Thursday, May 6, 2010

Messages for Mom

Hey there stampers,
With Mothers Day this weekend I thought I would show you a card I made for my mom!
This stamp set is so versatile, I really like all the sayings in it.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you!
Stamp set: Messages for Mom
paper: pretty in pink, silver, whisper white, basic gray
pinking heart border punch
square punch and scallop square punch

Monday, May 3, 2010

Elements of style

Goodmorning stampers,
Wow...look at all these cards! My upline Michelle Halleen has a wonderful WooHoo (our groups name) event every year and these are my swaps.
I love how my cards came out! They had a very vintage feeling to them which is so popular right now.

Here is a close up of the card. It has lots of sparkle all over it!
Stamp set: Elements of Style
paper: very vanilla and creamy caramel
beautiful butterfly die, beautiful wing embosslit die
oval punch, scallop oval punch

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Goodmorning stampers,
The other day I showed you a card with beagles on it. I loved this I decided to make another card with the same style.
Some of my favorite things right now are birds and butterflies. I can spend hours (though I never really have more than a minute) watching the hummingbirds at the 3 feeders I have in our backyard. I am lucky enough to live in Southern California so they visit me pretty much year round!
I found this stamp set at that lady with a J's store. It is a Inkadinkado clear set. Well there is like over 20 images of all different kind of winged creatures and I just fell in love with it!!
This card just says "Spring!" to me. Hope ya like it!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Note of Thanks

Hi there stampers,
O.k. so I have a beagle...she is the cutest thing ever....but she is a that means she eats anything she can get her hands on. Gigi is a big ol' pig!!! She finds the kids socks and eats the toes out o them....she gets ahold of water bottles and chews them to shreds...she has even been known to get ahold of some of my stamping products and eat them. So I had to make an emergency visit to the vet a couple of weeks ago. Gigi got a bottle of my thyroid medicine and ate the whole months supply!!
I know, you are saying how the heck did she do that? Well, its always on my night stand and she has never bothered it before. The only thing I can think of is that the kids knocked it on the ground somehow and she just went to town on the bottle.
So this is a card I made to thank the vets office for their help pumping her stomach and feeding her IV fluids all day.
Now my husband says, "why are you sending them a thank you when we paid them a small fortune?"
True, yes...but the thank you is for the fact that my little mischievous beagle is home safe and sound (until the next emergency!)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Easel card

Goodmorning stampers,

Today's card was made for my friend in Canada who I miss so very much. I try to send her a card every few weeks so she knows I haven't forgotten her.

This is a easel card. I absolutely love this design of card. Its always fun for me to make cards that have different folds or measurements than the standard.

I used a stamp set by There She Goes.

Paper:So saffron, pretty in pink, Sending Love specialty paper, wood sheets,

scallop square die, scallop trim border, pink corduroy brad, watercolor crayons and aqua painter

Monday, April 12, 2010

Three little words

Goodmorning stampers,
My anniversary was last week and this is the card I made for my wonderful husband of 16 years!
I thought this stamp set was so cute with all the critters...and since we like to go camping and hang out in the great outdoors I felt it was appropriate!
This was the inside of the card. Simple but to the point!
Stamp sets: Three Little Words, Love bandit
paper:pacific point whisper white, pretty in pink, real red, welcome neighbor DSP

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Garden Whimsy

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is another Easter card that I made.
It also was for another challenge so I apologize if I have posted this card before (but I dont think I have) Sometimes I think I have way to much on my plate...I cant remember anything!
Stamp set: Garden Whimsy
paper: certainly celery, pretty in pink,retired DSP

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter card

Goodmorning stampers,

Since Easter is upon us I thought I would show you some of the cards I made for my family.

This card was from a sketch challenge a few weeks ago...but I can't remember who's now! I really liked this layout! It ended up being alittle on the heavy side because of all the layers, but thats o.k.!

Stamp set: a Flower for all Seasons
paper: old olive, so saffron, pretty in pink, bashful blue, whisper white, and pawsitively prints DSP.
scallop die, corner rounder, bashful blue ribbon

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Awash with Flowers

Goodmorning stampers,

Todays card was fro the stamping 411 color challenge. the challenge was to use old olive, basic black, rose red, and regal rose. I just love this color combination! It makes me feel very springy and the black just makes the colors pop!

We made a card similar to this last weekend at my sideline meeting. Thank you to Tricia Hicks who showed us this wonderful masking/brayering technique. Sometimes I get so caught up in the "new" wows that I forget about the old standbys.

