Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Since today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration 2010, I made three different cards using my SAB stamp set and coordinating DP!

This first card uses Jen's SSFYTT for this week. I only used one sheet of DP, I just flipped it over! Cute, huh?

Supplies: Stamps: Good Neighbors, Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie Paper: Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White card stocks, Welcome Neighbors DP Accessories: Button Latte

This card uses the OCC's sketch for this week! (Sorry the picture is so dark...I had to pretend. its snowing here and will be tomorrow too...)

Supplies: Stamps: Good Neighbors, Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Burmuda Bay Paper: Burmuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White card stocks, Welcome Neighbors DP Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch

And this card was because I need to send it to someone, and I wanted to make the simplest card ever, hee hee! This is the back of the stripy paper on the previous card! Cute huh? All I did was trim it to fit the card and stamp the word!

Supplies: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Old Olive Paper: Old Olive card stock, Welcome Neighbors DP

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Scrap Class #3

Here is the last of the pages I've made at these scrapbook classes. These were the most detailed, and yet its still a "clean" layout. I found the design for page 1 (including a video!) HERE, but I did modify it to use the supplies I own, and colors that would fit anyone at a class. Its really a great design I can see myself using over and over. (I used their names for the title on page 1, but blurred them out)
AND we got to use clear stamps on this one! That was a fun new toy, for sure!

Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet, Vintage Vogue-clear
Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue & Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Large Fancy Flower Punch, Fresh Favorite Buttons, Silver Brads, Mat Pack

Monday, March 29, 2010

Simply Scrappin'!

So these pages come from my scrapbook classes... the 12x12 was last weekend, and then I did the 8x11 this weekend. I wanted to show how simple it can be to get your scrapbooking done. It doesn't always have to be full of layers and embellishments. Plus I am excited to keep using this kit!
Supplies: Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet Ink: Chocolate Chip Paper: Always Artichoke card stock, Tailor Made Simply Scrappin' Kit Accessories: Linen Thread
Scrapbooking really can be simple and cute!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Card Class again...

Here is what we made at the card class this weekend... I had advertised it as a birthday card class, but provided the Teeny Tiny Wishes so they could use any greeting they wanted/needed. I like options. *grin*
Supplies: Stamps: Loads of Love, Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Basic Black Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Welcome Neighbor DP (only available til Wednesday!) Accessories: Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon, staple
Supplies: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Melon Mambo Paper: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo & Soft Suede card stocks, Soft Suede Patterns DP Accessories: Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Large Fancy Flower Punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, Jumbo Brads, Mat Pack
Supplies: Stamps: Pun Fun, Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Basic Black, Real Red Paper: Real Red, Barely Banana & Whisper White card stocks Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Black Gingham Ribbon, Real Red Striped grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


awww! My mom ordered this set and I decided it would be adorable for Jen's SSFYTT! It is! I had to make two!! LOL!

Supplies: Stamps: Teddy & Train Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink Paper: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White card stocks Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Pretty in Pink striped grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

One Page Three Ways

At my scrapbook class this past Saturday they wanted 12x12 pages. This coming Saturday attendee's want 8.5x11 size pages. So I had to find a way to make all of the same pages, but smaller. My pages are of three totally separate events, but here's how I did it....
the 12x12...

one 8.5x11 (this is for my son's book! Want to use pink and glitter with your boys? Throw in shots with his sister, mother or grandmother, and its all good!)

the other way to do an 8x.5x11...

Stamps: Taffy ABC Ink: Chocolate Chip Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip & Real Red card stocks, Sending Love DP Accessories: Real Red Epoxy Brads, Mat Pack

This glittery paper is so much fun!! It seriously makes me so happy! LOL! its glittered and like, heat embossed so there is actual texture to it. So cool! I love the specialty line of DP Stampin' Up! has offered!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter Card!

This is for a challenge, I really don't send Easter cards. But my grandmother and aunt do! I decided an Easter challenge was a great time to play with this new hostess set, isn't it cute?! I also used the Eggcellent Eggs kit from the Occasions Mini (for cards and pages, in my opinion) which JUST exceeded its 'while supplies last', darnit! I was actually hoping to buy a second kit- they are so fun! So I hope you got one already!

Anyway, I used Taylor's sketch along with the Easter challenge from the OCC and made this:

Supplies: Stamps: Picnic Parade, Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue Paper: Bashful Blue & Whisper White card stock, Eggcellent Eggs Kit Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Word Window Punch

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Some scrapping...

