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December 26, 2008

Some Scrapbooking


I finally get to share some scrapbooking pictures. I took this one a long time ago on my mom's digital camera and I finally got it on my computer. Sorry the picture is bad, but you get the idea right?!

My oldest daughter, Katryce (Kat) loves the cat (honey) in the picture. I swear that cat knows when Katryce is coming, 'cause when we start down my parents driveway the cat starts walking towards the vehicle and waits for Katryce to get out. They are such a good pair! Honey is really loving and patient with kids.

I had to scrap these pictures before Katryce got a hold of them. Once she gets a hold of them she'll cut the "extras" out and make a card or something out of them. which she did with the other ones I was going to scrapbook. :)

I'm a little drained so sorry if I'm not making any sense. LOL!

About the page:
I got the color combo off of a magazine cover. Creating Keepsakes I think it was not sure what issuse though. The colors are: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Really Rust and Summer Sun. I used Boho Backgrounds Stamp Set and Big Deal Alphabet. I also used the Boho Blossoms Punch.

Hope you enjoyed my page. I better get ready for work. Thanks for stopping by!

Gina

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas to everyone!

Hope you holiday is a wonderful one!


Gina

December 10, 2008

Retired List is Here!

Can you believe it's that time already? I can't, it's just gone by way too fast!

The retired stamp sets are available through January 18th, 2009. These retired sets are 10% off from December 9th - 23rd.

Retired List-- Numerical

Retired List-- Alphabetical

Prices with the 10% off


From December 9th - December 23rd, 2008, if you place a $70 order you will receive FREE SHIPPING!

Also, from December 1, 2008-January 18th, 2009, if you spend $20 you get 20% off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Catalog Sampler.

I finally got everything moved and I'm almost done unpacking! Once I finish my Christmas gifts I'll post them...well I might wait until after Christmas....but I'll be back soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

November 10, 2008

Rub-ons Promotion

Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95). Click on the picture above to download the flyer.
This offer starts today (November 10th) and ends November 30th.

November 9, 2008

update

Just a quick little update....

We're almost done moving, so hopefully by the end of the week or the beginning of next week I'll have a project to post. I'll tell you though, with working full time and moving....it's been a task! In our past moves I didn't work, so it was a little easier. Thanks for haning in there.

gina

October 26, 2008

Halloween

I wanted to make a Halloween Card, but realized I didn't really have any Halloween Stamps.

The only ones I had were the ones from the Holiday Blitz Stamp Set. So I got on the internet to check the blogs that I follow and guess what? Heather over at Stamp with Heather posted about how to make a bat with Stampin' Up! punches! Perfect I thought! so this is what I came up with! I didn't have the 1 3/4" circle punch, so I used my coluzzle instead. I misplaced my small star punch (sure I'll find it once we move), so I just used the large star punch, but just a little of the point. If that makes sense?!
I hope you enjoyed my card! I really like how it turned out!
Batty Card:
Stamps: Holiday Blitz and All Holidays
Paper: Basic black, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss and basic gray
Ink: Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black,
Accessories: 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1/2", 1/4" circle punches; 5-petal punch, slit punch, larger star punch. 2 way glue pen and basic gray taffeta ribbon.
Hopefully I remembered everything!!

October 17, 2008

Christmas Card



I always see cards using Kraft with a green and some times a red....loving the cards I see. I decided to make one of my own. I'm not as happy with it as I thought I would be, but it gets the job done right? I guess I've been having a little big of Stampers Block....nothings coming to me...and I am not feeling very creative.
I started with a Kraft base and inked the edge with Close to Cocoa ink.
I stamped my Always Artichoke card stock with White Craft ink and set it aside to let it dry.
Next I stamped the tree in Always Artichoke onto white cardstock and sponged the edges. It felt a little plain, so I added some ruby Red brads from the earth elements package.
Once the ink on the Artichoke cardstock was dry I adhered it to a piece of Riding Hood red cardstock 1/8" bigger.

I matted the Focal image to another piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock that was also 1/8" bigger than the white. I adhered that over the adhered artichoke piece with dimensionals.
Hope you like my card. thanks for stopping by!
I don't know how much I'll be on for the next couple of weeks. We'll be moving into a different place at the end of this week. So bare with me for the next week or two and I'll be back on soon!

Gina

October 15, 2008




WoW! I was just thinking that it's been like a month and a half since I've actually sat down and made more than one card! Well, I tried a new technique and it didn't turn out for me. The results kind of look like a marble or something to that effect. So I decided to go ahead and make a couple cards with it anyway! So I hope you like them.

I'm not an orange fan, so I don't know why I chose these colors. Amazingly, I actually liked the results. My favorite is the 2nd one... I really like the kraft taffeta ribbon with these colors. In real life, it makes it look more goldish (okay, so I'm tired! :P )
Sorry this is such a short post.... I'm really tired, but I'll be back shortly with another card! I've about fallen asleep on the keyboard a couple times. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!
Thank you card recipe:
Stamps: Enjoy Everymoment (thank you) and Happiness Always Level 3 (leaf)
Paper: Vellum, Kraft, Apricot Appeal and Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Same as Paper
Accessories: Kraft taffeta ribbon
On my mind Card:
Stamps: Embrace Life (flowers) and Upsy Daisy (sentiment)
Paper: Vellum, Kraft, Apricot Appeal and Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Same as Paper and Black
Accessories: Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain Ribbon

October 12, 2008

Finally....something new!


Hello, Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! I'm fighting a darn cold, but am feeling much better than I did a couple days ago. For some reason, mornings are the worst. In the evenings, I feel almost 100%. But anyways....
Last night, I was sitting at my desk wanting to create something, but nothing came to me...... Probably from the lack of creating this past month or so! The above card is what I came up with....not sure how much I like it, but it works! :) I got the color combo from Carrie over at Artistic Avenger. I love her blog, she is so inspiring!
I started with my Almost Amethyst base and stamped it with Polka Dot Background Stamp in Almost Amethyst ink.
I then grabbed my Curly Label Stamp Set from the Curly Label Punch Bundle (I think that's what it's called). It's in the section with the punches. I stamped the "thank you" image in Elegant Eggplant onto Whisper White Card stock. Punched it out with the Curly label Punch from the same bundle and adhered it to a piece of Always Artichoke Card Stock.
I tied a piece of Moss Gingham around a piece of Elegant Eggplant Cardstock. I mounted the "main image" onto the Elegant Eggplant and adhered that to a piece of Mellow Moss Cardstock.
Finally, I adhered all of that to the base of the card with Dimensionals.
Hope you enjoyed my card and thanks so much for stopping by!

September 24, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Just letting everyone know that I'm still here. It's just been crazy here the past couple of days. I haven't even had time to play with my new stampin' Up! order. Yes, I just received my first order from the "new" catalog! Do you know how hard that was to wait?!?! I promised myself I wouldn't order though, until I sold some of my old sets.

but anyways, hopefully, I 'll get some time to play today/tonight and will be able to post something soon! Thanks for being stopping by!

