Monday, November 30, 2009

Butterfly punch

Goodmorning stampers,
Todays card is a sample of me trying to use up some of my scraps. I have a big basket full of pieces that I just know I will use someday!!! I know...we all have one!
Stamp set:Full of life
Paper: misc retired dsp pack, whisper white, almost amethist
scallop oval die, swirl texturz plate
To get this affect you just need to sand down the embossed image and the white will show!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

ornament punch

Goodmorning stampers.

Isnt this the cutest! This ornament punch is so versatile..I have seen people use it for so many different things besides just an ornament.
old olive, chocolate chip, real red, merry moments DSP
prettys kit, silver cord, top note die and chocolate chip ribbon

Friday, November 27, 2009


Goodmorning stampers,
Are your bellies still full?? Did you eat lots of turkey and pumpkin pie?
Todays card I made for my wonderful husband to thank him for just being him! He is a big outdoorsmen, loves to fish and would be very happy living in a cabin in the here is his "vacation home".
I used chocolate chip, close to cocoa and whisper white paper
Stamp set: Backwoods and teeny tiny wishes
I masked the moon using the 1 1/4 punch then brayered the sky and the grass/ground. The tree in the forground is cut out and popped up for more depth.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Goodmorning stampers and Happy Thanksgiving!

Look at all these cards! These are all the cards I mailed out to my friends and family this week.
Today is a day to reflect on what we are thankful for....
I am so thankful for my family. That we are all healthy and happy. For my husband who is always so supportive of my stamping obsession! For my friends who put up with me and my quirks and support me anyway. And for my fellow stampers who always amaze me with their talent and creativity.
Have a wonderful turkey day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ornament punch

Goodmorning stampers,
After seeing all the creative ways all you crafty stampers have been using the embossing folders, I decided to play alittle myself.
I also used a nontraditional color since I seem to be using alot of red and green lately.
I used bermuda bay and whisper white cardstock.
I used the petals a plenty embossing folder on alittle under half of the card and then I also ran my ornaments through with the same folder. I embossed the sentiment with white EP and added some white taffeta ribbon and silver cord.
This was a very easy card to make and is very pretty to look at!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

snowflake card

Goodmorning stampers,
Yesterday I showed you the cards we made at my club last weekend. I wanted to highlight this card. I absolutely love this fold. I received a swap at convention this year using this fold and it is so fun!
I used some retired DSP that I still have around. Along with real red, bordering blue and whisper white
I used the snowflake die for the big shot and also the snowflake punch. I added a build a brad to the center.
I just love how this turned out!

Here's what it looks like open!

Monday, November 23, 2009

club projects

Goodmorning stampers,

Here are the projects that my hostess club made over the weekend. Arent they pretty! I have a wonderful group of women who have been coming every month for over 4 years now. Love ya ladies!!!

A few of these cards were samples I received at convention this year. I was very impressed with all of my swaps this year. The creativity is amazing!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stamp a stack

Goodmorning stampers,
Here are the cards we made last night at my holiday stamp-a-stack. The ladies made 15 cards, 3 of each design.
Thank you ladies for a nice evening and for putting up with me being sick!
I didnt have any other time to hold this class so I just took my medicine and had a wonderful time!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Decrative Tile whiteboard

Goodmorning stampers,
Well today I thought I would post something other than a holiday card!!
The way I'm going I will be working on Valentines by December!
Anyway I made this tile into a dry erase board. My club will be making these tonight for one of our projects!
Anyway, just stamp the tile in whatever design you may like and then use clear embossing powder over the top of it. Bake for 10 minutes.
Attach some ribbon to hold the marker and walla! I put mine on a photo holder but you could also put some felt on the bottom and lay it flat, or add a long piece of ribbon at the top to hang it on a wall.
hint: only erase around the image...and don't use water,I did have some of the color come off when I cleaned my writing. but only in the spots where the embossing powder did not stick.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

scallop circle die


Today's card is another holiday card. I started by using the scalloped circle die. You can make a card using this die by placing the paper just under the top of the scallops on one side.

stamps: Delightful decorations, many merry messages
paper: old olive, real red, merry moments DSP
ornament punch, 3/4" punch
gold cord, gingham red ribbon

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stamps and Smiles

Goodmorning stampers,

Todays card is another holiday card...I cant seem to get them out of my head! I am just loving this color combination! This was a sketch challenge for stamps and smiles.

