Tuesday, July 31, 2007

best wishes

Today's color challenge was bashful blue, celery, creamy caramel, I found my self trying to find a piece of celery card stock but I started cleaning a scrap bend and found bordering blue, creamy caramel, and mellow moss close of enough I had just a few minutes to play today. This card actually came easier then I thought.

happy stamping

Monday, July 30, 2007

Oh christmas Tree

I stamped up a Christmas card today to try an idea I read about on Faith's blog. She added gems to the fur tree from the stampin up set "Lovely as a Tree". I love this stamp and knew that I would like the gems on the tree. check out her awesome site.

happy stamping

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Baby I'm Here

I needed a baby boy card today and I also wanted to do the featured stamper challenge with Splitcoast. Today the featured stamper is LAURALY. Check her work out it is awesome.

happy stamping

Saturday, July 28, 2007

copper butterflies

This is my entry for Beate weekend sketch challenge #12. The sketch is a square card. I embossed the butterfly with copper EP powder. The brads spell out HOPE, to make the brads look more coppery I embossed them with copper EP powder also. this card is lovely I like the rich warm colors. check out Beate challenge for more information.

happy stamping

Friday, July 27, 2007

Black & White (touch of pink)

Today the SCS challenge was to use black ink on white card stock. I love the classic look.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Simply Sent Card Kit

I stamped up the two simply sent cards from the kit today. They were quick and easy. I love the combination of chocolate chip, soft sky and river rock.

Happy stamping

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

note card gift box

This is a gift box I offered to my customers at my last workshop. I used beautiful Stampin up paper. The note cards are a quick way to enclose a note to someone.

happy stamping

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

color challenge pink olives

Today's color challenge was using pretty & pink, regal rose and old olive. I love these colors together. I used the new hostess stamp set level 2 "garden silhouettes". First I inked the stamp in old olive then with a q-tip I wiped off the ink and used my pretty & pink marker for the flowers. I tried several different layouts and love them all.

happy stamping

RAK from blog buddy

This is a wonderful card I received from my blog friend Laura. She is the first person to comment on my blog site that I did not know. I love checking her site out everyday and following along with her interesting work story. She is defending our country and staying creative with her stamping.

Monday, July 23, 2007

quick cards

Two quick cards to show. I made both of these in my RV with limited supplies.
I finally got a hold of my new stamping stuff from Stampin up. It is late but I got everything cut and mounted. I was excited to find out that the stamp set in the SU Simply Sent Card kit was already pre cut I just had to punch it out and mount it on the wood. Now where do I start?

Sunday, July 22, 2007

luv ya bunches

I took a few stamping supplies on my RV camping trip I am glad a did because we had rain everyday. I challenged myself with my limited supplies. Just now unpacking my bag. My stampin up order is in BUT my sweet mother - in- law picked up my box and I can not get it from her until tomorrow.

I am still trying to crawl over my laundry mountain.

happy stamping

Rockin blogger

Thanks To Laura for linking me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. Just got home from a soggy camping trip. Rained everyday we were gone. To come back home and logged on to check my blogging friends found her sight had me linked. I have listed 5 top sites I think or Rockin' check them out.






Monday, July 16, 2007

Enjoy tag and cards

Beautiful cards and fun to make. One card I CASED from the catalog and the second was to show a different way to cut out the flower. I demonstrated the fake stitching at my workshop and the guest made the tag to go with some candy in a cello bag. We had fun.

This is my last post until next week when we get back from our camping trip.

I hope everyone gets lots of stamping done. I will miss my blogger friends.

happy stamping

Sunday, July 15, 2007

so safron tent topper card

This tent topper card was fun to do at my workshop yesterday.

The flower was inked first with so safron and the edges were tipped with regal rose. Window punch used for to show the words. My fellow stampers at the workshop loved the designer two sided paper.

I have packing to do and shopping also. We are leaving Tuesday for a five night camping trip. I am trying to decided how I can stamp on this trip. I do not think I am ready for the withdrawal pains.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Trees with Chalk

This is a card I used for a make & take at my workshop today. I stamped with some awesome girls. It was fun and they loved the new Stampin up catalog. This card was quick we chalked the white card stock then stamped the trees in basic brown followed with a sentiment popped up and then layered.

happy stamping

So Safron Daisy

I just love this daisy card. I stamped this card a while back and found it today when I was getting some card samples out for my workshop. I like the soft colors.

Happy stamping everyone.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Sticker flowers

Today I was stumped for an idea when I read the splitcoast challenge to use flowers with the greeting in the flower. I found some stickers from a retired package of stampin up and quickly came up with this card. I used small stickers on the smaller flowers that read "love" and "delight" This is really out of my box I did not stamp a single thing on this card. I had everything still laying out so I came up with two more cards using the same supplies. Happy Stamping.


