Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Catalog Case Card ~ for you

Here is a card that I case'd from page 55 of the new 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog. I changed the colors from Old Olive, Baja Breeze, and Certainly Celery to Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink & Pink Pirouette. Instead of Garden Greetings, I used the Petal Pizazz stamp set. It was also the first time I used my new Circle Scissors Plus cutter:)

I gave this card to Paula, one of my customers, who drives an hour out of her way to attend my stamping events. The best part of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is, truly, spending time with wonderful people!

Stamps: Petal Pizazz, All Holidays
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White CS, Riding Hood Red patterned prints
Ink: Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Other: Circle Metal Edge Tags, Riding Hood Red 5/8" striped grosgrain, Circle Scissors Plus, Glass cutting mat, Pop Up Glue Dots

Friday, January 30, 2009

Even More from the Valentine Treats Camp

What a surprise this was! One of my customers, Sheila, that attended the Valentine Treats camp brought these darling little white mailboxes for each of my kids and for each one of the stampers that attended the Valentine Treats camp! "Aunt" Sheila (this is what she goes by, because she spoils us) found these little tin boxes at the Dollar Spot at Target...what a find:) I worked on altering them with some scraps while the gals were assembling their treat bags. Thanks again, are the sweetest:)

Stamps: Love You Much
Paper: Candy Lane DSP, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain

More from the Valentine Treats Camp

I have more to share from the free Valentine Treats camp I offered to my customers who purchased the Love You Much bundle in December. Here is a design that my friend, Robyn, came up cute is this!

Stamps: Love You Much, Happy Heart Day
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla CS, Candy Lane DSP
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Other: Tag punches, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Top Note Die, small paper sacks (Hobby Lobby)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Love You Much ~ Valentine Treats Camp

I offered a free Valentine Treats Camp to all of my customers that ordered the Love You Much bundle in December. This darling little treat bag was one that I case'd from Angie Kennedy Juda of the Chic 'n Scratch blog. You can even see a video tutorial on her cute treat holder here!

Stamps: Love You Much
Paper: Candy Lane DSP, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain, Wide Oval, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle & 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, small paper sacks (Hobby Lobby)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Little Fun Challenge from Teresa

I have been challenged to another "fun" challenge. Teresa (aka: va.sunshine) challenged me to this: Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.

This is the 6th photo that appeared in the 6th photo file. I had to laugh out loud when I saw the kids' silly faces. The picture was taken at the entrance of our subdivision on "Christmas card picture day", which was a a very cold, windy day in early December. After the kids had posed for several shots while freezing in the cold wind and I had enough shots to (hopefully) pick to include our Christmas card, I told the kids they could make a silly face. So, this was their last pose just before racing back to the car and out of the wind.

The bloggers I am extending the challenge to are:
1. Jenn
2. Julie
3. Tara
4. Jessica
5. Cindy
6. Lori

All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack Projects

Here are the full size photos of the All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack Card Class that I hosted last night. We were able to use the Stamp-a-majig quite a bit and even tried some new techniques including masking and faux stitching. Thanks to Paula & Heather for joining me for a little "girl time" and stamping fun:)

Thinking of You

Stamps: Trendy Trees
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White & Old Olive CS
Ink: Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss
Other: Fresh Favorites II buttons, Linen Thread, Stamp-a-majig, Stampin' Dimensionals
Technique: Two-Step Stamping


Stamps: Petal Pizazz, Congrats
Paper: Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White
Ink: Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink & Pumpkin Pie
Other: Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Technique: Masking

Know Life

Stamps: Dreams du Jour, Petal Pizazz
Paper: Baja Breeze, Going Gray CS, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze
Other: Filigree Brads, Crafters Tool Kit, Signo White Gel Pen
Techniques: Paper Piercing, Faux Stitching

A Special Note

Stamps: Cheep Talk
Paper: Apricot Appeal & Whisper White CS, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pads, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Other: Bold Brights Brads, Crafters Tool Kit, Stamp-a-majig
Techniques: Two-step stamping, Marker to Stamp

Dream a Little

Stamps: Dream a Little
Paper: Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss, Going Gray & Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum
Other: Blender Pen, Scoring Tool, Pretties Kit
Technique: Watercoloring, scoring/folding

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Thank You, Lili!