I got these pages *mostly* done earlier in the week. The first page I still need a Rose Red marker for. My marker doesn't work anymore. Buuut its been about 5 years sooo I won't whine too much... When I get access to someone else's marker the title vellum will say "princess and the queen", and I'll fill that Top Note die-cut with the story. Oh, and the sketch came from the Soul Scrapper's site. (Annnnd since blogger is being obnoxiously stubborn, you get to see it the direction the sketch was given! I tilted it and blogger will not load it right, no matter how many times I've rotated it!) Supplies:
Stamps: Taffy Alphabet, girls are Ketto stamps from Stamping Bella Ink: Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink Paper: Whisper White, Close to cocoa & Pink Pirouette (retired) card stocks, Berry Bliss DP (retired), White Vellum Accessories: White Organza Ribbon, Top Note Die Cut, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Soft Subtles Brads, Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3.8 inch circle punch, neutral buttons (retired) So the story that is missing daughter loooves to play dress up. She came down all decked out, and my niece came with her wearing my dad's old gardening hat. My daughter grandly announced "I present the princess (indicates herself) and, the queeeeen (indicating my niece)." It was funny how she said it, but it was also funny to see such a poor, impoverished little queen compared to the dolled up princess! LOL! ~~~~~~ This second page I mentioned to you on St Patrick's Day! :) This uses that same very old DP, but brand spankin' new-to-me alphabet set! :) (which is why it wasn't done til last night)
Supplies: Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet Ink: Tempting Turquoise Paper: Gable Green, Green Galore & Tempting Turquoise card stock, Sweet DP (retired!)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Next up...

...Easter! pages anyway. Old pictures needing scrapped of Easters' past! This double-page-layout starts with a sketch found on Stamp & Scrap. The second page I just put together to more or less coordinate, and use more pictures. There would be journaling along the bottom section of page 1, if my marker worked! :( So, another day when I can borrow that shade... Supplies:
Stamps: ABC Lower Alphabet Ink: Ballet Blue Paper: Cameo Coral card stock, Just Delightful Simply Scrappin' Kit Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Mat Pack, Soft Subtles Brads And a couple close-ups for detail...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Seeing Green!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

I am not a big celebrator of this holiday, (tho my husband's family likes to eat Irish food today) but I thought something to show on the blog and something fun in my son's lunch box was definitely appropriate!

The card sketch comes from Jen's SSFYTT, and most of these are colors I rarely use. That fun stripey DP is very old, but I still like it. You'll actually see more of that same pkg later this week, LOL! Its about time I'm using it! Supplies: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Green Galore, Glorious Green Paper: Green Galore & Whisper White card stocks, Sweet DP (retired) Accessories: Heart to Heart punch

Hope you're all enjoying your day and seeing green!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A storage solution

I needed a way to organize my cards. I need to know if I have a birthday card for this person, or if I need to make a new one... Since I do have so many cards, its a little frustrating and certaintly time-consuming to find out! So, I did this a few weeks ago at my mom's, and then took pictures of the process doing it for myself.

First I punched several tabs with the Round Tab Punch, and then cut them in half. (I used retired Kiwi Kiss cardstock, if anyone wonders)

Then I used the heavier card in the back of all the DP packages and cut it into rectangles that fit my box. I stapled a tab on each of those rectangles. Then I wrote my most frequently used 'topics' (birthday, wedding/love, baby, thank you, etc) on the tabs and sorted them accordingly! It turns out I need ONE more for that stack going vertically. those are all "blank".

But now I know exactly what kinds of cards I have, ready to go! Time to get mailin'.....

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Card Class

These are the cards for my card class this past weekend. I did two children's birthday, two feminine birthday and two masculine birthday cards.

Supplies: Stamps: Pun Fun, Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Basic Black, Real Red Paper: Real Red, So Saffron & Whisper White card stocks Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Black Gingham Ribbon, Real Red striped Grosgrain ribbon

Supplies: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Craft Basic Black, Rose Red Paper: Rose Red & Basic Black card stocks, Watercolor paper Accessories: AquaPainter, Black grosgrain ribbon

Supplies: Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa Paper: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla card stocks Accessories: Jumbo Brads, Mat Pack

This weekend is a scrapbook class!! $10 for 3 double-page-layouts (6 pages), my house!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

baby boys!

Today we have baby boy cards! Two of them! This one uses an older sketch by Julee, Mojo 121. Tho the accents in the top corner are a little different. The final baby card this week uses a sketch from the OCC (a week or two ago!) and the colors again come straight from the onesie! And here's a shot of just the cards so you might be able to see them more clearly, LOL Onesie card Supplies: Stamps: By Ones and By Twos (retired), Toy Box (retired) Ink: Basic Black Paper: Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Whisper White card stocks Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads, Mat Pack, Celery Grosgrain ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens Baby card Supplies: Stamps: Welcome Little One (retired), Boho Backgrounds Ink: Basic Black, Bordering Blue Paper: Bordering Blue, Certainly Celery & Whisper White card stocks Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Fresh Fav Buttons, Bold Brights Buttons (retired), Round Tab Punch, Mini glue dots, corner rounder punch

Friday, March 12, 2010

baby girl!