I'ved been tagged again

I was tagged again by my new stamping friend The Stampin Soldier, check out her sight for inspiration.
7 random things about me
1. I got married when I was 17 years old and I am still married to this wonderful man after 27 years.
2. I have two sons oldest 22 living on his own and the youngest is 15 so we still have high school drama in our house.
3. My favorite flowers are daisies
4. I never learned how to roller skate.
5. I will not watch a horror movie at all.
6. I love hot and spicy foods
7. I probably look at on an average 10 to 12 blog sites a day.
Now if I play by the rules I should list 7 bloggers to continue the game.
However I feel that would be playing favorites so I would invite you to look at the sites linked on the side to check out all the cool things these stampers are making.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Stylus challenge

Today splitcoast had a stylus challenge on Ways to use it. I needed a quick card for a friend whose husband is very ill. This was so fast I'm glad I got my stylus out. I will have to check out the new classy brass templates in the Stampin Up catalog.

I used sage shadow, bravo burgundy and creamy caramel paper. The template use has been retired.

Very busy day getting ready for my stampin up workshop, husband's birthday and we are going camping next week.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bingo Sketch #3 Card

Here is my Bingo Sketch #3 Card for Poetic Artistry Blog site. This is a terrific sketch I love the layout and enjoyed the challenge. I am sure I will use it again.

Take a look at this blogger's awesome site to see her creations.

Color Challenge

Today's Color Challenge on Splitcoast was using bright colors.

This card was quick and fun. Colors used today are Tempting turquoise,

real red, and green galore. I used the "seeing spot" stamp set from Stampin UP.

Just a Note

Here is a sweet card from Pam she visited my site earlier

and sent me this card. Thanks You Pam.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Flower Filled

Flower Filled set is now retired. I love this set hate to see it go. This set is listed on my sets for sale. please take a look at my earlier post. If you want the set please let me know. I will also send this card with the set as an added bonus.

On this card I embossed in white the greeting "many thanks" from the All Year Cheer I set ( also on retired list for sale). card stock and ink colors are more mustard, night of navy, ruby red.

thanks for taking a peek.

happy stamping.

Finding Joy Sunday Afternoon

I found joy this Sunday afternoon stamping this card. This layout is from Charmaine's gallery on the Splitcoat web site. Today's challenge was to look at her gallery and come up with a different idea using one of her cards as our sketch. I have been playing with scallops lately using my slit punch and this card was easy and quick to do. I also love the eyelets on the scallop border.

Have a good Week.

Happy Stamping everyone.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Joy Fold Card

I put my Joy Fold card on today. This card was fun to make. I was challenged by an awesome blogger beate on her blog Fresh & Fun. She has a wonderful site I have been checking it out each day and trying new things.

Now for this card once you get the folds down the rest is anything goes. After adding the front tab with my window punch the front flap stays closed and is easily flipped open to the inside of the card. I left the inside blank for now. I used the "looks Like Spring" set from Stampin up, So Saffron Card stock, Celery designer paper with so saffron, and a touch of regal rose ink on the front flower. I used olive green ink also.

Happy Stamping everyone.

Friday, July 6, 2007

New Catty Lovely as a Tree

As I said before Lovely As a Tree is my favorite stamp set. When I first saw this card on page 107 in the new catalog I loved it. so when the challenge today on Splitcoast was to case a card from the new catalog I new exactly which one I wanted to make. The stamp is inked up with markers directly to the stamp. Very pretty. I did not put a greeting on the card I will add one later, I'm not to sure how I will use this card yet.

Good evening to you all.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Ruffled Ribbon Card

Today on Splitcoast Ways to use it challenge was all about Ribbon. I tried a new method for me I call it ruffled ribbon. I applied sticky strip tape to the whole length of the ribbon then ruffled it when I applied it to the card. By pinching and pleating it. Remember when you do this to cut about 3" more ribbon then the length you are covering. I also wanted to stamp up a card with another retiring set I have for sale. Check out previous post for sale prices. I used True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp paper and ink. Some shading on the flower with true thyme marker.

Happy Stamping

Au Chocolate Thank you Card

Yesterday, the sketch challenge on Splitcoast was a great one. This sketch can be used for quick cards. I used the Au Chocolate designer series double sided paper with the flower and in the middle from the current stampin up set "seeing spots", spiral punch and brown ribbon. Cheek out the new catalog's double sided paper "Cerise" and "Charbon" that looks like it has the same design as the Au chocolate. It really moves your eyes around the card.

Fresh Flowers

I pulled out the Fresh Flowers stamp set retiring with Stampin Up this year. It was fun coming up with this card. This was a quick and easy card and I think it would work well for a workshop card but with a current stamp set from catalog. My Fresh Flowers stamp has some stains on the rubber but is still in good stamping condition. It is on my retired stamp for sale list. If you would like to buy it contact me.

