Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Time for the Holidays

Hello! I know it's been awhile, just haven't had alot of time to post lately. I had a couple Holiday Stamp-a-stacks and thought I'd share with you what me made. Most of the designs I got directly from other fabulous stampers on SplitCoast or SU!'s site. So, I want to thank you all for your wonderful inspirations! Enjoy!! Stamp Set: Welcome Christmas Paper: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White Ink: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper Emboss Folder, Markers, Poppy Parade Poly-stitch Ribbon, Silver Tinsel Trim Stamp Set: Tags til Christmas, Four the Holidays Paper: Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Whisper White Ink: Baja Breeze, Real Red Other: Decorative Label punch, Scallop Edge punch, 1/8" Taffeta Real Red Ribbon, Red Chunky Glitter, Real Red Brads, Dimensionals

Stamp Set: Dasher, Four the Holidays Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Ink: Soft Suede Other: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Emboss Folder, Silver Glass Glitter, Sticky Strip, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Harvest stamp camp

Here's more from my last stamp camp. This first one we got to use the new letterpress plates, which is pretty cool. I used craft ink for this one, but I've heard the classic ink works just as well if not better. I love punches, so of course I just had to get the bat punch.

This design I found on Splitcoast, but I added the ribbon and used the decorative label punch and pearl. I used the Rock'n Roll method for stamping the leaves.

And lastly, here's a little favor bag or luminaire we made using the Fancy Favor die. Punched out a circle using the 1"3/4" circle punch, and added a piece of vellum cardstock that had been run through the Big Shot using the Web embossing folder. Added a bat that was covered with Chuncky Black glitter and tied Raven lace trim around it.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Last weekend I had a, Harvest Stamp Camp, making Halloween and Thanksgiving Day cards. I've been so swamped with work lately that I haven't been real creative coming up with ideas. So, I got some great ideas looking through Split Coast Stampers. I didn't keep track of who I took ideas from, but still want to shout out a big Thank you!!

I'll share a couple with you today and post more later. Enjoy!

Love these ghosts!! All you need is the Owl Punch, how cool is that? :o)

Love, Love, Love the Spider Web embossing folder!! My photo isn't real good, but I spritzed the web with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz. This was my first time using the spritz. I like how it looks, but it's a little messy and tends to clog, so you just have to have patience when using it. :o)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Last month I finally got around to making these cute pansies using the butterfly punch. I've seen so many posts with these flowers and when I saw my upline Nancy had post a couple 'How-to' links on her site, I just had to give it a try. I was amazed how easy they were to make, and no two will ever look alike. You have to give it a try, go to her site here to view the videos. Enjoy!

Friday, August 20, 2010


I'm so happy, I actually got two cards done this week, LOL! Here's another new SU! set which I've had for a little while, and just now had a chance to play. I thought this set is just too cute, it won't be hard coming up with some fun designs. I have a shoebox swap I'm going to on Monday, so I plan on using this card. I think Marina Mist is turning out to be one of my new favorite colors too! :o)
Stamp Set: Aviary, Matchbox Messages
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist
Other: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, 1/8" Ribbon Taffeta, Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sponge

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mojo Monday

It's been awhile since I've done a Mojo Monday sketch, click here to see what this weeks sketch is. I used a new SU! stamp set for this card, Artistic Etchings. For all you Paris lovers this might be a set you need to add to your collection. I can rarely do a card without using the Big Shot, so I used the Ovals Die and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Love Love Love the embossing folders, just adds so much to the card and it's so easy :o). Another favorite of mine are the Rhinestone Jewels, I was so very happy SU! now have these available. Woo hoo!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Woo hoo an Award!!

It was so nice to open my email and see that one of my good stampin buddies had sent me this Stylish Blogger Award. I never win anything, ha ha, just had to say that. But anyway, thank you Nancy for this wonderful surprise, it definitely made my day! You can check out Nancy's fabulous blog here

So now you need to share 5 'stylish' things about yourself. Oh my, I don't really see myself as stylish but here goes it...

