Thursday, January 31, 2008

First Ever Blog Candy

  • Look at all the goodies. In honor of being the Featured Stamper on SplitCoastStampers this past Sunday I am going to give away my first ever blog candy. I had 8,000 hits on my blog from Sunday through Tuesday. Wow!! I couldn't believe that many people checked out my blog in a 3 day period. Thank you everyone for the wonderful responses I have had about my cards and the beautiful CASEs you have posted. And a big thank you to SplitCoastStampers for choosing me. I have made some wonderful, precious friends through this stamping hobby that we all love.
  • Contents of the blog candy are as follows: 1) Jigsaw Alphabet Chipboard Letters by Making Memories, 2) Uptown Purple Ribbon by American Crafts in 6 patterns, 3) Pink Chipboard Flowers by Heidi Swapp, 4) much sought after alterable mailbox from the Target $1 spot, 5) SU Build-a-Flower Accents & Elements Tin, and 6) Card Candy.
  • All you have to do to win this scrumptous pile of goodies is to leave a comment on this post telling me which card on my blog is your favorite and why. I will draw the winner on Sunday afternoon using
  • Remember to check back on Sunday to see if you are the winner. You will need to email your address to me so that I can get the goodies to you.

Thanks for playing!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Priceless Club Card

This is a card I made for Club several months ago. Some of my ladies were wanting to know how to do the dry embossing with one of the brass templates. I used the Priceless brass template. The color of this card is unusual for me as I normally go for brighter colors but this soft effect could grow on me. The 3 stamped images on the bottom of the card were stamped and cut out. I stamped them with VersaMark and then embossed with Glassy Glaze Enamel. They are very shiny in real life. They were then put on the card with dimensionals. The Perfect Plum piece of cardstock for the mat piece has been pierced using the mat pack and paper piercer. The word Congrats comes from the Fundamental Phrases set. All supplies are SU!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Woohoo!!!!!! I'm Today's Featured Stamper

I AM SO EXCITED!!! I can't believe I'm the featured stamper over at SCS today. There are so many fabulous stampers out there that I get so much inspiration from. Every creative juice I have comes from the wonderful ideas I get from my wonderful stamping friends. Thanks SCS for giving me this honor today.

To view the Featured Stamper Challenge today please GO HERE.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Good Luck Kathy

This is a card for a friend at work that has gotten a great promotion but not at our office. Kathy, we are going to miss your sparkling personality and the way you always make us laugh. We are very happy for you. TFL!!

Simple Elegance

A quick post for tonight as I need to get in bed for work tomorrow. All I did on this card was use patterned paper from the Ginger Blossom designer pack for the background and then just stamped and matted the only 2 stamps from the stamp set, A Light Unto My Path. I added a piece of ribbon and a photo corner punch and I was done. TFL!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Birdie Cards

I had to get my birdie set out and play with it again. It is really versatile and can serve for several different occasions. Today I needed a birthday card and a card for a friend that just told me she was getting married so here's what I came up with.

I used my Bali Breeze paper on the first card. I came up with a bright card which is unusual for me. Yes, I just lied. I love bright cards and that's what I seem to lean towards most of the time. I used my new Boho Flower punch to add some pizazz to the birdie panel. Then I stamped the birdie on a piece of the pink dotted designer paper and cut it out to paper piece it. I have paper pieced a lot lately. It's a whole lot easier than coloring in the image. I'm not crazy about watercoloring.
On the second card I used my new build-a-brads. I punched out a piece of designer cardstock from the Ginger Blossom to put on the brad and then put the plastic bubble that comes with them on top. The "it's your birthday" sentiment was punched out with the word window punch and then layered on a piece of ruby cardstock that was also punched with the word window punch. TFL!
Card #1
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me; Paper: Taken With Teal, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, White; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Taken With Teal, Basic Black; Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Boho Flower Punch, Small and Large Oval Punch, Brads, Paper Piercer, Teal Grosgrain Ribbon.
Card #2
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me; Paper: Ruby Red, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom Designer; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Build a Brad, Groovy Guava Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Word Window Punch.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Boho Fun

These Boho goodies have been so much fun to play with. And most of you know how much I like to make bright cards. I'm really going to miss Pomegranate when it's gone this summer. Every time SU gets their In Color line I don't think I can like the new ones any more than the ones I used previously . But, just like I loved last years and then I liked this years even more, the chances are they are going to knock my socks off again this summer. I can't wait.

Another thing I didn't think I was going to like was the wide ribbon. Have you noticed how much I have been using it lately? Yes, it's scrumptious too.

I used the small flower stamp in One of a Kind to stamp on the edge of the scallop piece with white ink. TFL!!

Stamps: One of a Kind; Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, White, Berry Bliss Designer; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa; Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Wide Satin Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Punches - Slit, Round Tab, Large Oval, Boho Flowers, Brads.

