Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Official!

Hello everyone! Here with a quick update! It is official--my computer is ruined and so I have a new one on order. I CAN NOT WAIT to get it in!!!!! So sad to say there is going to be a learning curve coming in the near future again!!! PLEASE stick with me as I promise to have things coming for you to see!!!! I chalk this up to one HUGE lesson learned! Moral of the story--Back Up Back Up Back Up!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

So Very Sorry!

Hi all! I just wanted to do a quick post to let you all know that I have had a VERY difficult time as of late. On October 19 I lost my beloved dog Lacey. She was my child as we can not have a child and this put me in a deep depression. Deeper than I have ever been in my entire life.

Then, if that weren't enough, my computer crashed and I lost everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am trying very hard to get something going again. PLEASE be patient and check back soon! Thank you so much and please accept my apologies.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Miss me?

Hello everyone! Have you missed me? Sorry for the absents! My DH changed my operating system which meant he needed to download everything I had on the other system onto a Zip drive and then reload it on this operating system. It took him Much longer to do this for me than we both had anticipated! SO, without further a do--here is a new post. Fall is in full swing here and this card has all of the beautiful colors that are out right now. I was inspired to create this card from Julie Davison.


Stamps: French Foliage, Trendy Trees
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler

I would just like to say thank you for sticking with me and being patient while we got the technological stuff worked out! Hope you like today's post and will leave some comments for me! Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 3, 2010

2010 Holiday Mini Open House

On Saturday September 28 I had my first ever Open House! It was a lot of fun and went better than I was anticipating. Really I did not know what to expect, but I was very pleased! This first picture is of my invitation that I hand stamped and sent out.


Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Snow Swirled, Sanded
Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Brushed Silver
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Tools: Sponge, 3/16" Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Border Punch

I had to have some stamping for everyone to do. So browsing through the Mini, I was inspired by the tags that are on Page 21. This is a CASE of one of those.


Stamps: Christmas Collage, Bells & Boughs
Paper: Cherry Cobbler Textured, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Waffle Paper (Assortment 1)
Ink: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Silver Glass Glitter, Silver Tinsel, Antique Brads, Very Vanilla Seam Binding
Tools: Blender pens, Big Shot, Matchbox Die, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Tombo Multi Purpose Glue, Dimensionals, Scissors

Here is the simple version I came up with for the Make & Take for the guests to do.


Stamps: Christmas Collage, Bells & Boughs
Paper: Cherry Cobbler Textured, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Suede Marker
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, 3/8" Twill Tape
Tools: Big Shot, Matchbox die, Scallop Circle #2 Die, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Blender Pens, Sponge, Dimensionals

Thank You for stopping by! Remember to do something creative today!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Just Believe--It's Faux Bleach!

This was another FUN technique! It turns out different each time you do one. Each one is just so unique. It is a Faux Bleaching technique. The girls in my clubs enjoyed doing this card.


Stamps: Just Believe, All Holidays, Inspired by Nature
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Glossy White, Whisper White
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum Re-inkers, VersaMark, Perfect Plum
Tools: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Iron, Wood Block, Rubbing Alcohol, Big Shot, Elegant Lines EF, 1 3/8 x 5/8 Oval, 1 3/4 x 7/8 Oval, Scallop Oval Punches

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you get to do something creative today!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Water Colored Daisies

This Technique, when I first saw it, took my breath away but I did not think I would be able to do it. It was MUCH simpler than first thought. I absolutely love the results! I can not remember where I saw this technique at though--SO SORRY! (if it is yours--please let me know)


Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, Trendy Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Pacific Point
Ink: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Marina Mist Markers, Pacific Point Pad
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Modern Label Punch, Paper Piercer & Mat, Jumbo Handle, Dimensionals, Sponge

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a Great stamping day!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Awash with Plaid

My friend CherylAnn Robinson put a post on her blog using this technique and I knew I needed to give it a try too. I was just intrigued when I saw how this looked. Best part is, it is easy too!


Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Curly Cute
Paper: Old Olive DSP (retired), Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant
Tools: Eyelet Border Punch, Scissors, Dimensionals

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Case of Bugs!

I bet that title got your attention!--LOL This adorable card of stampercamper's over on SCS was just too cute to pass up. I made some changes and came up with this one! Thank you to all of the fabulous stampers who love sharing their work with all of us.


Stamps: Bugs & Kisses
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
Ink: Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Coluzzle, 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4" circle punches, Dimensionals

Tahnk you for stopping by!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Just Believe

It was love at first sight with this set! I just knew I had to have this for my collection. Once I saw Trishka's sample on SCS, tweaked it a bit, I knew I was right.


Stamps: Just Believe, Inspired by Nature
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Lines EF, Sponge

Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"SWEET" Scoop

This card was so SWEET I just had to give this one a go! The idea came from over at SCS, by KT Hom Designs and you can check it out here. I made a few changes so I could use all Stampin Up! products. SWEET don't you think?