I just want to give a big shout out to Lili for helping me "fix" my blog! She was so encouraging as she helped me troubleshoot my blog issues! Thanks again, Lili:)

HELP! My blog is broken!

Not sure what's going on with some of my blog images, but hopefully I will find out soon! My blog header/title, family photo, and siggy are gone! If anyone has suggestions as to what the problem is or how to fix it, it would be greatly appreciated:)

All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack Sneak Peek

Later tonight, I am getting together with a couple of stampers to "stamp-a-stack" of all-occasion greeting cards. Check back tomorrow to view each of the cards and the supplies used.

Monday, January 26, 2009

hi there! ~ MOJO71

I made this card for the Mojo Monday sketch #71 over at Mojo Monday blog. There are always such amazing projects from the design team and many more awesome projects submitted by other stampers, so go check it out for a little Monday Mojo inspiration!

I'm having a blast with this new Designer Series Paper called Good Morning Sunshine and the Retro style watch sets in the new catalog. The stamp set I used on this card is called Cheep Talk...isn't it cute?

Stamps: Cheep Talk
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla CS, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Die Cut Blooms Again
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Other: Stamp-a-majig, Button Latte, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thank you so very much ~ FTL26

I love this blog, Clean & Simple Stamping and the weekly sketch challenge. The card I made here is for this week's Fall-to Layout #26.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Summer Sun & Whisper White CS, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Pacific Point
Other: 1 3/8" Square Punch

Jewelry Color Inspiration #21

Anyone who knows me also knows that have an obsession for stamping and for JEWELRY! I enjoy participating in other stamping challenges and want to share the fun by offering my own weekly Jewelry Color Inspiration challenge. The challenge will be posted each Sunday and will include a jewelry photo along with the link to the website where I found it.

If you want to play along, simply make a paper project (card, scrapbook page, or 3D item) that includes the colors indicated with the jewelry piece. (If you don't have the exact colors, just use ones that are similar:) Then, submit your creation to me by Saturday, Jan. 31st at 11:59 P.M. using the Mr. Linky box at the end of this posting. You may also wish to post your photo at using the keyword JCI.

Those of you who participate in the challenge will receive recognition the following what are you waiting for...join the fun! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

When I first saw this necklace, Satsuma, I knew that it was definately the jewelry pick for this week's Jewelry Color Inspiration #21. I couldn't resist the bold color and fun texture of the spirals and glass beads together! Satsuma is a piece from Licia Beads and handmade by a designer from Washington state.

To inspire you further, here's a simple card that I whipped up with some scraps of designer series paper and several different circle punches. Sometimes, I find these simple layouts refreshing with few layers very refreshing:)

Stamps: Congrats
Paper: Baja Breeze CS, various DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze
Other: Various Circle Punches, Button Bouquet, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots

I was finally able to add the Mr. Linky widgit to my blog! Yay! Thanks for the help, Karen! There were a few projects posted before I added Mr. Linky, so I added the first few names/urls for them:)

Jewelry Color Inspiration #21 Submissions & Blog Candy Winner

Anyone who knows me also knows that have an obsession for stamping and for JEWELRY! I enjoy participating in other stamping challenges and want to share the fun by offering my own weekly Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge. The Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge #20 was posted last Sunday and included a jewelry photo along with the link to the website where I found it.

This awesome bracelet, called Midnight Garden Blue, was designed by Katie of West End Designs. The lampwork beads in this beautiful bracelet were made by Kandace Seeber of Air and Earth Designs.


Thanks, ladies, for sharing all of your beautiful projects for Jewelry Color Inspiration #20!















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