Woohoo!! New Stamps

Did I say I had some new stamps? I finally got my first order in from the new catalog. I couldn't wait to get some ink on this set and cut into the Berry Bliss Designer Paper. Isn't it scrumptious? I also did something I don't usually do. I made 2 cards almost just alike. "My thing" is that I like to do one card and not duplicate it. I used this weeks sketch challenge from SCS and I thought it was a great layout though so I had to make 2.
On the pink card at the top I used my white gel pen on the pink piece that holds the flowers and I used it again on the large oval punch for the sentiment. Everything else is pretty straight forward. TFL!!
Stamps: One of a Kind; Paper: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, White, Berry Bliss Designer; Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate; Accessories: Wide Satin Ribbon in Chocolate Chip and Purely Pomegranate, Small and Large Oval Punch, Boho Flower Punch, White Gel Pen, Brads, Dimensionals.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cutie Pie Flowers

It had been a while since I pulled out my Cutie Pie paper and used it. I still love the colors in it. Very pretty for spring, summer, fall or winter. Oh yeah, that's all the time, isn't it? Well it does look good all the time.

I couldn't get the flowers colored exactly like I liked them. I colored them first with my Watercolor Wonder Crayons but the Rose Red flower just looked washed out so I took my Rose Red marker and went over it again. It looks better but I still wasn't quite happy with that particular flower. I put Red Stickles on the Saffron flower and Green Stickles on the Rose flower. In the picture the Geen Stickles look gold but they are not. TFL!!

Stamps: Embrace Life, Wonderful Words; Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, White, Cutie Pie Designer; Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Black; Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, Stickles, Photo Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Brads, So Saffron and Rose Red Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Rose Red Marker, Dimensionals.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I Love This Set

I am soooo loving this set. I finally opened my Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit and used it with this card for some bright colors. I really thought these colors looked good for Christmas cards but I'm also liking them for Valentine's cards.
I paper pieced the elephant with Certainly Celery Designer Paper. I used my crop-a-dile for the embossing on the bottom blue mat of the striped patterned paper. I haven't done that in a while but it adds a nice touch. The ribbon is some of the Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon that SU started carrying last July. I didn't think I was going to like it either but you know how that goes. You see other people use it then you have to have it. Thanks to all those wonderful ladies that put so many beautiful things on their blogs. TFL!!
Stamps: Happy Heart Day; Paper: Pretty in Pink Textured and Patterned Paper from Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, White, Certainly Celery Designer; Ink: Black Stazon; Accessories: Markers in Real Red and Certainly Celery, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Crop-a-Dile, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Lovely Elephant

This elephant is my favorite stamp out of this set and yes, this is my favorite set right now. My favorite stamp set usually changes on a monthly basis.
I CASED this card from my friend and downline Jamie. See her card here. She brought this card to my house last night during our monthly club meeting and I fell in love with it. The only difference in my card and hers is I changed the colors and punched a scallop border on the Old Olive designer paper. Thanks for the inspiration Jamie.
The elephant is paper pieced with the Fall Flowers designer paper and his toenails have been painted with a white gel pen. As Jamie said last night, it took 2 coats to make his nails pretty. TFL!!
Stamps: Happy Heart Day; Paper: Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, White, Old Olive Designer, Fall Flowers Designer; Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Black; Accessories: Punches - Corner Rounder (for scallop border), Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, Cameo Coral Grosgrain Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Cameo Coral and Old Olive, Old Olive Marker, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Plant Happiness #2

Another flower card with one of my stamps. I don't know if you can tell from the picture or not but the blue background is stamped with a pretty, lacy vine stamp. It gives the card a nice soft touch. I'm also really liking the border stamp that I put on the cocoa cardstock. The flower is embossed with Glassy Glaze Enamel. This picture just doesn't do this card justice. It's much prettier IRL. TFL!!

Stamps: Radiant Flower, Elegant Vine, Double Border and Sentiment - all from; Paper: Rose Red, Ballet Blue, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, White: Ink: Choc. Chip, Ballet Blue, Timber Brown Stazon; Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Summer Sun.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Plant Happiness

Here is a simple card I created for I like the simplicity of the flowers on this cards. Yes, I know, I stamp a lot of flowers but I just LOVE them.
Hope you are having a good New Years!! It's back to work tomorrow for me after being off for 2 weeks with my family.
Stamps: Flower and Sentiment from; Paper: Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Soft Sky, White, Lovely Lilac Designer; Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Black, Soft Sky: Accessories: Coluzzle Cutting System, Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Cameo Coral and Lovely Lilac, Aqua Pens.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Bright "Fishing You Well"

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to a New Year. I have been off work with my husband and son since Dec. 21st and am not returning to work until Jan. 7th. We have had some wonderful family time at home together.
I made this card for MaryAnn at I just couldn't see doing this fish in anything else except bright colors. I used Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Week #17 sketch for creating this card.
Check out and see all the wonderful stamping goodies MaryAnn carries. TFL!!
Stamps: Fish "Homer" and Sentiment "Fishing You Well" by; Paper: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, White, Darling Doodles Designer; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Black Stazon; Accessories: Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Coluzzle Cutting System, Marvy Uchida Giga Scalloped Circle Punch, Dimensionals, 1/8" Circle Punch.