Stamps: Sweet Scoops, Birthday Bliss
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Soft Suede, Pretty In Pink, Real Red Marker, Going Green Marker
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Scallop Square Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, 2-way glue, dimensionals

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Autumn Beauty!

This Beauty is a case from CathyRose over at SCS. I saw this and it took my breath away. What a perfect masculine card. i made a few minor adjustments but fell in love!


Stamps: Autumn Days, Sanded, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake
Ink: So saffron, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise Marker
Tools: 1 1/4" circle punch, Circle Scissors, Sponges, Sticky Note

Thanks for stopping by today! Would you be so kind as to leave a comment? Thank you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Too Cute!

This card is inspired by Bingaling over at SCS. I just thought they were too cute to pass up!!! i made a few changes but really like how it turned out.


Stamps: Animal Stories, Occasional Quotes, Tiny Tags, Woodgrain
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue
Tools: Paper Snips, Circle Scissors, Heart Small Punch, Two-Step Bird Extra Large, Sponge, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Simplified Etchings

Todays card idea I found over at Jeanstamps. I simplified it a bit more and this is what I came up with. It still amazes me how sometimes the simplest of designs just looks Stunning!


Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Tools: Pinking Hearts Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cased Window

I saw a card by Diva Stamper over at SCS and knew I just had to try it. I changed a few things and this is my version of the card I cased.


Stamps: Wonderfully Worn, Bouquet Bunch, Solid Stripes, Trendy Trees
Paper: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: StazOn Black, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Tools: Scoring Blade, Blender Pen, Scallop Edge Border Punch

Thanks for Stopping by!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I am back!

Hello everyone! Sorry I have not posted in a while again. We had a few family functions that got in the way--LOL! Today's post is a replica of my friend CherylAnn's card. I saw her card and just new I had to do one too. I made a minor adjustment and created this card. I hope you like it as much as I do! Stop on over to her blog and leave some love as well. If you don't know what "leave some love is", it is where you comment on the cards you see. We do LOVE hearing what you think! Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Medallion, All Holidays
Paper: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Dimensionals
Tools: 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/4" Circles, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Punched Matchbook

Today's card is a match book style card. I like to change the style of my cards every now and again and I thought this fit the bill. I was inspired by Yapha's card on Stampin Addicts and this is my spin off on her card. Thanks Yapha!


Stamps: Punched Posies & On Your Birthday
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, White
Ink: Same as paper
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, 2-way glue pen
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Butterfly Punch, Scallop Circle punch, 5 Petal Punch, scissors, stapler

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Vintage Style

Today's card is a case of Mrs. Ocean's card on SCS. Oh what a BEAUTIFUL card. Everyone at the workshop Saturday thought so too. Thanks Mrs. Ocean!


Stamps: Elements of Style, En Francais
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Colored Pencils
Tools: Large Oval, Scalloped Oval, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Sponge

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Block Stamping

Hello everyone! Today's post is a card I did for a Workshop yesterday. I got the idea from Kelly H over at SCS--Thanks Kelly! It sure got a good response from the gals. It is called block stamping because I used one of the acrylic blocks like a stamp! Cool huh?! After inking up the block I first stamped off before stamping on the main piece so the color was more sub-dude.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, & White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Acrylic Block B, Scallop Trim Border Punch
(all supplies are Stampin Up! unless other wise stated)

Thanks for stopping bye today!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweet Little Thing

Today's card was suppose to be for 2 challenges also but I missed the deadline for the one--OOPS! Oh well. But, the sketch of it fits the challenge over at The Sweetest Thing. This card is a 3x3 which seems to be all the rage right now. This is my first time making one of these small ones and it was fun! I used Oval set; StazOn black Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, & Cajun Craze inks; Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Regal Rose, & White cs; Greenhouse Gala DSP. Try something new with your stamping today too! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vintage Feel

Good Morning! Today's card I have done for 2 challenges at the same place. Stamping 411 has a color and a sketch challenge going on. I used Circle Circus & Perfect Punches sets; Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, & Not Quite Navy cs & ink; (retired) Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Basic Pearls, & punches. So what do you think? Let me know when you stop in to look. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Throwin Some Color!

Hi All! Today's sample is another 2 challenges combined into one! Today's challenges are for Color Throwdown and Makeesha's sketch. I hope when you click on the picture you can see all the sparkle. I had a hard time capturing it in a photo. I have used Serene Snowflakes and Four the Holidays sets; Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, & Not Quite Navy inks & cs plus white cs. I used the Big Shot to use Backgrounds I plates and the Scallop Oval die. I spritzed on some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch and added 1 little Rhinestone. Some sponging and Distressing of ink and there you have it. Hope this inspires you to give some of the FABULOUS challenges out there a try! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

One of my Favs!

