Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Well not really.  If you live in Florida like I do, than you know Fall is not in the air.  However, it is never too late to start working on your Fall/Holiday cards so you will be ready when you need them to send to friends and family.  French Foliage is one of the many beautiful stamp sets in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.  You will be able to start ordering from the Mini tomorrow. Sept.1.

Ingredients for this card:  Early Espresso, More Mustard, Very Vanilla card stock.  Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Old Olive and Early Espresso ink.  Jumbo Eyelets-Pewter, string.  Greeting on the front of the card is from the new Seasonal Sentiments stamp set.  Also in the new Holiday Mini.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I am totally loving this new hostess level 1 stamp set Birthday Bakery.  It has three other stamps in the set that I didn't even use for this card.  The set is on page 10 in the new catalog.  I also used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder on the Pretty in Pink card stock for the back ground paper.  The button is from the new Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons in the new Holiday Mini.

I know the perfect person I'm going to send this card to for their upcoming birthday.  Hope you enjoyed today's card.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Aren't these two a HOOT?  They truly love each other.  I cased the idea for this card from the card on page 200 from the new catalog.  I used different paper though and didn't add the ribbon. The owl punch to make these cute little guys is so fun.  Check out the punch on page 201 of the catalog.  Item #118074 - $16.95.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I think this is still one of my very favorite cards.  The roses look almost real, and I love using the Presto Pattern paper.  I used Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and I think just a touch of Rose Red ink to create the beautiful background for this card.  With the right verse this card would be perfect for a wedding or anniversary card.  Hope you like it as much as I do.

Friday, August 20, 2010


I absolutely love the Greenhouse Garden stamp set on page 101 of the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  The flowers are two-step stamping which give a multicolored look.  My class is next Sat. August 28th.  We will making three gorgeous cards and the flower pot box which is large enough to hold a small gift, cookies or candy. This class can also be purchased on-line starting Monday, Aug. 23.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I've been gone for a week moving my youngest daughter back to Tallahassee, FL where she is starting her second year at Florida State. Last year she lived on campus in a dorm, but this year she and her best friend are renting an apartment off campus. It was a very HOT and difficult move because the manager of the apt. complex did not have the apt. ready for the girls to move into liked she promised when we signed the lease last spring.  After my husband and I made many repairs, cleaned, and painted, and cleaned, and did I say clean...we finally moved the many boxes, bags and Rubbermaid containers up to the third floor (no elevators) in 91 degree heat at midnight. Yes, you read that correctly....91 degrees at midnight. After three long days of non-stop work my husband and I drove back to Orlando, and my daughter continued unpacking. She called today and said she had most everything put away and her apt. looks nice, and she is and her best friend are happy.  Classes start Monday morning. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I wanted to give you a close up view of this beautiful rubber stamp that you will be able to order Sept. 1 from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog.  This stamp measures 5" x 6" and is absolutely gorgeous.  I can not wait to start making some cards with it.  Remember....it is never too early to start making your holiday cards.   

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


The Holiday Mini Mother Load arrived today from Mr. UPS.  I am so excited...I can not wait to play with all my new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog. You will be able to start ordering from the Holiday Mini starting Sept. 1.  If you need a Mini catalog sent to you please leave me a comment or email me, and I will get one mailed to you.

 Pictured below are just some of the new products I ordered.  The new Nite Owl Halloween designer  series paper is to die for.  (hehe) The Autumn Spice designer paper is absolutely gorgeous, and the French Foliage stamp set makes a perfect duo for all your Fall and Thanksgiving projects.  I don't even know where to begin when trying to describe the Christmas/Holiday products to you. The Christmas Collage stamp is HUGE with beautiful designer paper to match.  There is Waffle Paper that is textured paper ideal for adding dimension to all your projects.  It is super thin, but thick enough to mold and shape. There is amazing new Glass Glitter that will add sparkle and shine to all your holiday cards, and Tinsel Trim to adorn your projects.  New punches that go with the new Tags til Christmas stamp set. And tons more that I haven't even purchase yet.  Have I got your interest?  Only 20 days left until you can order from the new Holiday Mini Catalog.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Instead of staying home and working on my monthly newsletter I decided to play hooky and go to the beach.  It was such a beautiful day and it felt so good to relax in the sun and sea.  One of my very favorite sounds to listen to is the sound of the waves crashing on beach.  It's such a soothing and relaxing sound and always in rhythm. If I was ever given a chance to come back in another life, I would come back as a bird that lives at the sea.  Given the fact that I don't eat sea food could become a problem though.  Hope you enjoy my pictures from my day at the beach.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I'm posting one of the cards from my new upcoming class using the fabulous Greenhouse Garden set  and the Lap of Luxury designer series paper.  This paper is so gorgeous, and the Pretty in Pink and the Concord Crush card stock look so pretty with it.  Hope you enjoy.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Blogger Post 2 - Test Run.

Hello Bloggers, stampers and friends.  I'm still working on my new blog and thought I would try and post a picture this evening.  I'm also trying to figure out why my post from last night did not have yesterday's date posted.  Hopefully in the next couple of days I will have all the bugs worked out and everything will be up and running smoothly.   

Here is a picture of the beautiful roses I took to my mother a couple weeks ago.  Aren't they beautiful? They smelled sooo good too!!! The roses I grow in my garden NEVER look like these. 


I am so excited to be creating a new blog for my Stampin' Up! business, and for everything else I do in my crazy life. Thank you to those of you who have followed me over from my old blog, and welcome to anyone who is new to Creative Imagination. My hope is to bring you lots of fresh and exciting new card samples, scrap booking layouts, and other art forms that I think you will enjoy and learn from.  My husband bought me a flip camera for Christmas last year and I want to start using it more frequently for demo video's.  So please take a seat, and enjoy the ride with me.  Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you.