Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Card of the Day

Hey Stampers! Just a simple card to post tonight that was CASE'd straight out of the Spring/Summer Catty on page 96. I changed the colors up a bit and used the textured cardstock that I got recently!

I also wanted to share a tip that I learned from my friend, Tabby over the weekend. If you have a stamp that is not stamping evenly (for example, my butterfly shown here), you can go over the rubber with your sanding block and it will stamp better. I tried this with my butterfly and it stamps beautifully now. I had been blaming it on my ink pads but they were innocent! Thanks Tabby!!


The Details:
Stamps: Garden Whimsy
CS: Purely pomegranate, wild wasabi (textured), groovy guava, w white (I love those In Colors - can you tell?)
Ink: groovy guava, wild wasabi, purely pomegranate, white craft
Other: 1", 1 3/8" & scallop punches, purely pomegranate double stitched ribbon

Monday, February 25, 2008

Card of the day

Hello stampers! Just a quick post for the card of the day. I hope you all had a great Monday, mine was kinda crappy. No time to stamp tonight but I am posting a card that I made yesterday. Everyone liked the last card I made with butterflies so much that I decided to make another one using the butterfly from the priceless set. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: priceless, sanded bg, it's your birthday
CS: purely pomegranate, groovy guava, river rock, w white
Ink: purely pomegranate, groovy guava, white craft
Other: 1 3/8, 1 1/4, and ticket corner punches, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds, crystal effects (on flower in the center), vintage brads, purely pom double stitched ribbon, stampin dimensionals (seems like alot now, but it didn't seem like I had that much stuff out at the time!)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Pictures from the pajama party stamp camp!

Hello stampers! I wanted to share the pictures from out pajama party themed stamp camp from this past Friday night. Everyone seemed to have fun participating in the event! The winner of the pajama contest with 8 votes, was my friend, Neal Ann Burnett. She fashioned a hand stamped t-shirt along with her flannel pants and pig tails! I had fun girls, thanks for getting out on a cold, messy evening!!

Friday, February 22, 2008


I really had fun picking out the stamp camp projects for this month. I was a little stressed because I felt under pressure to get them done but it finally all came together. This project uses another one of the Sale-a-bration sets and is CASE'd from the card in the brochure. I used just a plain ole' corsage pin in place of the pin from the pretties kit. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: Merci, french script BG
CS: old olive, rose red, almost amethyst
Ink: black stazon, old olive, rose red, so saffron, almost amethyst
Other: grosgrain & organdy ribbons, small oval punch, corsage pin, fiskars corner punch

Another Camp Project

Hello Stampers! I am so glad the weather is cooperating and I am having camp tonight. I hate it when I am all prepared for camp and then it doesn't work out, I miss my stampin' buddies!!

Here is another one of the projects that we are going to do tonight. It is CASE'd from here on Andrea Warford's blog. I thought it was very girly and uses one of the new hostess sets! I used the faux silk technique that was recently a tutorial on splitcoast. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: baroque motifs, time well spent, sincere salutations
CS: regal rose, certainly celery, w white
Ink: certainly celery, black
Other: SU markers, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals, ticket corner punch, tissue paper

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stamp Camp Sneak Peak

Hello Stampers! Sorry I have been MIA lately. My life has been filled with drama the last couple of weeks! My grandfather has been very ill and has been shifted back and forth to the hospital from the nursing home, my step-daughter came home from college (and not for a visit), and we have also been out of town. So....after all of that, I haven't been able to stamp as much as I would like!

I hope the weather does not keep us from stampin' tomorrow night! I am still planning on having my stamp camp but we will have to keep an eye on what mother nature brings us! Here is a little peak at one of the projects we will be doing tomorrow night! It is a CASE from the Stampin' Pretty blog by Mary Fish. I loved the colors that she put together for her card and I was really wanting to use this Sale-a-bration set. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: Friendship Blooms, Sanded BG, It's your birthday
CS: Not quite navy, real red, pumpkin pie, w white
Ink: real red marker, not quite navy marker and ink, white craft
other: silver brad, pumpkin pie striped grosgrain, distressing tool, felt fusion flower

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge #34

I am a little late on my sketch challenge but better late than never right?

I pre-ordered this Birthday Whimsy set from the sale-a-bration catalog last month and when it arrived, my Great Dane, Duke decided to chew on it before I got home. But who can stay mad at that face?!!

