Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Hi Stampers,
Wow, I am so excited about this card!! It came out so stinkin cute! Again wasn't sure what to do with these papers but the balloons kept popping out at me, so...I pulled out my trusty double slider instructions and got to work. Problem was the green balloon was too big for the second slide, so I made a triple slide and cut the balloon in half! Didn't it come out cute??!!
First picture is of the card closed...

Second picture is of the card opened!!

Here is an upclose picture of the sentiments on the balloons and the pull tag. I wish I could have come up with something better for the pull but couldnt think of anything else.
Stamp sets:On Your Birthday, teeny tiny wishes
old olive, crushed curry, melon mambo CS, tall tales DSP. Chocolate chip taffeta ribbon.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Hi there stampers!
So I have really started going alittle crazy with the challenges this week...Here is my first submission to the Mojo Monday challenge . I pre-ordered this paper with my other goodies and haven't had the faintest idea what to do with it...so I just had to try to use it!
Stamp set: cheap talk (sentiment only)
so safron, chocolate chip, brilliant blue and whisper white CS. Tall trees DSP. chocolate chip taffeta ribbon and large chocolate brads finish it off.
I cut out the ballon and popped it with pop dots and sponged the white with alittle bashful blue to look like a sky.


Hi there happy stampers,
Here I am again playing with my new stuff!! I really like the funky designs of this stamp set! And I am still trying to convince myself that I like the new in-colors too!
Stamp set: circle circus, teeny tiny wishes
razzleberry, crushed curry, old olive CS and ink
razzleberry polka dot ribbon

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Hi again!
Here is my second card for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge. I really love the outdoors. My family and I do alot of camping in the forest, so everytime Stampin' Up! comes out with a new tree set I just get giddy! I just love the Trendy Tree stamp set. It is so funky and fun to play with!

Recipe: Trendy Tree stamp set, Dusty durango, whisper white CS, razzleberry lemonade DSP. Dusty durango, old olive, close to cocoa ink.

The technique is rock and roll. You stamp the image in one color (old olive in this case) and then rock and roll the edges in another color (dusty durango). It is a very easy tech but gives the stamped image a very fun look!


Hi Stampers,
I am having so much fun with the Stamping 411 sketch challenges! Here is this weeks sketch and my cards...yes, I got a little carried away and made two! The second card will be in another post.
I was not thrilled with the new in colors for the upcoming Stampin' Up! catalog, but I have made myself use the papers and colors. Well, what do ya know I actually like them!

for this card I used the Circle Circus and Smarty Pants stam sets. Melon mambo, crushed curry,
whisper white CS and razzleberry lemonade DSP. I also used the beautiful polka dot ribbon in crushed curry!

Here is a close up of the flower. I stamped the large scallop stamp in melon mambo, crushed curry, and razzleberry then I took my scallop, 1 3/8, and 3/4in circle punches and punched each section out and layered them together. I added a clear brad for some extra bling! Oh and I used the big shot to punch out a big scallop in melon mambo.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Here you can see alittle better how the glassy glaze makes this card shine.
It made the colors just pop out after I embossed it.


I just love how these cards came out!! When I first saw this set I knew that this was one of the techniques I wanted to try. Doesn't it remind you of a church with big stained glass windows??? It is just beautiful in person!
I used not quite navy, razzleberry, crushed curry and whisper white CS and ink. I colored in each stamp with the great new in color markers (and not quite navy) then I imbossed the whole piece with glassy glaze EP powder. It was my husbands idea to make the second card look like framed windows. Im not sure which card I like better??


I saw this card on someones blog but I apologize because I cant for the life of me remeber who...
The roses were embossed with white EP and then sponged with regal rose, apricot appeal, so saffron and kiwi kiss ink then cut out. I used so safron and white CS and walk in the park DS paper. The roses are placed around the sentiment and popped up with dimensionals.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Hi there stampers,
This is a card that I made for my sisters birthday. She loves the asian look so this was very fitting for her! I used the embrace life stamp set, black, cameo coral and white CS and the little flowers and pearls from the pretties kit. It looks very pretty in real life.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Hi there stampers,
Well I am finally trying a sketch challenge!!! I have been lurking long enough! This is the 411 challenge.
Here is my card! I have been wanting to play with my new set since I got it.
As soon as I saw this set I knew this was the stamp I wanted to use.
Stamp set: Christmas punch
real red, old olive, white CS and ink
Im sorry I dont remeber the name of the Ds paper, it was in my scraps
large gromet, kiwi kiss ribbon, scallop punch.
Yeah for me! One sketch down and many more to come!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Hi stampers,
Here are a few thank you cards I made for my sons baseball coaches. He was on the Royals this season so the colors are blue and grey.
I used the Just Baseball and All Star stamp sets. Brillant blue, basic grey, going grey and white CS and ink.

