Saturday, December 31, 2011

Berry Friendly

Hello!  Happy New Year's Eve!  I haven't stamped in a few days because I have been un-decorating and cleaning the house.  If it didn't get done by yesterday, then it probably wouldn't have gotten done until next weekend, and that was unacceptable for me!

This card is for two challenges:
For the inspiration challenge, we had to find something from this Etsy store called Embroidery Everywhere.  I found this strawberry embroidery and it led me to my Best of Everything set!  I just love the cute images this set has and the strawberry is one of my favorites.

Of course, I had to pair it with the Berry Blossoms designer paper.  This sketch allowed me to showcase some of the bigger print paper that this designer paper pack has.

The strawberry was stamped twice, once of the main panel and then once on a scrap and cut out and mounted on dimensionals.  The sentiment is punched with the word window punch, layered with the designer label punch and also mounted on dimensionals.

Supply list:
Paper: Whisper White CS, Calypso Coral CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Early Espresso CS, Berry Blossoms DP
Stamps: Best of Everything
Ink: Calypso Coral (used marker), Lucky Limeade (used marker), Early Espresso
Accessories: Paper Piercing Mat & Guide, Scallop Border Punch, Designer Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

All items used on my card are current Stampin' Up products and can be purchased by visiting my online store... HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Pin It

Thursday, December 29, 2011

You Are Loved, Chupa

This week's featured stamper is the one and only, Chupa!  She was a design team member of the Color Dare for quite a while and I just love her style.  She makes the cutest cards!  I love going way back into the featured stampers gallery and picking a card from their earliest creations.  I found this card and picked it for my CASE.

I changed the stamp set to the You Are Loved set in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  (Hurry, this catalog goes away on January 3rd and this set will no longer be available!).  I kept her main color scheme by using Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, and Pretty in Pink.  I even stamped on colored cardstock which I NEVER do!  I like how it turned out, though!  Instead of putting the sentiment on a circle, I used some yummy Rose Red double stitched ribbon and tied a bow.  I kept her basic sketch as I thought it looked awesome!

Thanks for the inspiration, Chupa!

Here is my supplies list:
Paper: Pink Pirouette CS, Rose Red CS, Bella Birds DP (retired)
Stamps: You Are Loved
Ink: Rose Red, Early Espresso
Accessories: Rose Red Double Stitched Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

You can purchase Stampin' Up Products 24/7 from my online store by clicking HERE!

Have a great day!
Pin It

Bella Bleu Vintage

I made this card yesterday.  My mom and I had a little stamp day at her house.  I am soooo in love with this new Sale-a-Bration set, Fresh Vintage.  I decided to pair it with the retired Bella Bleu designer paper and I absolutely love how it turned out!!

This is for yesterday's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  I wasn't sure how I liked it at first, but after my card came together, I really love how it looks.

I didn't use many fancy supplies on this card, but here's my supply list:

Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Not Quite Navy CS, Very Vanilla CS, Bella Bleu DP (retired)
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (available FREE Jan. 23rd when you place a $50 order or more), Best Blossoms (retired)
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8'' Circle Punch, 1 1/4'' Circle Punch

You can purchase Stampin' Up 24/7 in my online store by clicking HERE!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Black & White with a Splash of Razzleberry!

Yay for another card for today!  I love how this ended up turning out!  Today's ColourQ is to use Basic Black, Whisper White and a color of your choice.  I chose Rich Razzleberry

I pulled out a hostess set that is in the main catalog called Array of Sunshine.  You can earn this set by hosting a workshop of $150 or more, or by placing an order of $150 or more.  It's one of my favorite current sets.  The sentiment is from the new Sale-a-Bration set, Elementary Elegance.  I love the script font of it.  You can earn this set beginning January 23rd!

This is also for today's Skipping Stones Designs sketch challenge.

The designer paper is from the Neutrals Print Pack

I stamped the main flower image in Rich Razzleberry, then cut it out and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  The entire main image panel is also raised on Stampin' Dimensionals.  The ribbon is polka dotted grosgrain in Rich Razzleberry (retired).

Thanks for stopping by!