Stamp set:delightful decorations, many merry messages,christmas punch
paper:Going grey, bashful blue, whisper white
petals a plenty embossing folder, polka dots embossing folder, ornament punch, boho blossoms punch
white organza ribbon, silver cord, playground buttons

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

flower folds

Goodmorning to ya,
Today I have made some adorable flower pins using the flower fold die for the big shot. I bought some material in several different color combinations and this one caught my eye first! I used two different patterned material and some tulle for this flower. I layered each size of the flower twice, then a layer of tulle between the next size and finally an old button in my stash. Not sure if I like it centered on the hat or on the side...what do you think?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Stamping 411

Good morning stampers,

Todays card is from the stamping 411 challenge. I have seen alot of holiday cards done in nontraditional colors this year, so I thought I would give it a whorl too.
Stamp set: Dasher, teeny tiny wishes
paper: pretty in pink, rose red, brocade blue, whisper white
petals a plenty embossing folder and eyelet border punch

Sunday, November 15, 2009

gift bag

Goodmorning stampers,
Today I have this beautiful gift bag for you! Remember the cute christmas tree I showed a few days ago...well this is the wrapping for it. I am so in love with the snowflake die and these colors just make me think of snuggling in a blanket by the fire watching the snow come down. (Hey, a girl from Southern California can dream right!)
Anyhoo, I used a large kraft bag (found in my stach of I'll use this someday!) a full 81/2x11" sheet of whisper white paper stamped randomly with snowflakes and holiday wishes
a strip of bashful blue scalloped at the bottom. Then I cut out some snowflakes and added scallop circle kraft behind them to tie into the bag. The big snowflake used whisper white, bashful blue and kraft...the kraft is the snowflake punch x4 again to tie into the bag. Added a ornament decoration and some bling and there you have it. Oh and dont forget to do the back of the bag too!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pals Paper Arts

Goodmorning stampers,
Isn't this just darling?? I love how this came out. I thought this fit perfectly with the pals paper arts challenge this cheer!This box has 6 3x3 cards with envelopes and 3 nugget chocolates . I used an acetate sheet to make a sliding cover. You can find instructions for the box at inking idaho. Paper: real red, soft suede, christmas cocoa DSP
Stamp set: Delighful Decorations
snowflake and ornament punches

Friday, November 13, 2009

O' Christmas tree

Good morning stampers,
Today I have a fun project that I made for my up line's holiday meeting this weekend. I made a few of these last year and they were a big hit! They are so easy to make and come out just darling!
You will need a cone shaped Styrofoam and some sewing pins with the balls on the end. cut your DSP paper into 1" x 4" strips. Fold over your strip to make a loop. Start layering the paper from the bottom up by pushing a pin into the top overlapping slightly each piece. Once I got to the top I used a scallop circle to cover the top and added the ribbon and star. The star is punched using both the large and small star punch. Its hard to see in this picture but the big star is so saffron and the little star is layered on top in summer sun. I used champagne shimmer paint to make it sparkly and then used glue dots to adhere it to a toothpick.
Paper is Christmas cocoa DSP

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Treat box

Goodmorning stampers,
Something different than a card today! I saw this great box on someones blog and I am so sorry but I dont remember who. I really need to start writing this stuff down!!
Stamp set: Holiday best, Delightful Decorations
paper: real read, whisper white, christmas cocoa DSP, window sheets
oranament punch and Ribbon originals

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dasher jewelery

Goodmorning stampers,
Wow, these came out so beautiful, I can't even tell you! The picture really doesnt do them justice! Sometimes I just amaze myself!!!
Anyway these came from a total case from Stampin Mama
I saw here jewelry and new I just had to create some for myself.
These were made using some chipboard (I used the kraft stuff in the back of dsp) and the Dasher stamp. First I stamped the image in versemark and embossed with black EP. then I sponged on old olive, and real red. I also sponged on gold encore pad on the edges. Then I used the champagne shimmer paint. And lastly I put crystal effects completely over both front and back. It did start to bubble at the top after the last step so my suggestion would be lots of thin layers as aposed to one thick layer.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fresh and Fun

Goodmorning stampers,

Todays card was another challenge. I really like how this card came out!!! I didnt care for this designer paper at first but it truly has grown on me!
Stamp set: Friends 24-7

Paper: very vanilla, kraft, not quite navy, bella bleu DSP
butterfly and matchbox dies, scallop oval punch

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stamping 411

Goodmorning Stampers,
Todays card is for the stamping 411 challenge.

Stamp set: For all you do
paper: barely banana, almost amethest, pretty in pink, whisper white, tea party DSP

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Craft area

Goodmorning stampers,
We were talking about storage at my last upline/sideline meeting. Well, I really never had one place for all of my things until a few months ago. The stuff was coming out of everywhere!!!

So my husband and I finally found a storage solution that would work for me and still be appropriate for the house. I have taken over our living room (I can probably count on one hand how many times we've actually eaten in there) But I wanted my things to be able to be put away when not in use. the solution was a cabinet from IKEA. I was able to choose what I wanted, both drawers and cabinets and the hangers for the punches are actually towel rods! This has been a miracle for me!