UPS has been left note after note stating to please not leave packages outside because the dog would chew them up. After this little ordeal, my husband called and let them have it after picking up 100 customer order forms from all over the front yard among the other items that were strewn! Now UPS kindly leaves me a note asking me to come pick it up at the terminal if I am not there to sign for my packages!

Okay, so back to my card...I salvaged the stamps as best I could (I just couldn't bear to throw them away) and decided to use it for Beate's weekend sketch challenge.
I used the last of my silver cord from SU - I hate it that it is retired now! Does anyone know where I can get some of this stuff? I may go into withdrawls if I don't have it! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
CS: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, Brilliant Blue (I never use the Bold Brights colors) and W White
Ink: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Brilliant Blue
Other: Cuttlebug, misc ribbon, slit punch for scallop edge, silver cord, stampin dimensionals

Simple Cards to Stash

Happy Tuesday snowbirds! Yes, we are having an ice storm here in Kentucky. I know there are several readers from Canada that are laughing at our dusting of ice and snow right now but you have to understand one thing.....people in Kentucky can't drive on this stuff, they act crazy like we've had a full moon or the end of time is coming! I am sure there is not a loaf of bread, gallon of milk, or eggs to be found at any grocery in the county!

Anyway, the reason for my post: I needed to make some simple cards for my stash pile at work. I didn't want to spend too much time or supplies on these cards so I made them just one layer except for the photo corner punches. I think they turned out very well. I finally mounted my Oh, so lovely hostess set from the previous catty. I don't know why I waited so long! It is really...lovely!

Stay warm! Enjoy.

The Details (there aren't many):
Stamps: Oh so Lovely and various sentiments from my collection
CS: Whisper White and scraps of ruby red/mellow moss
Ink: black
Other: photo corner punch, vintage brads, ma

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Project of the Day

Hey Stampers! First of all, I want to thank Ronnica Adams for hosting a workshop this past Monday night! She earned 3 Sale-a-bration sets, a level 1 hostess set and $40 in free merchandise. Thanks again for getting those outside orders together and having us to your home to stamp!

I found some clipboards at Sam's Club today and wanted to embellish them a little. This is what I did! I finally made something for me!! If there is interest, this could be a class for March! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: none (that's crazy - I should have stamped something somewhere on it)
CS: berry bliss designers, pretty in pink, purely pomegranate
Ink: none
other: clipboard, ribbons, letters cut with cricut

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bikini Contest

Ha!ha! Made you look! I wanted to share this hilarious card I made for a friend's 40th birthday! I found the template on the Stamp Owl Blog. I think this pattern would make a great card for any man in your life! I used a heart and a flourish for the "tattoos"! Too cute! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Sweet Shapes & can't remember where I got the heart!!!
CS: Blush Blossom, designer series print
Ink: black
Other: panty template

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Sale-a-bration Orders

For any of you out there in blog-land that may not have a demonstrator, If you would like to place an order of $50 or more, I will have it shipped directly to your home. For each $50 order, you can choose one of the Sale-a-bration sets for free. For each $150 order, you can choose 3 of the Sale-a-bration sets, 1 level 1 hostess gift, and $15 in free merchandise. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to place an order. Thanks.

Is it your time?

Have you been contemplating signing up to be a Stampin Up demonstrator? Well, if the answer is yes, now is the time! Stampin Up is offering an unbelievable offer on the starter kit. During Sale-a-bration, the kit is 20% off! You get everything for only $159 plus, you get to pick an additional stamp set out of the Spring & Summer catty for free! That's a $47.95 value!

I have been involved with Mary Kay and Creative Memories in the past. Those are very good companies but neither has compared with Stampin Up! SU is a very generous company and will go out of their way to make sure you and your customers are completely satisfied with every product that is ordered.

Even if you are only interested in being a hobbyist (someone who stays active to get products for personal use at a discount), sign up today and take advantage of this offer. You will still receive all of the SU publications, access to the demonstrator website, and you will be able to attend SU events like the regional events that I attend every year. To top it all off, with every order of $150 or more, you will receive the hostess benefits - free stamps, free merchandise.

If you have any questions, please call or email me!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello and TGIF!!! Just a quick post tonight, I am tired and ready to get in the pj's! I found this challenge in my email today and thought I would try it. I wanted to enter a card in the contest and this is my entry. What do ya think? I would so love to be picked! The contest is sponsored by Verve Visual and although I do not own any of their stamps yet they are nice enough to let me enter anyway! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
CS: Ruby Red, Choc Chip, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, print by My Mind's Eye
Ink: versamark, choc chip
Other: vintage brads, copper EP, word window punch, paper piercing kit