Elements of VT Style

Hello!  Have you recovered from the holiday rush?  Today is my resting day... okay, really it's my stamping day!  HAHA!  We finished up our last family event yesterday evening, so I am excited to be back in my craft room.

This is a little "warm up" card if you will, although it took me forever to make!  It's for two challenges:

Mojo Monday sketch challenge
Use it Tuesday challenge

The Use it Tuesday challenge is one I just found and I love it's goal.. to make you use things in your stash!  This week's challenge is to use your favorite sports team's colors.  I picked Virginia Tech.  I came up with the closest colors I could, Bravo Burgandy, More Mustard, and Crumb Cake.  On this card, I ventured into the land of the lost Prima flowers.  I have tons of them and NEVER use them... so, this was my main challenge to myself.  I also used some retired Autumn Vine designer paper that I have been hording!

The stamp set used here is Elements of Style.  I colored the image with Stampin' Write Markers and an Aqua Painter.  The ribbon is Striped Ribbon in Early Espresso.  The flowers are Non-Stampin' Up.

Thanks for dropping by!  I might have something else to share later!

Colour Queen Courtier


 I logged on to see today's color challenge over on the ColourQ and guess what?  My card from last week was picked as a Colour Queen Courtier!  I just had to share with everyone!  Here is the card I made for this challenge:

I will be back with a new project shortly!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Old Meets New {Sneak Peek}

Merry Christmas Eve!  Today, I am showing you another sneak peek from the upcoming Sale-a-Bration event beginning January 23rd!  This set is called Elementary Elegance and you can earn it for FREE when you place a $50 order, beginning January 23rd!

I paired this with some retired designer paper called Afternoon Tea.  I knew I didn't need a lot of dp on this card, so I went to some scraps and found this! 

I made this card for two challenges:
#1 - CAS-ual Fridays to use Crumb Cake paper & some sort of twine.  I used Hemp Twine on my Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon.

#2 - Clean&Simple Fall to Sketch #171

Full Supplies Lis:
Paper: Crumb Cake Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Groovy Guava Cardstock (retired), Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper (retired)

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Elementary Elegance (available January 23rd with a $50 purchase)

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Curly Label Punch, Hemp Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fresh Vintage - Sneak Peek

Everyone loves a sneak peek, right?  I thought it would be fun to break away from the Christmas scramble and show you a card I made using the upcoming set and some supplies from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  This is called Fresh Vintage and you will be able to earn it FREE with a $50 order beginning January 24th! 

The other supplies on this card that you can earn FREE beginning January 24th are: Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper (shown here as the bottom Calypso Coral panel) and Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (I just used two of the brads in Lucky Limeade).

The other designer paper layer in the circle is from the current Berry Blossoms designer paper.  You can order it by clicking HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hi!  It's been a while since I've updated.  I have been busy with Christmas festivities and such!  I had a break today and decided I needed to make a few more Christmas cards.  I haven't used this image from the Hostess Set, Warmest of Wishes which is only available in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini!  This mini catalog goes away on January 3rd, so if you want something, please go to my Stampin' Up Website and click ORDER NOW!

This is for two challenges:
Monday's Mojo Monday Sketch
Tuesday's ColourQ Color Combination: Lucky Limeade, Glorious Green (retired), Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & Whisper White

I have to admit that the Lucky Limeade paired with the Glorious Green really threw me off.  I think I made it work ok, though.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Keurig Coffee Box

Hello!  For the past two days, I have been working on these really cute Keurig Coffee Boxes!  I found a tutorial online, but beware; the original measurements for the bottom of the box are not correct.  Look down the thread for the updated dimensions, otherwise, your box won't work.. trust me, I know!  I started mass producing before I realized the dimensions were wrong!  Keurig K-Cup Box Tutorial.

I dug up some old retired supplies for this project.  The bottom of the box is made with Chocolate Chip card stock.  The top is made from the retired Close to Cocoa and the insert inside the box is made from the retired Creamy Caramel.  The designer paper I used is retired Close to Cocoa designer series paper.  The main image is from the retired set, Like it a Latte, although, I used the sentiment from the current Morning Cup set.