When I saw this set in the new Idea Book & Catalog, I knew right away I had to have it. Then, as luck would have it, while I was searching for some challenges to participate in, I found 2 I knew would be perfect with this set. The first is from Just Add Ink and the second is from Our Creative Corner. I used the Morning Cup set; Real Red, Black, Old Olive, & White cs; Real Read, Old Olive, & Versamark inks; black EP, Scallop Border Trim Punch. Hope you like it!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

2 Challenges Combined

Today I have created a card for 2 different challenges. Mojo 148 and ColourQ 42. This was a lot of fun and just what I needed today. I used the For All You Do set; Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, So Saffron inks and cardstocks plus white. I also used Chocolate Chip DSP that is discontinued. Square Lattice EF; Word Window Punch, Brights Brads, Real Red 1/4" GG, and Circle Scissor. Hope you like it!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fantasy Pastel

Today's card is a technique called Fantasy Pastels. This is another card we did for my Hostess Clubs for July. I used the Upsy Daisy & Teeny Tiny Wishes sets; Melon Mambo, River Rock, Elegant Eggplant, & Textured White cs; StazOn Black ink; dazzling Diamonds. The Melon Mambo piece I ran through the Big Shot. Gives a very unique look.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pulled Pastels

This card is also done with the pastels from my Hostess Clubs. It is called pulled pastels. I used Just Believe set & Texture J Whl; Tempt. Turq., Regal Rose, Garden Green, Black, and Nat. White cs; Regal Rose, Tempt. Turq., & Versamark inks. I ran the Regal Rose cs through the Big Shot and then dragged the ink pad over the pieces. These were FUN to do!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chalk to Chalk

This is a card we did for my Hostess Clubs this past week. Pastels are often forgotten about, so I pulled them out and put them to use. We used the Friends 24-7 set; Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, PIP, Bashful Blue, & Black CS; Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip classic inks; Black Craft; Black EP; and Pastels. All products were Stampin Up!. Find something in your stash of goods that you have not used in a while and put them to use!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Simple Simple Simple

OK this card is so simple but sometimes simple is good. I cased it from the new catalog. I did not embelish it as much as the one in the book but I wanted a quick one for my 10-10 class. I used Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Marina Mist inks; Crumb Cake, Vanilla, Old Olive, and Bravo Burgundy CS. There it is Simple Simple Simple

Monday, July 19, 2010

News Letter Recreation

Hello Everyone! Today I have a card that is a direct re-creation of a gift bag that was in my Demonstrator news letter. I just thought it was too cute and I had to make it into a card. I used Animal Stories & Teeny Tiny Wishes sets; Early Espresso ink; Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, & White cs. I hope all of you will get to do some stamping today as well! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bouquet Bunch

The Bouquet Bunch set from the Stampin Up! Summer Mini makes a fun, quick and cute card every time! Here is another card we did at my last 10-10 class. We used Regal Rose, So Saffron and Old Olive for inks and CS. StazOn Black ink and Black CS. Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wedding Season

With this time of year always comes a lot of weddings. I was inspired by 2 cards: 1 by darhm and 1 by Vonda Thomas. I combined both of their styles to create this card. It was a hit at my last 10-10 class. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Simple and Nice

The card I have for you today is another one from my 10-10 class. I found a card at SCS by bfinlay and new I needed to give this one a go. So, a few minor changes and I fell in love with how simple but yet how nice this looked. Thanks for stopping by again today.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


MMMMMM!!!!!! Ice cream. It is my favorite summer treat! This is a card that we did for my 10-10 class. The set is Sweet Scoops from the Stampin Up! Summer Mini Catalog. I used the Perfect Polka Dots EF; PIP, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Garden Green inks; PIP CS and White CS. Looks good enough to eat doesn't it? Make sure you do some stamping today!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Razzleberry Beauties!

I can not believe how fast summer always seems to go. There is only 7 1/2 weeks left for the Summer Mini. One of my favorite sets out of there is the Watercolor Trio. Anything stamped with this set turns out FABULOUS! I have also used Rich Razzleberry ink and Wild Wasabi ink. Throw in the Texture Jumbo wheel and Scallop Trim Border punch and this is what I came up with. Hope you are able to have a FUN stamping day!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My First Challenge Participation!

Well I took another leap today. I did my first challenge participation. I thought it was 2 but then I realized I was WAY too late for the one. But that is OK. I am doing the challenge for Just Add Ink color challenge. I actually had fun with this and am hoping to do more in the future. Enjoy! (for a closer look click on the picture-thanks!)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Frog of the CUTEST kind!

