Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween goodies

Happy Halloween stampers,
These are bags I made for my daughters soccer team today. Aren't they cute! I am going to fill them with some goodies, but no candy since they will be getting enough tonight.
I used the Batty for you stamp set
Cast A Spell DSP, pumpkin pie, old olive, black, lovely lilac, whisper white paper
I also used my favorite big shot die- the fancy favor box die. If you look real close you will see that the strip of paper in the center is the left over top part of the paper not cut out from the die. I never throw anything away!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Goodmorning stampers,
Look at this adorable card I received from my good friend and fellow Stampin Up! demonstrator Liz.
Isn't the sponging amazing! She masked the moon and sponged around it to make the dark sky. I love the look of this card. And what a great technique! Thanks Liz, luv ya!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Project Tues/Stamps and Smiles

goodmorning stampers,
Today I worked on a challenge from Stamps and Smiles. They have a few different sketches and challenges. This one is from Project Tuesday. The challenge was to make a stair step card.

Here is my card:
I used the Party Hearty stamp set
real red, certainly celery,bashful blue, so saffron and whisper white paper.
I had fun using alot of different punches: 1" circle, 1 3/8 circle, oval, scallop, small and reg tag, scallop square, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 square.
Stair cards are so fun to make...the possibilities are endless. I hope you have fun creating one of your own!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Taylored Expressions 88

Good morning stampers,
Here is a card I made for my daughters soccer coach. I know the season is not over yet....but we are having a very tough season and I just wanted to let the coach know we appreciate him. Plus its never to early to get those thank you cards ready for the end!
Anyway this is what the inside looks like.
Stamp sets:Just soccer, I love soccer (retired), sporting
paper: black, green galore,whisper white, Sherbert DSP (retired)
I used both star punches and my circle scissor plus. Tag punch and 1" circle punch for the balls.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pals Paper Arts

Goodmorning stampers,

Todays challenge at Pals Paper Arts was anything but a card. Well, I have been having alot of fun with my sizzix stuff so...I got this new 3-D die and just had to play with it. These turned out so pretty, but they were very hard for me to photograph. The pictures do not do them justice!

Anyway, I used the Christmas cocoa DSP, white organza, red grosgrain, soft suede polka dot ribbon.
And a sizzix 3-d ornament die.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Birthday

Goodmorning to ya!
Today is my beautiful daughters 10th birthdays. Its hard to believe they are double digits seems like only yesterday that they were brand new 5lb 8oz and 5lb 10oz.
Thats Lindsey on the left and Hayley on the right.

How cute were they???

Here they are today! Hayley on the left and Lindsey on the right.
Happy birthday girls!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Goodmorning stampers,

I guess I really am in the Christmas mode. Just about every card I've made lately has been a holiday card.
Here is my take on the Mojo sketch. I had this polar bear in mind from the minute I saw the sketch! But my daughter loves monkeys so....I had to make two.

The first card uses: Cold & Cuddly, Sparkly & Bright,Christmas punch stamp sets Paper: bashful blue, going grey, whisper white
I used the frosted shimmer paint on the snow at the bottom and on the polar bear. There is also dazzling diamonds on the dots in the blue paper and on the polar bear.
The second card used: sock monkey and accessories, sparkly & bright,christmas punch stamp sets
paper: real red, soft suede, whisper white, old olive and christmas cocoa DSP

Friday, October 23, 2009


Goodmornin to ya,

I have been going alittle bit nuts lately with all the sizzix stuff. I am having to much fun with all of it.
I have found a site that has discount and clearance sizzix and well....I have been visiting that site way to often!!!
So todays card is made with a beautiful sizzix die called fleur De Lis. I really like how this card came out. Very masculine looking.

