Thursday, April 30, 2009

technique club thursday

Tonight is this month's Technique Club meeting! It has been a long time since the last one and I look forward to seeing everyone!

This month's techniques are solid stamping, Crystal Effects and monochromatic.

Here is the card using Crystal Effects. Now please note that the red apple has CE on it but I heated it up to dry it and it really changed the color. I left it to show the class. I will redo it to let it air dry!!

The next card is solid stamping. Another fun, easy way to make your cards great!

and finally, monochromatic. This seems like the easiest of all techniques but I had the hardest time coming up with something. I did visit the gallery at SCS for inspiration and that did help!

Thank you and sorry it was a slow week. I have a wedding tomorrow and bday party Saturday but hope to get some new stuff up Sunday!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Technique Tuesday!

sitHappy Tuesday! Right now I am sitting outside in the 90 degree weather!! I don't have anything to show you today BUT did work on stuff for my Techniques Club coming up Thursday night at 7pm.

Remember, anyone is welcome! I just need a RSVP the day before to make sure I have enough supplies ready!

What? Techniques Club
Where? My House
When? Thursday 7pm
Cost? $15 or FREE with $50+order!!

See you in a few days!

Monday, April 27, 2009

It is Mojo Monday!!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!! It was HIGH 80's here both Saturday AND Sunday!!

I just took a few minutes to make my Mojo Monday card! I hope you all like it!!

Here is the sketch for today...

and my take on it!!

`Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock
`Always Stamp Set
`Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie ink
`Pumpkin Pie ribbon
`1 1/4" circle and Scallop Circle punches
`Stampin Dimensionals
`Always DSP

Have a great Monday and be sure to get your Mojo on this week!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday came too quick!!

Happy Friday!!

I didn't get chance to stamp, scrap or do much of anything because Alex and I left at 8am for a playdate!! After we played, we stopped to food shop and then came home to play more outside! How can you not with 73 degree weather...IN APRIL!!

and tomorrow and Sunday will be mid 80's!!!

We have lots of yard work and stuff planned so I won't be back on until Mojo Monday!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thin Thursday!!

I didn't get a chance to stamp yesterday so I just ran down and did this quickly! Which is so easy when you have an idea in your head!!

I used some of my scrap DSP pieces, Cute and Curly label stamp set and punch and here are the results!!

Cute and Curly Label stamp set
Label punch
Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip cardstock
Misc. SU DSP pieces
Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ribbon
Stampin Dimensionals
Chocolate Chip ink

Enjoy and see you tomorrow!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


After a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG morning of blog screw ups I am back in business!!

I know things are missing but I think I got all the important things!!

I am missing a few blogs so if you are one of them...PLEASE let me know!!

Enjoy my blog again!!

a WOW baby gift!

It is Wednesday WOW! and do I have something super cool to show you!!

I broke out a Simply Scappin' Kit (Rock a Bye Girl) to make a quick and easy baby gift!!

When you present this box she will think it is great

BUT when she opens it she will think WOW!!Now how cool is that!! You could roll up a cute pair of socks or put some candy (in a baggie) in there for an even bigger surprise!!

It is so easy to make too!! Follow the instructions and enjoy your own Scrapbook in a Box today!

Box Instructions...

1 Sheet of decorator paper - 12 x 12 scored every 4 inches on each can then cut the corners out or score them in half and fold in like I did.

1 Sheet of cardstock - 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 scored every 3 1/2 inches on each side, then cut out corners.

1 sheet of cardstock - 9 x 9 and scored every 3 inches on each side, then cut out corners.

For the lid: cut at 7 x 7 and scored it at 1 3/8 on each sides, (to fit the 12 x 12 layer closed)

Enjoy and see you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

a Cracked Technique!

Today is Technique Tuesday here on my blog! I thought I would try a new technique and found a super one called Cracked Glass!

It was SO SO easy and looks SO cool! I can't wait to show my Technique's Club! (next club meeting is April 3ost...check out my SU website for more info...all welcome!)

This one is for Mother's Day!

