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

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

MDS Calendar

Hi there stampers,
Today I wanted to show you the calendar I made from our new MDS (My Digital Studio) This program is so easy to use....I could even do it (I am not very computer literate!)
It was so much fun to create these pages and the best part is that when I am done with the calendar I can just tear them off and stick them right into my scrapbook album!!! This is the cover.
Here is January...

Here is February...
I will post a few days at a time otherwise it will clog up the processing time!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Stamping 411

Here is my contribution for the stamping 411 challenge this week.

I just love birds, and hummingbirds in particular so this set made me very happy!! This is the stamp set that Shelli surprised us with at Leadership. It will be in the new mini catalog that comes out. Love it!!!

Stamp set: Elements of Style, teeny tiny wishes
paper: night of navy, ballet blue, whisper white, moss green
scallop porder punch and large white grommet

Here is a picture of the bird up close. Isn't it beautiful!!