Retiring Stamp sets

Festive Four $6.00

Holiday Cut Outs $10.00

Greeting For all Reasons $15.00

Birthday Best $7.00

Tags & More $10.00

Nice and Easy Notes $14.00 (SOLD)

Little Hellos $10.00

Love Ya Bunches $9.00

All the Best $10.00

Watercolor Minis $9.00

Fresh Flowers $13.00

Burst into Bloom $7.00

Spring Garden $13.00

Flower Filled $13.00

Stippled Stencils $6.00

Natural Beauty $10.00 (SOLD)

Bold Butterfly $15.00 (sold)
Around & About $6.00

By Design $8.00

Itty Bitty Border $7.00

Fresh Fillers $6.00

Alphabet Stew $13.00 (sold)
All Year Cheer I $15.00
Elegant Greeting $14.00 (sold)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

I've been tagged

I have been tagged by Stampowl. this should be fun.

1) I must post 7 random things about me.

1. My favorite color is Green

2. Besides stamping my second passion is crochet.

3. I love to sing Karaoke.

4. I am hooked on the DIY channel.

5. I do my most creative stamping around midnight.

6. Besides being a Stampin Up demonstrator I am a consultant for Beauticontrol Cosmetics

7. My favorite stamp set is "Lovely As a Tree" from Stampin up.

2) Tag 7 other bloggers:

I have not been a blogger very long. Here are 7 sites I have found lately. These people amaze and inspire me. Please take a minute or two and check out their sites.

1. Diaries of a Stamper
2. Bellawillow
3. The Stampin Soldier
4. Stamperosity
5. My stampin' Spot
6. Silver Stamping
7. Stamp a little Love Baby

3) Post Rules & the bloggers I tagged here.
4) Leave tagged bloggers comments on their web sites so that they know they have been tagged

Happy Mouse

Happy 4Th to Everyone!

Rainy here today. Relaxing having a lazy kind of day. My wish is for everyone out there have a safe and fun holiday.

Here is my card for the day. I used Nice and Easy Notes again. I love the happy little mouse in this set. I embossed the sparkles for the All the Best set and glittered up his shirt as well. added a few star eyelets and it was that easy. It looks like he is enjoying the fireworks. Nice and Easy Notes and All the Best are on my list of retiring stamps that I am selling. If interested please contact me.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

nice and easy notes

Nice and Easy Notes was one of the first stamp sets I purchased when I became a demostrator. I have not used it in a while and after cleaning out my stamps and gathering my retiring stamp sets all together. I decided to stamp the Nice and Easy images one last time for a quick stash so when I need a quick card.

I also made up a Thank you card using this set. I also used the color challenge colors fron the cc121 splitcoast challenge today.

Chocolate chip, pretty and pink with old olive. I used the designer series paper Petals & Paisleys new in the SU catalog and colored in the tulips with chalk and a blender pen. It still needed somethink else so I did faux stitching with my white gel pen and added a clear and pink button.


Retired Stamp Sets 50% off

Hello to everyone here is my retired stamp sets list. I am selling these sets at 50% off. Some sets are brand new in plastic case and some are gently used. These sets are on a first come bases. Let me know which ones you want and I will reserve them for you. Then send me an email with you mailing address for shipment.
Wow, there are many great sets on this list.

Retiring Stamp sets

Festive Four $6.00
Holiday Cut Outs $10.00
Greeting For all Reasons $15.00
Birthday Best $7.00
Tags & More $10.00
Nice and Easy Notes $14.00 (sold)
Little Hellos $10.00
Love Ya Bunches $9.00
All the Best $10.00
Watercolor MInis $9.00
Fresh Flowers $13.00
Burst into Bloom $7.00
Spring Garden $13.00
Flower Filled $13.00
Stippled Stencils $6.00
Natural Beauty $10.00 (SOLD)
Bold Butterfly $15.00 (sold)
Around & About $6.00
By Design $8.00
Itty Bitty Border $7.00
Fresh Fillers $6.00
Alaphbet Stew $13.00 (SOLD)
All Year Cheer I $15.00
Elegant Greeting $14.00 (SOLD)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Looks Like Spring (friend) Card

This card was made for the featured stamper challenge on splitcoaststamper web site. This card idea was from Faith Holrichter you can fine more of her cards through her blog Markie's Mom.

I used Looks like spring stamp set again for a pretty spring card.

family scrapbook 12 x 12

This 12 x 12 "Family" scrapbook page layout features a easy tag stamped with the Stampin up set "Looks like Spring". This set goes great with the triple flower punch set. I used the corner step punch also to mat the photo blocks. Tags can be used on scrapbook pages or cards for a great added touch.