Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Independence Day Card

Happy July (tomorrow)!!!! :)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Sets: Independence Day
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Other: 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 3/8” circle punches, dimensionals

Monday, June 29, 2009

Alligator Card

The Wild About You stamp sets is one of my all-time favorites...especially when it's paired with the "faux alligator skin" technique :)
Directions: Fold Kiwi Kiss CS in half. Ink card front with Versamark. Put card in powder pal (or stamp case) and pour clear EP on top of card. Draw lines through embossing powder using bone folder. Heat card front with heat tool. Stamp alligator in Kiwi Kiss ink on Whisper White CS. Stamp bird in Tangerine Tango ink. Ink edges with Kiwi Kiss ink. Adhere to Tangerine Tango CS. Stamp greeting on Whisper White CS strip in Tangerine Tango ink. Sponge edges with Kiwi Kiss. Attach strip of Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon. Insert gold brad. Adhere image to card front and attach greeting.

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Sets: Wild About You
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Versamark
Other: Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon, Gold Brad, Heat Tool, Clear EP, Bone Folder, Sponge, Powder Pal

Sunday, June 28, 2009

For You Flower Card

I love the effect of the watercolor crayons on this stamp camp card.
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream
Sets: Heartfelt Thanks, Sweet Little Sentiments
Inks: Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip markers
Other: Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip), Aquapainter, Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Warm Wishes Butterfly Card

From last week's stamp camp...love the embossed butterfly! One of my very favorite butterfly stamps...good bye, Baja Breeze!
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa
Sets: Hugs & Wishes, God’s Beauty, Heartfelt Thanks
Inks: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, Top Note Die, Heat Tool, Black EP, Crop-a-dile, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals, powder pal

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thanks a Bunch Card

Card from recent stamp camp...made with my current favorite hostess stamp set!

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, So Saffron, Walk in the Park DSP
Sets: A Little Somethin’
Inks: Kiwi Kiss pad, Rose Red marker, So Saffron marker
Other: 1 ¾” circle Punch, Circle Cutter Plus, Glass Mat, Dimensionals, Crimper, Blender Pen

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Be sure to stop by on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. to browse the new catalog. You'll get to make two make-n-takes using new stamps, new accessories, and the new in-colors!!! You won't want to miss out on the great door prizes, too :)

Can't make it but still want a catalog? Contact me to get a catalog for $5...I'll even mail it to you :) Spots are open for a club starting in August and another club new club in September. FREE catalog for club members!

Just for You Card

Card from Friday's stamp camp. I love this polka-dot vellum!!! Perfect for masculine cards.
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Taste of Textile, Whisper White
Sets: Oval All
Inks: Not Quite Navy
Other: Wide Oval, Scallop Oval, Large Oval Punches, Dimensionals, 1/16” punch, Silver Brads, Sponge

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

From the Heart Label Card

Another card from Friday's class :) I can't wait to see the new speciality papers...I LOVE the Taste of Textiles paper :)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Taste of Textiles
Sets: Hugs & Wishes
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Other: Crafter’s Tool Kit, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge, Dimensionals, 1” circle punch, Hidden Garden Rub-ons, Tombow Multi, Designer Label punch

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Curly Label Card

For the next several days, I'll post cards from Friday night's stamp-a-stack with mostly retiring stamp sets :) You'll love the new shapes that you can get from the new catalog for the Movers & Shapers Die :)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Sets: Cute & Curly
Inks: Chocolaet Chip
Other: Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die, Extended Cutting Pads, Flower Fusion Two,
Mini Glue Dots, Soft Subtle Brads, Curly Label Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, June 22, 2009

Watercolor Flower Card

For the next several days, I'll post cards from Friday night's stamp-a-stack with mostly retiring stamp sets :)
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Elegant Eggplant, Urban Oasis DSP
Sets: Echoes of Kindness
Inks: Basic Gray, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Sunday, June 21, 2009

You Float My Boat

For Father's Day...to my hubby! :)
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Bordering Blue
Sets: Boatloads of Love
Inks: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Real Red marker
Other: Scallop Edge punch, Styled Silver Hodgepodge, Dimensional, Crop-a-dile, Real Red striped ribbon, Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform, Texture Plate, Silicone Pad, Impressions Pad

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Elephant Friend Card

This elephant is so fun to watercolor...especially with watercolor crayons!

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Regal Rose, Patterns Pack DSP II
Sets: Happy Heart Day
Inks: Basic Brown
Other: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Clips Assortment

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thank You Spots

The last day of school...thank you, teachers :)

Card Recipe: Cardstock: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Whisper White; Sets: Seeing Spots; Inks: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Lavender Lace; Other: Green Galore Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I'm so excited about the new shapes that are available for the Movers & Shakers Die in the new catalog! I had to use it for my demo swap last week! Too fun!!! PERFECT match with the Wanted stamp set.