I have another project to show today. This is another one I created for my friend Cindy Grantham for her on line class. This is the BEST way to have frogs. I hope you like him!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Boy has it been a while or what?!!! Life just gets crazy sometimes doesn't it? I want to share a project with you that I did recently for an on-line class my friend Cindy Grantham did. It was a BIG hit there and I hope you all like it too!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Hello everyone. I have been away for a bit. My husband and I have not had a vacation in 9 years!!!! Our Nephew graduated from high school and we promised my Mother In Law we would take her. I have a picture I want to show of what we get to see every day. My Sister In Law lives on top of a mesa and this is what her view is all of the time. Isn't it spectacular? Our vacation is coming to an end sadly. Tomorrow is our last day here and we are off to meet a friend, for the first time, that is in the area! Thursday we will be on the road again for 2 days to get back home. Until I return--Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Love This Embossing Folder!

Here is a card that I created from my friend Cindy Grantham's last on-line class. I have been blessed to be asked to help be a designer for her next on-line class as well! If you are interested you can click on the Cindy's Stamping Garden blinkie over to the right. I hope you will all have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend! We are off camping this weekend--YAHOO!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I thought I would just add a quick note here: If you are on a blog for the first time, if you click on a photo you will see a larger picture of that picture.


It has been a while since I last posted so I thought I had better get another on before everyone thinks I have crawled under a rock some where. This card I did from an inspiration challenge that was on U Stamp. It was a different style for me but I think it turned out "delicious"!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Guest Designer!

I have been asked to be a guest designer for my friend Cindy Grantham. She is holding an on-line class June 21-27. I am looking forward to participating. This will be my second time being a guest designer for Cindy and I am VERY honoured! Check it out and come join the fun!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sunshine Award--WOW!

I had a shock today!!! I came here to check out my blog and found I had received the Sunshine Award from my friend Bron Heslop. You can click on her name to go to visit her blog! Leave her a message that I sent you! Thank you BRON!!!!

Here are the ‘rules’ for the award.

1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award to other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

Now comes the hard part, I have to find someone who does not have one yet.

1. Cindy Grantham

2. Betty Traciak

3. Scrappywonder

These gals are some very good friends of mine. You can also see their blogs by clicking on each of their names as well. Enjoy everyone!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Swap Sisters Fun!

Last night on Swap Sisters we had a live tutorial with Sherri. We had a lot of fun. Something I have never done before as we had to make a card as per described with out knowing what the end look would be! So, in other words, we did our stamping blind so to speak! It was a lot of fun but I was very tired as it did not start until 11 p.m. and we went until 1 A.M.!!!! I used Bermuda Bay for a monochromatic look.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

This is the 2nd challenge that we did. We had to make a card using punches and only a greetings set. I used the Boho Blossoms punch, the Ornament punch, Med. Jewelry Tag punch and Tiny Tags set. I also scored the white cs to make it look like wayne's coating.
I was asked by Cindy to be a designer for her class that she did on-line. This is from one of the challenges we did. I created my own DSP with stamps that I thought resembled the Sweet Pea DSP that we were using for her class. What do you think? Does it look like DSP? I used Trendy Trees set, the Cornelli Lace JW and Bella Toile BG.
Another from Cindy's class. This one I used the Well Scripted set from the Ocassions Mini Catalog that just ended. I also used the Tea Party DSP.
Another card made from my friend Cindy's class. This one I used the Razzle Dazzle set and the Razzleberry Lemonade Dsp.

2 in one day!

I am actually doing another post! I know! I can't believe it either! I think I have this watermark thing down pat now. Let's see if I can get this posting almost every day down! (Don't hold your breathe).

I have some more fun cards to post that I did for the class I did with my friend Cindy.

This is a gate fold card using the Animal Stories set and Tall Tales DSP from Stampin Up!.

Sorry Friends

I would just like to appologize for being awhile since I last made a post. Life has been rather crazy here for the past month but I am breathing a little easier now. I am sure NONE of you can relate to that--LOL! I have been really trying to broaden my parameters as of late once again. I am teaching myself how to add a watermark to my pictures. I am hoping you can see it in this post.

I was recently attending an on-line class of a now very good friend and co-demonstrator Cindy Grantham. This Lady is AWESOME! She held an on-line class and we had such a good time. This picture is one sample that I made for her class. It used a set that was available ONLY during Sale-a-bration and also uses one of my favorite DSP's Cottage Wall. I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I was inspired by 2 wonderful cards to create this one. TSacrison and Melissa 85 both over at SCS. I combined TSacrisons layout with Melissa's Shabby Chic style and created this beauty!!!! Well done ladies!!! this is one of my favorites. I am still amazed with the sharing that stampers do. We uplift and inspire one another, sharing in the love of the craft! After 12 years I am still in awe for everyone's generosity! So to all my stamping Sisters a big heartfelt Thank You!