Thursday, August 30, 2007

Year After Year - Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC139

This card is for this week's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers SC139. I really like this Cutie Pie Paper. The colors are so vibrant. I'm trying to get all the bright colors out of my system before I have to start making fall cards here real soon. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Year After Year, Linen Background; Paper: Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, White, Cutie Pie Designer; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Black Stazon; Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Aqua Painter, Brads, 1", 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Non SU Dotted Organdy Ribbon.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Congratulations Ron!!!

I made this card for a co-worker that is leaving us this week to start a new job. We're very happy for him but going to miss him terribly. He is a very precious man. Ron, We'll miss you!!!

Stamps: Eat Cake, Looks Like Spring, In the Spotlight, All in a Row; Paper: Choc. Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, White, Olive Designer; Ink: Soft Sky, Choc. Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou; Accessories: Gold Cord, 1/2" & 1" Punch, 3/8" Non SU Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Level 3 Happy Me Scrappin' Kit

I was so excited when I got this scrappin' kit in last week. I wish you could buy it instead of it being a Level 3 Hostess set. I'm sure I would sell a lot of them. The colors are awesome. It comes with Purely Pomegranate dotted ribbon but I'm going to save that for something special. Thanks for looking!!

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Wonderful Favorites; Paper: Mellow Moss, Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, White, Happy Me Designer; Ink: Mellow Moss, Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Basic Black; Accessories: White Gel Pen, Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitch Ribbon.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I'm Ready for Fall

Who else besides me is ready for some cooler weather? It has been in the triple digits every day this week and miserable. Think this card will make it feel like Fall? Well, maybe not, but I'm ready.
Stamps: Touch of Nature, All Holidays (word saying); Paper: Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Choc. Chip, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider Designer; Ink: Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Choc. Chip, Timber Brown Stazon; Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Groovy Guava Ribbon, Aqua Painters, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack.

SC138 - Just Like You

I started not to do this sketch challenge from Splitcoast but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. Thanks for looking!!
Stamps: Just Like You; Paper: Wild Wasabi, Lavender Lace, Temp. Turq., Certainly Celery, White, Flowers for You Designer; Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace; Accessories: White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Circle Rhinestone Brad, Non SU Dotted Organdy Ribbon.

Getting in the Christmas Mode

I'm trying to get in the mood to do my Christmas cards. The small strip of pomegranate paper on the right side is from the Holiday Mini that starts September 1st. It's called Holiday Harmony. It has Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Always Artichoke and Mellow Moss colors in the paper. Very pretty!!!

Stamps: Season of Joy; Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, Creamy Caramel, White, Holiday Harmony Designer; Ink: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Choc. Chip; Accessories: Markers in Choc. Chip and So Saffron, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8", 1-1/4", and 1" Circle Punches, White Gel Pen, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Non SU Dotted Organdy Ribbon.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Cutie Pie Vases in Vogue

Have I told you lately how much I love SU's designer paper? Oh, that's right, just about everyday. Here is my first card with the Cutie Pie designer paper. It's also the first time, in a long time, that I have used a background stamp. I actually used 2 on this card. The big saffron piece is stamped with "Weathered" and the pomegranate piece is stamped with "Paisley". I had forgotten how much I love background stamps. Thanks for looking!!

Stamps: Vases in Vogue, Birthday Hug and Wishes, Paisley Background, Weathered Background; Paper: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, White, Cutie Pie Designer; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, Basic Black, Black Stazon; Accessories: Circle Rhinestone Brad, Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, Pop-up Glue Dot.

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #16

I had a lot of fun making this card. Beate's sketch for this weekend was a great one to follow. This is the first time I have used my Level 3 hostess set Vases in Vogue. I love it!!! I cut out the vase and flowers and glued it on the Soft Sky cardstock. That was the hardest thing on this card. Not really hard, just time consuming. My husband also got my light box made to take pictures of my cards in. I think the quality of the picture is much better than what I have been doing in the past. If you would like to participate in Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge just check out her blog here. Stamps: Vases in Vogue, Big Flowers, Doodle Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Darling Doodles; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Versamark, Black Stazon, Basic Black; Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Soft Sky Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8", 1-1/4" and 3/4" Circle Punches, Circle Rhinestone Brads, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fruit Stripe Zebra

For those of you that are old enough to remember the Fruite Stripe gum, this is what the zebra reminds me of. Do they still even make that gum?

