Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Its high time I post something new, don't you think? Well, except for five of you out there, this is new! This card was suggested by a friend and comes from the class my niece hosted last Saturday. Its the most boyish card we did that afternoon and I think my son would love it.

Stamps: Under the Stars
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy
Paper: More Mustard, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake

I've quit thinking my life is ever going to calm down, I am just trying to figure it all out the way it is! LOL!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scrapping School!

Its funny that even knowing I have like a decade worth of photos to scrap, and how very daunting the idea is, it is *so satisfying* to scrapbook current events!!! Half of the point of scrapbooking is to have fun and enjoy these memories. I am having fun catching up on the excitement of September 2010. So that is what I am doing in the little spare time I can find! Yeay! These pages are nearly identical, and were for my September scrapbook class. I wanted to use this adorable pair of school children on a back-to-school page, and I also thought this map DP was perfect for a school theme. I'm just undecided on how to go about a title. And I thought I'd share them un-titled, since you need something new to look at!
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White card stocks, Newsprint DP
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Bold Bright button assortment

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Simple Blessings

A year or two ago I was doing posts counting my blessings in the month of November, which later turned into Thankful Thursday themed posts. Why we forget to count our blessings I am not sure, but I am certainly guilty of it. So today I am thankful for my family who are my greatest blessings.

I am also thankful for a suddenly booming business, or at least one that is keeping me very busy. This card will be part of an upcoming event...or two... It is very straightforward and simple, but I am pleased with it. I used some new DP with a new In-Color and new things are always a fun change.


Stamps: Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Peach Parfait & Very Vanilla card stocks, Sunny Garden DP

Friday, September 17, 2010

Rock & Roll

This is my favorite technique. It's fun, and I love the look. I have a class coming up where the ladies wanted to learn a few new things. I don't know if this one is new to them, but its easy and we're going to do it! *grin

All you do is pick two coordinating ink colors, ink your stamp just like normal with the paler shade, but then roll the edges in the darker color and voila~

a very pretty effect! Yeay!

And this particular card I left greeting-free, until I need to use it. Hence the empty space at the bottom.

Supplies: Stamps: Vintage Vogue Ink: Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White card stocks

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Current Scrap Page!

Seriously, stop the presses people, I have scrapbooked two layouts worth of photos from this month. Whoa. LOL! For this one, I used two sketches from SCS, and retired DP and retired brads, and I LOVE these pages! This is how we spent the first half of Labor Day weekend. We had a bunch of family and friends come down for my son's baptism. The day was a little hot, but otherwise perfect. And it had to be scrapped asap! So it was! Supplies: Stamps: Letterpress Alphabet (retired) Ink: Soft Suede Paper: Whisper White card stock, retired DP Accessories: Mat Pack, retired soft subtles brads And here are his portraits, which I took a few weeks ago. I love his new church clothes and had to get that adorable hat just for the portraits, lol! It was such a hot day but he was great and had a lot of fun posing for me. Supplies: Whisper White card stock, Retired Stampin' Up! DP, old Chatterbox scrapbook kit

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Old photos, Old colors!

Got another couple old pictures scrapped last night! The sketch came from the Stamp & Scrap site. I used retired colors, but some current stamps! Supplies: Stamps: Under The Stars, Letterpress ABC (retired) Ink: Buckaroo Blue, Sage Shadow, Dusty Durango, Close to Cocoa (all retired) Paper: Sage Shadow, Dusty Durango, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue (all retired) Accessories: Linen Thread, hole punch

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Punched Bird

Here's a card I put together for an upcoming class. Quick and simple and I really like it. I punched the bird out of the Sunny Garden DP, and I used Pear Pizzazz. I think I put the wing on backwards...but I'm ok with that. *grin
Supplies: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Pear Pizzazz Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White card stock, Sunny Garden DP Accessories: 2-Step Bird Punch, White grosgrain ribbon

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thank You x 3

Happy Labor Day! What are we celebrating exactly? That my husband and children are home? Oh good. We could use a little down-time.

Anyway, I was in need of a few thank you cards. Okay a lot. And I ran out of my whole stash! So I pulled up some go-to sketch sites and created these!

This card is based off of Mojo Monday #154. I left off a few edges and the corner bit, but its close. Supplies:

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Occasional Quotes
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Whisper white card stocks
Accessories: Artichoke seam binding ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 in circle punch, Scallop edge punch


This card used Jen's SSFYTT for this week, and this seriously sweet new set. Goodness I love it. I have so many plans for it! tee hee!


Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Tart & Tangy
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Certainly Celery
Paper: Real Red, Certainly Celery & Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Bold Brights Buttons, watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens


and this card uses the OCC Sketch Challenge. The problem? Um...I love this one a leeeetle too much. I can't part with it quite yet and it is going on my display board. Now I gotta make another thank-you card!


Stamps: Uncharted Territory
Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White & Night of Navy card stocks, In Color Patterned Paper Pack
Accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, Sponges, White grosgrain ribbon


tip for the day: I don't yet have the circle cutter. So how do I make circles? stamp the image you want in the circle and set a button case lid or ribbon spool on top of it, then trace and cut your circle!

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Window Look

Happy September! Its been a big week! School, my wedding anniversary and my son being baptized...! I stole a little time to stamp and used this Mojo Monday sketch. I think the colors are perfect for September, and I thought this stamp would be perfect for this window-y sketch!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Basic Black
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Whsiper White card stocks
Accessories: Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon, Bold Brights Buttons
My computer screen is super dark so I hope *you* can see the details on this card. There's even a tiny black-stamped "thank you" on the bottom...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

a valentine?

I * love * this new set!! It was one of the first things on my wishlist so I was excited to get it! I used this cute girl first since I just celebrated my 11th wedding anniversary. Super sweet image. I also used Jen's SSFYTT from a week ago to make this, but I tipped it. And these are new In-Colors!
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Pure Poppy, Concord Crush, Whisper White card stocks, In Color Patterned Paper Pack Sunny Garden DSP
Accessories: Heart to Heart punch, Watercolor WOnder Crayons, Blender Pens, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

a glimpse

at the other side of life. Mine has looked a little like this... More stamping to come!
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