Echoes of Kindness stamp set
All Holidays stamp set
Garden Green, Whisper White, Regal Rose and Basic Black cardstock
Always DSP
UTEE embossing powder
embossing gun
Whisper White ribbon
Regal Rose and Garden Green markers
Black Stazon ink

Take a few minutes today to try a new technique! You will create an amazing card!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

a Par-fect day!!

Today's Mojo Monday sketch was great!! I didn't make mine square as I don't have square envelopes so just adapted to a regular size card!

I used some more of my Simply Scrappin' Rock a Bye Boy pattern paper. I think it is perfect for this stamp set!!

This stamp set is in the Occasions Mini! Remember, when you spend $40 or more from the Mini you get to choose an item for FREE on page 208 in the Idea Book and Catalog! Wow!


And Many Mower stamp set
Tangerine Tango, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip cardstock
Stars Big Shot die
Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Garden Green and Whisper White ink
Stampin' dimensionals
Scallop edge punch

What a fun Father's day card I have now!!

Thanks for looking and check back for Technique Tuesday tomorrow!!



What a busy weekend we had!! I didn't even get a chance to stamp or anything!!


don't worry because my goal this week is....

Monday--> Mojo Monday play along here...Mojo Monday

Tuesday --> Technique Tuesday...I will create something using a technique!

Wednesday --> WOW Wednesday...I will create something other than a card or scrapbook page!

Thursday --> Thin Thursday...yes it is my Weight Watchers day but what I mean by thin is using ONLY scraps to create something...I will thin out my scraps!!

Friday --> Family Friday...I will work on the many scrapbooks I have started (my wedding, both the boys...)

I hope you get time to get some cards, scrapbooks, altered items or just a few minutes of "you" time this week!!

Be sure to check back later for MOJO Monday!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sweet One!!


One of my customers is having her baby girl this Friday (err....that is her due date!!) and I wanted to make her a special card!

I took out my So Many Scallops set (retired) and Big Shot (if you don't have one...go to my website and ORDER ONE!!)

I used Regal Rose, So Saffron and Certainly Celery for the colors.

The embossed background and stars were cut with my Big Shot!! LOVE IT!

the circles (stamped image and open circle) were cut with the Circle Scissors Plus. I am still learning to use it so no bashing!!

I had to add the Certainly Celery ribbon to one (i made a boo boo!)


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Thankful Birdie!

Last night I took out my Cheap Talk stamp set to play with! And once again used and fell more in love with my Stamp a ma Jig!! I can't believe how many years I have had it but never took the time to try it!! It is now on my desk with my other tools!!

The first card uses Lovely Lilac as a base and Cameo Coral as it's main color. You can also see a touch of So Saffron. I also used my Stampin' Up! texturz plates for the embossed background. I LOVE my Big Shot!!

The 2nd card uses the same colors but in a different way! I love this fold and tend to use it alot! I again ran the base cardstock through my Big Shot for a little more "umph"

Cheap Talk stamp set
Lovely Lilac, So Saffron, Cameo Coral and Very Vanilla cardstock
Lovely Lilac, So Saffron, Cameo Coral and Mellow Moss markers
Stampin' Up! texturz plates
Stampin' Up! Big Shot machine
Scallop circle, 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches
misc. crystal brad
sponge daubers
Stamp a ma Jig

Thank you!

Monday, April 13, 2009

It is Mojo Monday!!

Happy Monday all!!

and that means MOJO MONDAY!!

Today's sketch was fun! I liked the diamond under the square!

I used my Raspberry Tart DSP, Rose Red, Kraft and Kiwi Kiss cardstock and markers and Rose Red ribbon!

I went through a couple of stamp sets to find the "right" one. I had an idea in mind but didn't have a stamp set to accommodate so Pocket Silhouettes worked out instead!

Thanks for looking and check out the Mojo Monday link (click the red above!) and make your own cards! I even downloaded and printed EVERY Mojo Monday sketch and plan to start those!!

See you later!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Just wanted to post and say Happy Easter to everyone!!