Stamp set: teeny tiny wishes
paper: basic grey, black, pacific point, Night and Day DSP
pacific point striped ribbon, basic grey cordurouy button

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Good Morning stampers,
So I am the READ mom for my daughters class at school. To help motivate the kids (5th grade) I made some bookmarks for each of them.
Didnt they come out cute??
The teacher had the kids write me thank you's and most of the boys took the words right from the stamps "thank you Mrs. Lavelle, Dude that was so cool of you!" I thought it was very cute.
Stamp sets: So Cool, Seriously Sassy
paper: taken with teal, real red, pumpkin pie whisper white

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pals Paper Arts/ Taylored Expressions

Good morning stampers,
Well today I have a couple more challenges for you. These two were so similar that I thought I would blog them together.
both cards used the Dasher stamp.
I just love this whimsical stamp. I love the antlers!!
The first card used: soft suede, bravo burgundy, whisper white and the Christmas cocoa DSP. I also used the scallop #2 die and the scallop punch. Dasher is embossed with gold EP and there are dazzling diamond snowflakes all around him (though you cant really see it in the pic)

The second card used: whisper white, soft suede and Christmas cocoa DSP. The scallop #2 die and I used the champagne shimmer paint first just on dasher and then on the whole circle to add some bling!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Good morning to ya,

This is a banner I made last year for Halloween. Since I didn't have a blog back then, I thought I would share it with you this year!

I had so much fun making this banner. The big shot was new then,(at least to Stampin Up!) so I was playing with all my new stuff!!
I used the pennant die and the scallop envelope die. I didn't have a big alphabet die yet so I traced the letters from chipboard letters I had.

Isn't Frankenstein cute!!! He was made using the envelope die and punches.

Here is a little scarier version again using the envelope die and punches.

On each of the letters there is some twill tape ribbon wrapped around them sort of like a mummy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Stamping 411/Our creative corner

Good morning stampers,
Todays card actually worked for two challenges! The Stamping 411 sketch and the Our Creative Corner color challenge.
I rarely use my handsome hunter so this was fun for me to think outside my box! I found that I really like blush blossom and sage shadow together.

Stamp set: Dreams du Jour
paper: handsome hunter, sage shadow, soft suede, blush blossom
White organza ribbon and the scallop punch

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mojo monday #108

Happy Sunday stampers,
Here is another sketch challenge!! I worked on about 4 of them this morning...yeah for me!!!
I am completely in Christmas mode right now, and the way I am going I may just have all my Christmas cards done by November!! Usually I mass produce about 65 or so but I have made so many different ones already that I just have to send them out!
Anyway back to stamping...
stamp set: Many Merry Messages
paper: real red, soft suede, whisper white and christmas cocoa DSP
I used the 5 point flower punch to make the poinsetta and added a clear brad for the bling!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Clean and Simple #64

Goodmorning stampers,
Here's another card I made yesterday. This is for the Clean and Simple sketch challenge. I have been in such a fall mood lately that I made myself use something other than browns. I like how this card came out. Its very soft and girly!
Stamp set: teeny tiny wishes
paper: certainly celery, pretty in pink, so saffron, Tea Party DSP
Daisy #2 die , elegant bouquet embossing folder, kiwi kiss cordurouy brad, pink pirouette striped ribbon

Friday, October 16, 2009

Our Creative corner

Hi there stampers,
I had a little time to stamp today so ofcourse I worked on some sketches!!
This is a sketch for my creative corner.
Im not thrilled with how this card came out...I think maybe the chocolate is alittle too dark.
Stamp set: trendy trees
paper: chocolate chip, old olive, really rust, whisper white and tall tales DSP


Good morning stampers.

Here is a gorgeous card that we made at my class last week. The original idea came from a card that I made at convention. My roomies and I signed up to do a wonderful swap where we made half of the cards there and the other half were already completed to take home. It was the best swap I have done so far...40 beautiful full cards and each one was amazing!!!

