Monday, August 31, 2009


Hi there stampers,
Oh yes, its another sketch challenge!! I saw so many really cute cards at convention using this set so ofcourse I had to order it myself!

Stamp Set: Extreme Snowboarder
Paper: bermuda bay, whisper white, black, and the Night and day DSP

Sunday, August 30, 2009

STAMPING 411 #114

Good evening ladies,
I had a little bit of fun today working on this sketch. I just got this stamp set and I couldnt wait to use it. I just love the bird! But I couldnt decide which color skeme I wanted so...I made two cards! The first card I used black and real red. I embossed the bird image with black EP and gave the white CS a shimmer with the new shimmer paints in the holiday mini. the second card I used pretty in pink and chocolate chip CS. I watercolored the flowers around the bird with pretty in pink and certainly celery. Its hard to see in the picture but there is also a chocolate chip cordorouy button in the center of the white grommet.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Good Morning stampers,
Here is another sketch challenge...I think I am addicted to them!! It really makes me be much more creative!

Stamp Set: Dasher
Paper: soft suede, whisper white, real red and the new Christmas DSP in the holiday mini called Christmas Cocoa specialty

Friday, August 28, 2009


Goodmorning stampers,
I am just in love with this medallion stamp. From the first time I saw it, I knew I wanted to emboss it. I used bermuda bay and whisper white CS . I stamped the image with versamark and embossed with white EP. I also embossed a second medallion in clear EP. I cut out the center of that and added it to the white one. a large white grommet and clear brad were added to the center. White taffeta ribbon finished off the card.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

MOJO 101

Good morning stampers,
Yesterday was one of my good friends and neighbors birthday. "Happy birthday Stevie!" So with that in mind I made this card for her. She is a wonderful 19 years old so I wanted something cute but not too childish.
Stamp set: Just Jawing and scary skulls wheel
paper: pink passion, whisper white, black
the ribbon is retired regal rose sponged with black, mambo melon and black gingham
I used the versemark ink for the wheel and added my favorite stickles on the eyes and bones!
Oh yeah, did you notice the fun rock and roll technique on the top You rock?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Good morning stampers,
Today I wanted to show you some really cute projects my daughters were working on for school. They each had to make an All About Me poster for their class and this is what they came up with.
Lindsey loves monkeys so she just had to put the big shot monkey on her poster. She is also very big into soccer and chose the soccer stamps to decorate with.
Dont you love how she backed each picture! Very colorful!
Hayley is all about different colors! She chose fun backings and also wanted the stamps to be colorful too. She also really loves icecream! I tease her that she is going to turn into an icecream before long.

Here is a close up of her icecream. I took the close to cocoa paper and ran it through the crimper in both directions to make the cone. I used the big shot scallop die to make the icecream layers, chocolate chip, vanilla, and strawberry (aka pretty in pink) Hayley always has sprinkles so we added some colored beads to the top. And of course you cant forget the fudge...I used crystal effects to the edges and cut out some chocolate chip "drippings"
Oh and I used the scallop punch to take a bite out of the top!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hi there stampers,
I have just been a very creative mode the last few days!!! Yeah for me!! I just love doing all the challenges and here is another one.
There is actually very little stamping on this card, unusual for me!
I used the razzle dazzle set to stamp the little flowers and a retired set *cant think of the name* for the center of the main flower.
Paper: Melon Mambo, crushed curry, razzleberry and the razzleberry lemonade DSP. How do you like my brads? they are melon mambo punched out with the 1/4in punch and crystal effects added to make them shiny!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Good Morning stampers,
Here is another card that my club made last week. I really love this stamp set. I find myself drawn to use it alot!
Stamp set: Great Friend
paper: kraft, chocolate chip, creamy caramel and very vanilla
The chocolate chip is embossed with the big shot texurz plates though its hard to see in this picture

Sunday, August 23, 2009

STAMPING 411 #113

Hi there stampers,
How is everyone's weekend going? Here is my take on the stamping 411 sketch. I think I am so ready for fall...these colors and sets keep calling my name!
I think I am wishing for snuggly, hot cocoa weather...or at least being able to open up all the windows and get a nice breeze!
I used the Branching out stamp set and the sentiment from the individual stamp Gobble gobble
Paper is so safron, dusty durango, chocolate chip, whisper white and the tall tales DSP.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Hi there stampers,
I was having a good time doing all the mojo monday sketches this week! Here is another one for you.

