Tuesday, July 14, 2009

card of the day - mojo95

Hello stampers! Sorry I haven't posted in several days. I've been trying really hard to do more posting. For some reason, the weekend got away from me and I didn't get to stamp one thing! I managed to get one card made tonight despite one little 4 year old boy trying to sabotage my efforts! This one is for the Mojo Monday challenge. I finally busted open some of those new In-Colors! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Central Park, All Holidays, sanded bg
CS: razzleberry lemonade dsp, rich razzleberry, old olive
Ink: old olive, rich razzleberry
Other: Modern label punch, rich razzleberry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, silver brads

Friday, July 10, 2009

Card of the day - CC226

Hello Stampers! Yay - it's the weekend!!! I got the yard mowed today so that I could do more stamping tomorrow!! Anyway, this is my card for the color challenge on splitcoast. The colors for this challenge are baja breeze (bashful blue to substitute), Tempting turquoise, apricot appeal and creamy caramel. I don't think I have ever used this color combo before so it was fun to try it. Have fun with this one - Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: trendy trees, playful petals
CS: apricot appeal, baja breeze, creamy caramel, tempt turq, w white
Ink: creamy caramel, tempt turq, apricot appeal
Other: rhinestone brads, photo corners punch, eyelet border punch, scallop oval punch

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Card of the day - SC236

Hello Stampers! I didn't get much accomplished tonight after making some stampin up deliveries and dealing with a bad 4 yr old! I didn't have any mojo of my own so I found this week's splitcoast sketch challenge and worked on that. I have been trying to use up a little of my retired stuff before I dig in to my new goodies so if you don't recognize the paper, that's why! Enjoy!

Stamps: Pun Fun, Heard from the Heart, sanded
CS: retired DSP, blue bayou (retired), ruby red, watercolor paper, kraft
Ink: ruby red, black stazon, basic grey, ruby red
Other: earth elements buttons, linen thread, blue bayou stitched ribbon

Monday, July 6, 2009

Card of the day

Hello Stampers! As promised, I designed a card with NO PINK!! I really wanted to use pink but I managed to hold myself back! This card is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. They are giving away some prizes over there if you participate so why not give it a try? Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: upsy daisy, thank you kindly
CS: not quite navy, kiwi kiss, basic gray, w white, urban garden dsp
Ink: su markers, not quite navy
Other: scallop oval and large oval punches, cuttlebug EF, earth elements brads, ticket corner punch

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Card of the day

Hello Stampers! I have noticed that I am using way too much pink lately! My goal is to not use pink in my next few posts!! I am taking the holiday off from stamping/posting so I will work on some other color combos for my return! This is my entry for this weeks sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: Pun Fun
CS: regal rose, choc chip, watercolor paper, slumber party dsp
Ink: black stazon, watercolor crayons
Other: soft subtles brads, corner rounder punch, cuttlebug EF, blender pens

Card of the day

Hello Stampers! I was playing around with some of my retired DSP. I thought this would be kinda cute for a kids birthday. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: party hearty
CS: retired dsp, certainly celery, rose red
Ink: bashful blue, su markers
Other: rose red stitched ribbon, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, modern label punch, so saffron brad, top note die

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Technique Tuesday

Hello Stampers! I found this awesome video from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts on the shattered glass technique and decided to give it a try. I am always up for the challenge of a new technique especially if I can turn around and teach it at my next club/camp and look like a genius! Naw, my girls know that I CASE about 80% of my work, lol!! Give this one a try, it's alot easier than it looks! The only thing that I did that I didn't see in the video was wipe the old olive with a paper towel to remove excess ink. Enjoy!

The details:

Stamps: simple friendship
CS: regal rose, old olive GLOSSY cardstock
Ink: black stazon, old olive, regal rose
Other: masking tape, rhinestone brad, sponge daubers

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mojo Monday Submission

Hello again stampers! I decided to play around with the Mojo Monday Blog sketch this week. If you look closely, I took my favorite sizzix die, the top note, and cut it once then turned my cut piece sideways and cut again. It makes another cute design for your cards or you could use as a journaling piece in your scrapbooks. Use this sketch for your inspiration and stamp something today! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: pun fun
CS: regal rose, choc chip, pink pirouette, apricot appeal, w white
Ink: black stazon, regal rose, su markers
Other: pink pirouette striped ribbon, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, scallop border punch, paper piercer, top note die