Once I got the dimensions right, these were fairly simply to make!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Tag

Hello!  It's Wednesday, we are half way through the week!  I am working on my tags for Christmas gifts and came up with this!  I had some help with it from the ColourQ to use Poppy Parade, Cool Caribbean (I don't have any of that left, so I used Pool Party), Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake & Whisper White!  They had a twist this week to make anything but a card!  So, this worked out perfectly!

This is also the Creative Inspirations challenge to make something with snow on it!  This lead me to use this cute image from Tags for Christmas.

I used my Cricut to cut out the tag.  The designer paper is retired called Wintergreen.  I used some non-Stampin' Up silver brads that I had laying around.  The jumbo eyelet is also retired from Stampin' Up.  The ribbon is Ruffled Pool Party ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Cute

Hello!  It is a really dreary Tuesday morning here... I kind of wish it was snowing instead of just raining, but they say we might see some snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning.  You never know around here, though.  We normally either get absolutely nothing or end up with an unexpected 12''. 

Today's card is for the color combo challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to use Real Red, Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla.  This is also for the Creative Card Crew challenge which was simply "Tis the Season".  It's also for the Papertake Weekly Challenge, "Anything goes".  Last, but not least, it's for the Skipping Stones Design sketch!

I absolutely love this image from the set Polar Party.  It's so versatile and fun!  The designer paper is from two different collections, the current Just Add Cake series and the retired Merry Moments. 

I used the satin Very Vanilla ribbon along with a Real Red button and the linen thread for my bow treatment.  I colored my image with Stampin' Write Markers and aqua painters.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 5, 2011

CAS Four the Holidays

Good Monday morning!  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend!  As usual, it went too fast and here we are... Monday morning!  Today's card is for two challenges: Clean & Simple Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to use twine and this week's Card Positioning Systems sketch.

I really needed a push to use some twine because I've had this baker's twine sitting in my stamp room for a while and haven't touched it!  It was nice to have the push to use some of it! 

I pulled out some old designer paper, Ski Slope for this card. I had just the right sized scraps... don't you love when that happens??  It is some of my all time favorite Christmas dp, but unfortunately, I am down to scraps.  I was happy to squeeze out a card using some of it!

The sentiment is from the versatile set, Four the Holidays.  I always forget I have this set.  I thought the sketch was perfect for it!  I love the clean look of some designer paper and a simple sentiment.  Best of all, this will mail easily which is what I need!

I hope you have a fabulous day!  Thanks for stopping by and showing me love!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Birthday Blast

Hello!  Today is another set I'm making for my birthday gift set I'm making for someone for Christmas!  I decided I needed to make at least one masculine/boy set.  So, I used this cute firework image from the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge.  The colors for today's Color Throwdown were perfect, too!  The colors this week are Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Real Red.  I added Crumb Cake as a neutral.

This is also for the Little Red Wagon to use eyelets.  I used a jumbo eyelet on my tag!  The sketch is for today's Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

The sentiment is once again from the trust Teeny Tiny Wishes set.  The designer paper is from a hostess print pack and is in Real Red.  The ribbon is Night of Navy Striped Ribbon.  I used the linen thread to gather it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sweet Day

Hello!  I have a second project to share with you today.  This is another card and tag for the gift set I'm making for someone.  Once again, I used my Sweet Treats cricut cartridge to cut out the main image and the tag.  I used a color combination from my Color Coach: Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, & Daffodil Delight.  I think it worked well for this project!

The sketch on the card is for today's Tuesday Morning Sketch.  It was perfect for my image!

The designer paper is retired called Tea Party.  The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up set, Crazy for Cupcakes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Pizzazz

Good Tuesday morning to you all!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  This card is for today's color challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers and is also for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which happens to be a sketch this week.

I was excited that the color challenge used Pear Pizzazz, it's one of my favorite colors right now!  Just the perfect shade of green in my opinion.  The other colors we had to use were Crumb Cake & Whisper White.  Having a 3 color combination was a  little challenging with this multi-layer sketch, but I think it came out okay!

I pulled out my trusty Dasher stamp along with the Merry Christmas sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The Pear Pizzazz designer paper I used is from the Nursery Nest designer paper pack.  The Crumb Cake designer paper is from the Neutrals Paper Print Pack.  The button brads I used are retired.  Everything else is current though!  The ribbon is Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Cricut

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Mine was great and I'm sad to see it come to an end.  I am in full Christmas mode now, as I have not started on anything that I am making for people... well, until today!  This will be part of an eight card set I am making for someone.  They will all be birthday themed. 