I used the beautiful Medallion stamp set and the Kind and Caring thoughts stamp set
The paper is confetti white, soft suede and Thoroughly Modern DSP.
I stamped the medallian with the versemark and used clear EP. I also stamped off with soft suede on the confetti white.

I like how this came out. It would make a nice masculine card.


Goodmorning stampers,
This is a project that my club worked on last week. I have seen alot of these cute little bragbooks on the net and had to make one for myself! What a cute grandma, auntie, friend gift that is pretty simple to make. I was thinking about school pictures myself because of the size but you can pretty much print your own size of any picture nowadays. (Wow did I really sound that old!) This is what the book looks like sort of opened. It only has three pockets but you can put pictures on each side of them.
Here is the inserts pulled out. It is a fairly small space to work with but thats what makes it a perfect purse book!
I used Tall Trees DSP, rose red, chocolate chip and so saffron CS. I cut off about a half inch of the end flap and attached two brads to hold the book together. And ofcourse gotta have that fun ribbon to finish it all up!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Goodmorning stampers,
I am so in love with this color combination!! I'll tell ya alittle secret...I didnt really like the new in-colors at first, but my gosh they are really growing on me! I used the For All You Do and the Teeny Tiny stamp sets
Razzleberry, old olive, whisper white and my favorite Cottage Wall DSP
Isnt the new modern label punch fun?? I guess this is why I am a Stampin Up! demonstrator because I just love everything!!!!
The butterfly is cut out and popped up for dimension.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Goodmoring Stampers,

I finally got a chance to work with a couple of the mojo sketches.
This card came out so pretty! The color combination really came together beautifully.

Stamp set: Always
Paper: kraft, sage shadow, soft suede, whisper white and parisian breeze DSP (retired)
I used the finial press embossing folder on the sage shadow paper. There is also a clear brad in the flower on the bird. Its hard to see but the bird also has a light coat of stickles glitter.

Here is the first Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I really like this stamp is so much fun. As I was making this card I realized that I tend to use the beer stamp the most!! Hmmn, is that because thats what my hubby drinks?
Stamp set: Cheers to You
Paper: so safron, not quite navy, whisper white and the new Build-A-Bear SDP paper (in the holiday mini)
I used crystal effects on the mugs and its hard to see in the picture but I also used the new shimmer paint on the foam. Very cool!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Goodmorning Stampers,
I am really liking the new embossing folders. I find that it makes cards so easy and adds just the right touch! So here is a card I made using the Elegant bouquet folder and the Thoroughly modern DSP (which I also love!) The colors on this DSP paper are so much fun to work with and very pleasing to the eye. It just makes me want to smile! The base of the card is kraft and the embossed image is Melon Mambo. I also used the Teeny Tiny stamp set for the sentiment. Scallop edge punch and all the oval punches, and of course some fun polka dot ribbon in soft suede.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

STAMPING 411 #112

Hi there stampers,
I finally got time to stamp alitttle this morning!! Here is my take on the Stamping 411 sketch this week.
As I've told you before I have a very good friend who has moved to with her in mind I made this card.

I used One of a Kind,Cold & Cuddly, and Hard to Say stamp sets
Basic grey, black,whisper white CS and the new Night and Day DSP (love it!)
I stamped the images of the animals and then cut them out and popped them up. I also made two of the signs and cut one out to face the other way.
I added a filagree brad and fire red square brad and the gingham black ribbon.
This is the sentiment that I put inside. They had to move for work not because that is where they wanted to necessarily go.
Well thanks for looking, hopefully she will smile when she opens the card!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Good mornin stampers,
I have a best friend that moved to Canada and I miss her I had to send her a card to let her know how much! I used the framed with love and teeny tiny wishes stamp set
Crushed curry, chocolate chip and very vanilla CS
eyelet punch, pretties kit pearls, crushed curry polka dot ribbon and a jumbo grommet