Card of the day

Hello stampers! I hate so much to see this stamp set on the retiring list!! I haven't used it in awhile but I still consider it one of my favorites! I love it because it is so versatile and doesn't have to be watercolored!! I challenged myself to use a different color combo with this one. I picked garden green on the color coach and forced myself to use the suggestions. I liked it after I saw them together but I wouldn't have picked those colors out on my own. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, All Holidays
CS: bravo burgandy, certainly celery, garden green, w white
Ink: bravo burgandy, rose red, cetainly celery, garden green
Other: modern tag punch, burgandy organdy ribbon (retired), little leaves sizzlits, ticket corner punch, pewter brads, large oval punch, cuttlebug EF

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Card of the day

Hello stampers! I saw this card here and couldn't wait to duplicate it! Isn't just so dainty looking! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: warmest regards (retired), simple friendship
CS: w white, pretty in pink, mellow moss, vellum
Ink: black, mellow moss
Other: top note die, scallop envelope die, flower fusion 2 (retiring), little leaves sizzlit, so saffron brad, pretty in pink grosgrain, moss organdy ribbon, eyelet border punch

June Club Projects

Hello again stampers. Here are the projects that we did at my club appreciation party this past Friday night. Our club ended in May so we had a little celebration with food and prizes. I gave away tons of things - sizzix dies, designer papers, chipboard, stamp sets, and more. We also signed up for the next club and had a drawing for the hostess months. In addition to these 3 cards they had a designed and embossed a tile. Thanks again club members - you've been great!!

The Details:

Stamps: Happy Heart Day (retiring), On your Birthday
CS: baja breeze, so saffron, slumber party dsp, w white
Ink: black, riding hood red, so saffron, baja breeze
Other: riding hood red striped grosgrain, ticket corner punch

I Case'd this card from my friend and downline, Angela Richards. It is so cute for holding gift cards! It is a half-sheet of card stock cut lengthwise and scored at 3", 5-1/2", and 8" down the long side. Fold and use the circle and word window punch to make the slots for the gift card.

The details:
Stamps: Blooming with love (retiring)
CS: rose red, pretty in pink, old olive, watercolor paper, raspberry tart dsp
Ink: black stazon, rose red (inside), old olive
Other: pink pirouette striped grosgrain, 1" circle punch, word window punch, sticky strip

Saying farewell to another retiring set. This card was CASE'd from Christine's Creations blog. I have had this set for quite awhile but seemed to have a creator's block when it came to using it so I looked to the internet for some help!

The Details:
Stamps: Oval All, Bella's Bloom
CS: not quite navy, baja breeze, walk in the park dsp, w white
Ink: not quite navy, baja breeze, old olive
Other: scalloped oval punch, large oval punch, white grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, top note sizzix die, stampin dimensionals, scallop edge punch

Card of the day - more balloons

Hello stampers! Here is another balloon card for ya! One of the girls at work was born on the 4th of July so we always give her a red/white/blue birthday! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: crazy for cupcakes, party hearty
CS: w white, real red, brilliant blue
Ink: brilliant blue, black, real red (inside)
Other: misc ribbon, new modern label punch, cuttlebug EF, silver elastic cord, ticket corner punch

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Card of the day

Hello Stampers! Sorry that I have been MIA lately but work has been CRAZY! We changed our registration system, ordering system and some of our xray equipment last week and had very little training on it and it was xray hell!! Needless to say, I wasn't in the mood to stamp last week!

I made a few cards this week in between preparing stamp club projects. This one is a card I made for a coworker. Her birthday was last saturday and we totally missed it with all the chaos going on so we made up for it today with a little mini-potluck.


The details:

Stamps: crazy for cupcakes, all holidays
CS: pink flamingo dsp, real red, summer sun, cameo coral, w white
Ink: black
Other: large and small oval punches

Friday, June 12, 2009

Project of the day

Hello Stampers! I saw this project featured on the Stampin Up website and thought it was too cute not to share!

The Details:
Stamps: Under The Stars
CS: Real Red,Whisper White,Earth Elements 12X12 Textured Card Stock
Ink: Basic Black,Creamy Caramel Craft,Real Red, So Saffron
Other: Large Flat Cello Bags, Linen Thread

Contact me or visit my demonstrator website if you would like to order any of the supplies to make this project!

New In Colors!

Hello Stampers! I had been hesitant to post the new in colors on the blog in fear that I would get into trouble from SU. I guess it is okay to do so now because I have seen them posted on bunches of other blogs. So here they are! I think I am really gonna like these! Enjoy!

PS: New catalogs will be here at the end of the month and you can order from them July 1st.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Card of the day

Hello Stampers! Quick post of a couple graduation cards that I made before leaving for work. Gotta go! Enjoy!


The Details:

Guy Card:
Stamps: say it with scallops
CS: not quite navy solid and dsp, w white, garden green, summer sun
Ink: not quite navy
Other: top note sizzix die, curly label punch, large star and star punch

Girl Card:
Stamps: say it with scallops
CS: sweet always dsp, regal rose, choc chip, pumpkin pie, w white
Ink: pumpkin pie
Other: choc grosgrain ribbon, various circle punches, curly label punch, top note sizzix die

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Retired List!

