Saturday, October 27, 2007

Recipe Page Swap

Some friends and I have started swapping 6x6 recipe scrapbook pages every month. Ocotber was our 1st month and we chose to do soups/salads. Here are our pages. Enjoy.

Baby's 1st birthday card

I had someone I work with ask me to make a "Halloween 1st Birthday Card" - ever made one of those? This is what I came up with. The inside said, "Happy 1st Boo-day". Isn't that cute?!? Enjoy.

Card Details:

Stamp Sets: Eat Cake
CS: Only Orange, Black, W White, Old Olive
Ink: Only Orange, Black, SU Markers
Other: Cuttlebug, SU grosgrain ribbon, ticket corner punch

October Stamp Camp Pictures

I would like to share pictures of my "die-hard" stampers at my last camp! Thanks girls for your support!!

Pumpkin Trifle Recipe

As requested I am posting the recipe for the Pumpkin Trifle I made for my last stamp camp. It is really easy and usually you don't have to worry about someone else bringing it to a potluck at the same time! I got my trifle bowl at walmart for about $7 - it is basically a pedestal bowl. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Trifle

1 Carrot Cake box mix
1 - 16 oz. can of pumpkin
2 1/2 cups of cold milk
4 - 3.4 oz. pkgs of butterscotch instant pudding mix
1 Large container of cool whip
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 t ground allspice
1/4 t ground ginger

Bake cake mix as directed on box, cool and crumble. In bowl, mix together pumpkin, milk, pudding mix, and spices. Layer in trifle bowl: cake, pudding mixture, cake, cool whip, cake, pudding mixture, cake, cool whip.

That's it!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Finding the right paper

If you need help coordinating your cardstock with your designer series paper, go here. Barbara Welch has a complete list that will make stamping life much easier for you!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sneak Peek #3

Frosty the snowman......okay, I promise I won't sing Christmas Carols on Friday!! I am not in that much of a Christmas Spirit. It is hard to get motivated to do Christmas stuff when it is still warm and sunny outside!

I made this card with one of my new sets (not new in the catalog-just new to me). This is a very versatile, inexpensive set to have on hand. There are four trees in the set for all four season of the year and I think that it could be used for almost any occasion. Enjoy.

Card Details:
Stamps: A Tree for all Seasons, Flaky Friends
CS: Old Olive, Dashing, W White, River Rock, Real Red
Ink: Black, White Craft, Bordering Blue
Other: Ticket corner punch, organdy ribbon (this may be retired, oops)

Sneak Peek #4

Last but not least, this is the last project we will be doing at camp on Friday. This card was inspired by a swap I received at Regionals made by Colleen Pearson. I made very few changes to it because I like it's clean, simple look. I did cheat a little by using my Cuttlebug - I just couldn't help myself! I know alot of you own that wonderful little toy/tool and just wanted to show you how to incorporate that into your Stampin Up creations! Enjoy!

Card Details:
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes (a must have), Linen BG, Looks Like Spring
CS: River Rock, Real Red, W White, Garden Green
Ink: River Rock, Real Red, Garden Green, Versamark
Other: Silver EP, Clear EP, Versamarker, Red Gingham Ribbon

Sneak Peek #2

I had to slip in one last Thanksgiving/Fall card for the year. I just love those Fall colors - have I ever mentioned that? I am really loving this year's In Colors too.

Just wanted to let you all know that November will be the last stamp camp for the year. I usually don't plan one in December because people are so busy. I plan a little open house or something like that on a Saturday so that we can all get together (we could potluck and swap stamped items).


Card Details:
Stamps: Give Thanks, Weathered BG
CS: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, black
Other: pomegranate ribbon, photo corner punch, watercolor crayons, aqua painter

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sneak Peek #1

Here is a sneak preview to one of the projects that we will be doing at camp this Friday night. I have to give credit to Mona McManus for this one, I totally case'd it from her Regionals swap and made a giant paper clip to match! I know that none of you are wanting to think about Christmas yet, but, it is time to start thinking about those Christmas cards that need to be sent out in about 6-7 weeks!

I still have a couple of spots open for camp so let me know if you would like to attend!

Card Details:
Stamps: Punch Pals (awesome Christmas set!!!)
CS: soft sky, w white
Ink: blue bayou, black, various markers
Other: white gel pen, scallop punch, 1 1/4 punch, stampin dimensionals, blue bayou stitched ribbon, word window punch, jumbo clip, glue dots

picture from the pumpkin patch

I told y'all earlier that we went to the pumpkin patch today and I thought I would share one of the pictures I took of my boys!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Masculine Birthday Card for one of our soldiers

My upline, Jan Burnett, requested that we send her son a birthday card this year. He is overseas in the military and this is his 3rd birthday away from home! Masculine cards are a challenge for me (which is odd considering I have 2 boys) but I felt like I came thru on this one! For this one, I embossed the truck image with black EP on designer paper (sorry, it's retired), cut out and adhered to card with stampin dimensionals. I thought it was a totally different look for me and I liked it! Enjoy!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Linen BG, Weathered BG, It's your birthday, Loads of Love
CS: Not quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Ink: versamark, not quite navy, vanilla (inside), black marker
Other: hemp twine (rolled up and put in bed of truck), vintage brads, black EP

Very, very Fall

Aren't you all just lovin' this cooler weather we are having? The kids and I went on our annual trip to the pumpkin patch at Wurth's Farm and it was absolutely beautiful outside. I did get a little warm towards the end of our trip, hauling a squawling kid, 2 ginormous mums, a pumpkin, and 2 packs of pansies on our little green wagon! All in all though, it was a good day.

I managed to get a few cards done today. This one was inspired by this card here. Check out her other cards, she does great work. I was jealous of her skills! This card was time consuming but not difficult. I don't know if it shows in the picture or not, but, I embossed the edge of the pumpkin pie layer with copper and it ended up covering all of the pumpkin but it was still pretty. Enjoy!

Card Details:
Stamps: Give Thanks, Autumn Fest
CS: really rust, true thyme, pumpkin pie, more mustard, vanilla, vellum
Ink/Markers: versamark, always artichoke, more mustard, choc chip, really rust
Other: copper EP, brads

Thinking Pink

I thought I would do a pink card to represent Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This card is quite simple but I think it looks very feminine and would be a great card for any age. I used the "water spritzing" technique which I am sure has some other name that I can't think of right now. Anyway...all you need to do is, color your stamp with markers the way you want it and then very lightly mist with water and stamp on your page. It makes the colors bleed together a little bit and look more watercolored. We used this technique on a couple of cards at my last camp with pumpkins and leaves. Give it a try! Enjoy.

Card Details:

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Sincere Salutations, Linen BG
CS: Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, WWhite
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss
Markers for flower: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Other: Rose grosgrain ribbon