I think I like this one the best??

Friday, June 19, 2009


Hi again!
Here is another Father's Day card I made for my father-in-law. this set is from Papertrey Ink. I just love all the sayings that it has.
I used chocolate chip, creamy caramel, old olive paper and ink.


Well since Fathers day is this weekend I thought you'd like to see my cards for my hubby. This set is from Our Craft Lounge and is called Bear-ly Fishin'. Since my husband is a HUGE fisherman it only seemed fitting for him. He is always complaining that I make the same size cards all the time so this card is 81/2x11 folded in half. I dont even have an envelope big enough for it!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Hi there!
Here's a couple more samples from the new catalog.
The first card used soft suede,bermuda bay and whisper white cs along with the new circle circus stamp set.
The second card used bermuda bay, crushed curry and whisper white cs and the razzle dazzle stamp set. They both have the polka dot ribbon (Love it!)

Monday, June 15, 2009


Hi stampers!
I finally got a chance to play with my new supplies from the upcoming catalog! Here are a few samples that I made using the new razzle dazzle stamp set and new in colors.
The first card is for my moms 91st birthday next week! Wow! She is amazing!!!
I used rich razzleberry, melon mambo, crushed curry and the new razzleberry lemonade DS paper and inks. I also used the new razzleberry polka dot ribbon (which I love by the way)
The second card uses all the same color combo and.....drum roll please...the new in color markers!!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Hi there,
O.k. so I had to case this card from Patty Bennett. I just thought it was amazing...so it is pretty much hers exactly except I added the words.
I used really rust, so safron, chocolate chip and whisper white CS.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Hi stampers,

Here is a card made to congratulate my niece who is expecting!!!!
I used the nursery necessities stamp set, pretty in pink, so safron, bashful blue, certainly celery CS.
I liked the different color scheme since we dont know yet wether its a boy or girl...I figured I'd cover all the bases!!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Here is a card I made for a friends graduation from 6th grade. It is pretty simple but I like how it came out! The colors are the school colors.
stamp set: little layers plus
brilliant blue, summer sun, whisper white CS

Sunday, June 7, 2009


My niece is having a baby girl!!! yeah, go Shannon! These are a couple of the sample shower invites I made. I have limited baby stamps but these are really cute and easy!
I used pretty in pink, yo yo yellow and whisper white CS. This is the big shot scallop die and then texured with the polka dots texturz plate. The baby buggy is all dies or punches. The bib is using the goody goody gum drop set and retired little layers plus.

Friday, June 5, 2009


I love how this card came out. It is actually pretty simple but I used alot of the texure dies to give it dimension.
Versatile sayings stamp set
chocolate chip, baja breeze and kraft CS
parisian breeze DS paper

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


This card was a little busy for me but if actually looks really pretty in person.
I used the daisy flower big shot die, fifth avenue floral and heard from the heart stamp sets. Whisper white, real red,summer sun CS and same ink. The center of the flower is a jumbo brad with some micro beads glued on.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Laycock Designs: "

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Here is a teacher gift I made for one of my daughter's teachers. I got the idea from somewhere but I apologize I dont remember where!
The stamp set is from papertrayink. It is an awesome set with lots of great sayings in it. The paper is from the tart and tangy papers (retired)
It has a bunch of questions in the jar and the idea is for the teacher to pick a question and journal the answers. At the end he/she should have an idea of their journey as a teacher.


I shared how to brayer at my last hostess club and these are the cards we made.
For this card I used pretty in pink, regal rose and rose red for the brayering layers and then I sponged on alittle more rose red into the edges and center of the flowers.

This one I used summer sun, more mustard, and really rust

This one I used pretty in pink, regal rose and rose red. for this one I brayered the blank cardstock first and then used the die and then took the raised side of the paper and brayered the rose red. I really like the effect of this look!