Hello Stampers! The retiring stamp set list and the retiring accessories list came out while I was away! Let me know if you need anything!


Back from vacation!

Hello Stampers! I just wanted to make a quick post to tell you all that I am back from my long vacation! We went to our cabin for 10 days and I didn't want to come back! We found this new place to eat in Pigeon Forge, TN called Mama's Farmhouse and it is delicious. It tastes just like home cookin! All the food is served family style and you can have as much as you want but save room for dessert because they bring banana pudding and peach cobbler! Check it out if you go to the smoky mountains!

I plan on doing some stamping this week if I get caught up on my chores so be on the lookout for posts!

Have a great week!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Card of the day

Hello Stampers! Just a quick post to share a birthday card that I made for a friend. I CASE'D it from this card here on the Lord Have Mercy blog. I would never have put these bright colors together on my own but after I saw it, I loved it! Enjoy!

The Details
Stamps: On your birthday, sanded BG
CS: pink flamingo DSP, summer sun, real red, w white
Ink: white (doesn't look white on the sanded BG cause it was dirty and I didn't realize it!!) SU markers
Other: bold brights brads, choc chip grosgrain, top note sizzix die

Friday, May 29, 2009

Club Project #3

Hello Stampers! For Father's Day we did a card last week at club. This is using one of the newer sets in the catalog called Totally Tool. I found the card on Splitcoast Stampers and thought it fit this set perfectly! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: All Holidays, Totally Tool, Sanded BG
CS: Choc Chip, more mustard, very vanilla, always artichoke
Ink: vanilla craft, close to cocoa, choc chip
Other: hemp twine, silver brads

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Card of the day

Hello stampers! I am really spoiling you girls with all these posts! Anyway....this is a project we did at club last month. I saw this card on Paper Pleasing Ideas and fell in love with it! I just think it is gorgeous! Julie has great instructions for making it on her blog. Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, French Script
CS: perfect plum, pale plum, mellow moss, very vanilla
Ink: perfect plum, mellow moss, choc chip
Other: taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Club Project #2

Hello Stampers! This is the 2nd project we did at our last club meeting. I CASE'd the idea (kinda) from the blog "Lord have Mercy". I say kinda because I wanted to CASE it almost exactly but when I sat down to make it, I didn't have several of the items that were used on the original. I admit that I like Mercy's much better but we made do with it! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Oval All (new in the mini)
CS: basic gray, regal rose, w white, walk in the park DSP
Ink: regal rose
Other: black hemp twine, paper piercer, scalloped oval punch, large oval punch, butterflies sizzix die, pretty in pink taffeta ribbon

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hello again stampers! I decided to participate in today's Splitcoast Color Challenge CC220. The colors for the challenge are Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron. The colors looked so cheery laying there together so I picked out a cheery set to go with them. If you like the set, it is only available until the end of June out of the current mini catalog. Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Wagon Full of Fun
CS: Walk in the Park DSP, bashful blue, pumpkin pie, so saffron, w white
Ink: black stazon, bash blue
Other: bashful blue striped grosgrain, dimensionals, ticket corner punch

Club Project #1

Hello Stampers! I thought I would share the projects we did at the last club meeting this past Friday night. The first one, I found on the Chic'n Scratch blog - I love that one! She has 2 tutorials for the post-it note binder. One tutorial usues the Bind-it-all machine and the other one uses the crop-a-dile for those that don't have a binding machine. We used Sweet Always DSP on the club projects instead of the Rose Red DSP. Enjoy!

The Details:

Stamps: Lovely Letters
CS: Rose Red DSP, So Saffron, Rose Red, W White
Ink: Rose Red
Other: Bind-it-all coil, punches:scallop circle, 1-3/8" circle, 1-1/4" circle, paper piercer, so saffron from the sale-a-bration ribbon bundle, post its

Monday, May 25, 2009

Card of the day

Hello Stampers! This is a card that I made months ago. Unfortunately, it was for a coworker whose father had passed away. I purchased this stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs. It is the only stamp set I own that is not Stampin Up! I bought it to make some embossed tiles to sell at the flower shop my Mother works for. The stamp set is wood mounted like SU but one tip: don't get the image on the sticker wet or the image will rub off. I found this out when I was cleaning the craft ink off of it! Oh well, live and learn. Happy Stamping!

The Details:
Stamps: Path of Life(our daily bread designs)
CS: always artichoke, choc chip, very vanilla, retired DSP
Ink: choc chip craft
Other: clear EP, ticket corner punch


I just wanted to share a link and say thanks to Three Column Blogger Blog for helping me edit my blog layout. The directions were fantastic for a computer dummy like me!! I could not figure out all of the computer lingo BS that I found on the other sites! Thanks again!

Also, I wanted to comment on where I purchased the new logo from. It is called The Sabby Shoppe. They sell blog banners and all kinds of digital scrapbooking supplies. This is something I am very interested in but just haven't worked it in to my schedule yet. If you are intersted, please visit their site. Their prices seemed very reasonable but I do not have much experience with the digital stuff!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and have a great week!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cards for the Grads

Hello Stampers! I found this adorable "spring card" on splitcoast and just had to CASE it! You can find the original picture here with instructions found here. I modified it a bit to make a smaller one. The larger one is great but you must have the square envelopes to put them in. I realize that not everyone has the square envelopes on hand so, I made a smaller one to fit in a regular medium envelope. You start with a piece of cardstock that is 4-1/4 X 9-1/2 and fold it the very same way. The tassel on the small one was made with grosgrain ribbon that has been frayed. Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: Say it with scallops
CS: black, white, real red (large one) or night of navy (smaller one)
Ink: black
Other: numbers were cut using Base Camp for Cricut, silver brads, grosgrain ribbon or DMC floss

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

tried to post

Hello stampers! I tried to post a card tonight but blogger must be messed up. It wouldn't let me add the picture of my card. I'll try again tomorrow.


3rd try at posting this!

Hello stampers! I hope you all are having a wonderful week! I'm so glad I got the yard mowed yesterday before MORE RAIN. The front yard already looked like I was doing a bunch of donuts in it because it was still soft!

We are having a baby shower at work tomorrow for a coworker and I made this card for our department to give to her. I got the idea from here on splitcoast stampers. There are many more ideas on there too, just to a search for baby bib cards. The ruffle was made using the scallop border punch and then ran thru the crimper. I used sticky strip to attach it to the "bib" to make sure it held its shape.

Thanks for lookin'!

Card Details:
stamps: punches three (sale-a-bration '08), A New Little Someone
CS: bashful blue, so saffron, whisper white, textured DSP
Ink: so saffron
Other: bashful blue grosgrain, scallop border punch, crimper, buttons

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday's post

Hello Stampers! This is a card that I whipped up a few months ago. A coworker asked me to make a card for her grandson's birthday. I can't even remember the name of the stamp set off hand but I do know that it is a retired set. I made the clouds by making a template out of scrap cardstock and sponging. The name was cut out using the Cricut. If you would like any other details, feel free to leave a comment and I will try to figure it out, lol.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Where have I been!?!

Guess what? I don't know where I've been. I have just been having trouble making time for everything the last few months. I am going to work really hard in the next couple of weeks to start blogging again. I feel like I am completely out of the loop because I haven't even been reading all of my regular blogs that I am subscribed too. I am going to try to make better use of my time and get some things posted! If any of you would like to help me with some posting, feel free to email me some photos of projects you have made lately with a list of supplies!

I know some of unsubscribed and I understand kinda, although, it's not like I have been filling up your email boxes with a bunch of junk that has nothing to do with stamping but to each his own. Whatevah.

Thanks to those of you that have stuck with me,

Monday, January 26, 2009

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! Just a quick post tonight of a card I did over the weekend. I found this image that I had stamped, colored and attached the frayed grosgrain to probably 6 months ago. I can't remember the name of the stamp set - it was borrowed from a friend. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: ??, so many scallops
CS: so saffron, close to cocoa, w white
Ink: so saffron, close to cocoa, creamy caramel (SU Markers)
Other: scallop circle, grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug EF, ticket corner punch, chocolate taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No post today

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Sorry nothing to post today. I am too busy looking at the new SU catalog and making my wishlist!! You girls are gonna love what you see! New designer papers and accessories, and OMG the new stamp sets.........(I could go on talking stampanese for an hour).


Monday, January 12, 2009

Card of the Day

Happy Monday Stampers! Today's project is not really a card but a calendar instead. I found an awesome template for a calendar on SCS that is almost exactly like the Create-a-Calendar in the Holiday Mini. You can find it here posted by Cat. She did a fantastic job making this template for us to enjoy! I printed the months on whisper white cardstock per the instructions on the post. I altered it with designer series paper (DSP) and used my Zutter Bind-it-all machine to put the spiral on it. I covered the back of each month with DSP but wish I hadn't bothered. It really didn't add to it all that much - not worth the time and effort. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: Misc stamps for each month
CS: Misc DSP, W White (cover is washington apple DSP, riding hood red)
Ink: Many
Other: template off of SCS, die cut flowers, button bouquet, riding hood red striped ribbon