This card is for a friend of mine. The sketch comes from the TCP blog hop sketch, which was on Jen's blog and I liked it! :) The colors came from a little onesie I bought to give my friend.

This stamp is retired, but I LOVE it. I will use it forever! LOL!

Supplies: Stamps: Welcome Little One (retired) Ink: Basic Black, Lavender Lace Paper: Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White card stocks Accessories: Pretty in Pink striped grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Heart to Heart punch, Soft Subtles Brads, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Bold Brights Buttons (retired)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Upcoming Class

I've got a class this Friday {my house} where we'll be making some birthday cards.

heeere is the sneaky peek!

A girls night out, plus six cards and treaty snacks for only $10!

And if you don't want birthday cards, stamp a different greeting!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Birthday Cards!

Wanna see some cards I got for my birthday? My son made me this one: This one came from Debra on SCS: This came from Sandy on SCS: This came from Cindy on SCS: this is from Deb on SCS: this one is from the women at church: Plus a couple others from the store! It was a great birthday! Who complains about 30 anyway? *wink*

Sunday, March 7, 2010

a sweet moment

Here's another page I got done the other night. Everything on the page is retired, but I love that stripy paper for my son's pages! And I love this picture of my son and husband together! This sketch also comes from the Soul Scrappers site. Supplies: Stamps: ABC Lower Alphabet (retired) Ink: Cranberry Crisp (retired) Paper: Cranberry Crisp & Buckaroo Blue card stock (retired), Heritage DP (retired), Treehouse DP (retired), Whisper White card stock Accessories: Cranberry stitched ribbon (retired), Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A scrap night!

(Scroll down for the Blog Candy!) So after being sick and having sick kids for the last two weeks, I finally got some scrapping done last night! yeay! Here's the first page: Supplies: Stamps: taffy Alphabet Ink: Basic Black Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Basic Black Accessories: Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/8 inch circle punch I think I can count on one hand how many times I have used Taken with Teal. I just have a really hard time finding colors that work with it. But I saw this color combo (pumpkin and teal) in the demo magazine (there I go again!) and thought I'd try it out! And the sketch comes from the Soul Scrappers website. More tomorrow!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


*ETA: this is now closed*

today... I am THIRTY, baby! haha!

today is also... my 6th anniversary as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!!!

I think this is a good time for a little blog candy!

I stamped this set of SIX cards (6th anniversary...) for you to win! Two are thank you's and four are birthday cards. They even work for men!

I am limiting this to the US and Canada, but all you have to do is leave a comment! I will select a winner on Monday, March 8th! Good luck!

Supplies: Stamps: Country Morning, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sincere Salutations Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard Paper: More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla Accessories: Twill Tape, EE Brads, SS Brads, Mat Pack, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

thirty years

Here's a page I made at the workshop. Its a page for my parents book, actually. And technically it is a hybrid page, since I printed off another image from the Define Your Life stamps on My Digital Studio, which is the oval accent you see near the top.
Supplies: Stamps: Taffy Alphabet, Ever After Ink: Lavender Lace, Real Red Paper: Whisper White, real red, Lavender Lace card stocks Accessories: Eyelet punch, Large Oval Punch, Rhinestone Square Fire Brads, White Taffeta Ribbon, Mat pack

Monday, March 1, 2010

Paper Flowers!

I had a workshop this weekend and showed three different ideas for paper flowers. The first two came straight out of the demo magazine! If you want a FREE magazine sent to your house every month, full of ideas, during Sale-A-Bration is the best time to start your own Stampin' Up! business!

So, I demo'd these first two cards...

On the Celery one, I printed off some of the Define Your Life images off the My Digital Studio and then punched them out with the scallop circle punch! The bottom layer lays flat, and the top layer was snipped around the edges and folded upward a little. Then, you can have a button in so many more colors (black!) just by printing it off the MDS!

The second card was done by using three sizes of circle punches, snipping around the sides of all three, layering, and adding an actual button in the middle. I free-handed the leaves for this one. And the colors come from needing a shot of yellow and pink in the middle of this blaaah winter air we've been having! I thought it was nice!

And this was the Make & Take. The idea came (to me) from Becky's blog. And now you know three new ways to make a paper flower!

Supplies: Stamps: Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel Ink: Soft Suede Paper: More Mustard card stock, Autumn Traditions DP Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Earth Element Brads, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 inch circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, Mat Pack

Supplies above: Card 1: Stamps: Delight in Life (MDS), Teeny Tiny Wishes (I did use the retired Weathered background stamp on this to add some texture) Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes Paper: Certainly Celery card stock, white printer paper Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch

Card 2: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Rose Red, Certainly Celery marker Paper: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Certainly Celery card stocks Accessories: Fresh Favorite Buttons, Linen Thread, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 inch circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots

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