Card Recipe: CS: Dusty Durango, Whisper White; Stamps: Wanted, Sanded; Ink: Dusty Durango, Whisper White; Accessories: Movers & Shakers Die w/ Star, Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, Hemp Twine, Tombow Multi, Dimensional

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Brayered Flowers

Jumping on the bandwagon of brayered flowers...although, I used Glossy White CS rather than Shimmery White. Fun technique...give it a try :) Fold Rich Razzleberry CS in half. Attach Melon Mambo CS to card front. Sandwich for Manhattan Flower: Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform (Tab 2), Standard Cutting Pad, Embossing Folder with arrow point into the Big Shot (place Glossy side down for this particular technique), Standard Cutting Pad. Ink brayer with Melon Mambo ink. Brayer most of the ink off on scrap paper then lightly brayer over the flowers…you don’t have to cover the whole flower. Ink the other brayer in Rich Razzleberry ink. Brayer most of the ink off on scrap paper and then brayer on the flowers to complete them. Rub with paper towel if needed to smooth ink out. Attach to card front. Punch scallop oval from Rich Razzleberry CS. Punch large oval from Melon Mambo. Stamp greeting in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White CS and punch out using small oval. Adhere ovals together and attach with dimensionals.
Card Recipe
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Glossy White
Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Other: Scallop Oval, Lg. Oval, Sm. Oval Punches, Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Brayer

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Whale Wishes :)

Here's your first sneak peek of two new in-colors, two new stamp sets, and new ribbon!!!
Card Recipe
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Animal Stories
Inks: Bermuda Bay
Other: Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform, SU! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates,
Bermuda Bay ½” Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, June 15, 2009

Upsy Daisy Birthday

Can't use this stamp set enough :)
Card Recipe
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White
Sets: Upsy Daisy
Inks: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Other: Daubers, Natural Hemp Twine, 1” Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, ¼” Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, Pop-up Glue Dot

Friday, June 12, 2009

Window Pillow Box

I made this pillow box from the Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper. I punched out a scallop oval and attached a window sheet to the inside. I then stamped the greeting in Kiwi Kiss on Whisper White CS and attached it to the inside using dimensionals. It made a fun pillow box and was a hit at the workshop I demo'd it at.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer Birthdays!

These two colors were laying together on my table and I thought they were perfect for this summer birthday card! I inked the flowers in Summer Sun ink and then daubed on Pumpkin Pie ink. I love the summery feel of this card. This was the second card for last weekend's workshop.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Felt Flowers

Same colors & layout as yesterday...just changed it up with a felt flower and rhinestone brad. We made this card at my workshop on Friday night.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button??

This card layout came from this month's PaperCrafts magazine. I chose to use the Fleurettes and the Button Bouquet buttons and some retiring DSP. I really like how this card turned out! It's a great way to use some "leftovers."

Monday, June 8, 2009

Quick Card #4

This card was made using the extra vinyl temples my friend cut out for us for a craft for a primary church activity where we made these. Not sure why the scan of the card makes the vinyl look black when it's actually dark brown...but you get the idea. These were fun to use...I can see myself using vinyl cut with my Big Shot on more projects :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quick Card #3

Another card I made Tuesday night. I really love the "Ginger Blossom" DSP...too bad it's retired. All of the card bases were white so that was the starting point of this card. It was fun to just add a bit by adding DSP and another strip of DSP w/ the greeting stamped on it.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Quick Card #2

I made this quick card on Tuesday night. I haven't used the tearing technique for awhile so it was fun to use again. I've seen hair bows made with ribbon like this so I thought it might be fun to try as an accent on a card. Not to shabby! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Quick Cards

Tuesday we had a "card making party" with the women in our church. I'll be posting the cards I made that night the next few days.

I really liked the fun layout of this card. The top corner of Designer Series Paper is folded over to reveil the backside of the paper as well as a a little pocket. I thought it would be the perfect spot for a tag or a gift card. The papers I used are retired DSP from SU! :) I'll definitely be doing this layout on a card or two in the future.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fall Trees

Just a quick card birthday card I made for a friend of ours. Stamp the trees in Creamy Caramel. Lay stamp on table face-up and tap multiple marker tips on stamp. Huff and stamp down. Easy way to create "fall" trees :)
Card Recipe: CS: Kraft, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip; Stamps: Family Phrases, Lovely as a Tree; Ink: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, and various Earth Element markers; Accessories: Crimper, 1/16" punch, Silver Brads

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Button Techniques

Join us for technique night on Thursday night...we'll learn fun new techniques with buttons. Here's one easy technique...rub-ons on your buttons!

Card Recipe: CS: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette; Stamps: Sincere Salutations; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Clear Buttons, Hidden Garden Rub-ons, Natural Hemp Twine, Pop-up Glue Dots

Monday, June 1, 2009

Last Chance!!!!!

Stampin' Up! has released their LAST CHANCE LISTS for stamps, accessories, and decor elements. Everything is only available while supplies last (except for the stamps) so order NOW to be sure you get what you want.

Click Here for Last Chance Stamps (Numerical Order)
Click Here for Last Chance Decor Elements
Last Chance Accessories List was e-mailed to you at midnight...contact me for your own list. You won't want to miss this list...many have even been discounted!

Be sure to join me for the Stamp-a-Stack Stamp Camp on Friday, June 19, to use some of the retiring stamp sets that I love so much! There will be 15 cards to choose from to make 10 cards...Registration is limited to 10 people. Register now to reserve your spot.

Want to host a party in June??? If the workshop totals between $250 and $399....you receive an additional $20 in hostess merchandise. If the workshop totals $400 or above...you receive an additional $40 in hostess merchandise. This is an AWESOME benefit!!!! I was so excited this morning when I placed my SNEAK PEEK order from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog, and I was able to get more for FREE because of the EXTRA hostess benefits being offered. You won't want to pass up this opportunity.

P.S. The new in-colors are FABULOUS!!!!! (which comes in MUST have ribbon & markers!!!)