Card Basics

Card Basics ~~ One 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock will make a base for 2 cards. Cut it at 4 1/4 portrait and score at 5 1/2. Or for landscape cut at 5 1/2 and score at 4 1/4.

Here is a list of some of my favorite tools: BIG SHOT die cutting machine ~ Grid paper ~~ Stampin' UP! Stampin Trimmer (cutting and scoring) ~Bone Folder - this little tool is a MUST! ~Multipurpose Liquid Glue ~ Glue Dots ~ Stampin' Dimensionals, Score tape, Stickles. BLING, BLING AND MORE BLING.... If it sparkles, I love it!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Here's what I've been doing...

Hi everyone, just wanted to share a couple of cards with you that I've been working on. Of course using Stampin' Up! products!   Don't forget to check out my Stampin' Up! web site for discontinued items and the clearance section.   Our catalog is changing on the 30th of May so don't forget to check back on some AMAZING NEW products and colors!  

Check this card out... I thought of a graduation card when I was making it.  The card base is black, but I used several coordinating solid colors of card stock,  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo,  Island Indigo, and Old Olive.  Also, designer series paper (DSP)  from the NEW Catalog 2013-2014!   It's called Gingham Garden. (available soon!)

It's got a pocket inside for holding a gift card or money. I think it was hard to see, so in the photo, I placed the watermark just above the little area to retrieve the goodies!

What do you think? 
Here are a couple more....they don't have a pocket I just thought they were fun!
The card base on this is Mambo Melon and Daffodil Delight  card stock, the designer series paper (DSP) is from the NEW Catalog 2013-2014!   It's called Gingham Garden.   Isn't it pretty?  Lucky Limeade ribbon actually works with this!  Can't wait for the new catty!! 
Base of the card is black, used some Daffodil Delight and DSP from the Spring Sale Catty called Parker's Patterns along with black stash ribbon    :)

Hope you enjoy my cards...  thanks for taking a few minutes out of your day to stop by my blog!     Tona

Friday, May 17, 2013

Today is my sister's Birthday! Happy Birthday Judy! I love you!

I've made a few cards today as you can see....
This one is for a swap I'm doing.  The sentiment is "Cutest Baby Ever!"

This is another butterfly card... I'm really enjoying this stamp!              


Just messing around with the new stamp set and punch I got.
More butterflies ... I could not help myself, I just wanted to make them in every color!                                   

Thanks for stopping by to check out my page.
Hope you have a blessed day!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Make Plans to Come!

Saturday May 18, 2013

 The fee per person is $25.00 cash/check ~
If you would like to pre-pay with PayPal let me know and I'll direct you on how to pay. (you can use your credit card this way)
The only thing you need to bring is the fee and YOU
 (and a friend if you like!!!)
Just drop in make your cards and that's it!
Go do what you  need to do the rest of the day!
You will make 10 cards that you will love!  I will have a lot of the preliminary work done for you to make it easier.

If you can't come but would like the set of cards. I will make them for you!
$25.00 plus shipping (if needed)

** Just let me know if you're coming! **
***And if you are bringing a friend***
here is an example of what the cards will look like:

Monday, May 6, 2013

Well Hello Monday!!

I wanted to share some inspiration photos with you. I took these photos of things that make me smile while I was out in my yard yesterday. Hope they make you smile too! 


Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

check this out....

I spent the day with Diana G and we were going to try to get some stamping done... that didn't happen. I made her go to the store/bank/shopping with me.  We stopped by a thrift store to see what we could find & I got a DVD holder for my stamp sets to go in - $4.99 ~ OH YEA that's the right price for me....It sits on my table and holds 24 of my most favorite stamp sets!!  My other favorites and seasonal are in the closet :)   

I just love Stampin' Up!! I'm doing what I love and loving what I do!  Would you like to join me?   Now is the time!  
For $99.00 you can pick out what YOU want in your kit... and get $155.00 worth of PRODUCT! 
Not catalogs or order forms - those are sent too,
but YOU GET TO PICK what you would like in your kit!!  
Think about it.... NEW INK COLORS, NEW CATALOG,  NEW STAMP SETS, NEW PAPER COLORS & EMBELISHMENTS to choose from!!   $155.00 worth of products for $99.00~~ and did I mention you would be on MY TEAM?   You can be NEAR or FAR, do it as a hobby demo to get the demo discount or make some $$ at it... it's up to you.  If you have any interest at all, please contact me... I have more info we can talk about on the phone or in email.
click on this link:
Look in the top right had corner just under my name... click on JOIN THE FUN and join the fun with me today!!
 Email me:   if you have questions and I'll send you my phone number if you would prefer to chat about it on the phone.
Have a blessed day.... and thanks for stopping by!