I just got the new Darling Doodles designer paper in yesterday and I couldn't wait to use it. The colors are so pretty!!! The in-colors this year are so awesome. I'm sure as much as I'm using them I will be ready for some new colors come next July.

Stamps: Zoofari, Curvy Verses; Paper: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, White, Darling Doodles Designer; Ink: Basic Black, Black Stazon, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate; Accessories: Paper Piercer, Square Rhinestone Brads, Aqua Painter, Color Spritzer, Certainly Celery Marker, Dotted Organdy Ribbon (Non SU).

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Apple Cider Designer Paper from Holiday Mini Catalog

This Apple Cider Designer Paper from the new SU Holiday Mini catalog is soooooooooooo pretty. But you know me, I just love all of SU's designer paper and love to use it on my cards. This is not a very good picture of the card because I didn't want to wait until daylight tomorrow to take a picture and put it on my blog. My friends that know me know that me and patience are not very good friends. This was a fun card to make. I'm proud of the way it turned out. Stamps: Brocade Motifs, Season of Joy, Fancy Flexible Phrases, In the Spotlight; Paper: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider Designer; Ink: Perfect Plum, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Choc. Chip; Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Circle Rhinestone Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Slit Punch, Paper Piercer.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Baby Jesus is Born

I got this set thinking I would do a lot of my cards with it this year before really thinking about it. I love the set but it needs a lot of watercoloring. That is very time consuming when you are mass producing cards. I came up with this alternative that I stamped on vellum with Stazon ink and put Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on. That really makes the image pop. It's very glittery in real life. I also used brads to adhere it to the paper instead of using vellum glue. You can't use any kind of regular glue when adhering vellum or it will show through. The words Christmas Blessings were stamped with White Craft Ink and I used white embossing powder to make it stand out. Stamps: Baby Jesus is Born; Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, White, Vellum; Ink: Black Stazon, White Craft; Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Purely Pomegranate Ribbon.

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #15

This is the first card I have made with my new set from the Holiday Mini. It's called Season of Joy. This was also the first stamp set I have gotten from SU that was die cut. Ladies, I hope they make all the sets like this in the new catalog that comes out in January. It took about 5 minutes to put together. It was awesome. I really like making cards for Beate Johns weekend sketches. She has some of the prettiest work I have seen. You can visit her blog at I stamped the tree with old olive stamp pad and then used markers to color in other items after I stamped it. I also roughed up the edges of the white around the tree with the Cutter Kit from SU. Stamps: Season of Joy, It's Your Birthday (snowflakes on the bottom of card); Paper: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, White, Holiday Harmony Designer; Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, Gold Elastic Cord, Markers in Rose Red, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa.

I've Been Sick

Sorry I haven't posted this week but I have been sick all week. I finally started feeling better Friday afternoon so I hope to get some cards done this weekend and post them for you to look at. I've made one Christmas card so far and hope to make a few throughout the month. Check back for more details. Bye!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Iridescent Butterfly

I used the rock-n-foll technique on this card with the iridescent ice embossing powder. Real shiny in real life. Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Wonderful Favorites, Doodle Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Old Olive, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, White Glossy, Fall Flowers Designer; Ink: Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Basic Black, VersaMark; Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Groovy Guava Ribbon, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Wedding Celebrations

I tried making an easy card but not sure how good the colors are for a wedding card. I might could use it for a shower card. Stamps: Big Celebrations; Paper: Rose Red, White, Designer in Old Olive, Soft Sky and So Saffron; Ink: Basic Black, Black Versamark, Watercolor Wonder Crayons; Accessories: Square Rhinestone Brads, Non SU Ribbon, Marvy Uchida Giga Scallop Oval Punch, Colluzle, White Gel Pen.