I love having all of my things at eye level. Now I know exactly where something is and it isnt a struggle to pull everything out to stamp.
I've even tried to organize my stamps by holiday, season, floral, etc.

And here is what my livingroom looks like when I dont have a stamping mess all over the table!!
I could actually use one more cabinet but....theres no more wall space!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mojo monday/ pals paper arts

Goodmorning stampers,

Todays card combines two challenges!! WooHoo for me! The challenge for Pals Paper Arts was a color challenge. Use ruby red, taken with teal and basic grey together. It also fits in nicely with the Late Night Stampers challenge of a masculine card!! Wow Im on a roll with this one!

Stamp set: Totally Tool
paper: taken with teal, basic grey, ruby red, whisper white and Autumn meadows DSP
modern label, square scallop, and photo corner punchs

Friday, November 6, 2009


Goodmorning stampers,
Here is a card I made for the technostamper challenge this week.
This is a stamp set by My Favorite Things
paper: regal rose, rose red, whisper white and retired DSP paper.
I used my blender pens to color in the image using the same colors as the paper.
This stamp set is so fun...who can't use some friends and shopping, my two favorite things!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Autumn Days

Goodmorning stampers,
Well, I had to break away from my christmas here is a Thanksgiving card instead. It seems like all the cards I have been making lately have been christmas. I just told my husband the way Im going I will have our cards ready to go very soon! And a different card for each! The only bummer is that I actually have a layout in my head for our holiday card and I havent made that one yet!!
Anyway back to this card.
Stamp Set: Autumn days, teeny tiny wishes
paper: crushed curry, soft suede, dusty durango, whisper white
scallop punch modern label punch and soft suede polka dot ribbon
I stamped the images after I sponged on the curry and durango color on the paper.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Taylor expressions 89

Goodmorning stampers,
Todays card was made for the Taylor Expressions challenge. I always enjoy doing her sketch challenges. The drawings are along the lines of designs that I am drawn to.
Anyway, I used old olive, real red, whisper white and Merry Moments DSP. The stamp images is from a retired christmas tag set (Im sorry, I cant think of the name off the top of my head)
I also used the polka dot impressions plate on the red and ran the real red stamp pad over it to add more depth.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Project Tues/Stamps and Smiles

Hi there stampers,

Todays challenge for Project Tuesday at The Fresh Batch was to make a triangle card.

I think this came out really cute! And its alot bigger than I thought it would be...I guess I have seen smaller versions of it. Anyway I followed Beates directions and it is the easiest 3d to make!! It seriously only took me like 5 minutes!!

Stamp set: Christmas punch
paper: bashful blue, bermuda bay
snow flake big shot die and big and small tag punches. White organza ribbon and silver cord.
What a fun project!!

Bday card

Goodmorning stampers,
Remember this kit way back when??? I have had this in my storage for so long, I finally went through everything and decided it was time to use them up!
So I modified the card alittle to fit my current stamp sets. I like how it looks better than the original!!
Stamp set: Party Hearty
paper; more mustard, bashful blue, kraft, whisper white, dsp paper that came with the kit.
I used the pennant die to make the scallop circle and the 1 3/4" punch, 1" punch, buttons and hodgepodge hardware. More mustard ribbon and linen thread.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas card stamp-a-stack class

Hi there stampers,

Wow! I am so impressed with myself! I made a flyer for my upcoming stamp-a-stack from My Digital Studio. It was so easy..gotta love it!

Now I know some of you are saying, "hmmn she's just now figuring that out" well this is big for me, you see I am so not computer savy and I have not really played with My Digital Studio much yet. Soooo, woohoo for me!

Anyone in the Santa Clarita area or within driving distance, come and join me!

Stamping 411

Goodmorning stampers,
I really wish the weather would cooperate with the is November for goodness sakes. I know all of you who live in the cold weather are saying "what?" but we are looking at 90 degree weather this week and I am so ready for fall!
Anyway back to is my card for the stamping 411 challenge.
I am not in love with this card, its o.k. I guess. But when I first saw the sketch these birds came into my head so I had to go with it!

Stamp set:Many merry messages
Paper: real red, old olive, whisper white, christmas cocoa dsp
I used the petals a plenty embossing folder on the left side of the card. I used the merry details embosslit for the birds and the hollys were made using the small oval punch and the 3/4" circle punch. I used real red grosgrain ribbon and mistletoe ribbon together on the scallop piece.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Technostamper 93

Happy November to everyone,

I found some time today to do alittle stamping! Yeah, for me! I have not been feeling the mojo for the last week or so, this made me very sad...but today I made myself get busy and stamp.
here is my first project, the technostampers challenge.

I used whisper white, old olive, real red, and christmas cocoa DSP paper, tree trimmings stamp set and some silver cord.