I love when a card has a different fold or size so this card really caught my attention. The card is 51/2x12, scored at 4, 7, & 10 inches
Stamp set: Kind and caring thoughts
Paper: whisper white, orchid opulence, cottage wall DSP

Isnt it cute open?!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Goodmorning to ya,
Today I have a beautiful card I made over the weekend. I am so drawn to birds right now. Most of my things lately have some kind of bird in them..hmmn I wonder what that means.
The stamp set is from the company Darcies
Paper: close to cocoa, old olive, whisper white
I used a cuttlebug background on both the base card and the old olive I also used my silver shimmer paint on the bird after I watercolored him blue. Its hard to see in the picture but it looks really neat in person.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Goodmorning stampers,
O.k. so I have been dreaming about making birdhouses lately. Last night I woke up with this brilliant idea....use the box #2 die for the main part of the house!!!! I had to keep telling myself to remember that in the morning (I probably should have gotten up and wrote it down, but who wants to get out of a nice warm bed at 2am)
Anyway the birdhouse on the left was my original idea from my dream. Then my brillian daughter said "hey, we should make a christmas one with snow all over it" the birdhouse on the right was the result of that!

Well, since they came out so stinking cute, my daughters decided they needed to make one too! The birdhouses on the left are theirs, pretty good for 10 year olds!!
I used the box #2 die for the big shot
then for the roof I used my scallop punch
The branches were the left over piece that the fancy favor box makes at the top...I just cut them alittle more to look like branches.
The DSP is Tall Tales and Christmas Cocoa
the birds are from the birds and blooms sizzlit and the Merry Details sizzlit. The bird on my daughters house on the right is from a stamp set from Darcies line.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Goodmornin to ya,
Yes, here I am again with yet another challenge!! Holy moly, I could do a few everyday. And it seems like I have been for awhile now! Its all good though, cuz Im just lovin it anyway!
Todays card is from a new stamp set by My Favorite Things. I just had to play with the santa in the fireplace!
Paper: old olive, real red, christmas cocoa DSP
Stampin Up! markers were used to color in.
Santa also has liquid applique on his white cuffs and there is sparkly glitter on the candles too

Monday, October 12, 2009


Goodmorning fellow stampers,
I cant tell you how much fun I am having with all the sketches!! Now I even have my 10 year old daughters joining in on the fun! The first card is mine, the second card is my daughter Lindseys. She wanted me to make a halloween card and I am already in Christmas I told her to follow the sketch and make her own. Pretty darn good if you ask me! I told her she is the next generations Stampin Up! demonstrator!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

stamping 411 #120

Well, I couldnt make just one card this week, I had to make two!!

I thought this was a cute card! Not that I advocate drinking or anything...but for a special occasion or whatever, enjoy!
Stamp sets: cheers to you, Enjoy every moment
Paper: real red, brilliant blue, whisper white
I used my Stampin Up! markers to color in the drinks and added a cute red rhinestone in the middle of the flower.

Stamping 411 #120

Good Sunday to ya,

I have been so creative just makes me so happy!!! Here is a card I made for the Stamping 411 challenge. I haven't used this set in awhile, so I dusted it off and got to work. I really love this color combination. It has such a rich feel to the card.

Stamp set: baroque motifs
Paper: old olive, rich razzleberry, whisper white and amazingly no DSP!
I added gold brads to the center of the big flower and the three on the left. I also added some stickles to each of the flowers because I just have to have some bling going on somewhere...after all I have been told I am the queen of the bling!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Technostampers 91

Top of the mornin to ya,

While we are off at an 8 am soccer game I thought you might enjoy my last challenge from last week. yes, I am finally done....oh but today starts another round!!! Yeah for me!

This card was made for my in laws. I got this stamp set awhile ago and have been waiting to use it. I think it worked just dandy!

Stamp sets: Let the Fun Begin, Razzle Dazzle
Paper: melon mambo, pumpkin pie, Whisper white, crushed curry and razzleberry lemonade DSP

Friday, October 9, 2009


Hi there stampers,
I made another few cards today and couldn't wait to share them! I actually had already made this card and then looked at the sketch for 2 sketches 4 you and it fit perfectly!
This is a pop out gift card holder. In the directions I got the card is only 4" tall and I wanted it to be a regular sized card so...I modified the dimensions to my own needs! I cut the paper at 51/2 x 12 and scored at 4",6" and 8".
Stamp set: party hearty
Paper: pacific point, green galore, whisper white and retired sherbet DSP