Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tools: 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/4" Circles, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
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
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
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
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
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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
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
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
Saturday, July 10, 2010
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
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
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
Monday, May 3, 2010
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.
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
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
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!.
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!