September 22, 2008

"Recycling...."


A while ago I started a 6x6 scrapbook page with this layout....but never finished it or changed my mind or something. so I stuck this in with my card bases, planning on using it for something else.....Well finally, months later (like probably almost a year) I decided to make a card with it.


It's was a really fast card, but a card at least! I've had the Nursery Necessities Stamp Set for a while, and have never really played with it. Of course, I thought it'd be really cute for scrapbooking, but I haven't scrapbooked (really scrapbooked) for a long time. I've done a page here and there, but haven't really made a dent into my HUGE stack of pictures! Gettting sidetracked (is that supposed to be one word or two?) again.....back to the card.


When I saw the old 6x6 "page" I automatically thought about Nursery necessities. So I grabbed that set and wanted to use the "rock-a-bye baby" sentiment. So I pulled out the moon and the star stamp also. And this is what I came up with. Like I said, it's really simple! :) Not really any accessories on it, but might add some later....who knows!
Rock-a-bye Card Recipe:
Stamps: Nursery Necessities (or something like that) and Sweet Stars Wheel
Paper: So Saffron, Sage Shadow, Old Olive and
Fall Flowers DSP (retired)
Ink: Hunter Green, More Mustard, old olive and So Saffron
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals

September 20, 2008

Trick or Treat?

Spooky Spider Decor Element
A fabulous treat! Stampin' Up! has released the Spooky Spider Decor Element just in time for Halloween.
This fun image comes in three sizes and two colors and is designed to coordinate with our Ghostly Greetings Designer Series paper and our Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog. Spooky Spider will be available to order beginning September 19, 2008.
You can order these simply through my Stampin' Up! Website, calling or emailing me.
Spooky Spider is a limited time offer, and will no longer be available after October 31, 2008.

September 17, 2008

Garden Breeze


I was playing around with my cardstock samples (I cut a 2 x 3 piece of all my cardstock and play with them once in a while to get new color combos) and I found this color combo. It's Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal and Kiwi Kiss. Not sure if they're "meant" to go together, but I liked it. I think I'll play around with it a little more and rearrange the colors.
I used the Garden Whimsy Stamp Set. I don't pull this set out too much....In fact, I've probably only used this set a handful of times. It's just one of those that doesn't inspire me much.
I stamped the main image in VersaMark and applied Pastels (Apricot Appeal and Cameo Coral) over the top with a Sponge Dauber. I matted the main image on Cameo Coral.
I scalloped a strip of Apricot appeal with the Scallop Edge Punch and attached that to the edge of Kiwi Kiss Cardstock. I tied some Apricot Appeal grograin to hide the "seam" of the two cardstocks.
Before adhering anything to the base, I stamped the sentiment in Baja Breeze in the lower right corner.
Hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping by!
Garden Breeze Card:
Stamps: garden whimsy
Paper: Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss and Apricot Appeal
Ink: VersaMark and Baja Breeze
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, pastels and Dimensionals (for the main image).

September 16, 2008

Inspiration: Windsor Know Designer Series Paper




I decided to do one of Julee's Sketches over at Poetic Artistry. I've always wanted to do them, just never do! I couldn't get the angled piece the way I wanted it so i just left if off. LOL! I also used the Windsor Knot DSP (Designer Series Paper) as inspiration. I just love these colors together!
I started with a So Saffron base and stamped the little circle stamp from One of a Kind randomly over the front of the base. I then grabbed a piece of chocolate chip and used the Scallop Edge punch. I also added some White Grosgrain ribbon to the Scalloped chocolate piece.
Before attaching the chocolate piece I added the Sage Shadow piece to the bottom center of the card. Then I added the Scalloped top piece.
I stamped the large flower from the same set in Chocolate Chip and stamped it on Whisper White. I matted it on a piece of Old Olive that is a 1/4" larger. I stamped the large flower again, but this time in So Saffron ink on So Saffron Cardstock cutting out the center flower. I adhered the center flower with a dimensional.

I took the orange rub on from A Perfect Day Rub-ons package. Centered it on my olive button and rubbed with the Popsicle stick until it appears lighter (not sure if that is the right word or not?). Then I added a glue dot to the back of my button and centered it on my So Saffron flower.
I then finished my card by adhering the olive mat to the card and adding another rub-on from the same pack to the bottome of the card.


September 15, 2008

Magic Pastels


Here is the card I demonstrated at my Open House. I really liked showing this one, because it shows how messy you can color and it's still looks pretty!! I also loved how it really showed how handy the Stamp-a-ma-jig is! Everyone at my open house that was "new" to stamping thought I just made up the name Stamp-a-ma-jig. It really is something I would have said if I didn't know the name of a product, but I assured them that that was really the name. Lol! I had so much fun at my Open house and wanted to thank everyone for coming!

Magic Pastels
I learned this technique from a DVD I purchased through Stampin' Up! (demonstrators only). The gal that showed it is Karen Motz. I hope it's okay that I put this on my blog...I assume it is since it's a Workshop WOW. If it's not, please let me know and I will remove it.

Supplies:
Line Stamp Set (I used Bloomin' Beautiful)
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Light colored Ink (I used Creamy Caramel)
Dark Colored Ink (I used Chocolate Chip)
Stampin' Pastels

1) Ink the main image in your light colored ink and stamp off a couple times onto scrap paper. Then stamp onto your neutral cardstock.

2) Grab your pastels and start "scribbling"/adding color. It will look "ugly" at first.

3) After you are done coloring, ink up your main image again, but this time using a darker color (such as Basic Black or Chocolate Chip).

4) Grab your Stamp-a-ma-jig and line up your image sheet with the corner of the black handle (not sure if that's really what it's called, but I guess it works) and stamp your main image.

5) Grab the main image that you colored and line up the image on the image sheet with your colored image and place the black handle up against the image sheet. Be careful not to move your stamped image or it won't line up right.

TIP: If my paper is smaller than the image sheet I stick a little tape to the back to hold it in place (on my grid paper/stamping area).

6) Once you have everything lined up remove the image sheet and ink up your main image in your dark ink. Line up your stamp with the corner of your black handle and stamp down onto your colored image.

7) the darker ink on top of your colored image just pulls all that "scribbled" color together to make a beautiful image!

I hope you enjoyed my first "tutorial"....sorry there aren't any picture and there probably won't be for a while....I think I might be the only one that doesn't have a digital camera yet! I'm so behind on this and it's sort of frustrating! Especially when I'm scanning and creating all the time! Hopefully, I'll have more tutorials for you sooner than later. If there is somehing you would like me to do a tutorial on please let me know.

September 14, 2008

Open house

I had my very first Open House last night! We made two make and takes and I demonstrated a card for everyone with a technique off of the Workshop wow DVD (for demonstrators) called Magic Pastels. I love it 'cause I didn't have to worry about messing up when coloring. LOL


Below are the two Make and Takes we did. I tried to keep them pretty simple because I had didn't know for sure what "level" everyone would be at....am I making any sense? For some reason today, I can't get my words out right. Not even when I'm typing!


