, Bliss, page 10 and So Happy For You, page 4 all in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Great ideas, sistas!

February 11, 2011

February Meeting Swaps!

You have to love these two awesome ideas! I do love the glitter paper. That cherry is so cute! These cards are similar in layout, both great ideas! I'm hosting a sista sleep over and at the moment. I'm the only one up... notice the time. Hee Hee, actually we do need to get up in a few short hours so we can head to our regional. I'm up still to say Happy 40th birthday to my DH! I should be doing some swaps! Sera

February 9, 2011

More Sista Swaps!

These great cards are just a few of the awesome cards that were a part of our swap last week. Great job ladies! Thanks for all of your creative work! Sera

February 6, 2011

Sista Swaps!

Here are two of the awesome swaps made by the sistas this week. Aren't they awesome! I'll be sure to share these great ideas all week. It's the build up to the big weekend, MPLS regional! Yahoo! Sera

February 5, 2011

Sale-A-Bration: My Digital Studio

Making New Years resolutions has always been part of my fresh start to the new year. This year, I have two resolutions... working with and learning My Digital Studio happens to be one. I've spent a few minutes here and there and today I took the plunge to post this video and to download the CD. I'm cruising! I'll be sure to share my latest MDS creations as well! Enjoy the video! Sera

February 4, 2011

Be My Valentine

This valentine features a few new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog: Framed Tulips textured impressions embossing folder (121809), and Be My Valentine SS (122045). These are available for a limited time (until April 30th), so don't miss out on these fun products! I also used basic grey (121044), very vanilla (101650) and blushing bride (119796) cs, Play Date DSP (117168), real red ink (103133), Basic Pearls (119247), dimensionals (104430). Happy valentine making everyone and don't forget to make your sweetie a special card! ~ Angie

February 3, 2011

Stamp sistas!

We had a great turn out at our sista meeting last night. It was great to spend time with everyone! We were able to welcome Tasha, Mary and Vicki last night and we had one guest Amber, who is a sista already. She just has to make it official! Thanks for all of the ideas and great swaps. I just went through them all and they are wonderful! I will share them this weekend. Oh and Kristine's swaps were in the mailbox when I got home, of course! I'll make sure you receive hers soon, possibly next Saturday when we see rockstar Julie on stage! Can't wait for that! Thank you for such a great event. I had a great time! Sera

February 1, 2011

Baby Landon

While the sistas were at Leadership, some close friends of ours welcomed Landon into the world... a little early. In fact, today was his due date. Cool! I made about 30 thank you cards for the family and here are a few designs. The DSP is retired, but it worked perfectly for this project and I was able to do all sorts of different combos. I do enjoy creating with the DSP for that reason, so many options! It turned out to be a great gift, along with a BFavre jersey of course. Sera