~ I can never have too many pairs of tennis shoes... I probably have a style and color that could go with any outfit.

~ With my kids older now, I downsized my wheels from a SUV to a cute bright green VW beetle bug with a tangerine tango color gerbera daisy in the vase.

~ Diamonds are a girls best friend, need I say more? Oh, even if it's a tiny nose stud :o)

~ I love smelly lotions and candles, especially tropical scents.

~ And, of course I can't leave out one of my obsessions....I have something on me at all times that has to do with Twilight, whether it be a bracelet, t-shrit, tote, book, picture and so on.

Now it's my turn to forward this Stylin award onto....

Steph - her cards are so cute and fun! Dannie - Her blog is what inspired me to start my own, Thanks! Krissie - is so creative with her designs Dana - has the cutest grandkids! Sam - so creative whether it's cards or jewelry

Thanks to you all! Now copy this award to your blog, and keep this Stylish Award going by passing it on to your stylin bloggers!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Off to SU! Convention

Yay! I'm off to Salt Lake City in a few hours for another great time at convention...I'm so excited, can't wait to see all the fabulous 'Wow' projects and new techniques and new products! I thought I'd post real quick the swaps I made for this year. I went pretty simple this year, so hope you like them! I'll have lots to share when I return :o)

Stamp Set: Pedaling Past, Short & Sweet
Paper: V. Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other: 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
(I was so happy they finally came out with rhinestones, woo hoo!)
Stamp Set: Because I Care
Paper: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Other: Victoria Crochet Trim, Basic Rhinestones, Sponge

Stamp Set: Short & Sweet
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Other: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Curly Label Punch, 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Bitty Buttons, Dimensionals

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bikes, Scoops and Eclipse

I can't believe I've gone this long without posting anything. It's just been one of those summers so far....still lots of baseball going on, craziness at work, and most importantly my oldest son graduated from high school, woohoo! it's still so hard to believe he's all grown up, but he's sooooo glad to be done.

Oh Oh, I almost forgot.....Eclipse is out and I've already seen it twice :o) I went to the opening midnight showing, got 1 1/2 hours of sleep as I had to be at work that morning, but it was totally worth it, LOL! I know I'm obsessed but I think this was the best one yet.

But anyway, the new Stampin'Up! catalog is out and full of lots of new products and ideas. I seem to always go mad when it first arrives...first check out what new accessories are in the back of the catalog, then start my wish list, then start grazing over every page checking out all the great ideas and samples they've created, then I got back and start checking out all the stamp sets and adding to my wish list. I know, it probably sounds odd but that's the way I do it :o)

I've had these two new stamp sets for a while now and finally had a chance to play with them. Here's a couple quick samples I made up. Enjoy, and I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th!

Stamp Set: Pedaling Past
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Scallop Trim border & Scallop Oval punch, 1/8" Marina Mist taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals

Stamp Set: Sweet Scoops
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Regal Rose
Other: 1/8" Marina Mist & Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, Circle punches, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch

Sunday, May 30, 2010

For my BFF

When I saw this motorcycle stamp in the new summer mini catalog, I knew I had to have it. My BFF loves to ride! She has a couple of buddies that will take her riding, and she just has a blast. So anyhoo, this card is for her. I'll pop it in the mail this week and surprise her :o).

All SU! Supplies: Stamp Set-Motorcycle. Paper - Tempting Turquoise, W. White, Pink Flamingo DSP. Ink - Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black. Other - Real Red Ribbon, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Oval Die

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May Stamp Club

Hello all! I thought I'd share this month's club project. I've been wanting to try out the chalkboard vinyl, so here it is. I found sheets of metal flashing (12"x 8") at the local hardware store, bent them about 3" in to create an easel. It bends pretty easily, just be careful with the edges because they are sharp :o) Then, we covered them with DSP, used the Big Shot and Scallop circle die to cut out the vinyl, and decorated magnets using an assortment of punchs and brads to make flowers. I loved how these turned out, and plan to make more. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fabric Project Swap

