March 20, 2014


Moved my blog

You can keep up with my postings over there.  I have a little more time on my hands so hopefully I will be posting more.  Thanks..


April 15, 2013

First Digital Scrapbook Page

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I'm more of a hands on person when it comes to scrapbooking.  I'd rather "play" with paper and all the cool embellishments and everything, but I thought I'd give digital scrapbooking a try.  I have so many picture to catch up on...having the time to actually sit down and scrapbook is not an easy "task" to complete.  So for now, if digital scrapbooking is the way I'm going to catch up then I'll do that.   Anyways,  this is my first scrapbook page.  It was really easy with the digital templates from Stampin' Up! (R).   I still have a lot to learn, but that'll be the challenging part.   Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed the digital scrapbook page.

June 28, 2012

It's been a busy week or two here.  I have been stamping just haven't had time to upload anything onto the computer...hopefully I'll get that done within the next day or so.  Thanks for your patience.


June 19, 2012

Soft Butterflies

Soft Suede is like my go to color.  I can't seem to get away from it, but that's okay.  :)  This card was pretty easy, but I love it. Love the postage punch and these butterflies together.

I used Soft Suede as the base and matted a soft suede dsp from the Comfort cafe DSP.  The "messy" bow is Soft Suede Taffeta ribbon (love this ribbon too!).  Inked up the butterflies using the soft suede marker and punched them out with the postage stamp punch. In some scrap paper I cut a 1" square to mask the outter edge of the punch so I could sponge the butterflies without getting the edges.  They're sponged in Crumb Cake ink.  It would have been so much easier with the 1" circle punch, but I didn't have it so I improvised. I lightly inked up the edges with Soft Suede ink and a sponge and adhered them to a piece of very Vanilla card stock just slightly bigger than all the punches together and matted that on Crumb Cake; popped it up with dimensionals.  Added the thinking of you from the teeny tiny wishes stamp set and matted it on Soft suede.   Pretty simple card to put together and i'm loving it!!!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes and Kindness Matters
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake
Ink: Soft Suede and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Postage Stamp Punch, soft suede ribbon and Comfort Cafe DSP

Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoyed it!

June 18, 2012

Calypso Collage

I started with a Crumb Cake Base added a strip of Calypso Coral cut with the Adorning Accents Edgelits (Item # 125595; $9.95).  I stamped the frame image in Calypso Coral onto the base and cut out the center.  I stamped the leafy image onto Vanilla cardstock, stamping it a couple more times without reinking.  I  stamped the "label image" in soft suede directly onto the same vanilla cardstock.  On some scrap pieces of cardstock I inked up the rose in calypso coral stamped it off on to scrap piece of paper and stamped it onto very vanilla cardstock.  I inked up the thanks so much from Tiny tags in soft suede and stamped it onto the rose and punched out with the 3/4" circle punch and popped it up with dimensionals.  I stamped the butterfly in calypso coral and cut it out, added a crumb cake brad and popped it up with dimensionals.  Lastly, added some soft suede taffeta ribbon and tied it in a knot. 

Stampin' Supplies: (All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Papaya Collage and Tiny Tags
Ink:  Soft Suede and Calypso Coral
Paper:  Crumb Cake,Calypso Coral and very Vanilla
Accessories: Adorning Accents Edgelits, 3/4" Circle Punch, Neutral brads, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon and dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed the card.


June 15, 2012

Artistic Cobbler

I tried making one of those messy bow things...not sure what they are really supposed to be called but you can find the video here and thats what I came up with.  It looks a lot better in person, but my camera is very old and I don't have the greatest lighting either. oh well...anyway...I didn't have the crinkled ribbon so I just used the seam binding I did have.  Once I had the ribbon done I wanted to make a card with it.
I  used Basic Black as the Base of the card and added a Very Vanilla DSP from  the Designer Series Paper Stack Neutral collection (Item # 117157; $21.95).  I took some "scrap" (just a piece I had from one of my classes that I didn't use) Glossy White Paper (Item # 102599; $5.95) I stamped the Eiffel Tower image in Versamark onto the Glossy White and added black embossing powder and Heated with heat tool.  With a Brayer I added Cherry Cobbler Ink, after wiping off the excess ink I matted it onto Basic Black cardstock and adhered it over the Vanilla DSP.  I stamped the sentiment from language of Friendship in Basic Black and stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock, punched it out with the Decorative Label punch and inked the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink and a sponge.