Here are a couple pics from egg coloring yesterday!!

Be back tomorrow with new cards!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Some Smart Bunnies!

I have been spring cleaning and found a bag of Smarties so I thought I would make something to bring to the houses we will be visiting for Easter! I browsed the SCS galleries and found the cutest bunnies (seen here) and thought they would be perfect!!

SO here are my bunnies!!


Whisper White cardstock
Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose markers
Wide Oval and Scallop Round punches

Thanks for looking and enjoy your Easter!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

An Apple a Day!!

I was playing around and took out my Tart and Tangy stamp set! I have big plans for Techniques Class using this set in the next month or so!

I thought this would be a perfect teacher's card! I am thinking of doing a small box with matching notecards too!!

Tart and Tangy stamp set
Cheep Talk stamp set
Real Red, Whisper White and Green Galore cardstock
Green Galore and Real Red markers
Spiral and 1/2" circle punches
misc. black polka dot ribbon (not SU)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Celebrate your day!!

Happy Tuesday!!

I got to play last night and made up this card using some more of my scrap pieces!!

Celebrate your day has a YUMMY cupcake with lots of sparkle! You can't tell by the picture but the frosting was embossed with Heat and Stick powder and LOADED with Dazzling Diamonds!! YUM!!

Party Hearty and Celebrate Everything stamp sets
Always dsp and Level 1 paper pack paper
Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock
Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip markers
Chocolate Chip ink pad
Heat and Stick powder
Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Scallop Edge punch
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mojo Monday!!

With all this rain, I was able to get into my craft room a little early today!!

Did you get your Mojo Monday on? Today's sketch was different than I normally go but gave it a whirl!!

The pattern paper is stuff I have had for years and I thought it would go great with my Just Beachy stamp set in the Occasions Mini!! And don't you LOVE the crab eyelet!! My friend sent me some of those ( i love crabs!) The ribbon is from my stash too! I think I got it at Michael's!

Stampin' Up! supplies:
Just Beachy stamp set
Loads of Love accessories stamp set
Yo Yo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock
Basic Grey and Pumpkin Pie ink pad
Yo Yo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Close to Cocoa markers
Stampin' Dimensionals
Scallop Circle and 1 3/8" Circle punch

Other Supplies:
misc. pattern paper
crab eyelet
yellow ribbon

Thank you!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Refuge and Strength

Happy Sunday!!

We spent all morning and early afternoon outside cleaning up after winter and playing and now just relaxing! I just made up these 2 cards with the Refuge and Strength Stampin' Up! set. Thank you Paula for letting me borrow it!!

I had out some Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock so went with those colors. This is one of my favorite Bible verses and I think it all came together nicely!

I used the leaves to watermark the bottom of the card and dimensionals to pop up the cross.

As always, thanks for looking and leaving comments...I enjoy reading them!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Always enjoy!


I was showing a customer some different techniques and made up this card. Can you tell me the techniques used???

We used the Petals wheel (retired) with Versamark (watermarking) and embossed the bird in white!!

I had a small strip of leftover DSP so I added that for color and as quickly as you read this...a beautiful card is made!!

She enjoyed the embossing!!

I hope you all have a great day!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

An Easter Misting

Just playing around last night and came up with a cute and easy Easter card!

Used the misting technique with my Inspired by Nature (this is on the dormant list and still available to buy!) I thought Perfect Plum and Pale Plum cardstock and ink would be perfect and I think they are!! I used the Easter stamp from the All Holidays stamp set.

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


and that is NO FOOLIN'!!

Today is a great day! The Occasions Mini Catalog is now available~

what is better than a 24 page, color mini catalog with MORE stamps and accessories?

Be sure to check out the promotion Stampin' Up! is offering this month with the reveal of the Occasions!! FREE STAMPS!

YUP, FREE! When you spend $40 or more on anything in the Occasions mini, you get to choose something for FREE on page 208 in the Idea Book & Catalog...that is many single stamps OR Note KIT!!

Hostesses with a workshop of $150+ get to choose one too so...