Last Christmas, my dad gave me a Cricut machine.  I really haven't used it as much as I thought I would.  Basically because it kind of overwhelmed me and I wasn't sure how to use it.  So, over my break, I went on YouTube and watched several how-to videos.  This got me inspired!  Woo hoo!  This card and tag uses the Sweet Treats cartridge.  I paired it with all Stampin' Up products and love how it turned out!  I would love to see Stampin' Up come out with a line of cartridges for the Cricut... not sure if they ever will, but it's a wish!

I used the ever so handy Teeny Tiny Wishes set for my sentiment.  The designer paper is some retired hostess paper in Pretty in Pink.  The ribbon is retired wide grosgrain ribbon in Certainly Celery.  I used the linen thread to tie my sentiment on. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Contempo disaster?

I am really not sure how I feel about this card I made today.  Oh well, it is what it is!  HAHA!  This is for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers and for today's Color Throwdown challenge to use Real Red, Taken with Teal, Baja Breeze, and Chocolate Chip.

If you are wondering, Taken with Teal is a retired Stampin' Up color and I only had some scraps of it left.  The designer paper I used is the Elegant Soiree.  The ribbon is a retired satin ribbon in Chocolate Chip.  The set I used is Contempo Christmas.

Remember, you can order Stampin' Up directly from my website!  Check out the deals they are running this week!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great one!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Array of Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Today's card is for the color combination challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers and for yesterday's Techno Stamper's Sketch.

The colors for the challenge were: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, & Marina Mist.  All of these colors are featured in the Nursery Nest dp.  This is my first time cutting this paper up!  It's really cute and I love the patterns in it.

I used the hostess set, Array of Sunshine for my image and embellished with Marina Mist Brads, Marina Mist Scalloped Ribbon, and linen thread.

The main image is stamped and cut out and mounted on dimensionals.  I sponged the edges with Regal Rose for more dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great one!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Clean & Simple Christmas Cheer

Hello!  I have been under the weather for the past few days and finally broke down and went to the doctor today.  Turns out I have a bacterial sinus infection on top of a virus... no wonder I feel bad!  Anyway, I have been in bed most of the day, but had to get up for a while and I made this card.

This is for today's Clean & Simple challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to make a winter or Christmas card.  This is also for Friday's Clean&Simple Fall-to-Sketch.  I always enjoy their simple designs. I did tweak the sketch just a little because my sentiment panel was going to cover up too much of my image, so I just put it below, hope that is okay!  I also added ribbon because, well, I love ribbon!  :)

I once again used my new Polar Party set for this card.  It's such a fun set!  I watercolored the trees with Stampin' Write Markers & an Aqua Painter. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great one!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Owl Thanksgiving

Hello!  I am back today with a Thanksgiving card.  I made this for several challenge:

Tuesday's ColourQ to use Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake & Whisper White

Saturday's CardPatterns sketch

I'm not going to lie... I am not sure I like how this turned out.  I struggled with it for some reason!  I think because I don't have many fall or Thanksgiving stamps and this color combo screamed autumn!  I had to improvise using my new hostess set, Warmest of Wishes and my Owl Punch

It is what it is, I guess!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Polar Party

Wow, it has been quite a while since I posted!  It has been a crazy autumn!  I moved my stamp room upstairs yesterday in the hopes of getting more stamp time in.  So far, it's working because I made this card this morning!

I bought this set, Polar Party about two months ago and I am just now inking it up for the first time!!  It's such a cute set for holiday cards.  I love how this turned out!

The designer paper I used is non-Stampin' Up.  Everything else is.  The color scheme is Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, and Baja Breeze.  It's a really fun and crisp combination for the holiday season!

Thanks for stopping by and I promise I will be around more!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Retro Christmas

Yay for Wednesday!  I hope you're week is going well.  I'm always so tired by the time Wednesday comes around... I have a long work week too as I have to work on Saturday this weekend.  So, I better find my energy!