Stampin' Supplies: (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Artistic Etchings and language of Friendship
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Glossy white, Vanilla and Neutral DSP pack
Accessories: Decorative Label, Black embossing powder, sponges and cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon and Brayer

Thanks for Stopping by!

June 12, 2012

Wisteria Flowers

Card Supplies: Stamps: Field Flowers
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla and Lucky Limeade
Ink: Wisteria wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard (stamped off and stamped again)
Accessories: Wisteria wonder ruffled ribbon, scallop trim border

I started off stamping the stems in Lucky Limeade.  Then, I stamped the more solid image of the flowers in wisteria wonder and then topped them with the out lined image inked in Elegant Eggplant. Added the centers, by stamping in more mustard.  I  stamped the sentiment from the set in chocolate chip ink.  Added the scallop trim border and the ribbon and called it good. 

I love the colors Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder together especially with the stamp set Field Flowers. Pretty simple card, but I love it. One of my favorites so far. I think I need to play with this set a little more.   Thanks for stopping by!


June 11, 2012

Gently Starfruit

Card Measurements:
Elegant Eggplant: 4 ¼ x 5 ½, 2 ½ x 2 ⅝
Summer Starfruit: 4 x 1 ½, 2 ⅜ x 2 ½
Twitterpated DSP: 4 x 5 ¼  
Naturals White: 2 ¼ x 2 ⅜

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Gently Falling, Just believe
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Baja breeze
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze and Natural White
Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Scallop Dots Ribbon, Framelits Bitty Banners (Item # 129267; $14.95) and Twitterpated DSP, stampin' dimensionals.

Hello! It's been a while since I've done anything with my blog. I decided to start posting on my blog more. I decided to play with the new In colors. Since I first saw them I knew I would have a hard time using Summer Starfruit so I decided to use that one first... I started with a color combo from the color coach. The colors are Elegant Eggplant (Regals collection), Summer Starfruit (2012-2013 Incolor) and Baja Breeze (Subtles collection). Then I went through my DSP and found something with a tone on tone look and ended up using a Baja Breeze sheet from the Twitterpated DSP pack. I decided by base was going to be Elegant Eggplant since that's what was sitting on my desk from a card I made earlier. I adhered the Baja Breeze DSP to the card base. Then I wrapped the Scalloped dots ribbon around the summer starfruit piece of cardstock and adhered that to the DSP. I then inked up my image and stamped off (making it a lighter version of summer starfruit) on to scrap paper before stamping onto Naturals white cardstock. With the outlined image of the same stamp I inked it in Summer starfruit, but left it at it's true color...making it a darker outline than the “inside” of the leaf. I adhered the image to a piece of summer starfruit and popped that up on to a piece of elegant eggplant. I adhered the focal piece so it would over lap the strip of summer starfruit. I stamped the “thank you” from Just believe stamp set and ran it through the big shot with the bitty banners framelits die. At first, I didn't really like the card all that much, but it grew on me after a while. Thanks for stopping by.


September 21, 2010

Some cards I've been working on

I've been trying to work out of my comfort zone a little.  What I did with these is worked with colors I don't normally use.  Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie aren't colors I normally work with.  So I decided to use them.  I believe I got this color combo from the color coach, but it's been a while since I made these, so I could be mistaken. I used half of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of whisper white and randomly stamped images from the Level 2 Hostess Set. 
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 I cased this one from one of the catalogs.  I think it was the Idea book, but can't remember for sure.  I'll let ya know as soon as I find it. 
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This card I Cased a card I had made a long time ago, but with som of the old colors, so I changed them with current colors and current stamp sets.

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Thanks for stopping by!