Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011


I made this card for todays CLEAN AND SIMPLE Challenge ~ to use a Flourish on our card, and todays TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE ~ to make a Faux Tile Card.

I used the Flourish from Stampin Up's Baroque Motif stamp set. I stamped it with Crumb Cake ink onto a top note die cute. I then embossed the whole top note die with clear embossing powder. The center flower is also from this stamp set. It too was embossed, cut out and popped up on dimensionals after I added the Vintage Brad.

I love Kraft and White together.....this card came together very quickly.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Baroque Motifs
Ink: Crumb Cake, Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Vintage Brad, Dimensionals, Sponges

Thanks for looking today!



I CASED this cute project from Jennifer Taylor. Isn't it cute?

You could also make some cute little matching cards to place in this little box instead of the memo paper and pen.


Stamps: SU Just Believe
Paper: Old Olive, SU Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Bone Folder, Sticky Strip, Circle Punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon

Thanks for looking!



I made this card a couple days ago...and I forgot to upload it.

I was just playing around with the Just Believe stamp set in Daffodil Delight and Basic Black.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Just Believe
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Accessories: SU Circle Punch

Just a quick and simple card....

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, January 23, 2011


I made this card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. I chose THIS CARD of Emily's to CASE.

I used the Top Note Die and added the Champagne Glass Glitter to it. I used the Stampin Wheel to roll on the Music Notes in Crumb Cake ink. I used the flourish from Friends 24-7 and stamped it in Early Expresso. All the edges were distressed and sponged. The paper piercer was used to create a faux stitched look.

I haven't posted much lately as I have been battling a strained neck for the last couple of weeks. Now I am fighting a head cold..yuk. To top it all off, today I burned my arm ...now I am sporting a Toonie sized blister. All this 4 days before vacation. Hope I get better quick!

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Card Supplies:

Stamps: Friends 24-2, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Music Note Wheel
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Expresso
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Expresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Champagne Glass Glitter, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Sponges, Latte Buttons(retired), Linen thread

Thanks for looking today!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I made this card using today's SKETCH CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers.

I used the new set from the Stampin Up Occasion Mini Catalogue called Nature Walk. I paired it with the matching Designer Series Paper called Botanical Gazzette. The sentiment is from the Hostess Set called Occasional Quotes.

I pleated the Early Expresso Satin ribbon to make it look like it was holding the bird cage. I added a SU Button. I inked up my clear block with Baja Breeze to create the square behind the birdcage.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Nature Walk, Occasional Quotes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Expresso, Botanical Gazette DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Early Expresso Satin Ribbon, Latte Buttons(retired), clear block, glue dots

Thanks for looking today. To place an order or host a workshop contact me HERE.



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Thanks...have a great day!


Saturday, January 15, 2011


This is my first attempt at this technique..I must say I just love it! I wanted to make some more 3-D items to show how versatile Stampin Up products are...not just for cards. I am also wanting to book some workshops for small gift giving ideas.

The first trio of candles I purchased, I used Early Expresso Ink and the flourish from the Friends 24-7 stamp set. I made a belly band around the bottom of the candle and used the Scalloped Border punch and Victorian Crocheted Trim. To finish off the candle I added a Vintage Brad.

After I had success with my first trio of candles...I went around my house and gathered all my candles and started stampin away. The candles below are a shorter pillar candle...so I only used the Flourish stamp and a Vintage Brad to embellish it. I used Black ink this time to match the candle holders.

Here is a close up.....

And another close up....

This last candle (which has seen better days)....I used the Simple Friendship Stamp set. I stamped my images in Cajun Craze and Old Olive. I just added some Old Olive Satin Ribbon to finish it off.


Stamps: SU Friends 24-7, Simple Friendship
Ink: Early Expresso, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper: Early Expresso, Tissue Paper
Accessories: Heat Gun, SU Scalloped Border Punch, SU Victorian Crocheted Trim, SU Vintage Brads, Pillar Candles, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Wax Paper

Thanks for looking today! If you would like to book a workshop contact me HERE.


Friday, January 14, 2011


I am not one to make alot of 3-D items....I think they scare me....

So I thought I would try to branch out and start out slowly by altering a regular plain notebook.

I used the Day & Night Designer Papers from SU and Cherry Cobbler.

I am pleased with how it turned out for my first attempt.


Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Whimsical Sayings
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Day & Night DSP, Basic Black
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories: Chipboard Letters, Top Note Die, Two Step Bird Large Punch, Scallop border Punch, Circle Punches, Vintage Brad, Library Clip, Asst Ribbons

Thanks for looking~



For yesterdays WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE ~~ Butterfly Bliss. We were to use butterflies on our card. Also for today's FREE FOR ALL CHALLENGE to use at least two embossing folders on our card.

I used the Framed Tulips & Elegant Lines embossing folders from Stampin Up. I also used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Folder to punch out my butterflies.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin Up Simple Friendship
Paper: Poppy Red, Texturized Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Peach Parfait
Accessories: Framed Tulips & Elegant Lines Embossing Folders, SU Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Circle Punch, Soft Suede Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals, Sponges, Top Note Die, Big Shot

Thanks for looking today!



For today's FREE FOR ALL Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. To use at least two embossing folders on our card. I used Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots.

This cute little guy is the January Stamp of the Month which you can get for Free At CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS with a $50.00 purchase. It is called a Friend In Need.

I stamped the turtle twice and colored him in with Copic Markers. He was popped up on dimensionals.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: CDS A Friend In Need January SOM
Paper: CDS Lime Juice, Still Waters, Billowing Clouds, SU Whisper White
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento
Markers: Copics # YG67, G05
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots & Divine Swirls EF, Spellbinders Large Circles, Lacey Circles & Fancy Tags, SU Oval Punch, Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, Dimensionals

I just wanted to let my followers know that January will be the last month that I will be on the Design Team for Clear Dollar Stamps. What a privilege it has been to work with this bunch of awesome ladies. Unfortunately, life happens and due to circumstances I felt the need to step down at this time. I will miss all the girls on the DT....but fortunately I can keep following them all thanks to the wonders of blogland!!!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I made this card using today's SKETCH CHALLENGE, yesterdays COLOR CHALLENGE & TEAPOT CHALLENGE.

This card is for my dear friend Katie Renz, who is the DT Leader at Clear Dollar Stamps. She was recently diagonsed with Stage 4 Stomach Cancer and is undergoing Chemotherapy.

The Tuesday Teapot Challenge Destination Station was to send our cards to Katie. You can also follow Katie on her blog MY PAPERHAVEN as she keeps us posted on her progress.

I have been missing in action lately as I pulled a muscle in my neck quite severely. Today is the first day since Sunday that I can actually move around a little bit without my neck going into spasms....what total agony. I could not miss the opportunity to honor my dear friend Katie though...so I slowly (very slowly) was able to make a card for the challenge.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Nature Walk
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Word Window & Modern Label Punches, SU Gold Elastic Cord, Gold Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Sponge, Dimensionals

Hope you are having a great day.


Saturday, January 8, 2011


Just playing with some of my new stuff.....

The first card is used the Hostess Set Because I Care. I inked up the stamp with Versamark and used my Stampin Up Chalks to add color to my image. I haven't done this technique in forever and forgot how much I liked it.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Because I Care, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Victorian Lace Crocheted Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch
Techniques: Versamark & Chalk, Die Cuts

My second card I used my new Bird Punch from Stampin Up and the new Bontaical Designer Series Paper from the Occasion Mini.....I LOVE this paper.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Nature Walk
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Expresso, Botanical Gardens DSP, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Marine Mist, Early Expresso
Accessories: Two Step Bird Extra Large Punch, Early Expresso Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponges
Techniques: Paper Tearing, Distressing, Punches



Monday, January 3, 2011


For todays TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE Challenge at Splitcoastampers. We were to paint our image with stickles.

I used this cute little bear which is from the stamp set Heart Hugs from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. It is new for January.

I used Cinnamon, Bugundy, Magenta and Crystal Stickles to Paint my little bear.

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Card Supplies:

Stamps: CDS Heart Hugs
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP, Purely Pomegranate, Early Expresso, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Early Expresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Stickles, SU Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Cuttlebug Paisley Embossing Folder, Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Thank you 'Beary' much for looking today!



What a weird title eh? It is because this is for this weeks MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE and this weeks CLEAN & SIMPLE CHALLENGE at Splitcoaststampers which was to us the KISSING technique on our card. If you don't know what that is...click on the link to find out.

I used Brand NEW stamps for January from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. This set is called BABY BUNDLE.

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Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Baby Bundle, SU Canvas Background Stamp
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Pacific Point Ribbon, Circle & Inverted Circle Nesties, Basic Grey Granola brads and buttons, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Stapler, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for looking today!