Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Stamp-A-Stack

These are the cards I did for this years Holiday stamp-a-stack. I had a great turn out of stampers a couple weeks ago and have another small group getting their cards down this weekend. This year I went with an ornament theme and used the Delightful Decorations and Ornament punch from the SU! Holiday mini catalog. They had the option of pre-ordering both items ahead of time so they could use their own stamp set and punch at the event and continue making more at home. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

Yes, I'm still alive! It's just been one of those months with too many things going on all at once. I've been stamping, but just haven't been able to post anything. So, today I thought I'd share with you what we did at this months Stamp Club. The hostess for the month wanted a Thanksgiving theme, so here are the three cards we put together. The last two cards I borrowed ideas from Splitcoast, sorry I can't remember who the designers were, but thank you! :o) The turkey card I cased from 321Stamp, click here.
All SU! Supplies
Stamp Set: Falling Leaves
Ink: Mellow Moss
Paper: Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Autumn Traditions DSP
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Star Punch, Trio Flower
All SU! Supplies:
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Autumn Days
Ink: More Mustard, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Paper: Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Autumn Traditions DSP
Other: Modern Label Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon
All SU! Supplies:
Stamp Set: Wandering Words
Ink: Old Olive, Markers - Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Other: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, October 30, 2009

Mojo Monday #110

Time for another Mojo Monday. I have a Stamp-a-Stack coming up in about a week and we'll be using this set, Delightful Decorations, and the Ornament Punch. So I've been playing around with different designs. But, this one is just for the Mojo challenge.
All SU Supplies:
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, Season of Joy
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Merry Moments DSP
Other: Ornament Punch, Micro Beads, Mistletoe Ribbon Originals, Dimensionals, Linen Thread

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mojo Monday #109

Hi! It's been awhile since I've done a challenge, so I thought I'd jump back in with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I used one of the new hostess stamp sets from Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini Catalog, Patterned Pines. I stamped the trees in Real Red, sponged Frost White Shimmer Paint then stamped the image. It gives the image a shimmery softer look, hopefully you can see that in the picture.
All SU! Supplies:
Stamp Set: Patterned Pines, Short & Sweet
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Paper: Garden Green, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP
Other: 1" & 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Frosted White Shimmer Paint, Sponge, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I just love Halloween, so I put together a little trick or treat stamp camp. Here are 3 of the 4 treats we made. I think a little goblin (my neice) walked off with my lollipop treat, so I don't have that one to show right now :o).
To make the BOO card I picked up some ideas from Inking Idaho, you can check out her blog here.
All SU! Supplies:
Stamp Set: Batty for You, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cast-A-Spell DSP
Other: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet Die, Large & Wide Oval punch, 3/4" & 1/2" Circle punch, Crimper, Basic Black Grograin ribbon, Dimensionals

These treat cups Stampin' Up has come out with are so much fun. Here's just a simple card using a pull tab to get to the goodies.

All SU! Supplies:
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Cast-A-Spell DSP
Other: Treat Cups, Spooky Treats Rub-Ons, Round Tab punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Glue Dots
Lastly, here's a little treat bag using the Favor Box die with the Big Shot.

All SU! Supplies:

Stamp Set: Eat, Drink and be Scarey

Ink: Old Olive

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Cast-A-Spell DSP, Window Sheets

Other: Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Small & Lrg Tag Punch

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mini Envelope Album

Hi! Boy it's been awhile since my last post. We just got back from our stamping cruise and thought I'd share one of the projects we did. There was 20 of us stampers that went and we had a fabulous time. The weather was absolutely gorgeous! We never know what the weather's going to do around this time of year so we were really lucky. It's a long weekend getaway, we don't go far but it's still alot of fun. We set sail from Seattle, head up to Canada and stop at Victoria, then onto Nanaimo and back to Seattle.

So, here's one project my upline, Nancy, demonstrated. I just love this little project and it really isn't all that difficult to make. There's a great tutorial over on Inking Addict Designs, click here. Nancy made a few small changes, like making it about half the size but it's pretty much the same as the tutorial. I'll post more projects later. :o)

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Hi! I've been playing around with one of the new stamp sets from the SU! Holiday mini catalog called, Charming. A group of us stampers have our 2nd Annual Stamp and Cruise coming up in a couple weeks, so we'll be using this set for several of our projects. I'm so excited and can't wait to go cruisin' again. We have lots of fun projects and cards we'll be making once again. Here's another peek of what we did on last years cruise here.

All SU! Supplies:
Stamp Set: Charming
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Crushed Curry DSP
Other: Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon, Markers (Soft Suede, Crushed Curry & Rich Razzleberry), Scallop Edge Punch

Stamp Set: Charming

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP

Other: Mini Library Clips, Wide Oval Punch

Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's A Backpack

Hi, my stamp club started over the weekend and this is the project we went with. Perfect for starting the school year off, so there were several girls that joined their moms in making this cute backpack.

I found a template and instructions on Splitcoast, here. One change I made in the box part was using the Fancy Favor Die. It was the perfect dimensions to fit the flap and pocket. These are perfect to hold little treats or a gift card in. Have fun!