The face of the card was done by stamping the line images in black on white CS. Then stamping the same images onto a post it note (make sure you are stamping where it is sticky) cover the images with the cut out post its and then brayer the whole face of the card. Remove the post its and use the 2nd step of the two step stamp set to fill in the color that you want. I chose to leave some blank because I thought it looked neat with some white too!
I also added some dazzling diamonds because you just gotta have some bling!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Basket

Goodmorning stampers,
I have seen so many really cute baskets made out of this die. And I knew I wanted to make a Easter basket out of felt.
I used brown felt and cute it out with the Baskets and Bloom die. I then used white thread and quick stitched the basket together. I added some of the really cute Sweet Pea stitched felt flowers and some rose red stitched ribbon. Isn't it just darling??!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Butterfly die

Goodmorning stampers,
This is a card I made for my sideline meeting last weekend. The theme was a spring card with no sentiment. That way it can become just about any kind of card we wanted! I cased it from
Carrie Hunt. so I must give her credit for this beautiful card!
I did change up the color and add a few more butterflies but for the most part this is her work.
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers
paper: whisper white, melon mambo
old olive and melon mambo markers
beautiful butterflies die, perfect polka dots embossing folder, beautiful wings embosslit and melon mambo polka dot ribbon

Friday, March 19, 2010

definitely decorative

Goodmorning stampers,
Today I wanted to show you a sample of our definitely decorative line. I received this vinyl piece at Leadership for a door prize. Isn't it cute?
It is called Blossom Tile.
This line of vinyl is so easy to work with and looks gorgeous on just about anything! I put this on a 6x6 tile and added some chocolate chip stripped ribbon. This makes a very cute gift!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Flower Fold Die

Goodmorning stampers,
todays card was a sample I used to show a customer the flower fold die. I just love that die!! It is so versatile, you can use paper, cloth, felt, tin foil and more with this die and they all come out very cute!
After I made the flower I couldn't just leave it by itself so this is what I came up with.
I used a retired DSP paper, but it was one of my favorites. I love these colors!!!
Stamp set: well scripted
paper: (all retired) groovy guava, river rock, ginger blossom DSP
groovy guava ribbon, kraft corduroy button and some linen thread

Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Patty's day

Goodmorning stampers,

Today I thought I would show you the St. Patty's Day cards I made. My husbands side of the family has the luck of the Irish so I always send my mother and sister in laws cards! I found this great stamp set from There She Goes.

So even if you are not Irish....May the luck of the Irish be with you and a pot of gold be waiting at the end of your rainbow!!

Stamp set: Blessings
paper: Handsome Hunter, old olive, very vanilla
scallop trim border punch, big shot top note die, backgrounds 1 texture plate, very vanilla taffeta ribbon

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bird punch

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is a simple card but it has a very nice look.
I like all the different textures that the card has.
Stamp set: retired mixed greeting set
paper: going grey, blush blossom
extra large two step bird punch, pinking heart border punch, scalloped heart of heart embosslit and a cuttlebug embossing folder
grey taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Extreme Dirt Bike

Goodmorning stampers,

Todays card is for another birthday. Happy birthday Garrett! I love how this card came out. I seem to have a harder time coming up with masculine cards but these extreme sports stamps make it much easier!

Stamp sets: Extreme dirt bike, Four Square
paper: brilliant blue, basic black, whisper white, Welcome Neighbor DSP
I embossed the motorcross image with black and irredescent ice EP so it has alittle sparkle to it.

This is the inside of the card..very cute card!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy birthday

Good Morning stampers,

Todays card is for my cousin who is turning 40 today! Happy Birthday Trina!!

This was a sketch from a mojo monday a few weeks ago but I didn't have time to get to it until now.

Stamp sets:On your Birthday, On a Pedestal,Whimsical Words
paper: so saffron, melon mambo, whisper white and tall tales DSP

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy birthday cards

Goodmorning stampers,

Today I wanted to show you the cards I made for my sideline meeting last weekend. This is a very fun fold to use! It is called a Joy fold card. I made two different color shcemes and then had my girls choose the final one. They chose the pink one!

Stamp set: With all my Heart, Well Scripted
paper: ballet blue, pretty in pink, whisper white, and Pawsitively Prints DSP
ticket corner punch, extra large fancy flower punch
pretty in pink brads and grosgrain ribbon. I also embossed the birthday image and the flower with irredescent ice EP.

To do that: stamp image in color wanted then stamp image with versamark ink, stamp paper, add EP and heat set. The original stamped color will show through the irredescent ice!

Paper: old olive, almost amethist, whisper white, and Tea Party DSP

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

crazy for challenges

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is a card I made for a couple of challenges. The Crazy for Challenges blog and the Pals Paper Arts
The Crazy for Challenges blog was to use at least 3 different textures. I think I accomplished that! And the Pals Paper Arts was a series of pictures all showing different birds and we were to make a card using those images as since I just love birds, and especially hummingbirds, this set fit perfect!
Stamp Set: Spring Song
paper:rich razzleberry, orchid opulence,chocolate chip, whisper white, cottage wall DSP
scallop die #2, circle scissors plus, large oval and scallop oval punch
I used my watercolor pencils to color the image and then used a blender pen to blend the colors out.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Stamping 411

Goodmorning stampers,
Today I wanted to show you not one but two samples that I submitted for the Stamping 411 Challenge this week! Woo Hoo for me! The sketch was so simple, I had so much fun making these cards!
The first card used:
Stamp set: Well Scripted
paper: whisper white, rose red, sweet pea DSP
rose red ribbon, and sweet pea stitched felt flowers

The second card used:
Stamp set: Messages for Mom
paper: pretty in pink, so saffron, sweet pea DSP, chocolate chip
extra large two step bird punch (for leaves) simple flower embosslit die and some clear brads

Friday, February 26, 2010


Goodmorning stampers,

Today I thought I would show you a few more pages from the calendar that I made with our My Digital Studio software.
I had so much fun making this calendar! Each month took on a life of its own!!