The bookmark make and take, I saw on another blog. Can't give a name or a link as I don't remember where I saw it....I just wrote down the measurements when I saw the video (I think I watched it on a video?!) and ran off to make one. I do know that the image part (mine is the "happy" stamp) was black and I changed mine to brown...but I think that's all I changed. I also know that it used the line stamp from the Stamp Set "Live your Dream", but I skipped that part since it's not current.




Celebrate Card:
Stamps: Dreams Du Jour, Fundamental Phrases and Boho backgrounds
Paper: Chocolate Chip, white, riding hood red and pink pirouette
Ink: riding hood red and chocolate chip
Accessories: 1 3/8 Circle and word window punch and crafters tool kit and stampin' Dimensionals



Happy Book mark:
Stamp: It's all good
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, riding hood red, pink pirouette, white and bella rose DSP (Designer Series Paper)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8, 1 1/4 and 1" circle punches

September 10, 2008




I'm so excited about Online ordering! You can now shop with me in the comfort of your own home 24/7. All you have to do is go to my website ----- www.ginaschilling.stampinup.net ----- and click on "SHOP NOW" (it's in the upper right hand corner, below my contact information). Your online orders will ship directly to you.

I browsed through it a little bit and love that they have a link with Specials that are going on and that you can browse through the Stampin' Up! projects. They have a section for Cards, scrapbooking and Paper Crafting & Gifts.

I have placed a link on the top right hand side, so it's easy for you to find...it will take you directly to my website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment and I will answer them the best I can! Thanks for stopping by.

Gina

September 4, 2008

In Colors



I made this awhile ago, but forgot to post about it. I wanted to play around with the new In Colors and this is what I came up with! I also knew that I wanted to play with the new set Fresh Cuts. I love the background in this stamp set!
I got this color combo from the Mix It Up Chart (posted below and I will add it to my sidebar) basic Black, Riding Hood red, Kiwi Kiss and taken with Teal. I don't use Taken with Teal very often, so I thought it would be fun to step a little outside my comfort zone! Haha....
I started by stamping the background image in VersaMark onto riding hood red cardstock. I then embossed it with Black Embossing powder and trimmed it down and layered it with Kiwi kiss. I then added dimensionals and adhered it to a layer of taken with teal cardstock.
I stamped "for you" in teal on Kiwi Kiss and punched it out using the small oval punch. I also punched a piece of Riding Hood Red with the Large Oval and layered it with the sentiment piece.
I grabbed my Crop-a-dile and punched a hole on each end to thread Basic Black grosgrain through and adhered it to the back of the Taken with Teal layer before adhering it to the basic Black card base. Not my favorite card, but it works! Thanks for stopping by!

September 3, 2008

Cute!

This isn't really Stampin' Up!, but I thought it was cute and wanted to share.

I was on the computer when i heard my two girls run up to my husband and say, "Daddy, here this is for you!" and hands him something. He brings it in and this is what it was :

My oldest is always making things (drawing pictures, making cards with me....anything she can get her hands on she turns into something-- did that make sense?). I did not help her at all with this, in fact, I've never even used punches for something other than they were "meant" for. You know to punch out stamps or to "frame" a sentiment or something. Never to make bats, fences, people, animals, cartoons...or anything like that. I think all those things look awesome, but just have never sat down and made anything....so she didn't even get this idea from seeing me. Okay....I'm just a little excited! Can you tell? LOL. I love her creativity! Okay enough I'll let you go...better go monitor now! ;)

Wow Flowers

The scan on this picture isn't that great! There is supposed to be Pink Pirouette flowers in the white space (next to the baja breeze flowers). I haven't played much with this set....lately it's been Dreams du Jour! I just love that butterfly!!! Okay, but that's not the stamp I should be talking about! LOL.

If you haven't noticed I like to use sketches or color combos to get me started when I'm in my stamp room. One, because I usually don't get much time without my little ones following me around or wanting to help (yes, I love every second of this...it's just more difficult getting things accomplished)! So I need to speed up my stamping time any way that I can....so I turn to sketches and/or color combos. For this card, I used help with my color combo...haven't played too much with the in colors, so I'm still getting used to them. Stampin' Up!(R) has a color combo chart for the new in colors and I end up using that a lot!! ---------->Click Here<---------- to view the chart.

For some reason, this color combo jumped out at me. Basic gray, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze. I started with white cardstock and stamped the flower image from Wow Flowers randomly in Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze.

I cut a strip of Baja Breeze and punched it with the Scallop Edge Punch. I attached that to the stamped strip of white cardstock and added some wide regal rose ribbon to hide the "seam".

For the sentiment, I stamped the "birthday wishes" in Basic Gray onto the bottom right corner of the Baja Breeze piece and adhered that to the Basic Gray card base.

To finish the card, I stamped the flower image in Basic gray onto Whisper white and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. I matted it with a punch 1 3/8" circle of Baja Breeze and layered that onto a scalloped piece of regal rose. Hope you've enjoyed my card.

August 24, 2008

Just thought I'd share

Okay, I love that the online catty is in pdf! I know it may take a long time to download, but it's worth it to me. Now, we can search for any item used in the online catty.

Last night, I was wanting to use Pacific Point and wondered what other colors people used with it. So I got this bright idea (probably not the first person to do this) to download the HUGE online pdf and search for Pacific Point throught the catalog. You can do this with a stamp set, tools used or anything! hope that makes sense! I'm excited and probably not making much sense! If you have any questions...let me know!

August 23, 2008

I haven't created any cards lately! I've been working on getting my classes all lined out, so I can have sign ups ready for my Open house. I finally took a "break" from classes, and created two cards to have for samples....since I've been out of the groove I picked a card out of the catty that I liked and cased it. I changed the colors a little bit. I kept it blues and greens, but changed them from Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy to Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss. I changed the "sentiment" to one that was already in the Simply Said Stamp Set that was used instead of using the one from Baroque Motifs.

The heart, and the two flowers are stamped on seperate cardstock and cut out. I adhered the heart with dimensionals. I tore the bottom of the card and added Pacific Point cardstock to make it sit evenly.

With the Bloom Card, I always have a hard time with watercoloring because the black always bleeds into my image (probably just not waiting long enough for it to dry!) so I fixed that problem by Embossing the images with Black embossing powder. It was so much easier to watercolor! I didn't have to worry about black being in my image.

I'm so glad this set made it into the catalog! I bought it towards the end of the Occassions mini and never really got to show it....so now I will have more time to play with it.


Okay back to the card....You can't see it on the card but, I stamped the Blossom definition in Pink Pirouette at the bottom of the main image. I adhered the main image to Riding Hood Red and set it aside. I grabbed some Kiwi Kiss and tied some Pretty In Pink ribbon (no, it's not white...for some reason thats what my scanner picked up though) around the top and adhered that to the bottom of the card. I stamped "bloom" in chocolate chip and stamped it below the ribbon. Then I adhered the main image with dimensionals. This is my new favorite card and color combo...right now anyway! :) hope you enjoyed my cards!





