This card is for two challenges today:
Sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers
ColourQ challenge to use Wisteria Wonder, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White

I pulled out my Contempo Christmas set for this card.  The colors reminded me of a retro-type Christmas, so I thought this would be the perfect set!  I love the cute Christmas tree that is in this set. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Up Up & Away for your Birthday!

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!  I made myself time to stamp today, but I don't have too much time to write about my card. 

This is for several challenges:
Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge to use Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, & Old Olive
Tuesday Morning Sketches

I used the new stamp set, Up, Up & Away.  I looove this set!  It's so cute!

I wish I had more time to elaborate, but thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Clean & Simple Christmas

Whew... I am finally back!  It's been a whirlwind month, but I am finally getting settled into my regular schedule.  I have today off and was determined to make something!  I decided to get back in the groove with a clean & simple Christmas card.  Let's face it, Christmas will be here before we know it!

I am participating in a craft fair on October 1st, so I decided I needed some more Christmas cards to sell. 

I haven't gotten my new order of SU! stuff, so I had to use some from previous years.  This particular card uses Tags 'Til Christmas (#121169) & Season of Joy (#110384).  The embossing folder I used for the Always Artichoke panel is Non-Stampin' Up! but SU! just came out with one that is very similar in the Holiday Mini Catalog, Snow Burst (#124096).

The colors I used on this card are: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!  :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

More Coasters

Another set of coasters I made!  You can't tell in the picture, but I used specialty paper that has some glitter on it and it lasted through the process!  I looove how this turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Awesome Coasters

Hello!  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!  Mine has been great!  I just discovered the website Pinterest.  If you have never checked it out... you MUST!  There are so many great things on there!  I actually found the idea for these super easy & cute tile coasters on there.

These are just those really cheap tiles from Lowes or any home improvement store.  I got mine for $0.16 each!  I used designer paper and Mod Podge to cover them and put felt on the bottom!  SUPER simple and really really cute!  I've made several sets so far, but this is my favorite.

Just wanted to share!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Precious Butterflies for You

Hi!  I hope you are having a good week.  It's the last week of summer classes at the studio and I have gotten a lot of work done in preparation for our fall season, so I took some time out today and decided to stamp!

This is for yesterday's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  This is also for yesterday's Color Throwdown to use Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Old Olive, & Basic Grey.

I pulled out my new Precious Butterflies stamp set.  It's a new hostess set from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  The designer paper is from Just Add Cake (So Saffron piece) and from the Neutrals Print Pack (the Basic Grey piece). 

This is a pretty simple card, but it was fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Polka Dots Everywhere!

Hello!  Happy Wednesday... we are half way to the weekend!  Today's card is for several challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers.  It's the Dare to Get Dirty challenges especially for Fan Club members!  If you are not a club member, sign up today!  You won't be sorry!

I pulled out my new Best of Everything stamp set.  I just love this set paired with the new Berry Blossoms designer paper!  So cheerful & fun!

This is for a sketch challenge, a challenge to use paper flowers, a challenge to use three different types of embellishments, to use punches, and last but not least, use polka dots!  I think I nailed that one, don't you?  HAHA!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Birthday Wishes Owl

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  Splitcoast Stampers is having their annual Dare to Get Dirty challenges.  I play in these every year, so I had to get started!  This card is for Julie M. Lacey's challenge to use Kraft on your project and for Betty Wright's challenge to use colors, supplies, etc that go along with the letters in your name.  The sketch is for this week's Mojo Monday sketch!

Here's how I used the letters in my name:

Island Indigo
Lucky Limeade
Yellow (for More Mustard)

I was pushing it on the "Y", but I really had a hard time coming up with something!

I used two Sale-a-Bration sets from this past year, So Happy for You & Punch Bunch.  Unfortunately, both are no longer available.  Both the Crumb Cake & More Mustard are from a retired Prints Pack designer paper series that is also no longer available.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Halloween Nugget Treat

Here is another project for my fall craft sale.  These were very simple to make.  I found the basic directions here,  Once again, I used the retired Ghostly Greetings designer paper along with the retired Only Orange cardstock and the retired Kiwi Kiss cardstock.