All SU! Supplies:
Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, Crushed Curry Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon & Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade, Flower Designer Brads

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #34

Time for Karen's SSSChallenge. I just got this stamp, Dasher, doesn't he look dashing in Rich Razzleberry? LOL I love these colors together and I don't think it looks too bad as a Christmas card. Thanks for looking!
All SU Supplies:
Stamp Set: Dasher, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Cottage Wall DSP
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue, Mini Library clips, Old Olive Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mojo Monday #103

Time for Mojo Monday again. I thought it was time to break out the Fall and Halloween stamps for this one. These pumpkins look awfully chipper, LOL! Anyhoo, hope you enjoy!
All Supplies SU!
Stamp Set: Batty for You, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive markers
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White, Ghostly Greetings DSP (retired)
Other: 1" Circle Punch, Dusty Durango Polka-dot Ribbon, Black Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Crimper

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Hello, I thought I'd share a few things I've worked on this past week and just didn't get around to posting. The card was made for a swap I took part in at a team meeting. I think Bella Bleu DSP is going to be one of my new favorites, I just love the color and design.

The votives below I used for practicing glass etching. I couldn't believe how easy this was. I created stencils using the big shot, vinyl, and the butterfly and daisies dies. I just picked up a bottle of glass etching from a craft store, brushed it on after applying the stencil, waited a few minutes, washed off the glass etching cream and there you have it. That simple! I wanted to see how they'd look with a looking color added to them, so i used crystal effects and micro beads. I think they turned out pretty cute. I'm sure you'll see more projects in the future from me using this technique. :o)
Today I have spent most of the day cleaning up my stamp room. Boy, was it a disaster, I was having trouble finding things, so it needed a good cleaning. I finally put up the Create from decor elements. I think I've had this for a year now and never got around to putting it up. I need to put more of these up, they look pretty cool. Oh, and there's my cute little kitty (Carmela) in the picture, she loves laying across my work table. :o)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mojo Monday #101

It's been awhile since I participated in Mojo Monday, so I put together this quick card. Had to try out a new stamp set, C is for Cat, and the P is for Paw wheel. Just too cute, reminds me of my two kitties. I added a little bling around the cats neck using dazzling diamonds glitter (another one of my favorites :o) and a rhinestone brad for the center of the button (designer button sherbet). Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August Stamp Camp

Hi! Sorry for the delay between posts. We just got back from spending a week in Idaho visiting my parents. I just love it out there, it's so peaceful and relaxing...can you tell they're out in the boonies, LOL. I have some cool pictures to show you from the trip which I'll post later. But, right now I thought I'd post the cards from my August stamp camp. The hostess requested doing birthday cards and I used several ideas from swaps I got at convention and just changed them up a little. Thanks to all you swappers!

All SU! Supplies:

Stamp Set: All Holidays

Ink: Versa Mark

Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade

Other: Cirle Ice Rhinestones, Scallop Square & Butterfly Punch, Glue Dots

All SU! Supplies:

Stamp Set: On Your Birthday

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Glossy White, Brocade Blue

Other: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Emboss Folder

All SU! Supplies:

Stamp Set: On Your Birthday

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Paper: Whisper White & Shimmery White, Rich Razzleberry

Other: Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Rectangle Punch, Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 Die, Dimensionals

All SU! Supplies:

Stamp Set: Medallion

Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crushed Curry DSP

Other: Modern Label & Word Window Punch, Crushed Curry Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Glue Dots

Sunday, August 9, 2009

SU! Convention 2009

Hello! Well I'm back from another fabulous trip to Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! convention. Like always it's so much fun to hang out with your friends and meet new ones. Also, to recognize and meet some of the demos you see on your favorite blogs. The excitement was in full force like usual and the swapping non-stop. I'm still amazed every year as to how much time some of those ladies put into swapping. Looks like some of them come with several hundreds. I'm lucky to get about 100 done :o).

SU! has some exciting new products coming out soon. First is the My Digital Studio, OMG! I have a feeling this is going to be a big seller, more to come on this later. Or, how about Build-A-Bear, yep, that's right, SU! has teamed up with Build-A-Bear -Stamps, Dies, DSP and while there we got to buy our own SU! exclusive Build-A-Bear, see picture below, isn't she adorable? And, one more item from Shelly's collection, Simply Adorned Charms where you can insert your own custom artwork. They can be worn on a chain or used as ornaments. I can't wait to get one.

Here's a picture of one Shelly showed during one of the sessions. As you can see it was taken off the big screen. But aren't those just too cool? :o)

Well, I know I said I was going to post pictures of my swaps before I left but as you can see that didn't happen, so here they are.

This is one of my new favorite stamp sets, Happy Together and Circle Circus. I just love those cute little quail. Doesn't it totally remind you of the Partridge Family? I think I just aged myself with that. :o)

As some of you know, snowman are my favorite during the holiday season. So, this one is made using one of the new hostess sets, The More The Merrier, and the Oval and Snowflake die for the Big Shot.

This one is using some of the new DSP, Cottage Wall and the new Butterfly punch. I used crystal effects and green micro beads on the butterfly.
I have lots more to share about convention, so stay tuned. :o)