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Hi there stampers,
We spent our vacation this year in Lake Tahoe with my brother and sister-in-law. To thank them I made this fun card for them. We had many visits from the bears at our campground so I thought it was very fitting to have the bear coming out of the trailer!
I used the happy camper stamp set and pines stamp set
chocolate chip, old olive, whisper white and some retired DSP
I used my hobby blade to cut out the door on the trailer and colored in the windows to look like light inside. I also masked the trailer so I could put the trees behind it. Then I popped the bear out of the door and made him holding the lantern with linen thread.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Goodmorning stampers,
It is so good to be home with my family. I enjoyed convention and my time away tremendously but its always nice to come home to a welcoming family!!
Here are a couple of gifts I made for my friends and roommates in Salt Lake. I made them the notebooks with some beaded pens (not pictured) I covered the notepads with DSP. I used the daisy #2 big shot die for the flower on the left and the scallop punch and flower sizzlit die for the one on the right. I punched with the word window punch and added a strip of cardstock to make the closure and then added the sentiment to the strip. I also made them a cute matching bag with the new fancy favor die and the butterfly die. Inside I put a small bottle of hand sanitizer, lip balm, mints and gum. I just love how easy it is to make really cute projects with the big shot!!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Hello Stampers,
I am sure that I am having a wonderful time right now at convention! Here is another swap that I did.
I used the kind and caring thoughts stamp set
dusty durango, crushed curry or bermuda bya and crushed curry and razzleberry lemonaide DSP
I also used the butterfly die for the big shot and the texurz plate polka dot to give the butterfly dimension.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Hi there stampers! Today was the first full day of convention. We had alot of stamping today though (bummer) that will be tomorrow. Here is as close as I got to Shelli today, this is her husband Sterling. I got in line to late and he was the "sorry end of the line guy" so I improvised and took my picture with him instead!! OOOH look what I got today!!!! Stampin Up! has teamed up with Build A Bear and they had special bears for sale today with the Stampin Up! logo on her foot and a cute in- color bow on her ear. She is also holding a stamp that says ...Life without stamps (and then a paw print) unbearable! Cute, cute, cute!!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Hi again,
I have a couple more pictures to share.... Here I am with my convention buddies/roommates Liz and Stacy. This is the theme of convention this year and I really like it. In my opinion this is what stamping and Stampin' Up! is all about!!! is one of my cards!!!! It was so exciting to see them up on the display boards. I actually had 4 that I found...Woo Hoo for me!!


Here I am at convention waiting to get into the momento mall!!! Woo Hoo! Coffee and swaps...gotta love it!
Look at the line at 8am this morning! People were actually there waiting at 5 am. thats alittle early for my body!


Goodmorning Stampers,
Woo Hoo!! Today is the first day of convention! I
be checked in and standing in the momento mall line about now!
Here is another one of my swaps. Again I was doing a 6x6 tech swap and made some cards to go along with it.
This is the cracked glass technique. Its kind of hard to tell in the picture but the flower image is cracked.
For this tech you use glassy glaze embossing powder. You stamp your image and then versamark the whole paper use the glassy glaze and heat set. Let dry. Reversamark and use glassy glaze two more times. Put in freezer for a few minutes and remove, bend paper and the embossed powder will crack. If you dont like how it cracked reheat and refreeze, then crack again!
kind and caring thoughts stamp set
old olive, rich razzleberry, whisper white and razzleberry lemonaide DSP
glassy glaze embossing powder
razzleberry polka dot ribbon

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Hello Stampers,
Look at all these beautiful swaps I made!!! I am probably on a plane about now, on my way to Salt Lake City Utah!
If you are lucky enough to make it to convention this year, come up and say hi to me. I would love to meet you!
If you are staying home this year, I will try to post (hopefully with some really cool pictures) so you can feel like your there too!

These cards are for a organized swap I joined. We get to make some of these the first night we are in SLC. It always excites me to start the week off stamping!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Hi again stampers!
I had to much excited energy today to not do some stamping! So I completed both of my sketch challenges and made a thank you card for my hubby (he never complains about me going to convention!!! Gotta love him!)
Here is my card for the mojo monday #98 challenge.
I used the for all you do stamp set
old olive, razzleberry, whisper white CS and cottage wall DSP
Ink: razzleberry, orchid opulence and old olive