The stamp is not from Stampin' Up.  Like I said before, I do not make many Halloween projects and do not own any Halloween Stampin' Up stamps.  This was from a $1 clear mount set from either AC Moore or Michaels.  Not sure if you can get them any more because I bought these probably 3-4 years ago!

Thanks for stopping by!

Halloween Top Note Treat Box

My mom, aunt, cousin and I are putting together things for a craft sale at my Grandmother's church in October.  I do not own many Halloween stamps or accessories, but I figured Halloween stuff might sell, so I pulled out what I have to make these cute boxes!

I had bought this designer paper several years ago (not sure why, but oh well!).  It's called Ghostly Greetings and it's now retired from Stampin' Up.  I dug through my drawer of non-Stampin' Up stamps.. most of them are those $1 ones from AC Moore & Michael's.  For some reason, I would go each week and buy tons of them... can't say I've used them much, but I'm glad I had this one for these boxes!

This was really easy to make.  I took the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and modified it because I wanted my box to be open on the top.

I plan on selling these for $5 each.  They will be filled with Halloween themed candy and/or snacks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Up Up Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my *new* blog home!  I had set my old blogger up with an email address that I no longer use, so it was becoming a pain to log in and out of my google account each time I wanted to post to my blog!  Anyway, I have moved everything over and here we are!  Please update your bookmark to

Now, on to my card!  I made this for this week's sketch & color combination challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers.  I have been away from stamping for a while, so I am going back and doing challenges I've missed over the past month or so.

I just got this great new set from Stampin' Up called Up, Up, & Away.  It was one of my first "must haves" when I got the new catalog! 

The colors this week are: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, and Island Indigo.  I also added a touch of Pool Party!  I love this fun color combination, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fruity Hi!

Hello!  It's Thursday... one more day to go until the weekend!  Woo hoo!

Todays card was a real challenge for me... I saw this sketch on My Time Made Easy and knew I wanted to pair it with today's Ways to Use it challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use vellum.  I then found this summery color combination on Create, Ink that made me think of my Tart & Tangy set which is retiring at the end of this month which makes me sad because it's a cute go-to set for quick cards!

This card, however was NOT quick for me.  I had a vision in my head, but had a hard time making it a reality.  Do you ever have that problem?  Ugh, I hate it!  I knew I wanted the squares to be the fruit, but I just didn't have a sentiment large enough, or appropriate for the card to go on the main panel.  So, I pulled out my retired Letterpress Alphabet and made my own simple greeting.  I stamped it on vellum which is always a disaster for me because I'm impatient and can't wait for the ink to dry!  I think I ended up stamping this 3 different times before I got one that was centered, straight, and didn't smudge.

I pulled out this really cute polka dotted Tempting Turquoise designer paper from the retired Island Oasis designer paper. 

In the end, I am happy with the result!

Want to take a stab at this card?  Here are all the supplies used, you can order any of these in my Stampin' Up online store found HERE!

  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (#119683)
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock (#115320)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (#100730)
  • Island Oasis Designer Paper (retired)
  • Vellum Paper (#101839)
  • Melon Mambo Ink Pad (#115656)
  • Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad (#119784)
  • Daffodil Delight Ink Pad (#119667)
  • Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker (#119801, set)
  • Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker (#121074)
  • Summer Sun Corderoy Button (retired)
  • Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon (retired)
  • Letter Press Alphabet Stamp Set (retired)
  • Tart & Tangy Stamp Set (HURRY, this set retired on 6/30!, #111514)
  • Linen Thread (#104199)
  • 5/16'' Jumbo Neutral Brads (#112534)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Elements for You

Good morning!  It's Wednesday and you are half way through the week... woo hoo!  That also means there is a great new color combination over on the Color Dare and a new sketch over on Splitcoast Stampers!

This week's Color Dare is Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, and Sahara Sand.  I really love this girly combination and thought Elements of Style would be perfect for this large panel sketch!

The designer paper I used is a hostess paper pack from the current 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!  You can get it for FREE when you place an order or host a workshop totalling $150.00 or more.  You only have until June 30th to get your orders in before the new catalog takes effect and this paper WILL NOT be offered any more!

You can place your order in my online store found, HERE!