I thought I'd share with you a project I did for a swap I just participated in. We had to make something using the Big Shot and fabric. I've seen so many cool fabric projects alot of you have done, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

My project was napkin rings, using the Bigz XL Flower Folds die. Here's a link to a video by the Stamp Shack Lady I came across on assembling the flowers. It just required a little bit of sewing, not difficult at all. Then, I used SU! corduroy buttons and beads from the Pretties Kit to accessorize the flowers. The ring I made using wire and beads (from a craft store) and stitched it to the flower. I thought these would be so cute for a lady's tea party or luncheon.
Have a good week!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

SU! Color Changes

I'm sure you've all heard of the news Stampin'Up! came out with introducing some color changes. I was totally shocked at first, but am really liking the new colors. I know change is hard, but we've got to keep up with the times, LOL! So here are the 5 new colors and 10 returning In-Colors they're bringing back.

Click here to print a copy of the chart

5 new colors on the chart above are:Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

10 returning IN COLORS on the chart above are:Baja Breeze (YAY), Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red (Love it!), River Rock (WooHoo), Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

So......what do you think??

Now, since they're bringing in new colors, I'm afraid some must go. Here's the list of colors that will be retiring in June. If any of these are your absolute favorites, then now is the time to stock up on cardstock, ink pads and re-inkers. So, contact me to place your order before supplies run out. :0)

Retiring Colors:

Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Brilliant Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Taken with Teal, Handsome Hunter, Pale Plum, Blush Blossom (marker will still be available), Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Basic Brown, Going Gray

That's all for now, hopefully I can post some projects soon. I'm afraid between work and my son's baseball, there hasn't been much extra time lately. See ya! :o)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Stamp Club

Well, it's been a few weeks since I posted anything. Too many things going on so instead of boring you with details I'll share with you what we did at this months Stamp club. The girls wanted to do some all occasion cards and use the bleach technique as well. So here you have it.
I've loved all the fish cards out there using the Delightful Decorations set and punch. So many of them had purchased this set I thought this was perfect to share this idea with them. It was a big hit too :o)

Here's the card using the Bleach Technique. This is so simple and I love how the affect on the card stock.
Another WOW I had to share with them. Using the flashing with the Big Shot to create this butterfly. Using the embossing folders work so easily with the flashing too, and looks so cool.

This card I cased from another SU! demonstrator. I loved it. The only thing I added was embossing the background. It's just so simple and clean.

Another simple card, using circle punches to create a simple flower and accessorize it with a corduroy brad. Love the Bella Bleu DSP too.
YAHOO! Time to go watch New Moon, LOL! Got my copy today!!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Flower Tealights

Aren't these fabulous! I can see several of these all lined up on a mantle, a shelf, or on a dinner table. But they're even perfect just all by itself. I saw this great project from France on her blog Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie, click here to view her blog and video. This project is so simple, all you need is The Big Shot, Bigz XL Flower Folds, and Flashing from your local hardware store. Also, they're fine as is or dress them up with some accessories. Have fun!

Extreme Thank you!

My boy's need to send their grandparents some thank yous, so here they are. I pulled out the Extreme Elements, Guitar and Skateboarding sets which reflect some of their extracurricular activities.
All SU! Supplies:
Stamp Set: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, Extreme Skateboard
Ink: Bordering Blue, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Craft White
Paper: Whisper White, Bordering Blue, Always Artichoke

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #66 - Clueless

This was a fun challenge, total girlie-girl, and I totally forgot about all the plaid that was worn in this movie.. So I went with a fancy shopping bag and bag charm. I figure the stores and boutiques Cher shops at probably has some fancier bags. This plaid paper really reminds me of Burberry :o).

I have to say as I re-watched the movie yesterday that it made me a little sad. I was always a big fan of Brittany Murphy, so sad she passed at such a young age.

Here's what the charms say, 4 You, love, friends, a heart and crown.
All SU! Supplies used.