It was great to give each child a full page display (since they all play a different sport)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gift bag

Goodmorning Stampers,
Today I wanted to share with you a really cute gift bag. I made this for a fellow demonstrator who is having some health issues. A few of us from our group got together and brought her some things (snuggy, soft socks, a fuzzy bear) so the bag was pretty big. I think it came out pretty cute!
I used a full sheet of Sweet Pea DSP and added some taken with teal to the sides to make it long enough. I added some scallop trim to so Saffron paper on the top. I made a scallop flower with all the different circle punches and added a cordorouy button to the middle. I did the same to the other side of the bag too.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tote-ally tess

Goodmorning stampers,

Here is another card I made with Tess, dont ya just love her?!!
I am having alot of fun paper piecing her with clothes.

Stamp set: tote-ally tess
paper: bashful blue, chocolate chip,whisper white, sweet pea DSP
scallop #2 die and nestabilities circle dies

Here is a close up of her stylin clothes!

Friday, February 19, 2010

rag purse

Goodmorning stampers,
Look how cute my purses came out!! I have been wanting to try making one ever since we got back from Leadership. I saw so many really cute ones there! These were so easy to make..who knew I could actually sew! Thanks to chicnscratch blog for her amazingly easy directions.
I made this small purse first to make sure I could actually do it. This is a great size for a young girl.
My daughter has already claimed this one!
I also made a bigger purse but I will have to post that one another time.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

tote-ally tess

Goodmorning Stampers,
Today I wanted to share with you another sketch challenge. This one was for My Sweetest Things.
I really like this layout. I made the card base a square 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.
Don't you just love Tess? I am having so much fun dressing her! I paper pieced both her top and bottoms.
Stamp set: Tote-ally Tess
paper: melon mambo, pretty in pink, chocolate chip and sweet pea DSP
melon mambo polka dot ribbon
scallop #2 die for the big shot
modern label punch and movers and shapers die

Monday, February 15, 2010

Stamping 411

Goodmorning stampers
Isn't this card cute? This is my sample for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge.
I love this stamp set but it has been left on my shelf for a long while now.
I think its perfect for what I wanted to say!
Stamp set: Loads of Love
paper: chocolate chip, sage shadow, To the Nines DSP
chocolate chip ribbon, kraft and chocolate chip corduroy buttons
tag corner punch and modern label punch.
Here is what I put on the inside of the card. I used two scallop square punches and cut them in half to make the border around the square.

Friday, February 12, 2010

word blocks

Goodmorning stampers,
I saw a demonstration of this done at Leadership last month, and I knew I needed to come home and make one for myself! I love how it came out!
I used all different DSP paper and the Serif Alphabet die for the big shot.

Paper: Sending Love Specialty, Tea Party, Welcome Neighbor, and retired Holiday DSP from last year.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Goodmorning Stampers,

Here is a sample today made with the new stencils. I have had this for a while (I actually won it at a swap night at convention) and I just never used it.
Wow, I just love it!! First I stenciled the image using chocolate chip pastels, then I used the retired french script background stamp for the top section of the card. Then I sprayed the stencil image with my champagne shimmer paint. It looks so pretty in real life!!! I added the butterflies and sprayed them with the mist as well.

Paper: very vanilla, chocolate chip, pretty in pink

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MDS Calendar

Goodmornin to ya,
Here are a few more pictures of my MDS calendar. This is Mar, Apr and May.
I just love the colors and how true they are to Stampin Up!
I tried to use different punches and stamps to get a feel for the product, it was so much fun!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Stamping 411

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is my contribution for the stamping 411 sketch challenge.
I love this stamp set but very rarely use this stamp so it was feeling alittle neglected.
Stamp set: Kind and Caring Thoughts
paper:so saffron, basic black, confetti white, Welcome Neighbor DSP
New yummy black satin ribbon!
modern label punch, color spritzer tool and dazzling diamonds for some bling!

Friday, February 5, 2010

valentine pizza box

Goodmorning Stampers,

Today I would like to show you a cute idea that I made last year but would work with the new papers and stamp sets we currently have.

This is a simple pizza box and inside there are 4 3x3 cards.

I thought this would make a nice teacher gift or family gift for someone special.
Stamp sets: a happy heart, love you much
paper: chocolate chip, real red, whisper white, retired DSP

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine card holder

Goodmorning stampers,

Today I wanted to show you this cute card holder. I made it last year but I think you will be able to change the paper out to fit our current selection.

This was made using 2 medium sized envelopes attached together at the flaps. Then you would put 4 notecard sized cards inside.

Here are the notecards and matching envelopes!
Stamp set: Love You Much
paper: close to cocoa, pretty in pink, riding hood red and retired DSP