A friend is someone... Card:
Stamps: Simply Said
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pacific Point
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Silver Brads, dimensionals and Earth Element Buttons.

Bloom Card:
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Paper: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, VersaMark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, dimensionals, Pretty In Pink 1/4" grosgrain and blender pens.

August 12, 2008

I have updated the links at the right -------------> with current promotions and the LARGE pdf for the NEW Fall/Winter 2008 online catalog. If you have any questions about the promotions please contact me.

August 4, 2008

Some Announcements from Stampin' Up!

If you don't already know, there are a lot of things happening at Stampin' Up!!

1) This fall online ordering will be available. If you want to order through me in the middle of the night just go to my website (http://www.ginaschilling.stampinup.net/) and you'll be able to do so.

2) Stampin' Up! has partnered with Sizzix! Starting September 2nd you will be able to order the Big Shot in Stampin' Up! exclusive black and exclusive dies. You can cut cardstock, paper, VINYL, chipboard, fabric and so much more.

3) Shelli's Signature Collection, products that may include stamp sets, home decor and accessories which reflect Shelli's personal style.

I can't wait for everything to take off! I'm so happy to be apart of Stampin' Up!

New catalogs should be arriving anywhere from now until August 11th (hopefully by then)!! I can't wait to see what's in that book!!! :) Happy stamping! Thanks for stopping by!

July 25, 2008

Sneak Peak: 2008 In Colors

I wanted to play with the new In Colors before I went to sleep the other night, so I found a layout that I liked in the current catalog (Spring/Summer 2008). I changed the colors using the soon to be released SU! In Colors (Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine tango, Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette).

On this card I started by punching out the 5 petal flower punch with Riding Hood Red Cardstock. First I stamped the line of flowers from the Stamp Set A Beautiful Thing. I stamped the end flower three times, but in different colors (i'm sure there was an easier way to do this, but at the time I wasn't thinking! LOL) starting with Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss. Mix and matched the little center flowers. I used the flower trio from the Three for you Punch box to punch out the little flowers....

I stamped the solid flower in Tangerine Tango onto white cardstock and cut it out... I inked the lined flower in Riding Hood Red ink and punched the center with a 3/4" circle punch...raised that up with Dimensionals and adhered it to the Tango flower.

After cutting and punching out all the flowers and such, I moved on to the base of the card. I cut a piece of Kiwi Kiss and mounted it towards the bottom of the page. Instead of using DSP for the orange piece on the original card I used a stamped strip of Tangering Tango (stamped with the little flower line).

I adhered everything to the card (look at card for placement) and stamped the "sentiment" in White Craft Ink.

Instead of dry embossing the bottom of the card I paper pierced it.

Hope you like my "version" of the card. thanks for looking!

July 21, 2008

2008 Spring/Summer Retired Accessories List

Here is the Retired Accessories List:

Remember the accessories are on a first come, first serve basis and will Not be restocked once sold out. If you are wanting anything please feel free to call or email me any time. I will keep this list update as supplies run out (in red).

Retired Items NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

109200
Accents & Elements Build A Flower

Not Available

110718
Accents & Elements Lucky Star

110719
Accents & Elements Messenger

103158
Acrylic Graph & Grid

108638
Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color

108642
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou

108643
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava

108637
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color

108640
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock

108639
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky

108641
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
Not Available

108644
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
Not Available

103975
Card Stock Brushed Copper
Not Available

108694
Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color

107312
Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White

107292
Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White

109116
Notes & Envelopes Long Notes

109118
Notes & Envelopes Love Notes

109117
Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
Not Available

110729
Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes

109119
Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes

109018
Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
Not Available

109019
Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava


109017
Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
Not Available

109016
Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
Not Available

109015
Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky

109020
Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
Not Available

109013
Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou

109012
Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava

109011
Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate

109010
Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock

109009
Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky

109014
Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi

110751
Designer Series Paper Azure*

110696
Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze

110749
Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss

109154
Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie

110699
Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
Not Available

109160
Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
Not Available

109159
Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*

110697
Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom

110479
Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*

109151
Designer Series Paper Le Jardin

110748
Designer Series Paper Notebook*

110750
Designer Series Paper Olive Press

109153
Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
Not Available

109175
Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
Not Available

109177
Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke

109173
Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou

109174
Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue

109178
Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery

109169
Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
Not Available

109168
Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
Not Available

109171
Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac

109172
Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard

109176
Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive

109170
Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
Not Available

109164
Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*

109167
Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red

109166
Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron

109165
Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky

109163
Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
Not Available

110698
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break

110273
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*

110271
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes

110272
Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky

107299
Envelope Confetti Cream Medium

105320
Eyelets Basic

100375
Eyelets Bold Brights

100381
Eyelets Earth Elements

107233
Eyelets Fresh Favorites I

107234
Eyelets Fresh Favorites II

105316
Eyelets Rich Regals

100378
Eyelets Soft Subtles
Not Available

105515
Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
Not Available

105531
Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
Not Available

105532
Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
Not Available

101120
Metallic Art Pencils

107307
On Board Accents

109181
On Board Blossoms & Basic

109179
On Board Ginormous Pieces

107306
On Board Simon Lower

102678
Paper Mulberry White
Not Available

109227
Punch Box Three For You

102686
Punch Handheld Rectangle

100271
Pure Color Pencils

109060
Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
Not Available

109063
Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
Not Available

109061
Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
Not Available

109062
Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*

109059
Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
Not Available

109058
Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
Not Available

109189
Ribbon Originals Beachfront*

109187
Ribbon Originals District*

109188
Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale

109185
Ribbon Originals Jersey*

109184
Ribbon Originals Sherbert

109186
Ribbon Originals Theater

110716
Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*

110281
Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
Not Available

110284
Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*

110285
Rub-Ons Urban West*

110557
Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend

109610
Simply Scrappin' Confetti

110572
Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy

110567
Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl

109597
Simply Scrappin' Home Again

110562
Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage

109648
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy

109627
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
Not Available

110587
Simply Scrappin' Summer Days

110577
Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot

111184
Simply Sent Friendly Notes

109228
Simply Sent Simple Delights
Not Available

109229
Simply Sent Three Thoughts
Not Available

106662
Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field

107561
Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals

109681
Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog

109678
Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses

107482
Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad

109680
Stampin'Around Wheel Meow

109677
Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
Not Available

106610
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline

107467
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday

109571
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby

109570
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends

109569
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party

108423
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
Not Available

107468
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike

108980
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals

107464
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
Not Available

111261
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots

109554
Stampin' Color Index Labels

109553
Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)

106694
Stampin' Kids Markers

101399
Stipple Brushes
Not Available

July 17, 2008

Catching up: Stamp Club Projects (February 08)

I'll be uploading projects from this past year that I made for my Stamp Club. These ones are from February 2008. I figure doing this will be good for my Stamp Club members. In case they want to make one of these cards again, and just want to know what it looked like or what not. So please bare with me....I'll post new projects in between. :)



On the Olive Thank you Card I showed them a technique that Anne (the hostess that month) wanted me to show. I'm not sure what the technique is really called, but we just called it the Watercolor Technique.








