Friday, May 20, 2011


For today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE on Splitcoast...which was to use opposite colors on the color wheel. I choose Blue and Orange.

I also tried the technique that was in our Stampin Success Journal....Double Embossing. I inked up my embossing folder with Versamark.....ran it through the Big Shot to Dry Emboss it. Then I poured Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder over the entire panel and Heat Embossed it. Very cool! I needed the silver brads to match , so I heat embossed them too in Tangerine Tango.

I also used the sketch from this weeks PALS PAPER ARTS CHALLENGE.

Stampin Up Supplies:

Stamps: Flower Fest
Paper: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue(retired), Tangerine Tango
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Brayer, Big Shot, Circle Punch, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Heat Gun, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Thanks for looking today! Have a great long weekend!


Thursday, May 19, 2011


A quick card for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE at Splitcoast. Today's challenge was 'Fine Tunes'. To use anything musical on our cards. I used the Musical Notes Wheel from Stampin Up.

Stampin Up Supplies:

Stamps: Musical Notes Wheel
Paper: Early Expresso, Blush Blossom(retired), Whisper White, Mellow Moss(retired)
Ink: Early Expresso, Blush Blossom
Accessories: 2.5" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Early Epresso Ribbon, Rhinestones, Sponges, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today.....hope your day has some music in it too!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Just a quick card today using the SKETCH CHALLENGE at Splitcoaststampers. I haven't had a chance to ink up this sweet stamp set that I received for free during the Sale-a-bration Event. I think this stamp set is so cute. I also tried a new color combo for me that I have seen on various blogs, Pacific Point and Old Olive.

I used the new Postage Punch from the Summer Mini Catalog to punch out my three little birds. I also used it to create a border punch along the edges of my main panel so it would match the three little squares.

Hope you like it!

Stampin Up Card Supplies:

Stamps: Happy Together
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Ink: Old Olive, Pacific Point
Accessories: Square Punch, Postage Punch, Pacific Point Ribbon(retired), Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I finally had a chance to play along in a challenge. I am going to be at a Craft Show June 18th & 19th with my dear friend and up I have been busy in my craft room with other projects.

I made this card using the following two challenges:

~SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS COLOR CHALLENGE (Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red & Very Vanilla)

The butterfly was cut out using my Big Shot and the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Die. I then embossed the butterflies in my Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

I also inked up one of the stamps from the Pretty Postage Stamp set which is in the Summer Mini and punched it out with its coordinating punch. Too cute!

Stampin Up Supplies:

Stamps: Pretty Postage
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Rose Red DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Rich Razzlebery(marker & ink)
Accessories: 1 3/8" Square Punch, Postage Punch, Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Crimper, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for looking today. Check out MY STAMPIN UP WEBSITE to place an order or book a workshop!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Isn't this stamp cute? It is the Hello Blossom stamp from the new Summer Mini Catalog. I inked it up with markers today so I could get the different colors.

I also used today's SKETCH CHALLENGE from Splitcoaststampers....except I flipped the sketch.

I also used the colors from a new challenge I found...UTAH DIVAS INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE #35. The colors were Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, Pacific Point and Whisper White. I thought this was a unusual color combo...but I really like these colors together.

I thought this turned out to be a cheery sort of card, if I don't say so myself!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Hello Blossoms
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, Pacific Point, Whisper White, In Color Paper Pack
Ink: SU Markers~Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Ribbon(retired), SAB Pacific Point Button (retired), Finial Press Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Concord Crush Ribbon

Thanks for looking today!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I made this Gift Card Holder for using the colors from todays COLOR CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers. The colors were Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery and So Saffron with White as my Neutral.

I also inked up the FLOWER FEST stamp set from the new Summer Mini Catalog.

Here is a photo of the inside of the Gift Card Holder. As you can see it is held closed by the belly band.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Flower Fest, Oval All
Paper: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Whisper White, In Color DSP Paper Pack
Ink: So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Lg Scallop Punch, Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon (retired), Rhinestone, Dimensionals

If you would like to place an order or book a workshop contact me HERE.

Thanks for looking today!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

REMEMBER THIS CARD.................?

Remember this card I posted a little while ago?

Well I entered it into the Our Creative Corner Challenge to make an Easel card and guess what?

I won this award! How cool is that? Thanks ladies for choosing my made my day!



Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I made this card for a co-worker who wanted a card for her husband. I used the Sail Away Stamp from the new Summer Mini Catalog which is great for masculine themed cards. I paired it with the coordinating Nautical Expedition DSP from the same catalog.

I had to make another Twisted Easel Card (from Monday's Try A New Technique Challenge) ... I think this is such a cool fold for a card and displays it so nicely.

I also made this card for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE at Splitcoaststampers.

I embossed the sailboat with Clear Embossing Powder, then sponged over it in Crumb Cake and Early Expresso to make the image appear. The sails were stamped again in Early Expresso and cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

Stampin Up Card Supplies:

Stamps: Sail Away
Paper: Nautical Expedition DSP, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Sponges, Dimensionals, Antique Brad, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine

Thanks for looking today. Visit MY STAMPIN UP WEBSITE to contact me to book a workshop, order a Free Summer Mini Catalog or place an order ON-LINE.



Aren't these flowers pretty? My special someone sent them to me this week. I just thought I would share...considering how loooooong spring is taking to arrive!

Hope your day has some flowers in it!



Monday, May 2, 2011


I was able to use my new embossing folder 'Flower Garden' from the new Summer Mini Catalog today for the following challenges:

~CLEAN & SIMPLE CHALLENGE (to use the colors Chocolate, Sand, Baby Blue & White)
~TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE (to create a Twisted Easel Card)
~PALS PAPER ARTS CHALLENGE (to use a button or two on a Clean & Simple Card)

I embossed the flower onto Bashful Blue Cardstock and sponged some Early Expresso to highlight the raised edges.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Early Expresso
Accessories: Early Expresso Satin Ribbon, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Latte Buttons(expired), Word Window, Oval, Scalloped Oval Punches, Scallop Trim Border Punch

If you would like a copy of the new Summer Mini Catalog please feel free to contact me at MY STAMPIN UP WEBSITE.

Thanks for looking,


Sunday, May 1, 2011


The SUMMER MINI CATALOG starts today. Click HERE to view the catalogue and start shopping!!

To receive a FREE copy of the summer mini, contact me through MY STAMPIN UP WEBSITE.

Thanks so much,