Thursday, June 30, 2011

The LAST. Day!

Yes that's right, today is the very last day to order from the 2010-2011 catalog!!! If you want to place an order I hope you've got your credit card handy!
here's one more retiring items card for you before they're gone!
Stamps: Kimono Kids, Teddy & Train (for the sentiment) - both RETIRING!
Ink: Basic black
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens

The new catalog will be online * tomorrow * at noon! I already have my post ready to go live, for your benefit, hee hee, so be sure to check back at noon! Enjoy!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Products!

After yesterday's retiring products, how about some new things? My order was so exciting and I can't even show you everything yet! We'll start small.... hee hee....

So today's card uses a stamp set out of the summer mini that is brand new to my house. Its the Strength and Hope set, which is extra special because $2 of every sale of the set (or digital kit!) goes toward Breast Cancer Research! A good cause is a good thing to me!
The other fun thing here is the newww color of purple card stock! Its a very soft shade called Wisteria Wonder and to me it looks like grape bubble gum right out of the wrapper.
Stamps: Strength & Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Artichoke Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Word Window Punch

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Retiring, but very pretty!

My mom ordered this stamp off the almost-gone list (seriously, you only have a couple more days!!) which is not very surprising. She has been to Japan and hosted 5 Japanese girls through a foreign exchange group. Anyway, she asked if I had any suggestions for using it. Yes, I do actually! So I played a little today!

This first one uses a sketch off the Stamping 411 site, found HERE.
Stamps: Dream Gardens (RETIRING!), Occasional Quotes (RETIRING!)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, Fire Square Brads

And this one uses another Stamping 411 sketch, found HERE.
Stamps: Garden Dreams (RETIRING!)
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: Peach Parfait, Whisper White card stocks, Sunny Garden DP (RETIRING!)

annnd I have another Stamping 411 sketch for this one, found HERE.
The photo came out really weird... I might try again tomorrow when the sun is up higher in the sky...
Stamps: Garden Dreams (RETIRING!)
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Crochet Ribbon, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 inch circle punch

What do YOU think of this stamp set?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sweet Pink Baby

This sweet card uses THIS sketch found on SCS.
I got this stamp with Sale-A-Bration and I haven't had a chance to use it yet! The baby bear is so sweet, I see a lot of cute baby cards in my future!
Stamps: Bear Hugs
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, White Grosgrain ribbon, Mat Pack, Corner Rounder Punch, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rainbow of Rock

How fun is THIS? I found the idea HERE and made it my own... I just thought it was so much fun!

Stamps: Grunge Rock
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delighty, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thanks so much!

With the retiring stamps and other products, my card display board for workshops is quite bare. It holds I think 40 cards and I am now lacking 30! Yikes! So I have a lot of work to get my board full...! But its the best kind of work, I think.

Today's sample uses Mojo Monday sketch #196:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Peach Parfait twill ribbon, Neutral Buttons, Wide Oval Punch, 1 3/8 inch circle Punch

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I hope all the wonderful dad's out their are enjoying a pleasant Father's Day. Its pouring rain here, in fact the cold temps and amount of rain broke a 31 year record. crazy... Still, we're having a nice day enjoying the dad in our house, my wonderful husband.

The card I gave him I actually posted in May, but here's the cropped version....

And then here's the final card from my "father's day" card class. I made it a birthday card instead...
The idea is a near-CASE of THIS one on SCS.

Stamps: Under The Stars, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede
Paper: More Mustard, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Spiral Punch (retiring!!!), Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Shirts & ties!

My favorite idea from my Father's Day class comes from Susan on THIS post. She was wonderful enough to share detailed instructions, otherwise I would never have been able to make it!
One of my class attendees went home and made I think 14 for her toddler church class to give to their dad's! Its such a fun idea and so many possibilities! (Susan shares four different ideas)

Here's mine:

Isn't that clever and fun??? I love it! Susan rocks- go check out her ideas for your own last minute Fathers Day cards! :)

Paper: Whisper White card stock, Hostess In Color Paper Patterns DP (retiring!)
Accessories: Rhinestone Square Fire Brads

Friday, June 17, 2011


Here are two more fun cards from the Father's Day class.
This first one is totally inspired by THIS card on SCS by Kristi Jaenisch. My version is different in that we stamped some of the squares, and cut the squares, rather than punched them. Each card is just a little different thanks to the 1-inch squares tho. So fun!

Stamps: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Nautical Expedition DP
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Word Window Punch

And then this card uses a different nautical stamp set (yep, I really like this stuff!) with a different feel.

Stamps: Uncharted Territory
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Paper: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Hostess In Color Paper Patterns
Accessories: Linen Thread, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Card Class - Last Chance!

I had a little masculine themed card class last night, in honor of Father's Day. We made six cards that are great for Father's Day, men's birthdays or even just a nice birthday or sympathy or thinking of you kind of card for anyone.

This card uses Sense of Time, which is going away at the end of the month! I have used it for a lot of masculine things, check it out on my sidebar under "Find my Stamps"! I also chose to make this a birthday card, and used words from Occasional Quotes- a hostess set that will also be gone at the end of the month!

Stamps: Sense of Time, Occasional Quotes
Ink: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Paper: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Artichoke seam binding, Vintage Trinkets, Stamping Sponge

Saturday, June 11, 2011


My sister (and youngest sibling) graduated from high school this month! Now we're all grown up! hee hee. My mom suggested I help make her graduation announcements. My sister decided I am the creative person in the family and gave me complete creative license with the whole thing. I made suggestions but pretty much it was all up to me.

So here's the gist, with the specifics blurred out...

and here are the variations!
Stamps: God's beauty (long retired)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Kiwi Kiss (long retired), Basic Gray card stocks, Urban Oaisis DP (long retired)
Accessories: Black embossing powder, heat tool

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Printed Digital Book!

I have been away from home but my digital book arrived!! Did you print anything through Stampin' Up! during National Scrapbooking Month with the discount? This is all I got- the whole year in a book! I am SO excited about it and so happy about how it turned out! I'm actually going to save it and give it to my son for his birthday which is next month. I think he'll really be thrilled- he loves looking at his scrapbooks. But you're so lucky, you get to see the final product now!

 I had to blur out his name but trust me when I tell you it looks fabulous and striking!
 I've posted both of these pages, but here they are again, printed!
 I customized the back, lol!
Its like a shiny yearbook. I love it!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Girly Birthdays

Here's some birthday cards I made during May and didn't post thanks to my focus on scrapbooking. :)

Stamps: Grunge Rock
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black grosgrain ribbon

Stamps: Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride card stocks, Poppy Parade hostess in color pack
Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain, Bright Buttons, Fancy Flower Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

a few more...

Happy June! Stampin' Up! released their retiring stamps and accessories lis todayt! I am trying to figure out how to attach it to my blog's sidebar rather than an entire post. If you have not seen it, check out or let me know! Some of the retiring items are discounted which is always nice!

One of these days I will get back up in my craft room and make some cards. Until then, here's a few more digi pages!

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