Want the supplies to make this card?  Here's what you will need!
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock (#121043)
  • Elegant Eggplant Cardstock (#105126)
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock (#119796)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (#119795)
  • Watercolor Paper (#105019)
  • Scallop Circle Punch (#119854)
  • 1 3/8'' Circle Punch (119860)
  • 1 1/4'' Circle Punch (#119861)
  • 1'' Circle Punch (#119868)
  • Elements of Style stamp set  (#118611 wood / #120045 clear)
  • Stampin' Write Markers in Perfect Plum (#100035), Pear Pizzazz (#119801 set), Blushing Bride (#119801 set), & Crumb Cake (#120967)
  • 1 1/4'' Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Aqua Painters (#103954)
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink (#101406)
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dear Father

Hi! Happy Tuesday! This card is for today's Color Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use Old Olive, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip! It was the perfect combination for a Father's Day card I needed to make!

I pulled out an old non-Stampin' Up set for this as I don't have many masculine sets that are Stampin' Up. I love these hot air balloons and I can't wait to get my hands on the Stampin' Up set that will be in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

The sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp and is from the set, Well Scripted. This set was in the Winter Mini Catalog and unfortunately, is not in the new catalog.

All the accessories, aside from the buttons, I used are Stampin' Up... Mini Library Clips, Linen Thread, Old Olive Striped Ribbon, Old Olive Brads, Chocolate Chip Designer Paper, 1 3/8'' Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card is for several other challenges as well:

Papertake Weekly Challenge to make a Father's Day Card
Party Time Tuesdays to make a Father's Day Card
Skipping Stones Designs sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sweet Celebration

Here's my final card for today! I used the retired Sweet Scoops set for this one! I really love how it turned out! I paired it with some new designer paper that will be in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog called Just Add Cake. It has some SUPER cute designs and will be available to purchase on July 1st!

This card is really heavy and includes many layers! I embossed both of the back panels along with the number panel and the ice cream scoop. I used some retired Wild Wasbi ribbon for the bottom and some Glimmer Brads in Blushing Bride on the corners.

This is for today's Sketch 'N Stash sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Bird Anniversary

My anniversary is coming up this Thursday, so I needed to make a card for my husband. I always struggle with "manly" cards... especially for events like anniversaries! I have seen the bird punch used in this way by others, so I thought I would try it! I really love how it came out!

The birds are punched and then outlined with a white gel pen and mounted on dimensionals. The heart is from the Three Heart Punch and is also mounted on dimensionals.

The backgrounds are from retired designer paper called, Au Chocolate. Needless to say, it is one of those dps that I never use! ACK! I accented it with the retired Sage Shadow and the current Riding Hood Red.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

The sketch is today's Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Fall to Thanks

Here's another card I made today, it features the new designer paper called Paisley Petals. This is a CAS card for Friday's Clean & Simple Fall to Sketch.

The sentiment/image is from the set Perfect Punches. I actually stamped it twice, once in Always Artichoke and then again in Bravo Burgandy and punched with the small oval punch. I think it turned out pretty elegant!

This card is very simple and was fast to put together, but still packs a punch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mojo For You

Hi everyone! I have a sneak peek for you today! This is a new set that you will find in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! It's called Precious Butterflies and will be available as a hostess set! I really love it.. this is just a few images from it.

The designer paper is also from the new catalog and is called Pocketful of Posies. I really love the colors in this paper and the beautiful patterns!

Both of these products will be available to order on July 1st!

I made this card for today's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I really love this sketch, it was fun to work with!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Prima Friend to Friend

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I had a little while to stamp today, so I decided to play along in the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers! Today's featured stamper is Mary aka StamperCamper!

I decided to CASE this card by her. I kept her basic layout, but I changed the colors to Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede. I also used a different sentiment. Mine is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. The stem is from Bold Blossom and the flower is a Prima Flower... it's one of many I bought a long time ago and have never used! The desinger paper is the retired Thoroughly Modern.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Oval All... For You

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I sat down this morning to catch up on a few challenges. This is for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers along with today's Free For All (also on SCS) to pull out your unloved stamps!

I have to admit that I don't even know if this stamp has ever been inked!! I got this set, Oval All a while back and maybe have used it one time. I just HAD to have it... then it's just been sitting in my closet. Today was the incentive I needed to pull it out! I also decided to use some unloved designer paper. This is called Autumn Vine and was released a few years ago. It's now retired and uses colors that aren't even available any more. Luckily, I still have a pretty good stock of retired cardstock that matches it.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Look Ma, No Stamps!

Hello! I'm back with a second card for today! I made this card for the Mojo Monday sketch and for the Critter Challenge to use Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) on your project.

I don't know about you, but when the Prima Flowers first came out, I bought a TON of them! Have I used even 1/4 of them? NO! I found a huge container full, so I told myself I was going to use them on this project. I came up with my color combination from the flowers. I ended up using retired Summer Sun, retired Orchid Opulence, and retired Bermuda Bay. I used Crumb Cake & Whisper White as my neutrals.

I embossed the panels with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and used a circle punch to make the large scallop panel. The ribbon is retired Polka Dotted Bermuda Bay.

Thanks for stopping by!

Perk it Up!

I'm back!!! My studio's dance recital went off wonderfully and I finally have some time back to stamp! I have been away, but my craft room has been busy! I made 6 scrapbooks for my high school seniors, made Life Saver boxes for volunteers, made candy bar boxes for my student teachers... Unfortunately, I got really excited and didn't take pictures of ANY of them before I gave them out!!!

Anyway, today's card is for last week's Color Dare to use Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, and any neutral. It's also for this week's sketch challenge over on Lizzie Anne Designs.

I pulled out my Morning Cup set as I feel like I haven't used it too much and it was a must have for me! The designer paper is from two different dp packs. The Tempting Turquoise print is from the retired Rainbow Sherbert dp. The Pear Pizzazz is from the current Hostess benefit, In Color Pack.

I stamped the tea cups in Stazon Black and colored them with Stampin' Write markers. The ribbon is striped Early Espresso.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rich Graduation

Hello! Happy Tuesday to all of you! I am wrapping up my main dance session at the studio and have 6 graduating high school seniors. Today's project was to get their graduation cards done. Since they all go to different schools, and I wasn't too fond of any of their school colors, I decided to dig out some retired Stampin' Up paper to use as inspiration.

I got this free file for my Cricut, here.

Everything was cut out on my Cricut and then I sponged the edges to give it more dimension and depth. I used a lot of Stampin' Dimensionals to make my image POP!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Thank You for All You Do

First off, Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's out there! Secondly, I hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been fabulous up until today. I woke up with some kind of junk... sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, etc. It's not fun! DH went out for a while (I don't blame him, I'm pretty out of sorts right now.. haha) so I decided to try to stamp. It did take a while to get this card right... still not sure I am loving it, but oh well!

This is for today's Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers! Today's Featured Stamper is Reddydyisco, click on her name to see her gallery. I chose this card to CASE. I used green as the basis for my color combo and then I went to my trusty Color Coach for a combination. I used Wild Wasabi as my green... the Color Coach put it with Perfect Plum & So Saffron. I love how these colors look together! I also kept her Thank You theme on my card along with her layout. I changed the stamp set, colors, added some bling & ribbon.

The stamp sets I used are For All You Do and Sincere Salutations. Both can be found in the current Stampin' Up Catalog or in my online store.

Thanks for stopping by... I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sweet Cupcake!

Hello! It's almost the weekend... woo hoo! I hope you're week is going well.. mine is chugging right along! Our studio's annual dance recital is in less than a month and I am starting those last minute preparations. You would think it would get easier every year, but the fact is... it doesn't! I cherish my morning stamp time... it helps calm me before digging into studio work!

This card is for several challenges today:

1) Ways to Use It on SCS to make a project with something SWEET!

2) My Time Made Easy sketch challenge

3) Pals Paper Arts color challenge to use Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, & Pear Pizzazz

I'm not sure I like my decision to stamp the cupcake directly on the Pear Pizzazz dp, but oh well. The cupcake is from the set, Crazy for Cupcakes and the tag is from Taggers Dozen, one of the first stamp sets I ever bought and is since retired.

Everything is pretty explanatory on this card...

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!