I also showed them how to make a Gate Fold Card (tutorial on SCS by Beate). We made an easter card with the new A Good Egg set (the first Easter Set I just fell in love with)!








Olive Thank You Card: All Stampin' Up! supplies
Stamps: Spring Solitude Bundle
Paper: Old Olive, Rose Red DSP (Designer Series Prints), So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, rose red and Old Olive
Accessories: Lg. Oval Punch, Water Color paper and Olive Brad

Easter Gate fold Card: All Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery (inside), White, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip
Ink: So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black (for the little chic)
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Sponge Dauber (for the chic)

July 14, 2008

Rockin' Teal

I was just playing around the other day and decided to do a challenge over at Splitcoaststampers (SCS). The color challenge was to use Taken with Teal, White and Wild Wasabi (or Glorious Green).

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but I really wanted to play with a new stamp set (Sweet Serendipity) that I haven't had a chance to play with since I bought it. And this is what I came up with. It always helps me when I have either a sketch or a color combo to play with. I get interrupted a lot when I'm stamping, so anything to make it go a little faster is always a plus! :)

I started out with a Taken with Teal base. Added a white layer and a Wild Wasabi layer on top of the white. I wanted to stamp a background, but didn't want to get up to grab one, so I just used what was in the stamp set (the "flower" stamp). Stamped it repeatedly onto Wild Wasabi. I grabbed the True Friend stamp set that was sitting on my desk, and Rock n' Rolled it in Wild Wasabi and Taken with Teal ink. I haven't used my Build a Brads yet so I thought I would add one to my card. I stamped the "circle flower" in Taken with Teal and punched it out with 1/2" circle punch and glued it to the brad and put a "pebble" on top of the punched image. Before adding everything to the card I tied some ribbon around the card. Added the flower image and the sentiment. Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by!

Celebrate Card Recipe:
Stamps: True Friend and Sweet Serendipity
Paper: Taken with Teal, White and Wild Wasabi
Ink: Wild Wasabi and Taken with Teal
Accessories: Build-a-brad and White grosgrain

July 7, 2008

Catching up: January's stamp club projects

I've had this loaded on my computer since I first created it, but wasn't sure if all my stamp club members would want to see the projects before we did them so I didn't post. My plan was to post them after we created them, but never got around to it. So that's what I'm doing now. Hope you don't mind! ;)

At this stamp club I try to show a different type of fold and a technique. Here I showed the masking technique and we made a buckle card (click on "buckle card" for the tutorial done by Beate). The other project that month was a notebook cover (which I don't have a picture of). I had them make them to use for a wish list or whatever they felt like using it for I guess!

Stampin' supplies: (hopefully I get them all right and remember them all) :)
Stamps: Priceless (love this stamp set), so swirly wheel (jumbo) and Holiday & wishes
Paper: Rose Red, Blush blossom and Regal rose
Ink: Basic Black, Rose red and pretty in Pink
Accessories: Word window punch, Stampin' dimensionals



July 5, 2008

Just Playin' Around...


Yesterday, I sat down to play with some new techniques using my brayer. I'm wanting to show this technique (something using the brayer) at my stamp club this month. If any of you have a favorite technique using the brayer let me know.... if ya want to anyway?!?!

Not sure if I'll be showing this one or a different one, but I started working with this one first. I made my focal image (the technique part) first and I made it a smaller piece because i was just practacing...but why let it go to waist so i decided to make a card with it. I got the color combo using the color coach: bordering blue, more mustard, sage shadow and Not quite navy and a little so saffron. I used the stamp set Beautiful Life. Hope you like the card....thanks for stopping by!

July 3, 2008

A Couple of "old" sets....

I made this card today, while I was at my Mom's house visiting my sister. I was making this card to give to my aunt for her birthday (tomorrow), but I ended up liking it so much that I couldn't give it to her...so I ended up making another one. which I need to get in the habbit of doing.

The "Celebrate..." stamp is from the That's Nice stamp set which was in the 2007 Spring mini catalog. I stamped it in Not Quite Navy onto very vanilla cardstock, inking the edges in creamy caramel. you can't really see it in the photo/scan, but it is layered with not quite navy and Ruby red cardstock. I set that aside and stamped the itty bitty star in Not Quite Navy randomly on the base of the card. The star stamps used on this card (the "a wish for you" and the little star on the base) are from the set In the Stars from the 2008 Occassions Mini. I shouldn't have used this set becasue now I wish I would have ordered it before it was no longer available....oh well...i can just borrow my moms. (THANKS MOM!) :)

I will apologize now for being all over the place....I'm not a morning person and for some reason I got up pretty early this morning and I keep nodding off. so I keep forgetting where I'm at.

I stamped the "a wish for you" star in ruby red and punched it out with the Lg. star punch. I knew this card needed a little more, so I added the close to cocoa crumpled (is that the right word) piece, trying to keep the "aged" look. I then added the vanilla ribbon and it was still missing something, so I added a little strip of ruby red cardstock and slipped it under the ribbon. i sponged that with ink and distressed the edges.

I hope you liked my card. If you have any questions or if i left anything out (remember I keep knodding off) feel free to ask by leaving a comment. thanks for stopping by!


June 25, 2008

Stamp sets that fit each punch.

***Updated to add: Also listed permanently at the bottom of my blog.

Found this list on Splitcoaststampers and thought it would be helpful.


Stamp Sets for Punches

Scallop Circle Punch: Sweet Celebrations, Lovely labels, Taking Care of Business, Punch Pals, Wanted, Priceless, Big Flowers, Big Deal Alphabet, Fabulous Flowers, Ginormous Flowers, Sweet Shapes, It’s Your Birthday, Sincere Salutations, All Holidays, Jumbo Alphabet, Brocade Basics, Baroque Motiffs, So Much Fun, Fun & Fast Notes, On Board Blossom Basics, Life Long Notes Kit, Pinch Proof, Great Grads, Big Flowers, Boho Backgrounds, Frames with a Flourish

Small and Large Tag Punch:Punch Pals, Be Happy, Happy Heart Day, Tagger’s Dozen, Bundled In Love, Taking Care of Business, Dad’s Day

Designer Label Punch: Labelicious, Dad’s Day, Elegant Cheer,
see also 1" circle punch (many of these will fit

Round Tab Punch: Everyday Flexible Phrases, Wonderful Favorites, Celebrate Everything, Totally Tabs, Office Accoutrement, Thanks for Everything, Amazing to Zany, From the Kitchen

1 ¼ and/or 1 3/8 Circle Punch: Simple Delights Kit, Hi & Hello, Polka Dots & petals, Big Flowers, Stamp Of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Think Happy Thoughts, Big Pieces, Seeing Spots, So Happy, Dots are Hot, Brocade basics, Labelicious, Circle of Friendship, Dad’s Day, Circle of Friendship, It’s All Good, Sporting, Life Long Notes Set, Cause for Celebration Hostess, Always, Ahoy Matey, Best kind Of Friend, Just like You, Two Cute, Sweet Celebrations, Perfect Timing, also many of the alphabet sets and number sets