Bright Doodles

Did I get enough dots on this card or what? The Paisley designer paper is still some of my favorite from SU. I love bright colors. I made this card for my Mom and hope to give it to her soon just to let her know that I love her. I LOVE YOU MOM!!! Stamps: Wonderful Favorites, Double Line Doodles; Paper: Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, White, Paisley Designer; Ink: Basic Black, Black Stazon; Accessories: Marvy Uchida Circle Scallop Punches in Giga and Mega, Coluzzle, Certainly Celery Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I've been wanting to use this set and I thought Beate's weekend challenge would be a good time to put it to use. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out. It was a good sketch to follow. You can see Beate's challenge here: .
Stamps: Big Celebrations, In the Spotlight; Paper: Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Old Olive, Really Rust, White, Old Olive Designer, Fall Flowers Designer; Ink: Groovy Guava, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom; Accessories: Circle Rhinestone Brad, Groovy Guava Ribbon, Cutter Kit, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensional.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Garrett & Lily

Here is a picture of our new puppy Lily. She is a 7-week old beagle that has already won our hearts. She is the reason I went about a week with no postings. It's like having a child that just learned to crawl again. Everything goes in the mouth and she doesn't sleep through the night. We love her though, especially Garrett. He can't get enough of her. Our other beagle, Riley, came into his life when Garrett was only 2 so he doesn't remember him as a puppy. He likes that he can hold Lily in his hands. Riley is too big for him to hold.

Z-Fold Card

This is called a z-fold card. It was one of the challenges on SCS. It was very easy to make but I also think it turned elegant looking. I made it into a sympathy card. I love making cards with SU designer paper. It is such good quality paper and you don't realize how pretty it actually is until you see it in person. Stamps: Garden Whimsy, God's Blessings; Paper: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, White, Fall Flowers Designer, Old Olive Designer; Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Black; Accessories: SU Scallop Circle Punch, Marvy Uchida Giga Scallop Oval Punch, Coluzzle, White Gel Pen, Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Marker, Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker, Soft Blue (Non SU) Grosgrain Ribbon.

Friday, August 3, 2007

I'm Bright Again

Well, I got right back on the wagon for the bright colors. I like this much better than the moose I posted earlier today. I'm having lots of fun using the Flowers for You designer paper but I can't wait until I get the Cutie Pie designer paper in. I have seen so many great samples on SCS using that paper. The puppy is awake again so I need to finish this quickly before she chews the leg off my table. Bless her!!!!!!!! Stamps: Double-Line Doodles, In the Spotlight, Just for You, Whimsy Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Temp. Turquoise, Regal Rose, White, Flowers for You Designer; Ink: Lovely lilac, Temp. Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, ; Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, 3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Write Markers in Lovely Lilac, Temp. Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Pretty in Pink.

Iridescent Moose

This is the first card I have made with this stamp set. It's a really cute set. I can't wait to use the porcupine. This looks like a fall card and I'm not sure I'm ready for it to be fall yet. I think I'll go back to the bright colors again. They are really my favorites. The moose is embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder on glossy paper. It's real sparkly in person. Stamps: Moose You, Hugs & Wishes, Fancy Flexible Phrases; Paper: Really Rust, Old Olive, Groovy Guava, Glossy White, Fall Flowers Designer; Ink: Choc. Chip, Versamark; Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Square Rhinestone Brads, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Colorful Whimsy

Well, it's been a week since I've posted anything. During that week we acquired a new beagle puppy. She is absolutely adorable. We named her Lily. She has kept me quite busy. It's almost midnight and she's asleep so I thought I would take advantage and get some stamping time in. This card was a lot of fun to make. SU has so many new accessories that I love to play with. The butterfly is actually popped up and is embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. It really pops in person. To all my clubbers, I have lots of pretty stuff to show you next week at Club. Stamps: Garden Whimsy, In the Spotlight, Big Celebrations, Whimsy Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, White, Soft Sky Designer; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, VersaMark; Accessories: Circle Rhinestone Brads, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Slit Punch, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen.