Monday, November 29, 2010

Bells and Boughs

Welcome friends. Glad you could make it. This is my last Christmas card for 2010. I think.
Sarah gave me this card at our last swap meeting. She used Old Olive for the card. She used the Top Note die cut twice. She used Regal Rose and Whisper White card stock. The stamp set she used is Bells and Boughs from the Holiday Mini. You can see it on page 19. I own this set and didn't even get to use it. Oh well, maybe for Christmas in July. If you're wondering what she used to emboss the card, I can tell you. She used the Petals A Plenty embossing folder. I don't know if you can see the gold embossing on the image. It is very striking. I want to case this card. I know she won't mind. She went to kindergarten. I can explain but I'll save it for another time. Thank you for visiting. I've had a blessed 2010. I pray your 2011 will be filled with God's blessings. Have a happy New Year. See you again next week.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Season's Greetings

Hello friends, I hope your Christmas was full of joy and in the company of loved ones. Mine was.
Some of us were under the weather but as we were celebrating Jesus birthday, we didn't let that stop us from enjoying the day. I came across some cards I neglected to share with you.
I am sharing the card we made at our last group meeting. I love the color combination and the simplicity. Can you figure out how the card was made? I'll tell you the card is Night of Navy with a layer of Whisper White. The W. White was embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder. The stamp set is Scenic Season and the ink is Night of Navy. I really, really liked making this card. Stay tuned for the next share. Thank you for visiting.

Santa Clause

My next share is this cute Santa card given to me by Tonja at out last swap. She used the Jolly Old St. Nick stamp set (page 26) from the current Holiday Mini. Did you know you have until January 3, 2011 to order from this mini? Did you know you can shop in my Gloria Stamps store dressed as you are? Yep, even in your jammies. Did you know my store is an online store that never closes? Yep, it's open 24/7. I digress. Sorry. I just had to use the opportunity. LOL. Thank you for visiting and stay tuned for one more Christmas card. I like your visits. I like your comments too.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dasher and Winter Post

Hello again, I'm so glad you are visiting again. I love your company. My family will be here in a couple days and I can hardly stand the waiting. I pray all of you will spend the next few days counting your blessings and enjoying the company of family and friends. Today I am sharing another stamp camp card. I think the deer are having a fun time playing in the snow. Do any of you have snow right now. We don't, but I hear rain is coming. Okay, Dasher is the one with the fancy antlers. Doesn't he look so proud? Almost standoffish! The other deer don't seem to care. The ink colors used for this card are versamark with white embossing powder; and Suede for the deer. I like the way Night of Navy paper looks with Whisper White paper. So striking. Just like a tuxedo. Where did that idea come from? Did you check out the fabulous deals I told you about yesterday? Deals like this don't happen often. Don't miss out. I love shopping sales! Guess what I pan for Friday? I will be back with more cards next week. Have a blessed rest of the week. Save me some pie. Stay warm and God bless.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winter Post and Lovely as a Tree

Hello friends, Are you ready? I mean, are you ready for THE turkey dinner? The holidays are so exciting and full of expectations. For me, it's the family get together that is most precious. I can hardly wait. Especially since my children are not exactly next door. We count our blessings everyday and I hope you do too. God is good. He is with us in all things and I am so thankful. Now onto today's card. My class created four Christmas cards at last weeks stamp camp. For this card we used two stamp sets. Winter Post and Lovely as a Tree. The trees are stamped with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The skaters are stamped using black Stazon. Some of the ladies stamped the skaters with Marina Mist ink. I like that they feel free to make changes where ever they want. In fact I encourage that, as I enjoy seeing their delight and I get to see a different way to create the same card. This was a fun card to make. No shopping list today. I have lots to do to get ready for our get together. In case you haven't heard, you should check out the fabulous deals Stampin' Up is having. For a limited time only. How about no shipping for Online orders of $150 or more. How about 50% 0ff on starter kits to become a demonstrator? If you choose to be on my team you will need my password. It is 'startup'. My Digital Studio is also 50% off. So hurry on over to my store and see what else is cooking. Oh, that reminds me I have stuff to do in the kitchen. Remember, you can shop as you are 24/7.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sarah gave me this card. I watched her make it. Seeing the end result was a nice surprise. The stamp set is a level one hostess set. You can earn this stamp set by hosting a workshop in your home or mine. With a qualifying workshop of $150 net, any level one set can be yours. If you would rather just place an order for $150 you can earn a level one stamp set. To sweeten the deal you also earn an additional $15 in products. The paper colors are Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Gray. You can see the Pumpkin card because she used a Heart punch and then placed another heart (in gray) along side it. I really like this layout. That's it for this week. Have a fun week end. Happy stamping and God bless.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day of Gratitude

Welcome back. Today I'm sharing a card Melissa gave me. I like the embossed layer on the card front. Gray on gray is a nice look. This stamp set has been very popular within our group of demonstrators. Stay tuned for the next card given to me by another friend. Glad you could make it today. Take care and God bless.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Autumn Days

Greetings, It's so nice to have visitors. Today I'm sharing the last of the October stamp camp cards. I really liked using the easel fold to make this card. The ribbon is keeping the card front upright. When it is closed, it fits perfectly in a medium envelope. Please let me know which of the October stamp cards was your favorite. Just curious. Here is the shopping list. My online store continues to be open 24/7 just for you. Remember you don't even have to dress up to go shopping. Come as you are. The list:

Stamp set: Autumn Days #115452 wood mount $23.95, clear mount #120000 $17.95
Paper: Cherry Cobbler #119685, Early Espresso #119686, $6.95 each; Very Vanilla #101650 $8.50; Specialty Designer Series Paper Autumn Spice #120808 $11.95
Ink: Soft Suede #115657 $5.95, Early Espresso #119670 $5.95, Markers- So Saffron #105114 $3.50, Daffadil Delight #119677 $3.50
Accessories: Oval punch #119855 $16.95, Scallop oval punch #119856 $16.95, Dimensionals # 104430 $3.95, More Mustard ribbon retired

I hope you have been enjoying my shares as much as I enjoy sharing.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lovely as a tree

Hello and welcome to Marvelous Monday. I had a great week end. Saturday morning was stamp camp; lunch and shopping with a friend in the afternoon. Church on Sunday and turkey shopping in the afternoon. Tonight I visited my Glitz friends and left comments on their blogs. Thank you Jesus for a super week end. Todays card was fun to make. I love the Lattice embossing folder. It has such a cool texture! I also enjoyed the process of daubbing fall colors on the tree. I can't forget to give you the shopping list. So here it is.

Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree #115026 wood mount $27.95
Paper: Whisper White #100730 $8.50; Early Espresso #119686; Tangerine Tango #111349; Always Artichoke #105119; Daffadil Delight #119683 $6.95 Each
Ink: Versamark #102283 $7.50; Chocolate Chip #100908; Daffadill Delight #119667; Old Olive #102277; Cajun Craze # #119679 $5.95 Each
Accessories: Daubbers #102892 $10.95; Scallop Trim Border punch #118402 $15.95; Clear Embossing Powder #109130 $4.75; Dimensionals #104430 $3.95; Heat tool #100005 #29.95; Sqquare Lattice Embossing Folder #119976 $7.95; Big Shot #113439 $99.95

Don't be shy. Comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by. God bless.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Coming! Stamp Camps for You

Hello, I hope all is well with you. Personally, I am fine. I’m very busy getting ready for various events. I’d rather be busy than not. Here is what I am doing and you are invited to attend.

Sat. Nov. 13 Stamp Camp at Susie’s house in Quartz Hill. 9AM- noon. $15 class fee or free with a $30 order. Five cards. RSVP by 11/10.

Friday Nov. 19 Stamp Camp at my house in Palmdale (Quarts Hill) at 2PM. Class Fee $12. We will make 4 Christmas cards or perhaps a box with three cards. A great gift idea. Depends on my preparation time. 2PM, RSVP by Tues. Nov 16.

Saturday Nov. 20 Open House/boutique At Victoria’s house 43201 59th St. West, Lancaster, 93536; 6:00 PM. Four venders including me will be there.

Saturday Dec. 4 Quarter Auction at AV Church in Quartz Hill. 3830 West Ave. L-8 near 40th St. West. 4:00 PM. Buy your $12 ticket from me. It pays for entrance, light meal and bidding paddle. Bring your quarters

December 10 Stamp Camp at my house. 6:30 PM. Class fee is $15. We will make thank you cards. RSVP by Dec. 6. If your time is limited in December, I will be available for ‘grab and go’ time slots too. Just call, bring me your order, grab a quick card to make and go.

January 14 Stamp Camp at my house. Let’s make a winter card, thank you card, birthday and get well-something along those lines.

IF you have questions, contact me by phone or email. Stay warm and God bless you and your family.

Gloria Cardoza, Stampin’ Up Demonstrator;

943-6316 or 433-4427;

Monday, November 8, 2010

Harvest Home

Greetings, glad you could make it over to visit. How was your week end? I did a craft show on Saturday. I and the vendors had a great time. The show was slow in getting started as we had four other craft shows going on in our area plus a parade. Then street construction going on right in front of our venue didn't help either. So we had a few hours of getting to know each other, exchanging business ideas and business cards. In spite of all the obstacles, we made the best of it and had a great day. Are you admiring the fall card I'm sharing today? This week I will be sharing the cards I prepared for my recent stamp camp. From my perspective, the card color is displayed slightly off. It is Soft Suede but looks greenish. Don't you agree? If you would like to duplicate this card, here is the shopping list.

Stamp set: Harvest Home #111642 $23.95
Paper: Soft Suede #115388 $6.95; More Mustard #100946 $6.95; Very Vanilla #101650 $6.95
Ink: Black Stazon #101406 $7.95; Markers- Old Olive #100079, Pumpkin Pie #105115, Daffodil Delight #119677, More Mustard #100076 $3.50 each
Accessories: Crimper #101618 $19.95; Cutter Kit #106958 $16.95; Gold brads,#104337 $6.95; Mat pack #105826 $9.95;Paper piercing tool #116631 $3.50; Dimensionals #104430 $3.95

Thank you again for visiting. Stay tuned for more stamp camp cards. God bless.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fireside Fireplace

Thank you for visiting friends. I want to share this beautiful card that Sarah designed. I forgot to mention the designer of the previous Northern Flurry cards is my friend Karen. Back to Sarah's card. I like the way she spotlighted the fireplace. Don't you? Ready for the shopping list? Here goes:

Stamp Set: Fireside Fireplace, Woodgrain
Paper: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede; Markers- Soft Suede, Rose Red, Real Red, More Mustard
Accessories: Linen thread, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, dimensionals, scallop border punch

So that ends the sharing of cards taught and shared with our guests on October 2, World Card Day. Thank you for comments along the way. Take care. Be blessed and until time. Buenas noches. Good night.

Northern Flurry

Greetings, How was your week end. I'm staying busy preparing for an upcoming craft show. Well guess what? You are looking at that missing card and its partner in crime is here too. My assistant (grand daughter) says it was only hiding not missing. I'm so glad she is my assistant. She makes this blogging so much easier for me and more fun too.

The shopping list is;
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 $36.95
Paper: Baja Breeze # 111352 $6.95, Pretty in Pink # $6.95
Real Red #102482 $6.95; Whisper White #100730 $6.95
Accessories: Big Shot and Embossing folder Northern flurries; Snowflake #2 sizzlets 4 pack #113449 $19.95; Word Window punch #119857 $15.95; Modern Label punch #119849 $16.95
Ink: Real Red #103133 $5.95; Baja Breeze #111833 $5.

So the mystery is over and I am so glad. I'm sure you are too. I have one more Christmas card to share. So stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

French Foliage

Hello again. This is my version of a fall card. My ladies really enjoyed playing with the rock and roll with a twist technique. This card was inspired by Ilina Crouse. The technique calls for inking a stamp in your preferred color and then adding a different ink color with a dauber along the edges of your stamp. My card is more vibrant than it shows here. Oh well. The sentiment I used is from a retired stamp set I can't seem to part with. Try making a card like this. You'll enjoy the process. Here is the shopping list.

Stamp set: French Foliage #121166 $14.95 clear mount, #120845 $19.95 wood mount
Paper: Crumb Cake #120953 $6.95; Tangerine Tango #111349 $6.95; Very Vanilla #101650 $6.95
Ink: Old Olive #102277 $5.95; Pumpkin Pie #105216 $5.95; Cajun Craze #119671 $5.95; Soft Suede #115657 $5.95
No accessories

Thank you for looking. God bless.


Susie gave me this card but I had to make it for myself. I used Pumpkin Pie ink directly onto Whisper White card stock. Then spritz the stamp with Stampin Mist. Stamp the Pumpkin Pie card and the result is a bleached look. I enjoyed pouncing the ink pad onto the white card stock. Give this technique a try. I think you will enjoy it. I think you will like tomorrows card. So come on back. Thank you for visiting.