1" Circle Punch: Sending Happy Thoughts, The Snowflake Spot, Perennial Favorites, Polka Dots & Petals, Create a Coupon, Calendar Cues, On Board Blossoms and Basics, Life Long Notes Kit, Enjoy Every Moment, A Beautiful Thing, Taking Care of Business

½" and/or ¾" Circle Punch: Holiday Tag Team, Snow Flurries, Punch Pals, Forever in My Heart, Holiday Blitz, Sweet Thing, Wanted, Star Struck, Little Flowers, Little Pieces, Art By Design, Sweet Celebrations, Enjoy Every Moment, Always, Whimsey Wheel, One of a Kind, Barouqe Motiffs, Mark the Date, Sweet Serendipity, many smaller alphabet sets and number sets

1 ¼" and/or 1 3/8" Square Punch: Simple delights Kit, Forever In My Heart, Be Happy, Tagger’s Dozen, Sweet Thing, Office Accoutrement, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, It’s All Good, Art By Design, Sporting, Cause For Celebration Hostess, Ahoy Matey, Dad’s Day, It’s A Sign, also many of the alphabet sets and number sets

¾" Square Punch: Punch Pals, Calender Cues, Crab & Company, Short Order Numbers, One of a Kind, Wanted, Little Pieces, Sweet Serendipity, Short Order Alphabet, Sweet Thing, Take Three, Starstruck,

Large and Small Oval Punch: A Good Egg, Punch Pals, Eat Cake, A Little Birdie Told Me, Nursery Necessities, Family Phrases, Define Your Life, Sweet Shapes, One of a Kind, Mark the Date, Amazing to Zany, Many Happy Returns, Just b, Everything Baby, Celebrate, Thanks for Everything, Warm Words, Wonderful Favorites, Happy Everything, Short & Sweet, Spring Pictograms, Everyday Flexible Phrases,

Small Star Punch: Wanted, Starstruck, Sporting, Nursery Necessities, Sweet Thing, Classic Star Wheel

Large Star Punch: Classic Star Wheel, Nursery Necessities, Classic Backgrounds

5 Petal Flower Punch: Office Accoutrement, Cutie Pie Designer paper, some of the other flowery sets fit

Snow Blossom: Snowflake Spot, Punch Pals

Boho Blossoms Punch: One of a Kind, Berry Bliss paper

Three For You Punch Box: Three Thoughts Kit, Punch Pals, Take Three,

Word Window Punch: Many Happy Returns, Everything Baby, A Good Egg, Boatloads of Love, Fun & Fast Notes, Take Three, Boho Backgrounds, Short and Sweet, Happy Everything, Wonderful Favorites, Warm Words, All Holidays, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Amazing to Zany, Fundamental Phrases, Thanks Tons Hostess, Spring Solitude hostess, Big Birthday candle, Enjoy Every Moment, If the Halo Fits, Family Phrases

Key Tag Punch: Three Thoughts Kit, Make it Count, Perfect Princess, Sweet Serendipity, Elegant Cheer, Priceless, One of a Kind, Elegant Notes, Just B, Sincere Salutations, Taking Care of Business, True Friend

June 5, 2008


Wow! Can't believe a month has gone by since I last posted! Sorry everyone! Time sure does fly!


My room is set up to the point that I can get stuff done, but not to the point where I want it. I'm still waiting on my table to get put back together! :) So hopefully, that will happen this weekend and then I'll take some pictures and get them on here so you can see my stamp room!

I was playing with the Sneak Peak Stamp Set (Fresh Cuts) and thought I would share with you what I came up with.

I started with White cardstock and stamped the background stamp in Purely Pomegranate. I then cut it out with my Coluzzle (Oval). To do the "Scallop" around the oval I just punched a bunch of 1/2" circles and glued them to the back of the oval.

Next I used Purely Pomegranate as the base and added a piece of Chocolate Chip that was stamped with the "vine" stamp from the set. I added some chocolate chip wide grosgrain to the top of the chocolate Chip cardstock and mimicked the ticket corner punch with my 1/2" circle punch (the two corners at the bottom of the chocolate Chip piece).

I adhered the focal image to the base overlapping the chocolate and the pomegranate. And then stamped the "for you" next to it. Hope you like it! Still trying to get back into the grove of things! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Fresh Cuts (Sneak Peak)
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, 1/2" Circle Punch, Coluzzle Cutting System

May 7, 2008

Organizing & Rearranging!

Just letting everyone know that I haven't been stamping lately! I know, I know I'm going through withdrawls! LOL. Well not too bad, I'm at least playing with my stuff. Right now, I'm in the process of rearranging and organizing my craft room. I had a "L-shaped" desk in there as my work space and he needs one for the new shop he is moving his business into...so I gave him that and I'll get our old dinning room table! I'm so excited!!!! It will save me some room, plus I'll get a bigger work area--which I'm always needing (I'm a messy scrapbooker/card maker). Once I get this project done, I'll be able to stamp! Thanks for stopping by!

April 23, 2008

Stampin' Goodness



First off, I don't know how some bloggers make up the cool titles for the posts....that's why I usually just leave mine blank! LOL Love the idea, but can't ever think of anything clever! Maybe it's because I'm always about ready to fall asleep on the keyboard! Hmmm....

Back to the card:

The scan isn't very good...but you get the idea, right? I started out wanting to copy the card sample on pg. 23 of the Spring/Summer 2008 Catty. So I grabbed a Chocolate Chip base that I stashed in my "card base" drawer and there it sat for a little bit (this is me debating if I really want to copy this card or do something else with it) with nothing on it. Then I remembered the sketch from my Stampin' Up! Magazine (Stampin' Success) and without much thought I punch a 1 3/8" Square through the top center of my card. GASP! I did something permanent before I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do. All is good though, it turned out just fine! Okay I'll get back to the card again.

I used my Punches plus CB (Classy Brass) Template (pg. 187) to pierce the holes in the paper. Since I couldn't really just glue this to the inside of the card and have it be the focal image on the front and on the inside I had to put a More Mustard piece behind the flower. I stamped the flower in Not Quite Navy and onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, cut it out (which I love to do) and popped it up on the More Mustard Square. I then stamped the "sentiment" from the same set in Chocolate Chip just below the squared flower (didn't know what else to call it). Then tied some ribbon underneath the sentiment. And it's done....and I really like how it turned out.

So I went from wanting to copy the card on pg. 23 to have as a sample to actually just using the stamp set that has never been touched! Other than to cut it out of course. Hope you liked it! And thank you so much for stopping by!

Gina

Stamp Club

I had my stamp club this weekend (I have it every third Saturday). I had a lot of fun (like always)!! I just love my "group". Everybody did a wonderful job at their Challenge!! I should have kept them and posted them (if they wanted me to), but oh well....maybe next time.

That reminds me I need to think of something for this months challenge. Maybe I'll do another card sample (like we did last month) I got the most "response" out of that challenge. Hmm...I'll think of something...maybe I'll post a Poll on my side bar. Okay...thinking out loud. LOL!

I have one project done (well sorta....just waiting for my paper to show up so I can finish it) for next month, but I don't know what I'm going to really do for my technique. Hmm.... For those that are reading this, What techniques do you/your friends/customers seem to like the most? Thanks in advance!

Hopefully, I will have something to post (card wise) soon! I haven't done any stamping TODAY and I'm going through withdrawls already!

Take care and have a wonderful week (if I don't post sooner)!

April 8, 2008

Stamp Club Challenge

I had some old scraps (just the pieces you put on the base) from a workshop I did so I made them into kits. Instead of using the normal base color (Old Olive) I changed it to Sahara Sand and you know what? I think I like it this way better. I gave these to my Stamp Club members as a challenge to see what they could come up with keeping all the cardstock the same size. I cut extras for me that way I could give them some extra ideas. These are the ones I came up with. It was fun!















Supplies all Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Carte Postale & Fundamental Phrases & Leaves a la Carte Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Ink: Purely Pomegranate and So Saffron
Accessories: Old Olive Polytwill (Occasions Mini), 3/16" Corner Rounder (for Scallop edge) and Stampin' Dimensionals.

This is the first one I did and I didn't like it too much, so I did my 2nd one:


Supplies:
Stamps: Same as the first card
Paper: Same as the first card
Ink: Same as the first card
Accessories: Same as the first card


I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig (yes I finally got one!) to line up the "CELEBRATE".




This next one is my favorite! I Love this stamp set!






Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: same as cards above
Ink: VersaMark, Old Olive and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels (So Saffron), DS (double Stitched) Purely Pomegranate Ribbon (threads removed) and Crafters Tool Kit (Paper Piercing).


I used VersaMark to stamp the big flower on the Sahara Sand base. Then I stamped the "leaves" in Purely Pomegranate on Pomegranate for a tone on tone affect. I adhered the So Saffron to the Pomegranate and paper pierced it. Then I cut the ribbon to size and removed the thread and tied it around the cardstock. For the Focal image I stamped the "flower cluster" in old olive and colored in the petals with so saffron pastels and stamped the sentiment underneath it in Purely Pomegranate.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed these cards!

April 4, 2008



I made this card about a week ago. Playing with some new stamps I got. This is the Together Forever Stamp Set. I mainly bought this set for this flower! I LOVE this flower, I think it's the "shading" on it....I don't know! I just think it's really pretty and I still haven't scrapbooked my wedding pictures (4 years now) so I can use this set! Hehehe....But anyways...back to the card.

I started with Always Artichoke, one because it's my favorite color and two because I wanted to make a card out of some old 6x6 pieces I had laying around from a workshop I did. It's hard to see but I stamped/rolled the Forever Flowers Wheel on the background just about half way down. I grabbed some Rose Red from my scrap stash and stamped the circle images repeatedly on the cardstock in Rose Red ink. I then added some Regal Rose ribbon.

Next, I stamped the flower images in Basic Black and colored it in with my markers; Always Artichoke (for the leaf), Regal Rose, So Saffron (which you can't see because of the brads I added later) and Rose Red. After I was done coloring I matted it with So Saffron and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I then stamped "Happy Mother's Day" (from All Holidays) at the bottom of the card in Chocolate Chip (it might be Basic Black, I can't remember for sure off the bat and don't have the card in front of me).

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Together Forever and All Holidays
Ink: chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose and So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Rose Red and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Brads (Fresh Favorites), Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain

Thanks for stopping by! Will be posting more later....

March 30, 2008

Stamp Club Project (if you don't want to see it, don't look!) LOL

I've been quite a bit of stamping lately, I just haven't posted it yet! Why? I get on here to post and then I get side tracked! Like always! So if I have enough and don't get side tracked too much, I will post a different card every day or every other day next week. Until I run out of stuff I haven't showed you yet!

I don't know what it is, but when I need to get something done (say for my Stamp Club) I don't have any creativity in me! I sat in my stamping room for about an hour or two trying to figure out what I wanted to do. Not sure if I like the way this turned out, but it might just be the colors that are throwing me off (not used to working with bright colors)!



Card Recipe:
Stamps: All Recipes and Together forever
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue
Inks: Old Olive
Accessories: Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain, Real Red Wide Grosgrain, Die-cut Blooms (Occasions Mini), Perfect Day Rub-ons and Slit Punch.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! Tell me what you think about this card! I'll probably end up changing it or just redoing the whole thing over!

March 19, 2008

Stamp Club Projects

Here are the cards we did for my Stamp Club. I showed them a slider card and the Chalkboard technique. We also covered a 5x5 art journal (which I bought for them to keep track of all the techniques we do) but I can't get a good scan of it. So that'll have to wait!


Chalkboard Technique
Supplies All Stampin' Up!(R) Unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Live your Dream and Lots of Dots Wheel (
Occasions Mini)
Paper: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, So Saffron and Very Vanilla
Ink: White Craft, Always Artichoke, So Saffron (the background on the Vanilla Circle) and Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, and Black grosgrain Ribbon.



Slider Card

Supplies All Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Always and Polka Dot Background
Paper: River Rock, Soft Sky, Ruby Red and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red and River Rock
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Ribbon Slide (Styled Silver Hardware in
Occasions Mini), Chocolate Chip Polytwill (also in Occasions Mini)

Thanks for stopping by!

March 14, 2008

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted! I have been stamping, but it's for my Stamp Club and I didn't want to post anything incase some of my members checked my blog. Some don't mind seeing them before hand, but others don't want to. So I'll end up posting them the day of (probably right before the meeting) or the day after depending on if I'm running around trying to figure out if I forgot anything or not! LOL! I always wait till the last minute to do anything! You'd think I would have learned my lesson by now! Keep checking for my Stamp Club Projects! Thanks for stopping by!

February 26, 2008

I found this sketch challenge on SCS and thought I'd try it!

At first I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it! I wanted to use a color combo I had never used before. So I grabbed my "notebook" that I keep all the different color combos in. And picked out Taken with Teal, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock and Chocolate Chip. Can't remember where it came from, sorry!

Since I don't use Taken with Teal a lot I started with it as the base. Then I took some River Rock and cut it to 3 1/4" X 5 1/4" and stamped my Polka Dot Background in River Rock onto the River Rock cardstock. I did the same thing with a strip of River Rock cut to 3/8 x 5 1/4. I sponged the edges of both pieces with River Rock ink. I took some Very Vanilla and cut 3 of them to 1 3/8" X 2 5/16 and stamped the single flower from Embrace Life in Chocolate Chip and colored it in with my Real Red marker and adhered it to some Pumpkin Pie that was cut to 1 1/2" X 2 1/2 (3). I then adhered that to the River Rock CS and adhered that to the base. I stamped the "Dare to be Fabulous" sentiment from Fabulous Flowers in Taken with Teal onto Very Vanilla (3 X 1 1/4) and adhered that to a Chocolate Chip piece cut to 3 1/8" X 1 3/8" and adhered the sentiment overlapping the bottom of the flowers and the River Rock CS.

I hope you like it! I love this color combo and sketch! Going to have to try it again! Thanks for stopping by!

*Might help if I actually posted a picture of the card I made, huh?! LOL

February 21, 2008



I made this for my daughter that turned two yesterday! I waited till the last minute to make it ... sometimes I think my cards turn out better when I do that (only sometimes, not all the time). LOL!

I used my new SAB stamp set (which helped out a lot, because I don't have very many birthday sets) and some new ribbon.

For the color combo, I grabbed my Color Coach (SU! Color Wheel) again! I love that thing! I actually had planned on using Pretty in Pink for the base, but I guess I had forgot that by the time I got out all my colors because it turned into Mellow Moss (so if you're looking for this color combo turn your "pointer" to Pretty in Pink and it's all the Coordinating colors) LOL. Instead of starting with the base first, I actually started with the main image (focal image) this time. I stamped the cake in Perfect Plum onto Very Vanilla and matted it with Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum. Then I stamped my polka dot background in Mellow Moss and covered the whole card front. I tied some Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon around a So Saffron piece of CS and adhered it to the card. I then added my focal image with dimensionals and stamped the "happy birthday" in Perfect Plum. And there you have it...my daughters birthday card.

Supplies: All supplies from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (SAB) and Polka Dot Background
Paper: Mellow Moss (5 1/2 x 4 1/4-finished size; 2 5/8 x 2 3/8), So Saffron (2" x 5 1/2"), Perfect Plum (2 3/4 x 2 1/2) and Very Vanilla (2 1/2 x 2 1/4).
Ink: Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum
Accessories: Dimensionals and Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

February 12, 2008

A little Stumped....


Okay...the other day I really wanted to create something, but nothing was working for me. I kept having these ideas in mind, but they never turned out the way I had planned. So I had just purchased the color coach and thought I would go there for color inspiration (since I have a hard time with that even on a good day) since I had the layout in my head already. I love scallops! Wasn't sure what set to use so I looked through my binder (which holds all my stamped images) I knew I wanted something either small enough to stamp several times or big enough to take up some space on the card. So I chose the L2 Hostess set Cause for Celebration. I started with Always Artichoke (my favorite color in the stamping world) and then went to Rose Red. I scalloped the bottom edge with my corner rounder punch (love this but it did take some practice--in fact I tried it a while ago and couldn't get it, so I gave up, but figured a couple months later that I needed to master it...so I did! :)) and adhered it to Always Artichoke. I took some whisper white and stamped the cupcake 3 times, also stamped it on some Rose red Designer Prints and cut them out. I used my markers to color in the cupcake. Before adhering it to the card I paper pierced some So Saffron and layered it with the focal image and some Almost Amethyst CS. I stamped the sentiment from Lots of thoughts (a SAB set). And there we have it...

Supplies:

Stamps: Cause for Celebration and Lots of Thoughts

Ink: Basic Black Stamp Pad and Almost Amethyst and So Saffron Markers

Paper: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Almost Amethyst and Rose Red DP

Accessories: Crafters tool kit and Paper Piercing Template

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your comments!

February 1, 2008

Updated my blog

Okay....I've updated my specials and promotions and my catalogs. I've always wanted the picture of the catty or flyer but couldn't ever figure out how to do it. I think I have it, but for the life of my I still can't figure out why the "title" part isn't working (the part where it says SAB Recruiting Promotion, Sale-A-Bration and/or Stampin' Up! and has the red "X" or the red sqare/green circle/blue triangle). I just don't want that part showing? Can you guys even see it? Maybe it's just me! If anyone knows what I am doing wrong please tell me! :)

I have also included links of blogs that are 100% Stampin' Up! so if you need some inspiration click on the name and hopefully you'll find what you're looking for.

I've been pretty busy tonight, so hopefully I'll have more to post either later tonight or tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

January 28, 2008

Heartfelt Thank You!


I was cleaning my "craft" room last night when I ran across and old Stampin' Techniques booklet (rev 6/05). In the booklet it was showing the technique Two-Step stamping and Repetition and I liked the layout of the card. So I changed the color combo and the stamp set. Since I'm always running out of Thank you cards I chose the Heartfelt Thanks Set....which I haven't used in a long time!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks
Paper: Groovy Guava, Purely pomegranate and Soft Sky
Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black
Accessories: 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Square Punches, DS Soft Sky Ribbon.

Thanks for looking and thanks for all your comments! They really mean a lot!

January 27, 2008



Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while. Here is a card I made using the Boho West color combos in the SSC (Sping/summer Catolog). I love Pinks and browns together. I used my favorite stamp set Priceless. I always reach for this set. I also used the masking technique...which I love doing with this set.



I started with a base of Chocolate Chip CS and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip Ink. I added some DS Pomegranate Ribbon to the top of the card. I cut and sponged the Regal Rose CS and Purely Pomegranate CS and matted them on each other. I also distressed the edges of the Regal Rose CS. I then cut out my longer pieces of Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I stamped the butterflies in Pomegranate and the flower in Regal Rose. Then I stamped them on sticky notes and cut them out and covered the images. I stamped the swirls in Chocolate chip over the covered images. I then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip onto Very Vanilla and punched it out with my Lg. Oval Punch and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Hope you like it! All supplies used are Stampin' Up!


Sorry for the crooked picture...

January 9, 2008

Okay...Hi! Didn't realize it had been so long since I posted! I have been trying to get caught up on getting my DDSS (demo secret sister) her cards and packages. Since this month is reveal month, I will post the cards I've been working. Now you won't get to see all of them...just a couple...don't want to ruin the surprise!

This one is my favorite! For some reason, I have a hard time with 3x3 cards. So I used the sketch from the Stampin' Success (SU! demo magazine). It's made for a regular sized card...but oh well! And that's what they are there for right?!

Stamps: Holiday Blitz and Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Blue Bayou Textured, River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla
Ink: Mellow Moss and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Blue Bayou DS Ribbon (stitching removed); 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/4" and Scallop Circle Punches (what can I say, I love my punches).



This one not one of my favorites! (Sorry for the crooked picture) I used the Three for you punch box and man do I have a hard time with it! Don't know why either! Maybe I'll try this same layout, but with different colors. Who knows

Stamps: Three for you Punch Box
Paper: Purely Pomegranate Textured, More mustard, River Rock and Very Vanilla
Ink: Mellow Moss, More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: More Mustard 1/4" grosgrain, Always artichoke brads and Punch Box (same as listed above).




Simple, but I like it! I haven't done this very much...where I make the punched shapes/images the focal point. But I like how it turned out. I really wish I had a program to make my own water mark though....I think my copyright info...kind of throws things off a bit. Anyways...

Stamps: It's all Good and Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Purely Pomegranate Textured, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla
Ink: Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black
Accessories: Moss gingham Ribbon

Thanks for looking! Hope you enjoy everything. I need to make invitations, thank you cards and just some misc. cards (getting stocked up), so hopefully I'll be posting some of those. :) Have to get some laundry done first!